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O-Wrap: New FLA board … Ammo found in ZOSO... PNP's Alexis files lawsuit7:01 pm

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. New FLA board to be announced tomorrow Read More

Collaborative approach to deal with mental challenges 9:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III, through its Psychological Services Unit, has been utilising a collaborative approach in...... Read More

Trench Town Polytechnic seeking to attract more students9:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The two-year-old Trench Town Polytechnic College in St Andrew is looking to boost enrolment as it carries out its mandate to equip people with...... Read More

UPDATE: No arrests in connection to ammo found in Denham Town 9:09 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Head of the Constabulary's Corporate Communication Unit Senior Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay says no arrests were made regarding the 34...... Read More

Windies series win vital but focus on improvement, says Law 9:01 pm
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Though winning the upcoming two-Test series against Zimbabwe will be vital, head coach Stuart Law said Thursday continuing to make key...... Read More

Provision of housing enhances prospects for sustainable economic growth — Holness 8:34 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says failure by regional leaders to provide housing for their citizens will inevitably undermine their prospects...... Read More

Carnival in Jamaica, fastest growing in C'bean — Grange 8:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says that Carnival celebrations in Jamaica have been the fastest growing in the...... Read More

Obama slams 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail8:01 pm
RICHMOND, United States (AFP) — Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail for the first time in months Thursday, railing against the "politics of division" after...... Read More

NEWS

Commentator expects close finish in St Mary SE despite JLP poll

THE findings of a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)-commissioned poll in St Mary South Eastern has neither attracted the backing nor opposition of political commentator... Read More

Remuneration driving prosecutors away from DPP's office
DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says she is very concerned about the attrition rate for prosecutors in her office, as the retention of experienced...... Read More

Sell alumina at better prices to improve workers' pay, union suggests
THE union representing approximately 600 workers at UC Rusal bauxite mining operations in Jamaica says the company could improve compensation packages for its employees...... Read More

China ramps up efforts to go green
BEIJING, China — Often criticised for heavy air pollution, especially here in the capital, China has vowed to take further steps to tackle environmental problems...... Read More

SPORT

Girlz in do-or-die clash with Trinidad

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — When Jamaica's Under-17 Women's team take on Trinidad and Tobago today in their second and final Group F game of the CFU Championship at... Read More

Teenagers Bicknell, Stephens star at Swept Away tennis tourney
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Teenagers Blaise Bicknell and Michaela Stephens were the toasts of last weekend's CPJ Couples Swept Away Clay Court tennis tournament in...... Read More

KC trample Tivoli en route to Manning Cup quarter-finals
Kingston College (KC) completed an expected win over Tivoli Gardens High with a 6-0 thumping for a 10-1 aggregate score in the second round of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup...... Read More

Lean pickings for Windies in event of Zimbabwe sweep
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) — West Indies stand to gain precious little from their two-Test tour of Zimbabwe starting here tomorrow even if they make a clean sweep...... Read More

BUSINESS

Bad bet

Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter has revealed that at least one person lost millions in a bad bet on the depreciation of the local currency... Read More

Have we seen this story before?
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — How long can this nirvana last for investors?... Read More

Montserrat accuses UK of reneging on development policy
BRADES, Montserrat (CMC) — The Montserrat Government says Britain has changed its policy on development aid to the British overseas territory after a senior...... Read More

World Bank loan terms for rebuilding Barbuda not in best interest of island — Browne
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda Government says it wants to renegotiate a US$40-million loan which the World Bank had approved for rebuilding...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Singing Melody scores with No Love

Singing Melody is back with another hit.... Read More

Peter Lloyd covers classic
Woman, a hit song originally recorded by the late John Lennon, is a hit all over again. This time it's a cover by Peter Lloyd. It is currently number 11 and number 4 on...... Read More

Jah Speed giving youth a chance
PRODUCER Alton “Jah Speed” Reid is calling on the music industry to open doors for young talents.... Read More

Getting to the root of it
GROWING up in Clarendon, Levi Roots always wanted to live and perform in Jamaica's capital, Kingston. Decades later, that desire to perform in the city still burns in...... Read More

COLUMNS

Food and fashion 'town style

It has been far too long since I went to downtown Kingston to see “whatta gwaan” on Orange Street, Princess Street, and Spanish Town Road, where Coronation... Read More

Shane Alexis is more sinned against than sinning
The service cost of attaining a Jamaican passport is “next day $11,500”, “three-day $9,500”, or “regular $6,500” — no big...... Read More

Support the HPV vaccine programme and stop useless misinformation
The introduction of the Humanpapilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine into our school system has generated so much controversy that I feel compelled to present some facts which I hope...... Read More

Don't blame the PNP, Vaz
Today is International Credit Union Day. Here in Jamaica it has added significance because 2017 also marks the 75th anniversary of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union...... Read More

REGIONAL

MoBay Expo 2017 gets thumbs up

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The 17th staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) biennial expo has been given the thumbs up by exhibitors and... Read More

Lilliput resident cops Sandals/SDC product development competition
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Dorceen Jennings, a resident of Lilliput, St James, recently walked away with $100,000 courtesy of the Sandals Foundation after she was named...... Read More

Scores of students flock UTech Open House
MONTEGO BAY, St James - The recently held University of Technology (UTech) Open House was a jam-packed affair as prospective students from institutions all over western...... Read More

Mount Alvernia High gets $12.5-m resource centre
MONTEGO BAY, St James— Students at the Mount Alvernia High School in Montego Bay now have better facilities in doing research.... Read More

EDITORIALS

'Justice system not as sexy as building a highway'

Over the years we have found Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ms Paula Llewellyn to be someone who always speaks her mind. She has also been... Read More

MP Warmington's bald, inconvenient, but ugly truth
Mr Everald Warmington, the St Catherine South Western Member of Parliament, is a throwback to a political past that embarrasses his party and the...... Read More

Mr Golding's advice is sound
Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding makes a valid point in this renewed debate on dual citizenship and the eligibility of individuals of other nationalities serving in...... Read More

Jamaica shares Finance Minister Audley Shaw's pride
It might have been mere coincidence, but over the National Heroes' weekend, when Jamaica was celebrating its best sons and daughters, Minister of Finance and Public...... Read More

AUTO

'Heroes' deliver at Dover Raceway

TOTAL Lubricants Heroes of Speed race meet at Dover Raceway in St Ann saw the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) 2017 season coming to an exciting end on Heroes Day, last... Read More

'Superior' stunts at bike show
BREATHTAKING stunts and live performances were the order of the day at the Superior Parts NOS Maximum Boost Bike Show held at State Mall in St Andrew on...... Read More

'Revive the rail service'
THERE is a renewed call for the revival of Jamaica's rail service to complement the existing transportation system.... Read More

J'can trio for Guyana face-off
THREE of Jamaica's top young karters will make the trek to Guyana for this weekend's Georgetown Grand Prix Caribbean Showdown at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports...... Read More

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