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CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS), the most consistent and successful rural area schoolboys’ football team in the last decade and 11 ...

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that the Jamaican Government intends to hold dialogue with the United States Embassy following public statements by an embassy representative on the c ...

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Telecoms row
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Kingston College (KC) yesterday shook the proverbial monkey off their backs when they lifted the ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup with a 2-0 win over Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) in a fiercely c ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaican dollar held firm against the US dollar trading at J$128 ...... Read More

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  KINGSTON, Jamaica –Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry has ordered a full inv ...... Read More

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NEWS

Meade’s journey to head JDF started at Wolmer’s

A journey that began at Wolmer’s Boys’ School in the 1970s wound its way through King’s House yesterday with the swearing-in of Brigadier Rocky Meade as the new Chief of Defence ... Read More

Telecoms row
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that the Jamaican Government intends to hold dialogue with the United States Embassy following publi ...... Read More

Police seize 590 guns in 11 months
FIVE more illegal firearms were seized by the police on Wednesday, bringing the number seized so far this year to 590. The police said they have ...... Read More

‘I need your support’
It has been a long and difficult journey for 28-year-old Camille Johnson, but she is determined to realise her dream of becoming a teacher. After ...... Read More

SPORT

Mission accomplished!

MONACO, Principality of Monaco (AFP) — Usain Bolt, winner of a sixth IAAF Athlete of the Year award yesterday, remains a beacon for clean athletes amid doping and corruption scandals that ... Read More

D’Cup on the line
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS), the most consistent and successful rural area schoolb ...... Read More

Cornwall have their head in the game
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall College have returned to the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup final for the first time in 15 years since they won a rec ...... Read More

Woodleigh range win fires up brave Brett
Following his recent success in the ATL Automotive-sponsored 2016 PWD Winter Open Sporting Clays Championships, veteran shooter and past president ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Agriculture sector helping to boost economy and pass IMF tests

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Agricultural Society Norman Grant says the Eat Jamaican campaign has played a significant role in the country’s passing of 14 performance assessments under the Int ... Read More

Can 2016 top 2015?
The stock market in 2016 has subsided to a muted roar whencompared to the feverish increase in valuation seen in 2015. Since January 2016, the ...... Read More

Tastee targets customer comfort with store upgrades
Tastee Ltd indicated that at an ongoing upgrade of its New Kingston store will aid with logistics flow. The company is also considering the possibi ...... Read More

ATL introduces gift card for Yuletide season
As part of efforts to increase sales for the Yuletide season, local retailer Appliance Traders Ltd (ATL) has introduced a gift card programme which ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Portmore Chorale hosts Christmas concerts

The Portmore Chorale, directed by Delroy Williams, will stage its Christmas Concert Season under the theme ‘Come, Let Us Worship the King’. The concerts will be at Knox Community College ... Read More

Artistes to stage anti-crime concert in MoBay
Montego Bay has hosted its share of major reggae events — Reggae Sunsplash and Reggae Sumfest the most noted. Though Sunday’s Enterta ...... Read More

I warned Kartel — Queen Ifrica
Reggae singer Queen Ifrica has never been one to back down from offering her views on a controversial topic and hence when asked by Splash of her v ...... Read More

Major Lazer returns with Friends
For the fifth-straight year, EDM superstars Major Lazer will perform in Jamaica. They are scheduled to do so on December 16 at Mas Camp, St Andrew. ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Why she will date two men

It is termed ‘risk management’ in business to keep your options open and have plans in place should Plan A fall short or collapse. Does the same apply to relationships? A woman will dat ... Read More

3 habits that drive her up the wall
Women are often classified as the more complex sex, but in fact, women are quite simple and once understood, life can be perfect. Here are three ma ...... Read More

The major difference between ‘in love’ and ‘spirit tek’
Many people confuse infatuation with being in love. They tend to believe that love is ‘emotions’, but love is more than emotions. It is ...... Read More

Can someone cheat and still love you?
Cheating is not accidental or incidental, it is a clear choice. Some cases are even premeditated. You cannot be unfaithful and proclaim love for yo ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Fidel Castro, villain or hero?

Castro was our friend. He was our closest, ‘bestest’ neighbour. His philosophy was not ours, but we were of one spirit. America shunned Cuba yet embraced us — scammers, druggies. ... Read More

Defining local government
WE have been talking and talking, but how enlightened are we now to test the why and the wherefore of the recently concluded local government elec ...... Read More

This region knows how to prevent HIV: Now will we?
World AIDS Day 2016 comes a year after the community of nations committed to ending AIDS by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, and ...... Read More

Castro did what he had to do
This past week was filled with news. There was the death of Fidel Castro last Friday, and this past Monday was Jamaica’s local government ele ...... Read More

REGIONAL

St Elizabeth councillors pick Simpson over Palmer for mayor

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — In a surprising development, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Donald Simpson, who was elected in Monday’s local government election as councillor for t ... Read More

Who will it be?
MONTEGO BAY, St James – A number of meetings are scheduled between senior members and councilors-elect of the two major political parties ...... Read More

Western Jamaica courts to get more resources for lotto scam cases — Chuck
LUCEA, Hanover — Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says efforts are being made to clear up cases before the circuit courts in western Jamaica, wh ...... Read More

MBU to host struggling Maverly/Hughenden
Red-hot defending champions and leaders Montego Bay United (MBU) will get the opportunity to avenge one of their losses this season when they host p ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Press the pedal now that there’s fuel for growth

We can’t say we are surprised at the statements of satisfaction from exhibitors at the just-concluded A Jamaican Made Christmas staged by Continental Baking Company. After all, the event, conc ... Read More

What on earth is happening with Mrs Simpson Miller?
We have been, over the years, very taken with Mrs Portia Simpson Miller, recognising her as an extraordinary politician — exit the party spect ...... Read More

Mere crocodile tears over low voter turnout
There’s a lot of hand-wringing in the country over the fact that Monday’s Local Government Election has been dubiously distinguished b ...... Read More

Why Grenadians rejected the CCJ
We are not in the least bit surprised that the people of the Eastern Caribbean island of Grenada voted overwhelmingly last week in a referendum to ...... Read More

AUTO

Jackson on a high

After years of moving from circuit racing to local rallying, Joel Jackson captured Rallysport’s greatest prize — the Richard Stewart Memorial Rally Jamaica 2016 — last weekend ... Read More

Dawning of a new legend
The Boxster secured its place in the annals of Porsche history when it debuted in 1996 as it provided a financial windfall for the company. In t ...... Read More

Porsche ready to pounce
As Porsche prepares to enter the Jamaican market under the ATL Automotive Group’s ATL Motorsports banner, regional managers of the German bra ...... Read More

Photo Finish: Flashback
As the National Drag Racing Circuit prepares to close off the 2016 season on December 11 at Vernamfield, Clarendon, we take a quick look back at on ...... Read More

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