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TRAGEDY struck yesterday in Papine, St Andrew, when a physically challenged man was crushed to death by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus. Police reports are that about 1:00 pm, Marlon Kin ...

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OPPOSITION leader Andrew Holness, announcing his new Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) slate yesterday, says that the party will be stepping up to the plate to provide solutions to the country's problems ...

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA — Cocaine moving through the Caribbean to the United States increased by 400 per cent between 2011 and 2014, raising concerns that the region is regaining its status as a ...

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LISTED company Medical Disposables & Supplies Ltd (MDS) doubled its warehouse capacity with the purchase of a $230-million property on Hagley Park Road. The purchase will consolidate activities ...

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THE Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites has reaffirmed his stance against the "buying" of student athletes for the greater glory of schools. In a first move to address the matter, the ministe ...

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WITH a 40 per cent hold on Jamaica's new-vehicle market share, Toyota Jamaica (TJam) says it will not be resting on its proverbial laurels. On Wednesday, the company broke ground for the construct ...

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Night 2 of Jazz and Blues tonight 5:39 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Night 2 of the 2015 Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival kicks off at 7 o’clock tonight at the Trelawny Stadium. During last night’s tribute to ... Read More

Forex: J$115.81 to one US dollar  5:37 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar held firm against the US dollar trading at $115 ...... Read More

Residents block roads in protest against Police in Westmoreland, set cane fields on fire  4:34 PM
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NEWS

US says it welcomes discussion on drug policy

THE United States Government says it welcomes discussion and debate on drug policy and that it is up to the people of Jamaica to decide which policies are most appropriate for the country within t ... Read More

US official says C’bbean regaining status as preferred transit route
WASHINGTON, DC, USA — Cocaine moving through the Caribbean to the United States increased by 400 per cent between 2011 and 2014, raising con ...... Read More

Physically challenged man crushed by JUTC bus
TRAGEDY struck yesterday in Papine, St Andrew, when a physically challenged man was crushed to death by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus. ...... Read More

Holness shuffles shadow cabinet
OPPOSITION leader Andrew Holness, announcing his new Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) slate yesterday, says that the party will be stepping up to the pl ...... Read More

SPORT

Don't change lanes!

MONTEGO BAY, St James — World championship gold medallist and Olympic relay silver medallist Bertland Cameron has urged Jamaican high school athletes to stay at their schools and reject invi ... Read More

Seahawks, Patriots square off for Super Bowl XLIX
AT approximately 6:30 pm this Sunday in Glendale, Arizona, two teams will meet in the biggest sporting event on the planet, Super Bowl XLIX. It wil ...... Read More

Thwaites to move against 'buying' of student athletes
THE Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites has reaffirmed his stance against the "buying" of student athletes for the greater glory of schools. ...... Read More

Telephone betting edges close to $10m
Chairman of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) Christopher Brown has informed the Complete Racing Guide that since the introduction of telephone betting i ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Pengelley calls for 10% tax rate on Junior Market

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Manufacturing Association (JMA) Brian Pengelley is calling on Government to consider a 10 per cent tax rate for companies looking to list on the Junior Stock Market. Up ... Read More

Medical Disposables makes $230-m investment
LISTED company Medical Disposables & Supplies Ltd (MDS) doubled its warehouse capacity with the purchase of a $230-million property on Hagley Pa ...... Read More

Label Crafts starts out on growth strategy
BEVERLEY Lopez, past president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), now heads Label Crafts Jamaica Ltd, a newly formed label packag ...... Read More

Vestas secures 36MW order in Jamaica; project will become country's largest wind farm
VESTAS has received a firm and unconditional 36.3MW order for 11 units of the V112-3.3MW turbine for the BMR Jamaica wind project in St Elizabeth. ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Murphy rules iTunes chart

TWO days after its official release, Oh Jah Jah the reggae song by actor Eddie Murphy, has topped the iTunes Reggae Top 100 Chart. The single was released by VPAL Classic, digital arm of VP Rec ... Read More

The Simpkin Project for VP Records
CALIFORINA-based reggae band The Simpkin Project has inked a multi-album deal with VP Records Dub Rockers Imprint. The signing took place earlier la ...... Read More

