01

MONTEGO BAY, St James — National Security Minister Peter Bunting believes that controlling the flow of guns into Jamaica will not, by itself, solve the country's crime problem. What is needed, ...

01
Guns alone don’t kill people
01

Despite the prolonged drought, the 63rd staging of the Denbigh Agricultural Show has been labelled a success by Government officials. "This year we have the largest amount of cattle we have eve ...

01
Successful Denbigh
01

FORTY years of recording and touring with Israel Vibration has not dimmed Cecil 'Skelly' Spence's passion for making music. Spence and the group's co-founder Lascelle 'Wiss' Bulgin recently com ...

01
Israel Vibration
01

ROBERT Lightbourne High in Trinityville, St Thomas, which previously struggled with underperformance is reaping great success under its new leadership as it now boasts a 43 per cent increase in math ...

01
On the rise
01

HOST Jamaica failed in their bid to dethrone Guyana in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 Cricket Championship after going down by four wickets at Manchester High School yester ...

01
Ja fall short
01

Port Antonio Hospital in Portland was the beneficiary of medical supplies courtesy of United States -based nurse Desrene Dunns who was part of the recent Diaspora team to Jamaica "I came down o ...

01
A welcomed gift

LATEST NEWS

Weekly Round-up: Suspected suicide of cop... Vybz Kartel not sick...Cop shoots gay prostitute 8:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The suspected suicide of a Clarendon-based policeman had his division commander calling for his colleagues to seek divine intervention this week as the p ... Read More

Greek stock exchange to reopen after five weeks  4:57 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — All eyes will be on Greece's embattled banks on Monday when the A ...... Read More

National Irrigation Commission to be overhauled  4:51 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kelli ...... Read More

JAS proposes the creation of 'Denbigh City'  4:09 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS) is seeking to partner wi ...... Read More

Masked burglar flees leaving gun, ski masks behind  4:04 PM
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – A home-made shotgun is the latest weapon to be handed over to the ...... Read More

SPF Weekend comes to a close  3:52 PM
ST ANN, Jamaica – Soriee brings the SPF Weekend parties to an end today at Pearly Beach ...... Read More

Kellier honours employers, workers in Canadian farm work programme  3:45 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican Government recently honoured 56 Jamaican workers and Ca ...... Read More

Gay Pride celebration in Jamaica?  3:23 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Just over a month ago, several social media users speculated about a ...... Read More

NEWS

Slain cop’s mom indifferent to death of suspect

THE mother of murdered female constable Crystal Thomas has reacted with indifference to the death in hospital of one of the men suspected of gunning down her daughter while she was on her way home ... Read More

Port Antonio Post Office attracts customers with zip mail service
The Port Antonio Post Office is hoping to attract more individuals and businesses to utilise its improved Zip Mail which is said to be very compe ...... Read More

Denbigh successful despite drought, say officials
Despite the prolonged drought, the 63rd staging of the Denbigh Agricultural Show has been labelled a success by Government officials. "This yea ...... Read More

Crime solution
MONTEGO BAY, St James — National Security Minister Peter Bunting believes that controlling the flow of guns into Jamaica will not, by itself, ...... Read More

SPORT

'We are happy!'    

CALIFORNIA, United States — The Jamaican coaching staff is, by and large, a happy bunch. The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games were set to come to an official end late yesterday wi ... Read More

Guyana repeat as regional U-19 cricket champions
HOST Jamaica failed in their bid to dethrone Guyana in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 Cricket Championship after going dow ...... Read More

St Thomas comes alive with Makka Pro surfing competition
Hundreds of spectators turned out for the ninth staging of Jamaica's premier international surfing Makka Pro and the after party at the Makka beach ...... Read More

Rooney says Everton return was weird
LONDON, England (AFP) — Wayne Rooney admitted it felt "weird" putting on the blue shirt of his boyhood club Everton once again in a testimonia ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Caribbean Airlines enters deal with Emirates

CARIBBEAN Airlines, the Trinidadian national carrier which now includes Air Jamaica, has signed a new interline deal with Emirates, the Dubai-based airline with more than 142 global destinations. ... Read More

Mogul in the Making nominees prepare for finale
THREE winners will be revealed on August 10 from the 12 nominees for the Jamaica Observer's Mogul in the Making competition. A panel of judges comp ...... Read More

Banks not truly disruptive — Hylton
NATIONAL Commercial Bank of Jamaica (NCB) group managing director Patrick Hylton admitted that many banks are truly not transformative, but that his ...... Read More

Leadership lessons from Steve Jobs - Leadership (Part 7)
    Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. - Steve Jobs The people who are cr ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Israel marches on

FORTY years of recording and touring with Israel Vibration has not dimmed Cecil 'Skelly' Spence's passion for making music. Spence and the group's co-founder Lascelle 'Wiss' Bulgin recently com ... Read More

Jewel Lagoon Water Park a big splash
The Jewel Lagoon Water Park in Runaway Bay which was officially opened last month has already been reaping great benefits for the Jewel Runaway Bay ...... Read More

Revisiting Garvey's wives
HAD financial requirements been in place, Garvey's Wives, a play by Dahlia Harris, would have been shown at last month's inaugural Jamaica Film Fe ...... Read More

