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O-Wrap: Broadcaster Dorraine Samuels is dead... Britain gives $51m to fight corruption... Transport operators against tracking devices7:01 pm

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US judge recommends partial ban on iPhone imports to US7:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — A US trade judge ruled Tuesday that Apple had violated a Qualcomm chipmaker patent and said she would recommend banning imports of...... Read More

Partnerships must be maintained to prevent major Zika outbreak — Health minister7:22 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, says international partnerships are needed and must be maintained to prevent a major outbreak of the Zika...... Read More

Gloucester Avenue to be renamed Jimmy Cliff Blvd on Thursday 6:55 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay's famous Hip Strip is to be renamed in honour of Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff on Thursday, March 28.... Read More

Forex: J$125.79 to one US dollar 6:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, March 26 ended trading at J$125.79 up by 46 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

Education ministry requests status of Central High chairman court case 5:21 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education says it has requested information on the status of the case before the courts pertaining to the Chairman of the Board of...... Read More

PAJ mourns passing of Dorraine Samuels 4:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) says that Jamaica has lost one of the most talented broadcasters in the business following the death of veteran...... Read More

Constant Spring traffic restriction resolved — NWA4:07 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The section of Constant Spring Road, between Dunrobin Avenue and the Sandy Gully Bridge, which was reduced to single lane traffic yesterday afternoon...... Read More

NEWS

'Electrifying moment'

KAREMA Mundell-Thomas admits that she was nervous moments before the organisers announced the winner of the National Mathematics Teacher of the Year 2019 yesterday,... Read More

Busy week for Parliamentarians
PARLIAMENTARIANS have a busy schedule this week, with the sitting of three select committees, two joint select committees, and the House of...... Read More

PNP steps up pressure on Gov't over education ministry scandal
ALLEGATIONS of corruption in the Ministry of Education, which resulted in the firing of portfolio Minister Ruel Reid by Prime Minister Andrew Holness last week, have...... Read More

Dinthill past students give $1 million to repair guidance counsellor's office
GUIDANCE counsellors and students at Dinthill Technical High School in Linstead, St Catherine, will soon be able to enjoy improved facilities at the institution through...... Read More

SPORT

WIPA boss Hinds ready to work with Skerritt for good of the game

Wavell Hinds, president and CEO of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), says he is looking forward to a fruitful relationship with newly... Read More

Skerritt to bat for stakeholder inclusiveness, transparent governance
As it stands , there appears much to do and very little time to do it.... Read More

'Tappa' wants improved performance against Costa Rica
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Still smarting from a 0-2 loss to El Salvador in the final Concacaf Nations League qualifying game on Saturday which knocked them out of...... Read More

'We've taken this matter seriously'
Title sponsor GraceKennedy was seriously contemplating preventing the two Calabar High students accused of assaulting physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw from participating at...... Read More

BUSINESS

NexusTours expands local vehicle fleet

FOLLOWING a successful 2018/2019 winter season, Mexican company NexusTours has announced plans to expand operations across Jamaica later this year. Read More

Sri Lanka opens work on US$3.85B refinery near strategic port
Hambantota, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly US$4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest in...... Read More

China's Xi insists new Silk Road runs both ways as Italy signs up
Rome , Italy (AFP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Friday to allay Western unease over his new Silk Road initiative by emphasising the vast...... Read More

Madera outlines strategy for Caribbean Airlines
Coming out of its first profitable year for some time, Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has big plans to develop Norman m...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Tough act to follow

American music industry veteran Brian Greenspoon was among the thousands of anticipants who rolled into the National Stadium in Kingston on March 16 to see Buju Banton... Read More

A warrior in Lipstyck
While going through a career lull, singjay Lipstyck endured mounting frustration that soon gave way to a burst of inspiration, which resulted in Unstoppable Warrior,...... Read More

Back to Africa with Shango
The phenomenal success of the film Black Panther, which was released in February of last year and reeled in a staggering US$1.3 billion at the box office worldwide,...... Read More

Shenseea does the British link-up
Shenseea has teamed up with British DJ/record producer and musician Naughty Boy on the song Undo, which was...... Read More

COLUMNS

A debate will die on the altar of theatrics

The battle is on for the parliamentary seat in Portland Eastern. Both parties are pulling out their tactics and strategies to win the seat. In the... Read More

Teaching fear and oppression, not accountability
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Buju, Special Olympians, Calabar – 'one people'
Jamaica's 'one people' and our visitors celebrated with Buju Banton at his 'Long Walk to Freedom' concert last week. It seems every available room in Kingston was...... Read More

'Trickle down' disguised as 'bubble up'?
As I watched the close of the budget debate on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 I came to the conclusion that the minister of finance, Dr Nigel Clarke, seems to neither...... Read More

REGIONAL

Rough transition

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A Manchester business leader says that shopping at supermarkets and other retail stores has become less customer-friendly since the... Read More

Prospects good for Clarendon Youth in Business programme
MAY PEN, Clarendon — The Clarendon Municipal Corporation's Clarendon Youth in Business (CIYB) programme, which has helped dozens of young people to start their...... Read More

YWOP seeks funding for women entrepreneurs
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester non-government organisation Young Women of Purpose (YWOP) is seeking to raise at least $750,000 in funding to assist 10 women...... Read More

Gospel in motion
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — An estimated 5,000 volunteers were on Sunday, March 17, part of an initiative called Operation Save a Youth (OSAY) across...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Nothing wrong with PM meeting with US president

Last Friday's meeting between United States President Donald Trump and five Caribbean leaders, including Jamaica's Mr Andrew Holness, is nothing for us to work up... Read More

Jamaicans need to reject skulduggery
Brer Anancy, the supreme con man, has long been a hero in Jamaica's folk culture, and his followers are everywhere.... Read More

Resolving the Venezuelan crisis
THE deepening crisis in Venezuela has divided Caricom, Latin America, the Western Hemisphere and the world.... Read More

Sky's the limit as Reggae Boyz face El Salvador
The make-up of the current Jamaica Reggae Boyz squad for the today's Concacaf Nations League qualifying game against El Salvador in that country speaks to changes that...... Read More

AUTO

Island Traffic Authority empowered to suspend licences for road violations

DIRECTOR of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining Kenute Hare says the new Road Safety Act better empowers the Island Traffic Authority in... Read More

Classics set for Mandeville
The Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will make its annual trek to the cool hills of Mandeville, Manchester, on Sunday. For members in Kingston, the...... Read More

Karting action begins Sunday
The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) will get their 2019 season off to a start on Sunday, at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston. Action...... Read More

Call of the wild
The scenic Brighton River in St Elizabeth will again be venue for off-roading competition, the Off Roading on the Farm: Stage III takes place on...... Read More

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