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GLASGOW, Scotland --- Alia Atkinson continues her amazing form when she swam another Commonwealth Games record of 30.17 seconds to win the women’s 50m breaststroke semi-final at the Tollcross ...

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Alia breaks 50m record again
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WASHINGTON DC (JIS) -- Jamaica’s former Honorary Consul to Atlanta and prominent attorney Vin Martin, OD died Wednesday (July 23) in Atlanta, Georgia, after a long illness. Martin passed ...

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GOVERNMENT is planning to assume approximately $27 billion in debt owed by Clarendon Alumina Production Limited (CAP) and the Wallenford Coffee Company (WCC). In two Ministry Papers tabled in t ...

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$27-billion debt
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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Ivan Taylor, the man who was found guilty of the murder of Trinidadian schoolteacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves, was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment when he ap ...

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ANGRY residents of Eleven Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, yesterday, took to the streets to protest the deplorable road conditions and a long-standing dust nuisance they say is affecting their healt ...

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Dust protest
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LITTLE BAY, Westmoreland — WHEN eight-year-old Savia McKenzie and two other children perished in a fire at his grandmother’s house last week, it was the first time his mother, Natasha C ...

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A mother’s grief

LATEST NEWS

Jamaica wins first medal at World Junior Championships  10:26 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica--Jamaica secured its first medal a short while ago at the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships as Tyler Mason finished second in the 110m hurdles. Mason finished in a time of 13.06 seconds behind Wilhem Belocian of France who ran to a World Junior Record time of 12.99 seconds.  Third place went to David Ombergie of Great Britain in a time of 13.35 seconds. Read More

World Junior Champs: Natallah Whyte makes women’s 200m final  8:53 PM
EUGENE, USA -- Jamaica’s Natallah Whyte is the first Jamaican into a sprint final here at the 15th ...... Read More

20th session of the International Seabead Authority closes in Kingston  8:18 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The 20th session of the International Seabead Authority convened at the Jamaica Con ...... Read More

CPL T20: T&T Red Steel fielding vs Amazon Warriors  8:05 PM
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel won the toss and sent Guyana Amazon ...... Read More

Russian delegation at Seabed conference declines comment on flight MH17  7:54 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The delegation of the Russian Federation at the 20th annual session of the Interna ...... Read More

NEWS

Al Miller led police on high speed chase, cop tells court

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A police officer today testified that Reverend Al Miller led police on a high speed chase on June 22, 2010 the day when Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was captured. Sergea ... Read More

Ellington, Bent could testify in Al Miller case
OUTGOING Com-missioner of Police Owen Ellington and retired Deputy Commissioner Jevene Bent have been summoned to appear in the Corporate Area Res ...... Read More

Taximan gets life in prison for murder of Trinidadian teacher
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Ivan Taylor, the man who was found guilty of the murder of Trinidadian schoolteacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves, was y ...... Read More

Eleven Miles residents protest dust nuisance, bad roads
ANGRY residents of Eleven Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, yesterday, took to the streets to protest the deplorable road conditions and a long-standi ...... Read More

SPORT

Alia Atkinson swims Commonwealth Games record in 50m breaststroke

GLASGOW, Scotland --- Favourite Alia Atkinson lived up to her top billing when she swam a Commonwealth Games record of 30.49 seconds to win Heat Three of the women's 50-metre breaststroke as swimmin ... Read More

The quest begins
GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica will launch its bid for more sporting glory when its talented athletes announce themselves at the XX Commonwealth ...... Read More

Bolt blasts officials for reducing Gay's doping ban
GLASGOW, Scotland (CMC) — Sprint super star Usain Bolt has criticised anti-doping officials for reducing Tyson Gay's doping ban after he teste ...... Read More

Beaches Negril cop all titles in WFA's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League
LLANDILO, Westmoreland - BEACHES Negril made sure their first season in the Westmoreland Football Association's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major Lea ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Facebook profit jumps to US$791m, ad revenues US$2.68b

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Facebook stock jumped to record highs Thursday as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying. The shares were up 5.6 percent at $75.30 in late morning trad ... Read More

Creating Equity With Your Work
Marcus was elated when he opened the email from his client. His proposal to create the new brand images for the company had been accepted, and he wa ...... Read More

General Food building new supermarket complex
General Food is constructing a new supermarket complex in Liguanea Plaza aimed at offering total shopping within one mega structure. It will re ...... Read More

