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Sagicor Foundation adopts three rural basic schools 1:27 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three rural basic schools have been “adopted” under the Sagicor Foundation Adopt A School Programme for the 2017-2018 academic school... Read More

Rifle cleaner, 9mm magazine found in Denham Town ZOSO12:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Joint Command of the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) Communications Unit has reported that rifle cleaner, along with a 9mm magazine was found...... Read More

Caribbean leaders to attend CARICOM-Mexico Summit12:01 pm
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Leaders from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will participate in the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit that is scheduled to begin on...... Read More

Firearm seized in Portland, 3 men arrested 11:38 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three men have been taken into custody after the police found a firearm in a vehicle along the Hope Bay main road in Portland on Sunday, October...... Read More

Trump 'made me cry' says widow of fallen US soldier 11:32 am
WASHINGTON DC, United States (AFP) — The pregnant widow of an American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger said Monday that Donald Trump had struggled to remember his...... Read More

CDB moves to support youth development in region 11:20 am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced that it will be improving how it supports youth development in its Borrowing Member Countries...... Read More

UPDATE: Windies (219) & 369-8 vs Zimbabwe (159) 10:46 am
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) — West Indies reached 369 for eight in their second innings at the close on the third day of the first Test on Monday at Queens Sports Club for...... Read More

Sports Max cautions against unauthorised broadcast of NBA games10:14 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The International Media Content Limited (IMC), owner of the SportsMax Channels, has advised that the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the...... Read More

NEWS

Gary Sadler, OD, conquered New York without a driver's licence!

THE award of the Order of Distinction (Officer Class) to Gary Sadler last Heroes' Day at King's House, St Andrew, celebrates one of the most dynamic salesmen to come... Read More

51 new grants awarded for climate change adaptation
FIFTY-ONE community and civil society organisations will be implementing projects to boost climate change adaptation in Jamaica after being awarded grants totalling...... Read More

China vows to continue lobbying for Caribbean
BEIJING, China — China says it will stand with small island states in the Caribbean which have been lobbying multilateral institutions that put restrictions on...... Read More

UTech's law programme granted UCJ accreditation
The law programme offered by the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has been granted accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), UTech announced on...... Read More

SPORT

Dream up in smoke

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica's Under-17 Reggae Girlz crashed out of the CONCACAF CFU Championship play-off game when they lost 6-7 on penalties to Puerto Rico... Read More

Class act
Leaders Portmore United shrugged off a one-man disadvantage to crush visitors Humble Lion FC 3-0 in yesterday's Red Stripe Premier League encounter at Spanish Town...... Read More

Tougher Paul Palmer looks to Scorpions challenge
Paul Palmer, reappointed captain of Jamaica Scorpions for the first two games of the regional four-day cricket season, says he has toughened as a...... Read More

Rusea's take charge after rallying win over champs Cornwall
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Ten-time champions Rusea's High took charge of Group Two of the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup quarter-finals on Saturday night after coming...... Read More

BUSINESS

Rubbish!

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor Brian Wynter has rubbished arguments put forward by some economists of a central bank depreciation policy that, they claim, places Jamaica in a... Read More

Galaxy Note8 arrives in Jamaica
The new Samsung Galaxy Note8 is now available in Jamaica, Samsung Electronics announced in a news release last week.... Read More

China moves to internationalise yuan
BEIJING, China — China is taking steps to internationalise its currency — the yuan — and is hoping that this move will revalue the medium of exchange,...... Read More

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ENTERTAINMENT

Raging Fyah burns rubber

Grammy-nominated band Raging Fyah are scheduled to kick off a month-long tour of Europe and North America on October 31 in Belgium. Read More

Rain postpones Roots’s concert
HEADLINER Levi Roots was only able to perform one song before intermittent rains brought an abrupt end to Music and Foods for Friends held at Redbones Blues Cafe in New...... Read More

Lucky Dube's tribute set out
THE legacy of South African reggae star Lucky Dube is remembered through a double compact disc set titled The Times We've Shared...... Read More

Acts Stand Up for Tosh
THE spirit of Winston Hubert McIntosh — Peter Tosh — was palpable on Saturday evening at the second annual staging of the tribute concert, part of a series...... Read More

COLUMNS

Is the JLP Gov't about to back-pedal on UK prison deal stance

It appears that the Government is either being disingenuous about its reasons for rejecting the offer from the United Kingdom to partially fund the... Read More

No winners in secession — in Europe or the Caribbean
Should areas of countries break away and govern themselves as they see fit? That's a question that has been debated in several parts of the world, and is in focus now...... Read More

St Mary SE by-election bringing out the best... and worst
The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on Earth. — Thomas J Jackson ... Read More

Worl' nuh level — Let's fix that!
Donkey seh di worl' nuh lebel, hill an' gully yah suh, hill an' gully deh suh.— Jamaican Proverb ... Read More

REGIONAL

Clarendon North Western schools proud of success in skill areas

SPALDING, Clarendon — Last Friday Alston High, Knox College High, Thompson Town High, Claude McKay High, Edwin Allen High, Spalding High and C Palmer Project Hope... Read More

Lyn heads new funeral directors' association
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Proprietor of Lyn's Funeral Home in Manchester, Calvin Lyn, has been elected as president of the newly formed Jamaica Association of...... Read More

$54-m contract signed for May Pen Hospital roof repairs
Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton recently signed a contract to effect repairs to the roof of the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon valued at $54.7...... Read More

Keep plant pests out of the island, agriculture ministry urges
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is urging Jamaicans and visitors to the island to take every precaution when...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Don't wait until air pollution is too big to fix

A report released last week by scientists presented a bit of information that did not get massive attention despite the implications it has for human... Read More

A well-deserved OJ for Mr Stephen Francis
Fifteen individuals were honoured for their contributions and service to sports at the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours...... Read More

'Justice system not as sexy as building a highway'
Over the years we have found Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ms Paula Llewellyn to be someone who always speaks her mind. She has also been...... Read More

MP Warmington's bald, inconvenient, but ugly truth
Mr Everald Warmington, the St Catherine South Western Member of Parliament, is a throwback to a political past that embarrasses his party and the...... Read More

AUTO

'Heroes' deliver at Dover Raceway

TOTAL Lubricants Heroes of Speed race meet at Dover Raceway in St Ann saw the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) 2017 season coming to an exciting end on Heroes Day, last... Read More

'Superior' stunts at bike show
BREATHTAKING stunts and live performances were the order of the day at the Superior Parts NOS Maximum Boost Bike Show held at State Mall in St Andrew on...... Read More

'Revive the rail service'
THERE is a renewed call for the revival of Jamaica's rail service to complement the existing transportation system.... Read More

J'can trio for Guyana face-off
THREE of Jamaica's top young karters will make the trek to Guyana for this weekend's Georgetown Grand Prix Caribbean Showdown at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports...... Read More

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