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Four survive small plane crash

Four survive small plane crash

FREEPORT — A family of three and an unidentified male passenger survived a plane crash yesterday after the pilot was forced to ditch the small plane in mangroves to the east of Freeport Aggregates, just off Grand Bahama Highway. The 45-year-old pilot, Raymond Meadows Sr., his wife, their 10-year-old and the male passenger had reportedly […]

Manning gets warm welcome home

Manning gets warm welcome home

PORT OF SPAIN — It was a love thing at Piarco International Airport on Tuesday night as former prime minister Patrick Manning returned home and was mobbed by emotional supporters. Manning, with the support of a walking stick, made his way through the arrival gates of the airport just before midnight with his wife, Hazel, […]

Portia: Reflect on the journey

Portia: Reflect on the journey

KINGSTON — Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller led hundreds of Jamaicans who turned out Tuesday night at the Seville Heritage Park here for the annual Emancipation Jubilee to celebrate the role played by black leaders in their fight for freedom more than 170 years ago. Addressing the huge crowd […]

Top cops quit

Top cops quit

kamla announces resignations of canadians gibbs, ewatski

PORT OF SPAIN — Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs and Deputy Commissioner of Police Jack Ewatski have tendered their resignations with effect from August 7, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-B

Safe and secure

Safe and secure

KINGSTON — The Jamaica Constabulary Force says plans are in place to ensure Jamaicans enjoy the highest level of security during the upcoming Independence celebrations. The security plans, according to Senior Superintendent Assan Thompson, the JCF’s point man at the Jamaica 50 Secretariat, will centre around the increased deployment of police personnel across all 19 […]

Carnival tune irks women's group

ST JOHN’S — Women Against Rape has taken issue with veteran soca band Onyan and the Burning Flames over this year’s tune titled Kick Een She Back Doh. The local women’s advocacy group called for the catchy Carnival melody to be banned from the airwa

Carnival tune irks women’s group

ST JOHN’S — Women Against Rape has taken issue with veteran soca band Onyan and the Burning Flames over this year’s tune titled Kick Een She Back Doh. The local women’s advocacy group called for the catchy Carnival melody to be banned from the airwa

Power licence not exclusive

KINGSTON — The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the all-island licence held by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is not exclusive, paving the way for other players to enter the market for distribution of electricity.

The ruling by Justice Bryan Sy

Just party, ok

Just party, ok

by Donna Sealy A provocative, and often times controversial calypso commentator, says the time has come to abandon all calypso competitions. Instead, said Dr. Cleve Scott, who has judged Pic-O-De-Crop competitions in the past, there should be one big party, which he said was what Soca Royale was, with judges. “It is widely established by now […]