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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, says that murders could rise to as many as 100 by the end of the month. "For the month so far, we have averaged 3.2 murders ...

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA — The 34-megawatt (MW) greenfield wind farm being built by US-owned BMR Energy in St Elizabeth is to receive a US$90-million capital injection by way of a loan through a ...

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ALL teachers' colleges will this year receive tablets under the Tablets in Schools project, which began last year with a pilot in 38 educational institutions, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites said ...

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  Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell is back on home soil following her fifth-place finish at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami on Sunday. The beauty created a stir at Sunday's contest when, ...

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The Burnt Savannah to Mountainside main road, which links Santa Cruz to the south-coast resort of Treasure Beach, was blocked late Monday as residents protested the ...

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ALIA Atkinson believes her world title won at the Short Course Swimming Championship is evidence enough that black people can swim as fast as their white counterparts. The 26-year-old Jamaican swim ...

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LATEST NEWS

Attorney Donna Parchment Brown installed as new custos of St Andrew 5:42 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Attorney-at-law Donna Parchment Brown has been installed as the new Custos Rotulorum of St Andrew, effective February 2. Governor General Sir Patrick Al ... Read More

14-y-o missing girl's body found under bridge  5:26 PM
FROME, Westmoreland — The body of a 14-year-old schoolgirl who went missing since yeste ...... Read More

Forex: J$115.77 to one US dollar  5:25 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 27 ended trading at J$115.77, up ...... Read More

Indian Garment Company to sponsor West Indies for World Cup  4:53 PM
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC)- Yepme, an online shopping company based in India, will be the ...... Read More

HEART Trust responds to needs in renewable energy sector  4:43 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Since last year, the HeartTrust/NTA’s National Tool and Engineering ...... Read More

Murders could reach 100 by weekend, says Bunting  4:18 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, says that murders c ...... Read More

Venezuela prepares public for hikes in gas prices  3:56 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Venezuela's socialist government has launched a flurry of TV ...... Read More

National Cyber Security Strategy to be launched  3:51 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Technology Ministry is to officially launch its National Cyber ...... Read More

NEWS

Robinson receives report on gov't website hacking

MINISTER of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) Julian Robinson has received the preliminary Cyber Incident Response Report from the team of cyber-security and fo ... Read More

VIDEO: All teachers' colleges to get tablets
ALL teachers' colleges will this year receive tablets under the Tablets in Schools project, which began last year with a pilot in 38 educational ins ...... Read More

US$90-m boost
WASHINGTON, DC, USA — The 34-megawatt (MW) greenfield wind farm being built by US-owned BMR Energy in St Elizabeth is to receive a US$90-mil ...... Read More

Residents stage roadblock in St Elizabeth
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The Burnt Savannah to Mountainside main road, which links Santa Cruz to the south-coast resort of Treasure Beach, w ...... Read More

SPORT

Hero Russell hails team effort in Windies' rare triumph

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (CMC) -- Hero of Sunday's fourth One-Day International, Andre Russell, has praised the team effort which gained West Indies their first victory of the five-match serie ... Read More

Blacks can swim
ALIA Atkinson believes her world title won at the Short Course Swimming Championship is evidence enough that black people can swim as fast as their ...... Read More

'Tuffy' lights the way
WATERHOUSE put in a spirited final 20 minutes to beat Cavalier 2-1 in a valiant come-from-behind effort in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) ga ...... Read More

Indian Garment Company to sponsor West Indies for World Cup
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC)- Yepme, an online shopping company based in India, will be the West Indies team sponsor for the Cricket World Cup in ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Forex: J$115.77 to one US dollar

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 27 ended trading at J$115.77, up two cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, th ... Read More

Forex: J$115.75 to one US dollar
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, January 26 ended trading at J$115.75, up three cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s da ...... Read More

Shaw says Gov't tax incentive scheme in confusion
OPPOSITION spokesman on finance and planning Audley Shaw has raised concern about what he sees as "confusion" surrounding the promulgation of the ...... Read More

Canadian mining company to cross-list its shares on JSE
MINING company Carube Resources Limited plans on cross-listing its shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) in the next six months. The move is a ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Miss Universe viewing party

Although they expressed pride in Kaci Fennell's performance at the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, patrons who attended the official viewing party in New Kingston were disappointed with her fifth ... Read More

