Tue | Oct 15, 2019

Home

American man held with ammunition at airport charged

Detectives assigned to the Kingston East Division are reporting the seizure of two magazines loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition at the Norman Manley International Airport on Sunday. Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Wieganol, a salesman of Feopor, Indiana...
Comments

Fatal crash in Westmoreland

Derrick Hall of Logwood district in Westmoreland died from injuries he sustained in a crash on the Lindos Hill main road in the parish on Monday. The Whithorn Police are that about 6:17 p.m., Hall was walking along the road when he was hit by a...
Comments
More
An aerial view of the Palisadoes-based Caribbean Maritime University.

CMU CUTS FEES - Reduction news coincides with president’s arrest in education ministry’s corruption probe

Students at Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have welcomed news of a reduction in tuition fees across all faculties mere hours after the arrest of the president of the institution, Professor Fritz Pinnock, along with four other persons, in a...
Comments

The Gleaner names new editor-in-chief

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited, a member of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, has appointed career communications specialist and journalist Kaymar Jordan as its next editor-in-chief. Jordan, who hails from Barbados, joins the GCML family...
Comments
More
Hospitality Jamaica

Give Local Ganja Farmers concessions in all-inclusive hotels

Growth & Jobs | MSMEs can bring Jamaica sustained economic growth – Hyde

The Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector plays a major role in Jamaica’s economic growth and job creation, says Mrs Gillian Hyde, general manager, JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL). “The JN Group loan company has been funding the sector...
Comments

Growth & Jobs | Money can be made from farming – Brooks

Farming has been the only thing that Donovan Brooks has known. Growing up with his parents, who were farmers, he never thought of another career. He has been tilling the soil for years and eking out a living for his family. Filled with confidence...
Comments
More
Wolmer’s Boys School’s Jandle Miller (left) is challenged by Greater Portmore’s Rolando Daley during their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game at the Stadium East field yesterday.

Stricken - Wolmer’s players detail aftermath of lightning encounter

Wolmer’s Boys School’s Dwayne Allen and Javair Lynch, two players who were struck by lightning during an ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game against Jamaica College (JC) on September 16, have been recovering in contrasting ways. Lynch had headaches after...
Comments

Relay rule change coming to Champs

ISSA president Keith Wellington says the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships (Champs) will be adapting a new relay rule next year. IAAF’s Rule 170.10, which regards relay team substitutions, was amended in January this year to...
Comments
More
This 2011 photo provided on Monday October 14, 2019 by the National Scientifc Research Center, CRNS, shows Esther Duflo, who was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics along with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer Monday , October 14, 2019, for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty.

Economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global...
Comments

Ex-cop, spouse take on condiments market

Ex-cop Herman Miller and wife Carolyn Rose Miller only have two products in their condiments range. And it would be easy to assume that their company is a long-standing player in the market, given the product packaging, slick promotional materials...
Comments
More

Tuesdays at the Theatre ‘Schampagne Popping’ opens to small audience

Schampagne Popping opened at The Barracks Theatre in Kingston last Saturday to a small, but intimate gathering. The start of the play was delayed by 15 minutes due to the small turnout but the actors, like the true professionals they are, made...
Comments

Gospel music group aiming to become ‘church-hold’ name

The International Organization for Advancing the Body of Christ (IOABC) is a mouthful for a gospel music group. After they celebrated last week’s release of their debut EP, Oh Such Grace, founder Andrew Richards explained that the end goal for this...
Comments
More

Editorial | Good jobs, productivity, and growth

When Richard Byles, 14 months ago, raised the issue of the quality of the jobs in the Jamaican economy and the pay that goes with them, he was furiously rounded on by the big cheeses of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector who felt...
Comments

Patria-Kaye Aarons | Is Accompong a sovereign state?

Minute by minute, my annoyance grows. Since 1738 until now, we haven’t decide on the sovereignty of Accompong, and the Government of Jamaica (and its agents) have been eerily silent. They’re looking like a bunch of yellow-bellied cowards, afraid of...
Comments
More

Letter of the Day | Don’t value the breast, value the woman!

THE EDITOR, Sir: The recent outcry that elicited an apology of sorts from opposition Senator Dr Andre Haughton, regarding his “love breast” comment, which he claimed was an icebreaker, in Parliament recently, is a moment that we should be proud...
Comments

Resurrect navel-string tree-planting tradition

THE EDITOR, Sir: Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ announcement that Jamaica is now committed to planting three million trees in the next three years is a welcome development. However, it should not be seen solely as a government responsibility, and...
Comments
More
Incoming European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

LUXEMBOURG (AP): European Union (EU) nations vented outrage Monday at Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a North Atlantic Treaty...
Comments

Embattled president faces fifth week of protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): Haiti’s embattled president faced a fifth week of protests on Monday as roadblocks went up across the country after opposition leaders said they will not back down on their call for Jovenel Moïse to resign. While Port-au-Prince...
Comments
More
Rotary District Governor Delma Maduro (left) is all smiles as she encourages president Yemima Garcia during a visit with Rotary Clubs in Montego Bay.

Western Jamaica Rotarians empowered by District Governor Delma Maduro

The Rotary Clubs of Montego Bay, at an historic meeting, recently welcomed its special guest, Delma Maduro, District Governor (7020 District) and her husband Audley Maduro. This reception also witnessed the induction of the first Corporate Member...
Comments

Professor Keith Barrington Jones Feted

It was an evening of celebration for Professor Keith Barrington Jones, who was feted at his 90th birthday party at Mae’s Place in Pembroke Hall, Kingston last weekend. Jones, Jamaica’s first virologist who formulated the typhoid vaccine in the...
Comments
More

Shipping | United States ambassador tours Kingston Wharves

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald R. Tapia toured Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) recently, along with other embassy officials. Chief Executive Officer of Kingston Wharves Grantley Stephenson took the ambassador through a presentation on...
Comments
More