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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica copped a clean sweep in the women’s 400m at the XX Commonwealth Games a  short while ago. Stephanie McPherson (50.67) won from Novelene Williams Mills (50 ...

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GlASGOW, Scotland --- Kimberly Williams won gold in the women's triple jump at the XX Commonwealth Games moments ago. She jumped 14.21 metres.

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GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica announced its presence at the XX Commonwealth Games yesterday, bagging five medals at Hampden Park as track and field action moved into higher gear on day two. Ear ...

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OFFICERS of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) were last evening still monitoring sections of Jack's Hill, St Andrew, after they were able to bring under control a massive blaze that residents described ...

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THE Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) says there will be a zero tolerance approach to private and commercial jet ski operators who refuse to adhere to the regulations governing the indus ...

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JAMAICAN-BORN Marcel Smith, a taxi driver in Springfield, Massachusetts, has not allowed the type of job he does to prevent him from giving back to the children of his Tryall Heights, St Catherine c ...

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LATEST NEWS

Two St Ann cops arrested on corruption charges   7:42 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two policemen were today (July 29) arrested and charged by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act, following a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). They cops are both assigned to the St Ann’s Bay Police Station. Reports are that on Monday June 9, the two were among a group of four officers patrolling the Discovery Bay main road when they searched four men who were sitting in a parked motor car along the roadway ... Read More

Clarendon cocoa farmers disgruntled over outstanding payments  7:38 PM
KINGTSON, Jamaica -- Disgruntled cocoa farmers from Smithville in Clarendon today renewed their calls fo ...... Read More

Adequate food supply to meet demand, Kellier assures nation  6:54 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Acting Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Derrick Kellier, is assuring the n ...... Read More

Tuberculosis-stricken man arrested after refusing treatment  6:32 PM
FRESNO, California (AP) — A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculos ...... Read More

Sabina floodlight installation ‘on track’ says UDC  6:24 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says that the installation of floodlights a ...... Read More

NEWS

GOLD SILVER BRONZE

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica copped a clean sweep in the women’s 400m at the XX Commonwealth Games a  short while ago. Stephanie McPherson (50.67) won from Novelene Williams Mills (50 ... Read More

Two of five in MOCA forgery case denied bail
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two of the five people arrested in the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) led raid Friday were denied b ...... Read More

Cancer victim begins collecting court award from Gov't
THE State has started making payment to a 38-year-old man, who developed cancer of the blood from exposure to a shipment of dangerous chemicals wh ...... Read More

Jet ski operators put on warning
THE Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) says there will be a zero tolerance approach to private and commercial jet ski operators who refus ...... Read More

SPORT

Sabina floodlight installation ‘on track’ says UDC

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says that the installation of floodlights at Sabina Park in Kinston is “on track”. The project commenced on April 1, 2014 and ... Read More

JC footballer collapses, dies
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A Jamaica College (JC) student/footballer collapsed and died this morning in the bleachers of the Sports Complex at the St Eliz ...... Read More

Shot put champ to celebrate with pizza
GLASGOW, Scotland — O'Dayne Richards says he does intend to celebrate Jamaica's first gold medal win in the throws in style. Of all the ways ...... Read More

Bailey-Cole, Richards take gold; VCB, Alia win silver
GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica announced its presence at the XX Commonwealth Games yesterday, bagging five medals at Hampden Park as track and fi ...... Read More

BUSINESS

JN Fund Managers gets youth ready for global trade

JN Fund Managers (JNFM) has strengthened its commitment to the development of young entrepreneurs in Jamaica by funding over 200 high school students to receive business training and mentorship. ... Read More

LIME offers premium services for multi-office firms
LIME last week unveiled its most advanced networking solution, 'Global Connect', designed to deliver a rich array of data connectivity services to ...... Read More

A business leader with a heart, says prime minister
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday expressed 'deep sadness' at the passing of Jamaican-born Canadian business leader and philanthropist ...... Read More

Sweet River Abattoir seeks $180m from public offer
SWEET River Abattoir & Supplies Company Ltd aims to raise up to $180 million in its initial public offer for working capital needs and to retire ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Weddy Weddy turns 10

