Bothered By A Rash Of Suicides, Rev Urges Cops To Be Brother’s Keeper

Bothered By A Rash Of Suicides, Rev Urges Cops To Be Brother’s Keeper
THE recent spate of suicides among Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members has led a member of the constabulary's Chaplaincy Unit to call on police personnel to look out for signs of stress among colleagues. "The time has come when we can no longer just sit back and depend on persons whom we identify as individuals suffering from depression to take in themselves for counselling," Rev Courtney Faulknor, assistant chaplain told the online press. The s...

OMI Parties Like Its 1989 With Taylor Swift

OMI Parties Like Its 1989 With Taylor Swift
BILLBOARD chart-topper OMI's celebrity continues to grow. The Jamaican singer shared a stage with country star Taylor Swift on Saturday at Petco Park in San Diego, California, the latest leg of her 1989 Tour. Prefacing his stint, Swift spoke glowingly of the Clifton 'Specialist' Dillion protégé. "He could be absolutely anywhere in the world tonight, [but] he chose to be in San Diego, California," she proclaimed. The statement was met with screams fro...

Nelson Mandela Rape-accused Grandson In Fresh Trouble

Nelson Mandela Rape-accused Grandson In Fresh Trouble
A grandson of South African icon Nelson Mandela, who was freed on bail in a child sex case, is being investigated for assaulting a woman, police said Sunday. "A case of assault has been opened and (the) investigation is ongoing," police spokeswoman Mashadi Selepe said. Under South African law, a suspect's identity cannot be revealed until the start of the trial. According to the Sunday Times weekly, the alleged assault took place in the kitchen of...

Trinidad and Tobago Celebrating 53 Years Of Independence

Trinidad and Tobago Celebrating 53 Years Of Independence
Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating its 53rd anniversary of political independence from Britain with the thoughts of the political leaders of the country fixed on the September 7 general elections and the destruction that occurred in the neighbouring island of Dominica. President Anthony Carmona in his Independence message urged Trinidad and Tobago to spare a thought and prayer for Dominica recovering from the passage of Tropical Storm Erika that left 25...

#BEIJING2015: Bolt Strolls 19.95s Into 200m Final, Ashmeade Joins Him

#BEIJING2015: Bolt Strolls 19.95s Into 200m Final, Ashmeade Joins Him
Defending champion Usain Bolt ran a commanding 19.95 seconds to book his spot in the men’s 200-metre final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. The Jamaican superstar’s form appears to be on point as he again eased across the finish line to confirm a potentially explosive final match-up with American Justin Gatlin on Thursday at 7:55 am (Jamaica local time). "I feel a lot better today, I can’t complain," Bolt told OBSERVER ONLINE. "I fe...