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Yesterday , Dwight Brown came face to face with every parent’s greatest fear. When he went in search of his 12-year-old son, Dwayne, and the boy’s 14-year-old friend Keico Mende ...

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Boys drowned at Sea
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Family members of the senior citizen who was allegedly chopped to death by his 17-year-old grandson in St Thomas, last weekend, say the man had been awaiting the intervention of the Child Develop ...

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‘Yuh cyaan get mi out
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Being the son of a roots-reggae icon, it is only natural Shiah Coore is drawn to that sound. His new ‘riddim’, the Lion Paw, is inspired by the beat that made Jamaican music world-famo ...

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Roots to the Coore
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Gary Peart, CEO of Mayberry Investments Ltd, indicated yesterday that the company has “several” firms waiting for listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE). Howe ...

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Waiting list for Junior Stock Exchange
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Paris, France (AFP) — Jamaica’s newly crowned double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson will headline a strong field featuring 27 Rio medallists in Friday’s Diamond Leagu ...

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Three months ahead of the formal end of its quest to identify and grow resilient coral species with a view to restoring declining reefs around the island, The University of the West Indies (UWI) is ...

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Coral nursery

LATEST NEWS

At least three dead as Italy hit by powerful quake 12:01 AM

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LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will be honoured ...... Read More

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NEWS

Half-Way-Tree clock tower damaged by fire

THE historic Half-Way-Tree clock tower was yesterday damaged in an early morning fire. It was not clear up to last night what was the cause of the fire. Public relations officer at the Jamaica ... Read More

Tragedy at sea
Yesterday , Dwight Brown came face to face with every parent’s greatest fear. When he went in search of his 12-year-old son, Dwayne, ...... Read More

‘Yuh cyaan get mi out; a kill mi a go kill yuh’
Family members of the senior citizen who was allegedly chopped to death by his 17-year-old grandson in St Thomas, last weekend, say the man had be ...... Read More

FLOW makes appeal to parents attending Skool Aid
  FLOW has appealed to parents of children who will be attending its highly anticipated Skool Aid back-to-school fair on August 28 at Jamworld i ...... Read More

SPORT

Bolt’s management moves to clamp down on illegal use of his images

THE managing company for triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has moved to ward off any unauthorised use or misuse of the trademarks and images of the world’s fastest man, cautioning per ... Read More

Sprint queen Elaine Thompson booked for Paris Diamond League
Paris, France (AFP) — Jamaica’s newly crowned double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson will headline a strong field featuring ...... Read More

Schaefer names Boyz squad for crucial WC qualifiers
A core group of 17 players from the Copa America Centenario squad has been tasked by head coach Winfried Schaefer to lead Jamaica’s hunt for v ...... Read More

Bodybuilding saved me: The Wayne Freeman story
At age 16, a ‘normal’ teenager might be celebrating the joys of acing his or her CSEC exams or looking forward to going to sixth form or ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Dolphin Cove has big plans for Prospect Outback Adventure

Dolphin Cove will be relaunching its Ocho Rios venue, Prospect Outback Adventure, as an all-inclusive theme park in a bid to increase tourist interest in the destination. Already, the listed com ... Read More

Firms wait to list on Junior Market of Jamaica Stock Exchange
Gary Peart, CEO of Mayberry Investments Ltd, indicated yesterday that the company has “several” firms waiting for listing on the Junio ...... Read More

Agreement reached for completion of Baha Mar project
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – An agreement has been reached between the government and the Export Import (EXIM) Bank of China for the completion of ...... Read More

Blue Power to increase soap production
Dhiru Tanna, Chairman of Blue Power Ltd reported this week that profit for the company doubled in its first quarter ended July, noting that the resu ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

An ode to Bolt

IN 1986 reggae singer Boris Gardiner covered Ben Peters’ penned I Wanna Wake Up with You. The single raced up the European charts. Twenty years later his son, Justin, is hoping for similar ... Read More

Roots to the Coore
Being the son of a roots-reggae icon, it is only natural Shiah Coore is drawn to that sound. His new ‘riddim’, the Lion Paw, is inspir ...... Read More

Bella Blair on musical high
FORMER video blogger-cum-singer Toni ‘Bella’ Blair said she is pleased with the public’s reception to her music. “They have ...... Read More

Destiny adds twist to Lipstick
Dancehall artiste Destiny ‘Queen of The Pack’ (formerly Destiny Sparta) has added her own flavour to dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel’ ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Should you tell your man everything about your past?

