MANAGING Director of the merged LIME and Columbus Communications entity, Garfield Sinclair has revealed that the company will be reviewing its pricing system following the removal of 19 channels, ...

Pricing review

PHILADELPHIA, United States — Jamaica's high school boys jumpers swept all three events on yesterday's final day of the 121st Penn Relays Carnival here at a sun-bathed Franklin Field. Aft ...

Steths 'Penns' Glory

  All the Pretty Birds fashion blogger Tamu McPherson spent the Easter holidays in Jamaica and SO spent Good Friday at Strawberry Hill with her and, yes, we brought her bun and cheese, Appleton r ...

Bird’s-Eye View

COME May 31, 19 cable channels are to be removed from the roster offerings. This follows a directive issued by the Broadcasting Commission, as cable providers do not possess the requisite agree ...


JAMAICA is again mourning another underage girl who has been found dead. The child, Jameila Johnson, also known as 'Zella' -- a 12-year-old student of the Harewood Primary School in St Catherin ...

12-y-o murdered

IT was a full house for Sizzla Kalonji's 'Earthstrong' on April 18 at the old Skateland complex, Windward Road, east Kingston. The location, which houses the Caveman studio where Sizzla frequen ...

Sizzla celebrates


Thousands march in US capital against gay marriage 4:11 PM

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Several thousand people including religious leaders marched in Washington on Saturday against same-sex marriage as the US Supreme Court pr ... Read More

2nd Test: England beat Windies by 9 wickets  3:53 PM
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) — England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matche ...... Read More

PHOTOS: Calabar break meet record to cop High School Boys' 4x100m title at Penns  3:24 PM
PHILADELPHIA, United States — The Red Hills Road-based Calabar High School today secure ...... Read More

2nd Test: England chase 78 for victory against Windies  2:12 PM
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) — England were 65 for one at tea, having been set a victory ...... Read More

PHOTOS: Jamaica finish ahead of USA to cop women's 4x100m title at Penns  1:01 PM
PHILADELPHIA, United States — A superb third leg by Schillonie Calvert enabled Jamaica ...... Read More

2nd Test: England need 143 to beat Windies  12:40 PM
St George's, Grenada (AFP) — West Indies were dismissed for 307 in their second innings ...... Read More

St Ann man chops neighbours to death after alleged dispute  12:22 PM
ST ANN, Jamaica — Two men were chopped to death early this morning following an alleged ...... Read More

PHOTOS: JC's Clayton Brown wins High School Boys' High Jump event on final day of Penns  11:52 AM
PHILADELPHIA, United States — Clayton Brown of Jamaica College cleared a height of 2.09 ...... Read More


Flow reviewing its cable pricing system — Sinclair

MANAGING Director of the merged LIME and Columbus Communications entity, Garfield Sinclair has revealed that the company will be reviewing its pricing system following the removal of 19 channels, ... Read More

Whip child killers and rapists, Islamic Council says
AS the heinous murders and attacks against the nation's children continue to escalate, the Islamic Council of Jamaica believes that it is time for t ...... Read More

Helping others die
IF you found out that you were dying of a terminal disease which will cause severe pain and suffering, would you be inclined to seek help to accel ...... Read More

Jealous woman beats schoolgirl over man
A woman appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last week for assaulting a schoolgirl whom she accused of having an affair with ...... Read More


Jamaican schools dominate final day of Penn Ralays

PHILADELPHIA, United States — Jamaica's high school boys jumpers swept all three events on yesterday's final day of the 121st Penn Relays Carnival here at a sun-bathed Franklin Field. Aft ... Read More

England cruise to nine-wicket triumph over woeful Windies
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) — England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket wi ...... Read More

Jamaica’s women outstanding at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA, United States — Jamaica's female relay teams warmed up for next weekend's IAAF World Relay Championships in The Bahamas, winning ...... Read More

O’Hara sparks Calabar double
PHILADELPHIA, United States — Super athlete Michael O'Hara led Calabar to two High School Championship of America titles, while the University ...... Read More


Car owner seeks refund from Victoria Mutual Insurance Company

Dear Claudienne On May 5, 2008, I renewed my motor vehicle insurance with Victoria Mutual Insurance Company (VMIC) for one year. The renewal fee of $49,787.77 was paid to VMIC through Zenith In ... Read More

NCB makes record $3.2 billion in profit
NATIONAL Commercial Bank of Jamaica (NCB), described as the island's most profitable bank, announced that it made its highest quarterly profit ever ...... Read More

Jamaica strengthens trading ties with Costa Rica
MINISTER of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton has cemented Jamaica's trading relations with Costa Rica after signing a Memorandum of U ...... Read More

