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JPS responded to Hamilton Gardens electrocution within the hour, company insists7:51 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is refuting claims that the company was tardy in its response following the electrocution of a 16-year-old boy in...... Read More

Population of Earth to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 — UN7:39 pm
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa...... Read More

The 'richest black nation': Papua New Guinea sets audacious goal 7:17 pm
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AFP) — Papua New Guinea's new prime minister has an ambitious — cynics would say far-fetched — objective of turning one of the...... Read More

Protecting borders critical to addressing crime — Chang 6:24 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says that protecting the country's borders is critical in curtailing crime.... Read More

Grange hails Fab5's Conroy Cooper 5:42 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of the Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange has expressed sadness at the passing of Conroy Cooper, the founder of Fab 5...... Read More

Lotto jackpot nearing $200 m 5:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Ventures Lotto (SVL) jackpot is surging towards the $200 million mark, with the current jackpot for the Saturday, June 15 draw standing at...... Read More

Forex: J$130.06 to one US dollar5:14 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, June 17 ended trading at J$130.06 down by two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More


Dedicated single dad

Being a single dad to two boys, one of whom is autistic, is not an easy task for 35-year-old Denham Town resident Jahmar Rose. Read More

J Wray & Nephew Foundation offers more scholarships
THE J Wray & Nephew Foundation (JWNF) has increased its 2019 community scholarship allotment to 140.... Read More

SLB to fund short certification courses
Executive Director of the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) Monica Brown says a submission has been made to the board for approval for the funding of short...... Read More

Gov't making significant investment in security — PM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness is assuring Jamaicans living abroad that the Government is taking national security seriously, with significant...... Read More


Schoolgirl league's top-scorer Salmon harbours Reggae Girlz dream

CHISTIANA Salmon and her Excelsior High School were the toast at the presentation ceremony of the ISSA/Locker Room Sports/TIP Friendly sponsored football competition... Read More

Girlz still up for the challenge, says Cheyna Matthews
GRENOBLE, France — Forward Cheyna Matthews is hoping that her Reggae Girlz team will come out on top when she faces club teammate Chloe Logarzo in the final Fifa...... Read More

Dacres gains new national discus record on appeal in Morocco
Quick thinking and a keen knowledge of the rules of his sport resulted in Jamaica's Fedric Dacres setting a new national record of 70.78m in the discus throw at...... Read More

Shakib stars as Bangladesh stun West Indies with second highest World Cup chase
TAUNTON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan's brilliant century clinched a...... Read More



Imagine visiting a venue and being told that a party hosting hundreds of people was just held there. You look around and everything is in order and clean. There isn't a single... Read More

What they didn't tell you – the first job
IF you're lucky, you will get a job right out of school. And if you're like most people, you may have to wait a few months. And then some. What few people will tell you...... Read More

Mangoes off to the US
MONTEGO BAY, St James —Jamaican mangoes are set to hit the shelves in the United States of America soon, following the inaugural export of 12,000 pounds of the...... Read More

Dividends: A simple explanation
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CFW gets thumbs up

Organisers of Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) are claiming success with this year's staging, which closed at Villa Ronai in St Andrew on Sunday... Read More

Mr Chumps looks to Sumfest
Montego Bay-based deejay Mr Chumps plans to give a memorable performance at this year's Reggae Sumfest at Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in St...... Read More

Munga's wait continues
 The wait continues for dancehall artiste Munga Honorable, as his trial has been pushed back to November 5.... Read More

Final battle heats up
Argentinian music producer Hernon Sforzini plans to step up promotion for his all-star album, Sly and Robbie vs The Roots Radics: The Final Battle, this month. The set...... Read More


Democrats must not make the same mistake as in 2016

In 2016 the corporate media and the Democratic National Committee anointed Hillary Clinton as presidential nominee even before the primaries started. She carried a lot of... Read More

Drug trafficking is a global problem foist upon Caribbean countries
Violent crime is down in countries across the Caribbean. Jamaica's prime minister said that homicides fell by 22 per cent last year. Homicides in the...... Read More

Making a case for a national e-commerce policy
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A different kind of bauxite experience
An agriculture/education expo coming out of the bauxite industry last month was considered by some to be unique, unusual, and to others, unreal. This is because the...... Read More


Local elected reps respond to Bunting's leadership challenge

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — After Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting created waves by announcing his decision to challenge for the presidency of... Read More

Nurturing communication skills in Merrywood
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Yanique Brown, senior teacher at Merrywood Primary School, 45 kilometres north-west of here in a rugged terrain on the fringes of the...... Read More

A helping hand for netball
MAY PEN, Clarendon — Juici Patties recently donated $1.3 million to the Clarendon Netball Association (CNA) to assist that body with its 2019 summer programme.... Read More

The challenge of fighting cancer
MAY PEN, Clarendon — When Anna Kay Jeffrey, founder of the caregiving outfit Angel Wings Home Care and Nursing Services, was first diagnosed with cancer in 2014,...... Read More


Transgender conference a sign of the times

THE Jamaican brand has taken quite a battering from the local and international LGBTQ community, having been tagged “homophobic” — meaning possessing... Read More

Towards a healthier, happier Jamaica
Long before Dr Christopher Tufton, Jamaican health ministers have found reason to fret and complain over the high cost of non-communicable diseases...... Read More

So much hope pinned on our Diaspora
The 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference will be launched this evening by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and will take place from June 16 to 20 at Jamaica...... Read More

Despite losses, great possibilities for Girlz going forward
The 0-5 defeat of the Reggae Girlz by Italy yesterday has effectively dashed their hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the Fifa 2019 Women's World Cup in France,...... Read More


Emotionally Charged

THE 2019 Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4 PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) may have a long name, but one quick spin tells... Read More

Dutchman Flies To Victory
It was Johannes “Flying Dutchman” Reijnen who emerged top rider at the end of the third round of Motocross (MX) Jamaica at Temple Hall MX...... Read More

Panton, Fennell Jr are on recovery road
Jamaican rallying pair of Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jr is recovering from injuries sustained during a high-speed crash in their Ford Focus...... Read More

Motorcross moves to Temple Hall
The third of the six events in the 2019 MX Jamaica season is scheduled to take place this Sunday at Temple Hall MX Park in Temple Hall, St Andrew.... Read More


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