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FIFA bans three disgraced officials for life9:30 am

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — FIFA's ethics committee on Tuesday slapped lifetime bans on three former world football executives who have all pleaded guilty to corruption... Read More

Flash flood watch for central, eastern parishes8:51 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A flash flood watch is now in effect for eastern and central parishes until 5:00 pm today.... Read More

Zimbabwe Parliament opens session to begin Mugabe impeachment 8:42 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's Parliament opened a session on Tuesday to begin the process of impeaching President Robert Mugabe, which could lead to him being...... Read More

No regrets over hosting World Cup, says Qatar 2022 chief 8:26 am
DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — Qatar's most senior World Cup official said Monday there were no regrets in bidding for the 2022 tournament, despite the "abuse" he claims the country...... Read More

Gov't pursuing GLOBALG.A.P farmer certification 7:46 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is moving to have farmers certified by GLOBALG.A.P, which is an internationally...... Read More

PHOTOS: A hole-y encounter 7:35 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — OBSERVER ONLINE has learnt that between yesterday afternoon and this morning two cars fell into a huge crater on Washington Boulevard near the...... Read More

Bartlett to welcome cruise ship in Port Antonio 7:08 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is to officially welcome the MS Insignia cruise ship at the Ken Wright Pier in Port Antonio, Portland this...... Read More

O-Wrap: Ninjaman guilty… 4 J'can attractions cop TripAdvisor awards… Mother, daughter murdered7:00 pm
In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:1. Ninjaman found guiltyDancehall artiste Ninjaman was found...... Read More

NEWS

Murder: Ninjaman guilty

COLOURFUL dancehall deejay Ninjaman was yesterday found guilty of a murder committed eight years ago sparked by a domestic dispute. Read More

17-year-old girl gunned down in Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE, St James — The St James police have revved up operations in this rural community following yesterday morning's shooting death of a 17-year-old girl,...... Read More

Mom in 'merciless beating' under probe; State provides legal aid
THE State is providing legal assistance to the mother who was captured beating her daughter, believed to be no more than five years, in a video that went viral over the...... Read More

NWA says $1.7-billion roadwork to start by Christmas
THE National Works Agency (NWA) says it will spend another $1.7 billion to rehabilitate roads across the island.... Read More

SPORT

Dark was the night that JC wept

The ISSA/FLOW Super Cup semi-final match between Jamaica College (JC) and Kingston College (KC) at Sabina Park on Saturday night almost reached apocalyptic proportions, with... Read More

UWI blank Sandals 2-0 to close gap on leaders
The University of the West Indies FC (UWI FC) closed the gap between themselves and Portmore United to mere goal difference near the top of the Red...... Read More

FSU capture Jamaica Classic trophy
ROSE HALL, St James — Florida State University (FSU) and Tulane University both maintained their perfect win records as they won two games as the first Jamaica...... Read More

Bigger, better Diamond Mile
The Diamond Mile Race Day, the region's most lucrative and exciting horse racing event, promises to be a bigger and better showpiece this year come...... Read More

BUSINESS

BMR looks to expand in Jamaica

Malvern , St Elizabeth — Just over a year since formal commissioning of its wind farm at Potsdam, Malvern, high in the Santa Cruz mountains, the... Read More

EPOC backs likelihood of 5 in 3
In reporting that Jamaica has continued its strong performance in meeting fiscal criteria and structural benchmarks for end September 2017 under the...... Read More

The Battle of the Sexes—
In my book titled “Memoirs of a Financial Advisor”, just joking — I have no such book! However, over the years, dealing with men and...... Read More

Lagarde quizzes Caribbean leaders over growth stagnation
Part 1 ... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Konshens ties knot in Florida

KONSHENS has a new lease on life. Read More

Spartan praises Queen Solange
Spartan Health Club, organisers of the Miss Jamaica World contest, is expressing delight at the performance of Solange Sinclair at the Miss World...... Read More

Thomas sounds his 'Prophecy'
IN the highly competitive arena of sound system supremacy, Bermuda's Prophecy Sound International is carving a niche for itself.... Read More

Fraternity rocked by Ninjaman verdict
Embattled deejay Ninjaman was found guilty of murder in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday.... Read More

COLUMNS

Data breaches from within

Much hysteria has been attributed to the “cybersecurity epidemic” and the spotlight has quickly shifted to hackers, crackers, and other... Read More

Politicians and corporal punishment
Any man more right than his neighbours constitutes a majority of one. — Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849 ... Read More

Workforce diversity will bring boom, not gloom
The longer you are in business the more you value your human resource personnel. With their expertise in recruitment, evaluation, mediation, and counselling they can...... Read More

Co-operation, Mr Minister?
The statement by Lord Tariq Ahmad referenced in The Gleaner of November 13, 2017 calls for a response when it is,...... Read More

REGIONAL

Jamalco workers get HEART certification in metrology

May Pen, Clarendon — Following months of intense training in metrology (the scientific study of measurement), 44 employees of bauxite/alumina... Read More

Art and fun
Mandeville, Manchester — Organisers are describing the 26th annual Mandeville Art Fair, held recently at the St. John Bosco Auditorium in...... Read More

New dining room for St Elizabeth Infirmary
Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — For years, Joycelyn Bryan, matron of the St Elizabeth Infirmary has been lobbying, for a new dining room so residents...... Read More

BMR looks to expand in Jamaica
Malvern , St Elizabeth — Just over a year since formal commissioning of its wind farm at Potsdam, Malvern, high in the Santa Cruz mountains, the...... Read More

EDITORIALS

From hero to villain — The painful lesson of Mr Robert Gabriel Mugabe

If the late Prime Minister Michael Manley and Mr Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, the Third World's first mega star, could, they would be turning in their graves over... Read More

To answer the call of Calabar, nay, of Jamaica
The concept that each individual has a role to play, no matter how small, in the building of community and nation is not contentious and is easily...... Read More

Mr Lester Spaulding did more than his fair share
The media landscape in Jamaica has changed profoundly over the last 50 years in tandem with changes in global media driven by new dramatic...... Read More

Greater care in handling our living legends
Mr Theodore Whitmore is among the truly great servants of Jamaica's football.... Read More

AUTO

Ford F-150: For Work and Play

It's not only the best-selling pickup in the United States, the Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the United States and Canada. And there's no secret to its... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Porsche on parade
ATL Automotive Group officially unveiled its Porsche showroom in Bogue City, Montego Bay on Tuesday evening.... Read More

MAN ON A MISSION
NEWLY appointed managing director at ATL Automotive Mike Ellenthorpe is au fait with pushing boundaries and redefining...... Read More

Concern revvs up for bikers
With motorcyclists accounting for nearly one-third of the road fatalities, there has been increased concern in formal circles about how they should be...... Read More

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