• Breaking News

    Diversify now or else

    News day / “To quote that soca song by Angela Hunte and Machel Montano, it’s really “Party Done” in the sense that you really have to take action now. You’re not in a very dire situation, conditions could be much worse, but now is the time to really walk the talk of what you’ve been…

  • Breaking News

    Cops investigate shots fired

    News day / The video depicts several young men walking out of a house into an open yard, with firearms in their hands. The three young men then pointed their guns in the air and fired several shots. One pistol seemed to be a fully automatic pistol, as it fired shots in rapid bursts. While…

  • Breaking News

    $120M lost in mining royalties

    News day / She vowed to remedy this, especially in light of a need for revenues in a time of falling income. For the period 2003 to 2015, she estimated the collected royalties from mining at $18.5 million. Olivierre blamed the lost revenue on illegal mining and non-payment of taxes such as the Business Levy…

  • Breaking News

    Fire leaves 9 homeless

    News day / Among the homeless are three children. According to reports, at about 2.30 am, the family was asleep in their two-storey wooden and concrete house at Fifth Company when Christian Darsoo was awakened by the smell of smoke emanating from the living room. He alerted his sister Rea, 25, a mother of two…

  • Breaking News

    Imam: Lift this Enterprise curfew

    News day / He said the imposing of any ‘curfew’ would be a grave mistake as it can disrupt the lives of innocent villagers within the area. Speaking to Newsday during an interview at his home, Lynch said, “Robberies and killings take place mostly in the day in Enterprise, so a nine pm curfew would…

  • Breaking News

    BOOT CAMP FOR BULLIES

    News day / Parliamentarians yesterday got a little help in their quest to solve the daunting problems facing the education system as for the first time in history, students appeared before a Parliament committee to answer questions and provide solutions on school violence, Nine students — from primary and secondary schools — appeared before the…

  • Breaking News

    $120M lost in mining royalties

    News day / She vowed to remedy this, especially in light of a need for revenues in a time of falling income. For the period 2003 to 2015, she estimated the collected royalties from mining at $18.5 million. Olivierre blamed the lost revenue on illegal mining and non-payment of taxes such as the Business Levy…

  • Breaking News

    Cyber-bullying a growing concern

    News day / “There is bullying taking place and we are very concerned about the level of cyber-bullying taking place,” Gary Ribeiro, principal of Presentation College Chaguanas told Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Social Services and Public Administration. Danielle Seunarine, a student of Naparima Girls High School, who also appeared before the committee, said the…

  • Breaking News

    Cops investigate shots fired

    News day / The video depicts several young men walking out of a house into an open yard, with firearms in their hands. The three young men then pointed their guns in the air and fired several shots. One pistol seemed to be a fully automatic pistol, as it fired shots in rapid bursts. While…

  • Breaking News

    Cyber-bullying a growing concern

    News day / “There is bullying taking place and we are very concerned about the level of cyber-bullying taking place,” Gary Ribeiro, principal of Presentation College Chaguanas told Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Social Services and Public Administration. Danielle Seunarine, a student of Naparima Girls High School, who also appeared before the committee, said the…

  • Breaking News

    $120M lost in mining royalties

    News day / She vowed to remedy this, especially in light of a need for revenues in a time of falling income. For the period 2003 to 2015, she estimated the collected royalties from mining at $18.5 million. Olivierre blamed the lost revenue on illegal mining and non-payment of taxes such as the Business Levy…

  • Breaking News

    TTGF stands by controversial decision

    News day / At a press conference held at the Chamber of Commerce in Westmoorings yesterday evening, Marquez and several members of the TT GF executive, alongside Dick, defended his organisation’s last-minute ruling. “We had to make a decision,” said Marquez. “We, whose lives have been threatened, because we care about the athlete we are…

