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Police seek power to access phone data12:47 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is seeking power to compel suspects to give access to their electronic devices without a court order. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Let the taxi drivers protest! The new Road Traffic Act must be passed12:30 pm
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One dead, three injured in Santa Cruz shooting12:08 pm
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – A man is dead and three others are now nursing gunshot wounds following a shooting incident in the market in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth late...... Read More

JET says residents dissatisfied with progress of Cockpit Country protection 11:48 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — One year following Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement of the Cockpit Country boundary, residents and civil society are dissatisfied with the...... Read More

Ten charged with attempting to defraud T&T gov't of flood relief funds 11:28 am
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Ten people, including a clerk in the Ministry of Social Development and Family Service, will re-appear in court on Friday after they were...... Read More

Gov't to train students as Jamaica Moves ambassadors 11:17 am
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The Ministries of Health and Education, through the Jamaica Moves initiative, will be training and appointing student ambassadors who will be...... Read More

J'can on ganja rap in Bahamas denied bail 10:17 am
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — A 40-year-old Jamaican man was denied bail and will re-appear in court on February 27 next year after he was charged jointly with a Bahamian...... Read More

TPDCo breaks down $17-m cost for MoBay welcome sign10:07 am
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Tourism Product Development Company Ltd (TPDCo) has sought to justify the recently commissioned Montego Bay welcome sign, estimated to cost $17...... Read More

NEWS

Ministry supports conditional use of ganja for research, medicinal purposes

CHIEF Medical Officer Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie says the Ministry of Health supports the use of cannabis and products derived from the plant for research and... Read More

Adventist Pathfinder clubs added to uniformed groups in schools
THE Ministry of Education is taking steps to allow the Seventh-day Adventist uniformed group — the Pathfinders— to set up clubs in primary and high schools across...... Read More

Ailing Guyana president returns home today
HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) – President David Granger, who was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, returns to Guyana today following his medical treatment in...... Read More

This Day in History — November 20
Today is the 324th day of 2018. There are 41 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT... Read More

SPORT

Not a 'Dilemma' at 10-1

Following Daddy's Dilemma's fighting win at the non-winners of two level on Wednesday (November 14, 2018), trainer Anthony Nunes is of... Read More

LMU Lions roar to top of Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic
ROSE HALL, St James – Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Lions were crowned champions of the second Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic NCAA Men's basketball tournament...... Read More

Pembroke Hall FC's U-19s to participate in Schwan's USA Cup
Jamaica will be represented in one of biggest youth football tournaments in the world as Pembroke Hall Under-19s have accepted an invitation to...... Read More

Spain wants 2030 World Cup bid with Portugal, Morocco
PARIS, France (AFP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said yesterday that he had pitched the idea of a joint bid between his country, Portugal and Morocco to...... Read More

BUSINESS

IDB provides funds to strengthen national health care system

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it is providing US$100 million in loans to Jamaica to help strengthen its... Read More

Auto titan Ghosn under arrest, faces ouster at Nissan
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AFP) — Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn faces being fired this week after being arrested in Japan over allegations of financial misconduct, the firm...... Read More

Responding to disruptive trends in energy
Energy storage, distributed energy, renewables and electric vehicles powered by a smart grid are among the main disruptive trends in the global energy sector. Advances...... Read More

Sagicor wins big at AMCHAM Awards
SAGICOR Group Jamaica copped major prizes at the recent American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Jamaica Business and Civic Leadership Awards ceremony at the Jamaica...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Ashe to get city keys

A resolution was passed at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation's (KSAMC) monthly meeting recommending that 25-year-old performing arts outfit, Ashe... Read More

Bacchanal's big reveal
Bacchanal Jamaica gave its soca faithful a peek into 2019 costume options during Invictus Band Launch, held at Hope Gardens in St Andrew on...... Read More

Ronny Cush: a class act
This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy.... Read More

Ras Michael keeps the order
ALMOST 50 years after forming the Sons of Negus, Rasta elder and Nyahbinghi drummer Ras Michael says the traditional sounds he patented is still in demand. In fact, he...... Read More

COLUMNS

Consumers must be aware of the many forms of acetaminophen

An 11-year-old boy swallowed 30 acetaminophen tablets. He was sad because he had not been placed in the high school of his first choice after he... Read More

Hope Gov't not disrespecting the intelligence of the J'can people
In a column published on Thursday, November 8, 2018 I highlighted the importance of transparency and inclusion in the handling of the affairs of the State and restated my...... Read More

Giving Jamaicans the chance they deserve
THIS past week took us to places of learning, rescue, enterprise, and drama.... Read More

Tertiary education is no panacea
On October 29,2018 it was reported that approximately 800 new students, and an estimated 1,600 returning students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona...... Read More

REGIONAL

Bennett welcomes plans for cricket centre in Middlesex

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth – President of the St Elizabeth Cricket Association Junior Bennett has welcomed plans... Read More

JPS pledges electricity stability for Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth — For years residents and business operators of this bustling south-central town have had to deal with the debilitating...... Read More

Thumbs up for Mandeville Art Fair
Mandeville , Manchester — The annual Mandeville Art Fair held recently over three days at the St John Bosco Auditorium in Hatfield, just west of...... Read More

Relief soon!
Mandeville , Manchester — Phase one of drainage work on Ward Avenue at the intersection with Perth Road, Caledonia Road and Manchester Road close...... Read More

EDITORIALS

All's well that ends well at Merl Grove High

The level of joy evident Saturday evening in Merl Grove High School's Karram Speid-Auditorium, Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, spoke volumes about human... Read More

The prime minister's admirable approach
We dare to suggest that the speech by Jamaica's prime minister, Mr Andrew Holness, at the national conference of his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) at Independence Park...... Read More

Quality of education vs certification – a debate whose time has come
Jamaican society has become obsessed with certification because this is seen as the best route to securing employment and migration. The political...... Read More

West Indies women on the rise even as men's team struggle
Up to the start of their clash with Sri Lanka late yesterday, West Indies Women were atop their group in the ICC World T20 Cricket World Cup with maximum points from...... Read More

AUTO

Schools to get road safety ready

Eighteen schools across the island are to benefit from physical improvements to their school zones road infrastructure over the next... Read More

Elegance on show
It was an evening of elegance at the launch of the 2019 BMW X5 at ATL Automotive's state-of-the-art showroom on Lady Musgrave Road last...... Read More

BMW X5 sets bar higher
ATL Autobahn pulled out all the stops for the regional launch of the 2019 BMW X5 sports utility vehicle on the grounds of its state-of-the-art Lady...... Read More

Child Road Safety effort
Earl Jarrett (centre), director of the JN Foundation, presents Prime Minister Andrew Holness with a copy of the Child Road Safety Assessment Report, commissioned by the JN...... Read More

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