• Breaking News

    Laurie Foster: Treat Taylor with kids' gloves

    Jamaica Gleaner / Social media is currently awash with talk of Christopher Taylor. The Calabar High School World Youth champion, with last year’s 45.27 over the 400m, is being hailed as the next great campaigner over the one-lap distance. This, despite his slender body structure, as against the traditional towers who continue to dominate the…

  • Breaking News

    JDF warning – INDECOM search warrant too risky, solicitor general tells court

    Jamaica Gleaner / The nation’s solicitor general, Nicole Foster-Pusey, is warning that granting the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) a warrant to search the army’s Up Park Camp headquarters could shake international confidence in Jamaica. The warning came yesterday as the Judicial Review Court began hearing an application by the head of the Jamaican military,…

  • Breaking News

    Strong hair with different textures

    News day / When speaking with beauty professionals or new entrants into the field, I always advise them to ensure that they benefit from the same services that they are offering to their customers. In fact, this is one of the ways in which you can evaluate the effectiveness of the service you provide, or…

  • Breaking News

    Letter of the day: Fix trade relations with Trinidad

    Jamaica Gleaner / THE EDITOR, Sir: The last time I checked, Jamaica was located approximately 1,900km from Trinidad. This is relatively very close in the global landscape. It is for that reason we have a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) based on our proximity with member countries. CARICOM comprises 15 Caribbean nations for the express purpose of…

  • Breaking News

    Henley Taylor: That bothersome issue of pension surplus

    Jamaica Gleaner / Pension surplus represents the excess that accrues, over time, by capital accretion, less the standard financial obligations that are discharged to beneficiaries and active stakeholders, such as fund managers and trustees. Capital accretion refers to the growth of funds within the pension scheme. This can occur via a number of investment options…

  • Breaking News

    Strong hair with different textures

    News day / When speaking with beauty professionals or new entrants into the field, I always advise them to ensure that they benefit from the same services that they are offering to their customers. In fact, this is one of the ways in which you can evaluate the effectiveness of the service you provide, or…

  • Breaking News

    Finding riches during a recession

    News day / Such periods provide an opportunity for us to rethink how we live, how we spend our time and money and what we consume. A recession becomes an opportunity for us to find more creative ways of living outside of the consumerist culture of our times and live simpler, more meaningful lives. It…

  • Breaking News

    Relationship issues also lead to domestic abuse

    News day / Industrial Court president Deborah Thomas- Felix had stated that with long weekends and extended holidays, there were higher statistics of domestic and physical abuse because of liming. Behaviour change consultant, Franklyn Dolly, said while he was not denying that drugs and alcohol contribute to these violent outbursts, relationship issues could cause difficulties….

  • Breaking News

    Woman walks over Las Cuevas cliff

    News day / “No one should be in my position seeking funding for medical attention. It makes you aware that even on holidays, you must always be prepared for the worse,” Antonio said. From the fall, Antonio’s pelvis was broken in several places, her sacrum, which connects the pelvis to the spine, is fractured, and…

  • Breaking News

    Hart blanks Las Alturas inquiry

    News day / Justice of Appeal Mustapha Ibrahim, chairman of the inquiry, expressed “deep regret” that former Udecott chairman Calder Hart did not testify, even though his attorneys had indicated his willingness to do so via video link from the US. At one point Hart – a yachtsman believed to be resident at Miami –…

  • Breaking News

    UNSAFE ‘SAFE HOUSE’

    News day / She also turned to the Director of Public Prosecutions to whom she has also complained, but although she has had some relief from the DPP, the ills she has encountered in the accommodation provided have been overwhelming and overbearing. Accompanied by police officers, she went to Attorney Gerald Ramdeen’s office on Cornelio…

  • Breaking News

    Comets secure spot in T20 quarters

    News day / Yesterday, at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, Comets inflicted a 62-run spanking on Jenexcon Tableland, who lost all three of their round-robin matches. The final game in Group D took place last night, between Preysal and Moosai Sports, with the winners of that fixture moving on to the last eight. According…

  • Breaking News

    Hart blanks Las Alturas inquiry

    News day / Justice of Appeal Mustapha Ibrahim, chairman of the inquiry, expressed “deep regret” that former Udecott chairman Calder Hart did not testify, even though his attorneys had indicated his willingness to do so via video link from the US. At one point Hart – a yachtsman believed to be resident at Miami –…

