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PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller told supporters at the National Arena yesterday that her governing People's National Party (PNP) will win next year's local government elections, as well as the ...

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THE Caribbean's leading hotelier Gordon 'Butch' Stewart spent the weekend in meetings with the heads of Air Canada Vacations and Air Canada Leisure Group, hoping to keep the focus on the region as ...

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The calls for justice reverberated from of Mount Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church yesterday, as hundreds of mourners turned out to celebrate the life of Mario Deane, ...

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Calls for justice
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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The discovery of "phantom" fire hydrants in phase one of the Glencoe Subdivision in North East Manchester earlier this year has resulted in a call for fire personnel t ...

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It's a fake!
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Digicel is a step closer to its ambition of becoming the top communications company in the region with the acquisition of the Caribbean sports cable network SportsMax. ...

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‘A great merger’
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FOR years she has been waiting patiently on the Lord to supply her need for a husband, but Cindy A, 40, is becoming impatient. The 20-year Christian says she has done everything to please God -- s ...

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Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port  1:16 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) - Two Chinese destroyers have arrived at Iran's Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, in an unprecedented visit attesting to a new rapprochement between the two countries, Iranian media reported Sunday. The four-day visit is the first time a Chinese naval vessel has called at a port in the Islamic republic, across the Gulf from Bahrain where the US Fifth Fleet is based. The two navies will conduct joint search and rescue exercises and training for maritime accidents, according to Admi ... Read More

Pope says religion can't justify violence  1:14 AM
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Nothing for Jamaica in PM’s speech, says JLP’s Deputy Gen-Sec Gordon   9:04 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Deputy General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Audley Gordon says ...... Read More

Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability  8:58 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's mod ...... Read More

PM says her administration has passed ‘the people test’  6:10 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller today in responding to criticism from the ...... Read More

NEWS

Party mood at Arena

THE National Arena was yesterday transformed into a sea of orange and black as thousands of People's National Party (PNP) supporters turned up to celebrate the 76th year of the political party at it ... Read More

Portia, PNP confident of local gov’t, general election wins
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller told supporters at the National Arena yesterday that her governing People's National Party (PNP) will win next ...... Read More

'#JusticeforMarioDeane'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The calls for justice reverberated from of Mount Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church yesterday, as hundreds of mourner ...... Read More

Bahamas denies case of deadly Ebola
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Health Minister Perry Gomez has dismissed as "bogus" a report that a case of the Ebola virus, which has killed thousan ...... Read More

SPORT

Wesley Brown takes aim at PGA Tour

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Jamaica's new golfing sensation Wesley Brown attributes the upswing in his fledgling professional career to "discipline" and "patience". Brown, in "his early 20s", als ... Read More

Digicel, SportsMax marriage promises mega benefits to viewers
TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Digicel is a step closer to its ambition of becoming the top communications company in the region with the acquisition of ...... Read More

Clarendon College hunt win number five
CHAPLETON, Clarendon -- Former champions Clarendon College will this afternoon hope to join Cedric Titus High as the second ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup te ...... Read More

Keen battles as Manning Cup enters return-leg round
EIGHT games are on today as the return-leg round of the InterSecondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup gets going with teams jock ...... Read More

BUSINESS

'Run your region like a business'

ST THOMAS, United States Virgin Islands (CMC) — Caribbean Tourism officials have been urged to ensure that the sector is run like a business. The advice came Thursday in a keynote present ... Read More

Gov't invests billions to provide Jamaicans with Internet access
THE Universal Service Fund (USF) has invested billions of dollars over the last nine years to provide Internet access to Jamaicans across the island ...... Read More

JMMB to enter Central America
JAMAICA Money Market Brokers Limited (JMMB) aims to enter Central America, according to its Dominican Republic (DR) operations. JMMB currently opera ...... Read More

Energy projects in train, set to double renewables in Jamaica
JAMAICA Public Service Company (JPS) on Thursday signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will add 80.3 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Keeping it live

