SANDALS Resorts International says it will this year begin reconstruction of the old Dragon Bay hotel in Portland, transforming it into a 157-suite six-star boutique family resort at a cost of U ...

US$100-m investment

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has a very direct message for investors. The Government, he says, is creating the right environment for them to accurately measure and manage risk. In fact, Holness ...

PM assures investors

JAMAICAN reggae acts will be given a global audience thanks to a new television dance show called International Reggae Train. The show, which is similar to the once-popular Soul Train series, will ...

Reggae Train ready to roll

A mother of five is desperately seeking assistance to get a house after receiving several eviction notices from the owners of the place she now occupies in Hector’s River, Portland. Kay-Ann He ...

‘I need a home’

A crucial offside call by Referee Weston Costly proved just that for Tivoli Gardens, as they were denied a goal and had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Humble Lion in their Red Stripe Premier Leag ...

Lion, TG stalemate

THERE is never a moment that she is without a smile or not trying to impact the lives of youth in the area of education. As a result, young people are drawn to her and never cease to express their ...

All Woman


Forex: J$128.77 to one US dollar 5:20 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, January 23, ended trading at $128.77, up by fourteen cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trad ... Read More

Appleton incident leads to 30-gallon oil leak into Black River  5:08 PM
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Around 30 gallons of oil was released into the Black River this m ...... Read More

Tufton to mull WHO call for higher tobacco taxes  4:56 PM
GENEVA, Switzerland — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton along with his ministry ...... Read More

WICB putting programme in place to aid Cornwall's success  4:25 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A programme is being designed for West Indies A all-rounder, ...... Read More

New PNPYO president ratified  3:42 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Connoly Black has been ratified as the acting president the People&r ...... Read More

CDB looking to assist young entrepreneurs in C’bean countries  3:28 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Mond ...... Read More

Jamaican, 2 Canadians on drug charges in Bermuda  2:51 PM
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A 33-year-old Jamaican man appeared in a Magistrate’s C ...... Read More

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal  2:38 PM
WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — President Donald Trump moved to pull the United State ...... Read More


Outrage not enough!

Jamaicans were urged to take a stand against violence in the society Saturday as mourners gathered at Fellowship Tabernacle in St Andrew for the funeral service of Stephan McLaren. The 17-ye ... Read More

MoBay’s 10 most wanted listed
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reputed leader of the Ratty Gang, Ryan Peterkin, who also goes by the moniker ‘Ratty’, is one of the mos ...... Read More

Accused lottery scammer extradited to US
THE police yesterday revealed that 27-year-old Lavrick Willocks, a St James businessman who was arrested on lottery scamming charges, was extradite ...... Read More

Jamaicans urged to embrace patriotism
STILL basking in last year’s historic achievement in August Town which recorded zero murders, Revered Dr Ezekiel Curtis yesterday called on Ja ...... Read More


To hell and back

Reggae Boy Errol Stevens, who now plays for Hai Phong FC in farflung Vietnam, wants to use his early struggles as a source of motivation for aspiring Jamaican footballers. The 30-year-old strike ... Read More

‘Costly’ in the end
A crucial offside call by Referee Weston Costly proved just that for Tivoli Gardens, as they were denied a goal and had to settle for a 0-0 draw ...... Read More

Waterhouse cool Arnett 3-0 in hot-tempered contest
Two goals by substitutes Kemar Beckford and Irvino English spurred Waterhouse FC to a comfortable 3-0 beating of Arnett Gardens, in a bustling Red S ...... Read More

Bogue debut against Lane in Division One
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Bogue United will make their first appearance in the St James Football Association’s Sandals International Divi ...... Read More


Supreme Court resumes hearing on compensation for Lasco/Medimpex

The Supreme Court is scheduled to resume hearing statements from witnesses for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in the hypertension drug case involving Jamaican distributors Lasco and Medimpex tomorrow ... Read More

Conduent to shutter Amazon unit, redeploy workers
The Business Processing outsourcing (BPO) arm of Xerox International, a division which has been rebran ded Conduent, is set to send home or redeploy ...... Read More

JMMB focuses on ‘Her Wealth’
Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) aims to cement its place as the financial partner of choice for women with its newest product offering, JMMB Her ...... Read More

