01

Jamaica’s emergency management agency started deploying supplies to shelters yesterday as Hurricane Matthew gained strength while churning across the warm waters of the central Caribbean, ...

01
Dangerous Matthew!
01

Parish disaster committees have been activated in preparation for the possible impact of Hurricane Matthew on the island. Addressing an emergency meeting of Members of Parliament (MPs) and heads ...

01
Disaster committees activated
01

The local entertainment fraternity is taking a wait-and-see approach regarding events scheduled for this weekend and the possible passage of Hurricane Matthew. Most event promoters and operators ...

01
Watch and see
01

Jamaica’s Under-17 men’s coach Andrew Edwards was in no mood to fool around with the realities. He knows it’s time to call a spade a spade. He is aware that for the CONCACAF Cha ...

01
CONCACAF Championship next
01

Kingston College (KC) dropped their first points of the season after being held 0-0 by crafty Denham Town High in their Group C ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup encounter at the Edward Seaga Stadium yesterday ...

01
KC Stopped
01

What’s new in the world of nails? Mirrored manicures that’s what. Surprised? On reflection — not really, considering the narcissistic age in which we live! While your natural n ...

01
Under the Dryer

LATEST NEWS

#TrackingMatthew: Matthew weakens slightly and is now a Category 4 hurricane 6:52 AM

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The The Meteorological Service is reporting as of 4:00 am today that a hurricane watch remains in effect for Jamaica as extremely dangerous Hurric ... Read More

Weekly Round-up: Hurricane Matthew coming... St James split... Dominic James MVP award  7:00 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Hurricane Matthew on Friday strengthened to a Category 4 storm as it ...... Read More

#TrackingMatthew: Hurricane Matthew now a category 5 storm, strongest since 2007  10:02 PM
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Matthew has become a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest i ...... Read More

#TrackingMatthew: Hurricane Matthew strengthens  9:19 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica has issued a Hurri ...... Read More

Clinton edges ahead of Trump in post-debate poll bump  9:00 PM
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of presidential riva ...... Read More

#TrackingMatthew: Portland Disaster Committee activated  8:38 PM
PORT ANTONIO, Portland – The Portland Disaster Committee has been activated after a Pari ...... Read More

#TrackingMatthew: Police ready for Hurricane Matthew  7:14 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake says the country’ ...... Read More

#TrackingMatthew: Water tips for hurricane preparedness  6:52 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – In view of the imminent threat posed to the island by Hurricane Matt ...... Read More

NEWS

Jamaicans in Diaspora to access NHT homes

JAMAICANS living overseas will soon have an opportunity to purchase homes through the National Housing Trust (NHT). Chairman of the NHT, Ambassador Dr Nigel Clarke, said members of the Jamaic ... Read More

Parish disaster committees activated amid storm threat
Parish disaster committees have been activated in preparation for the possible impact of Hurricane Matthew on the island. Addressing an emergency ...... Read More

Dangerous Matthew!
Jamaica’s emergency management agency started deploying supplies to shelters yesterday as Hurricane Matthew gained strength while churning ...... Read More

Shaw: Public sector pension reform remains a commitment
MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says the Government remains committed to implementing the proposed contributory public-sect ...... Read More

SPORT

12 hunt D’Cup Inter-zone berths in loaded schedule today

MUNRO, St Elizabeth — Twelve more schools, including defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS), could join Cornwall College and Vere Technical in the Inter-zone round of the ... Read More

Runaway KC held by Denham Town
Kingston College (KC) dropped their first points of the season after being held 0-0 by crafty Denham Town High in their Group C ISSA/FLOW Manning C ...... Read More

KC’s football wizard Trayvon Reid plots great escape from inner-city pitfalls
Hailing from the tough inner-city community of West Kingston where many young men are sucked into a life of crime, young Trayvon Reid sees football ...... Read More

Azam, Nawaz star as Pakistan thrash West Indies
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Babar Azam hit his maiden century while spinner Mohammad Nawaz grabbed four wickets as Pakistan thrash ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Shaw: Public sector pension reform remains a commitment

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says the Government remains committed to implementing the proposed contributory public-sector pension scheme by April 2017. Pension reform i ... Read More

Crime seriously hampering Jamaica’s growth — PSOJ president
PRESIDENT of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Paul B Scott on Tuesday said that crime is significantly hampering Jamaica’s ec ...... Read More

Tullow Oil optimistic about Jamaica, Guyana
Could Jamaica be the next Caribbean country to profit from oil, following recent finds in Guyana? George Cazenove, Head of Communications for Tull ...... Read More

Banking Sector Shake-Up
Minister of Finance and Public Service Audley Shaw says that two new commercial banking licences have been granted to local financial institutions. ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Watch and see

The local entertainment fraternity is taking a wait-and-see approach regarding events scheduled for this weekend and the possible passage of Hurricane Matthew. Most event promoters and operators ... Read More

