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October 17, 2018 3:47 PM Eight-year prison sentence for Jamaican man in Oregon

A Jamaican-born musician, convicted of drug trafficking in Madison County, Mississippi, for marijuana he said he obtained legally in Oregon for his personal use, has received an eight-year prison sentence without parole. Madison County Circuit Judge William Chapman said 46 year old Patrick Beadle, of Oregon, faced a maximum 40 years in prison after a jury convicted 1

October 17, 2018 6:10 AM MJE succesfully raises $2.2 billion in secured debt

MAYBERRY Jamaican Equities Limited (MJE) on Thursday announced via the Jamaica Stock Exchange that it has successfully raised $2.2 billion in secured debt through Sagicor Investments Jamaica Ltd. The announcement comes a little over a week after MJE advised shareholders via the JSE that it had contracted Sagicor to raise the funds with a tenure of five years 1

October 17, 2018 5:00 AM Watson on a high after silver at YOG

Antonio Watson was overjoyed after battling valiantly to earn the silver medal in the boys' 200 metres following a third-place finish in Stage Two, Heat Three at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) yesterday. Watson, while wrapping himself in the Jamaican flag shortly after crossing the finish line, said: "First of all, I've to give God thanks for a healthy 1

October 17, 2018 4:24 AM OUTRAGE! Angry reaction after Portland mother forced to transfer her child to avoid lap-up busses

Outrage has greeted a report in The Sunday Gleaner about a Portland mother who had to seek a transfer for her daughter to a school closer to home, because of unsavoury practices in the public transportation system in the parish. The mother, whose name has been withheld, reported that the conductor on one of the buses available to take her child on the 40-minute-long

October 17, 2018 4:23 AM GAP to spend US$60m over three years on NMIA

Airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, GAP, announced plans to invest US$60 million in the first three years of operating the Norman Manley International Airport, NMIA, according to stock market filings. Additionally, the Mexican company will pay the Jamaican Government US$7.1 million - J$950 million at current exchange rates - over a period 1

October 16, 2018 4:54 AM Contribution to culture and entertainment honoured

Among the pump and pageantry that usually accompany the annual national honours and awards ceremony, representatives of the music fraternity took they place of pride at yesterday's event. This year, singer, actor and human-rights activist Harry Belafonte joined the list of persons who have been bestowed with the Order of Merit (OM) for his outstanding 1

October 16, 2018 4:54 AM Sunshine Girls whitewash England Roses

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls completed a 3-0 series whitewash victory over rivals England Roses after their 58-43 in game three of their three-Test Lasco Sunshine Series at the National Indoor Sports Centre last evening. The victory was the second straight series win for the Jamaicans in over two years after their 2-1 series in England in 2016. The Sunshine 1

October 15, 2018 10:16 AM Jimmy Cliff cancels gigs

Veteran singer Dr James “Jimmy Cliff” Chambers is taking the month off to recover from a hip injury. This is according to his management team, who broke the news late last month that Cliff would be unable to fulfil show commitments in October after being hospitalised. “We are sorry to inform you that Jimmy Cliff will not be able to perform his October 3

October 15, 2018 5:00 AM Statue unveiled to honour multiple Olympic champion

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce's determination has been immortalised by a statue in Statue Park at Independence Park. The statue was unveiled yesterday by Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and sculptor Basil Watson. "The statue of Fraser-Pryce raising her fist in celebration represents the diminutive sprinter's determination 1

October 13, 2018 5:00 AM Grace Jones to enter OJ ranks on Monday

The nation's fifth-highest honour will be conferred on Grace Jones at King's House on Monday. The Jamaica-born international superstar is among four persons who will become a member of the Order of Jamaica (OJ). Godfrey Dyer will also be conferred with an OJ for contribution in the field of tourism; Earl Jarrett for exceptional contribution to the banking 10