Weekly Round-up: Klansman gang triggers St Catherine SOE… Fly Jamaica crewmember held with cocaine… Windies qualify for World Cup12:19 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday declared a state of public emergency in the St Catherine North police division, noting that the operation will... Read More

US district arms teachers with rocks in case of school shooter2:19 pm
PENNSYLVANIA, United States — A rural school district in Pennsylvania is arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks as a last resort should an armed intruder...... Read More

PNP says gov't derelict in naming land taxation relief board1:50 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on agriculture and rural development, Dr Fenton Ferguson says the failure of the Andrew Holness...... Read More

Cricket scandal: Aussie captain Smith, Bancroft admit ball-tampering 1:04 pm
Cape Town, South Africa (AFP) — Australia captain Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft sensationally admitted to ball-tampering during the third Test against South Africa on...... Read More

Senate approves Appropriation Act 12:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica  (JIS) — The Government now has the authority to spend funds allotted in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, following the passage of the...... Read More

Crowds gather for largest US gun control protest in a generation 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Bundled against the cold but fired up with passion after a Florida high school massacre, crowds gathered in Washington on Saturday for...... Read More

Security minister calls on St Catherine residents to report suspected criminals 11:53 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, is calling on residents of St Catherine to be on the lookout for wanted persons seeking to...... Read More

Man Utd announce plans to form professional women's team11:39 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester United have announced plans to form a women's professional team after long being criticised for lagging behind their rivals.... Read More


PNP opposes renaming of North-South Highway in honour of Seaga

THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) said yesterday that the Government's decision to rename the North/South road development the Edward Seaga Highway is... Read More

Yallahs by-election set for April 27
RESIDENTS of the Yallahs Division in St Thomas will go to the polls on April 27 to elect a new councillor.Nomination day is April 10.... Read More

Hurricanes made 2017 costliest year ever for extreme weather, climate events
UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — A new United Nations report says hurricanes, monsoon floods and continuing severe drought made 2017 the costliest year ever for severe...... Read More

Constitutional breach
ACCUSED murderer Mervin Cameron, who has been in custody now for five years without his matter being tried, has won his case in the Constitutional Court, which on...... Read More


Calabar sprint clear

Defending champions Calabar High were well on their way to retaining their Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics... Read More

Bolt determined to play for 'a top team in a top league'
DORTMUND, Germany (AFP) — Athletics legend Usain Bolt insists he is serious about realising his dream of becoming a top-class footballer after training with...... Read More

Rodgers produces record run to win gold for KC
Aryamanya Rodgers of Kingston College (KC) produced a fast-paced race from gun to tape in the 2000m steeplechase final, to shatter the old record held by Thaleetio...... Read More

DaCosta saddles double in Bonnie Blue Flag feature
Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta has called to the gates a pair of eight-year-olds — Perfect Neighbour and Hover Craft — to contest the Bonnie Blue Flag...... Read More


New RadioShack MoBay 'a success'

FAIRVIEW, St James - RadioShack, the store that “has all your needs that suit your lifestyle”, had its grand opening earlier this month in St James, and... Read More

A chocolate dream for the stock exchange
Michelle Smith, owner of Chocolate Dreams, widely regarded as Jamaica's premier chocolatier, has decided to sweeten up the Jamaica Stock Exchange...... Read More

Orane steps down from GraceKennedy board
GraceKennedy Limited has announced that the Hon Douglas Orane will retire from the Board of Directors effective May 30, 2018, having served as a...... Read More

Phillips argues for empowering people
In a budget presentation entitled “Empowering the people: Restoring Hope” last week Thursday, Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips asked:...... Read More


Delly Ranx ready for 100 Live

Delly Ranx is upbeat as he prepares for his gig at the monthly Appleton Estate 100 Live. Read More

Feedo hosts essay contest
Fast - rising deejay Feedo is granting $25,000 to a student who can write an essay or letter outlining one issue...... Read More

Demus, Pliers promise treat
Platinum-selling duo Chaka Demus and Pliers is promising a diverse performance on Monday for the second voyage of the Love and Harmony Cruise. While the cruise sets sail today...... Read More

OCG tells Why Men Cheat
Fast-rising dancehall artiste OCG released the video for Why Man Cheat last week and it has racked up more 127,000...... Read More


Men's biggest communication mistakes
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Put your relationship under lock and key
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Would you rather be rich and single or poor and in love?
 Many people have the career and the wealth but they remain lonely, while others don't have two pennies to rub together, but find fulfillment in love.... Read More


What's Ruel Reid's beef with church schools?

In the past months we had a putsch to intimidate and diminish church schools. This is not the first time, but now Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid is on the... Read More

Not an easy road to safety
I was talking the other day to two young men to get an idea of how things have been going in the Spanish Town area, which can all too often be a war zone. I hear...... Read More

Champs and GSAT — Pressure and slide
It is that time of year when much focus is placed on the nation's youth as the Inter-secondary Schools' Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls'...... Read More

Carrying propaganda too far
Around the time of political independence in 1962, the Jamaica Information Service published a booklet on six...... Read More


Tufton wants case study on Cornwall Regional Hospital

 MOUNT SALEM, St James — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says he will be ensuring that a case study is done on the ailing Cornwall Region... Read More

New RadioShack MoBay 'a success'
FAIRVIEW, St James - RadioShack, the store that “has all your needs that suit your lifestyle”, had its grand opening earlier this month in St James, and...... Read More

Different Strokes goes 'back to basics' this Easter
This Easter in Negril will be a journey down memory lane as the staging of one of western Jamaica's favorite retro party, Different Strokes, coincides with the Easter...... Read More

MoBay students view Black Panther
Two hundred students from Green Pond and Spot Valley high schools in Montego Bay and sponsors participated in the screening of Black Panther at the Multiplex Cinema, Montego...... Read More


Qualification over with, WI must now refocus

After losing the opening game of the Super Six stage to Afghanistan last week, as well as a pre-tournament warm-up against the same opponents, the... Read More

Can the Vale Royal talks help silence the political guns?
The first of the Vale Royal talks under Prime Minister Andrew Holness, set for sometime next month, can achieve something significant for Jamaica if the deliberations do not...... Read More

Kudos for Gov't support of plastic bottle return system
The Government's pledge to support the plastic bottle return system is commendable and, we hope, will be more than just an announcement.... Read More

Put Jamaica first again, Dr Phillips
Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips's contribution to the budget debate last week was not only wide-ranging, it was predictably critical of the...... Read More


Gore's Kia on track

THE Doug Gore-led Hollywood Racing unveiled their latest circuit racing challenger, a Kia Rio nicknamed “The Beast”, at the brand's Oxford Road showroom in New... Read More

City's road repairs in high gear
The road repair season is in full swing since the start of the year, and motorists are often complaining that there is almost nowhere to...... Read More

A 'Hollywood' Occasion
Douglas “Hollywood” Gore brought out fans and racing enthusiasts to the unveiling of his latest race car, a modified Kia Rio nicknamed...... Read More

Another Sunday in Barbican Square, St Andrew
The redesigning of Barbican Square, St Andrew, continues apace. Although severely inconvenienced by the resulting dust menace and the traffic headache, residents using the...... Read More


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