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THE Government failed to negotiate the first hurdle on its way to a new labour agreement with its rank and file employees yesterday when an initial five per cent pay increase offer was rejected by t ...

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SIXTEEN persons, including students sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), were yesterday left homeless after a fire destroyed four one-bedroom houses along Paisley Road in Kingston. Re ...

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Electronic music maestro Major Lazer releases its third album, Peace is Mission, on June 1. It will be released by the Mad Decent label. Similar to 2009's Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do and ...

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Major Mission
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STATE Minister of Technology Julian Robinson wants animators to set up studios rather than contribute to the brain drain. "We want to encourage people like you with the creativity and the talent to ...

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Gov't will help animators
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EDWIN Allen High are well-placed to win their third ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls' Championship, according to head coach Michael Dyke after yesterday's third day of the five-day championships at the Nat ...

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Tears at Champs
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CALABAR High's jumper Lamar Reid broke the first boys' record and propelled the champions to the top of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships with 48 points yesterday. ...

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Calabar shatters record

LATEST NEWS

Tyres to be removed from Riverton City - Arscott 8:58 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tyres currently at the Riverton City dump will be removed as part of measures to minimise future fires, Minister of Local Government and Community Deve ... Read More

Police seek help to identify body of female  8:03 PM
ST ANN, Jamaica — The Ocho Rios police are seeking the help of the public to identify t ...... Read More

Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency  7:50 PM
MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN ...... Read More

JC maintain lead on day 3 of Champs  7:01 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica College continue to lead the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ ...... Read More

Airlines scramble for new cockpit rules after crash  6:27 PM
PARIS, France (AFP) — Airlines and policy makers rushed to mandate two crew members be ...... Read More

FOREX: J$115.11 to one US dollar  6:07 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Thursday, March 26, ended trading at J$115.11, up ...... Read More

Naggo Head Primary students get stationery before GSAT  5:14 PM
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Students sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at the N ...... Read More

Trade unions reject Govt's wage offer  4:50 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Eleven trade unions representing the majority group of public sector work ...... Read More

NEWS

Former NSWMA head bats for Jennifer Edwards

FORMER executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Christopher Powell, says the current agency head Jennifer Edwards was set up to fail. She has been the focus ... Read More

Fire leaves 16 homeless
SIXTEEN persons, including students sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), were yesterday left homeless after a fire destroyed four one-be ...... Read More

Unions reject Govt's 5% pay increase offer No way!
THE Government failed to negotiate the first hurdle on its way to a new labour agreement with its rank and file employees yesterday when an initial ...... Read More

GSAT off to good start, says education ministry
THE Ministry of Education yesterday reported a smooth start to the 2015 sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), stating that 1,112 examina ...... Read More

SPORT

Edwin Allen in strong position on day three

EDWIN Allen High are well-placed to win their third ISSA/GraceKennedy Girls' Championship, according to head coach Michael Dyke after yesterday's third day of the five-day championships at the Nat ... Read More

Calabar jumper Reid shatters record as defending champs soar to lead
CALABAR High's jumper Lamar Reid broke the first boys' record and propelled the champions to the top of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys' and Girls' Ath ...... Read More

Keeping Champs clean
GRACEKENNEDY, one of the title sponsors of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships 2015 has mounted a plastic bottle recycling ...... Read More

Hydel's Shadea Lawrence repeats as discus champion
HYDEL High's Shadea Lawrence won the girls' Class One discus with a personal best throw of 48.66m to repeat as champion on day two of the GraceKen ...... Read More

BUSINESS

'Champs' beef up business for local hoteliers

THE ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships have improved the business environment for a number of local hoteliers. The five-day track meet, which is hailed as one of the gre ... Read More

Jamaican animators shouldn’t migrate
STATE Minister of Technology Julian Robinson wants animators to set up studios rather than contribute to the brain drain. "We want to encourage peo ...... Read More

Remittance flows up by 5.6%
BY STEVEN JACKSON Business reporter jacksons@jamaicaobserver.com JAMAICA recorded its third-consecutive year of increased remittances since the Wes ...... Read More

Hylton expects FDI to rise even more
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton expects foreign direct investment (FDI) -- already on a five-year high -- to grow even ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Major Mission

