Reggae Boyz depart for Panama confident of positive result
Jamaica Observer

Five British-based players arrived in the island yesterday ahead of this morning’s departure of the Jamaica Reggae Boyz delegation for the must-win CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against Panama inside Estadio Rommel...

Javon Francis reinvents himself as the ‘Transporter’
Jamaica Observer

Having propelled Jamaica to yet another silver medal with a sterling display in the 4x400m relay, Javon Francis now wants to change his moniker from “Donkey Man” to the “Transporter”. Local Sports Tue,...

Bolt makes quiet return home
Jamaica Observer

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt made a quiet return to the island yesterday following a reported business trip to England where he was for the last few days after completing history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil....

Diedre Lewis cops five titles at fitness expo
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Amateur Bodybuilding Championships and Fitness Exposition on Saturday took the UTech Auditorium by storm and left patrons satisfied with the various ways that one can maintain a healthy lifestyle by using weights...

Sheba banks on new single
Jamaica Observer

FEMALE dancehall deejay Sheba is upbeat about her latest single Don’t Take It Out. Released earlier this month and produced by Studio Vibes Entertainment, the single also features the vocals of incarcerated deejay...

‘Show will go on’
Jamaica Observer

THE death of graphic artist and International Reggae Poster Contest co-founder, Michael ‘Freestyle’ Thompson, will have no effect on this year’s event. That’s the word from Maria Papaefstathiou, who...

Wailers get day in court
Jamaica Observer

Tomorrow, Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett and former Wailers members Al Anderson, Tyrone Downie and Earl Lindo will be in a Virginia court to prevent another band from performing under the same name. Peggy Quattro,...

Anju Blaxxx freed
Jamaica Observer

THE mail and wire fraud case against Jamaican music producer Anju Blaxxx was dismissed in the Federal District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, yesterday. Blaxxx, whose given name is Andrew Sayeed Myrie, was not in court...

Isabel Dalley is Miss Universe Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

A goal to build her self-confidence resulted in Isabel Dalley winning Miss Universe Jamaica 2016 title. “I entered the pageant initially to gain experience. I didn’t feel confident and I wanted to grow. Entering...

Unemployment rate creeps up
Trinidad Guardian

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) reported yesterday that the overall unemployment rate had increased from 3.5 per cent in the last quarter of 2015 to 3.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, based on data collected...

Poultry concern
Nation News

POULTRY PRODUCERS did not have much to crow about this Crop Over. Many of them had their feathers ruffled because they had to compete for sales with imported poultry during the six-week national festival....

Love, marriage and meddling in 'Ring Games' - Series set to premiere on TVJ
Jamaica Gleaner

WESTERN BUREAU:Thespians Volier 'Maffie' Johnson, Deon Silvera, Rosie Murray, Dahlia Harris, and Desmond Dennis are in the cast of Television Jamaica's (TVJ) new original series, Ring Games.A romantic comedy set to...

Jus' Skool every year - Commitment made to continuing back-to-school fair
Jamaica Gleaner

Thousands of parents and children came out to the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston on Saturday for the Digicel/STAR Jus' Skool back-to-school fair.Now in its second year, the treat has experienced so much growth...

I believe in my team - Schäfer
Jamaica Gleaner

Head coach of Jamaica's men's national senior football team, Winfred Schäfer , said the Reggae Boyz will leave the island this morning for their crucial Group B World Cup qualifier against Panama on Friday in a...

8 J'cans selected for Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eight Jamaican entrepreneurs will travel to the United States in early October to participate in the inaugural Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows programme, the White House...

George McKenzie Jr. Stabbed to Death During Entertainment Event
Channel 5 Belize

A man well-known to the law was murdered during a fete in Belize City over the weekend. George McKenzie Junior, the son of slain gang leader George McKenzie, was stabbed [...]

London's Notting Hill Carnival turns 50
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The streets of west London swayed to the sounds of the Notting Hill Carnival on Monday as hundreds of thousands joined in Europe's biggest street party on its 50th anniversary. Local...

Unnecessary delays affecting developers 'will stop' — Chang
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is maintaining its position regarding speedier timelines for developmental approvals. Local News Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:55:50 GMT London's Notting Hill Carnival turns 50...

Jamaica working to address decline in visitors out of Canada
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is set to leave the island today for Canada, where he will reportedly participate in a series of discussions on strategies to address a decline in visitors out...

Usain Bolt is back in Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The world’s fastest man Usain St Leo Bolt is back in Jamaica. Local News Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:59:13 GMT Jamaica working to address decline in visitors out of Canada...

Forex: J$127.44 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, August 29, ended trading at J$127.44, up by eight cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Mon, 29 Aug 2016...

All in place for new school year, Reid says
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, says that all is in place for the start of the 2016/17 academic year on Monday, September 5. Local News Mon, 29 Aug 2016...

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: Bolt should not be named National Hero
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Sixty per cent of the 4,248 respondents to the OBSERVER ONLINE poll: Should Usain Bolt be named national hero, said no. Local News Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:58:28 GMT All in place for new school year,...

Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs — study
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, suggesting that efforts to kill adult mosquitoes will fall short, researchers said Monday. Local News Mon, 29...

Supervise children's use of social media, Palmer urges
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice Carol Palmer is encouraging parents to supervise their children’s use of social media. Local News Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:41:02 GMT Mosquitoes...

'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder dead at 83
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Gene Wilder, who delighted audiences with his comic turns in "Willy Wonka” the Chocolate Factory" and Mel Brooks classics including "Blazing Saddles" and "The Producers", died...

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