Hugh Shearer — A rare human being
Jamaica Observer

When I think of Hugh Shearer, my mind goes back to Fidel Castro’s 1976 visit to Jamaica. On a faraway day, Fidel was scheduled to speak at a PNP rally at Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, and as ‘young...

Edited Epilogue
Jamaica Observer

We salute the vision of Michael Manley and continue to benefit from his social legislations and uncompromising economic quest for a fairer world; and yes, there was Edward Seaga’s unrelenting devotion to promote and...

SMEs may have to pay for election campaign promises
Jamaica Observer

Approximately 300,000 micro, medium and small businesses, many of which have managed to ride the waves of the global economic recession and the years of its after-effects, are set to feel the brunt of the new tax measures...

Accountant General’s Dept makes changes
Jamaica Observer

Effective April 1, the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) will only accept barcoded life certificates from pensioners. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT SMEs may have to pay for election campaign promises...

Dale Carnegie training programme back in business
Jamaica Observer

After over 30 years of absence from the Jamaican market, courses under the Dale Carnegie training programme are once again being offered to corporate companies locally, where courses will explore how to improve on key...

Scientists solve the mystery of how sperm swim
Jamaica Observer

Researchers have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm’s head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make the difficult...

Chronic fatigue syndrome
Jamaica Observer

Are you feeling tired all the time, even after resting and sleeping for a prolonged period? You may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Scientists solve the mystery...

Policeman killed in Clarendon
Jamaica Observer

Police corporal Kevin McLean, 37, was shot dead along the Frankfield main road in Clarendon Friday night, the police force’s information arm, the Constabulary Communication Network said in a statement yesterday....

Walkout, abstention and Govt/Opposition relations
Jamaica Observer

This year’s Budget Debate has been quite unusual in many ways, and may have left members of the public wondering what is going inside Parliament. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Policeman killed in Clarendon...

Former Miss Jamaica Gina Hargitay making a mark
Jamaica Observer

Former Miss Jamaica Gina Hargitay spends a lot of time travelling the world. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Walkout, abstention and Govt/Opposition relations...

Infidelity, penis length and life expectancy
Jamaica Observer

The myths about people’s shoe size have been around for centuries, especially those involving men. Health & Fitness Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Former Miss Jamaica Gina Hargitay making a mark...

Dawn Henry — excelling in a male-dominated business
Jamaica Observer

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Eighteen years ago when Falmouth resident Dawn Henry accepted a temporary job as an administrative secretary, set to last for three months at the offices of the Jamaica Union of Travellers...

A dad’s ‘special’ joy
Jamaica Observer

True to form, Errol Austin didn’t become excited when his son, Romaine, created history by becoming the first Jamaican to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria last week. Local News...

Peter Phillips becomes PNP President today
Jamaica Observer

Peter David Phillips will become the fifth President of the People’s National Party by acclamation today. Local News Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT A dad’s ‘special’ joy...

Pepsi CEO to visit ‘Champs’ as guest of KC
Jamaica Observer

Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico Inc North America Albert P “Al” Carey will visit the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championship (Champs) for the first time when the event is held later this week. Local...

PICA goes to Toronto march 25
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will be taking its outreach campaign to an exposition at the Pearson Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada, on March 25. Local News...

Juvenile prisoners kill guards, take hostages in Guatemala
Jamaica Observer

SAN JOSÉ PINULA, Guatemala (AFP) — Guatemalan police stormed a juvenile detention center outside the capital Monday to free four guards taken hostage by inmates who had killed two others during a riot. Local News...

UK conducting training workshop for immigration officers in Guyana
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government on Monday said it welcomed the decision by the United Kingdom government to train immigration officers. Local News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:49:50 GMT Juvenile prisoners...

Cubans still trying to reach US by sea despite rule change
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Cubans are still making risky sea journeys to the US despite the end of a policy that allowed them to stay if they made it to American soil, officials said Monday. Local News Mon, 20 Mar 2017...

Traveller from Dominican Republic held with drugs at JFK
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at John F Kennedy International Airport have arrested another national from the Dominican Republic who attempted to transport cocaine into the...

BVI premier calls for overseas help in crime fight
Jamaica Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Premier Dr Orlando Smith has vowed to leave no stone unturned as security officials in this British overseas territory deal with an upsurge in crime. Local News Mon, 20 Mar...

Tennessee couple first to wed at Sandals South Coast Overwater Chapel
Jamaica Observer

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Time stood still on Jamaica’s south coast as Christine Carroll Rhodes prepared to walk down the aisle. Beyond the sound of her heavy breathing, she could hear the gently crashing...

Young scientist develops nutraceuticals for diabetics
Jamaica Observer

YOUNG scientist Dr Denise Daley has used her passion for plants to develop a line of nutraceuticals to be used in the treatment of diabetes. Local News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tennessee couple first to wed at...

Cardiac centre at children’s hospital by mid-2017
Jamaica Observer

THE cardiac centre at the Bustamante Hospital for Children is scheduled for completion by the middle of 2017. Local News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Young scientist develops nutraceuticals for diabetics...

Holistic rehabilitation programme at South Camp Road juvenile centre
Jamaica Observer

THE Department of Correctional Services is taking a holistic approach to rehabilitating young girls in state care at the South Camp Road Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre in Kingston. Local News Mon, 20 Mar 2017...

Photo: Women in advocacy
Jamaica Observer

Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) chair Chorvelle Johnson (left), with WLI International Women’s Day (IWD) breakfast forum participants Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, Donna Duncan-Scott (2nd right), and Valerie Facey...

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