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Mike Henry yesterday insisted that the Government has not granted an increase in the toll rates for the North-South link of Highway 2000, saying that there are unresolved issues relating to the ...

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THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was yesterday presented with 120 body cameras from the United States Government as part of a pilot that is expected to improve accountability, human rights rec ...

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Sizzla’s first United States tour in eight years has hit a snag. Promoters of his September 23 show at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco (SF) have switched the show to nearby Oakland after protes ...

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Newly appointed director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Wayne Henry, anticipates growth of roughly 1.3 per cent for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. The growth, although small, w ...

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Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson overcame a start fiasco to produce a dominant run to win her favoured 100m at the Lausanne Diamond League meet ...

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Rally of the Kings, the second rally of the year, is slated to take place this Sunday running eight gravel stages in New Works, Linstead, St Catherine. The action is scheduled to start at 10:00 am. ...

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Malahoo Forte welcomes move to develop ports in MoBay 8:25 AM

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Member of Parliament for West Central St James, Marlene Malahoo Forte, has welcomed the development of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility at ... Read More

Caricom sympathises with Italy after earthquake  8:00 AM
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has extended sympathy to th ...... Read More

Court rejects appeal over 'lenient' Pistorius sentence  7:30 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — A South African judge on Friday rejected the state's ...... Read More

Government to explore special mortgages for teachers  7:51 PM
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Zika may persist in vaginal tract — study  7:41 PM
MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Zika may replicate in the vagina for several days after i ...... Read More

CAC urges parents to prioritise when buying textbooks  6:55 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is urging parents to p ...... Read More

KSAC condemns killing of 2-y-o, ongoing violence in West Kingston  6:40 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) today expressed conc ...... Read More

Proposed toll rates for North-South Highway not final rates — Henry  6:29 PM
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NEWS

88 potential police recruits fail polygraph screening

COMMISSIONER of Police Dr Carl Williams yesterday disclosed that 88 of 191 potential recruits to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) recently failed the required polygraph screening for enlistmen ... Read More

No toll hike yet
Mike Henry yesterday insisted that the Government has not granted an increase in the toll rates for the North-South link of Highway 2000, saying ...... Read More

Police get first set of body cameras
THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was yesterday presented with 120 body cameras from the United States Government as part of a pilot that is ex ...... Read More

JLP says Phillips desperate and reckless
THE Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has categorised as “desperate and reckless” a recent statement by former finance minister, Dr Peter Phil ...... Read More

SPORT

ISSA rings the changes for Flow Manning, daCosta Cup competitions

An increase in the number of substitutions and players per team are among the changes that have been made for the 2016 staging of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Flow Manni ... Read More

Class act! - Thompson wins Lausanne 100m after start fiasco
Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson overcame a start fiasco to produce a dominant run to win her ...... Read More

Digicel appoints Usain Bolt as Chief Speed Officer
Castries, St Lucia — Digicel Caribbean Limited yesterday announced living legend, world record holder and the world’s fastest man, Usai ...... Read More

Alia Atkinson in action at FINA World Cup today
Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson could make a shift in her form line when she dives into action at the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup meet in Paris- ...... Read More

BUSINESS

PB Scott is new PSOJ president

Chairman and CEO of the Musson Group of Companies, Paul B Scott, was yesterday elected the 18th president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) at a council meeting held at the o ... Read More

PIOJ predicts 1.3% growth for 2016
Newly appointed director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Wayne Henry, anticipates growth of roughly 1.3 per cent for the 2016 ...... Read More

Business Access TV goes regional to air in Trinidad, Barbados
Wealth Magazine-owned Business Access Television has entered an agreement with Digicel Play to air its business and lifestyle-focused content in Tr ...... Read More

Jamaican Teas eyes markets in Panama and Mexico
Jamaican Teas, producer of Jamaican sorrel with ginger instant drink mix, is eyeing Panama and Mexico as export markets for the company’s newe ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Calgary Reggae fest was a blast

After heavy rain put a damper on last year’s show, promoters of the annual Calgary Reggae Festival were uncertain there would be a 2016 staging. The show’s 13th renewal took place Aug ... Read More

