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Study triples number of known depression genes9:39 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — A study of nearly half-a-million people has uncovered 30 new genes linked to depression, tripling the number known to play a role in the...... Read More

Mentorship programme for youth exiting state care9:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Education, Youth and Information Ministry will introduce a mentorship programme later this year to guide youth exiting State care. ... Read More

Trump warns countries that might oppose North American World Cup bid 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump tweeted support for the North American FIFA World Cup bid Thursday, and hinted nations who oppose it could...... Read More

Jamaica receives additional inputs under 'solar-at-the-gate' airports project 8:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Solar facilities designed to provide electricity for Terminal Gate Number One at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston...... Read More

Two Koreas' leaders in historic handshake 7:48 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in shook hands Friday over the Military Demarcation Line that divides their...... Read More

'T&T not a refuge camp', says Rowley 7:23 pm
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has reiterated his administration's position regarding the repatriation of 82 Venezuelan nationals last...... Read More

Venezuela, Panama agree to restore envoys, air links6:30 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela and Panama on Thursday agreed to restore their respective ambassadors and re-establish air links as they sought to patch up a bitter...... Read More

NEWS

Customs wants stiffer fines to help cut counterfeit imports

THE Jamaica Customs Agency wants stiffer penalties to deter people from importing counterfeit goods. Read More

Kidnappers release five hostages after $125,000-ransom paid
INVESTIGATORS assigned to the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) were yesterday probing the circumstances surrounding the kidnapping of...... Read More

Christiana corporal scheduled for corrective surgery
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Christiana-based policeman who was chopped in the face last week by a man believed to be of unsound mind, is scheduled for corrective...... Read More

EOJ says all set for tomorrow's by-elections
THE Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reporting that all is in place for the by-elections in the May Pen North and Yallahs divisions, which are scheduled for...... Read More

SPORT

Hope convinced Windies can spring upset with right preparation

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies batsman Shai Hope believes the Caribbean side can defy the odds and win next year's ICC World Cup in... Read More

Saints, Lions lead in U-18 Elite League
ST CATHERINE Saints and Manchester Lions are the two leaders in the 2018 Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/ Sportsmax Under-18 Elite...... Read More

Girls in action as 124th Penn Relays gets under way
PHILADELPHIA, USA — Jamaican High School girls' teams will be defending six titles, including all three Championships of America relay crowns, as the 124th annual...... Read More

Windward Road take early lead
Defending champions Windward Road Primary and All-Age, on 121 points, lead their main rivals John Mills Primary and Junior High by 15 points after day...... Read More

BUSINESS

Non-stop from Peru — flights between Lima and Montego Bay

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says plans are far advanced to commence non-stop flights between Peru and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Read More

Better than a bank loan - JMMB maximises JSE relationship
Since 2007 the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group has used its listing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) as a way to repeatedly access money from the public to...... Read More

More IPOs on the way
The initial public offer (IPO) market in Jamaica continues to be in full swing with several companies getting themselves ready to raise funds from...... Read More

Standard operating procedures can resolve differences
The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is reminding customers, including importers, to use the agency's standard operating procedures to resolve any Customs-related matter,...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Squeeze Tarela is the Hottest Thing

NIGERIAN reggae/dancehall, Afro fusion artiste Squeeze Tarela is on a musical high after copping the Best Reggae Artiste Of The Year for Hottest... Read More

The Inspiration behind Soul Rebel Project
Most artistes looking to make the charts usually go into the recording studio with a concept, hoping it guarantees them a hit song. For Soul Rebel...... Read More

New venture for Markland Edwards
Broadcaster and events promoter Markland Edwards is venturing into new territory. He recently launched Action Entertainment Booking Agency &...... Read More

'Clean up your act!'
THE lyrical content of contemporary reggae is of concern to two stalwarts of Jamaican music.... Read More

COLUMNS

Is the Jamaican Dream dead?

The late Stanley Beckford, festival song competitor extraordinaire, penned the following lyrics for his song Come Sing With Me in 1977: Read More

History and its lesson
Come July this year it will be 30 years since I started writing columns for newspapers. I wrote columns for the Jamaica Record between July 1988 and April 1992. The Jamaica...... Read More

Cuba after the Castros
Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez is now the president of Cuba, effectively ending the 60-year reign of the Castro brothers over the island State. His...... Read More

Legal but illogical reasoning from the chief justice of Belize?
The learned Chief Justice of Belize Kenneth Benjamin delivered himself thus:... Read More

REGIONAL

Trelawny to get island's first garbage transfer station

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The parish of Trelawny is expected to get the island's first garbage transfer station, which will be established at a cost of $91... Read More

Judges have stopped complaining — Delroy Chuck
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Justice minister, Delroy Chuck, is claiming that judges are no longer quarrelling with him because his ministry is...... Read More

Hah-R-Mony Entertainment creating waves across Jamaica
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Believing that Jamaica has the potential to take its entertainment offerings to stratospheric levels, local company Hah-R-Mony...... Read More

'Stop hiding them'
Special Olympics Jamaica is calling on parents of intellectually challenged children to stop hiding them and to allow these children to interact with the wider society...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Wisynco sues Heart Foundation: Is sugar the new tobacco?

Under our sub judice laws, we have no intention of commenting on the rightness or wrongness of the Wisynco Group's defamation lawsuit against the Heart Foundation of... Read More

It's just the rough and tumble of Parliament
Dear Editor, Why is this big hullabaloo about what transpired in Gordon House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018?... Read More

Promising development in breaking down plastics
Many Jamaicans would likely have missed news last week that scientists overseas had, by sheer accident, found a way to break down polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the type of...... Read More

Don't sound so gleeful over crime, Mr Fitz Jackson
Mr Fitz Jackson, the Opposition spokesman on national security, should not believe that he would be making himself redundant if he took the politics...... Read More

AUTO

Kia Cerato: a cut above the rest

THE compact sedan market is the bread and butter of every major car brand, making it a very competitive field. For 2018, Kia adds some of its South Korea flavour to a... Read More

Magnificent Mandeville Magnificent Mandeville
Residents of cool Manchester were in for a treat last Sunday when the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) made their annual trek to the...... Read More

Drag racing Heads North
DRAG racing organisers say this year's staging, which begins on Sunday, May 27, will be at a totally new venue — the Ken Jones Aerodrome in St Margaret's Bay,...... Read More

Ready to RALLY!
JAMAICA'S rally season will open with the Macklin Peterkin Memorial Rally in New Works, St Catherine, this Sunday. ... Read More

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