O-Wrap: 2nd ZOSO in Denham Town… Ganja degree in US… 7 suspected scammers charged7:01 pm

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Gov't says rewarding informers helping crime fight9:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Robert Montague, said today that a repackaged and re-launched “Get The Guns Campaign”, under his ministry,...... Read More

House approves bill to absolve heroes from criminal image 9:20 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The House of Representatives passed a Bill today to absolve Jamaica's national heroes and their supporters from criminal charges made against them by...... Read More

Officers fired following probe of United passenger removal 8:55 pm
CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — The city of Chicago revealed Tuesday that it fired two airport police officers in connection with the controversial removal of a passenger...... Read More

SRC staging science education symposium 8:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Scientific Research Council (SRC) is staging a two-day symposium aimed at improving the delivery of science education at the primary and...... Read More

Jamaica receives US$300,000 grant from UN Green Climate Fund 7:43 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica has received a US$300,000 grant from the United Nations (UN) Green Climate Fund (GCF) to strengthen the island's capacity to develop and...... Read More

Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia 7:12 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — A duo of French scientists said Wednesday they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny...... Read More

St Mary residents to start process of having Tacky declared national hero6:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Robert Montague said the people of St Mary intend to start the process of having Tacky declared a national hero as soon...... Read More


Political ombudsman summonses Warmington to meeting

POLITICAL Ombudsman Donna Parchment-Brown is moving to address a pronouncement made by Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for St Catherine South Western... Read More

19th Congress of the Communist Party of China opens today
BEIJING, China — The 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opens here today with even higher expectations of President Xi Jinping, who pushed the...... Read More

Nothing has changed with ZOSO, says Opposition
HOURS after the second zone of special operations (ZOSO) was declared in Denham Town yesterday, Opposition Spokesman on National Security Fitz Jackson called on the...... Read More

State rebuilding youth clubs to promote peace
THE Government has initiated a youth-development programme to engage young people in the promotion of peace while building the capacity of youth clubs to steer...... Read More


U-17 Girlz tackle Bermuda in CFU qualifiers

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica's Under-17 Women's team will begin the defence of their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Championship title when they tackle Bermuda... Read More

CB Group UWI 5K to honour Asafa Powell
It's a fairly long way from barrelling down the tracks of the world, and an even longer way from tinkering with cars and harbouring mechanic dreams in...... Read More

Grandison finds delight in leading Portmore's dream start
Last season's losing Red Stripe Premier League finalists Portmore United have gotten off to flying start to the 2017-2018 season with three wins and a...... Read More

JFF boss says chase still on for Leon Bailey
Since the start of the 2017-2018 European club football season, one of the most-talked-about young players has been Bayer Leverkusen winger, Jamaican-born Leon...... 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

Jamaica to benefit from US$7.52-m grant funding
Jamaica is set to benefit from an initial US$7.52 million in grant funding under the ninth cycle of the Caribbean Development Bank's (CDB) Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF...... Read More

Search on for best start-up in Jamaica
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has partnered with Swiss based-company, Seedstars World, to assist in identifying the best start-up to represent Jamaica in a...... Read More

FHC Investments partners with Oppenheimer Asset Management
FHC Investments Limited (FHCIL) has entered a partnership with top-tier New York-based firm, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.... Read More


Leroy Gibbons shot in Portmore

VETERAN singer Leroy Gibbons said he is counting his blessings after surviving a shooting incident on Monday morning. Read More

Droop gives to Bobo rebuilding effort
DROOP Lion visited the Rastafari community of Bobo Hill in Nine Miles, St Andrew, on the weekend where he made a $50,000 donation to their rebuilding...... Read More

Levi sticking to his roots
JAMAICAN-BORN entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots is the headliner of Music & Food For Friends scheduled for Redbones Blues Cafe in New Kingston on...... Read More

Ninja behind bars
UP to press time last night, dancehall artiste Ninjaman was still behind bars at Central Police Station in Kingston.... 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

Contradictions of our education system
Many years ago the Government of India was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in New Delhi. It offered a bounty for every dead cobra.... Read More

Is Jamaica serious about curbing crime?
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has killed Duppy Film. Let us break out in song and dance and let us breathe easy.... Read More

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JET donates 89 garbage drums to Nine Miles community

RESIDENTS in Nine Miles, St Ann, are calling on the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to ensure that garbage collection is timely and done regularly in... Read More

'We need to trust God'
PORTLAND'S Mello Agers group earlier this month honoured centenarian Louise Williams to mark International Day of Older Persons.... Read More

Dunn, Alexis sign Political Code of Conduct
Candidates for the October 30 by-election in St Mary South Eastern Dr Norman Dunn (right) and Dr Shane Alexis (second right) pose with certificates after signing the Political...... Read More

Observer seminar in St Ann focuses on mental health
At a time when many continue to frown on mental illness in Jamaica and other countries across the world, several students from schools in St Ann and...... 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

A world without US leadership is an uncertain prospect
When a country is a single superpower it can impose its will in all situations and in all international organisations, as the United States of America...... Read More


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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