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Britain inks post-Brexit trade deal with Japan9:58 pm

TOKYO, Japan (AFP)— Britain and Japan are set to sign a trade deal on Friday at a ceremony in Tokyo, marking London's first major post-Brexit agreement as it holds an... Read More

Trump, Biden go after each other on coronavirus, taxes9:23 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply different visions of how to handle the surging pandemic and fought...... Read More

Vendor charged for assaulting, robbing accident victim8:28 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— A Kingston vendor was yesterday arrested and charged with several offences following an incident in his community on Tuesday, October...... Read More

$34 million Barracks River Bridge opens 8:05 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The new Barracks River bridge in St Mary was officially opened yesterday by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job...... Read More

Teen charged with murder 7:49 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The police yesterday charged 18-year-old Jamarley Palmer with murder, conspiracy to murder, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following an...... Read More

Residents at Mustard Seed Communities under COVID quarantine 7:19 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Members of the Mustard Seed Communities have been placed under quarantine after several staff and residents tested positive for...... Read More

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir 6:35 pm
(AP)— US regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given to hospitalized patients through an IV.... Read More

Judge dismisses 1 charge against former cop in Floyd's death6:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AP) — A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee...... Read More

NEWS

Calling all dons

JUSTICE Minister Delroy Chuck has issued a come hither appeal to feuding gangs and dons islandwide, to use restorative justice as a channel for settling... Read More

Judge sides with DPP in INDECOM counter
THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has failed to get the courts to review the lawfulness of a 2018 decision by the director of public prosecutions...... Read More

Majority PNP Patriots backing Golding, says president
PEOPLE'S National Party (PNP) Patriots President Omar Newell says most of the group's members have committed to giving Mark Golding the nod to succeed party leader Dr...... Read More

Raising party funds hinges on PNP being united — Hanna
THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) can claw its way out of the apparent financial hole in which it has found itself, aspiring president Lisa Hanna...... Read More

SPORT

JCA to use downtime to develop support systems, personnel

Though the novel coronavirus has halted its local competitions, the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) wants to move ahead with developing the sport by rolling out... Read More

'I have to show character!'
THE West Indies tour to New Zealand could provide batsman John Campbell the chance to establish himself as a Test cricket opener after a dismal series versus England in...... Read More

Former Jamaica player Altamont 'Doc' McKenzie calls for focus on youth development
Five men who have made significant contributions to the sport of football in Jamaica were honoured on Monday for their service to the sport by Masters...... Read More

Ellis satisfied and happy on 47th birthday
Former two-time champion jockey Shane “Canterman” Ellis celebrated his 47th birthday in style by booting home the Prince McDonald-conditioned Ashley's...... Read More

BUSINESS

JMMB Group to accelerate digitisation

Jamaica Money Market Brokers Group Limited (JMMBGL) is continuing to digitise its operations in an effort to keep growing its balance sheet, which now stands at $400... Read More

NCB named among World's Safest Banks
National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica Limited has been named in Global Finance's list of the World's Safest Banks in 112...... Read More

H&L Agro sees uptick in sales during COVID-19
WHOLESALE and retail distributor of agricultural products, H&L Agro — a subsidiary of Hardware and Lumber (H&L) Limited — says the COVID-19 pandemic...... Read More

Despite COVID-19, crime the most critical issue facing Jamaica, JCC survey reveals
Despite the central bank's projection that the economy will contract by between seven and 10 per cent during the 2020-21 fiscal year due to the impact...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Bounty, Beenie for One Love Together

Stephen Marley, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, J Boog, Pato Ranking and Patrice Roberts are headliners for One Love Together virtual concert slated for today and tomorrow... Read More

No stopping for Nyasia Chane'l
NYASIA Chane'l taps into her Caribbean roots with an interpretation of George Nooks' 2004 hit Can't Stop Us Now .... Read More

Gadawie talks crooks, criminals
Earlier this month, dancehall artiste Gadawie released the seven-track EP titled Crooks and Criminals . Produced by...... Read More

Ozyon hits the road
AFTER a two-month hiatus, Ozyon has returned with Road Lord. Released two weeks ago on the Ozyon Music label, the song is a testament of his renewed...... Read More

COLUMNS

Rejection of an out-of-touch, redundant political party

On September 3, 2020 Jamaicans went to the polls in a general election contest for the 14th time since Independence. At the end of the exercise the results revealed a... Read More

Government's anti-Church Act
On October 14, 2020 it was reported in the media that Toots Hibbert, reggae pioneer and icon, was going to have a funeral service at Perry's Funeral Home. And there...... Read More

It's up to us to defend the black vote
Just weeks before election day in the US, with millions of people voting already, the black vote is being attacked from every...... Read More

Trump: A president weighed in the balance and found wanting
According to Old Testament history, around 538 BC, Belshazzar, king of Babylon and successor to the notorious and feared Nebuchadnezzar, held a party...... Read More

REGIONAL

Flooding headache in Mandeville

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Some residents were left marooned in their homes, and several roads in this south-central town were inundated by floodwaters following... Read More

D R Foote Construction donates 10 tablets to Grange Pen students
GRANGE PEN, St James - When Cornwall College grade seven student Joniai Gayle received one of the 10 tablets that D R Foote Construction donated to...... Read More

Le Antonio's Foundation cops mayor's award for work in MoBay's innercities
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Many may know him as the CEO of McKoy News, an online news outlet, or as a building contractor. But Antonio McKoy is also a philanthropist who...... Read More

Lucky Dollar donates bunk bed to Negril All-Age
NEGRIL, Westmoreland - The Savanna-la-Mar branch of Lucky Dollar Furniture and Appliance Store, recently donated a bunk bed to the Negril All-Age School in...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Revisit blended education on a case-by-case basis

The problems triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, which have changed people's lives everywhere on the planet since early 2020, are many and... Read More

No more child mothers in the Caribbean
Last week, in this space, we suggested that the novel coronavirus pandemic is sucking up the oxygen in the room, meaning that many important events...... Read More

Can Mr Donald Trump survive the Joe Biden freight train?
Today marks the beginning of the final two-week sprint towards the November 3, 2020 United States presidential elections — the 59th quadrennial — with...... Read More

Everything is for a good
Indeed, the old saying posits that everything that happens, no matter how regretful, is for a good. Or, if the reader prefers: “Behind every dark cloud is a...... Read More

AUTO

Subaru Forester stays true to roots

THE Subaru Forester has come a long way from the quirky station wagon it once was. Now a fully fledged member of the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market, it's still not... Read More

Dealers hope for bright Xmas
Predictions that the retail automobile industry worldwide would be seriously hurt by the fallout from the novel coronavirus have become true, with...... Read More

Towering Hamilton wins Eifel GP, equals Schumacher's record
Nürburgring , Germany (AFP) —Lewis Hamilton controlled his emotions yesterday as he equalled Michael Schumacher's record of 91 F1 wins with a...... Read More

Bottas on top, Hamilton second, sick Stroll absent
NURBURGRING, Germany (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas topped the times ahead of championship leader and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton yesterday morning's belated and...... Read More

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