Stewart shows his shot put class
Trinidad Guardian

Falcons Akeem Stewart was in a class of his own, yesterday when he picked up gold in the shot put at the Hampton International Games at the Hasel Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.  Stewart won with a best effort of...

THE RAKE MASTER SAYS... Big fire, fresh water and death
Jamaica Observer

Wow! That was a massive fire (27) at the beloved corporate company. How dem bounce back soon! Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT This Day in History - May 27...

Sir Hilary to address US National Commission hearing on reparation
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — A leading black organisation here says vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles will deliver the keynote address at a community hearing in Atlanta, Georgia,...

Antigua top cop says no formal extradition request received for national wanted in US
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Police Commissioner Wendel Robinson says he has not yet received an official request for the extradition of an Antiguan man wanted in the United States. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016...

Schaefer to throw fringe Boyz in deep end against South American champs
Jamaica Observer

VINA dEL MAR, Chile — Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will begin their preparations for the upcoming Copa America Centenario with a friendly international here inside Estadio Sausalito at 7:30 pm (6:30 pm Jamaica time)...

Danielle Williams aims to soar at Racers spectacle
Jamaica Observer

After a less than pleasing start to her 2016 campaign, World Championships 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams is eyeing an improved performance on the circuit at the inaugural staging of the Jamaica National (JN)...

This Day in History - May 27
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 148th day of 2016. There are 218 days left in the year. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT JMA president hails PM’s budget http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/JMA-president-hails-PM-s-budget_62035...

UN backs Haiti’s anti-cholera vaccination campaign
Jamaica Observer

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — Two United Nations (UN) agencies say they are supporting the Government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people during this year. Local News Fri, 27...

PBCJ strikes deal with Chinese radio station
Jamaica Observer

THE Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ) recently struck a deal with China Radio International (CRI) to share educational content, documentaries and a television series produced by the Chinese media entity,...

STATHS is the 2016 National Debate Mate Champion
Jamaica Observer

ST Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) last Thursday defeated Ocho Rios High School to be crowned the Sandals Foundation-sponsored 2016 National Debate Mate Champion. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT PBCJ...

Two shot and killed, two injured on Hughenden Ave
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police have just confirmed that two men were shot and killed and two others were injured on Hughenden Avenue in St Andrew in what the law officers are surmising as a drive by shooting last...

Audit for Hanover PC
Jamaica Observer

LUCEA, Hanover — Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie yesterday ordered an in-depth audit of the operations of the Hanover Parish Council in the wake of alleged incidents of gross impropriety, favouritism and...

‘What a loss!’
Jamaica Observer

JAMAICA Observer online readers have reacted with sympathy and anger to the death of 13-year-old Brittanie Cohen, who was washed away during heavy rains in St Thomas on Tuesday. Brittanie was on her way home from school...

Foreign minister leaves for ACP Summit in Papua New Guinea
Jamaica Observer

SENATOR Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, is scheduled to leave the island today to attend the 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP)...

Chairman’s Award
Jamaica Observer

Proud owners of Stush in the Bush, Chris Binns (right) and his lovely wife Lisa collect the Chairman’s Award from Jamaica Observer CEO and Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart at last night’s Jamaica Observer Table Talk...

Lifetime Achievement
Jamaica Observer

Director of Tastee Patty Simone Changpong collects the Lifetime Achievement Award from Jamaica Observer CEO and Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart at last night’s Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Award, held on the East...

Blaze destroys Wisynco warehouse in Lakes Pen
Jamaica Observer

“IT will be a long, dark night,” an emotional director of sales at Wisynco, Halcott Holness said while watching the thick blankets of acrid smoke billowing up into the evening sky, as the company’s...

Team recommends restart of work at Royalton hotel
Jamaica Observer

LUCEA, Hanover — Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie says the EG Hunter-led committee, which was set up to investigate the collapse of a building on the Royalton hotel project in Negril recently, has...

Government, BOJ say dollar slide now under control
Jamaica Observer

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says the Bank of Jamaica will continue to closely monitor the issues which led to the most recent devaluation of the Jamaican dollar. Local News Fri, 27 May 2016...

2 Canadians nabbed with cocaine at MoBay airport
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The narcotics police arrested two Canadian men within hours of each other for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act at the Sangster International Airport in St James on Tuesday. Local News Thu, 26...

6 convicted for lottery scamming in Westmoreland
Jamaica Observer

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Six men, who were arrested and charged for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions) (Special Provisions) Act 2013, were convicted in the Westmoreland Circuit Court last week. Local...

Student held with cocaine on return trip from Jamaica gets probation
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — A Connecticut college student found with 1.3 pounds of cocaine in her luggage on a return trip from Jamaica has been sentenced to probation by a judge who ruled her smuggling conviction...

Minister blames previous Gov't for $625-m loss in bauxite levy
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says that Jamaica was denied $625 million in bauxite levy payments last December due to the “slackness” of the previous Government....

St Vincent Gov’t, opposition concerned about rush on RBTT over fee
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines’ two main political leaders are urging citizens to seek advice before making a decision on whether or not to withdraw their funds from the RBTT Bank...

Five Table Talk Food Awards scholarship recipients named
Jamaica Observer

FIVE outstanding students from the University of Technology (UTech) Jamaica’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are this year’s beneficiaries of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards...

A passport to the future
Jamaica Observer

RACHEL Clarke used her new passport to carry out a transaction at a bank during May. Unremarkable, one might think, unless you are a young Jamaican with no form of national identification. Local News Thu, 26 May 2016...

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