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SHAKERA Facey is trying her best to remain hopeful. But a huge mass which started to grow on her left shoulder five months ago is weighing her down both physically and mentally, to the point wh ...

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Mystery Tumour!
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YANIQUE Chin on Friday got her wish to meet her two favourite personalities, recording artiste Tessanne Chin, and beauty queen and television personality Yendi Phillipps. Chin, 18, whose story ...

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SHE was the biggest drawing card at the this year's staging of Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, but the jury is still out regarding the performance of songstress Mariah Carey on Friday night's stagi ...

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Mixed reactions to Mariah
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RAINFOREST Seafoods will begin exporting live Jamaican lobsters to Asian markets by July. Markets are to include China, Japan and South Korea. The company, which has been incrementally expandin ...

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Live lobster exports
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OLYMPIC champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce opened her season in style by winning the 60m in 7.13 seconds at the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet on a day when several hand-timed meet records were esta ...

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Graceful Shelly
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Touting himself a 'bar tough' and not a run-of-the-mill bartender, mixologist Wynton Hudson was crowned 'king of the evening' last Thursday night at the Hennessy 250th Anniversary Bartender Competit ...

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ONLINE READERS' COMMENT - The care and protection of our children 6:47 PM

  The Editor: It is so heart rending to see the reports each night of toddlers and teenage children that are missing. The gruesome murders of three minors in recent weeks le ... Read More

UPDATE: Bobbi Kristina breathing through ventilator  5:39 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston, is ...... Read More

Dispute leaves one dead, another in police custody  5:19 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man is dead while another is in police custody following a disput ...... Read More

New JLP caretaker for East Rural St Andrew wants better life for citizens  5:11 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — New JLP caretaker for the East Rural St Andrew constituency, Senato ...... Read More

Former acting RM, three others freed of breaches under Law Reform Fraudulent Transaction Act  5:02 PM
  SAVANNA-LA-MAR, (Westmoreland), Jamaica - Former acting Resident Magistrate Dionne Meyl ...... Read More

Hanna 'horrified' by spate of violence against nation's children  4:11 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna has condemned the recent spat ...... Read More

PHOTOS: Jazz & Blues night 3  3:55 PM
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Nigerian army repels fresh Boko Haram assault on key city  2:54 PM
KANO, Nigeria (AFP) — Nigeria's military on Sunday repelled a Boko Haram assault on the ...... Read More

NEWS

Gloom in St Ann after children drown

LATOYA Buchanan did not send her children to school on Friday because of the heavy rain. Her six-year-old son had asthma and she thought it best that he and a sister stayed home. However, what ... Read More

Sick teen meets Tessanne and Yendi
YANIQUE Chin on Friday got her wish to meet her two favourite personalities, recording artiste Tessanne Chin, and beauty queen and television pers ...... Read More

Mariah Carey gets the thumbs up at Jazz & Blues
FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — Not even the rain which threatened to burst from the ominous dark skies that lingered over the Trelawny Multipurpose ...... Read More

Suspended balance
  HAVE you ever considered trying yoga? How about doing it suspended? Zoë Arscott, co-founder of Chai Studios, a boutique fitness studio, a ...... Read More

SPORT

Jamaica on the verge of blood testing athletes

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Jamaica is on the verge of introducing blood testing for its athletes as the country continues its effort to recover from a doping scandal which rocked the sport of ... Read More

Graceful Shelly
OLYMPIC champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce opened her season in style by winning the 60m in 7.13 seconds at the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet on a ...... Read More

Bravo walks out on Test
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket after four years in the wilderness and just ...... Read More

Yohan Blake to appear in Portmore T20 cricket league
THE 2015 edition of the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum/Portmore Cricket Association (PCA) T20 cricket championship bowls off today with a full ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Hi-Lo enters expansion mode

The Hi-Lo Supermarket chain, owned by the GraceKennedy Group (GK), aims to expand to new locations over the next few years amid officially opening its first in a series of renovated stores on Frid ... Read More

Rainforest to export live J'can lobsters to Asia
RAINFOREST Seafoods will begin exporting live Jamaican lobsters to Asian markets by July. Markets are to include China, Japan and South Korea. ...... Read More

Honey Bun cuts bread prices in anticipation of cost savings
The listed bakery, Honey Bun Ltd, has now cut the price of its signature 'Shordy' bread by more than $10 as of yesterday amid commodity price drops. ...... Read More

