PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that his ability to complete the long-delayed pension and public sector reforms within his current administration will determine his political legacy. “I ...

It must be done!

DECLARING that she is without fear of reprisal when it comes to women’s and children’s rights, former Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna yesterday lashed her critics, some of whom h ...

Wake up and smell the decay

IF buyers of David Rodigan’s upcoming autobiography are sniffing for drama, they will be disappointed. Indeed, the famed British Disc Jockey/sound system selector says, “It’s a ...

Rodigan’s spin on life

Former World Championships 100m gold medallist Yohan Blake anchored his Racers Track Club team to a world-leading 38.59 seconds to win the men’s 4x100m relay on Saturdays’ 41st stagi ...

Racers impress

DR Janet Dyer’s upbringing was no bed of roses, but today she’s ensuring that the young people she comes in contact with are encouraged to fulfil their dreams. Dr Dyer, 53, was bo ...

All Woman

Prime Minister Andrew Holness didn’t appear fazed when he was asked for a response to criticism that his Government’s response to crime is soft. In fact, he seemed to have been an ...

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Weekly Round-up: Hanna threatened… Digicel cuts jobs… 11-y-o abducted, raped 10:00 AM

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MONTEGO BAY, St James (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday (February 24) br ...... Read More

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NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — About 250 people demonstrated in support of the news me ...... Read More

Angry British MP demands Jamaica takes its prisoners  3:00 PM
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J'cans encouraged to pay close attention to their diet  2:41 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Acting Director of the Caribbean Institute for Health Researc ...... Read More


PM happy with Government’s achievements so far

Almost a year in the chief executive’s chair, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he’s happy and proud about a number of the Government’s achievements. Openness, partnerships, de ... Read More

Government starts ground breaking for new NHT housing schemes
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Dr Janet Dyer proves dreams do come true
DR Janet Dyer’s upbringing was no bed of roses, but today she’s ensuring that the young people she comes in contact with are encoura ...... Read More

Nutramix targets livestock farmers in special workshops
FARMERS across Jamaica have, since January, been benefiting from a series of workshops conducted by Nutramix. “The overall objective of the w ...... Read More


Wasteful Boyz held 1-1 by Cuba

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Racers impress
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Greenland sinksKeeps UWI atop RSPL with 46 points
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Portmore, Maverley in goalless stalemate
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Gary Matalon...patiently turning passion into profit

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Economic Growth Council needs to focus more on agriculture — Pandohie
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What money thoughts fill your mind?
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Not able to get title for Canaan lot
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Khago opens new Hotspot

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Rodigan’s spin on life
IF buyers of David Rodigan’s upcoming autobiography are sniffing for drama, they will be disappointed. Indeed, the famed British Disc Jock ...... Read More

Courtney John puts passion in Yes We Are
Known for easy-listening songs like Lucky Man and Baby Tonight, singer Courtney John shows a different kind of passion in his latest song, Yes We Ar ...... Read More

BritJam set for March 8-14
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Platonic cuddling: the new bonding experience

TWO years have passed since the staging of the first-ever cuddling convention — Cuddle Con, where strictly platonic and non-sexual embraces were exchanged over a 12-hour period. The conven ... Read More

Dr Janet Dyer proves dreams do come true
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What’s the worst lie anyone has ever told you?
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5 helpful tips for dating again after a long pause
ANYTHING that has been parked for too long will become rusty with disuse. The same applies to people who have not been in a relationship for an ext ...... Read More


Delicious, fascinating Jamaica

My sister and brother-in-law, who visited recently, told me they had to make a stop as they had booked some ‘drops’. You would think they were stopping at a pharmacy, right? Not at a ... Read More

Our courage is being held hostage by a new culture of aggression
From my life’s experiences I’ve learned courage has no limits. Courage can be perceived as stubborn or unreasonable. Courage can force ...... Read More

The case of Vybz Kartel’s music on the airwaves
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The mobile wallet: Financially included, but users must be security conscious
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Westmoreland pair found dead in cane field

The bullet-riddled bodies of a man and woman were on Wednesday found in a cane field in Mount Eagle, Westmoreland, with their hands and feet bound. Police say the deceased have been identified as ... Read More

Mayor refutes claim that Savannala- Mar bus park is overcrowded
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New St James Family Court
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‘We are ready’
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Tough road ahead, but hope beckons for WI cricket

To the chagrin of those who still support West Indies cricket, the regional team will not be part of the ICC Champions Trophy tournament this summer in England. The champions of 2004 were n ... Read More

Let us avoid this dangerous political trap
With few exceptions, small islands are economic failures, as is evident in their inability to maintain sustained economic growth. These sm ...... Read More

The push to produce champions
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Good sense must prevail on pension reforms
Amidst the huffing and puffing of trade unions over public sector pension reform proposals, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has signalled that his Adm ...... Read More


Honda pilots a new line

AS ATL Automotive heads into its 20th anniversary celebration event, REV-olution, its Honda division will be bringing two exciting new products to the Jamaican market. The ‘REV-olution& ... Read More

Police widens scope
THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is widening its tint-removal exercise to include private vehicles. “This is not limited to public ...... Read More

Big meet for classics
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