#IAAFWorldRelays: Bronze for Ja women in 4x400m
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica finished third in the Women's 4x400m relay and picked up their second medal of the World Relays in the Bahamas. Local News Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:48:03 GMT #IAAFWorldRelays: Ja advance to...

#IAAFWorldRelays: Ja's 4x200m men claim bronze
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica picked up another bronze this time in the Men's 4x200m  after finishing third a long way back in 1:21.09 minutes.  Local News Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:55:45 GMT #IAAFWorldRelays: Bronze...

#IAAFWorldRelays: Jamaica cops third bronze in men's 4x400m
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica produced a season's best and grabbed bronze in the men's 4x400m in 3:02.86 minutes.  Local News Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:33:39 GMT #IAAFWorldRelays: Ja's 4x200m men claim bronze...

#IAAFWorldRelays: With Elaine absent, Ja cops silver in 4x100m
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's women won silver in the 4x100m behind the resurgent Germany at the World Relays in a dramatic race in which the Americans failed to finish once again.  Local News Sun, 23 Apr 2017...

#IAAFWorldRelays: Bronze for Jamaica in mixed relay
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica grabbed bronze in the mixed 4x400m, the final event at World Relays in the Bahamas.  Local News Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:20:05 GMT #IAAFWorldRelays: With Elaine absent, Ja cops silver in...

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day...

#IAAFWorldRelays: Ja men through to 4x200m final
Jamaica Observer

The quartet of Nickel Ashmeade, Chadic Hinds, Oshane Bailey and Warren Weir clocked 1:22.01 minutes on a wet surface. They were some way off their world record of 1:18.63 set at the first edition in 2014.  The race was...

#IAAFWorldRelays: Ja advance to women's 4x100m final
Jamaica Observer

Without double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and the improving Sasha Lee Forbes, the Jamaicans started with Simone Facey to Natasha Morrison to Gayon Evans with Christania Williams on anchor.  Local News Sun, 23 Apr...

Security boosted along Dominican Republic/Haiti border
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) —Security along the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti has been increased following plans by the United Nations to withdraw is peacekeepers, MINUSTAH from Haiti....

Health Minister outlines impact of NCDs on the country
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton says the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been the greatest public health threat to Jamaica’s development for the past 50...

Security Minister encourages members of the JCF to maintain their integrity
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security,  Robert Montague has called on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) officers in Area 3 to maintain their integrity and operate above board at all times....

United in Social Media 
Jamaica Observer

On Monday, a video made rounds on the internet of a man who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday night. Uproar ensued online. Then an official statement from the CEO followed, which only fuelled...

Venezuela president heckled as protests spread to slums
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Scattered protests flared Wednesday in slums that have long been a bulwark of support for Venezuela’s socialist leaders only hours after a pro-government rally degenerated into heckling...

Trash collection reduced in Puerto Rico city amid crisis
Jamaica Observer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Garbage could soon pile up in one of Puerto Rico’s largest cities because it has not paid a trash-collecting bill amid a deep economic crisis. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr 2017...

Guyana reviewing bauxite industry
Jamaica Observer

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it expects to receive a report soon on the review of the bauxite industry that was commissioned last year marking the centennial of the sector here. Local...

Little relief for hotels, other properties with value of over $20 million
Jamaica Observer

Minister of Finance and Planning Audley Shaw yesterday announced adjustments to the property tax regime that will see a four per cent reduction in the rate applied to the higher valuation bands. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr...

Bank of Jamaica preparing for new FX auction system
Jamaica Observer

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) announced on Tuesday April 11 that it is developing plans to buy and sell its foreign exchange from and to authorised dealers (ADs) and cambios by competitive auction. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr...

interCaribbean Airways beefs up flights with increased air link to BVI
Jamaica Observer

InterCaribbean Airways has added another flight to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, making travel easier for Caribbean nationals without a US Visa. Local Business Thu, 13 Apr 2017 02:00:00 GMT Bank of Jamaica...

Dom Rep signs trade agreement with Cuba
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The Dominican Republic has signed a Partial Scope agreement with Cuba in an effort to boost economic and trade ties and cooperation between both countries. Local Business...

Sales of Ivanka Trump products soar in 2016
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Sales of Ivanka Trump's clothing collection soared by nearly 61 per cent in 2016, the company that manufactures products for the president's daughter's line and other brands said on...

UK inflation stuck at 3.5-year high — data
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Rising clothing and food prices kept British annual inflation at its highest level in three and a half years in March, official data showed yesterday. Local Business Wed, 12 Apr 2017...

Let us welcome our new CEO/Commissioner of Customs
Jamaica Observer

Velma Ricketts Walker is certainly not new to Jamaica Customs, having first entered the doors of the agency as a trainee in 1999. She rose through the ranks, and in 2011 she served as assistant commissioner, compliance...

Roll up your sleeves, marketing planners!
Jamaica Observer

One of my favourite people is the operations manager (let’s call her MFM, short for My Favourite Manager) for a small distribution company in Kingston, Jamaica. Like so many others, she cusses her manager frequently...

Want limited liability? Try a partnership
Jamaica Observer

When starting a business, people have the option of either doing so through a sole proprietorship (one person owns the business), a partnership (two or more people own the business), or through a limited liability company...

Union wants reform of insurance for public sector workers
Jamaica Observer

GENERAL Secretary of the Union of Schools Agricultural and Allied Workers (USAAW), Keith Comrie is lobbying the Government to increase its coverage on group health insurance to 90 per cent, as the imposed GCT takes...

Hook, Line Sinker!
Jamaica Observer

With a yen for under-the-sea bites and the requisite trimmings and accompaniments (on the menu: pickled-onion topped snapper, succulent shrimp, piping-hot fish soup, and fried bammies and festivals), the Friday evening...

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