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OPPOSITION Leader Andrew Holness triumphed again over internal rivals by easily winning a secret ballot among Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) members of parliament (MPs) at a caucus called yesterday to ...

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HEALTH Minister Fenton Ferguson has described yesterday's attack on two Cuban nurses assigned to the Buff Bay Community Hospital as a "disgusting and vicious act undertaken by a coward". The n ...

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Cuban nurses attacked
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BARRETT TOWN, St James — There was mourning yesterday at the Barrett Town All-Age School, as well as in the wider community, after a grade six student was fatally stabbed by his classmate sh ...

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Death in class
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MIKE Henry wants the contractor general to investigate the details of the bidding process that led to the Government arriving at an agreement for Terminal Link/CMA CGM Consortium to operate Kingston ...

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KCT bidding process
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Defending champions Parry Town FC relinquished their title after suffering a 4-9 defeat at the hands of Riders FC in the St Ann parish knockout final of the LIME National Street Futsal Competitio ...

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Riders victory
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  HE teenAGE Expression Tour made a second stop in the parish of Clarendon — destination Clarendon College. The Clarendon College, Citadel on a Hill, welcomed the Expression crew and spons ...

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LATEST NEWS

Flash flood watch lifted, weather to return to normal — Met Service 7:36 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service has discontinued the Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood prone areas of St Ann, St Mary and Portland with immediate eff ... Read More

Four nominated for Accompong Maroon colonel  7:17 PM
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica - Four candidates were today nominated to contest the April 16 election ...... Read More

PHOTOS: Littered Harbour  7:04 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - An OBSERVER ONLINE reader yesterday submitted photos of the Kingston Harb ...... Read More

C'Bar's principal apologises for O'Hara's actions at Champs  6:34 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Principal of the Red Hills Road-based Calabar High School in St And ...... Read More

CPL: Tridents, Warriors set for opener as night games return  6:26 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Night games have made a return to the Caribbean Premier Le ...... Read More

CDA takes to streets urging people to protect children  6:10 PM
ST THOMAS, Jamaica — With the high levels of violence being meted out against the natio ...... Read More

FOREX: J$115.04 to one US dollar  5:32 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica- The US dollar on Tuesday, March 31, ended trading at J$115.04, up two cent ...... Read More

T&T and Cuba sign tourism agreement  5:22 PM
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago says it has signed a cooperation ag ...... Read More

NEWS

GG gives assent, 'Ganja law' now in effect

THE governor general has given his assent to the Bill amending the Dangerous Drugs Act, making possession of two or less ounces of ganja a ticketable offence. Justice Minister Mark Golding made t ... Read More

Henry urges contractor general to probe KCT bidding process
MIKE Henry wants the contractor general to investigate the details of the bidding process that led to the Government arriving at an agreement for Te ...... Read More

Boy, 12, stabbed to death in class
BARRETT TOWN, St James — There was mourning yesterday at the Barrett Town All-Age School, as well as in the wider community, after a grade s ...... Read More

Two Cuban nurses attacked, injured in Buff Bay
HEALTH Minister Fenton Ferguson has described yesterday's attack on two Cuban nurses assigned to the Buff Bay Community Hospital as a "disgusting ...... Read More

SPORT

'Four dis, not Fortis,' says O'Hara

"Four dis, not Fortis" reverberated throughout Calabar High School's devotion yesterday as they celebrated their fourth consecutive hold on the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics C ... Read More

Riders FC gallop away with St Ann Futsal title
Defending champions Parry Town FC relinquished their title after suffering a 4-9 defeat at the hands of Riders FC in the St Ann parish knockout f ...... Read More

Edwin Allen celebrate Girls' Champs success
IT is a feeling that never gets old. Once, twice; now they are three-time champions, yet Edwin Allen High School celebrated Saturday's success at ...... Read More

Jamaica surge late to make quarter-finals
Jamaica progressed to the quarter-final round of the CONCACAF stage of the Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifying Tournament in El Salvador by beating ...... Read More

BUSINESS

FOREX: J$115.04 to one US dollar

KINGSTON, Jamaica- The US dollar on Tuesday, March 31, ended trading at J$115.04, up two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ... Read More

Appeal Court rules on long-running Paymaster vs GKRS case
THE Court of Appeal has found that GraceKennedy Remittance Services (GKRS) Limited used the business plans of Paymaster Jamaica Limited to gain "u ...... Read More

Tech entrepreneurs head for training in Jordan
Three local start-up technology companies have been selected to benefit from a US$90,000 ($10.3 million)-investment and a trip to Jordan-based acc ...... Read More

