Terrelonge urges educators to safeguard rights of children10:41 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, is calling on educators to assist in safeguarding the rights... Read More

CARICOM urged to ensure protection of the oceans10:14 am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  (CMC) — A senior Barbados official has called on the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to do everything within its power to ensure that the high seas...... Read More

Netball World Cup: Sunshine Girls seize 47-24 half-time lead vs Zimbabwe9:46 am
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Vaz reaffirms 'no mining in Cockpit Country protected area' 9:05 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, has again reaffirmed the government's position that there...... Read More

Fraser-Pryce takes on home hero Asher-Smith in London 100m shootout 8:44 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Double Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will go head to head with British sprint star Dina Asher-Smith at the...... Read More

Hylton has mixed feelings about SOE in Western St Andrew 8:34 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — MP for Western St Andrew, Anthony Hylton, says that he has mixed feeling about the state of emergency (SOE) imposed on the constituency since July...... Read More

O-Wrap: Education Ministry rejects document shredding claim ... PNP women support changes to abortion law ... Demand for J'can workers in Michigan 7:00 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories today: ... Read More

Raped, widowed, homeless: Haiti's slum women abandoned to gangs7:45 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — As the first bursts of gunfire rang out, the women from La Saline slum grabbed their kids...... Read More


Four criminal laws possibly breached in Reid, CMU matter — DPP

THE Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn has found possible administrative breaches and conduct which may have contravened four criminal laws in the... Read More

Send us videos, images of PPV violations — Transport Authority
THE Transport Authority is encouraging the public to capture and submit infractions being committed by operators of public passenger vehicles, as it intensifies its use...... Read More

'I never give any instruction to pick up any firearm'
THE Clarendon farmer who had allegedly turned over a rifle to the police that was reportedly used by the so-called Uchence Wilson Gang, yesterday...... Read More

PNP takes matters into own hands
ST JAMES, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips says, in two weeks, the PNP intends to host a national stakeholder meeting on...... Read More


'We're not rivals, we're friends!'

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — “We are not rivals, we are friends”, they say almost simultaneously. Read More

'Hungry' Chang targets discus gold
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – After failing to win a medal at a meet for the first time in years, Jamaica's IAAF World Under-20 discus throw gold medallist Kai Chang...... Read More

A bittersweet moment
LIVERPOOL, England — Jamaica's Molly Rhone says she is certain that the leadership of the International Netball Federation (INF) will be in safe hands when she...... Read More

Sunshine Girls stop Uganda 61-48
LIVERPOOL, England — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls will continue their quest for fifth place at the 2019 Netball World Cup when they take on Zimbabwe today at M&S...... Read More


Challenges of female Airbnb hosts — UWI study

“With the numerous controversies emerging from the Airbnb industry, a new and more recent phenomenon in need of redress are the challenges that female hosts are currently... Read More

Going public – the FosRich experience
FosRich Company Ltd has declared that the company hopes to triple revenues within the next year.... Read More

Emerge : Igniting an agile mindset
Do you know what it takes to ignite an agile mindset?... Read More

How to avoid visa abuse
A US visitor's visa is a tourist visa to the United States of America. It is also known as a B-1/B-2 visa. It is a non-immigrant visa issued to people entering the US...... Read More


Sumfest set to sizzle

Organisers of Reggae Sumfest are fired up and ready for the two nights of performances which will close the week-long festival. Read More

Another sample of the Playground
Producer Jeremy Harding's Playground rhythm has been sampled for Simmer, a song by British singer/songwriter Mahalia and Nigerian star Burna Boy.... Read More

Intervention needed in Clarendon, says Sone
CLARENDON-BORN, gospel singer Sone believes that religious intervention is needed in the lives of young people in parish, which is experiencing a spike in major...... Read More

Humility set for fifth battle
The Jamaica Observer continues its look at some of the finalists in this year's Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Festival Song...... Read More


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


Crime fight needs a real plan

In the past 40 years we have spent more resources trying to control crime, specifically murders, than growing food — and we have failed at the latter, thanks to... Read More

'Icy' days in the US
Jamaica has always been a country of travellers. Our forefathers were brought here in the belly of ships as live cargo, taken from their homelands to build a part of...... Read More

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


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


Unemployment numbers looking good; SMEs need the banks to step up

We hope that the crime pestilence did not overshadow Wednesday's release of data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) showing that the... Read More

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



The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) is pleased with the results of their double event held at Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston, on July... Read More

Rain ends rivalries
Drag Rivals 3: Reloaded held at JamWest Speedway in Little London, Westmoreland on July 7, was its largest ever. However, afternoon rain brought the...... Read More

Type R gets modern interpretation
It's one of the common contentions, the battle between generations old and new. Often the warm glow of nostalgia outweighs the facts, one of which is...... Read More

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


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