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Grange urges sports associations to insure eligible athletes under Insurance Plan

The Minister of Sport Olivia Grange has urged the country's sports bodies to register their athletes with the Jamaican Athletes' Insurance Plan.The Jamaican Athletes' Insurance Plan is the Government's Group Health, Group Life and Personal Accident Plan for all eligible national athletes. More


Six high-risk inmates at women's prison relocated

SIX high-risk inmates at the women's prison — Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre in St Catherine — have been relocated to the high-security Horizon Adult Remand Centre in Kingston, following an outbreak of violence at Fort Augusta recently. More


No child's play

Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States in October 2016, that country has been under the microscope based on his controversial policies and pronouncements. Many of them have made artistes like Aaron Nigel Smith cringe. More


Diplomacy should be principled!

Dear Editor,When we think of diplomacy, we think of tact, principles and even subtleties. Our diplomatic policy seems to be unfolding in an inconsistent, incoherent and dangerous manner. More


How will the US Government shutdown affect Jamaica?

For good or for bad, our long, deep and historic ties with the United States mean that Jamaica is hardly likely to escape unscathed any major adverse development affecting the North American giant. More


Judgment Cliff and earthquakes

As you might know, this is Earthquake Awareness Week. It is now 112 years since the earthquake of 1907 devastated Kingston and other parts of Jamaica on January 14, 1907. Less known is that as a result of the same 1692 earthquake that sank most of Port Royal, the district of St David, near Llandewey in Western St Thomas, and its residents plunged thousands of feet into the earth. It... More


Academy of Bartending, Spirits & Wines' First Cohort

In August of last year, Debbian Spence-Minott launched the Academy of Bartending, Spirits & Wines at the Trade Centre on Red Hills Road. In November, the first cohort of students was enrolled and on Thursday, January 10, they graduated from the programme. The ceremony, attended by the students' families and friends, supporters of Spence-Minott, members of the local wines and... More


Multi-million-dollar commercial centre in Falmouth scheduled for April completion

FALMOUTH, Trelawny— The multi-million-dollar Champion Plaza being constructed on eight acres of land on Market St in Falmouth is expected to be completed within the next three months. More


Provisions of Building Act will be rigorously enforced, says minister

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced. More


Jahunique awaits break

Up -and-coming reggae singjay Jahunique is confident his latest single Need Love will give him his big break.Produced by J Mix Records, Need Love is slated to be officially released in the next two weeks.He said the feedback to the promotion is encouraging. More


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SCHEDULE OF CARIBBEAN EVENTS

    August 12, 2016
  • 07:30 AM Men's Discus Throw
  • 07:35 AM Women's 100m H Hep
  • 08:05 AM Women's Shot Put
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