• Breaking News

    Putin’s Pre-emptive Strike: Kremlin Moves to Liquidate ‘Foreign Agents’

    themoscowtimes.com / Activist Pavel Chikov could react only with sarcasm when a court handed down a winding up order against his Agora legal advocacy association. "As the first NGO ever to have been liquidated in a Russian court, we are so proud," he wrote on Twitter. The next day, another organization, the Golos Democracy Foundation, fell under the same spotlight when the Justice Ministry issued…

  • Breaking News

    Displaced Tenants to Reassess Moscow Rental Market

    themoscowtimes.com / As Muscovites were recovering from the shock of the sudden demolition of street retail properties, launched overnight by Moscow authorities, and the wreckage was being cleared, the retail property market took stock of the situation and attempted to assess damages. Around 100 kiosks, pavilions and small shopping centers, which according to Moscow officials had been constructed without permission, were demolished, predominantly around metro stations….

  • Breaking News

    He Who Speaks Bad Russian, Stays Long

    themoscowtimes.com / Ñóêî́ííûé ÿçû́ê: wooden language Yevgeny Parfyonov Michele A. Berdy How hard is Russian? Really hard. So hard that a kid who is ãóìàíèòàðèé (someone interested in the humanities) almost flunks his school Russian test. He now has ðåïåòèòîð ïî ðóññêîìó (Russian language tutor). If this well-spoken, native Russian speaker is äâîå÷íèê ïî ðóññêîìó ÿçûêó (a…

  • Breaking News

    Putin’s Pre-emptive Strike: Kremlin Moves to Liquidate ‘Foreign Agents’

    themoscowtimes.com / Activist Pavel Chikov could react only with sarcasm when a court handed down a winding up order against his Agora legal advocacy association. "As the first NGO ever to have been liquidated in a Russian court, we are so proud," he wrote on Twitter. The next day, another organization, the Golos Democracy Foundation, fell under the same spotlight when the Justice Ministry issued…

  • Breaking News

    Sporting Spartans — Meet Moscow’s Quarterbacks

    themoscowtimes.com / Huffing and puffing, half a dozen heavyset men in scratched helmets and battered protective gear sprint around, shouting buzzwords in heavily accented English. A thin, cleancut man in his early 20s stands out from the crowd. With an arm gesture, he stops play, takes hold of one of the biggest men, and begins to head-butt his chest. "Set!" he shouts — this causes the rest of the men to crouch…

  • Breaking News

    JLP's manifesto more detailed than PNP's ? Analyst

    Jamaica Gleaner / Political analyst, Kevin O’Brien Chang, says the JLP’s manifesto released yesterday is better than the PNP’s because of its detailed nature.  According to the Chang, the PNP’s document is vague and does not present anything new. SEE: JLP Manefesto SEE: PNP Manefesto However, he says it appears the JLP spent more time in developing…

  • Breaking News

    17% Reduction In Murder Over Last Year.

    RJR News /  Data obtained by RJR News show that 123 persons have been murdered in Jamaica since the start of  the year. This is 26 less or a 17% reduction when compared to last year.  St James had the most murders. The deployment of  the military has resulted in a reduction in murders and shootings in…

  • Breaking News

    Weight caused gas tank to crack, leak

    News day / This follows an incident on Chacon Street, Port-of-Spain last week Thursday, in which Ramco delivery staff observed a leak at the base of a 100-pound LPG tank they had just unloaded from a truck to the road in front Capital Plaza and opposite Newsday’s head office. Fire fighters arrived within minutes and…

  • Breaking News

    Should T&T be run like BP and Shell?

    The trinidad Guardian / In a story last month, the Associated Press wire service began an article on the earnings of global energy companies, some of which operate in T&T, by stating: “Oil companies are cutting investment, slashing jobs and selling off pipelines and other assets as crude prices plunge.” Reporting last month, London-based BP…

  • Breaking News

    ANSA Motors opens one-stop shop in Chaguanas

    The trinidad Guardian / On February 1st, 2016, ANSA Motors opened its sprawling, multi-product showroom in the borough of Chaguanas. Located on the corner of Chan Ramlal Street and the north-bound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway and sitting on five acres of land with 50,000 square feet of space allocated for the show-room, the new…

  • Breaking News

    Put the brakes on paying high prices

    The trinidad Guardian / I find it quite laughable to read each day letters from people complaining that they are “being made” to pay higher prices at the cash registers. First off, no one is forcing you to buy what you feel are overpriced items. Secondly, the market/demand determines what an item is worth or…

  • Breaking News

    Number portability comes to T&T

    The trinidad Guardian / Mobile and fixed line telephone operators in T&T have signed an agreement Porting XS for provision of service provider number portability. This means customers to change their service providers without having to change their telephone numbers. As a result of the agreement, the  Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) has…