  • Breaking News

    Tears, prayers for Felicia

    News day / Marcelin said when one looks at the news, it is obvious that men’s hearts have grown cold to the point where human life is no longer valued. “So that people are used and destroyed and anger builds up and all we want to do is destroy,” she said, stressing that vengeance belongs…

  • Breaking News

    Falling blackboard injures students

    News day / The blackboard fell on the girls pinning them to the ground. Frantic teachers who were alerted to the screams of the injured students ran to the students and removed the fallen blackboard from the floor of the classroom. One of the students suffered a cut to the head while two others suffered…

  • Breaking News

    Foreign conmen selling counterfeit chainsaws

    Jamaica Gleaner / When Leroy Aiken’s boss called him to the office advising that two men were selling top-of-the-line chainsaws at bargain prices, he wasn’t particularly interested. But then when someone called Delta Supply Company Limited, authorised dealer for STIHL (a top international manufacturer of industrial equipment) and learnt that this bargain price was at…

  • Breaking News

    7 HDC managers get marching orders

    News day / At least two of the dismissed managers told Newsday, they received their letters between 7 and 8 pm, Tuesday. Newsday understands the seven are exploring their legal options. One of the dismissed managers told Newsday she was “flabbergasted” at the way the HDC Board had treated her claiming the dismissal letter did…

  • Breaking News

    UAE tycoon launches largest Arab education fund with $1.14B

    Jamaica Gleaner / DUBAI (AP): A billionaire businessman from the United Arab Emirates launched the Arab world’s largest education fund yesterday, setting aside $1.14 billion (4.2 billion dirhams) in grants for underserved youth from the region. The Abdulla al-Ghurair Foundation for Education said it plans to provide scholarships for 15,000 Middle Eastern students over the…

  • Breaking News

    Armchair theories and the return of Blake

    Jamaica Gleaner / When you think about it, there is probably good reason that the prime rivals of Usain Bolt have experienced injury. The tall man’s combination of stride length and leg speed creates a dilemma for the rest of the world’s best. How can they keep up without increasing risk? Asafa Powell had recurring…

  • Breaking News

    Guillen impressed with T20 success

    News day / “It’s really a good feeling,” said Guillen. “This is the first title on the line and I’m happy we came away with it.” The Parkites were tottering at 43/6, in pursuit of 144, but Nicholas Pooran hit a match-winning knock of 56 to claim victory from the jaws of defeat. “We always…

  • Breaking News

    A new twist on horseradish

    Jamaica Gleaner / Horseradish – a member of the mustard family native to Eastern and Central Europe has been enjoyed by people since antiquity. Even so, when Peter Kump, one of my mentors, wrote in praise of the root in 1992, he argued well that horseradish remained vastly under appreciated. Sure, we know it as…

  • Breaking News

    Market List

    Jamaica Gleaner / Sweet potato This is on fair offer these days in retail markets across the island with an asking price ranging between $70 and $80 per pound. Ripe plantain This is neither cheap nor plentiful at any market. The asking price ranges between $50 and $80 per finger from smallest to largest.

  • Breaking News

    Coke sodas fizzle in key markets

    Jamaica Gleaner / Coca-Cola saw the popularity of its namesake sodas decline in key markets around the world during the first quarter, reflecting a mix of changing tastes, challenging economic conditions and a shifting business strategy. The world’s biggest beverage maker said on Wednesday that sales volume for sodas like Diet Coke and Cherry Coke…

  • Breaking News

    WRHA to tackle ?unwanted patients? issue at CRH

    Jamaica Gleaner / WESTERN BUREAU: Businessman Tony Hart, the chairman of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), says the troubling matter of patients refusing to leave the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) after being discharged is to be addressed by his administration. “Concerning the people who just stay there at the hospital and they do not…

  • Breaking News

    North East Stars defeat Club Sando

    News day / At the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, North East got goals from Keshon Hackshaw, in the 18th minute, and Isiah Lee in the 34th. North East moved up to 13 points, the same as leaders San Juan Jabloteh – who were held to a 1-1 draw by Central FC at the San…

