Although the police have stated, with confidence, that they have nabbed the man who killed veteran author, journalist and broadcaster Peter Abrahams, some residents of the Red Hills community are s ...

Peter Abrahams murder

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness believes that Montego Bay’s Hip Strip has the potential to be the best in the world, but bemoans that it is now “crying ou ...

Step up for Hip Strip

Dr Peter Phillips has scoffed at the suggestion that the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) should have focused on a much younger person to become its next president. Dr Phillips, ...

Age not a factor

Last year British-born, New York-based writer and reggae lover Vivien Goldman was in Jamaica for activities related to International Reggae Day. Based on discussions she had with players in the lo ...

Pressing Matters

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — Elaine Thompson, the reigning Olympic 100m and 200m champion, led a Jamaican sweep of the women’s 60m at the Birmingham Grand Prix yesterday. Fo ...

60-metre joy!

… It had been too long. Returning, however, this time for the exclusive reveal of the stories behind the Campari Red Diaries 2017 and the short film Killer in Red, directed by Paolo Sorrentin ...

Ciao, Roma...


Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments 10:20 PM

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Floyd Green, new chairman of JLP’s Area Council Four  9:11 PM
  HANOVER, Jamaica - State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, ...... Read More

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MoBay must be prepared for tourism growth over next 50 years — PM  4:12 PM
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says a comprehensive developme ...... Read More

IDT branch to be established in western Jamaica  3:31 PM
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — A branch of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) is to be e ...... Read More


A wheelchair for Kymani

Kymani Nichols, the sickler whose plight was highlighted in the Jamaica Observer last Sunday, has seen the genesis of his recovery. With assistance from eMedia Interactive Group Limited and ... Read More

No sure ride for my loyalists, says Phillips
If some of those who supported Dr Peter Phillips in the bruising People’s National Party presidential elections of 2006 and 2008 figure that ...... Read More

Abrahams chairs JIS Board
Chief Executive Officer of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM Jamaica) Gail Abrahams has been appointed the new Chairman of the Jamaica Infor ...... Read More

Uniting the PNP, firming up structures high on Phillips’s agenda
Injecting unity into the party, and strengthening the organisational foundations are two of the urgent items on the agenda of People’s Nationa ...... Read More


Pride of place

Barbados Pride, led by Shai Hope’s classy ton, survived late batting heroics from Jamaica Scorpions’ all-rounder Rovman Powell to lift the 2017 Regional Super50 title yesterday after a ... Read More

Elaine clocks world-leading 6.98secs in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — Elaine Thompson, the reigning Olympic 100m and 200m champion, led a Jamaican sweep of the women’s ...... Read More

Holmwood, Calabar dominant as records tumble at SW Isaac-Henry meet
Holmwood Technical girls and Calabar High were in dominant form as 14 records were broken up to press time at the SW Isaac-Henry Invitational at the ...... Read More

Rusea’s, STETHS in charge at Western Championships
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Rusea’s High were well on their way to a historic girls’ title at the County of Cornwall Athletics Ass ...... Read More


Lots for $29 million and views for free at new Widcombe Estate development

Developer Peter Rousseau is placing on the market property for which the developers have created tough rules for homeowners. Widcombe Estate, a 25-acre property, is described as the last big parc ... Read More

GK to add 20 agent banks
GraceKennedy group plans to add at least 20 First Global Bank branch networks across its Western Union locations in Jamaica later this year, using t ...... Read More

Post Office answers ring of alarm
Dear Claudienne: I live in Connecticut, USA. In 2011 I suffered a broken back as the result of a fall. During surgery on February 7, 2011, ...... Read More

Montego Bay seeking greater investment
Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Jerry Butler will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural staging of Invest MoB ...... Read More


Remembering Barry Watson

TODAY, a special ceremony will be held at the home of late master artist Barrington Watson at the Orange Park Great House in Yallahs, St Thomas. It is scheduled for a 1:00 pm start. Accordin ... Read More

