KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US State Department on Thursday corrected its 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, stating that it had no reason to believe that the Jamaican Government was ...

No credible reports

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown on Thursday, his fourth successive humiliation at the All England ...


  KINGSTON, Jamaica – A video was shown to the enquiry today of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke sitting on a bed inside a cell at the Jamaica Defence Force's headquarters, Up Park Camp ...

'Dudus' in cell

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Cabinet may have to take another look at the fatal shooting of entertainer Robert Hill aka “Kentucky Kid” in 2009. Hill was killed at his home in Ivy Green M ...


PARIS (AP) — Usain Bolt's Jamaica teammate Asafa Powell believes the world record holder's struggle with injury and poor form is "just a phase" and not the beginning of the end for the sprin ...

'Just a phase'

In the wake of the fire which destroyed the Wortley Home for Girls in Constant Spring, on Monday, the Diocese of Jamaica and The Cayman Islands (Anglican), which owns and operates the home, has op ...

Rebuilding fund opened


VIDEO: JDF provides enquiry with video of captured Dudus 7:21 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on Thursday entered into evidence at the Tivoli Enquiry this video showning Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke sitting ... Read More

Manchester man suspected of committing suicide  7:11 PM
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – A man is suspected to have committed suicide in Banana Ground, Man ...... Read More

Ganja most prevalent drug used by criminals — survey  6:03 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Research Analyst at the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Uki ...... Read More

Agriculture Ministry distributes 300 water tanks to farmers  5:42 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will, over the ...... Read More

Forex: J$117.03 to one US dollar  5:16 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Thursday, July 2, ended trading at J$117.03, ...... Read More

Transfer of GSAT students to be completed by Friday  5:10 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites, says the request f ...... Read More

US corrects report on Jamaica  4:20 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US State Department on Thursday corrected its 2014 Country Repo ...... Read More

No heatwave expected in Jamaica  4:12 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Acting head of the Climate Branch at the MET Office, Jacqueline Spe ...... Read More


VIDEO-Water shortage now critical, says Pickersgill

THE Government has sounded the alarm that the dry spell that the country is now experiencing will not let up anytime soon, with the situation already reaching critical proportions in some parishes, ... Read More

Gregory Park fire leaves 25 homeless
TWENTY-FIVE people, including eight children, were left homeless Tuesday night when fire, allegedly set by arsonists, destroyed an eight-room house ...... Read More

Father, son murdered in Westmoreland
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland football fraternity was yesterday plunged into mourning after the bullet-riddled body of Reno ...... Read More

PNP not afraid
INFORMATION minister, Senator Sandrea Falconer, has dismissed talk that the People's National Party (PNP) Administration is dragging its feet on the ...... Read More


Another fast one

JAMAICAN sprint sensation Asafa Powell has partnered with Thumbkandi, the newest interactive messaging app, to launch the first emoji collection to feature an international pro runner. Powell, ... Read More

STETHS dominate T20 awards
CAPTAIN of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Ramaal Lewis and his squad were officially crowned champions of the Inter-secondary Schools S ...... Read More

St Lucia's Veterans kings of Guinness street football
THE Guinness Street Football Challenge Caribbean finals brought its curtains down in exciting fashion with St Lucia's Veterans winning the title aft ...... Read More

Forbes to jump at any chance to break record
DAMAR Forbes has no intention of backing down from remarks he made two years ago that he will break the Jamaican senior men's long jump record of 8. ...... Read More


Budgeting for Family Vacation

School is out and summer is here! For the children it's the beginning of two months of freedom, but for the parents it can start a period of overspending and loss of budgetary control. While you wan ... Read More

Blue Power's tax-free bubble pops
THE listed soap and lumber company, Blue Power Group Ltd, made $70 million net profit-after-tax for its April 2015 year end or 25 per cent lower yea ...... Read More

Digicel Group posts US$157m net loss
DIGICEL Group's mobile subscriber base and total revenues remained flat amid posting a US$157.6 million (J$18.2 b) net loss for its March 2015 year ...... Read More

US$200-m green energy projects by next year
INVESTORS will construct some J$23.2 billion worth of green renewable energy projects in the island by next year, according to Julian Robinson. It' ...... Read More


