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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan — the two men charged with the controversial beating death of Mario Deane at the Barnett Street lock-up in early August — are f ...

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PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) Chairman Robert Pickersgill says the party is convinced it still has the confidence of the Jamaican people, midway into its five-year term in office. "The next two-a ...

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PHYSICALLY disabled students who use the Government-sponsored transport system in the Jamaican capital say they are experiencing major challenges accessing sections of the Half-Way-Tree Transport ...

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DIGICEL has bought a majority stake in the parent company of regional sports broadcaster, SportsMax. The deal to purchase controlling interest in St Lucia-based International Media Content (IMC ...

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BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — West Indies Women will be aiming to complete a clean sweep of their One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand when the two sides meet in the fourth an ...

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THERE'S no clear way to say this than Audi has taken the concept of the high-performance sedan and rewritten the rules on expectations with the 2015 S3 sedan. For the PlayStation generation, term ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – An 84-year-old man was held with a firearm and ammunition as he attempted to enter the Balaclava Resident Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, September 18. The police report that the man was stopped and searched before entering the courtroom about 10:00 am. They say he was found with a .22 revolver and one 9mm round in his possession. His identity is being withheld pending further investigation. Read More

Scotland pro-independence First Minister steps down  12:06 PM
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AFP) -- Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Alex Salmond said on Friday he w ...... Read More

No Ebola case in Trinidad, Health Ministry says after man shows symptoms  10:39 AM
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago government says that there are “no s ...... Read More

PNP national executive member returns to court today on fraud charge  10:28 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – People’s National Party (PNP) member Donovan Bisasor and a co-accused ar ...... Read More

Winners and losers in Scotland’s Independence referendum  10:19 AM
LONDON (AP) — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum? WINNERS: The 55.3 per ce ...... Read More

NEWS

'Mediocre' schools a major challenge for education ministry

THE latest report from the National Education Inspectorate (NEI), tabled in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, says that students attainment in English and mathematics surpassed the ministry ... Read More

Downed elevator at Transport Centre hurting disabled
PHYSICALLY disabled students who use the Government-sponsored transport system in the Jamaican capital say they are experiencing major challenges ...... Read More

PNP confident it still has support of the masses
PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) Chairman Robert Pickersgill says the party is convinced it still has the confidence of the Jamaican people, midway int ...... Read More

Psychiatric evaluation says accused in beating death of Mario Deane can stand trial
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan — the two men charged with the controversial beating death of Mario Deane at the Ba ...... Read More

SPORT

'Blacka' Boyd among latest batch of coaching school graduates

WALTER Boyd, the former Jamaica striker and France 1998 World Cup veteran is now an Advanced Level One football coach. The 'Black Pearl', as Boyd is popularly known, was among a number of forme ... Read More

Windies Women aim to complete sweep against New Zealand
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — West Indies Women will be aiming to complete a clean sweep of their One-Day International (ODI) series against Ne ...... Read More

Jamaican-bred horses dominate Trini Derby
ELEVEN runners have been declared to face the starter in this year's Trinidad Derby scheduled to be run on Wednesday of next week over 2,000 metres ...... Read More

Waterlogged field prevents play between C'Down, Papine
Yesterday's lone ISSA/LIME Manning Cup game between hosts Papine High and Group D leaders Camperdown High was not played due to a waterlogged field, ...... Read More

BUSINESS

JBDC secures $25m for mobile business clinic

THE Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has accumulated $25 million in support of the mobile business clinic initiative (MBCI). The initiative, geared at providing technical and devel ... Read More

Digicel turns major content provider following cable TV acquisitions
DIGICEL has bought a majority stake in the parent company of regional sports broadcaster, SportsMax. The deal to purchase controlling interest ...... Read More

To help avoid bankruptcy, NIS to woo informal sector
THE National Insurance Scheme (NIS) plans to encourage the informal economy to pay pension contributions through increased public education and amalg ...... Read More

JMMB to group companies under new parent
JAMAICA Money Market Brokers Limited (JMMB) shareholders voted unanimously to approve grouping all its subsidiaries under a new parent company &mdas ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

The work continues for Mavado

IT'S been some time since Mavado has had a hit song in the United States... five years to be exact. The self-proclaimed 'gully god' is eyeing a return to the Billboard charts, and he's getting ... Read More

