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Trelawny Parish court evacuated after bomb threat2:14 pm

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — The Trelawny Parish Court in Duncans has been evacuted following a bomb threat. Read More

Chef stabbed to death in Manchester1:48 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Manchester police are currently investigating the stabbing death of a man in the parish Monday night.... Read More

US warns of more sanctions coming against Russia1:32 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A senior Treasury official warned Tuesday that the United States has more economic sanctions on Russia in the pipeline, after the US...... Read More

Johnson Smith announces new J'can ambassador to Mexico 1:11 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Deputy Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Jason Keats Hall, has been appointed to head Jamaica's Mission in Mexico.... Read More

Science and technology ministry on autopilot with retirement of PS — Robinson 12:39 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) spokesman Julian Robinson, says with the departure of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology,...... Read More

Amnesty Int'l to unveil mural for victims of alleged police killings 12:23 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Amnesty International says it will on Friday unveil a mural on Orange Street in downtown Kingston in honour of Jamaican women fighting for justice for...... Read More

Bustamante hospital to save millions with solar energy 12:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Bustamante Hospital for Children, in Kingston, is expected to save $28 million in energy costs over the next 20 years, through the...... Read More

US inmates launch nationwide strike11:42 am
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US prisoners on Tuesday declared a nationwide strike demanding changes to correctional institutions including living conditions,...... Read More

NEWS

Help them

UNIVERSITY of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie is encouraging commercial banks and other financial institutions to format special... Read More

'Deedo' Nembhard loses five properties, 11 vehicles to state
THE Supreme Court yesterday ordered that millions of dollars in assets owned by drug kingpin Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard be handed over to the...... Read More

Coffee farmers bitter
Angry farmers yesterday morning protested outside Wallenford Coffee Company on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, demanding what they said was final payment on coffee...... Read More

PNP pushes for probe into operations of USF
THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is insisting that the Government launches a full investigation into the operations of the Universal ...... Read More

SPORT

Digicel kicks off pledge drive for Special Needs

The 2018 staging of the Digicel 5K Night Run for Special Needs was fittingly launched with the declaration from Digicel Jamaica CEO Justin Morin of “accepting the... Read More

SDF-backed summer camp nurturing cricket talent
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — The youth summer camp idea first came about as an initiative for St Elizabeth cricket.... Read More

Russell laments lack of home support at Florida venue
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (CMC) — Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell has lamented the lack of home advantage provided by the Central Broward Regional Park...... Read More

Two-day horse nutrition, safety seminar – a success
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BUSINESS

Jamaica Police Co-op Credit Union awards over $1 million in scholarships and bursaries

A heart of gratitude was Police Commissioner Antony Anderson's wish for the 97 police officers' children who were on Thursday awarded at the Jamaica Police Co-operative... Read More

Everything Fresh promises continued growth as Q2 profit doubles
Food importer and distributor Everything Fresh Limited more than doubled earnings for its second quarter ending June 30, with profit of $26.5 million over the...... Read More

Social enterprise are the buzzwords for Ecofarms
Can business 'do' good in Jamaica?... Read More

Property sale held up by error on title
Dear Claudienne,... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Jermaine eyes new album

Gospel singer Jermaine Edwards believes he will reach his career peak with his upcoming album scheduled for release next month. The project will... Read More

Nancy does it for charity
SISTER Nancy's hectic touring schedule kept her from the local scene for 20 years. She broke that hiatus by performing on Rebel Salute in St Ann last year. She said her...... Read More

Dancers to get big boost
MORE than 200 dancers will benefit from free workshops conducted by the esteemed ensemble, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, from August 28 to 30.... Read More

Lenky goes instrumental
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COLUMNS

In the interest of good governance...

The recent revelation of the manner in which the former Minister of National Security the Honourable Robert Montaque sought to reinstate a firearm holder's licence... Read More

Depreciation, inflation and economic growth: The IMF query
In the evening news of one of the TV stations on August 3, 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative in Jamaica queried the country's monetary...... Read More

A grave danger to the world
US President Donald Trump has the world on edge. His style of governing is beyond unique. It is rough, crude, uncouth and coarse. It is indeed more than what was known...... Read More

Funding UTech — Cast thy bread...
The University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU) joins the debate about the viability of the national university and the unique and vital contribution...... Read More

REGIONAL

Cop shot dead at barbershop

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Hours after laying Senior Superintendent Demot Lawrence to rest, members of the Area One Police were again plunged into mourning following... Read More

20 from north-east JA head to PAN 2018 showdown in Portland
TWENTY pan chicken vendors representing the parishes of St Ann, Portland, St Mary, and St Thomas will compete at PAN 2018 Regional 1 at Folly Oval in Portland this...... Read More

Anneisha Davidson is Miss Wag Water Valley 2018
ANNEISHA Davidson, a 15-year-old student at Annotto Bay High School in St Mary, was adjudged Miss Wag Water Valley 2018.... Read More

'No more suffering'
RESIDENTS in Chesterfield, Castleton, St Mary, say that they are relieved construction is to begin for the bridge promised by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, which will...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Are we doing enough to honour those who served Jamaica well?

Well-thinking Jamaicans are undoubtedly pleased at efforts to develop the birthplace of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey as a museum and appropriate... Read More

Caribbean getting smart about climate change
The Caribbean is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to the impact of the growing intensity of climate change. Small island developing...... Read More

Mr Kofi Annan's death a great loss to the world
The common sentiment in the mountain of tributes paid to Mr Kofi Annan yesterday was that he was a decent human being who used his two terms as United...... Read More

Always prepare properly, regardless of the opponent
The tendency to underestimate others is a human weakness that has led to many a downfall. It is very evident in competitive sport.... Read More

AUTO

BMW X3: Three times the performance

The BMW X3 has always been in the middle of the brand's X line of sport utility vehicles; offering a combination of size and ability. Read More

Hagley Park Road traffic changes
The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the motoring public that traffic heading towards Half-Way-Tree along Hagley Park Road has been diverted on...... Read More

Slippery Wen Wett on Sunday
Pines Plaza's parking lot in St Elizabeth will be the venue for long-running dexterity series Slippery Wen Wett on Sunday. The event, dubbed The...... Read More

Double the fun for TJAM4x4 Club
It was two days of fun for the hardcore and adventurous members of the Toyota Jamaica 4x4 Club (TJAM4x4Club) who made the trek to Paradise Park in...... Read More

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