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Holness: Appeal not an act of belligerence

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 20:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Opposition Leader Andrew Holness says that his decision to appeal in the Constitutional Court's declaratory ruling that his action in the matter of the Senate resignation letters was unconstitutional should not be viewed as being hostile.

Bobbi Kristina suffers setback

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:41
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Efforts to take Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, out of her medical induced coma has suffered a setback, US media are reporting.

Waterhouse FC claim 2015 Jackie Bell KO title

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:09
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Waterhouse FC claimed the 2015 KSAFA Jackie Bell Knock-out football title after coming from behind to outscore Barbican FC 3-2 in Thursday evening's final at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium.

This Day in History — Feb 27

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
Today is the 58th day of 2015. There are 307 days left in the year.

'Showcase country's best on Jamaica Day'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
TODAY'S celebration of Jamaica Day in schools is an opportunity to showcase the best examples of the island, according to event convenor Amina Blackwood Meeks.

11 injured in Portmore crash

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
ELEVEN people were yesterday rushed to hospital following an early morning motor vehicle collision in Christian Pen, Portmore, St Catherine.

'Children live what they learn'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
JAMAICA Observer online readers have weighed in on Wednesday's protest by students of Trench Town High against Government's plan to merge the school with neighbouring Charlie Smith High. Here are some edited views:

Kimroy Bailey for UTech research day

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
RENEWABLE energy consultant, innovator and founder of Kimroy Bailey Robotics and the KB Foundation, Kimroy Bailey, will be guest speaker at the opening ceremony for the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica's Research, Technology and Innovation Day (RTID) on March 12 at the institution's Papine campus.

Maxfield Park students learn business skills at JA BizTown

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
MORE than 80 students from the Maxfield Park Primary School on Monday participated in a business simulation at JA BizTown, where they assumed the roles of employees, employers and customers of several businesses.

Ex St Kitts PM says sabotage behind election defeat

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas yesterday blamed acts of sabotage for the defeat of his St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) in the February 16 general election.

Portmore battle

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) mayoral candidate for Portmore, Welton Shettlewood, and Councillor Keith Blake (Independence City Division) are today expected to apply for an injunction barring the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) from continuing to collect signatures from Portmore residents in order to go ahead with expanding the municipality's boundaries.

Chamber of Commerce hails Avis Henriques

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
THE Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) yesterday hailed Avis Henriques as a resolute champion of the business community as it offered condolence to her family on her passing.

ECJ: The ministry is responsible for municipal boundaries

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:00
THE Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is washing its hands of the controversy surrounding the bid to have seven per cent of the electorate in Portmore sign a petition which would allow for the expansion of the boundaries of the municipality.

NHT denies stalling on Jamaica Observer access to information request

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Housing Trust on Thursday denied that it is being deliberate in not furnishing documents requested by the Jamaica Observer under the Access To Information (ATI) Act. 

Youth investment critical to region’s development – CARICOM chairman

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:52
GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Prime Minister of Bahamas and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Perry Christie underscored on Thursday the need for the region to  invest in its youth population that serves as a critical component of the region’s human capital.

NWC will not tolerate protests that disrupt 'essential operations'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:09
YALLAHS, St Thomas – The National Water Commission (NWC) today responded to reports in the media on Wednesday,  in relation to a demonstration staged in Yallahs, St Thomas by residents protesting delayed payments for work done in December 2014. 

Farmer to be tried for stabbing peacemaker

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 13:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A St Andrew farmer is to be tried in the Gordon Town Resident Magistrate's Court for allegedly stabbing a man who was acting as a peacemaker in a dispute. 

FOREX: J$115.59 to one US dollar

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 13:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Thursday, February 26, ended trading at J$115.59, down one cent according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

VIDEO: Man fatally shot by police videoed brandishing guns

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:16
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A video has surfaced showing a man, said to be Oneil Thorpe, who was fatally shot by the police on Sunday in Riverton City. In the video he is brandishing and describing two firearms.

LeBron not happy universities recruiting 10-year-old son 

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:57
MIAMI (AP) – LeBron James says there are universities recruiting his 10-year-old son, and the superstar isn't happy about it.