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PetroCaribe Fund boosts CMI

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has received $402 million in grant funding from the PetroCaribe Development Fund for the establishment of a Festo Authorised and Certified Training (FACT) Centre for specialised engineers. The centre, which is slated to become operational in September 2017, will be the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean, and […]

Prime Minister Tables Report on CARICOM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, tabled a copy of the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks in the House of Representatives,  yesterday (February 6). The Commission was charged with evaluating the effects of Jamaica’s membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on the country’s economic growth […]

Hundreds Pay Final Respects to Carlyle Dunkley

Hundreds of Jamaicans paid their last respects to former Senator and Minister of Government, Ambassador the Hon. Carlyle Dunkley, at the official thanksgiving service held at the University Chapel, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, on Wednesday (July 5). Among those in attendance were Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and […]

J'can women eager to try vibrating panties

  Women who want to enjoy sexual stimulation in public without anyone knowing or just spice up their sex lives say they are desirous of owning vibrating panties. Last September, Jasmine Brown, the store manager of Aura Viibe in Portmore, told THE STAR they stock the C-string vibrating panties for $9,500 and the Oh Mi […]

PM Urges CARICOM Leaders to Partner in Addressing Crime

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is urging partnership among CARICOM member states in addressing crime and violence in the region. “I think that if our Governments were to pool our collective resources in terms of analysing the problem, looking at the epidemiology of the problem we may be able to put in place […]

Promoters Must Get Permits to Host Events

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is urging party promoters to get the relevant permits before hosting events. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on December 2, Head of the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, said party promoters will be prosecuted if they do not abide by the laws and regulations that govern […]

Parents locked out of schools

  The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica is alleging that parents are being locked out of some parent places located at schools in western Jamaica. Parent places serve as resource centres, offering parental education, early literacy intervention and provides other life skills, training and certification. “Many of these parents who are in need of parental […]

Patois-Speaking Doll Promotes Jamaica and Culture

“Wha gwaan…Weh yaa seh… mi come from the beautiful island of Jamaica…wi have the best beaches and sunshine all through di year…nuff respect…to di worl,” are some of the sentiments ‘Toya’ utters to her playmates at the press of a button. She is the first-ever patois-speaking doll and is the brainchild of Saffron Jackson, a […]

Luck runs out on druggist Damian Edwards

Damian ‘Lucky’ Edwards, a Jamaican who is undertaking four major real estate developments in western Jamaica, has admitted to being the leader of a major drug ring in the United States of America. Edwards, who is from St James, has agreed, in US court documents, to enter a guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with […]