#BEIJING2015: Jamaica's 4x100m men mine gold!

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s 4x100m men made it look almost too easy when they demolished the rest of the field to defend their title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Nesta Carter led off to Asafa Powell to Nickel Ashmeade with Usain Bolt on the anchor leg, and if Ja ... Read more

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DANIELLE Williams struck gold for Jamaica in the women's 100m hurdles in a remarkable display yesterday at World Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. It was a day which will live lo ...

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High Flyer
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FEMALE dancehall artiste Spice has come under sharp criticism via social media due to her conduct at one of her recent performances in Westmoreland. The deejay was captured on video urging a boy t ...

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Spice under fire
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JAMAICAN singer Omi recently received another boost of confidence from Grammy-winning a capella group Pentatonix (also known as PTX). The group recently posted a video on their YouTube channel cove ...

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PTX looks Omi's way
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WHETHER you like him or not Stephen Francis is a very astute coach, some would even say a genius, especially with his continuous shrewd but sometimes unpopular decisions. Francis, who in June d ...

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'I was scared'
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HURDLER Hansle Parchment won his second major global medal yesterday at the World Championships in Beijing, China. Parchment finished second in the 110m with a time of 13.03 seconds behind Russ ...

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'I kept my focus'
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PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller has described as phenomenal the performances of Jamaica's athletes on days six and seven of the IAAF World Athletics Championships now underway in Beijing, Chi ...

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Phenomenal!

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Weekly Round-Up: Two UWI students dead...Suicides rock JCF...Ja dominate Beijing 8:00 AM

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NEWS

Tropical Storm Erika to lose steam, but death toll rising

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam yesterday as it skirted along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruc ... Read More

US-Jamaicans welcome Ralph Thomas's appointment
WASHINGTON, DC -- Jamaicans residing in north-east United States have welcomed the appointment of Ralph Thomas as Jamaica's new ambassador to Washin ...... Read More

Phenomenal! - Portia congratulates athletes
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller has described as phenomenal the performances of Jamaica's athletes on days six and seven of the IAAF World At ...... Read More

Watch out for rains this weekend
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SPORT

I don’t know how I am supposed to feel – Danielle Williams

DESPITE winning the Jamaica Senior Championships in June, not many pundits gave Danielle Williams a chance of medalling here in Beijing. But that should not be a surprise because Danielle herself ... Read More

‘I was scared of the 200 metres’
WHETHER you like him or not Stephen Francis is a very astute coach, some would even say a genius, especially with his continuous shrewd but someti ...... Read More

No hurdle too high for Danielle Williams
DANIELLE Williams struck gold for Jamaica in the women's 100m hurdles in a remarkable display yesterday at World Championships at the Bird's Nest stad ...... Read More

My start was not the best – Hansle Parchment
HURDLER Hansle Parchment won his second major global medal yesterday at the World Championships in Beijing, China. Parchment finished second in ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Digicel Group cuts net loss for first quarter 2015

Digicel Group, the Irish-owned telecom provider with regional offices in Jamaica, suffered from flat revenues, but still slashed its net loss nearly in half, according to June first-quarter 2015 f ... Read More

As BOJ lowers bank rates, consumers may benefit
JAMAICAN consumers should soon see a reduction in lending rates as the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has further reduced the rates that it charges deposit ...... Read More

Despite drought, agriculture grows for June quarter
Despite the prolonged drought, the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) says the country's agriculture, forestry and fishing industry has recorded g ...... Read More

Blue Power pushes exports
The Blue Power Group Ltd which makes soaps and sells lumber continues to push for exports in an effort to boost its sagging profits. The latest i ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Sizzla, Bounty for Back To

THE inaugural Back To Fest, a live show culminating a popular weekly series in Majesty Gardens, is scheduled for the basketball court in that community tomorrow. Sizzla Kalonji, Bounty Killer, ... Read More

Scammers target Jahmiel
DANCEHALL artiste Jahmiel is the latest entertainer being plagued by unscrupulous individuals taking bookings on his behalf. "We have received ...... Read More

Spice under fire
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PTX looks Omi's way
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ALL WOMAN

Why you shouldn’t publicly shame the other woman

So you recently found out that your man has been cheating on you. Your plan: not only to confront him, but to confront the other woman as well. This is not a good idea, according to Denecia Green, ... Read More

What you should know before dating a woman who has been single for a while
A woman who has been single for a while will enter a new relationship with probably as much baggage as any other, says Denecia Green, author of Lie ...... Read More

Thousands of womb cancers prevented by the pill: study
The contraceptive pill has prevented some 200,000 cases of womb cancer over the last decade in rich nations alone, according to research published ...... Read More

Couples that split childcare duties have better relationships and sex lives
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COLUMNS

Peternomics 101 — Saving a nation from itself

IF you take Jamaica too seriously it could kill you. We are a nation of hyperboles and normalised exaggeration. One party is good, the other evil; there is no middle ground. What value? My square of ... Read More

Back to the boy and chain
SO where are the doubting "Boltites" today, the people who had convinced themselves (or the bookmakers) that Gatlin is the greatest, and (I suppose) ...... Read More

New prison provides heritage opportunities
The need for a new jail has been a reality for several decades. The current cost being bandied about reflecting $100 billion or US$800 million is ...... Read More

Please do not sell our shares
The Government of Jamaica, no matter which political party is in charge, will never be able to pay teachers, nurses, police, soldiers, postal worker ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Organisers, students hail inaugural summer science camp

LUCEA, Hanover — STUDENTS who participated in the inaugural three-week summer science camp hosted here at Jockey Factory by Bioprist Knowledge Park, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UA ... Read More

Roaring River pipes dry despite supplying other communities
ROARING RIVER, Westmoreland — ROARING River residents are livid. The small Westmoreland community, which has an abundance of springs and a s ...... Read More

Flow hosts another successful Back 2 School fair
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Noranda awards GSAT scholarships, tertiary bursaries
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EDITORIALS

No need to worry

THE legendary Mrs Veronica Campbell Brown was only 18 years old when she won a sprint relay silver medal at her very first Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. Fifteen years later, in the ... Read More

How fast can Usain Bolt really go?
YOUNG, ambitious sprinters hoping to somehow beat Mr Usain Bolt would have had second thoughts after yesterday's gold medal run in the IAAF World ...... Read More

Ambassador Ralph Thomas cannot, must not fail!
Mr Ralph Thomas, who recently completed a two-year stint as Jamaica's ambassador to China, has now been tasked with carrying the hopes of Jamaica ...... Read More

Time for a fixed election date
DR Peter Phillips, the finance minister and a senior member of the governing People's National Party (PNP), gave the clearest indication yet that th ...... Read More

AUTO

Singer Denyque is new brand ambassador for ATL Auto

SINGER and media personality Denyque has signed on as brand ambassador for ATL Automotive Limited. The premium car dealership -- specialising in Honda, Audi and Volkswagen brands -- has signed ... Read More

Maurice Whittingham the 'Boss'
MAURICE Whittingham continued to prove why he's one of the best drivers, and the 'Whurl Boss' of dexterities in the island with a sparkling performa ...... Read More

Parents urged to protect children on the road
EDUCATION and Information Officer of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Cameal Stewart, is urging parents to pay ...... Read More

PHOTO: FRANCE TRAGEDY
MONTPELLIER, France -- A car is being dragged away by waters following heavy rainfalls in Montpellier yesterday, killing its two passengers, an octo ...... Read More

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