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A wheelchair for Kymani

Kymani Nichols seated in his new chair is flanked by (from left) Tyrone Wilson, CEO of eMedia Interactive Group Limited, Kymani’s sister Kasheya Douglas, his mother Kayon Bowen, Sandra Glasgow board member of eMedia Group and Lloyd Eubank-Green, chairman of the the wheelchair project and past president of the Rotary Club of St Andrew. (karl mclarty)

Kymani Nichols, the sickler whose plight was highlighted in the Jamaica Observer last Sunday, has seen the genesis of his recovery. With assistance from eMedia Interactive Group Limited and the Rotary Club of St Andrew, the 10-year-old has received a wheelchair and a long-term commitment to see to ... Read More

PHILLIPS ... it is important to say that it is one party (Shawn A Carr) No sure ride for my loyalists, says Phillips
If some of those who supported Dr Peter Phillips in the bruising People’s National Party presi ... Read More

ABRAHAMS ... CEO of AMCHAM Jamaica (JIS) 
Abrahams chairs JIS Board
Chief Executive Officer of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Jamaica) Gail Abrahams has been ... Read More

PHILLIPS ... no country can progress without effective political organisation Uniting the PNP, firming up structures high on Phillips’s agenda
Injecting unity into the party, and strengthening the organisational foundations are two of the ur ... Read More

KingAlarm foils robbery at Island Grill

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Security personnel from KingAlarm Systems thwarted a robbery at a popular food chain on Red Hills Road in St Andrew yesterday. Workers who arrived at the Island Grill restaurant located in the Red Hills Mall were pounced upon by gunmen while they opened the establishment. The police reported that around 7:30 yesterday morning, two armed men entered the premises and “held up” the workers. “It wasn’t a hostage situation. They were robbed of two cellphones. They did not ... Read More

Holness wants step up for MoBay’s Hip Strip

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) along with CEO of the Royal Decameron Fabio Villegas cut the ribbon to officially open the hotel. (Alan Lewin)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness believes that Montego Bay’s Hip Strip has the potential to be the best in the world, but bemoans that it is now “crying out for intervention”. “Our Hip Strip could be like hip strips across the world,” Holness argued. The prime minister was delivering the keynote address at recently opened Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach Resort along Montego Bay’s hip strip, yesterday. He bemoaned that some tourism ... Read More

Hunting the true killer

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Although the police have stated, with confidence, that they have nabbed the man who killed veteran author, journalist and broadcaster Peter Abrahams, some residents of the Red Hills community are suggesting that others were involved. Head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that the police were certain that they had the villain of the brutal murder of South Africa-born Abrahams, whose body was found at his home ... Read More

Can the full moon affect us?

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, February 19, 2017    

The supermoon rises above a field in Heho, Myanmar’s Shan state, on November 14, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

Thank God for the traffic, I thought. At least I will get a chance to enjoy one of my favourite sights – the slow dance of the full moon as it ascends the evening skies. I was so caught up in the moment that I almost did not notice a motor vehicle driver trying to edge my car into a nearby gully. After that, at least two other vehicles overtook the long line of traffic, almost daring the oncoming motorists to hit them. What’s wrong with these people I thought? Then I began to reflec ... Read More

Age not a factor in leadership — Phillips

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February 19, 2017    

PHILLIPS ... those who become fixated on this idea are really missing the pointfile

Dr Peter Phillips has scoffed at the suggestion that the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) should have focused on a much younger person to become its next president. Dr Phillips, 67, will succeed outgoing party leader Portia Simpson Miller on March 26, when a Special Delegates Conference will confirm him by acclaim as the fifth president of the 78-year-old party. That follows the decision by Simpson Miller, 71, to quit as party president on March 26, and also demit office as Leade ... Read More

57-y-o ex-con held with loaded submachine gun

Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:58 PM    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — An ex-convict was yesterday held with a loaded submachine gun along Molynes Road in St Andrew. Police subsequently searched his home in Red Hills and found another firearm and several round of ammunition. According to the constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), lawmen were conducting vehicular checkpoint operations on Molynes Road when the driver of a Nissan motorcar was signalled to stop. He complied and was searched along with the vehicle. The sea ... Read More

Chronixx to make second appearance on 'Tonight Show'

Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:00 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reggae sensation Chronixx is set to perform on the popular American late night show, “Tonight Show” on Friday. The artiste, whose given name is Jamar McNaughton, is no stranger to the Jimmy Fallon hosted show, as he made his first appearance almost two years ago.  His appearance went viral and according to the Billboard charts in 2014, Chronixx, after performing his hit song “Here Comes Trouble”, had a registered 12,000 downloads moving fr ... Read More

SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launch pad

Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:53 PM    

This still image taken from NASA TV, shows the the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo capsule, launching from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A in Florida on February 19, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

FLORIDA, United States (AFP) — SpaceX on Sunday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies for the six astronauts living at the International Space Station. The white rocket soared into the cloudy, gray skies over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 9:38 am. The mission was the first to take off from NASA's historic launchpad 39A, the origin of the pioneering US spaceflights that took astronauts to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s, as wel ... Read More

Former Swedish PM asks 'what has he been smoking?' after Trump refers to non-existent terror attack

Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:23 PM    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Bowling Green, Atlanta and now... Sweden? US President Donald Trump was speaking to supporters on Saturday when he apparently referred to the Scandinavian country as the site of a terror incident — the latest example of his administration naming a non-existent attack. He was addressing a campaign-style rally in Florida when he launched into a list of places that have been targeted by terrorists. "You look at what's happening in Germany, you look ... Read More

MoBay must be prepared for tourism growth over next 50 years — PM

Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:12 PM    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right), exchanges greetings with United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis Moreno, during a ceremony to officially open the Royal DeCamaeron Cornwall Beach resort in Montego Bay, St James on Saturday. (Photo: JIS)

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says a comprehensive development and upgrading of Montego Bay’s infrastructure must take place in order for the city to take advantage of the tourism opportunities that will come on stream over the next 50 years. Addressing the official opening of the Royal DeCameron Cornwall Beach resort in Montego Bay, St James yesterday,  the Prime Minister said while the tourism product continues to grow at a rapid rate, the almost 50 ... Read More



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