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Weekly Round-up: Miss Jamaica World saga… Toll rates to soar… Murder accused shot dead9:25 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica – There was widespread uproar after news surfaced that Shaneke Williams, who earlier this year had rape charges against her dropped, was selected as a... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Shaneke Williams should be given the benefit of the doubt12:52 pm
Dear editor,As a servant of the true and living God the question must be asked he without sin cast the first stone?... Read More

Death toll in Sierra Leone flood disaster reaches 44112:33 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AFP) – The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on...... Read More

Mount Ogle Road in Lawrence Tavern reopened 12:08 pm
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police have advised that the Mount Ogle Road in Lawrence Tavern, which was rendered impassible last evening due to a breakaway at a section of...... Read More

Crash near UTECH causes power outage in Papine, surrounding areas — JPS 11:46 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company says a motor vehicle crash in the vicinity of the University of Technology (UTECH) in St Andrew, has resulted...... Read More

West Indies 168 all out, England enforce follow-on 11:42 am
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) – James Anderson initiated a rapid West Indies collapse to leave England contemplating an innings victory in the inaugural day/night Test...... Read More

ODPEM places emergency workers on standby for TS Harvey 11:26 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has advised all entities to be on full alert and all emergency workers,...... Read More

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US11:02 am
MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a...... Read More

NEWS

Insurer says J'cans need to know risks posed by storms, hurricanes

JAMAICANS have been urged to be aware of the risks posed by storms and hurricanes as the country prepares for the peak of the hurricane season, which the... Read More

Savanna-la-Mar hospital staff could face disciplinary action
HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has asked the Western Regional Health Authority to take the appropriate action against staff, under the HR and Industrial...... Read More

Police Service Commisison to get review report of West Kingston Enquiry
POLICE Commissioner George Quallo says he intends to submit the constabulary's administrative review report of the West Kingston Enquiry to the Police Service...... Read More

Law coming for gated complexes to be controlled by Real Estate Board
LEGISLATION is in the works for the Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations (REB/CSC) to be given the responsibility for gated complexes.... Read More

SPORT

Secret Traveller to reach home first in O&S Tack Room Trophy

The O&S Tack Room Trophy, a Restricted Stakes call for imported three-year-olds and upwards non-winners of three and that includes NB four-year-olds (NW3 O/T) and NB... Read More

Cook and Anderson pile on agony for West Indies
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — Alastair Cook's double century put England in a commanding position against the West Indies before James Anderson struck in the...... Read More

PHOTO: UPHILL TASK
West Indies batsman Kyle Hope reacts after being hit by the ball during play on yesterday's day two of the first Test match against England in Birmingham, England. (AFP)... Read More

West Indies 168 all out, England enforce follow-on
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) – James Anderson initiated a rapid West Indies collapse to leave England contemplating an innings victory in the inaugural day/night Test...... Read More

BUSINESS

Law coming for gated complexes to be controlled by Real Estate Board

LEGISLATION is in the works for the Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations (REB/CSC) to be given the responsibility for gated complexes. Read More

FLOW recapturing market share via Price differential
It's been a long road, but FLOW has been recapturing more of the Jamaican market from its competitor Digicel in the cellular market while holding onto its market leadership in...... Read More

tTech focuses on growing revenue
tTech limited, a provider of back office IT services to corporate Jamaica, has recently secured new deals in a move to further...... Read More

Arbitrate, don't litigate
I had a recent conversation with an eminent and long-standing Queen's Counsel from outside of Jamaica, who has been practising law for almost 50 years. Most of his...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Nesbeth returns with Success Story

Nesbeth has scored another hit. Success Story , produced by Oneil “Foota Hype” Thomas, is creating... Read More

Jameik King takes Victory Step
Fast-rising deejay Jameik King is promoting Victory Step . Produced by Garfield Whyte and Jarrell Edwards, the song...... Read More

Dreama gets busy
IN the early 2000s he was went by the name J. He gained popularity when he was featured on Dave Kelly's Fiesta rhythm on the songs...... Read More

Barbee launches clothing line
UNITED States-based artiste Barbee recently launched a clothing line called African Barbee Collection. ... Read More

COLUMNS

Tek bad sinting mek laugh

IF you are a purist when it comes to Jamaican speech it might disturb you that we seem to be making joke of something which is not funny at all. What does “bad... Read More

Is Ruel Reid a good fit as education minister?
Senator Ruel Reid, minister of education, cannot be oblivious of the disservice he does to education. His action foments conflicts in this sensitive space and...... Read More

130th anniversary of Marcus Garvey's birth
National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in St Ann's Bay on August 17, 1887 — 130 years ago today. Born only 39 years after the full abolition of slavery in...... Read More

What will we do when the expats leave?
What will happen when all the expats leave? Will we lose all our colourful diversity? Are we Saudis up to the task? Will we ever be? Very demanding questions on an...... Read More

REGIONAL

700 team members benefit from Sandals back-to-school fairs

MORE than 700 team members from Sandals Ochi Beach Resort and Sandals Royal Plantation benefitted from special back-to-school fairs hosted by both resorts last... Read More

Kemteck to construct 900 houses in Trelawny
FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Over 100 people have so far gained employment on the first phase of Stonebrook Manor, a planned gated community which, when complete,...... Read More

Photo: Narrow escape
A wrecker pulls a car from a gully along the Haddo main road in Westmoreland last Thursday. The driver reportedly said he was driving at a slow pace when he fell asleep and...... Read More

Maude McLeod High withdraws from daCosta Cup
DARLISTON, Westmoreland ... Read More

EDITORIALS

Watch and prepare, please

Over the past week the region has been experiencing increased activity associated with the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which experts project will be... Read More

Spread Marcus Garvey's life and teachings even more
On this date 130 years ago, in St Ann's Bay, the Jamaican couple of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Sr, a mason, and Sarah Jane Richards, a domestic worker, welcomed into the...... Read More

America should leave no room for bigotry
It took him too long. However, US President Donald Trump has finally done the right thing by denouncing as “repugnant” the racism that was...... Read More

The positives in London must not be lost in the mix
We shouldn't be surprised if London is Mr Usain Bolt's favourite city behind Kingston.... Read More

AUTO

Clarendon show revvs off

Clarendon's Ultimate Car Show in Hayes may not have got the crowd support it anticipated, but its organisers sees it as par for the... Read More

TAXIS GET NEW ROUTES
SINCE Monday, the Transport Authority (TA) has been providing information on more than 200 stage carriage routes available for prospective transport...... Read More

Magna celebrates second anniversary
MAGNA Motors, local dealers for the Hyundai automotive and commercial brands, celebrated their second year in Jamaica with a church service at the St Andrew Parish...... Read More

Audi Q7 resets boundaries
WHEN Audi first stepped into the sport utility vehicle market, it did so with the Audi Q7 in 2005. Others had been there first, but Audi did it better by creating one...... Read More

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