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Photo: Flow celebrates

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

FLOW TV and Media Services team members (from left): Martin Welcom, media engineer; Donna Bartley, marketing executive; Patrick Mitchell, media systems manager; Michelle Clunie-James, marketing manager; Michael Look-Tong, VP media and content operations; Andrea Whittick, advertising sales... Read More

Photo: Curious Campers

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Regional Public Relations Manager for Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril Jervene Simpson (back row, right) was a picture of joy as she handed over several boxes of books to the Hanover Parish Library when she stopped by their summer camp recently. Librarians Michelle Deacon Brown (third... Read More

This Day in History — Juky 26

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Today is the 207th day of 2017. There are 158 days left in the yearTODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1847: Liberia becomes the first African colony to declare its independence. OTHER EVENTS Read More

PHOTO: Guinep time

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

This cyclist makes his way along East Street in downtown Kingston with a few bunches of guineps yesterday. It was not clear whether he was selling the fruits or he was taking them home for his personal pleasure. (Photo: Karl McLarty) Read More

Put country first

BY ALPHEA SAUNDERS Senior staff reporter saundersa@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

OPPOSITION Senator Mark Golding is appealing to the Jamaican Bar Association (JBA) to put the country's reputation first and cooperate with the Government by complying with amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), which now includes a reporting regime for attorneys in relation to... Read More

Jamaica sets sights on becoming regional authority on arbitration

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) may have taken the lead for the arbitral process, but secretary general of the Jamaica International Arbitration Centre Limited Dr Christopher Malcolm strongly believes Jamaica will eventually emerge as the space for arbitration in the... Read More

Tips for US citizens preparing for the hurricane season

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Q: What advice can the embassy offer to US citizens in Jamaica for the hurricane season?  Read More

UWI appoints Dr Akshai Mansingh as dean of Faculty of Sport

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

THE University of the West Indies (UWI) has named Dr Akshai Mansingh, current director of the Division of Sports Medicine, to serve in the capacity of dean of the newly created Faculty of Sport, effective August 1. Read More

A likkle Ting for London at Afro Punk!

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

AFROPUNK invaded London last weekend, July 22 and 23, with an impressive line-up of emerging talent, feel-good music and groundbreaking icons. Among the acts were Willow Smith (daughter of Will and Jada Smith), Corinne Bailey Rae and Lianne La Havas (British entertainer born to a Greek... Read More

We have not made full use of Independence – Butch Hendrickson

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Gary “Butch” Hendrickson, the renowned businessman who heads the National Baking Company, is extremely proud that he was inside the National Stadium on August 6, 1962, when the Union Jack of colonial master Great Britain was lowered, and the black, green and... Read More

Caricom seeks support for women, adolescent girls and children

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St Kitts Nevis says the Caribbean Community (Caricom) is on a mission to promote and safeguard the sexual and reproductive health of women, adolescent girls and children across the region. Read More

Young girl and chicken

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

Friends, as July winds to a close a whole heap a people must be disappointed that there was little rain (24). And, don't be optimistic about rain in August, so you might just have to wait until September. Read More

Guyanese man arrested in JFK airport drug ring probe

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A 32-year-old Guyanese national has been arrested for involvement in a drug ring that is linked to the JFK International Airport. Read More

Parents of terminally ill baby ask court to let him die at home

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

LONDON, England (AP) — Charlie Gard's parents know their treasured son is about to die. They have one final wish — to take him home, put him to bed and kiss him goodbye. Read More

US House votes to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea

Wednesday, July, 26 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday to impose tough new sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia, a move that will antagonise the Kremlin as well as European nations fearing economic ramifications. Read More



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