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Weekly Round-up: Kartel attorney rips into trial judge… Drought conditions worsen… Four cops facing criminal charges7:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Justice Lennox Campbell came under more fire this week for his handling of the murder trial of dancehall star Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer) and his... Read More

Police post now at Portmore Toll Plaza of Highway 2000 East-West6:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Representatives of TransJamaican Highway Limited (TJH), the developers of Highway 2000...... Read More

Forex: J$132.96 to one US dollar6:26 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, July 20 ended trading at J$132.96 up by 46 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

Power cut Sunday to facilitate road works 6:16 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says that there will be electricity service...... Read More

GG appoints two new Queen's Counsels 5:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Governor-General has announced the appointment of two new Queen's Counsels.King's House, in a release today, said that on the...... Read More

Security minister condemns killing of babies, mother in St Andrew 5:18 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang is condemning the recent killing of Kashief...... Read More

Phillips uncontested for PNP presidency 5:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips was uncontested at the end of the...... Read More

Grange visits 'critically ill' Count Prince Miller in UK hospital4:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Entertainment minister, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, says she has paid a visit to...... Read More

NEWS

Lawyers in Kartel appeal now question why jury wasn't given manslaughter option

DEFENCE attorneys who are fighting to have entertainer Vybz Kartel and his co-accused convictions overturned yesterday argued that not only were the sentences... Read More

JPS launches reliability programme
JAMAICA Public Service (JPS) President & CEO Emanuel DaRosa yesterday launched the light and power company's reliability 3.0 programme, which is designed to improve...... Read More

'Unacceptable'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Montego Bay business community is fuming over the smoke nuisance being caused by a fire at the Retirement disposal site in St...... Read More

New-look Ocho Rios Fishing Village now listed as a major attraction
THE Ocho Rios Fishing Village — now referred to as the Ultimate Chill Spot — at Sailor Hole, Main Street, Ocho Rios, St Ann, was officially opened last week...... Read More

SPORT

Evangelista urges Jamaica to use brand power to boost SOJ

CHICAGO, Illinois — David Evangelista, the president and managing director of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia, is calling on Jamaican celebrities and their... Read More

Oops!
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Jamaica's Reggae Girlz suffered a gut-wrenching 1-2 loss to Venezuela after missing two penalties, one inside the final minute, in the...... Read More

Miller-Uibo eyes 200m record, not so sure about 400m
Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo is of the belief that the women's 200m world record of 21.34 seconds is a more realistic target than the 400m mark of 47.60...... Read More

BETTER BETTING
Following major changes to its tote operating system at Caymanas Park over the last few weeks, the promoter of local horse racing, Supreme Ventures Racing and...... Read More

BUSINESS

Noel heads JBA

David Noel, CEO and president of Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd and senior vice-president and head of the Caribbean Central & North was yesterday unanimously elected to the role... Read More

Local companies need to implement anti-cybercrime technology
Jamaica has access to all the latest technologies to assist with crime fighting and cybercrime, but needs to exercise the will and urgency to...... Read More

Christmas in July
Outside, the temperatures may have been hitting the mid-30s, but that was no obstacle for patrons attending Christmas in July inside the air conditioned Jamaica Pegasus in New...... Read More

Cruise passenger arrivals exceed one million in St Kitts
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — St Kitts and Nevis has reached a milestone as the federation welcomed its millionth cruise ship passenger on...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Hood Celebrityy to spice up jerk fest

The past year has been a whirlwind for Hood Celebrityy, who has moved from unknown rapper to having a hit song and signing with a major record... Read More

Shaytana set to make debut
LAST December, reggae-artiste Jah Vibes released the various artiste compilation titled The Revival via Zojak World Wide. Now his...... Read More

Shac banks on 'Timing'
FIVE years after making the Top 5 in Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition, singer Shac released his sophomore album Timing is Everything.... Read More

Dymond sparkles with Pardner Draw
ZJ Dymond is pleased with the reception Shane O's Pardner Draw is receiving. The single was released on his Full Chaarge label...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Common relationship myths debunked

 There are some beliefs about love and relationships that are as old as time, that people pass down through generations, yet they have no basis in fact. Read More

COLUMNS

Not fair! Criminals get expungement and big jobs

We hear the words rehabilitation and expungement since 'whistle-blower' Philip Paulwell outed Carolyn Warren, who faced conviction of a drug-related office and is now... Read More

In the age of millennials
“Youth comes but once in a lifetime.” So said Henry Longfellow. There is much for this business of youth known as millennials in this lifetime — a...... Read More

Material things don't secure an electorate's vote ...all the time
Now that the World Cup is over the electorate will no doubt focus more on the Petrojam affair. The list of scandals — de-bushing, phone bill, Mombassa grass,...... Read More

Public engagement on Data Protection Bill needed before it's too late
The proliferation of digital technologies, media and devices has seen (personal) data become one of the most valuable currencies in the digital knowledge economy.... Read More

REGIONAL

'Unacceptable'

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Montego Bay business community is fuming over the smoke nuisance being caused by a fire at the Retirement disposal site in St... Read More

New-look Ocho Rios Fishing Village now listed as a major attraction
THE Ocho Rios Fishing Village — now referred to as the Ultimate Chill Spot — at Sailor Hole, Main Street, Ocho Rios, St Ann, was officially opened last week...... Read More

Gov't offers Thai boys, coach all-expense-paid vacation in Jamaica
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended an invitation to the 12 Thai boys and their football coach who were recently trapped in a...... Read More

GG awardee among five newly minted pastors
ST MARY, Jamaica — Recent governor general awardee for the parish of St Mary, Pastor Gordon Lindsay was among five Adventist ministers ordained into service last...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The heat is on: Study of related deaths now vital

Mr Glenroy Brown, climatologist at the Met Service in Jamaica, made a very interesting point in his interview with this newspaper published... Read More

The desperation of Ms Jennifer Housen and the drought of ideas
Ms Jennifer Housen, who is proposing to represent the People's National Party (PNP) in the St Andrew West Rural constituency, seems a desperate woman...... Read More

As we honour Nelson Mandela, let's take stock of ourselves
Had he lived, South African President Nelson Mandela would have marked his 100th birthday today which is most appropriately being observed as Nelson...... Read More

Why the Firearm Licensing Authority must press along
In a country where for so long the gun has been the main instrument of violent deaths, it boggles the mind that the State-run Firearm Licensing...... Read More

AUTO

Toyota Yaris: A sedan like no other

THE 2018 Toyota Yaris has undergone the necessary transformation to keep it competitive against its class rivals. Read More

KIG boosts JCF safety
KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG), local dealer for Yamaha motorcycles, provided support for the country's push for safety and security with a two-day training session...... Read More

Senna Summerbell soars
SENNA Summerbell revelled in the power of the new Rotax evo engines to end the Jamaica Karting Association's (JKA's) fourth meet held at the Palisadoes International...... Read More

McConnell debuts strong in US meet
IT was a stunning debut for Fraser McConnell at the DirtFish ARX of COTA in Austin, Texas last Saturday. The Jamaica driver is current tied at the top of the ARX2 class...... Read More

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