Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Winners And Losers Under The US Senate Tax Proposal

Winners And Losers Under The US Senate Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON (AP): The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses like President Donald Trump and his family do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. On the other hand, people living in high-tax states, who deduct their local property, income and sales taxes from what they owe Uncle Sam, could lose... [Read more]


Story Of The Song | ‘Jamrock’ In A Festival Song

Story Of The Song | ‘Jamrock’ In A Festival Song

Sam Carty does not make a flat-out declaration that he invented the word ‘jamrock’ for his entry in the 1981 Festival Song competition. There is more than a touch of humility in Carty’s assessment of the origins of the term that subsequently became a popular nickname for Jamaica, the name of a now defunct New Kingston eatery, a sound syustem and the basis of the title song Damian... [Read more]


Protect Our Junior Athletes, Says Edwards – Bolt’s Sports Therapist Calls For Greater Support In Transitioning Youth Stars

Protect Our Junior Athletes, Says Edwards – Bolt’s Sports Therapist Calls For Greater Support In Transitioning Youth Stars

Well-respected sports therapist Everald ‘Eddie’ Edwards is calling on local track and field authorities to better protect junior athletes and prepare them for future competition at major international senior championships. Edwards, who, since 2007, has worked side-by-side with iconic Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as his exclusive sports therapist, recently opened a new treatment facility... [Read more]


Hospital Horror! – Mother Demands Millions For Brain Damaged Baby

Hospital Horror! – Mother Demands Millions For Brain Damaged Baby

Having already waited more than 12 years for the Government to accept liability for medical negligence which left her daughter, Tashi Turner, with the mental capacity of a baby, 36-year-old Alisha Coleman will have to wait another two weeks to find out how much she will be compensated by the State. Last month, government lawyers announced that the State would accept liability in the suit brought against... [Read more]


Dr. Jimmy Cliff nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Dr. Jimmy Cliff nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Dr. Jimmy Cliff is nominated for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Other performing nominees for the 2018 class include Tracy Chapman, Alice Cooper, Mariah Carey, the Isley Brothers, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang, Tom Waits and Tom T. Hall. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff is renowned for a slew of hits such as “Many Rivers to Cross”, “You Can Get It If You Really Want”, “The Harder They Come”,... [Read more]


St. Andrew Technical to honour Sanchez

St. Andrew Technical to honour Sanchez

Sanchez is set to receive an award from his Alma Mater for his 30 Year Contribution to the Music Industry. The St Andrew Technical High School is set to award the renowned reggae singer. The Show which is dubbed Sanchez and Friends – Keeping it Real” will have its inaugural staging on November 11, at the Jamaica College Auditorium in Kingston.Fellow Alumni Mega Banton, Warrior King, Jai Kinston... [Read more]


Jamaican Entertainers For Bacardi Sound of Rum

Jamaican Entertainers For Bacardi Sound of Rum

  Spirits brand Bacardi has teamed up with a number of Jamaican entertainers for its ‘Sound of Rum’ Bacardi United Kingdom campaign. The campaign super charged by Major Lazer is centered around reggae, dancehall, soca, hip hop and electronic music. The campaign features a four part story board video documentary showing key experiences of Caribbean culture from Crop Over in Barbados to Carnival... [Read more]


Jamaica Women Lose Hockey Final To Guyana

Jamaica Women Lose Hockey Final To Guyana

Jamaica national women’s hockey coach Christine Bartley said poor finishing led to their 1-0 defeat to Guyana in the final of the Women’s CAC Games Qualifiers at the JN Hockey Field in Mona yesterday. Latacia Chung netted the game’s only goal 12 minutes from time when Jamaica failed to clear a penalty corner. Chung gave the visiting Guyana an unlikely victory against the dominant... [Read more]


Excellence On Full Display At Hospitality Jamaica Awards

Excellence On Full Display At Hospitality Jamaica Awards

It was a night of glamour, where fine food and exciting entertainment accompanied accolades bestowed on those recognised for excellence in tourism, at the RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, on Saturday night. With more than 120,000 votes polled, selecting all but two of the 19 prestigious awards up for grabs, it was an anxious wait to see who would... [Read more]


Health Ministry Says Training Not Mandatory For Medical Practitioners To Prescribe Ganja

Health Ministry Says Training Not Mandatory For Medical Practitioners To Prescribe Ganja

The Health Ministry says it’s not mandatory for medical practitioners to be trained in prescribing medical ganja. The declaration comes as stakeholders in the fledgling ganja industry express their disapproval over a decision to hire a private firm owned by an official of the Ministry to train medical practitioners to prescribe medical ganja. But the Health Ministry said this afternoon the controversy... [Read more]