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It has existed on Jamaican law books for three years now, but the one-time much heralded Public Health Tobacco Control Regulations Act 2013, seems to have virtually gone up in smoke. While poli ...

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Incarceration is not often paired with gratefulness, but for Jevan Smith, it is what changed his life for the better. Smith was who some would term a juvenile delinquent. At age 17, he was charged ...

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NAIN, St Elizabeth — Lucy Brooks, who operates a restaurant, Country Grill, located on a slope overlooking this small village close to the south east St Elizabeth/south Manchester border, re ...

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THE jury is still out on whether this was the biggest dancehall night ever at Reggae Sumfest. But what is indisputable is that a massive audience turned out on Friday to take in the first of the two ...

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BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — Defending champion and favourite Jaheel Hyde delivered on his promise as he became the first man in history to retain his title in the 400m hurdles event when he cruise ...

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LATEST NEWS

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Super Cat puts in workmanlike performance 5:25 AM

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Veteran deejay Super Cat put in a workmanlike performance at Sumfest this morning inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. The Don Dada re ... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Barrington Levy brings back memories of early dancehall days  4:30 AM
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Veteran dancehall crooner Barrington Levy's performance inside ...... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Sanchez brought the house down  3:04 AM
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reggae singer Sanchez brought the house down with his exception ...... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Busy Signal delivers versatile set  2:10 AM
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Busy Signal gave a versatile performance on Sumfest's Reggae Ni ...... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Chris Martin scores big at Sumfest  12:53 AM
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Christopher Martin scored big on Reggae Night of Sumfest here a ...... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Nature electrifies Sumfest, calls for end to MoBay violence  11:38 PM
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay native, Nature captivated his hometown audience wit ...... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Nicky Silk has crowd reminiscing on Garnett Silk  11:01 PM
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Garnett Silk sound-alike, Nicky Silk, brought back memories of ...... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: D-Medz gives early spark on Reggae Night  10:37 PM
MONTEGO BAY, St James — D-Medz provided an early spark during his debut on the Reggae S ...... Read More

NEWS

Boy claims he was burnt at girls’ home

A 17-year-old boy says he has not slept in a week because of the painful wounds he received after he was attacked at a girls’ home. Kemar Williams of a Grant’s Pen address claims he was ... Read More

Residents hoping for Alpart’s reopening
NAIN, St Elizabeth — Lucy Brooks, who operates a restaurant, Country Grill, located on a slope overlooking this small village close to the s ...... Read More

Little enforcement of Tobacco Control Act douses its relevance
It has existed on Jamaican law books for three years now, but the one-time much heralded Public Health Tobacco Control Regulations Act 2013, seems ...... Read More

How prison changed one young man’s life
Incarceration is not often paired with gratefulness, but for Jevan Smith, it is what changed his life for the better. Smith was who some would ter ...... Read More

SPORT

India push wilting Windies to verge of heavy defeat

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — West Indies were facing the prospect of another huge series-opening defeat at 21 for one in their second innings at stumps, a deficit of 302 runs, ... Read More

Jaheel Hyde makes history by defending 400m hurdles title
BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — Defending champion and favourite Jaheel Hyde delivered on his promise as he became the first man in history to retain ...... Read More

Jamaica continue medal hunt on final day
BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — The Jamaicans will continue their medal search on today’s sixth and final day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championsh ...... Read More

Jamaica, Barbados remain unbeaten as T&T rebound
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Jamaica and Barbados both posted their second wins on the trot, while Trinidad and Tobago rebounded from an openin ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Airline considers building new terminal at Ian Fleming Airport

Airline operator interCaribbean Airways is eyeing the construction of a US$25 million private air terminal at the Ian Fleming Airport, St Mary. It forms part of expansion plans the airline is unde ... Read More

Simms replaces Hosin at the Bank of Jamaica on one year contract
The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) which on Wednesday June 19 announced the departure of deputy Governor Gayon Hosin, has now disclosed that her deputy, Maur ...... Read More

Now on to your mission
  You’ve got to eat while you dream. You’ve got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and v ...... Read More