Benji builds hype for Geet Weh
FOLLOWING enthusiastic response to first-quarter songs Google Bad Mind and Rave Every Day, deejay Benji Hype is hoping for even bigger things for Ge ...... Read More

Soul on demand
THERE have been no outrageous demands by acts booked for the Soul in The Sun festival set for Montego Bay from October 10-12. The line-up comprises ...... Read More

Jackie Bernard is dead
CEBERT 'Jackie' Bernard, a member of rock steady group The Kingstonians, died Sunday morning at the Kingston Public Hospital. His sister, Monica Be ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Should you pierce your baby's ears?

THERE are a number of reasons parents decide to have their daughters' ears pierced. Two of the most common reasons are personal preference and simply to identify the baby as a girl. Piercing a ... Read More

Raising brainiacs
WHEN preparing or buying food for your young child, it is important that you include foods which will help both their physical and mental health. B ...... Read More

Your pregnancy: 10 early signs
There are some tell-tale signs that indicate that you are pregnant, some you will notice even before that missed period or before you do that pregna ...... Read More

Identifying, preventing Chikungunya in your child
The Chikungunya virus is transmitted to children through mosquito bites. The virus is spread when mosquitoes become infected after feeding on a pers ...... Read More

COLUMNS

The politics of epidemics and the epidemics of politics

REMEMBER the days when Michigan and Smiley sang: "Lick dem wid dangerous diseases"? It was a simpler time than this. Today, from East to West, across the globe, diseases are rampant and there's no ... Read More

Degrees of accreditation and the embattled UCJ
THE recent debate about accreditation is good and raised the profile of the UCJ beyond its ken. It also says ignorance and commercial pressures ar ...... Read More

A politician's argument
TODAY is the 76th anniversary of the inauguration of the People's National Party (PNP). Its first aims were to have universal adult suffrage and s ...... Read More

Jamaican and in love
I am a Jamaican, I love my people, and I am absolutely consumed with trying to determine what is the special glue that holds us together, and what i ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Back-to-school cash flows to MoBay

MONTEGO BAY, St James Two lucky patrons were the recipients of scholarships courtesy of telecommunications giant, Columbus Communications, operator of Flow and Columbus Business Solutions. ... Read More

Mario Deane to be buried Sunday
MONTEGO BAY, St James Mario Deane, the Montego Bay construction worker who died after being beaten at the Barnett Street police lock-up, is to be b ...... Read More

Calls for Macfield to Withorn main road to be rehabilitated in Clarke’s honour
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland THERE have been growing calls for the Government to rehabilitate the roughly 13 kilometres of roadway between Macfield ...... Read More

Budding artist?
This little girl appears to be well pleased with her colouring skills, as she displays her handy work during the recent back-to school health fair a ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Representing the people... effectively

For several decades Jamaicans living below the poverty line have been forced to survive in an environment that offers little or no hope to them. We have noted, with grave concern, how our elect ... Read More

When Scotland votes today…
TODAY, the Scottish people will vote on whether to end their 300-year-old union. In last Sunday’s Observer, respected Caribbean diplomat Sir R ...... Read More

Let us honour Ms Clare Forrester
SENATOR Sandrea Falconer, the information minister, sums it up succinctly in describing the late Jamaican journalist and communications practitioner ...... Read More

Honour to whom honour is due
We hear the urgings of former prime minister of Jamaica, the Honourable Mr Percival James Patterson, that politicians should be shown appreciation ...... Read More

AUTO

SSP Calvin Allen, new traffic divison head

THERE was no honeymoon period for Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, newly appointed head of the Elletson Road-based Police Traffic Division. Days into his September 1 appointment, 1 ... Read More

Audacious Audi S3
THERE'S no clear way to say this than Audi has taken the concept of the high-performance sedan and rewritten the rules on expectations with the 2015 ...... Read More

Pushing ahead
THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) and the Child Development Agency (CDA) have joined forces to ensure that the CDA's Pushcart Derby will be ...... Read More

JAA revs up member support services
HAVE you ever forgotten the date for your vehicle fitness renewal? If you have, then the thought of someone calling or sending you an e-mail remin ...... Read More

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