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Almighty God, I thank you for your past blessings. Today I offer myself - whatever I do, say, or think - to your loving care. Continue to bless me, Lord.Amen Read More

Haitians march against rape after students sexually assaulted4:43 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — More than 1,000 Haitians took to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince on Sunday to denounce sexual violence in the country after two...... Read More

Johnson Smith calls on ACP and EU countries to accelerate climate financing4:26 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has called on African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and European...... Read More

Powerful tornado devastates US town, killing two 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Rescuers in the US state of Oklahoma were searching Sunday for survivors in the tangled remains of mobile homes and other structures...... Read More

Westmoreland police list top 10 wanted men 3:09 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The Westmoreland police have released the names of the parish's top 10 most wanted men, and another four persons of interest. ... Read More

8.0-magnitude quake hits Peru, 1 fatality 3:05 pm
LIMA, Peru (AFP) — A powerful 8.0-earthquake struck northern Peru in the early hours of Sunday, toppling houses, blocking roads and knocking out power to some localities.... Read More

Be more open minded to Spanish as a second language — State minister 2:30 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, is encouraging Jamaicans to be more open minded to learning...... Read More

Rain robs Windies of vital practice2:02 pm
BRISTOL, England (CMC) —  The West Indies' preparations for the upcoming ICC World Cup were foiled by inclement weather, with their first official warm-up game against...... Read More

NEWS

'Disgraceful'

“DISGRACEFUL” was how former Senator Navel Clarke described the treatment of his efforts to collect his gratuity from Gordon House, after three years of... Read More

Westmoreland police list 10 most wanted
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland – The Westmoreland police have released the names of the parish's top 10 most wanted men, and another four persons of interest.... Read More

Rebellious motorcyclists paying with their lives
THE Ministry of Transport's Road Safety Unit is to launch a special focus on motorcycle drivers as the number of riders involved in fatal accidents across Jamaica...... Read More

International Keloid Symposium organisers eye Jamaica
ORGANISERS of the fourth International Keloid Symposium, which is expected to attract more than 100 medical professionals, have decided to host their annual event in...... Read More

SPORT

West Indies draw first blood against Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland (CMC) — West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor's aggressive half-century and a four-wicket haul by Afy Fletcher led them to a comprehensive 64-run... Read More

Rain robs Windies of vital practice
BRISTOL, England (CMC) — The West Indies' preparations for the upcoming ICC World Cup were foiled by inclement weather, with their first official warm-up game...... Read More

Girlz hit ground running
GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's Reggae Girlz never let any obstacle, great or small, interfere with whatever mission they set out on, and they once again proved...... Read More

FULL SPEED AHEAD
GLASGOW, Scotland — After arriving here late Saturday night with other members of the team, Reggae Girlz fitness coach Will Hitzelberger yesterday launched his...... Read More

BUSINESS

NHT explores employer-assisted housing programme

THE National Housing Trust (NHT) says it is currently exploring the implementation of an employer-assisted housing programme, to support Government's thrust for 23,000... Read More

Caricom chairman speaks out on correspondent banking
WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) —Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St Kitts-Nevis, says one of the biggest economic and...... Read More

House committee to be re-convened for Data Protection Bill
A joint select committee of Parliament is to be reconvened no later than next month, in an effort to have the Data Protection Bill approved in this financial...... Read More

Crossing the path
Yashel Monteith, a 22-year-old who completed her tertiary education last year, started her marketing agency, Brangenic Ltd, before she even graduated from The University of the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Praises flow at Labour Day concert

OLIVIA “Babsy” Grange said she is pleased with the continuous success of the praise and worship Labour Day Concert. Read More

Carib fest for Atlanta
The city of Roswell, Georgia played a pivotal role in the South's cotton industry during the 19th Century, especially in the years leading to the...... Read More

Still a musical Don
The Jamaica Observer continues its 'Reggae 50' feature on people, organisations, and events that have made an impact on reggae over the past 50...... Read More

Josie Mel urges J'cans to stay positive
United States-based reggae singer Josie Mel said he is concerned about the crime affecting his homeland. He urges Jamaicans not to use violence as a means of solving...... Read More

COLUMNS

Reggae Girlz creating a stir

In just a short week in Florida, the Reggae Girlz have created a stir by winning their friendly against Florida's FC-Surge before a sea of cheering... Read More

Security partnerships critical in crime detection and prevention
Policing services offered by private security companies have been embraced tremendously by public and private entities the world over. In order to understand the...... Read More

Pricing policy: What is the big secret, Petrojam?
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It shall come to pass
W e have heard constantly that among the major obstacles to our development as a nation are the high level of crime and violence and...... Read More

REGIONAL

Working towards making Ocho Rios Primary a 'five-star' school

“My plan is to make Ocho Rios Primary a five-star school. Just as how you have five-star hotels that have certain characteristics, I try to instil in our students... Read More

Illegal garage matter heading to court
In a new development concerning the saga involving the operations of an illegal garage located on Idlewild Crescent in Galina, St Mary Mayor of Port Maria Richard...... Read More

Smart street lights for St Mary
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) announced recently that they have started the process of installing light-emitting diode (LED) lights, known by many...... Read More

'Hot Trends' takes Sandals Jerk Festival
“It was all about winnings, we came to have a great time and just win. We knew we could be the top team because we had a game plan that was out...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Afghanistan's amazing cricket story

When most people think of Afghanistan they think of war and conflict. Read More

Reggae Girlz demonstrate attitude for sustained success
At all times, human beings have an obligation to themselves and others to strive to do even better than before.... Read More

Traffic police: Lamentations not enough
A police report that the driver of the minibus involved in Monday's fatal crash in Portland was recently warned for overloading the vehicle, emphasises the indiscipline...... Read More

Opportune time for economic growth lesson
Mr Michael Lee-Chin, whose exceptional achievements in the arena of business have made Jamaicans proud, need not be shy about facing the fact that his...... Read More

AUTO

Hamilton to start Monaco GP in pole position

MONTE CARLO, Monaco (CMC) — Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton will start in pole position in today's Monaco Grand Prix after pipping teammate Valtteri Bottas... Read More

BMW M240i: Lives up to legacy
The 2019 BMW M240i lives up to its mandate of providing the ultimate driving experience. This is attained by a powerful sonorous inline six-cylinder...... Read More

TJAM 4x4 Club heads east
Toyota Jamaica 4x4 Club (TJAM 4x4) heads to Chepstowe in Portland on Sunday for its first excursion of 2019.... Read More

A Radical affair at JamWest
MOTORSPORT action shifts gear to the wide expanse of the JamWest Motorsports & Adventure Park in Little Hope, Westmoreland, for Sunday's outing dubbed Circuit...... Read More

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