Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer is a daily newspaper published in Kingston, Jamaica. The publication is owned by Butch Stewart, who chartered the paper in January 1993 as a competitor to Jamaica's oldest daily paper, The Gleaner. Its founding editor is Desmond Allen who is its executive editor – operations.[1] At the time, it became Jamaica's fourth national newspaper.[2]

Jamaica Observer
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Butch Stewart
FoundedJanuary 1993


Jamaica Observer began as a weekly newspaper in March 1993, and in December 1994 it began daily publication. The paper moved to larger facilities as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations in 2004.[3]


  1. ^ Jamaican Entrepreneurs. Caribbean Update, March 1, 1993. Mirror at HighBeam Research. (subscription access required)
  2. ^ "Jamaica: New Weekly Newspaper to Appear March 5". Miami Herald. January 18, 1993. Archived from the original on 2012-10-13.
  3. ^ "Ja Observer opens new offices". Jamaica Gleaner. February 9, 2004. Archived from the original on 2009-03-28.

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