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O-Wrap: Search on for escapees ... Argentina beaten 0-3 ... Six Klansman Gang members granted bail7:03 pm

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Photos of escapees from Cross Road police station released9:39 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police have released the photos of two men who escaped from the Cross Road Police Station yesterday. ... Read More

Stray bullets kill two 14-y-os as Rio violence rises9:13 pm
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North Korea 'already starting' denuclearization – Trump 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — North Korea has already begun its denuclearisation, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, after many...... Read More

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday – but...... Read More

EU plans to make film festival an annual event 8:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The European Union (EU) Film Festival will be back next year, and the organisers are promising that the event will be bigger and better.... Read More

Six GSAT students score 100% in all subject areas 7:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Six students – three boys and three girls – scored 100 per cent in all subject areas of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), which...... Read More

Every fourth woman in Ja experience gender-based violence – survey7:11 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A recent survey by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has found that one in every four women in Jamaica between the ages of 15...... Read More

NEWS

Crackdown in Annotto Bay

SUPERINTENDENT of police in charge of St Mary Bobbette Morgan yesterday termed Annotto Bay, the “Achilles heel” of St Mary, pointing to an increase in... Read More

MP regrets delay in renaming high school in honour of Enid Bennett
MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for St Catherine West Central Dr Christopher Tufton says he regrets not having the late Enid Bennett around today to witness her...... Read More

Another court date set for el-Faisal
MUSLIM cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal, who is challenging his extradition to the United States on terrorism charges, suffered yet another delay in the hearing of his...... Read More

Bartlett, Shaw working to get more local products into hotels
MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says his ministry will be working closely with Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw to ensure that...... Read More

SPORT

Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test

Rostov-On-Don , Russia (AFP) — Spain Coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them... Read More

Argentina rally behind Messi ahead of key Croatia clash
NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) — Argentina are rallying around Captain Lionel Messi as the South American giants prepare for their crucial Group D clash with...... Read More

France vow to up the ante as World Cup rivals flounder
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AFP) — With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the World Cup with...... Read More

Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russia
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) — Uruguay booked their place in the World Cup knockout stage along with Russia yesterday as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th...... Read More

BUSINESS

NCB launches realtor incentive programme to boost mortgage business

On a drive to improve its mortgage portfolio, $11-billion profit maker NCB has established an initiative to reward realtors and real estate entities... Read More

Australia telecom giant Telstra to axe 8,000 jobs
Sydney , Australia (AFP) — Australia's dominant telecommunications company Telstra yesterday announced plans to axe 8,000 jobs — a quarter...... Read More

SCI lists on the JSE
Sygnus Credit Investments (SCI), the private credit investment company managed by the Sygnus Group, listed two classes of shares on...... Read More

Cabinet replaces Jamaican directors on Petrojam board
The Cabinet yesterday named three new members of the board of directors of the Petrojam oil refinery, to replace the three Jamaican directors who resigned on...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Marking time with Protoje

Timing could never be more perfect for Protoje's fourth album, A Matter of Time . In just 40... Read More

Miss Ja World names official make-up
Through the brand Absolute New York, local distributor The Beauty Spot has confirmed its committment as official skincare and make-up sponsor of Miss...... Read More

Rockin' with Asadenaki and Aza
As a follow-up to his single Go-Getta Medz , emerging reggae artiste Asadenaki returns with ...... Read More

Ja joins World Music Day
Later today, Kingston will join 700 cities in 120 countries to celebrate World Music Day.... Read More

COLUMNS

Is the one-term phobia fuelling more corruption?

There is a growing fear among some supporters of both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) that the Jamaican electorate has become... Read More

Coping with changes and stress
In a world where there is constant change it should not throw out our economy and cause stress every time there is change. There should be education...... Read More

How truly bankable is 'Brand Jamaica' for Jamaicans?
Recently I saw that Tina Pinnock, known professionally as HoodCelebrityy, a Jamaican dancehall singer and songwriter from the Bronx, New York, signed...... Read More

Whither trial by jury
The opponents of trial by the people and of the people have finally paved the way to the abolition of trial by jury. The supporters of trial by judge alone for gun-related...... Read More

REGIONAL

'Dolla' pledges support of hemp industry

MONTEGO BAY, St James —At least one Jamaican financial institution is pledging support for potential investors when Government establishes the industrial hemp... Read More

'Hard road to travel'
The Jamaica Observer West news team earlier this week responded to calls from scores of residents and motorists in the Trelawny...... Read More

'For cleaner communities'
The parish of Trelawny is to get the island's first garbage transfer station, which will be established at Lottery in the vicinity of Daniel Town at a...... Read More

CHAMPIONS
LLANDILO, Westmoreland — A third first-time qualifier is to play in next season's Western Confederation Super League after Delveland PYC won their first...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Relief as Mr Trump hears the children's cry

We received with great relief yesterday news that United States President Donald Trump had reversed himself and decided to sign an executive order... Read More

Good advice from the World Bank
Going on the evidence so far, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is correct in stating that fiscal discipline is now a part of the DNA of the Jamaican...... Read More

Five US first ladies hear the children's cry
If the Bible's injunction to “suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God” is to be...... Read More

The heroic, historic role of the National Library
Most Jamaicans can be forgiven for knowing next to nothing about the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ).... Read More

AUTO

Kia's got Soul

For those not looking for the traditional sedan, sports car, or sports utility vehicle, there is the 2018 Kia Soul. Read More

Porsche marks 70th milestone
JAMAICA joined the world in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Porsche through its local dealer, ATL Automotive, in New Kingston last...... Read More

Messi Mania
Veronica Thomas says she was “converted” to being an Argentina fan by her boyfriend and displays the country's flag on her white Nissan Mark.... Read More

Royal fan
“I'm a England fan fi years... From Gary Lineker days,” said Voncard Brown, who displays an England flag on his Mitsubishi Lancer.... Read More

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