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Scepticism about the value of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast has not daunted the man who heads the organising committee. The Rev Dr Stevenson Samuels says that while it was unfortunate ...

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SNEAKERZ & Jeanz Promotions is pleased with the crowd support at the inaugural staging of Church Pen All-White Affair recently. The event was held at Bird of Paradise Lawn in Old Harbour, St Ca ...

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Kingston Humming Birds have placed one hand on the Berger Elite Netball League title after drawing first blood with a 57-43 victory over St Ann Orchids in game one of the best-of-three finals at t ...

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LATEST NEWS

Weekly Round-up: Zika-related microcephaly?…Gunmen murder 2 children…FA Cup in Ja 9:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — It was on Wednesday reported that Jamaica recorded its first ‘probable’ case of Zika virus-related microcephaly. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) D ... Read More

US prosecutors want suspected J'can scammer held without bond  8:07 PM
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — US prosecutors want a Jamaican man who's accused of maste ...... Read More

Trump, spokesman slam US media over inaugural crowd coverage  7:37 PM
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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump told the CIA Saturday it had hi ...... Read More

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NEWS

Shaw explains additional budget spending

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says that $8.5 billion of the $12.8-billion increase in the Government’s expenditure for 2016/17, approved by the House of Representati ... Read More

Three more months’ wait for Trafigura ruling
The Appeal Court is to rule on April 28 whether Portia Simpson Miller and the other four members of the People’s National Party (PNP) should ...... Read More

Montague wants improved conditions for security guards
MINISTER of National Security Robert Montague says he will be lobbying for improved working conditions for private security guards. Speaking at an ...... Read More

JCHS recommends systems for protecting children
The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) has waded in on the controversy surrounding Moravian pastor Rupert Clarke, recommending that all ...... Read More

SPORT

Whirlwind day as track and field season shifts gears

The eighth staging of the Central Hurdles and Relays meet is expected to be buzzing with excitement, as the track and field season shifts into high gear with six development meets on the schedule ... Read More

Structure key to return of winning culture, says Adams
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Newly appointed director of cricket Jimmy Adams says one of the major items on his agenda is creating a structur ...... Read More

Humming Birds soar above Orchids in game one
Kingston Humming Birds have placed one hand on the Berger Elite Netball League title after drawing first blood with a 57-43 victory over St Ann Or ...... Read More

Golf in the blood
ROSE HALL, St James — It’s almost inevitable that Sebert Walker Jr would follow in the footsteps of his accomplished father and take up t ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Joong Supermarket expands to include a home centre

Family operated Joong Supermarket and Wholesale has been expanded to include a home centre in Portmore, St Catherine. The supermarket chain, which first began operation in Morant Bay, St Thomas, ... Read More

Shaw says fiscal results prove soundness of ‘1.5’ income tax policy
Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says that the country’s tax performance so far in 2016/17 proves the soundness of the ...... Read More

Kingston Properties buys Spanish Town Road complex
Kingston Properties Limited (KPREIT) this week closed on a new property in Jamaica, a warehouse and office complex located on Spanish Town Road in K ...... Read More

Jamaica to host major international tourism conference
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett signed an agreement on Monday at the Palacio Neptuno in Spain to host a major global conference ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Kevin Downswell grateful for YVA nod

GOSPEL singer Kevin Downswell is pleased to be among this year’s Youth View Awards (YVA) nominations for Best Gospel Artiste. “This is my fourth nomination, but each one feels like the ... Read More

All-White was alright
SNEAKERZ & Jeanz Promotions is pleased with the crowd support at the inaugural staging of Church Pen All-White Affair recently. The event was h ...... Read More

Tribann set to Fly Away
Emerging singjay Tribann is gearing up to release his single called Fly Away on Monday. Produced by Shain Martin, Fly Away speaks about life’s ...... Read More

Mello Vibes next Saturday
Mello Vibes – Best of the 70s, 80s and 90s is set to take place at the Mas Camp in St Andrew, on Saturday, January 28. Dubbed Disco Inferno, ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Signs you are dating the wrong man

In the beginning of all relationships you’ll get the butterflies, and while this stage is indeed sweet, you should not ignore the signs that you could be dating a wolf in sheep’s clothi ... Read More

Before you press that record button…
Many couples have attempted to record their intimate moments as a means to “spice” up their bedroom tactics. Some have regretted it, ot ...... Read More

Should you judge him by how he treats his mother?
It has been said that how a man treats his mother is a direct reflection of how he will treat his woman or his wife. How true is this theory? Sean: ...... Read More

How important is religion in your relationship?
There is a famous Bible scripture that states that two cannot walk unless they agree, and this has proven to be correct in many cases. While it is ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Bangarang inna churchyard?

In a time now gone from us, a much-used jokey-fie custom was to tek bad sinting mek laugh — which was to say, no matter how bad things were, they could be converted to laughter. Some of the ... Read More

Andrew Holness’s Israel visit and the British prison gift
Friday, January 13, 2017 may be a defining date for Jamaica. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made a serious error of judgement by his high-profile mee ...... Read More

Leave the fountain alone!
“The St James Parish Council plans to remove the fountain from Montego Bay’s historic Sam Sharpe Square and replace it with a statue o ...... Read More

We’re all wary of the unpredictable Trump
The world is on edge as the time for Donald Trump to be sworn in as president of the United States approaches. Trump has turned out to be unorthod ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Two hotels to be built in Trelawny

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has signed an agreement with representatives of the Excellence Group Luxury Hotels and Resorts to build two hotels in Oyster Bay, Trelawny. The Ministry of Tour ... Read More

Should the fountain in Sam Sharpe Square be removed?
Last week the National Works Agency (NWA) announced a raft of measures to ease the chronic traffic congestion in the resort city of Montego Bay. Inc ...... Read More

Obeah scammers
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Members of the Lottery Scam Task Force are reporting a new trend emerging among more and more scammers — practising ob ...... Read More

MoBay mayor says St James crime initiative bearing fruit
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation Homer Davis says the Government’s decision to provide addition re ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Wishing and hoping as U-17 Boyz look to Panama

Money may be the root of all evil, but it also makes the mare go, and money is obviously a dire need as the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) prepares to send the national Under-17s off to the CON ... Read More

It shouldn’t have to take Mr Cliff Hughes...
The image of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) that emerged from an extensive interview w ...... Read More

Obeah statement shows security minister a desperate man
NationalSecurity Minister Robert Montague has invoked the shady practice of obeah to frighten criminals, demonstrating that he is a desperate ma ...... Read More

Two days to the inauguration of Mr Donald Trump
  Jamaicans, like the rest of the world, are intrigued as American politics unfolds three days before the inauguration of Mr Donald Trump as the ...... Read More

AUTO

US$50-million investment

Ground was yesterday broken for a US$50-million complex in Kingston that will house a full-scale BMW/MINI international showroom and service centre, as well as a 220-room Marriott AC brand hotel. ... Read More

Hyundai Veloster changing the rules
THE 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a mix of sportiness and practicality. But yet, somehow, it manages to be its own thing. On the outside, the Veloster ...... Read More

BMW in high gear
THIS morning, the Adam Stewart-led ATL Automotive will break ground for construction of its state-of-the-art, stand-alone showroom on Lady Musgr ...... Read More

Smooth sailing
JAMAICA Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says there’s a huge improvement in service since the start of the new school year. According JUTC marke ...... Read More

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