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Defending champions Calabar High secured their fourth consecutive hold on the GraceKennedy Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships and gained their ...

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  A former classmate of United States President Barack Obama is insisting that the leader of the world's most powerful country used his famous campaign chant, 'Yes, We Can', primarily to inspir ...

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YOU can't help but notice the fluency with which Andrew Holness articulates the philosophy of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Probably it's because, as he puts it, he's had to explain, many times ...

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PORTLAND, Jamaica-born Lana Patterson has been named 'Broward County Mathematics Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 for Middle Schools'. Broward is a county in the US state of Florida. Patterson, ...

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Edwin Allen High cruised to a third title, retaining their girls' crown at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships, which ended at the National Stadium in a blaze of glory l ...

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LATEST NEWS

Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral 12:15 PM

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) - More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mournin ... Read More

Holness to detail JLP's 'Poverty to Prosperity' campaign  12:16 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica - Opposition Leader and Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andr ...... Read More

Agriculture minister cautions against importing pork  11:47 AM
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Minister of Agriculture Derrick Kellier has cautioned consumers and st ...... Read More

St Elizabeth Police arrest and charge two men for gun offences  11:42 AM
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica - Detectives attached to the St Elizabeth Police Division arrested and ...... Read More

Caribbean nationals among 200 immigrants convicted of sex crimes in the US  11:36 AM
WASHINGTON, United States of America (CANANEWS) The United States Immigration and Customs Enf ...... Read More

Jamaica smothers Puerto Rico 7-3 in Beach Soccer  11:18 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica-Jamaica, paced by a four-timer from Rohan Reid, pounded Puerto Rico 7-3 in ...... Read More

Boys' and girls' rankings at Champs 2015  10:34 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - OBSERVER ONLINE brings you a breakdown of the points amassed by each scho ...... Read More

Easy repeat for Edwin Allen in Girls' Champs  9:52 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Edwin Allen High cruised to a third title, retaining their girls’ ...... Read More

NEWS

Tufton says he's ready to serve

OPPOSITION Senator Dr Christopher Tufton on Friday said he was ready to serve in the Upper House once again and expressed regret at the circumstances that forced all involved in the Senate sea ... Read More

Holness outlines the JLP's philosophy
YOU can't help but notice the fluency with which Andrew Holness articulates the philosophy of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Probably it's becau ...... Read More

Obama's 'Yes, We Can' meant to inspire blacks
  A former classmate of United States President Barack Obama is insisting that the leader of the world's most powerful country used his famous ...... Read More

How Donald Brown overcame obstacles, and his famous walks across America
  Donald Loring Brown's story is one of intrigue, suspense, drama and excitement. A high school dropout who had to contend with his father's su ...... Read More

SPORT

'I knew I'd do something great'

His story is similar in some ways to that of Usain Bolt's. Some say his long legs remind them of the legendary Arthur Wint. Most believe he is destined for greatness. He is Akeem Bloomfield -- the ... Read More

Boys' Champs trophy stays at Red Hills Road
Defending champions Calabar High secured their fourth consecutive hold on the GraceKennedy Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' a ...... Read More

Edwin Allen win by a city block
Edwin Allen High cruised to a third title, retaining their girls' crown at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships, which e ...... Read More

Schaefer bemoans lack of fan support as Boyz defeat Venezuela in MoBay
WINFRIED Schaefer, head coach of Jamaica's Reggae Boyz, said he saw many positive signs in his team's come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Venezuela in ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Tech entrepreneurs head for training in Jordan

Three local start-up technology companies have been selected to benefit from a US$90,000 ($10.3 million)-investment and a trip to Jordan-based accelerator company Oasis500. Last year, Oasis500 ... Read More

The Rent Assessment Board offers to mediate
Dear Claudienne, I have rented an apartment in Mandeville. My lease agreement says that when I decide to move I will not be allowed to use the ...... Read More

A lesson in contingent convertible bonds (COCOs)
IN recent times, banks across the world have been issuing new types of financial instruments. This trend is part of an effort to increase the size ...... Read More

SBAJ wants more lending options
Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) president Hugh Johnson called on banks to offer more innovative lending options to small businesses. T ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Film fest aiming at A-Listers

