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$300,000 reward for men involved in artiste's murder11:40 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Crime stop is offering a $300,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charge of the men involved in the murder of 29-year-old artiste... Read More

Florida community leaders decry Trump's decision to return TPS Haitians10:49 am
MIAMI, United States (CMC) — Community leaders in South Florida have decried the Trump administration's decision to return nearly 60,000 Haitians to their...... Read More

Windies relishing NZ conditions after Zimbabwe labours — coach10:15 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (CMC) — Head coach Stuart Law is expecting a tough challenge from the Black Caps in the upcoming two-Test series but believes the conditions...... Read More

Sealy Monteith new ambassador to Belgium, EU 10:07 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, this morning announced the appointment of Ambassador Sheila Sealy...... Read More

Don't throw stones, Patriots warn G2K 9:16 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party's (PNP's) young professional caucus, the Patriots, said it finds it “extremely astounding and ludicrous” that...... Read More

Britain sends envoy to Zimbabwe ahead of inauguration 9:07 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— Britain's Africa minister Rory Stewart arrived in Zimbabwe on Thursday for wide-ranging talks, ahead of the inauguration of a new president...... Read More

Child, woman shot dead in Trelawny 9:01 am
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — An eight-year-old boy was one of two people who succumbed to gunshot injuries received when gunmen invaded a house in Kinloss district, Trelawny last...... Read More

UN: Caribbean looks to power ahead through innovation8:41 am
GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — With access to clean, modern energy, a new United Nations (UN) report says the Caribbean and other poorer countries look to power ahead...... Read More

NEWS

Lisa Hanna's lawyers say findings of OCG baseless

ATTORNEY K D Knight and his team of lawyers representing embattled Member of Parliament (MP) for St Ann South Eastern Lisa Hanna have slapped down the contractor... Read More

Wheatley says Data Protection Bill will protect NIDS info
MINISTER of Science, Energy and Techology Dr Andrew Wheatley says the Data Protection Bill will ensure the privacy of personal information collected by the Government...... Read More

Sharon Donaldson: driving General Accident to new heights
Today the Jamaica Observer publishes the ninth of 12 stories on the nominees for this year's Business Leader Award being held under the theme “Business Leader:...... Read More

'Full democracy'
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa told adoring crowds in Harare yesterday that they were witnessing “unfolding full...... Read More

SPORT

'We have to keep working!'

Former Reggae Boyz goalkeeper and Jamaican World Cup '98 veteran Aaron Lawrence admits that his Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Sandals South Coast FC team is lacking... Read More

Gayle half-century hands Riders win over Dynamites
DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) – West Indies superstar Chris Gayle notched his second half-century in as many days to fire Rangpur Riders to a narrow three-run victory...... Read More

UWI, Tivoli in goalless stalemate
The University of the West Indies (UWI) FC kept their unbeaten run against Tivoli Gardens FC intact after holding on for a 0-0 draw in their Red Stripe Premier League...... Read More

Record-breaking Gunning on target at Stockport Metro Meet
English-based Jamaican swimmer Michael Gunning has hardly placed a stroke wrong in recent times and is proving just how much of a force he can be when called upon to...... Read More

BUSINESS

Sharon Donaldson: driving General Accident to new heights

Today the Jamaica Observer publishes the ninth of 12 stories on the nominees for this year's Business Leader Award being held under the theme “Business Leader:... Read More

JPS to pump US$21m in energy storage facility
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has committed US$21 million ($J2.6 billion) to the development of a 24.5-megawatt facility to store energy as...... Read More

FosRich launches IPO to raise $200m
FosRich Company Ltd, a local distributor of lighting, electrical and solar energy products, has released their prospectus for their impending IPO, set...... Read More

Mineral school in the works — Henry
Minister of Transport and Mining, Mike Henry yesterday disclosed plans for the development of a mineral school similar to a model developed by the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Bacchanal to raise bar

CARNIVAL powerhouse Bacchanal Jamaica says it intends to continue being the ultimate premium experience for soca lovers. Read More

'Bass-ic' oversight
IF American Tom Semioli has his way, two of reggae's greatest bass players would be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the Sidemen...... Read More

Tosh readies Christmas EP
Tosh Alexander is getting ready to release the EP An Island Christmas with Tosh & Friends . The four-track...... Read More

Freddie McGregor to sail at Ocean's 11
FREDDIE McGregor is this evening's featured act on the Appleton Estate Signature Nights stage at Ocean's 11 in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Showtime is 9:00...... Read More

COLUMNS

Regulating medical cannabis is no joke

Professor Errol Morrison, director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology and world renowned diabetologist, after listening to a flawed scientific... Read More

From national lottery to NIDS
Last week's column was entitled 'Big Brother is watching you'. I asked why the Government would want everyone's DNA. In the same issue of the Jamaica Observer there was...... Read More

Jamaica's priorities
Dear Editor,Not that the national identification system (NIDS) is ideal, but we can neither afford it nor are we able to maintain it.... Read More

Public sector wage negotiations can be about more than the almighty dollar
Having... Read More

REGIONAL

$7-m facelift for Kingsvale Police Station

KINGSVALE, Hanover— Mayor of Lucea Sheridon Samuels has expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development,... Read More

Starbucks opens in MoBay
The resort city of Montego Bay welcomed the latest Starbucks coffee house during a grand opening on the 'Hip Strip' (Gloucester Ave) on Monday, making the highly sought-after...... Read More

Falmouth FC debuts in Trelawny FA Victor Wright KO
FALMOUTH, Trelawny— Falmouth FC will make their debut this Saturday as they take on Friendships FC in the first round of the Trelawny Football...... Read More

Showdown!
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EDITORIALS

We give up privacy on social media, why fight NIDS?

The Data Protection Act, as outlined in Parliament on Tuesday, should go a far way to quiet the fears of many Jamaicans who believe the National... Read More

Full throttle in the thrust for growth, as 'graduation' approaches
The message delivered by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde during her meeting last week with regional policymakers in Kingston was entirely...... Read More

From hero to villain — The painful lesson of Mr Robert Gabriel Mugabe
If the late Prime Minister Michael Manley and Mr Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, the Third World's first mega star, could, they would be turning in their graves over...... Read More

To answer the call of Calabar, nay, of Jamaica
The concept that each individual has a role to play, no matter how small, in the building of community and nation is not contentious and is easily...... Read More

AUTO

Ford F-150: For Work and Play

It's not only the best-selling pickup in the United States, the Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the United States and Canada. And there's no secret to its... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Porsche on parade
ATL Automotive Group officially unveiled its Porsche showroom in Bogue City, Montego Bay on Tuesday evening.... Read More

MAN ON A MISSION
NEWLY appointed managing director at ATL Automotive Mike Ellenthorpe is au fait with pushing boundaries and redefining...... Read More

Concern revvs up for bikers
With motorcyclists accounting for nearly one-third of the road fatalities, there has been increased concern in formal circles about how they should be...... Read More

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