  • Breaking News

    Newsday’s Spot the Ball Challenge Week 1 winners

    News day / Last Monday (April 4), Krishenn Seunath was adjudged the winner while Renella Sukhai emerged victorious on Tuesday. Sadly, nobody successfully spotted the ball in Wednesday’s edition, but Thursday saw Gumatee Jagnanan take home the $500 prize while Praimnath Jagnanan did the same on Friday. The weekend’s choices proved to be too tough…

  • Breaking News

    Williams leaves for Rio today

    News day / There will be 331 athletes from 62 countries competing. Williams yesterday politely declined to be interviewed, stating that she is “just remaining focussed” on the task at hand. The Olympic Test Event, which doubles as a qualifier, is the culmination of years of preparation for the former Tots and Tumblers gymnast. It…

  • Breaking News

    Superheroes meet The Boss

    Jamaica Gleaner / LOS ANGELES (AP): Step aside, Batman and Superman. Melissa McCarthy is The Boss at the box office now. The actress’ latest comedy narrowly topped Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the weekend box office with a US$23.5 million debut, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The Boss stars McCarthy as an over-the-top…

  • Breaking News

    Decisive Central ‘Claisco’ in Pro League

    Trinidad Express / Central FC coach Dale Saunders says tonight’s Digicel Pro League “Clásico” against rivals W Connection can determine whether or not the “Couva Sharks” go on to retain the league crown. “I think the game (against W Connection) will decide if we go on to win the title,” Saunders told the TT Pro…

  • Breaking News

    Prime Minister Christie says no to same sex marriage

    Jamaica Gleaner / NASSAU, CMC: Prime Minister Perry Christie said the proposed referendum to amend the constitution will not allow for same sex marriages to become legal in the Bahamas. Christie launched the YES Bahamas Campaign “Equal Rights for our Sons and Daughters” on the weekend, telling his audience that the Bahamas will only recognise…

  • Breaking News

    We need more of this ‘forced transparency’

    The trinidad Guardian / Hooray for whistleblowers! It is because of the success of their efforts that the enormity of the secret financial industry is being revealed. People who have been swearing by their integrity have been found to be engaging in illicit activities. While holding offshore accounts in itself is not a crime, and…

  • Breaking News

    RECORD FOR BRAVO *

    Trinidad Express / Mohali All-rounder Dwayne Bravo produced a four-wicket haul to become the first bowler to take 300 Twenty20 career wickets as new side Gujarat Lions trounced Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the Indian Premier League yesterday. The right-arm seamer finished with four for 22 from his four overs to restrict Kings…

  • Breaking News

    Vox pop for Western Focus

    Jamaica Gleaner / In light of the problems now facing the local sugar industry, residents of Clarke’s Town, Trelawny, were asked if they believe the Government made the right decision when the industry was privatised nearly six years ago? “No. Absolutely not. It was not a good decision and it would appear that those who…

  • Breaking News

    Sugar packaging concerns as BSJ slow to implement revised standards

    Jamaica Gleaner / President of the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, Metry Seaga, has described as untenable Government’s failure to implement the mandatory guidelines which, among other things, will set much higher/stricter public-health requirements for the conditions under which raw (brown) and refined (granulated) sugar are packaged for sale in the retail trade. “The truth is, we…

  • Breaking News

    JDF warning – Solicitor general tells court INDECOM search warrant too risky

    Jamaica Gleaner / The nation’s solicitor general, Nicole Foster-Pusey, is warning that granting the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) a warrant to search the army’s Up Park Camp headquarters could shake international confidence in Jamaica. The warning came yesterday as the Judicial Review Court began hearing an application by the head of the Jamaican military,…

  • Breaking News

    That bothersome issue of pension surplus

    Jamaica Gleaner / Pension surplus represents the excess that accrues, over time, by capital accretion, less the standard financial obligations that are discharged to beneficiaries and active stakeholders, such as fund managers and trustees. Capital accretion refers to the growth of funds within the pension scheme. This can occur via a number of investment options…

  • Asia, Breaking News

    Hart, China Jiangsu not off the hook *

    Trinidad Express / Despite the failure of former Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) executive chairman Calder Hart and construction company China Jiangsu to appear at the Commission of Enquiry into the Las Alturas housing project, the commission will not hesitate to find criminal and civil liabilities once there is supporting evidence. This…

  • Breaking News

    Nova Gordon-Bell on Commonwealth Prize shortlist

    Jamaica Gleaner / Nova Gordon-Bell on Commonwealth Prize shortlist Dr Nova Gordon-Bell’s Confluence has made the shortlist for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Gordon-Bell is one of two Caribbean writers on the shortlist, the other being Lance Dowrich of Trinidad and Tobago with Ethelbert and the Free Cheese, The 26 short stories were selected…

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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