Fri | Aug 17, 2018

Home

Security forces warn bird hunters hunting in states of public emergency

The security forces are advising persons who are participating in the bird hunting season and who intend to hunt within the St. James and the St. Catherine North Police Divisions, where states of public emergency have been imposed, that while there...
Comments

Hanover Police name persons of interest

Detectives from the Hanover Police Division have named two men as persons of interest. They are Jamar Johnson and Gavin Seaton, otherwise called ‘Willow’, both of Elgin Town in the parish. The police say both men are critical to an...
Comments
More

Scratch CSEC – Education Ministry rallies to rename CSEC subjects as minimum standards for entry-level jobs

Education Minister Ruel Reid has made it clear that he would be making a strident push to shake up the educational system that he believes is over reliant on the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) from the Caribbean Examination Council...
Comments

Jamaica, the land of wood and little water! - Samuda laments poor infrastructure

Jamaica receives high volumes of rainfall at various periods annually, but Karl Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, has lamented that many parts of the island continue to experience water shortages...
Comments
More
Hospitality Jamaica

Tropical Bliss adds spice to MoBay's beach scene

Kingston hosts earned US$2.4m from Airbnb in 2017

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there is scope for greater expansion of the Airbnb service in Jamaica, which earned hosts in Kingston US$2.4 million in 2017.Based in San Francisco, California, in the United States, Airbnb is an online community...
Comments

Diary of a Ghetto Priest | Father Ho Lung and Friends perform 'The Parables' at the Little Theatre, wow!

Come to The Parables! Bring your husbands and wives and your children. It will be fun, yet deeply serious - like the cross and the glorious resurrection.Tomorrow, Saturday, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 4:00 and 7 p.m., we premiere The...
Comments
More

Goule almost walked away from track

Natoya Goule is now enjoying the best season of her track and field career, but she almost walked away from the sport in 2017.In an interview appearing on the IAAF website yesterday, the new national 800-metre record holder said that an iron...
Comments

Top Ja stars set for Diamond League finals

AFTER the completion of 11 of 12 Diamond League meets, several of Jamaica's top athletes have booked their spots in the finals slated for Zurich and Brussels on August 30 and 31.The last meet in the preliminary stage, the Birmingham Diamond League,...
Comments
More

From cartman to food entrepreneur - Donna’s owner Karl Gordon eyes franchise for growth

Karl Gordon's introduction to business was at Coronation Market in downtown Kingston, where he once transported goods for vendors and shoppers for a fee.Now the...
Comments

Sagicor partners with Digicel to roll out mobile money app

Telecommunications company Digicel Group and partners are expected to announce the launch of a mobile money app this month that is usable internationally, more than a year after the product...
Comments
More

Five Questions with Lila Ike

Lila Ike is a name that has been making the rounds on the local and international reggae circuit in recent times. The singer has been mesmerising music lovers with a sound and flow that come almost effortlessly and a style unique to the woman she is...
Comments

Aretha Franklin - Nobody like you

I've looked around all over town And I'm so lonely and so blue I've looked around and all over But I can't find nobody like you, you, you, yeah NEW YORK (AP):Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul who sang with matchless style on such classics as...
Comments
More

Editorial | CXC, standards and compromise

While that wouldn't have been their intention, Jamaica's education minister, Ruel Reid, and the registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Glenroy Cumberbatch, have to be careful of being perceived of wanting to lower the bar, rather...
Comments

Peter Espeut | Politicians cursing politics

Prime Minister Holness, in his quarterly Jamaica House press briefing on Wednesday, announced that his Government would be pressing ahead with its plans to establish a "Government Campus" at National Heroes Circle and its surrounding communities,...
Comments
More

Letter of the Day | Cricket parking police boorish

THE EDITOR, Sir:Cricket at Sabina Park for young men who live adjacent to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on North Street is always a time to earn a little food.We have always allowed patrons of matches to park on the grounds of the residence...
Comments

Do something to rescue plunging dollar

THE EDITOR, Sir:Do something, Mr Prime Minister! You seem to lack care with regard to the fall, nearly weekly, of the Jamaican dollar.The Jamaican dollar is on a spiralling downswing. Never in our history has Jamaica seen its currency depreciate so...
Comments
More

Cabinet declares state of emergency for Genoa

GENOA (AP):The Italian Cabinet has approved a 12-month state of emergency for Genoa after a key highway bridge collapsed, killing at least 39 people.Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says his government won't wait until prosecutors finish investigating...
Comments

Italy declares 12-month state of emergency over collapsed bridge

The Italian Cabinet has approved a 12-month state of emergency for Genoa after a key highway bridge collapsed, killing at least 39 people. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says his government won’t wait until prosecutors finish investigating...
Comments
More

Prime Minister's Welcome Reception delights

It is the University of the West Indies' Chancellor's Week, and in fine style, it started with the Prime Minister's Welcome Reception.It was a night filled with Jamaica's leaders, forward thinkers, educators and future nation builders, who were all...
Comments

Trevor E. S. Smith | How to get more out of life

Bored at work? Life-work balance out of line? Feel like you are expending energy on a treadmill? Are these and other issues putting a damper on your life? Is each new day just a change of the calendar? Have you been...
Comments
More