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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The sudden death of a pregnant policewoman, who collapsed while on the job yesterday, has left her colleagues here in western Jamaica in mourning. The Jamaica Observer ...

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA — United States President Barack Obama has commended Jamaican-born Jacqueline Motherselle Payne-Borden for her 28 years of sterling service to the US Air Force Reserve N ...

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THE brothers of Truckback Records Steve, Andrew and Adrian Locke are known for producing hits like Erup's Click Mi Finger, I-Octane's Lose A Friend and Harry Toddler's Don't Run In. Even former a ...

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Sandals Resorts International is pumping US$5.5 million into five of the Caribbean's first over-the-water suites and the renovation of 14 suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay. Dubbe ...

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GLASGOW, Scotland — There is no doubt who has been Jamaica's star so far at the XX Commonwealth Games. Alia Atkinson, Jamaica's poster girl for swimming, has set a new Commonwealth Games re ...

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GIVEN the success of last weekend's Wealth Auto Show held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, organisers are planning to make it a calendar event. The inaugural two-day event &mda ...

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LATEST NEWS

Rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games  10:53 AM

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, one of the fighters had a large lump on his head, and the other had blood streaming down his face. That's what fighting without protective headgear can do. In a decision last year, the International Boxing Association stopped the use of headgear in male bouts, citing medical experts who said it would help reduce concussions. But Benson Njangiru of Kenya said going into the r ... Read More

Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv airport  10:40 AM
MONTREAL (AFP) - An Air Canada flight from Toronto was forced to circle the Tel Aviv airport before land ...... Read More

Prominent official being questioned in MOCA anti-corruption raid  10:23 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A prominent corporate official is among several people being questioned this mornin ...... Read More

Nigerian Internet fraudster fleeces people seeking jobs online  9:42 AM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudst ...... Read More

Manchester businessman shot dead  8:53 AM
MANCHESTER, Jamaica -- A Manchester businessman was Thursday night (July 24) shot dead. He is identifie ...... Read More

NEWS

Lawyer accuses cop of lying as trial of Al Miller starts

THE prosecution's first witness in the trial of Rev Al Miller was yesterday accused of lying and exaggerating his role in the capture of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke as a means of furthering his career, ... Read More

Pregnant cop dies on job
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The sudden death of a pregnant policewoman, who collapsed while on the job yesterday, has left her colleagues here in wes ...... Read More

President Obama commends retired Jamaican-born air force colonel
WASHINGTON, DC, USA — United States President Barack Obama has commended Jamaican-born Jacqueline Motherselle Payne-Borden for her 28 years ...... Read More

12 injured in bus crash
Twelve people were injured yesterday when these two coaster buses transporting passengers collided on Spanish Town Road in Kingston. The buses, whic ...... Read More

SPORT

Sunshine Girls make bright start

GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls got off to a bright start with a crushing 88-24 defeat over Caribbean neighbours St Lucia in Group A netball action, sending a strong message as ... Read More

Alia Atkinson sets new Games record for 50m breaststroke
GLASGOW, Scotland — There is no doubt who has been Jamaica's star so far at the XX Commonwealth Games. Alia Atkinson, Jamaica's poster girl ...... Read More

Royal experience
GLASGOW, Scotland — It is indeed a rarity for the proverbial common man to come within touching distance of a reigning monarch, let alone to s ...... Read More

Football needs a change, says KSAFA's Speid
KINGSTON & St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) President Rudolph Speid has declared that the sport of football needs a change if it is to go f ...... Read More

BUSINESS

LIME targets US$45 million in operating profit

TELECOMS provider LIME Jamaica aims to make US$45 million (J$5b) in operating profit for its financial year ending 2015, or 80 per cent more year on year. Hitting that target, however, falls shor ... Read More

Sandals to open Caribbean's first over-the-water suites Nov
Sandals Resorts International is pumping US$5.5 million into five of the Caribbean's first over-the-water suites and the renovation of 14 suites a ...... Read More

Fly Jamaica buys second aircraft
DRIVEN by its commitment to providing air transportation within the Caribbean and to North America, Fly Jamaica Airways has acquired a second aircra ...... Read More

JTB's fall promotion hopes to increase visitor arrivals
THE Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is in the third week of a six-month promotion aimed at increasing visitor arrivals over the usually slow fall period ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Uprising Roots takes it slow

THERE was a time in Jamaican music when artistes thought about quality before financial gain. The Uprising Roots Band sees nothing wrong with that policy. The quartet recently released the self ... Read More

Truckback supports the females in the business
THE brothers of Truckback Records Steve, Andrew and Adrian Locke are known for producing hits like Erup's Click Mi Finger, I-Octane's Lose A Friend ...... Read More

Khago comes up big at Vibes Link FM Awards
DANCEHALL deejay Khago's Nah Sell Out came up big at the inaugural Vibes Link FM Awards at the Club Eclipse in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday. Pro ...... Read More

Razz debuts with the Razz Attack Riddim
POPULAR sound system selector Sean 'Razz' Cousley (half of the duo Razz and Biggy) makes his production debut with the Razz Attack 'riddim'. The fi ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

President Obama commends retired Jamaican-born air force colonel

WASHINGTON, DC, USA — United States President Barack Obama has commended Jamaican-born Jacqueline Motherselle Payne-Borden for her 28 years of sterling service to the US Air Force Reserve N ... Read More

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 ...... 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

COLUMNS

Of excesses, moderation and drought

LAST week the court ordered cigarette giant RJ Reynolds of Tobaccoville, NC, to pay US$7.3m to Cynthia Robinson, widow of Mike Johnson; US$9.6m to his son; and US$26.3billion in punitive damages - ... Read More

A little trip 'cross the water
I couldn't tell when last I visited Florida, especially South Florida, second home to countless Jamaicans who have settled in and are so entrenche ...... Read More

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 ...... 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

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

Take a bow, Dr Nigel Clarke

JUDGING from the large turnout at Emancipation Park Wednesday night, it is clear that Jamaicans have an appreciation for classical music. The decision, therefore, by Senator Nigel Clarke and th ... Read More

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 ...... 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

AUTO

Auto show to make tourist capital home

GIVEN the success of last weekend's Wealth Auto Show held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, organisers are planning to make it a calendar event. The inaugural two-day event &mda ... Read More

12 injured in bus crash
Twelve people were injured yesterday when these two coaster buses transporting passengers collided on Spanish Town Road in Kingston. The buses, whic ...... Read More

Oil falls on worries about US gasoline demand
The price of oil fell near US$102 a barrel yesterday, erasing gains from the day before. Benchmark US crude for September delivery dropped US$1.05 ...... Read More

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 ...... Read More

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