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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday outlined new initiatives aimed at increasing access to housing funds, tackling crime, and improving cooperation with neighbouring countries, the Jamaican Di ...

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday called for cooperation between the Government and the Opposition in dealing with crime. Holness told the House of Representatives in the 2016/17 Budget D ...

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Bipartisan cooperation on crime
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VETERAN reggae singjay Tony Rebel is this evening’s headliner for the Fifth Annual African Liberation Day concert in the St William Grant Park in downton Kingston. The free concert, hosted ...

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Rebel rallies for Liberation
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When new telecoms market entrant Symbiote Investments Ltd, trading as Caricel, becomes operational, it will target the market for internet services — choosing what is currently the most ro ...

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Following his two second-place finishes in the 110m hurdles in the Diamond League, the Racers Grand Prix will provide Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment the chance to go one better. Parchment, ...

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  Last week, we discussed the Office of Utilities Regulation’s acceptance of the bid by Eight Rivers Energy Company to provide solar energy to the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) at a cost ...

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NEWS

Golding to chair Caricom Review Commission

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that former Prime Minister Bruce Golding will chair a Caribbean Community (Caricom) Review Commission to be established by the Government. He said ... Read More

PM announces several initiatives to get more J’cans in own homes
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday outlined new initiatives aimed at increasing access to housing funds, tackling crime, and improving cooper ...... Read More

Holness calls for bipartisan cooperation on crime
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday called for cooperation between the Government and the Opposition in dealing with crime. Holness told th ...... Read More

Changes to Litter Act to go before Cabinet soon
MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says changes to the Litter Act are to go before Cabinet for approval shortly ...... Read More

SPORT

Newnham captures Sandals National Golf Championship

Jonathan Newnham maintained a good form, established superiority over his competitors and struck a sumptuous finish in the Sandals-sponsored Jamaica National Amateur Golf Championship at the Sanda ... Read More

Parchment primed to go one better at Racers Grand Prix
Following his two second-place finishes in the 110m hurdles in the Diamond League, the Racers Grand Prix will provide Jamaica’s Hansle Par ...... Read More

Racers Grand Prix to confirm full athletes’ list today
Another press conference update on the inaugural Racers Grand Prix International track and field meet will be held today at the Negril Suite at the ...... Read More

‘Chop Chop’ takes aim at ‘Lion Heart’in Contender Boxing
Team Caribbean’s Guyana boxer Revlon “Lion Heart” Lake, who rallied from a first-round damaged left eyebrow to fashion an entertai ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Highlights from the IMF

THE following are the highlights of the 2016 Article IV Consultation and the 11th and 12th Extended Fund Facility (EFF) reviews Concluding Statement of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Miss ... Read More

Telecoms eye rocketing internet revenues
When new telecoms market entrant Symbiote Investments Ltd, trading as Caricel, becomes operational, it will target the market for internet servi ...... Read More

Overcoming the harsh reality of ‘foreign mind’
“A prophet is not without honour, save in his hometown.” — Jesus A few weeks ago I posted, “It is absolutely frightening ...... Read More

With new technology Digicel can quadruple internet speeds
Digicel Group and Huawei Technologies have successfully tested a new technology on its fibre to the home network which could quadruple the internet ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Ninja gives Magnum contestants nod

NINJA Man had high marks for last Saturday’s staging of Magnum Kings and Queens Competition held at the D’Entrance on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. The veteran deejay was a guest ... Read More

Rebel rallies for Liberation
VETERAN reggae singjay Tony Rebel is this evening’s headliner for the Fifth Annual African Liberation Day concert in the St William Grant Pa ...... Read More

Kristina Newby is Portland Festival Queen
NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD Kristina Newby was crowned Miss Portland Festival Queen 2016 at Port Antonio High School, last Saturday. The Titchfield High Sc ...... Read More

Bumpin Uglies debuts on Billboard
MARLAND-BASED three-member band Bumpin Uglies scores its first entry on the Billboard Reggae album chart. The band’s latest EP Better.Faster.S ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

What to feed your toddler

NUTRITIONIST and dietitian Jenelle Solomon says planning your child’s meals, even if most of it ends up all over their faces and the floor, is a very important part of the transitional ph ... Read More

Children who walk and move earlier benefit from stronger bones in later life
A new UK study has found that children who start to walk, run, and jump earlier are more likely to have stronger bones later in life. Carried out ...... Read More

Diaper rash causes and cures
NEWBORN babies are prone to skin irritations, diaper rashes being among the most common. But Dr Anona Griffith, paediatrician at Gateway Plaza, Old ...... Read More

Tips for naming your baby
YOUR baby’s birth is one of celebration and, of course, naming the newest addition to your family is usually the first priority for parents. ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Labour Day has lost its spirit of national involvement

What has happened to good old Labour Day activities? Those of us who can recall its significance in the days of Michael Manley in 1972 will remember the national spirit involved in planting, cleani ... Read More

An intellectually stimulating article on the death penalty
Let me congratulate Professor Stephen Vasciannie for what I regard as an excellent, objectively written, and intellectually stimulating article on t ...... Read More

Critics of the Government’s tax plan are being disingenuous
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), through its representatives in Jamaica, has given a ringing endorsement of the budget presented by the new Ja ...... Read More

The new tax measures from an economic perspective
A tax policy is not solely a vehicle for a Government to garner revenue, it’s also an instrument of social control and a mechanism for addre ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Ferncourt High helps parents get fees ready for external exams

The Jamaican saying “one one coco full basket” is being put into practice by the Ferncourt High School Britonville Campus in St Ann. The school has embarked on a programme encouraging p ... Read More

Closer to nature
Mystic Mountain offers a rainforest adventure which has kept visitors to the attraction over the last eight years closely connected and allied wit ...... Read More

Marvin ‘Jubby’ Brown braves sharks to care for family
ONE would think that after many close encounters with sharks, Marvin “Jubby” Brown would give up fishing, especially spearfishing. But t ...... Read More

Farming a way of life
COOPER’S Hill, which is located above the Rio Grande Valley in western Portland, is a small farming community where residents work together fo ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

PNP cannot copyright work it did in government

For more than a few times since their defeat in the February 25, 2016 General Election, spokespersons of the People’s National Party (PNP) have claimed that the programmes referenced by the ne ... Read More

To get more from tourism
Every year in recent memory, the tourism sector has grown, allowing Jamaica to earn more foreign exchange, increase employment, generate greater tax ...... Read More

Enlightened self-interest
Original reasons have a way of getting lost with the passage of time. Labour Day, which Jamaicans are celebrating today, is a prime example. It&r ...... Read More

Mr Maduro and the crisis in Venezuela
There’s no doubt that the Opposition in Venezuela is smelling blood, especially after President Nicolás Maduro, via a skyped news con ...... Read More

AUTO

Dangerous men!

NINETY-FOUR per cent of the 19 drivers killed in private motor vehicle accidents since the start of the year are males. Males also accounted for 92 per cent of the 26 pedestrian deaths for the peri ... Read More

Kyle Gregg opens account
Kyle Gregg’s bid to make 2016 his year got off to great start when he bagged maximum points after winning the championship run in Sunday&rsqu ...... Read More

Big CMRC weekend
MORE than 19 overseas drivers are expected to be in attendance for the first round of the 2016 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship ...... Read More

JAMROCK racers back from Curaçao
THE three-member JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC)team, which competed at the recent 17th Annual Open Invitational International Radio Contr ...... Read More

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