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Reggae Boyz draw 1-1 with Curacao10:12 pm
LOS ANGELES, California – Jamaica had to settle for a 1-1 result with Curacao in their final Concacaf Gold Cup Group C game inside Banc of California Stadium earlier this...... Read More

Forex: J$131.04 to one US dollar 6:23 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, June 25 ended trading at J$131.04 up by 61 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

24 people arrested, three firearms seized in St Catherine 5:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says that in its...... Read More

Robots to take 20 million jobs, worsening inequality — study 4:45 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Robots are expected to take over some 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by...... Read More

Weather radar to vastly improve capabilities of Met Service — Vaz 4:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says the monitoring capabilities of the Meteorological...... Read More

Father/daughter border drowning highlights US migrants' perils 3:40 pm
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the...... Read More

Instagram chief insists it doesn't spy on users2:40 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Instagram doesn't snoop on private conversations as part of its advertising targeting...... Read More

NEWS

Warmington accuses colleague MPs of using gangs as election tools

South Western St Catherine MP Everald Warmington yesterday told Parliament that much of the criminal activity being perpetrated in the Corporate Area is to be blamed on members... Read More

Jackson accuses foreign affairs ministry of dishonesty in case of fishermen
OPPOSITION spokesman on national security Fitz Jackson has accused the Government of being dishonest in its explanation of the situation involving the five fishermen held at...... Read More

Gov't officers discuss risk management
MORE than 20 government officers from eight countries, including Jamaica, are attending the Commonwealth Secretariat's threeday Governance and Risk Management Conference at the...... Read More

Fortune teller defends practice
S elf-described Indian fortune reader Master Yogi is this week defending his trade, arguing that astrology serves to counsel clients...... Read More

SPORT

So close, yet so far

MANCHESTER, England — Though West Indies lost to New Zealand in their last outing at Old Trafford there was grit shown, particularly down the lower order, as... Read More

Demish Gaye revels in first National 400m title
Demish Gaye made his first World Championships team in 2017, finishing second to Nathan Allen at the National Championships and was just happy to have...... Read More

Is vintage Carlos Brathwaite here to stay?
MANCHESTER, England — “Remember the name!”... Read More

Lloyd to Brathwaite: Turn potential into reality
LONDON, England (CMC) — Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd believes Carlos Brathwaite can be among the best all-rounders in the world but needs to show the...... Read More

BUSINESS

JSE embarks on campaign to promote Jamaica Social Stock Exchange

An intensive marketing and promotions campaign to heighten public awareness about the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSSE) is currently underway. Read More

Infrastructure fund, solution for projected excess liquidity
C hief executive officer of NCB Capital Markets (NCBCM), Steven Gooden, is advising that the increasing liquidity in the economy...... Read More

Partnerships with the diaspora are critical for growth — PIOJ director general
Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr Wayne Henry, is offering the view that strengthening of existing partnerships and forging new ties...... Read More

NCB Capital Markets executive urges diaspora to invest in local stock exchange
Vice -president for the Wealth Portfolio at NCB Capital Markets Lamar Harris encouraged members of the diaspora to diversify their investment...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Mother Earth on show at show at Gatffest

MOTHER Earth's well-being was the focus of short films Beneath The Surface and Island Strong, which premiered at Gatffest Film Festival, now in its seventh... Read More

The hard-hitting Mr Isaacs
MR Isaacs, a classic 1977 album by Gregory Isaacs, will be re-released on July 12 by 17 North Parade, a subsidiary of VP Records.... Read More

Keeping the Dub alive
Not much has been heard in Jamaica about the Dubtonic Kru in recent years, but drummer/co-founder DeLeon “Jubba” White told the Jamaica Observer recently...... Read More

Tyrifik has reasons to live
Tyrifik is pleased with the positive response to his eight-track debut EP, Reason Fi Live.... Read More

COLUMNS

America is failing the compassion test on immigration

One of the enduring strengths of America is the way it has treated with generosity people from all over the world who want to enter its shores. As an... Read More

Edward Seaga's work deserves to be properly memorialised
On June 23, 2019, Jamaica's fifth Prime Minister Edward Seaga was laid to rest at National Heroes' Park. If my mother, Helen Champagnie, were alive, his funeral would not have...... Read More

From bruk-pocket to Porscheperity?
Renowned and respected Miami Herald journalist Jacqueline Charles, in her June 15, 2019 piece on Jamaica's economic turnaround, opened a can of things. For one Government...... Read More

OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti, not an external agenda
In what is increasingly becoming a pattern of ignoring established procedures and authority in the Organisation of American States (OAS), a delegation went to troubled Haiti on...... Read More

REGIONAL

VIDEO: Should the Government legalise obeah?

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck earlier this month announced that he would be taking a submission to Cabinet which would outline the reasons the 1898 Obeah Act should be... Read More

'I am of God'
For 35 years, a St Thomas woman says she has been healing the sick in and around the parish.... Read More

PHOTO: NERHA's gift
The North-East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) recently donated a new Nissan panel van to the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland. Earlier this month, NERHA donated two new...... Read More

Sandals team members donate on World Blood Day
Team members from Sandals Ochi Beach Resort and Sandals Royal Plantation were out in their numbers to donate blood in observance of World Blood Donor...... Read More

EDITORIALS

A level playing field for schools the only solution to the 'agony'

Despite various iterations of the placement tool for assigning students to secondary-level educational institutions since Independence — be it Common Entrance... Read More

If we could just control the disorderliness on the roads…
All of documented history demonstrates that an orderly, rules-based society is a prerequisite for social and economic development, and yet disorder...... Read More

A good move by Jamaica Producers Group
We are always pleased when we see Jamaican companies excelling, both here and overseas, as that kind of growth and expansion redounds to the benefit of the company, its...... Read More

Is it time to name Messrs Edward Seaga, Michael Manley national heroes?
With the interment today of Mr Edward Phillip George Seaga, it might be appropriate to begin the debate, which is simmering beneath the surface, about...... Read More

AUTO

BMW 530i raises the bar

ARE you looking for a vehicle that merges luxury, comfort, speed while making a bold statement? Read More

Popping up in Portmore
Andrew Lee-sing, organiser of the Heelz & Wheelz car show series, is happy with the event's recent staging at the Portmore Town Centre in St...... Read More

Traffic changes for Seaga's funeral
Members of the public are being advised that there will be traffic changes along major thoroughfares on Sunday, June 23, to facilitate the State...... Read More

When Heelz met Wheelz
Heelz 'n Wheelz pop-up car show series recently made its way into the Sunshine City.... Read More

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