• Breaking News

    Chaos in Caracas

    The trinidad Guardian / It’s been a busy week in Caracas, and the weeks look like they’ll get busier as the year progresses. The opposition majority in the National Assembly—elected in December and sworn in since January—is shaping up for a confrontation with President Nicolás Maduro and his regime. Meanwhile, the economy creeps ever nearer…

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    MPATT: Pay doctors overtime

    News day / The Medical Professionals Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MPATT) yesterday called on doctors to continue submitting overtime claims forms and compensatory days-off to Chatoorgoon’s office, despite his insistence he would not entertain them. In response yesterday, Chatoorgoon warned if doctors do decide to submit such claims, he would stop their overtime roster,…

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    Long time president wins disputed polls

    Jamaica Gleaner / KAMPALA, Uganda (AP): Long-time Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni was yesterday declared the winner of the country’s disputed presidential election, but the main opposition party rejected the results as fraudulent and called for an independent audit of the count. Museveni got more than 60 per cent of the votes, and his nearest rival,…

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    Limits placed on studios

    Jamaica Gleaner / Real estate developers of studio units now have a new set of guidelines restricting the size of such residences to 400 square feet, a move aimed at curbing the abuse of planning approvals and the resultant environmental impacts. The planning guidelines presented to sector interests in January aim to arrest the “uncertainty…

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    IMF deal safe, says Holness – JLP leader vows that growth push will not threaten fiscal programme

    Jamaica Gleaner / Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness has emphasised that a Government led by him would not abandon the existing agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Underlining his claim that the IMF agreement is being mishandled by the governing People’s National Party (PNP), Holness said that his administration would…

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    Rev Abdulah: Carnival music not the same

    News day / Delivering the sermon at the funeral service for late West Indies cricket legend Andrew Gordon Ganteaume at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port-of-Spain, Abdulah told mourners he had visited one of the well-known music shops in Port-of-Spain towards the end of Carnival to get a copy of the popular calypsoes but was disappointed…

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    Mayhew Finishes Outside Of Medals At YOG

    RJR News / Jamaica’s Daniel Mayhew could not produce the nation’s first ever medal at a Winter Olympics but he had the best ever placing in bobsleigh at the Youth Games in Lillehammer, Norway on Saturday.    After his first run of 58.85 seconds, Mayhew improved on his second run to 58.61 but could only manage…

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    More room for new car sales leader

    Jamaica Gleaner / After LAST Wednesday’s media tour of Toyota Jamaica’s Old new Old Hope Road branch, on Thursday evening the vehicles were removed from the showroom floor to make way for the many persons who turned up for the outlet’s official opening. They were treated to a bonus, an unexpected performance by singer Tarrus…

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    A hero and a scamp

    The trinidad Guardian / Two sportsmen exercised their rights within the law of the games and one is regarded as a hero and the other, a scamp. Lionel Messi was delegated the responsibility to take the penalty kick. Instead of kicking the ball directly towards the goal with the sole intention of scoring, he just…

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    NGC contractor stabbed to death

    The trinidad Guardian / A National Gas Company (NGC) sub-contractor was found dead at her home on Friday afternoon by her husband, stabbed several times about the body.  Angeline Ali, 56, of Papourie Road, Barrackpore, was discovered by her husband Raffick Ali lying motionless on the living room floor and covered in blood around 3…

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    The man of many hats …

    Jamaica Gleaner / Simon T. Bailey: A man of many hats Simon T. Bailey teaches influencers how to improve themselves and change the world. As an executive adviser, career mentor, and keynote speaker, he does not take people where they want to go; he guides them by providing strategic steps to where they need to…

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    Tripping the light fantastical

    The trinidad Guardian / “I’ve always rejected the idea that dance is ephemeral, that part of what defines it as an art form is that it goes away once it is performed. Perhaps that’s why I want to take a very long time working on my projects—and Speech Sounds, at least for the next few…

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    Service with a view

    Jamaica Gleaner / There was a new smell to the Toyota Jamaica location at 93 Old Hope Road, St Andrew, last Wednesday afternoon and it was not coming from the vehicles on the showroom floor, because their doors were closed. It was the fresh scent of a brand new building, with sheen on the tiles…

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    PNP?s 41% dollar devaluation

    Jamaica Gleaner / I have not been following the news very closely. In fact, the news depresses me, especially now, elections and all. I have to get on with my life and I could do without the distraction. Now, we have all (almost all) been feeling the pinch, wondering why living seems a little harder…

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    The danger of small minds

    The trinidad Guardian / Kevin Baldeosingh  It is ironic that a certain cadre of people are in denial about the link between the Zika virus and microcephalic babies: it’s almost as if they want more small-brained people in the world. The Zika conspiracy ball was started rolling here in T&T by Noel Kalicharan, a computer…

