Weekly Round-up: PM, Phillips meet on crime… Bolt charity… Baby boy stolen…Shelly inspires9:11 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips had discussions on Thursday at an anti-crime summit, where they both agreed to... Read More

Passenger banned for life after taking selfie on Caribbean cruise ship's railing10:03 am
MIAMI, Florida (CMC) – Royal Caribbean Cruises says it has banned a passenger for life after she was seen taking a selfie on the railing of Allure of the Seas as it...... Read More

Gov't spends just under $50m to assist Flagaman farm-fire victims9:32 am
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The Government has provided close to $50 million worth of relief supplies for 47 farmers in Flagaman, St Elizabeth, who suffered losses during a...... Read More

US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights...... Read More

Ja's Sean Clacken conquers World Skeet Champs 4:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Sean Clacken outshot a big field to win C Class in the 20 gauge category, after shooting a perfect 100 targets in the World Skeet...... Read More

Bureau of Standards honours 115 technical volunteers 4:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has recognised the services of approximately 115 technical volunteers for their contribution to the national...... Read More

Gov't strengthening Praedial Larceny Unit 2:49 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —In an effort to eliminate the ongoing effects of praedial larceny in Jamaica, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is...... Read More

JSIF gives two garbage trucks costing $50m to NSWMA2:27 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) through its Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP) will next week hand over two garbage trucks to...... Read More


A case of getting maternity leave before works starts

The circumstances that characterised an arrangement between a potential executive and the leadership of J Wray & Nephew Ltd are not things that you see and hear... Read More

Update those building codes, JDF urges
A call is being made for the synthesisation and updating of building codes across the Caribbean to ensure robust infrastructure that can withstand destruction in the...... Read More

Respect court's ruling on gays matter — Cayman jurist
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Chief justice of the Cayman Islands Anthony Smellie says Jamaicans must accept the outcome of the matter being contested in the court by...... Read More

Natural disasters: The new normal?
CALLS are being renewed for more decisive and strategic actions to be implemented to mitigate the onslaught of climate change in the region and establish resilience...... Read More


Registration extended for ICWI Pink Run

The registration deadline for the 2019 ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run 5K has been extended to Thursday, October 24, ahead of the road race on Sunday, October... Read More

Leaders Waterhouse to break jinx against Mount Pleasant at Drax Hall
Last year's beaten finalist and current Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) leaders Waterhouse Football Club will be aiming to preserve their unbeaten record when they...... Read More

Henry promises big changes for local Premier League
Major changes are coming to the Jamaican National Premier League, as incoming president of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Mike Henry, starts unfolding...... Read More

New selection policy sign of 'tremendous progress', says Shallow
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) Vice-President Dr Kishore Shallow believes the new administration headed by President Ricky Skerritt has...... Read More


Papersac — standing firm against the giants in the drinking straw market

Operating for just a little over 10 months, Papersac aims to stand firm and grow in the Jamaican drinking straw... Read More

Caribbean Export signs three MOUs to support the Caribbean's export growth
At the recently held 4th staging of the Cariforum-European Union (EU) Business Forum in Frankfurt, Germany; three memorandum of understandings (MOUs)...... Read More

BOJ floats $6.5b repo to mop up excess liquidity
The central bank went to the local capital market last Friday with a $6.5-billion repurchase (repo) agreement to mop up excess liquidity in the money...... Read More

Govt moving fast with revised Bernard Lodge Development Plan
The Andrew Holness Administration is moving full speed ahead on the revised Bernard Lodge Development Plan having allocated an additional 1,300 acres of land for...... Read More


Pull the merch, Kanye

The Jamaican Government has requested that American rapper Kanye West pull some of the merchandise being sold on his website following his successful pop-up religious... Read More

From pain to poetry
Inspired by the likes of Maya Angelou and Louise Bennett, 22-year-old Latifa James has turned her pain into poetry.... Read More

Jussbuss TV teams with Magnum
Early this year, Jussbuss TV teamed with Magnum Tonic Wine to produce content for the brand's new entertainment website,, which they pitched as dancehall...... Read More

Jamaican in the midst
For many it was not surprising that there was a Jamaican, among the members of the 120-strong mass choir lead by American rapper Kanye West, which ministered inside...... Read More


Tell the PNP: Old ways bring back old problems!

One does not get angry with one's head and therefore use one's cap to cover one's buttocks. — Yoruba proverb, Nigeria Read More

The case against considering Michael Manley for national hero
In a recent article I advocated for the naming of Edward Seaga as a national hero. I also pleaded that the country should not, in an effort to appease, give similar...... Read More

Caricom cannot abandon Haiti
Haiti is in turmoil again. This time the countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) cannot be criticised for inaction, but questions must be asked about others in...... Read More

Name the gangsters and publish their pictures
The murder of British black teenager Stephen Lawrence in April 1993 by five white racist teenagers represents several things in the history of modern...... Read More


Finally... a bridge over troubled water

Only against the backdrop of the growing climate problem can one fully appreciate Jamaica's pristine rural landscape. The scenic ride to Chesterfield, St Mary last... Read More

Little London High principal says implementation of bike taxi ban successful
LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland... Read More

Police says Salt Spring benefiting from social intervention programmes
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Constable Shantel Watson of the St James Community Safety and Security Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says the fractured trust...... Read More

PAN 2019 finalist Natasha Williams says natural herbs, spices are her secret to success
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — When Westmoreland resident Natasha Williams received encouragement from her boyfriend Collin Grant to enter PAN 2019, little did she know...... Read More


More, not less, public information critical to national development

Good public policy requires factual information be made available to the public in full and on a timely basis, the guiding principle being to tell the truth, the whole... Read More

Fixing WI cricket won't be quick
A major weakness in Caribbean societies is the tendency to expect success in a hurry, and to seek short-term solutions.... Read More

What's behind vector control workers being chased away?
A normal first reaction to our report on Tuesday of this week that vector control workers are being stoned and chased away by some residents in a few communities would,...... Read More

If they put country before party…
In poll after poll, year after year, Jamaicans are won t to name crime as the country's number one problem, which is astounding,...... Read More


Isuzu pushes for larger slice of commercial market

Vehicles and Supplies Limited (VSL), dealers for the Isuzu brand of motor vehicles, is expecting that its new N-series commercial truck, launched on October 11 at the... Read More

A fine 'Venue'
Magna Motors Dealership Limited, the exclusive distributors of Hyundai vehicles in Jamaica, pulled an extra surprise at its Magna Corporate Fleet Services announcement event on...... Read More

Vaz again
Lee Vaz was the top driver at Asphalt Assault: Dirt Splurt on October 6 at the Tru-Juice Orchards, Bog Walk, St Catherine, posting the fastest overall...... Read More

New 'Venue' for Magna Motors
The October 10 announcement by Magna Motors Dealership Limited at the Spanish Court Worthington, New Kingston, that it would be offering corporate...... Read More


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