The cost to taxpayers plus the fact that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) had made a campaign promise were the main factors that influenced the Government’s rejection of a deal from Britain to h ...

Prison rejected on cost

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — There were expressions of grief, shock and even superstition when the Jamaica Observer visited Buckfield in Ocho Rios, where a cotton tree fell on a house, killing a fathe ...

Cotton tree falls on house

Robert Montague admits that Jamaican prisons need upgrading. In fact, the national security minister will tell you that he believes the island deserves a new state-of-the-art correctional facility ...

Government improving prison conditions

REBEL Salute organiser Tony Rebel is giving this year’s staging of the two-day reggae festival at Grizzly’s Plantation at Priory, St Ann, last weekend, a pass rate of 85 per cent. Acc ...

Rebel salutes festival

Chief executive officer (CEO) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Olivier Gers, says his organisation has no problem with Jamaica, following their refusal to endorse c ...

No retribution

Llori Sharpe started out as an outstanding swimmer, but later developed a special love for athletics. But as fate would have it, instead of pursuing one sporting discipline, she was led to combin ...

A ‘Sharpe’ rise


Missing trio found dead in Negril 6:15 PM

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The bodies of three men who were reported missing since Saturday was found this afternoon in West End, Negril. They are: 25-year-old Richard Davis, ... Read More

Bail denied for Florida airport shooter  6:00 PM
FLORIDA, United States (AFP) — A US judge on Tuesday ordered the Iraq war vet accused of ...... Read More

Forex: J$128.62 to one US dollar  5:35 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 17, ended trading at $128.62, up by ...... Read More

Wanted man sets house with family on fire in attempt to escape arrest  5:10 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A family of six was this morning rescued from a burning house which ...... Read More

Accommodation identified for wards at Clifton Boys’ Home  5:00 PM
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Info ...... Read More

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning  4:45 PM
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the ...... Read More

Former Moravian head defends integrity  4:30 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dr Paul Gardner, who recently resigned as head of the Moravian churc ...... Read More

Brathwaite committed to Windies duty despite T20 lure  4:15 PM
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite has reiterated his commitme ...... Read More


'My uncle is a Obeah man', Montague warns criminals

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Robert Montague today challenged criminals to keep their lawyers on speed dial as the security forces will be pursuing them relentlessly and wi ... Read More

Montague, JCF regret loss of lives, but warn suspects against engaging police
The police high command and National Security Minister Robert Montague yesterday expressed regret at the loss of lives in the exchange between the ...... Read More

Manchester Municipal Corporation to launch corruption hotline
  MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Newly elected chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation, Donovan Mitchell, has said that a hotline to de ...... Read More

Baptist minister replaces Moravian as prayer breakfast speaker
CHAIRMAN of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee Rev Dr Stevenson Samuels announced that Rev Dr Burchell Taylor, pastor of the Bethel ...... Read More


Historic dead heat

The 10th race at Caymanas Park on Saturday provided a grand finale to the day’s racing offerings. Not only did the race end in a rare dead heat for first position – involving Vision of ... Read More

JAAA remains key partner, says IAAF exec Gers
Chief executive officer (CEO) of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Olivier Gers, says his organisation has no problem ...... Read More

A ‘Sharpe’ rise
Llori Sharpe started out as an outstanding swimmer, but later developed a special love for athletics. But as fate would have it, instead of pursu ...... Read More

Two thousand and still counting
Less than 24 hours after receiving the Chairman’s Trophy award at the 2016 RJR National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards at the Ja ...... Read More


Tank-Weld brings steely determination to Waterhouse development goal

  Popular Jamaica Premier League football club Waterhouse may be battling to escape relegation from the Red Stripe Premier League this season. But, whatever the outcome of the 2016/17 football s ... Read More

Takeover process for Caribbean Flavours remains transparent — Derrimon Trading
Chairman and CEO of Derrimon Trading Ltd (DTL) Derrick Cotterell said on Friday that the company has embarked on “a very transparent process&r ...... Read More

Change to NHT refund policy
Dear Claudienne: I have been a mortgagor to the National Housing Trust (NHT) for 16 years. Both past and present employers have been submittin ...... Read More

AMG Packaging expands toilet paper line
Barrington Chisholm, chairman of AMG Packaging Ltd, indicates in the company’s just released annual report that AMG will be focusing on highe ...... Read More


