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  CONTROVERSIAL dancehall artiste Alkaline said he is extremely disappointed with the Government for not lobbying enough on dancehall's behalf. The entertainer was speaking in reference to a ...

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No Change Alkaline
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DEEJAY Busy Signal is calling the past two years "the best years" of his life. It has been two years since the deejay returned to Jamaica after being extradited to the United States. He spent six ...

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Keeping Busy
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  THE Accountant General's Department (AGD) employee and three of his co-accused who were arrested on Tuesday are alleged to have defrauded the Government entity of $19 million in the so-called ...

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Local cricket fans will be able to see some of the country's finest cricketers in Twenty20 (T20) action when the third edition of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)-sponsored Jamaica Premier L ...

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JPL T20
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IN what will be a rematch of last year’s all-island finals, Manning and daCosta Cup champions Jamaica College and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will go head-tohead in what shou ...

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The Kingston Bridal Week Expo, held at Hope Gardens last week Sunday, was a veritable one-stop bridal destination for the woman in search of the perfect wedding. Looking stunning on their wedding day ...

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LATEST NEWS

Three girls trick-or-treating in California killed in hit-and-run  2:32 AM

  LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said. The girls were in a crosswalk near an elementary school in Santa Ana when the SUV with two men inside hit them about 6:45 p.m., police and fire officials said. The girls, whose names were not immediately clear, ranged in ages from 13 to 15, Orange County fire Capt. Steve Concialdi said ... Read More

Two killed, four injured in Kingston 13  12:26 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Police are now confirming that two persons were shot and killed  during a ...... Read More

United scent City blood in Manchester derby  9:06 PM
  LONDON, England (AFP) - Scarred by a run of three games without victory, misfiring Premier League ...... Read More

Jamaicans in Brazil Encouraged to register on Diaspora Mapping  9:02 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaican Embassy in Brazil has been encouraging Jamaicans living in ...... Read More

Increased rainfall expected on weekend  8:42 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says that a cold front is expecte ...... Read More

NEWS

LIME signs Konshens and Sara Lawrence

  TELECOMS company LIME signed dancehall artiste Konshens and former Miss Jamaica World (2006) Sara Lawrence as its newest brand ambassadors at Ribbiz at Barbican Centre in St Andrew, yesterday. ... Read More

Dead claims scam five charged
  THE Accountant General's Department (AGD) employee and three of his co-accused who were arrested on Tuesday are alleged to have defrauded the ...... Read More

No bail for accused ganja trafficker
A Kingston businessman who was reportedly found with just over $1.3 million in both US and Jamaican currency, and 19 pounds of ganja at his hom ...... Read More

JDF, Fire Brigade to assist with Ebola
  MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says discussions are presently under way with the Jamaica Fire Brigade and ...... Read More

SPORT

Not ready!

ROSE HALL, St James — Theodore Whitmore, coach of the Jamaican Men's Under-20 team that will seek to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in New Zealand next year, says the team is not ready to comp ... Read More

Super semis
IN what will be a rematch of last year’s all-island finals, Manning and daCosta Cup champions Jamaica College and St Elizabeth Technical Hig ...... Read More

TEF continues support of JPL T20
Local cricket fans will be able to see some of the country's finest cricketers in Twenty20 (T20) action when the third edition of the Tourism ...... Read More

Great golf, good times at OCEANStyle Celebrity weekend
  CELEBRITIES and golf aficionados descended on Montego Bay last week to take part in one of the richest purses in the Caribbean — the two- ...... Read More

BUSINESS

VIDEO: Medical ganja company targets $4b in revenue by 2019; eyes IPO by 1Q next year

LOCAL medical marijuana company, Medicanja Limited, expects to generate approximately $4 billion in sales within four years. "Revenue from the sales and services of over 18 products that we hav ... Read More

2014 Private Sector Hall of Famer urges more reform
THE 2014 Private Sector Hall of Fame recipient Dr Glenford Christian urged Government to continue to enact Doing Business improvements in order to i ...... Read More

JOHN MAHFOOD: Long-term preparation key to listing
JOHN Mahfood and his father Adeeb placed Jamaican Teas in public listing mode the moment they acquired the firm's predecessor, Tetley Tea Company Lt ...... Read More

'Buy more shares', says Red Stripe chairman
"BUY more shares," is the advice to shareholders coming from Red Stripe chairman, Richard Byles. The performance of the beer company over the last ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Holt gets his Startime

