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THE Office of the Public Defender (OPD) said yesterday that it will refer claims for damages suffered by residents of West Kingston during the May 2010 police/military operation to the Attorney Gene ...

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Tivoli claims mount
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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Scores of irate parents of students who attend the Barracks Road Primary School in Montego Bay yesterday demonstrated on the school compound over the high price of it ...

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Protest at St James school
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Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has donated three new Yamaha motorcycles to the Negril Police Station in Westmoreland. The bikes are among several acquired by the ministry for deployment ...

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Negril police Get New Bikes
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JAMAICAN dancehall deejay Stylo G has teamed up with British electronic group Clean Bandit for the single Come Over. The track debuts at number 45 on the United Kingdom singles chart. It is also nu ...

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ANOTHER COMING!
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ROSE HALL, St James — Fresh on the heels of a successful staging of the Fifth International Tae kwon do Federation (ITF) World Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre last week, Jamaica could ...

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THE schoolboy football season is almost upon us and with the fixtures for each group already released, fans are anxiously awaiting what is almost sure to be another fantastic Manning Cup. Here is a ...

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Race to the cup

LATEST NEWS

Bolt aims to replicate Beijing performance at World Champs  9:09 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica—World and Olympic sprint superstar Usain Bolt says his recording-breaking performances in Beijing, China are moments he will never forget as he aims to improve on his world records when he next competes in the city next year. The double sprint world record holder said that he is looking forward to competing at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Beijing in 2015. “I’m just looking forward to coming here and to try t ... Read More

Chanderpaul sends warning with big hundred as Bangladesh, St Kitts/Nevis draw  8:11 PM
BASSETERRE, (CMC) – Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul issued a stern warning to Bangladesh ahe ...... Read More

Mad rush at Transport Centre for Smarter Card  7:43 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police were called to maintain a presence at the Half-Way-Tree Transport ...... Read More

JUTC now accepting cash payments until Sunday  7:37 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica—The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it will accept cash payment for b ...... Read More

VIDEO: Zimmerman acquitted because Trayvon Martin was black, says US attorney  6:49 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — US attorney Jasmine Rand said that Trayvon Martin’s accused killer Geor ...... Read More

NEWS

US pathologist concerned about deaths in police custody

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Internationally renowned pathologist Dr Michael Baden says that he is concerned about the death of people in police custody. Baden, who is based in the United States ... Read More

Tivoli claims mount
THE Office of the Public Defender (OPD) said yesterday that it will refer claims for damages suffered by residents of West Kingston during the May 2 ...... Read More

Parents protest against price of lunch at St James school
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Scores of irate parents of students who attend the Barracks Road Primary School in Montego Bay yesterday demonstrate ...... Read More

Tourism ministry donates bikes to Negril police
Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has donated three new Yamaha motorcycles to the Negril Police Station in Westmoreland. The bikes are amo ...... Read More

SPORT

The 'Diva Princess' stars in Trinidad

In another command performance Princess Popstar, the reigning horse of the year, who is now plying her trade in Trinidad and Tobago, ignited the Santa Rosa racetrack with her brilliance yesterday wh ... Read More

Former Sunshine Girl Nadine Ffrench keeps netball fire burning in Floridav
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — The sun has surely not gone down on former Sunshine Girl Nadine Ffrench, who remains a shining example on and off t ...... Read More

IN DEMAND!
ROSE HALL, St James — Fresh on the heels of a successful staging of the Fifth International Tae kwon do Federation (ITF) World Cup at the Mont ...... Read More

Petrojam rule supreme in Business House KO final
DEFENDING champions Petrojam continue to dominate Business House after they clipped first-time entrants Spanish Grain Store 2-1 in the final of the ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Logistics hub necessary but not sufficient, PIOJ

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Colin Bullock is cautioning that even though the logistics hub and other mega projects of that nature are i ... Read More

‘Educate children about pension plans’
IT never crossed her mind that she would have been a widow at age 32. They were young and their small family, which included a daughter born onl ...... Read More

Finance minister leaves for Washington today
Finance and Planning Minister Dr Peter Phillips leaves the island today for Washington to engage in a series of discussions with officials from the U ...... Read More

Popular US/Jamaican food chain Golden Krust sues rival over name
NEW YORK, (CMC) – The owners of the popular Golden Krust food chain in the US have filed a lawsuit to stop a rival Jamaican food company -- Sil ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Rototom sunsplash wins new fans

