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Mercy, please: Man serving life sentence on a judge's error begs Sir Patrick for clemency

A senior citizen has been languishing in prison for the past 21 years because of an error a judge made in 1993.The judge had ordered William Purcell, then 37 years old, to serve a mandatory life sentence for gun offences,...

PM, private sector salute late nation builder Chang

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has described Raymond Chang as an inspired business leader with a heart, who gave distinguished and diligent service to the land of his birth and his adopted homeland.Chang died in Canada yesterday, and Simpson...



Scarcity driving up the prices

As farmers strive to find ways to combat one of the country's harshest droughts in recent years, and with news that there is worse to come, several crops in the breadbasket parish of St Elizabeth...



Boys close World Juniors with 4x400m bronze

JAMAICA picked up one more medal on yesterday's final day of competition at the World Junior Championships at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, as the boys' quartet of Twayne Crooks, Martin Manley, Nathon Allen and Jaheel...



YOA Orchestra produces classical music excellence

The YOA Orchestra of the Americas has officially ruptured the fissure that existed for classical music in the Jamaican landscape, thanks to an overwhelmingly magnificent performance, enhanced by several reggae classics, at...



To beat or not to beat

I used to get lots of 'beaten'. My father, my mother and my maternal grandmother all believed that sparing the rod would spoil the child, and based on the bombardment of tactile stimuli that they so lovingly gave me ...



'Run wid it', again?

THE EDITOR, Sir:'Frightening', 'unbecoming' and 'disgraceful' are the words that I can think of to describe Dr Fenton Ferguson's statements on a PNP platform last weekend.Dr Ferguson, a Cabinet minister, stated in full glare of the media that he and the...



Dwane Forrester: Quietly confident

"I am driven by my faith in God, an unshakable belief in the untapped potential of the Jamaican people to achieve whatever we set our minds to, as well as my love for the work we do at the port and the greater contribution it makes to...



Study shows arms embargo wouldn't hurt Russia's military

LONDON (AP): An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed forces, a report argued yesterday....



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