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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness Tuesday morning carried out a tour through the Corporate Area to get a first hand view of the capital city's transportation system. ...

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IMPRISONED entertainer Vybz Kartel yesterday distanced himself from death threats made against journalists for their reporting on his case, calling the perpetrators "misguided individuals". "I appe ...

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'Stop it!'
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ANGER boiled at Clock Tower Plaza in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, yesterday as people doing business in the area were forced to watch in disgust as hundreds of gallons of water went to waste am ...

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What a shame!
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THE Game of Thrones (GoT) fever which has been spreading across the globe has hit Jamaica with full force, as evidenced by the large turnout at a GOT fan party hosted by FLOW to mark the Jamaica pre ...

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Game of Thrones
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REGGAE band Rootz Underground is adopting a novel approach to fund the production of their third and upcoming studio album. The band is taking the sourcing of capital for the project to the people t ...

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Rootz goes ‘ public’
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CARRIE Russell of MVP sped to an impressive 11.19 seconds to win the Women's 100m Invitational event at the UTech Classic and equalled Schillonie Calvert's 2009 record on a night when nine records we ...

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UTech Classic

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Mervyn Morris is Jamaica’s first Poet Laureate since Independence  9:50 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Seventy-six year old professor emeritus at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mervyn Morris is the first Jamaican to be named poet laureate in the nation’s 51 years of independence from Britain. According to the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) the first poet laureate, Tom Redcam, was named posthumously in1933, and the second was J E Clare McFarlane, who served between 1953 and 1962 when he died. However, prior to now, Jamaican poets laureate were appointed by ... Read More

MOUNT ROSSER NOW IMPASSABLE  9:43 PM
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Barbados Head Coach Hendy Springer has complimented his players’ pro ...... Read More

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) --West Indies and New Zealand are expected to go all out to lift thems ...... Read More

Education Ministry recruits math specialists  6:47 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of Education is recruiting math specialists for the upcomin ...... Read More

NEWS

Bunting to deliver lecture on 'Divine Intervention'

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of National Security Peter Bunting will on Wednesday deliver a lecture on ‘divine intervention’ at the Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS) at 16 West Avenue, ... Read More

LAC to discuss Flextime today
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The newly tabled Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs) bill is expected to be one of the main topics for discussion when the ...... Read More

Byles says significant growth needed this year
CO-CHAIRMAN of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, says that achieving significant growth in 2014/15 is the big challe ...... Read More

Game of Thrones fever hits Jamaica
THE Game of Thrones (GoT) fever which has been spreading across the globe has hit Jamaica with full force, as evidenced by the large turnout at a GO ...... Read More

SPORT

CAS cites doping sample flaws in Campbell-Brown case

LONDON (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her u ... Read More

Manchioneal shock St George's for first Major League title
BUFF BAY, Portland — Manchioneal defeated defending champions St George's 2-1 in a come-from-behind thriller for their first lien on the Portl ...... Read More

Carrie Russell lights up UTech Classic on record-breaking night
CARRIE Russell of MVP sped to an impressive 11.19 seconds to win the Women's 100m Invitational event at the UTech Classic and equalled Schillonie Cal ...... Read More

Wolmer's, Eltham to battle for KO title
Wolmer's Boys are all set to defend their title when they do battle with Eltham in the final of the ISSA/JIIC Knockout competition at the Melbourne ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Coca Cola sells more drinks but soda sales drop

NEW YORK (AP) -- Coca-Cola Company sold more drinks in the first quarter 2014, but it wasn't because of its popular soda. The world's biggest beverage maker said Tuesday that its global sales volume ... Read More

Closer public/private partnership needed for meaningful growth — Byles
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Richard Byles, said Monday morning that the government a ...... Read More

St Mary Parish Council going paperless
THE St Mary Parish Council is hoping to see significant savings from its decision to go paperless as it equip its members with tablet computers. ...... Read More

More details emerge in Access row
THE legal battle between majority shareholder and CEO of Access Financial Services, Marcus James, and company directors Christopher Berry, Gary Peart ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Max Romeo relaunches label

SINGER/producer Max Romeo will relaunch his Charmax music label at his home in Treadways, St Catherine, on Friday. A new album, Father and Son, by the veteran roots artiste and his son Rominal, w ... Read More

