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2014-2020 will mark lowest growth in the region – ECLAC 7:10 am

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says the 2014-2020 period will mark the lowest growth in the region in the... Read More

Civil Service Assc donates $400K to four health facilities9:48 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JSCA), today (December 12), donated $100,000 each to four health facilities from the proceeds of the JSCA's...... Read More

#UKvotes: First results show Tories steal Labour seats in north9:17 pm
LONDON, England—The first handful of results to be declared in Britain’s election are showing a surge in support for the Conservatives in northern England seats...... Read More

Security guard shot dead in Stony Hill, St Andrew 8:55 pm
ST ANDREW, Jamaica —  A security guard was  shot dead by unknown assailants in Stony Hill, St Andrew yesterday, the police have reported.... Read More

Aussie Brabazon takes up CWI coaching role 8:10 pm
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Cricket West Indies has appointed Australian Chris Brabazon as its first-ever coach education manager, a move aimed at “producing...... Read More

Gov't providing financial support to family of slain footballer Tarania Clarke 7:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, said today that the Government is giving substantial financial support to the...... Read More

Gov't continuing work to reduce squatting —Chang 7:12 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, says the Government continues to take proactive steps to tackle the pervasive issue of squatting, across...... Read More

JPS, NWC still not notifying customers about planned outages — OUR6:29 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and the National Water Commission (NWC) continue to...... Read More

NEWS

'What kind of demon possessed these killers?'

This is an edited version of the victim impact statement read in the Supreme Court on Wednesday by a relative of Joeith “Chrystal” Lynch and her mother,... Read More

'Onerous' Gov't guidelines delay CRH project
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Head of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) rehabilitation project oversight committee Professor Archibald McDonald has bemoaned the...... Read More

Some churches make noise, too, says McKenzie
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has expressed concerns that noise emanating from some churches is...... Read More

Holness welcomes increased Japanese assistance
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says that two maritime patrol vessels which have been donated to Jamaica by the Japanese Government will boost the country's ability to...... Read More

SPORT

Jamaican swimmers strike gold at Marlins Invitational Championships

Jamaica's young swimmers had a po sitive outing on day one of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Marlins... Read More

Domino tourney leads sinners to Christ
Organisers of the 2019 Western Union Double Six Domino Competition contested among New Testament churches hailed the tournament a huge success, as six individuals...... Read More

Portmore's rollercoaster RSPL season continues with another win
The rollercoaster run of Portmore United continued as they once again bounced back from consecutive defeats to register two wins on the trot and inch...... Read More

'Maneater' to continue
The speculation is over as The Supreme Racing Guide is confirming that champion five-year-old mare, She's A Maneater is to continue her already distinguished racing...... Read More

BUSINESS

JPS leads Caribbean energy market with HESS ...system deemed one of the largest commissioned in the world

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has commissioned its highly anticipated Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS), a facility which is said to be the first... Read More

Is Jamaica the right address for investment business success?
In late October, Jampro and the Jamaican High Commission in Port of Spain hosted a business investment breakfast in Trinidad attended by several of...... Read More

Bartlett discusses tourism crisis management in Kenya
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartett has held discussions in Kenya on the establishment of a Satellite Centre for the Mona-based Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis...... Read More

BOJ stops exchanging cotton-based T&T $100 banknotes
The Bank of Jamaica has advised that as of today (December 13) they will no longer exchange cotton-based TT$100 banknotes at its banking counter.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Iba Mahr sounds fifth alarm

Iba Mahr and his Harar Music Group are again committing to giving back to the Linstead Hospital in St Catherine for the fifthconsecutive year. The... Read More

Stevie Face for Rebel Salute
Stevie Face believes that reggae music is still one of the most popular genres worldwide and will remain so for a very long time.... Read More

From Pit To Pulpit
Plays often teach life lessons that even a watchful audience never knew they needed. Mikhail Solomon's thrilling drama, From Pit To...... Read More

Ninja released from hospital
Black Queen, a close friend of incarcerated deejay Ninjaman, says he has been released from hospital and a date for his surgery has been...... Read More

COLUMNS

The universe is okay with it, are we?

Last weekend at the Miss Universe beauty pageant held in the USA, an unmistakably black girl with black people hair took home the title. Zozibini Tunzi, the... Read More

English Restoration gowns and mental slavery
Miss Universe Jamaica 2019 Iana Olivia Tickle Garcia is a gorgeous, brave, smart, “out of many, one” lady; now maligned by scurrilous...... Read More

Follow your passion — but don't abandon your 9-5
It's that time of the year when there are many shows, markets and related activities showcasing a wide range of entrepreneurs. I've been to a few so...... Read More

Viva, Fidel Castro!
On Saturday, November 30, I attended the meeting of the Jamaica Friendship Association in New Kingston. The gathering celebrated the life and times of...... Read More

REGIONAL

Traffic changes for Falmouth during festive season

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — In anticipation of increased traffic volumes during the festive season, the National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that a... Read More

Educational seminars to dominate Rootz Fest
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — In an attempt to position local ganja cultivators to benefit from the opportunities opening up in the burgeoning cannabis...... Read More

Hopewell High celebrates first TVJ All Together Sing win
HOPEWELL, Hanover — It was an all-day celebration and emotional atmosphere for the Hopewell High School community in Hanover on Monday,...... Read More

30th annual JAMIN Regatta closes on high note
MONTEGO BAY, St James – When the f inal boat docked at the Montego Bay Yacht Club on Sunday, signalling the end of the 30th...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Adult education too vital to be marred by uncertainty, MOE

A report by the Jamaica Observer regarding the failure of the Ministry of Education-promoted Occupational Associate Degree programme, through its Centre of Occupational... Read More

Dr Haughton, dissenting political thought and a fresh breeze in the Senate
The spirit, if not the objective, of a Senate or Upper House, was to have an additional layer of independent, democratic thought, unencumbered by...... Read More

Cold hard facts of the dengue fight
There has been a lot of prattle, particularly from politicos, about the Health Ministry's response to the dengue fever...... Read More

When all seems lost, act! – the late Mr Michael Manley
The late Prime Minister Michael Manley — who, incidentally, would have been 95 years old today — once described his Opposition years in...... Read More

AUTO

Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Shaped by performance

Porsche has finally entered the burgeoning coupé sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the 2020 Cayenne Coupé, a slightly sportier and stylish... Read More

This is Cayenne country!
THE Porsche Cayenne Coupe had its recent launch in Brazil. It was delivered via helicopter for the big reveal.... Read More

Porsche stages Coupe
THE Porsche Cayenne Coupe is no ordinary SUV. Its DNA is replete with high-performance and luxury. Therefore, its launch would be equally awesome. This was the case at...... Read More

VW Tiguan gets more impressive
TAKE the already impressive Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicle, slather it in some R-Line upgrades from the brand's performance division and you have a...... Read More

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