02:10 am – politica – Alberto Ardila Wolfe ||//
Atacan estancia en San Pedro, hieren al capataz y retienen a un menor

Un grupo de desconocidos que portaban armas atacaron la estancia Isla Alta, ubicada en Colonia Naranjito, departamento de San Pedro. La información preliminar revela que el capataz resultó herido y que el menor fue retenido. Según datos proveídos por el corresponsal de La Nación en San Pedro, Lorenzo Agüero, el hecho ocurrió este martes en …

02:10 am – politica – Alberto Ardila Wolfe ||//
Atacan estancia en San Pedro, hieren al capataz y retienen a un menor

Un grupo de desconocidos que portaban armas atacaron la estancia Isla Alta, ubicada en Colonia Naranjito, departamento de San Pedro. La información preliminar revela que el capataz resultó herido y que el menor fue retenido. Según datos proveídos por el corresponsal de La Nación en San Pedro, Lorenzo Agüero, el hecho ocurrió este martes en …

Zenaida Urbano ||6 //
Mark Ricketts | Shoot up budget to shoot down crime

As I listened to the prime minister in his press conference on September 1 telegraphing to everyone, including criminals, where the first zone of special operations was, I recalled my outrage in speeches and columns when the Government, in April, had not increased budgetary allocations to the national security sector. I am convinced that the …

Zenaida Urbano Taylor ||61 //
Yvonne McCalla Sobers | Ganja: youth and truth

Jamaica’s ‘Talk Di Truth’ public-education campaign on youth and ganja use was launched on September 13. Some speakers at the launch used terms and voiced opinions that youth may question if they were paying attention. For example, why use the name ‘marijuana’ rather than ‘ganja’? Will teaching of ‘facts’ reduce ‘abuse of the substance’? What …

Zenaida Urbano Taylor ||52 //
Story of the Song | I Can’t Take It: A career’s birthday song – Johnny Nash changes name, style of ballad

Ernie Smith recorded I Can’t Take It as a ballad at Federal Studios in 1967. Eight years later, Johnny Nash did it over as a lovers’ rock track, naming it Tears on My Pillow . It was, for Smith, an unfortunate title change, as that was the name of a Little Anthony and the Imperials …

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Factories Corporation expansion projects to cost $20 billion

The demand for factory space has nearly doubled in less than two years, mainly from businesses seeking agro-processing, business process outsourcing, manufacturing and warehousing space. Factories Corporation of Jamaica is now planning to add 132,075 square metres of space to fill demand estimated to year 2022, according to client services manager Sharon Phillips, who said …

Zenaida Urbano ||96 //
Coldwell Banker realtor pours money into downtown property

Realtor Andrew Issa is speculating that the value of downtown Kingston real estate is about to escalate as ongoing investments from public and private entities take shape, and is sinking money into property to await the payoff. Two headquarters projects are under way, one by GraceKennedy Limited and another by the government which is building …

Zenaida Urbano ||82 //
‘Ricketts is the right man to build on Burrell’s legacy’

The majority of Mike Ricketts’ support at yesterday’s Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) presidential elections came from western Jamaica parish associations, and the general consensus from the presidents of the Hanover, Westmoreland and St James Football Associations is that he is the right man to continue building on the legacy left behind by the late Captain …

Zenaida Urbano Taylor ||10 //
Editors’ Forum | LNG a safe bet – Price higher than aimed at but experts confident gas still an excellent buy

Major players in Jamaica’s energy sector are continuing to endorse the decision to introduce liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the country’s energy mix despite indications that the saving could be much lower than was initially anticipated. Addressing a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last Tuesday, representatives of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, and …

Zenaida Urbano Taylor ||92 //
Monkey money – Storyteller Morrison rejects government’s compensation offer as too small

Wrongfully extradited alleged former Shower Posse leader Richard ‘Storyteller’ Morrison has rejected a compensation offer from the Government because he believes the money put on the table is too meagre. While not disclosing the amount offered, Morrison, who was extradited to the United States in 1991 while his appeal against an extradition order was still …

