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  • Coming To Jamaica, Applaud It! Style

    November 20, 2017 8:02 AM 1

    IT was to be a whirlwind tour for the half-Jamaican MasterChef Junior 2017 Champion Jasmine Stewart and her family who jetted into The Rock from Atlanta, Georgia, Thursday last. Following a restful evening at their Spanish Court Hotel accommodations in New Kingston it was then off to Beechwood Avenue Friday morning for the 2017 launch of the Applaud

  • New leader, renewed focus as NAJASO hits new gear

    November 20, 2017 7:09 AM 1

    NATIONAL Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organisations (NAJASO) is currently engaged in taking steps to re-establish itself as the premier voice of the Diaspora. Newly elected president and chief executive officer of the association, Dr Robert Clarke told the Jamaica Observer in an interview that the move is being undertaken to “ensure that the organisation

  • Competition heats up in Round Three of TVJ Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz

    November 20, 2017 4:33 AM

    Match 51 of this season's TVJ Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz takes place today between Constant Spring Primary and St Hugh's Preparatory, both from St Andrew. This is the third match in Round Three of the competition, and both teams will be battling to secure their spot in the quarter finals. Captain of the St Hugh's team, Maia-Simone Rogers, said the team's

  • Relatives urge Police High Command to remove picture of "wrong suspect' from wanted list

    November 19, 2017 9:06 PM

    Relatives of a 20-year-old man who was placed on the recently released police wanted persons list are urging the Police High Command to have his picture and name removed, after it was determined that the wrong suspect is being sought. The High Command on Friday identified five men being sought for questioning in connection with major crimes including


    November 19, 2017 8:44 AM 1

    Distinguished honoree Roland Malins-Smith (left) receives his Honorary Doctorate in International Shipping (honoris causa) for sterling contributions to shipping across the world and for his support of the development of the Caribbean region, from Chancellor of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), His Royal Majesty Drolor Bosso Adamtey I. Looking

  • Senate passes Bank of Jamaica Act

    November 18, 2017 8:52 PM 1

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Senate, on Friday, passed the Bank of Jamaica (Amendment) Act, 2017, during its sitting at Gordon House. The legislation will facilitate an extension of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor's tenure by at least two years. At the conclusion of the extension, the post will be advertised and the Governor-General, in counsel

  • Jamaica's Solange Sinclair makes Miss World Top 10

    November 18, 2017 2:52 PM 1

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Solange Sinclair, Jamaica's representative to the 2017 Miss World pageant, has finished in seventh place at the grand coronation which took place earlier today in Sanya, China. The 24-year-old Sinclair, who won the Miss Jamaica World pageant in September, is also the Miss World Caribbean Queen of Beauty. Jamaica has made the Top 10 at the Miss World

  • $30 million worth of cocaine seized at wharf

    November 18, 2017 2:00 PM 1

    Some $30 million worth of cocaine was found at a wharf in Kingston on Thursday. Police reports indicate that members of the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) of were conducting operations at the facility, during which they searched a refrigerated container and found 24 rectangular parcels, each containing cocaine. The Narcotics Police were contacted

  • Old man threatening me with cutlass

    November 18, 2017 2:00 PM 1

    A man had his bail revoked when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish court on a charge of unlawful wounding on Friday, after he told the court that the complainant was threatening him. "Your honour this man a walk wid cutlass morning and evening and a come a mi gate, when mi a go work and when mi a come from work. Him all bring three

  • Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's disease

    November 18, 2017 11:12 AM 2

    CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced yesterday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's. The 76-year-old, who once worked with Martin Luther King Jr for the cause of equal rights for African Americans, and currently heads a Chicago non-profit organisation, said it has become “increasingly