Painful memories for family of Guatemalan girl who died in US custody3:47 pm

RAXRUHA, Guatemala (AFP) — Outside a humble thatched-roof home deep in the lush Guatemalan countryside, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died after being detained... Read More

Britain's May clashes with Blair over Brexit11:16 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — An extraordinary public row broke out Sunday between British Prime Minister Theresa May and former Labour party leader Tony Blair over...... Read More

Critically endangered sawfish gain additional protection in Caribbean10:25 am
KRALENDIJK, Bonaire (CMC) — Two more species have been added to the annexes of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, the only transnational legal...... Read More

JAMPRO secures US$166.7m in FDIs up to June 10:12 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government's investment promotion agency, JAMPRO continues to secure investments for the country across various sectors.... Read More

Motorist arrested after fatal crash in Harbour View 9:41 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A motorist has been taken into police custody in relation to a fatal crash in Harbour View, Kingston this morning.... Read More

Bangladesh coach cautious ahead of West Indies T20 showdown 9:25 am
SYLHET, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes Sunday said was reluctant to consider his men favourites for the Twenty20 series against West Indies, despite a...... Read More

British man held with one pound of ganja at Sangster International Airport 9:08 am
ST JAMES, Jamaica — A British man was yesterday arrested following the seizure of a quantity of ganja at the Sangster International Airport in Montego bay, St...... Read More

Prayer for the day7:20 am
Lord, we are your people, the sheep of your flock. Heal the sheep who are wounded, touch the sheep who are in pain, clean the sheep who are soiled, warm the lambs who are...... Read More


Observer Business Leader Award gets new home

THE AC Marriott Hotel will be the new home for the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award presentation and banquet, replacing the Jamaica Pegasus hotel which has hosted... Read More

JN Group celebrates CEO Jarrett's achievements
Jamaica National Group yesterday celebrated the achievements of its CEO Earl Jarrett.... Read More

Hanover mass murder convicts get life in prison
Two men who were found guilty of murdering six members of a family in Hanover three years ago were on Friday sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole...... Read More

Please help me get my son back
A St Elizabeth woman is asking the Government to help her get her son back from her husband of 11 years who, she said, sold their assets, moved back to his native...... Read More


Waterhouse, Portmore in mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash

A mammoth top-of-the-table clash between leaders Portmore United and Waterhouse FC will highlight match day 17 of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL)... Read More

Qatar offers to fully fund training camp for Girlz - Ricketts
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The President of the Qatari Football Federation Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Thani has offered a fully funded training camp for the...... Read More

Wadadah, Granville seek to extend winning ways
GRANVILLE, St James — Defending champions Wadadah FC and former winners Granville United will today seek to extend their winning starts to three-straight in the...... Read More

MoBay welcomes history-making Reggae Girlz
MONTEGO BAY, St James — It is important that the FIFA World Cup-bound Jamaican women's team be recognised for the heroes that they are, achieving much from very...... Read More


Observer Business Leader Award gets new home

THE AC Marriott Hotel will be the new home for the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award presentation and banquet, replacing the Jamaica Pegasus hotel which has hosted... Read More

Shaw says microfinancing has key role in financial inclusion
MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says the local microfinancing sector must play a key role in creating financial inclusion in the...... Read More

Customs fees issues with my phone
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Building a multimillion-dollar business
THE Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean launched the premier Branson Centre Summit recently at the Spanish Court Hotel under the theme 'Building a...... Read More


KC choir performs for Christmas

The renowned Kingston College Chapel Choir will ring in the Yuletide season with its annual Christmas concert at the University Chapel, Mona today starting at 5:00... Read More

Startime says goodbye
The Jamaica Observer continues its reflection on the year in entertainment. This daily column looks on the achievers, trendsetters, those who died, and the...... Read More

What's the plan?
Independent art curator Gilou Bauer is calling for a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to the development of the arts here in Jamaica. For the former curator of the...... Read More

How glad we were to know Nancy
What would Sunday radio in Jamaica be without a Nancy Wilson song? Hard to imagine. The jazz stylist, who died in California on December 13 at age 81, was beloved in...... Read More


The PNP doesn't seem to learn from its mistakes

The ocean never drowns a person whose legs it doesn't come into contact with. — Igbo Proverb, Nigeria Read More

Trump: a lesson for leaders
Yes, leaders, let's go there.... Read More

Ja's Data Protection Act gives citizens more control over their personal data
We are now living in the digital age which is grossly powered by information. Through technological advancements it is becoming easier for us to share...... Read More

Warning to some men: Women are neither acquisitions nor conquests!
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Reno hold Mount Pleasant to listless 0-0 draw

FROME, Westmoreland — FC Reno and Mt Pleasant Football Academy played out a listless 0-0 draw on a hard and bumpy surface at Frome Sports Grounds in their Red... Read More

Winston Dear, the toast of MBCCI Awards Banquet
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Retired commissioned land surveyor and businessman Winston Dear was the toast of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's...... Read More

Ganjamaica Cup to climax Rastafari Rootz Fest
NEGRIL, Westmoreland —... Read More

Three Cornwall College players on Florida bound all-schools team
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Three members of the Cornwall College team that won the ISSA Champions Cup and were runners-up in the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup competition...... Read More


Growing nationalism eroding decades of international gains

GLOBAL peace, democracy and prosperity are always threatened by internal and international conflicts often arising from economic, political, social, ethnic, religious,... Read More

Kudos to NextPlay Cup and its transformative potential
Conventional wisdom teaches that a poorly reinforced foundation will ultimately lead to a fragile upper structure.... Read More

Prosecution's right to appeal makes great legal sense
Chief Justice Bryan Sykes' call on Wednesday for the prosecution to be given the right to appeal shines a perfect spotlight on the slow pace of legislation in...... Read More

More compelling reason to take crime out of political arena
While we in this space were hopeful, we were at the same time fretful that the tenuous agreement between the Government and the Opposition about...... Read More


Compass points in a new direction

Remember the old Jeep Compass? Probably not. Jeep hopes you don't, as it wipes away any memory of the first-generation model with a comprehensive overhaul that is the... Read More

Strong finale for the Streetz
AFTER six events and a year of Asphalt Assault dexterity series, organisers Team Streetz Jamaica are looking towards an even stronger 2019.... Read More

UTVs rule in Bog Walk
THE second staging of Chill Drink Chat Ride (CDCR) at Tru-Juice River, Bog Walk, St Catherine, last Sunday brought in positive reviews, according to event creator Tavar...... Read More

FOR a sixth-consecutive year, the fatalities soar pass the dreaded 300 boundary set by the Ministry of Transport's Road Safety Unit (RSU). As of yesterday, the figure...... Read More


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