Weekly Round-up: Deadly #Maria... Cop murdered... Windies to play for spot in 2019 World Cup8:49 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two weeks after being struck by Hurricane Irma, islands in the Caribbean were again devastated with the passage of Hurricane Maria. Read More

Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico4:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Living conditions in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico are growing worse by the day, with tired, bewildered people lining up to buy scarce fuel...... Read More

Holness to open debate on MOCA Bill Tuesday4:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The long anticipated debate on the Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) Bill will commence in the House of Representatives on...... Read More

Two held in connection with rape and murder of teenage boy in Guyana 4:13 pm
GEORETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Two men have been held by the police as investigations continue into the rape and murder of a teenager in Guyana.... Read More

Local government and health ministries partner to provide ambulances for firefighters 3:53 pm
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministries of Local Government and Community Development, and Health have partnered to provide the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) with...... Read More

T&T joins call for multi-dimensional approach for development assistance 3:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — The twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago has joined other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states in calling for a...... Read More

UCC to host educational conference on innovation, technology and leadership 3:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is set to hold its inaugural academic conference under the theme 'Innovation, Technology and...... Read More

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott2:43 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who...... Read More


Give world's oldest person an official funeral

The world's oldest person, Violet Moss Brown, might have died in controversial circumstances September 15, 2017 but that should not be the last word... Read More

Deaf need to hear why they can't get general driver's licences
CARLYLE Gabbidon, manager of Deaf Can Coffee, is usually beaming with joy, but today it is the opposite.... Read More

Bankers Association counters Shaw on interest rates
The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) has recommended that the Government consider lower Jamaican dollar reserve requirements to facilitate further decreases in...... Read More

National starts distributing Little Leaders kits to early childhood institutions
National Baking Company is now distributing Little Leaders learning kits to more than 2,500 early childhood institutions, as the company continues its...... Read More


STGC stroll past Vauxhall in Group D Manning Cup action

Former champions St Georges College, led by a brace from Nathaniel Campbell, strolled to a comfortable 3-0 win over visitors Vauxhall High on Friday to make it four... Read More

Dinthill look to extend win-streak in daCosta Cup
Former champion Dinthill Technical will be going after their sixth-straight win today when they take on Bog Walk High in a rescheduled ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Zone K...... Read More

Scotia clip ATL for Quallo Cup title
Appliance Traders Limited (ATL), winners of the 2017 Western Sports/KSAFA Business House Association Football Division Two title, ended their...... Read More

McNab leads Special Olympics team to LETR conference
Aldrick “Allie” McNab, the recently appointed chairman of Special Olympics Jamaica, is part of the Jamaican contingent attending the Law...... Read More


Asafa gets Active

Jamaican Olympian and track star, Asafa Powell, has created a fitness band targeted at Jamaicans seeking to better maintain their... Read More

JAPEX to 'boost your revenue'
With the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) set to get under way today at the Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC), participants can look forward to...... Read More

Poles apart, JPS and customer seek solution
Dear Claudienne,My family owns a small apartment complex in Coral Gardens, Montego Bay, comprising five apartments.... Read More

Carib Cash apologises for misinformation
Dear Claudienne,... Read More


Traffick Blocking aims to enlighten

Traffick Blocking, a 30-minute docu-film creating awareness around human trafficking, premiered at the Palace Cineplex in Sovereign Centre, Liguanea, St Andrew, on... Read More

Agencies swoop up Pulse's latest find
PRINICIPALS of Pulse model agency are excited about one of their latest finds — Zoe Griffith.... Read More

Lukie D to drop new set
LUKIE D is excited about his upcoming album which is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2018. The album, which is being produced by his Barblings label, will...... Read More

Prince Reignn aims to rule
PRINCE Reignn believes the time is right for another St Thomas deejay to be counted among dancehall royalty.... Read More


Private​ ​markets​ ​or​ ​public​ ​mayhem​​?

An integral part of management is knowing when to let go. Kenny Rogers offers priceless management advice which he received from a stranger. Read More

Elder abuse and history rewritten
“I am appealing to Jamaicans… to enable and protect the elderly!” This was the impassioned plea from Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine...... Read More

Caribbean bowed but far from beaten
This week I was asked to provide an answer to questions posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the...... Read More

Did Julian Robinson and Peter Phillips buy a cloak of moral and political superiority?
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. — Thomas Paine ... Read More


Barita at forty

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Launched in September 1977, Barita Investments Limited this month marks 40 years in the financial services... Read More

Students first
Maggotty, St Elizabeth — It's tough. However, the Glen Stuart Primary School fraternity is fighting its way through following last week's...... Read More

Maggotty, St Elizabeth — She is totally blind, but 14-year-old Moneajah Elliott is not allowing that to hold her back.... Read More

Photo: Helping hand
Senior medical officer at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), Dr Everton McIntosh (second left), accepts a donation of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals valued at $2.6...... Read More


Crime as a source of poverty

Such is the effect of crime that it is easy to get caught up in individual atrocities — reports of which darken the lives of Jamaicans on a... Read More

Presidents Trump, Kim Jong-un playing with (nuclear) fire
Nuclear scientists tell us that there are enough nuclear weapons in existence to destroy the world and make it uninhabitable for millions of years.... Read More

Positive signs for new JFF head
New president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Mr Michael Ricketts knows from long, hard experience that administration of football — or...... Read More

A good first step at the ECJ
Finally, we are seeing a step in the right direction, albeit a journey that Jamaica should have long completed.... Read More


Motorists can now pay vehicle fitness fees online

MOTORISTS can now pay their motor vehicle fitness fees online. Read More

KIG unveils Subaru XV
J AMAICA's oldest dealership, Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG), launched their latest offering the 2018 Subaru XV in fine style at their Spanish Town...... Read More

'TOTAL' coastal clean-up
DAVID Summerbell Jr was along the Palisadoes strip on Saturday, but not at the go-kart track. He instead ditched his driving gloves for much bigger ones as part of...... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Sizzling with the Subaru XV
JAMAICA'S oldest dealership, Kingston Industrial Garage, was this week's automotive hot spot as it launched the 2018 Subaru XV at its newly renovated Spanish Town Road...... Read More


Front Cover of Today's Paper

Front cover of today's paper



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon

Friday, September 22, 2017

  • 03
  • 09
  • 13
  • 17
  • 23
J$228,000,000 04

More News This Week

Article Photo Man shot dead while chopping woman in Papine
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man, who was seen inflicting multiple chop wounds to a woman Read More

Article Photo Man believed to be Duppy Film fatally shot in St Thomas
ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that a man, believed to be Read More

Article Photo Study links dimensions of a person's face with sex drive
MEN and women with shorter, wider faces tend to be more sexually motivated and to have a s Read More

Article Photo Ex-US marine now lives on Jamaica's streets
What is an ex-marine doing living on the streets of Jamaica? His propensity to display &# Read More

Article Photo $1-million fine or prison time for failing to vaccinate children
PARENTS who refuse to vaccinate their children could find themselves facing a maximum fine Read More

Jamaica Observer Tweets

Jamaica Observer Instagram