• Breaking News

    Mother and son tested for Zika

    The trinidad Guardian / Samples from two other people, a mother and son, have been taken to determine if they are also carriers of the Zika virus. The results are expected to be known by next Monday. The announcement was made by Chief Medical Officer Dr Clive Tilluckdharry at a press briefing held by the…

  • Breaking News

    Repsol workers challenge retrenchments

    The trinidad Guardian / Workers dismissed by Spanish energy giant Repsol are fighting back. The 11 workers, accompanied by a representative from the Bankers Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU), met on Thursday with officials from the company. During the meeting, which started at 9.30 am and lasted for 90 minutes, BIGWU representative Don Devenish…

  • Breaking News

    'Sex is not satisfying'

    Jamaica Gleaner / Q Hello, Doc. I am a female college student, aged 18. My problem is that I just don’t find sex satisfying. For instance, last Saturday night, I let two guys have intercourse with me, one after the other. I suppose many girls would think that to be exciting, but honestly, Doc, I…

  • Breaking News

    Fingerprint expert to scrutinise top cop

    News day / By way of a simple vote, the Parliament approve President Anthony Carmona’s nomination of Dinanath Ramkissoon for appointment as a member of the Commission, even as members of the Opposition said the Government had watered down the independent constitutional body. In tabling a procedural motion to approve the nomination, Acting Government Whip…

  • Breaking News

    Thomas delivers for Scorpions

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica Scorpions opening batsman Shacaya Thomas was the second-highest runs-scorer in regional first-class cricket two years ago. He was, however, lukewarm last season and was in and out of the team at different stages. Fast-forward to this season, where after finishing as one of the top batsmen in the national trials, he…

  • Breaking News

    Tonnes of cocoa left unsold

    News day / “Our friends who are now on the other side took the unprecedented decision to come to this Parliament and eliminate, by way of repeal of legislation, the decades-old mechanism for the State’s involvement in the buying, selling and export of cocoa and coffee beans,” the Minister said during Parliament Question Time. “That…

  • Breaking News

    Sheron finally gets bail

    The trinidad Guardian / Relatives of Central car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo were yesterday successful in their third attempt at securing bail for him. Sukhdeo was released from prison shortly before midday after the paperwork for the bail postings were processed by a clerk of the peace. Sukhdeo appeared before a Chaguanas magistrate at the Tunapuna…

  • Breaking News

    Pass the Beverage Container Bill

    The trinidad Guardian / This is an open letter to those in authority to fast track the long overdue beverage container legislation. By putting a price on plastics the landscape will become a different place overnight as well as drastically reduce the scavenging cost to the local authorities.  At the same time, follow the example…

  • Breaking News

    Ferry workers avert danger

    The trinidad Guardian / Passengers on board the T&T Express yesterday thanked God they were able to arrive at the Scarborough Port in Tobago safely, after one of the vehicles on the car deck caught afire. The incident occurred just over an hour into the voyage from Trinidad en route to Tobago. The sailing was…

  • Breaking News

    Gang members given uniforms

    The trinidad Guardian / Armed members of the Defence Force yesterday took up temporary posting at the Chaguanas North Secondary School, after it was reported that the school would come under attack from gang members in the community. The soldiers, who happened to be at the school on another matter yesterday, volunteered to offer the…

  • Breaking News

    Esther Tyson ? wife, mother, overcomer

    Jamaica Gleaner / When Esther Tyson signed on to forever seal her life with Rawle Tyson on December 29, 1979, she had already determined that she was in for the long haul. Married to a very busy pastor and businessman, while she, at the time, was vice-principal at the St Andrew High School for Girls,…

  • Breaking News

    Clean drains in Sav

    Jamaica Gleaner / Clean drains in Sav-la-Mar This is an open letter to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. Kindly look at the accompanying photo showing a blocked drain that seemed unattended to for such a long time that tall grass and other vegetation have added to the blockage. This part of the drain is on…

  • Breaking News

    More lawsuits aimed at Phillips

    Jamaica Gleaner / The deadline given by Chukwuemeka Cameron, attorney representing Juliet Holness, for People’s National Party campaign director Peter Phillips to make a full and unequivocal public retraction and apology for alleged libellous comments about her has expired. Yesterday, Mrs Holness, who is the wife of the opposition leader, accused Phillips of libelling her…

  • Breaking News

    Entertainment on the Wire

    Jamaica Gleaner / Will.i.am wants to create a virtual human. The 40-year-old entrepreneur – who is renowned for creating snazzy yet useful pieces of technology – is keen to develop a gadget that he can hold a conversation with in the near future. He explained to the Independent newspaper: “Eventually there are going to be…

