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THE People’s National Party’s (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips, who will be running for presidency of the party when leader Portia Simpson Miller steps down in 2017, is confident that he is the ...

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Jamaica Observer West has been reliably informed that Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Deputy General Secretary and councillor-elect for the Cambridge Division, Homer ...

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THE People’s National Party’s (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips, who will be running for presidency of the party when leader Portia Simpson Mill ...... Read More

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Successful local investors credit workers’ contribution to their success

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I Am Bolt gets Jamaican run

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Secular politics required

The time has come for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean to chart a way for freedom of religion and freedom from religion. A just and inclusive society must be so ordered that freedom is protected by ... Read More

Church’s definition of disturbing strange and contradictory
The Church never ceases to amaze many of us on what it sees as right and wrong. However, its recent quarrel with a telecommunications company about ...... Read More

Party infighting is not new
So the electronic media got inside the last meeting of the National Executive Council of the People’s National Party (PNP) when Portia Simps ...... Read More

Fidel Castro’s final epitaph
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JLP wins Maroon Town Div after 30-year drought

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JLP councillor-elect for Cambridge Division to be sworn in as mayor of MoBay
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Cornwall College target JC for all-island schoolboy football supremacy
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EDITORIALS

Powerful signals of reconciliation between the US and Japan

Yesterday, people around the world, particularly in the United States, marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. December 7, 1941 was, as US President Franklin D ... Read More

If Mr Julian Robinson fails...
Somewhere on the not-too-distant horizons, destiny awaits a member of the People’s National Party (PNP), if he or she strives to possess the v ...... Read More

Mr Trump, China and Taiwan
  Over many years, the United States and China have managed their relations in a manner of peaceful coexistence. While they are rivals in ...... Read More

PNP should aim for speedy and smooth transition
MUCH has been said and will continue to be said about Mrs Portia Simpson Miller having broken the “glass ceiling” for women in Jamai ...... Read More

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Toyota to revamp America’s top-selling car amid SUV boom

DETROIT, United States (AP) — Toyota plans to reveal a new version of America’s top-selling sedan next month at a time when US buyers are moving away from cars toward SUVs and trucks. ... Read More

Ford reveals EcoSport
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Dawning of a new legend
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