Thu | Feb 22, 2018

Home

Clone of Union hoping Petrojam issues will be resolved today Audio

The Union of Clerical, Administrative, and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) is hoping a meeting at the labour ministry this afternoon will resolve the issues which led workers at Petrojam to take in...
Comments

Banker in Manchester Municipal Corporation fraud granted $1m bail

Forty-three-year-old Banker, Radcliffe McLean, who was arrested and charged in connection with the fraud at the Manchester Municipal Corporation has been granted bail in the sum of $1 million.  McLean who went before Judge Desiree...
Comments
More

110 years in prison – St Ann family sent away for killing mentally-ill man

The attorney for the St Ann couple, who, along with their three adult sons, were sentenced yesterday to a total of 110 years in prison for stoning, then chopping a mentally-ill man to death, has taken issue with the punishment. “The sentences...
Comments

Jamaica improves on Corruption Perception Index but still has work to do

Jamaica has risen 15 places in the latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released yesterday by Transparency International, but the gains could easily be eroded if delays in the full appointment of a chief justice are prolonged.That was the...
Comments
More
Hospitality Jamaica

Trelawny the ideal place for Excellence Oyster Bay

Earth Today | Addressing gender realities vital to climate readiness

KEY FEMALE figures from industry and academia have given the Government's move to ensure the participation of women and girls in climate change planning and action the nod, while emphacising that taking stock of gender realities is integral to...
Comments

Earth Today | Kiwanis clubs target youths as agents for sustainable development

THE KIWANIS clubs of North St Andrew and Eastern St Andrew are doing their bit to help improve Jamaica's capacity to cope with a changing climate, and they're tapping into the ingenuity of youth to make it happen.Yesterday, the clubs launched the...
Comments
More

'I am very proud of how far we have come'

Christian Stokes, president of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, is a proud man today after Jamaica's history-making women's two-man bobsled team completed four runs on the ice at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The...
Comments

Can Leon Bailey qualify to represent England?

There are reports that Jamaica-born football star Leon Bailey is being chased by the England management. The following are some of the requirements to become a British national:1. Naturalisation - He must live in the United Kingdom (UK) for at least...
Comments
More

Eurozone economy cools amid stock market turmoil

There are signs that the turmoil in financial markets at the start of February had a negative impact albeit a short-term one on the fast-growing 19-country eurozone economy.A closely monitored survey of the private sector found activity cooling...
Comments

Mortgage bank strikes deal with YP Seaton

Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) says a debt settlement with associated companies Ebony View Limited and YP Seaton & Associates Company Limited on a loan that backed a housing development in St Catherine would substantial reduce its non-performing loans or NPL portfolio...
Comments
More

Downtown Carnival remains hopeful

As the dancehall-soca song by Trevor Off Key and Allison Hinds says, 'it's never too late for carnival', and Downtown Carnival promoter, O'Neil Smith, trusts that having a positive outlook will bring forth a road march in the heart of Kingston on...
Comments

More than just soca this year

"Artistes like Tifa, Bounty Killer, and Spice have also performed in the past at Downtown Carnival, and regardless of the widely accepted idea that carnival is on soca, it is focused on local culture because the participants understand that every...
Comments
More

Editorial | Ombudsman wrong on police criticisms

Donna Parchment Brown, the dispute resolution specialist and political ombudsman, is not someone with whom this newspaper often disagrees. She is highly intelligent, and her voice, invariably, one of reason. This time, though, we find ourselves at...
Comments

Editorial | Ceding the State to criminals

Unlike with Donna Parchment Brown, we hardly ever expect to be on common ground with Venesha Phillips, the People's National Party's (PNP) local government councillor and caretaker for the constituency of Eastern St Andrew. She is usually too crass...
Comments
More

Letter of the Day | Overhaul of postal system urgent

THE EDITOR, Sir:According to the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure tabled in the House of Representatives recently, the Government will spend $47 million to upgrade and strengthen Jamaica Post to an international system, affording it an increased...
Comments

Independent MOCA a pressing imperative

THE EDITOR, Sir:The House of Representatives recently approved a bill to set up the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) as an independent body, removing the entity completely from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).After being...
Comments
More

The Rev Billy Graham, known as 'America's pastor,' dies at 99

MONTREAT, NC (AP):The Rev Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died yesterday. He was 99.Graham, who...
Comments

Scientists improve malaria drug production

BERLIN (AP):Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said yesterday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost...
Comments
More

PICJ launched for Cardio Vascular Week

To kick-start Cardiovascular Week, which officially began on Monday, the team at Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica transformed the courtyard of the Medical Associates Hospital into an oasis washed in red for the grand opening of Jamaica...
Comments

5 Creative ways To propose on World Proposal Day

It cannot be overstated how important it is to get a proposal right. The setting must be perfect, and many women will agree that the ring should sparkle. It’s one of the most memorable moments in a couple’s life, especially...
Comments
More

Gourmet bulla stars Endzzone revamped menu

Food is something to be enjoyed; it's not meant to be boring. That's a concept Endzzone at Buzzers in Portmore has clearly grasped with its revamped menu.The hip spot now offers a gourmet bulla menu. Now, gourmet and bulla are not two words often...
Comments

Sugah just right

Just about everyone has a tasty kryptonite. For Yanique Sterling, it's Sugah! In talking with Food about her journey from plate to palate, she confessed that she has always been an avid foodie."If I eat in the car, the calories don't count. If I eat...
Comments
More