POLICE Commissioner Dr Carl Williams yesterday disclosed that Jamaica is receiving help from the United States to track down the killers of two American missionaries whose bodies were found in a rem ...

US to join hunt

THE Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) yesterday announced that Petroleum Company of Jamaica Ltd (Petcom) has been sold to Phoenix Fuels and Accessories Limited for US$19 million ($2.3 billion). Pe ...

Petcom sold

HER father is Willie Stewart, former drummer of reggae band Third World. Her brother, Monea, is a music producer. Now, Leea Stewart is making her way into the music industry. The Jamaica-born, Fl ...

Leea’s right there

THE House of Representatives will this morning commence its review of the Estimates of Expenditure for the 2016/17 financial year at Gordon House in downtown Kingston. The Estimates were tabled on ...

2016/17 budget

Captain Horace Burrell, the president of the Jamaica Football Federation, has heaped praise on Reggae Boy Wes Morgan and his Leicester City team on achieving their first Barclays Premier League ...

Fearless Foxes!

Robert ‘The Hitman’ Halledeen came of age in his riding career by producing arguably his best ever ride aboard A Thousand Stars to nip Nuclear Affair, ridden by Shane Ellis, in the 7 ...

Among the ‘stars’


Cuba caps food prices to tame inflation as more tourists arrive 10:25 AM

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) – Cuba on Tuesday announced price caps on basic vegetables to protect poor families' purchasing power as a rise in tourism to the communist island puts ... Read More

Police seek motive in killing of 2 US missionaries  10:13 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the ...... Read More

PM attends energy summit in the US  9:51 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness departs the island today to participat ...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: What kind of animal attacks missionaries?  9:32 AM
Dear Editor, I am saddened, disappointed and deeply dismayed at the spiralling wave of sense ...... Read More

Cop killed at school fair in St Vincent  9:23 AM
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Police say an 18-year-old youth is assisting their investi ...... Read More

Dancehall artiste Popcaan jailed in Antigua  8:54 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican dancehall artiste Popcaan was last night arrested in Anti ...... Read More

Bassist: Prince found 'real happiness' as Jehovah's Witness  8:38 AM
MINNETONKA, United States (AP) — Music megastar Prince was known for throwing parties t ...... Read More

Petcom sold for J$2.3 billion  7:25 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) announced today, May 2, ...... Read More


Track club’s silent auction raises over $800k

The build-up to the inaugural Racers Grand Prix was launched in spectacular fashion. The track club left the blocks in a flash, acquiring well over $800,000, courtesy of a silent auction at ... Read More

Captain Burrell hails Leicester City’s Reggae Boy Wes Morgan
Captain Horace Burrell, the president of the Jamaica Football Federation, has heaped praise on Reggae Boy Wes Morgan and his Leicester City team ...... Read More

Halledeen now among the ‘stars’
Robert ‘The Hitman’ Halledeen came of age in his riding career by producing arguably his best ever ride aboard A Thousand Stars to n ...... Read More

Last semi-final place up for grabs in Sandals/ATL Senior League football
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Three clubs, Melbourne FC, Marl Road and Heights FC, will continue their head-to-head race for the last semi-final pl ...... Read More


Rainforest Seafoods makes strategic shift to value-added products

Local seafood distributor Rainforest Seafoods is finalising regulatory requirements to begin exportation of cooked land crabs and lobster come July. Cooked crab is another seafood market the distrib ... Read More

Construction is bustling at Florida’s first ‘sustainable town’
PUNTA GORDA, United States (AFP) — With deep pockets and an environmentalist’s zeal, retired American football player Syd Kitson dreamed ...... Read More

Who needs marketing research?
I guess the Marketing Department can be too good. Here’s one example: Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with that expens ...... Read More

Jetcon eyes security force car contract
Jetcon Corporation Ltd, one of the newest members of the Junior Market on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), says it is eyeing the contract to supply ...... Read More


DJ Redz carving his niche

The sound system selector has had a critical role in Jamaican music. Since the 1950s, they have helped ‘buss’ songs and artistes that mainstream radio ignored. Just 20, Javin &lsq ... Read More

