Luis Alfonso//
Paving another way to Portland – New road plan welcome for tourists, residents

While the proposal for a new highway through St Thomas to Port Antonio, Portland, from the Jamaican capital have been shelved, the solution announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday has still struck a positive note for someone heavily involved with the tourism product in the parish where tourism in Jamaica began. Marcia Lawrence …

Luis Alfonso//
CFW opens with glitzy gala

Pulse Investments officially opened the activities of Caribbean Fashion Week 2016 at the Spanish Court Hotel with a black tie gala affair. Kingsley Cooper opened the night with a few words, surely saving all the excitement to be seen for the remaining events. Young Cuban-Jamaican singer Ari Lopez serenaded the crowd with downplayed covers of …

Gill Ramírez//
Songs of fathers

Family trends in Jamaican popular music are not unusual, with the offspring of prominent – and not so prominent – practitioners growing up to engage in the same business as their parents. While much attention is naturally given to those who make records and are on stage such as Denroy Morgan and Morgan Heritage, there …

Gill Ramírez//
Roy Black | A dynamic Otis Redding rocks R&B, soul music

Perhaps the most dynamic act in the history of R&B soul music was symbolised and demonstrated by Otis Redding between 1963 and 1967. Surprisingly, though, Redding’s early developmental career was heavily influenced by a rock and roll screamer named Little Richard. Adopting a Little Richard singing style, Redding recorded in 1961 for Bethlehem Records his …

Luis Alfonso//
J'cans tap gay online rental market – Misterb&b seen as opportunity to diversify income

As Jamaicans tap into the online rental market for business through platforms such as Airbnb they are slowly becoming more amenable to a side of the market that is largely shunned domestically gay travellers. Some landlords and property owners are open to visitors through applications such as misterb&b, which caters to gays. Still, it is …

Luis Alfonso//
Chambers, Moody win junior 100m titles

Raheem Chambers of St Jago High, and Edwin Allen High’s Patrice Moody won the Under-20 boys’ and girls’ 100 metres, respectively, on the opening day of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)-Supreme Ventures Limited National Junior Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. On a very windy day, the boys’ event lost much of its lustre …

Sarkis Mohsen//
Fostering hope – JFJ wants action as Government announces plan to make life easier for children in foster care

Human Rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is holding on to the hope that the latest announcement of plans to review the Government’s support for foster parents will come to fruition. “While public announcements are easy to make, only their meaningful implementation will improve outcomes for children in state care. Any review must take …

Luis Alfonso//
KidsRights 2016: Jamaica outperforms Canada, China, Italy and Trinidad

Jamaican children are reportedly enjoying better protection of their rights than those living in more developed countries, including Canada, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg and China; and regional states such as Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana. The country has moved up by an impressive 52 places in the most recent KidsRights Index, which ranks all United Nations …

Luis Alfonso//
Holness gets it right! – Munroe applauds PM for style and substance of financial information released

Executive director of National Integrity Action, Professor Trevor Munroe, has applauded Prime Minister Andrew Holness for making public his filings to the Integrity Commission over the past 10 years. Munroe has also endorsed Holness’ decision not to make the full filings public, instead sharing them with the media which are publishing aspects of the report. …

Luis Alfonso//
Andrew answers – PM opens accounts to media showing assets of $152 million in 2016

Declaring that he had nothing to hide, Prime Minister Andrew Holness last Friday presented sections of the media with the annual reports he has filed with the Integrity Commission since he became a member of the Government in 2007, and vowed to enact legislation to force other political leaders to do the same. “I think …

Gill Ramírez//
Gallardo lanzó pelota ganadora para los Orioles

BALTIMORE, ESTADOS UNIDOS (19/JUN/2016).- El abridor mexicano Yovani Gallardo lanzó cinco episodios y dirigió el triunfo de los Orioles de Baltimore por 4-2 sobre los Azulejos de Toronto. Para Gallardo (2-1) fue su segunda victoria en la temporada, la consiguió al lanzar cinco episodios completos, en los que permitió cinco imparables, vuelacercas y dos carreras, …

José Gonzalo Morales//
Un mundo convulso

GUADALAJARA, JALISCO (19/JUN/2016).- Los noventa fue la década de la euforia liberal. La caída de la Unión Soviética y del Muro de Berlín anunciaba la victoria del capitalismo, la democracia y el liberalismo. Con el muro y los soviets, se esfumaban las “alternativas” que rivalizaron con el capitalismo y la democracia “burguesa”; la historia le …

Sarkis Mohsen//
Rock en tono paternal

GUADALAJARA, JALISCO (19/JUN/2016).- El cuarto Festival del Rock Clásico tendrá este Día del Padre una celebración familiar con la música como invitado especial. Cuatro ensambles de covers revivirán a Journey, The Doors, Creedence y Gustavo Cerati. Uno de los impulsores de este festival, Tomás Escobedo, comentó: “El rock es cultura… también queremos unir a la …

Luis Alfonso//
Lo rico de Costa Rica

GUADALAJARA, JALISCO (19/JUN/2016).- Cuando se tiene la oportunidad de visitar un área silvestre muy rica, habrá que realizar que esta experiencia puede ser muy similar al estar en una enorme aula abierta donde nuestra alma descanse de las preocupaciones cotidianas, para permitir que el conocimiento crezca -por que no- hasta estadios desconocidos, dejando los sentimientos …

Alfred Francisco Velásquez//
Fujimori permanecerá en clínica al menos hasta el domingo

LIMA, PERU (18/JUN/2016).- El encarcelado ex presidente peruano Alberto Fujimori , ingresado desde este viernes en una clínica de Lima, permanecerá en el centro médico al menos hasta el domingo para someterse a una serie de exámenes, informó hoy el congresista fujimorista Alejandro Aguinaga, médico personal del expresidente. Aguinaga explicó al Canal N de televisión …

José Gonzalo Morales//
Osorio pide perdón por la derrota ante Chile

ESTADOS UNIDOS (19/JUN/2016).- El técnico colombiano Juan Carlos Osorio asumió por completo la responsabilidad por la goleada de 7-0 que recibió la Selección de México ante Chile, y consideró que sus jugadores más importantes estuvieron lejos del protagonismo que esperaba.   “Antes que nada me gustaría presentarle mis más sinceras disculpas a la afición mexicana, …

José Gonzalo Morales//
Aseguran que Osorio seguirá al frente del Tri

ESTADOS UNIDOS (19/JUN/2016).- Santiago Baños, director deportivo de Selecciones Nacionales, descartó que esté en duda la continuidad del colombiano Juan Carlos Osorio al frente de la Selección Mexicana, tras la goleada de 7-0 ante Chile.   “No hay plan B, Osorio seguirá “, señaló el directivo al final de la participación de México en la …