Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World is Miss World 2019.Singh won from a field of 114 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant in London today. Read more


'Come home, safe'

THE legal guardian of 15-year-old Diamond Jewel Swain Miller, who has been missing since December 9, is desperately hoping that she is safe, wherever she is. Read More

Public to learn more about sterilised mosquitoes as of next month
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The Ministry of Health and Wellness will embark on a public education campaign starting next month, as part of its pilot for the Sterilise Insect Technique (SIT), which is aimed at reducing mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue.... Read More

Caribbean leaders congratulate British PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean leaders were on Friday extending congratulations to their British counterpart, Boris Johnson, following the Conservative Party's emphatic victory in the general election on Thursday.... Read More

Foundation treats hundreds of children to 'sustainable Christmas'
ALMOST 700 children from six primary schools in the Corporate Area and Clarendon received an immersion into environmentally friendly practices with methods to cut down and eliminate waste, in the fun-filled setting of the J Wray & Nephew Foundation (JWNF) 'Sustainable Christmas...... Read More

Rape: 'Church' leader charged

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

THE Hanover police yesterday reported that they have charged a church leader with seven counts of rape and he is to appear in the Hanover Parish Court next Tuesday.A law enforcement source told the Jamaica Observer that the man is connected to the controversial Qahal... Read More

'Action Ann' fêtes the less fortunate

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 14 2019    

SHE is facing her personal battle with the decision by the United States Government not to renew her visitor's visa, but that is not stopping Ann-Marie Vaz from doing her work as Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern. Read More

PHOTO: Customer service training

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

Staff members of Jamaica Tourist Board Montego Bay branch, along with supervisors and managers of the Jamaica Customs and Immigration departments, as well as senior police personnel and trainers pose for a group photo following a three-day customer service training seminar at the Jamaica... Read More

Glen Vincent Health Centre adopted

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

THE Glen Vincent Health Centre is the 19th facility to benefit under the Ministry of Health and Wellness' Adopt-A-Clinic programme. Read More

New mobile app to help motorists decide where to buy gas

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

CONSUMERS can now see the cost of petrol at gas stations in Jamaica with the use of a new mobile app, launched by the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC). Read More

Street scenes - December 14

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

Meals on wheels Spotted on Barry Street in downtown Kingston this week, a vendor wheels his colourful handcart along the road, apparently offering peanut porridge and soup for sale. (Photos: Karl Mclarty) Read More

UK's Johnson calls for 'closure and healing' over Brexit

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday called on Britain to move on from Brexit, after a resounding general election win that allows him to push his divorce deal with the EU through Parliament.“I urge everyone to find... Read More

How the world is reacting to Johnson's big UK vote win

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's resounding election victory was largely welcomed by governments around the world yesterday, with hopes it will put an end to years of Brexit deadlock.But EU leaders warned of the challenges ahead in... Read More

Path to softer Brexit? UK PM's big win gives him leeway

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The scale of the Conservative victory in Britain's election makes Britain's exit from the European Union all but inevitable but could lead to a softer split, analysts said yesterday.Prime Minister Boris Johnson's party secured its... Read More

Today's Horoscope - December 14

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, December 14, 2019: This year you seem more together than you have in many years. You still are adventurous and capable of doing nearly anything, yet you display a unique sensitivity to the special people in your life. If single, the mix can be very attractive... Read More

After big Tory win, what awaits UK economy?

Saturday, December, 14 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The election triumph by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives will likely bring on Brexit and a stimulus kick-start for the British economy after years of punishing austerity.“In terms of the economy and going... Read More


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