Weekly Round-up: 8 accused scammers extradited... $492m in flood damage... Fire destroys craft market

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eight alleged members of the Lavric Willocks led lottery scamming syndicate were extradited to the US to face federal charges on Wednesday... Read More

World Cup dream dies as Young Boyz crash 1-5 to Mexico
PANAMA CITY, Panama — Jamaica's World Cup dream went up in smoke when they crashed 1-5 to Mexico in the final Group C match of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship...... Read More

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: Young Boyz trail Mexico 0-3 at half time
PANAMA CITY, Panama — After 45 minutes, Jamaica's Under-17 Reggae Boyz were trailing Mexico 3-0 in their final Group C game of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship...... Read More

#PennRelays: Danniel Thomas sets new shot put record
PHILADELPHIA, United States — Danniel Thomas has added the Jamaican national women's outdoor shot put record to her indoor record after she threw a massive...... Read More

Pope says Vatican can intervene in Venezuela under 'clear conditions'
PAPAL PLANE, Undefined (AFP) — Pope Francis on Saturday said the Vatican was ready to intervene as a mediator to try and end Venezuela's deadly political crisis...... Read More

McLeod wins impressively at rain-hit Drake Relays
CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Reigning Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica ignored cold, wind and rain to run the fastest time in the...... Read More

#PennRelays: Calabar win 4x400m with record run
PHILADELPHIA, United States — Calabar High School captured the 4x400 metre event at the Penn Relays in record fashion stopping the clock at 3:08.59 minutes for...... Read More

JFJ condemns killing of constable
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Human rights organisation Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is this afternoon condemning yesterday's execution-style killing of Constable Leighton...... Read More



You would think that the most secure place for a business is to be nearby a police station. But in Ivel McKenzie's case, this did not work in her... Read More

Crime in beloved MoBay bothers JMDA President
The high crime rate in the western city of Montego Bay is a major worry for president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, Montegonian Elon Thompson.... Read More

BOJ working to ease coin shortage
BOJ working to ease coin shortageBY KARENA BENNETTStaff reporterbennettk@jamaicaobserver.comThe Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has said that it is...... Read More

The 'Butch' Stewart legacy
MIAMI, United States — Of all those arts in which the wise excel, nature's chief masterpiece is writing well…... Read More


More relay glory for Jamaica at Penns

PHILADELPHIA, United States — Jamaican women won two events and the 4x400-metre men created a mild upset in the USA vs The World series on yesterday's final day... Read More

Youth Coach Ferguson relishing international exposure
PANAMA CITY, Panama — Davion Ferguson says coaching at the international plateau should be the ambition of all coaches, and he is surely enjoying the ride at the...... Read More

Dedicated to 'Marlene' with lots of love
Racing aficionado Howard Hamilton, from early in the year, publicly informed that his three-year-old bay filly Marlene My Love (named after his wife) was going...... Read More

Champions again
DEFENDING champions Windward Road held off a stiff challenge from former champions John Mills to retain their title by five points at the 2017 Institute of...... Read More


EGC projects 2.3% growth for 2017/18

Jamaica's Economic Growth Council (EGC) has projected an economic growth rate of 2.3 percent for financial year 2017/18.In its quarterly “Report to the... Read More

Double trouble
 Double trouble after $150,000 taken from pensioner's BNS accountDear Claudienne,I have a joint account with my...... Read More

BOJ to make another early payment on US$ CDs in July
On Thursday, April 27, the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) announced its intention to prepay over US$112 million to holders of its foreign currency-denominated certificates of...... Read More

Express Catering signs Mayberry as financial advisor
 Mayberry Investments Limited on Friday announced that it will now act as financial advisor to Jamaican hospitality outfit, Express Catering...... Read More


Freddie headlines Mother's Day show

American R&B singer Freddie Jackson will be the main attraction at A Gift For Mom — a Mother's Day concert set for the National Indoor Sports... Read More

Nardo Ranks' Dem a Bleach marks 25 years
For six weeks in the summer of 1992, Dem a Bleach, by a budding deejay from east Kingston named Nardo Ranks, occupied the number one spot on the RJR Top 40...... Read More

Local painting fetches big bucks
A painting by the Jamaican-born, 18th century artist, musician and botanist, Samuel Felsted was sold last week for US$80,000 in an auction of American...... Read More

Dexter's ditty
There is always a story behind a song.One Easter Sunday morning, renowned  Jamaican arranger and choir director Noel Dexter sat in the...... Read More


Some mistakes will cost you!

 There is no man on the face of this earth who is infallible. We all make mistakes and many people make the mistake of choosing the wrong... Read More

Should he really commit if you are not committed?
 A lot of women are demanding total commitment and rightfully, they deserve it. But should a woman get this if she is playing...... Read More

He who pays the bills…
 For some men, the title of 'breadwinner' is a ticket to control and dominate their women. Should a man use the fact that he pays the bills to...... Read More

Should she rule the nest when she earns more?
 Many religions are quite explicit about the roles of men and women in families – the man is the head, the breadwinner, and the woman is...... Read More


Phillips in pursuit of cheap political points...

 Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them. — Nigerian proverbThe People's National Party (PNP) is addicted to fake news. Until they admit... Read More

Murmurings of the 'Paper Tigers'
 (In continuing our series of serialising of sections of the book Jones Town Trench Town The Journey Back written by former Jamaica cricketer, economist and...... Read More

Robert Montague — hard to beat
(Taken from the book Trench Town Jones Town The Journey Back)His energy, drive and political linkages cannot be discounted. The crown will...... Read More

The Marxist-Leninist adventure in Jamaica and Grenada
  (Taken from the book Trench Town Jones Town The Journey Back)With the lessons of Garvey's non-aligned philosophy...... Read More


Gibbs displaces Henry to become MoBay Chamber president

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Flamboyant Jamaica Public Service Company's Region West director, T'Shura Gibbs has taken over the leadership of the Montego Bay Chamber... Read More

'Act of treason'
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has described as treacherous the behaviour of councillors who he has been informed are...... Read More

MBU, Arnett Gardens clash in second-leg RSPL quarter-final play-off
 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will on Monday hope to advance to a fourth-consecutive...... Read More

 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Noting that a number of clogged drains has contributed to the filthiness of Falmouth,...... Read More


Hoping for the best as 'David' faces 'Goliath'

Jamaica's Young Reggae Boyz are scheduled to take on Mexico today in a quest to secure a spot in the next phase of the CONCACAF Under-17... Read More

World tourism conference good for Jamaica
We welcome the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference scheduled to be held in Jamaica later this year as we support its intended mission...... Read More

Navigating the economy harder than preaching a sermon, Bishop Gregory
One of the concessions made to the churches in Jamaica is that they are able to receive offering, tithes and other gifts without having to...... Read More

End the medical marijuana slow march
Prime Minister Andrew Holness would do well to give serious attention to Ms Wanda James's appeal to ensure that Jamaica is not left behind in...... Read More


Sporting the new 718

MIAMI is renowned for its tropical climate, beaches, and sports cars. So it came as no surprise when I was asked to test drive the new Porsche 718 Boxster on... Read More

Porsche takes spotlight
IN less than 24 hours ATL Automotive will be rolling out the red carpet for the official opening of its posh Porsche dealership in the bustling financial...... Read More

Let the races begin!
The month of April is an active one on the automotive calendar. The period saw the start of the drag racing season on April 2 held at Vernamfield in Clarendon, as well...... Read More

Porsche, Microsoft launch partnership
PORSCHE and Microsoft are set to deliver virtual driving pleasure by working in even closer collaboration in the future.At...... Read More


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