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Judges livid - Only politicians to retain automatic right to police bodyguards

Some of the country's judges yesterday responded with fury after it was announced that they would no longer be automatically assigned bodyguards.

Lotto closes in on record jackpot, advisers urge winners to invest

Five years ago, a farmer from Manchester won the record Lotto jackpot of $240 million. Today, with the jackpot at $215 million and climbing, financial advisers are urging potential winners to think hard about investing.



No evidence to support Bain's claims, says attorney

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has asked the Full Court to rule that Professor Brendan Bain has brought no evidence to prove that he was defamed when it issued a statement about his termination.



WI, South Africa in World Cup dress rehearsal

West Indies play South Africa in the fifth and final one-day international (ODI) match today, eager to prove that their victory in the fourth ODI was no fluke, and with dreams of avenging their series defeat when the two teams meet in next month's World Cup.



Merger decisions won't be driven by emotion, says LIME boss

Managing director of LIME Jamaica and Cayman Islands, Gareth Sinclair, said Tuesday that the planning process for the integration of the regional services of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc and Columbus International Inc in some 50 countries were advanced even as the companies await regulatory approval across multiple markets.

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Clean fun for Kingston Kids Carnival

While one expects heavy gyrating and adult music at carnival events in Jamaica, selector Richard 'Richie D' Martin is promoting clean and safe fun for children when he hosts Kingston Kids Carnival at Hope Gardens, St Andrew, in March.



Minimum wage shows minimum respect

Any good economics text will define the living wage along the lines of a 'theoretical wage level that allows the earner to afford adequate shelter, food and the other necessities of life'. A living wage should be sizable enough to ensure that rent or mortgage payments do not account for more than a third of the total.



Kaci won in God's eyes

Congratulations to Miss Jamaica Universe, Kaci Fennell, for successfully placing fifth in the competition. I feel proud to know that our young people are putting Jamaica on the map.



Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting

AN APPEALS court is deciding whether deputy US marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that is unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.



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