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BOJ power lost - Finance minister stripped of ability to pick governor, monitor banks

The finance minister is to be stripped of the responsibility of appointing the governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and will also lose the power of having direct responsibility for the monitoring of banks and other...

'Freeness mentality' blamed for CSEC exam absenteeism

Educators have blamed a mentality of 'freeness' for the large percentage of students who are refusing to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations that the Government pays for each year....



Media need tighter regulations

INSIGHT INTO the future of media and regulation was provided at a Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica regulation conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston last week.Chairman of the commission, Professor Hopeton...



Girls' title on the line

Excelsior High and St Jago High will clash at 3 p.m.today in the ISSA/KFC/Locker Room schoolgirls football final at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.



New $200m residence for US ambassador - Businessman gives up dream home for American diplomat

Realtor Deborah Cumming said Friday that she has concluded a deal that was one year in the making to procure a residence - built to specifications - for the new United States (US) ambassador to Jamaica who is expected...

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Rootz Underground set to release third studio album

Though they may have been away from the main stage for a while, roots rock reggae band Rootz Underground is gearing up to once again take centre stage.Under the Rockstone Records label, the six-member band is set to release...



Keiran King: Newspapers are dying ó but the news isnít

Last year, Nelson Mandela left us, Prince George joined us, there was black smoke in Boston and white smoke in Rome. We saw it, shared it, tweeted and talked about it before dinner. ...



Kartel deal? We're not idiots!

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Observer or the police seems to believe we are gullible to believe that Vybz Kartel and his lawyer would be stupid enough to become a police informer and still get life imprisonment.Why would anybody endanger his own life and that of...



Alternative treatment for absence of menses

While some women look forward to the days of no period with great anticipation, there are many who simply wish it would just come, especially in women hoping to conceive in the future.



CARICOM yet to ratify new UN agreement

UNITED NATIONS (CMC):No Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country has yet ratified an agreement that went into effect on Monday, allowing children the right to complain directly to the United Nations (UN) about alleged violations of their rights.UN child...



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