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Veteran football coach Halliman returns to Excelsior High10:08 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Legendary coach Lebert Halliman is back at the helm of Excelsior High school once again for the upcoming Manning Cup season. Read More

St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre to place products on market9:46 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre has created 30 products, which it is looking to place on the market shortly.... Read More

US Customs agents nab J'can man on felony child sex charges9:31 am
BALTIMORE, United States (CMC) — The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers arrested a Jamaican man at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood...... Read More

High demand for J'can workers in Michigan hospitality sector, says labour minister 9:01 am
MICHIGAN, United States — Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson says there is a high demand for Jamaican workers in the hospitality industry in the...... Read More

C'bean hoteliers reject Booking.com commissions as 'grossly unfair, regressive' 8:47 am
MIAMI, United States (CMC) — An overwhelming majority of Caribbean hoteliers are reconsidering their use of Booking.com over the online travel agency's new “grossly...... Read More

US senator calls for investigation into Russia-made FaceApp 8:34 am
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political...... Read More

PNP Women's Movement supports changes to abortion law 8:05 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) Women’s Movement is supporting the motion from government back-bencher, Juliet Cuthbert, to remove the...... Read More

O-Wrap: Cops convicted for drugs... More funds to truck water... Sunshine Girls thrash Scotland 7:00 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories today: ... Read More

NEWS

Unemployment drops to 7.8 per cent

THE Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is reporting further reduction in the unemployment rate to a new record low of 7.8 per cent. Read More

Student athletes who sat PEP share winning formula
BALANCING sports and academics has been a virtual tug-of-war for a number of Jamaica's young athletes, but the robust performance of student athletes from St Richard's...... Read More

Westmoreland residents turn trash into treasure
TWENTY-FIVE community members from Whitehouse and Bluefields, Westmoreland, recently learnt during an upcycling workshop how to use waste materials or useless, unwanted...... Read More

Post-mortem takes place 40 days after man shot dead in Half-Way-Tree
A post-mortem on the body of Glen Lennon is scheduled to be done today, 40 days after he was killed when two off-duty policemen and gunmen traded...... Read More

SPORT

Jamaica cop silver, two bronze medals at Caribbean Junior Squash Champs

Jamaica copped one silver and two bronze medals in the individual age group competition at the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association's Junior... Read More

Batting not up to scratch, says skipper Chase
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Captain Roston Chase has lamented West Indies A's batting woes after they crashed to a disappointing 148-run defeat to concede the...... Read More

PanAm Junior head coach says targets were met at 3-day training camp
Michael McIntosh, head coach of the Jamaican team to the Pan-American Under-20 Championships in Costa Rica, said all the targets set for last weekend's camp were met...... Read More

SDC Wray & Nephew National Community T/20 Cricket reaches Super 8 stage
The SDC Wray & Nephew National T20 Community Cricket Competition is nearing its conclusion as it has now reached the quarter-final stage.... Read More

BUSINESS

Negative inflation for June

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) in their latest report on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has reported an inflation rate of -0.1 per cent... Read More

Nearing the finish line
The Usain Bolt logo — a silhouette of the Olympic champion's famous victory stance — is now getting top billing on 76 Tower on...... Read More

US to support alternative energy projects in Caribbean
JAMAICA is among several Caribbean countries slated to benefit from United States (US) Department of State support to implement alternative energy-related...... Read More

Automation has doubled in global manufacturing
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The use of robots in US manufacturing has more than tripled over the two decades and has doubled in the rest of the world,...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

'Greats' to get due

Repeated incidents of pioneer Jamaican musicians dying without being recognised continues to drive Kingsley Goodison's Tribute To The Greats. The... Read More

Fire still burns within Prince Alla
Though he has been recording for over 45 years, Prince Alla is not a household name. Yet, the roots singer has diehard fans across the globe, thanks...... Read More

Orthodox Issachar gives Praises
A s a long-standing member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, singer Orthodox Issachar regularly turns to the ...... Read More

MoBay-based entertainers raring to go at Sumfest
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Local and international reggae and dancehall music fans from all walks of life are expected to descend on the Catherine Hall Entertainment...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

A pre-summer holiday treat

SAGICOR Foundation recently hosted the official presentation of upgrades carried out at its three adopted schools — Chantilly Gardens Early Childhood Institution in... Read More

COLUMNS

Equity and justice: The elusive crime factor

Jamaica has the unenviable record of being one of the most violent countries on the planet. As a relatively young country, we have mastered the art of snuffing out the... Read More

The existence of God Nature's evidence — An Introduction
“The heavens declare nothing really, the firmament showeth nothing really, day unto day uttereth nothing really, and night unto night showeth nothing really.... Read More

Crime and corruption the twin threats to a JLP second term
The painstaking sacrifices of the Jamaican people have enabled their governors to rebuild an economy of which they can be duly proud. Once a basket case in the Caribbean and...... Read More

Sargassum — Another 'weed' problem?
There are clear signs that I am in my dotage. Maybe this is why the statements of politicians that give others hope seem to fill me with...... Read More

REGIONAL

Hanover educators slam Samuda over 'something is wrong in Hanover' comment

LUCEA, Hanover — A number of Hanover educators have blasted minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda for publicly decrying... Read More

Police roll out 'Operation Secure Paradise' in St James
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Basking in the success of positive culture changes stemming from the recently launched multi-agency initiative, Operation Restore...... Read More

Hammersmith's princes and princesses have a ball
Hammersmith Preparatory School hosted its 2019 Annual MAS Awards Ceremony and Prince and Princess' Ball at the Black River Theatre at Iberostar...... Read More

MoBay-based entertainers raring to go at Sumfest
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Local and international reggae and dancehall music fans from all walks of life are expected to descend on the Catherine Hall Entertainment...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The Peter principle…or lack thereof

Mr Peter Bunting might wish to reconsider his mindless position against the extension of the state of public emergency (SOE) in the St Andrew South... Read More

Is the end really near?
It is no sweeping generalisation that the numerous road construction and development projects across the island have spared no one inconvenience of some form.... Read More

Hotter summers, colder winters! What are we waiting for?
Jamaica might not be as hot as Death Valley, California, in the United States, but every year seems to be getting hotter, with little evidence that...... Read More

WI must learn from England
In all the years since the very first such tournament in 1975, England and New Zealand had never won the ICC Cricket (One Day International) World Cup.... Read More

AUTO

Hamilton wins record sixth British GP, extends F1 lead

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton made the most of a favourable safety car intervention on Sunday to claim a record sixth British Grand Prix... Read More

Lights, camera, rally!
WITH members of the motorsports fraternity in attendance, Barrington Andre Williams, managing director of Cordiaja Marketing Multimedia Ltd, premiered his docu-film...... Read More

Weekend double- header for karting
JAMAICA Karting Association (JKA) is heading for one of its biggest weekends yet at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston, this...... Read More

Audi releases all new Q3
JULY saw the worldwide release of the second generation Audi Q3, and the highly anticipated compact luxury SUV will soon be available local on shores, courtesy of ATL...... Read More

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