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Semi-finalists battle for places in Ben Francis KO final

CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — There will be at least one first-time Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Ben Francis Knockout finalist after today's semis-finals at Juici Field in Clarendon.Of the four teams seeking to win the title this year, only Lennon High have ever made it to the final, in 2016 when they won. More


Special education policy in Jamaica

Dear Editor,The special education policy of Jamaica acknowledges that we have a vulnerable group among us who are unable to function as their normal peers. As such, it is suggested that, as a country, we raise awareness to help to enforce and strengthen the initiative. More


Finance minister appoints IMF expert as chief fiscal advisor

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday announced that Calvin McDonald has joined the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service as chief fiscal advisor to the minister. More


A few political comparisons

So the Democrats won a majority in the United States midterm elections last week. In political discussions all around Jamaica many are divided between the Republican Donald Trump and an unnamed rival from the Democrats. More


The Priest from Ballard's Valley

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham, and Bristol. The Jamaica Observer presents the eighth in a 10-part series featuring Jamaican... More


A Lunch Worthy of Applause

There's a reason that the Terra Nova All-Suite hotel is multi-award winning. Whether you're a hotel guest or having a family dinner in one of the restaurants or a busy exec squeezing in after-work drinks with colleagues, or a student of Tivoli Gardens High School, you'll encounter true white-glove service and an experience not easily replicated by others in the game. More


Negril welcomes US$2.7-m private hospital private hospital

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Members of the Negril community have welcomed the planned construction of the US$2.7-million Omega Medical Ambulatory Care Centre in the resort town. More


Jamaica the next tech outsourcing hub?

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$7-m theft forces closure of financial service centre

THE closure of Grace Kennedy Financial Service Centre (FSC) on King Street in downtown Kingston, after thieves broke in and stole approximately $7 million, has left dozens of customers in that section of the city inconvenienced. More


Uninstalling the defective Jamaican Creole software: The pathway to learning English

Currently, one of the topical discussion points in Jamaica is the conundrum of delayed English learning, but before this can be resolved there is an urgent need for the majority of its citizens to uninstall defective language software downloaded during their childhood. More


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SCHEDULE OF CARIBBEAN EVENTS

    August 12, 2016
  • 07:30 AM Men's Discus Throw
  • 07:35 AM Women's 100m H Hep
  • 08:05 AM Women's Shot Put
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