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Heavy traffic along Spanish Town Road, motorists urged to divert2:48 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists heading west towards Six Miles along the Spanish Town Road in St Andrew are being urged to use alternate routes at this time. Read More

Police notified of illegal mining near Kintyre Bridge — NWA 2:40 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has notified the relevant authorities, including the police, of illegal sand mining taking place in the...... Read More

Phil Simmons named new Windies head coach1:59 pm
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – Former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons has been named head coach of the men's senior team on a four-year contract.... Read More

Probe ordered into altercation between cops, West Kingston residents 12:55 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police High Command has instructed the Inspectorate and Professional Oversight Bureau (IPROB) to conduct an investigation into the circumstances...... Read More

C'bean countries call for prompt entry into force of Escaz˙ Agreement 12:16 pm
SAN JOS╔, Costa Rica (CMC) – Latin America and Caribbean countries (LAC) that have not yet signed or ratified the Escaz˙ Agreement are being urged to do so in order to...... Read More

Five-week-old boy stolen from mom in St Andrew 12:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are urgently seeking the public's assistance in finding five-week-old Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew, who was stolen from his...... Read More

Texas officer faces questions after killing black woman at home 11:00 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a 28-year-old black woman inside her Texas home was set to be interviewed by investigators Monday as...... Read More

Holness says Gov't aware of political price for corruption10:39 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that his administration understands that there is a political price to be paid for...... Read More

NEWS

Epilepsy just a bump in the road for UWI graduate

TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Ashleigh Harris, a recent graduate of The University of the West Indies (UWI) who suffers from a type of epilepsy disorder known as catamenial... Read More

St Elizabeth grapples with dengue
BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — The St Elizabeth Health Department was praised for its anti-dengue campaign at last Thursday's monthly meeting of the St Elizabeth...... Read More

Small steps reap big rewards at iCann
ONE of the biggest challenges faced by parents of children with special needs is finding a suitable educational institution for them. While some children with special...... Read More

Church throws support behind MoBay mayor over LGBT ban
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The church has thrown its support behind mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis and the St James Municipal Corporation, who are scheduled to...... Read More

SPORT

Teams vie for remaining daCosta Cup 2nd-round spots

The remaining four spots in the second round of the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup football competition are to be decided today as the return round ends with a... Read More

Coach Waite wants more from Reggae Boyz
Reggae Boyz Assistant Coach Jerome Waite has claimed that Jamaica's labourious 2-0 victory over Aruba on Saturday was due partly to the opposition's vastly inferior...... Read More

Tridents break Amazon Warriors hearts to lift CPL title
TAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC) — A resurgent Barbados Tridents inflicted a demoralising 27-run defeat on favourites Guyana Amazon Warriors to win their second Caribbean...... Read More

Jamaica cop first CGA Four-Ball Championship
Jamaica entered the Caribbean Golf Association Four-Ball Championships with high hopes of copping a first country championship, especially since they were fielding a...... Read More

BUSINESS

KIMALA BENNETT TURNS PASSION INTO A LAB REALITY

Successful female entrepreneurs are always passionate about what they do because they tend to create businesses around the things they enjoy. Read More

Opposition supports JMEA's call for new manufacturing deal in Jamaica
The People's National Party (PNP) shadow minister of Industry, Competitiveness & Global Logistics, Anthony Hylton, said that he is supporting the...... Read More

J Wray & Nephew advances its sustainability agenda with LNG investment
J Wray & Nephew Limited's (JWN) facility in New Yarmouth Estate located in Clarendon that had begun commissioning the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in August,...... Read More

Social Butterfliez promoting brands
No stranger to marketing and promotions, Andre Brown, the founder and owner of Social Butterfliez Entertainment Group Ltd in Montego Bay, began his corporate career in...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

50 and still sounding good

The Jamaica Observer continues its 'Reggae 50' feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the past 50... Read More

Rootz Revealerz join Cockpit fight
MINING in the Cockpit Country has been a contentious issue in Jamaica in recent times. And Rootz Revealerz band is adding their voice to the debate through the single...... Read More

Restoration planned for The Bahamas
DELROY Escoffery, co-conceptualiser of Restoration For Bahamas, believes his three-day event next month is just what the islanders need to lift their spirits, after...... Read More

Stanpipe flows with Life's Journey
With tours of the United States and Ghana to his name, Stanpipe knows the importance of reaching out to fans, especially when an artiste has new music...... Read More

COLUMNS

Jessie's spirit of mercy endures

It is always wonderful to be with your schoolmates — except, of course, Aggrey Irons who continues to this day his practice from Alpha Prep of pulling my hair! Of... Read More

This 'partnership of equals' concept needs serious examination
Changes are coming to the European Union (EU) with its new commission. I indicated in previous articles that the EU would be moving from the donor and recipient...... Read More

Something here does not pass the new-car smell test
A sculptor is summoned and the woodpecker shows up. — Yoruba Proverb, Nigeria.... Read More

What Marley's 'One Love' can teach us about the climate catastrophe in The Bahamas
My eyes filled with tears several times as I watched the media coverage of Hurricane Dorian's devastation of The Bahamas. This story is becoming much too...... Read More

REGIONAL

Still no word on missing Portland educator

The police say they are yet to locate missing educator Fiju Matthews. Read More

Murder, rape down in Portland
THE police are reporting a 28 per cent reduction in major crimes in Portland when compared to a similar period last year.... Read More

Blue Mountain fun
Operations at Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours (BMTours) in Portland have expanded to include zipline activities, Manager Rohan McLeod has revealed.... Read More

Over $1m raised for mammograms for Portland women
The Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association (SHMAA) says it has raised just over $1 million to pay for mammograms for Portland...... Read More

EDITORIALS

People's attitude the biggest problem in anti-mosquito campaign

There can be no discounting the danger posed by mosquito-borne dengue. Read More

Medical and wellness tourism a low-hanging fruit
As Jamaica struggles along at a growth rate which is only good by comparison with 30 years of stagnation, the country continues to miss out on transformative economic...... Read More

Good vibes for national football teams
This newspaper can only agree with national men's football coach Mr Theodore Whitmore regarding the Concacaf Nations League which continues today with the Reggae Boyz...... Read More

Loose lips sink ships 2.0
We never thought that we would have had reason to be saying this again. But given Wednesday's outburst by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck after the...... Read More

AUTO

Bottas Japan win seals sixth world title double for Mercedes

SUZUKA, Japan (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas jumped from third to first with an electric start to win the Japanese Grand Prix yesterday ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian... Read More

McConnell ready for big league
AMERICAS Rallycross Championship (ARX) driver and Loenbro Motorsports team manager Steve Arpin is giving 2019 ARX2 champion Fraser McConnell a nod of approval.... Read More

Lawson in JCCC's driver's seat
JASON Lawson is the new president of the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC). He was elected at the club's annual general meeting (AGM) which took place at Curphey Place in...... Read More

Photo Finish: Sweet Sensation
Tru-Juice Orchards in Bog Walk, St Catherine, hosted the fourth round of the Asphalt Assault dexterity series last Sunday. While the motor vehicle action was...... Read More

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