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Jamaica to improve transparency of public investment projects with investment map11:22 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica is to launch an investment map aimed at making public investment projects more transparent and, ultimately, more efficient. Read More

Firearm, ammo seized in Papine; one man in custody10:51 am
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man was taken into police custody following the seizure of Ruger 9mm pistol and seven 9mm rounds of ammunition in the Mona Commons area of Papine,...... Read More

Four charged with murder over downing of MH1710:30 am
NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AFP) — International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines...... Read More

PPV operators warned to stop overcharging fares 9:51 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Transport Authority (TA) has again issued a warning to operators of Public Passenger Vehicles (PPV) across the island to immediately discontinue...... Read More

Attendees at Diaspora conference want more opportunities to participate 9:43 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Some Jamaicans attending the 8th biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference that is now underway at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston are...... Read More

Teen charged after cops find 9mm pistol 9:17 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the seizure of a 9mm pistol and several rounds of ammunition on Beeston Street, Kingston...... Read More

Prayer for the day 6:27 am
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.... Read More

O-Wrap: PNP denies shouting match... Vendor dies in crash... Australia defeat Reggae Girlz7:00 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:... Read More

NEWS

Ministry seeks answers about treatment of J'can fishermen

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) reiterated yesterday that it has no record of any complaint from the Jamaican fishermen... Read More

Four-day period of mourning for Seaga starts today
THE nation will observe a period of mourning in honour of the life and service of late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, starting today and ending on Saturday, June...... Read More

Ministry: Skin bleaching down among students in the west
MONTEGO BAY, St James – There has been a drop in skin bleaching among students attending schools in western Jamaica since Irwin High decided to take a stand...... Read More

Hopewell High implements
HOPEWELL High School in Hanover has implemented an incentive-based learning programme to encourage improved student performance at the institution.... Read More

SPORT

'There is a lot more that Leon Bailey can offer'

Leon Bailey's debut for the senior Reggae Boyz may not have been the start that he dreamt up. Read More

Celebrating the strides in St James U-13 girls football competition
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica's qualification to the women's Fifa World Cup for the first time has coincided with the most outstanding year for girls in the...... Read More

Whitmore blasts complacency despite winning start to Gold Cup
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Proud parents of Jody Brown living World Cup dream with a little help from friends
GRENOBLE, France — To say that Jody Brown's parents, Novelette Hall-Brown and Andrew Brown, are extremely proud would be an understatement.... Read More

BUSINESS

Richard Byles to replace Brian Wynter as Bank of Jamaica Governor — 'a stroke of genius'?

Brian Wynter is leaving the Bank of Jamaica with record gross and net international reserves (also the highest-ever level of non-borrowed reserves),... Read More

Breaking ground in inflation targeting
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AC Marriott — to bolster Jamaica's image internationally
THE AC Marriott Kingston Hotel, which opened its doors to guests on Monday (June 17), is expected to fill the gap left by a shortage of rooms in the capital city,...... Read More

What's in your basket?
Every Jamaican loves to be gifted with a basket of goodies. More interestingly are the goods that actually make up that basket?... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Miss Global reaches out

Organiser of the Miss Global International pageant, Neelam Ramchandani, believes this year's competition will help boost Jamaica's tourism... Read More

Spice is now 'Reality Royalty'
Dancehall artiste Spice added a film award to her accolades Sunday. Along with three cast-mates from the hit reality series Love and...... Read More

Jermaine Michaels encourages perseverance
Former Digicel Rising Stars contestant Jermaine Michaels is getting a major boost with his reggae-flavoured single ...... Read More

Big moves on Billboard
Philadelphia-based band, The Movement, earns its third chart-topper on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart, with their seventh studio effort,...... Read More

COLUMNS

Recruitment, education and retention

Reports of extrajudicial slayings and the ensuing investigations seem to have the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in a bit of a pickle. The nation seems to be further losing... Read More

Bunting's calculated risk may need divine intervention
NO one who has been following Jamaican politics in recent times would have been surprised at Peter Bunting's decision to challenge Dr Peter Phillips for the presidency...... Read More

Democrats must not make the same mistake as in 2016
In 2016 the corporate media and the Democratic National Committee anointed Hillary Clinton as presidential nominee even before the primaries started. She carried a lot of...... Read More

Drug trafficking is a global problem foist upon Caribbean countries
Violent crime is down in countries across the Caribbean. Jamaica's prime minister said that homicides fell by 22 per cent last year. Homicides in the...... Read More

REGIONAL

Local elected reps respond to Bunting's leadership challenge

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — After Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting created waves by announcing his decision to challenge for the presidency of... Read More

Nurturing communication skills in Merrywood
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Yanique Brown, senior teacher at Merrywood Primary School, 45 kilometres north-west of here in a rugged terrain on the fringes of the...... Read More

A helping hand for netball
MAY PEN, Clarendon — Juici Patties recently donated $1.3 million to the Clarendon Netball Association (CNA) to assist that body with its 2019 summer programme.... Read More

The challenge of fighting cancer
MAY PEN, Clarendon — When Anna Kay Jeffrey, founder of the caregiving outfit Angel Wings Home Care and Nursing Services, was first diagnosed with cancer in 2014,...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Thank you, Brian Wynter; welcome, Governor Byles

Last week, when the Government announced the selection of Mr Richard Byles as the next governor of the Bank of Jamaica, it was noticeably silent on... Read More

Transgender conference a sign of the times
THE Jamaican brand has taken quite a battering from the local and international LGBTQ community, having been tagged “homophobic” — meaning possessing...... Read More

Towards a healthier, happier Jamaica
Long before Dr Christopher Tufton, Jamaican health ministers have found reason to fret and complain over the high cost of non-communicable diseases...... Read More

So much hope pinned on our Diaspora
The 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference will be launched this evening by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and will take place from June 16 to 20 at Jamaica...... Read More

AUTO

Emotionally Charged

THE 2019 Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4 PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) may have a long name, but one quick spin tells... Read More

Dutchman Flies To Victory
It was Johannes “Flying Dutchman” Reijnen who emerged top rider at the end of the third round of Motocross (MX) Jamaica at Temple Hall MX...... Read More

Panton, Fennell Jr are on recovery road
Jamaican rallying pair of Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jr is recovering from injuries sustained during a high-speed crash in their Ford Focus...... Read More

Motorcross moves to Temple Hall
The third of the six events in the 2019 MX Jamaica season is scheduled to take place this Sunday at Temple Hall MX Park in Temple Hall, St Andrew.... Read More

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