Duane Stephenson on film
SINGER Duane Stephenson has completed videos for two songs from his current album, Dangerously Roots. They are Good Good Love and Sorry Babylon. "I ...... Read More

G7 does the 'Maths'
NEW Jersey-based deejay G7 is promoting his latest single and video Do Di Maths. The Portmore-born artiste told this column that the song is about s ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

10 things you didn’t know about Jessica Yap

Jessica Yap has accomplished much in her lifetime. Exposed to music from she was in her mother’s tummy, this violin player has been a staple on the Jamaican music scene since she was a mere t ... Read More

Surprising things that turn him off
Like magnet to steel, most men are attracted to women. However, like oil and water, the attraction can wane because of certain of her actions. What ...... Read More

She loves this; she hates that
Fairytales and romance novels would have you believe that the three key words to a woman’s heart are ‘I love you’, but the modern- ...... Read More

Understanding glaucoma 
Are you getting up in age and a bit worried about your vision? Do you have a medical condition such as diabetes and are concerned about how it will a ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Get it straight, we don't lose!

STILL depressed about the lost beauty crown? Anyone who knows Jamaicans will realise that we don't like to hear the word "loser". We don't lose, even when we come in last. Our dictionary begins a ... Read More

Mastery of English will determine our future
Most families spoke poor English and bad patois for generations; now the few who master English still speak bad patois. Poor Miss Lou was discredi ...... Read More

It's probably too early to put the JLP on a suicide watch
WHEN a political party becomes the joke of every gathering and the butt of every joke one would believe that is the best time to pack it in and ju ...... Read More

'There are lies, and there are statistics'
THE minister of justice, Senator Mark Golding, on several occasions in recent days, made the claim that the hourly cost of the West Kingston enquiry ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Controversy rages over Bailey bridge in Lucea

LUCEA, Hanover — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has no problem with the width of a pedestrian bridge, which was recently erected parallel to the Lucea West (Riley River bridge). ... Read More

MOCA launches 'Stop Lottery Scamming' in four St James schools
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Major Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday launched Stop Lottery Scamming in four schools in Montego ...... Read More

Buyers, suppliers want Tourism Linkages Speed Networking event to be held twice per year
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Representatives of the nearly 200 supplier and buyer companies which participated in the first ever Tourism Linkages Sp ...... Read More

‘The school community is in pain’
FROME, Westmoreland — The normally lively chatter and smiles in the classrooms and within the halls of Frome Technical High School were replac ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

We are afraid Mr Bunting, Commissioner Williams — even if you are not!

* A 14-year-old girl -- Santoya Campbell -- is brutally killed; her body stuffed into a garbage bag and dumped near her school in Westmoreland. * A retired nurse -- Mrs Hyacinth Hayden -- is ... Read More

Battle of the Commissions of Enquiry
We have watched, admittedly with some amusement, the contretemps between the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party ...... Read More

Thanks to Venezuela and China, America rediscovers its old Caribbean friends
WE regard as important the United States Government's hosting of Monday's Caribbean Energy Security Summit led by Vice-President Joseph Biden and at ...... Read More

Miss Kaci Fennell has won our hearts
NATURALLY, Jamaicans are feeling some amount of disappointment at the results of the 63rd Miss Universe pageant held in Florida, Sunday night. Th ...... Read More

AUTO

Trophy haul for VW

* Transporter named 'Best Crew Van' * Amarok wins 'Best Utility Pick-Up' and 'Best Double Cab' awards * Caddy awarded 'Best Local Delivery Van' * Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presented ... Read More

Toyota's new ground
WITH a 40 per cent hold on Jamaica's new-vehicle market share, Toyota Jamaica (TJam) says it will not be resting on its proverbial laurels. On Wed ...... Read More

King reigns in MoBay
DARYL King was the big winner at the Montego Bay Motoring Club's (MBMC) Prize Giving at Pier 1 in St James, last Saturday, as he took home two awa ...... Read More

No more grace period for driver’s licence
THE Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament reviewing the Road Traffic Bill elected to support a police recommendation to remove the 48-hour grac ...... Read More

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