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THREE-TIME defending champion jockey Dane Nelson is debuting his 'riddim-riding' skills on the track Jah Show Me A Sign. Slated to be released next week on his Warrior Chief Productions label, ...

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Deejay Dane
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JAMAICAN dancehall producer Anju Blaxxx had his case rescheduled to July when he appeared in the North Dakota District Court in Bismarck on lottery scamming charges, recently. Blaxxx is facing ...

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A small group yestetday gathered in New Kingston on Friday to protest against the visit of US Special Envoy for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) persons. Member ...

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THE Ministry of Education has urged schools to desist from barring students from entering school compounds as punishment for lateness and breaches of the dress code. The ministry issued the ins ...

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Don't lock them out
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Jamaica's Salcia Slack retained her heptathlon title at the NCAA Division Two Outdoor Championships after totaling 5,691 points on yesterday's second day, her lowest total in four years, at the th ...

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The $3 million Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup (Grade One), a native-bred three-year-old Futurity race going 2,000 metres, is the featured event on today's 12-race card at Caymanas Park. ...

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  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, May 22, ended trading at J$116.10, do ...... Read More

Labour Minister calls on Jamaicans to endure a little longer  5:39 PM
  St James, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, &nb ...... Read More

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NEWS

Wheatley calls for Joint Select Committee of Parliament on ICT

OPPOSITION Spokesman on Science, ICT & Digital Society Development Dr Andrew Wheatley has asked the on the Government to immediately convene a Joint Select Committee of Parliament to consider ... Read More

Christian group protests against visit of US LGBT envoy
A small group yestetday gathered in New Kingston on Friday to protest against the visit of US Special Envoy for the human rights of lesbian, gay, ...... Read More

Don't lock out children as punishment, ministry tells schools
THE Ministry of Education has urged schools to desist from barring students from entering school compounds as punishment for lateness and breaches ...... Read More

PM released from hospital
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar was released from a private hospital in south Trinidad on Monday night a ...... Read More

SPORT

St Catherine CC get Andre Russell boost ahead of JCA Senior Cup quarters

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is expected to suit up for St Catherine CC when they take on hosts Westmoreland CA in the quarter-finals of the Jamaica Cricket Association two-day Senior Cup ... Read More

Easy does it
Jamaica's Salcia Slack retained her heptathlon title at the NCAA Division Two Outdoor Championships after totaling 5,691 points on yesterday's sec ...... Read More

Jamalco make it 11 straight in SVL Major League netball
JAMALCO chalked up their 11th consecutive win with a convincing 62-49 result over Waulgrovians 'A' as the 2015 Netball Jamaica (NJ)/Supreme Ventur ...... Read More

Southern Cruise, Perfect Neighbour get Lotto picks
The $3 million Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup (Grade One), a native-bred three-year-old Futurity race going 2,000 metres, is the featured ev ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Jamaicans accept FLOW price increases — CWC executive

JAMAICANS are accepting the price increases at large cable provider FLOW, according to John Reid, an executive at the provider's new parent company Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC). Re ... Read More

Micro lenders, credit bureau sign MOU
"A significant milestone in the journey of the micro finance sector" was how chairman of the Jamaica Micro Financing Association (JaMFA), Hurshell C ...... Read More

Jamaican economy floats into positive waters
JAMAICA'S economy just edged into positive territory with a weak growth rate of 0.3 per cent in the 2015 first quarter -- following consecutive quar ...... Read More

New CWC call centre for Jamaica or Barbados — Bentley
WITH the introduction of a new customer service call centre in either Barbados or Jamaica, the takeover of Columbus Communications by Cable and Wire ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Ms World for Ja finals

REIGNING Miss World, South Africa's Rolene Strauss, and Miss World organiser Julia Morley will be special guests at the Miss Jamaica World 2015 Grand Coronation Show scheduled for the Montego Bay ... Read More

'Toya' to be buried Sunday
THE funeral for dancehall artiste Toya (given name Latoya Jackson) will be held at the Hagley Park Seventh-day Adventist Church on Hagley Park Road ...... Read More

