Several industry groups record increases in employment — PIOJ
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — According to director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, Dr Wayne Henry, eight of the 16 industry groups have recorded increased employment levels, resulting from greater...

Trump's new manager faced domestic violence charge — media reports
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — US presidential hopeful Donald Trump's newly-appointed campaign manager was charged with domestic violence in 1996, New York newspapers reported Friday. Local News Fri, 26 Aug 2016...

Ex-Wailers members go to court over use of band's name 
Jamaica Observer

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Former members of Jamaican reggae band The Wailers, which played alongside Bob Marley, are going to court to try to stop the group they left from performing under the same name. Local News...

Alia wins 100m breaststroke in record-equalling time
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson produced a scintillating performance to equal her 100m breaststroke world record time of 1:02.36 minutes at the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup Paris-Chartres on...

Billionaire Richard Branson survives bike crash
Jamaica Observer

LONDON (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said Friday he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in Local News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:50:06 GMT Alia wins 100m breaststroke in...

Windies to play Pakistan in first day-night Test
Jamaica Observer

The Test is set to take place in October. Local News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:15:04 GMT Billionaire Richard Branson survives bike crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Billionaire-Richard-Branson-survives-bike-crash--...

Kill drug lords, Philippines' top cop tells addicts
Jamaica Observer

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — The Philippines' police chief has called on drug users to kill traffickers and burn their homes, escalating President Rodrigo Duterte's deeply controversial crime war that has claimed...

Seven new BPO projects soon 
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there are at least seven new Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) projects in the pipeline, which should significantly expand the sector and create many new...

US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) – Donated blood should be tested for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators warned Friday amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the United States....

Serena hopes shoulder injury won't derail history bid
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – Serena Williams unveiled a new sports bra and tennis racquet in a dizzying round of commercial duties this week, but when talk turned to her injured shoulder on Friday, the American...

Trinidadians taking Zika virus 'too lightly' — T&T health minister
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (CMC) — Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh has arranged to meet with public health inspectors to underscore the need to enforce regulations related to the fight against the...

Obama establishes world's largest marine reserve
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — President Barack Obama on Friday burnished his environmental legacy by establishing the world's largest marine reserve, home to thousands of rare sea creatures in the northwestern...

Swimmer Lochte charged over false robbery claim
Jamaica Observer

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AFP) — US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said yesterday. Local Sports Fri, 26 Aug...

All is well - Jockey Shane Ellis is still around
Jamaica Observer

Punters have been noticing and are commenting on the recent lack of race-day saddle time by champion jockey, Shane Ellis. Local Sports Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Swimmer Lochte charged over false robbery claim...

Pacer Cummins signs with Worcestershire
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, England (CMC) – English County Worcestershire has snapped up West Indies fast bowler Miguel Cummins for the Local Sports Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT All is well - Jockey Shane Ellis is still around...

Windies eyeing second spot in T20 series
Jamaica Observer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – West Indies can clinch second spot in the International Cricket Council’s official Twenty20 rankings, once they can make a clean sweep of their two-match series against India...

Confident Windies ready for Indian backlash, says Simmons
Jamaica Observer

Fort Lauderdale, USA (CMC) – Head coach Phil Simmons says West Indies will be bracing for a backlash from India stemming from their triumph in the Twenty20 World Cup earlier this year, but expects his proven unit of...

Record turnout for Noranda sports competitions in St Ann
Jamaica Observer

A record 700 footballers, cricketers and netballers have been participating this summer in Noranda Bauxite’s community sports competitions across the company’s operating areas in north and south-east St Ann....

James’ former coach wants him to review training method
Jamaica Observer

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenadian track and field coach Albert Joseph, who discovered Kirani James a decade and a half ago, says the Olympic silver medallist must embark on a comprehensive review of his...

Dominant T&T capture five doubles titles at Caribbean Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Champs
Jamaica Observer

TRINIDAD and Tobago again proved their dominance by capturing five doubles titles at the 2016 Caribbean Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) on Wednesday. Local Sports Fri, 26...

Supligen/JABBFA National Championships and Fitness Expo set for this weekend
Jamaica Observer

The Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology (UTech) will come alive today and tomorrow as over 120 ripped men and toned bikini fitness women will be parading on stage competing in 15 categories in this...

What They Say: Patrick Fong - Racehorse Trainer
Jamaica Observer

When did you start your career as a trainer? Local Sports Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Supligen/JABBFA National Championships and Fitness Expo set for this weekend...

Sometimes I have problems controlling my weight — Steadman
Jamaica Observer

Leading apprentice rider Linton Steadman accepts that he is having a problem maintaining a riding body weight of around 50.0kg to 51.0kg. Local Sports Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT What They Say: Patrick Fong - Racehorse...

Keeping the right weight
Jamaica Observer

In an industry where just a few extra pounds can rule you out of a multi-million-dollar race, jockeys are put under enormous pressure to constantly meet weight requirements. Local Sports Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT...

Richard Holmes returns to the ring in Guyana tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

Richard Holmes, one of Jamaica’s top middleweight boxers, left the country yesterday for Guyana where he is expected in the ring against Guyanese boxer Mark Austin in the undercard middleweight contest of a title...

Heights, Faulkland to contest St James FA Sandals International U20 final
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — An impressive-looking Heights FC and Faulkland FC qualified for the final of the St James Football Association’s Sandals International Under-20 competition after contrasting wins in the...

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