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DRAPERS, Portland — The four-bedroom 'Search Mi Heart' guest house (pictured here) was early yesterday morning destroyed by fire. Italian visitor, Jeuseppe Sorrente, said he and the other ...

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USERS of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's Electronic Labour Exchange (ELE) can now enjoy improved services, following the opening of its renovated offices this week. Located at the mini ...

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Tile City Home Centre embarked on a $100 million green expansion to build what it described as the largest showroom of Kohler products in the hemisphere. It's even bigger than any showroom in t ...

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Jamaica's Novlene Williams Mills all but secured the IAAF Diamond League 400m title after a brilliant run yesterday joining sprinter Nesta Carter as two Jamaican winners at the DN Galan meeting in ...

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LATEST NEWS

Transport Ministry reduces senior citizens’ JUTC fare to $40  4:26 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing a short while ago released amended fares for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company which it says will become effective on Sunday, August 24. According to the ministry’s release the amended fares are: adults$120; senior citizens and pensioners $40; children, students and members of the disabled community $30. The amended $40 fare for senior citizens and pensioners represent a $20 reduction from the $60 announced by Transport ... Read More

Govt puts hold on JUTC fare increase  2:06 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Government has put a hold in the implementation of a fare increase for the Jamaica ...... Read More

Damaged pipeline disrupts water supply to Portmore, downtown Kingston -- NWC  3:27 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- National Water Commission (NWC) says that disruption in water supply to customers i ...... Read More

Pit latrines in schools a thing of the past, says Education Minister  3:09 PM
ST JAMES, Jamaica -- Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites says that come the end of next year, pit ...... Read More

Windies demolish Bangladesh in 2nd ODI, win series  2:32 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 177 runs in the second One Day Internationa ...... Read More

NEWS

Roberts: Relationship between Gov't, JTA not as bad as it seems

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Trade unionist and head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute (HLSTUEI) Danny Roberts says the relationship between the Jamaica Teachers' Associa ... Read More

Slaying of Middleton Meadows residents leaves community in shock
ANGER, shock and a sense of despair permeated the quiet Middleton Meadows, in St Catherine yesterday, following the slaughtering of four of the commu ...... Read More

'Search Mi Heart' guest house goes up in smoke
DRAPERS, Portland — The four-bedroom 'Search Mi Heart' guest house (pictured here) was early yesterday morning destroyed by fire. Italian ...... Read More

Health ministry issues Ebola warning for entertainers, others
ENTERTAINERS and other Jamaicans are being warned against travelling to the Ebola-affected areas of Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone in Wes ...... Read More

SPORT

'Twas an eye- opener!

AFTER three weeks of an eye-popping stint looking at the inner workings of tertiary sport in the United Kingdom, Jamaican Rashid Hall claims he is better positioned to play his part in the developmen ... Read More

Win shoots Williams-Mills closer to 400m Diamond League win
Jamaica's Novlene Williams Mills all but secured the IAAF Diamond League 400m title after a brilliant run yesterday joining sprinter Nesta Carter ...... Read More

PHOTO: Jamaican diamond shines
Jamaica's Novlene Williams-Mills (left) wins the women's 400m event in 50.09 seconds at the IAAF Diamond League DN Galan meeting at the Stockholm Ol ...... Read More

Sprinter Chambers, long jumper Wasome advance to finals
SPRINTER Raheem Chambers and long jumper Obrien Wasome qualified for the A final in their respective events on yesterday's second day of track and fi ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Scotiabank opens $500-m loan facility for SMEs

SCOTIABANK will open a $500-million loan facility for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in September. The initiative, launched under Scotiabank's 125th anniversary celebration, will see SMEs ... Read More

Tile City pumps $100m into expansion
Tile City Home Centre embarked on a $100 million green expansion to build what it described as the largest showroom of Kohler products in the hemi ...... Read More

Willing to invest in energy
Pan Jamaica Investment Trust (Pan Jam) is optimistic that the Government will meet its International Monetary Fund (IMF) targets. But the conglomer ...... Read More

Jamaica’s growing crisis
WHILE we debate the economic challenges facing Jamaica, there is an emerging crisis that many are not speaking of, but which we must address as a ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

'Powda' Passes

JOSEPH 'Powda' Bennett, a member of the resurgent Jolly Boys mento group, died Wednesday at the University of the West Indies Hospital. He was 76. His wife, Daisy Gardener-Bennett, told Splash that ... Read More

