O-Wrap: 31 wanted in St James... $492m in flood damage... JCF recruiting 3000 cops

In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today.1. Woman among 31 wanted in St JamesThe... Read More

Knowledge-based society critical – Wheatley
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says if Jamaica is to compete globally, it must develop an efficient...... Read More

Chang highlights role of agriculture in development
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, says agriculture continues to play...... Read More

1,000 shot in Chicago so far this year
CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Chicago hit a grim milestone Tuesday, with more than a thousand people shot in the Midwestern US city since the beginning of the...... Read More

Shah the star as Pakistan rout West Indies
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Yasir Shah completed a six-wicket haul to spearhead the second innings rout of the West Indies as Pakistan achieved a comfortable...... Read More

#SectoralDebate: Robinson recommends amendments to Cybercrimes Act
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former state minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Julian Robinson, this afternoon recommended changes to...... Read More

Burnt Riu hotel worker recuperating after surgery in US
ST JAMES, Jamaica — One of four injured hotel workers attached to the Riu Reggae Hotel in St James, who was airlifted to a medical facility in the United States...... Read More

JCF to intensify recruitment drive to fill 3,000 spaces
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will intensify its recruitment process to fill...... Read More


Flood damage estimated at nearly half-billion dollars

DAMAGE to the island's road network and other infrastructure from heavy weekend rains has been put at close to half-a-billion dollars, according to a... Read More

Econmic Growth Council to present second report
The Economic Growth Council (EGC) is expected to present its second report to the nation tomorrow, at the Regional Headquarters of the...... Read More

Lying on visa application may permanently disqualify you
Q: I am applying for a visa, and am worried about what to put in my application. Some people have told me that I shouldn't be honest in the form I fill out,...... Read More

Peter Phillips to address leadership breakfast
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prominent leaders from business, government and civil society now have another outlet to spread their messages of hope while...... Read More



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Papine rattle STETHS in Spalding Cup
PAPINE High have defending champions St Elizabeth Technical Technical High School (STETHS) in trouble as they gained a first-innings lead in their 2017...... Read More

Midfielder Atkinson believes Young Boyz can bounce back
PANAMA CITY, Panama — Coby Atkinson has not given up hope.He knows that hope will not win games, but if...... Read More

'Weah' to go, Tim!
PANAMA CITY, Panama — Timothy Weah, simply 'Tim' to friends and relatives, does not have a famous father and doting Jamaican mother for...... Read More


GraceKennedy aims to make a crust in US patty market

GraceKennedy is now manufacturing and distributing frozen patties to the United States as part of its latest thrust in securing a place in... Read More

Limestone research finds richest deposits in St Elizabeth, Portland and Trelawny
 Research on the limestone sector is currently being done with a view to improving the value gained...... Read More

Bauxite sector undertaxed — IMF
An estimated US$18 million ($ 2.3 billion) in revenues annually has been lost with the government's decision to put in place new taxation...... Read More

Judgement in Lasco's US$311-M case against Pfizer by September
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Conkarah earns second Billboard entry

JAMAICAN-BORN recording artiste Conkarah debuts at number four on the Billboard Reggae album chart with the ... Read More

Remembering an 'Ingredient'
WHEN news broke last Thursday that soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr of American R&B group The Main Ingredient was found dead in his car, local show promoter...... Read More

Elton on the mend
Elton John is recuperating at home after contracting a “potentially deadly” infection while on his Latin America tour.... Read More

Sanchez for Appleton Estate Signature Nights
SANCHEZ is the headliner for Appleton Estate Signature Nights series which begins at the OMG Restaurant and Coffee Bar in Mandeville, Manchester, tomorrow.... Read More


Your pregnancy: alcohol consumption

AS soon as a woman discovers that she is pregnant, she should abstain immediately from any alcohol consumption – even if it's just a glass of wine. These... Read More

Monitoring allergens
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Kids' corner - April 26, 2017
 Match the stars to the correct numbers.... Read More

Bright smile, big champ
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Pulling back from the abyss

Undoubtedly ultra-conservatism creates imbalance and injustice. But perhaps it is our recent foray into modern liberalism which has taken us... Read More

Entrepreneurs of a new order
It was encouraging to read the journey of Yoni Epstein in the Sunday Finance magazine of the Sunday Observer, April 16, 2017. His story is one of inspiration...... Read More

Preventing the pain of road deaths
The tragic death of Olympian and Jamaica record holder Germaine Mason is a stark reminder that motorcyclists represent a high percentage of Jamaica’s...... Read More

Our priorities are all screwed up
The curtains came down recently on the Inter-secondary Schools’ Sports Association’s 107th Boys’ and Girls’ championships at the...... Read More


RIU Reggae Hotel reopens after explosion

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The RIU Reggae Hotel in St James, which was closed last Thursday following an explosion at the property which left one dead and... Read More

Photo: Glorious!
Student athletes from the south-central region were outstanding as Jamaica again outclassed the Caribbean region at track and field’s junior level, topping the...... Read More

Manchester High making strides in foreign language education
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Modern Languages Department at the Manchester High School, Petrena Ledgister, says that learning a foreign language...... Read More

JTA pays homage to history at Mizpah Primary
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Members of the teachers’ union, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), gathered in their numbers at the Mizpah Primary...... Read More


Mrs Frankson spoke well until...

On our list of most admired Jamaican women, Mrs Doreen Frankson, the former president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA), takes pride of place. Her... Read More

Rain shows our infrastructure needs urgent upgrade
The extensive damage done to sections of eastern and southern parishes by rain over the past few days has not given us confidence that Jamaica is properly...... Read More

Will UK snap elections give Jamaican PM any ideas?
 British Prime Minister Theresa May's declaration of June 8, 2017 as the date for the next general election in the United Kingdom (UK)...... Read More

Amidst the sorrow of Mr Mason's passing
Death is never easy. It is even more difficult to accept when the person who passes is young and not ailing. The suddenness of the individual’s departure...... Read More


PM urges road users to be vigilant during Easter holiday

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging road users to be vigilant during the Easter holiday season. Read More

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Supercharged start to drag racing season
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Bajan bombshell
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