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GOVERNMENT is working on a $50-million sustainable development plan for St Thomas that is expected to provide a road map for boosting economic growth in the parish which now bears the burdensome tit ...

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SANDALS Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International, has launched a fundraising campaign to aid the recovery effort in Dominica after the Caribbean nation was last week devastat ...

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TODAY is the deadline for local cable television providers to remove 19 channels from its roster based on a directive issued by the regulatory agency, The Broadcasting Commission. In April, the age ...

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Fewer cable offerings
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MAIN sponsor Red Stripe is on the verge of consummating a “huge” broadcast deal for the 2015-16 Premier League season, just as Saturday football could return to the nation’s top ...

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‘Huge’ deal
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CAPTAIN Horace Burrell, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), is asking for the Order of Merit (OM), the nation’s fourthhighest honour, to be bestowed on athletics legend Usain ...

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Bolt for OM
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With our Jamaican athletes setting us apart in the recent IAAF World Championships, by dominating and putting so many people to shame, Jamaicans can have– if only for a brief moment &ndash ...

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

LATEST NEWS

Anti-corruption cop caught soliciting money  8:27 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police’s anti-corruption agency on Monday arrested one of its members while allegedly in the process of requesting money from someone being qu ... Read More

Kenya celebrates athletes but more doping probes underway   8:05 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some of Kenya's newly crowned track and field world champions ret ...... Read More

Online prayer for the day  7:00 AM
I give thanks to God for this day, in which My dream will flourish, my plans will succeed, My ...... Read More

Parish council issues mandatory rainwater harvesting policy  5:57 PM
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – As of September 1, it will be mandatory for all commercial an ...... Read More

Forex: J$117.86 to one US dollar  5:46 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Monday, August 31, ended trading at J$117.86, down ...... Read More

Cops arrest man after finding illegal gun, ammo at premises  4:58 PM
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – One man was on Sunday arrested after a Browning 9mm pistol and ...... Read More

Dominica continue evacuation efforts in wake of storm  4:51 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Five days after tropical storm Erika hit the island of Dominica, ef ...... Read More

J’can teen who received heart transplant becomes US citizen   2:33 PM
WEST HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) — Thursday was a beautiful day for Rajay Linton on several ...... Read More

NEWS

Brand Jamaica gets big boost in Beijing, China

TOURISM Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill returned to Jamaica from Beijing, China on Sunday, with high praises for the nation's athletes whose exceptional performance at the 2015 IAAF World Championships ... Read More

Neglected St Thomas gets attention
GOVERNMENT is working on a $50-million sustainable development plan for St Thomas that is expected to provide a road map for boosting economic growt ...... Read More

Sandals Foundation launches fundraising campaign to help storm-hit Dominica
SANDALS Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International, has launched a fundraising campaign to aid the recovery effort in Dominica ...... Read More

CXC launches rebranding programme
CARIBBEAN Examinations Council (CXC) yesterday launched its corporate rebranding programme. "The goal of the CXC rebranding programme is to reinvigo ...... Read More

SPORT

Nesta's rage

BEIJING, China -- Despite striking gold in the 4x100m relay, Nesta Carter could not contain his anger at the JAAA for what he claimed was their poor handling of an administrative matter that may hav ... Read More

RSPL claims mega broadcast partnership, but gave no details
MAIN sponsor Red Stripe is on the verge of consummating a “huge” broadcast deal for the 2015-16 Premier League season, just as Saturda ...... Read More

Football exec wants sprinter to be bestowed with nation’s fourth-highest honour
CAPTAIN Horace Burrell, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), is asking for the Order of Merit (OM), the nation’s fourthhighes ...... Read More

Jamaica dethrone Barbados to claim first int'l volleyball title
HOST Jamaica were crowned champions of the 2015 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Under-19 Championship after defeating Barbados in st ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Are you ready for risk?