ORGANISERS of the annual Rototom Sunsplash festival say the August 16-23 show in Benicassim, Spain achieved its objective of appealing to a new demographic. Katia Brollo, a Rototom spokesperson, cr ... Read More

Stylo G, Clean Bandit hit UK charts
JAMAICAN dancehall deejay Stylo G has teamed up with British electronic group Clean Bandit for the single Come Over. The track debuts at number 45 ...... Read More

Everybody got Footloose
FOOTLOOSE: Short Shorts edition proved that sticking to the essentials — that is, playing good music to dance to — still has value, as ...... Read More

Sandz Beach Party pulls crowd
IT was great vibes, non-stop partying and flossing at the monthly summer series Sandz Beach Party last Sunday afternoon. The event attracted a mass ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Get your child into that back-to-school frame of mind

FOR many children, school gets back into full swing today, but after the long break, many will still be unprepared for the challenges ahead as their minds are still in holiday mode. Thus it is ... Read More

Apologies I owe my wife
IT takes a real man to apologise. This statement carries more weight than many persons realise, and a few married men we interviewed admitted that a ...... Read More

Women confess: Under what circumstances would you give a man a 'jacket'?
VIEWERS of the popular Maury show will be all too familiar with its controversial paternity tests, which, more often than not, show men women claim ...... Read More

Claudette Carter - A project for learning
IN her day job, Claudette Carter works with coaches deployed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the region to as ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Contributing to the promise of Vision 2030

THE UNAIDS Gap report (2014) launched in Geneva, ahead of the 20th International AIDS Conference held in Melbourne, Australia, from 20-25 July 2014 highlights that a lack of data about people most a ... Read More

On dissent and Diaspora
TO hear the voices in media last week opining on the perceived snub of Jamaican-born Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Wilfred Rattigan fo ...... Read More

Let the new political conversation begin
As we keep searching for a way out of the disillusionment of so many Jamaicans, there were encouraging signs last week from Professor Trevor Munroe ...... Read More

Let the readers decide who to trust, Observer
If the Observer’s editorial page writer was taken aback by the speed of my response to Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter’s co ...... Read More

REGIONAL

A safer gayle

THE St Mary Police have implemented measures to combat the recent spike in crimes in Gayle after a section of Tacky High was torched earlier this year and the school's watchman murdered in a separat ... Read More

Help for St Thomas schools
As of this month the Ministry of Education will seek to improve the performance of three high schools in St Thomas through the pooling of resources, ...... Read More

WELL DONE!
Staff at the Port Antonio Hospital pose for a photo op after being recognised for their diligent service to the rural health facility. (PHOTO: EVERA ...... Read More

Parents praise police summer camp for at-risk youth
PARENTS who attended the closing ceremony for a two week camp hosted by the St Ann police had high praises for the organisers of the programme, whic ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The PSC, Mr Rattigan, the Diaspora, and the US Gov’t

A lot has been said about the Police Service Commission's (PSC's) decision not to shortlist Mr Wilfred Rattigan in Jamaica's search for a new police commissioner. Members of the Diaspora are incens ... Read More

Let’s care for the child next door
JAMAICANS are back to that time of year when “free paper bun”. Thousands of children and their teachers return to school today after the ...... Read More

Post-Roger Clarke: Agriculture needs an outstanding minister
Agriculture was the mainstay of life for most of the history of mankind because communities had to feed themselves. Trade led to diversification of ...... Read More

2014 schoolboy football season a bag of opportunities
THIS newspaper can only concur with Mr Carlo Redwood, of schoolboy football title sponsors LIME, that "it is hard to believe a year has gone so quic ...... Read More

AUTO

Endless Summer of Tiguan

THERE'S no better time than now to purchase a VW Tiguan as ATL Automotive Ltd, dealers for the Volkswagen brand, launched their Endless Summer of Tiguan promotion last week Thursday at their Oxford ... Read More

The GTI of small SUVs
The 2014 VW Tiguan hits the three Cs for those shopping for a compact sport utility vehicle: comfort, confidence and convenience. The Tiguan is ...... Read More

A score for Gore
SEVERAL months back into rallysport, Doug Gore has scored his first victory at the Driver's Rallysport Club (DRC)/Tru-Juice Brighton River Sprint, B ...... Read More

NDRC gets nod
THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) will begin to display their support of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) via an information booth at t ...... Read More

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