A ‘BOOM’ Christmas concert

Bling & Popcaan

The Corporate Area bustle was transformed into a party atmosphere with annual staging of the BOOM Christmas in the City concert held at South Parade in downtown Kingston on Wednesday evening. The free event, put on by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), in association with Wisynco, saw t ... Read More

Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting A wicked act!
THURSDAY night’s murder of police constable Orville Preddie in Manchester was yesterday condem ... Read More

Peter Tosh Tosh kids in royalties fight
CHILDREN of late reggae singer Peter Tosh are currently entangled in a legal battle over US$2million ... Read More

PJ Patterson ‘Ganja, Green Gold’
FORMER Prime Minister PJ Patterson is continuing his call for the exploration of marijuana’s ( ... Read More

Mayberry cheers

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Gary Peart, chief executive officer, Mayberry Investments,
expresses his gratitude to all in attendance.

Saturday Social takes you back a week to CRU Bar where Mayberry Investments Limited held its annual staff event. Team members were treated to an evening of CRU-catered food, fine wines and performances by Ding Dong and Romain Virgo. Plus, we have highlights from Mayberry’s Black & White Holiday Soirée, which took place at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Read More

Talking science and medicine

Saturday, December 20, 2014    


Ronay Shirley (left), a student of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in discussion with Vice Chancellor E Nigel Harris and Jessica Yap of the Jessica Yap Pass It On Foundation. Occasion was the presentation of a cheque valued at $890,000 by the foundation on Wednesday. Of the sum, approximately $650,000 will go towards Shirley's tuition and the remainder to that Charmaine Blake, another medical science student. The presentation took place at the universi ... Read More

One New York cop dead in shooting, second critical

Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:00 PM    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Police say one New York City officer has died after being shot inside a patrol car and a second officer is in critical condition. The shooting took place Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Both officers were rushed to Woodhull hospital, where one was pronounced dead. Police say at least one of the officers was shot in the head. Authorities say the suspect in the shooting ran inside a subway station and fatally shot himself in ... Read More

UPDATE: Wanted man shot dead at wake

Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:20 PM    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica -- Thirty-one-year-old Bunker’s Hill resident Jermaine Thomas, who was wanted by the police for illegal possession of firearm and shooting with intent, was allegedly shot dead at a wake in Trelawny by a man who is out on bail on a gun-related charge. The police reported that about 2:45 am, Thomas, also called ‘Jerry’, while at a wake in Friendship district had an argument with the man which later resulted in a gunfight. Several shots were reportedly fired, s ... Read More

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defence

Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:09 PM    

Cosby (Photo: AFP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent -- and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Cosby has little to gain by speaking publicly, legal experts say. While his reputation takes a hit, the comedian could potentially ride out the storm as lawyers knock down old claims in court. But if he says something disparaging about an accuse ... Read More

Four teens die in fiery Pennsylvania crash

Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:06 PM    

PALMERTON, Pa (AP) -- Authorities say four teens have died in a fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania, USA that left one car upside-down and another split in two. State troopers at the Lehighton barracks in Carbon County say the vehicles collided shortly before 8:30 pm Friday in Lower Towamensing Township in the eastern part of the state. Coroner Bruce Nalesnik identified the victims as a 19-year-old man, two 16-year-old boys and a 13-year-old girl. Two other people were taken to the hospital. ... Read More

Motorcyclist chased, shot dead in Hanover

Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:45 PM    

HANOVER, Jamaica — A man was chased and shot dead by unknown assailants in Hanover this morning and a woman is nursing gunshot wounds at hospital. Dead is 26-year-old Akroy Sterling. Preliminary reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that about 9:00 am Sterling was riding a motorcycle along the Land Top main road when a black pickup truck pulled up alongside him. It is said that the occupants of the vehicle opened gunfire hitting him several times before Sterling managed to get off his mo ... Read More

Castro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won't change political system

Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:41 PM    


HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuban President Raul Castro said Saturday he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic bilateral rapprochement, but warned not to expect any major political change as a result of the detente. And while the leader of the Americas' only communist nation hailed the agreement for removing of an "obstacle" in US-Cuba relations, he reiterated that "the most important thing, the end of the embargo" remained unresolved. Castro spoke at the close of th ... Read More

Body of Trelawny man found in river

Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:04 PM    

File photo

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The body of a man who was reportedly washed away while attempting to cross a ford in his vehicle on Tuesday, was discovered Friday morning in the parish. The deceased has been identified as 48-year-old Orville Buchanan of a Duanvale address in Trelawny.   Reports are that Buchanan was attempting to cross a ford in his Toyota station wagon when the vehicle was swept away by strong currents. It is said that Buchanan was not seen until his body reportedly surfaced ... Read More

Man shot dead at Trelawny wake

Saturday, December 20, 2014 2:08 PM    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A man was shot dead at a ninth-night in Trelawny early Saturday morning by unknown assailants. The deceased has been identified as Jermaine Thomas of an address in the parish. Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that about 2:45 am people in attendance at the wake heard explosions. It is said that shortly after,Thomas was discovered with several gunshot wounds to his body and one to his head. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Read More



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