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

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'What kind of demon possessed these killers?'

Friday, December, 13 2019    

This is an edited version of the victim impact statement read in the Supreme Court on Wednesday by a relative of Joeith “Chrystal” Lynch and her mother, Charmaine “Gloria” Rattray who were brutally murdered and their heads severed in July 2011. Before sentencing the... Read More

'Onerous' Gov't guidelines delay CRH project

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 13 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Head of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) rehabilitation project oversight committee Professor Archibald McDonald has bemoaned the onerous government procurement guideline process, which he said has resulted in delays in the $4-billion... Read More

Some churches make noise, too, says McKenzie

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 13 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has expressed concerns that noise emanating from some churches is disturbing neighbourhoods, too. Read More

Holness welcomes increased Japanese assistance

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 13 2019    

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that two maritime patrol vessels which have been donated to Jamaica by the Japanese Government will boost the country's ability to secure its borders. Read More

MURDER'S GRUESOME IMPACT

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter dunkley-willisa@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 13 2019    

THE excruciating pain and loss experienced by the family of Charmaine Rattray and her daughter Joeith Lynch when both were brutally chopped, shot and beheaded in their house in July 2011 was relayed in a victim impact statement read to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, moments before... Read More

UK exit poll suggests majority for Conservatives

Friday, December, 13 2019    

LONDON, England (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is likely to win a solid majority of seats in Parliament an exit poll suggested late last night — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfil his plan to take... Read More

Special needs children get Christmas wish

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 13 2019    

WHEN Olympic and World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce got to the second floor of the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre yesterday morning, more than 200 special needs children were astonished. Read More

Dengue remains widespread in Manchester, says health official

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, December, 13 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Health officials say dengue remains a major problem in this south-central parish. Read More

Gangsters in cross hairs

BY ARTHUR HALL Editor-at-Large halla@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 13 2019    

THE police will be intensifying their efforts to capture, charge and convict gang members heading into the new year, as part of efforts to stem the violence that has left more than 1,260 people dead across the island since the start of the year. Read More

Politicians sad after deadly Dover attack

Friday, December, 13 2019    

THE tears seemed set to flow at any minute as Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange responded to questions from the media on Wednesday in her first public comments following the fatal shooting of her cousin and three others in Dover, St... Read More

Sandals Foundation plants 500 trees in MoBay forestry reserve

Friday, December, 13 2019    

THE Sandals Foundation has planted more than 500 trees in Montego Bay Valley Forestry Reserve as part of its Adopt-a-Hillside programme, launched last Friday, in association with the Forestry Department. Read More

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

Friday, December, 13 2019    

SAN ANTONIO, USA (AP) — Doctors, on Wednesday, reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. Read More

Gov't vows to tackle squatting as part of crime fight

Friday, December, 13 2019    

SECURITY Minister Dr Horace Chang says the Government continues to take proactive steps to tackle the pervasive issue of squatting across Jamaica. Read More

Burger King's 35 Years of Awesome

Friday, December, 13 2019    

It was an emotional walk down memory lane as Burger King celebrated '35 years of awesome' in Jamaica with its Popeyes and Little Ceasars family while making a commitment of 'Going Further, Together'. The chain of fast-food restaurants has flourished across Jamaica since opening its first... Read More

Be careful what you purchase

Friday, December, 13 2019    

THE Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is urging consumers to exercise due diligence when making their purchases during the Christmas season. Read More



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