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THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has reported a sharp decrease in the number of extrajudicial killings by members of the security forces for the first quarter of the year. ...

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CONSUMERS, already angered by their ballooning electricity bills, on Monday rebuffed the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) proposed request for an increase in rates and branded it as "unacceptable". ...

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The upper deck dining room of Tracks & Records rolled out the welcome carpet last Tuesday evening to the Jamaica Observer Food Awards judging panel, introducing their adventurous palates to th ...

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MONTEGO BAY, St James THE dead are no longer buried at the decades-old Cholera Cemetery on Montego Bay's 'Hip Strip', but those interred there must be turning in their graves due to the deplo ...

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INSURANCE company Guardian Life has partnered with several track and field athletes to make the Easter festivities a more memorable occasion for patients at the Victoria Jubilee and the University o ...

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Marcus James says there can be only be one chief executive officer of Access Financial Services. He contends that company's Articles of Incorporation make no provision for the appointment of tw ...

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LATEST NEWS

Warner dismisses newspaper articles as part of TT Govt’s plot  6:47 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Former national security minister Austin ‘Jack’ Warner Wednesday dismissed as political, a newspaper article that the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) was seeking compensation from him over the purchase of the Centre of Excellence.. Media reports said that CONCACAF had filed three documents in the Trinidad and Tobago High Court challenging Warner’s rights to ownership of the Centre whi ... Read More

CONCACAF blocks Jack  6:42 PM
PORT OF SPAIN (Trinidad Express) -- CONCACAF is challenging Jack Warner’s claim to ownership of th ...... Read More

195 police recruits graduate  6:03 PM
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica -- The Jamaica Constabulary Force increased its membership today, Wednesday, April ...... Read More

German media boss says he's scared of Google  5:34 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the com ...... Read More

Forex: $109.85 to one US dollar  5:05 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar traded at an average $109.85 to one US dollar on Wednesday, Ap ...... Read More

NEWS

Phillips opens budget debate today

VERY little excitement is likely to be generated in the House of Representatives today as Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips opens debate on what is possibly his most predictable b ... Read More

Kartel, co-convicts appeal sentences
ENTERTAINER Vybz Kartel and his three co-convicts have filed appeals against their conviction and sentences, claiming they got an unfair trial, and t ...... Read More

INDECOM reports 47.3% decrease in fatalities for first quarter
THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has reported a sharp decrease in the number of extrajudicial killings by members of the sec ...... Read More

Another child shot, injured in West Kingston
A five-year-old child was yesterday shot and injured by gunmen in West Kingston. The child was one of three people injured when armed thugs opened ...... Read More

SPORT

JADCO concedes to errors in drug testing procedures

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has conceded that some procedures carried out while collecting samples for testing last year were not consistent with th ... Read More

Athletes present maternity patients with bun and cheese
INSURANCE company Guardian Life has partnered with several track and field athletes to make the Easter festivities a more memorable occasion for pat ...... Read More

CONCACAF blocks Warner from selling Centre of Excellence
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) --The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is seeking compensation f ...... Read More

Gareth's late 'Bale' out
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Gareth Bale's late gallop and goal sealed Real Madrid its 19th Copa del Rey title yesterday in a thrilling 2-1 win over Barc ...... Read More

BUSINESS

BMR allows for JPS stake in planned wind farm

JAMAICA Public Service Company (JPS) has the option to buy a 20 per cent in US-owned Blue Mountain Renewables (BMR) US$90 million ($9.9 billion) wind farm in St Elizabeth. The planned 34-megawatt ... Read More

‘There can be only one’
Marcus James says there can be only be one chief executive officer of Access Financial Services. He contends that company's Articles of Incorpo ...... Read More

Juici reopens Port Henderson outlet
JUICI Patties has reopened one of four Corporate Area outlets it closed last year after terminating a franchise agreement with the restaurants' opera ...... Read More

Intel reports lower net income
NEW YORK, USA - Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slig ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Supa Dups story

DWAYNE 'Supa Dups' Chin-Quee has had a decorated career as a producer. He has worked with a long list of heavyweights in dancehall, rhythm and Blues and hip hop. With three Grammy Awards to his c ... Read More

