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Veteran Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western and popular medical practitioner Dr K Wykeham McNeill will officially announce his intention to run for one of four vice-presidential posts ...

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WHEN news broke on April 26 of the heart-breaking suspected suicide of 13-year-old J’Quan Forbes the night before, it shocked people who knew him and many others across the island. Yesterda ...

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Farewell J'Quan
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THE Jamaica Legion, which has responsibility for the provision of basic needs for ex-service men and women, is organising a major concert tour to raise funds. The concerts, which will be held at ...

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Marching Legion
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VINA DEL MAR, Chile – It was simply a matter of Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz returning to their core values which helped them to the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup last summer, aided and ab ...

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Another dismal display in 400m by Rusheen McDonald  4:03 PM
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NEWS

Alwayne Smith looks to entrepreneurship

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Ironically, it was his quest to find a job which landed 29-year-old Alwayne Smith in his present predicament, where he barely has an income. In 2011 he was myst ... Read More

It’s all in the milk!
With the launch of the ‘Drink Milk’ campaign last January aimed at reviving the milk industry, Serge Island Dairies — one of t ...... Read More

McNeill to announce PNP VP interest today at REC meeting in MoBay
Veteran Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Western and popular medical practitioner Dr K Wykeham McNeill will officially announce his intenti ...... Read More

Wolmerian remembered as loving boy, over-achiever
WHEN news broke on April 26 of the heart-breaking suspected suicide of 13-year-old J’Quan Forbes the night before, it shocked people who kne ...... Read More

SPORT

This ‘Daddy’ is now more than ‘Kool’

Known for his staying prowess, Bigdaddykool re-established his claims for the Cal’s Jamaica Derby yesterday when he scored a hard-fought victory in the 10-furlong Lotto Classic run for the Gov ... Read More

McLeod sizzles, Shelly flounders in Oregon
Jamaica’s in-form hurdler Omar McLeod continued his dominance of the event at the Prefontaine Classic, while double Olympic 100m champion She ...... Read More

Reggae Boyz hunker down to outlast third-ranked Chile
VINA DEL MAR, Chile – It was simply a matter of Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz returning to their core values which helped them to the final ...... Read More

Hydel retain prep schools athletics crown
DEFENDING champions Hydel Prep retained their title by amassing 334 points at the 2016 Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA)/Tastee ...... Read More

BUSINESS

KPReit invites shareholders to sleepover

  Moving to stimulate more interest in the company and its properties, Kingston Properties Limited – KPReit – has offered shareholders a 15 per cent discount on hotel stays in Fort ... Read More

How to be a marketing dud
Read the following sentence only once and count the number of “F”s: Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined ...... Read More

IMF points finger at banks for lack of growth
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is placing some blame on the island’s banking sector for poor levels of growth within the island. At the ...... Read More

UWI to honour Oxford’s first female vice-chancellor
  The University of the West Indies (UWI) announced on Friday that it will confer an honorary doctor of laws degree on the first female vice-chan ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Jahmiel heads out on maiden tour

Summer has been a busy period for reggae artistes for 40 years. Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker, Burning Spear and Peter Tosh were some of the music’s pioneer road warriors. The Jamaica Observe ... Read More

Legion hosts islandwide march
THE Jamaica Legion, which has responsibility for the provision of basic needs for ex-service men and women, is organising a major concert tour to ...... Read More

Back to Africa
Dancehall act Alakaline is currently in The Gambia and was expected to perform at a concert inside the Independence Stadium in Bakau last night. A ...... Read More

Jasmine V Rowe tells all
Born in the United States to a Jamaican father and American mother, Jasmine V Rowe grew up with an appreciation for their different cultures. She ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

When honey gets chubby

You have been with your partner for some time now. When you first met they were well-toned and in shape, but as the years flew by their body has morphed into something different. They have gained w ... Read More

Interracial dating
Would you date outside your race? Tijuana: Yes I would. I know that men are men by nature but I have had enough pain caused by men of my own race. ...... Read More

The ex meet-up
Your partner has an ex that broke their heart so much that they took out their pain on you, the new person in their life. You stuck by their side t ...... Read More

The outside child
You cheated on your spouse and got the woman on the side pregnant, or even worse, the man on the side got you pregnant. Time is slipping by and you ...... Read More

COLUMNS

The wrecking ball crew don’t understand the new paradigm of politics

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. — John Locke This year’s Budget presentation by ex-finance minister Dr Peter Phillips reminded me ... Read More

Time to treat corruption with the seriousness it deserves
  In nearly every corner of the world in recent years, from the Arab Spring to Latin America and many places in-between, political turbulence has ...... Read More

Jamaica, Venezuela, OAS and Caricom
Many years ago, I came across a University of the West Indies Scholarship Examination question which called upon candidates to comment on the role ...... Read More

The ‘no-ball’ that removed Curtly Ambrose
We have been awfully quiet about the replacement of West Indies pace legend Curtly Ambrose by former West Indies ‘A player’ Roderick Es ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Audit for Hanover PC

LUCEA, Hanover — Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie yesterday ordered an in-depth audit of the operations of the Hanover Parish Council in the wake of alleged incidents of gross im ... Read More

UWI Western Campus installs new ambassadorial corps
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Education, Information and Youth Senator Ruel Reid has congratulated the latest batch of the University of ...... Read More

Festival Queen hopefuls get a taste of Sandals Whitehouse
Contestants in the Miss Westmoreland Festival Queen Competition are picture perfect as they pause for a group photo during a recent visit to Sandals ...... Read More

Former soldier eyes 50 years as Red Cap porter
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Many people looking on would have thought that Michael Cracker Jack Young made a big mistake when he quit the Jamaica ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

While the grass was growing, the horse was starving — a lesson for all governments

Dreams or expectations are often realised too late, even though the requisite work to bring them to reality was being diligently pursued. Hence the medieval phrase “While the grass grows, the ... Read More

Let’s dream of partnerships to improve sport infrastructure
Debate routinely goes long into the night about the merits and demerits of the US college system with regard to top Jamaican athletes. What&rsquo ...... Read More

There is need for a tougher Bail Act
As was expected, members of the private Bar have come out swinging against Prime Minister Andrew Holness’s announcement of the Government&rsqu ...... Read More

Caricom Review Commission a wise decision
On Monday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness in his contribution to the Budget Debate announced the intention to establish a Caribbean Community (Ca ...... Read More

AUTO

Drag meet on Sunday

It will be a big meet on Sunday for the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) at Vernamfield, Clarendon, as they host the second event in their championship season, Drag Challenge #2. “Th ... Read More

St Ann tragedy - Five killed in Llandovery bus crash
LLANDOVERY, St Ann — The police have been once again pushed to step up their message of caution to road users following yesterday’s ...... Read More

Santa Fe Sport takes award
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, equipped with optional front-crash prevention, earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TO ...... Read More

Heelz N Wheelz delivers
FOR Heelz N Wheelz organiser Andrew Leesing, the 2016 staging at the National Stadium Car Park, St Andrew, last Sunday was one of the best ever in ...... Read More

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