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February 22, 2018 2:55 AM Edwin Allen girls and St Jago boys retain titles at Central Champs

St Jago and Edwin Allen High retained their respective titles as the two day Central Athletics Championships, the 4th stop in the Digicel Grand Prix Series culminated at GC Foster College on Wednesday. St Jago were dominant on the boys side, winning by over 150 points after amassing 346.5 points. Edwin Allen 152, Holmwood Technical 131, Clarendon College 5

February 21, 2018 3:27 AM Edwin Allen, St Jago set to retain Central Champs titles

DEFENDING champions, Edwin Allen High and St. Jago High are set to retain their female and male Central Championships titles respectively following day one action of the two-day meet at G.C. Foster College yesterday. The Michael Dyke-coached Edwin Allen, seeking to make it nine wins in a row, are way out in front with 134 points with second place 8

February 20, 2018 5:00 AM Over 200 persons slain since start of year

At least 204 persons have been killed since the start of the year, a 17 per cent increase when compared with the corresponding period last year, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). This percentage hike equates to 29 more murders than the 175 committed between January 1 and February 17 last year. The St Catherine 6

February 19, 2018 5:31 AM St Mary High top Eastern Champs

St Mary High School topped the Eastern Championships — the first in the Digicel Grand Prix series — amassing 710 points during action last Monday and Tuesday to retain their title. Buff Bay were not far behind with 655.5 points, while Titchfield took third place with 396. St Mary High's Tamara Howell was named the top athlete of the meet after winning 8

February 19, 2018 5:26 AM Black Panther claws away at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed Black Panther to a record-setting US$192-million debut in US and Canada theatres, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box office landmark. The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co blew past expectations to become the fifth-highest-grossing 8

February 19, 2018 5:00 AM Grange sets indoor shot put PB

Former Holmwood Technical High School standout Gleneve Grange smashed her indoor shot put personal best in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday. Now a senior at Florida State University (FSU), Grange spun her shot out to 17.24m at the Alex Wilson Invitational. It was a happy return to a venue where she feels right at home. The 23-year-old Jamaican destroyed 11

February 18, 2018 5:00 AM That brilliant run by Calabar

Overcome by pride and joy, coach Michael Clarke was in no mood to talk after his Calabar High School team made history in the 4x400 metres at the Corporate Area Championships in Kingston last Friday. Anthony Carpenter, Christopher Taylor, Shemar Chambers, and Malik James-King had spoken for him with the fastest 4x400m time ever by a high school - 3 minutes 11

February 17, 2018 6:27 PM Gov't allocates $466m to construct new classrooms

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government has allocated a sum of $466 million to construct new classrooms for secondary schools and ramps for disabled students. Details are outlined in the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House of Representatives on February 15. The new classrooms will be constructed under the Education Transformation 8

February 17, 2018 3:13 AM Sewerage Systems at Primary Schools to be Improved

Ninety-seven primary schools are to benefit from improved sewerage systems under a Sanitary Block Project, which will be funded by the Government in the 2018/2019 fiscal year, at a cost of $30 million. The project will be implemented by the National Education Trust Limited (NET), as outlined in the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House 6

February 16, 2018 3:47 PM More calls for Adams to become Commish

Yet another petition has been launched to make Reneto Adams Jamaica's next Commissioner of Police. Adams retired from the Jamaica Constabulary Force in 2012 at age 63. However, he has said he would accept the job of being Jamaica's chief crime fighter. George Quallo retired from the job of commissioner last month after less than a year in the job. Since 12