Let's do it for Garvey!
FILMMAKER/ACTOR Donovan Watkis firmly believes Jamaica's fledging industry should train its cameras on National Hero Marcus Garvey and not wait on ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

AW Feedback - July 27

Laurette Adams Thomas - The change agent You know, I have learnt that throughout our lives the Lord prepares us to fulfil our purpose, even with the "bad" experiences and trials. Very inspiring sto ... Read More

If your ex knocked on your door one night out of the blue and said, "I have no place to sleep," what would you do?
THE above question, in various formats, has been the subject of discussion on several Internet forums, with comments ranging from the kind to the ob ...... Read More

Shedding pounds without losing muscle tone
Dear Donovan, I am very overweight for my height. I am male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and I weigh 302 pounds. When I hated my physical appearance I hi ...... Read More

Condoms, garlic, beer bottles...
MEDICAL professionals don't have the easiest jobs in the world, but sometimes their jobs get a little bit more complicated when patients indulge in ...... Read More

COLUMNS

How not to promote economic equality

At the Washington Post, Max Ehrenfreund argues in 'Hillary Clinton's top goal as president could be effectively impossible to achieve' (July 20) that Hillary Clinton may be hampered in her stated ... Read More

Flip the coin
It would defy the laws of God if we, as a people, over the years elect politicians to govern us who have done nothing but bad. We would be culpabl ...... Read More

Adventists grapple with decision on ordination of women
DELEGATES at the 60th Session of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists turned down a motion that would have allowed each division of the ...... Read More

KCT deal: Misinformation flowing from no information
As it now stands, the deal to place Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) firmly in the hands of CMA CGM Terminal Links awaits the clearing of two major ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Robert Lightbourne High reaping success

ROBERT Lightbourne High in Trinityville, St Thomas, which previously struggled with underperformance is reaping great success under its new leadership as it now boasts a 43 per cent increase in math ... Read More

A welcomed gift
Port Antonio Hospital in Portland was the beneficiary of medical supplies courtesy of United States -based nurse Desrene Dunns who was part of the ...... Read More

JLP blames Ferguson, Gov't for poverty in St Thomas Eastern
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has accused Dr Fenton Ferguson of poor representation, saying that that was among the reasons for the high rate of po ...... Read More

St Thomas comes alive with Makka Pro surfing competition
Hundreds of spectators turned out for the ninth staging of Jamaica's premier international surfing Makka Pro and the after party at the Makka beach ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Building a nation of which we can be proud

As Jamaicans mark the emancipation of slaves and secondly the birth of our independent nation, two incidents related to justice and the struggle to deal with crime have been particularly disturbing ... Read More

Out of many, one people: Motto or myth?
In Jamaica one of our best known sayings is "See me and come live with me are two different things". We have perfected the art of welcoming people ...... Read More

Kudos for a well-run Under-19 cricket tournament
SINCE the late-1960s, the annual Under-19 West Indies Cricket tournament has been a cornerstone of cricket development in the Caribbean. Each s ...... Read More

As we observe Emancipation...
Tomorrow, as we again begin to observe the events that led to Emancipation and our decision to end colonial rule, we must remember that what we now ...... Read More

AUTO

'Total disbelief'

AN excited Brian Pengelley could not believe his luck when his name was picked as the Johnnie Walker charity golf tourney raffle prize winner to watch the US Formula One (F1) Grand Prix race on Oc ... Read More

Toyota sets sail with Noah
STARTING Sunday, the 2016 Toyota Noah will be available to the public from local dealers of the brand Toyota Jamaica for the very first time. " ...... Read More

No, that's not the way!
THE hierarchy of the used-car dealers group is blasting the Trade Board for allegedly forcing its members to sign a declaration form or risk being b ...... Read More

Vivacious Vernamfield
Drag racing at Vernamfield in Clarendon doesn't only bring out the racers, but plenty of beauties who are keen motorsport fans. 371: There's sure ...... Read More

ADVERTISEMENT

Front Cover of Today's Paper

Front cover of today's paper

E-Paper

Username:
Password:
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon

Poll

If you had information that could aid a criminal investigation, would you tell the police?
Yes
No


View Results »


Friday, July 31, 2015

  • 03
  • 10
  • 22
  • 26
  • 30
J$198,500,000 03
ADVERTISEMENT

Photos

ADVERTISEMENT

More News This Week

Article Photo Gay prostitute accuses district constable who shot ...
  KINGSTON, Jamaica — A self-professed homosexual was on Thursday hauled before ... Read More

Article Photo Clarendon cop suspected to have committed suicide
MANCHESTER, Jamaica -- The Manchester police are confirming the suspected suicide of a c ... Read More

Article Photo Judge tells man he is ‘hard to look at&rsquo ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Laughter erupted inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate ... Read More

Article Photo Why are Western girls in love with Jamaican men?
Western women love Jamaican men and there are more and more marriages from these unions no ... Read More

Article Photo Police-military operation in St James turns deadly
  ST JAMES, Jamaica – Two people were reportedly shot dead during a joint polic ... Read More

Facebook Connect

Jamaica Observer Tweets

Jamaica Observer Instagram