  • Breaking News

    Foreign used dealers protest over delays

    The trinidad Guardian / Foreign used car dealers say their storage costs are adding up as scores of six-year-old vehicles ordered before Government introduced a new policy are stuck on the ports in T&T and Japan. President of the T&T Automotive Dealers’ Association (TTADA) Visham Babwah is now claiming victimisation and is accusing Government of…

  • Breaking News

    Foreign used dealers protest over delays

    The trinidad Guardian / Foreign used car dealers say their storage costs are adding up as scores of six-year-old vehicles ordered before Government introduced a new policy are stuck on the ports in T&T and Japan. President of the T&T Automotive Dealers’ Association (TTADA) Visham Babwah is now claiming victimisation and is accusing Government of…

  • Breaking News

    Day made for Yolande Bennett

    Jamaica Gleaner / Part two of Helen G Events Planning and Designs Make Your Day bridal expo took the form of a fashion show at Eden Gardens last Saturday. The fashion show got off to a very late start, and opened with White Lotus bridal boutique showcasing an exquisite collection of wedding gowns that would…

  • Breaking News

    Day made for Yolande Bennett

    Jamaica Gleaner / Part two of Helen G Events Planning and Designs Make Your Day bridal expo took the form of a fashion show at Eden Gardens last Saturday. The fashion show got off to a very late start, and opened with White Lotus bridal boutique showcasing an exquisite collection of wedding gowns that would…

  • Breaking News

    137 gas stations operating illegally

    The trinidad Guardian / Energy Minister Nicole Olivierre says all but one of the 137 service stations in this country are operating illegally and the state will give operators of these businesses six months to regularise their status. Speaking at yesterday’s official opening of the NP St Christopher’s Service Station on Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, the…

  • Breaking News

    Accused sex offender shot dead in Arima

    The trinidad Guardian / An Arima man granted bail on Wednesday after being charged for sexual offence, was killed at his home yesterday, in what police believe was an act of revenge. According to police, around 2 pm Baliram Ramoutar, 43, of Temple Village, Blanchisseuse Road, Arima, was sitting in his gallery when a man…

  • Breaking News

    FFOS takes Govt to Privy Council

    News day / In a statement, FFOS said polluters should bear the cost of cleaning up their pollution and it was unreasonable for small entities to pay the same fee as larger companies. The group has been granted leave to take their challenge to the London Privy Council where they will be asking the Judicial…

  • Breaking News

    Cops seen over body of murdered man

    The trinidad Guardian / Relatives of murdered Siparia labourer Kester “Vat” Ramsey claim he was innocently gunned down yesterday and eyewitness saw police officers standing over his body. His killing came days after a senior Siparia police officer drove along Quinam Road and menacingly pointed his gun towards Ramsey, said relatives.  Outraged at his death,…

  • Breaking News

    CMO weighs in on Zika

    News day / Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh yesterday announced that a 61-year-old woman from St George West county had tested positive for the virus. Tilluckdharry said based on the incubation period for Zika, which was three to 12 days, they were under the impression that the woman had contracted the virus in Trinidad. The woman…

  • Breaking News

    Investigate Alleyne’s arrest—Ramesar

    The trinidad Guardian / Given the public outcry by the citizens of T&T on the circumstances which led to the arrest of CNC3’s Crime Watch host, Ian Alleyne, a transparent investigation ought to be launched and its findings released to the public. That was the view of the T&T Police Service Social and Welfare Association…

  • Breaking News

    Prakash quits as COP leader

    The trinidad Guardian / Continued division and badgering may have contributed to the resignation of Opposition MP Prakash Ramadhar from the post of Congress of the People political leader a year before his term of office ended, sources hinted yesterday. Elections for the post of COP leader are due next year but Ramadhar resigned Wednesday…

  • Breaking News

    Herbert 'Teddy' Tucker: Simply the best

    Jamaica Gleaner / It boggles my mind to imagine that a person could actually work in one organisation for 57 years! This is the case of Herbert ‘Teddy’ Tucker, bartender at the Jamaica Inn hotel in Ocho Rios, St Ann. On Valentine’s Day, (February 14), the beach bar was renamed in his honour – Teddy’s…

  • Breaking News

    St Catherine FA To Disband Central League

    RJR News / RJR Sports has been informed that the St Catherine Football Association has written to its affiliate body, the Central League, stating its intention to dissolve the body within the coming weeks. The FA informed the Central League that this decision was made at an executive meeting on Tuesday night, where 11 clubs…

  • Breaking News

    Campbell Replaces Palmer Jr As Captain

    RJR News / Limited overs captain John Campbell will take charge of the Jamaica Scorpions for their WICB Pro League 7th round clash against rivals Trinidad and Tobago Red Force starting Friday at Sabina Park. Regular captain Paul Palmer Junior has been relieved of the captaincy and his place in the side due to poor…

North America

  • 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…

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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