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THE Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory Limited are partnering with Hi Pro Farm Store today to provide support for farmers who were affected by the fires in rural ...

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Labour Day help
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UNITED States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis Moreno says he is proud of his country's push for respect for human rights here, and vowed that Washington would not relent in this effort. Speaking dur ...

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Equality push
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Each year, scores of volunteer doctors, nurses, educators and other professionals from around the world take time off from their jobs for weeks and months to live and work among the people in the ...

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Filling a gap
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SINGER Omi made reggae history last weekend when his song Cheerleader topped the United Kingdom pop chart for a fourth straight week. This is the longest reign at number one in the UK by a Jamai ...

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Omi makes history
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On an evening when three personal best times were registered, it was rising sprint sensation Elaine Thompson of University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) who stole the spotlight at the Jamaica Ath ...

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SHE'S reserved, curious, determined, adventurous and loves experiencing every aspect of nature. In the daytime she works as a research and stockbroking manager at Victoria Mutual Wealth Manag ...

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Nicole the explorer

LATEST NEWS

Groups collaborate to protect farmers, prevent praedial larceny 5:59 PM

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Man gets caught in dangling wires, falls and dies  4:08 PM
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Guyana to pardon 60 prisoners on Independence Day  3:48 PM
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Ireland's gay marriage vote was 'a defeat' - Vatican daily  3:41 PM
VATICAN CITY, Holy See (AFP) - The Irish vote in favour of gay marriage constitutes "a defeat ...... Read More

3 men 'caught in act' jailed for homosexuality in Morocco  3:37 PM
RABAT, Morocco (AFP) - Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to thr ...... Read More

US fighter jets scramble for French flight to NY after bomb threat  3:04 PM
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — An Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New Yo ...... Read More

Bolt, Powell highlight Golden Spikes meet in Ostrava  2:47 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Global sprint super star Usain Bolt will get his chance to silence ...... Read More

Tessanne performs at Memorial Day Concert  2:31 PM
WASHINGTON, DC, United States — Jamaican songbird and Season 5 winner of NBC’s Th ...... Read More

NEWS

Al-Faisal wants Islamic Council  acting head out

CONTROVERSIAL Muslim cleric Abdullah al-Faisal has hinted that there may be plans afoot to unseat the acting president of the Islamic Council of Jamaica, Al-Hajj Mekaeel Maknoon. Al-Faisal told ... Read More

US committed to seeing equality in Jamaica
UNITED States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis Moreno says he is proud of his country's push for respect for human rights here, and vowed that Washingto ...... Read More

Labour Day help
THE Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory Limited are partnering with Hi Pro Farm Store today to provide support fo ...... Read More

Filling a gap
Each year, scores of volunteer doctors, nurses, educators and other professionals from around the world take time off from their jobs for weeks an ...... Read More

SPORT

Reggae Boy Beckford's hat-trick helps PNE gain promotion to Championship

LONDON, England (AFP) -- Preston North End were promoted to the Championship yesterday as Jamaican international Jermaine Beckford's hat-trick inspired a 4-0 rout of Swindon in the League One play ... Read More

Elaine Thompson steals spotlight at JAAA All-Comers meet
On an evening when three personal best times were registered, it was rising sprint sensation Elaine Thompson of University of Technology, Jamaica ...... Read More

Salcia's big bang!
AFTER her gruelling 16-event schedule in last weekend's NCAA Division Two outdoor championships at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mic ...... Read More

Basic schools to benefit from football match
The 2015 staging of Bring Back The Love After Labour charity football match between Entertainers and Masters & Celebrities will take place today a ...... Read More

BUSINESS

More international investment for Jamaican tech start-ups

JAMAICAN tech entrepreneurs continue to get more support from international investors as Start-Up Jamaica rolls out a second set of participants for seed funding. What's more, California-based ... Read More

Proven CEO and DBJ differ on old boys’ network vs meritocracy
AUDREY Richards, the state's leading advocate for venture capital funding, disagreed with Chris Williams, chief executive of PROVEN Investments, ove ...... Read More

Are preference shares right
WITH increased volatility in financial markets and record low yields on fixed-income securities, investors have begun to re-examine their risk appet ...... Read More

