‘Draw brakes’
Jamaica Observer

Portia Simpson Miller yesterday told the Government to roll back the $13.5 billion worth of taxes proposed to finance the 2017/18 budget. Local News Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Goverment to implement public sector...

#BudgetDebate: Portia champions women’s empowerment in final Parliament speech
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Portia Simpson Miller, who made her contribution to the 2017/18 budget debate today, urged more women to become involved in politics as she urged Parliament to do more to protect them. Local News...

Hit by car, cases of measles, chicken pox but GSAT students undeterred
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Day one of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), which saw students writing scripts for mathematics and social studies, was not as smooth as a few students, teachers and administrative staff...

O-Wrap: Champs tickets up 5%... GSAT woes... Portia's final Parliament speech
Jamaica Observer

1. Portia scolds Gov’t over 'reckless' ambitions Local News Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:00:45 GMT Hit by car, cases of measles, chicken pox but GSAT students undeterred...

Neymar hails multi-million euro tax victory
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Barcelona superstar Neymar claimed "a great victory" on Thursday after seeing a 50 million euro fine imposed by Brazilian tax authorities reportedly halved on appeal. Local News Thu, 16...

CAC urges online shoppers to be alert
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — With more Jamaicans choosing to shop online, the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is stressing the need for consumers to safeguard their personal information as they conduct electronic...

CONCACAF office will boost football in Jamaica and wider region, says Grange
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says the establishment of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)...

McDonald's apologises for hacked tweet slamming Trump
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — McDonald's apologised Thursday after it briefly posted on Twitter a blast criticising President Donald Trump, which the company blamed on a hack from an external source. Local News...

NSWMA to clear, beautify entrance to Riverton Meadows
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), is to clear and beautify the front of Riverton Meadows, in St Andrew. Local News Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:06:17 GMT McDonald's apologises...

US man sentenced for posting online threat against Obama
Jamaica Observer

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill the president of the United States. Local News Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:31:28...

Simpson Miller proposes Special Standing Committee on social security
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Outgoing Leader of the Opposition, Portia Simpson Miller, is proposing that a Special Standing Committee on Social Security be established in Parliament, aimed at increasing participation in...

Activist urges Cayman to grow marijuana after long wait for cannabis oil from Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The Government of the Cayman Islands is being urged to cultivate marijuana locally. Local News Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:14:38 GMT Forex: J$128.47 to one US dollar...

ISSA fires back at Calabar over opposition of KC’s Ugandan student
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Following Calabar High’s request for clarity in the Inter Secondary School Association’s (ISSA) decision to allow Ugandan Arymanya Rodgers to participate in the 2017 GraceKennedy Boys...

Portmore United hunt CFU title after victory against Cayman's Scholars International
Jamaica Observer

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (CMC) — Portmore United launched their bid for the Caribbean Football Union’s Club Championship title after stopping Scholars International of Cayman Islands 2-0, on Tuesday. Local News Wed,...

Gov't announces programme to rehabilitate youth offenders
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr has announced the Government’s flagship programme to rehabilitate youth offenders and high-risk young...

Free access to all government websites
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — All Government websites can now be accessed free of cost from any Internet-compatible device. Local News Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:51:30 GMT Gov't announces programme to rehabilitate youth...

Cayman revises immigration regulations
Jamaica Observer

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — The Government of the Cayman Islands has published revised immigration regulations regarding the controversial point system that forms the basis for granting or refusing permanent...

Gov't signs MoU with China Harbour for new Parliament building
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government, through the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Construction Company of America, CCA (South America Division) for a new...

Olympics: Los Angeles bid team 'solely focused' on 2024
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Leaders of Los Angeles's Olympic bid said Thursday they remain "soley focused" on 2024 amid speculation the runner-up at a key vote this year could be offered the right to stage the...

Increased taxes on gasoline, alcohol, motor vehicle licensing
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaicans will have to brace for increases in the price of gasoline, alcohol, and motor vehicle licensing as early as next week. Local News Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:03:55 GMT Olympics: Los Angeles bid...

Windies weren't up to scratch, says frustrated Holder
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A frustrated captain Jason Holder on Thursday offered a sobering assessment of his side’s performance, after they were humbled by 186 runs in the third and final One-Day...

UTech: Looking back at all that happened in 2014-15
Jamaica Observer

(The following presentation of the President’s Report for the period 2014 to 2015 was made by Professor Stephen Vasciannie at the Annual General Meeting of the Council of the University of Technology, Jamaica, on...

Gender bender
Jamaica Observer

You are a thousand times Local News Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT UTech: Looking back at all that happened in 2014-15 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/UTech--Looking-back-at-all-that-happened-in-2014-15_88377 (The...

Two Bermudian Prison Officers Train In Cayman
Bernews

Two prison officers from Bermuda’s Department of Corrections have undergone training in the Cayman Islands, according to a story in the Cayman...

Immigration and the ‘keep calm’
Jamaica Observer

 Keep a cool head…don’t get excited! Local Opinion Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Let us know Gov’t’s position on Israel — JCC...

Negritude and growth — Part 1
Jamaica Observer

We now have a vision of economic growth via an Economic Growth Council (EGC) chaired by Michael Lee-Chin and some of our brightest, but it needs more Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), People’s National Party (PNP) jointure...

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