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Koffee takes Reggae Grammy4:48 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Koffee on Sunday became the first woman to win the Best Reggae Album category at the Grammy Awards when her EP Rapture copped the covered title during... Read More

UPDATE: Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant and daughter die in helicopter crash4:44 pm
CALABASAS, California (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a...... Read More

US health agency reports five confirmed cases of coronavirus 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US health authorities said Sunday there are now five confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and more are...... Read More

US attorneys general challenge rule increasing risk of deportation for Caribbean immigrants 3:50 pm
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A coalition of 22 attorneys general in the United States have filed an amicus brief opposing what they describe as the Trump...... Read More

PNP vows to protect rights of Jamaicans detained under SOE 3:40 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — General Secretary of the Opposition People's National (PNP) Julian Robinson says he is not surprised that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced...... Read More

Vehicle hits bicycle killing two in Portmore 3:23 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Two people who were riding on a bicycle died from injuries sustained when they were hit by a motor vehicle on George Lee Boulevard in Portsmouth,...... Read More

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash 2:58 pm
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, celebrity website TMZ reported, saying five people...... Read More

Olympic qualifiers, tennis moved from China over virus2:38 pm
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Women's Olympic football qualifiers and a Fed Cup tennis event have been shifted out of China due to growing concerns over the deadly...... Read More

NEWS

Opposition supports SOE, but asks 'where's the plan?

MONTEGO BAY, St James— President of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips says the Government needs to place more emphasis on long-term... Read More

Holness says Gov't will not abandon SOEs
Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday that to abandon the current crime-fighting strategies of the security forces would set back the country another 10-20...... Read More

Samuda condemns 'dastardly' killing of Vauxhall school teacher
Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Karl Samuda has condemned as a dastardly act, the killing of...... Read More

PNP finding it hard to fill one St James, two Portland seats
MONTEGO BAY, St James — People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson says the party expects to find suitable standard-bearers for the remaining...... Read More

SPORT

Herbert Morrison hunt lead for 6th ISSA basketball title

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Double defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical will be looking to take the lead when the best-of-three finals of the... Read More

Atlantic Blue spreads the waves to take Caymanas feature
Five-year-old chestnut horse Atlantic Blue, under a well-executed rider from apprentice Kiaman McGregor, just held on to beat Hover Craft by a head in the Allan...... Read More

GOODBYE, KOBE
Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant died yesterday when the helicopter he was onboard crashed and burst into flames in...... Read More

Heartbreak for Sunshine Girls as Silver Ferns take final
LONDON, England (CMC) — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls missed out on the Vitality Nations Cup title when they suffered a 67-56 defeat to world champions New Zealand in...... Read More

BUSINESS

Medical cannabis company to be 1st cross-listed on Jamaica and Canada stock exchanges

Tree of Knowledge International Corp, which trades under the name TOKI, will become the first company to be cross-listed between the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) and the... Read More

A micro stock exchange may be coming soon — Shaw
As the country continues to outperform global stock market trends, new calls are now emerging for the creation of a micro stock exchange following on the success of the junior...... Read More

I tried to make a difference
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As Guyana strikes oil, Jamaican trade mission makes visit
An eight-person Jamaican “mini” trade mission is now in Guyana for a five-day series of briefings by public sector entities, as well as business-to-business...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Shirley Caesar's moment

AMERICAN gospel singer Shirley Caesar delivered a powerful sermon at Sister's Praise, a benefit concert, held on the grounds of the Immaculate Conception High School in St... Read More

Charly Black takes stance
Charly Black believes artistes can do more to help stem the tide of domestic violence by delivering positive messages through their music.... Read More

Koffee comes in with Rapture
COCOA Tea, the man credited with giving Koffee her big break, said he was confident the female singjay would take home the Grammy for Best Reggae...... Read More

Mighty Diamonds mark milestone
VETERAN reggae trio, The Mighty Diamonds is marking their 50th annivesary with a year-long celebration with a series of shows locally and overseas, according to...... Read More

COLUMNS

A welcome Port Royal buzz

Finally, after decades of talk, we welcomed passengers on the cruise ship Marella Discovery 2, who disembarked smoothly on the Seawalk floating pier which allowed them... Read More

Be wary of those visiting with gifts ...or seeking to divide
In a little over a 20-month period our country Jamaica has played host to two successive US secretaries of state, namely former head of multinational Exxon oil company...... Read More

Sooner than later, Holness!
It is the tasty soup that draws the table closer. — Ewe proverb, Ghana ... Read More

Only Caricom countries can divide Caricom
The meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the foreign ministers of seven Caribbean countries gave rise to many questions. But the US seeking to...... Read More

REGIONAL

Manchester community leaders urged to serve well and do what's right

Mandeville , Manchester — Seven months after being appointed custos of Manchester, Garfield Green kicked off the new year by hosting a church... Read More

100 not out — NCU aims for greater heights
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Dr Lincoln Edwards has highlighted the alignment of the century-old multidisciplinary...... Read More

Unlucky! ... Dominant Palmer falls to injury
Former St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) captain Paul Palmer was sorely missed by the Jamaica Scorpions...... Read More

A helping hand for education
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Four Manchester schools are among those benefiting from an effort by CaribCash Jamaica Ltd to support Jamaica's education...... Read More

EDITORIALS

This coronavirus is a serious thing!

The Caribbean has reason to be concerned about the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China as that Asian country sees the region as a source... Read More

Caricom better off leveraging its multiple votes in international organisations
Instead of worrying about each member state pursuing bilateral relations with external countries, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) should concentrate on operating as a...... Read More

Weeping and wailing over departing nurses won't solve the problem
There is much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth every time it emerges that Jamaican nurses are being lured away by superior pay and conditions of service in...... Read More

Now let's build on those successful talks with the US
From all reports, the two-day visit to Jamaica by United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was successful.Not that we expected anything...... Read More

AUTO

2020 VW Golf GTI: Hatchback heaven

There may be those who question whether the Volkswagen Golf GTI was the first hot hatchback. What can't be questioned is since that iconic original, it has defined and... Read More

Cops used-car issue resolved, says ministry
THE prolonged episode surrounding Government's experiment in importing used (or pre-owned) vehicles to improve the mobility of the police force in 2018, appears to be...... Read More

Kyle Reynolds comes up big
Kyle Reynolds was the big winner at Motorcross Jamaica's (MX Jamaica) 2019 Championship awards ceremony at Grosvenor Café in St Andrew on Sunday. He took home overall...... Read More

Trade Board, customs brokers form alliance
The Trade Board Limited (TBL) has reinstated its bimonthly meetings with the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) in an effort to...... Read More

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