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US Christian Coleman breaks world indoor record in 60m8:44 am

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Christian Coleman broke the world indoor record in the 60 metres in 6.34 seconds Sunday to win his first US title in the final event of the... Read More

Weather Update: High pressure ridge across Jamaica8:26 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service (Met Service) of Jamaica is reporting that a high pressure ridge is currently across Jamaica and will remain over the...... Read More

World leaders join new drive to beat non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean7:27 am
GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new high-level commission, comprising heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and...... Read More

New anti-Brexit party launches in Britain 7:10 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A new anti-Brexit centrist political party holds its official launch in London Monday, one of several initiatives by pro-European Union...... Read More

Weekly Round-up: Chief Justice saga... Banking Bill thrown out... Babsy's ministry defends Etana's tour grant 9:27 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Things came to a head this week between the island's judiciary and Prime Minister Andrew Holness over the appointment of Justice Bryan Sykes as acting...... Read More

Five women killed in Dagestan church shooting claimed by IS 4:46 pm
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, as the...... Read More

Outgoing Chinese Ambassador hailed as true friend of Jamaica 4:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, has commended outgoing Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Niu Qingbao, for the tremendous role he...... Read More

Postal service to be upgraded4:07 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to spend $47 million to upgrade the nation’s postal service to an international postal system.... Read More

NEWS

June deadline for new Oyster Bay Hotel in Falmouth

International resort company, Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts, says it is confident it will meet a June 1 deadline for the opening of its... Read More

Golding urges Caricom states to loosen chokehold on sovereignty
Caribbean Community (Caricom) states are being urged to loosen their chokehold on the concept of sovereignty and move now to fully embrace all tenets of the Treaty of...... Read More

$120m allocated for solar project in schools
The Government, in an effort to reduce schools' dependency on the importation of fossil fuels to create energy, will spend approximately $120 million...... Read More

Dairy farmers urged to improve competitiveness
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda is imploring dairy farmers to take steps to boost production and improve their...... Read More

SPORT

Alvaranga on target at Age Group Swim Champs

After being kept fairly quiet by her standards over the first two days, young sensation Zaneta Alvaranga sounded the alarm when she stole the... Read More

Central Kingston blow away Constant Spring in Bell KO
Putting together a highly disciplined performance, Central Kingston put a 3-0 damper on ambitious Constant Spring at Winchester Park as the second...... Read More

Chambers, Finegan top 20th Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run
Ryon Chambers, 38, and Ann-Marie Finegan, 26, came out as the overall winners in the male and female open run category of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run...... Read More

Spin magician Warrican on cloud nine
West Indies 'A' spinner Jomel Warrican continued to mesmerise the England Lions batsmen, taking 8-34 to ensure the hosts had the better of yesterday's opening day of...... Read More

BUSINESS

Local entrepreneur starts Jamaica's answer to Amazon

JAMAICA'S leading information technology magnate Douglas Halsall still has a little way yet to complete his current fixation, which is to fully digitalise operations at... Read More

Thank you!
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlet (left) reads a letter from Prime Minister Andrew Holness to designer Ralph Lauren and his wife Ricky at Round Hill last Saturday thanking...... Read More

A CAREER IN MOVIE MAKING
Allison Harrison believes you can make money by making horror films in Jamaica. So much so that she rented Ward Theatre to make a short film about a...... Read More

Retroactive payment slow in coming
Dear Claudienne,... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Kirk Diamond shining bright with Juno nod

Singer Kirk Diamond believes his recent Juno nomination for Reggae Recording of the Year is a testament to the hard work that he has done over the... Read More

High hopes for Romain's UK gig
UK booking agency Punch Touring said it will be pulling out all the stops for Romain Virgo's Love Sick Tour scheduled for April...... Read More

Jackie Opel: Barbados soul brother
With February acknowledged as Reggae Month, the Jamaica Observer salutes some of the music's unsung heroes in this daily column.... Read More

Black Panther claws away at box office
NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed Black Panther...... Read More

COLUMNS

Social challenges, friendship and inspiration

Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our cheery office attendant, Miss M, is on two weeks' sick leave as a result of being injured in the melee... Read More

Have Jamaica, St Lucia and Guyana become the 'three blind mice' of Caricom?
The United States Department of State and the US's millionaire secretary of state, Rex Tillerson (former CEO of American multinational oil corporation Exxon Mobil) are...... Read More

PNP back on the land issue, but we can't forget Operation 'SHAME'
Naked truth needs no shift. — William Penn... Read More

The chief justice affair: Who's really the boss?
Judges don't often make the headlines. More frequently their decisions are the subject of news stories — usually when there is disagreement with...... Read More

REGIONAL

St Ann church surprises pastor with car

Hudson Taylor, pastor of Ocho Rios Church of God of Prophesy in St Ann, is a humble man who believes in working for what he wants, and so it was not easy for his church... Read More

Sunset Optimist Club hosts quiz competition for basic schools
Children from five schools in Annotto Bay, St Mary, were last Monday exposed to a modest quiz competition put on by the Sunset Optimist Club of Annotto Bay in an effort...... Read More

St Ann councillors again raise street light matter at monthly meeting
Councillors of the St Ann Municipal Corporation are again expressing concerns about the shortage of street lights in their respective...... Read More

March date for Ground breaking at Morant Bay Urban Centre
Ground- breaking for the Morant Bay Urban Centre is expected to be done in March 2018.... Read More

EDITORIALS

No let-up on improvements to justice system

We are encouraged by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck's declaration last week that the Government will continue to focus on enforcing the rule of law and attaining timely... Read More

Has the time come to say farewell to Caricom?
The report of the Caricom Review Commission, chaired by former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has, at long last, been tabled in Parliament by...... Read More

A most commendable gesture from Red Stripe
Red Stripe's rescue of the Jamaica women's bobsleigh team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is most commendable, but not surprising...... Read More

We shed no tears for Jacob Zuma
Time has finally caught up with Mr Jacob Zuma, the scandal-tainted former head of the African National Congress (ANC) who on Wednesday was forced to step down as...... Read More

AUTO

Toyota conquers Holly Mount

TOYOTA Jamaica 4x4 Club's first excursion for the year was a fun-filled blast for all parties involved. The trip, last Sunday, was to the cool hills of Holly Mount in... Read More

'Act to check fatalities'
Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), said he is optimistic that the new Road Traffic Act will help to reduce...... Read More

Safer schools project coming
The JN Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and international motor sports foundation, the FIA Foundation, will...... Read More

BMW 430i Gran Coupé: Simply grand!
The BMW 3 series has long been the benchmark for the compact executive sedan, as it offers a mix of luxury, technology and, most importantly,...... Read More

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