Coastguard gets refitted vessel
THE JAMAICA Defence Force (JDF) Coastguard has received a well-needed boost with the donation of a refitted 40-foot Sea Ark Vessel from the United States Embassy's Narcotics Affairs Section.
Jamaica failing its businesses
NEARLY HALF of Jamaican businesses fail to survive the early start-up years, a study conducted by the University of Technology (UTech) has found. The main obstacles to their survival are high taxes, bureaucracy, and red tape, according to the study...
Busta Fighters shine again
JAMAICA'S COMBINED martial arts team, the Busta Fighters, took last weekend's US Open World Championship by storm, winning four medals - two gold, one silver and a bronze in Orlando, Florida. In what could be described as their most dramatic...
Flawed GSAT planning
THE EDUCATION Minister, Mrs. Maxine Henry-Wilson, has told the public, from the platform of Parliament, that cheating was not a factor in the delay in publication of the placement of students after the GSAT exam.
LETTER OF THE DAY - Time to banish 'high school' stigma
THE EDITOR, Sir: I JUST finished reading the column (7/5/06) by Peter Espeut and I could not agree more with his findings. I graduated from one of the junior secondary schools in western Jamaica that was later 'rebaptised' to a high school.
Sunsplash announces this year's line-up
BOUNTY KILLER will be on 'Di Real Rock', bmobile Reggae Sunsplash's dancehall night on Thursday, August 3, 2006, but Beenie Man won't. Alpha Blondy will be the 'African Renaissance' of Friday's 'World Beat' night, where Brazil's Lions...
Claiming Virgin territory
WESTERN BUREAU: THE LEGENDARY White Witch of Rose Hall, Annie Palmer, reincarnated as a virginal Amanda Wills and appeared on the verandah of the Rose Hall Great House on Tuesday night with one of her many English lovers - Sir Richard Branson...
UNITED STATES: North Korea vows more missile tests
WASHINGTON (Reuters): UNITED STATES President George W. Bush discussed with China ways of putting 'greater pressure' on North Korea after the reclusive Stalinist state acknowledged for the first time yesterday it had launched several missiles.