  • Breaking News

    Police kill mentally ill man day after baptism to remove 'spirit' – specialist said it could have been avoided

    Jamaica Gleaner / The fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man who yesterday snatched an M16 rifle from a policeman outside the Olympic Gardens Police Station in St Andrew has sparked criticism from one mental health specialist who believes the situation could have been handled differently. Professor Frederick Hickling, psychiatrist in the Faculty of Medical Sciences…

  • Breaking News

    Over 1,500 kids feature at Fun Day

    News day / Minister of Sport Darryl Smith was on-hand to welcome the day’s participating school teams. He was joined by acting general manager of the power generation company Surindranath Ramsingh, ICC World Twenty20 trophy-winning spinner and PowerGen player Samuel Badree, SporTT executive member Dudnath Ramkessoon among a list of other dignitaries. Following the march…

  • Breaking News

    Fascinating fight of the fluff

    Jamaica Gleaner / Now that the battle of the divas, curvy and fluffy, has been publicly pacified, it is a good time to take a good look (and I mean that literally) at the ladies involved and what it says about the Jamaican male’s taste (take that figuratively or literally as you like) in women….

  • Breaking News

    'Duppy Film' remains at large

    Jamaica Gleaner / Though not much is known about the country’s most-wanted man, Marlon ‘Duppy Film’ Perry, the police are insisting that he is public enemy number one, armed and considered to be extremely dangerous. But who is ‘Duppy Film’? Head of Area 5, Assistant Commissioner of Police Derrick ‘Cowboy’ Knight, said Perry, who was…

  • Breaking News

    Central FC blank Caledonia

    News day / But the biggest talking point was San Juan Jabloteh’s climb from fourth to second on the 10- team points table Jabloteh edged W Connection 1-0 while Defence Force also fell to a 1-0 loss to North East Stars In the day’s other fixture, Police overcame a determined effort from Club Sando to…

  • Breaking News

    Jewish passover zucchini

    Jamaica Gleaner / Yes. As long as your vegetarians can tolerate dairy, this ‘lasagna’ is a winner. Passover forbids the eating of most foods made with flour, which is why this recipe calls for whole matzos (an exception to that rule) in place of lasagna’s noodles. Matzo turns out to be a perfect stand-in. Thin…

  • Breaking News

    I never ordered 9 pm lockdown

    News day / “These are malicious rumours and I want to emphasise that the primary function of the police is the provision of safety and security for citizens, inclusive of Central Division and in particular Enterprise. “And as such our usual policing methods of partnering with the population, having patrols both mobile and foot detecting…

North America

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Miami Heat to give away Vice-themed shoes on social media

    MiamiHerald / The craze surrounding Miami Heat’s Vice-themed merchandise is picking up yet again. The Miami Heat announced that the team, in conjunction with Court Culture, will be giving away a pair of custom “Vice” themed Air Jordan 1s through a social media sweepstakes. The promotion began on Wednesday and will run until 5 p.m….

  • Gov’t commits $70 million to help Trelawny farmers transport sugar cane

    Jamaica Observer / ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says the Government has committed another $70 million to assist farmers in Trelawny with the transportation of sugar cane to the Appleton Estate and Worthy Park factories this year. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Hague…

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Maduro desestima eventual embargo petrolero de EE.UU.

    La voz de america / El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, desestimó el jueves el impacto de un eventual embargo petrolero por parte de Estados Unidos y dijo que de acordarse la medida le costaría la carrera política a su par estadounidense Donald Trump. “Venezuela en todo caso no depende de un embargo petrolero de Estados…

  • Gov’t Commits $70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane

    Jamaica Information / Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Karl Samuda, addresses patrons at the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in Trelawny on Wednesday, February 14. + – Photo: Claudia Gardner Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Karl Samuda, addresses patrons at the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in…

  • Miami Heat to give away Vice-themed shoes on social media

    MiamiHerald / The craze surrounding Miami Heat’s Vice-themed merchandise is picking up yet again. The Miami Heat announced that the team, in conjunction with Court Culture, will be giving away a pair of custom “Vice” themed Air Jordan 1s through a social media sweepstakes. The promotion began on Wednesday and will run until 5 p.m….

