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Weekly Round-up: Vaz sworn-in… Missing 8-y-o found dead... Pat Rousseau dies10:05 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Newly elected Member of Parliament for Portland Eastern Ann Marie Vaz was sworn in on Tuesday during the sitting of the House of Representatives,... Read More

US parents who starved, shackled children sentenced to life4:00 pm
CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in...... Read More

Labour Day activities focusing on children's safety — ministry3:46 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Children's safety is the focus of activities being organised by the Government to commemorate Labour...... Read More

Two suspected suicide cases in Manchester 3:10 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The police in Manchester have reported two cases of suspected suicide committed in the central...... Read More

Two men shot dead, three injured in Kingston 6 2:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Lawmen from the Matilda's Corner Police Station say they have begun investigations into the...... Read More

UCC signs MoU with Small Business Association 2:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) and the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...... Read More

Gov't developing agriculture land bank, says Shaw 1:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says a land bank is being...... Read More

Last year's Hurricane Michael upgraded to rare Category 51:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than...... Read More

NEWS

Phillips renews call for anti-crime conference

WITH almost 400 persons murdered across the island since the start of this year, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has reiterated the party's position that the zones... Read More

Jungle justice
A man was beaten and burnt beyond recognition in the community of Sterling Castle Heights Wednesday afternoon, allegedly in connection with the death of eight-year-old...... Read More

Students hail teachers for preparing them for PEP
GRADE six primary school students in Kingston lauded their teachers for preparing them for their Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam that came to an end...... Read More

Unemployment drops to record low 8 per cent
DIRECTOR General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) Carol Coy announced Tuesday that in January 2019 Jamaica achieved a new record-low unemployment rate...... Read More

SPORT

Well played!

Contemporaries of the late Patrick “Pat” Rousseau have described him as a passionate cricket lover with an astute legal and business... Read More

Carifta is a big moment for me, says St Mary's Schaaffe
After finishing third in the Class One Girls 800m final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Championships last month, Abigail Schaaffe would have licked her lips...... Read More

Sarwan lends experience at Windies camp
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Former Test batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan says he is thrilled at the opportunity to work with the West Indies one-day squad in the lead-up...... Read More

Petersfield's Foote redeems herself at Carifta Trials after Champs letdown
Shaquena Foote is a name that resonates at the junior level of track and field in Jamaica. The middle-distance athlete has been a...... Read More

BUSINESS

Knutsford Court reaping benefits of eco-friendly programme

In an effort to promote a more eco-friendly environment, the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston is adopting new energy-efficient methods, along... Read More

Facebook and other social media platforms must better police content on their platforms
Facebook, the social media behemoth headed by its founder Mark Zuckerberg, finds itself under intense scrutiny for its seeming inability to effectively regulate content on its...... Read More

Flood of lawsuits, flight of investors on cards with US Cuba move
HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The US decision to enforce a tough but long-delayed law in Cuba could have far-reaching effects, including triggering an avalanche of...... Read More

Caribbean growth impacted by failure to invest in infrastructure — IDB
WASHINGTON, United States — A new study by the Inter-American Bank (IDB) has found that growth in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) is sharply impacted by the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Score to settle

A New York promoter will crown Beenie Man or Vybz Kartel King of The Dancehall following The Settlement, a two-part dance scheduled for New York in May and June. Both... Read More

A cut above
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Chimney Records drops Fresh Paint
Last month, Chimney Records scored a rare feat on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with two compilations.... Read More

TIME honours James
Jamaican author Marlon James has been listed among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.... Read More

COLUMNS

Here we go once again

“ The more things change, the more they remain the same.” This week is feeling like déjà vu all over again. The sad, sad... Read More

Notre Dame fire and Jamaican politics
Today is Holy Thursday on the Christian calendar. Holy Week began last Sunday (Palm Sunday) and ends on Holy Saturday (the day after tomorrow).... Read More

NIDS was always about the money
One of the most asinine views that I have heard is that only the criminally-minded, or people who have something to hide, are afraid of the...... Read More

Are permanent detentions the way forward?
The head of the St James Police Division has reportedly admitted that the upsurge of post-state of emergency shootings is being contributed to by two...... Read More

REGIONAL

Hundreds attend Outsource2Jamaica expo
Players in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the island gathered in the second city for the two-day Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and...... Read More

MoBay promoter calls for more sponsorship of entertainment events
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Dwight Troupe, of Dream Worx Entertainment, promoters of Supernova, is calling on the g...... Read More

Hip Strip — April 18 2019
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EDITORIALS

From police to Parliament — upping the ante in downtown Kingston

It is not difficult to envision what the emerging downtown Kingston, the English-speaking Caribbean's largest commercial district, will look and feel... Read More

Mr Tiger Woods: A tribute to grit and determination
American golfer Mr Tiger Woods has rightly earned glowing praise for his amazing victory in the Masters on Sunday.... Read More

Why we are not gleeful about Constitutional Court ruling on NIDS
Though we are not surprised, we are also not gleeful that the Constitutional Court has struck down the National Identification and Registration Act...... Read More

Dealing with the troubling frequency of violence in households
We are aware that female-on-male violence does occur in some households.... Read More

AUTO

Maximum excitement on MINI trip

Last Saturday saw a convoy of MINI motorcars making the trek from Kingston to Holywell Recreational Park in the cool Blue Mountains. Hosted by ATL Automotive, local... Read More

Carnival of speed 2019 schedule of events
QUALIFYING & RACING - MONDAY APRIL 22, 2019Start Event Comments8:00 AM WARM UP ALL CARS WARM UP SESSIONS... Read More

Let the Race Begin!
CIRCUIT-RACING season begins on Easter Monday with Carnival of Speed scheduled for Dover Raceway in St Ann.... Read More

New Kia fleet for ATL
Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart (third left) with members of the ATL Montego Bay team (from left) Winston Simpson, regional technical supervisor;...... Read More

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