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JUNIOR Technology Minister Julian Robinson has welcomed the clarification issued yesterday by the US Embassy in Kingston of a State Department comment that the Jamaican Government could be monitor ...

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Spying error
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PATHOLOGIST reports from evidence presented to the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry seem to have run counter to evidence by the security forces as to the time of death of some 18 bodies found in May ...

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Tivoli enquiry
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THE call has come for a mandated quota of Jamaican content on local radio and television. Leading the way is chairman of the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS), Danny Browne. Speaking at the conference ...

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Reggae quota?
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THE Charles Ross-led Sterling Investments Ltd (SIL) — a listed company with pension funds as its largest shareholders — revealed plans to modestly invest in the Embassy Suites by Hilton ...

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Investing in St Kitts
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  TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Kingstonian Kasuli Francis is a performer, choreographer and dance teacher. A graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, her main focus is on Ca ...

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All Woman dancer
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LONDON, England (AFP) — Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown yesterday, his fourth successive humiliation at the All England Club. Nad ...

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'Natty dread' rocks

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Man stabbed to death, body found in bushes 12:09 PM

ST MARY, Jamaica – The police believe that a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death after his body was found in a pool of blood in bushes in Banana Walk, Retreat, St Mary Lawm ... Read More

20-y-o St James man killed execution-style  11:33 AM
ST JAMES, Jamaica – The police say a 20-year-old man was murdered execution-style in Bar ...... Read More

Festival song finals on July 4  11:13 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will stage ...... Read More

Commission to review national minimum wage  10:27 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Minimum Wage Advisory Commission is in the process of rev ...... Read More

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BEIJING, China (AFP) - A shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck China's far western region o ...... Read More

Fraser-Pryce opts not to defend world 200m title in Beijing  9:34 AM
PARIS, France (AFP) - Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said Friday she will not d ...... Read More

NWC to explore reactivating several unused wells  8:59 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The National Water Commission (NWC) is looking at reactivatin ...... Read More

J’cans among 69 convicted criminal immigrants arrested in US  8:37 AM
NEW JERSEY, United States (CMC) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...... Read More

NEWS

Not true!

TWO of the island's leading fishing associations have rubbished claims that licences for the 2015 season have been issued to Hondurans and have defended the Government's award process, describing ... Read More

Questions raised over 18 bodies found at May Pen Cemetery
PATHOLOGIST reports from evidence presented to the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry seem to have run counter to evidence by the security forces as to ...... Read More

Spying error - US corrects Internet monitoring report
JUNIOR Technology Minister Julian Robinson has welcomed the clarification issued yesterday by the US Embassy in Kingston of a State Department com ...... Read More

SSP McGregor pledges to turn around crime in St James
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of St James, Steve McGregor, is expressing confidence of a major turnaround in crime in the parish. ...... Read More

SPORT

Something to prove

FORMER World and Olympic Games 400m hurdles champion Melaine Walker made a surprise appearance at last weekend's JAAA National Senior Trials at the National Stadium, and while she had a disappoint ... Read More

Jamaican-German sends Nadal crashing out of Wimbledon
LONDON, England (AFP) — Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown yesterday, his fourth su ...... Read More

'Frog' takes on 'Hitman' for Contender title
IT was a popular decision. And one that put Richard 'Frog' Holmes in the driver's seat to fight Kemahl 'Hitman' Russell in the final of the 2015 Wra ...... Read More

Who will win the St Leger trophy?
THE country's top native-bred three-year-olds will once again showcase their talent in tomorrow's Jamaica St Leger over 2,000 metres (10-furlongs). ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Tropical Rhythms introduces new Latino flavour to its line-up

GRACEKENNEDY has introduced a pineapple coconut flavour to the market via its Tropical Rhythms brand. The new flavour comes in line with the company's most recent investment of US$200,000 ($23. ... Read More

Sterling invests in St Kitts Hilton
THE Charles Ross-led Sterling Investments Ltd (SIL) — a listed company with pension funds as its largest shareholders — revealed plans t ...... Read More

Access Financial 'rectifies' loan competitiveness
ACCESS Financial Services Ltd (AFS) said that it made its loans more competitive this year in response to the dip in its loan portfolio in 2014. It ...... Read More