Blaxxx’s trial rescheduled
JAMAICAN dancehall producer Anju Blaxxx had his case rescheduled to July when he appeared in the North Dakota District Court in Bismarck on lotter ...... Read More

Champion jockey debuts ‘riddim riding’ skills
THREE-TIME defending champion jockey Dane Nelson is debuting his 'riddim-riding' skills on the track Jah Show Me A Sign. Slated to be released ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Sweden to give single women access to reproductive help

  Stockholm (AFP) — Sweden said yesterday that it wants to give single women access to assisted reproductive technologies, following in the footsteps of several other Western nations. "We w ... Read More

Loving in the morning, in the evening, loving  at supper time
Most people associate night-time with romance; it’s when the world falls asleep and the mood strikes, according to the books and movies. But m ...... Read More

Mood killers
What’s the one thing that can kill the mood; that can put an immediate stop to activities when you and your partner seek alone time? Below, re ...... Read More

Six years, two weeks, five days…
  The experts say that getting over a break-up sometimes mimics the grief-after-death process, an event that can take weeks, months, even years. ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Is the engineer's report a scam?

It's a miserable time. I pay exorbitant fees to a man who ticks boxes on a form as an engineer's report (ER) on my car. Is it a devious move by the tax man? No! Last year it cost me over $3,000, but ... Read More

Fire out in the hills
THE wind has abated. The flames have been brought under control. In the hills, many acres of agricultural land were destroyed. Thankfully, no one wa ...... Read More

Worker participation and bush fires
SO National Labour Day comes around again this coming Monday. We have certainly come a long way from the days when the conditions that workers lab ...... Read More

Super 8 to decide
FIFTY-four years ago Jamaica, the envied country by its neighbours, and affectionately called the Pearl of the Caribbean, decided to opt out of the ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Pryce banking on achievements ahead of challenge

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Some say Raymond Pryce will have an uphill battle shaking off the challenge of Santa Cruz businessman Evon Redman for leadership of the ruling People's National Par ... Read More

Reggae Youths, Melbourne enter decisive semi-final leg in front
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reggae Youths and Melbourne FC will take leads into today's return-leg semi-finals of the St James Football Associatio ...... Read More

Trelawny gets two libraries
RESIDENTS here are the beneficiaries of two new libraries which were constructed at a combined cost of $27 million under the Ministry of Agricultu ...... Read More

Whitehouse fisherfolk get more help from Sandals Foundation
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EDITORIALS

Another distress call for better playing surfaces

We note with interest, the announcement earlier this week that the international television network ESPN has committed to showing highlights of the semi-finals and final of Jamaica's top football ... Read More

A referendum should settle the CCJ controversy
With the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ Bills scheduled to be tabled in the Senate today, the eyes of the nation will now be on the Upper House a ...... Read More

Leaders have no incentive to improve public health service
The story related by Ms Kenniesha Burrell about the treatment her father received at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) before he died is, indeed, heart ...... Read More

Trade hide and seek
NEWS that Canada has decided to seek a new waiver at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the CARIBCAN arrangements is encouraging. However, we ...... Read More

AUTO

Big guns deliver

IT was the face-off between two of the fastest straight-line machines in the island, the Ford Mustang of Adrian McLymont and the Chevrolet Camaro of Dean Shaw that punctuated a day bursting at the s ... Read More

CR-V gets sibling, the HR-V
USING expertise accrued in building the award-winning CR-V, Honda has created the HR-V to be a vehicle larger than the sum of knowledge put into it ...... Read More

Dover to hail Daryl
RACE-CAR driver Daryl King's death continues to haunt with the motorsports community. As a consequence, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JDRC) announc ...... Read More

Audi's high-tech bicycle
CARMAKER Audi has developed an exclusive new racing bike that weighs less than a box of cereal. The Audi Sports Racing Bike is made from carbon fib ...... Read More

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