  In tribute to singer John Holt who died on October 20 in London, England, the Jamaica Observer presents 'Holt a Day', a daily feature leading up to his funeral, which is slated for November 15 ... Read More

No Change For Alkaline
  CONTROVERSIAL dancehall artiste Alkaline said he is extremely disappointed with the Government for not lobbying enough on dancehall's behalf. ...... Read More

Get Busy
DEEJAY Busy Signal is calling the past two years "the best years" of his life. It has been two years since the deejay returned to Jamaica after b ...... Read More

Style Scott’s funeral is tomorrow
THE funeral service for influential drummer Lincoln 'Style Rotterdam' Scott is scheduled for the Roosevelt Avenue Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4 Her ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Oh baby!

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year. Now ... Read More

VIDEO: NFPB head warns women against delaying pregnancy
MORE professional Jamaican women are delaying pregnancy and making the choice to be single parents. This, according to National Family Planning Boa ...... Read More

Don't let these little things threaten your marriage
SOMETIMES the request for a separation or divorce may hit you like a ton of bricks, as you may not have seen the signs that anything was wrong in yo ...... Read More

How Michelle Watkis Robinson beat breast cancer
A trip to Texas in 2010 for a wedding ended up changing Michelle Watkis Robinson's life. She was conducting a random breast self-examination when ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Caricom's 'one economy' a poisoned chalice for Jamaica?

LAST week, Andrew Holness' New York headline was 'Jamaica can be a superpower'. Amen and amen, Sir, go for it! But July 4, 1973 may be Caricom Day if we do not halt fusion of our economy with thes ... Read More

What really lies ahead for us?
UNCLEAN! Unclean! was the biblical call against lepers. Citizens of this divided land, take heed. What if the dreaded Ebola should come this way? An ...... Read More

I support the men-only KC Old Boys' dinner format
It would be most foolish for a Kingston College (KC) old boy to show up Saturday evening at the Grand Jamaica Ballroom of the Pegasus with his wif ...... Read More

Through the eyes of the beholder
TODAY (October 30) is the 34th anniversary of the general election of 1980. The Jamaica Labour Party led by Edward Seaga had a landslide victory, ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Hanover family in pain

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — PAIN continued to grip the family of 16-year-old Rusea's High School student Mauricia Parr even as the Hanover police prepare a file to be submitted to the Coroner's Co ... Read More

$2-million CHIKV clean-up programme launched in Hanover
LUCEA, Hanover — THE Hanover Parish Council and other stakeholders in the parish officially launched a clean-up campaign on the weekend. ...... Read More

PNP Central Westmoreland candidates unite at REC
KNOCKALVA, Hanover — THE candidates who contested the Peoples National Party's ( PNP) delegates' election last week to replace Roger Clarke as ...... Read More

12 detained, gun recovered in anti-lottery scam operation
MONTEGO BAY, St James — AN illegal weapon was reportedly recovered in Montego Bay during an operation Tuesday to bust people involved in the l ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Placing Jamaica's FIFA rankings slippage in context

  IF you have just arrived and have not been paying attention to Jamaica's football, you could be forgiven for thinking the country's slippery slide down FIFA's rankings ladder represents a huge ... Read More

The argument for abortion is indeed compelling
DR Sandra Knight, the chair of the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), has reignited debate on abortion -- easily one of the most controversial ...... Read More

Why Minister Lisa Hanna cannot, must not, fail the youth!
This afternoon, Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna will launch, with our blessing, National Youth Month, which will be observed throughout t ...... Read More

Talk isn't so cheap, but for sure, ignorance is expensive
  WE are sure that, by now, the very proactive information minister would have marshalled her staff to ferret out every bit of information possib ...... Read More

AUTO

Karting action heats up

THERE is only one more meet to go in the Jamaica Karting Association's (JKA) championship season after last Sunday's event at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. While the karters r ... Read More

Raring to 'GO-AT'
A NEW route, new clues, a new app, and more excitement. That's what participants are to expect for the second staging of the inter-parish cross ...... Read More

Sunday is Toyota Day
THE Falmouth Pier's parking lot, Falmouth, will be transformed into a mecca for all things Toyota for the first annual Toyota Day, this Sunday. "Pe ...... Read More

J'cans ready to ROC Barbados
LOCAL motorsport icons Doug Gore and Jeffrey Panton have been confirmed this week to represent Jamaica at December's Race of Champions (ROC) 2014 to ...... Read More

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