Weekly Round-up: Kartel attorney rips into trial judge… Drought conditions worsen… Four cops facing criminal charges9:04 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Justice Lennox Campbell came under more fire this week for his handling of the murder trial of dancehall star Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer) and his... Read More

Alleged Manchester cop killer remanded2:13 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Twenty-three-year-old Kemar Bennett, who was charged with the murder of Corporal Melvin Smith here late last year, will be facing the Manchester...... Read More

Robber killed on JUTC bus1:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — An alleged thief was shot dead by a police officer in downtown Kingston last night after he reportedly robbed several passengers on a State-owned...... Read More

JTB endorses Ocho Rios Seafood Festival 1:32 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has endorsed the 12th annual Ocho Rios Seafood Festival, signing on as a major sponsor of the event, to be held...... Read More

UPDATE: Bangladesh make 279 in first ODI against West Indies 12:51 pm
PROVIDENCE, Guyana (AFP) — A record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a competitive total of 279 for four on Sunday...... Read More

US Customs, Coast Guard interdict 28 Cuban migrants 12:23 pm
MIAMI, United States (CMC) —The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Miami Air and Marine Branch (MAMB),...... Read More

PHOTOS: Holness arrives in Namibia to traditional welcome for official State visit 11:12 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has arrived in Namibia to a warm traditional welcome from officials there.... Read More

Campbell-Brown donates Olympic winning vest to IAAF Heritage Collection10:50 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown on Thursday “generously donated” the Jamaican team vest in which she sprinted to 200m gold at the...... Read More


Cop's colleagues bemoan his passing

“It (Lawrence's death) was a very, very serious shock to me. That is the type of news that I could never have prepared myself for, and I am saddened by his... Read More

Youth entrepreneurship project bubbling in Clarendon
MAY PEN, Clarendon – First launched in June 2016 to help lift young people out of poverty using small business, the Clarendon Youth In Business (CYIB) training...... Read More

The rough, rugged life of a transgender surviving in Ja
For 27 years, Sativa Ross wrestled with the decision of coming clean about her true identity while pretending to be enjoying the life of an ordinary...... Read More

Prospect College makes a difference for seven graduates
After the curtains came down on another memorable graduation ceremony on the lawns of Prospect College in Western St Mary on Saturday, July 14, few of...... Read More


'Pocket Rocket' blasts off

Olympic Games and World Championships gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a season's best 10.98 seconds (0.1m/s) to win the women's 100m dash... Read More

Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson appointed member of ICAS
Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson has been appointed a member of the International Council for Arbitration in Sport (ICAS) for a four-year term which...... Read More

Alia fired up by record-setting CAC gold
BARRAQUILLA, Colombia — National swimming icon Alia Atkinson expressed satisfaction after her biggest signal yet about being on the right path to recovery and...... Read More

'Twas a great tournament Coaches salute players for gutsy performance
BURBANK, Illinois — Jamaica's management staff credited the team for a gutsy performance that landed them the silver medal in division two of the first-ever...... Read More


7,000 Jamaicans are modern-day slaves – report

As Jamaica prepares to celebrate Emancipation Day on August 1, there are some 7,000 people living in modern-day slavery on the island according to the Global Slavery... Read More

World Cup finals cause run on Ready TV set-top boxes
The recent FIFA World Cup finals in Russia gave such a huge boost to demand for ReadyTV's services that the company is now down to its last few set-top boxes...... Read More

The NHT took my home!
Dear Claudienne,In August of 2017, the home of JM was sold by NHT for outstanding mortgage payments.... Read More

Keep your eyes on the goal
In honour of the recently concluded World Cup (Vive la France!), I thought I would share a story to remind you to keep your eyes on the goal as an investor.... Read More


Sumfest's Dancehall Night was sizzling

FOR the first time in Reggae Sumfest's history two rising acts were given pride of place alongside an established one to close Dancehall Night of the... Read More

Hall of Famers express gratitude
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Veteran reggae singer Bob Andy, music mogul Chris Blackwell and Copeland Forbes were inducted in the inaugural Reggae Sumfest Music Hall...... Read More

Shakka strums on dub, reggae
Growing up in Notting Hill, London, British rhythm and blues singer Shakka was influenced by Caribbean music. His father, a reggae musician, plays guitar and introduced...... Read More

Tappin, Hague on UWI's jazz farewell
BAJAN saxophonist Arturo Tappin is expected to bring the curtain down on the wTthe UWI's 70th anniversary dubbed 'Chancellor's Jazz Farewell' on Sunday, July 29 at the...... Read More


Common relationship myths debunked

 There are some beliefs about love and relationships that are as old as time, that people pass down through generations, yet they have no basis in fact. Read More


Just how much is crime to cost, Peter Phillips?

Peace is costly, but it is worth the expense. — Kenyan proverb  Read More

Success out of the unspeakable horrors of war
I once shared in this column the story of that Balkan girl from Bosnia, Mirsada Buric, who risked her life training under war-torn conditions in the streets of Sarajevo (the...... Read More

Outcry for Warren; what about those dismissed without cause?
What do Avrill Crawford, Herman Athias, Hugh Cross, Garfield Daley, David McBean, and Howard Mollison have in common? They all headed agencies of the Ministry of Science and...... Read More

Life lessons from the World Cup
Some people come into our life as a blessing, while others come into our life as a lesson. — attributed to Mother Teresa and Yolanda Hadid ... Read More



MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Montego Bay business community is fuming over the smoke nuisance being caused by a fire at the Retirement disposal site in St... Read More

New-look Ocho Rios Fishing Village now listed as a major attraction
THE Ocho Rios Fishing Village — now referred to as the Ultimate Chill Spot — at Sailor Hole, Main Street, Ocho Rios, St Ann, was officially opened last week...... Read More

Gov't offers Thai boys, coach all-expense-paid vacation in Jamaica
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended an invitation to the 12 Thai boys and their football coach who were recently trapped in a...... Read More

GG awardee among five newly minted pastors
ST MARY, Jamaica — Recent governor general awardee for the parish of St Mary, Pastor Gordon Lindsay was among five Adventist ministers ordained into service last...... Read More


When large animals fight, take care not to be trampled

There is a wise old adage which says that when large animals are engaging each other, whether they are making love or war, small animals must get out... Read More

Looking ahead to Test cricket championship and 50-over World Cup
Two months ago the Sandals-sponsored West Indies cricket team would have been satisfied with a 1-1 series draw against Sri Lanka and a 2-0 sweep of Bangladesh in the...... Read More

The heat is on: Study of related deaths now vital
Mr Glenroy Brown, climatologist at the Met Service in Jamaica, made a very interesting point in his interview with this newspaper published...... Read More

The desperation of Ms Jennifer Housen and the drought of ideas
Ms Jennifer Housen, who is proposing to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in the St Andrew West Rural constituency, seems a desperate woman...... Read More


Hamilton 'crashes' out

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AFP) — Sebastian Vettel said it was “a shame” that Lewis Hamilton was unable to fight him for pole position in yesterday's... Read More

Toyota Yaris: A sedan like no other
THE 2018 Toyota Yaris has undergone the necessary transformation to keep it competitive against its class rivals. ... Read More

KIG boosts JCF safety
KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG), local dealer for Yamaha motorcycles, provided support for the country's push for safety and security with a two-day training session...... Read More

Senna Summerbell soars
SENNA Summerbell revelled in the power of the new Rotax evo engines to end the Jamaica Karting Association's (JKA's) fourth meet held at the Palisadoes International...... Read More


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