Grub Cooper to get Rita Marley award

MUSIC producer and vocalist Grub Cooper is scheduled to be honoured by the Rita Marley Foundation for his contribution to Jamaica’s musical heritage. The occasion is slated for The Univers ... Read More

Rebel salutes festival
REBEL Salute organiser Tony Rebel is giving this year’s staging of the two-day reggae festival at Grizzly’s Plantation at Priory, St A ...... Read More

Zyanigh pushing See You Cry
UNITED Kingdom-based reggae singer Zyanigh is expecting a warm reception for his single See You Cry and its accompanying video. Both were release ...... Read More

Poetry in motion aims at charities
THE 14th staging of spoken word festival, Poetry in Motion (PiM) is scheduled for Manchester Golf Club on Brumalia Road, Mandeville, on Sunday, Febr ...... Read More


Signs he sees you as his future

Men are known to be logical which means they are straightforward with what they desire and treasure. Below are three clear signs that will show if he is really into you. 1. He makes you known to fr ... Read More

3 truths you need to know about relationships
The movies paint in the minds of many that relationships should go in this particular order: •Man bumps into woman •Man asks woman out &b ...... Read More

Vows: #TheMajesticUnion
When visa analyst at the Canadian Visa Application Centre Matthew Gayle met Danielle Forbes, media personnel at the Worship and Faith International ...... Read More

I am TORMENTED by the fact that she CHEATED
Dear Counsellor, I am in a bit of a predicament, so I am seeking your help. About a year ago I discovered that my lady had cheated. We went through ...... Read More


The acting police commish’s crime stats just a bunch of malarkey

  The acting police commissioner in Jamaica, Novelette Grant, last week released an impressive list of statistics in a desperate attempt at burnishing the much-fractured image of the Jamaican Con ... Read More

Is rejecting the prison deal really beneficial to Jamaica?
The Andew Holness Administration has taken the retrograde step of rejecting, without more, the very generous offer made by the United Kingdom (UK ...... Read More

Beyond immorality?
The church of Jesus Christ (all groupings including Moravians) should not register alarm or surprise at the mixed flock of birds that has swarmed ar ...... Read More

No quick fix to nursing brain drain
Nurses are the backbone of Jamaica’s health system and some have earned the reputation of being among the best in the world, so it’s n ...... Read More


Wadadah end Super League losing skid

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Former champions Wadadah FC became the last team to score a win in the Jamaica Football Federation’s Western Confederation Charlie’s JB Rum Super League aft ... Read More

An evening with the NHT
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — In 1976 the Government of Jamaica established the National Housing Trust (NHT). Through a compulsory savings scheme ...... Read More

BMR reaches out to centre for disabled children
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth —The nondescript house at 40 Institution Drive, close to the St Elizabeth Infirmary, looks just like many homes in t ...... Read More

High Mountain with a twist
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The annual High Mountain Coffee Road Race in Williamsfield, Manchester, is set for Sunday, January 29. The event is ...... Read More


Aspirin’s story gives reason for focus on scientific research

The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Sumerians, we are told, used the extract from the willow tree to treat pain, fever and inflammation. History also records that the ancient Chinese used willow ... Read More

Kudos on the Mobile Justice Unit
For generations, the great majority of Jamaicans have viewed the courts and the entire judicial system with suspicion and extreme apprehension. Tr ...... Read More

Can businessmen fix Jamaica’s problems?
Mr Donald Trump, a businessman, convinced the American electorate that he can fix the United States of America and he was elected as the next presid ...... Read More

For the greater good of West Indies cricket
Those who keep an eye on West Indies cricket will have noted news over recent days of two key appointments. We refer to the choice of Englis ...... Read More


Porsche: Luxury meets performance

DRIVING through the streets of Mexico City is not for the faint of heart, as the term “give way” appears obsolete. But, test driving a million-dollar Porsche Panamera 4S and Panamera T ... Read More

Porsche takes aim at region
GEORGE Wills, president and managing director of Porsche Latin America Inc, says the Adam Stewart-led ATL Automotive is critical in the company& ...... Read More

Denyque gears up for Polo Effect
VOLKSWAGEN ambassador, singer Denyque was presented a new VW Polo sedan at ATL Automotive’s showroom on Oxford Road in New Kingston, on Wedne ...... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Ready, set, Porsche
It was a mix of adrenaline, comfort and luxury as Porsche unveiled its new Panamera 4s and Panamera Turbo at Live Aqua Mexico City Hotel & Spa ...... Read More


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