Kafinal salutes Dekker
SINGER Kafinal pays tribute to reggae pioneer Desmond Dekker with his latest song, Road Tonight. It is inspired by Israelites, Dekker's 1968 interna ...... Read More

More fun for Beach J'ouvert
SOCA fans making the annual trek to Bacchanal Beach J'ouvert at James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary, are to come prepared more. "The entertainm ...... Read More

High praises for local theatre
DESPITE the challenges, 2013 was a good year for the local theatre industry. That's the view of Tanya Batson-Savage, head of the panel of adjudicat ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Identifying learning disabilities

The spectrum of learning disabilities is wide, and it's important to identify which particular one may be affecting your child so the proper treatment can be administered. Conditions that may impa ... Read More

The ABCs of raising safe and healthy kids — part 2
Here is part two of a shortened version of an ABC list for raising healthy children, provided by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention ( ...... Read More

Give me Liberty...
These Liberty Academy at the Priory students found the Observer's Learning Corner publication quite interesting when our photographer visited the in ...... Read More

Timeless SHOTS
Meet Kaylee Bright-eyed Kaylee Alcock says hi! Look who’s walking now! Say hello to new walker Athalia Barclay. (right) Meet ALex Alex ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Life is an ongoing test

TODAY being Holy Thursday, there will be the re-enactment of the Lord's Supper in many Christian churches. There will be the traditional washing of the feet. This was the way in which Jesus said ... Read More

A little bit of jealousy, Gleaner?
LAST Sunday Observer's front-page story, '17 guns for freedom' was essentially the story of the day and, from discussion at all levels, the story ...... Read More

Whose Easter is it anyway?
A member of our business community had a fondness for jokes about people of his Jewish heritage, especially merchants. One day he shared this one ...... Read More

The politics of English literacy
ENGLISH is our language. Cuba speaks Spanish; Haiti, French; Dominican Republic, Spanish; these are our neighbours. They have their patois, many ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Grave Concern!

MONTEGO BAY, St James THE dead are no longer buried at the decades-old Cholera Cemetery on Montego Bay's 'Hip Strip', but those interred there must be turning in their graves due to the deplo ... Read More

'We want houses too'
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Wakefield Division Jonathan Bartley is appealing for redundant sugar workers who once lived on barrack ...... Read More

Appleton Uberblue delivers
Appleton Uberblue has built a reputation for delivering quality entertainment, and the most recent staging at Pier One in Montego Bay themed the 'Klu ...... Read More

Semi-finals battle
It will be St James against Westmoreland in the semi-finals of the Jamaica Football Federation's Captain's Bakery and Grill/Charley's JB Rum Western ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Mrs McCalla's wisdom; Mr K D Knight's folly

CHIEF Justice Mrs Zaila McCalla can be cast in the mould of the typical judge. She does not jump mouth first into public debates. The chief justice has singularly helped our faith in the justic ... Read More

Chaos without change at the World Bank
THE appointment of Mr Jim Yong Kim by the United States Administration as president of the World Bank has come as a surprise because he is an academ ...... Read More

‘Stupid idea of the year’ award to Minister Paulwell
'Stupid idea of the year' award to Minister Paulwell So, Mr Phillip Paulwell, the minister of energy, wants to reward the people who steal electri ...... Read More

Poor governance on show at Port Royal
COUNCILLOR Lorraine Dobson says she is "aware" that there is "a growing migration problem, in terms of squatting" in historic, world-famous Port R ...... Read More

AUTO

‘Illegal’ roads?

A NUMBER of roads across Jamaica, despite being operational, are probably not legal as they have not been gazetted since completion. "A lot of roads have been completed for years now but have nev ... Read More

All set for Dover
THE Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) expects circuit-racing fans to enjoy the action at Texaco with Techron Carnival of Speed, Dover Raceway, St Ann ...... Read More

Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation. The redesigned 20 ...... Read More

Bunting bats for revamp of ticket law
UNDER the new Road Traffic Bill provisions, late-paying traffic tickets holders may not have to go to court. Peter Bunting, Minister of National Se ...... Read More

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