|End of era: Jamaica Producers stops exporting bananas
IN THE wake of Tropical Storm Gustav, which devastated their estates just a year after Hurricane Dean did the same, Jamaica Producers (JP) has taken what must have been a very painful decision to stop producing bananas for export.
Phillips a no-show at conference?
ROBERT PICKERSGILL, People's National Party (PNP) chairman, said he would be "surprised" if Comrade Peter Phillips acted on his word and did not show for today's annual conference.On Friday, Phillips issued a letter...
Legendary Alton Ellis passes on
ALTON ELLIS, the west Kingston balladeer who defined the lovers' rock genre, died Friday evening at age 70.
The gay uprising in the Caribbean
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC):Fingers pointing to the sky are shaped in the form of guns. Imaginary triggers are squeezed as crowds of partygoers react with approval to a popular song by Jamaican dancehall icon Buju Banton at Grenada's top nightclub, Fantazia.
PAJ announces four new awards
The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has announced the introduction of four new categories in the National Journalism Awards for 2008.In addition to the existing 13 categories, the following four are being introduced.Excellence in Online...
Career negatives, positive outlook
WHEN YOU do not work in a career, it is hard to know what it would be like to work in it. In the process of choosing a career, it is common to learn negative things about a career option like long hours, poor pay, few jobs, on-the-job stress, lack of job security, or physical demands.
The week that was: October 5-11
In the wake of the global financial meltdown, Prime Minister Bruce Golding said on Thursday that Jamaica will take a hit and that some critical economic structures will be affected.