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Rosberg celebrates Formula One victory after Hamilton pit blunder

6 hours 15 min ago
MONACO, Monaco (AFP) - Nico Rosberg took full advantage of one of Formula One’s greatest tactical errors on Sunday to land an unexpected victory and become only the fourth man to claim a hat-trick of consecutive wins in the Monaco Grand Prix.

Simmons wants to meet Windies big guns to talk test

6 hours 33 min ago
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – New West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says he wants to meet to discuss test cricket with five West Indies players who are among the top performers in the cash rich Indian Premier League.

Cops using Jamaica House premises as thoroughfare told to stop

6 hours 43 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were last week warned to immediately desist from using the gates of Jamaica House as a public thoroughfare.

Greece 'has no money' to meet IMF debt repayment

6 hours 57 min ago
ATHENS, Greece (AFP) - Greece warned Sunday it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days away from defaulting.

UK's Labour Party says it won't try to block EU referendum

7 hours 1 min ago
LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party says it won't try to block a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation European Union.

LeBron James says violence not the answer after Cleveland verdict

7 hours 34 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James hopes the team's playoff run can be a rallying point for a city divided by the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black couple.

Money owed to NWC hampering expansion efforts

7 hours 41 min ago
ST JAMES, Jamaica - State Minister in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Ian Hayles describes the close to $20-billion outstanding payment owed by National Water Commission (NWC) as an obstacle which denies the Ministry well-needed revenue to set up additional water supply systems across the island.

Usain Bolt getting back into shape ahead of worlds

8 hours 12 min ago
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Usain Bolt says he is not worried by Justin Gatlin's fast times and is using this season to get into shape ahead of the world championship in Beijing after his injuries last season.

Calm restored as 71 arrested in Cleveland protests

8 hours 20 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) — The streets of Cleveland returned to calm Sunday after police arrested dozens of demonstrators overnight when protests grew increasingly aggressive in the wake of a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects.

Opinion poll says T&T general elections too close to call

8 hours 47 min ago
The Sunday Express-commissioned poll found that both the ruling coalition People’s Partnership Government of Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar and the main Opposition People’s National Movement (PNM), headed by Dr Keith Rowley were “each ahead in 18 seats and five seats to close to call”.

One killed, four injured during karaoke event in St Vincent

8 hours 58 min ago
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – A 20-year-old bartender was killed and four others injured during an incident at a karaoke event on Saturday, police said.

Driver dies after crashing into concrete column

9 hours 9 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - OBSERVER ONLINE has learnt that a man died this morning after crashing his motor vehicle into a concrete column in the vicinity of Kingston College High School on Elletson Road in Kingston.

Raheem Sterling benched!

9 hours 37 min ago
STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom (AFP) – Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling was dropped to the bench for Sunday's clash at Stoke after his contract dispute with the Premier League club turned ugly this week.

Church reels after Ireland's huge 'yes' to gay marriage

9 hours 49 min ago
DUBLIN, Ireland (AFP) – The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms Sunday with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage, saying it needed a "new language" with which to speak to people.

KSAC to probe grave allegations at May Pen Cemetery

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:00
THE Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) last night said it would probe allegations that criminals are breaking into graves at May Pen Cemetery and removing and burning humans remains then reselling caskets in what is believed to be a multimillion-dollar operation.

Ambulance shortage delays hospital emergencies

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:00
DUE to the shortage of ambulances at public hospitals, emergency processes are being delayed, an issue the Jamaica Observer has uncovered.

Theft after Obama's visit

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:00
AFTER successfully hosting President Barack Obama and his team during their official visit to the island last month, the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston was left embarrassed when one of its employees stole more than a dozen phones used by the US Secret Service.

Cruel twist of fate

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:00
WHEN the firesthat devastated large swathes of farmlands in the St Andrew hills started earlier this month, 50-year-old farmer Dave Holding did what good neighbours do -- help those whose property were being threatened by the raging flames.

From CHIKV to ZIKV

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:00
FOLLOWING confirmation of a case of the Zika virus in Brazil, the Ministry of Health has issued several releases urging Jamaicans to clean up their surroundings and destroy mosquito-breeding sites.

'I have never seen it like this'

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 22:00
THE road to Dave Hollingsworth's farm in Pine Grove, Content Gap, is lined with depressing evidence of the fires that wreaked havoc in the St Andrew hills for almost two weeks earlier this month.

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