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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...

Reggae Boy Bolt? - JFF keeping an eye on former sprinter's football efforts in Australia

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Michael Ricketts, says he has been paying close attention to the efforts of sprint legend, Usain Bolt, to make his mark as a professional football player, and that he would fully support a call-up to th...

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...