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THE farming community of Newlands, St Thomas, was yesterday rocked to its core following the macabre murder of a 14-year-old girl by criminals who hacked the teenager to death and then dumped her ...

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BRACO, Trelawny -- Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, is recommending that adequate traffic signage be erected on the Braco leg of the Northern Coastal Highwa ...

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THE Government has, since March 2013, spent $60 million on activities in the agricultural sector to strengthen farmers' response to climate change, as well as part of efforts to shore up food secu ...

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INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative in Jamaica Dr Bert Van Selm on Tuesday downplayed a view that the island should adopt the developed world approach of pumping money to stimu ...

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  The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Captain Horace Burrell says he has sought legal advice in relation to an elevator accident involving several National Under-17 footballers, whic ...

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GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged a dramatic drop in the consumption of sugar, "hidden" in everything from sodas and ketchup, as it ste ... Read More

Finance Minister hints at new taxes  9:43 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips hinted Tuesday that ne ...... Read More

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NEWS

Supreme Court to hear injunction application on Portmore petition March 17

THE Supreme Court will in two weeks hear the application for an injunction to bar the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) from using a petition to have the boundaries of the municipality of Portmore ... Read More

14-y-o St Thomas girl butchered, dumped near house
THE farming community of Newlands, St Thomas, was yesterday rocked to its core following the macabre murder of a 14-year-old girl by criminals who ...... Read More

Better signage recommended for deadly Braco stretch
BRACO, Trelawny -- Head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, is recommending that adequate traffic signage be erect ...... Read More

Farmers affected by climate change get support
THE Government has, since March 2013, spent $60 million on activities in the agricultural sector to strengthen farmers' response to climate change ...... Read More

SPORT

Goliath watch out!

  NATIONAL head coach Minneth Reynolds says that a well-prepared senior Sunshine Girls team can see the Jamaicans creating upsets over higher-ranked Australia and New Zealand at the Netball World ... Read More

JFF seeks legal advice on accident involving Under-17 footballers
  The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Captain Horace Burrell says he has sought legal advice in relation to an elevator accident inv ...... Read More

Cavalier, Boys' Town in lacklustre draw
Cavalier...............0 Boys' Town.............0 Cavalier and Boys' Town played to an agonisingly unenterprising 0-0 draw in a late kick-off of t ...... Read More

Thrilling end to winter table tennis champs
MONTEGO BAY, St James -- The inaugural staging of the Jamaica Winter Open Table Tennis Championships came to a thrilling end at the Montego Bay Comm ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Facebook fends off Digicel's complaints

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Monday fended off complaints that the hugely popular social network was getting a free ride out of telecom operators who host its ... Read More

IMF's Van Selm downplays quantitative ease approach for Ja
INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative in Jamaica Dr Bert Van Selm on Tuesday downplayed a view that the island should adopt the ...... Read More

Local software developers ready for DevCa 2015
TWENTY-FIVE local software developers are primed and ready to create products for local and regional markets following participation in a two-day bo ...... Read More

Gloucestershire Hotel for sale at US$6.25m
The Gloucestershire Hotel priced at US$6.25 million ($720 m) becomes the latest property for sale on the fading 'hip strip' of Montego Bay. The 96- ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Morgan Heritage album for April 20

  MORGAN Heritage will be releasing their latest album Strictly Roots on all major digital platforms April 20, 2015. The physical copy will be released the following day. The project is the f ... Read More

Ten gospel finalists chosen
Ten gospel finalists chosen THE top 10 finalists were selected at Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Gospel Song Competition held a ...... Read More

SECOND SERVING OF MOA FIRE
AFTER highlighting the formula for Ital cuisine in his first book, Moa Fire: Nutrition For The Soul, German chef Steffen Prase returns for a second ...... Read More

Nyashane has an irie feeling
ON his latest song, I am Feeling Irie, singer Nyashane exudes a positive vibe he says reflects his outlook on life. Produced by APS Columbian, a co ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

One natural sister

Tiffany Scott has been in love with natural hair ever since she was a young girl. “I can even remember when I was in high school I used to hide in the bathroom and comb my friend's hair,&rdquo ... Read More

Do Jamaican men still love their brownings?
The two-toned women parading on the streets wearing winter gear is testament to the fact that there’s still a market for the browning (real or ...... Read More

How to dump your lover
When a relationship has run its course, parting is the next best step. Sometimes this can be a mutually agreed decision, once both parties are on th ...... Read More

Tempted to touch
Is it that men are weaker when it comes to resisting temptation? Or are both sexes equally culpable? Who is more vulnerable? Below readers share th ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Cosmetics won't heal the JLP family

It can be said, without contradiction, that in the immediate aftermath of the leadership contest between Audley Shaw and himself, Holness moved very slowly to address the animosity and rift that h ... Read More

Social enterprises on the rise
A prudent man holds on to the old as long as it is good, and grabs hold of the new as soon as it is better; so goes an old adage. It's time to let ...... Read More

The doomed marriage of education and poverty
THE adage 'to be poor is a crime' is quite familiar to most of us. However, poverty is much more. It can be argued that poverty is a form of punishm ...... Read More

Public policy or Solomon's wisdom?
The best strategist for the People's National Party (PNP) could not have crafted a better script to make the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) l ...... Read More

REGIONAL

13 injured in St Margaret’s Bay crash

ST MARGARET'S Bay, Portland — Thirteen people were injured late Monday afternoon in a motor vehicle crash on the North Coast Highway, in the vicinity of St Margaret's Bay. Police reported tha ... Read More

Fear grips Steer Town
WITH crime, high unemployment and many other Challenges plaguing their community, residents of Steer Town have expressed delight at the implementat ...... Read More

Jayquan’s second chance!
MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Telling him not to play outside like other children his age is not the kind of advice that Shenelle Dillion wanted to ...... Read More

Adults attack grade three student at school
PARRY TOWN, St Ann — There are calls for security personnel to be placed at the Parry Town Primary School as well as for the school to be fenc ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Let's focus on the well-being of every Jamaican

JAMAICA, understandably, has a fixation on economic growth. Our governments have tended to measure their success by whether growth was achieved or which of them produced the most growth. Ironically ... Read More

The people must be central to downtown Kingston's revival
Fifty, 60 years ago, downtown Kingston was the place to be after dark. Those with money to spend had opportunity to do so at the many bars and ...... Read More

No surprise in Mugabe’s continued display of poor judgement
We wish we could say we’re surprised at the lavish US$1-million birthday party thrown for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in that country o ...... Read More

Put US national security interest above partisan politics
The US House of Representatives Friday night averted a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by passing a one-week reprieve of the t ...... Read More

AUTO

Optimism roars back as Geneva Motor Show opens

GENEVA, Switzerland -- (AFP) Out with the gloom, in with the boom: Sleek luxury sports cars, high-end SUVs and nifty little city cars were bumper-to-bumper when the Geneva Motor Show opened to the ... Read More

Risky roads
JAMAICANS are far more likely to be killed in a road crash in this country than in any other. "You are nine times more likely to be killed in a roa ...... Read More

RUBiS rolls out Ultra Shop
FRENCH-OWNED RUBiS Energy Jamaica launched its newest initiative, Ultra Shop, at the Gassan Azan-owned Waterloo Service Station in St Andrew, on Tue ...... Read More

Guyana invades Westmoreland
AS the opening round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) takes shape this weekend at JamWest Speedway, Little London, ...... Read More

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