Leea’s right there
HER father is Willie Stewart, former drummer of reggae band Third World. Her brother, Monea, is a music producer. Now, Leea Stewart is making her ...... Read More

Exciting showdowns at Magnum
SATURDAY’S weekly edition of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall Competition saw Shaneil Muir and Clymaxx dominating the female face-offs, wh ...... Read More

Klimax drops summer song
FLORIDA-BASED recording artiste Klimax said his latest single Danger Wine is destined to be one of the anthems for this summer. “Summer is a t ...... Read More


Vows: Planning the perfect wedding

The Bliss Bridal Boutique-Bridal Trunk Show held on Saturday, April 23, inside the Grand Jamaica Suite of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, attracted scores of patrons eager to explore the multi ... Read More

Delayed puberty?
Dear Dr Mitchell, My daughter is 13 years old but there is no sign that she has reached puberty. There are no breast buds, no hair, no menstruation ...... Read More

WOMEN Empowerment (WE)-Change is making strides in empowering women by participating in social justice advocacy and creating safe alternative space ...... Read More

Relationship problems you just can’t fix
Everyone is happy when a relationship blooms, and eternal bliss is the recurring thought process of both parties involved. But as the love bl ...... Read More


Asset-Based Community Development the way to go

The Jamaica Labour Party has picked up right where the People’s National Party left off in its disastrous march over the cliff toward defeat in the national polls. We have heard nothing from t ... Read More

Go beyond the symbolism of Child Month and treat the youth right
  There is no need to over-romanticise the myriad issues affecting our youth. However, it is necessary to reassert a core belief that innocenc ...... Read More

Will this end that conspiracy?
This column has been noting for a few years well, that Jamaica’s double-blight of low productivity and corruption has its genesis in a con ...... Read More

Who is to be blamed for classism in Jamaica?
I had never experienced this thing called classism until I moved back to Jamaica. I had left at age 16 and after almost 10 years in a foreign count ...... Read More


Community grieves after 2 American missionaries found dead

PORT MARIA, St Mary — Sunday afternoons are traditionally spent at home with family members in Jamaica; however, for the residents of Boscobel in St Mary, Sunday, May 1 was spent searching ... Read More

Farewell, ‘Daddy D’
MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Hundreds of Jamaicans from all walks of life turned up to say their final farewell to celebrated political represen ...... Read More

Holmwood principal laments stabbing incident on school compound
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Principal of the Holmwood Technical High School, Paul Bailey, says the institution has been hit hard by an incident ...... Read More

Rain delays road repairs in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — With every afternoon shower, life gets harder for road users in this lively, south-central, commercial town. Bad ...... Read More


An option to the death

The death penalty debate, we see, has returned in what is clearly an unending cycle that inflames passions more than it stimulates rational discourse. That is somewhat understandable, given Jamaica ... Read More

The mission for Child Month and beyond
As Jamaica again begins its annual observation of Child Month, we are heartened by the fact that the Child Development Agency (CDA) has said that it ...... Read More

We all need to support the buy Jamaica campaign
The long-standing and enormous trade deficit between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago should have been addressed many years ago. A pragmatic resolu ...... Read More

Let good sense prevail
Two years ago, this newspaper had reason to hail Montego Bay United football club for providing what we described then as a blueprint for Jamaica&rs ...... Read More


New 2016 BMW X1 arrives

ATL Autobahn, the exclusive dealer for BMW is announcing the arrival of the 2016 BMW X1. The second-generation model has received rave reviews since its launch last year for its impressive, new b ... Read More

Hyundai in hyper speed
DESPITE the gathering of about 15 placard-bearing protesters across the road, Wednesday evening’s grand opening of the new Hyundai Jamaica ...... Read More

Henry calls for rural bus system
MINISTER of Transport and Mining, Mike Henry is calling for local stakeholders in Clarendon to support the implementation of a dedicated school bus ...... Read More

Jaguar pounces into luxury market
The 2016 Jaguar XF was welcomed to Jamaica at a media launch at the Jaguar Land Rover Showroom on South Camp Road in St Andrew last Tuesday. &ldquo ...... Read More


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