TODAY marks 100 days to the inaugural staging of the Jamaica Film Festival. The event is set for the Corporate Area July 7-11, and the organiser -- investment engine JAMPRO -- is moving full steam ... Read More

DJ Marshmello setting the record STRAIGHT
BREAKING the glass ceiling is no longer unique, but in Jamaican music women still find it difficult to compete in certain mediums. Marshae-Dojn McA ...... Read More

Spreading HYPE in the UK
A DEAL between local cable channel HYPE TV and London's CaribBe TV, will give Jamaicans in the United Kingdom easier access to programmes from home. ...... Read More

New voyage for Jackie Mittoo in Africa
AT his musical peak, Jackie Mittoo recorded outstanding Afrocentric songs like Drum Song. Africa had a lasting impact on the keyboardist/arranger. ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Does he know your number?

Men are said to inflate their actual number of partners to boost their egos and make themselves seem more experienced. Women are said to do the opposite — reducing their figures to make themse ... Read More

Jamaica has made strides in empowering women
Executive Director of the National Family Planning Board, Dr Denise Chevannes-Vogel, has commended the strides made by Jamaica in empowering women. ...... Read More

Terri-Ann Brown-Palmer: The KukUp expert
  At the helm of KukUp Kreations is 35-year-old Kingstonian Terri-Ann Brown-Palmer, a woman determined to offer customers tasty and original cul ...... Read More

Men and women made to love and love again, study finds
  Humans are wired to break up and move on, according to a study drawing on the field of evolutionary psychology. “Our review of the liter ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Is the IMF agreement really achieving its objectives?

The country has successfully completed seven of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) tests as set out under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement between the Fund and the Government of Jamai ... Read More

Did the US and the IMF have a hand in the PNP's 2011 election win?
In the recent Budget debate Finance Minister Peter Phillips cited the re-establishment and the restoration of Jamaica's credibility in the interna ...... Read More

Madam PM delivered a very disappointing Budget speech
OUR Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller might have already convinced herself and those closest to her of the astoundingly excellent job she did deliv ...... Read More

Has our spirit of resistance been anaesthetised?
There is no passion to be found playing small -- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. -- Nelson Mandela ...... Read More

REGIONAL

MP aims for hospital in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth -- Raymond Pryce, Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth North Eastearn, isn't shy when it comes to his ambitions for the Santa Cruz Health Centre of Excellence. He insists ... Read More

JLP council wants former Hanover mayor out
THE executive of the Jamaica Labour Party Area Council Four has called on former Mayor of Lucea and Councillor of the Green Island Division, Shernet ...... Read More

JEF convention for MoBay
MONTEGO BAY, St James This year's staging of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) Convention will be held for the first time in Montego B ...... Read More

More cops for St James
The investigating capacity of the St James Police Division, which has recorded over 40 murders since the start of the year, is being boosted with ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Why President Obama is coming to Jamaica

THE highly anticipated visit of United States President Barack Obama to Jamaica has raised the question as to why he chose this island. While Jamaica has an advantage in location, which makes i ... Read More

Fine-tuning for the challenges ahead
The excitement of that extraordinary athletic festival, the high school boys' and girls' championships (Champs), has diverted attention from all oth ...... Read More

A Senate debate we need to have
Although we criticised Mr Andrew Holness's decision to appeal the Constitutional Court's declaratory judgement in what has become known as the ...... Read More

Moving SSP Steve McGregor: The re-education of West Kingston
HAVING been accustomed to living in a state within a state, and dealing out their own system of justice, residents of West Kingston seemingly want t ...... Read More

AUTO

Kingston, St Andrew roads to be repaired

    THE National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday began a special work programme, in Kingston and St Andrew, through which several corridors will be repaved or patched. Under the programme, the ... Read More

Peerless Lewis snatches pole position on wet race track
SEPANG, Malaysia (AFP) — Peerless Lewis Hamilton waited out a torrential downpour before snatching pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix i ...... Read More

Fight to the finish
IT was a hard-fought victory for Maurice 'Wurl Boss' Whittingham who staved off a crew of up-and-coming drivers at the Drivers Rallysport Club (DR ...... Read More

Eyes on Price
MORE than a week after the imposition of the $7 per litre tax on gasolene, petrol dealers are cautiously watching its effect on the sector. "A tax ...... Read More

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