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Ten police officers vie for top cop award

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Ten police officers are to vie for top honours in the LASCO/Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Police Officer of the Year competition. The finalists were fêted at a reception held on Monday at the Police Officer ...more

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Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Less than three years after the most humiliating loss in its proud football history, a resurgent Brazil has become the first team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. With a convincing 3-0 victory over Paraguay on ...more

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Defence Act to reflect post of Chief of Defence Staff

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Defence Act is to be amended to formalise the designation of the commanding officer of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) as the Chief of Defence Staff. Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the House of Representatives yes ...more

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US attorney for Jamaican lottery scam defendant wants out

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — The court-appointed lawyer for a Jamaican man accused in North Dakota of masterminding a multimillion-dollar lottery scam says he can't work with his client. Lavrick Willocks is charged in federal court with con ...more

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Police warn patrons in appeal for peace at #Champs2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is urging the public to maintain the peace during the five-day staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, which got under way on Tuesday at t ...more

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Britain launches EU exit process

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain launched the process to leave the European Union Wednesday, saying there was "no turning back" from the historic move that has split the country and thrown the bloc's future into question. Just days aft ...more

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Pay attention to what children do outside the home — Grant

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Acting Commissioner of Police (ACP), Novelette Grant, is calling on parents to be more attentive to what their children do outside the home. Grant, who was speaking at a community forum on violence at Sandals Royal ...more

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Reduction of non-revenue water to boost drought resilience

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, says a 30 per cent reduction of non-revenue water (NRW) will significantly improve the country’s resilience to d ...more

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Lady Faye looks good for Monday Morning Trophy

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lady Faye is given another opportunity to confirm her readiness for the 1,000 Guineas with a final run in the Monday Morning Trophy feature at Caymanas Park today. The Monday Morning, a Restricted Allowance event for native-bred three-year-olds non ...more

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The changing face of sales and marketing

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

In 10 years from now there will be no such thing as separate marketing and sales departments. There will be one team comprising two interdependent disciplines. This is a vision that we believe has much to recommend it. David Thorp (2017) For a l ...more

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PHOTO: Smiling champs

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Members of the winning Spring Gardens Primary & Infant quiz team (from left) Dacqwun Brooks, Geanna Thompson, Jahmoy Saunders (captain), and Hariel Codling receive day passes to the Royalton White Sands Resort from the hotel’s Human Resour ...more

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PHOTO: Work on new infirmary progressing

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie (third right) speaks to director of technical services in the ministry, Dwight Wilson (second left), about the construction progress of the new Portland infirmary during a tour ...more

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Girls open with two records at Champs 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The top contenders for the girls’ title are happy with their performances on yesterday’s opening day of the 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships despite no points scored in the opening session. ...more

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Petersfield coach has high hopes for Kevin Nedrick

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kevin Nedrick has been in superb form all season and so it was no surprise for Petersfield’s coach Machel Woolery when he established a new national junior record in the javelin open on the first day of the 107th staging of the ISSA/GraceKe ...more

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Nedrick stars on opening day

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

However, Nedrick was just outside the Champs record of 64.08m established in 2014 by Devon Spencer of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), who was a senior at the time. But Calabar High’s middle-distance prodigy Kimar Farquharson wou ...more

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Today’s schedule - March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time  Event  Round 8:30 AM #80 Girls’ 10-12 Long Jump CLASS 4 Prelims 8:30 AM #52 Girls’ 17-18 Shot Put CLASS 1 Prelims 8:30 AM #13 Boys’ 16-19 Discus Throw CLASS 1 Prelims 8:30 AM #40 Decathlon: #1 Boys 1 ...more

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Photo: Captain Courageous!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kingston College’s captain Carey McLeod lands in the pit during the long jump competition, in which he registered a 7.70m mark to lead all qualifiers. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)more

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Role of AGD expanded

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The role of the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) has been expanded as the Government moves to centralise its revenue. Accountant General, Carlene Murdock, said beginning this month, the AGD will receive re ...more

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Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica expands

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

In February 2015, a catchy jingle hit the airwaves. “Nuh dutty up Jamaica, please don’t dweet” it went, urging people not to litter. It was part of the social education component of the Clean Coasts Project being implemented by t ...more

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#Champs2017: KC, Calabar stars impress in Class One 200m heats

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jhevaughn Matherson of Kingston College and Calabar’s Christopher Taylor both threw down the gauntlet in their respective heats of the boys’ Class One 200m, which whet the appetites of patrons on day one of the ...more

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Bill proposes new tier of JDF for 18-23-year-olds

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Debate on a Bill establishing a third tier of service in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) for youths aged 18-23 was opened in the House of Representatives yesterday by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness told the House that the Jamaica National ...more

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Swimmers prep for Carifta Champs with record fest

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

With the Carifta Championships just over two weeks away, members of Jamaica’s team used the Swim Jamaica Sprint Meet as an opportunity to fine-tune their techniques in record-breaking fashion at the National Aquatic Centre last Saturday. Y- ...more

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Mitchell, Tullonge, Cooper score hat-tricks in hockey leagues

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kemar Mitchell of University of the West Indies (UWI) Pelicans, Shana-Kay Tullonge of Tropics, and Sophia Cooper of St Andrew Strikers registered hat-tricks each for their respective teams as the 2017 Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF) Men’s and ...more

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STETHS, Manchester to meet in ISSA/Grace Headley Cup cricket final

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DEFENDING champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and Manchester High gained first innings points as their 2017 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Headley Cup cricket semi-finals ended in a draw last Saturday. B ...more

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Charlton nets hat-trick in Clarendon Galaxy 4-1 win over St James United in JFF/SportsMax Elite League

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CREGTON Charlton of Clarendon Galaxy produced the first hat-trick in the 2017 Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/SportsMax Elite League Under-18 football competition at the Frome Sports Club last Saturday. His hat-trick against St James United c ...more

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