Electronic music maestro Major Lazer releases its third album, Peace is Mission, on June 1. It will be released by the Mad Decent label. Similar to 2009's Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do and ... Read More

Vegas shares ‘Euphoria’ with Pitbull
DANCEHALL artiste Mr Vegas has teamed up with hip- hop star Pitbull for a remix of his single My Jam. The single is from Vegas' Euphoria album which ...... Read More

Fuelling his desire
This is the first in a 10-part series looking at entertainers who have moved into business outside their industry. SINGER Stevie Face has always ...... Read More

Bushman to visit Africa
ROOTS singer Bushman makes his first trip to the east African country of Kenya next week for three shows — two in the capital Nairobi and anoth ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Does he know your number?

Men are said to inflate their actual number of partners to boost their egos and make themselves seem more experienced. Women are said to do the opposite — reducing their figures to make themse ... Read More

Jamaica has made strides in empowering women
Executive Director of the National Family Planning Board, Dr Denise Chevannes-Vogel, has commended the strides made by Jamaica in empowering women. ...... Read More

Terri-Ann Brown-Palmer: The KukUp expert
  At the helm of KukUp Kreations is 35-year-old Kingstonian Terri-Ann Brown-Palmer, a woman determined to offer customers tasty and original cul ...... Read More

Men and women made to love and love again, study finds
  Humans are wired to break up and move on, according to a study drawing on the field of evolutionary psychology. “Our review of the liter ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Holness and Singapore — myth and miracle

  LEE Kuan Yew (LKY) has left us; but, what a leader! He was born in British Singapore, baptised Harry, but sunk the name. Took his people from penury to prosperity, as his small island led the ... Read More

Taming the monster, here and there
THE Riverton monster has gone back to sleep -- until the next time. While the fire was blazing, it was very easy to lay the blame on everybody but ...... Read More

Fish back, Holness?
IN response to Jamaicans' query about this "fish back" introduction by the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness, a certain news agency released an ...... Read More

Gradually implement alternative energy
We are approaching Holy Week on the Christian calendar of most churches and this coming Sunday is Palm Sunday. There is a similarity between the H ...... Read More

REGIONAL

JEF convention for MoBay

MONTEGO BAY, St James This year's staging of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) Convention will be held for the first time in Montego Bay. The event which is scheduled for the Monteg ... Read More

More cops for St James
The investigating capacity of the St James Police Division, which has recorded over 40 murders since the start of the year, is being boosted with ...... Read More

Paediatric Orthotic Service Limited helps young Tariq Bucknor to walk
Last August, Tariq Bucknor - now two years old - of St James underwent his second surgery to correct the deformity known as talipesequinovarus, othe ...... Read More

Hanover business community moves to revive chamber
LUCEA, Hanover The Lucea business community is moving to revive the Hanover Chamber of Commerce which has been dormant for more than three years ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

A Senate debate we need to have

Although we criticised Mr Andrew Holness's decision to appeal the Constitutional Court's declaratory judgement in what has become known as the Senate resignation letters saga, we must acknowle ... Read More

Moving SSP Steve McGregor: The re-education of West Kingston
HAVING been accustomed to living in a state within a state, and dealing out their own system of justice, residents of West Kingston seemingly want t ...... Read More

Lee Kuan Yew: Development, despotism, democracy
Founding father and first prime minister of modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, who died this week at age 91, was hailed as a development guru because ...... Read More

NSWMA smeared by the stain of politics
LOCAL Government Minister Noel Arscott, we see, is scheduled to meet with the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) board over the curren ...... Read More

AUTO

Fight to the finish

IT was a hard-fought victory for Maurice 'Wurl Boss' Whittingham who staved off a crew of up-and-coming drivers at the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) AutoDex Championship series opening held in Byb ... Read More

Eyes on Price
MORE than a week after the imposition of the $7 per litre tax on gasolene, petrol dealers are cautiously watching its effect on the sector. "A tax ...... Read More

Seventh heaven for import performance
King Midas Mufflers will once again host a car show at the premiere of Fast & Furious 7, April 1 at Carib 5, St Andrew. "This should be a big e ...... Read More

Major moves for NDRC
MORE is the operative word for the National Drag Racing Circuit's (NDRC) 2015 season. This was revealed at the press launch held at South Beach Caf& ...... Read More

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