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New York sues e-cigarette firm Juul for targeting youngsters9:47 pm

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York on Tuesday became the second state this week to sue Juul, the United States' largest electronic cigarette manufacturer, for... Read More

Businessman, two taxi operators among six charged in St Ann ganja bust9:06 pm
ST ANN, Jamaica —  A businessman and two taxi operators are among six men who have been charged in relation to offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act in Exchange, Ocho...... Read More

Two Kingston men charged with firearm-related offences8:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have charged two Kingston residents with firearm-related offences following their alleged involvement in separate altercations.... Read More

JCF seeks to clarify reports surrounding recent August Town operation 8:29 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is seeking to clarify statements made in a local newscast on Sunday about a recent police operation in August...... Read More

Climate impacts 'to cost world US$7.9 trillion' by 2050 7:14 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — Climate change could directly cost the world economy US$7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth...... Read More

Gov't pushing for limestone production facility 6:51 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has heightened discussions with private-sector interests to develop a Limestone Production Facility to boost export, and to provide...... Read More

J$139.50 to one US dollar 5:40 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, November 19 ended trading at J$139.50, down by 40 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading...... Read More

St Mary police investigating suspected suicide of 9-y-o boy5:35 pm
ST MARY, Jamaica — The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of nine-year-old Jaden Grant who was found at his home in Mason Hall district, St...... Read More

NEWS

Witness adamant he knew Tesha Miller for many years

DEFENCE attorney Bert Samuels submitted to the state witness in the ongoing trial against Tesha Miller yesterday that he met his client for the first time last... Read More

Accused in $400-m fraud case worth $255 million, says expert
THE financial net worth of Sanjay Elliott, the main accused in the Manchester Municipal Corporation $400-million fraud case, has been estimated by an expert witness in...... Read More

An orphan's tale of repeated sexual abuse
Orphaned at the age of three, sexually abused by her grandfather until she was 10, a teen mom by 15, homeless at 16, Shaneille Hall...... Read More

Lauriston murders: Judge to rule on no-case submission today
Supreme Court Judge Justice Vivene Harris is to this morning make a judgement which will determine whether former assistant teacher Sanja Ducally, who is accused of the 2011...... Read More

SPORT

Boyz's lacklustre performance against Guyana disappoints all

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Jamaica's Concacaf Nations League B Group C campaign ended on an anticlimactic note on Monday evening at Montego Bay Sports Complex... Read More

We have a lot of work to do, admits Portmore's Gardner
After a lacklustre first round where they gained only 12 points from 11 games in the Red Stripe Premier League, defending champions Portmore United FC got the second...... Read More

Golfers earn over $2m for Cornwall Regional Hospital
ROSE HALL, St James — Saturday's Half Moon Charity Golf event in aid of Cornwall Regional Hospital proved to be a “win win” says Kevyn Cunningham, the...... Read More

Cricket umpiring 'extremely challenging' in high-tech era, says Taufel
NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Umpiring cricket matches has become increasingly difficult because of the technology now monitoring play, according to former top match...... Read More

BUSINESS

Bolt looks to boost Bolt Mobility in Japan and beyond

Jamaica's internationally renowned sprint legend and co-founder of Bolt Mobilty, an American firm that seeks to revolutionise transportation through “simple, safe... Read More

Which to watch? Inflation vs exchange rate
The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and the Government, as a part of the country's monetary policy direction, have taken the decision to focus on inflation...... Read More

Gratitude is a must! — Campbell
Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) Group President and Chief Executive Officer Courtney Campbell expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the company's staff...... Read More

More than half of Jamaica's registered pension funds inactive
More than half of the 807 registered pension funds and retirement schemes in Jamaica are inactive with most of them in the process of being wound...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Nov 25 farewell for Chappie

THEATRE stalwart and media personality Fae Ellington describes late cinematographer Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste as a man with a “wicked sense of... Read More

Old boys to the rescue
The fifth annual 70s, 80s, 90s fund-raising retro reunion party staged by the old boys' associations of some of the island's top boys' schools is scheduled for this...... Read More

Derrick Scott on a mission
ONE year ago, Derrick Scott took the stage at Unity New Testament Church of God in Fort Lauderdale and delivered a performance so rapturous, members of the congregation...... Read More

Earthkry earns stripes
THE Earthkry band recently wrapped up a second summer tour of the United States with New Zealand roots-reggae group Katchafire. The trek, which kicked off June 6 in...... Read More

COLUMNS

The myth of small businesses
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The more things change...
Speaking at the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Clarendon South Eastern constituency conference in September 2015, then Opposition Leader Andrew Holness...... Read More

Construction boom lacking art, says fine artist
Jamaican fine artist Joshua Higgins is concerned about what he perceives as a decline in the local art scene, particularly painting, and the glaring lack of an artistic...... Read More

REGIONAL

The joys of art!

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Organisers are expressing satisfaction with the 28th Mandeville Art Fair staged recently over three days at the St John Bosco Auditorium... Read More

VETERANS' DAY IN MANDEVILLE
Manchester recently honoured two of its valiant sons — Stanley Francis, 98, and Aston Senior, 95, two living survivors of World War II, which ended 74 years ago.... Read More

Food safety training for Chinese employers and their workers
MAY PEN, Clarendon — Local health authorities say a training programme has influenced significant improvements in food safety compliance among Chinese nationals...... Read More

NORTHERN CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY HONOURS TOP STUDENTS
Northern Caribbean University (NCU) recently presented certificates to students at its annual Honours Convocation where 783 students were given awards. In this photo, President...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Farewell, Mr Douglas Vaz, innovator and patriot
Probably one of the best measures of Mr Douglas Vaz's patriotism and deep commitment to the social and economic development of Jamaica is the fact that he chose to enter...... Read More

Meeting needs of the police a good move
All too often in everyday life, those of whom we ask much get very little in return.... Read More

Be not weary in well doing, Mr Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell
Just to be clear, we are very supportive of reggae artiste Mr Orville “Shaggy” Burrell and the critical philanthropic work he has been...... Read More

AUTO

Comparing the 2019 Audi Q7 and 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln has reintroduced its Aviator SUV for 2020. This new three-row luxury SUV is spacious, comfortable, and at the forefront of the brand's efforts... Read More

China's auto sales fall 5.8% in October
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales fell 5.8 per cent from a year earlier in October as demand for electric cars plunged, an industry group reported recently, extending a...... Read More

New SUV models boost BMW profits despite technology costs
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker BMW reported recently that net profit increased 11.5 per cent from a year ago to 1.55 billion euros (US$1.72 billion) in the third...... Read More

LEWIS HAMILTON racing the record book
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will dig deep for true motivation at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix when they return to action for the...... Read More

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