Mon | Nov 12, 2018

Home

JUTC warns it will pull Above Rocks buses amid any threat of violence

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it will be forced to pull its buses from the Above Rocks route in St Andrew if the police confirm any threat of violence against its drivers or vandalism of its vehicles. In a statement Monday...
Comments

Comic book genius and Spider-Man creator Stan Lee dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionised the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died...
Comments
More

Dull debates - First-time MPs dismayed by 'boring', 'parochial' discourse in Parliament

First-time lawmaker Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn has admitted that she sometimes gets bored listening to debates in Parliament.Cuthbert-Flynn, the former star athlete-turned-politician, asserted, too, that not enough legislation is being passed and...
Comments

Pastors urge women to choose partners carefully

WESTERN BUREAU:Following the murders of 43-year-old Dionne Smith and her 16-year-old daughter, Jay-Shenel Gordon, committed by Smith's common-law husband in September, two pastors are urging women to leave abusive relationships and to be careful in...
Comments
More
Hospitality Jamaica

Taxation of Airbnb coming soon

Weed Ed | Preserving ganja’s sacredness amid mass commercialisation

In 10 years, the global marijuana culture will hardly resemble anything persons grew up knowing. By 2028 most countries would have decriminalised or legalised the plant. Ganja will be a widespread commodity, with its byproducts dominating the food...
Comments

Weed Ed | #GanjaFacts

The establishment of Rastafarian beliefs and practises in the 1930s was strongly influenced by Indian culture. Leonard Howell, the founder of Rastafari, is known to have socialised with Indian indentured workers who introduced ganja seeds to the...
Comments
More

Don't rush it, ISSA! - UWI researcher urges caution with student-transfer regulations

Dr Rachael Irving, research fellow at the University of the West Indies (UWI), thinks ISSA should wait before implementing its new transfer regulations. In the interim, schools with modest track and field programmes could be strengthened before the...
Comments

Morris goal sinks MBU

Portmore United's Ricardo Morris has expressed his delight after he netted his first goal of the season to carry his team to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Montego Bay United (MBU) in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Spanish Town Prison...
Comments
More

JCPS in trouble - Sugar marketer loses client base, winding down operation

Sugar marketer Jamaica Cane Products Sales Limited (JCPS) is laying off its entire staff as it contemplates winding down the business, Chairman Karl James confirmed on Friday, even as it looks to the Government for help.James blames the agency's...
Comments

NCB claims top spot in regional market after $28b record profit

NCB Financial Group has been solidly ensconced at the top of Jamaica's commercial banking market for several years, but having just hit another profit milestone and with nearly $980 billion in assets, its managers believe they are well placed to...
Comments
More

A joyful farewell for Elva

If was a send-off fit for the 'Queen of comedy', that unfolded at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium last Saturday afternoon. The late Elva Ruddock gave the world the gift of laughter, so even as loved ones gathered to celebrate her life, mourning was...
Comments

Cinema Seen | 'Overlord' - action horror at its finest

It starts out as a routine mission. In 1944, a year before WWII ends, United States military forces are sent to dismantle a German signal jammer located in a church. They are to get in, take out the device, and get out. However, when only a few...
Comments
More

Editorial | How many more Whitfields are there?

John Mahfood generally strikes you as one of Jamaica's more civic-minded business moguls, and over the past two years or so, he has been particularly intense in his bare-knuckled advocacy on solutions for crime and the uplift of poor, marginalised...
Comments

Michael Abrahams | A rational look at corporal punishment

The issue of corporal punishment is again topical. Research, carried out over decades, has shown that disciplining children by beating them may do more harm than good.  But there is a stubborn resistance to accept this by many Jamaicans....
Comments
More

Letter of the Day | Don't divest all tourism assets to foreigners

THE EDITOR, Sir:Tourism, in particular, has focused on developments that involve foreign direct investment, largely in all-inclusive resorts or enclave tourism developments which exclude the majority of our locals from even coming into contact with...
Comments

Scrap NIDS and improve TRN

THE EDITOR, Sir:I respond to Paul Haye's article 'Stop fighting against NIDS'. While there is some value to having an improved system of national identity for controls and security, these systems must work effectively with other systems to be...
Comments
More

Trump's new move to limit asylum challenged in court

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately...
Comments

Death toll from wildfires hits 31 at both ends of California

PARADISE, California (AP):Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The overall death toll from the outbreak of...
Comments
More

Cops partner with stakeholders to clean up Half-Way Tree

The Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) partnered with several stakeholders in a clean-up operation in Half-Way Tree on Friday. That exercise is a start to what, the PSTEB said,...
Comments
More