Jamaica's Asafa, Veronica impress
CHEERED ON by a packed grandstand at the National Stadium last night, world record holder Asafa Powell and Veronica Campbell won the men's and women's 100 metres titles to bring the curtain down on day two of the Puma/Supreme Ventures National Senior and Junior Championships.
EDITORIAL - Uphold political codes of conduct
The skirmishes so far on the election campaign trail, mercifully, have been few and there have been no fatalities or reports of serious reports of injury, except for the incident in Woodford Park where four JLP supporters were shot and wounded.
LETTER OF THE DAY - How did legal eyes miss this? The Editor, Sir: So rare it is that the media champion national institutions in Jamaica, and never on the front page, that I find myself in an unwanted position of criticising members of an institution that you find worthy of praise.
Video light shines on Jamaica
At one time Jamaican singers were heard and not seen. Now colourful, energetic, reality-driven, fantastically imaged Jamaican music videos of varying quality are adrift on the airwaves, as Jamaica has seen a boom in the number of videos being produced by local artistes.
Celebrating 'Big' in Jamaica
TWO WEEKS ago, world-acclaimed Colombian artist Fernando Botero surpassed his given three score and 10, biblically speaking, and turned 75 years of age. In celebration, some 200 persons, including members of the diplomatic corps, were invited to the opening of an exhibition of his copied works at Life of Jamaica Centre, New Kingston, by the Colombian Embassy.
Escape to Treasure Beach
North of Black River and south of the Santa Cruz mountains, Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth spreads its golden sands across Great Bay, Calabash Bay and adjoining areas. 'Treasure' is the generic name given to four coves - Billy's Bay, Frenchman's Bay, Calabash Bay, and Great Pedro Bay - that stretch for several miles south of Starve Gut Bay in St Elizabeth.
Media bias and democracy
It is never in the interest of politicians publicly to attack or criticise the media. They can't win that battle. While they have the right, like every other citizen, to criticise the media, it is a right they should waive.
Josef Forstmayr was about to board an American Airlines flight from the Miami International Airport to Jamaica on Tuesday evening when his phone rang. At the other end of the line was an anxious Alec Sanguinetti. "Josef, you can't board the flight," was the desperate plea from the executive director of the Caribbean Hotel Association.
Vatican City bids Blair farewell
The Vatican on Saturday bid farewell to Tony Blair as British prime minister, wishing him well in what it said were his plans to work for Middle East peace and inter-religious dialogue.