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The Meteorological Service last evening suggested that Hurricane Matthew will not spare the island as it moves into the central Caribbean after dumping heavy showers on eastern Caribbean countries ...

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GOVERNMENT yesterday said it was moving speedily to tackle the lethal Frosty Pod Rot disease, which was discovered in the island in late August and is threatening to wipe out the country’s f ...

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Songs from a diverse group of artistes will comprise the soundtrack to the forthcoming documentary I Am Bolt. The film tracks the life of sprint superstar Usain Bolt, winner of nine Olympic gold me ...

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Dancing with Bolt
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Minister of Finance and Public Service Audley Shaw says that two new commercial banking licences have been granted to local financial institutions. However, he warned that the granting of the licenc ...

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Organisers of the FLOW Super Cup have decided to name the most valuable player (MVP) awardof the tournament in honour of Dominic James, the St George’s College captain who died recently. J ...

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With a win in the third and final Drivers Rallysport Club Rallysprint held last Sunday in Bog Walk, St Catherine, under his belt, Kyle Gregg is fully focused on capturing the Rally Jamaica crown i ...

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LATEST NEWS

Weekly Round-up: Hurricane Matthew coming... St James split... Dominic James MVP award 7:00 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Hurricane Matthew on Friday strengthened to a Category 4 storm as it moved through the Caribbean. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged Jamaicans to pr ... Read More

#TrackingMatthew: Police ready for Hurricane Matthew  7:14 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake says the country’ ...... Read More

#TrackingMatthew: Water tips for hurricane preparedness  6:52 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – In view of the imminent threat posed to the island by Hurricane Matt ...... Read More

#TrackingMatthew: Flooding concerns bother Hanover PC  6:33 PM
  HANOVER, Jamaica – Chairman of the Hanover Parish Council Wynter McIntosh has expr ...... Read More

Sir Viv urges Windies to show more pride  6:09 PM
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – Batting legend, Sir Vivian Richards, says all does ...... Read More

Forex: J$128.27 to one US dollar  5:26 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, September 30, ended trading at J$128.27, up ...... Read More

HURRICANE WATCH: Digicel launches emergency response procedures  5:10 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – As Hurricane Matthew threatens Jamaica, telecoms company Digicel has ...... Read More

HURRICANE WATCH: Tourism Ministry activates two operations centres  5:06 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Tourism, in preparation for the possible onslaught o ...... Read More

NEWS

A grave situation
GOVERNMENT yesterday said it was moving speedily to tackle the lethal Frosty Pod Rot disease, which was discovered in the island in late August an ...... Read More

High-powered weapons seized in St James raid
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Three high-powered rifles were among four illegal guns recovered yesterday during a joint police/military operation ...... Read More

One dead as Matthew batters Eastern Caribbean
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A fourth form secondary school student died here Wednesday night after he was crushed by a boulder as he tried ...... Read More

SPORT

Windies hoping to turn corner

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — On the heels of an embarrassing whitewash in the preceding Twenty20 series, West Indies’ three-match One-Day International series against Pakist ... Read More

Super Cup MVP Award to be named in honour of Dominic James
Organisers of the FLOW Super Cup have decided to name the most valuable player (MVP) awardof the tournament in honour of Dominic James, the St Geo ...... Read More

CC join Vere as early Inter-zone qualifiers
IRWIN, St James — Former champions Cornwall College joined Vere Technical as the early qualifiers for the Inter-zone round of the ISSA/FLOW d ...... Read More

Wolmer’s, KC look to extend winning run
Kingston College (KC) and Wolmer’s Boys’ are tipped to continue their impeccable run of form in this year’s Inter-Secondary Schoo ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Tullow Oil optimistic about Jamaica, Guyana

Could Jamaica be the next Caribbean country to profit from oil, following recent finds in Guyana? George Cazenove, Head of Communications for Tullow Oil plc, says exploration in South America cont ... Read More

Banking Sector Shake-Up
Minister of Finance and Public Service Audley Shaw says that two new commercial banking licences have been granted to local financial institutions. ...... Read More

Gaming industry threatened by de-banking – George
Chairman of the Jamaica Gaming Association and President and CEO of Supreme Ventures, Brian George, has called for all stakeholders in Jamaica’ ...... Read More

