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A play based on the life and music of Jacob Miller is among the events that will mark Inner Circle’s 50th anniversary next year. The band’s co-founder Ian Lewis told the Jamaica Obser ...

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ST MARY Raiders registered their first win when they clipped Portland Raider 4-3 in an exciting encounter in JFF/SportsMax Elite League in the first game of a triple- header at the Tony Spauldin ...

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Heat of battle
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GRAZ, Austria — It was casual as you like for Jamaica’s Romaine Austin as he cruised to victory in division 18 of the 333-metre speed skating race at Liebenau Ice Hall on yesterday&rsqu ...

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Perfect 2!
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FIFTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Bernett Afflick was the life of Morant Bay High School in St Thomas, but his heart expanded way beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Tears from fellow educators, students and ...

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Community in mourning
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BARBARA Moncrieffe, co-owner of Moncrieffe’s Patio Shop on Old Hope Road, was killed yesterday following an alleged attack by an employee of the establishment. Her husband Vassell, also a c ...

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Tragedy
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AN all-star cast is expected for Magnum New Rules scheduled for National Stadium Car Park in St Andrew, tonight. The event, headlined by Alkaline, will also see Mavado, Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, ...

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All-star cast

LATEST NEWS

Weekly Round-up: Corned beef banned... Athletes charged with WADA violations... 5 correctional officers arrested 9:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries on Monday imposed an immediate import ban on corned beef from Brazil. The ministry said that ... Read More

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Tears and laughter for Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher  7:17 PM
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27 public sector management analysts to benefit from training course  4:26 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Twenty-seven public-sector management analysts will be trained ...... Read More

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NEWS

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Are you feeling tired all the time, even after resting and sleeping for a prolonged period? You may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). CFS is complex and involves debilitating illne ... Read More

Animal farm and blood
Friends, I wondered yesterday morning if I was at an animal farm. First, I saw two goats (35) fighting, next was a woman (7) with her dogs (11) at t ...... Read More

Love or loss
Speak…… Of one who loved not wisely, But too well. — Shakespeare, Othello V, 2 Many people could very well echo those w ...... Read More

Jamaica constantly on alert, says security minister
NATIONAL Security Minister Robert Montague says Jamaica is constantly on alert for terrorists at the country’s ports of entry, by using a ...... Read More

SPORT

Van Nistlerooy humbled by outpouring of Jamaican fan support

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former Dutch international Ruud van Nistelrooy was impressed with the fan support of the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier league during his recent visit ... Read More

St Mary Raiders score exciting 4-3 win over Portland Blazers
ST MARY Raiders registered their first win when they clipped Portland Raider 4-3 in an exciting encounter in JFF/SportsMax Elite League in the f ...... Read More

Waterhouse’s survival struggles take deadly turn as they face MBU
Having slipped back into the clutches of the relegation war, Waterhouse FC face a wounded but equally dangerous Montego Bay United looking to reboun ...... Read More

Champions League needs big clubs like Man U, says Van Nistlerooy
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The European Champions League needs teams like Manchester United if it is to be exciting, argues former Old Trafford ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Caribbean leaders to discuss region’s economic situation at Miami confab

MIAMI, USA (CMC) – Two Caribbean Community (Caribbean) leaders are expected to participate in a World Bank conference examining the socio-economic situation in the Caribbean. The March 30 co ... Read More

Banking groups can buy up to 50 per cent of shares in each other ­— BOJ
Maurene Simms, Deputy Governor, Financial Institutions Supervisory Division at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), indicated this week that significant hold ...... Read More

Naturally Almond milk to be produced by Mussons
US–based manufacturing company JEC Aseptics has inked a deal with the Musson Group of Companies for the manufacture and distribution of almo ...... Read More

When second place feels just like first
It might be a squeeze to get it in but, perhaps for the first time, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart’s trophy room, already bursting at the ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Jamaican music take spotlight

