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Weekly Round-up: PNP's Alexis sues... 40 plead guilty for reduced sentence… Ninjaman jailed9:19 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) candidate for the St Mary South Eastern by-election, Dr Shane Alexis, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Howard... Read More

Falmouth poised to become a model regional cruise shipping port – Bartlett4:53 pm
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, says the Port of Falmouth in Trelawny is poised to become a model regional cruise shipping destination,...... Read More

Catalan separatists weigh options ahead of crucial week4:35 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Catalonia's separatists weighed their options Sunday ahead of a week that will see Spain take the drastic step of sacking the region's government...... Read More

Lowell Hawthorne – a golden Jamaican success story 4:22 pm
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the renowned Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, which operates out of the United States, Lowell...... Read More

Israel police detain 15 over campaign to stop Jewish-Arab dating 3:53 pm
JERUSALEM, Undefined (AFP) — Israeli police detained 15 suspected Jewish extremists following an undercover investigation into a group accused of tracking down and...... Read More

Motorist arrested over gun find, another gun found in cemetery 3:32 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A man is in police custody after a .45 pistol was found in the car he was driving in Savanna-La-Mar this morning.... Read More

Friendship Pen and Bamboo River PYCs get a welcomed 'charge up' 3:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Members of the Friendship Pen and Bamboo River Police Youth Clubs in St Thomas are using grants provided under the Government's 'Charge UP'...... Read More

No established motive for shooting in St Mary SE, say cops2:44 pm
ST MARY, Jamaica — The police have sought to make it clear that investigators have not yet established a motive for yesterday’s incident in which two people were...... Read More

NEWS

Kerr-Jarrett proposes three-step approach to housing

St James-based businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett has suggested a three-prong approach to providing affordable housing to Jamaicans, including the reduction of general... Read More

Political lunacy!
Sensing that his political future is in doubt after his lacklustre performance, Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne is desperate, threatening now to commit what is...... Read More

Former Jamaican judge gets senior United Nations job
Jamaican-born lawyer Alayne Frankson-Wallace has been appointed executive director of the Office of Administration of Justice at the United Nations...... Read More

Mabel Wood reaching out to inner-city children with vigour
In a world of despair, Mabel Wood believes that her role is to deliver hope to children within inner-city communities.And that she did.... Read More

SPORT

Leaders Portmore, Humble Lion in mouth-watering clash

Leaders Portmore United and Humble Lion clash in the feature Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at 3:30 pm at the Spanish Town Prison Oval, while... Read More

Four former champs make winning start
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Four former champions got off to winning starts as the quarter-final round of the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup competition got underway...... Read More

Triple for trainer Nunes, jockey Cardenas
Jockey Dick Cardenas and trainer Anthony Nunes combined to take the spotlight at Caymanas Park yesterday with a polished three-timer, one of which was Siempre Bueno in...... Read More

Young Girlz face Puerto Rico for place in CONCACAF Champs
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Xavier Gilbert, head coach of Jamaica's Under-17 Women's team, believes the young Reggae Girlz are capable enough to get past Puerto Rico...... Read More

BUSINESS

Rubbish!

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter has rubbished arguments put forward by some economists of a central bank depreciation policy that, they claim, places Jamaica in a... Read More

Galaxy Note8 arrives in Jamaica
The new Samsung Galaxy Note8 is now available in Jamaica, Samsung Electronics announced in a news release last week.... Read More

China moves to internationalise yuan
BEIJING, China — China is taking steps to internationalise its currency — the yuan — and is hoping that this move will revalue the medium of exchange,...... Read More

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ENTERTAINMENT

Ho Lung looks to Queen Esther

FATHER Ho Lung and Friends is celebrating 46 years with the musical production Queen Esther. Read More

Annette Brissett still in control
ONE of reggae's best-kept secrets, Annette Brissett has paid her dues in a music business that has evolved considerably since she started as a drummer over 35 years...... Read More

Protect your property — Stephens
Reggae singer Richie Stephens, who recently picked up two honours for Song of the Year and Top Digital Song at the ASCAP music awards in London,...... Read More

Sister Nancy goes Down Under
Sister Nancy is one of dancehall's success stories of the last five years. The trailblazing deejay has enjoyed a renaissance due to renewed interest in her song Bam...... Read More

COLUMNS

St Mary SE by-election bringing out the best... and worst

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on Earth. — Thomas J Jackson  Read More

Worl' nuh level — Let's fix that!
Donkey seh di worl' nuh lebel, hill an' gully yah suh, hill an' gully deh suh.— Jamaican Proverb ... Read More

The frustrated DPP and her band of lazy prosecutors — Part 2
In Part 1, published Sunday, October 15, 2017, the conversation began to expose an average day in the life of a prosecutor. We continue with the challenges faced by them,...... Read More

'Born ya' business
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REGIONAL

US charity RCM gives computer lab to Fair Prospect High

It took an investment of US$120,000 (about J$15.3 million) to make the dream of Fair Prospect High School having its own computer laboratory come... Read More

MoBay Expo 2017 gets thumbs up
MONTEGO BAY, St James - The 17th staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) biennial expo has been given the thumbs up by exhibitors and...... Read More

Lilliput resident cops Sandals/SDC product development competition
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Dorceen Jennings, a resident of Lilliput, St James, recently walked away with $100,000 courtesy of the Sandals Foundation after she was named...... Read More

Scores of students flock UTech Open House
MONTEGO BAY, St James - The recently held University of Technology (UTech) Open House was a jam-packed affair as prospective students from institutions all over western...... Read More

EDITORIALS

A well-deserved OJ for Mr Stephen Francis

Fifteen individuals were honoured for their contributions and service to sports at the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours... Read More

'Justice system not as sexy as building a highway'
Over the years we have found Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ms Paula Llewellyn to be someone who always speaks her mind. She has also been...... Read More

MP Warmington's bald, inconvenient, but ugly truth
Mr Everald Warmington, the St Catherine South Western Member of Parliament, is a throwback to a political past that embarrasses his party and the...... Read More

Mr Golding's advice is sound
Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding makes a valid point in this renewed debate on dual citizenship and the eligibility of individuals of other nationalities serving in...... Read More

AUTO

'Heroes' deliver at Dover Raceway

TOTAL Lubricants Heroes of Speed race meet at Dover Raceway in St Ann saw the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) 2017 season coming to an exciting end on Heroes Day, last... Read More

'Superior' stunts at bike show
BREATHTAKING stunts and live performances were the order of the day at the Superior Parts NOS Maximum Boost Bike Show held at State Mall in St Andrew on...... Read More

'Revive the rail service'
THERE is a renewed call for the revival of Jamaica's rail service to complement the existing transportation system.... Read More

J'can trio for Guyana face-off
THREE of Jamaica's top young karters will make the trek to Guyana for this weekend's Georgetown Grand Prix Caribbean Showdown at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports...... Read More

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