Organisations offer help for start-ups
Dear Claudienne I am seeking information pertaining to organisations that assist persons to start small businesses. Could you please help m ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Mixed reactions to Mariah Carey

SHE was the biggest drawing card at the this year's staging of Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, but the jury is still out regarding the performance of songstress Mariah Carey on Friday night's stagi ... Read More

Spreading the message in Canada
WILLI Williams had never been outside of Jamaica until 1974 when wanderlust drew him to Toronto, Canada. The singer, best known for the 1977 hit son ...... Read More

Cracking the Gavinchi Code
SINGER Gavinchi Brown debuted at number two on the Billboard Reggae Album chart last week with the EP, The Gavinchi Code. The six-song project has ...... Read More

PHOTOS: Jazz & Blues night 3
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ALL WOMAN

10 things you didn’t know about Jessica Yap

Jessica Yap has accomplished much in her lifetime. Exposed to music from she was in her mother’s tummy, this violin player has been a staple on the Jamaican music scene since she was a mere t ... Read More

Surprising things that turn him off
Like magnet to steel, most men are attracted to women. However, like oil and water, the attraction can wane because of certain of her actions. What ...... Read More

She loves this; she hates that
Fairytales and romance novels would have you believe that the three key words to a woman’s heart are ‘I love you’, but the modern- ...... Read More

Understanding glaucoma 
Are you getting up in age and a bit worried about your vision? Do you have a medical condition such as diabetes and are concerned about how it will a ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Jamaicans need hope — another great point this Gov't cannot seem to figure

Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! -- Lewis Carroll, (27 Jan 1832-18 ... Read More

Stick it to them, Minister Thwaites!
"ENOUGH is as good as a feast," is a favourite saying of my friend and JC old boy, Garth White, the original rebel from the intellectually combati ...... Read More

The unhelpful geopolitics of energy in the Caribbean
US commentators are predicting the death of the PetroCaribe agreement -- the Venezuelan oil initiative in the Caribbean -- and the ascendancy of t ...... Read More

Those magnetic magic hills
AN article I wrote several months ago drew attention to an unexplained mystery at the foot of the Spur Tree Hill on the border of Manchester and S ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Woman claims surgery went wrong

RUNAWAY BAY, St Ann — Imagine faeces constantly flowing from a woman's abdomen and doctors telling her that they can do nothing to help. While many may not even have the courage to create ... Read More

Hydel, St Mary High shine at North Central Meet
DISCOVERY BAY, St Ann — The Hydel Group of Schools and St Mary High School won the girls' and boys' sections, respectfully, as over 30 institu ...... Read More

Controversy rages over Bailey bridge in Lucea
LUCEA, Hanover — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it has no problem with the width of a pedestrian bridge, which was recently erected pa ...... Read More

MOCA launches 'Stop Lottery Scamming' in four St James schools
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Major Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday launched Stop Lottery Scamming in four schools in Montego ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Jamaica not overpopulated, it's underemployed

DR Walter Rodney in his seminal book How Europe Underdeveloped Africa explains that the slave trade removed the labour force of African societies because only the fittest and the best were enslaved. ... Read More

The MLS need to give us their side
WE note with interest the dispute between local football clubs and the United States Major League Soccer (MLS) regarding monetary claims for the d ...... Read More

We are afraid Mr Bunting, Commissioner Williams — even if you are not!
* A 14-year-old girl -- Santoya Campbell -- is brutally killed; her body stuffed into a garbage bag and dumped near her school in Westmoreland. ...... Read More

Battle of the Commissions of Enquiry
We have watched, admittedly with some amusement, the contretemps between the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party ...... Read More

AUTO

Toyota's new ground

WITH a 40 per cent hold on Jamaica's new-vehicle market share, Toyota Jamaica (TJam) says it will not be resting on its proverbial laurels. On Wednesday, the company broke ground for the constructio ... Read More

Trophy haul for VW
* Transporter named 'Best Crew Van' * Amarok wins 'Best Utility Pick-Up' and 'Best Double Cab' awards * Caddy awarded 'Best Local Delivery Van' * ...... Read More

King reigns in MoBay
DARYL King was the big winner at the Montego Bay Motoring Club's (MBMC) Prize Giving at Pier 1 in St James, last Saturday, as he took home two awa ...... Read More

No more grace period for driver’s licence
THE Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament reviewing the Road Traffic Bill elected to support a police recommendation to remove the 48-hour grac ...... Read More

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