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THE Office of the Political Ombudsman is to open a probe into allegations that Delano Seiveright, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the St Thomas Eastern constituency, was threatened by ...

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Tense stand-off
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ALTHOUGH all the categories of serious and violent crimes have been on a decline locally, Jamaica still records some of the highest crime stats worldwide. Minister of National Security Peter Bunti ...

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THE Marley family has found its newest star to carry on the legacy of their famous patriarch, reggae king Bob Marley. Skip Marley, grandson of the legend and son of his daughter Cedella Marley, m ...

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Skip off the old block
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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — He will turn 89 years old on May 21, but veteran road race runner Roy Thomas has no intention of stopping. Thomas, called ‘Maas Roy’ by friends and fans, ...

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The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is encouraging spectators desirous of grandstand tickets for the March 25 World Cup Qualification match between Jamaica and Costa Rica at the National Stadium ...

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MANY people don’t handle bad news about themselves well, and will resort to throwing in the towel, but for Karen Stephens, she’s gone past that and is determined to live her best lif ...

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All Woman

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JLP names female teacher as candidate for St Catherine North Central

Kerensia Morrison, a teacher and the assistant general secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council Two, has been named as the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) candidate for the St C ... Read More

Ombudsman to probe claim of political intimidation in St Thomas
THE Office of the Political Ombudsman is to open a probe into allegations that Delano Seiveright, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the ...... Read More

Jamaica’s crime stats among highest worldwide, despite reduction
ALTHOUGH all the categories of serious and violent crimes have been on a decline locally, Jamaica still records some of the highest crime stats worl ...... Read More

Fire ravages 5 houses in downtown Kingston, 100 homeless
Fire of unknown origin early Sunday morning destroyed five houses on Barry Street between Rum Lane and Wildman Street in downtown Kingston. Accordin ...... Read More

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JC ooze confidence ahead of Champs

Obrian Waysome, captain of the Jamaica College (JC) athletics team, was oozing confidence as telecommunications firm Flow’s ‘Journey to Champs’ campaign got out of the blocks a ... Read More

‘Get your grandstand tickets!’
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is encouraging spectators desirous of grandstand tickets for the March 25 World Cup Qualification match betw ...... Read More

CFU sweats over CONCACAF US$500,000 grant to get new home up and running
The body that governs football in the Caribbean says it is committed to consolidating its move to make Jamaica the base of its substantive operation ...... Read More

Minor role for Chanderpaul as Arabians win
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul had little impact as his Gemini Arabians defeated Virgo Super King ...... Read More

BUSINESS

GDP and investment horizon blues

Theodore Mitchell, group sovereign economist with the JMMB Group, says the likelihood of growth above two per cent for the Jamaican economy is diminished because promises of large investment pro ... Read More

JPS to roll out mobile application by September
In a bid to improve its service to consumers, Jamaica’s light and power company JPS will be rolling out a new mobile application by September. ...... Read More

Sharpening your human resources via training
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” — Derek Bok People need maintenance and upgrades even more than machine ...... Read More

Land row crops up
Dear Claudienne, In 1990 my father, now deceased, sold land at Watt Town, St Ann, to Kaiser Bauxite Company for cash and exchange of one acre of la ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Heads up to Maurice White

AS a fledgling band, Third World kept their ears to the ground musically. They were particularly impressed by a genre-defying American group called Earth, Wind & Fire. “They had a g ... Read More

Skip off the old block
THE Marley family has found its newest star to carry on the legacy of their famous patriarch, reggae king Bob Marley. Skip Marley, grandson of th ...... Read More

The ‘Seans’ make it happen again
Sean Paul has once again teamed with British singer/songwriter Jay Sean. Their latest collaboration, Make My Love Go , was released last Friday by ...... Read More

Summer Roze blooms with Bumpa
BEING the daughter of a former world boxing champion, Summer Roze said she once flirted with the idea entering the ring. She, however, had a change ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

My greatest sexual regret

WAKING up next to a person you barely know, agreeing to attempt or do something you don’t like, or even bein g with the wrong person for too long can lead to loads of regret — regr ... Read More

Karen Stephens - A life worth living
MANY people don’t handle bad news about themselves well, and will resort to throwing in the towel, but for Karen Stephens, she’s gon ...... Read More

Marriage isn’t for everyone
MARRIAGE, along with a great career, financial stability, and a family have been used by society to define people’s success. But for those li ...... Read More

Love letters
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COLUMNS

US Presidential elections heading towards a slippery slope

Never in the last 80 years has the American presidential elections generated so much interest worldwide — all for the wrong reasons. Candidate and business mogul billionaire Donald Trump has d ... Read More

Promises and more promises
Over the next two weeks, the Jamaican voter will be bombarded with promises and more promises. How will we be able to differentiate the sincere fr ...... Read More

Abolition of user fees: impact on access, care provided; lessons learnt
IN recent times the public health system has come under much greater scrutiny with its failure to meet certain standards of patient care. Consensu ...... Read More

In polls we trust; but are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?
If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking. — General George S Patton Group think is not thinking. Far too many of us ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Observer among winners at an evening of excellence

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Twelve companies, including the Jamaica Observer, walked away winners at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet recently. The newspaper w ... Read More

In honour of Junelle
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – Outstanding junior athlete Junelle Bromfield, who is the Courtney Walsh Student Excellence Award recipient for 201 ...... Read More

88-year-old road racer plans to keep running
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Bad roads, lack of water major factors in Hanover Eastern
HOPEWELL, Hanover — The deplorable state of the roads and the lack of piped water in many communities in the constituency of Hanover Eastern ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Labour Market Information System offers hope

As Jamaica’s two major political parties woo voters over the next two-and-a-half weeks leading to the February 25 parliamentary election, economic growth will be foremost on the agenda, as i ... Read More

Are Jamaicans in the US ‘feeling the Bern’?
WHO becomes the president of the United States and the policies which emerge from the US political system of the White house, Congress and the J ...... Read More

Insurance scheme for athletes a good move
It’s not possible to precisely quantify the value of sport to Jamaica . What we can all say for certain though, is that for generations, Jamai ...... Read More

Let all parliamentary aspirants declare
Whatever way you look at it, $17 million is a lot of money. So, for Mr John-Paul White’s company to have owed Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) ...... Read More

AUTO

‘Classic’ run on Sunday

THE Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will make its first out-of-town trip to the Ocho Rios Orchid show, on the lawns of the San Souci Hotel in St Mary, on Sunday. “We’re going to have t ... Read More

Brazil’s top pickup comes to Jamrock!
THE 2016 Volkswagen Saveiro caused quite a stir at the ATL Automotive Volkswagen Road Show in Portmore Pines, St Catherine, last weekend. Bra ...... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Counting on the Q5
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NRSC disappointed Traffic Act debate on hold
THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is disappointed that the debate of the new Road Traffic Act by the Senate has been stalled as Parliament wi ...... Read More

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