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Washington bracing for impeachment as battle lines harden4:41 pm

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — As Washington braces for this week's expected vote to impeach President Donald Trump, partisan battle lines hardened on Sunday, with... Read More

Cornwall Regional Hospital renovations slated for completion in 20203:51 pm
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Chairman of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) Independent Oversight Committee Professor Archibald McDonald says renovation of the facility's...... Read More

No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit3:08 pm
LONDON, United Kingdon (AP) — There will be no letup for UK lawmakers worn out after Britain's bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Close the UWI, except the Medical Faculty 2:04 pm
Dear Editor,I feel strongly that The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona should be closed down.... Read More

Prosperity remains an illusion — Golding 1:11 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) says the sharp drop in the rate of economic growth to 0.3 per cent in the second quarter of the fiscal year, as...... Read More

Massive firearm and ammunition seizure in Hanover 12:37 pm
HANOVER, Jamaica — The Hanover police are reporting the arrests of three people and the seizure of  two high-powered rifles and a pistol along with 139 assorted rounds of...... Read More

Hetmyer, Hope power West Indies to huge ODI win over India 12:00 pm
CHENNAI, India (AFP) — Centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope powered West Indies to an eight-wicket win over India after chasing down a target of 288 in the first...... Read More

Jamille Matt rescues point for Newport with late header 11:42 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Jamaican striker Jamille Matt salvaged a point for Newport County with a stoppage-time header in a 1-1 draw against struggling Stevenage in...... Read More


A prisoner's Christmas wish!

Errol Wignoll has come to accept the reality that he may very well die in prison but has one wish for the Christmas season and that is to see his daughter again before... Read More

Children react to seeing their daddies in prison
Audrey Phillips was standing in a long line of women and children waiting to see loved ones incarcerated at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre...... Read More

Tardy political parties!
Jamaicans will have to wait a while longer to find out how much the two political parties reportedly spent on the April 4 by-election in Portland...... Read More

Citizen calls for better treatment from security forces during SOE
“I felt threatened.” That's how a 20-year-old citizen, who asked not to be named, described his recent encounter with soldiers whom he said accosted him...... Read More


Williams' century powers Panthers to strong position against Titans

INNSWOOD, St Catherine — Alwyn Williams thrashed a century to help Northern Panthers reach 265-2 against Central Titans at the close of the first day of the... Read More

Stronger, smarter Marshall hungry for more European experience
Cavalier FC striker Alex Marshall could be making his way back to Germany very soon, this after signing with European-based agents Michael Brown and Byron...... Read More

Alvaranga, teammates continue winning ways at Trinidad swim meet
Jamaica's young swimmers, and Zaneta Alvaranga in particular, are virtually getting every stroke right on their Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago...... Read More

Faulkland seek back-to-back wins in Western Confed Super League
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Defending champions Faulkland FC will be seeking back-to-back wins when they take on Falmouth United in a repeat of last season's semi-finals...... Read More


JSE executive says junior market listings challenging the main market's

Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Senior Executive Andrea Kelly says that if the rate of listings of companies on the junior market continues as it is, it could overtake the... Read More

Early retirement for policeman brings decade of issues
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Less mentors more sponsors
Group chief marketing officer at JMMB, Kerry-Ann Stimpson has said that businesses, especially those from the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), operating in...... Read More

'Jamaicafied' tour experience with FIWI Jamaica
Harvel Jackson is a 50-year-old tour guide and entrepreneur who operates a Kingston-based business called FIWI Jamaica Experience Tours.... Read More


Time to host Miss World

Use Toni-Ann Singh's win at Miss World as fuel for Jamaica to host the Miss World pageant. Read More

Cindy hails new Miss World
Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare believes that the need for exposure on the world stage is one of the reasons why Jamaicans are attracted to international...... Read More

This is for Aston
Weston Haughton and Dahlia Harris, the co-franchise holders of the Miss Jamaica World pageant, are dedicating Toni-Ann Singh's win at Miss World to late franchise...... Read More

Twenty-three-year-old Toni-Ann Singh stepped into the history books by becoming the fourth Jamaican to be crowned Miss World.... Read More


Haughton runs the risk of being a shooting star... not a rising star

The malice of the snake is to bite what it will not eat. — Shona proverb, Zimbabwe  Read More

Missed opportunity!
The muddled way in which Canadian banks are withdrawing from the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean is a direct result of insufficient attention being paid by...... Read More

Red dirt and white sand Bauxite and tourism make good friends
St Ann is blessed with two major industries springing from the natural resources with which the region is abundantly blessed. The...... Read More

The impact of homeownership on violent crimes and social disorder
Jamaica is, by itself, an island paradise to many. This is evident in the large number of return visitors we get to our white sandy beaches and for warm sunshine year...... Read More


Traffic changes for Falmouth during festive season

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — In anticipation of increased traffic volumes during the festive season, the National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that a... Read More

Educational seminars to dominate Rootz Fest
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — In an attempt to position local ganja cultivators to benefit from the opportunities opening up in the burgeoning cannabis...... Read More

Hopewell High celebrates first TVJ All Together Sing win
HOPEWELL, Hanover — It was an all-day celebration and emotional atmosphere for the Hopewell High School community in Hanover on Monday,...... Read More

30th annual JAMIN Regatta closes on high note
MONTEGO BAY, St James – When the f inal boat docked at the Montego Bay Yacht Club on Sunday, signalling the end of the 30th...... Read More


From Great Britain to England

Mr Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party, shorn of dissenters, won a sizeable majority in last Thursday's general election in Britain — an amazing result given... Read More

Fingers crossed for stability in West Indies cricket
The West Indies tour of India across three cricket formats — firstly against Afghanistan and now against India — is entering its final phase with three...... Read More

Adult education too vital to be marred by uncertainty, MOE
A report by the Jamaica Observer regarding the failure of the Ministry of Education-promoted Occupational Associate Degree programme, through its Centre of Occupational...... Read More

Dr Haughton, dissenting political thought and a fresh breeze in the Senate
The spirit, if not the objective, of a Senate or Upper House, was to have an additional layer of independent, democratic thought, unencumbered by...... Read More


Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Shaped by performance

Porsche has finally entered the burgeoning coupé sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the 2020 Cayenne Coupé, a slightly sportier and stylish... Read More

This is Cayenne country!
THE Porsche Cayenne Coupe had its recent launch in Brazil. It was delivered via helicopter for the big reveal.... Read More

Porsche stages Coupe
THE Porsche Cayenne Coupe is no ordinary SUV. Its DNA is replete with high-performance and luxury. Therefore, its launch would be equally awesome. This was the case at...... Read More

VW Tiguan gets more impressive
TAKE the already impressive Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicle, slather it in some R-Line upgrades from the brand's performance division and you have a...... Read More


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