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THE Election Centre, which is co-chaired by the political ombudsman and the director of elections, has asked the police to immediately ban political campaigning in the volatile St James communit ...

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — It has been eight-and-a-half years since incumbent member of parliament (MP) Peter Bunting has been in Manchester Central. As he vies for his third term in the ...

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JAMAICAN producer Tarik ‘Rvssian’ Johnston is featured on Billboard’s current number two album, Islah by American rapper Kevin Gates. The 15-track set is Gates’s debut wor ...

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The battle for the five parliamentary seats in St James in the coming general election has intensified since Tuesday’s nomination of 11 candidates in the western parish. The constituencies to ...

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WAVELL Hinds, president and chief executive officer of the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), has challenged regional Twenty20 (T20) Captain Darren Sammy to substantiate claims made ag ...

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Hinds challenges Sammy over claims against WIPA 10:16 PM

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WHO: No travel restrictions for Zika  10:09 PM
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No more political campaigning in Flanker, St James  7:24 PM
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PM demands apology for Holness' 'con' statement  5:14 PM
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NEWS

Paulwell: Noranda bankruptcy filing has nothing to do with bauxite levy row

MINISTER in charge of mining, Phillip Paulwell, has dismissed speculation that the bankruptcy filing by Noranda Bauxite’s parent company in the United States is in any way related to the ... Read More

Political campaigning banned in volatile Flanker
THE Election Centre, which is co-chaired by the political ombudsman and the director of elections, has asked the police to immediately ban polit ...... Read More

Big projects on Bunting’s agenda as he looks forward
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — It has been eight-and-a-half years since incumbent member of parliament (MP) Peter Bunting has been in Manchester ...... Read More

PM demands apology from Holness over ‘con artist’ comment
THE attorney for Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has written to Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness seeking an apology and damages ...... Read More

SPORT

Bromfield eyes World Juniors medal, more glory at Champs

MONTEGO BAY, St James — St Elizabeth Technical High School’s (STETHS) Junelle Bromfield is eyeing three individual gold medals at next month’s ISSA Girls’ Athletics Champ ... Read More

Wavell Hinds challenges T20 skipper to justify claims against WIPA
WAVELL Hinds, president and chief executive officer of the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), has challenged regional Twenty20 (T20) C ...... Read More

JNBS Sunshine Open League semis on today
Molynes United ‘A’, along with University of the West Indies (UWI) Pelicans, Waulgrovians ‘A’ and Mico ‘A’ are t ...... Read More

2016 SportsFeva tourney promises to be biggest yet
Organisers have added a new component to the annual SportsFeva tournament and are promising that the 2016 edition will be the biggest yet. Hosted ...... Read More

BUSINESS

The 7 Deadly Sins of Money

The Bible is often misquoted to declare that ‘money is the root of all evil’. Some people use this verse to preach that money is tainted and that it is the source of many of the world&r ... Read More

Too many Jamaicans looking rich but not becoming rich – Brad Sugars
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Noranda to continue bauxite production despite filing for bankruptcy
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (NAHC) announced Monday that the company has filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised restructuring ...... Read More

Real estate stakeholders foresee return to growth following NHT loan increase
KINGSTON, Jamaica (TTR) — The Jamaican landscape is riddled with makeshift homes teetering on the edges of gullies and hugging steep hillsides ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Bacchanal Fridays jumps off tomorrow

SOCA party series Bacchanal Fridays kicks off at the Mas Camp in New Kingston tomorrow. This year’s theme, Bacchanal Legacy — Live The Dream, is a reflection of quality entertain ... Read More

Rvssian gets Billboard boost
JAMAICAN producer Tarik ‘Rvssian’ Johnston is featured on Billboard’s current number two album, Islah by American rapper Kevin G ...... Read More

Sanchez to go ‘live’
Sanchez, who has been doing the local show scene in recent times, is the feature act for the next ‘Live In Concert’ series at Jamaica T ...... Read More