Red Stripe to receive Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards Lifetime Achievement award
Red Stripe is to be the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards on Thursday at Devon House in K ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Grand farewell for Toya

AS the white hearse pulled up to the Hagley Park Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston yesterday, scores of mourners and fans gathered to get a final glimpse of entertainer Latoya 'Toya' Jackso ... Read More

Omi makes UK history
SINGER Omi made reggae history last weekend when his song Cheerleader topped the United Kingdom pop chart for a fourth straight week. This is th ...... Read More

Style week focuses on J’can fashion
SAINT International's Style Week Jamaica 2015 closed in New Kingston yesterday with FashionBlock. Deiwght Peters, Saint International CEO, beli ...... Read More

Tessanne performs at Memorial Day Concert
WASHINGTON, DC, United States — Jamaican songbird and Season 5 winner of NBC’s The Voice Tessanne Chin was among the performing line-up ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Signs he wants to spend the rest of his life with you

JUDGING your man's thoughts can be very difficult, and when you're at a serious point in your relationship, assessing his level of commitment can be equally challenging. Chances are you may mis ... Read More

Nicole the explorer
SHE'S reserved, curious, determined, adventurous and loves experiencing every aspect of nature. In the daytime she works as a research and st ...... Read More

I want him back
Dear Counsellor, I was in a relationship for 16 years and I broke it off a few years ago because we were going through problems and I didn't know how ...... Read More

How to know you’re dating a MARRIED MAN
THOUGH a simple check at the Registrar General's Department will reveal the information, and though often the signs are as clear as day, many women ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Let's restore May Pen Cemetery to its former glory

KINDLY allow me space in the Daily Observer to comment on an article on page 7 of the Sunday Observer, May 24, 2015, 'KSAC to probe grave allegations at May Pen Cemetery'. The local funeral ind ... Read More

The pain, the joy of South Africa
I am writing this from South Africa, where the media images of decades, pre- and post-apartheid, have sprung to life in tours and first-person acc ...... Read More

National 'man-made' disasters
FOR our size, we already have a record for carnage in our households by the use of the gun. So it should come as no surprise that we also have the ...... Read More

Failure to launch... just tyre skid marks
"When I use a word", Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less". -- Lewis Carr ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Filling a gap

Each year, scores of volunteer doctors, nurses, educators and other professionals from around the world take time off from their jobs for weeks and months to live and work among the people in the ... Read More

Jaital Tours gives back
Employees of tour company Jaital Tours celebrated some of the nation's children last week when they visited several schools in and around Ocho Rios, ...... Read More

'Thank you for this gift'
THE Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) in celebrating Civil Servants week presented a Singer Sewing machine to the School of Hope in Clear Spr ...... Read More

Cedar Valley's roads of shame!
These photographs show what passes for a main road in Cedar Valley, St Thomas. So bad is the surface that residents have an extremely difficult tim ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

To lock children out of school is to invite disaster

A news report yesterday that a group of girls had been booted from one of Jamaica's more respected high schools because of alleged gang-style violence underlines the difficulties faced by school adm ... Read More

A question for the Gov't on the CCJ
The Government, it appears, is talking out of both sides of its mouth on the issue of a referendum to decide whether Jamaica replaces the Judicial C ...... Read More

Another distress call for better playing surfaces
We note with interest, the announcement earlier this week that the international television network ESPN has committed to showing highlights of th ...... Read More

A referendum should settle the CCJ controversy
With the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ Bills scheduled to be tabled in the Senate today, the eyes of the nation will now be on the Upper House a ...... Read More

AUTO

PHOTO: Car crash

The driver of a passenger bus slows down to join curious onlookers viewing the remains of the Nissan Wingroad at left, which crashed near Berger along Spanish Town Road in St Andrew yesterday evenin ... Read More

Short turnaround time for CMRC
THERE will be only five days available to Jamaica's racers after the Total Quartz Daryl King memorial meet on May 25 at Dover Raceway, St Ann, for t ...... Read More

Big guns deliver
IT was the face-off between two of the fastest straight-line machines in the island, the Ford Mustang of Adrian McLymont and the Chevrolet Camaro of ...... Read More

CR-V gets sibling, the HR-V
USING expertise accrued in building the award-winning CR-V, Honda has created the HR-V to be a vehicle larger than the sum of knowledge put into it ...... Read More

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