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Jamaica poised for NACAC Glory

In 2015, when the Canadian city of Toronto hosted the Pan-American Games, Jamaica won 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in track and field. When Toronto opens its doors this week for the North American, Central American and Caribbean Champio...

Cooper: Gov't should overhaul beach-licensing fee and access policy

Professor Carolyn Cooper is adamant that the $13,000 licensing fee imposed yearly for the recreational and commercial use of a beach should be urgently increased and the Government's approach to beach access and the accompanying management framewo...

Money well spent - JCDC head touts positive spin-off from Independence celebrations

Money well spent was how the Interim Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Orville Hill, described the just-concluded Independence Grand Gala celebrations on Monday night at the National Stadium. Approximately ...

Bobby boards bus - Transport minister says JUTC delivering exceptional service

Transport Minister Robert Montague has said that the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is offering an exceptional service given the resources at its disposal and that the commuters, for the most part, are quite pleased. Montague yes...

'Barnett was the only father we knew'

Pierre Rogers is convinced that if it were not for the intervention of the late Eric Coleridge Barnett who gave him a second chance while he was a student at the Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston, he wouldn't be the man he is today. Rogers was amo...

New rape trial - Court tosses conviction for assault of 6-y-o girl because of judge's error

A St Mary man who was found guilty of raping a six-year-old girl has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal because of errors by the judge who presided over the trial. Further, the Court of Appeal has set aside the 23-year prison sentenc...

Four to go forward with case against NSWMA - Ill effects of 2014 Riverton fire

Four persons claiming damages arising from smoke emitted from a fire at the Riverton dump in St Andrew in 2014 are awaiting a new trial date for the matter being pursued against the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). Multiple fires...

Health ministry: No reduction of special consumption tax on cigarettes

Any expectation that the special consumption tax on cigarettes will be reduced has been stumped by the Ministry of Health, which has said that it was not going to happen anytime soon. The leading marketer and distributor of cigarettes and tobacco p...

Ray Ray market vendors devastated after massive fire - Claims of sabotage swirl

The Ray Ray Ground market in downtown Kingston was the scene of a massive fire yesterday morning that left scores of vendors with hands on their jaws, contemplating their next move, having lost almost everything pertaining to their commercial acti...

Nine road fatalities on Independence weekend - Westmoreland most deadly parish

With just seven days already ticked off in the month of August, a total of nine road fatalities from crashes during the one-week period have tripled the three deaths recorded for the corresponding period last year, according to statistics compiled...

Dunn’s River racket - Police, AG probe fraud allegations at attraction

Concerns by members of the board of the St Ann Development Company (SADCO) about ticket revenue being generated at Dunn's River Falls and Park have prompted a major investigation. The police Fraud Squad, Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption T...

Hanover on course for record murders - Latest killings labelled as reprisal for 'Fat Man'

Western Bureau: With five murders last week and a number of alleged killers on the run, Hanover is now on the brink of eclipsing the 60 murders committed last year as the current tally for 2018 is 39, with five full months to go in the year. "W...

Brace for more smoke! - Fire at Riverton will continue affecting air quality in Kingston, says fire brigade

A major fire at the Riverton dump in St Andrew, which authorities strongly believe was set by arsonists on Sunday afternoon, is almost under full control. But acting commissioner of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, Stewart Beckford, has warned residents ...

Wheatley Falls - Latest casualty of Energy scandal, groups welcome departure

The ongoing scandal that began at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam has claimed its latest casualty with the resignation yesterday of Andrew Wheatley as minister of science and technology. This follows several weeks of allegations of nepoti...

INDECOM gets green light to search JDF HQ

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) indicated late yesterday that it was too early to determine its next move after receiving the go-ahead from the Supreme Court to execute a search warrant at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) ...

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