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INFORMATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid yesterday sought to assure the public that the Government plans to act in the face of mounting reports of blatant breaches of Government regulations and guidel ...

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  THE public is being called on to support this Sunday’s ‘Jamaica Pray’ initiative by adding their voices in prayer for the nation. The call was made Tuesday by the Jamaic ...

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‘Jamaica Pray’
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COME next Tuesday, cameras will roll in Montego Bay on a television series being helmed by American actress Victoria Rowell. Best known to Jamaicans for her long-standing role in the television s ...

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ROSE HALL, St James – National Security Minister Robert Montague has called on mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris to approve requests for dances only on condition that the municipal police be ...

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The Jamaican team is settling in nicely at the Olympic Athletes’ Village and is not encountering any of the reported problems being experienced by others, says athletics team leader Ludlow Wat ...

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LATEST NEWS

Early Childhood Commission moving to certify over 2,500 institutions 7:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) is moving to certify the 2,513 early-childhood institutions (ECIs) that have applied to be registered. Educati ... Read More

Obama hails Clinton for blasting 'through glass ceilings'  10:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA, United States (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised onetime ...... Read More

Hopes rest on Bolt to lead athletics out of doping darkness  9:18 PM
  RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – World athletics is counting on Jamaican superstar a ...... Read More

Gov't to increase protection of fishing territory  8:39 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaic (JIS) – Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Government inten ...... Read More

High-level team of detectives heads to St James  8:28 PM
  ST JAMES, Jamaica – Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has dispatched a high-lev ...... Read More

PICA taking services to St Mary on Saturday  8:15 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) w ...... Read More

Olympic Village controversy reignites in pessimistic Brazil  8:05 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – Controversy ignited Wednesday over working conditions for ...... Read More

Delinquent tax payers in Clarendon, Manchester hauled before the court  7:25 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Tax Administration Jamaica’s (TAJ’s) drive to ...... Read More

NEWS

Campbell blasts Patterson over Golding endorsement

THE race to replace Dr Omar Davies as the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) constituency chairman for St Andrew Southern has further heightened tensions in the party, with aspirant ... Read More

Government promises tighter policing of public funds amid disturbing audits  
INFORMATION Minister Senator Ruel Reid yesterday sought to assure the public that the Government plans to act in the face of mounting reports of bla ...... Read More

Public urged to support ‘Jamaica Pray’
  THE public is being called on to support this Sunday’s ‘Jamaica Pray’ initiative by adding their voices in prayer for the ...... Read More

Government stuck with 100,000 unsold Jamaica 50 pins
MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange yesterday revealed that close to 100,000 ‘Jamaica 50&rs ...... Read More

SPORT

Usain Bolt’s mom says key to keeping him calm is laughter

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — How does the mom of Usain Bolt help the world’s fastest man keep his cool? “We say things that will make him laugh,” said Jennifer Bolt, ... Read More

Jamaica’s Ludlow Watts satisfied with Olympic Village
The Jamaican team is settling in nicely at the Olympic Athletes’ Village and is not encountering any of the reported problems being experience ...... Read More

Hyde looking forward to Rio after historic Poland outing
Two-time world Under-20 400m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde has turned his focus on the Rio Olympic Games after successfully defending his title in ...... Read More

Struggling Blackwood eager to impress at home
After struggling to get on the scorecard in four of his last seven innings in Test cricket, Jermaine Blackwood is hoping to turn the fortunes on his ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Record favourable prospects for the economy — JCB survey

Optimism in the Jamaican economy remains at record highs for both businesses and consumers, with the Jamaica Conference Board’s Business & Consumer Confidence Indices for the second quarte ... Read More

Mahfood denies selling out to T&T during Rowley’s visit
President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) William Mahfood has denied suggestions that he “sold out” to Trinidadia ...... Read More

Quality Works finds sweet spot in software testing
QualityWorks Consulting Group LLC, a software test consultancy firm based in Los Angeles, which expanded operations to Kingston, Jamaica, in 2015 fr ...... Read More

Public sector reform does not have to mean job losses
Public sector reform doesn’t have to result in significant job losses, according to Dr Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, the new resident representat ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Dream’ begins tonight

