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Girlz crash to Bermuda in CFU tourney

October 19, 2017

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Despite a spirited second half, Jamaica's Under-17 Reggae Girlz went down 2-3 to Bermuda in their Group F contest in the CFU Championship at the Stade Sylvio Cator Stadium here yesterday. Le Lanni Nesbeth (sixth minute) more

Shaw tells IMF/World Bank forum of billions in new investments

October 19, 2017

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says Jamaica will see an injection of more than US$20 billion of new investments that will help to drive the economy and increase job creation. Addressing an International Monetary Fund (IMF)/Wo more

Just under 2,000 children diverted from State care

October 19, 2017

THE Child and Family Support Unit (CFSU) of the Child Development Agency (CDA) has implemented strategies to successfully divert 1,901 children from becoming wards of the State. Speaking in a recent interview with JIS News, team leader at the CDA an more

Chelsea snatch draw as Man Utd edge Benfica

October 19, 2017

PARIS, France (AFP) — Chelsea were grateful to Eden Hazard for grabbing a 3-3 draw in a Champions League thriller against Roma yesterday, while Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus all won. Hazard heade more

Ambris urges teammates to remain focused

October 19, 2017

FLORENCE HALL, Jamaica — Sunil Ambris is urging his West Indies 'A' teammates to stick to the plan when they face Sri Lanka 'A' in the second four-day 'Test' starting today at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium. Ambris hit his fourth first-cla more

Big wins for Hillel, Wolmer's, Bright Beginnings

October 19, 2017

HILLEL Academy, along with Wolmer's, Bright Beginnings, St Jago and Quest went on goal-scoring sprees as the 2017 Jamaica Independence Schools' Association (JISA) football competition got uynder way on Saturday. The Hillel Academy aggregation crush more

Batting concerns for Taylor despite series sweep

October 19, 2017

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Captain Stafanie Taylor remains concerned about her side's batting despite their convincing clean sweep of last week's three-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka Women. West Indies picked up all six I more

Morris wins Alliance National Amateur Golf Champs

October 19, 2017

Sean Morris held his nerve to be crowned the Alliance National Amateur Golf Championship winner at Caymanas Golf Club on Monday. Morris, and the leader for the first two days, William Knibbs tied (227) at the end of the tournament and had to go to a more

Ninja's lawyer optimistic

October 19, 2017

NINJAMAN spent a second night in custody at the Central Police Station in Kingston yesterday. His attorney Valrie Neita-Robertson is, however, optimistic the embattled entertainer will get bail today. “The judge says he'll review the matter t more

No disrespect, says Yasus Afari

October 19, 2017

POPULAR dub poet Yasus Afari is adamant that no disrespect was meant to local officials and the House of Parliament when he refused to stand during the ceremonial proceedings in Kingston on Tuesday. “I did not wish to rain on the Government's more

Rusea's fight back to eliminate Brown's Town

October 19, 2017

DRAX HALL, St Ann — Former champions Rusea's High fought back from a first-leg deficit to beat Brown's Town High 5-4 on penalties at Drax Hall yesterday after they were tied 1-1 after 180 minutes of regulation and extra time in their ISSA/FLOW more

Denham Town residents blame poor parenting for gang violence

October 19, 2017

Some Denham Town residents are convinced that poor parenting is contributing to the upsurge of violence in the community. The residents made their views known to the Jamaica Observer yesterday, a day after the second Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO more

Suspect held after massive gun find at KFTL

October 19, 2017

One man has so far been held by the police in connection with the massive gun and ammunition find at Kingston Freeport Terminal (KFT)on Tuesday. Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay last night confirmed that a suspect is in custody as the police contin more

China's Xi outlines achievements, plans as party congress opens

October 19, 2017

BEIJING, China — It was dark, wet and cold outside but inside the Great Hall of the People, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping warmed the hearts of delegates and observers as the 19th National Congress of the CPC more

Two ganja licences issued

October 19, 2017

THE Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued two of the five licences granted for legal operation in the cannabis industry. The licences were issued to Epican and Everyting Oily, a tier one cultivator and a tier one processor, respectively. Th more

Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society counters money claims

October 19, 2017

Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society President Maria Carla Gullotta yesterday countered a story in this week's Observer North & East about a dispute over the repair of the road leading to the popular beach in Portland. The fortnightly sister publi more

Shooters in limbo

October 19, 2017

MEMBERS of Jamaica's sport shooting fraternity say the absence of a board at the scandal-hit Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has impaired their ability to travel overseas for tournaments. Both the Jamaica Skeet Club (JSC) and Jamaica Rifle Associa more

All-Jamaican cast vie for MOBO

October 19, 2017

Dancehall artistes Alkaline, Popcaan and Aidonia, alongside roots acts Damian Marley and Chronixx, are nominees for the 22nd Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. They are nominated in the Best Reggae Act category. The event will be held on November more

Jamaicans urged to show greater levels of national responsibility

October 19, 2017

DIRECTOR of the Fi Wi Jamaica Project Professor Rosalea Hamilton is appealing for citizens to show a greater sense of national responsibility, noting that this is key to addressing social ills. She argued that there is a direct correlation between c more

Feel the 'Blues'

October 19, 2017

Defending champion Jamaica College (JC) showed their true mettle by trouncing Charlie Smith High 3-0 and advanced to the quarter-finals of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup 5-2 on aggregate yesterday. In the second match of the triple- header at the Stadium more

'Watts' his name

October 19, 2017

A first-half brace from Kwesi Watts was enough to earn Lennon High a 2-0 win over Port Antonio High and easy passage to the quarter-final round of the ISSA/FLOW DaCosta Cup, with an aggregate score of 4-1 on Tuesday at the Juici Park Field. Coming i more

Bridgeport, Calabar through to quarters

October 19, 2017

Bridgeport High and Calabar High advanced to the quarter-finals of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football competition despite contrasting results in their return-leg, second-round games at Constant Spring yesterday. Bridgeport, who ended the game with more

DPP slaps successive gov'ts for justice system neglect

October 19, 2017

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday chastised successive governments for not paying enough attention to the justice system over several decades, resulting in broken down infrastructure and a crippling backlog of cases. In more

Yallahs Primary, FLOW celebrate Heritage Week

October 19, 2017

Students at Yallahs Primary School in St Thomas celebrated Heritage Week in style with the creative involvement of employees from telecommunications firm FLOW. Led by the FLOW Foundation, seven employee volunteers played the roles of the island's na more

Trump's rhetoric inspires Jamaican playwright

October 19, 2017

It's not a good time to be an immigrant in the United States these days. President Donald Trump's rhetoric has made millions of even documented immigrants uncomfortable. Among them is Jamaican Karl O'Brian Williams, a playwright who has lived in New more



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