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US posts new daily virus case record of 66,5288:51 pm

WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) - The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Saturday posted 66,528 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally... Read More

Proposal for 'predatory sexual assault' to be incorporated into Sexual Offences Act8:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - It is being proposed that a new offence of predatory sexual assault be created and incorporated into existing legislation in order to broaden the protection...... Read More

Jamaica welcomes more than 35,000 visitors8:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has announced that since the phased reopening of the country's borders on June 15, Jamaica has welcomed more than 35,000...... Read More

Help for children with disabilities in rural areas 8:24 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is making it easier for children with disabilities in rural communities to access the services of the Early...... Read More

Mason, businessman charged over home invasion 8:14 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica - Thirty-three-year-old Ricardo Stephens, otherwise called 'Recker', a mason; and 32-year-old Jason Martin, otherwise called 'Supa', a businessman, both...... Read More

Woman charged for robbing taxi driver 8:09 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – Thirty-four-year-old Truce Prince, otherwise called 'Sher', of Three Miles River, Frome in Westmoreland was charged with simple larceny on...... Read More

High alert activated for missing 12-y-o 8:00 pm
CLARENDON, Jamaica – A high alert has been activated for 12-year-old Phelesha Claire of Effortville district, Clarendon who has been missing since Thursday, July...... Read More

'Killa Bean' nabbed on fraud charges7:52 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – Detectives attached to the Savanna-la-Mar police arrested and charged a man with conspiracy to defraud and obtaining money by false pretence on...... Read More


Mayor demands Integrity Commission withdraw 'flawed' Petrojam report

Port Maria Mayor Richard Creary is demanding that the Integrity Commission withdraw what he describes as its “deeply flawed” report on its investigation of... Read More

Attorney general loses round one in POCA challenge
The Appeal Court yesterday threw out the challenge brought by the State against the 2014 injunction granted by then Judge Justice Bryan Sykes which gave the Jamaican...... Read More

EU collaborates with UHWI to advance organ transplant programme in Ja
THE European Union (EU) is supporting University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and the Ministry of Health and Wellness to develop a national deceased organ...... Read More

Henry calls for more women in farm work programme
LESTER Michael Henry, the newly appointed minister of labour and social security, is calling for more women to get involved in the Seasonal Agriculture Workers...... Read More


Beating the odds!

Witnessing a traumatic event at any stage is enough to have a long-lasting negative effect on anyone, but if the person were a teenager at a pivotal stage of his or her... Read More

R & D Showdown & Invitational Chess Rapids Tournament
National Master (NM) Ryan Blackwood captured the open absolute section of the R&D Chess Academy, Showdown & Invitational Chess Tournament which made its online...... Read More

Broad reveals 'anger' at England Test axe
Southampton , United Kingdom (AFP) — England paceman Stuart Broad said he felt frustrated and angry at having “my shirt” taken away...... Read More

Toona Ciliata to defy burdensome weight in Open Allowance call
TOONA Ciliata, conditioned by champion trainer Anthony Nunes, is expected to act as the highlight on today's competitive-looking and trophy-less 11-race card at...... Read More


Wall Street rallies as optimism returns

NEW YORK (AP) — Optimism returned to Wall Street on Friday (July 10), and stocks rallied to cap a shaky week dogged by worries that rising coronavirus counts may... Read More

PIOJ projects GDP will recover in two to four years
The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is projecting that the local economy will recover within two to four years and employment within one to three...... Read More

SSL Venture Capital shifts focus from start-up companies Changing business environment blamed
SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited is shifting focus away from investments in start-up companies as it seeks to reduce risk-taking endeavours, given the changing...... Read More

$46 million net loss for SSL Ventures
Investment firm SSL Venture Capital Limited (SSL Ventures) on Tuesday reported a net loss of $46 million for the financial year ended June 30,...... Read More


Gabeana is one Hot Gal

Not many people familiar with Middleton associate that rural district with the glamour and outrageousness of dancehall music, but hometown girl... Read More

Stronger Remix to the rescue
PEOPLE reeling from the harsh economic effects of COVID-19 are to benefit from Stronger Remix, according to KFC Jamaica.... Read More

Laza Laad makes splash
WITH the restrictions brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) being slowly relaxed, deejay Laza Laad believes his latest single Beach...... Read More

Deejay Revla is ready to shine
Fast-rising dancehall deejay Revla is looking forward to a bright future in the music business. He is currently promoting his latest single titled...... Read More


Proposal for 'predatory sexual assault' to be incorporated into Sexual Offences Act

KINGSTON, Jamaica - It is being proposed that a new offence of predatory sexual assault be created and incorporated into existing legislation in order to broaden the protection... Read More


#TeachersLivesMatter too!

In light of the recent protests across the world denouncing the harsh treatment and realities of minorities, especially blacks, I would like to borrow the tag line and... Read More

Scouts' guide to the zombie apocalypse
“The global tally of coronavirus infections has passed 10 million, with surges in multiple regions and the death toll approaching 500,000,” read the The New...... Read More

Race: A troublesome matter
With George Floyd's final nine minutes and the heavy-handed US police response to the ensuing public rage, solidarity marches took place all over the world to protest against...... Read More

Am I a teacher of content or a teacher of skills?
There is much debate about teaching in the 21st century and what it should look like. Most are clamouring for science-centred (STEM) education to meet...... Read More


Man imprisoned without trial for over 20 years freed

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica—  One week after being granted bail, Abraham Lawrence, the mentally ill man who was imprisoned for over 20 years, this morning walked out of the St... Read More

Driver, cyclist hospitalised after Manchester crash
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Two people have been hospitalised after a car collided with a bicycle along Manchester Road, near Avondale on the outskirts of Mandeville this...... Read More

NEGRIL, Hanover - Hoteliers in the resort town of Negril whose businesses are certified as being COVID-19 protocol compliant, are calling on the Tourism Product...... Read More

Pell River Primary students receive home-delivered graduation certificates
PELL RIVER, Hanover - While many schools across the island are having online and drive-through graduation exercises this year due to...... Read More


The business of sport amid COVID-19

AS has been said before in this space, the vast potential for earnings from televised sport is motivating considerable creativity aimed at satisfying the cravings of... Read More

A victory for the police and JamaicaEye
The value of the island's investment in the national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system, better known as JamaicaEye, was on display on Wednesday...... Read More

Leave the DPP out of the politicking
Of course, the People's National Party (PNP) is in love with Ms Lisa Hanna. With brains, beauty, a willingness to work hard, and the clear indication of the grit of a...... Read More

Frightening projection of COVID-19's effect on HIV treatment
In March this year we reported Dr Jennifer Brown Tomlinson, medical director at Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), urging people living with HIV to...... Read More


'It's about equality, not politics,' says Hamilton as six drivers refuse to take knee

SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) —Lewis Hamilton insisted on Sunday (July 5) his fight against racism is “about equality and not politics or promotion” after... Read More

Vettel should take 'a year off' — Red Bull advisor
SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) —Sebastian Vettel should abandon hopes of racing in Formula One next year and take a break from the sport, influential Red Bull advisor...... Read More

Bottas can handle pressure
SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas insisted before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday (July 5) that he has what it takes to win the Formula...... Read More

Hamilton on top in Austria despite protest over his Mercedes
SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton began his quest for a record-equalling seventh world title by topping the times yesterday as Formula One roared back...... Read More


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