The beleaguered National Housing Trust (NHT) was last night facing a new dilemma as a third director, Brenda Cuthbert of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF), indicated she would resign today, ...


SECRETARY General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza has expressed concern about the Bahamian Government's new immigration policy under which non-nationals who are unab ...

OAS concerned

POLICE say they will be monitoring sections of Spanish Town Road in Kingston today following threats from vendors to mount roadblocks for a second day until something is done to deal with raw sewa ...

Sewage flows

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Career diplomat Luis G Moreno was this afternoon confirmed as the new United States ambassador to Jamaica. Moreno, who will be sworn in before taking up his post, joined the US f ...

New US ambassador

WHEN Outameni Experience Chairman Lennie Little-White offered his ailing attraction to the National Housing Trust (NHT) board members on November 7, 2012, everyone present liked the feel-good concep ...

Anatomy of a scandal Pt 2

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday evening joined the St Elizabeth police as they struggled to piece together a puzzle surrounding th ...

Death by poisoning


Jamaica on track to welcome 3.5 m visitors – tourism minister 9:58 PM

  MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill, says Jamaica is on track to welcome some 3.5 million visitors this year. The number, h ... Read More

Obama eases threat of deportation for 4.7 million  8:36 PM
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MSME Alliance launch discount card  8:35 PM
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Obama says time for immigration changes is now  8:16 PM
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CHIKV cases should decrease in December -- Ferguson   7:14 PM
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Tariq Parker is 2015 Rhodes Scholar  5:48 PM
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Task Force begins probe into Windies pull out of India tour  4:56 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) -- A task force set-up to probe the circumstances that led to the c ...... Read More


New US envoy to Ja named; Obama appoints J'can to performing arts advisory committee

United States foreign service veteran Luis G Moreno was yesterday confirmed as America's next ambassador to Jamaica. Moreno's confirmation came a week after Jamaican-born Lorna M Johnson was na ... Read More

NHT board crippled
The beleaguered National Housing Trust (NHT) was last night facing a new dilemma as a third director, Brenda Cuthbert of the Jamaica Employers' Fe ...... Read More

Sewage flows near fish market
POLICE say they will be monitoring sections of Spanish Town Road in Kingston today following threats from vendors to mount roadblocks for a second ...... Read More

OAS concerned about new Bahamas immigration policy
SECRETARY General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza has expressed concern about the Bahamian Government's new immigra ...... Read More


Manning brothers struggle; Patriots overrun Colts in much-anticipated clash

IT was labelled the game of the week, the much-anticipated clash between the New England Patriots led by the wily veteran Tom Brady and the Indianapolis Colts led by the young gun Andrew Luck. And, ... Read More

Task Force begins probe into aborted Indian tour
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A task force set up to probe the circumstances that led to the controversial pull-out by the senior West Indies c ...... Read More

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 A Cut Above - Cant 9f Abbey Road (B) - Cant 9f Aldebaran - Cant 9f Ali Baba (B) - Cant 8f Gal Last 6f 1143 All That Matt ...... Read More

Veteran shooter Ziadie top gun at sporting clays tourney
VETERAN shooter Errol Ziadie once again outgunned opponents to shoot to the summit of the Sagicor Investment-sponsored PWD Winter Open Sporting Clay ...... Read More


Inflation within target, says central bank governor

BANK of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter says the annual inflation is expected to remain within the seven to nine per cent target range for the 2014/15 fiscal year. This, he noted, is despite ri ... Read More

First supplementary estimates to be tabled next Tuesday
THE first supplementary estimates for the 2014/15 financial year will be tabled in the House of Representatives next Tuesday, November 25. Finance ...... Read More

Ask and You Will Receive
Many of the obstacles which prevent people from accomplishing their goals and dreams are not complex issues; they can often be simple problems whi ...... Read More

Local pumps not keeping pace with fall in global oil prices
MARGINS and multinationals are to blame for the slower pass-through of oil prices at the pumps, according to Trevor Heaven, former president of the ...... Read More


The Voice from Duhaney Park

RESIDENTS of Duhaney Park in Kingston are in a jubilant mood. One of their own, 24-year-old singer Anita Antoinette Fearon, is in the Top 10 of the popular American television talent show, The Voi ... Read More

