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CAR thieves appear to have adopted a level of ruthlessness by torching vehicles they have targeted but which they are unable to steal, the Jamaica Observer has learnt. The newspaper's attention ...

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Radcliffe Saddler was sitting in his first college class at 14 years old. Now 18, Saddler has completed an Associate Degree in Applied Science and is an employee at one of the world's largest comp ...

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VICTORIA Rowell, the American actress who played Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless, is on a mission to continue her advocacy for education, arts, under-served communities and wealth gap ...

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FILMMAKER/ACTOR Donovan Watkis firmly believes Jamaica's fledging industry should train its cameras on National Hero Marcus Garvey and not wait on Hollywood. "Marcus Garvey is the most importan ...

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CALIFORNIA, United States -- Jamaica's basketballers won silver in their division yesterday but they celebrated like true champions. Even Timothy Shriver, the chairman of the international Spec ...

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Cresting high tide at the famous 'Makka' beach in Southhaven, Yallahs in Saint Thomas, the Jamaican leg of the Makka Pro International Surfing Contest was a showdown of gnarly, whitewater prowess fo ...

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Weekly Round-up: Suspected suicide of cop... Vybz Kartel not sick...Cop shoots gay prostitute 8:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The suspected suicide of a Clarendon-based policeman had his division commander calling for his colleagues to seek divine intervention this week as the p ... Read More

Greek stock exchange to reopen after five weeks  4:57 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — All eyes will be on Greece's embattled banks on Monday when the A ...... Read More

National Irrigation Commission to be overhauled  4:51 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kelli ...... Read More

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ST ANN, Jamaica – Soriee brings the SPF Weekend parties to an end today at Pearly Beach ...... Read More

Kellier honours employers, workers in Canadian farm work programme  3:45 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican Government recently honoured 56 Jamaican workers and Ca ...... Read More

Gay Pride celebration in Jamaica?  3:23 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Just over a month ago, several social media users speculated about a ...... Read More

NEWS

Poor boy with no food and shoes rises to the top

GROWING up with his grandmother in rural St Elizabeth, Lennox Rowe could not attend school more than three days a week as he had to stay home to work in the field and accompany the elderly woman ... Read More

Thieves now torching motor vehicles they’re unable to steal
CAR thieves appear to have adopted a level of ruthlessness by torching vehicles they have targeted but which they are unable to steal, the Jamaica ...... Read More

Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell on a mission
VICTORIA Rowell, the American actress who played Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless, is on a mission to continue her advocacy for educat ...... Read More

Varying sexual identities
THIS weekend, as we celebrate our emancipation from slavery, it would be good if we could also emancipate ourselves from some of the intolerances th ...... Read More

SPORT

We need $2m more!

Despite getting substantial sponsorship, Jamaica's Sunshine Girls are approximately $2 million short of their $22-million budget for the International Netball Federation (IFNA) World Cup set to st ... Read More

Unbridled celebration as Jamaicans cop runners-up medal
CALIFORNIA, United States -- Jamaica's basketballers won silver in their division yesterday but they celebrated like true champions. Even Timot ...... Read More

Boyz coach puts measure on team's Gold Cup heroics
Reggae Boyz assistant coach Miguel Coley has got it right, it seems. Many colourful words and phrases have been used to capture the exploits ...... Read More

Johnnie Walker backs Caribbean Amateur Golf Classics
Synonymous with golf, The Johnnie Walker whiskey brand has once again come to the fore and has partnered with the Jamaica Golf Association to stage ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Caribbean Airlines enters deal with Emirates

CARIBBEAN Airlines, the Trinidadian national carrier which now includes Air Jamaica, has signed a new interline deal with Emirates, the Dubai-based airline with more than 142 global destinations. ... Read More

Mogul in the Making nominees prepare for finale
THREE winners will be revealed on August 10 from the 12 nominees for the Jamaica Observer's Mogul in the Making competition. A panel of judges comp ...... Read More

Banks not truly disruptive — Hylton
NATIONAL Commercial Bank of Jamaica (NCB) group managing director Patrick Hylton admitted that many banks are truly not transformative, but that his ...... Read More

Leadership lessons from Steve Jobs - Leadership (Part 7)
    Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. - Steve Jobs The people who are cr ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Revisiting Garvey's wives

HAD financial requirements been in place, Garvey's Wives, a play by Dahlia Harris, would have been shown at last month's inaugural Jamaica Film Festival. The play traces the lives of Amy Ashwoo ... Read More

Let's do it for Garvey!
FILMMAKER/ACTOR Donovan Watkis firmly believes Jamaica's fledging industry should train its cameras on National Hero Marcus Garvey and not wait on ...... Read More

Ras Kronik's second coming
HAVING lived in Las Nevada for over five years, singer Ras Kronik has made a name in a city regarded as the gambling mecca of the world. The dreadl ...... Read More

JAMPRO's film fest bearing fruit
JAMAICANS now have a chance to be part of the writers and directors intensive organised by United States-based media and entertainment conglomerate, ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Are you getting the love you deserve?

