Sat | Oct 20, 2018

Home

Review the Firearm Act to provide stiffer penalties for illegal gun importation - Sinclair

Government Senator Charles Sinclair has suggested that the Firearms Act be reviewed to provide stiffer penalties for persons who illegally bring guns into the island. The suggestion comes nearly three weeks after 26 guns, more than 600 assorted...
Comments

'They might as well turn back', Trump tells migrants stuck at Mexican border

Thousands of people travelling across Central America en route to the United States (US) are now stuck on Mexico's southern border after a failed attempt to enter the country. The migrants include mostly women and children from Honduras who say...
Comments
More

11,000 detained, 400 charged - Opposition raises concerns with enhanced security measures; Gov’t cites reduction in crime

An opposition senator, citing official documents, has revealed that close to 11,000 persons have been detained by the security forces since the first state of public emergency was imposed in St James in January.Additionally, according to Donna Scott...
Comments

Was the money paid? - HIV-infected nurse yet to receive funds; law firm promises she will receive 'millions' by Monday

Up to press time yesterday, Lydia James*, the nurse who was infected with HIV while working at a hospital in central Jamaica over a decade ago, stated that she was yet to receive any compensation.However, the guarantee coming from Dixon and...
Comments
More
Hospitality Jamaica

Conservation works, but caring costs!

Hope Zoo to be transformed for charity event

On October 27, Hope Zoo will be transformed into an unforgettable 'Spook-tacular' adventure for the annual charity festival 'Boo at the Zoo'. The calendar staple for fun and games, promises to be the most scary yet, with lots of games and sweet...
Comments

Don't let dons spoil your community - PM Holness

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has issued a warning to the new homeowners at the Castlewood Housing Scheme in Granville, Trelawny, imploring them not to allow criminal dons to devalue the investment they have made in their dream homes...
Comments
More

'I want to go to France, too' - Mother of Reggae Girlz star hoping to join team at World Cup

When the Reggae Girlz secured their historic qualification for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Wednesday, Lucille Hamilton couldn't help but let out a loud scream of joy at her home in Arnett Gardens in Kingston. "We are going to France, we are...
Comments

Comeback kids? - Rusea's, Charlemont, look to bounce back in D'Cup

Michael Israel, coach of Charlemont High School, said his school will be looking to bounce back from Wednesday's defeat to Browns Town, in the return leg of their second round match in the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup.Israel believes that his team's...
Comments
More

GB-Texaco to invest $2b in cement plant, clears $1b debt

The fight for local cement market share is about to get more intense.That's if the Haiti-based Gilbert Bigio Group, GB, follows through on a plan to build out a stronger footprint in Jamaica by...
Comments

Knutsford Express rolling out customised luxury service

Luxury bus company Knutsford Express Services Limited, which trades under the symbol KEX, is looking to the luxury and corporate market to boost earnings, atop the double-digit profit growth it...
Comments
More

Stepping Razor award sharpens Bushman's drive

Reggae artiste Bushman, who on Thursday night walked away with the Stepping Razor Award at the Peter Tosh Awards Gala, says he plans to use the accolade as motivation to continue making good music."When I entered the music industry 23 years ago, it...
Comments

Met Opera's 'Aida' an amazing production

Not many operas demand as much from actors as Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. Portraying the complexity of a brutally realistic love triangle that corresponds equally with obligations to public duty can be a daunting task. But that was not the case for...
Comments
More

Editorial | Do we need the morality police?

The issue of schoolgirls sitting in the laps of boys as they commute to school via public transportation was recently highlighted in this newspaper.A distraught Portland mother who was forced to withdraw her child from school said she was...
Comments

Andrea Martin-Swaby | Cryptocurrencies: risky business

They say that fortune favours the bold. The wealthy say that to make money, you must take risks; the greater the risk, the higher the returns on investment. Yes, it's true. Now flip the coin and discover another truth: The greater the risk, the...
Comments
More

Letter of the Day | Pro-abortion appeal sanctions murder of innocent

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.As a member of your West Rural St Andrew constituency, I am passionately moved to convey my dissent regarding the adjustments you propose be made to abortion...
Comments

Fuming in Manchester over NWC dysfunction

THE EDITOR, Sir:I am a resident of Mandeville, Manchester. Every single morning I wake up to shower for work, there is limited or no water in the pipe.How can you provide customers with a service that has disruptions daily? How can you guys have the...
Comments
More

Trump says it looks like Khashoggi is dead, threatens consequences

WASHINGTON, DC (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that it "certainly looks" as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him.As the US...
Comments

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing...
Comments
More