Rootz Underground goes ‘ public’
REGGAE band Rootz Underground is adopting a novel approach to fund the production of their third and upcoming studio album. The band is taking the s ...... Read More

Beres, Air Supply for Groovin’ In the Park
REGGAE artiste Beres Hammond will join Australian pop duo Air Supply as headline acts at this year's Groovin' In The Park Concert at Roy Wilkins Park ...... Read More

Who will it be?
ACTORS Glen Campbell, Nadean Rawlins, Christopher McFarlane and Sakina Deer have been predicted by their peers to go home with a trophy following ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

9 men to date before you marry

MANY experts believe that before you can identify 'Mr Right' you have to first know who 'Mr Wrong' is, as this will help you know exactly what you want when you finally decide to settle down. This e ... Read More

Christal-Ann Thompson Richards - Jill of all trades
AT 13 years old Christal-Ann Thompson Richards embarked on a journey to unearth her talent after a particularly moving family devotion where her mom ...... Read More

Men confess: Do you use enhancers to better your sex life?
NO man wants to fail in the performance department and as a result some men have gone to great lengths to ensure that they get the job done and ge ...... Read More

Grand-aunt wants help with child care
Dear Mrs Macaulay, I am the grand-aunt of a 10 year old child. Both parents are alive; her mother is my niece. I have had her living with me si ...... Read More

COLUMNS

10 things we should not be confused about — Part 2

THANKS to the Internet and being desk-bound, I read the newspapers and listen to Jamaican radio almost daily. In the discussions about our problems, one thing that stands out starkly to me is how c ... Read More

Personal benefits the bane of Jamaican politics?
PORK barrel politics, nepotism, feeding at the public trough, cronyism, call it what you will: Every government participates in patronage. Believe ...... Read More

Are we really ready to decriminalise?
In a society where there is an undeniable association between the construction of masculinity and the smoking of marijuana, the intention of the Jam ...... Read More

Mercy alive and well at Alpha Boys' School
AFTER almost 130 years of nurturing Jamaican boys, the Alpha Boys' School is closing its residential facilities. On the positive side, however, the ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Million-dollar problem

BUFF BAY, Portland — The family of Shereece White, the 21-year-old who was shot dead in Barbados on April 1, is now facing another dilemma: the inability to bring her body home for a proper bu ... Read More

Bridge to a better life
A project being undertaken by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is empowering several impoverished families in St Thomas and Portland to i ...... Read More

Dancing for health
WITH a large number of children worldwide developing lifestyle diseases, the St Mary Health Services in collaboration with the Health Education/Prom ...... Read More

URGENT!
COUNCILLOR for the Boscobel Division Fitzroy Wilson said nothing has yet been done to prevent a recurrence of the flooding in Boscobel, St Mary, wh ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

‘Stupid idea of the year’ award to Minister Paulwell

'Stupid idea of the year' award to Minister Paulwell So, Mr Phillip Paulwell, the minister of energy, wants to reward the people who steal electricity — a criminal act — with a monthly ... Read More

Poor governance on show at Port Royal
COUNCILLOR Lorraine Dobson says she is "aware" that there is "a growing migration problem, in terms of squatting" in historic, world-famous Port R ...... Read More

Dr Norman Girvan, intellectual warrior
Jamaica, and indeed the Caribbean, has every reason to mourn the passing last week of Dr Norman Girvan, professor emeritus of the University of th ...... Read More

Valuable lesson from a sad episode
We suspect that the recent exoneration of Mrs Veronica Campbell-Brown will have encouraged Mr Asafa Powell and Miss Sherone Simpson in their s ...... Read More

AUTO

Ian Lyn goes new-car route

IAN Lyn, managing director of the Constant Spring Road-based Carmax, has entered the new-car sector. Lyn — a former president of the Jamaica Used-Car Dealers Association — recently acqu ... Read More

Bunting bats for revamp of ticket law
UNDER the new Road Traffic Bill provisions, late-paying traffic tickets holders may not have to go to court. Peter Bunting, Minister of National Se ...... Read More

Josimar Jackson is the Ultimate Honda Fan
"I'D never sell my Honda! It's a great car plus we have so much history together," said Josimar 'Jacko' Jackson. The 24-year-old UTech student is i ...... Read More

Two-day Dover meet
THE local circuit-racing season will open with two days of activities, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) revealed at a press conference held at ...... Read More

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