The Rent Assessment Board offers to mediate
Dear Claudienne, I have rented an apartment in Mandeville. My lease agreement says that when I decide to move I will not be allowed to use the ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Back to ‘Black’

GUYANA-BORN roots singer Natural Black is slated to perform at the James R Hallford Stadium in Georgia on May 24. The event will be hosted by Guyana Association of Georgia, Inc. "It is alway ... Read More

Tad’s gives roots movement nod
  MUSIC producer and distributor Tad Dawkins acknowledges the neo-roots movement with the Roots Reggae Revivalist Vol 1 album which will be relea ...... Read More

Color Festival 2015
THE first instalment of the 2015 biannual staging of Color Festival at Hope Gardens in St Andrew on Sunday was a blitz of lights, fun, and of course ...... Read More

Sandz for Cable Hut Beach
  THE party series Sandz Ultimate Beach Chill returns to the Cable Hut Beach in Bull Bay, on Easter Sunday, April 5. The event is set to transfo ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

The deep, dark secret that could end our relationship

SOME experts will tell you that confession is good for the soul, and you and your partner should share all, leaving no secrets in the dark. Others say that what your partner doesn't know won't hurt ... Read More

Why we waited for marriage
CHRISTOPHER and Ruth Prendergast, a couple married for 15 years, say saving intimacy for marriage was one of the keys to their union's success. The ...... Read More

Man creates spreadsheet of all the women he's loved
NOT many of us even want to remember all the people we've been with, in fact some women lower their actual number by crossing off the list past love ...... Read More

I'm in love with an atheist
Dear Counsellor, I am 22 years old and currently in a relationship for the past 14 months with a guy who is 33. He has a good job, is very ambitiou ...... Read More

COLUMNS

A country that is poor, clean and growing

"Whenever I'm in Kigali," says New York Times reporter Jeffrey Gettleman, "I am always impressed by how spotless it is, how the city hums with efficiency -- all the more remarkable considering that ... Read More

Nothing ad hoc about ECC, Shaw!
The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) is using this medium to respond to the recent claim by the Opposition spokesman on finance, Audley Shaw, that t ...... Read More

My heart bleeds for Jamaica
Eternal Father, we're destroying our land, We desperately need the guidance of your mighty hand, Free us, Lord from the evil powers, For they ...... Read More

Bravo! Bravo! Campion College are 2015 Grace Shield champions!
ON Thursday, March 19, 2015, Campion College won its first schoolboy cricket competition in over 26 years when it became Grace Cup champions by de ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Moon Palace Hotel says its committed to opening five star property soon

The Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Hotel in St Ann says it is expending $150 million to upgrade the former Sunset Jamaica Grande into a five-star property. And despite the hotel missing its April 1 ... Read More

PHOTO: Lawmen at work
Constable R McLeod and Constable C Bryan of the Castleton Police Station kept motorists in line as they conduct a speed check along the busy main ...... Read More

Watching over Jefferey Town little angels
RESIDENT of Jefferey Town in St Mary Nisa Spencer spends most of her spare time helping out at the basic school she attended almost three decades ag ...... Read More

MP aims for hospital in Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth -- Raymond Pryce, Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth North Eastearn, isn't shy when it comes to his ambitions for the Sa ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Act fast to protect your legacy, ISSA

Faithful readers of this column will know of the respect that this newspaper has for the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA). Indeed, we have, in the past, suggested that ISSA cou ... Read More

The relevance of internal democracy for political parties
SUPPORTERS of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) may disagree. However, it seems to this newspaper that there are pluses to the Senate seat ...... Read More

Why President Obama is coming to Jamaica
THE highly anticipated visit of United States President Barack Obama to Jamaica has raised the question as to why he chose this island. While J ...... Read More

Fine-tuning for the challenges ahead
The excitement of that extraordinary athletic festival, the high school boys' and girls' championships (Champs), has diverted attention from all oth ...... Read More

AUTO

Kingston, St Andrew roads to be repaired

    THE National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday began a special work programme, in Kingston and St Andrew, through which several corridors will be repaved or patched. Under the programme, the ... Read More

Peerless Lewis snatches pole position on wet race track
SEPANG, Malaysia (AFP) — Peerless Lewis Hamilton waited out a torrential downpour before snatching pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix i ...... Read More

Fight to the finish
IT was a hard-fought victory for Maurice 'Wurl Boss' Whittingham who staved off a crew of up-and-coming drivers at the Drivers Rallysport Club (DR ...... Read More

Eyes on Price
MORE than a week after the imposition of the $7 per litre tax on gasolene, petrol dealers are cautiously watching its effect on the sector. "A tax ...... Read More

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