'Buy out poor' - Chuck backs urban renewal - with wealthier constituents
The Simpson Miller Government is being urged to consider leading a process of renewal in Jamaica's inner cities by purchasing, on a large scale, property owned by poor people and selling them to developers to build housing solutions for middle-class...

Thou knoweth not - Pickersgill unaware of rivers in Manchester; Shaw rebuked for Bible quotation
Jamaica's water minister was until yesterday unaware that the central parish of Manchester had rivers.Robert Pickersgill was a picture of shock yesterday when his government colleague Mikael Phillips revealed in the House of Representatives that...

On the company we keep
In last week’s column I focused on crime in our society, and I asked a few questions. I made the point: many reasons and causes have been put forward for the rise in crime and violence in our society. No one aspect can be blamed, and so we must explore all possibilities and seek to [...]

Barbados lose out on volleyball title
KINGSTON –– Jamaica won the 2015 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Under-19 Championship, dethroning Barbados 25-22, 25-23, 25-16 to win the four-team tournament, their first in international volleyball at any level. Jamaica will now represent CAZOVA in the NORCECA Under -19 tournament to be held sometime between year-end and next year. Jamaica also exacted a measure of [...]

Digicel gives school items to Kingston Secondary
DIGICEL Guyana on Monday culminated its back-to-school drive at Kingston Secondary School by giving students there backpacks and other school supplies. This year the cellphone giant also provided each student, new and continuing, with snacks, water bottles and lunch packs. “We decided to pay a visit to this school today, since they are part of ...

President pledges to preserve ways of Guyana’s First Peoples –at opening of Indigenous Heritage Month
  INDIGENOUS Heritage Month 2015 yesterday opened amid much fanfare, with President David Granger making a solemn pledge to preserve the languages and traditions of the Guyana’s first people.The occasion got under way just after 17:00hrs, with the President being greeted by Indigenous Peoples of the different tribes as he made his way to the ...

Woman missing after visit to Kaieteur Falls –massive search underway
A FEMALE tourist of the world famous Kaieteur Falls has gone missing following a trip to the Region Eight, Potaro Siparuni location on Tuesday.  No name has been released for the woman who was part of an Air Services Limited tour to the Kaieteur National Park (KNP). In a statement, the Ministry of the Presidency ...