Weekly-Round-up: Police sickout… PNP Councillor murdered… Gayle belts 20th T20 hundred9:45 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police Federation on Tuesday said the Government seems to be taking a very cynical and simplistic approach to wage negotiations, after again... Read More

Parallel geniuses? Composer mashes up Beethoven and Kanye4:46 pm
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in,...... Read More

Volcanoes beat Jamaica Scorpions by 119 runs4:19 pm
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Windward Islands Volcanoes needed just over an hour to beat Jamaica Scorpions by 119 runs and post their first win of the Regional Four-Day...... Read More

Brazilian star Kaka announces retirement 3:47 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kaka announced his retirement as a player Sunday, suggesting that a management career at his old club...... Read More

Look out for cyber scams, warns CAC 3:17 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is reminding shoppers to guard against cyber scams as they make their online purchases during the...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: EGC lacks focus 2:52 pm
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Eastern Caribbean music rights group sacks CEO 2:37 pm
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO), Steve Etienne, has been...... Read More

Pentagon acknowledges secret UFO-hunting program2:17 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Pentagon has acknowledged funding a secret multi-million dollar program to investigate sightings of UFOs.... Read More


Let's take Jamaica back from violence, says investor

ENTERPRISING investor Joe Bogdanovich is urging Jamaicans to work to end the violence and take back control of the country. Read More

A different kind of centenarian
SHE is not your average centenarian. Clarice Peylado has not been slowed by age and is in fact still very active. ... Read More

Laconic Foundation fetes Hebron Basic School students
Students of Hebron Basic School in Clarendon were last week feted by the Laconic Foundation — the charity arm of Laconic Cultural Work and Travel.... Read More

Ganja use & sex
THE jury's still out on rock 'n' roll. But the link between sex and at least one drug — marijuana — has been confirmed.... Read More


New challenge sees Reynolds join select band of elite coaches

Having won the Walker Cup, the Super Cup and reached the Manning Cup football final with Wolmer's Boys' School, many people were surprised when... Read More

Jamaicans continue to impress at ASATT Invitational Champs
Jamaica's young swimmers continued to impress all and sundry at the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Invitational...... Read More

Central Titans hold slight edge over Eastern Tigers
Central Titans have a slight edge over home team Eastern Tigers going into today's final day of the rescheduled fourth-round Jamaica Cricket Association two-day Super...... Read More

Lawrence still optimistic about Sandals South Coast staying in RSPL
FROME, Westmoreland — Despite being in the relegation zone from the first week of their first-ever season in the Red Stripe Premier League, Sandals South Coast's...... Read More


MoBay Juici Patties franchise owner touched by post flood support

You could not blame most Jamaicans for thinking that no good news comes out of Montego Bay these days. Read More

Tourist arrivals hit 4M mark
The tourist industry started its traditional high season Friday shattering all previous records for visitor arrivals, by welcoming...... Read More

H&M to close more stores as customers go online
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) — Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) on Friday said sales fell below expectations in the fourth quarter and it would...... Read More

Vaz says approval rate of development applications improving
M inister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says that the measures and system...... Read More


Festival Song Competition names committee

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has named a seven-member committee to oversee the Jamaica Festival Song Competition. Read More

WATCH - Marisa Benain
The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017.  ... Read More

Laughter, fun MoBay today
Spurred by what he felt was the need for Montego Bay residents to relax and to take their minds off the crime situation, comedian Christopher “Johnny” Daley...... Read More

Who will head the NDTC?
Jamaicans will have to wait until January to find out who is the new artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC).... Read More


The tangled web of money, guns and politics

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. — Marcus Tullius Cicero  Read More

Hero-worship, corruption, and the media
In a recent column, entitled 'Alternative facts, half-truths and honour', published on December 10, 2017, I argued that the defining character of the US President Donald...... Read More

Culture, crime, policing and Montego Bay
Very few things in life ever develop in isolation. Crime is no different, neither is culture. As crime develops, it becomes part of the culture and...... Read More

Did the legislature err in enacting Section 4(1)(e) of the Bail Act?
I have taken the position or legal stance that the legislature erred in enacting subsection 4 (1) (e) of the Bail Act, in providing for judicial refusal of bail to a...... Read More


St Ann ministry providing spiritual, emotional support for women

When the Proclaiming: Beauty For Ashes Women's Ministry hosted its prayer breakfast in celebration of its seventh anniversary earlier this month, over... Read More

Bartlett: Visitor arrival should hit 4.4-million mark by year end
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said that by the end of the year Jamaica would welcome approximately 2.3 million stopover and 2.1...... Read More

Clarendon street to be named in Davina Bennett's honour
MIDDLE Street in Mitchell Town, Clarendon, is to be renamed in honour of Davina Bennett, Miss Universe Jamaica 2017.... Read More

Traffic congestion caused by collapsed road eases in Falmouth
HAGUE, Falmouth — The National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday carried out rehabilitation work on a section of the Falmouth Bypass in Trelawny that collapsed on...... Read More


Moore or less: Lessons from Alabama, United States

The state of Alabama in the United States, renowned for slavery and confederacy, elected Mr Doug Jones to the Senate — the first time in 25... Read More

Tough times continue for West Indies cricket
It could be argued that with the West Indies ranked eighth in the ICC Test match rankings, and hosts New Zealand fourth, their recent two-Test series was always going...... Read More

ANC needs to choose Mr Zuma's successor carefully
If, as expected, Mr Jacob Zuma steps down as president of the African National Congress (ANC) next week, he will hopefully set South Africa on a path to recovering some...... Read More

Country needs answers about massive gun find, not politicking
It was reported that a month ago the United States Customs and Border Protection and Outbound Enforcement Team at the Miami International Airport intercepted a shipment...... Read More


Showtime at ATL Autobahn

GRAMMY-WINNING deejay Beenie Man took the spotlight briefly at ATL Automotive's ATL Autobahn reveal on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Auto-matically Stunning!
'TIS is the season to be jolly as ATL Automotive officially opened their state-of-the-art showroom, dubbed ATL Autobahn, on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last...... Read More

COLOURFUL fireworks decorated the evening sky announcing something spectacular was happening beneath. Guests gazed at aerial blooms in delight while a few raised their...... Read More

Hyundai Motor launches 'Be There With Hyundai' for FIFA World Cup
Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker and a proud FIFA Partner, has announced the launch of the “Be There With Hyundai”...... Read More


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