ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Jamaicans should own a share in Petrojam1:11 pm

The Editor,                                                                 Dear Sir or Madam:Petrojam: The objective ought to be to have it owned, via the... Read More

Epilepsy Association seeking US2,000 to assist with medication11:08 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaican Epilepsy Association has partnered with The Jamaica National Group in an effort to raise funds to assist with buying medication for...... Read More

Trump attacks top Democrat for rejecting Mexico wall deal 10:54 am
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday after she rejected a deal on immigration and the Mexico...... Read More

Garbage collector held with 5 bullets in Portmore 10:45 am
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A garbage collector in Portmore, St Catherine has been charged with illegal possession of ammunition.... Read More

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile 10:13 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two...... Read More

Suicide suspected in death of 16-y-o St Elizabeth girl 9:50 am
ST ELIZABETH , Jamaica — It is believed that a teen girl committed suicide at her home in Newton district, St Elizabeth yesterday.... Read More

Lawyer reported missing 9:36 am
TRELAWNY, Jamaica— Attorney-at-law Williams Hines, 65, otherwise called 'Baldie', of Greenside, Falmouth in Trelawny and Mona, in St Andrew has been reported...... Read More

Trump offers 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal4:53 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to break the government shutdown impasse Saturday, offering to extend protections for young people brought...... Read More


Positive growth for Unique Vacations

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Unique Vacations Limited (UVL), a novel call centre which is the global representative for Sandals and Beaches resorts, has grown by leaps... Read More

Iona High past student passes the baton
It was like homecoming for Reverend Millard Edwards, 85, a past student of the former Folk High School, founded in 1949, as he sat among students of the now Iona High...... Read More

Derrick Smith recalls Troy Caine's talent as a graphic artist
The late political researcher and commentator, Troy Caine, is best known as a political commentator and researcher, whose extensive knowledge of the Jamaican political...... Read More

Sandals experience excites Reggae Girlz
The Reggae Girlz are bubbling with excitement about their experiences at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort during the historic pre-Women's World Cup Training Camp currently...... Read More


Ricketts vows Girlz will get necessary support to ignite World Cup preparation

“ By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” is a well known quote by one of the Founding Fathers of America,... Read More

Waterhouse eye top spot, visit struggling Dunbeholden today
WATERHOUSE FC will be eyeing the chance at top spot when they travel to St Catherine to face struggling Dunbeholden FC in today's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match...... Read More

JOA wants Sabina Park to become a cathedral for Olympic sport
The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) will be looking to establish the country as a renowned and respected site for Olympic sport, which includes partnering with Sabina...... Read More

Money Magnet waltzes away with Reggae Trophy
Trainer Richard Azan registered a polished three-timer yesterday at Caymanas Park, which was highlighted by Money Magnet, who won the day's feature, the Reggae Trophy,...... Read More



Leading Jamaican architect Evan Williams is bemoaning the demise of the Jamaican construction and architectural industry as a result of major projects... Read More

V&M getting creative with gizzadas
Like ackee and salt fish and the patty, the gizzada is a Jamaican original. The coconut-filled pastry has been a culinary favourite in the country for...... Read More

Investment strategies for retirees
THE new year has started with a great deal of uncertainty following the enormous volatility experienced in 2018. Last year there was an abundance of global economic...... Read More

Sagicor refunds money taken in ATM fraud
Dear Claudienne,... Read More


Rasta, reggae and rebellion

Actor, film-maker, activist and the granddaughter of Bob and Rita Marley, Donisha Prendergast is currently in India where she conducted sessions at Goa Sunsplash... Read More

Poetry competition heats up
The process to arrive at the winners of Poet Laureate of Jamaica 2019 poetry prizes is currently under way.... Read More

Full slate for VP's 40th
A year-long calendar of activities has been announced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of VP Records.... Read More

Tame Rebel Salute opening
Friday's opening night of performances at the reggae festival Rebel Salute stayed true to the tradition it has established for itself.... Read More


Nature's babies better behaved

NEW research from Hong Kong has shown that children who spend time in nature may benefit from fewer behavioural and emotional problems and improved pro-social... Read More

Embarrassing conditions that affect women during pregnancy
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Rewarding children's behaviour with screen time can lead to more screen time
NEW Canadian research has found that parents who reward their children with screen time for good behaviour could be encouraging children to spend more time in front of...... Read More


Venezuela: The Church, Opposition, and Loyalty

Before a bird flies off I've counted the eggs in its belly. — Krio proverb, Sierra Leone  Read More

Alice and the Jamaican Wonderland
“CURIOUSER and curiouser,” thought Alice in Wonderland as she surveyed the strange and eccentric dream world in which she found herself after falling down a...... Read More

The OAS dangerously in disarray
Over the last few days there has been a serious overreach by Luis Almagro of the authority he has as secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS). If Almagro...... Read More

Foreign policy principles and consistency
Criticism has been levelled at the Government for its recent vote in support of an Organization of American States (OAS) resolution to withhold...... Read More


Multi-million-dollar commercial centre in Falmouth scheduled for April completion

FALMOUTH, Trelawny— The multi-million-dollar Champion Plaza being constructed on eight acres of land on Market St in Falmouth is expected to be completed within... Read More

Getting dengue along with a pre-existing disease could result in complications, St James SMO warns
NORWOOD, St James — Senior Medical Officer of Health (SMO) for St James, Dr Marcia Johnson Campbell, has cautioned that contracting dengue along with a...... Read More

Congrats Vassell, on your MLS draft
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JCF moving to root out corrupt cops, says head of CSSB
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More than normal policing needed now

A meeting involving the private sector, the churches, human rights, civil society groups, and political leaders should have been held last Wednesday to format a... Read More

Our Reggae Girlz are truly belles of the ball
We have said it already, and we dare say it again.... Read More

Let's get to work on the traffic ticketing system
From the discussions at Wednesday's meeting of Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC), it is clear that much work is...... Read More

How will the US Government shutdown affect Jamaica?
For good or for bad, our long, deep and historic ties with the United States mean that Jamaica is hardly likely to escape unscathed any major adverse...... Read More


Audi Q8: the game changer

WHILE rivals are into multiple production cycles of their luxury-coupé SUVs, Audi is now just entering the segment with the boldness and assuredness that exudes from every bolt... Read More

The Q8: Audi's 8th wonder
BUSINESS leaders, bankers, government ministers, and Audi aficionados converged at the ATL Automotive's state-of-art Audi Terminal on Oxford Road, New Kingston, last...... Read More

Getting in the MX
THE Mazda MX-5 has always been centred on one aim: maximum driving pleasure. And for 2018, it's added the single element consumers have been clamoring for, more...... Read More

'King of the Forest'
A pleasant surprise awaited guests attending the launch of the 2019 Subaru Forester at 80 LMR on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last Friday.... Read More


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