Photo: Young centenarian
Jamaica Observer

Three-year-old Raymond Young gives his great great grandmother Rosa Young a kiss as she celebrates her 100th birthday yesterday at Morningside Resort in Havendale. Looking on is the centenarian's niece Gloria Chin....

Spalding High salutes Alphansus Davis
Jamaica Observer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The mission statement for Spalding High School promises to provide “rich” educational opportunities.At an appreciation function at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville earlier this...

Murder accused wants $35m
Jamaica Observer

ACCUSED murderer Mervin Cameron, the first prisoner to successfully sue the State for keeping him too long in custody without being tried, is asking for $35 million in damages following his landmark victory in the...

The Gold standard - New Arnett chairman aiming for sustainable business model
Jamaica Gleaner

Newly elected chairman of Arnett Gardens Football Club Mark Golding said that he stepped into the role with the purpose of giving the club what he described as a more sustainable business model.Following a well-documented...

Have we begun the journey back to the 1980s?
Jamaica Observer

NO greater similarity exists between Jamaica's fiscal and monetary management in the 1980s under Prime Minister Edward Seaga and now under his protégé Prime Minster Andrew Holness than now.

Operation PRIDE, the PNP and Holness's 20,000 titles
Jamaica Observer

By now the People's National Party (PNP) should realise that Andrew Holness cannot be underestimated. He is a cross between Mother Teresa and Machiavelli.If my fellow Comrades thought we had won the battle of budget...

The Music Diaries | 40th anniversary of '78 One Love concert
Jamaica Gleaner

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the One Love Peace Concert, which took place at the National Stadium on Saturday April 22, 1978. It was an evening like none other when the fate of a nation embroiled in political...

Will In Charge too strong for She's A Maneater
Jamaica Gleaner

Robert Pearson's giant killer, WILL IN CHARGE, yesterday claimed his biggest scalp yet, flooring Horse of the Year SHE'S A MANEATER in a gate-to-wire run in the 1820-metre Legal Light Trophy, clocking a stakes record...

Cornwall concerns - Politicians squabble while health professionals stress over 'sick' hospital
Jamaica Gleaner

Western Bureau:While nurses, doctors, patients, and other stakeholders who have been exposed to noxious fumes at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, continue to agonise about the possible long-term...

The unfinished business of constitutional reform
Jamaica Observer

Twenty -three years ago, the then PNP Government and JLP Opposition signed off on a number of constitutional reform measures. This came after many years of discussion and advocacy leading to the establishment in 1992 of...

What really is the Opposition PNP fighting to achieve?
Jamaica Observer

When you show the moon to a child it sees only your finger. — Zambian proverb 

Youth Ministry celebrates J'cans elected to Commonwealth Youth Council
Jamaica Observer

Jamaican Tijani Christian has been elected to chair the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) for the 2018 - 2020 period, while his compatriot, Michelle Thomas, has been elected to the executive as Representative - Special...

Tommy Cowan and the Claudie Massop link
Jamaica Observer

ENTERTAINMENT types have always had ties to the underworld. Pianist Fats Waller played for Al Capone, Frank Sinatra had strong Mafia links, and Bob Marley hung with heavyweights from both sides of Jamaican politics.

One Love roll call
Jamaica Observer

Claudius Massop, Jamaica Labour Party and West Kingston enforcer, was killed by police along Industrial Terrace in Kingston on February 4 1979. Alphonso Tinson and Lloyd Frazer were also killed in the Sunday afternoon...

40th anniversary of '78 one love concert
Jamaica Gleaner

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the One Love Peace Concert, which took place at the National Stadium on Saturday April 22, 1978. It was an evening like none other when the fate of a nation embroiled in political...

Commonwealth agrees on new guidelines for observing elections
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Commonwealth leaders have agreed on new guidelines for observing elections within the 53-member grouping including taking into account the freedom of the campaign and the balance and...

Fire damages classrooms at St Mary High; MP appeals for help with repairs
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two classrooms and a multimedia centre were damaged at the St Mary High School this morning, disclosed People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for Central St Mary Dr Morais Guy, as he...

Weekly Round-up: Weekly Round-up: UK deportation row… 3-day extension of school year … Cop chopped
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday apologised for the anxiety caused to Caribbean leaders after her Government threatened to deport some of the hundreds of thousands of people who...

Commonwealth takes strong stance against cybercrime with landmark declaration
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commonwealth countries have unanimously committed to take action on cybersecurity between now and 2020 with a landmark declaration at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London earlier...

May 18 by-election for Homestead Division
Jamaica Gleaner

Voters in the Homestead Division in St Catherine South Central are to go to the polls on May 18 to elect a new councillor. The seat became vacant following the death of Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Owen Palmer who died...

The landmark Shanique Myrie case
Jamaica Observer

We continue or reflection on some of the stories covered by the Jamaica Observer over its 25 years of existence. Shanique Myrie's story, published on Thursday, March 24, 2011, went viral when the Jamaica Observer...

Avoid dirty money, ombudsman warns candidates
Jamaica Gleaner

Candidates for the May Pen North by-election, Tanya Lee Williams and Earl Blake, on Wednesday morning signed the Political Code of Conduct at the office of William Shagoury, custos of Clarendon.Shagoury urged the two to...

Tufton scoffs at Opposition's call for inquiry into CRH crisis
Jamaica Observer

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Dr Christopher Tufton has expressed disappointment at some of the Opposition's criticisms of Government's handling of the crisis at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), and described Opposition...

JAMAICA-POLITICS -Holness reiterates commitment to ACP
Antigua Observer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica has taken seriously its responsibility to each state within the African, Caribbean & Pacific (ACP) Group of States council, noting that no state will be left behind in the...

Time for Holness Administration to rethink the voting age
Jamaica Observer

In a representative democracy voting is part of the political process and is also the method by which the electorate appoints its representatives in its government.Now, over the years, the voting age has been reduced to...

Zimbabwe sacks thousands of striking nurses
Jamaica Observer

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe has fired all nurses who went on strike to demand higher salaries, in a hardline response by the country's new leadership to growing labour arrest.Several thousand nurses were sacked...

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