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A couple received the scare of their lives yesterday when their one-day-old baby was taken from the recovery ward at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) maternity block. The paren ...

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Kidnapping drama
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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Newly sworn in Mayor of Falmouth Colin Gager warned Wednesday that vending will no longer be tolerated in the historic Water Square section of the town. Water Squa ...

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‘No more vending
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SEVERAL high-profile acts are slated to perform at this evening’s Jamboree at Ferdie Neita Sports Complex in Braeton, St Catherine. The event – comprising a funday, celebrity footbal ...

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FIVE new tourism subsectors have been added to the country’s offerings as the Government ramps up efforts to promote Jamaica as an ideal tourist destination. The new areas, which form p ...

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New tourism subsectors
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CATHERINE HALL, St James – With the daCosta Cup out of the way, Cornwall College will set their sights on adding a 12th Olivier Shield title when they take on Manning Cup champions Jamaica ...

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Shield showdown
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With mere weeks to go to Christmas, what better time for glamazons and fashionistas to assess their best pouts. Be it glossy glamour or something a tad subtler — your Under the Dryer sqaud p ...

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Under the Dryer

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Weekly Round-up: PNP boycott... Man slaughters mother of 9... 21 new J'can citizens 7:00 AM

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NEWS

Jamaica calls for strengthened ties, renewal within ACP group

JAMAICA’S Foreign Minister Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has called for greater cohesion among the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), in order to meet the challenges of a ... Read More

‘No more vending in Falmouth’s Water Square’
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Newly sworn in Mayor of Falmouth Colin Gager warned Wednesday that vending will no longer be tolerated in the histor ...... Read More

OUR approves water rate hike
CUSTOMERS of the National Water Commission (NWC) will see higher bills next month following the completion by the Office of Utilities Regulation (O ...... Read More

Case involving Jamaican entertainer heads to CCJ next week
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The case involving Jamaican entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta, who was prevented from entering Dominica in February 2014, ...... Read More

SPORT

Asafa Powell to run at Grenada Invitational

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell has confirmed his participation in next April’s Grenada Invitational scheduled for the national ... Read More

Olivier Shield on the line
CATHERINE HALL, St James – With the daCosta Cup out of the way, Cornwall College will set their sights on adding a 12th Olivier Shield tit ...... Read More

Scorpions in control
Jamaica Scorpions eased into a commanding 256-run lead versus the visitors Trinidad & Tobago Red Force entering the third morning of the Digicel ...... Read More

Century man Warner stars for Aussies
MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) — Opener David Warner smashed his second-straight hundred and Mitchell Starc bowled lethal reverse swing to spearh ...... Read More

BUSINESS

JPS boss wins CEO of the Year Award at Platts Global Energy Awards in New York

PRESIDENT and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Kelly Tomblin, Thursday night won the CEO of the Year Award at the 2016 Platts Global Energy Awards, held in New York, USA. Tomblin, ... Read More

CAC warns vendors of unscrupulous same day loan companies
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is urging vendors to exercise vigilance when approaching same-day loan companies for quick cash to stock up on g ...... Read More

JNBS challenges Western Union for larger slice of remittance pie
Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), which operates JN Money Services, the owner and operator of the JN Money Transfer remittance brand, has sl ...... Read More

NCB puts Guardian takeover on hold for now
In the most recently published financials, the NCB Financial Group Ltd (NCB) indicates that it has considered acquiring a controlling stake in Guard ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Hamptons delivers magic

REMY Martin Hamptons Midnight Magic began the Yuletide season with a bang last Saturday. Held at the downtown Kingston Waterfront, dubbed East End Harbour, the location was ideal for the hund ... Read More

Jamboree for Braeton
SEVERAL high-profile acts are slated to perform at this evening’s Jamboree at Ferdie Neita Sports Complex in Braeton, St Catherine. The ev ...... Read More

Semonita is an independent woman
UP-AND-COMING Trinidadian singjay Semonita has her sights set on becoming a household name in the local music industry with the release of Independ ...... Read More

New vintage show set to Blast off
NEXT Saturday, show promoter Marvin “Horseman” Pitterson will be hosting an inauaguaral vintage concert dubbed ‘Blast from the Pa ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

How soon is too soon for moving in?

MANY couples are choosing to live together before marriage, as they say being in the same environment day after day will be the true test of whether the relationship can actually last. Here are som ... Read More

Combating boredom
IT’S perfectly normal for there to be a lull in your relationship, as nothing in life is constant. How do you fix boredom? It is quite simple ...... Read More

Beware those fake friends!
It’s approaching year end, the time when you should be looking forward to the new year, and dropping some of the baggage that accompanied you ...... Read More

Why arguing can be a good thing
SOME couples believe that if they are having a series of arguments with their partners, it could mean they are incompatible, when the truth is, it ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Women in politics: sink or swim?

THE president of the People’s National Party Portia Simpson Miller has announced her retirement from the post after some difficulties which have alienated her from political associates and s ... Read More

Was Portia a successful leader?
Portia Simpson Miller will exit the People’s National Party (PNP) leadership after years of effort — She’s been loved and critic ...... Read More

A neglected legal problem
Even the unlearned person in the street feels outraged when a witness commits perjury and causes a case to go awry. Perjury, as even we non-lawyers ...... Read More

Secular politics required
The time has come for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean to chart a way for freedom of religion and freedom from religion. A just and inclusive socie ...... Read More

REGIONAL

‘No more vending in Falmouth’s Water Square’

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Newly sworn in Mayor of Falmouth Colin Gager warned Wednesday that vending will no longer be tolerated in the historic Water Square section of the town. Water Squa ... Read More

‘Don’t neglect the people,’ new Port Antonio mayor, councillors told
PORT ANTONIO, Portland – Councillor Paul Thompson from the Manchioneal Division was yesterday afternoon elected and sworn in to head the Port ...... Read More

A new day for Arcadia Basic School
RELIEF has come for parents with children enrolled at the Arcadia Basic School in St Thomas as a new building, donated by Food For the Poor (FFP) J ...... Read More

JLP wins Maroon Town Div after 30-year drought
MAROON TOWN, St James — When Everes Coke is sworn today at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre as councillor for the Maroon Town Division, he wi ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

An epic awaits us

Three months of hard-fought football have come down to this one last game. Today, Jamaica College and Cornwall College, arguably the two most talented schoolboy football teams in the country, face e ... Read More

COP21 must not fail
For a moment we had speculated that US President-elect Donald Trump was walking back his campaign comments on climate change when he met, on Monday ...... Read More

Powerful signals of reconciliation between the US and Japan
Yesterday, people around the world, particularly in the United States, marked the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. ...... Read More

If Mr Julian Robinson fails...
Somewhere on the not-too-distant horizons, destiny awaits a member of the People’s National Party (PNP), if he or she strives to possess the v ...... Read More

AUTO

Championships to be decided

It will be down to the wire for several drag racing class championships at Sunday’s Supligen Drag Racing Challenge #5, hosted by the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC), at Vernamfield in Cla ... Read More

New Mini packs big punch
SCORES of journalists from 11 Central & South American countries and Jamaica converged at the Casona Juarez in Mexico City, Mexico, for a first l ...... Read More

ATL critical to BMW’s future
DR Alexander Werner Wehr, CEO of BMW and MINI for Latin America and the Caribbean, said he is pleased to be partnering with the Adam Stewart-led ATL ...... Read More

Firemen here to help
A FIREMAN is not only trained to put out blazes, but also in emergency rescue. Patrick McDermott, president of International Training Force in the ...... Read More

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