Risk-on! Are junk bonds good for me?
I continue to talk about junk bonds, because that’s where the money is. Junk bonds are defined as bonds below investment grade … that ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Muta’ to get lauded

DUB poet and radio personality Mutabaruka will be one of several people honoured at the Jamaica Poetry Festival scheduled for the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew, on August 14. The Ras ... Read More

Dancehall Night lives up to billing
THE jury is still out on whether this was the biggest dancehall night ever at Reggae Sumfest. But what is indisputable is that a massive audience tu ...... Read More

Don Andre hits back at Spice
Newcomer Don Andre, who recently stepped into the limelight thanks to his popular track Tom Cruise and the accompanying dance move, has snapped bac ...... Read More

Stitchie giving it his all
ON Friday, Stitchie will suit up for his headline appearance at ‘3 In 1’, a show scheduled for Cookies Sports Bar and Restaurant in Por ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Blinded by love

HAVE you ever been in a relationship that had you doing things that you never thought you would, and no matter what common sense or other people said, you justified your actions by saying how much ... Read More

On sharing a man/woman
In today’s world, finding someone to build a life with can be very difficult. And so some opt to not stay alone and be miserable, but instead ...... Read More

Sex crazed
THEY say that love will make you do crazy things, and yearning for some good loving can turn the sanest person into a crazed fool. What is the craz ...... Read More

Do you regret being with your current mate?
ARE you with the person that you truly want to spend the rest of your life with? Did you choose right, or do you think you can do better? Tracylyn: ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Peter Bunting is no political dunce

  Peter Bunting delivered a political masterstroke last week by announcing that he would not challenge the incumbent president of the People’s National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller, b ... Read More

HAJ state of affairs years in the making
  I am responding to articles and comments reported in the media as coming from the chairman of the Housing Agency of Jamaica Limited (HAJ) and t ...... Read More

PHOTO: No political dunce
On The Agenda this week is the changed winds of the People’s National Party leadership race. Christopher Burns tackles the many opinions on Pe ...... Read More

A company that is too good to be closed
  St Elizabeth is now under starter’s orders for the reopening of Alpart. Excitement in the valley as communities begin to gear up for poss ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Mobile again! - 275 wheelchairs presented to the needy

Some 275 wheelchairs were handed over to needy individuals at the New Testament Church of God in Montego Bay, St James, on Tuesday. The Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association, a local faith-b ... Read More

McKenzie concerned over Falmouth market construction
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has expressed grave concern over the construction of the new Falmouth market ...... Read More

Cops fear INDECOM
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prominent western Jamaica based attorney-at-law Delford Morgan has expressed concerns that members of the security ...... Read More

St James cops hosting youth summer camp
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Head of the St James Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Marlon Nesbeth says the police will be hosting a youth sum ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Standing up for democracy in the PNP

The People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) long-standing political philosophy is that leadership is elected and maintained by allowing the members of the party, from the rank and file ... Read More

Thanks, Mr Jerome Taylor
From a purely statistical point of view Mr Jerome Taylor’s Test match record showing 130 wickets at 34 runs each may not seem very impressive ...... Read More

PM Rowley’s visit a good move
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley should be commended for using the art of diplomacy to bridge what was a widening gap between tw ...... Read More

An opportunity to help shape the Caricom we want
  Jamaicans have spent much time venting their anger about the deficiencies of the Caribbean Community (Caricom); in sum, saying the movement ha ...... Read More

AUTO

Gov’t urges more responsible road use

  PRIME Minister Andrew Holness, in a statement on Wednesday, urged Jamaicans to be responsible in using the nation’s roads. In the statement released on video by the Office of the Pr ... Read More

Bridging the gap
ST CATHERINE’S centuries-old Flat Bridge is once again featured prominently in the news with last week’s accident that claimed the live ...... Read More

Gas prices - July 22
87 $105.16 per litre (down $0.14 per litre) 90 $106.81 (down $0.14 per litre) Diesel $97.85 (down $1.49 per litre) ULSD $106.17 (down $1.69 per litre ...... Read More

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