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  • Sport Minister Emphasises Importance of Primary Competitions

    Jamaica Information / Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange (second left), conducts the official draw for the INSPORTS Primary School football and netball competitions on January 15 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston. Observing (from left) are Oberon “OB” Pitterson-Nattie, Ian “Pepe” Goodison and Sport Officer, INSPORTS, Kevin Morrison….

  • PM Says Registration of Political Parties Will Ensure Greater Transparency

    Jamaica Information / Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (left), in discussion with Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), Dorothy Pine-McLarty, prior to the start of a ceremony to officially launch the registration of political parties at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Monday (January 15). The ECJ began registering…

  • Spanish Town Hospital to Be Upgraded

    Jamaica Information / Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (second right), displays a symbolic cheque that was handed to him by Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki (right), at the signing of a grant agreement for the procurement of an ultrasound machine for the Spanish Town Hospital, at the New Kingston offices…

  • Ambassador Lauds Scholarship Committee

    Jamaica Information / Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of Jamaica, Washington DC, Mrs. Nicholette Williams (3rd right), with (from left) Principal of Kingston College (KC), Mr. David Myrie; awardees Dr. Donald Philbert and Audley Hewett; Principal of Calabar High School, Albert Corcho; and Mr. Christopher Hunt, at the Sixth Annual Jamaica David ‘Wagga’ Hunt Scholarship…

  • Gov’t Provides Counselling, Relief Supplies in Wake of Fire

    Jamaica Information / State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Hon. Floyd Green. + – Photo: Rudranath Fraser State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Hon. Floyd Green. Story Highlights The Government is providing counselling and relief supplies for children and staff of the Walker’s Place of…

  • Ex-lobbyist tells story that forced Florida senator to quit

    MiamiHerald / When the text messages from Clearwater Sen. Jack Latvala would appear on lobbyist Laura McLeod’s cellphone, her heart would race, her eyes would tear up, and she’d be overcome with a familiar, nauseous feeling and the thought: “Why won’t this stop?” “You looked good in committee. I woke up wanting you,” Latvala wrote…

  • Judges attend tourist harassment sensitisation workshop

    Jamaica Gleaner / Against the backdrop of concerns about increasing harassment in the tourism sector, Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, is now making a strong call for stakeholders to be more attentive in dealing with cultural differences of visitors. According to the minister at Saturday’s tourist harassment sensitisation workshop for parish court judges at the…

  • Political Code of Conduct needs teeth, says ombudsman

    Jamaica Gleaner / Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown said that the time has come for the Political Code of Conduct, endorsed by the People’s National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party, to be given teeth through effective legislation. “It is time for us to say ‘When I, as a political leader, put myself up for…

  • Who do we hold accountable for ineffective crime-fighting?

    Jamaica Gleaner / This is a statement from the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Asso-ciation on the role of the Police Services Commission (PSC) in the fight against crime. In the last 30 days, a number of incidents have occurred which have brought light to bear on the management and disciplining of the police force. There has been:…

  • Russia slams US demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

    Jamaica Gleaner / MOSCOW (AP): Russia spoke out strongly yesterday against the US push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the US wants and analyse the situation with its European partners. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that Moscow won’t support the US demand…

  • MAJ facilitates training for judges

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), in fulfilling its role to capacitate local entities to handle international maritime matters, hosted a seminar for Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judges. The session was held to raise awareness specifically in the area of maritime law, covering an outline of admiralty jurisdiction, arrest procedure…

  • Ex-lobbyist tells story that forced Florida senator to quit

    MiamiHerald / When the text messages from Clearwater Sen. Jack Latvala would appear on lobbyist Laura McLeod’s cellphone, her heart would race, her eyes would tear up, and she’d be overcome with a familiar, nauseous feeling and the thought: “Why won’t this stop?” “You looked good in committee. I woke up wanting you,” Latvala wrote…

  • Growth & Jobs | Jamaicans should invest more in their financial education

    Jamaica Gleaner / With the growing sophistication of financial markets and a rapidly increasing array of financial products and tools, it has become necessary for persons to invest time in their financial education, Grants manager at the JN Foundation, Rose Miller, who leads the Foundation’s empowerment programme, posits. “For example,” she pointed out, “with governments…

  • No automatic spot for Romelda – Daley-Morris

    Jamaica Gleaner / President of Netball Jamaica, Dr Paula Daley-Morris, said shooter Romelda Aiken is not guaranteed a spot on the national senior women’s team, despite making herself available for the upcoming Quad Series and Commonwealth Games later this year. “We have a long list of 18 persons and the team will be selected from…

  • EOJ re-enumeration project in limbo

    Jamaica Gleaner / The planned re-enumeration exercise by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), which was slated to begin during this financial year, has been shelved and the $700 million allocated in the Budget to start the process was removed in the First Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure, which was passed by the House of Representatives…

  • US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal

    Jamaica Gleaner / LONDON (AP): A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honour for animal bravery yesterday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the US soldiers, Chips raced into…

  • Something Extra | Tuesday

    Jamaica Gleaner / The youngest in the Couples Resorts chain Sans Souci celebrated its 12th anniversary last Friday night. Guests, who included locals and visitors to the island, flocked to the Ocho Rios resort for an ‘Enchanted’ night. Today, we bring you the highlights.

  • Akeem Mignott dreams of great future in theatre

    Jamaica Gleaner / Just as he set foot in the elevator, the fellow passenger’s eyes fixed on Akeem Mignott. “Is this the actor?” the passenger asked. Mignott responded with a wide smile, “Yes, the actor.” Their conversation was short and polite, ending with the revelation that he was recognised from his work in the theatre production,…

  • Growth & Jobs | Creating jobs in film – Mango Girl to hire local talent

    Jamaica Gleaner / In a move to support the local film industry, writer and motivational speaker Dr Ava Eagle Brown said she will be targeting local talent for the production of her coming-of-age film The Mango Girl , which is inspired by the life of the Jamaica-born author. Brown made the promise during a recent…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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