From the opening notes of the national anthems of Jamaica and the United States of America it was clear that the concert featuring the Inspirational Chorale of the University of Arkansas woul ... Read More

Veteran band celebrates 50th anniversary in 2018
A play based on the life and music of Jacob Miller is among the events that will mark Inner Circle’s 50th anniversary next year. The band&r ...... Read More

Biggie’s buzz at Sting
ON Boxing Day, 1996, superstar rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls) made his way on stage for Sting, at Jamworld in Portmore, St Catherine. ...... Read More

One to watch: Shantol Jackson
“When you go on a stage never act, become.” This advice from local stage and screen legend Leonie Forbes has become a mantra for up-and ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Platonic friendships

One strong feature of intimate relationships is quality time spent together. It is important because it is where communication is most active and where a bond can be formed. But what happens when t ... Read More

Digging into his past
The past should be used to order change, offer guidance, and to set standards for the future. But how deep should you dig, or reveal? GT: Listen u ...... Read More

How much is too much to compromise on?
All relationships require compromise. It is important to note this as you learn about your partner. There will be things in all relationships that ...... Read More

How to argue effectively
Arguments will flare up in your relationship because it’s human nature to disagree. But what is unacceptable is when every single conversatio ...... Read More

COLUMNS

What do we do for Africa?

Jamaicans say they love Africa but are absent when Africa needs help. With Ebola rampant we wrung hands. When girls were kidnapped, we bawl the living eye water. Now famine stalks Africa, we do noth ... Read More

The ups and downs of Race Course history
It seems a force is determined to deprive residents of Allman Town and other long-established communities in mid-town Kingston from what could have ...... Read More

It all comes out in the wash
The Welshman William Haydn Middleton, who was headmaster of Jamaica College (JC) from 1965 to 1970, died on February 25. He was approaching his 92 ...... Read More

Responsible accounting of our history
There is an African proverb that states, “Unless the lion is able to read and to write, the only story of the hunt we will know comes from the ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Police tell Manchester residents to be vigilant

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Superintendent Wayne Cameron of the Manchester Police Division has urged residents to be vigilant, noting that there are criminal elements plaguing the parish. He is ... Read More

Top cop lashes out at people who back wrongdoers
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant has lashed out at people who warn wrongdoers of the police’s appr ...... Read More

More help for Trelawny All Stars Marching Band
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The financially-strapped Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, which was earlier this month adopted by Sergeant Wayne Wallac ...... Read More

SJCA calls up 24 for Senior League
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Seven members of the Thompson Street team that won the St James Cricket Association's Heroy Clarke 40-Over competition on Su ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Applause is in order

Mr Usain Bolt says he wants to say farewell to competitive sprinting on Jamaica soil with a 9.7-second clocking over 100 metres at the Jamaica National Building Society (JN) Racers Grand Prix on Jun ... Read More

Congrats to our Special Olympics contingent
We were still celebrating the silver medal won by Mr Dave Oddman in division 23 of the 222-metre speed skating race at the 2017 World Winter Games ...... Read More

Clear, Hold and Build can work if…
There are at least three things we can agree on about crime without much controversy, even in this politically polarised society: • We have fai ...... Read More

Don’t expect anyone to bail us out
There has been some anxiety locally over the budget blueprint unveiled by United States President Donald Trump last week as he is proposing US$54 bi ...... Read More

AUTO

Young cop killed in Clarendon crash

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Twenty-eight-year-old police constable, Jamie Robinson, lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday. According to the police, about 6:30 pm the police ... Read More

LIGHTS OUT
The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) says it will be intensifying activities against drivers who continue to operate vehicles with illegal lights. Th ...... Read More

Karting season begins
THE 2017 karting season gets the green light at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Sunday. The meet is slated to begin at 10:00 ...... Read More

JUTC to double the experience
Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) commuter bonanza promotion, Big Bacchanal Double Day, is for Saturday, March 25. Double Day involves ...... Read More

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