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JCF's summer camp in Salt Spring, St James ends4:57 pm

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The four-week Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) children's summer camp in Salt Spring, St James,... Read More

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer4:45 pm
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured...... Read More

Terrelonge says 'auxiliary fees' abolished, urges education for all 4:20 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — State Minister Alando Terrelonge, saying that the Education Ministry has abolished the term 'Auxiliary Fees' and replaced it with 'Parent Support...... Read More

Firearm seized from pretend cop in Kingston 20 4:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man who...... Read More

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos 3:10 pm
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US visitor nabbed with cocaine at Sangster Airport 2:40 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Narcotics Police yesterday, Saturday, August 17, arrested an American visitor at the Sangster International Airport in St James...... Read More

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to OK glacier 2:30 pm
OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland (AP) — It was a funeral for ice.... Read More

Sagicor Life launches health insurance plan for small businesses2:22 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Sagicor Life Jamaica is offering a new health insurance plan which it says is specially designed for companies with five to 30...... Read More

NEWS

Britain, beware!

LONDON, England (AP) — Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the UK leaves the European... Read More

Migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italian island
ROME, Italy (AP) — Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat yesterday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the Government's...... Read More

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier
OKJOKULL GLACIER, Iceland (AP) — It was a funeral for ice.... Read More

Canada 'disappointed' by British decision on Jihadi Jack
TORONTO, Canada (AP) — Canada said it is disappointed the United Kingdom has decided to “off-load their responsibilities” after the British Home...... Read More

SPORT

Heats draw first blood in best-of-three Howard McCatty Community Basketball finals

First-time finalist Exed Heats staved off a late final-quarter attack from Spanish Town Spartans to win game one 68-63 and take a 1-0 lead, in their best-of-three... Read More

Bravo falls cheaply, Hodge hits fifty as India dominate
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Left-hander Darren Bravo's form remained a worry after he failed against India here yesterday as West Indies 'A' suffered a batting...... Read More

Holy Trinity, Vauxhall to contest Insports Challenge Cup final
Holy Trinity High and Vauxhall High are set to contest the final of the Insports Preseason Challenge Cup after both registered 1-0 scorelines over St...... Read More

Semi-final spots to be decided in St James FA Sandals U-20 tourney today
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The semi-final pairings in the St James Football Association Sandals Resorts International Under-20 competition will be decided today when...... Read More

BUSINESS

Blue Power eyes Amazon

Soap maker and lumber distributor Blue Power Group Limited (BPow) is hoping to tap into a wider market by distributing its soap product lines through... Read More

POWER PUSH
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is promising that its customers will see more reliable service over the next five years as...... Read More

Financial solutions coming for SMEs — JMMB
Following the announcement of a 17 per cent increase in net profits, Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) is indicating that for the next financial...... Read More

Mandatory suspension of trading in SSL Venture Capital shares for breaches of Junior Market rules
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is advising of the continued suspension of trading in the shares of SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited (SSLVC) for...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Noel Dexter remembered as giant

Renowned musical arranger, composer and choirmaster Noel Dexter is being remembered as a gentle giant whose legacy will be the impact of his work on... Read More

Maxi, Marshall star Rum Day concert
STELLAR performances by Maxi Priest and Wayne Marshall were the highlight of National Rum Day concert held at Appleton Estate Murray's Chillin' in Toll Gate, Clarendon,...... Read More

K'Coneil goes for finesse, style
UNITED States-based, Jamaican singer K'Coneil recently completed a five-day promotional visit to the island for his latest single Finesse and...... Read More

Fraternity bids farewell to singer Pat Kelly
Several members of the entertainment fraternity showed up at Boulevard Baptist Church in Kingston on Saturday to bid farewell to their colleague,...... Read More

COLUMNS

We're getting to growth, despite the PNP's bad-mouthing

The bird builds his nest, then he flies up the hill. — Jabo proverb, Liberia  Read More

No snap election, Holness!
Recent news report has stated that well-known commentator Dr Paul Ashley has suggested to Prime Minister Andrew Holness that he should call a snap election should Peter...... Read More

Useful idiots are aplenty in the PNP
In its simplest form, politics is about making pacts between people so that they can 'live together' in groups, etc. Yet, the struggle to achieve political harmony, or...... Read More

Caribbean consequences of Trump's new immigration rules
UNITED States President Donald Trump's new rule on immigration and nationality, published on Monday, August 12, 2019 is not different from the rules applied by...... Read More

REGIONAL

Stop it!

RHYNE PARK, St James - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has scolded homeowners who operate garages and other commercial entities in residential spaces, arguing that not... Read More

Westmoreland-based Zimbali Retreats partners with Canadian Yardie Farma to grow medical ganja
CANAAN MOUNTAIN, Westmoreland — Zimbali Retreats, a rustic tourism resort enterprise in the hills here, has forged a partnership with Canadian investors Yardie...... Read More

Long-awaited US$70-million water improvement project for Negril could begin next year — Barnett
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — President of the National Water Commission (NWC) Mark Barnett says work is expected to start next year on the...... Read More

Sandals team members celebrate 'Jamaica 57' with 'Emancipendence Jamboree'
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EDITORIALS

Hoping good sense will prevent a global economic recession

There is nothing inevitable about a global economic recession because the world has learned how to reduce the intensity of a downsizing and to head off the worst. The... Read More

Weak global growth likely to mean US slowdown, not recession
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — How fragile is the global economy? The US-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany's economy shrank...... Read More

Happy for Ms Williams, but clarity needed, JAAA
The headline 'Hallelujah!' on Friday's back page of the Jamaica Observer perhaps summed up best the feelings of most Jamaican track and field followers regarding...... Read More

Warning in those microplastic particles in the Arctic
One scientist described it as “a punch in the gut”. It may not have felt like that to us here in the Caribbean, but the detection of minute microplastic...... Read More

AUTO

BOSS SALE IS BACK! Event runs from Aug 15 to 18

ATL Automotive Group, Jamaica's leading automotive company, has announced the date for the 2019 staging of the company's highly anticipated Boss's Sale —... Read More

Kyle Reynolds reigns at MX outing
Kyle Reynolds was the standout performer at the fourth round of the MX Jamaica 2019 Motocross Championship series held at DaCosta Farms in St...... Read More

Independence Queens
Jamaica Race Drivers' Club held their annual Independence of Speed race meet at Dover Raceway in St Ann on August 4. ... Read More

Fraser McConnell looks to France
JAMAICA'S Fraser McConnell has his sights set on the Bretagne World Rallycross in Lohéac, France, on Saturday, August 31.... Read More

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