Gay group puts heat on Sizzla
Sizzla’s first United States tour in eight years has hit a snag. Promoters of his September 23 show at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco (SF) hav ...... Read More

Mama Love does it for Bryka
Newcomer Bryka has reason to celebrate this week. He occupies the number one spot on the More Fire Top Ten Regga e Chart in Japan with the song Mama ...... Read More

Ele makes Billboard trek
Less than three months after getting back his United States work permit, dancehall artiste Elephant Man is counting his blessings. He has found his ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Asking for it

MANY men would jump at the opportunity to jump in the sack with a woman who is willing and able, but usually they have to do all the work, not just in the bedroom, but also in sailing the boat in t ... Read More

Secrets and lies
IF you had the opportunity to be honest with your partner about how you really felt about them without any form of backlash, would you? And what wo ...... Read More

Does her past make her undateable?
OFTEN you will hear people say that you can’t turn a girl who has been around the block into a housewife. But is this really fair? Should her ...... Read More

The art of flirting
Is it OK for your partner to flirt while in front of you and then dismiss it as being natural? Sylvia: It is not OK with me at all. Worse, if he i ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Will our star stop shining?

WELCOME to another day in the Land of TMI (Too Much Information). Yes, too much information has become the burden of the day for our best-loved hero. Jamaican family and friends want to see nothin ... Read More

Who is the best prime minister
Mr Usain Bolt won so we indulged in banter and bombast. We saw modest achievers, the disappointed between sprint events — the true Olympics? ...... Read More

Lloyd B Smith deserves an OJ
I wish to take this distinct opportunity to emphatically commend former president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, former People ...... Read More

Another incentive for teachers: a co-operative hotel
There was a news item sometime last week about the number of mathematics teachers who migrated over the past year. Actually, this has always been ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Bartlett using education to eliminate antisocial behaviours in constituency

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says he is using education in East Central St James to eliminate antisocial behaviours and activities. Addressing the 15th annual East Central St James Education Tru ... Read More

CPJ disburses $2 million in scholarships
MONTEGO BAY, St James — CARIBBEAN Producers Jamaica (CPJ) last week awarded $2 million in scholarships to 49 students who are children of emp ...... Read More

‘Disrespect!’
Chairman of the Trelawny Parish Council and Mayor of Falmouth Garth Wilkinson has blasted the parish’s business community for not partneri ...... Read More

Stars of employees
Primary, high school and tertiary level students who are children of Margaritaville Team Members proudly pose with representatives of the company a ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Jamaica can benefit from helping local scientists… if we think big

On Wednesday this week news emerged that American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc had agreed to buy a portion of AstraZeneca Plc’s antibiotics business for up to US$1.575 billion. Under the ... Read More

Whither Ronald Reagan’s shining city on a hill?
The late United States President Ronald Reagan articulated the concept of America as the shining city on a hill. The current election campaign is sh ...... Read More

An athletics future we can believe in
As the euphoria from another extraordinary athletics saga, the Rio Olympics, dissipates, we turn our attention to the future. Some level of unc ...... Read More

HIV/AIDS: Let’s beat the world to a cure
An interview in this week’s Sunday Observer with Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, one of two scientists who discovered the hu ...... Read More

AUTO

ATL Autobahn to give first look

ATL Autobahn, home of BMW and MINI, will stage its first-ever model gallery display, at the dealership’s Orchard Road location, on Saturday, August 27. The showcase will give BMW and MINI ... Read More

Rally rivalries renewed
Rally of the Kings, the second rally of the year, is slated to take place this Sunday running eight gravel stages in New Works, Linstead, St Cather ...... Read More

Digicel brings the beat to Hyundai
TRUDY Brown and Orane Beadle were announced winners of Digicel’s Bring the Beat summer promotion at the Hyundai Showroom on Old Hope Road, St ...... Read More

Hyundai advances WRC driver line-up
Hyundai Motorsport recently confirmed a two-year extension to its agreement with Dani Sordo, which will see the Spaniard remain with the team until ...... Read More

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