Mon | Mar 25, 2019

Home

UPDATED: CMU breaks silence on swirling controversy; denies employing persons because of political connections

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is denying claims that it employed persons because of their affiliation with the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as the controversy over allegations of impropriety and political interference continues to swirl. "We...
Comments
More
Calvin Rowe, acting principal of Calabar High in the absence of Albert Corcho.

C-Bar track stars suspended for disobedience, not assault

Calabar High School’s acting principal, Calvin Rowe, has fired back at physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw, accusing the educator of attempting to overstep his boundaries in wanting to dictate what punishment should be meted out to track stars DeJour...
Comments

Not Ruel’s man - CMU’s Pinnock denies chairmanship of Reid foundation as corruption probe deepens

Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Fritz Pinnock has distanced himself from Cabinet discard Ruel Reid, denying allegations that he holds chairmanship of a fundraising foundation linked to the former education minister, who was sacked...
Comments
More
Hospitality Jamaica

Negrilliers view ‘New Negril’ master plan with high suspicion

Terrelonge

PEP still in step - Terrelonge says all set for second phase of exam this week

There are assurances from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information that the controversy that broke last week surrounding the sacking of portfolio minister Ruel Reid will not affect the administration of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP)...
Comments

CXC names Campion kings of CSEC, CAPE

Campion College has been named Jamaica’s top-performing school in the 2018 sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). The announcement was made during the...
Comments
More
Newly elected Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt (right) greets Jamaica’s representatives, Clinton Clarke (top left) and Akshai Mansingh, upon arrival at the association’s annual general meeting at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew yesterday.

High Performance target - Skerritt vows to revamp grass-roots cricket

Newly elected president of Cricket West Indies, Ricky Skerritt, said that his first order of business in his new role is to revamp the association’s High Performance Centre (HPC). The 62-year-old defeated incumbent Dave Cameron of Jamaica, 8-4...
Comments

Poor preparation cost Boyz – Stewart

Veteran coach and football analyst Bradley Stewart believes poor preparation and a lack of goalscoring throughout the tournament were the reasons for Jamaica’s disappointing finish in the qualifying round of the CONCACAF Nations League. The...
Comments
More

Moneylending slowdown - Access warns of fewer loans for micro businesses from regulated rates

Few microfinance companies have finalised their review of the legislation that will soon police their business practices, but those who have are worried. One of the top companies in the field, Access Financial Services Limited, warned this week...
Comments

JamTeas goes upmarket, expands into soups and spices

Jamaican Teas is looking to tap into a more sophisticated market for its teas and expand its portfolio of ­manufactured products beyond beverages, a decision that Marketing Manager Charles Barrett says was driven by ­consumption surveys. The push...
Comments
More
Agent Sasco was one of the panellists at Saturday’s conference

The INDIGGO Conference exposure call

At the second instalment of the INDIGGO Conference, held on Saturday at the Courtleigh Auditorium, there was an ­influx of tertiary-level students at varying stages of study, as well as corporate professionals, all eager to get insight on ­turning...
Comments

Album inspired by Trump tops Billboard Reggae Album Chart

What started out as a song dedicated to his wife after seeing her disappointment when Donald Trump won the United States (US) election in October 2016 has morphed into an entire album, and now, singer Aaron Nigel Smith is celebrating the project’s...
Comments
More

The ‘S’ factor

Many of us were surprised to hear that our county’s estimated inflation rate is expected to be as low as around 4.80 per cent. The authorities defended their calculation but, given the increased prices in various products and services, that low...
Comments

Not in education

The training and teaching of our children are too precious to be deflected by scandal. Adults underestimate how impressionable young people are. So ask yourself, what lessons the more than 700,000 Jamaican youth are ingesting from the avalanche of...
Comments
More

Letter of the Day | Jamaica, Venezuela and the US

THE EDITOR, Sir: It was very encouraging to see the treatment in the two major newspapers on Friday, March 22, 2019, of the struggle in Venezuela between that country and the US administration, which is bent on removing Maduro from office, perhaps...
Comments

Standing with Calabar teacher

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am disappointed by the response of Calabar High School regarding the incident involving teacher and head of the Physics Department, Sanjaye Shaw. There should be serious consequences for bad behaviour. Athletes are not above the...
Comments
More

Wendy Williams reveals she is living in 'sober house'

Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles. The 54-year-old talk show host tearfully revealed the information, yesterday, to the audience at 'The Wendy Williams Show'. She says the only other people who knew...
Comments

Styling Nuptial Dreams with Helen G

Every girl dreams about her wedding dress. And Helen G Events has decided to make that fairytale a reality by providing upcoming local designers with an opportunity to showcase their talent through The Designer Dress competition. The...
Comments
More