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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A fire is again raging at the Riverton City Dump in St Andrew mere weeks after another fire blanketed sections of the Capital city in thick, black smoke. Details regarding the c ...

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Dump fire again
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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Defending champions Jamaica are off to a successful start in the 43rd CARIFTA Games in Martinique winning three gold medals on today's (Saturday, April 19) opening morning. R ...

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Cracking start
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A NUMBER of local artistes are set to show their support for the legalisation of marijuana (ganja) during a march and mass rally set for the Corporate Area tomorrow. The march, organised by vet ...

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Weed March
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AFTER 33 years as head and founder of the Kingston-based Missionaries of the Poor, Father Richard Ho Lung has stepped down. Ho Lung, 74, is succeeded by Bro Augusto Silot, a naturalised Jamaica ...

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Ho Lung steps down
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OPPOSITION Leader Andrew Holness says more dialogue is needed to quell the tension between the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and disgruntled private transport operators in the Kingston Metrop ...

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Holness bus tour
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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Sixty-nine year old Fay Swaby, a housewife of Chudleigh Housing Scheme in Manchester, died as a result of injuries she received in a motor vehicle accident in Mount ...

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Fatal crash!

LATEST NEWS

Jamaica sweep 100m finals at CARIFTA Games, but boys U-18 to be rerun  9:24 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica swept the 100 metres finals at the 43rd CARIFTA Games Saturday evening as the regional championship underway in Martinique ends its first day. However, the boys' Under-18 100m final won by Waseem Williams will be rerun tomorrow morning before the official start of the second day, OBSERVER ONLINE has been reliably informed. Reports are that the athletes complained that they heard two guns at the start and officials later confirmed there were problems with the start ... Read More

Jamaicans through to CARIFTA 100m finals  5:30 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica team captain Jevaugn Minzie led all eight Jamaicans, two from each of ...... Read More

Barbados 245, Jamaica 52-1 at close  5:16 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica, replying to Barbados’ 245, reached 52 for one in their ...... Read More

Body of 5-y-o boy missing since September found by highway  5:09 PM
WORCESTER, Mass (AP) -- The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confi ...... Read More

Windwards 248, T&T 36-3 at close  4:49 PM
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago bowled Windward Islands out for 248, just over ...... Read More

NEWS

NY legislators want probe into police shooting of unarmed Jamaican youth

NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — Minority caucuses of New York State Legislature and the City Council have written to United States Attorney General Eric Holder calling for an "extensive and exhaustive ... Read More

Holness on bus tour
OPPOSITION Leader Andrew Holness says more dialogue is needed to quell the tension between the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and disgruntled ...... Read More

Licensed firearm holder kills alleged robber
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — An alleged gunman, who reportedly attempted to rob a businessman and his wife late Thursday at Nain in south east ...... Read More

Jamaica seek revenge against champions Barbados
JAMAICA will be on the hunt for revenge when they clash with League champions Barbados at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown in the semifinal of the ...... Read More

SPORT

Davis pounds Richmond in Contender Boxing Series

ANOTHER explosive and entertaining fight ended in favour of Team Jamaica as Tsetsi 'Lights Out' Davis hammered out a big unanimous points decision over Team Caribbean's Derick 'Dangerous' Richmond ... Read More

Freshhh supports the rise of rural chess masters
THE game of chess is recognised as a sport that requires strong mental discipline and as such students demonstrate the highest level of self-discipl ...... Read More

Jamaica aim for record medal haul as 43rd Carifta Games begin
THE Jamaican team will start what they expect to be the largest medal haul in the history of the Carifta games today when the 43rd staging begins at ...... Read More

Perfect Neighbour for Lady Geeta Trophy
NEIGHBOURLINESS has always been a commendable attribute in community living, and at the Caymanas Park Racing Complex in thoroughbred racing much the ...... Read More

BUSINESS

‘There can be only one’

Marcus James says there can be only be one chief executive officer of Access Financial Services. He contends that company's Articles of Incorporation make no provision for the appointment of two CE ... Read More

BMR allows for JPS stake in planned wind farm
JAMAICA Public Service Company (JPS) has the option to buy a 20 per cent in US-owned Blue Mountain Renewables (BMR) US$90 million ($9.9 billion) wind ...... Read More

Juici reopens Port Henderson outlet
JUICI Patties has reopened one of four Corporate Area outlets it closed last year after terminating a franchise agreement with the restaurants' op ...... Read More

