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Weekly Round-up: Tesha Miller found guilty… Waterford triple murder… Reggae Girlz coach quits9:02 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tesha Miller was on Tuesday found guilty of being an accessory before and after the fact in relation to the June 2008 killing of then Jamaica Urban... Read More

Japan launches human trial of new Ebola vaccine9:39 pm
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) – Japanese scientists will begin the country's first human trial for a new vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus this month, they said...... Read More

First glimpse of latest Bond film goes online8:56 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Car chases, machine gun fire and love interest: fans of James Bond on Wednesday got their first taste of the upcoming film featuring the...... Read More

Sagicor Foundation gives $1.2-m scholarship grants to PM Youth Award recipients 8:07 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Twelve recipients of the Prime Minister's Youth Awards for Excellence were on Saturday awarded a total $1.2 million in scholarship grants from the...... Read More

Trump pulls back on designating Mexico cartels as 'terror' groups 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump on Friday pulled back on his stated plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror groups, saying he was...... Read More

Funeral of 7-y-o Clan Carthy student set for Sunday 6:33 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says that Minister Karl Samuda has committed to providing additional emotional and other...... Read More

Vaz says gov't is maintaining ban on 'Styrofoam' products 6:13 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The government is expected to proceed with implementing a ban on locally manufactured and distributed expanded polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) products...... Read More

Forex: J$134.73 to one US dollar5:47 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Friday, December 6 ended trading at J$134.73 down by 7 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily exchange trading...... Read More

NEWS

CLA issues 50th licence for medical marijuana

THE Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued its 50th licence for operations in the medical cannabis industry. Read More

PHOTO: Grandpa and the boys
This grandfather, spotted on West Cumberland Boulevard in Portmore, puts on a smile for the camera while taking his two grandchirdren to school, yesterday. (Photo: Garfield...... Read More

Permanent traffic changes for Mandela Highway/Six Miles
MOTORISTS will, as of next Monday, no longer be able to turn directly from the Mandela Highway onto Tom Cringle Drive.The national Works Agency...... Read More

Gov't to provide healthier meals for students
STUDENTS will be provided with healthier meals under the National School Feeding Programme come September next year, according to Minister of Industry, Commerce,...... Read More

SPORT

JC, CC battle for all-island supremacy in Olivier Shield

Clarendon College delayed their ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup celebration in anticipation of a successful Olivier Shield defence today. Read More

Racers Grand Prix added to World Athletics Continental Tour
The Racers Grand Prix has been awarded gold status in the newly formed 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour set to begin next May.... Read More

Waterhouse, Cavalier to contest JFF Women's Premier League final
DEFENDING champions Waterhouse Football Club will be seeking their second title of the season when they tackle arch-rivals Cavalier Football Club in the 2019 Jamaica...... Read More

Toona Ciliata for Gladiator trophy
With the field virtually the same as it was when he copped the Nigel B Nunes Memorial Cup, the improving Toona Ciliata ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Branson unleashes new entrepreneurs to serve Caribbean ecosystem

The Branson Centre on Wednesday graduated their latest batch of Caribbean entrepreneurs from their six- month acceleration programme, wherein a total of 25 entrepreneurs were... Read More

Scotia Group reports meagre growth in profits for 2019
Scotia Group is reporting meagre growth in profits for 2019, due in part to lower net interest income from declining interest rates and higher loan...... Read More

Jampro encourages local companies to use services
President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) Diane Edwards is encouraging local companies to take full advantage of Jampro's range of services to drive...... Read More

International acclaim for Caribbean banks
Two member organisations of the Caribbean Association of Banks Inc (CAB) have been recognised by internationally-renowned financial magazine, The Banker, in its bank of the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Konshens's wife breaks silence

Latoya Spence (nee Wright), wife of dancehall deejay Konshens, has cleared the air about the state of their relationship. Read More

Freddie goes Live
WITH a career spanning 56 years, Freddie McGregor is scheduled to headline ignite Live in the Estate tonight in Siloah, St Elizabeth.... Read More

K Sling gets a buzz
Emerging dancehall deejay K Sling is getting a buzz for Affi Come Back , which was released on the Anthony Records...... Read More

Tahiti Kabana was blazing
The fifth staging of Tahiti Kabanas was smooth sailing, according to promoter Nashwell Thomas.... Read More

ALL WOMAN

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Happy birthday Ny'Andre
Birthday greetings to Ny'Andre Callum who will be celebrating his second birthday on December 7. Love from mom, dad, sister Nyra-Nique, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins,...... Read More

COLUMNS

Another scene in The Ward's drama

The grand old lady of downtown Kingston is back in the news again — the great Ward theatre continues its struggle to get back in use. A tour of the theatre led by... Read More

The post-slavery scam and productivity
There are consequences when you mess with people's heads as growth is not a product of investment only. People must have a mind to work and produce. So, Michael...... Read More

The reality of the Holness Administration — Part 1
We are approaching the end of another calendar year and then in another two months from the end of the year we would have completed four full years of the Andrew...... Read More

The Buju Banton phenomenon
December 7, 2019 will mark the first anniversary of the return of Buju Banton to his home, Jamaica, and to the welcoming arms of his overjoyed fans globally. Buju's...... Read More

REGIONAL

Flanker residents hail $20-m social and economic projects in their community

FLANKER, St James — Flanker residents have welcomed the $20-million projects being established in the inner-city community, pointing out that the initiative would... Read More

For outstanding service
Bunker's Hill, Trelawny — Thirteen members of Unity Baptist Church in Bunker's Hill Trelawny were recently recognised for outstanding...... Read More

Round Hill awards long-serving employees
ROUND HILL, Hanover — Some 78 employees at the famed Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Hanover were recently recognised by the hotel at their Long Service...... Read More

Police win inaugural TMC inter-agency quiz title
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Trelawny Police Division team defeated the Social Development Commission 27-17 to become champions of...... Read More

EDITORIALS

It's been a good schoolboy football season

Back in September, after severe lightning storms threatened life and limb and forced the rescheduling of a few games, there was real concern about the... Read More

Commercialisation brings value to sports, but let's be careful
The uproar triggered by the decision of World Athletics (previously the International Association of Athletics Federations) to cut eight disciplines...... Read More

Sexual Harassment Bill — still some ways to go
We in this space are among those who impatiently await the passage into law of the Act to Make Provision for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and...... Read More

Disappointment on targets, but Jamaica AIDS Support gives hope
We share the disappointment of all the stakeholders and the country as a whole in hearing from local experts that Jamaica will not meet the Joint United Nations...... Read More

AUTO

VW Tiguan gets more impressive

TAKE the already impressive Volkswagen Tiguan sport utility vehicle, slather it in some R-Line upgrades from the brand's performance division and you have a... Read More

Hyundai makes magic
Texaco Jamaica closed off its Texaco Centenary Cash Bonanza Promotion last Thursday when it handed over the grand prize, a 2019 Hyundai Tuscon, to...... Read More

Big win for William Myers
Jamaica's William “Wings” Myers won the 2019 Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup (RCC) in Guyana on the weekend of November 16. The 22-year-old...... Read More

Showdown At The Orchards
THE Richard Stewart Memorial Rally Jamaica 2019 is expected to be the most competitive in recent times, according to 2018 winner Kyle Gregg.... Read More

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