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UPDATE: Anderson late show dents Windies progress5:30 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — James Anderson spearheaded a late England assault with the second new ball to reduce the West Indies to 264 for eight at stumps on the...... Read More

Forex: J$132.56 to one US dollar5:02 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Wednesday, January 23 ended trading at J$132.56 down by 21 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

Gas prices up $1.06; diesel up $1.03 4:53 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in the price of gasoline and diesel, effective Thursday, January 23, according to the latest ex-refinery...... Read More

$31.7 m infection control system commissioned at UHWI 3:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — An infection control surveillance system was today commissioned at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) as part of efforts to strengthen...... Read More

Two die in Spur Tree crash 2:58 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Manchester police have confirmed that a man and a woman died in a crash on Spur Tree Hill the morning. The victims have been...... Read More

J'cans urged to consider buying shares in public companies listed on JSE 2:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is encouraging Jamaicans to buy shares in public companies. He was speaking yesterday at the 50th...... Read More

UPDATE: Windies stutter after Stokes double strike2:07 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies lost two wickets in the second session but Shai Hope remained solid, after rain forced an early tea on the opening day of the...... Read More

NEWS

Jamaica appoints new high commissioner to Nigeria

CAREER diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Esmond Reid, has been appointed as Jamaica's High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of... Read More

More vector control workers for Trelawny
Ten additional workers will be employed at the Trelawny Health Department's Vector Control Unit as the ministry steps up efforts in destroying mosquito breeding sites...... Read More

NSWMA to build four new garbage transfer stations
THE National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to construct four new garbage transfer stations in the parishes of Westmoreland, Trelawny, Clarendon and...... Read More

Accused baby thief had miscarriage; ordered to get counselling
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The 26-year-old woman accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James has been urged to get...... Read More

SPORT

'Letts' make a deal!

American-born Jamaican youth international Chad Letts has crossed the Atlantic to sign a professional deal with Belgian Second Division side Royal Union... Read More

Corazon could resume winning ways with no trophy at stake
With no trophy races on offer for today's 10-race mid-week card at Caymanas Park, the talented Anthony Nunes-conditioned Corazon seems set to grab the headlines, as she...... Read More

Bring it on!
While the 32-member pool that kicked off the Reggae Girlz' preparation camps may have been built around players who led Jamaica to the historic qualification for the...... Read More

Ronaldo avoids jail, but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud in Spain
MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail yesterday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay 3.57 million euros (US$4.1 million) for...... Read More

BUSINESS

Sandals gets behind local farmers

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) continues to make a concerted effort to support and buy from the Jamaican farming industry and local manufacturing... Read More

Seaga laments imbalance of trade Cheaper to import than
MONTEGO BAY — President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga believes that although the country is on the right path to...... Read More

JSE moving towards listing digital currencies
Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Marlene Street Forrest, has disclosed that the stock market is moving towards listing digital currencies, having...... Read More

Grace attracts large crowds at customer appreciation Party at Hope Gardens
Caribbean conglomerate Grace Kennedy 's Customer Appreciation Day Out at Hope Gardens in Kingston last Sunday was a well-attended affair with the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Sagittarius Ball

MJ Promotions added pleasure to the just-ended holiday festivities with the staging of Sagittarius Ball Buffet and After Party on December 29 at 17 Studio One Boulevard... Read More

Cargo docks at Carib 5
BAHAMIAN film Cargo will have its local debut at the Carib 5 in Kingston this evening.... Read More

GOING FOR GOLD
Last Sunday, Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, announced plans for the Reggae Gold Awards. She spoke at the launch of activities for Reggae...... Read More

Rebel salutes festival
REBEL Salute promoter Tony Rebel is proud with the outcome of this year's festival which unfolded at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, last Friday and...... Read More

COLUMNS

Is the Integrity Commission a sick joke?

Two different headlines in the printed media last week highlighted the ongoing scourge of corruption on the country's body politic. In a speech at the... Read More

Expanding Jamaica's export income
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Belief kills and belief scores
On November 30, 2018 Kingston College (KC) and St George's College played an intriguing Manning Cup final inside the National Stadium. The match, dubbed 'The battle of the...... Read More

Caucasians can learn from reading black newspapers
In the United States and other countries today many cities publish newspapers in various languages for racial and ethnic groups. Reading news stories written by journalists,...... Read More

REGIONAL

'Give us the classrooms'

SCORES of parents and students of Fair Prospect Primary School in east Portland, last Monday gathered outside the school's gate protesting the education ministry's... Read More

Bethesda Basic celebrates 62 years
BETHESDA Basic School in Port Antonio, Portland, last Wednesday celebrated its 62nd anniversary in a soft ceremony that included the cutting of a cake and various...... Read More

Junction on track
THE National Works Agency (NWA) has confirmed that work on the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road in St Mary is to be completed in the second quarter of the...... Read More

Living in limbo
SEVERAL months after the Government announced that it had executed the compulsory acquisition of the boyhood home of National Hero Marcus Garvey in St Ann's Bay, one...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Senator Kamala Harris steps into the Colosseum of US politics

Just how far Senator Kamala Harris will go in her bid for the United States presidency is anyone's guess at this moment. Read More

So while the grass is growing, the horse must starve, Dr Barnett?
You won't find us questioning the abilities of Dr Lloyd Barnett, who is widely regarded as one of, if not Jamaica's foremost constitutional lawyers. But, frankly, he has left...... Read More

Why not a Jamaican for World Bank?
For 43 of the International Monetary Fund's 73 years in existence, the managing director has been a French national, and all 12 World Bank presidents have been...... Read More

More than normal policing needed now
A meeting involving the private sector, the churches, human rights, civil society groups, and political leaders should have been held last Wednesday to format a...... Read More

AUTO

Audi Q8: the game changer

WHILE rivals are into multiple production cycles of their luxury-coupé SUVs, Audi is now just entering the segment with the boldness and assuredness that exudes from every bolt... Read More

The Q8: Audi's 8th wonder
BUSINESS leaders, bankers, government ministers, and Audi aficionados converged at the ATL Automotive's state-of-art Audi Terminal on Oxford Road, New Kingston, last...... Read More

Getting in the MX
THE Mazda MX-5 has always been centred on one aim: maximum driving pleasure. And for 2018, it's added the single element consumers have been clamoring for, more...... Read More

'King of the Forest'
A pleasant surprise awaited guests attending the launch of the 2019 Subaru Forester at 80 LMR on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last Friday.... Read More

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