Davies slams JLP promises
Finance Minister, Dr. Omar Davies, sought to turn the tables on the parliamentary Opposition in the Budget Debate yesterday, accusing its leading members of engaging in a reckless plan for additional public expenditure, without the requisite accountability.
Chavez completes takeover of private oil fields
President Hugo Chavez's government took over Venezuela's last privately run oil fields Tuesday intensifying a power struggle with international oil companies over the world's single largest known petroleum deposit. Newly bought Russian-made fighter jets...
US edge Canada
THE UNITED States moved one step closer to booking their ticket to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in South Korea following a 2-1 victory over Canada at the National Stadium yesterday. However, their coach, John Hackworth, expects a tough match when the team plays hosts Jamaica...
EDITORIAL - Another crusade for guns
In the context of Jamaica, it is quite easy to be sympathetic with the plan announced on Tuesday by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to have special teams of police doing nothing else except being about "in search of guns".
LETTER OF THE DAY - On the making of promises
The Editor, Sir: The Hon. Prime Minister may be deemed to have outdone the Opposition Leader in making promises and curiously has ridiculed the Opposition's promise of no school fees, even though former PM Patterson made and failed to keep that promise.
Bryson, Osborne for 'To Mom With Love'
Two American soul men and a trio of Jamaican singers will be performing on the lawns of King's House, Hope Road, St. Andrew, on arguably the second biggest slated love day in the country, after Valentine's Day. Plans for 'To Mom With Love', which will feature Americans Peabo Bryson...
Goat cheese with a touch of class
Joanna Slimforte and her husband, Vincent - a Jamaican agriculturist - greeted us at the gate to their 'organic farm' that looks more like land that has remained untouched. Fruit trees of every description bring shade to livestock that live in this untroubled world...