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Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month and jerk flavours will waft in the air at the Festival Lawn, RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, for the 3rd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday, June 10.Bringing a lot of heat to the day's...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Gone are the days when a particular season came with specific weather patterns. Times are changing, and so are the seasons. Jamaica has suffered serious economic losses as a result of climate change-related events such as severe...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that mining and quarrying grew by an estimated 25.5 per cent from January to March 2018 to emerge as the top-performing sector over the quarter, compared to the corresponding period last year....

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

STARKVILLE, Mississippi (AP):Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones a skull, a jaw, or a leg. Others contain only plastic bags of bone fragments that Zuckerman describes as "grit".These...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ATLANTA (AP):She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now, Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in US history.Abrams, 44, easily won the...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said yesterday her recovery has been "slow and painful" and that she hopes to return to her home in Russia someday.In her first appearance on camera since...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GENEVA (AP):President Donald Trump's top health official said yesterday that the US and global partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:After reading Raymond Pryce's column several times and the letters from Orrette Fisher, I am flabbergasted that the prime minister and the leader of the opposition have not called an urgent meeting to discuss a way forward.I disagree...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 11:10 PM
Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I have a question to ask, which may seem infantile, but I was asked and I stammered through and managed to formulate an answer. I should have known the answer. But I wasn't too confident in my response at all. I was asked: "Why should I hire you?" I...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Health Fund (NHF) has provided $2.5 million for repair works at the Cumberland Road Health Centre on Labour Day, today.Renovation of the health facility, located in Spanish Town, St Catherine, is one of two national projects for Labour...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker Huntington:My mother has been a green card holder since 2013. She submitted my paperwork last year. My approval date was August 2017.She will be applying for her citizenship next March.My understanding is that once the approval is...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The Trump administration has made 27 per cent more deportation arrests during the first half of this fiscal year than were made during the same period last fiscal year, the latest piece of evidence that it is aggressively pursuing...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is urging farmers to embrace the use of technology to produce high-quality crops and to protect the environment.Speaking at a graduation ceremony, held recently at the University...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TROY, Michigan (AP):The husband of a 46-year-old suburban Detroit woman says her family was not given the opportunity to say goodbye before she was deported. Pete Gojcaj of Troy tells the Detroit Free Press that Cile Precetaj telephoned him at 4 a.m...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebrations, Biomedical Laboratory will host a free health fair at the Portmore HEART Academy this Saturday, May 26, starting at10 a.m.Managing Director of Biomedical Barbara Hendriks said the event is a...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

New and returning tertiary students are being reminded that the deadline to apply for Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) funding is May 31.Applications for the Targeted Loan (used for undergraduate study and repaid after completion) are to be done online...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley said the Government is contemplating an increase in the percentage of ethanol used in petrol in order to reduce emissions in the environment."We're not there just yet, but I have asked my...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last week, the iCreate Institute hosted the closing ceremony and graduation for their first cohort of 2018. More than 100 graduates were awarded creative certificates and diplomas issued by the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) through...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Preparatory work for the repair and beautification of the Cumberland Health Centre in St Catherine will begin today.The health centre is one of two national Labour Day projects that will receive focus on Labour Day, May 23, which will be observed...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to the minister of labour and social security, Shahine Robinson.Minister Robinson, the pensioners of this country are crying out for help.There have been several increases in the minimum wage over the past...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Flow, a broadcast sponsor of Television Jamaica's (TVJ) live and exclusive broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will partner with the entity to launch a 24-hour channel leading up to and throughout "the greatest show on Earth". The announcement was...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Shipping Association of Jamaica employees were not satisfied to visit former employee Mr Vincent Wilson on his birthday earlier this year, so they planned a full birthday party for him at the Association's Fourth Avenue Offices. Radiant at 100, Mr...

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