Wed | Dec 13, 2017

Home

Clarke elected chairman of RJRGLEANER Group

  Oliver F. Clarke was elected chairman of Radio Jamaica Limited, which trades as the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, on Monday, December 11. He fills the slot created by the passing of J.A. Lester Spaulding, who had been ill. Spaulding had...
Comments

JFF to announce Umbro contract

A delegation from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), including president Michael Ricketts, is currently in Panama preparing to announce a new contract with British kit makers Umbro tomorrow. It is understood that Umbro, with its new sponsorship...
Comments
More

Lukewarm response to MoBay crime plan - Residents fed up with announcements; want collaborative effort

Western Bureau: Violence-weary residents of St James are seemingly not enthusiastic about the latest crime strategy crafted by the Police High Command to combat the wanton lawlessness, which has resulted in more than 300 murders in the parish since the start of the year...
Comments

Bartlett: Tangible change needed to stop murders

While violence against tourists amounts to less than one per cent of all crimes committed in St James, it is still a concern that requires tangible change overall to effectively counter Jamaica's international image as a crime-infested country, says...
Comments
More
Hospitality Jamaica

Ready, set , here comes Airbnb

Briefing | What to expect of Jamaica’s economy

The Jamaican dollar nominal exchange rate against the US dollar stood at approximately J$126 to US$1 as of Tuesday morning. Since mid-October 2017, this nominal appreciation, coming from approximately US$131 to J$1, shows signs that the currency...
Comments

Divestment of Norman Manley Airport to be completed by 2019

The divestment of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) is scheduled to be completed by June 2019, noted president and chief executive officer of the Airports Authority of Jamaica and NMIA Ltd, Audley Deidrick.Outlining the stages that have...
Comments
More

Visa woes hit schoolboy stars

Two of St Andrew Technical High School's (STATHS) Manning Cup stars were not selected in a 20-man all-schools team for the Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA) annual tournament in Florida this weekend.Outstanding goalkeeper Jaedine White...
Comments

Brilliant Gayle slams 20th T20 hundred

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Superstar Chris Gayle crunched a world-record 18 sixes and passed 11,000 runs in Twenty20s, as he struck his second hundred in three innings to fire Rangpur Riders to a convincing 57-run win over Dhaka Dynamites and to the...
Comments
More

GK triumphs against Paymaster

The Privy Council has overturned a decision by Jamaica’s appeal court that GraceKennedy two decades ago stole Paymaster’s business plan and used it as the model on which it established its own business payment firm, BillExpress. “...
Comments

PCJ weighing re-entry into retail gas market

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) exited the retail gasolene market when it sold off subsidiary Petroleum Company of Jamaica Limited, or Petcom, last year, but now the state agency is wondering whether to get back into the business.The state...
Comments
More

Barry Moncrieffe hangs up dancing shoes

With the dawning of a new year, a new era awaits the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC). One of its long-standing members, principal dancer and more recently the artistic director, Barry Moncrieffe, will retire at the end of this month.Last...
Comments

The music of NDTC an amazing emerald

The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) concluded its 55th anniversary celebration on an emerald note, at the Little Theatre, recently.Titled The Music of NDTC - The Emerald Edition, the concert showcased the talented singers and orchestra of the...
Comments
More

Editorial | In a state of anarchy

If Prime Minister Andrew Holness is able to muster the will, he would ban all year-end parties by government ministries and agencies, declare Jamaica to be in a state of anarchy, and recall Parliament from its Christmas holiday for an urgent debate...
Comments

Annie Paul | Art and artifice

Art has been in the headlines globally, regionally and locally in the last few weeks. On the global stage, Christie's mid-November auction featuring a long-lost work by Leonardo da Vinci, 'Salvator Mundi', was very much in the news especially after...
Comments
More

Letter of the Day | What's the role of Robert Nesta Morgan?

THE EDITOR, Sir:When I see tweets like the one that accompanies my letter, I am forced to question whether the position of Robert Nesta Morgan, director of communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, is...
Comments

Letter of the Day | Let's get serious and punish litterbugs

Let's get serious and punish litterbugsTHE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.I must commend the 'Nuh Dutty up Jamaica' initiative, however, I still think more can be done. I would like to make a few recommendations....
Comments
More

Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump yesterday signed into law a sweeping defence policy bill that authorises a $700-billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defence programmes to counter North Korea's growing...
Comments

Authorities say bomber mocked Trump before subway attack

NEW YORK (AP):The Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a botched suicide bombing in the New York subway mocked President Donald Trump on Facebook on his way to carry out the attack, writing "Trump...
Comments
More

Responsible drinking tips for the holiday spirit

It's the most wonderful time of the year again and the holiday party season is already upon us. Celebratory glasses of bubbly are on hand and delicious cocktails are being served as we spend time with...
Comments

Fit 4 Life | The myth of turning fat into muscle

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard the myth of turning fat into muscle repeated. The simple truth is, it is physically impossible. Sure, you can lose fat and gain muscle, but muscle and fat are two very different types of tissue and one...
Comments
More

Celebration for JPPC and JPS

The JPPC has formally extended its agreement to provide electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) power grid commencing in January 2018 and ending on December 31, 2024. The agreement will see JPPC supplying up to 60MW of...
Comments

Lisa Hanna and Richard Lake to wed this weekend

Congratulations are in order for Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna, and her long time beau Richard Lake, who are set to tie the knot this weekend in St Andrew, in an ultra private affair.Hanna announced the engagement last February, and since then has...
Comments
More