The plot to kill former Mayor of Spanish Town Dr Raymoth Notice took on another dimension last night when information emerged that elements from the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) and t ...

JLP, PNP shooting link

ARNALDO Brown says he is confident of victory, having spent, he claims, $3 billion on the young constituency of St Catherine East Central. But, despite Brown’s faith, the hierarchy of the gove ...

Lawyers battle

Residents of Caymanas Country Club Estate, off the Mandela Highway, are expressing concerns that they will be exposed to noise and light nuisance when the north-south leg of Highway 2000 that ru ...

Highway worries

FOR a second year, there are no Jamaicans in the top 100 winners of the International Reggae Poster Competition (IRPC). The results of the competition’s fourth staging were announced on the ...

Pulsating Prism

ON a day when the gauntlet was thrown down by athletes in Western Jamaica, a number of the Corporate Area’s best signalled a return to form at the Puma Youngster Goldsmith Classic, which k ...

Russell stars

Page 2 turns 10 on April 10, and we’re counting down in the most stylish way possible. Commencing celebrations for the beloved feature’s first decade was a sumptuous Champagne brunch ho ...

Style Observer


Weekly Round-Up: Feb 25 election...JP White out...Gayle knocks a whirlwind hundred 8:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica –The People’s National Party on Sunday sounded the trumpet to a February25 election date. While the party insists that its leader Portia Simpson Mill ... Read More

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: MOH not wrong to ask women to delay pregnancy  9:30 AM
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MAPS to celebrate 1st anniversary  9:19 AM
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Haitians given additional time to apply for permanent residence in Canada  9:11 AM
OTTAWA, Canada (CMC) –The Government of Canada has given nationals of Haiti and Zimbabwe ...... Read More

Cops pick up 100 people in early morning operation  5:06 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — As the police heighten their drive around public order issues, the ...... Read More

Jackie Bell semis take centre stage on Sunday  3:56 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Premier League takes a break this Sunday, but some of the conte ...... Read More

Farmer's body found in Portland river with head wound  3:38 PM
PORTLAND, Jamaica — Peter Cole, a 45-year-old farmer of Cascade district in Spring Hill ...... Read More

Heaven, Harris set for JCA election showdown  3:25 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Incumbent Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) President Wilford 'Bill ...... Read More


A stout-hearted 5-year-old

You would think that having lost a leg to cancer when she was just three years old, Rusheka Goodhall would be disconsolate. Quite the opposite. She moves around the Jamaica Observer boardro ... Read More

Party operatives said to be behind plot to kill former Spanish Town mayor
The plot to kill former Mayor of Spanish Town Dr Raymoth Notice took on another dimension last night when information emerged that elements from th ...... Read More

Lawyers battle for St Catherine East Central
ARNALDO Brown says he is confident of victory, having spent, he claims, $3 billion on the young constituency of St Catherine East Central. But, desp ...... Read More

Second PNP candidate in tax problems
A second People’s National Party (PNP) candidate is indebted to the Government, in relation to taxes. Dr Lynvale Bloomfield on Thursday confir ...... Read More


SOJ says RJR Awards recognition ‘special’ indeed

Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) has expressed pleasure at being recognised during the RJR Sports Foundation National Awards ceremony held recently at Jamaica Pegasus. “We are extremely humbl ... Read More

Dejour Russell stars at Youngster Goldsmith Classic
ON a day when the gauntlet was thrown down by athletes in Western Jamaica, a number of the Corporate Area’s best signalled a return to for ...... Read More

STETHS look set to retain titles at Western Champs
CATHERINE HALL, St James — St Elizabeth Technical High School’s (STETHS) Nigel Ellis blazed his way to a personal best 10.20 seconds (1. ...... Read More

Harris to challenge Heaven for JCA presidency
Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) honorary secretary Fritz Harris says the ailing state of the sport forced his decision to challenge incumbent Wil ...... Read More


GDP and investment horizon blues

Theodore Mitchell, group sovereign economist with the JMMB Group, says the likelihood of growth above two per cent for the Jamaican economy is diminished because promises of large investment pro ... Read More

JPS to roll out mobile application by September
In a bid to improve its service to consumers, Jamaica’s light and power company JPS will be rolling out a new mobile application by September. ...... Read More

Sharpening your human resources via training
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” — Derek Bok People need maintenance and upgrades even more than machine ...... Read More

Land row crops up
Dear Claudienne, In 1990 my father, now deceased, sold land at Watt Town, St Ann, to Kaiser Bauxite Company for cash and exchange of one acre of la ...... Read More


