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Hines, Alvaranga settling well in Florida

June 5, 2018

When the PanAm Swimming Championship roster for Jamaica is announced, the likes of Jordan Hines and Zaneta Alvaranga will be two of the names to look out for. Both swimmers are currently seeking to improve their craft ahead of the championship as t more

Curry's 3-point dazzlers lift Warriors halfway to NBA title

June 5, 2018

OAKLAND, United States (AFP) — Golden State sharpshooter Stephen Curry delivered a performance for the ages Sunday with an NBA Finals record nine three-pointers, powering the defending champions Warriors over LeBron James and Cleveland Cavalier more

Man accused of trying to kill his family facing murder, shooting with intent charges

June 5, 2018

DEMARCO Lawrence, the man who has been accused of attempting to kill members of his family, has been charged in relation to the death of a family friend, the police have said. Lawrence, a 25-year-old farmer of Ricketts River, Frome, has also been ch more

Performance analysis for Saturday June 2, 2018

June 5, 2018

  RACE 1 $250-210.000 CLAIMING (3YOS&UPWARDS) 1820METRES/9FURLS+25YARDS   Also Correct was in a field where she could dominate the early fractions, and with Wesley Henry's well-chronicled reputation as an outstanding exponent of front-running more

Doctors to focus on obesity at three-day symposium

June 5, 2018

THE spotlight will be on obesity at this year's staging of Medical Association of Jamaica's (MAJ's) three-day symposium, which starts on Thursday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. The symposium will be held under the distinguished patronage more

The history of plastic

June 5, 2018

In a nod to the two international environment observances this week — World Environment Day today Tuesday, June 5 and World Oceans Day on Friday, June 8 — we will be publishing a week-long series of stories focusing on the rise, managemen more

Masar wins Epsom Derby as Saxon Warrior falls short

June 5, 2018

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Masar of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum's Godolphin stable stormed to victory under jockey William Buick in Saturday's Epsom Derby, as trainer Charlie Appleby earned his first win in the race. Dee Ex Bee more

Five-year-old suspected of drowning in Manchester

June 5, 2018

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The body of five-year-old Aliyakay White was found in a water tank at her home in the community of Bethany, here, on Sunday. Police reports are that she was found afloat in the water tank about 12:52 pm, reportedly onl more

$77b bill

June 5, 2018

  JAMAICA could save billions of dollars in health expenditure if the country is able to control obesity rates, officials of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) revealed yesterday. “If we can control obesity, according to the National Fo more

Reject single-use plastics, UN head urges

June 5, 2018

The following is the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of World Environment Day, today, June 5, 2018.   A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future. We all have a role to play in protecting more

Custos calls on JPs to get

June 5, 2018

CUSTOS for the parish of St Andrew Dr Patricia Dunwell has called on justices of the peace (JPs) to get more involved in safeguarding the lives of the nation's children and youth. At a swearing-in ceremony for JPs for the parish of St Andrew, at the more

Mavado breaks his silence

June 5, 2018

Mavado has spoken out about a reported shooting involving the artiste at his Cassava Piece hometown in St Andrew on Saturday. In an Instagram post yesterday morning, the deejay insinuated that the reports are rumours that are being perpetuated in more

Study of Man wins French Derby

June 5, 2018

CHANTILLY, France (AFP) — Study of Man took the lead in the final furlong and held off several challenges to win the Prix du Jockey Club, the French Derby, at Chantilly on Sunday. Ridden by Stephane Pasquier, the French colt started accelerat more

Subbie in the nick of time

June 5, 2018

Subbie got off the mark as a four-year-old for the first time in a competitive Restricted Allowance IV (NW3) call for Native-bred four-year-old and upward at Caymanas Park on Saturday. But the Deputy Glitters bay colt by the Region Of Merit mare more

Calabash ends on a high

June 5, 2018

It's kudos and commendations all round from organisers and participants in the Calabash Literary Festival, which was held in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, on the weekend. The three-day event — which was founded in 2001 — has seen a raft more

Legendary Sir Viv eagerly anticipating women’s tournament

June 5, 2018

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — West Indies cricket legend Sir Vivian Richards says he is looking forward to “hosting the cricket world” when the ICC Women's World T20 tournament comes to the Caribbean in November. The iconic batsman, w more

MoBay businessman makes argument for industrial hemp cultivation

June 5, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay businessman Dwight Crawford is advocating for idle sugar-cane lands to be transformed to cultivate industrial hemp for the manufacturing of construction material. He added that industrial hemp is also more e more

Keep the game fair, FIFA; new rules needed

June 5, 2018

Dear Editor, I refer to previous conversations suggesting that new rules were required to make the game of football more exciting and flow freely. Here are a few rule changes to also consider: 1. When a player commits a foul, that player should le more

PHOTO: Holding court

June 5, 2018

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New curriculum for intellectually challenged students

June 5, 2018

THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has developed a new curriculum for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. The document, which replaces the curriculum that was developed by the Jamaica Association on Intellectual more

Arrant irresponsibleness

June 5, 2018

Dear Editor: Free speech is an offshoot of democracy which gives us the freedom of expression, but it also assumes propriety and considerateness. To say whatever you wish with no regard to others is not free speech but arrant irresponsibleness. Thi more

Corruption breeds where politics affects governance

June 5, 2018

Dear Editor, It is quite natural to think of elections when one thinks of political corruption, especially here in Jamaica, and more so in recent times. People and organisations, with their own agendas, can skew voting by secretly giving parties and more

Women keeping silence

June 5, 2018

Dear Editor, According to the Bible, should women keep silence or be silent in the churches? We need to clarify this Biblical statement once and for all. In 1 Corinthians 14:34 it says, “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is more

World on course to trade war

June 5, 2018

Mexico yesterday said it would be filing a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against US tariffs on its steel and aluminium, joining the European Union and Canada which have already opened legal challenges to the US at the Geneva-based more

National Senior team begins training for CONCACAF Nations League

June 5, 2018

JAMAICA'S national senior team coach Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore has called up 21 players to a four-day training camp to be held from yesterday through to Thursday. The camp will be held at the University of the West Indies (UWI)/Jamaica more



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