  • Breaking News

    THRTA head elected to regional group

    The trinidad Guardian / Brian Frontin, CEO of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurant and Tourism Association (THRTA) has been elected treasurer of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE).  The elections took place at the group’s annual general meeting and Leadership Conference last month prior to Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island in The…

  • Breaking News

    MAN & CHILD: A comic girl

    The trinidad Guardian / Kevin Baldeosingh For her costume party on Carnival Friday at her kindergarten, my daughter Jinaki dressed up as Spiderman. And no, I didn’t make her do it. Only one other girl wore a super-hero costume, and that was Supergirl. There were other superhero costumes, all worn by boys.  The fact that…

  • Breaking News

    Protesting the protest

    The trinidad Guardian / Former Port-of-Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee stoned a jep nest at a briefing on Carnival. He blundered into a query about the murder of Japanese national Asami Nagakiya. Without the benefit of an autopsy, Mr Tim Kee’s rambling comments suggested that women’s lewd behaviour during the Carnival season could have played…

  • Breaking News

    PM: No reshuffle talk

    News day / On February 7, the Prime Minister told Newsday that the Cabinet will meet at the Magdalena Grand Hotel in Tobago on March 3. He said following that meeting, Government will go into retreat at the same venue from March 4 to 5. Rowley explained the Cabinet’s meeting in Tobago was part of…

  • Breaking News

    Disappointed Young blasts Waterhouse

    Jamaica Gleaner / After just one win in nine matches, Waterhouse and former national striker-turned coach, Paul Young, parted ways by mutual consent on Wednesday. The former Waterhouse coach, however, defended his time in charge at the Drewsland club and shared that he walked away following a proposal from the club’s president Fitzroy Vidal to…

  • Breaking News

    Cops ready for PNP?s MoBay mass rally

    Jamaica Gleaner / Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor, the commanding officer for St James police division, says the police will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that this Sunday’s People’s National Party (PNP) mass meeting, which will be staged in the enclosed Montego Bay Stadium, is as safe as possible for all…

  • Breaking News

    The ethnic of Carnival

    The trinidad Guardian / We must not agree that Carnival is debauched, or that it is going to die. Here is why. Who would have thought that we could devise a war, a stage, a gayelle, sans stick, sans knife, sans guns? Just sans humanite. A wargame of wit. Dramatic, feisty, enthralling, full of play,…

  • Breaking News

    Moonilal calls on PSC to examine police TV role

    The trinidad Guardian / The Police Service Commission (PSC) should examine the role of police officers undertaking multimedia presentations since this has serious consequences regarding discipline in the conduct of police duties, Opposition MP Roodal Moonilal says. Moonilal did so in yesterday’s Parliament session, saying the PSC should examine the issue of police officers hosting…

  • Breaking News

    Half loaf better than none

    The trinidad Guardian / I think that it is insensitive and cruel for the Government and private companies to send workers home because of the economic situation.  Instead of sending workers home why not cut salaries by ten per cent or a five per cent? I am sure that workers will be happy with half…

North America

  • JSIF Urges Increased Partnership with Service Clubs

    Jamaica Information / Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney. (FILE) + – Photo: JIS Photographer Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney. (FILE) Story Highlights Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Managing Director, Omar Sweeney, is encouraging more service clubs to support community development projects such as…

  • Education Ministry Looking to Offer More Science Scholarships

    Jamaica Information / National Mathematics Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, addresses a press briefing at The Mico University College in Kingston on Wednesday, January 17. + – Photo: Adrian Walker National Mathematics Coordinator in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, addresses a press briefing…

  • Preservation of Culture and Heritage Vital – Minister Grange

    Jamaica Information / Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, examines sports memorabilia donated for the National Sports Museum. Occasion was the opening of a two-day textile conservation, preservation and exhibition workshop, at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on January 17. Looking on (from left) are Director of Sports Monitoring and…

  • PM Holness Announces State of Public Emergency in St. James

    Jamaica Information / Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Right) declaring a State of Public Emergency for the parish of St. James effective Thursday, January 18. Also pictured are Hon. Robert Montague (centre), Minister of National Security and Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Rocky Meade. + – Photo: Contributed Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Right) declaring a…

  • Government Will Be Resolute and Firm on Crime

    Jamaica Information / Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, speaking to St. Ann business interests as well as medical practitioners at the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, St. Ann, on October 6. + – Photo: Garwin Davis Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, speaking to St. Ann business interests as well as medical…