Lately, our columns have been replete with dealing with the topic of risk. The truth is that globally we have been operating in an extremely risk-prone economic and financial environment, in more re ... Read More

Private developers moving into public housing vacuum
Private housing developers have an increased presence on the real estate market, following a decline of 56.1 per cent in the number of housing units ...... Read More

The massive growth of Information Systems
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers -- Sydney J Harris QUICK - wh ...... Read More

VMBS celebrates Financial Independence Day
Victoria Mutual celebrated Financial Independence Day on Thursday, focussing on the Victoria Mutual Group's goal of helping Jamaicans to build their ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Munga counting on Another Prayer

DANCEHALL artiste Munga Honorebel said his latest track, Another Prayer, was inspired by brutal attack on his life on Friday evening. "The song is real and it's because of prayers why I am here ... Read More

Fewer cable offerings
TODAY is the deadline for local cable television providers to remove 19 channels from its roster based on a directive issued by the regulatory agenc ...... Read More

Local contingent ready for ENCORE
JAMAICA will field a strong team of talent for the international finals of the ENCORE (Entertainment Now Creates Opportunities Rewarding Excellence) ...... Read More

OMI parties like its 1989 with Taylor Swift
BILLBOARD chart-topper OMI's celebrity continues to grow. The Jamaican singer shared a stage with country superstar-turned-pop icon Taylor Swift on ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Vows - You and Me Forever

Morristown Medical Center registered nurse and Jamaican-born New Jersey resident Stacy-Ann Jarrett wed Jamaican O’Mar Anderson, sports and recreations attendant at Hedonism II, on August 8 at ... Read More

American dad says he's better able to care for child
Q: Dear Mrs Macaulay, I am writing you on behalf of my brother who is a US citizen. He would like to apply for a visa for his daughter who is a Jam ...... Read More

Can you still discipline other people's children?
WE have all heard the proverb, 'It takes a village to raise a child'; however, as things and times change, this village is getting smaller and small ...... Read More

Ladies, here’s why you’re still single
WHILE many people are tying the knot with the love of their lives, there are others who sit at home wondering when he or she will come along, and ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Gatlin, not Bolt, saved athletics

SINCE 2008, Usain Bolt has been an indomitable force in athletics. He has won an unbelievable four individual Olympic gold medals and seven individual World Championship gold medals. This is no easy ... Read More

A woman is not perfected without trials
THIS is not an anti-men column. In fact, if I had even marginally enough cougar inclination, I would be stalking Usain Bolt. Not only is he one of th ...... Read More

Is climate change pushing the Caribbean towards a health crisis?
I still cringe when I remember the agony I encountered when I was brought to my knees by the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in late 2014. Almost ever ...... Read More

Building on the triumphs in Beijing
THE ruling People's National Party (PNP) will announce elections on our Beijing high -- nothing succeeds like success. But will they take the full ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Schools battle poor attendance culture in eastern parishes

Poor attendance continues to affect some schools in St Thomas, Portland and St Mary where administrators say they have been employing various strategies to encourage students to attend for an entire ... Read More

Portland children get complete medical checks at Camp Summer Plus
SOME 100 children recently benefited from free medical examinations at Camp Summer Plus, which was held by the Ministry of Education for struggling ...... Read More

'A lot of murders result from people unable to debate issues'
THE St Ann Police Youth Club Council's (PYCC) debate competition has been named in honour of slain policeman Keemo Walsh who was the leader of the C ...... Read More

Police, Sandals Foundation, health department host summer camp for St Ann children
POLICE Sergeant Lorna West-Small from the Community, Safety and Security Branch of the St Ann Division was beaming with pride following the succesf ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Glad Rev Thwaites apologised for 'leggo beast' comment

THERE is a well-known anecdote in which Sir Alexander Bustamante is said to have used very unparliamentary language in accusing another member of the House of a terrible act. The member appealed to ... Read More

An example to follow
AMONG the great photographs of the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China is that of Mrs Novlene Williams-Mills, baton held aloft in her ...... Read More

Opportunities for Jamaica as Chinese economic tremors shake the world
CHINA is such a large and important part of the global economy that what happens there has implications for the rest of the world. Following an unpr ...... Read More

No need to worry
THE legendary Mrs Veronica Campbell Brown was only 18 years old when she won a sprint relay silver medal at her very first Olympic Games in Sydney ...... Read More

AUTO

Singer Denyque is new brand ambassador for ATL Auto

SINGER and media personality Denyque has signed on as brand ambassador for ATL Automotive Limited. The premium car dealership -- specialising in Honda, Audi and Volkswagen brands -- has signed ... Read More

Maurice Whittingham the 'Boss'
MAURICE Whittingham continued to prove why he's one of the best drivers, and the 'Whurl Boss' of dexterities in the island with a sparkling performa ...... Read More

Parents urged to protect children on the road
EDUCATION and Information Officer of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Cameal Stewart, is urging parents to pay ...... Read More

PHOTO: FRANCE TRAGEDY
MONTPELLIER, France -- A car is being dragged away by waters following heavy rainfalls in Montpellier yesterday, killing its two passengers, an octo ...... Read More

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