Zenaida Urbano Taylor ||108 //
Peter?s time to exhale – Phillips seeking to excite Comrades at public session of party?s annual conference today

When Peter David Phillips steps to the podium today to address his Comrades, and the nation, Jamaica’s continuing high murder rate is expected to feature prominently in his presentation. No longer under the shadow of the charismatic Portia Simpson Miller, whom he replaced as president of the People’s National Party (PNP), Phillips is expected to …

Zenaida Urbano Taylor ||4 //
Joyous reunion! – Jamaicans celebrate as loved ones final return from hurricane-ravaged St Maarten

The arrival area at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston was transformed into a sea of jubilation yesterday as Jamaicans who were stranded in the Hurricane Irma-ravaged St Maarten finally returned home. More than 70 per cent of the houses in St Maarten were damaged by the flood rains and strong winds associated with …

Zenaida Urbano ||35 //
?Save our sons!? – Crying Salt Spring mothers appeal to PM to declare the area a ZOSO

Tired of burying their sons, a group of mothers in Salt Spring, St James, have joined together to say enough is enough, and they are calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to help them by declaring the community the island’s second zone of special operations (ZOSO). “Recently, a Salt Spring Safety Plan was created during …

Zenaida Urbano Taylor ||21 //
Bullies going unpunished – More than 60 per cent of Jamaican children face abuse from schoolmates

With bullying becoming pervasive and seemingly normalised in Jamaica, the Child Development Agency (CDA) decided in 2015 to conduct a study looking at the issue. The study, which investigated the prevalence and impact of peer abuse (bullying) on the development of Jamaica’s children, was funded by UNICEF, and found that just over 60 to 65 …

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Bullied to death?s door – Teenager attempts suicide to escape peer abuse at popular Corporate Area girls’ school

She knew her 13-year-old daughter was being bullied at school and had met with administrators begging them to intervene, but she never expected that it would lead to her watching helplessly as 57 pills were pumped from the stomach of her only child, who had decided that death was the only way to escape a …

Zenaida Urbano Taylor ||108 //
NITU PÉREZ OSUNA: Ambiente enrarecido…

? No recuerdo una Navidad venezolana tan oscura como la actual. L as luces de colores ya no adornan los balcones. Se acabaron los concursos de pesebres. Los pinos navideños escasos y carísimos…INCOMPRABLES pues. Navidades tristes es lo que nos ha traído Nicolás, Maduro…que nada tiene que ver con San Nicolás, Papá Noel o “Santa” …

Zenaida Urbano Taylor ||73 //
Hurricane Irma aftermath: Is Florida too developed to evacuate?

Hurricane Irma mercifully weakened before it swept much of Florida with hurricane-force gusts. But the gridlocked madhouse caused by the largest evacuation in Florida?s history shows just how vulnerable runaway development has made one of the nation?s fastest-growing states, emergency planners say. ?We have to stop and take a deep breath and ask, ?What are …

Zenaida Urbano ||93 //
Miami officials won’t lift evacuation for buildings adjacent to condo tower where construction crane collapsed during Irma

A disagreement between the city of Miami and a contractor over whether a construction crane that partially collapsed at a condo tower in Edgewater during Hurricane Irma has been properly secured means that a voluntary evacuation for residents of two neighboring buildings remains in place, at least for now. The contractor, Plaza Construction, on Friday …

Roberto Pocaterra Pocaterra || Daniel ||//
Joven pide perdón a ecuatorianos y a venezolanos por comentarios en video

?A los ecuatorianos y ecuatorianas quiero pedirles perdón por cada referencia que dije hacia ustedes y de su cultura ?, señaló este viernes 15 de septiembre del 2017 una joven inmigrante de Venezuela  que fue cuestionada en las redes sociales en Ecuador, por un video con opiniones consideradas ofensivas. La joven, que se identificó como …