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    Gordon gets silver in Millrose 400m

    The trinidad Guardian / T&T quartermiler Lalonde Gordon had to settle for second place in the men’s 400 metres event at the 109th NYRR Millrose Games in Manhattan, New York, yesterday while Michelle-Lee Ahye just missed out on finishing among the top three finishers in the 60m dash at the IAAF World Indoor Tour in…

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    A proud Jamaican

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaican youngster Daniel Mayhew says he is extremely proud following his 13th-place finish in the Monobob competition at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway yesterday. The 17-year-old, who is the first Jamaican participant at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, registered times of 58.85 and 58.62 seconds in his two runs for…

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    IMF deal safe — Holness – JLP Leaders vow that growth push will not threaten fiscal programme

    Jamaica Gleaner / Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness has emphasised that a Government led by him would not abandon the existing agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Underlining his claim that the IMF agreement is being mishandled by the governing People’s National Party (PNP), Holness said that his administration would…

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    Cyrus, Hector back in W Connection fold

    The trinidad Guardian / T&T internationals Daneil Cyrus and Hughtun Hector have returned to Digicel T&T Pro League club, DirecTV W Connection following stints in the USA and Vietnam, respectively. Cyrus was released from another MLS club Chicago Fire last October after his loan contract expired. Fire later traded current T&T international and former W Connection…

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    Less Hype, More Music

    Jamaica Gleaner / Popular radio DJ Collin Hines has rubbished claims by some persons on social media that reggae artiste Jah Cure was snubbed by the Grammys. Jah Cure, who sold the most records as a local reggae act last year, was ousted by reggae band Morgan Heritage for the coveted award; however, Hines, who…

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    Proven declares US$50,000 donation to PNP & JLP

    Jamaica Gleaner / Other private-sector entities to disclose donations later Officials of the two major political parties have confirmed that they have received millions of dollars in contributions from the local private sector, but Jamaicans will have to wait a bit longer to find out ‘who has paid the piper’. Efforts by The Sunday Gleaner…

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    Discovery Bay cave revisited

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Kirlews live at Dairy, Discovery Bay, St Ann, not far from the sea. Their house is located on a flat piece of land, a solid piece of rock not far from the main road. Or so they thought. Some years ago, when they were having the rock drilled to make a…

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    Projects frightfully expensive—Garcia

    The trinidad Guardian / In this period of recession and economic downturn, the Government has to find $5.4 billion in the coming months to bring to completion four major health facilities that are under construction. The task will be daunting, but chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of T&T (Udecott), Noel Garcia, asserts that completing…

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    Remembering Ray Chen

    Jamaica Gleaner / Keisha Hill Contributor Ray Chen, was a world-renowned photographer and used his vast skills to tell pictorial stories that portray Jamaican life like none has. He stumbled into photography by chance, and it became his life’s driving passion doing extensive work in photography in the island. Chen’s love of photography started in…

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  • Steve Lyston | The wind of change and value of life

    Jamaica Gleaner / Many people want to have riches, fame and power, but they forget that the higher you go, the greater the problems and expectations will be. The key is to have God’s help. Everybody has problems, regardless of status. Having money/wealth doesn’t mean there won’t be problems. On the contrary, there will be…

  • 'Pine and Ginger' washes sorrows away – Christmas drink helps create cross-genre song

    Jamaica Gleaner / Amindi K. Fro$t, Tessellated and Valleyz’ mindlessly catchy lyrics and addictive music may have had people dancing to their almost one-year-old single, Pine and Ginger , rather than analysing its lyrics. Last December, Valleyz, a young producer from Florida, sent the rhythm to Amindi, who resides in Los Angeles. In less than…

  • Michael Abrahams | Don't get burnt by gaslighting

    Jamaica Gleaner / Several years ago, I was told of an incident involving a man whose wife caught him with another woman. According to the story, the man took the other woman out on a date to the cinema. His wife got wind of what was happening, turned up at the venue, and sat beside…

  • Light, Cameras and Candles This Christmas

    Jamaica Gleaner / Christmas is in the air. Can you feel it? For many it may mean lights, cameras, and action! But for Laura Alexis its lights, cameras and candles. The promising videographer and soy candle manufacturer, spoke with Flair about her quest to success. Growing up watching Rainbow Brite and Care Bears, Alexis had…

  • Suitable Fit – Tips from Dexter Huxtable

    Jamaica Gleaner / Most women find men wearing suits simply irresistible. But some opt to create style with retail over making a statement with custom designs. Since this is the season of giving, our treat for the male counterparts is to share a few tips on all things suits and menswear from leading designer and…