Tony Rebel remembers Garnet Silk
This is the third in the Jamaica Observer's daily 20-part series, 20 Days of Silk, which looks at the life of roots singer Garnet Silk. Next month m ...... Read More

Ed Robinson updates John Holt's classics
SINGER Ed Robinson salutes rocksteady great John Holt on his new album Tribute to John Holt. Robinson told this column that the 10-track set was in ...... Read More

Bullying under Raging Fyah
ROOTS rock reggae band Raging Fyah has turned its social conscience to the issue of bullying. The single Brave, from the band's 2014 album Destiny, ...... Read More


Women say banks not supporting non-traditional businesses

SEVERAL women who turned out at the launch of Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) yesterday raised the issue of the lack of support from the banking sector for non-traditional businesses and female ... Read More

Great baby-friendly home remedies
Cuts and scrapes, bites and rashes are all a regular part of being a child and choosing the right cream or bandage to treat the various ailments can ...... Read More

Easy toilet training
IT's best to begin potty training between the ages of two and three. Do not start too early! To potty train, your child must be able to: * Walk ...... Read More

Parental attitudes may contribute to kids' chronic constipation
CHILD rearing practices and attitudes could be contributing factors when kids have chronic constipation issues, according to a new study from the ...... Read More


Mash down or build up?

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They lie, the CSME union cannot help us
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It is healthy to distrust our politicians
ONE day a pack of wolves invaded your pen of goats and went about in wild abandon to rip the flesh from the animals even while they were still ali ...... Read More

Constitution Day's 70th anniversary
NOVEMBER 20, 1944 was nomination day for the first-ever elections held under universal adult suffrage in Jamaica. That election was held on Decemb ...... Read More


'Plant pepper'

RAMBLE, Hanover - JUST over three months ago, Orville McFarlane, 23, left the Montego Bay Community College in St James with a bachelor's degree in environmental studies. Believing that a well- ... Read More

Falmouth mayor, health dept to get tough on litter bugs
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — AS the Trelawny Parish Council (TPC) partners with several agencies in its campaign to rid breeding sites of the aedes ...... Read More

Hanover Charities gifts computer lab to Gurney's Mount Primary
COLD SPRING, Hanover — THE Hanover Charities, a not-for-profit organisation, recently handed over a computer laboratory to the Gurney's Mount ...... Read More

Sandals sends off Weston Haughton in style
MONTEGO BAY, St James - After spending 17 years with the Sandals Group, the recently retired cultural icon Weston Haughton was recognised for his st ...... Read More


World Festival of Religious Freedom a feather in Jamaica's cap

RELIGIOUS freedom is not the kind of issue that many Jamaicans will give a lot of focus. That reality, though, is an indication of our development as a society. For there are a number of countries ... Read More

What now for Outameni Experience?
BIG ideas run big risks. That is perhaps what the folks at the state-run National Housing Trust (NHT) are seeing, albeit under a firestorm of crit ...... Read More

Election of Judge Robinson to ICJ a proud moment for all Jamaicans
JAMAICAN jurist Patrick Robinson's election to serve as a judge in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), for a nine-year period beginning in Febru ...... Read More

If Lord Hoffman has faith in us...
Mr Andrew Holness, the Opposition leader, has again signalled his intention to not support any move, at this time, for Jamaica to adopt the Caribbea ...... Read More


Call for brakes on traffic bill

GARTH Lyttle — lawyer for public transport groups Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) — has compared the new Road Traffic Bill to a sledge-hammer the governme ... Read More

Photo Finish - Sold on Subaru
The anticipation was in overdrive at the KIG showroom on Spanish Town Road in Kingston on Wednesday, as car and motorsport enthusiats turned out to ...... Read More

Gov't in car assembly plant talks, says Hylton
A car maker is in talks with the Government to set up an assembly plant within the conceptualised logistics hub, Industry Minister Anthony Hylton ha ...... Read More

Toyota aims to replicate Prius success with fuel cell Mirai
California, United States (Reuters) -- Toyota Motor Corporation on Monday said it will introduce its first mass-market fuel cell car in the United S ...... Read More


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