  • Republican Mitt Romney announces US Senate bid

    Jamaica Observer / WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Mitt Romney, the former Republican White House hopeful and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, announced Friday that he is seeking a US Senate seat in Utah, beginning a closely-watched return to the national political stage. “I am running for United States Senate to serve the people…

  • Key West settles with tattoo artist for $425,000

    MiamiHerald / The city of Key West has reached a $425,000 settlement with a tattoo artist it tried to stop from opening a new shop in the historic district, citing an old law later struck down by an appellate court. Brad Buehrle has agreed to drop his federal case against the city, filed in May…

  • #ICYMI: Hey! Politics! Why can’t you just leave us all alone?! (VIDEO)

    RT / It can’t have escaped your attention that politics now infests every part of life. You can’t watch the Oscars, update your Facebook page or even go to the lavatory without having to choose sides. Legend tells of a time when people would engage in conversation and debate, having formed opinions based on evidence…

  • NWC Launches World Water Day Essay and Photo Competitions

    Jamaica Information / Acting Community Relations Manager for the Eastern Division of the National Water Commission (NWC), Delano Williams, addresses the launch of the NWC’s essay and photo competitions on February 13 at the agency’s Hope Water Treatment Plant in St. Andrew. + – Photo: Donald De La Haye Acting Community Relations Manager for the…

  • Reynolds happy Reno moving in right direction

    Jamaica Observer / New FC Reno Head Coach Vassell Reynolds believes that his team is ready to stake a claim for a spot in the top six of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). That would certainly give them a chance to make an assault on the league title when the play-off rounds begin. Since…

  • Churches challenged to help make Jamaica ‘Positively exceptional again’

    Jamaica Observer / MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Seventh-day Adventists and the wider Christian community have been challenged to make Jamaica positively exceptional again by incorporating outreach programmes that reflect their stewardship responsibilities for all facets of the lives of Jamaicans. The challenge came from Professor Alvin Wint while delivering the main address at the Recognition and…

  • Parent Place for Mount Salem by End of March

    Jamaica Information / Chief Executive Officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, addresses a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) headquarters in Kingston. + – Photo: Mark Bell Chief Executive Officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, addresses a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information…

  • Reggae Music Jamaica’s Most Valuable Export – Grange Tells UNESCO Creative Cities of Music Meeting

    Jamaica Information / The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston (centre) are joined by delegates attending the four-day meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Music Subnetwork taking place at the Jamaica Pegasus. + – Photo: JIS Photographer The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister…

  • Construcción de viviendas en EE.UU. repunta en enero

    La voz de america / La construcción de casas en Estados Unidos subió en enero impulsada por un repunte en la edificación de unidades unifamiliares, mientras que los permisos de construcción subieron a su nivel más alto desde 2007. Los inicios de construcción de casas escalaron un 9,7%, a una cifra desestacionalizada de 1 millón…

  • Veteran liberal Yavlinsky opposes presidential election boycott

    RT / Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky of the liberal party Yabloko has urged voters not to dismiss their right to participate in elections, adding that boycotts inevitably fail to produce any results. ” We should not go on strike, we should vote, because this is our right. If we all stay at home simply nothing…

  • What Jeter has done to Marlins is shameful betrayal of trust

    MiamiHerald / The Miami Marlins begin spring training Monday with the first full-squad work up in Jupiter, but hope does not spring eternal. Hope sprung a leak. It smells like rotten Fish in here. The Marlins are tanking the season after a shameful winter salary dump that betrayed the trust of fans yet again. South…

Europe

Asia

  • 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;…

Latin America

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