  • Gov’t to Take Strong Action Against Criminals

    Jamaica Information / Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (third left) and his wife, Juliet (fourth left), with executives of Fontana Pharmacy in Mandeville (from left), Ann Chang; Founder, Bobby Chang (second left); Kevin Chang; and Ray Thierren, at the launch of Fontana Pharmacy’s 50th anniversary celebrations on January 17. Mr. Holness was the…

  • FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to help Trump

    MiamiHerald / The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of…

  • Miami could lose World Cup bid over FIFA demands at airport

    MiamiHerald / Miami risks losing its chance to serve as a World Cup city over the soccer tournament’s demands for contractual protections at Miami International Airport — including a provision that any disputes be resolved by arbitration in Zurich, Switzerland. A memo from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Miami-Dade could be disqualified as a potential…

  • JUST IN: Major Military operation under way in St James

    Jamaica Gleaner / A major military operation is now under way in St James. The details of the operation are not immediately available. However, it is in response to a surge in shootings and murders in the western parish. The latest incidents occurred three hours apart near the round-a-bout to the Sangster International Airport on…

  • Happy Foods Soups and Bad Dawg Sausages under one roof

    Jamaica Gleaner / Under its LIVE BETTER campaign, CB Foods is encouraging Jamaicans to make better food choices and facilitated the process with its first offering in March 2017. After enjoying success with the brand’s home-made Jamaican soups, which have been available in supermarkets throughout Kingston and St Catherine, Happy Foods is ready to further…

  • Close protection for FIFA delegates

    Jamaica Gleaner / Robert Finzi-Smith, head of security for the FIFA Executive Summit, which gets started today in Montego Bay, St James, said he is confident that the security protocol being implemented will be adequate to ensure the safety of FIFA President Gianni Infantino and more than 100 member association delegates who will be attending…

  • Finding love in a coconut – CIB shop serves up wide range of goodness

    Jamaica Gleaner /   There is perhaps no place in Jamaica that showcases the diverse range of coconut-based products more than The Coconut Shop on Waterloo Road in Kingston. Every day, the aroma of freshly made gizzadas, coconut drops, grater cakes, tarts, cookies, puddings and macaroons permeates the air inside The Coconut Shop. Located at…

  • Holy Trinity bars students in move to improve discipline

    Jamaica Gleaner /   Several students of Holy Trinity High School in Kingston were locked out yesterday morning as the administrators moved to improve discipline at the institution. Principal Margaret Brissett-Bolt told The Gleaner that she arrived at school shortly after 9 a.m. and noticed that some students were still making their way to the…

  • Earth Today | Growing financial support for Adaptation Fund

    Jamaica Gleaner / THE ADAPTATION Fund, which bankrolls projects that help developing countries, such as Jamaica, adapt to climate change, was recently pledged more than ?600,000 (J$91 million) that should help to prolong its operations. The pledge that came from the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium raises momentum for the fund, which broke its single-year resource…

  • Abbas says Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem was 'sinful'

    Jamaica Gleaner / CAIRO (AP): The Palestinian president yesterday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the US leader’s decision to recognise contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “sinful” and “ill-fated”. Mahmoud Abbas, who has openly cursed Trump over his policies, told a conference in Egypt that the United States has…

  • Posterboy McLeod? – Sprint hurdler prefers to focus on improving

    Jamaica Gleaner / Omar McLeod, reigning 110m World and Olympic champion said that he is focused on improving and is not too concerned about whether people consider him to be the new face of Jamaican track and field.. McLeod, who is considered a favourite for the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman of the Year Award,…

  • Something Extra | Thursday

    Jamaica Gleaner / Cloudy skies and muddy surfaces could not dampen the spirit or fashion of patrons as roots reggae concert Rebel Salute celebrated its 25th anniversary last weekend. The staples: boots, tribal prints, Rebel Salute flags and big, broad smiles. Here are the social highlights.

  • First AngelsJa successes | Patria-Kaye's journey up to Sweetie highway

    Jamaica Gleaner / Patria-Kaye Aarons is a well-known face in Jamaica. Those in the corporate world will recognise her as a marketing guru, she worked with two of the biggest companies in the region, Digicel and GraceKennedy, while the average Jamaican might recognise her from her ongoing roles as a presenter on CVM TV and…

  • Windies skipper regrets controversial appeal

    Jamaica Gleaner / MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (CMC): West Indies Under-19s captain, Emmanuel Stewart, says he regrets the appeal which led to the controversial dismissal of South African opener Jiveshan Pillay during yesterday’s ICC Youth World Cup fixture. Following the contest at Bay Oval, which Young Windies lost by 76 runs, Stewart said while his…

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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;…

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