Churchmen give cautious response to pope's alleged 'born gay' comments

Local church leaders have given cautious responses to a report that Pope Francis told a victim of clerical sex abuse last week that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter”. Read More

Semi-nude photo angers Tommy Lee's lawyer
MONTEGO BAY, St James — A member of the defence team representing popular dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta says they will be writing to Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson about the circulation on social media of a semi-nude photo...... Read More

Bunting urges protection for director of elections
FORMER member of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting says the office of Director of Elections needs to be protected from the whims and fancies of other members on the commission.... Read More

Full speed ahead
THE Government will be going ahead with the official renaming of the north-south highway as the Edward Seaga Highway on June 12.The naming of the highway will take place at the Moneague Toll Booth, Unity Valley in St Ann.... Read More

Former ECJ commissioner says body should be entrenched in Constitution

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Peter Bunting, former commissioner of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), said, over time, politics has crept into a number of organisations but that it should not be allowed to happen to a body that is responsible for ensuring free and fair... Read More

PHOTO: Rare 'feet'

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

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Poverty Down

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

FINANCE Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday informed Parliament of a 19 per cent decline in the rate of poverty in Jamaica in 2016, which he described as “the largest annual reduction” in a decade Read More

PHOTO: Painful

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

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6-month-old boy among three shot, injured

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

THE Kingston Western Police have theorised that yesterday's shooting of three people, including a six-month-old boy and his grandmother on Ramsay Road in Kingston, was the result of a gang feud in the area. Read More

'We owe nothing!'

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday reported that the Government has settled all judgement debts due at the end of the 2017/2018 fiscal year, suggesting that the clearing of the arrears was likely historic. Read More

Pastor speaks out against complacency as church marks 55 years

BY FALON FOLKES Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

A capacity congregation attended Saxthorpe Methodist Church's emerald anniversary service on May 6, and listened attentively as a visiting pastor encouraged them not to let the institution's 55 years of existence lead to complacency in their... Read More

Canada's growth depends on immigration

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

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This Day in History — May 23

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

Today is the 143rd day of 2018. There are 222 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT Read More

Trump, Moon try to keep N Korea summit on track amid doubts

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump laboured with South Korea's Moon Jae-in yesterday to keep the highly anticipated US summit with North Korea on track, after Trump abruptly cast doubt that the June 12 meeting would come off. Read More

The O Team celebrates 25

Wednesday, May, 23 2018    

The Jamaica Observer's Silver Anniversary Awards banquet held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on May 15 was not only an occasion to recognise staff and advertisers who have been with the company for 25 years, it was also attended by long-serving employees who were special... Read More


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