Weekly Round-up: 8 accused scammers extradited... $492m in flood damage... Fire destroys craft market

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eight alleged members of the Lavric Willocks led lottery scamming syndicate were extradited to the US to face federal charges on Wednesday... Read More

Plans for greater interaction between judiciary and media – Chief Justice
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chief Justice Zaila McCalla, says there are plans to develop a more interactive relationship between the judiciary and the media.... Read More

#PennRelays: Three relay wins for Jamaica vs US
PHILADELPHIA, United States — Jamaican women won two events and the 4x400m men created a mild upset in the USA vs The World series on the final day of the 123rd...... Read More

Bahamas gov't apologises, distances itself from Fyre Festival fiasco
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas government Friday issued a “heartfelt apology” to patrons who had travelled to the country to attend the Fyre...... Read More

85 more housing solutions for Longville Park in Clarendon
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness broke ground yesterday for the construction of 85 housing solutions in Phase 2A of the Longville Park...... Read More

UPDATE: JFF expresses condolences for fallen footballer
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is today expressing sadness at the death of 18-year-old Okeem Forth who died yesterday after leaving...... Read More

PM reiterates value of Falmouth
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the town of Falmouth has an economic value and ways can be found to market it as a tourist...... Read More

Agriculture ministry to monitor beet armyworm outbreak
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is assuring farmers that it is taking steps to monitor and control the recent...... Read More


Jamaicans voice concern about US border wall funding proposal

Jamaicans who receive money from overseas are not pleased about the proposal introduced to the United States Congress by Republican Congressman Mike Rogers... Read More

Craft Market reopens
The Kingston Craft Market is to be fully reopened for business at 9:00 am today, after a major clean-up operation was undertaken by the Urban Development...... Read More

Fenton calls on Gov't to increase payments to retirees
Opposition spokesman on social security Dr Fenton Ferguson says he is disappointed that the Government has not given pensioners an increase, in light of the...... Read More

OUR directs NWC to stop charging late payment fees
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it has directed the National Water Commission (NWC) to stop charging their customers late payment fee on bills...... Read More


Big showdown anticipated in today's boys' 4x100m

PHILADELPHIA, United States — Calabar High sent strong signals that they will be gunning to retain their Championships of Americas 4x100-metre title on... Read More

Malta trio ready for Jake's Off Road showpiece
As the 22nd staging of the Jakes Off Road Triathlon attracts competitors from across the Caribbean, United States and United Kingdom, Malta's very own...... Read More

West Indies players — an assessment
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Bilingual for featured Jamaica Oaks
Today is fillies' day at Caymanas Park with the native-bred three-year-olds stamina-testing run for the Jamaica Oaks, sponsored by Caribbean Choice, grabbing...... Read More


Government of Jamaica may make new bond offers soon

With a spike of $64 billion in maturities in May 2017, the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) may soon offer new Jamaican dollar bonds to tap the arising... Read More

Girls envison themselves in IT careers
More than 90 high school girls and young women yesterday participated in the International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) Girls in Information and...... Read More

Red Stripe hires Ogilvy for international advertising campaign
 As Red Stripe moves to position itself as a key global player, the beer company has announced that it has signed top international firm...... Read More

CAP in line for axe as other public bodies come under scrutiny
THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) would like socalled self-financed public bodies in Jamaica to be hauled into central government and their revenue...... Read More


Dream start for Xodus

 ORGANISERS of Xodus road march in the Corporate Area last Sunday are pleased with the turnout of revellers who chose to party under... Read More

Ms Sandals Ochi crowning tonight
MISS Sandals Ochi 2017 will be crowned at a glittering finale of the pageant to be held at “The Pavilion” at Sandals Ochi tonight, starting at 7:00...... Read More

Third Dimension carving niche on soca scene
Sound system Third Dimension is happy with the feedback received from their outing at Sunday's road march throughout the Corporate Area. They had...... Read More

Make-up artist awards tomorrow
The second staging of the Jamaica Make-Up Artist (JMUA) Awards is scheduled for the grounds of The Stella Maris Pastoral Centre on Shortwood Road, St Andrew,...... Read More


He who pays the bills…

 For some men, the title of 'breadwinner' is a ticket to control and dominate their women. Should a man use the fact that he pays the bills to... Read More

Should she rule the nest when she earns more?
 Many religions are quite explicit about the roles of men and women in families – the man is the head, the breadwinner, and the woman is...... Read More

Lies men tell to get women weak
 Some men are of the strong conviction that in order to get certain women, certain games have to be played and so they depend heavily on...... Read More

Why men avoid educated women
 Education is the key to a better life, but is it the perfect key to a happy love life? I had occasion recently to do a mock survey with a few...... Read More


Ganjanomics 202 — What's the size of our markets?

We hear calls from the ganja lobby to speed up, for the health establishment to stand down, and Prime Minister Andrew Holness to lead the charge. Yes,... Read More

Is scamming coming to an end?
LET'S face it, it was just a matter of time before the 'Day of Reckoning' would find our nation's name tarnished because of the scamming ting, resulting in...... Read More

A 'changed' crime plan — Part 1
The following is set of proposals that actually date as far back as 1985 and were submitted to senior officers of both the constabulary and defence forces while...... Read More

Low fines, floods and volunteers
There is a connection between the ridiculously low fines paid for some offences, the consistent devaluation of the Jamaican dollar, and a...... Read More


'Act of treason'

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has described as treacherous the behaviour of councillors who he has been informed are... Read More

MBU, Arnett Gardens clash in second-leg RSPL quarter-final play-off
 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) will on Monday hope to advance to a fourth-consecutive...... Read More

 FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Noting that a number of clogged drains has contributed to the filthiness of Falmouth,...... Read More

Andre Thomas (left) sales executive at ATL Automotive hands over car keys to customer Rudolph Dawkins, production manager at Trelawny Aggregate (centre), while Petrena...... Read More


Hoping for the best as 'David' faces 'Goliath'

Jamaica's Young Reggae Boyz are scheduled to take on Mexico today in a quest to secure a spot in the next phase of the CONCACAF Under-17... Read More

World tourism conference good for Jamaica
We welcome the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference scheduled to be held in Jamaica later this year as we support its intended mission...... Read More

Navigating the economy harder than preaching a sermon, Bishop Gregory
One of the concessions made to the churches in Jamaica is that they are able to receive offering, tithes and other gifts without having to...... Read More

End the medical marijuana slow march
Prime Minister Andrew Holness would do well to give serious attention to Ms Wanda James's appeal to ensure that Jamaica is not left behind in...... Read More


Sporting the new 718

MIAMI is renowned for its tropical climate, beaches, and sports cars. So it came as no surprise when I was asked to test drive the new Porsche 718 Boxster on... Read More

Porsche takes spotlight
IN less than 24 hours ATL Automotive will be rolling out the red carpet for the official opening of its posh Porsche dealership in the bustling financial...... Read More

Let the races begin!
The month of April is an active one on the automotive calendar. The period saw the start of the drag racing season on April 2 held at Vernamfield in Clarendon, as well...... Read More

Porsche, Microsoft launch partnership
PORSCHE and Microsoft are set to deliver virtual driving pleasure by working in even closer collaboration in the future.At...... Read More


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