PHOTO: Getting a grip on the new IFRS
The latest International Financial Regulatory Standards are inspected by PWC accountants (from left) Ricardo Nathan, PWC partner; Gail Moore, PWC pre ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Portmore prepares to Drink Up

Xynkfence Music Group, a team of promoters, are behind Drink Up, set for Waves Beach in Portmore onOctober 9. It is the first time the series is being held outside of Kingston. Kamoy Clarke, a mem ... Read More

Dancing in the fast lane with Bolt
Songs from a diverse group of artistes will comprise the soundtrack to the forthcoming documentary I Am Bolt. The film tracks the life of sprint su ...... Read More

Specialist goes Spiritual
Impresario Clifton ‘Specialist’ Dillon, who has had success with Shabba Ranks, Patra, Ky-Mani Marley, Mad Cobra, Alborosie and OMI, rece ...... Read More

St James PC to establish entertainment zones
MONTEGO BAY, St James: The St James Parish Council has mandated its Civic and Community Affairs Committee to establish and structure a plan to dema ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Sex healthy for ageing women, risky for older men

Frequent, satisfying sexual activity poses cardiovascular risks for older men -- but regular orgasmic sex could actually protect ageing women from certain health problems, researchers announced Tue ... Read More

Saudi petition seeks 'full' rights for women
Thousands of Saudis have signed a petition urging an end to the guardianship system that gives men control over the study, marriage and travel of f ...... Read More

Touchscreens may help toddlers develop better motor skills
A new UK study has found that toddlers who use touchscreens may show improved fine motor control abilities. The use of touchscreens has incre ...... Read More

A fabulous birthday celebration
Princess Shani-Kayle recently had her sixth birthday soiree. Here are some highlights.... Read More

COLUMNS

Help! The Gordon Town Road breakaway needs fixing

WE’RE moving into the weekend with another meteorological warning that we could be running into stormy weather. Up to the time of writing, there was no guarantee that it will be so. We are s ... Read More

Crime soars as Cabinet does not trust or empower citizens
To control crime we have to make the streets unsafe for criminals. If National Security Minister Robert Montague and Police Commissioner Carl Will ...... Read More

Can’t just throw money at crime
“Saint Michael the archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we ...... Read More

Crocodile tears and beautiful speeches, but politicians are the problem
The recent spate of criminal activities, in particular in the parish of St James, has given the opportunity for politicians to grandstand and make ...... Read More

REGIONAL

High-powered weapons seized in St James raid

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Three high-powered rifles were among four illegal guns recovered yesterday during a joint police/military operation in Glendevon, one of the troubled inner-city commu ... Read More

Take advantage of Winchester Housing Development, Dr Chang urges
WINCHESTER, Hanover — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has called on Nati ...... Read More

St James split
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Minority Leader in the St James Parish Council, Senator Charles Sinclair, has welcomed th ...... Read More

MBU/Arnett clash
CATHERINE HALL, St James —Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) and Arnett Gardens, the team they replaced at the top of the Red Stripe ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

In the face of approaching danger...

It was only three months ago that Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie was reported as appealing to Jamaicans living in communities prone to great risk during natural disasters to comply with ... Read More

Did Mr Trump just have an off-day?
Jamaican supporters of Mr Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, must be hoping that he had an off-day in Monday night’s first presidential deb ...... Read More

‘This is a dark time; it is the festival of guns, the carnival of misery’
Guyanese writer Martin Carter said of Jamaica’s socio-economic situation in 1966: “This is a dark time. It is the season of oppression ...... Read More

Place more emphasis on intelligence-led policing
The crime treadmill has again been plugged in and Jamaica is once more walking a road that all decent and law-abiding citizens fear will lead to m ...... Read More

AUTO

Enter the X2

PARIS, France — BMW’s coupe-like Concept X2 debuted yesterday at the Paris Auto Show. Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice-president for BMW Group Design, described the X2 as a “vehi ... Read More

Electrifying Elantra
While the crossover and sport utility vehicle market segments are white hot right now, the mid-sized sedan has taken a hit. There are fewer offe ...... Read More

Gregg aims big
With a win in the third and final Drivers Rallysport Club Rallysprint held last Sunday in Bog Walk, St Catherine, under his belt, Kyle Gregg is fu ...... Read More

JKA in reverse
The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) held its seventh meet for the year on September 18 at Palisadoes International Raceway to great expectations ...... Read More

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