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Following a heavy defeat in the series opener against India, West Indies will have to raise their game, as they seek to level the series in the second Test which gets underway at Sabina Park today ...

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Jamaica Tallawahs players Rovman Powell and Chadwick Walton are optimistic of continuing their winning streak as the franchise makes its bow in the Florida leg of the Hero Caribbean Premier League ( ...

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Tallawahs gear up
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ONCE inside the Cayenne Beach — venue for Magnum Dream Live Concert in Negril — the long queues at the Redemption Centre and the bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Hip Strip were quickly fo ...

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Magnum Dream Live
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MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says that Chinese conglomerate, Jiguan Iron and Steel Company (JISCo), should complete its takeover of the Alpart plant in Nain, St Elizabeth, by Novemb ...

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November completion
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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be launching a national campaign against violence. Addressing the launch of a HeForShe Jamaica campaign — an initiative to promote gen ...

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Campaign against violence
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RIO DE JANERIO, Brazil (AP) - With so much focus on Usain Bolt’s injured hamstring and the Russian team’s ban amid charges of systematic doping, it’s easy to lose track of who cou ...

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LATEST NEWS

Weekly Round-up: PJ backs Golding...J’can teen arrested in NY... Bolt touches Rio 7:00 PM

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson on Monday suggested to People’s National Party delegates that Mark Golding was the better man with a devel ... Read More

Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite  8:49 PM
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AFP) – Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Braz ...... Read More

Man held with illegal firearm in Ocho Rios  7:25 PM
ST ANN, Jamaica – The police are reporting the seizure of a firearm and four rounds of a ...... Read More

Govt ready to increase support for youth cricket — Grange  6:29 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia G ...... Read More

Forex: J$126.56 to one US dollar  6:06 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, July 29, ended trading at J$126.56, up by f ...... Read More

GraceKennedy profit hikes 78% to $2.7 billion over six months  5:51 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica – GraceKennedy Group is reporting revenues of $44.1 billion, a 1 ...... Read More

UPDATE: St Kitts company given green light to resume production of bottled water  5:05 PM
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Health authorities have given the green light to use  ...... Read More

Brazil impeachment must be settled by Aug 26 — Temer  4:36 PM
BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) – Brazil's political uncertainty must be resolved by the e ...... Read More

NEWS

Smoking ban to be enforced at Grand Gala

MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange is reminding Jamaicans attending the 54th staging of Grand Gala at the National Stadium on August 6 that no sm ... Read More

Gov’t to lead campaign against violence
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will be launching a national campaign against violence. Addressing the launch of a HeForShe Jam ...... Read More

November completion for Alpart takeover
MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says that Chinese conglomerate, Jiguan Iron and Steel Company (JISCo), should complete its takeover of ...... Read More

No weapons will be allowed at Grand Gala
EXECUTIVE Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Dr Delroy Gordon says no weapons will be allowed inside the National Stadi ...... Read More

SPORT

Skipper Holder ready to lead from in front

West Indies Captain Jason Holder is optimistic of getting it right for the remainder of their four-match Test series against India after failing with both bat and ball in the team’s loss in ... Read More

Powell, Walton eye CPL fixtures in Florida
Jamaica Tallawahs players Rovman Powell and Chadwick Walton are optimistic of continuing their winning streak as the franchise makes its bow in the ...... Read More

Stars converge to celebrate Sir Garry’s 80th
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — A galaxy of former West Indies stars converged on Kensington Oval for a celebrity game here last Thursday ni ...... Read More

We want to win all four Test matches – Pujara
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says his team is targeting a sweep of struggling West Indies in the ongoing Test series in the Caribbean. India, boo ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Rainforest Seafoods to launch into St Vincent and the Grenadines

Rainforest Seafoods Ltd has announced that it will be investing approximately US$10 million in an expansion project at their Montego Bay plant, and will soon launch a new plant in St Vincent and ... Read More

Hawkeye breaks into T&T security market
Sean Clacken, CEO of Hawkeye Security Ltd, indicated this week that security expert Joseph Smith has been appointed managing director of Hawkey ...... Read More

Tension rises as Lasco/Medimpex battle postponed to September
Shareholders of local traders Lasco Distributors and Medimpex Jamaica will have to wait at least another two months for damages arising from their ...... Read More