IQ shows All HIs Love
For his latest song, All His Love , deejay IQ samples superstar rapper 50 Cent’s song of the same name. According to the St Ann-born artiste ...... Read More

Ras Pree Dem changes tune
UP to four years ago, singjay Ras Pree Dem was recording ‘hype songs’ like Up Inna Di Club. Last year, his focus changed to social awar ...... Read More

Portmore prepares to Drink Up
Xynkfence Music Group, a team of promoters, are behind Drink Up, set for Waves Beach in Portmore onOctober 9. It is the first time the series is b ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Sex healthy for ageing women, risky for older men

Frequent, satisfying sexual activity poses cardiovascular risks for older men -- but regular orgasmic sex could actually protect ageing women from certain health problems, researchers announced Tue ... Read More

Saudi petition seeks 'full' rights for women
Thousands of Saudis have signed a petition urging an end to the guardianship system that gives men control over the study, marriage and travel of f ...... Read More

Touchscreens may help toddlers develop better motor skills
A new UK study has found that toddlers who use touchscreens may show improved fine motor control abilities. The use of touchscreens has incre ...... Read More

A fabulous birthday celebration
Princess Shani-Kayle recently had her sixth birthday soiree. Here are some highlights.... Read More

COLUMNS

Crime soars as Cabinet does not trust or empower citizens

To control crime we have to make the streets unsafe for criminals. If National Security Minister Robert Montague and Police Commissioner Carl Williams parse this sentence and apply it we may have th ... Read More

Help! The Gordon Town Road breakaway needs fixing
WE’RE moving into the weekend with another meteorological warning that we could be running into stormy weather. Up to the time of writing, the ...... Read More

Can’t just throw money at crime
“Saint Michael the archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we ...... Read More

Crocodile tears and beautiful speeches, but politicians are the problem
The recent spate of criminal activities, in particular in the parish of St James, has given the opportunity for politicians to grandstand and make ...... Read More

REGIONAL

High-powered weapons seized in St James raid

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Three high-powered rifles were among four illegal guns recovered yesterday during a joint police/military operation in Glendevon, one of the troubled inner-city commu ... Read More

Take advantage of Winchester Housing Development, Dr Chang urges
WINCHESTER, Hanover — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has called on Nati ...... Read More

St James split
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Minority Leader in the St James Parish Council, Senator Charles Sinclair, has welcomed th ...... Read More

MBU/Arnett clash
CATHERINE HALL, St James —Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) and Arnett Gardens, the team they replaced at the top of the Red Stripe ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Give thanks for FLOW Super Cup... but players need more breathing space

Even as Jamaicans pay close attention to the projected arrival of Hurricane Matthew, sports fans will have noted plans for the upcoming FLOW Super Cup schoolboy football competition later this mon ... Read More

In the face of approaching danger...
It was only three months ago that Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie was reported as appealing to Jamaicans living in communities prone to g ...... Read More

Did Mr Trump just have an off-day?
Jamaican supporters of Mr Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, must be hoping that he had an off-day in Monday night’s first presidential deb ...... Read More

‘This is a dark time; it is the festival of guns, the carnival of misery’
Guyanese writer Martin Carter said of Jamaica’s socio-economic situation in 1966: “This is a dark time. It is the season of oppression ...... Read More

AUTO

Gregg aims big

With a win in the third and final Drivers Rallysport Club Rallysprint held last Sunday in Bog Walk, St Catherine, under his belt, Kyle Gregg is fully focused on capturing the Rally Jamaica crown in ... Read More

Electrifying Elantra
While the crossover and sport utility vehicle market segments are white hot right now, the mid-sized sedan has taken a hit. There are fewer offe ...... Read More

JKA in reverse
The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) held its seventh meet for the year on September 18 at Palisadoes International Raceway to great expectations ...... Read More

Enter the X2
PARIS, France — BMW’s coupe-like Concept X2 debuted yesterday at the Paris Auto Show. Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice-president for BMW ...... Read More

ADVERTISEMENT

Front Cover of Today's Paper

Front cover of today's paper

E-Paper

Username:
Password:
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon

Poll

Should comprehensive health checks at the start of every season be mandatory for high school students involved in sports?
Yes
No


View Results »


Friday, September 30, 2016

  • 4
  • 14
  • 18
  • 21
  • 2
J$217,500,000 3
ADVERTISEMENT

Photos

ADVERTISEMENT

More News This Week

Article Photo ‘We have no regrets’
Dominic James once told his mother that he wasn’t sure how far he would make i ... Read More

Article Photo Tacky High student nails 15 CSEC subjects
FINANCIAL struggles coupled with the ill-health of his father forced Devrow Boyd to make ... Read More

Article Photo Etana needs a crash course
I do not want any trouble, and there may be more important things to occupy newspaper ... Read More

Article Photo 3 killed as bloodletting continues in St James
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Three people were last night killed in separate incidents in ... Read More

Article Photo Etana takes it all back
Facing backlash over her support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, E ... Read More

Jamaica Observer Tweets

Jamaica Observer Instagram