Association of Financial Professionals looking to expand in Jamaica
The Jamaica Association of Investment Professionals (JAIP) indicated this week that it is seeking to add to local membership 36 individuals with the ...... Read More


Xaymaca International set to soar

NEW carnival player, Xaymaca International, launched their road march costume offerings at a cooler fete held at Constant Spring Golf Club in St Andrew, last Saturday. “This is the year ... Read More

Reggae Train ready to roll
JAMAICAN reggae acts will be given a global audience thanks to a new television dance show called International Reggae Train. The show, which is s ...... Read More

DJ Lava a hit at Sandals
LOIS Morgan is the only female disc jockey at Sandals Resorts International (SRI), and this is something she is proud of. “It feels good. An ...... Read More

Marley brothers for Kaya Fest
Brothers Ziggy, Stephen, Damian and Ky-Mani Marley head the line-up for Kaya Fest, scheduled for April 22 at Bayfront Park Amphitheatre in Miami. Th ...... Read More


If you could warn your ex’s new girl, would you?

IN every relationship partners create bonds, getting to know each other very well. They become aware of each other’s charms and flaws; and some flaws become unbearable, resulting in nasty ... Read More

Beverly Hunter’s JOY
THERE is never a moment that she is without a smile or not trying to impact the lives of youth in the area of education. As a result, young people ...... Read More

After the affair, what happens to your relationship?
SURVIVING an affair is difficult, especially when you are the offended party. And while many commit to practising forgiveness by offering their che ...... Read More

A quagmire of cheating
Dear Counsellor, I have been with my child’s father for over 10 years. When we started to date I was with someone else and so was he. When ...... Read More


Farewell, Obama; Hello, Trump

Within a few minutes, last Friday, the United States of America, the most powerful country in the world, said farewell to former President Barack Obama and inaugurated their new president, Donald ... Read More

Time to pull our heads out of the sand
When we consider the question of whether Jamaica has lived up to her potential, most, if not all of us would agree that she hasn’t. After 54 y ...... Read More

Edward Seaga helped build a nation
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it. — Henry Ford Last week Former Prime Minister E ...... Read More

We will always remember Barack Obama
The straight line rang at 3:00 pm in the White House. The president reached over to answer. The ring was on a private line and only a few people had ...... Read More


Wanted: official status

RAFTERS operating along White River, which borders St Mary and St Ann, are calling on the Government for assistance as they seek to legitimise their businesses. The group of approximately seven men ... Read More

Programme for troubled St Ann teens working — director
A programme launched to positively influence the behaviour of teens who have found themselves in trouble at school has been reaping success, accordi ...... Read More

Three schools to battle for top spot in St Ann police debate competition
Three schools are expected to battle for the top spot in the Area Two police debate competition this week. The three schools— Brown’s ...... Read More

The famous Blue Hole — making its mark
EASILY one of the most- visited, undeveloped attractions of Jamaica, Irie Blue Hole, located south of Ocho Rios, St Ann, is rivalling some of the ...... Read More


Please, let’s organise communities to stand against crime

This newspaper considers crime and violence to be the biggest threat to the viability and healthy growth of the Jamaican economy and society. We take heart that, if his words are to be believed, P ... Read More

The scourge of indiscipline
No society or country can achieve social, political and economic development if there is not a predictable environment engendered when most peop ...... Read More

Wishing and hoping as U-17 Boyz look to Panama
Money may be the root of all evil, but it also makes the mare go, and money is obviously a dire need as the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) prep ...... Read More

It shouldn’t have to take Mr Cliff Hughes...
The image of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) that emerged from an extensive interview w ...... Read More



Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ATL Industrial Group Adam Stewart (centre) is a picture of joy after being presented with a plaque to mark the official opening of the BMW showroom in ... Read More

US$50-million investment
Ground was yesterday broken for a US$50-million complex in Kingston that will house a full-scale BMW/MINI international showroom and service centr ...... Read More

Hyundai Veloster changing the rules
THE 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a mix of sportiness and practicality. But yet, somehow, it manages to be its own thing. On the outside, the Veloster ...... Read More

BMW in high gear
THIS morning, the Adam Stewart-led ATL Automotive will break ground for construction of its state-of-the-art, stand-alone showroom on Lady Musgr ...... Read More


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