Mara Made Designs — bringing life to fallen wood
The company name Mara Made Designs announces the identity of Tamara Harding’s dream enterprise which, to her is more of a mission — ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Magic! at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande tonight

TONIGHT Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, St Ann, is scheduled to stage its third in a series of live performances. This evening’s headliner is is the Canadian reggae fusion band Magic ... Read More

Ding Dong rules Dream concert
ONCE inside the Cayenne Beach — venue for Magnum Dream Live Concert in Negril — the long queues at the Redemption Centre and the bumper- ...... Read More

Miss Teen Jamaica competition tonight
EIGHTEEN girls will vie for the title of Miss Teen Jamaica at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston, tonight. Peta Gaye Foster, CEO of organiser ...... Read More

Bringing sweetness to Grants Pen area
Twenty-three years ago, a teenaged artiste named Singing Sweet hit the airwaves and dancehalls with the hit songs When I See You Smile and Oh Donna ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Pretty problems

Do you automatically think that someone who is physically attractive could be a problem in a relationship? Allysia: I stay far from the pretty boys; they tend to have a lot of women going after the ... Read More

Early menopause may speed up aging in women
Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a recent study that could help pinpoint women at hi ...... Read More

Those ear infections
NO matter how careful a parent you are, it is almost guaranteed that ear infections, which are listed among the most common childhood afflictions, ...... Read More

An ex in need…
YOU were in a relationship with someone who broke your heart in the worst way imaginable and never showed any remorse. However, since you have gott ...... Read More

COLUMNS

A lot of ground to cover

AUGUST is just around the corner, a few hours from bringing with him “shock and awe” that when he lands, seven months of 2016 will have gone by. He’s not joking. Time is flying fas ... Read More

We must build up Africa, not diminish it
Africa has been much maligned. As I track a discussion across three countries, I am amazed at the illogic of educated agnostics. Europe says the Zik ...... Read More

Norman Manley’s last triumph
Today is the 47th anniversary of Norman Manley’s last and perhaps greatest political triumph: when he led the People’s National Party (P ...... Read More

How can we help Haiti’s state of affairs?
In 1804, Haiti deposed French colonial rule and emerged as the world’s first black-led republic to gain independence (Haiti Country Profile, ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Plans to boost bed capacity at Black River Hospital

MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton says that there are plans to improve bed capacity at the Black River Hospital. He said the demand on the type ‘C’ facility in the St Elizabeth ... Read More

Traffic changes for Black River this weekend
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorists and pedestrians that movements through the town of Black River, St Elizabeth, will be curtaile ...... Read More

PICA’s mobile unit rolls into Port Maria tomorrow
THE Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will take its services to the residents of Port Maria and surrounding communities in St Mary ...... Read More

RTI back with a bang
Rich Tropical Island (RTI), whose promoters were part of the inaugural ATI party in 2000, returns after a one-year break this evening with its Quiet ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Well wishes for the Rio Olympics

This time next week the world will already be focused on Rio de Janeiro, host city of the 2016 Olympic Games, an event described as the Greatest Show On Earth and which many people regard as the m ... Read More

Let’s see if the Government has guts
We’ll hold the applause until we see what the Government actually does about the disgraceful breaches of the regulations governing the use o ...... Read More

Mrs Hillary Clinton: a woman to lead the free world?
On Tuesday night, the Democratic Party of the United States of America formally nominated Mrs Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state as its ...... Read More

If parliamentarians can’t stand the heat, they must get out of the kitchen
Regrettably, we have to return to the issue of the conduct of our parliamentarians. Readers will recall that it was only last month we had criticise ...... Read More

AUTO

Off-road adventure

The off-road community came out in strong numbers for the recent staging of Ultimate Adventure Safari, the second event of 2016 for Jamaica Off-Road Challenge (JORC). “It went very well as w ... Read More

Road Safety unit eyes partygoers
KENUTE Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, said he and his team is currently in Negril on a mi ...... Read More

A fast break
THE massive field of 140 racers that showed up on Sunday for the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Supligen Drag Challenge #3 at Vernamfield, Cl ...... Read More

Magna Motors gives US$10,000 for lift
Magna Motors Dealership Limited, exclusive dealer of Hyundai in Jamaica, recently donated a US$10,000 cheque to the Jamaican Association on Intelle ...... Read More

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