Jamaican tax levels higher than developing peers' — study
JAMAICA'S taxation levels are higher than most of its developing nation peers, according to a new study by UHY, an international accountancy network ...... Read More


Nanny lives in the arts

THE spirit of Nanny — Jamaica's only female national heroine -- rises this year with the staging of two major artistic productions with her as subject. The story of the legendary Maroon l ... Read More

Konshens makes it legal
DUTCH singer/songwriter Eva Simons recently collaborated with dancehall star Konshens on the song Policeman. Produced by Dutch DJ/dance musician Sid ...... Read More

The Brownes are back!
SIBLING music groups were the rage in the United States during the early 1970s. Teen 'phenoms' The Jackson 5 and The Osmonds were pick of the litter ...... Read More

Schools to take on Shakespearean roles
SEVENTEEN Jamaican high schools have taken up the challenge to participate in the inaugural Shakespeare Schools' Championship. However, only one sch ...... Read More


VOWS: Shining Love

“I am but a firefly caught in his jar and when he looks at me, I can’t help but glow.” — Author, Kellie Elmore n February 15, 2015, Jamaican-born Florida residents Leroy Whit ... Read More

A sniff of sweat, a sniff of happiness
  THE chemical compounds – called chemosignals – that we produce when we're happy are detectable by those who smell our sweat, accor ...... Read More

Dolls fulfil the needs of lonely men 
  She lay quietly on a narrow bed, greeting potential customers with an impassive stare and a disproportionately buxom form: meet "156", a stand ...... Read More

Eat for better sex, health
  Diets are no fun, and it’s hard to keep the weight from rolling back on. Yet, diets geared towards goals other than weight loss could ma ...... Read More


The minister is selling unfit green mangoes

ABOUT two decades ago, when former PM and Leader of the Opposition Edward Seaga was under pressure from all sectors of the society for him to give up the political ghost and make way for new thought ... Read More

A gov't cruelly skylarking and playing Russian roulette with our lives
I have always tried to be correct, but not politically correct. — Lee Kuan Yew An excerpt from Aesop's fable The Dog and the Oyster: ...... Read More

Leadership, governance and transparency
At this point in history, when the world continues to grieve in the wake of the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, we cannot but call to mind the failure of ...... Read More

Debt relief for Jamaica will not happen overnight
Jamaica's appetite for debt has been years in the making. The accumulation of debt followed a period in the late 1970s when global oil prices, trigg ...... Read More


St Elizabeth roadwork a good start, says Azan

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — All agreed that the $10 million allocated for patching work on the badly scoured Jointwood Road, which links Maggotty to Elderslie in North West St Elizabeth, "is ju ... Read More

St Aubyn Bartlett ‘fired up’ to take Central Manchester
BELLEFIELD, Manchester — Close to a year since becoming the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for Central Manchester, Dr St Aubyn Bartlett ...... Read More

30 per cent of Jamaicans have no bank account
MONTEGO BAY, St James — With more than 30 per cent of Jamaicans said to be "unbanked", chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), Co ...... Read More

Students praise Observer CSEC workshop
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Scores of students who turned out at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay for the final of seve ...... Read More


Professional versus amateur conundrum

This tension between amateurism and professionalism in sport is as old as the hills. In the old days of English cricket, for example, there was a ludicrous demarcation between 'Gentlemen' and ' ... Read More

Welcoming Dr Carlton Davis and Mr Dennis Chung
THE appointment of Dr Carlton Davis for a second stint as chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT) board is most welcome and an obvious move by ...... Read More

'Cockroach (read: big investors) nuh bizniz inna fowl fight'
WHILE we agonise every day that Jamaica is not attracting the level of foreign direct investment (FDI) that would spur growth and provide jobs, we a ...... Read More

We're not as small as we like to think
The dilemma facing the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean, including Jamaica, is that they are not as small as they like to ma ...... Read More


Seven-seat heaven

SEARCHING for real off-road capabilities and seven seats? Then look no further than the 2015 Isuzu mu-X Sport Utility Vehicle fresh off the showroom floors of local dealers Isuzu Vehicles and Supp ... Read More

Import ban to be lifted
MINISTER of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says his ministry is preparing to launch the Automotive Repair and Re-certification ...... Read More

Sol introduces new lubricant
SOL Petroleum Jamaica Limited unveiled a revolutionary motor oil formulation to special guests at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew, on Wednesd ...... Read More

No bail for Carmax exec
RAYMOND Clough, attorney-at-law representing incarcerated director of Carmax Darren Blake, advised the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court ye ...... Read More


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