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Parts of plane found in waters off Dominica's coast1:16 pm

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) –Rescue teams have found wreckage of the single engine aircraft that crashed into the sea on leaving the Douglas Charles Airport, north east of... Read More

Amazon under fire from UK union over warehouse safety12:10 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)—  One of Britain's biggest trade unions demanded a parliamentary inquiry into hundreds of injuries reported at Amazon warehouses across the...... Read More

PNP apologises for homophobic statements11:34 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) today apologised for homophobic statements made by several members of the party at the presentation of its candidate...... Read More

Keith Clarke trial to continue 10:27 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Constitutional Court delivered the ruling in the Claudette Clarke (administratrix of the Keith Clarke estate) versus Greg Tinglin and others this...... Read More

Tufton tours St Joseph's Hospital 10:17 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is currently touring St Joseph's Hospital, which is being prepared for possible use as a...... Read More

India builds wall along slum ahead of Trump visit 10:04 am
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A half-kilometre (1,640-foot) brick wall has been hastily erected in India's Gujarat state ahead of a visit by US President Donald Trump, with...... Read More

Town hall meetings to discuss JPS rate hike 9:32 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica—The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it will be hosting a series of town hall meetings in March as part of its public consultations on the...... Read More

Teen 'cop', accomplice found with stolen car9:03 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A teenager who pretended to be a police officer was one of two juveniles charged after they tried to drive a stolen vehicle through a police...... Read More

NEWS

Wounded 5-year-old runs to get help after gunmen kill mom

TEN minutes after Shontoll McCarthy's relatives were awakened by loud explosions in their community, her five-year-old son's frantic banging on their front door marked the... Read More

Meadowbrook students to know fate after schoolmate injured
WHILE administrators at Meadowbrook High School are investigating to determine the appropriate punishment for students in a “tripping jump challenge” that...... Read More

Teachers want better security after armed men visit Eltham High
TEACHERS at Eltham High School in St Catherine are lamenting the need for better security measures following yesterday's incident in which armed men entered the school...... Read More

PM pulls out of Caricom meeting
JAMAICA'S Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be absent when the Caribbean Community (Caricom) meets today in Bridgetown, the Barbados capital, for their 31st intersessional...... Read More

SPORT

Thomas at home resting after motor vehicle collision

Mark Neita, the agent of Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Oshane Thomas, says the player will be ready for training tomorrow after he was involved in a motor vehicle... Read More

Reggae Boyz striker Mattocks faces felony charges in US
Reggae Boyz striker Darren Mattocks faces two felonies in the USA, international media has reported.... Read More

Discipline driving consistency in regional tourney, says Blackwood
FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Jamaica Scorpions batsman Jermaine Blackwood says a more disciplined approach is behind his consistent returns up to the halfway stage...... Read More

Sentient progresses quickly to Open Allowance
Could Sentient be duplicating, or getting close to the path traversed by 2018 Horse of the Year, Will In Charge?... Read More

BUSINESS

Proven reports solid growth in all business lines for third quarter

Proven Investments Limited (PIL) is reporting solid core growth in all its business lines for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. Read More

Styrofoam ban slashes Wisynco's profits
Wisynco Group Limited is reporting a 25 per cent slash in its profit for the second quarter ended December 31, 2019, due to the closure of its styrofoam plant in...... Read More

NROCC, JUTC and CAP to rack up $18.47 billion in losses for 2020-21
Jamaica's three most financially burdened state agencies will rack up $18.47 billion in losses during the upcoming 2020/2021 fiscal...... Read More

Finance minister says he will soon provide details on proposed catastrophe bond
Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke says he will provide further details about the proposed catastrophe bond being developed for Jamaica in his...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

A time to dance

“Dance has the capacity to build Brand Jamaica in the same way that our music has.” Read More

Otis I appeals to the conscious
Canada-based singer Otis I aka Ras Malkam believes music should be used to educate and uplift the mind. He believes the time has come for entertainers to recapture...... Read More

Jamaica's ties with RCA Records
Having signed with Columbia Records UK in 2018, that label is looking to take Grammy-winning singjay Koffee to a bigger audience in the United...... Read More

Jahmark finds Happiness at last
For nearly 40 years, Jahmark Tafari has carried the banner of Rasta and roots-reggae, an unapologetic disciple of the sound that made Marley, Tosh and...... Read More

COLUMNS

Lessons to be learnt in Victoria Mutual data breach

On February 14, 2020 there was a press release from Victoria Mutual Wealth Management saying: “Personal information of more than 5,000 clients was inadvertently... Read More

Time for a new UK-OTS agenda
The British Overseas Territories' (OTs) place in post-Brexit Britain remains unclear as the United Kingdom (UK) begins life outside of the European Union (EU). Since the...... Read More

Serving our people and our heritage
Thousands of Jamaican women carry the name of Pamela McNeil in their hearts. This unsung heroine, who passed away on February 6, was the founder and first director of...... Read More

Note to self: Jah 9
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living? — Bob Marley ... Read More

REGIONAL

'Remove it!'

RESIDENTS in Water Valley, St Ann, are calling for the removal of a pond built by Noranda Bauxite in the community following the death of 10-year-old Rajaun Brown late... Read More

Buff Bay athletics coach laments lack of resources
HEAD coach at Buff Bay High Kevin Brown is convinced that access to greater resources for his school would lead to improved showing at various track and field...... Read More

'Help us'
Buff Bay High head boy and high jumper Raymond Richards clears the rope during training at the school on THursday. (Photo: Jason Tulloch)... Read More

Announcement of new Port Maria police station 'big motivation' for cops
Sub-officer in charge of the Port Maria Police Station Sergeant Rochelle McGibbon-Scott says the new multimillion, four-storey police station to be constructed in the...... Read More

EDITORIALS

What Messrs Fitz Jackson and Andrew Holness have in common

We don't know if Opposition spokesman on national security Mr Fitz Jackson is doing what Opposition people do — try to embarrass the Government... Read More

The return of Mr Greg Christie: hope and dread
When Mr Greg Christie departed as contractor general in 2012, there were many questions. So it is now with his impending return as executive director of the corruption...... Read More

Hoping we don't lose the Olympics to the coronavirus
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is correct in assessing that it has a “very big communications job” to calm fears over the...... Read More

JFF has wounds that need healing
It is clear from the latest upheaval in the national football programme that the local governing body needs to engage in repair work that cannot be...... Read More

AUTO

Tank-Weld banks on SHACMAN trucks

TANK-WELD Equipment (TWE), regional dealers for the SHACMAN brand, is confident in the Chinese-made truck. The company recently created a five-acre, 16-bay workshop,... Read More

Classics head for North Coast
The Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will head for the north coast this Sunday as part of their monthly lyme events, the destination, Roxborough Restaurant Bar and...... Read More

Big prize for dexterity
Team Streetz, organisers of the Asphalt Assault dexterity series, has high hopes for 2020 as they've created a championship with a $500,000 prize...... Read More

Auto readers are winners
Two lucky readers of the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine, Frederick Northover and Gary Williams, received gifts courtesy of SHACMAN Jamaica, when they...... Read More

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