A session organised to motivate members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday received crime-fighting instructions from two of the most unlikely individuals that one would expect to se ...

Bounty, Ninja lecture cops

The Hampton School Board has delivered a slap to the face of Education Minister Ruel Reid, stating that it does not support Principal Heather Murray going on leave, as indicated by the minister la ...

Hampton Board slaps Reid

Attorney Lambert Johnson yesterday dismissed accusations of sexual misconduct made by a church member against his client, Dr Paul Gardner, who last week stepped down as head of the Moravian Church i ...

'Completely Untrue’

THE Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has reported that Jamaica’s inflation rate remains at a record low level, and was 1.7 per cent at the end of December. It’s the lowes ...

Optimism high, inflation low

SINGER and musician Boris Gardiner’s Every Nigger is a Star is featured on the original motion picture soundtrack for the American filmMoonlight. The soundtrack – which also features s ...

Moonlight shines on Boris’s star

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick says he would be open to a discussion on any proposal related to the possibility of a regional confederation. However, the Antiguan told t ...

Breakaway talks!


UK Supreme Court to issue Brexit ruling on Tuesday 10:59 AM

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's Supreme Court will rule Tuesday on whether or not Prime Minister Theresa May have to seek parliamentary approval to trigger Brexit ... Read More

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: Heather Murray should not be fired  10:34 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sixty-five per cent of the 3,803 respondents to a recent OBSERVER ...... Read More

Jamaican bobsleigh team seeks funding to hire coach  10:20 AM
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J'can teacher being sought for deportation from Turks and Caicos  9:40 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — It has been reported that a Jamaican teacher is being sought for de ...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Heather Murray matter blown out of proportion  9:01 AM
Dear Editor: Mrs Heather Murray, principal of the Hampton School unfortunately, became the ...... Read More

30 communities benefitting from JSIF solid waste management project  8:39 AM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is undertakin ...... Read More

T&T Senate passes legislation to raise legal age of marriage to 18  8:04 AM
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago Senate late Tuesday night appr ...... Read More

3 large earthquakes hit central Italy in an hour  7:43 AM
ROME, Italy (AP) — A series of three strong earthquakes hit central Italy in the space ...... Read More


Lawyer files multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Government, cop

The Government is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit from well-known civil attorney Peter Millingen, who was last year freed of fraud charges after being accused of forging the will of his former ... Read More

Missing trio found dead in Negril
  NEGRIL, Westmoreland – The worst fears of loved ones of three Savanna-la-Mar men who went missing Saturday were realised when their part ...... Read More

Shaw says 2% growth expected by March
Finance Minister Audley Shaw has predicted two per cent growth in the country by the end of the current fiscal year, 2016/17. Closing the prolonged ...... Read More

Trafigura an exercise in futility, says Knight
People’s National Party (PNP) lawyers yesterday declared that the Trafigura issue is a “dead” matter and should be buried, as Oppos ...... Read More


Atmosphere ideal for think tank on Caribbean football confederation — McIntosh

Howard McIntosh, a former FIFA Development Officer for the Caribbean, thinks the dramatic moves and developments in the global game over the past two years or so, has laid the foundation for alter ... Read More

Something to think about!
Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick says he would be open to a discussion on any proposal related to the possibility of a reg ...... Read More

FA Cup to make Jamaican stop on Caribbean tour
The new year is already gearing up to be a great one for Jamaican football fans and others across the region, as FLOW and Manchester United — ...... Read More

Ziadie bang on target at Driftwood Gun Club tourney
Veteran shooter Geoffrey Ziadie is still basking in his recent execution after making a strong statement on return to form by toppling a competitive ...... Read More


Derrimon delays share buy for takeover offer

Derrimon Trading Ltd (DTL) has issued a takeover offer for the remaining shares in Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances (CFF), advising that it has delayed final payment for shares of the company f ... Read More

Inflation at 45-year low
THE Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has reported that Jamaica’s inflation rate remains at a record low level, and was 1.7 per ce ...... Read More

Business and consumers enjoy longest ever period of economic optimism
Economic confidence among Jamaican firms has increased to an index of 142.0 for the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 139.2 experienced a quarter earl ...... Read More

More than 300 jobs in the pipeline for Popeyes and Little Caesars
Richard Lake, Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Associates, says plans are underway for the opening of 10 Popeyes and Little Caesars pizza fran ...... Read More


