Dancehall hit! United States visa woes will cost Jamaican entertainers big

Local dancehall stars Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Mavado and Aidonia, as well as selector Ricky Trooper, are set to lose millions of dollars in earnings based on United States decision to revoke their visas.

Free for Easter - Food For The Poor spends more than $500,000 to set prisoners free

THE TOWER Street Adult Correctional Centre, Kingston, is a very busy place at mid-morning last Wednesday. It is visiting day and in the parking lot are grim faces, bearing packages designed to bring cheer to someone on the other side of the towering, forbidding red brick wall.

'Divine hand in drought' - Is drought God's punishment for Jamaica or can science offer a better explanation?

A NUMBER of local pastors and prophets see the hand of God behind the severe drought conditions gripping the island since last year. The clergymen argue that the disaster is God's chastening rod for backsliding Jamaica.

Tourist arrivals jump - Increase in over 12 per cent compared to last year

At the end of March, weeks before the winter tourist season officially ends in April, Jamaica showed an increase of 12.7 per cent or 20,850 visitors over last year's figures, preliminary airport arrivals revealed.

Locked up abroad - Women learning new skills after prison term for drug trafficking

TWENTY WOMEN are learning new skills with the intention of becoming self- employed after spending a number of years in prison for drug trafficking.

New building codes coming

THE LONG-promised national building code is now a little closer to reality. Months after a major earthquake ravaged Haiti and forced the issue of the quality of buildings in Jamaica back on the front burner the Cabinet has issued instruction for the drafting of legislation to establish a national building control framework for the island.

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