HEADLINES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Wage Goes Up In Jamaica

The minimum wage will be increased from J$5,000 to J$5,600 for a 40-hour workweek.The minimum wage paid to industrial security guards will also be increased from J$7,320.40 to J$8,198.80...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 states raising pay for minimum-wage workers

The minimum wage will rise in 13 states this week, and as many as 11 states and Washington, D.C., are expected to consider increases in 2014...

 

SPORTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer Legend, Eusebio, Dies At 71

Eusebio, the Portuguese soccer star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, has died aged 71, his longtime club Benfica said...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Javon Francis — the schoolboy who amazed the world in Moscow

FOLLOWING his brilliant anchor leg in the silver medal-winning run at the World Championship in Moscow last year, schoolboy Javon Francis is considered to be voted the RJR Sport Foundation People's Choice Performance of the Year...

BUSINESS & POLITICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Concrete Way to Remember and Honor Nelson Mandela

Last month, all across the world, people joined together to mourn former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. There was a deep shared sense of loss at the passing of one of the rare human beings who truly helped change the world...
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamaica education minister wants internet access for entire population
The Jamaica government says it wants the entire population to have access to the internet and has appealed to local providers to ensure that is achieved...

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDC: 25 states reporting widespread flu

The number of states reporting widespread seasonal flu activity jumped from 10 to 25 last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Widespread activity was reported in Alabama...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Mills: Original Cheerios are GMO free
The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is reporting that the construction of the cardiac wing at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) in Kingston is far advanced and should be completed early next year...