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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey Cole won the Commonwealth Games 100m a short while ago in 10.00 ahead of UK’s rising star Adam Gemili. Nickel Ashmeade also of Jamaica was ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Eight police officers who were brought before the court by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) for failing to comply with a lawful request of the Commissi ...

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8 cops convicted
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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Veronica Campbell Brown earned Jamaica’s second silver medal a short while ago at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. ...

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GUNMEN went on a killing spree in sections of St Catherine over the weekend, shooting a total of eight people, four fatally, in two separate incidents between Saturday and Sunday. The series of atta ...

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OPPOSITION spokesman on finance and planning, Audley Shaw, wants the Government to undertake a general review of all penalties and interest charges across all types of taxes. "...So that they may b ...

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LATEST NEWS

Youngsters who stole phone to finance schooling given 100hrs community service  11:23 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two youngsters who confessed to stealing a Samsung Galaxy cell phone to finance the upcoming school term earned two years probation and 100 hours of community service each for their troubles when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court. "Why did you steal the phone?" Resident Magistrate Lorna Shelly-Williams asked the youngsters. Eighteen-year-old Nicholas Roach told the court that he wanted to "buy things to go to HEART" while the other accused, D ... Read More

Another bush-fire in St Andrew hills  9:12 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- OBSERVER ONLINE has received reports that another bush-fire is currently raging in ...... Read More

Health Ministry confirms second case of chikungunya in Jamaica  8:09 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Ministry of Health has confirmed the second imported case of chikungunya diseas ...... Read More

Judge rules against Donald Sterling in Clippers sale  7:39 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in h ...... Read More

Zero tolerance for jet-ski operators ignoring regulations -- TPDCo  7:00 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) has indicated its zero tolera ...... Read More

NEWS

INDECOM gets 8 cops convicted for failing to comply in fatal shooting hearing

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Eight police officers who were brought before the court by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) for failing to comply with a lawful request of the Commissi ... Read More

Philanthropist Raymond Chang dies in Canada
JAMAICAN businessman and philanthropist G Raymond Chang died in Canada yesterday morning. Chang, who was conferred with the Order of Jamaica in 201 ...... Read More

Eight shot, four fatally in St Catherine in two days
GUNMEN went on a killing spree in sections of St Catherine over the weekend, shooting a total of eight people, four fatally, in two separate inciden ...... Read More

Shaw calls for review of all tax penalties, interest charges
OPPOSITION spokesman on finance and planning, Audley Shaw, wants the Government to undertake a general review of all penalties and interest charges ...... Read More

SPORT

Jamaica end with bronze in men's mile relay
EUGENE, USA — The men's 4x400m team won a bronze medal as Jamaica finished the 15th IAAF world Junior Championships with six medals on yesterd ...... Read More

Impressive!
GLASGOW, Scotland — The skies over Glasgow suddenly turned grey and the rains came sprinkling yesterday, replacing the warmth and sunshine tha ...... Read More

Tallawahs, Hawksbills arrive for CPL clash
JAMAICA Tallawahs and Antigua Hawksbills arrived in the island yesterday for their Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 (T20) clash at Sa ...... Read More

BUSINESS

LIME offers premium services for multi-office firms

LIME last week unveiled its most advanced networking solution, 'Global Connect', designed to deliver a rich array of data connectivity services to power multi-office businesses. Ideally suited ... Read More

A business leader with a heart, says prime minister
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday expressed 'deep sadness' at the passing of Jamaican-born Canadian business leader and philanthropist ...... Read More

Sweet River Abattoir seeks $180m from public offer
SWEET River Abattoir & Supplies Company Ltd aims to raise up to $180 million in its initial public offer for working capital needs and to retire ...... Read More

NCB denies sending clients' info to TAJ
The National Commercial Bank (NCB) says it has not been providing Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) with customer information, and pointed out that ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

I Love JA is the 2014 Festival Song

WITH his song I Love JA, Rushane Sanderson — 2012 Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall champion — added another major accolade to his burgeoning musical career by winning the Jamaica Cu ... Read More