Mystic Revealers drops single
Herb Must Legalize Now, the long-awaited single from Mystic Revealers, has been released. Julius Chin Yee, the band’s manager, said a remix ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Stretch marks in PREGNANCY

As women approach the end of pregnancy, they are usually dreaming of their babies and all the wonderful things they will do as mothers. Often, however, there is also a fear of stretch marks, a commo ... Read More

Once, twice or three times per week?
Spice is what keeps a relationship alive, and this is expressed through a meeting of the bodies. But as time goes by in a relationship, these meeti ...... Read More

What I like about you
If someone asked you what you liked about your partner, would you be able to tell immediately? Is it something physical, or is it more complex, lik ...... Read More

Cheating minds
It’s something many people are guilty of, even though they may be in secure relationships where they love their partners. It’s emotiona ...... Read More

COLUMNS

The joke is on us — Empty promises and pathetic, outdated antics

Two Sundays ago, as I watched on the television and saw scores and scores of diehard People’s National Party (PNP) supporters at the Half-Way-Tree rally I started to really analyse my feeling ... Read More

The late O J Thorbourne and credit unions
In an edition of the Umbrella magazine of 1967, the Reverend O J Thorbourne was listed as one of the honorees for the 25th anniversary of the Ja ...... Read More

Pastor Harvey was asking for trouble
The political declaration of support for the People’s National Party (PNP) from a political platform by Dr Michael Harvey, a pastor of the ...... Read More

Why damn non-voters to ‘hell-ocracy’?
During the election season “pro-voting” media content and conversations become almost unbearable trying to save “non-voters” ...... Read More

REGIONAL

McNeill hails JCF for work on Negril Police Station

  Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill has commended members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for their outstanding work on the renovation of the Negril Police Station. Fifty people from th ... Read More

No cakewalk
The battle for the five parliamentary seats in St James in the coming general election has intensified since Tuesday’s nomination of 11 candid ...... Read More

Nomination Day across the west
  Twenty-eight candidates were on Tuesday nominated across the western parishes of Trelawny, Hanover, St James and Westmoreland to contest the 12 ...... Read More

Somerton FC seek to extend lead
  Somerton FC will seek to create some space between themselves and the rest of Zone 2 today, when they take on Copperwood FC at Somerton, gunn ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Congratulations, JA, on a nicely done Nomination Day!

“Believe it or not, I didn’t read the article. The moment I saw the photos I started to write. I have no idea what are the contents in the article. The photos were so touching that I jum ... Read More

Surely, a mistake Mr Holness?
We have been around too long to expect a meeting as massive as the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) 2016 election launch in Sam Sharpe S ...... Read More

Mr Holness’s 10-point plan worthy of debate
The 10-point plan for economic growth presented last week by Mr Andrew Holness has stimulated the kind of debate that is good for any election c ...... Read More

Labour Market Information System offers hope
As Jamaica’s two major political parties woo voters over the next two-and-a-half weeks leading to the February 25 parliamentary election, ec ...... Read More

AUTO

‘Crazy Cutter’ bats for new Road Traffic Act

MOTORCYCLE stunt rider Marlon ‘Crazy Cutter’ Fletcher believes the amendments to the Road Traffic Act would partly assist in reducing the death toll among bikers. “The curr ... Read More

Brazil’s top pickup comes to Jamrock!
THE 2016 Volkswagen Saveiro caused quite a stir at the ATL Automotive Volkswagen Road Show in Portmore Pines, St Catherine, last weekend. Bra ...... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Counting on the Q5
Need to go on that weekend retreat? Well, only the Audi Q5 can provide that comfortable, stylish and elegant ‘getaway’ vehicle that&rsq ...... Read More

NRSC disappointed Traffic Act debate on hold
THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is disappointed that the debate of the new Road Traffic Act by the Senate has been stalled as Parliament wi ...... Read More

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