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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two weeks after being struck by Hurricane Irma, islands in the Caribbean were again devastated with the passage of Hurricane Maria. Read More

Hundreds expected for annual JAPEX trade show9:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Hundreds of overseas buyers and local suppliers in the tourism sector are expected to converge at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James...... Read More

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate9:07 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Some 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused...... Read More

Govt seeking private sector partners to expand CCTV coverage 9:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Government is looking to partner with the private sector to expand closed-circuit television (CCTV)...... Read More

Industrial action at Scotiabank branch leaves customers frustrated 8:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industrial action by tellers at a Scotiabank branch in Ocho Rios, St Ann this afternoon resulted in disruption of services to customers for about 20...... Read More

St Andrew man dies after receiving chop wounds 8:18 pm
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A man who received several chops to his head and hand on Monday, September 11, during a dispute with another man, succumbed to his injuries...... Read More

UWI and CDEMA to establish Caribbean Emergency Management Association in New York 8:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Caribbean Centre for Disaster and Risk Reduction located in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at The University of the West Indies (UWI) and The...... Read More

Curfew imposed in Mount Salem ZOSO7:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A curfew has been imposed in a section of the Mount Salem community from 6:00 pm Friday, September 22, and will remain in effect until 6:00 pm Sunday,...... Read More

NEWS

SLB on education minister's radar

NOTING the important role the Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) plays in the service delivery of education to the country, Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid has... Read More

PM directs NHT to find land in Barbican for low-cost housing
Prime Minister Andrew Holness last night gave a directive for the National Housing Trust (NHT) to identify land in the Barbican area to provide what...... Read More

Gov't wants a performance-based public sector, says PM
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday that a performance-based public sector is necessary to produce the efficiency required for increased economic growth and a...... Read More

'Bailer man' ends up behind bars
A man who posted bail for one of three accused murderers is now in jail after the accused man and his co-accused ran off while their trial was in session at the Home...... Read More

SPORT

3 teams stay perfect in daCosta Cup

Manchester High, Central High and Seaforth High extended their unbeaten run in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition with contrasting wins... Read More

Sinclair enthusiastic about JFF's financial prospects despite crippling $265-m debt
Garfield Sinclair, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) vice-president with responsibility for finance, says measures are being implemented to reduce...... Read More

Vauxhall top Tarrant to move second in Group D
After losing their first game of the season at home, Vauxhall High School registered their second win of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup campaign on Tuesday, when they saw...... Read More

Local players for inaugural tennis series
THE inaugural staging of the Quest Super Series Tennis Tournament is expected to feature several of Jamaica's top players. It is scheduled to begin this 3:00 pm...... Read More

BUSINESS

Mayberry rejects Berger offer of $10.88

Financial outfit and shareholder of Berger Paints Jamaica Ltd (BRG), Mayberry Investments Ltd, is rejecting the offer of $10.88 or US$0.08485 per... Read More

Peart elected president of AmCham
Allison Peart, managing partner of Ernst & Young, is now president of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica.... Read More

Holness says gov't looking to reform of the public sector
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that his g overnment is looking forward to the reform of the public sector and...... Read More

Schnoor promoted by Scotiabank from Trinidad to Toronto
Having impressed as managing director of Scotiabank Trinindad and Tobago, as well as senior vice-president and head of Caribbean South and East,...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Tom Laing riding the King's Highway

SINGER Tom Laing is currently holding down the number two spot on the South Florida Reggae chart with King's Highway . It is also... Read More

Survivor Slim making an impact
Reggae artiste Survivor Slim believes his collaboration All Night featuring deejay Spragga Benz could open some...... Read More

Fresh Level
You know the party won't flop when Stone Love is on music duty. And so it was at Fresh Level on September 16 inside Steve Madden Plaza, downtown Kingston. As usual,...... Read More

Craigy T breaks silence
IT has been two years since dancehall quartet TOK called it quits. Over that time, former band member Craig “Craigy T” Thompson has been searching for his...... Read More

COLUMNS

Hurricanes and why orange oranges are green in Jamaica

The more time passes since the last storm the closer we are to a hit. Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria cleansed the Earth and nourished... Read More

Mother Nature has not been too kind
QUESTIONS of the day (for me at least):. Will we demonstrate that we are worthy of high marks for responding to the urgent need of fellow Caribbean neighbours who are...... Read More

Climate change uncertainty
I'm certain that we will hear it ad nauseam that Harvey and Irma, the two recent destructive hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, were caused by climate...... Read More

Slavery in the Bible: A rejoinder to Dr Abrahams
In the Mosaic code there are regulations regarding a master striking his slave (Exodus 21: 20-21), or causing permanent injury to a slave (Exodus 21: 26-27). It is...... Read More

REGIONAL

Battle for places in daCosta Cup second round heats up

LUCEA, Hanover — Zones B and D of the ISSA/ Flow daCosta Cup schoolboys' football competition are shaping up to be a battle to... Read More

Bicycle cops to tackle tourist harassment in Falmouth
Some 12 Trelawny cops who recently graduated from a one-month Area One bicycle course are expected to play a significant role in curbing tourist harassment in the...... Read More

Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar stages health fair
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Despite recent adverse weather conditions in sections of Jamaica due to the effect of Hurricane Irma, scores of people turned out...... Read More

Barita celebrates 40th anniversary
Led by chair and founder Rita Humphries-Lewin — a former chair of the Jamaica Stock Exchange — financial service providers Barita Investments, established in 1977,...... Read More

EDITORIALS

A good first step at the ECJ

Finally, we are seeing a step in the right direction, albeit a journey that Jamaica should have long completed. Read More

Mr Montague owes PNP, country an apology if…
On Tuesday in this space we commended National Security Minister Robert Montague for inviting a member of the Opposition to join his newly formed...... Read More

Our Caribbean neighbours need help in this their time of need
Words cannot adequately describe the pain and despair we feel for our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean who have been affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.... Read More

Mr Robert Montague has put his job on the line
Last week, Minister of National Security Robert Montague invited his Opposition counterpart, Mr Peter Bunting, to join his freshly launched Security...... Read More

AUTO

KIG unveils Subaru XV

J AMAICA's oldest dealership, Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG), launched their latest offering the 2018 Subaru XV in fine style at their Spanish Town... Read More

'TOTAL' coastal clean-up
DAVID Summerbell Jr was along the Palisadoes strip on Saturday, but not at the go-kart track. He instead ditched his driving gloves for much bigger ones as part of...... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Sizzling with the Subaru XV
JAMAICA'S oldest dealership, Kingston Industrial Garage, was this week's automotive hot spot as it launched the 2018 Subaru XV at its newly renovated Spanish Town Road...... Read More

Senna Summerbell leads karting field
THE race for the Jamaica Karting Association's highest honour — the Abe Ziadie Trophy — may go the way of current points leader Senna...... Read More

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