Tortuga Rum Cakes makes inroads via US shopping channel
  TORTUGA Rum Cakes continues to make inroads into the US market via a prime position on the popular US television shopping channel, HNS, with it ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Tanto Metro and Devonte are back

DANCEHALL duo Tanto Metro and Devonte released their latest studio album entitled Sly and Robbie Presents Tanto Metro and Devonte online on Tuesday. The phsyical copy is slated to hit the shelves ... Read More

JAMMing for more reggae
THE call has come for a mandated quota of Jamaican content on local radio and television. Leading the way is chairman of the Jamaica Music Society ...... Read More

Dawkins Jnr’s formula for success
Today, the Jamaica Observer launches a 10-part series on 'Generation Next' of Jamaican music producers. The first is Tad Dawkins Jnr. FOR Tad Daw ...... Read More

Hope for inner city
EVEE Hope is on a mission to eradicate poverty and oppression from Jamaica's inner-city communities. The gospel singer/musician is originally from W ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

The female hot spots every man should know about

  Below, Dr Alverston Bailey, author of Sexplanations: A guide to discussing Sex & Sexuality in the Caribbean, provides insight into the three erogenous spots that every man should know about ... Read More

Yes, there is an art to kissing!
  Romance is a practical subject. You may know all the theory you want, but when it comes down to the wire, the practical stuff is what really ma ...... Read More

5 things every woman should keep in her naughty drawer
  You know the drawer we are referring to — the one that is high enough so the children can’t reach, which holds all your fandangles ...... Read More

Kasuli Francis: dancing is her life
  TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Kingstonian Kasuli Francis is a performer, choreographer and dance teacher. A graduate of the Edna Manley College of the V ...... Read More

COLUMNS

A house, my kingdom for a house!

People build houses every day; large ones, small ones, all sorts, but can electoral fortunes be decided by a house? The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) may be wondering whether a house is an asset or a ... Read More

New roads: Is that enough?
  WHEN last have you ventured out from Kingston into what some of us call "country"? Some people -- like me -- still revere that part of our env ...... Read More

A matter of perspective
You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of ...... Read More

'The periphery fights back'
In this year, so far, there have been more race riots in the United States of America than there have been for decades. This includes the sporadic ...... Read More

REGIONAL

SSP McGregor pledges to turn around crime in St James

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of St James, Steve McGregor, is expressing confidence of a major turnaround in crime in the parish. He said a number of strategies have been implemen ... Read More

Murders jump in three western parishes
LUCEA, Hanover — Data released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force Statistics and Information Management Unit have shown that three of four pari ...... Read More

SSP McGregor laments wave of murders in St James
MONTEGO BAY, St James — SENIOR Superintendent of police (SSP) Steve McGregor is lamenting that the St James Police Division, which he heads, ...... Read More

Father, son murdered in Westmoreland
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland football fraternity was yesterday plunged into mourning after the bullet-riddled body of Reno ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Let's face it, the Government is a coward, so was the Opposition

No one is fooled by the spin that the Government is trying to put on its postponement, again, of local government elections. According to Local Government and Community Development Minister Noel Ar ... Read More

How long before Jamaica recognises same-sex marriages?
On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution requires all states to grant ...... Read More

Will Greece's default impact Jamaica?
Greece has failed, or refused, to make a ¤1.6-billion payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is therefore now in default. ...... Read More

Attracting investments mean big thinking
FIVE months ago in this space we highlighted the capacity of state governments in America to think long-term when dealing with taxes and attracting ...... Read More

AUTO

TJAM Experience bigger and better

LAST Sunday saw Toyota off-roading aficionados enjoying the trails with the second staging of the Toyota Jamaica (TJAM) Club trek. "The event went well and once again we were able to take perso ... Read More

Suited for summer
SLEEK, elegant, classy are some of the words used the describe the 2014 World Car of the Year: the Audi A3. Its slinky lines and distinct styles ha ...... Read More

Paint pros get an edge
FORTY-THREE students received their certificates as they graduated from The Painting Programme at the Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) Courtyard, ...... Read More

Road alerts at your finger tips
JAMAICA'S road users can now know where fatal road crashes are occurring daily with the development of the JNGI Fatal Crash Map. According to Dr Pa ...... Read More

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