Tue | Sep 17, 2019

Home

Driver killed, students among 18 injured in MoBay crash

Twelve students are among 18 people injured in a mid-afternoon crash along the Flanker main road near Montego Bay St James on Monday. A motorist was killed on impact when he lost control of his Toyota Corolla motorcar which slammed into a minibus carrying the students and several adults.
Comments

UPDATE: Footballer in hospital after lightning strike in Wolmers, JC match

The ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup Group E game between Wolmer's Boys and Jamaica College was called off this afternoon after four players were struck by lightning. It is reported that two Wolmer's boys and two from Jamaica College were struck by...
Comments
More
The JISCO Alpart bauxite plant in Nain, St Elizabeth.

Alpart anger - Workers cry foul, union points finger at local managers for ills

One of three unions representing the approximately 1,000 employees at the JISCO-Alpart bauxite plant at Nain in St Elizabeth has charged that many of the ills being faced by local workers there is as a direct result of the lack of input from their...
Comments

Two dead, 17 injured in St James crash - 12 students, five adults hospitalised

Western Bureau: TWO DRIVERS perished yesterday after a motor car got out of control and crashed head-on into a minibus along the Flankers main road in St James. Twelve students and five adults were also injured in the crash. According to...
Comments
More
Hospitality Jamaica

Still in the DARK

Growth & Jobs | Be financially literate – Miller

Not being financially literate can be costly, Rose Miller, grants manager at the JN Foundation and head of the JN BeWi$e financial empowerment programme, says. She noted that while there was no available data about the cost of financial illiteracy...
Comments

Growth & Jobs | Companies losing billions because of bad customer service

Carlene Clarke, head of customer experience and service recovery at JN Bank, says there is need for local companies to place greater focus on quality customer service, given its impact on business continuity and the country’s growth and development...
Comments
More

To Doha in Grace - GraceKennedy treats athletes ahead of World Championships departure

GraceKennedy, in the best possible way, tried to make amends for not being able to provide meals for Jamaica’s team to the 2019 World Championships by treating several athletes to a ‘good old Grace Jamaican brunch’ before they departed from the...
Comments

Duckie demands $16m pay-off - Sacked Mount Pleasant coach makes severance claim, cites damages for unfair dismissal

Axed Mount Pleasant Academy head coach Donovan Duckie is preparing to take legal action against the club for $16 million in unpaid salary and incentives, plus damages, following his dismissal a few weeks ago, The Gleaner has been reliably informed...
Comments
More
This image provided on Sunday, September 15, 2019, by the United States government and DigitalGlobe, and annotated by the source, shows damage to the infrastructure at Saudi Aramco’s Kuirais oil field in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. The drone attack Saturday on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq plant and its Khurais oil field led to the interruption of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of the kingdom’s crude oil production per day, equivalent to more than 5% of the world’s daily supply.

Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant threatens supply

The loss of five per cent of world crude oil output from an attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil-processing plant pushed crude prices sharply higher on Monday. United States crude oil was trading nine per cent higher, while Brent crude added more...
Comments

Derrimon eyes virtual shopping experience

Distribution company Derrimon Trading is exploring a shopping experience that goes beyond customers clicking on grocery items from the comfort of their living rooms. The company, which operates two grocery businesses, Sampars and Select, reported...
Comments
More

Sticking to the script - Michael Nicholson talks about building successful brands in theatre

After he successfully landed the coveted role as Stringbean in the television drama, Royal Palm Estate, actor-director Michael Nicholson became a household name in Jamaica. “Being a part of that production and playing the character created by...
Comments

Tony Rebel wants investigative pieces from journalists

Just as the farewell address at any gathering is a last chance to influence and inspire, the message an entertainer leaves with his audience is just as important as the lyrics of the music, says Tony Rebel. The veteran artiste closed the show at...
Comments
More

Editorial | Wrong lesson being applied at PCJ?

We hope that the plan to dissolve the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) isn’t a case of the Holness administration learning the wrong lessons from the Petrojam scandal and opting for a solution that might make it more difficult to identify,...
Comments

Gordon Robinson | Haemorrhoid breaks out

The domino game became contentious. The Beast was becoming frustrated and, in a rare move for such a mild-mannered person, he raised his voice at the Dunce. “What’s the matter with you? ” The Beast asked in as testy a voice as he could summon. “...
Comments
More

Letter of the Day | Put prisoner mental health on front burner

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a human-rights organisation working in the island’s correctional facilities, we continue to be concerned about the situation of the mentally ill behind bars. The ideal solution is for these persons to be diverted to mental-...
Comments

Give us SOE alternatives

THE EDITOR, Sir: Oh, Milton Wray, in your very long article in The Sunday Gleaner of September 15, 2019 (‘Emergency! We suffering here’), you reminded us of the inconvenience to the law-abiding citizens of Jamaica caused by the imposition of...
Comments
More

Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 other people

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) : A powerful propane explosion leveled a recently opened nonprofit centre after crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow...
Comments

Five shot dead in Tabasco bar amid holiday celebrations

MEXICO CITY (AP) : Gunmen shot dead five people at a bar in southeastern Mexico on the night the country celebrated Independence Day, authorities said Monday. The prosecutor’s office in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco said in a statement that the...
Comments
More
Stredie Thompson (left), managing director at Journeys End Wine Company Limited, makers of Flavours of the Past, looks on as a patron is about to sample a 'flavour of the past' at a recent event in downtown Kingston.

Flavours of the Past exciting today’s palates

“Proud to represent the brand of Jamaica, we aim to continue to serve exotic flavoured wines made from locally grown fruits right here in Jamaica,” is a statement made on a brochure being distributed by Journeys End Wine Company Limited, located...
Comments

Outrage over Dior ad campaign

Dior is facing widespread criticism for an advertising campaign that Native Americans say perpetuates stereotypes. The new ad for the Dior men's fragrance called Sauvage, has sparked outrage for its use of Native American culture and symbols. The...
Comments
More

Zim introduces butterfly service

In a flurry of firsts, on August 14, the MV Vega Scorpio, a Zim vessel made its maiden voyage to Kingston to begin a new Central America-Caribbean service. On hand to welcome the vessel and present the master with a commemorative plaque was Captain...
Comments
More