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GRAZ, Austria — Jamaica's speed skater Romaine Austin won his second gold medal here at the Special Olympics World Winter Games after cruising to victory in division 18 of the 333-metre race ...

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Jamaica and Brazil appear to be heading towards a trade row over the island’s ban on corned beef imported from that South American country as both sides yesterday took hard positions on the ...

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Trade row looms
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GRAZ, Austria — Jamaica's speed skater Dave Oddman won gold in division 32 of the 333-metre race at Liebenau Ice Hall to cap an incredible show on Friday at the Special Olympics World Winter ...

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Oddman cops gold
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Workers at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, who walked off the job yesterday to protest an incident in which one of their colleagues was seriously injured, threatened that they will not resum ...

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Staff threatened by parents
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Over the years Jamaican artistes have benefited from increased exposure from the remix of an existing tune which received new life thanks to collaboration with an international act. Among the pop ...

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The remix
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US–based manufacturing company JEC Aseptics has inked a deal with the Musson Group of Companies for the manufacture and distribution of almond milk locally. The milk, branded Naturally Al ...

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UPDATE: Bustamante Hospital back to normal 6:57 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has reported that normal operations have resumed at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, since 2:00 pm ... Read More

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump suffered a bitter defeat Friday in his fi ...... Read More

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ST ANN, Jamaica — The police are this afternoon seeking a man implicated in a grenade-th ...... Read More

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Human rights training for security forces to be deployed under new Bill  4:45 PM
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NEWS

Authorities step up search for oil offshore Jamaica

The search for oil offshore southern Jamaica continues as a second series of exploration activities, specifically 2D seismic surveys, are expected to begin before the end of this week. The explorati ... Read More

ECC forms partnership to help early childhood schools
THE Early Childhood Commission (ECC) recently formalised a partnership with Digicel Foundation to provide assistance to five early-childhood schools ...... Read More

Community in shock after teen allegedly commits suicide
The last thing members of the McCooks Pen community in Old Harbour, St Catherine, expected to hear was that 14-year-old Kimberly Phillips had commit ...... Read More

No need for bus, taxi fare increase — transport minister
Transport Minister Lester ‘Mike’ Henry says that if the issues “bedevilling” the transport sector can be addressed, then the ...... Read More

SPORT

Austin cruises to another gold at Austria Winter Games

GRAZ, Austria — Jamaica's speed skater Romaine Austin won his second gold medal here at the Special Olympics World Winter Games after cruising to victory in division 18 of the 333-metre race ... Read More

‘Man’ on fire!
GRAZ, Austria — As if inspired by gold and silver medals won by their compatriots in ice speed skating, Jamaica’s illness-plagued floor h ...... Read More

Incredible Oddman cops gold at Winter Games
GRAZ, Austria — Jamaica's speed skater Dave Oddman won gold in division 32 of the 333-metre race at Liebenau Ice Hall to cap an incredible sh ...... Read More

Austin defies cold to cop historic speed skating gold at Winter Games
GRAZ, Austria — Jamaica’s speed skater Romaine Austin led post to post to win a historic gold medal for Jamaica yesterday in divisio ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Banking groups can buy up to 50 per cent of shares in each other ­— BOJ

Maurene Simms, Deputy Governor, Financial Institutions Supervisory Division at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), indicated this week that significant holdings by a group which holds deposit-taking licence ... Read More

Naturally Almond milk to be produced by Mussons
US–based manufacturing company JEC Aseptics has inked a deal with the Musson Group of Companies for the manufacture and distribution of almo ...... Read More

When second place feels just like first
It might be a squeeze to get it in but, perhaps for the first time, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart’s trophy room, already bursting at the ...... Read More

Beet sugar, Brexit threaten cane sugar
A recent article by Bloomberg is predicting that European demand for cane sugar exports from the Caribbean, including Jamaica, could soon be on the ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

