Subscribe to Observer feed, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Updated: 29 sec ago

12 people injured as buses collide on Spanish Town Road

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Twelve people were rushed to hospital Thursday morning following a motor vehicle crash along Spanish Town Road in St Andrew.

Al Miller led police on high speed chase, cop tells court

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:04
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A police officer today testified that Reverend Al Miller led police on a high speed chase on June 22, 2010 the day when Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was captured.

NWC announces leak hotlines

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:35
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The National Water Commission (NWC) has announced special numbers and an email address to facilitate the reporting of leaks in its water supply system.

Al Miller trial proceeds without Ellington, Bent

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The trial of Reverend Al Miller will go ahead in the Corporate Area  Resident Magistrate’s Court minus Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington and retired Deputy Commissioner Jevene Bent.

Ukraine PM resigns

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:44
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.

Former Consul General to Atlanta Vin Martin dies

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:15
WASHINGTON DC (JIS) -- Jamaica’s former Honorary Consul to Atlanta and prominent attorney Vin Martin, OD died Wednesday (July 23) in Atlanta, Georgia, after a long illness.

61-y-o bus driver killed in St Ann crash

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:43
ST ANN, Jamaica -- Sixty-one-year-old George McGhie died as a result of injuries he received in a motor vehicle collision along the Phoenix Park main road in Moneague, St Ann on Wednesday, July 23.

Lunch with The Queen was a priceless experience Jamaicans say

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 07:07
GLASGOW, Scotland --- It is indeed a rarity for the proverbial common man to come within touching distance of a reigning monarch, much more to shake hands and have tea.

Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 06:48
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."

FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights in and out of Israel.

Female cop collapses, dies

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:14
TRELAWNY, Jamaica -- Members of The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were plunged into mourning following the sudden death of a female colleague early this morning.

Two for Queen's Counsel title today

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:45
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two senior attorneys are to be conferred with the title of Queen's Counsel in a ceremony at the Supreme Court today, July 24.

Barbados: Older persons contracting HIV/AIDS

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:22
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – There has been an increase in the number of elderly persons contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases as they venture outside the home seeking romantic encounters, says Cephus Sealey, Chairman of the National Assistance Board.

France: Air Algerie flight vanished over Mali

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:08
PARIS (AP) — France's transport minister says the Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanished over northern Mali.

Jamaat leader Yasin Abu Bakr warns Trini security bosses following raid on mosque

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:44
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Four days before the 24th anniversary of the attempted coup, Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr has warned “injustice” against the Muslim community by law enforcement in this country will not be tolerated.

Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:27
MUMBAI, India (AFP) - Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday.

Condemned man's US execution takes nearly two hours

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:44
WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) - America's death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle challenging the experimental lethal drug cocktail.

Condolence books open for Sir Howard in Kingston, MoBay

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
MEMBERS of the public will be able to pay their respects to late former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke by signing condolence books that are were opened yesterday.

Heat on tax dodgers

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
FINANCE Minister Peter Phillips yesterday blamed tax avoidance and evasion as major contributors to Jamaica's debt problems.

PHOTO: Games open

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:00
Jamaica's flag bearer Warren Weir leads the country's delegation during the opening ceremony of