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Some KFC stores to close all week in UK chicken crisis8:17 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Some KFC outlets in Britain are to remain shut for the rest of the week, the fast-food operator said Tuesday as a supply crisis rumbled on,...... Read More

Study identifies traces of 'Taino' in present day Caribbean populations8:04 pm
COPENHAGAN, Denmark (CMC) — Researchers from the University of Cophenhagan in Denmark have found that descendants of the first indigenous Americans — the Tainos are...... Read More

Petrojam Limited names building in honour of Edward Seaga 7:24 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Petrojam Limited will on Thursday name its corporate office building “The Edward Seaga Building”, in honour of former prime minister,...... Read More

$47 million to enhance resilience of coastal areas 6:48 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — A total of $47 million has been set aside to enhance the resilience of the agricultural sector and coastal areas.... Read More

Reid highlights reduction in youth unemployment 6:28 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, has reported that there has been a decrease in the rate of youth unemployment...... Read More

T&T gov't initiates criminal proceedings in Chaguaramas oil spill 6:02 pm
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Energy Minister Franklin Khan says the Government is taking both civil and criminal legal action against the owners of a vessel...... Read More

Windies A take two-nil lead after innings win5:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — West Indies A trounced England Lions by an innings and 17 runs at Sabina Park with a day to spare to take an unbeatable two-nil lead in the...... Read More

NEWS

Stakeholders to discuss way forward after alleged threatening voice note

EDUCATION Ministry officials and school administrators, inclusive of the Wolmer's Boys School board chairman, are set to meet today to discuss the way forward after an alleged... Read More

Lawyer of multiple murder accused to make no-case submission today
THE attorney for Michael McLean, the man accused of killing six members of a family in St Thomas in 2006, is expected to make a no-case submission today in the Supreme...... Read More

Gov't strengthening delivery of services to people with disabilities
THE Government will be strengthening the delivery of skills training and special education needs to poor individuals with disabilities during the new fiscal...... Read More

Teen of Jamaican ancestry among Florida school shooting victims
THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has confirmed that one of the 17 victims of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,...... Read More

SPORT

The JOA wants 10 sporting teams in Tokyo Olympics in 2020

With the retirement of Jamaica's most recognisable sporting hero of all time, Usain Bolt, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is readying itself to... Read More

Malta focused on development meets with Grand Prix Scholarships
In a show of its continued commitment to the development of track and field, D&G Malta has renewed its support for student athletes with a pledge of $200,000 in...... Read More

First major test for most Classic race aspirants
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Sparkling Shirley brings curtains down on Age Group Swim Champs
Having given their best effort in the pool, Jamaica's young sensations are now waiting with bated breath as the selection committee gets to work to amass the country's...... Read More

BUSINESS

Multiple income streams with internet marketing

Ever thought of selling US$0.50 microwave covers from Alibaba.com on Amazon.com for US$12.00? What about sitting on a beach here in Jamaica and sourcing cold weather door... Read More

Elite Diagnostic lists on the Junior Market
Elite Diagnostic Limited is set to see its shares listed on the Junior Market at the Jamaica Stock Exchange in downtown Kingston today at 9:00 a.m.... Read More

Detained Latvian central bank chief suspected of bribe-taking
RIGA, Latvia (AFP) — Latvian anti-corruption authorities yesterday said they suspected an unnamed senior official of accepting a 100,000-euro bribe, with local...... Read More

Arsenal announce record shirt deal with Emirates
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Arsenal announced the club's biggest-ever sponsorship deal, worth a reported £200 million, yesterday, extending their shirt...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Bacchanal Fridays opens with a bang

BACCHANAL Jamaica saw a significant turnout for its opening night at Mas Camp in St Andrew last Friday. The large crowd marked a robust beginning to the enitity's... Read More

Prince Lincoln and the Royal Rasses
With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column.... Read More

Kirk Diamond shining bright with Juno nod
Singer Kirk Diamond believes his recent Juno nomination for Reggae Recording of the Year is a testament to the hard work that he has done over the...... Read More

High hopes for Romain's UK gig
UK booking agency Punch Touring said it will be pulling out all the stops for Romain Virgo's Love Sick Tour scheduled for April...... Read More

COLUMNS

Soft skills and education in Jamaica

With the rapid increase of crime and violence in Jamaican schools there is commensurate rejection and neglect of soft skills that may be necessary to... Read More

Too tired to serve
On December 31, 2017 Jamaica made history again — but not for positive reasons. The 10,990 -square kilometre island of wood and water, with...... Read More

Social challenges, friendship and inspiration
Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our cheery office attendant, Miss M, is on two weeks' sick leave as a result of being injured in the melee...... Read More

Have Jamaica, St Lucia and Guyana become the 'three blind mice' of Caricom?
The United States Department of State and the US's millionaire secretary of state, Rex Tillerson (former CEO of American multinational oil corporation Exxon Mobil) are...... Read More

REGIONAL

St Ann church surprises pastor with car

Hudson Taylor, pastor of Ocho Rios Church of God of Prophecy in St Ann, is a humble man who believes in working for what he wants, and so it was not easy for his church... Read More

Sunset Optimist Club hosts quiz competition for basic schools
Children from five schools in Annotto Bay, St Mary, were last Monday exposed to a modest quiz competition put on by the Sunset Optimist Club of Annotto Bay in an effort...... Read More

St Ann councillors again raise street light matter at monthly meeting
Councillors of the St Ann Municipal Corporation are again expressing concerns about the shortage of street lights in their respective...... Read More

March date for Ground breaking at Morant Bay Urban Centre
Ground- breaking for the Morant Bay Urban Centre is expected to be done in March 2018.... Read More

EDITORIALS

The heavy price of American blood

United States President Donald Trump has opened an ever so tiny crack in the door, giving hope, even if faint, of the possibility of a bi-partisan... Read More

No let-up on improvements to justice system
We are encouraged by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck's declaration last week that the Government will continue to focus on enforcing the rule of law and attaining timely...... Read More

Has the time come to say farewell to Caricom?
The report of the Caricom Review Commission, chaired by former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has, at long last, been tabled in Parliament by...... Read More

A most commendable gesture from Red Stripe
Red Stripe's rescue of the Jamaica women's bobsleigh team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is most commendable, but not surprising...... Read More

AUTO

Toyota conquers Holly Mount

TOYOTA Jamaica 4x4 Club's first excursion for the year was a fun-filled blast for all parties involved. The trip, last Sunday, was to the cool hills of Holly Mount in... Read More

'Act to check fatalities'
Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), said he is optimistic that the new Road Traffic Act will help to reduce...... Read More

Safer schools project coming
The JN Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and international motor sports foundation, the FIA Foundation, will...... Read More

BMW 430i Gran Coupé: Simply grand!
The BMW 3 series has long been the benchmark for the compact executive sedan, as it offers a mix of luxury, technology and, most importantly,...... Read More

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