Not much hype
Nation News

THE CROWDS WERE SMALLER, and so was the hype surrounding the 13th annual Digicel Reggae Beach Party on Sunday night. Hundreds flocked to Pirates Cove Complex, Bay Street, St Michael, to see some of...

Biggest Carnival weekend in recent times says Bartlett
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says that this month’s Carnival celebrations in Kingston and around the island are the biggest in recent years, with very large increases in tourist traffic,...

African ministers endorse UNWTO, Jamaica tourism conference — Bartlett
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group conference to be held in Montego Bay in November has...

French company to undertake Port Antonio sewerage, drainage project
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The government has awarded a contract to VINCI Construction Grands Projets, based in France, to undertake works on the Port Antonio Sewerage and Drainage project (Stage 2). Local News Mon,...

Haiti PM's motorcade hits 2, killing 1 near flooded zone
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A motorcade carrying Haiti's prime minister struck two teenage boys, killing one, as officials drove into the country's third largest city on Monday to see flood damage left by heavy...

Misbah left on 99 as Pakistan open big lead v Windies
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Misbah ul Haq became just the sixth batsman in Test history to be left stranded on 99 not out as Pakistan were dismissed for 407 in reply to the West Indies' first innings total of 286 on...

Businessman charged after pointing gun at motorists
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A businessman who was caught on camera brandishing a gun following the Carnival road march on Sunday has been arrested and charged with assault and illegal possession of firearm. Local News Mon,...

Caribbean looking to UAE to boost tourism sector
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says it is seeking to strengthen its relationship with Emirates Holidays, the largest airline tour operator in the Middle East, as...

Phillips reiterates call for probe of JLP’s bushing programme after Clarendon flooding
Jamaica Observer

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader Peter Phillips says there is need for a thorough investigation into what was actually done with "several hundred million dollars” allocated by the Jamaica Labour Party...

ONLINE POLL RESULT: Majority of readers against $200-m Jamaica 55 expenditure
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eighty-five per cent of the 1, 823 respondents to recent OBSERVER ONLINE poll said that they did not support the Government's proposed spending of $200 million for Jamaica 55 celebrations. Local...

Groundbreaking for China-funded school tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Education Minister Ruel Reid will tomorrow attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tower Hill Infant School in Olympic Way, St Andrew. Local News Mon, 24 Apr...

Sutherland Global named Business of the Year
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Still a relatively new business in the parish, business process outsourcing (BPO) company Sutherland Global Services took top spot at this month’s Manchester Chamber of Commerce (MCC)...

How bad corporate debts are holding back India’s growth
Jamaica Observer

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya highlighted the problem of bad loans in India, but analysts say the tycoon’s unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is already holding back...

US businesses getting hammered by Venezuela crisis
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela is costing US companies dearly, as General Motors can attest following the unexpected nationalisation of its plant there. Local...

Soca in the City
Jamaica Observer

THE Corporate Area streets became a kaleidoscope of colour on Sunday as thousands of costumed revellers celebrated the final event on Jamaica’s annual carnival calendar — the road march. The gyrating ‘sea...

Sonic boom stops Warriors
Nation News

THE SUPER TEAM sure looks powerful enough. Urban Vybz St John’s Sonics are hitting on all cylinders now, using a decisive 39-11 run in the second half to down Hilton Barbados Warriors 86-79 on Saturday...

It’s getting hot at reggae beach party
Nation News

THINGS ARE heating up on Daiquiri Beach as the 2017 Reggae on the Beach gets underway. The hundreds who have turned up to this major part of the annual Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival have witnessed...

Ready for the Road
Jamaica Observer

Revellers are ‘ready for road’ as today marks the first time that four bands take to the streets of Kingston in celebration of carnival. Local Business Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Gov’t to have faster...

Williams wants back Baxters Road Mall
Nation News

NEW DEMS CANDIDATE for the City of Bridgetown, Henderson Williams, wants the Baxters Road Mall back as a key component of the Crop Over Festival. In his first speech to Democratic Labour Party Bridgetown...

Not satisfied!    
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Family members of 27-year-old Federhori McIntosh, who was killed in a bizarre accident at RIU Reggae in Ironshore, St James on Thursday, have expressed disappointment at the hotel’s...

Gov’t approves transfer of key mining licences to Carube Copper
Jamaica Observer

TRANSPORT and Mining Minister Lester “Mike” Henry has confirmed that the official transfer documents for seven special Exploration and Processing Licences, previously held by OZ Minerals, have been handed over...

NEPA urges public to change habits as Jamaica observes Earth Day
Jamaica Observer

THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) — the government body charged with simultaneously regulating the protection of Jamaica’s natural resources and facilitating responsible development across the...

Work starts on Special Security Operation Zones
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that the baseline work for the Special Security Operation Zones continues even while the country awaits the enforcement of the Act. Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT NEPA urges...

Walker appealing verdict
Jamaica Observer

Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker says he is appealing yesterday’s guilty verdict in his long-running case with the Office of the Contractor General (OCG). Local News Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Work...

Fish Festival ‘fading’
Nation News

THE OISTINS FISH FESTIVAL, which ended on Monday, remains the climax of the Easter weekend, but the essence of the festival has sunk to an all-time low for some. A recent trip to the Berinda Cox Fish...

I Love Soca hits the spot
Jamaica Observer

IT was a who’s who of Jamaica’s entertainment, sports and business fraternities that comprised the hundreds of patrons attending I Love Soca Jamaica Cooler Festival held at the waterfront in downtown Kingston on...

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