War on illiteracy - Schools to get more money and might for education fight
The Government is to spend half a billion dollars to fight illiteracy for the new academic year, Education Minister Andrew Holness has said. In his address to the nation yesterday, he said the money will be used to improve the cadre of literacy and numeracy specialists...
- Simply the best - Remedial student tops graduating class
- Making a fresh start
- West will do its best - Principals remain optimistic despite the challenges
- Poison alarm
- Queen of Creole still reigns
- Jamaican creates history
- Garbage agency dumps contractors
- Maiden call
- Stern ready to get back to work
- NEWS BRIEFS
'Yuh madda! Yuh madda!'
Lazarus was born one of 12 children to a poor family in rural Jamaica. He was a brilliant boy so, in 1961, he and a female classmate, the top students in a class of more than 40, got documents to sit scholarship examinations. His classmate took the exams and passed...
- Jamaican diaspora think tank to be held in UK
- Coming in from the cold - Local group helps deportees rebuild their lives
- Restorative justice
- Fire burns hole in Jamaica's homelessness plight
- Spanish-Jamaican Foundation restructures
- Helping my child to deal with separation
- What causes teens to commit suicide?
- What's this obsession with touching babies?
- My child is constipated - What can I do?
Another 100m sweep - Fraser, Powell land marquee events at Rieti meet
RIETI, Italy (CMC): Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser and Asafa Powell won the 100-metre events and headlined a whopping six Caribbean victories at the IAAF Rieti International track and field meeting yesterday. Olympic and world champion Fraser won the women's race...
- Big-money cricket coming - Multimillion dollar league being planned for region
- Hunte wants to meet with Jagdeo'
- Winning start for champions - Lions make brave attempt, but Tivoli rally for victory
- Wasteful finishing denies Boys' Town, Village
- Nelson's beauty silences August Town
- T&T suffer huge blow
- West Indies will play hard - Reifer
- Cornwall retain coveted title
- Brazil qualify for World Cup
- Serena Williams still awaiting true test at Open
EDITORIALS - Hoping for a good school year
IT IS unfortunate that the Government and the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) could not have settled their dispute over the timing of payment of outstanding arrears before the start, today, of the new school year. As it is, the JTA is to meet with conciliators...
LETTER OF THE DAY - Unreasonable and ill-timed increase
THE EDITOR, Sir: I WAS taken aback Saturday morning when I decided to venture into Kingston from Portmore via the causeway. I found it so strange that the traffic flowing from the toll plaza was not moving at the pace that one has come to expect on a largely non-working day...
- No toll increase
- Gutter radio - Ragga-style
- Misinformation on deaf persons and HIV/AIDS
- Enforce law and order
Ode to 'Miss Lou'
Louise Simone Bennett-Coverley would have turned 90 today. Miss Lou, as she was affectionately known, was many things to Jamaica: a folklorist, the first lady of comedy and our linguistic mother. Through her expressive poetry, engaging storytelling and natural good humour...
COVER STORY - No ordinary island girl
After almost two weeks, Kerrie Baylis still has moments when she just sits and looks at her sash and crown. It's a bit surreal to the 20-year-old that she is Miss Jamaica World 2009. "I'm trying to get used to it, that I'm Miss Jamaica...
- Caribbean Wellness Day for Half-Way Tree square
- Shakti LoveFest for charity
- A fairy-tale wedding
- KELLY'S WORLD - Venezuela - beauty queen factory
- HONOURING EXCELLENCE - McIntyre-Pike's country style tourism
- FEATURE - Rum ambassador up close
- FE-MAIL TIES - Build it now!
- SINGULAR SUBJECTS - Public proposal
- HONOURING EXCELLENCE - Work well done: Dr Lowe gets OJ
- HEALTH & FITNESS - ViSalus for health and wealth (part II)
- FINANCIAL FREEDOM - Invest in yourself, Jamaica (part II)
- From the Empress' collection
- BEAUTY - The cellulite eraser
Obama 'green jobs' adviser quits amid controversy
WASHINGTON (AP): White House environmental adviser Van Jones, embroiled in a controversy over past inflammatory statements, resigned after what he called a "vicious smear campaign against me"....