Great sets at One Love Music fest

ROSE HALL, St James — Impressive performances highlighted the inaugural One Love Music Festival put on by Tuff Gong International. Held at the Aqueduct from Friday night into Saturday morn ... Read More

Iranian rocks reggae poster contest
FOR a second year, there are no Jamaicans in the top 100 winners of the International Reggae Poster Competition (IRPC). The results of the compet ...... Read More

Watson lauded as cultural icon
THE Kingston College Chapel on North Street was not big enough to hold the family, friends and well-wishers who paid their final respects to master ...... Read More

One Love, ride on
THE 1970s could easily be described as a decade of political disillusionment in Jamaica, with several calls for Jamaican youth to lift their voices ...... Read More


Does the size of the stone matter?

So your man has finally popped the question; he decided to ask you to marry him by putting a ring on your finger. However, the stone is way too small for your liking. How would you react? Does the ... Read More

He’s just not into you
How do you know you’re just not floating someone’s boat; you’re just not the cream in their coffee, the sugar on their bun? What ...... Read More

Gift-giving for new relationships?
Should you feel obliged to give a Valentine’s Day gift to someone you just started dating? Gillian, 33: No, I wouldn’t go out of my way ...... Read More

Are you still attracted to your ex?
The relationship between you and your ex has been over for a while now, yet you haven’t found yourself in a committed relationship since you ...... Read More


Abolition of user fees: impact on access, care provided; lessons learnt

IN recent times the public health system has come under much greater scrutiny with its failure to meet certain standards of patient care. Consensus has emerged that at the heart of the problem is ... Read More

In polls we trust; but are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?
If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking. — General George S Patton Group think is not thinking. Far too many of us ...... Read More

Assessing Holness’s plan to grow the economy
While we were all asleep it appears that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness quietly and unobtrusively released a 10-point plan for ...... Read More

If education is the cure for poverty, then how do we make the antidote?
THE United Nations recently claimed that the Millennium Development Goal that focused on primary education increased global enrolment from 83 per ...... Read More


Bad roads, lack of water major factors in Hanover Eastern

HOPEWELL, Hanover — The deplorable state of the roads and the lack of piped water in many communities in the constituency of Hanover Eastern could play a major factor in determining which can ... Read More

Minister: Tourism continues to do well despite Zika reports
ROSE HALL, St James — Tourism Minister Wykeham McNeill says that despite “anecdotal reports” of persons cancelling their booking ...... Read More

Shaw: JLP better at economic management
GAYLE, St Mary — Opposition spokesman on finance, Audley Shaw, says the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) better managed the economy during its four ...... Read More

‘I have learnt a very valuable lesson’ — Dwayne Vaz
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Central Westmoreland Member of Parliament, Dwayne Vaz says he has learnt a very valuable lesson and has mov ...... Read More


Are Jamaicans in the US ‘feeling the Bern’?

WHO becomes the president of the United States and the policies which emerge from the US political system of the White house, Congress and the Judiciary are vitally important issues to Jamaicans ... Read More

Insurance scheme for athletes a good move
It’s not possible to precisely quantify the value of sport to Jamaica . What we can all say for certain though, is that for generations, Jamai ...... Read More

Let all parliamentary aspirants declare
Whatever way you look at it, $17 million is a lot of money. So, for Mr John-Paul White’s company to have owed Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) ...... Read More

NAJ, PSOJ welcome Holness’ tax relief plan
REPRESENTATIVES of at least two stakeholder groups are greeting a commitment given by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness that a Jamaica Labour Party ...... Read More


Election stalls Traffic Bill

AFTER two years on the tables of the Parliament, the new Road Traffic Act will not be implemented prior to the February 25 general election. The Bill suffered its setback last Friday in the Sen ... Read More

Brazil’s top pickup comes to Jamrock!
THE 2016 Volkswagen Saveiro caused quite a stir at the ATL Automotive Volkswagen Road Show in Portmore Pines, St Catherine, last weekend. Bra ...... Read More

NRSC disappointed Traffic Act debate on hold
THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is disappointed that the debate of the new Road Traffic Act by the Senate has been stalled as Parliament wi ...... Read More

Total acquires major stakes in Dom Rep retailer
TOTAL SA, the France-based parent company of Total Jamaica, has bolstered its presence in the Caribbean by acquiring a majority stake, 70 per cent ...... Read More


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