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Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed9:13 pm
TORONTO, Canada  (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage today to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a...... Read More

Transgenderism no longer a mental illness – WHO9:08 pm
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according...... Read More

5000 farmers to benefit from 'Climatesmart Agriculture' – Gov't 8:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has announced that approximately 5000 smallholder farmers in the parishes of Portland, St Thomas and...... Read More

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how? 8:09 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can...... Read More

Gabriel's performance pushes him to 12th in ICC Test rankings 7:48 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Shannon Gabriel's historic wicket-taking performance has propelled him to number 12 in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings.... Read More

RPD's strategies to include ethics in schools 7:31 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Revenue Protection Department (RPD) says it will continue to fight corruption by including in its strategies the recommendation to introduce...... Read More

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida6:51 pm
FLORIDA, United States (AP) — US Senator Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for...... Read More

NEWS

PPV drivers renewing licences despite numerous road breaches

The Transport Authority (TA) is insistent that it has been increasing enforcement and monitoring of Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) operators, but a performance audit report... Read More

NWA gets ready for complete closure of Three Miles
ALTERNATIVE routes motorists will be able to use when the National Works Agency (NWA) closes Three Miles/Portia Simpson Miller Square to vehicular traffic completely,...... Read More

Government, Opposition see value in Caricom Review Report
GOVERNMENT and Opposition MPs yesterday expressed bipartisan positions on the recommendations from the Bruce Golding-led Caricom Review Commission's Report, which was discussed...... Read More

Free birth registration fair for Linstead today
THE Registrar General's Department (RGD) will be hosting a series of registration fairs across the island over the next 18 months to facilitate individuals who are without a...... Read More

SPORT

Spain's Iniesta wants Iran win, World Cup trophy in swansong

KAZAN, Russia (AFP) — Midfield legend Andres Iniesta has pledged Spain will overcome their early World Cup woes in Russia by beating Iran today to set up another... Read More

Ronaldo seeks encore against 'battle-hardened' Morocco
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds...... Read More

Luis Suarez seeks World Cup redemption
NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) — For a player who has made so many headlines at the World Cup, it is appropriate that Luiz Suarez will make his 100th appearance...... Read More

Neymar limps out of training, setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing
SOCHI, Russia (AFP) — Neymar hobbled out of a training session yesterday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World...... Read More

BUSINESS

SCI lists on the JSE

Sygnus Capital Investments (SCI), the private credit investment company managed by the Sygnus Group, listed two classes of shares on... Read More

Cabinet replaces Jamaican directors on Petrojam board
The Cabinet yesterday named three new members of the board of directors of the Petrojam oil refinery, to replace the three Jamaican directors who resigned on...... Read More

Devaluation hits Wisynco prices
Months after announcing a three per cent reduction in the prices of imported goods to pass on savings from the declining US currency, newly listed...... Read More

IMF pleased with Jamaica's economic performance
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation has ended a one-week visit to Jamaica saying that economic progress is reflected in high...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Xyclone blows into Billboard

For the second time in less than one year, Xyclone has made the top five of the Billboard Reggae Album's Chart. His latest album, ... Read More

LUST-ing to see Jamaica
YONKERS, New York — LUST brought the curtains down on the ninth Miss Dream Castle Pageant Saturday with a memorable performance here at Royal Regency...... Read More

Father Culture eyes big break
BREAKING into the mainstream market has proved to be quite elusive for 52-year-old singer Father Culture. But he is not giving up. ... Read More

Summer Body Experience
17 Studio One Boulevard was transformed into an urban beach on Saturday, June 16 as revellers went all-out to adhere to the theme of Summer Body Experience. It was, to...... Read More

COLUMNS

Whither trial by jury

The opponents of trial by the people and of the people have finally paved the way to the abolition of trial by jury. The supporters of trial by judge alone for gun-related... Read More

Kim, Trump Summit — a promissory note without any real promise
There seems to be universal agreement that Kim Jong-un and the North Koreans gained more from the recent Donald Trump/Kim Summit than did Trump,...... Read More

Urban resilience: Can our cities pass the stress test?
The world is becoming increasingly urban, and cities face constant struggle with the complex environmental social, economic, and political challenges...... Read More

From regurgitation to critical thinking Give PEP a chance to work
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. — Albert Einstein ... Read More

REGIONAL

Wigton's gift to Rose Hill Primary

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Wigton Windfarm Limited at Rose Hill in southern Manchester recently completed a $10-million renovation project at the neighbouring Rose... Read More

Green leads Manchester Chamber of Commerce for third term
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Businessman Garfield Green was elected at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce's annual general meeting on Thursday, June 7 to again lead...... Read More

Cultural shift necessary
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) Wayne Chen wants a “revolutionary” approach to building a culture...... Read More

JISCO Alpart Jamaica assists 130 farmers
NAIN, St Elizabeth — JISCO Alpart Jamaica and its community partners, Manchester Plateau Community Council and Alpart Community Council, have assisted 130 farmers...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Good advice from the World Bank

Going on the evidence so far, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is correct in stating that fiscal discipline is now a part of the DNA of the Jamaican... Read More

Five US first ladies hear the children's cry
If the Bible's injunction to “suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God” is to be...... Read More

The heroic, historic role of the National Library
Most Jamaicans can be forgiven for knowing next to nothing about the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ).... Read More

Bad enough when two elephants make love, far worse war…
All markets need to be embedded in an economic policy framework to manage the inevitable gyrations which are characteristic of markets.... Read More

AUTO

Kia's got Soul

For those not looking for the traditional sedan, sports car, or sports utility vehicle, there is the 2018 Kia Soul. Read More

Porsche marks 70th milestone
JAMAICA joined the world in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Porsche through its local dealer, ATL Automotive, in New Kingston last...... Read More

Messi Mania
Veronica Thomas says she was “converted” to being an Argentina fan by her boyfriend and displays the country's flag on her white Nissan Mark.... Read More

Royal fan
“I'm a England fan fi years... From Gary Lineker days,” said Voncard Brown, who displays an England flag on his Mitsubishi Lancer.... Read More

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