In the mix

Over the years Jamaican artistes have benefited from increased exposure from the remix of an existing tune which received new life thanks to collaboration with an international act. Among the pop ... Read More

Range releases video for Inward Rasta
This week singer Range released the video for her song Inward Rasta which is co-produced by KheilStone and Elroy McCormack of Full Rev Entertainmen ...... Read More

De’BRANDISH does the Zuloo Whine
Encouraged by friends, deejay De’BRANDISH wrote and recorded a dance song strictly for the ladies. The result is Zuloo Whine, co-produced by Ch ...... Read More

Tony Anthony is a YARD man
Singer Tony Anthony has joined with charity group YARD Empire to work with youth from economically challenged communities. Anthony, who has lived ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Digging into his past

The past should be used to order change, offer guidance, and to set standards for the future. But how deep should you dig, or reveal? GT: Listen up ladies, the more you search for trouble, it will ... Read More

Platonic friendships
One strong feature of intimate relationships is quality time spent together. It is important because it is where communication is most active and w ...... Read More

How much is too much to compromise on?
All relationships require compromise. It is important to note this as you learn about your partner. There will be things in all relationships that ...... Read More

How to argue effectively
Arguments will flare up in your relationship because it’s human nature to disagree. But what is unacceptable is when every single conversatio ...... Read More

COLUMNS

The ups and downs of Race Course history

It seems a force is determined to deprive residents of Allman Town and other long-established communities in mid-town Kingston from what could have been put to use, long ago, to create a recreation ... Read More

What do we do for Africa?
Jamaicans say they love Africa but are absent when Africa needs help. With Ebola rampant we wrung hands. When girls were kidnapped, we bawl the livi ...... Read More

It all comes out in the wash
The Welshman William Haydn Middleton, who was headmaster of Jamaica College (JC) from 1965 to 1970, died on February 25. He was approaching his 92 ...... Read More

Responsible accounting of our history
There is an African proverb that states, “Unless the lion is able to read and to write, the only story of the hunt we will know comes from the ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Top cop lashes out at people who back wrongdoers

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant has lashed out at people who warn wrongdoers of the police’s approach to their communities, in a scathing attack ag ... Read More

More help for Trelawny All Stars Marching Band
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The financially-strapped Trelawny All Stars Marching Band, which was earlier this month adopted by Sergeant Wayne Wallac ...... Read More

SJCA calls up 24 for Senior League
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Seven members of the Thompson Street team that won the St James Cricket Association's Heroy Clarke 40-Over competition on Su ...... Read More

Views from the west: A look at western Jamaica’s crime problem
There are three basic factors driving the crime wave in western Jamaica — the economic factor, social factor and the political factor. Thes ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Congrats to our Special Olympics contingent

We were still celebrating the silver medal won by Mr Dave Oddman in division 23 of the 222-metre speed skating race at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria on Wednesday when the most delightful n ... Read More

Clear, Hold and Build can work if…
There are at least three things we can agree on about crime without much controversy, even in this politically polarised society: • We have fai ...... Read More

Don’t expect anyone to bail us out
There has been some anxiety locally over the budget blueprint unveiled by United States President Donald Trump last week as he is proposing US$54 bi ...... Read More

Thank you for your assurance, Prime Minister
After our editorial of March 12, 2017 asking “Is there sufficient Jamaican involvement in Chinese constructions projects?”, we are very ...... Read More

AUTO

LIGHTS OUT

The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) says it will be intensifying activities against drivers who continue to operate vehicles with illegal lights. The authority says that this has become necessary in ... Read More

Karting season begins
THE 2017 karting season gets the green light at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Sunday. The meet is slated to begin at 10:00 ...... Read More

JUTC to double the experience
Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) commuter bonanza promotion, Big Bacchanal Double Day, is for Saturday, March 25. Double Day involves ...... Read More

Fewer motorcyclists dying
Seventeen fewer motorcyclists have died on the nation’s streets since the beginning of the year when compared to the corresponding period in 2 ...... Read More

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