Peter David Phillips reached out to the youth of Jamaica yesterday to join hands with the People’s National Party that he now leads in a bid to fulfil the dreams of millions of citize ...

President Peter

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in her final address as president of the People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday urged the party to continue its mission of being the voice for ...

Friend of the poor

IT was an emotional evening at the Courtleigh Auditorium last Saturday as Saint International model agency crowned its Male and Female Fashion Face of the Caribbean winners. Taking the male c ...

Prayers answered for two Saints

May Pen, Clarendon — The Clarendon Municipal Corporation is taking steps to improve domestic water supplies for the parish’s northern communities where residents are mostly without a ...

Observer Central

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Captain Nikita Miller’s 26th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket helped Jamaica Scorpions halt their losing skid with a convincing 87-run victory ov ...

Miller magic!

SHE believes in not letting your circumstances determine your outcome. As a result, despite the challenges and obstacles she had to endure along the way, this steadfast woman gradually rose to the ...

All Woman


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Friday deadline for voters’ list registration  10:36 AM
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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Men are under siege  8:50 AM
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Holness praises Grenada’s fiscal discipline  8:29 AM
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has pra ...... Read More

10-y-o Kingston boy reported missing  8:13 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say a high alert has been activated for 10-year-old Juliu ...... Read More


Keen battle expected today in Greater Portmore by-election

AHEAD of today’s by-election to fill the vacancy left by the death of People’s National Party (PNP) Councillor Michael “Fisher” Edwards in the Greater Portmore North Division ... Read More

Don’t hate me, Jamaica, Ugandan athlete pleads
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Portmore by-election critical to governance in St Catherine
Today’s by-election in the Greater Portmore North Division of the Portmore Municipality will determine who controls local government in the pa ...... Read More

Police vow to get gangsters following Hanover triple murder
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Boys’ Town sting Tivoli in high-stakes match-up

Red-hot Boys’ Town won their fourth-consecutive game, beating Tivoli Gardens 1-0 in their Red Stripe Premier League game at the Edward Seaga Stadium yesterday. Boys’ Town, who spent ... Read More

Miller magic!
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Captain Nikita Miller’s 26th five-wicket haul in first-class cricket helped Jamaica Scorpions halt the ...... Read More

Spot Valley’s Grant plots a path to Champs glory
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KC’s twin attack
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BPO sector boosts employment in the west

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Fishermen reaping the benefits of fish sanctuary
The Fishermen of Oracabessa Bay in St Mary are reaping the benefits of the locally established fish sanctuary, which has significantly increased the ...... Read More

David Smalling, a fast-rising star on Wall Street
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Change of thought over change of name process
Dear Claudienne: On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, I went to the Savanna-la-Mar branch of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) to have a dee ...... Read More


Alkaline ruled

CONCERT Magnum New Rules brought out heavyweight performers last Saturday for its show at National Stadium’s car park. The evening belonged to headliner Alkaline. The shoulder-to-should ... Read More

Prayers answered for two Saints
IT was an emotional evening at the Courtleigh Auditorium last Saturday as Saint International model agency crowned its Male and Female Fashion F ...... Read More

Desmond Dennis’s double
ACTOR Desmond Dennis admits he does not take disappointment very well. So going into tonight’s Actor Boy Awards with two nominations, he is ke ...... Read More

Love Is OK for Tom Laing
TOM Laing has not been back to Jamaica since migrating to the United States 39 years ago. On April 5, he returns to launch Love Is OK, his first EP. ...... Read More


Which professionals are best in bed?

SCIENTIFICALLY, the hypothesis that one can judge a man’s prowess in bed merely by his profession may be proven baseless, but still many women swear by this theory. In fact, there is a popul ... Read More

Ranking Lieutenant Colonel Dionne Smalling
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Property matters
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Endometriosis from a man’s perspective
BACK in 2009 when illness struck Shauna Fuller, her then boyfriend Ricardo Clarke, now her husband, was devastated. Clarke told All Woman that he ...... Read More


A futurist, a PM, a path for Jamaica

The address by futurist Edie Weiner, last Monday, gave us a thought-provoking context for the budget presentation by Prime Minister Andrew Holness the next day. New Yorker Edie Weiner is the princip ... Read More

Dealing with homelessness in Jamaica
Homelessness in Jamaica has become a chronic problem post-Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. The National Committee on Homelessness, in a 2012 report, regar ...... Read More

The fault, dear PNP, lies not in the stars, but deep within the PNP
A roofer’s house leaks. — Zulu proverb At a public function last week I met upon two acquaintances, who described themselves as &ls ...... Read More

Jamaica’s future choked by cancer of corruption
Corruption in Jamaica is “entrenched and widespread”. Jamaica must give serious consideration to what lies ahead should the Government a ...... Read More


Volunteerism is priceless, says educator

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Those who volunteer their services for the good of community and country have been hailed as “priceless” by retired educator Byron Farquharson. “V ... Read More

Schools and NGOs get $4.7-m Jamalco grant
Halse Hall, Clarendon — Twenty schools and community-based institutions received grants totalling J$4.7 million from the Noble Foundation an ...... Read More

Technical training for health staff in southern Jamaica
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Edwin ready
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A time for national unity

The generation from which new People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips springs remembers well the hopes and dreams of a young nation newly independent from Britain’s co ... Read More

Lessons from the American Heath Care Bill defeat
Given the deep and historic economic, social and cultural ties that Jamaica has with the United States, this country has a vested interest in the su ...... Read More

Applause is in order
Mr Usain Bolt says he wants to say farewell to competitive sprinting on Jamaica soil with a 9.7-second clocking over 100 metres at the Jamaica Natio ...... Read More

Congrats to our Special Olympics contingent
We were still celebrating the silver medal won by Mr Dave Oddman in division 23 of the 222-metre speed skating race at the 2017 World Winter Games ...... Read More


Young cop killed in Clarendon crash

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Twenty-eight-year-old police constable, Jamie Robinson, lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday. According to the police, about 6:30 pm the police ... Read More

The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) says it will be intensifying activities against drivers who continue to operate vehicles with illegal lights. Th ...... Read More

Karting season begins
THE 2017 karting season gets the green light at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Sunday. The meet is slated to begin at 10:00 ...... Read More

JUTC to double the experience
Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) commuter bonanza promotion, Big Bacchanal Double Day, is for Saturday, March 25. Double Day involves ...... Read More


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