Polo Club to host Appleton Rum’s EDX

APPLETON Estate Jamaica Rum's EDX (Electronic Dance Xposed) returns for its third instalation at the Kingston Polo Club in St Catherine, on Saturday. "With every edition of Appleton Estate EDX, we ... Read More

‘FREAK’ Calls Beenie man, Popcaan
DANCEHALL artistes Beenie Man and Popcaan are featured on the remix of British duo Krept and Konan's Freak of the Week single. The track -- which a ...... Read More

Zezi cuts it at Rock Paper Scissors
SHE may not be a rock star yet, but if her performance on Rock Paper Scissors at Redbones Blues Café last Friday is anything to go by, Zezi i ...... Read More

Festival song final on for Saturday
THE 10 finalists in the 2015 Jamaica Festival Song Competition will face off at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew on Saturday ...... Read More


Improve your kissability

Who doesn’t like to be passionately kissed? However, without even knowing it, your kissing appeal may not be all that high. But not to worry, Sexual Encounters author Amelia Thompson shares th ... Read More

So your ex got engaged…
  Many of us have been in relationships where we thought our partners were our soulmates, and as such invested heavily. Sadly, when these don&rs ...... Read More

How to end your affair
  Whether your reason for starting an affair was boredom or temptation, there may come a time when you come to your senses and decide to end thi ...... Read More

Bonding with children through exercise
  FINDING the balance in parenting, work, having a social life and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge for many mothers, but ...... Read More


A matter of perspective

You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time. — John Lydgate There are many Jam ... Read More

'The periphery fights back'
In this year, so far, there have been more race riots in the United States of America than there have been for decades. This includes the sporadic ...... Read More

Whither Minister Hylton after the logistics hub fiasco?
The proposed logistics hub has, over the past months, occupied a huge proportion of media time in Jamaica and the Diaspora, and with good reason. ...... Read More

Let's abolish government debt
Let's get this out of the way first: It's time to abolish government debt. The State should be unable, effectively prohibited to issue new debt and ...... Read More


SSP McGregor laments wave of murders in St James

MONTEGO BAY, St James — SENIOR Superintendent of police (SSP) Steve McGregor is lamenting that the St James Police Division, which he heads, is not only the leading parish in the number of m ... Read More

Father, son murdered in Westmoreland
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland football fraternity was yesterday plunged into mourning after the bullet-riddled body of Reno ...... Read More

It's Little Bay All-Age again!
MONTEGO BAY, St James — LITTLE Bay All-Age in Westmoreland has won yet another environmental awareness competition. Last week, the school was ...... Read More

Spike in murders rocks Hanover
LAGOON, Hanover — THE Hanover Police Division recorded an alarming 11 murders last month catapulting the tally of persons killed in the parish ...... Read More


How long before Jamaica recognises same-sex marriages?

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution requires all states to grant same-sex marriages and recognise same-sex marriag ... Read More

Will Greece's default impact Jamaica?
Greece has failed, or refused, to make a ¤1.6-billion payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is therefore now in default. ...... Read More

Attracting investments mean big thinking
FIVE months ago in this space we highlighted the capacity of state governments in America to think long-term when dealing with taxes and attracting ...... Read More

A Greek lesson for Jamaica
Jamaican public sector workers, who are demanding double-digit wage increases from the Government, should take a look at what is happening in Greece ...... Read More


Photo Finish - Your next adventure starts here

KIG Jeep presents the right-hand drive 2.8L Diesel, Wrangler Unlimited Sport in brilliant black, with elements of The Journey Collection by Lubica -www.lubica.com- Photographs by Alty Benjamin Jr ... Read More

TJAM heads to Yallahs
THE Toyota Jamaica (TJAM) 4x4 Club is gearing up to again tackle the tough trails that will lead them to Yallahs River, St Thomas, on Sunday. "We'v ...... Read More

Rosberg top for Mercedes in testing
SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) — Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in private tests Wednesday at the Red Bull Ring circuit where last weekend he ...... Read More

New Golf: A hole in one
ATL Automotive, local dealers of the Volkswagen brand, launched the 2015 VW Golf to the media at their Oxford Road showroom in St Andrew, on Thursda ...... Read More


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