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Crime observatory gets $16.7m9:55 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Crime Observatory (JCO) Enhancement Project is being further strengthened through injection of $16.7 million by the Jamaica Social... Read More

China virus death toll jumps to 25 with 830 confirmed cases8:25 pm
BEIJING, China (AFP) — The death toll in China's viral outbreak has risen to 25, with the number of confirmed cases also leaping to 830, the national health commission...... Read More

Spanish hoteliers commit support for local products8:04 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Owners and senior executives of the largest hotels and resorts in Jamaica under the Inverotel umbrella, an association representing Spanish hoteliers,...... Read More

Woman fatally stabs MoBay man over phone 7:08 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — A man was stabbed to death in Cambridge, Montego Bay, St James yesterday, the police are reporting.... Read More

Scorpions reeling on 53-6 in reply to Pride's 219 7:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fast bowler Chemar Holder was in irrepressible mood on Thursday to leave Jamaica Scorpions reeling on 53-6 in response Barbados Pride's 219 in the...... Read More

US investigating second suspected case of Chinese virus 6:29 pm
HOUSTON, United States (AFP) — Authorities in Texas are investigating a second suspected case on US soil of a deadly Chinese virus, namely a college student who had...... Read More

GeoTechVision claims for damages arising from terminated Tablets in School contract 6:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — GeoTechVision says it has instructed its attorneys to make a formal claim on e‐Learning Jamaica for loss and damages arising from the...... Read More

All set for dengue clean up, says Grange5:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says she is satisfied with the preparatory work for the three-day national dengue...... Read More

NEWS

Samuda says action will be taken in CMU matter, if required

MINISTER without portfolio with responsibility for education Karl Samuda has indicated that, if the law has to be called in based on the findings of the auditor... Read More

Bad company
THE resignation of Ruel Reid as minister of education last March before his arrest and charge months later, and the Government's failure to make the Major Organised...... Read More

Witness says army fatigue, masks found near alleged gangsters' homes
A police witness has described items of clothing, including masks purportedly worn by members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang during their exploits, as being...... Read More

Cop hit down while doing traffic duties
THE police high command has condemned yesterday's incident in which a constable was mowed down by a public passenger vehicle at the intersection of Trafalgar Road and...... Read More

SPORT

Holder's spell leaves Scorpions wobbly on day one

YOUNG fast bowler Chemar Holder unleashed a fiery late afternoon spell to leave Jamaica Scorpions floundering on 53-6 in response to Barbados Pride's 219 on the opening... Read More

Grange says 'Stadium' redevelopment project should be off and running in 2021
After previously announcing plans for the redevelopment of the National Stadium, Minister of Sport Olivia Grange says redevelopment word on the almost 58-year-old...... Read More

Unbeaten Windies crush Nigeria to book quarter-final spot at U-19 World Cup
KIMBERLEY, South Africa (CMC) — Captain Kimani Melius and Matthew Patrick struck half-centuries as West Indies crushed hapless Nigeria by 246 runs to storm into...... Read More

Auto king Jackson calls for swimming to be part of Champs
Andrew Jackson, the principal of used-car giant Jetcon Corporation, has dived into the deep end by bravely declaring that swimming should be a part of...... Read More

BUSINESS

Jamaica Tourist Board unveils new destination campaign

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has unveiled its 'Jamaica, Heartbeat of the World' campaign, the new destination brand positioning for the... Read More

As economy improves, PM urges businesses to help tackle climate change
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has argued that while governments are the key force in tackling climate change, businesses and investors need to step up to the plate as...... Read More

A regional stock exchange needed — NCB's Stanley Thompson
With the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) painted as the poster child for success in global spheres, calls are now being made for the development of a regional platform, so...... Read More

Six ways attending a conference will change your life
Conferences today seem to be a dime a dozen. Everyone is having some conference whether on motivation, marketing or whatever. But there is a reason such events are in...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Pliers goes gospel way

An end-of-days nightmare has inspired dancehall singjay Pliers to change his tune to gospel. Read More

Sharee Elise joins Posse
BECAUSE of their aggression to clean vehicles of many reluctant motorists, the windscreen wiper has become a vilified figure in Jamaica.... Read More

Adeeno, Natty Sean take a good draw
GOOD Draw, a song promoting the consumption of ganja, is new from singer Adeeno. Co-produced by 18seventysix Production/Nikorebel Music, it features Canada- based...... Read More

Clinton Lindsay returns with Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live, a new monthly series that kicks off tomorrow at The Garden in Lauderdale Lakes, South Florida, marks the return to event promotion for Clinton...... Read More

COLUMNS

'Big Massa passin' thru'

WHILE on the road on Wednesday afternoon in my little car, I had to squeeze up to one side as diplomatic vehicles and police escorts blazed along South Camp Road... Read More

Patriachy, religion, and Ja's toxic masculinity
One of my master's dissertations looked at male victims of domestic abuse. Its focus was Jamaican men. It was a qualitative study that explored, through in-depth...... Read More

Are the roots of lottery scamming in our culture?
The first time I ever came in contact with any form of scamming was during one of my infrequent trips to New York, USA, in the early 1990s. Some of my friends had...... Read More

Pompeo came to pump up votes for OAS puppet Almagro
Mike Pompeo, current United States secretary of state and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, made a two-day working visit to Jamaica this week to pump...... Read More

REGIONAL

Ferguson pledges to transform Anchovy High

ANCHOVY, St James — President of Anchovy High School Past Students' Association, Albert Ferguson, says the newly launched group will be working closely with the... Read More

JMMB, We Inspire take SME seminar to the west
JMMB joined forces with We Inspire Women to take the second staging of its small-and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development seminar to the west recently. The event, which...... Read More

Falmouth mayor seeks funding to repair defective clocks
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) has written to the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) requesting funding to repair the...... Read More

NWA mulls reverting Willie Delisser to two-way traffic
LUCEA, Hanover — Faced with chronic traffic congestion in the town of Lucea, the National Works Agency (NWA) is evaluating a proposal to make changes to the...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Weeping and wailing over departing nurses won't solve the problem

There is much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth every time it emerges that Jamaican nurses are being lured away by superior pay and conditions of service in... Read More

Now let's build on those successful talks with the US
From all reports, the two-day visit to Jamaica by United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was successful.Not that we expected anything...... Read More

Ship ahoy! Port Royal game-changer
On Monday morning, January 20, 2020, the British people sailing into Port Royal were not the buccaneers of the 17th century and they did not come in on brigantines,...... Read More

Mr Pompeo's visit an opportunity for our region
The concern in some quarters about the two-day working visit to Jamaica that United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is scheduled to begin...... Read More

AUTO

2020 VW Golf GTI: Hatchback heaven

There may be those who question whether the Volkswagen Golf GTI was the first hot hatchback. What can't be questioned is since that iconic original, it has defined and... Read More

Cops used-car issue resolved, says ministry
THE prolonged episode surrounding Government's experiment in importing used (or pre-owned) vehicles to improve the mobility of the police force in 2018, appears to be...... Read More

Kyle Reynolds comes up big
Kyle Reynolds was the big winner at Motorcross Jamaica's (MX Jamaica) 2019 Championship awards ceremony at Grosvenor Café in St Andrew on Sunday. He took home overall...... Read More

Trade Board, customs brokers form alliance
The Trade Board Limited (TBL) has reinstated its bimonthly meetings with the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) in an effort to...... Read More

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