OPENNESS and honesty are essential in gredients for a great relationship, but being in love, or thinking that we are in love can cause us to do some unwise things, including spilling every deta ... Read More

Vows: Giving All Our Love
Jody-Anne Wallace and Clide Williams attended school together, went their separate ways but found each other years later. Cupid’s bow was dra ...... Read More

Will playing with dolls make your boys gay?
IT was once thought that a man who wore pink, combed his hair a certain way, or even pierced his ears, should be considered gay. And while the 21st ...... Read More

Recisa Fearon’s philanthropy
IT didn’t take much searching for Recisa Fearon to discover her passion. In fact, although she was drawn to nursing, Fearon recalls having v ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Encouraging success

I was heartened when I saw the headline in this newspaper a few days ago, ‘Thanks, Alia’. In an environment where we sometimes destroy winners, it is refreshing to see us encouraging our ... Read More

Honouring our athletes
So Usain Bolt has leapt into the annals of athletic history by becoming the first human being on Earth to have won gold medals in the 100 and 200 me ...... Read More

He’s an Olympic gold medallist and deserves every respect!
On Sunday, August 14, 2016, the world watched as Usain Bolt made history, winning his third gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in the 100m. The patro ...... Read More

One of Jamaica’s greatest nights reduced to bigotry
On the night of August 16, 2016, I went to my sister’s house to pick up my four-year-old daughter and saw history for Jamaica being made. Twen ...... Read More

REGIONAL

South-central athletes shine in Rio

Historic performances from former Manchester High School students Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod highlighted the contributions of athletes from the south-central region in Jamaica’s outstandi ... Read More

BMR wind farm commissioned
Malvern, St Elizabeth — Eighteen months after ground was broken, the 36.3-megawatt wind farm run by BMR Jamaica Wind at Potsdam, Malvern, hig ...... Read More

Place Bolt statue in Water Square
Dear Editor, It is time for the Usain Bolt statue to be erected in Water Square, Falmouth. It is time for the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Urban Deve ...... Read More

Nursing grads top NCU send-off
Mandeville, Manchester — One hundred and five graduates of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) were recently conferred with Bachelor of S ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

An athletics future we can believe in

As the euphoria from another extraordinary athletics saga, the Rio Olympics, dissipates, we turn our attention to the future. Some level of uncertainty will understandably arise among Jamaicans ... Read More

HIV/AIDS: Let’s beat the world to a cure
An interview in this week’s Sunday Observer with Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, one of two scientists who discovered the hu ...... Read More

That unconquerable spirit
Spectacular gold medal feats at the Rio Olympics — not least those from the celebrated Mr Usain Bolt — obviously take pride of place. ...... Read More

We told you so
Shortly after the new Jamaica Labour Party Government took office, we advised that there should be no indecent haste in removing ambassadors appoin ...... Read More

AUTO

Classic route planned for this Sunday

The Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will host their post-Independence parade this Sunday. The occasion, scheduled to start at 1:30 pm, will begin at the iconic Devon House in St Andrew. “The ... Read More

Deadly Sundays
SUNDAYS — the day of worship for most Jamaicans — is proving to be deadliest on the island’s roadways, according the Road Safety ...... Read More

Karters burn up track
WHETHER day or night, the karting action is always hot at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. And Sunday’s sixth meet for the Jam ...... Read More

VW increases delivery figures
The Volkswagen Group grew deliveries in the first seven months of the year by 1.3 per cent compared with the previous year: 5.90 million vehicles w ...... Read More

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