Konshens live @ CRU
LIVE music in Kingston has another series. The Live in The City show, promoted by Marriott International Productions and co-sponsored by Caribbean P ...... Read More

Do Go See — August 22, 2014
SPLASH PICK OF THE WEEKEND Sunday, August 24 LIME SKool Aid @ Jamworld Entertainment Complex, Portmore Featuring: Konshens, Etana, Chris Martin; ...... Read More

SOJA is number one
American band SOJA debuts at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart with Amid the Noise and Haste. The 13-track set is their sixth album. ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Shaneka Gordon finally comes home from the cold

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago — Reggae Girlz newcomer Shaneka Gordon cut a slightly frustrated figure on Tuesday as she trudged off the field after Jamaica's 4-1 victory over Puerto R ... Read More

'Organic products for healthy hair'
UNLIKE some people who prefer to complain about the lack of certain products on the Jamaican market, Yolande Kumea Rhoden Gooden and Kevin Tai ide ...... Read More

Aleisha Knott loves beautiful nails
MONTEGO BAY, St James — ALEISHA Knott (AK), proprietor of Tasia's Nail Spa, loves to see beautiful nails. The love for immaculate-looking ...... Read More

Parenting 101
THE good news about effective parenting is that it’s the little things we do that really make a difference in our children’s lives. Some ...... Read More

COLUMNS

www.thedaytheInternetbroke

LAST week something big went wrong on the Internet and we were not alerted. I got word by midday UK time from a geek who said, "It's happened." Others said, "The Internet full up." The 4.2 billion ... Read More

Time to act or time to chat?
THE heat over the death of Mario Deane, the young man who met his demise while incarcerated at the Barnett Street lock-up in Montego Bay, has subs ...... Read More

None but ourselves...
It was Marcus Garvey who said we must emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, because while others can free the body, none but ourselves can fre ...... Read More

Independence: The finely woven silk of sentiment
THIS story starts, as many do, with a beautiful woman, and with man seeking power, affluence and recognition. There existed a fine lady, empres ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Westmoreland motorcyclists get road safety training

MORE than 50 motorcyclists in and around Little London, Westmoreland, recently benefited from a road safety sensitisation session, organised by Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril amidst c ... Read More

Fix it, now!
RETREAT, St Mary — Residents of Retreat yesterday protested for a third day, blocking the main road with logs, as they pressed the authorities ...... Read More

Anxious moments as limping Fire Brigade fights blaze in Buff Bay
BUFF BAY, Portland — Portland firefighters fought hard between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to contain a bush fire that threatened the W ...... Read More

'We can't continue like this'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — CENTRAL St James Member of Parliament Lloyd B Smith says the resort city of Montego Bay is being overrun by prostitu ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

A few words for the JUTC

Jamaica's commuters were again rocked by another price increase earlier this week, which could have far-reaching effects for the people of the Kingston Metropolitan region in particular. The ne ... Read More

Private investment the cure for borrowing
It seems that not a day passes that there is not a grand announcement by some Caribbean government of borrowing from external sources. The source ...... Read More

Has the Jamaica Teachers’ Association gone rogue?
IN this space we are strong believers in Jamaica's teachers and the saying 'if you can read this, thank a teacher'. Yet we must admit to a growing d ...... Read More

Dealing with the funding of tertiary education
IT’S a recurring dilemma — this issue of funding tertiary education, and with each year it seems to get worse. The education minister, M ...... Read More

AUTO

Issa set for three-peat

WITH the summer karting period over and six meets under his belt, 2013 Abe Zaide championship winner Thomas Issa is on track for his third national title after last Sunday's Jamaica Karting Associ ... Read More

ITN delivers for St Ann patron
SATURDAY night's Import Tuner Night 2014: Street Tuner Night at the National Stadium's parking lot in St Andrew was a life changing moment for Raj ...... Read More

Fidelity committed to downtown Kingston
FIDELITY Motors Limited, authorised dealers of Nissan vehicles, announced their further commitment in helping revive downtown Kingston as the busi ...... Read More

Westmoreland motorcyclists get road safety training
MORE than 50 motorcyclists in and around Little London, Westmoreland, recently benefited from a road safety sensitisation session, organised by Sa ...... Read More

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