  Are you getting the love you deserve or not? Below, psychotherapist Craig McNally shares five signs that you’re not quite there. 1. He doesn’t acknowledge your presence Every woman ... Read More

Why he won’t call you wifey
Women love titles, Mrs being one of the most coveted. But what if he doesn’t want to give you the title of wifey? Is there a reason behind thi ...... Read More

Why are Western girls in love with Jamaican men?
Western women love Jamaican men and there are more and more marriages from these unions nowadays. Why is this so? What is it about Jamaicans that attr ...... Read More

Two generic drugs reduce breast cancer deaths: studies
  Two inexpensive classes of drugs available in generic form each reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women as well as dea ...... Read More

COLUMNS

'Sweet' deal will turn out sour for Jamaica

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. -- Sir John Herschel An excerpt from Aesop's fable The hawk, the kite, and the pigeons The pigeons, terrified by the appearance of a ki ... Read More

Portia will not be flying the gate until her horses are ready!
To begin with, prime ministers do not call early or snap elections to lose -- even though misreading the political tea leaves and miscalculating p ...... Read More

A nation is born
As we approach Independence Day, it is always interesting to look back at the frenzied preparations that time forced us to make in 1962 to prepare J ...... Read More

The hawks that swooped down for Jamaica's Independence
WAKE up every teacher, time to teach a new way! History teachers, wake up! It's not just about the pay! Your hands are tied, though: A gag order is ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Crime scares Sumfest patrons

A St James businessman is speculating that the murder of seven persons in that parish recently may have been the contributing factor to the low turnout of patrons during the final two nights of Regg ... Read More

Fire station needed in Montpelier — JLP caretaker
JAMAICA Labour Party caretaker for St James Southern and councillor for the Cambridge Division Homer Davis has renewed his call for a sub-station of ...... Read More

Hanover MP irked by 2-year delay in multimillion-dollar water project
CASCADE, Hanover -- MEMBER of Parliament for Hanover Eastern Dr DK Duncan is fuming over the close to two-year delay in completing the $271.25-milli ...... Read More

MoBay United leaves island Monday for Panama in quest for CONCACAF Club Championships
TUCKER, St James -- MONTEGO Bay United, the most consistent team in the Red Stripe Premier League over the last two seasons, are set to leave the is ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Out of many, one people: Motto or myth?

In Jamaica one of our best known sayings is "See me and come live with me are two different things". We have perfected the art of welcoming people of all races, class, culture, colour and income fr ... Read More

Kudos for a well-run Under-19 cricket tournament
SINCE the late-1960s, the annual Under-19 West Indies Cricket tournament has been a cornerstone of cricket development in the Caribbean. Each s ...... Read More

As we observe Emancipation...
Tomorrow, as we again begin to observe the events that led to Emancipation and our decision to end colonial rule, we must remember that what we now ...... Read More

If Government, Opposition can agree on ganja, so can they on crime
WE await with bated breath the announcement that the ruling People's National Party (PNP) Government and the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) h ...... Read More

AUTO

'Total disbelief'

AN excited Brian Pengelley could not believe his luck when his name was picked as the Johnnie Walker charity golf tourney raffle prize winner to watch the US Formula One (F1) Grand Prix race on Oc ... Read More

Toyota sets sail with Noah
STARTING Sunday, the 2016 Toyota Noah will be available to the public from local dealers of the brand Toyota Jamaica for the very first time. " ...... Read More

No, that's not the way!
THE hierarchy of the used-car dealers group is blasting the Trade Board for allegedly forcing its members to sign a declaration form or risk being b ...... Read More

Vivacious Vernamfield
Drag racing at Vernamfield in Clarendon doesn't only bring out the racers, but plenty of beauties who are keen motorsport fans. 371: There's sure ...... Read More

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