Talent on show at Sandals
SANDALS and Beaches Ocho Rios Region crowned its top male and female singers, models and dancer for 2014 at an exciting event dubbed ENCORE at Sanda ...... Read More

DI's a hit in the kitchen
Dancehall act Danielle (aka DI) showed her culinary skills last Friday, teaming with disc jockey Calico (Chad Hinds) to win the second Suncity 104.9 ...... Read More

Night of the Chinese
Approximately 160 years after the first wave of Chinese arrived in Jamaica, the Chinese contribution to the country's popular music was recognised. ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Sue-Ann Gregg The Make-up Girl

IN just under three years, Sue-Ann Gregg has accumulated a résumé and reputation that make-up artists who are her senior work for in a lifetime. An integrated marketing communication ... Read More

Separated and unhappy because divorce is costly
GETTING married is easy: You can choose a church and go elaborate and expensive, or you can save money by simply getting an officiant and a couple ...... Read More

Her DEEPEST fantasies
MANY women have sexual fantasies that they conceal from their serious partners; and while some don't go beyond the daydreaming stage, others find ...... Read More

WOMEN CONFESS: About that 40 year old male virgin...
WHILE the Bible has established that sex before and outside marriage is a sin, it would seem, from the views of women All Woman interviewed, that ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Jamaica's Federation of courageous women

It is a myth that Jamaican women do not support each other. Jamaica is blessed in her brave and compassionate sisters who have empowered not only women but all members of their national family. ... Read More

'Free paper soon bun' — Homework time
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn — John Cotton Dana HOMEWORK is often a bad word for students. Yet, homework, otherwise k ...... Read More

Let us pray ...for rain
THE God of the Judeo-Christian tradition, as portrayed in the Bible, is one who is concerned with the providential care of his people, which include ...... Read More

The flood of economic woes in the drought
It was a whopping 96 degrees in the shade last Thursday afternoon in the Grant’s Pen community as Liz complained to me that the drought was 'm ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Manchester farmers graduate from agro-business programme

CHUDLEIGH, Manchester — One hundred and sixty-nine registered farmers in Manchester were recent graduates of a four-month Agro-Business Technical Assistance Programme. Selected from the N ... Read More

South central Jamaica crying out for water
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — In St Elizabeth the drought is so intense, member of Parliament for the parish's south east, Richard Parchment, wants ...... Read More

The story of Manchester Part 4: MILE GULLY
FOR over 150 years after the English captured Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655, the southern half of the area that would become the parish of Manche ...... Read More

'I am nervous and excited'
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — In roughly a month, 12-year-old Beyonce Ebanks will officially take her place as a first former in high school, like ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Do more than talk, Mr Green

Highly educated and, we suspect, very well read, Mr Floyd Green will know that the political ideals and principles advocated by him in yesterday's Sunday Observer are by no means original. ... Read More

Taking our honorary consuls for granted
The loss of Jamaica's former honorary consul to Atlanta and prominent attorney Mr Vin Martin, who died on July 23 after a long illness, has prompt ...... Read More

Shame on you, WICB
WE suspect that it has never happened that a Jamaica Under-19 cricket team finds itself being praised by this newspaper for winning the opening ma ...... Read More

Take a bow, Dr Nigel Clarke
JUDGING from the large turnout at Emancipation Park Wednesday night, it is clear that Jamaicans have an appreciation for classical music. The d ...... Read More

AUTO

Ricciardo upstages Mercedes to grab thrilling victory

BUDAPEST, AFP — Australian Daniel Ricciardo upstaged the stars again Sunday when he won a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix and claimed his second victory for Red Bull in five races. Ricciardo, ... Read More

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons
MYRTLE CREEK, Oregon (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon house, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authoritie ...... Read More

Ferrari gamble puts Raikkonen near back of grid
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen has had little to celebrate in this Formula One season and an unsuccessful gamble in qualifying at the ...... Read More

Nissan recalls more than 226,000 cars over faulty airbags
NEW YORK, (AFP) - Japanese carmaker Nissan said Saturday it was recalling 226,326 additional vehicles in the United States due to faulty airbags. Th ...... Read More

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