TONIGHT Appleton Special Dream Weekend kicks off this year’s staging with Magnum Dream Live Concert at Cayenne Beach in Negril. Scott Dunn, managing director of Dream Entertainment Ltd ... Read More

US television movie to film in Jamaica
COME next Tuesday, cameras will roll in Montego Bay on a television series being helmed by American actress Victoria Rowell. Best known to Jamaic ...... Read More

T&T effigies for Jamaica's Grand Gala
Saga Boy and Tan Tan, two iconic effigies from Trinidad & Tobago’s carnival by renowned artist Peter Minshall, will be included in this y ...... Read More

Little-White still wants Miss Lou film
/p> A film celebrating the life of Jamaican folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley, popularly known as Miss Lou, is still on the cards for produ ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Those ear infections

NO matter how careful a parent you are, it is almost guaranteed that ear infections, which are listed among the most common childhood afflictions, will affect your child at some point. Dr Francis ... Read More

An ex in need…
YOU were in a relationship with someone who broke your heart in the worst way imaginable and never showed any remorse. However, since you have gott ...... Read More

The worst of times
YOUR partner of ten years tells you that it’s over and that they only stayed with you this long because of the convenience of having you arou ...... Read More

Families of autistic children should get a dog
OWNING a pet dog can significantly reduce stress in families with a child with autism, according to new research. Carried out by a team of researc ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Norman Manley’s last triumph

Today is the 47th anniversary of Norman Manley’s last and perhaps greatest political triumph: when he led the People’s National Party (PNP) to its second political victory on election da ... Read More

How can we help Haiti’s state of affairs?
In 1804, Haiti deposed French colonial rule and emerged as the world’s first black-led republic to gain independence (Haiti Country Profile, ...... Read More

Withdrawing correspondent banking services does not advance the anti-money laundering fight
The most recent development in the Caribbean financial sector is that of the threat of correspondent bankers discontinuing the provision of their ...... Read More

The emerging Trumpian menace
The presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the United States presidential election in November have now been determined. After the Demo ...... Read More

REGIONAL

JCF, INDECOM to sign working relation MOU

  ROSE HALL, St James — Minister of National Security Robert Montague has disclosed that the Independent Commission of Investigations [INDECOM] and the Jamaica Constantly Force [JCF] are to sign a memor ... Read More

  No dance permits unless…
ROSE HALL, St James – National Security Minister Robert Montague has called on mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris to approve requests for danc ...... Read More

Sandals Foundation hosts football camp
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — More than 50 western Jamaica boys not only sharpened their soccer playing skills, but were also privileged to gain lifel ...... Read More

The Return of ‘Opulence’
The highly sought after ‘invite only’ Opulence Digicel/Secrets VIP party made its return to Montego Bay last Saturday at Seawind Club, af ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Mrs Hillary Clinton: a woman to lead the free world?

On Tuesday night, the Democratic Party of the United States of America formally nominated Mrs Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state as its candidate for president, creating history and smas ... Read More

If parliamentarians can’t stand the heat, they must get out of the kitchen
Regrettably, we have to return to the issue of the conduct of our parliamentarians. Readers will recall that it was only last month we had criticise ...... Read More

‘New Path’ project a worthy venture
The Organisation of American States (OAS) and its partners — Trust for The Americas, and the United States Agency for International Develop ...... Read More

Beyond the jobs that a reopened Alpart will provide
The optimism in St Elizabeth and Manchester following news of the sale of the mothballed Alpart alumina refinery to Chinese metals corporation Jiqua ...... Read More

AUTO

Designed for driving pleasure

ATL Autobahn has announced the arrival of the 2017 4 Series sedan to Jamaica. The athletically styled 4 Series comes in three different forms to suit the distinctive tastes of BMW enthusiasts; the ... Read More

ATL promotion here to stay
Building on the success of its current Time to Trade promotion at the ATL Automotive Certified Pre-Owned division (CPO), the ATL Group has made it ...... Read More

Photo Finish: Dream Big
Dream Girl Sabria Hector shows that the newly introduced five-door MINI Cooper is more than the ideal travelling companion for you and your friends ...... Read More

ATL Autobahn execs talk customer service at BMW confab
ATL Autobahn executives provided a riveting presentation on the company’s best customer service practices at the annual BMW Importers Confere ...... Read More

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