THE Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) of Parliament will be seeking the advice of the Attorney General on whether contractors engaged by the Government to carry out its c ...

Let contractors come

RESIDENTS of March Pen Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine, are demanding that the police post in their community be opened, especially given the ongoing violence in the area. On Monday the re ...

Open the police post

WITH a new venue and a new road march route, organisers of Bacchanal Jamaica are hoping to leave patrons attending this year’s staging “Spellbound”. The announcement was made at ...

Bacchanal’s new flavour

Plans are far advanced for the relocation of the St James Family Court from its present crammed space on Kerr Crescent in Montego Bay to more comfortable environs upstairs the Montego B ...

New Family Court

Jamaica is expected to send a team to the International Association of Athletics Federation World U-18 Championships in Kenya despite athletics powerhouse the United States of America withdrawin ...

Fear not!

Thursday Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals alike to the best culinary offerings in Jamaica. This week’s featured chefs are from Round Hill ...



Selection policy change for Reggae Boyz, says Burrell 5:55 PM

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Forex: J$128.14 to one US dollar  5:46 PM
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Moravian ministers' sex case adjourned  4:41 PM
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Three C'bean beaches make TripAdvisor's top 10 Travellers' Choice  4:35 PM
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Training unaffected by vacant head coach position, assures JNA president  4:19 PM
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Preventative detention is a cop's function under common law, use it — Chuck  3:41 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is encouraging members of the J ...... Read More

Hanna lambasted on social media for suggesting ban on Vybz Kartel's music  3:30 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) spokesperson on Yout ...... Read More

428 inmates reclassified in thrust to reduce prison population  3:10 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security today revealed that over a one-ye ...... Read More


Legacy to be focus of Jamaica Day

PLANS are in high gear as schools at all levels of the education system prepare to celebrate Jamaica Day tomorrow. Jamaica Day is celebrated annually as part of the Ministry of Education, You ... Read More

Digicel to cut at least 1,625 employees from global workforce
Telecommunications company Digicel will be cutting its global workforce by at least 1,625 employees, starting March 1, as the company seeks to rest ...... Read More

St James man abducts, molests 11-y-o girl
A man from Norwood, St James, is scheduled to face the court next month after he allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in h ...... Read More

Top cops spend time with student leaders
Members of the Police High Command and assistant commissioners of police are set to host lunchtime forums with students from select schools as part ...... Read More


Malachi delivers impressive gallop at Caymanas Park

As the preparation for the native-bred three-year-old Classic races continues to unfold, the Gresford Smith-trained Malachi galloped his way on the scene as a possible contender with an impressive ... Read More

Fear not!
Jamaica is expected to send a team to the International Association of Athletics Federation World U-18 Championships in Kenya despite athletics ...... Read More

Reggae Youths book first-ever mid-season final berth
TUCKER, St James — Reggae Youths qualified for their first-ever mid-season final in the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Char ...... Read More

MBU take on struggling Paradise in Captain’s KO
GREEN POND, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United will take on struggling Division One team Paradise FC in their St James Footbal ...... Read More


Seprod moves for milk industry shake-up

Chief executive officer of Seprod Ltd, Richard Pandohie is prepared to invest $180 million in a drive to revitalise Jamaica’s dairy industry — but is calling for Government to create the ... Read More

BOJ working to make savings more attractive in J$ than US$
Jamaicans’ appetite to invest in US currency has driven the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to increase its holdings on the foreign currency deposits of ...... Read More

Agriculture tops real sector growth again
Once again, the combination of agriculture, forestry and fishing was the sector which grew the most in the December 2016 quarter, the Bank of Jamaic ...... Read More

Iron Rock performs above expectations — Evan Thwaites
  Evan Thwaites, managing director of new property insurance company IronRock Insurance Ltd, indicates that directors are pleased with the 2016 r ...... Read More


Grub Cooper honoured

VOCALIST and music producer Asley “Grub” Cooper was honoured by the Rita Marley Foundation for his contribution to Jamaica’s musical heritage at a function held at the Universi ... Read More

Bacchanal’s new flavour
WITH a new venue and a new road march route, organisers of Bacchanal Jamaica are hoping to leave patrons attending this year’s staging &ldqu ...... Read More

Barrington Levy to drop new single
Reggae singer Barrington Levy is promoting his latest single GSOAT (Great Survivor of All Time). The track is a collaborative effort among Levy&rs ...... Read More

Minor jump for Grammy nominees
Five of the six albums nominated for Best Reggae Album at the recent Grammy Awards have enjoyed a minor sales spike. This is reflected in the latest ...... Read More


How did you meet your mate?

