Weekly Round-up: UK deportation row… 3-day extension of school year … Cop chopped9:46 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday apologised for the anxiety caused to Caribbean leaders after her Government threatened to deport some of... Read More

Windies star Hope lands another prestigious award3:11 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Fresh from being named one of Wisden's five Cricketers-of-the-Year at Lord's earlier this month, Shai Hope earned another prestigious award...... Read More

Empty promises? NKorea watchers greet Kim move with skepticism2:53 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Pyongyang's announcement it will halt nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches has left experts puzzling over Kim...... Read More

UPDATE: Man shot dead in car identified as Clarendon resident 2:33 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The victim of a murder in Kingston yesterday afternoon has been identified as 37-year-old Craig Edwards of Main Street in Spalding, Clarendon.... Read More

Surprise and concern as king changes Swaziland's name 2:18 pm
MBABANE, Swaziland (AFP) — Residents of the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland on Friday weighed up their country's new official name after the king unexpectedly announced...... Read More

60 healthcare workers trained to identify cases of gender-based violence 1:35 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Some 60 healthcare workers across the island have benefited from training to identify and handle cases of gender based violence.The...... Read More

Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush 1:01 pm
HOUSTON, United States (AFP) — Past presidents, family and friends came together Saturday to bid a tearful farewell to Barbara Bush, the matriarch of one of America's...... Read More

US criticises Jamaica on corruption, extrajudicial killings and stance on same-sex acts12:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US State Department's annual human rights report, released yesterday, has criticised Jamaica on government corruption, extrajudicial killings and...... Read More


May's immigration policy was seen as Nazi-like — ex-official

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A former top official has severely criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May's immigration policies when she was interior... Read More

Fourth man charged in Collymore murder case
A fourth man has been charged in connection with the alleged contract killing of St Andrew businesswoman, Simone Campbell-Collymore, which the police accuse her husband...... Read More

Mother and son arrest after police report gun, ammo find
A St Ann woman and her son have been charged in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Mansfield Heights, St Ann, on Wednesday.... Read More

The Commonwealth: International body born out of colonial past
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The Commonwealth staged its two-day biennial summit in London, which closed yesterday.... Read More


Holy Family triumph at inaugural KSAFA U10 tourney

A bold move by Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), in association with Guardian Life Limited, into football development at the cradle age stage created... Read More

Restored Whitmore axed from Reggae Boyz set-up
Despite being restored as head coach of Jamaica's senior football team, Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore will be left idle at home as the Reggae Boyz jet off to...... Read More

$825,000 allocated for final INSPORTS All-Age & Junior High Champs
A total of $825,000 worth in prize money has been allocated for the 40th and final staging of the Insports All-Age & Junior High...... Read More

She's A Maneater meets old rivals in Legal Light feature
She's A Maneater bows into competitive action as a four-year-old to face a tough challenge from a compact three-year-old-and-upward field for the Legal Light Trophy...... Read More


Developer not taking tea with National Housing Trust

Despite expressed need for improved housing stock, one developer, H Mahfood and Sons — a subsidiary of Jamaican Teas Ltd — has stated its intention to steer clear... Read More

Appleton's Joy blend wins 'Rum of the Year 2017'
With rums being produced from a vast range of source regions from Trinidad to Cuba, having a special blend developed right here in Jamaica is indeed...... Read More

Bright prospect for Jamaica as a bunkering centre — Wheatley
While there had been little publicity recently about the plan to create a global logistical hub in Jamaica, the possiblity of developing a related...... Read More

Cuba's Diaz-Canel: president for the post-Castro era
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba's Miguel Diaz-Canel, who formally replaced Raul Castro as president yesterday, has the task of steering the communist island through a...... Read More


Cutty gets higher Rank

CUTTY Ranks is beaming with pride as a song he recorded in 1997, Cosita Mix, has been remixed and has generated over 107 million views online in its first... Read More

Crime Stop to host
In an effort to raise funds, Crime Stop Jamaica will host an advance preview of the much-anticipated Marvel Studios superhero film ...... Read More

Spice to 'build' a foundation
The Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation is the newest venture for dancehall artiste Spice. The Indicator ...... Read More

Sandz covers Portmore
IT was a massive turnout of patrons for the recent staging of Sandz, held at Sao Paulo Beach (formerly Sugarman's Beach) in Portmore, St Catherine.... Read More


Uncomfortable truths: Do we really care?

Hillel is a school for 'white' kids, attended by black kids; it's a good school. A recent ninth grade test question was shocking, fact-based, but... Read More

Past, present and future: Windrush, C'wealth Games, The Ward
Nobody can beat us w hen it comes to spreading news, getting news or fixing news. The hot news this week comes from the Commonwealth...... Read More

Defective reasoning even from eminent lawyers?
As a lecturer in philosophy and critical thinking I comb many sources for examples of effective and defective reasoning. I am not a lawyer, but I eagerly awaited the...... Read More

The priest as father of the church community
In the Roman Catholic Church, as well as the Orthodox churches, the priest is regarded as the father of the church community. This is why the title...... Read More


ZOSO is working in Mount Salem

Seven months after the zone of special operations (ZOSO) started in the community of Mount Salem, councillors from both sides of the political divide... Read More

St James councillors, poor relief officers receive tablets to enhance their work
Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie last week presented the St James Municipal Corporation with tablets and a printer aimed at assisting...... Read More

Highlights of Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo
The staging of the two-day Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Exposition, designed to bring together players in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, unfolded at the...... Read More

Downswell, Mycowave to flavour Curry Fest
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The 18th staging of the Manning's Bigga Westmoreland Curry Festival is scheduled to take place on the grounds of Manning's School...... Read More


Coach Whitmore needs to be in charge of team to eastern Caribbean

That Mr Theodore Whitmore, head coach of Jamaica's senior football team, will be left at home twiddling his thumbs while the nation's young players try their very best... Read More

IDB's Retirement Savings Laboratory a good initiative
The Retirement Savings Laboratory launched by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a worthy initiative that should be embraced by all...... Read More

US giant Starbucks taking right approach to racism
A video which went viral on social medial last week showed two black men being handcuffed and arrested by a half dozen cops inside a Starbucks café in Philadelphia,...... Read More

Poetic justice for the Windrush generation
On matters of immigration this newspaper has never departed from the view that no individual should expect that they can merely walk into a country and establish homes,...... Read More


Kia Cerato: a cut above the rest

THE compact sedan market is the bread and butter of every major car brand, making it a very competitive field. For 2018, Kia adds some of its South Korea flavour to a... Read More

Magnificent Mandeville Magnificent Mandeville
Residents of cool Manchester were in for a treat last Sunday when the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) made their annual trek to the...... Read More

Drag racing Heads North
DRAG racing organisers say this year's staging, which begins on Sunday, May 27, will be at a totally new venue — the Ken Jones Aerodrome in St Margaret's Bay,...... Read More

Ready to RALLY!
JAMAICA'S rally season will open with the Macklin Peterkin Memorial Rally in New Works, St Catherine, this Sunday. ... Read More


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