North America

  • Kisko Amari ready to lead way Catch Di Riddim

    Jamaica Observer / St Ann -based deejay Kisko Amari is gearing up to release a five-track EP titled Lead the Way in early June. The project is being spearheaded by Street People Entertainment. His first full-length album is also in the making. “I think that a good album is crucial to the development of a…

  • James’ epic start helps Cavs even series with Pacers

    Jamaica Observer / LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James crystalised his reputation as one of the best playoff performers in NBA history on Wednesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from a game one rout with a 100-97 win over the Indiana Pacers. James scored 20 of his 46 points in the opening…

  • JTA expresses concern about decision to extend school year

    Jamaica Observer / THE Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has noted with concern, the Ministry of Education’s decision to extend the school year by three days. Yesterday’s Jamaica Observer front page story said that some teachers have suggested that this action is a direct response to the teachers’ sick-out on March 12-14 as wage negotiations with…

  • IDB’s Retirement Savings Laboratory a good initiative

    Jamaica Observer / The Retirement Savings Laboratory launched by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a worthy initiative that should be embraced by all governments in the jurisdictions to which it applies. According to the IDB, this project is designed to increase the number of people saving for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean….

  • Freddie, Etana live up to billing

    Jamaica Observer / HEADLINERS Freddie McGregor and Etana as well as Ashe Ensemble delivered sparkling performances in front of a capacity audience at Jammin’ on the Lawns — Evening of Excellence held at Shortwood Teacher’s College’s Cherry Gardens campus in St Andrew on Saturday. The proceeds from the annual event will be used primarily to…

  • STETHS capture another Spalding Cup title

    Jamaica Observer / SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) regained the ISSA GraceKennedy Financial Group Spalding Cup title after taking first-innings honours in the drawn play-off match against Innswood High at STETHS field. Yesterday Innswood closed on 88-6 in their second innings, chasing an improbable 252 in the final session…

  • Patrick Roberts quits Arnett Gardens

    Jamaica Observer / After months at loggerheads with players, Patrick Roberts yesterday tendered his resignation as president of Arnett Gardens Football Club. Roberts, who was thrown in the spotlight following complaints from players about a number of issues to include but not limited to a salary dispute, had promised to vacate the post at the…

  • Cuba’s Diaz-Canel: president for the post-Castro era

    Jamaica Observer / HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel, who formally replaced Raul Castro as president yesterday, has the task of steering the communist island through a period of uncertainty as it turns the page on six decades of Castro rule. In his opening speech, the silver-haired 57-year-old vowed to “continue the Cuban revolution”…

  • Magnificent Mandeville Magnificent Mandeville

    Jamaica Observer / Residents of cool Manchester were in for a treat last Sunday when the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) made their annual trek to the parish. The club visited two venues, instead of the usual one. The first stop was Midway Mall in Mandeville, which was followed by the regular hang-out of choice…

  • Educator: More graduates but fewer jobs

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica currently boasts a literacy rate of 88 per cent, with 19 per cent of the population earn-ing first degrees, educator Denworth Finnikin noted. This is a major increase in comparison to 20 years ago when persons graduating with first degrees were only three per cent. As a nation, Jamaica graduates approximately…

  • Something Extra | Friday

    Jamaica Gleaner / From the Gypsy House Tapas Restaurant launch mixer, the Miss Jamaica World 2018 launch at the Knutsford Court Hotel, to Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett’s Jamaican Lifestyle Calendar signing at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, it was all about beautiful people being captured in their happy moment.

  • Tanya Lee | The Marlon Samuels saga

    Jamaica Gleaner /   For the last two weeks, sports fans have watched with concern as the ongoing saga between Marlon Samuels and a popular TV host plays out on social media and in local entertainment circles. Marlon’s sensationalist behaviour aside, I believe there are some good lessons in reputation management that I’ve seen him…

  • BOJ improves executive compensation, struggles with staff retention

    Jamaica Gleaner / The compensation packages for executive management of the Bank of Jamaica were topped up during 2017, amid efforts to retain critical staff. The central bank’s annual report reported that individual executives were compensated within a range of $9.28 million to $19.3 million, which was just over a million dollars higher at either…

  • For the Reckord | JMTC’s concert delayed but delightful

    Jamaica Gleaner / This year’s Easter concert by the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company (JMTC) was delayed “by carnival activities,” the chairman, John Waite, told me. “We didn’t want to have to compete with the road marches.” And so it was that the audience at the Alhambra Inn got a late musical taste of Easter Sunday….

  • Analysis of 3D oil survey could take 18 months

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, PCJ, indicates that it will take up to 18 months to know the findings of the ongoing 3D gas and oil survey being conducted by Tullow in Jamaica’s waters. “The seismic work will last between 50 and 60 days, and then it may take another 12 to…

  • Reggae, house music and yoga intersect at Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival

    Jamaica Gleaner / With a vision to bring progressive under-ground talents to the fore, Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival will return to Seven Mile Beach, Negril, from May 1-6 as the premier multifaceted destination experience where yoga, house music and reggae music intersect. “With Tmrw.Tday, it’s nothing like anything I’ve been a part of. Dealing with wellness,…

  • Our mission is to serve every single individual, says new Salvation Army head

    Jamaica Gleaner / “Save souls, grow saints, and serve suffering humanity” – the motto of the Salvation Army – has been, in a nutshell, the undertaking of Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton for almost four decades. Haughton, 58, was recently promoted to the rank of commissioner and appointed territorial commander (chief director of the work) of…

  • Top class stars for Racers Grand Prix

    Jamaica Gleaner /   A rematch between Commonwealth Games women’s 200 metres gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas and silver medal winner, Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, will be one of the highlights of the third staging of the Racers Grand Prix which is scheduled for June 9 at the National Stadium. Speaking at the launch…

  • Expo Jamaica goes fully digital with online sales

    Jamaica Gleaner / This year Expo Jamaica, the Caribbean’s largest trade show, has taken a major step into the future by fully digitising all services for the four-day exhibition. This step pushes the showcasing of Jamaican manufacturing forward and has already produced a growth in international buyer participation. The event organisers, the Jamaica Manufacturers Association…

  • Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death

    Jamaica Gleaner / MINNEAPOLIS (AP): No criminal charges will be filed in Prince’s death, and evidence shows that the musician thought he was taking a common painkiller instead of a counterfeit pill containing the fentanyl that killed him, a Minnesota prosecutor said yesterday. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz said investigators found no evidence of “any…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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