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Dr Duncan's work was legendary — PJ Patterson9:32 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson has expressed his condolences at the passing of Dr DK Duncan this morning, labelling his contributions to the... Read More

Pompeo pitches US business over China in Suriname, Guyana8:47 pm
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AFP) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday made a direct pitch for fast-growing Suriname and Guyana's new leaders to pick US firms,...... Read More

Twitter tightens security for politicians and journalists8:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Twitter on Thursday said it is tightening security of high-profile politicians, campaigns and journalists as a "critical preventative...... Read More

Two women chased, shot and killed by men travelling on motorcycles 7:31 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are now investigating the murder of two women who were today allegedly attacked by four men travelling on motorcycles in the Mona Commons...... Read More

Portland man facing several charges after 1,500 pounds of ganja found on premises 6:55 pm
PORTLAND, Jamaica — A Portland fisherman has been charged by narcotics detectives with several ganja offenses after officers found 1,500 pounds of ganja on a...... Read More

Antigen testing coming in October — Dr Michelle Hamilton 6:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Acting head of the National Public Health Laboratory, Dr Michelle Hamilton, has announced that Jamaica will be utilising the antigen testing method as...... Read More

Search called off for missing Jamaicans and Haitians 5:24 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) has called off the search for boaters who went missing during an incident last...... Read More

Chicken supply will improve in coming weeks — Agriculture Minister5:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, has made his first move in a series of steps to address the concerns raised across the island...... Read More

NEWS

PNP chairman chides Mark Golding

Chairman of the People's National Party (PNP) Fitz Jackson has expressed disappointment that what he believed was a private conversation between him... Read More

Education ministry to provide support for parents
THE Ministry of Education is working on a plan to provide support for parents who, because of issues with literacy, are unable to help their children who are now being...... Read More

Experts cite possible correlation between election campaign and COVID-19 jump
PUBLIC health experts say there could be some correlation between Wednesday record 210 COVID-19 cases within a day, and campaign activities for the September 3 General...... Read More

Leaders pay tribute to D K Duncan who dies at age 80
ONE of Jamaica's most radical and influential politicians, Dr Donald Keith Duncan, better known as DK, died yesterday at the age of 80, following a short bout with the...... Read More

SPORT

Windies pacer Connell believes team can give England Women a run for their money

WEST INDIES Women pacer Shamilia Connell believes her team is capable of putting up a “big fight” against hosts England in their historic Twenty20 (T20)... Read More

Windies Women ready for England challenge — Dottin
DERBY, England (CMC) — Veteran all-rounder Deandra Dottin believes the two inter-squad practice matches have left West Indies Women in good stead ahead of next...... Read More

'Up in the clouds' Duplantis eclipses Bubka with outdoor pole vault world record
ROME, Italy (AFP) — Sweden's Armand Duplantis eclipsed Ukrainian legend Sergey Bubka's 26-year mark, setting an outdoor, new pole vault world record of 6.15m at...... Read More

Mount up!
The fourth Classic of the compacted 2020 racing season due to the novel coronavirus, the Jamaica St Leger, will be contested on Saturday, September...... Read More

BUSINESS

Proven maps out new future at crossroads of COVID-19

With their additional public offering (APO) being suspended following the onset of COVID-19, 10-year-old St Lucian-based outfit Proven Investments... Read More

US-based Andersen Global using Jamaica to grow its Caribbean presence
US-based tax and legal services firm Andersen Global is growing its presence in the Caribbean via its Jamaican partnership with local-based, tax and...... Read More

Ibex to open fourth location in Ocho Rios
Global providers of business process outsourcing solutions, Ibex , recently announced plans to launch its fourth contact centre in Ocho Rios within the next few...... Read More

Scotiabank increases FX sale limit to commercial customers by 400%
Scotiabank has increased by 400% its foreign exchange (FX) sale limit to commercial customers, as it seeks to satisfy market demand while at the same...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Tale of Jimi and Jimmy

Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Cliff were artistes from entirely different worlds living in London during the Swinging Sixties. One was a psychedelic bluesman, the other a ska... Read More

Chelsea Stewart goes for glory
Chelsea Stewart is pleased with the feedback from her gospel-tinged track, Glory, from her debut self-titled album.... Read More

On Sound Mynd makes waves
ON-THE-RISE deejay On Sound Mynd says his main objective is to be recognised internationally. The dancehall artiste is currently making waves with the song ...... Read More

EZ-PZ does it for Tallis DNB
MANY men believe all it takes to impress the ladies is fast cars and flashy clothes, but deejay Tallis DNB begs to differ. In fact, he says a natural swag is his...... Read More

COLUMNS

Do you remember passing Arlington Villa?

There are a number of interesting old buildings around Kingston that are rapidly disappearing. Did you notice an old Edwardian-type house on Lyndhurst Road? I passed it... Read More

Jamaica's political dilemma
Let us pause to reflect. In the eyes of some citizens the 2020 political campaign was reduced to an ongoing sports day for adults when the 'green and...... Read More

The people voted for hope!
We have come through another general election with a resounding victory and mandate from the people being given to both major parties. “Keep your train chugging...... Read More

The 2020 General Election and the future of the PNP
Let me again congratulate the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for a decisive victory at the 2020 polls. The people have spoken, and their sovereign decision is sealed until...... Read More

REGIONAL

Sponge Music joins forces with Xclusive Management to showcase new acts

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Charles Alexander, otherwise called “Sponge” of Sponge Music, is working hard to take his record label to the top of the music... Read More

Former SJMC chairman hails LED as a success story
MONTEGO BAY, St James - FORMER Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis says one of the success stories during his helm at the St James Municipal Corporation (SJMC) has been...... Read More

LOCK THEM UP!
LUCEA, Hanover - Mayor of Lucea Sheridan Samuels has called for more arrests of people breaching the nightly curfew hours—...... Read More

GOOD RUN!
Former Spot Valley High and Jamaica junior representative Tyrese Reid made a positive in his first cross-country season for Barton Community College...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Has Mr Damion Crawford's time come?

Mr Damion Crawford appeared severely subdued – some might suggest chastised – in the immediate aftermath of the political drubbing taken by the People's... Read More

Behind that unprecedented 37 per cent voter turnout
This newspaper agrees with those who believe the problem of voter apathy is intricately linked to public perception of political representatives and how they showcase...... Read More

Taxpayers should not have to pay for frivolous judicial recounts
We will not begrudge Mr Rohan Chung his 15 minutes in the sun, but we refuse to find humour in his running up the election bill that taxpayers have to foot, by...... Read More

No better time for job descriptions for ministers, Mr Holness
In his address to the remaining 14 members of his 19-member Cabinet on Sunday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness made a powerful argument, we believe, for...... Read More

AUTO

Luxury begins with the BMW X1

When BMW stepped into the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market in 1999 with the X5 — labelled a sports activity vehicle (SAV) — one could never have guessed... Read More

McConnell ends on a high note
JAMAICA'S racing calendar has come to a screeching halt due to COVID-19. But race car driver Fraser McConnell believes rally could be first off the mark given its...... Read More

FIA investigating Hamilton for Breonna Taylor T-shirt — report
Mugello , Italy (AFP) — Formula One's ruling body is reported to be considering action against world champion Lewis Hamilton after he wore a...... Read More

Manchester police ready to use new e-traffic ticket system
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are now eagerly awaiting the implementation of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) new electronic traffic ticketing...... Read More

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