Pointer Sisters Ready
ONE of the hallmarks of Rhythm and Blues has been great harmony groups: The Supremes, The Impressions, The Temptations, The Chi Lites, The Pointer ...... Read More

Champion sounds from D Medz
WHEN singer D Medz began sessions for his Empower EP last year, he had almost a decade of recording under his belt. Working with saxophonist/produc ...... Read More

‘Kool’ switch for Fire Wayne
Disc jockey/sound system selector Fire Wayne has moved into music production with his debut 'riddim', the Kool Breeze. The recently released beat ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Anika Smith: A heart of gold

IT is said that children live what they learn, and 35-year-old Anika Smith has used a lesson she learnt as a youngster to shape her adult life. Born in Mandeville, Smith said she learned philanthro ... Read More

When men can't handle cheating
NEW research has backed up what many women knew all along -- men are more likely than women to be totally devastated by sexual infidelity. The stud ...... Read More

What does that abnormal pap smear mean?
WOMEN are often told that once sexually active they should do routine pap smears, or have them conducted yearly after their 21st birthday, to determ ...... Read More

Sex or the smartphone?
SMARTPHONES have more or less become like second skin for many men, and many women have complained that the phone goes everywhere their men go, for ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Are we better off today than before the PNP took office?

WHEN the Jamaica Labour Party took office in September 2007 the Jamaican economy was in free-fall decline with ponzi schemes, like Cash Plus and Olint, running amok, completely unregulated by the Sta ... Read More

A letter to Justice Minister Mark Golding
  Dear Minister Golding: I crave your indulgence regarding my thoughts on the enquiry into the security forces' operation of 2010 into Tivoli Ga ...... Read More

Speaking the language of success
IT was good to learn that the recent business survey sponsored by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce showed a resurgence in confidence. More of us ar ...... Read More

Why I am visiting Israel
The people of the United States have stood strong with the people of Israel from the day that country was founded in 1947. As the only democracy in ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Dance — a source of empowerment

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Through the Khulcha Theatre School of Dance, which she has operated for 26 years, choreographer and educator Carolyn Russell-Smith says that she is using her craft as ... Read More

JCSA one-woman team in South Central Jamaica
Mandeville, Manchester — Since the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) opened its doors in Mandeville in 2013 to more intimately serve th ...... Read More

'This is not a race track'
PORUS, Manchester — With $24.5 million being pumped into repairing the Old Porus road to make it a viable alternative to the main road, moto ...... Read More

Barwise ordained for pastoral ministry
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Accountant and Seventh-day Adventist Church administrator, Bancroft Barwise is now an ordained pastor. His recent ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Miss Kaci Fennell has won our hearts

NATURALLY, Jamaicans are feeling some amount of disappointment at the results of the 63rd Miss Universe pageant held in Florida, Sunday night. The country had obviously got the sense that in Miss ... Read More

Communication problem in Gov't growing worse
WE are intrigued by Observer parliamentary specialist Mr Balford Henry's latest commentary, 'Inside Parliament', in yesterday's Sunday Observer. It ...... Read More

Life would be harder without the Junior Stock Exchange
LAST week, the Jamaica Stock Exchange, under the dynamic leadership of Mrs Marlene Street-Forrest, held its 10th annual conference, a substantial ...... Read More

Lack of pride hobbling West Indies cricket
The two Jamaica Observer headlines accompanying our report of the West Indies' humiliating defeat to South Africa in the third One-Day Internation ...... Read More

AUTO

Auto braking for star rating

  WASHINGTON, USA (Bloomberg) -- US regulators will add automatic braking to a list of technologies considered in its influential star-rating advisory system for consumers. Transportation Sec ... Read More

Double awards for Kyle Gregg
LAST week Saturday was another watershed moment for racer Kyle Gregg. He not only won the RJR Sportsman award in the motorsports category, but also ...... Read More

KEISHA’S NEW MISSION
A BEAMING Keisha Lawrence collected her grand prize of a 2015 Audi A3 S-Line at ATL Automotive on Oxford Road in New Kingston, on Wednesday. She is ...... Read More

Eagle bikes set to soar
AFTER years in the civil service, Clive Hines said his job became an exercise in boredom. He wanted something different. "It became so monotonous," ...... Read More

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