PM to speak on Cockpit Country borders in Parliament today
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is expected to make a presentation on the borders of Cockpit Country in Parliament this afternoon. 

Politicians and corporal punishment
Jamaica Observer

Any man more right than his neighbours constitutes a majority of one. — Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849 Prime Minister Andrew Holness has again declared his opposition to corporal punishment....

PNP, JLP councillors differ on Westmoreland resolution
Jamaica Observer

Councillors of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) were split along party lines last week on a resolution from the Westmoreland municipality, in which it is seeking support for the verification of...

Murder: Ninjaman guilty
Jamaica Observer

COLOURFUL dancehall deejay Ninjaman was yesterday found guilty of a murder committed eight years ago sparked by a domestic dispute.Following the more than three-hour deliberation by the seven-member jury, Ninjaman, who...

'A suh it go, man' ... Ninja Man reacts to murder conviction
Jamaica Gleaner

"A suh it go, man." That was the reaction of dancehall artiste Ninja Man as he and his co-accused were led from the Home Circuit Court in handcuffs Monday afternoon.

Police question Israeli leader over corruption accusations
Jamaica Observer

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for about four hours yesterday over a pair of corruption scandals surrounding the long-ruling Israeli leader.

Obstacle Course!
Jamaica Observer

Motorists struggle to avoid potholes caused by heavy rains on the Scotts Pass main road on the Clarendon/Manchester border last week.The road links Kingston to Mandeville and points west. Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Lisa Hanna lashes 'failed' US embargo against Cuba, says Jamaica also hurting
Jamaica Observer

Lisa Hanna, the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) foreign affairs spokesperson, is pressing the United States to lift its “failed embargo” on Cuba, saying it was incomprehensible and robbing both...

Clarendon crime leads to ZOSO call
Jamaica Gleaner

With more than 140 persons killed in Clarendon since the start of this year, some residents of the parish are urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness to establish the island's third zone of special operations (ZOSO)...

Charles calls for all-out fight against child abuse
Jamaica Gleaner

Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, is calling for the nation to join as one in the fight against child abuse.The second-generation politician urged technology as a means of...

Opposition leader concerned about implementation of current IMF pact
Jamaica Gleaner

Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips has expressed concern over the way the current Stand-By Arrangement with International Monetary Fund (IMF) is being implemented by the Andrew Holness administration.

PM says finance minister told to energise public sector wage talks
Jamaica Gleaner

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has spoken with the finance minister over the unsatisfactory pace at which public sector wage negotiations are going.

Prince scores for the Princesses in 1-0 win
Trinidad Guardian

T&T Under-20 Women footballers edged their Jamaican counterparts 1-0 at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella yesterday and will now head into a live-in camp to enhance preparation for the CONCACAF Women’s...

A nation ripe for change: Pick it now!
Jamaica Observer

The recent by-elections held in three constituencies tragically underscore some realities with which we are living. The campaigning focused on only one of the three seats — St Mary South Eastern — not because...

Lagarde quizzes Caribbean leaders over growth stagnation
Jamaica Observer

Part 1 In the final session of the IMF's high-level Caribbean forum on Thursday “Unleashing growth and strengthening resilience”, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde took on the role of moderator to...

EPOC backs likelihood of 5 in 3
Jamaica Observer

In reporting that Jamaica has continued its strong performance in meeting fiscal criteria and structural benchmarks for end September 2017 under the Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (PSBA), Keith Duncan on Friday backed...

Taking the right 'Rhodes'
Jamaica Observer

When Governor General Sir Patrick Allen personally telephoned Erica Boswell-Munroe on Thursday afternoon to say that he had met her son and found him to be a wonderful person, her heart leaped.Her son, Jelani was at Kings...

New leader for Macron's party as honeymoon fades
Jamaica Observer

LYON, France (AFP) — Emmanuel Macron's party named a new leader yesterday as the French president faces the first rebellious grumblings in the 19-month-old movement that swept him to power.Christophe Castaner, a...

Walker slams NIDS critics
Jamaica Observer

Former Director of Elections Danville Walker has pointed to the benefits of the national identification system (NIDS), saying it was long overdue after more than two decades of talk.“Thankfully NIDS has created some...

Senate passes Bank of Jamaica Act
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Senate, on Friday, passed the Bank of Jamaica (Amendment) Act, 2017, during its sitting at Gordon House.The legislation will facilitate an extension of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ)...

Weekly Round-up: ID Bill passed... Police rejects 'disrespectful' wage offer... Chris Gayle overlooked
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senate on Monday passed the controversial National Identification and Registration Act 2017 after hours of debate and 168 amendments in addition to the previous 100 made in the House of...

Six church choirs for festival tomorrow
Jamaica Observer

SIX church choirs are set to participate in the first East Central Choir Festival tomorrow at the Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre on Waltham Park Road in Kingston.The festival, which is being held under the patronage...

Reggae artiste Kevin ”Mighty Mystic” Holness
Jamaica Observer

Reggae artiste Kevin ”Mighty Mystic” Holness, brother of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, captivating the attendees at the official launch of Rebel Salute's 25th show, in New York City, with his selections earlier...

PM blames policies, corruption for poverty; defends IMF programme
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday debunked claims that International Monetary Fund (IMF) programmes are responsible for poverty in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, blaming instead bad policies and corruption.

JC confident ahead of rematch
Jamaica Gleaner

Reigning ISSA/Flow Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) will be aiming for their second consecutive victory over rivals Kingston College (KC) when both teams meet in today's eagerly anticipated semi-final of the...

Soca Princesses pip Jamaica 1-0
Trinidad Guardian

Laurelle Theodore’s wonder goal was enough to propel T&T’s Under-20 women’s football team to a 1-0 win over Jamaica’s Under-20 team on Thursday night at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. Chelcy...

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