Intel reports lower net income
NEW YORK, USA - Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slig ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Flood of support for Noah

THE St Andrew Parish Foundation hosted the premiere of the motion picture Noah, at Palace Amusement's Carib 5 cinema in Cross Roads, St Andrew, recently. The well-attended event was under the disti ... Read More

Sean Paul, Cure for Guyana's Easter Fest
RECORDING artistes Sean Paul and Jah Cure are headliners for Guyana Easter Fest scheduled for Guyana National Stadium on Sunday. "I have not been t ...... Read More

Marijuana March
A NUMBER of local artistes are set to show their support for the legalisation of marijuana (ganja) during a march and mass rally set for the Corpo ...... Read More

Busha Mark sings for the females
SINGJAY Busha Mark says he has high hopes for his latest single Gi Wi Di Gal Dem. Produced by House O Love and Anthony Moulton, the single was relea ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Vows - Straight To The Heart

It was a deliberately slow, but rewarding, march towards love for Brian Kong and Candice Newman. The lovebirds, who tied the knot last month in a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Terra Nova All-Sui ... Read More

Identifying learning disabilities
The spectrum of learning disabilities is wide, and it's important to identify which particular one may be affecting your child so the proper treat ...... Read More

The ABCs of raising safe and healthy kids — part 2
Here is part two of a shortened version of an ABC list for raising healthy children, provided by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention ( ...... Read More

Give me Liberty...
These Liberty Academy at the Priory students found the Observer's Learning Corner publication quite interesting when our photographer visited the in ...... Read More

COLUMNS

The politics of English literacy

ENGLISH is our language. Cuba speaks Spanish; Haiti, French; Dominican Republic, Spanish; these are our neighbours. They have their patois, many speak English and their kids learn it too. What ... Read More

A little bit of jealousy, Gleaner?
LAST Sunday Observer's front-page story, '17 guns for freedom' was essentially the story of the day and, from discussion at all levels, the story ...... Read More

Whose Easter is it anyway?
A member of our business community had a fondness for jokes about people of his Jewish heritage, especially merchants. One day he shared this one w ...... Read More

Life is an ongoing test
TODAY being Holy Thursday, there will be the re-enactment of the Lord's Supper in many Christian churches. There will be the traditional washing of ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Licensed firearm holder kills alleged robber

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — An alleged gunman, who reportedly attempted to rob a businessman and his wife late Thursday at Nain in south east St Elizabeth, ended up being shot dead by the bus ... Read More

Senior citizen dies in Manchester car accident; 2 other people injured
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Sixty-nine year old Fay Swaby, a housewife of Chudleigh Housing Scheme in Manchester, died as a result of injuries ...... Read More

'We want houses too'
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Wakefield Division Jonathan Bartley is appealing for redundant sugar workers who once lived on barracks ...... Read More

Grave Concern!
MONTEGO BAY, St James THE dead are no longer buried at the decades-old Cholera Cemetery on Montego Bay's 'Hip Strip', but those interred there mu ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

JADCO must do more

MR Carey Brown and his new board at the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) were presented with a grand opportunity, we believe, to begin rebuilding the trust deficit with the nation's athletes ... Read More

Mrs McCalla's wisdom; Mr K D Knight's folly
CHIEF Justice Mrs Zaila McCalla can be cast in the mould of the typical judge. She does not jump mouth first into public debates. The chief jus ...... Read More

Chaos without change at the World Bank
THE appointment of Mr Jim Yong Kim by the United States Administration as president of the World Bank has come as a surprise because he is an academ ...... Read More

‘Stupid idea of the year’ award to Minister Paulwell
'Stupid idea of the year' award to Minister Paulwell So, Mr Phillip Paulwell, the minister of energy, wants to reward the people who steal electri ...... Read More

AUTO

Senior citizen dies in Manchester car accident; 2 other people injured

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Sixty-nine year old Fay Swaby, a housewife of Chudleigh Housing Scheme in Manchester, died as a result of injuries she received in a motor vehicle accident in Mount ... Read More

Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover
NEW YORK (AP) — Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 20 ...... Read More

‘Illegal’ roads?
A NUMBER of roads across Jamaica, despite being operational, are probably not legal as they have not been gazetted since completion. "A lot of roads ...... Read More

All set for Dover
THE Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) expects circuit-racing fans to enjoy the action at Texaco with Techron Carnival of Speed, Dover Raceway, St Ann ...... Read More

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