  • Keneea Linton's 2017 Holiday Collection

    Jamaica Gleaner / Last Sunday, a very intimate group of select clients got the opportunity to be the first to view Keneea Linton-George’s 2017 Holiday Collection at Linton-George’s Lady Musgrave Boutique. The 10-piece collection is for the woman of discerning taste. There were jumpsuits and cocktail dresses, perfect for the myriad functions that mark the…

  • New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

    Jamaica Gleaner / VENTURA, California (AP): A major flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire has sent residents fleeing as flames churned through canyons and down hillsides towards coastal towns. New evacuations were ordered yesterday in Carpinteria, a seaside city northwest of Los Angeles. Santa Barbara County Fire spokesman…

  • Reject 'free-for-all' culture, says lawyer – Senior prosecutor lashes out at corruption, hustler culture

    Jamaica Gleaner / Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Taylor has come out strongly against acts of corruption and the “free-for-all” culture, which, he said, is pervasive in Jamaica, noting that regulations and restrictions are often frowned upon by the populace. “In the Jamaican society of 2017, competence, diligence, and probity are qualities easily…

  • Miller relieved to end goal drought

    Jamaica Gleaner / Midfielder Ryan Miller continues to lead the race for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) golden boot after he netted his eighth goal of the season in UWI FC’s 2-1 win over Boys’ Town at the Barbican Field yesterday to stay ahead of the chasing pack. After an evenly contested first half,…

  • Coley confirms move to Iranian club

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica College (JC) head coach Miguel Coley has confirmed that he will be joining Iranian side Esteghlal FC as its assistant coach later this month. There, he will reunite with former national senior men’s football team head coach Winfried Schafer, with whom he worked as Reggae Boyz assistant coach between February 2014…

  • Trump draws protests while honouring civil rights heroes

    Jamaica Gleaner / JACKSON, Mississippi (AP): United States President Donald Trump has honoured figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy. Trump on Saturday toured the new Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the adjacent Museum of Mississippi, both…

  • Bieber ready to help after California fires

    Jamaica Gleaner / Justin Bieber has pledged his support to those who have been displaced by the Californian fires. The As Long As You Love Me hitmaker wants to help raise funds for those who have been affected by the devastating natural disaster sweeping across the state. In a video posted to his Instagram account,…

  • Funeral bloodbath – Gunmen turn weapons on mourners outside church

    Jamaica Gleaner / For some, it was a scene similar to what they had seen on television as gunmen armed with high-powered weapons yesterday sprayed mourners attending a funeral at the Kings Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in east Kingston. “Collection [offering] pick up and di pastor ’bout fi pray, and a dat time di shot…

  • Scotia hosts free Christmas concert at Emancipation Park tomorrow

    Jamaica Gleaner / Verlando Small, Kingston College Choir and Jessie Ripoll Primary will join the Scotia Singers at the upcoming Scotiabank free Christmas concert slated for tomorrow in Emancipation Park. This is the 21st year of this celebration looked forward to by many and considered the official start of Christmas. ‘Scotia Christmas’ begins at 6…

  • Linear accelerator revolutionising cancer treatment in Jamaica

    Jamaica Gleaner / With cancer being among the leading causes of deaths worldwide and accounting for 21 per cent of deaths in Jamaica, the opening of the first of two modern cancer treatment centres at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James is expected to revolutionise the way cancer treatment is administered in Jamaica. The…

  • Nail it with Dip Polish

    Jamaica Gleaner /   Even if the year might not have been the best for all, Christmas often brightens the mood and gets persons excited about being pampered and looking their best. Face to Face Skincare Salon and Spa is ready to spread the Christmas cheer and now offers an organic wa to enjoy a…

  • Jamaica to lead powerful ACP group for next six months

    Jamaica Gleaner / Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith will for six months preside over the Council of Ministers of the powerful African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group. Her tenure begins in February 2018 through to July 2018. The minister’s appointment was affirmed during the 106th Session of the Council currently convening…

  • MoBay winds blow top-flight cruise ship back to Kingston

    Jamaica Gleaner / For the second time in a year, the Port of Kingston will host a top flight-cruise vessel when the MS Monarch makes an unscheduled visit to the capital city today. The vessel, formerly known as Monarch of the Seas and operated under Royal Caribbean’s Pullmantur brand, previously called on Kingston on December…

  • Juggling for carnival – Music mix at events raises concerns

    Jamaica Gleaner / Unlike other Caribbean countries such as St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, where soca music is deeply rooted in their culture, carnival in Jamaica portrays only a fraction of what the celebration represents. This has contributed to a fascination with carnival as sort of a party season,…

  • Garth Rattray | Dimmit, dammit!

    Jamaica Gleaner / I felt certain that I was developing cataracts because now, much more than ever, I find that I’m dazzled by the glare of approaching motor vehicle lights. I was, therefore, very relieved when my ophthalmologist gave me the all-clear in a visit several months ago. I’m happy that the police are not…

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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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