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RSPL final: Portmore United 2017/18 champions11:39 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Goalkeeper Kemar Foster came up big as Portmore United were crowned champions of the 2017/18  Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), following a 4-3 win on...... Read More

RSPL final: Portmore United, Waterhouse goalless at halftime 9:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tempers flared close to the end of the first half of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) between Portmore United and Waterhouse a short while ago, as...... Read More

SRC encourages entrepreneurs to purchase formulations for products 9:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The Scientific Research Council (SRC) is inviting budding entrepreneurs to purchase formulations for products that could create viable...... Read More

Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The psychologist behind an app that  harvested data from up to 87 million Facebook users defended his role in the scandal Sunday, saying...... Read More

Nigeria, Jamaica to strengthen relations 8:29 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Both Jamaica and Nigeria are seeking to strengthen their relationship, through trade, air services and culture.Newly appointed...... Read More

UPDATE: Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody 8:09 pm
TORONTO, Canada (AP) — A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a...... Read More

Legislation to modernise BOJ to be tabled7:48 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (JIS) — Legislation to modernise the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is to be tabled in Parliament within the next six months. This was...... Read More

NEWS

PNP will solve squatting problem, says Phillips

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips has said that the next People's National Party (PNP) Government will put an end to squatting and ensure that people living on unregistered... Read More

BOJ unionised staff enraged by exclusion from pay windfall
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Juveniles learn to read in remand centre
HAVING one's freedom restricted is not ideal, but for two juveniles at the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre, it has been a blessing in disguise.... Read More

A basic school in dire need
An uphill drive through rugged terrain and one mile of woodlands in Mount Industry, St Catherine, will take you to Mount Ebenezer Basic School, nestled in a small farming...... Read More

SPORT

Coach Price takes Reggae Girlz defeat in stride

Andrew Price would have loved for Jamaica's senior Reggae Girlz to finish atop Group B in the recently concluded Caribbean Football Union (CFU)... Read More

Excelsior trounce Denham Town 4-0 to retain ISSA schoolgirls football title
DEFENDING champions Excelsior High whipped Denham Town High 4-0 to retain their Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Locker Room Sports Schoolgirls...... Read More

The arthroscopic surgery process done on a horse
Now the technology of arthroscopic surgery is being used on horses, and it has reached the shores of the land of wood and water.... Read More

Whitmore in, but out as Boyz head off for Caribbean tour
Head Coach Theodore Whitmore will travel with the senior Reggae Boyz team for their two-match friendly international tour of the Eastern Caribbean...... Read More

BUSINESS

Mayberry's Peart says infrastructure in place for more growth

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mayberry Investments Ltd (MIL) Gary Peart says that with the infrastructural support provided by the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), and... Read More

US eases sanctions stance on Rusal; aluminium prices tumble
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Treasury yesterday said that it could lift sanctions on Russian aluminium giant Rusal if tycoon Oleg Deripaska gives up...... Read More

Bartlett upbeat about more flights from South America
SANTIAGO, Chile — Ed Bartlett is upbeat that Jamaica could start welcoming non-stop flights from Peru after a meeting with senior executives of LATAM, the largest...... Read More

Expo launch for Buccaneer single-serve
Buccaneer Jamaican Rum Cake has launched a new line of single-serve snack cakes in addition to its new coconut-flavoured rum cake.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Call for Dancehall's Day

BASED on dancehall music's contribution to Jamaican culture, the call is being made for a month-long celebration of the local genre of music. Read More

Former NDTC dancer is dead
Jihan Palmer, former dancer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC)is dead. She passed away on Saturday, April 21, in New York,...... Read More

Jahmali soars with Wings
Though he rode in on the roots-reggae wave that engulfed dancehall music in the 1990s, singer Jahmali has never liked to be linked to any...... Read More

Lauryn Hill to go on NA tour
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her Grammy-winning album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , Lauryn Hill...... Read More

COLUMNS

It takes more than just more difficult mathematics courses!

The widespread dissatisfaction with the teaching of mathematics has been an issue since the 1960s. A review of the New Deal Policy that has been established in 1966 advocates... Read More

The business of funding tertiary education
Across the world, higher education is facing unprecedented challenges in the definition of its purpose, role, organisation, and scope in society and the economy. The...... Read More

The 'perfect storm' to propel reparation
The recent crisis for the Windrush generation coming to a head during last week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting created a perfect storm to propel the...... Read More

Our ignorance of the
A few nights ago one of our television stations posed a question about the Empire Windrush story. The outcome was a show of ignorance on an important aspect of...... Read More

REGIONAL

Cricket remembers STETHS legend Paul Palmer

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – Even as St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) celebrated their 23rd hold on the all-island Spalding Cup cricket title last... Read More

Thumbs up for Essex Valley Athletics Meet
NAIN, St Elizabeth – The 45th Essex Valley Sports Council Athletics Meet held last Thursday at Alpart Sports Club is being described by organizers, JISCO Alpart...... Read More

Mandeville Municipal Corporation ponders posthumous recognition for Pat Anderson
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Fuelled by an all-consuming dedication for development through sports, the late Patrick Anderson made a long and fruitful contribution to...... Read More

Spalding High salutes Alphansus Davis
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The mission statement for Spalding High School promises to provide “rich” educational opportunities.... Read More

EDITORIALS

Don't sound so gleeful over crime, Mr Fitz Jackson

Mr Fitz Jackson, the Opposition spokesman on national security, should not believe that he would be making himself redundant if he took the politics... Read More

A peek at the immediate future for Jamaican athletes
In a real sense, 2018 is a 'down year' for the globe's elite track and field athletes.... Read More

Cuba's new leader faces a brave new world
Cuba now has a new president in Mr Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who has succeeded the 86-year-old Mr Raul Castro, in what is a change of...... Read More

Coach Whitmore needs to be in charge of team to eastern Caribbean
That Mr Theodore Whitmore, head coach of Jamaica's senior football team, will be left at home twiddling his thumbs while the nation's young players try their very best...... Read More

AUTO

Kia Cerato: a cut above the rest

THE compact sedan market is the bread and butter of every major car brand, making it a very competitive field. For 2018, Kia adds some of its South Korea flavour to a... Read More

Magnificent Mandeville Magnificent Mandeville
Residents of cool Manchester were in for a treat last Sunday when the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) made their annual trek to the...... Read More

Drag racing Heads North
DRAG racing organisers say this year's staging, which begins on Sunday, May 27, will be at a totally new venue — the Ken Jones Aerodrome in St Margaret's Bay,...... Read More

Ready to RALLY!
JAMAICA'S rally season will open with the Macklin Peterkin Memorial Rally in New Works, St Catherine, this Sunday. ... Read More

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