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He saw his dad killed by Russian soldiers at age 7

SEOUL, South Korea — At age seven, he saw his father shot dead by Russian soldiers who had invaded his village. Read More

Porteous running with faith
MINISTER of religion and businesswoman Joan Porteous has made it no secret that she sees herself playing a major role in the development of Jamaica through representational politics.... Read More

'I can't go to sea anymore, but I'm working on starting a fresh seafood business'
Third in a new feature giving a snapshot of the lives and thoughts of people you see on the streets daily. Sunday Observer reporter Sharlene Hendricks speaks to Michael McNamee, 57, a paraplegic and former fisherman.  ... Read More

Raymond Pryce eyes the FUTURE
HAVING gone to school in Central Kingston and with family and friends still living there, Raymond Pryce is convinced that his ties to the constituency make him the perfect replacement for Ronald Thwaites as the People's National Party (PNP) standard-bearer.... Read More

Sunday Brew — June 16, 2019

with HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

Dr Chang ... you got it wrong Read More

Health tips for dad

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

AS we honour our fathers and father figures today, let's also remind them about how important it is that they remain healthy and take care of themselves. Read More

Jamaican spirit on show at today's start of 8th Diaspora Conference

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

ONCE again, J Wray & Nephew Limited has committed to the successful staging of the Biennial Diaspora Conference, set for the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston from today, June 16, to June 20. Read More

An aviation club that's spreading its wings

BY SHANAE STEWART Staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

SAMUEL Neil, 25, fulfilled his bright idea of forming The Aviation Club of Jamaica and the Caribbean in October 2006 at Meadowbrook High School when he could not find a club to join as an extra-curricular activity. Read More

Janette Stewart hailed as selfless, compassionate human being

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

Philanthropist Janette Stewart was yesterday eulogised as a selfless, compassionate human being whose devotion to her family was extraordinary. Read More

Secret killings!

BY SHARLENE HENDRICKS Staff reporter hendrickss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

SOMETHING deadlier than the stench of garbage now looms over Riverton City, as residents of the St Andrew Western community insist that up to nine people have been killed there in recent months, which have gone largely unnoticed by the media and wider society. Read More

Senators clash over deported Jamaican fishermen

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

Members of the Senate clashed Friday, after Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith insisted that the Government would respond to the issues stemming from the detention of five Jamaican fishermen by the United States Coast Guard in 2017 after completing its... Read More

US Customs agents seize money from Jamaican traveller

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

PHILADELPHIA, USA (CMC) — The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says it seized more than US$16,000 from a Jamaican citizen as he awaited his flight to the Caribbean island at the Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday. Read More

Jamaicans playing key role as Guatemalans vote today

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

Two Jamaicans, general secretary of the People's National Party Julian Robinson and Coleen Wallen, are among representatives of 15 countries in Guatemala as part of an election observer mission as the people of that country go to the polls today. Read More

Filipino community in Jamaica remembers Inez Joyce Thompson

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

MEMBERS of the Filipino community in Jamaica celebrated the life of Inez Joyce Thompson, nee Codner, last Sunday with a service of remembrance during their regular mass at the Sts Peter and Paul Church in St Andrew . Read More

Woman carries bleaching cream for lover to court

with Tanesha Mundle | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

 A woman who brought a number of items including a boom box, bleaching cream, and an iPhone to give her incarcerated lover at the Supreme Court escaped punishment, but was scolded by Parish Judge Maxine Ellis when she appeared in court on Tuesday. Read More



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