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House passes extensions to SOEs, ZOSOs by narrow margin10:07 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved resolutions extending the life of three current states of emergency (SOEs) and the two Zones Of... Read More

House approves temporary extended time for parties10:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives last night agreed to temporary measures which will allow for extended periods for parties during the week and on...... Read More

Trump mocks impeachment effort, talks up trade deal at rally9:44 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic impeachment effort as he sought to rally supporters Tuesday in the key swing state of...... Read More

Security Ministry mounts peace murals in Swallowfield, St Andrew 9:16 pm
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security has partnered with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts to mount peace murals in the...... Read More

Three murder convicted cops offered bail on appeal 8:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The three police officers who were convicted on February 8, for killing Immaculate Conception High School student Vanessa Kirkland will be able to...... Read More

JCAA, AAJ, and AEROTEL honour outstanding Jamaican aviators 8:11 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three highly-respected Jamaican aviation veterans were recognised for their contributions to the local air transportation industry, at an...... Read More

Be aware of your basic rights, CAC urges consumers 7:07 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging shoppers to understand and be aware of their basic rights while conducting their business during...... Read More

OUR approves increase in NWC water rates 6:21 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says that residential and commercial customers, schools and condominiums will see an overall increase of...... Read More

NEWS

Move to criminalise tipping off suspects

A recommendation is to be made to Parliament to criminalise the act of alerting suspects that they are under scrutiny. Read More

Holness visits Japan
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness will pay an official working visit to Japan.... Read More

Child Diversion Act to be enforceable next year
JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck has assured that the Child Diversion Act, which was passed in 2018 to reroute children from the formal justice system — preventing them from...... Read More

Public defender still has SOE human rights concerns
WHILE conceding that improvements have been made in the conditions of detainees under the ongoing states of public emergency (SOEs), the Office of the Public Defender is...... Read More

SPORT

Stewart hopeful of Harbour View resurgence in RSPL

Despite being a lowly ninth place in the 12-team Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), Harbour View Head Coach Damion Stewart is hopeful of making the... Read More

Arnett Gardens set sights on leaders Waterhouse
THE Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is set to push on with a full slate of midweek matches, highlighted by today's contest between first-place Waterhouse FC and...... Read More

Portmore embrace Cruz Azul challenge as SCCL draw pits them with Mexican giants
Portmore United Football Club have been drawn to face Mexican giants Cruz Azul in the Round of 16 of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (SCCL), a challenge the...... Read More

May Pen Primary are new Concacaf NextPlay champions
A new champion was crowned in the Jamaica leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf NextPlay Cup as May Pen Primary defeated Holland Primary 3-1 on penalties in the final,...... Read More

BUSINESS

Bolt Mobility gets red light in Washington, DC

Usain Bolt's American scooter firm, Bolt Mobility, is one of four scooter companies which will no longer be operating in Washington, DC according to a... Read More

16,540 new jobs created in 2018-2019 fiscal year — Jampro
The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) is reporting that 16,540 new jobs were created in the 2018-2019 fiscal year within the fields of energy...... Read More

$611-million Surreal housing development taking shape
Sprawled on a parcel of land bordering a lush green golf course in the swanky Sugar Mill Road area of Ironshore in St James, the $611-million Surreal, a 27-housing unit...... Read More

Blue Power soap exports to Caricom market hit by tarrif barrier
Soap manufacturer Blue Power Group Limited, based on a ruling from the World Customs Organization, has been deemed ineligible to receive preferential...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Collie Buddz tops Billboard

Collie Buddz leads the pack on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with Hybrid. Released May 24, it has 10 tracks including collaborations with Stonebwoy, Dizzy... Read More

Turner-Smith gets royal role
British model/actress Jodie Turner-Smith has defied the odds to land her biggest role in the film industry as the lead in Queen & Slim.... Read More

Portmore Music Fest for Dec 28
Portmore Music Fest is slated for the UDC Car Park Portmore in St Catherine on Saturday, December 28. The event, now in its fourth staging, is...... Read More

Jah Device shines with Ray of Light
Even while recording his EP, Ray of Light, Nigerian singer Jah Device eyed Jamaica as one of the destinations he would like to promote it once released. Two months...... Read More

COLUMNS

Is Amazon subject to our Data Protection Act?

Coming out of the first round of consultations initiated by the joint select committee appointed by Parliament to review the Data Protection Bill, @Digicel and the... Read More

We must close the income inequality gap
In the latest report of the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index Jamaica ranked higher in the high development category. The...... Read More

Youth standing up for human rights and sustainable development
Today, December 10 2019, is recognised as International Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day marks the anniversary on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United...... Read More

180 years of transforming the education system
 ... Read More

REGIONAL

'Home remedy'

A St Mary woman who was convinced that three of her family members contracted the dengue virus took matters into her own hands, administering “home remedy”... Read More

Charles Town Primary student tops SDC public speaking competition
Ariana Bryan of Charles Town Primary School was last Tuesday crowned parish Champion in the Portland Social Development Commission (SDC) Junior Public Speaking...... Read More

Portland champions!
Port Antonio Primary on Friday defeated Manchioneal All Age 7-0 in the Portland INSPORTS Football final at Carder Park Complex with braces from Keandle Wilson, Tairese Wilson...... Read More

Rafters restless
RAFTERS in St Margaret's Bay, east Portland, are forecasting a bleak Christmas as revenues over the last three years have virtually dried up, signalling the need for...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Cold hard facts of the dengue fight

There has been a lot of prattle, particularly from politicos, about the Health Ministry's response to the dengue fever... Read More

When all seems lost, act! – the late Mr Michael Manley
The late Prime Minister Michael Manley — who, incidentally, would have been 95 years old today — once described his Opposition years in...... Read More

Good parents key to nation-building
In this life, there are no guarantees.... Read More

It's been a good schoolboy football season
Back in September, after severe lightning storms threatened life and limb and forced the rescheduling of a few games, there was real concern about the...... Read More

AUTO

VW Tiguan gets more impressive

TAKE the already impressive Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicle, slather it in some R-Line upgrades from the brand's performance division and you have a... Read More

Hyundai makes magic
Texaco Jamaica closed off its Texaco Centenary Cash Bonanza Promotion last Thursday when it handed over the grand prize, a 2019 Hyundai Tuscon, to...... Read More

Big win for William Myers
Jamaica's William “Wings” Myers won the 2019 Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup (RCC) in Guyana on the weekend of November 16. The 22-year-old...... Read More

Showdown At The Orchards
THE Richard Stewart Memorial Rally Jamaica 2019 is expected to be the most competitive in recent times, according to 2018 winner Kyle Gregg.... Read More

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