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A senior investigator in the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) yesterday said that there are a number of individuals who, after being determined fit to plea, are still detained in the prison s ...

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  SAGICOR Group Jamaica Limited yesterday said it was donating a fever scan machine worth $4.3 million to the Ministry of National Security to aid in the detection of people with Ebola at the nat ...

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OPPOSITION spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Edmund Bartlett says that the Government must intervene on behalf of a Jamaican airline pilot, Paul Stephens, who has been imprisoned in Qata ...

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  THE island's sole cement manufacturer Caribbean Cement Company (Carib) plans to resume exports to Venezuela this month amid posting a positive outlook for its financial year. The outlook also ...

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LATEST NEWS

Forex: J$112.64 to one US dollar  6:12 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Wednesday, October 22, ended trading at J$112.64, up four cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar closed at J$100.32, up from J$100.15 while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$181.61 up from J$181.24. Read More

UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court  4:25 PM
LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card. ...... Read More

T&T Prime Minister condemns Canada shooting  3:54 PM
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) - Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has condemned the fatal shootings ...... Read More

Gas prices down $1.24, diesel down $1.83  3:48 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in prices of diesel and gasoline ...... Read More

US journalist heads home after Ebola recovery  2:22 PM
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will soon head h ...... Read More

NEWS

Bunting: Abu Bakr's $4m jet was insurance premium

PETER Bunting yesterday said that he regards the $4 million spent to send home Trinidadian Muslim leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, by a private jet last Wednesday, as a home insurance premium. "I regard this ... Read More

Bartlett wants gov’t to intervene on behalf of Jamaican pilot in Qatar prison
OPPOSITION spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Edmund Bartlett says that the Government must intervene on behalf of a Jamaican airline pil ...... Read More

Scandalous!
A senior investigator in the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) yesterday said that there are a number of individuals who, after being determin ...... Read More

Sagicor donating $4-m machine to boost Ebola screening
  SAGICOR Group Jamaica Limited yesterday said it was donating a fever scan machine worth $4.3 million to the Ministry of National Security to ai ...... Read More

SPORT

Young Boyz hunt Guadeloupe scalp, place in CONCACAF round

JAMAICA'S Under-17 footballers could secure their spot in the CONCACAF FIFA World Cup qualifying round when they tackle Guadeloupe today at the Sylvio Cator Stadium at 5:30 pm (Jamaican time) in a C ... Read More

Task force probe
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says it will establish a task force to probe the circumstances that gave rise ...... Read More

Cavalier extend lead atop RSPL
CAVALIER Soccer Club extended their lead atop the 2014/15 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) after blanking Arnett Gardens Football Club 2-0 in a top- ...... Read More

Shakhtar, Bayern, Chelsea score big wins ...Record 44 goals scored in 8 Champions League group games
PARIS, France (AFP) --- Bayern Munich produced a stunning display to demolish Roma 7-1 yesterday but they were not the biggest winners on the most pro ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Sagicor donates first fever scan machine for ebola detection at Jamaica's ports

  SAGICOR Group Jamaica yesterday donated $4.3 million to purchase a fever scan machine for the Ministry of National Security to aid in the detection of the ebola virus. It was described as the ... Read More

Carib to commence new cement supply deal with Venezuela this month
  THE island's sole cement manufacturer Caribbean Cement Company (Carib) plans to resume exports to Venezuela this month amid posting a positive ...... Read More

S&P 500 has best day of 2014
  NEW YORK, USA THE US stock market marched higher yesterday, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 index its best day of the year. Investors ...... Read More

Samsung seeks boost from redesigned Note
  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The latest version of Samsung's popular big-screen Galaxy Note has gone on sale at a crucial time for the South Korea ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Jamaica Burial for HOLT

TEX Gallimore, nephew of John Holt, says the singer will be buried in Jamaica. He told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that arrangements are being made for his uncle's body to be flown home. Holt di ... Read More