Pressing Matters
Last year British-born, New York-based writer and reggae lover Vivien Goldman was in Jamaica for activities related to International Reggae Day. B ...... Read More

Clement Irie returns with More Than Ever
IN the 1980s, deejay Clement Irie rode the charts with hits such as Bun And Cheese (with Robert Ffrench), Leave Di Drugs Alone, Koloko and DJ In My ...... Read More

Positive vibration
Vincent “Tata” Ford is one of reggae’s mystery men. His name (as V. Ford) appeared in the writer’s credits on two of Bob Mar ...... Read More


Relationship regrets

Some people will insist that they only learnt life lessons from their past relationships and have no regrets; others will be honest and admit that there are some people in their past that they wish ... Read More

8 years and no ring
It should be a given that after a couple has spent some time together courting, that marriage should be the next natural step. That sounds like the ...... Read More

Settling for love
Many women especially are fearful of being alone as they get up in age, leaving them to lower their standards and entertain men they wouldn’t ...... Read More

Advice from the wise
It might seem sometimes that your parents are too much into your personal affairs or are trying to control you, but 99 per cent of the time it is b ...... Read More


Portia Simpson Miller: Pushed out ‘legacy-less’

The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. — Niccolò Machiavelli An excerpt from Aesop’s fable The Farmer a ... Read More

They’re going to do it
It is now clear that the Government, in order to fund the second tranche of the so-called ‘$1.5-million tax break’, will resort to either ...... Read More

We reap what we sow
Are any of you afraid of croaking lizards? I am talking about the big, white, pale, juicy ones, about 10” long, and fat that slither across t ...... Read More

A sit-down with a living legend
The following is a lightly edited version of an interview with Lloyd Lindbergh “Lindy” Delapenha in 2006 which was published in the 15 ...... Read More


St Elizabeth mourns death of leading citizen Basil Bennett

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Well-known public servant and social activist, retired educator and returning officer for St Elizabeth South Eastern, Basil Bennett, is dead. Bennett died in hospit ... Read More

Lucea mayor blasts police, NWC for non-attendance at meetings
LUCEA, Hanover —  Chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation and Mayor of Lucea Sheridan Samuels has made good on his promise to boy ...... Read More

‘No more drought’
WARSOP, Trelawny - Thousands of residents across southern Trelawny are poised to benefit from a $350-million water supply system expected to come ...... Read More

Let’s put Trelawny to the ‘TEST’
As I watch the parish of Trelawny position itself to become a major player in the fundamentals for the country’s economic growth, my thoughts ...... Read More


Lobbying against FATCA on Capitol Hill

The countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are facing a major challenge of executing international payments as foreign banks reduce and/or eliminate correspondent banking services to som ... Read More

Good reasons to smile
Recent days have been pretty good for Jamaican cricket and football. Most readers will probably be aware that the Jamaica Scorpions, led by t ...... Read More

Exploiting Kingston’s appeal to tourists
We are encouraged by news this week of plans to improve Kingston’s appeal to tourists. For while our tourism administrators have long promoted ...... Read More

Playing political football with the NHT
The debate about whether any Government should be dipping into the coffers of the State-run National Housing Trust (NHT) is, foolishly, occurring i ...... Read More


ATL starts REV-olution

THIS year ATL Automotive Group celebrates 20 years of business in Jamaica. And to mark the occasion, the dealership is hosting the first- ever automotive lifestyle event, dubbed REV-olution, sch ... Read More

Gregg begins with a bang
Kyle Gregg was the big winner at the Drivers Rallysport Sprint #1 held on Sunday at Lydford Mines, St Ann, when he claimed victory in the overall c ...... Read More

Off-road pleasure
JEEP Jamaica and Jamaica Off Road Challenge (JORC) continue in their quest to fill the need for local 4x4-themed events. Recently the teams joine ...... Read More

Toyota Jamaica hosts art competition
TOYOTA Jamaica is inviting Jamaica’s youth to show off their creativity in the 2017 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Under the theme ‘Dr ...... Read More


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