TEN years ago, sound system operator Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell said he wanted to have a party vibe similar to that of House of Leo, a weekly dancehall-inspired party. He came up with the weekly ... Read More

Jagger comes out for Chronixx
Mick Jagger has rubbed shoulders with prime reggae talent in his time -- Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, and now Chronixx. The Rolling Stones frontman was ...... Read More

Doing it for Alpha
LAST Friday's Music is the Gift That Keeps on Giving, event featuring the Alpha Boys' Band and the Alpha All Stars, certainly lived up to its billi ...... Read More

Keneisha Smith's prayers answered
KENEISHA Smith --clad in full army combat gear -- was chosen the winner of the Festival Gospel Song Competition organised by the Jamaica Cultural Dev ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Her DEEPEST fantasies

MANY women have sexual fantasies that they conceal from their serious partners; and while some don't go beyond the daydreaming stage, others find ways of acting them out. "No matter how holier-than ... Read More

Sue-Ann Gregg The Make-up Girl
IN just under three years, Sue-Ann Gregg has accumulated a résumé and reputation that make-up artists who are her senior work for in a ...... Read More

Separated and unhappy because divorce is costly
GETTING married is easy: You can choose a church and go elaborate and expensive, or you can save money by simply getting an officiant and a couple ...... Read More

WOMEN CONFESS: About that 40 year old male virgin...
WHILE the Bible has established that sex before and outside marriage is a sin, it would seem, from the views of women All Woman interviewed, that ...... Read More

COLUMNS

God is speaking to our nation in the drought

"If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit in due season." Leviticus 26: 3-4 ... Read More

What does it mean to be Jamaican?
MANY of us, at home or abroad, have a love-hate relationship with our country. The love part is about the richness of our natural resources and th ...... Read More

Jamaica's Federation of courageous women
It is a myth that Jamaican women do not support each other. Jamaica is blessed in her brave and compassionate sisters who have empowered not only ...... Read More

'Free paper soon bun' — Homework time
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn — John Cotton Dana HOMEWORK is often a bad word for students. Yet, homework, otherwise k ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Nine rural schools to be upgraded

SOME $160 million has been allocated to undertake expansion and rehabilitation works at nine schools in rural Jamaica, ahead of the 2014/15 academic year, which begins in September. The schools ... Read More

Manchester farmers graduate from agro-business programme
CHUDLEIGH, Manchester — One hundred and sixty-nine registered farmers in Manchester were recent graduates of a four-month Agro-Business Tech ...... Read More

South central Jamaica crying out for water
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — In St Elizabeth the drought is so intense, member of Parliament for the parish's south east, Richard Parchment, wants ...... Read More

The story of Manchester Part 4: MILE GULLY
FOR over 150 years after the English captured Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655, the southern half of the area that would become the parish of Manche ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The Hon Raymond Chang: A loss we'll not soon overcome

AN article in the January 7, 2011 edition of the Toronto Star probably best captured the essence of Mr Raymond Chang's life. Aptly headlined 'Raymond Chang: The covert philanthropist', the arti ... Read More

Do more than talk, Mr Green
Highly educated and, we suspect, very well read, Mr Floyd Green will know that the political ideals and principles advocated by him in yesterd ...... Read More

Taking our honorary consuls for granted
The loss of Jamaica's former honorary consul to Atlanta and prominent attorney Mr Vin Martin, who died on July 23 after a long illness, has prompt ...... Read More

Shame on you, WICB
WE suspect that it has never happened that a Jamaica Under-19 cricket team finds itself being praised by this newspaper for winning the opening ma ...... Read More

AUTO

PHOTO: Taxi protest

Taxi operators gather on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine yesterday as they protest over what they claim is the unprofessional conduct of police against cab operators in the parish. More than 300 ... Read More

Ricciardo upstages Mercedes to grab thrilling victory
BUDAPEST, AFP — Australian Daniel Ricciardo upstaged the stars again Sunday when he won a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix and claimed his sec ...... Read More

Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons
MYRTLE CREEK, Oregon (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon house, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authoritie ...... Read More

Ferrari gamble puts Raikkonen near back of grid
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen has had little to celebrate in this Formula One season and an unsuccessful gamble in qualifying at the ...... Read More

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