Penalty shoot-out competition winner wins lawsuit, awarded almost $1M
Jamaica Gleaner

Alphonso Matthie, the winner of the Rumbar Rum Goal Score Competition in August 2013, was today awarded a total of $920,000.00 against Rumbar Rum, which is owned by St. Catherine-based Worthy Park Limited. Matthie won the...

Is the one-term phobia fuelling more corruption?
Jamaica Observer

There is a growing fear among some supporters of both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) that the Jamaican electorate has become increasingly fed up with both parties and is therefore...

Photo: Linstead Community Enterprise launched
Jamaica Observer

Bion Bliss, acting counsel, political affairs, Embassy of the United States in Jamaica, delivering the main address at a ceremony to launch the Linstead Community Social Enterprise Project on Tuesday. The project, which...

Marking time with Protoje
Jamaica Observer

Timing could never be more perfect for Protoje's fourth album, A Matter of Time . In just 40 minutes, the set explores themes of societal injustice, politics and corruption, while striking a balance with commentary on...

PNP wants MOCA to investigate PetroJam scandal
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is recommending that the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency be called in to investigate allegations of corruption within PetroJam Limited as...

JISCO to spend $3b on Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone at Nain
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chinese entity Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) plans to invest more than $3 billion to develop the Gansu Industrial Park and Special Economic Zone in Nain, St Elizabeth, where it...

Bog Walk High renamed in honour of late Enid Bennett
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bog Walk High School in St Catherine has been renamed the Enid Bennett High School in honour of the late former State minister and daughter of the parish, who was instrumental in the...

Sandals sets record straight
Dominica Vibes

(Jamaica Observer) Sandals Resorts yesterday described as sensational, a headline reporting a recent statement attributed to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley regarding concessions relating to the Tourism Development...

First-time councillor ready for deputy mayor role
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Educator and first-time councillor Rohan Kennedy was last Thursday elected as the new deputy mayor and vice-chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation.Kennedy, who won the Mile Gully...

Government, Opposition see value in Caricom Review Report
Jamaica Observer

GOVERNMENT and Opposition MPs yesterday expressed bipartisan positions on the recommendations from the Bruce Golding-led Caricom Review Commission's Report, which was discussed in the House of Representatives...

NWA gets ready for complete closure of Three Miles
Jamaica Observer

ALTERNATIVE routes motorists will be able to use when the National Works Agency (NWA) closes Three Miles/Portia Simpson Miller Square to vehicular traffic completely, in a month's time, were outlined to yesterday's Roads...

Are the Advantages of CSME Being Felt in Belize?
Channel 5 Belize

Speaking at a conference in Guyana on June eighth, the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, said that the Caribbean Community needs to undertake direct consultations to ensure the [...]

Permanent secretary cannot investigate PetroJam breaches — PNP
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is objecting to the tasking of Permanent Secretary, Hillary Alexander, to investigate and report to the Cabinet on “developing corruption and...

Cabinet approves new Petrojam board
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Prime Minister (OPM) today announced that Cabinet has approved the appointment of a new board at oil refinery Petrojam amidst a hailstorm of corruption allegations which have rocked...

PNP says resignation of Petrojam local directors not enough
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Energy Phillip Paulwell says the resignation of the Jamaican directors of Petrojam is only a step in the right direction, but this does not...

Urban resilience: Can our cities pass the stress test?
Jamaica Observer

The world is becoming increasingly urban, and cities face constant struggle with the complex environmental social, economic, and political challenges of the 21st century. Cities have attracted and concentrated a massive...

Not bad, but not 'Incredible'
Jamaica Gleaner

At long last the Incredibles are back. Fans had to sit by aan outdated sitcom, it's best to note that while the first film had palpable family drama, its sequel is almost entirely a comedy. This is most notably, as it...

Eight Kenyan police killed in latest roadside bombing
Jamaica Observer

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — Five Kenyan police officers and three reservists were killed Sunday when their vehicle hit a home-made landmine in Wajir, north-east Kenya, a government official said.“We had an attack...

JISCO Alpart Jamaica assists 130 farmers
Jamaica Observer

NAIN, St Elizabeth — JISCO Alpart Jamaica and its community partners, Manchester Plateau Community Council and Alpart Community Council, have assisted 130 farmers with an agricultural stimulus programme valued at...

Not bad, but not 'Incredible'
Jamaica Gleaner

At long last the Incredibles are back. Fans had to sit by aan outdated sitcom, it's best to note that while the first film had palpable family drama, its sequel is almost entirely a comedy. This is most notably, as it...

Polls open as voters in Colombia choose between extremes
Jamaica Gleaner

Polls have opened in Colombia as voters decide which of two men will be their next president.According to the BBC, Colombians have a stark choice between the business-friendly Ivan Duque, a newcomer to politics, and...

Magnanimity or self-glory?
Jamaica Observer

I was travelling through the hills of Westmoreland on Tuesday, June 12, during coverage of the naming ceremony for the north-south link of Highway 2000. The radio signal was unclear at points. I heard parts of Prime...

Women's Health Network Jamaica Launches UK Chapter
Jamaica Observer

Women's Health Network Jamaica (WHNja) was founded by Dr Rudolph Stephens in March 2013. It's a community-based, non-profit, non-political charity and, since its inception, the NGO has provided health and social care...

Daddy's boy
Jamaica Observer

On December 27, 1997, approximately 11 months after the birth of his son Jahazeil, Buju Banton topped the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Inna Heights, his fifth studio album.That year, Banton scored a number of hits...

Senate passes amendments to Public Procurement Act
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senate, on Friday, passed the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act 2018, which seeks to regulate the procurement of goods, works and services by entities of Government.

Footloose pulls massive crowd
Jamaica Observer

It was no easy task trying to get into the Mas Camp for the Short Shorts edition of the Stones Ginger Wine Footloose retro party recently.It was the first staging since the start of the year, but once patrons got on the...

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