It is always sweet to watch the romantic movies – guy bumps into beautiful girl and their eyes meet and BOOM, they fall in love. But reality has a nice way of putting a damper on those plans ... Read More

Powerful, but lonely
Many men and women have the career, the wealth, the good life, so it seems. But many of these people also do not have the one thing that would make ...... Read More

What constitutes cheating?
Both former US president Bill Clinton and artiste Shaggy managed to redefine what exactly cheating is; the former insisting that it was penetration ...... Read More

Treating hyperactivity: The gluten/casein-free diet
THERE’S a likelihood of preemies like my son Amari becoming hyperactive — something also evident in children with autism and other d ...... Read More


50 years after the first transition

February 21, 2017 marked 50 years since the general election of 1967. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won that general election, and a day later Donald Sangster was sworn in as Jamaica’s seco ... Read More

Christians don’t have to apologise for what we believe, Dingwall
This is in reply to Michael A Dingwall’s letter to the editor entitled ‘Christians praying for a world that can never be’. Dingw ...... Read More

It’s better to be a little paranoid than dead
Nothing can spoil a good afternoon with the family, or a good domino game for that matter, like being suddenly pounced upon and being robbed. I o ...... Read More

Have the managers of the Universal Service Fund become Eskimos?
  The Universal Service Fund (USF) has turned out to be one of the most important and lasting initiatives to have come out of a People’s N ...... Read More


Mayor refutes claim that Savannala- Mar bus park is overcrowded

Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Councillor Bertel Moore has refuted claims that there is a shortage of space for public passenger vehicles at the Savanna-la-Mar bus park in Westmoreland, emphasising instead ... Read More

New St James Family Court
Plans are far advanced for the relocation of the St James Family Court from its present crammed space on Kerr Crescent in Montego Bay t ...... Read More

‘We are ready’
Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Montego Bay United are fine-tuning their preparations for next week’s hosting of the Caribbean Foo ...... Read More

Strong line-up for Rainforest Seafood Fest 2017
MONTEGO BAY, St James — A line-up of some of Jamaica’s top- flight artistes is set to deliver performances at the highly anticipated fou ...... Read More


The Youth View Awards brouhaha

Irish dramatist Bernard Shaw’s quote that “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children” — often rendered as “youth is wasted on the young” &m ... Read More

De-legitimising the Marley Grammys
Every announcement of the Reggae Grammy winner, including this year’s, reopens a festering wound in the body of the Jamaican recording artiste ...... Read More

Sound advice indeed from Mr ‘Bill’ Gates
Amidst all the focus on America’s relationship with its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies, Microsoft co-founder, investor, auth ...... Read More

Health should be a major factor in assessing potential leaders
Advocates for “renewal” in the People’s National Party were mostly careful to avoid specific reference to the age of Oppositio ...... Read More


ATL starts REV-olution

THIS year ATL Automotive Group celebrates 20 years of business in Jamaica. And to mark the occasion, the dealership is hosting the first- ever automotive lifestyle event, dubbed REV-olution, sch ... Read More

Gregg begins with a bang
Kyle Gregg was the big winner at the Drivers Rallysport Sprint #1 held on Sunday at Lydford Mines, St Ann, when he claimed victory in the overall c ...... Read More

Off-road pleasure
JEEP Jamaica and Jamaica Off Road Challenge (JORC) continue in their quest to fill the need for local 4x4-themed events. Recently the teams joine ...... Read More

Toyota Jamaica hosts art competition
TOYOTA Jamaica is inviting Jamaica’s youth to show off their creativity in the 2017 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Under the theme ‘Dr ...... Read More


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