Popcaan's finest hour
It was a full house that turned out for singjay Popcaan's latest project, Where We Come From, at the Triple Century Sports Bar and Grill in New King ...... Read More

Dennis Walks, Benjy Myaz for Cecil's
VETERAN reggae singer Dennis Walks and singer-songwriter Benjy Myaz are guest performers for the second annual  Seafood Buffet Cabaret showcas ...... Read More

Port Royal Seafood Fest a hit
GREAT entertainment and an array of mouth-watering seafood dishes were what the Grace Tropical Rhythms Port Royal Seafood Festival was all about on Mo ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Games you can play with your kids

It's not enough to stock up on the latest toys and gadgets for your children, it's also important that you take the time to play with them. Too many parents buy tablets and video games, skipping r ... Read More

My first crush
IT was probably in high school or primary school that you caught your first crush bug -- this one person who made you so nervous and tongue tied th ...... Read More

LIME men wear pink for breast cancer
THE men at LIME are proud to wear pink this October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to increase awareness about the disease, ...... Read More

I hit him in the face just to get a reaction...
VIOLENCE should not be condoned in an intimate relationship, whether it is perpetrated by the man or the woman, and no excuse should be accepted f ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Plugging the leaks in our economy

  JAMAICA holds many records for being the first in several categories, such as it is the first country in the western hemisphere to have a cast iron bridge, a piped water system, a railroad sys ... Read More

Business opportunities to alleviate unemployment and poverty
RECENTLY, the upgrading of Jamaica's economic outlook from stable to positive by Standards & Poor's and the passing of another International Mone ...... Read More

Never let a good crisis go to waste, Madam PM
Dear Mrs Simpson Miller: Our country often feels like a place that simply rolls from one crisis to the next -- a state in which it is impos ...... Read More

John Holt...long live his music
His voice has been associated with some of the sweetest songs to have been produced in Jamaica, and perhaps not enough has been said of the greatnes ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Upgrading of Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal complete

OCHO RIOS, St Ann - The multimillion-dollar renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal was completed late last month and is already enhancing the visitor experience of cruise ship passengers, a ... Read More

Break-ins plague Manchester
MANDEVILLE, Manchester - While the figures for some major crimes have been trending down in Manchester, the police have called for citizens to be mo ...... Read More

Church Teachers' College eyes university status
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Nostalgia filled the air as the Church Teachers' College family sat down to lunch recently to mark the start of the ...... Read More

Food poisoning causes Ebola scare in Mandeville
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A case of suspected poisoning triggered reports that the deadly Ebola virus may have reached the Mandeville Hospital ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Can the world please follow Cuba's lead on Ebola

  CUBA is a small, poor country with a big heart. The outbreak of Ebola in Liberia was ignored until a few cases occurred in the rich, developed countries of Spain and the United States. Up t ... Read More

Thanks for the ‘flying start’, British Airways and Comic Relief UK
  THE financial support being given to four human development projects in Jamaica by British Airways warms our hearts. As was reported in this w ...... Read More

Let's stay true to the tradition of genuine heroism
Today, National Heroes Day 2014, Jamaicans pay special tribute to the life and times of its nation-builders. The seven National Heroes — ...... Read More

Nationalism killing regional integration
  REGIONAL integration is supposed to lead to three direct benefits for the Caribbean people: economising by sharing common services; increasing ...... Read More

AUTO

Road deaths inch towards 300 mark

WITH the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) missing its target of keeping fatalities below 240 this year, the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing said it is doing ... Read More

Two-day drift for Dover
IT will be two days of racing for the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed scheduled for Dove ...... Read More

Speed interrupted
SUNDAY'S National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Drag Challenge number four at Vernamfield, Clarendon was brought to an abrupt end around 6:00 pm, leavi ...... Read More

Whittingham is 2014 sprint champ
MAURICE Whittingham added another title to his illustrious motorsports career when he was announced the Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC)'s Tru-Juice ...... Read More

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