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Opposition concerned over award of contracts in South East St Mary6:18 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) Spokesman on Works, Richard Azan is expressing concern over what he says is the award of river training and bushing... Read More

34 rounds of ammo seized in Denham Town ZOSO6:03 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two days after Denham Town was declared the second Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO), the Communications Unit is reporting that the joint forces in a...... Read More

Forex: J$127.81 to one US dollar5:50 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, October 19, ended trading at J$127.81 down by nine cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

JAS confirms re-emergence of beet armyworm in Manchester, St Elizabeth 5:17 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is confirming the re-emergence of the beet armyworm in Manchester and St Elizabeth.... Read More

PNP's Alexis files lawsuit against Young Jamaica president 5:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St Mary South Eastern Dr Shane Alexis has filed a defamation lawsuit against Howard Chamberlain, president...... Read More

New FLA board to be announced tomorrow 4:31 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security says it will be announcing the new board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) tomorrow.... Read More

Mexicans 'pick up the pieces' one month after quake 4:19 pm
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — One month after the earthquake that jolted Mexico on September 19, flattening dozens of buildings across Mexico City and leaving 369 dead,...... Read More

Learning room at Children's Hospital outfitted with computers4:02 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Bustamante Hospital for Children's Learning and Activity room has been outfitted as a state-of-the-art learning centre with the donation of...... Read More

NEWS

DPP slaps successive gov'ts for justice system neglect

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn yesterday chastised successive governments for not paying enough attention to the justice system over several decades,... Read More

Suspect held after massive gun find at KFTL
One man has so far been held by the police in connection with the massive gun and ammunition find at Kingston Freeport Terminal (KFT)on...... Read More

China's Xi outlines achievements, plans as party congress opens
BEIJING, China — It was dark, wet and cold outside but inside the Great Hall of the People, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping...... Read More

Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society counters money claims
Winnifred Beach Benevolent Society President Maria Carla Gullotta yesterday countered a story in this week's Observer North & East about a dispute over the repair...... Read More

SPORT

Willing and 'Able'

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In football, the difference between winning and losing can boil down to a solid defence. Read More

'Watts' his name
A first-half brace from Kwesi Watts was enough to earn Lennon High a 2-0 win over Port Antonio High and easy passage to the quarter-final round of the ISSA/FLOW DaCosta...... Read More

Rusea's fight back to eliminate Brown's Town
DRAX HALL, St Ann — Former champions Rusea's High fought back from a first-leg deficit to beat Brown's Town High 5-4 on penalties at Drax Hall yesterday after...... Read More

Bridgeport, Calabar through to quarters
Bridgeport High and Calabar High advanced to the quarter-finals of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football competition despite contrasting results in their...... Read More

BUSINESS

Shaw tells IMF/World Bank forum of billions in new investments

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says Jamaica will see an injection of more than US$20 billion of new investments that will help to drive the... Read More

Two ganja licences issued
THE Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued two of the five licences granted for legal operation in the cannabis industry.... Read More

Devon House to cover own operating costs by 2020, says Bartlett
POPULAR St Andrew heritage site Devon House is expected to start covering its own operating costs by 2020.... Read More

RUBiS opens modernised service station in St Ann's Bay
Petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Jamaica opened its newly refurbished service station and C Store in St Ann's Bay on September 25, saying that it is a part of a...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Ninja's lawyer optimistic

NINJAMAN spent a second night in custody at the Central Police Station in Kingston yesterday. Read More

No disrespect, says Yasus Afari
POPULAR dub poet Yasus Afari is adamant that no disrespect was meant to local officials and the House of Parliament when he refused to stand during the ceremonial...... Read More

Trump's rhetoric inspires Jamaican playwright
It's not a good time to be an immigrant in the United States these days. President Donald Trump's rhetoric has made millions of even documented immigrants...... Read More

All-J'can cast vie for MOBO
Dancehall artistes Alkaline, Popcaan and Aidonia, alongside roots acts Damian Marley and Chronixx, are nominees for the 22nd Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. They...... Read More

COLUMNS

Support the HPV vaccine programme and stop useless misinformation

The introduction of the Humanpapilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine into our school system has generated so much controversy that I feel compelled to present some facts which I hope... Read More

Don't blame the PNP, Vaz
Today is International Credit Union Day. Here in Jamaica it has added significance because 2017 also marks the 75th anniversary of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union...... Read More

Make a stand for integrity, Dr Alexis
I do not know Dr Shane Alexis in person. What I know of him is what many Jamaicans do through his public profile as a medical doctor. From his public presentation he...... Read More

UCC and CMU beacons of hope for Jamaica's education system
No other period in history has experienced the degree of change that the world has seen in the last 75 years. Since the invention of the transistor in the 1940s, and...... Read More

REGIONAL

MoBay Expo 2017 gets thumbs up

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The 17th staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) biennial expo has been given the thumbs up by exhibitors and... Read More

Lilliput resident cops Sandals/SDC product development competition
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Dorceen Jennings, a resident of Lilliput, St James, recently walked away with $100,000 courtesy of the Sandals Foundation after she was named...... Read More

Scores of students flock UTech Open House
MONTEGO BAY, St James - The recently held University of Technology (UTech) Open House was a jam-packed affair as prospective students from institutions all over western...... Read More

Mount Alvernia High gets $12.5-m resource centre
MONTEGO BAY, St James— Students at the Mount Alvernia High School in Montego Bay now have better facilities in doing research.... Read More

EDITORIALS

MP Warmington's bald, inconvenient, but ugly truth

Mr Everald Warmington, the St Catherine South Western Member of Parliament, is a throwback to a political past that embarrasses his party and the... Read More

Mr Golding's advice is sound
Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding makes a valid point in this renewed debate on dual citizenship and the eligibility of individuals of other nationalities serving in...... Read More

Jamaica shares Finance Minister Audley Shaw's pride
It might have been mere coincidence, but over the National Heroes' weekend, when Jamaica was celebrating its best sons and daughters, Minister of Finance and Public...... Read More

Jamaica needs more every day heroes
The usual pomp and pageantry will accompany today's celebration of National Heroes' Day, especially at King's House, where 171 Jamaicans will be conferred with national...... Read More

AUTO

A driving success

ELEVEN of Jamaica's up-and-coming star drivers were put to the test at the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club's (JMMC) Young Driving Training Programme held recently. The... Read More

Toyota Corolla gets a fresh facelift
The 2017 Toyota Corolla has gotten a fresh makeover. Its most prominent detail is the bold refreshed front visage. Its elongated, swept-back headlamp...... Read More

Ageing buses cramp JUTC's style
IT is not just Jamaica's population that has been ageing significantly; so too is the country's public bus company.... Read More

'Heroes' set for FINAL MEET
CIRCUIT racing season is expected to come to an explosive close on Monday, Heroes' Day, at Dover Raceway in St Ann.... Read More

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