Webb, Warner among 14 indicted as football scandal rocks FIFA

Jack Warner waves as he leaves the Magistrate’s Court in
Trinidad yesterday after being granted bail.

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The embattled Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) says it plans to co-operate with authorities to "its fullest capacity", after its president Jeff Webb was among several FIFA (Fédération Internatio ... Read More

HINDS... we allowed the gang propaganda to hold sway over these citizens.
(PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON) This country has done the residents of Tivoli a disservice, says senior cop
DEPUTY Commissioner of Police Glemore Hinds said yesterday that the wider society is to be blamed fo ... Read More

The Ministry of Health reported that last year of all reported cases of attempted suicide, the age
group 10-19 accounted for the majority, or one-third, of visits to ambulatory care in public health
institutions. Survey: 20 per cent of high school students at risk of suicidal behaviour
A survey done by the Ministry of Health in 2013 has revealed that 20 per cent of children in second ... Read More

THE National Works Agency (NWA) and the Jamaica Observer hereby notify the public that Kingsway, bet ... Read More

Seaga turns 85 today

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large | Thursday, May 28, 2015    

SEAGA… served as Jamaica’s fifth prime minister

FORMER Prime Minister Edward Phillip George Seaga celebrates another birthday today -- a simple matter of a mere 85 years. Seaga served as the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1980 to 1989. He also led the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party from 1974 up to his retirement from elective and competitive politics in 2005 when he left Parliament to take up the post of Distinguished Fellow at the University of the West Indies. He was leader of the opposition from 1974 to 1980 and again from 1989 to ... Read More

Parish Councils, KSAC receive $159m under JEEP phase four

Thursday, May 28, 2015    

Minister of Transport, Works and Housing Dr Omar Davies giving an update on
the allocations made to Parish Councils and the KSAC under JEEP Four in the
House of Representatives on Tuesday.

A total of $159.8 million was allocated to Parish Councils and the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), to carry out various infrastructure works under Phase Four of the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), most of which are completed or nearing completion, according to Minister of Transport, Works and Housing Dr Omar Davies. Responding to questions regarding the allocation of funds to parish councils and the KSAC, under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP)/JEE ... Read More

Admiral Bailey pleads guilty to fraud charges

Thursday, May 28, 2015    

BAILEY... fined
$160,000 after
pleading guilty to the

ADMIRAL Bailey yesterday pleaded guilty to several fraud-related charges and apologised for his actions after being fined in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court. The entertainer and respected football coach, whose real name is Glendon Bailey, was fined $160,000 before saying sorry. "I apologise to the Jamaican public and the court, and you will never see me here again," Bailey said. Bailey pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering forged documents, two counts of obtaining a passport ... Read More

Samuda wants logistics investors report tabled

By Balford Henry Senior staff reporter | Thursday, May 28, 2015    

(L) Karl Samuda
(R) Anthony Hylton

The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party is calling for the information obtained by the Cabinet on the legitimacy of two foreign firms interested in investing in the proposed global logistics hub, to be presented to Parliament prior to a final decision being made. Opposition spokesman on Industry, Investment and commerce Karl Samuda, tabled the questions in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday. Samuda asked whether Cabinet has received and assessed the proposed investments and, if so, would th ... Read More

FOOD AWARDS: And the Chef of the year is...      

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:00 PM    

Martin Maginley

KINGSTON, Jamaica - From a field of seven nominees, Martin Maginley, executive chef at Round Hill Hotel and Villas took the award for Chef of the Year at the 17th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards that is now under way ay Devon House in Kingston. He defeated Stefan Spath from Couples Resort Group; Glenroy Walker, group senior executive chef Sandals Corporate Group; Mark Cole, executive chef Jamaica Pegasus Hotel; Adrian Weichenberger, executive chef at the Secrets Resorts; ... Read More

FOOD AWARDS: And the winners are...      

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:37 PM    


KINGSTON, Jamaica - Anticipation was ripe in the audience at the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards now underway at Devon House in Kingston as the winners of the different awards were announced. The audience applauded when the Regency Room at the Terra Nova All- Suite Hotel took the Norma Shirley award for Restaurant of the Year 689 by Brian Lumley copped the award for the Best Restaurant in Social Media while Uncorked took the award for the Best Wine Experience. The Total Shopping Exper ... Read More

PHOTOS: Food Awards now under way

Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:51 PM    

(PHOTOS: Anika Richards)

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The rains Thursday were no match for patrons who came out for the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards on the lawns of Devon House in Kingston. Scores of people are now gathered to experience Jamaica's culinary excellence on display. The stakes are high but in a short while, the nominees will know who will walk away with the respective awards. Anika Richards   Read More

FOOD AWARDS: Devon House transformed

Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:25 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The lawns of Devon House in Kingston, were transformed Thursday for the 17th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards. OBSERVER ONLINE brings you photo highlights ahead of the start of this prestigious event which will see several establishments receiving awards in the categories of Total Shopping Experience, Best Wine Experience, Best Restaurant in Social Media among others. If you are unable to attend, the event will be streamed live at Jamaica Observer Food ... Read More

Moody’s upgrades Jamaica rating

Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:14 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — US ratings agency Moody’s upgraded Jamaica's government bond rating and government-related entities to Caa2 from Caa3 and is maintaining a positive outlook, the agency announced Thursday. The agency said the decision to upgrade Jamaica's rating was driven by the country’s “fiscal consolidation and strong commitment to structural reforms” and its “improving balance of payments position and reduced external vulnerabilities”. The agenc ... Read More

Increased rainfall expected late Saturday through to Monday

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:41 PM    

The Met Service in an advisory issued late Thursday said that a tropical wave is expected to move across the island on Sunday. It said projections are for an increase in showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy especially during the afternoons, starting late Saturday and continuing through to Monday.   Fishers and other small craft operators are likely to experience gusty winds and choppy seas in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms especially over eastern waters during this p ... Read More



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