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Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It would appear that Georgia Waugh Richards is being wrongly advised, as her stance does not reflect the majority of public-sector teachers. Just take a look at the number of teachers who actually participated in the sick-out.While...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I hate to always pick on the good finance minister, Audley Shaw, but did I hear him mention in the recent sitting of the House of Representatives that he would like to impose upon the people of Jamaica a small tax on all electricity...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am very disappointed with the results of the intervention of the security forces in solving crime in Jamaica. It's not rocket science!The main hindrance to providing pertinent information is that people in the communities are too...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NYON, Switzerland (AP):In a rematch of last season's Champions League final, title holders Real Madrid were paired with Juventus in the quarter-finals draw yesterday.Madrid will travel to Turin for the first leg on April 3 against the Italian...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Andre De Grasse has made the decision to withdraw from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in order to be better prepared for a full outdoor season. After a 2017 season that ended with a hamstring injury, De Grasse began training for the 2018 season...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

INDIAN WELLS, California (AP):Roger Federer defeated Jeremy Chardy of France 7-5, 6-4 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, and at 15-0, the world's top-ranked men's player is off to his best start since 2006.The 36-year-old...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois (AP):A suburban gun range in Illinois that is offering free concealed-carry classes for teachers says training slots are filling up quickly.The On Target Range...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I had great pleasure in dealing with three government employees at the Constant Spring tax office, viz, Denise Powell, M. Harriat, and Otis Roberts.On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, I arrived at the tax office some time after 9 a.m....

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness earlier this week thanked Ambassador Dr Nigel Clarke for his service to Jamaica as chairman of the National Housing Trust, chairman of the board of the Port Authority of Jamaica, and deputy chairman of the Economic...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has copped the number-one spot in the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica's (PCJ) Government of Jamaica Energy Champion Competition, winning $1 million.eGov Jamaica Limited took second place and won a $650,000 prize...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 11:12 PM
Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Question: I notice that my boss routinely copies my ideas and then he presents them to his superiors or to his peers as if he originally thought of them. I am in meetings where this has happened. I am annoyed at this and several times I am on the...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The health dangers of too much added sugar in the diet was among matters discussed at the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), held recently in Montego Bay.According to conference...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP):Sevilla reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time after beating Manchester United 2-1 yesterday thanks to two second-half goals from substitute Wissam Ben Yedder.The French striker scored in the 74th...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

1 Newly appointed Commissioner of Police Antony Anderson has a mighty task ahead. He first has to get the police working again, or get rid of those who 'see no evil'. Just think about the fact that more than 100 illegal funeral homes have sprung up...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP):Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin yesterday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man elsewhere in the city this month, and they're considering whether race was a...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (AP):Police in the southeast Missouri town of Cape Girardeau are investigating the shooting death of an infant.The child was killed around 2:30 a.m. yesterday during a domestic disturbance.The name and gender of the child have not...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders, a citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has been appointed as the incoming president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), to take effect on July 4.The Heads of Government of CARICOM made the appointment at...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is why I firmly believe that teachers should be paid based on their performance. Then we would not be having a debate on the issue of a teacher strike over wages.Too many of our kids are way behind class average, making it all...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Shame on the Government! The educational backbone of the country deserves better.Finance Minister Audley Shaw, if education is not the most important asset, I suggest that we close all the schoolhouses in Jamaica.Where are the voices...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When I heard of the fatal crash at the roundabout near Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, I had to wonder at the rate of speed that vehicle was travelling for the driver to lose control and slam into a...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Jamaica has one of the worst records worldwide for sexual assaults against women and girls. Most of these attacks are perpetrated by heterosexual men, often in conditions of employment.However, I have yet to see a local news headline...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I'm a supporter of the People's National Party (PNP), but I don't see how the party will ever regain power with its current leadership, organisational structure and current crop of candidates.I admit that I was a quick supporter of...

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