Following the high of the summer season, many local reggae and dancehall acts have returned to Jamaica after performances on the festivals in Europe and North America. The availability of these act ... Read More

Richie Stephens goes Ska Teck Ova
REGGAE singer Richie Stephens is introducing a new music genre called Ska Teck Ova on his latest single entitled Everybody Dance. Produced by Chris ...... Read More

EEZY Breezy for Micah Shemaiah
ENCOURAGED by the 'great vibes' he experienced on a recent trip to Europe, roots singer Micah Shemaiah is looking to maintain the momentum by releas ...... Read More

Africa represented well at IRAWMA
The 33rd staging of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (I will take place on October 4 at the Coral Spring Center for The Arts in South ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

I regret getting my abuser arrested

Dear Counsellor, I am 22 and I have been in a relationship for five years. He has always cheated on me and I have always forgiven him and moved on, but recently, in retaliation, I had a fling w ... Read More

I'm 40 and can't find a husband in the church
FOR years she has been waiting patiently on the Lord to supply her need for a husband, but Cindy A, 40, is becoming impatient. The 20-year Christi ...... Read More

Dad wants to amend maintenance order
Dear Mrs Macaulay, I was awarded a set sum per month in maintenance over a year ago, as my child's father told the court that he was unemployed ...... Read More

Firmer breasts are possible, with exercise
IT may be a woman's worst nightmare — having her once plump, firm breasts sag as a result of childbirth or just the natural ageing process. ...... Read More

COLUMNS

You had one job, UN

The UN is back in the news with preparations for the opening of the 69th General Assembly session. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlights the importance of the UN's mission in this "time of turm ... Read More

For a cleaner, more productive Jamaica
I have to admit I felt a bit envious of those clean streets when I visited Barbados last year. At frequent intervals, we saw signs warning against ...... Read More

The PNP must address PetroCaribe at today's conference
In the September 14 edition of The Economist, an article, 'Of oil and coconut water', begins by stating the obvious: "A big oil producer unable to ...... Read More

The beatitudes of poverty alleviation: An enduring formula for sustainable development
SUBSTANTIAL progress has been made in human development and poverty reduction. Over the last 25 years, the emergence of the new industrial powers ha ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Excell Learning Centre rebrands as Ardenne Prep

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The privately operated Ardenne Preparatory and Extension High School based in Kingston has expanded its preparatory division to this south-central town. The insti ... Read More

Fake fire hydrants!
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The discovery of "phantom" fire hydrants in phase one of the Glencoe Subdivision in North East Manchester earlier thi ...... Read More

More than sperm donors
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica Pastor Everett Brown has challenged Christian men and those in ...... Read More

Keep going, Jermaine!
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Holmwood Technical High School's former shining star, Jermaine Blackwood, continued to show solid growth as a Test- ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The United Kingdom of Great Britain

THE Scottish people voted to keep their country in the 307-year United Kingdom by 2,001,926 votes to 1,617,989 in Thursday's referendum. Nearly 90 per cent of the 4,283,392 people entitled to vote ... Read More

We must make Jamaica clean
WE laud those hundreds of Jamaicans who turned out yesterday — International Coastal Clean-Up Day — to help spruce up sections of the ...... Read More

Words of wisdom from Reggae Boy Mr Kemar Lawrence
WE were moved by the sheer honesty and sense of maturity in remarks made in this newspaper by national footballer Mr Kemar Lawrence. Speaking a ...... Read More

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. ...... Read More

AUTO

JUTC to earn $1.3b per year from new fares

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will make an additional $1.3 billion a year from the fare increase introduced in late August, except for this year when it will only rake in approximately $8 ... Read More

Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead
SINGAPORE (AP) — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton w ...... Read More

Macka Diamond in three-car collision
DANCEHALL entertainer Macka Diamond on Friday escaped serious injury following a three-vehicle crash on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine. Details a ...... Read More

Crunch time for karters
THE Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) championship season begins to wind down as the seventh meet in their nine-meet schedule takes place at the Pali ...... Read More

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