Battle for social media
THE fierce rivalry between telecoms giants LIME and Digicel has now moved into the social media arena as both companies battle for supremacy in the ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Here comes CHRONIXX

ROOTS singer Chronixx got an instant bump after the hype arounnd his performance on the top-rated Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. There was a surge in sales for his Dread & Terrible EP and ... Read More

Illness halts Konshens's European gig
DANCEHALL artiste Konshens is slated to return to the island next week after cancelling the remainder of his European gig due to illness. Konshens - ...... Read More

Jamaica Irie, says Oliver Smoothe
OLIVER 'Oliver Smoothe' Gordon sees being named a top 10 finalist in the Festival Song Competition organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Com ...... Read More

'Vampire Diaries' Persia White weds in Ocho Rios
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former ‘Vampire Diaries’ co-star Persia White recently tied the knot in Ocho Rios, Jamaica with actor Joseph Mo ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Things never to do on a first date

DATING is not that difficult; the rule of thumb is to act the way you would want the other person to act around you, and do what you would want done to you, and if both persons bear this in mind, th ... Read More

Summer outing ideas
WE’RE almost into the second month of the summer holidays, and though many summer camps and summer school activities wind down this week, par ...... Read More

That first DENTIST visit
A child’s first visit to the dentist should normally be between 12 and 24 months and then about yearly following. When a child visits the de ...... Read More

Choosing the right pet for your child
No doubt, pets are a great addition to any family; they teach kids responsibility, how to be caring, and help with their social development. There ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Energising the economy through energy reform

Amidst the positive news that the country has experienced another quarter of economic growth and high commendation from the Caribbean Development Bank, the country continues to encounter economic ... Read More

Mandela's visit 23 years ago
Nelson Mandela, freed from prison for more than a year and three years before becoming president of South Africa, landed in Jamaica for an officia ...... Read More

Don’t allow telecoms firms to drag Ja backwards
RECENTLY our telecoms providers have indicated their intent to block our access to VoIP services, and in so doing undermine the significant advances ...... Read More

Sir Howard Cooke: the leader who was a participant
THE passing at the envious age of 98 of Sir Howard Cooke — Jamaica's fourth native governor general since Independence in 1962 — has ser ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Educator Melrose Cameron honoured for years of service

MONTEGO BAY, St James - MELROSE Cameron, teacher and education officer, was honoured by several of her past students, for her remarkable contribution to education. A teacher for more than 35 ye ... Read More

Beaches Negril cop all titles in WFA's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League
LLANDILO, Westmoreland - BEACHES Negril made sure their first season in the Westmoreland Football Association's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major Lea ...... Read More

Parent of one of three children killed in Negril fire stunned
LITTLE BAY, Westmoreland — WHEN eight-year-old Savia McKenzie and two other children perished in a fire at his grandmother’s house last ...... Read More

Negril Resort Board pushes for trauma centre
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — THE Negril Resort Board says it will be pushing for the Negril Health Centre in Westmoreland to be upgraded to a trauma ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Disabilities Bill: Better (10 years) late than never

Tuesday's passing in Parliament of the much-awaited Disabilities Bill was marred, ironically, by the inability of several disabled persons to get access to Gordon House to be present on the histor ... Read More

Water shortage in Jamaica is a man-made disaster, not an act of God
THERE is no doubt that the small island developing states of the Caribbean are vulnerable to natural disasters, both in regard to their frequency an ...... Read More

The worsening drought — let's conserve, conserve, conserve!
WATER and Climate Change Minister Robert Pickersgill's announcement Sunday night that the drought currently affecting the island will not ease soon, ...... Read More

Fake Clarks shoemakers, what a waste!
A mere glance at the photos would not alert you to the fact that the shoes confiscated by the police last week from an underground factory in Kingst ...... Read More

AUTO

Prized possession

THE fifth generation Honda Civic is an icon in the tuner arena and is often credited for jump-starting the import performance craze on this side of the planet. So what's better vehicle for Skunk ... Read More

No cash for concession fares on JUTC come September
The state-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company JUTC) said as of September 1 it will only accept payment of concession fares on its buses via its Smar ...... Read More

More road fatalities
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Based on statistics OBSERVER ONLINE received today from the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), there is a noticeably incr ...... Read More

Car enthusiasts flock Wealth Auto Show
ROSE HALL, St James — The doors of the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall opened to eager car enthusiasts yesterday, as the Wealth Aut ...... Read More

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