Alpha to name centre in Sean Paul’s honour

ALPHA Institute’s Music Technology Department is to be renamed Sean Paul Henriques Media Centre. This honour came about after Grammy-winning artiste Sean Paul toured the institution in ... Read More

Moonlight shines on Boris’s star
SINGER and musician Boris Gardiner’s Every Nigger is a Star is featured on the original motion picture soundtrack for the American filmMoonlig ...... Read More

Nesbeth gets double YVA nods
Singjay Nesbeth is pleased with his two nods in the upcoming Youth View Awards. The entertainer was nominated for Cultural Artiste of The Year and ...... Read More

Jah Max back with Smooth Sailing
THREE years after its release, Jah Max is amping up promotion of the track Smooth Sailing, with hopes of it getting the recognition it truly deserve ...... Read More


How much sleep do kids need?

BABIES and children in general require a lot of sleep, significantly more than the recommended eight hours for adults, since at this stage sufficient sleep is necessary to support their rapid menta ... Read More

Don’t go crazy with a newborn’s demanding schedule
A new baby is demanding. Between the list of things to get done for them and the time that you spend fulfilling their needs, there seems to be ab ...... Read More

Humidifier basics
THE respiratory systems of children are very fragile, and it is important to ensure — especially for children with pre-existing respiratory il ...... Read More

Study links antacids in pregnancy to asthma in kids
CHILDREN of women who take heartburn medicine during pregnancy are a third more likely to develop asthma, according to a study published recently. ...... Read More


Can’t listen to the empty talk; check the figures

To love truth for truth sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed plot of all virtues. — John Locke Extraordinary claims must be matched by extraordina ... Read More

The acting police commish’s crime stats just a bunch of malarkey
  The acting police commissioner in Jamaica, Novelette Grant, last week released an impressive list of statistics in a desperate attempt at burni ...... Read More

Is rejecting the prison deal really beneficial to Jamaica?
The Andew Holness Administration has taken the retrograde step of rejecting, without more, the very generous offer made by the United Kingdom (UK ...... Read More

Beyond immorality?
The church of Jesus Christ (all groupings including Moravians) should not register alarm or surprise at the mixed flock of birds that has swarmed ar ...... Read More


Wadadah end Super League losing skid

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Former champions Wadadah FC became the last team to score a win in the Jamaica Football Federation’s Western Confederation Charlie’s JB Rum Super League aft ... Read More

An evening with the NHT
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — In 1976 the Government of Jamaica established the National Housing Trust (NHT). Through a compulsory savings scheme ...... Read More

BMR reaches out to centre for disabled children
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth —The nondescript house at 40 Institution Drive, close to the St Elizabeth Infirmary, looks just like many homes in t ...... Read More

High Mountain with a twist
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The annual High Mountain Coffee Road Race in Williamsfield, Manchester, is set for Sunday, January 29. The event is ...... Read More


Two days to the inauguration of Mr Donald Trump

Jamaicans, like the rest of the world, are intrigued as American politics unfolds three days before the inauguration of Mr Donald Trump as the 46th president of the United States. The signs are becom ... Read More

Aspirin’s story gives reason for focus on scientific research
The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Sumerians, we are told, used the extract from the willow tree to treat pain, fever and inflammation. History ...... Read More

Kudos on the Mobile Justice Unit
For generations, the great majority of Jamaicans have viewed the courts and the entire judicial system with suspicion and extreme apprehension. Tr ...... Read More

Can businessmen fix Jamaica’s problems?
Mr Donald Trump, a businessman, convinced the American electorate that he can fix the United States of America and he was elected as the next presid ...... Read More


Porsche: Luxury meets performance

DRIVING through the streets of Mexico City is not for the faint of heart, as the term “give way” appears obsolete. But, test driving a million-dollar Porsche Panamera 4S and Panamera T ... Read More

Porsche takes aim at region
GEORGE Wills, president and managing director of Porsche Latin America Inc, says the Adam Stewart-led ATL Automotive is critical in the company& ...... Read More

Denyque gears up for Polo Effect
VOLKSWAGEN ambassador, singer Denyque was presented a new VW Polo sedan at ATL Automotive’s showroom on Oxford Road in New Kingston, on Wedne ...... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Ready, set, Porsche
It was a mix of adrenaline, comfort and luxury as Porsche unveiled its new Panamera 4s and Panamera Turbo at Live Aqua Mexico City Hotel & Spa ...... Read More


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