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US law professor urges multi-national approach to fight human trafficking4:17 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Professor of law and director of the Human Trafficking Academy at St Thomas University in the United States, Dr Roza Pati, says a multi-national... Read More

Spalding bus operator in police fracas heads to court next month4:09 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Spalding bus owner and operator Jermain Reid is scheduled to make an appearance in the Manchester Parish Court on Wednesday, March 13, following...... Read More

USF to establish more community access points2:18 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Universal Service Fund (USF) will be setting up more Community Access Points (CAP) across the island this year.... Read More

Thompson, McPherson capture gold at indoor meet 1:39 pm
BIRMINGHAM, England (CMC) — Double Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson continued her rehabilitation from an Achilles injury by winning the 60 metres, while compatriot...... Read More

Bahamas temporarily halts deportations to Haiti 1:29 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas government says it has temporarily ceased all deportations to Haiti as a result of the political unrest in that French-speaking...... Read More

Venezuela's Guaido calls for 'million volunteers' in aid standoff 12:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido set a goal Sunday of enlisting a million volunteers within a week to confront a government blockade...... Read More

Veteran batsman Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs 11:33 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from one-day international cricket following the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup...... Read More

Haiti officials to lose perks in PM's response to violent unrest9:37 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Government officials in Haiti, one of the world's poorest countries, will lose their perks under emergency economic and anti-corruption...... Read More

NEWS

Hinds ready to score on Eastern Hanover pitch

WAVELL Hinds does not plan to leave the Hanover Eastern pitch scoreless, roughly two years from now when a parliamentary election is constitutionally... Read More

Wray & Nephew gives Gov't 20,000 reusable bags
In a further demonstration of its eco-friendly stance, J Wray & Nephew Ltd has donated 20,000 reusable shopping bags to the...... Read More

Banning plastic: How Jamaica moved to save its environment
Jamaica had a history of having one of the highest per capita uses of plastic bags in the world, with the average national estimated to use around 500...... Read More

JUTC begs commuters for sympathy
Commuters now inconvenienced due to inefficency in the State-run bus apparatus will have to wait a while longer as the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) seeks to...... Read More

SPORT

Mount Pleasant vs Tivoli highlights RSPL match day 27

The tantalising encounter between Mount Pleasant FA and Tivoli Gardens FC at Drax Hall Sports Complex in St Ann is one of the highlights on match day... Read More

Professional rise of Reggae Girlz delights coach Menzies
During the early stages of the World Cup qualifying campaign, Reggae Girlz Head Coach Hue Menzies declared his intent to have all unattached players in his team fitted...... Read More

Hurdles records tumble at Digicel Western Championships finale
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Two female hurdles records were broken in the first session of yesterday's County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Digicel...... Read More

Record-breaking Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run on today
A record number of participants have registered and are expected to participate in the 21st staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run at Emancipation Park in New...... Read More

BUSINESS

One One Cacao keeps its eye on filling basket

Several years ago Nick Davis, a BBC correspondent in Jamaica, born in England to Jamaican parents, was considering ideas for a new business venture which he wanted to start in... Read More

Government to publish simplified version of the budget today
Starting this fiscal year, the Government of Jamaica will be publishing in both national newspapers t he Citizen's...... Read More

Compensation for being hit by a taxi
Dear Claudienne I live in rural Jamaica and I am writing to seek assistance from you in regards to an accident that took place in 2014.... Read More

Your JPS bond and you
JPS recently announced that it would call (ie repurchase) its 11 per cent 2021 bond at a price of US$101.83 from bondholders on March 5, 2019.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Film in the park to continue?

If entertainment and Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange has her way, the screening of films inside Emancipation Park in St Andrew... Read More

Requa recognised
In 1962 Rex Nettleford and Eddy Thomas brought together 16 dancers to form the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC). Among those founding members was Barbara Grant, a...... Read More

Beat Street festival hails pioneers
Three legends of Jamaican music, who operated businesses on Orange and Charles streets in Kingston, will be honoured February 24 during the Meet Us on...... Read More

Break every rule
The life and work of former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller comes to the big screen next Sunday, February 24 with the première of the biopic Journey: Break Every...... Read More

COLUMNS

Putting this country back on its feet

Travelling to Kingston these days from the country can be quite an event. The preparations begin days before when you make the solemn announcement that you are planning a visit... Read More

Step down, Andrew!
Jamaica faces an existential crisis as the very foundations of our democracy are being undermined by no less a person than the head of government. The existence of this crisis...... Read More

Corruption: Stop it now!
My heart finally said enough is enough. — Anonymous ... Read More

Traffic trials
As the many roadwork sites punctuate the flow of vehicles across town and country, columnist Lance Neita takes a journey on the lighter side of things, despite the...... Read More

REGIONAL

Knockalva Polytechnic holds cannabis colloquium

KNOCKALVA, Hanover — Principal of Knockalva Polytechnic College in Hanover, Pauleen Reid, has described the staging of the institution's inaugural cannabis... Read More

Charity groups donate $400,000 to Sav Public General Hospital
The Dreams To Reality (DTR) Foundation in collaboration with Friends of Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital and Misty Blue Cancer Foundation, on Monday, made a donation of...... Read More

Cruising with Lady Sandals
Deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts International Adam Stewart last Monday night hosted over 50 senior employees from the ATL Group of Companies from...... Read More

Hard road ahead
TUCKER, St James — Saving Montego Bay United from relegation in the Red Stripe Premier League “will be difficult, but not impossible”, says...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Why the panic over Chinese loans and FDI flows?

In the last decade, Jamaica has borrowed from China to finance badly needed infrastructure and there has been foreign direct investment (FDI) by Chinese companies in... Read More

A learning experience for all
Following the four-game ban on West Indies fast bowler Mr Shannon Gabriel for a perceived homophobic comment there are a few current and former...... Read More

Tough task ahead for Minister Fayval Williams
The appointment of Ms Fayval Williams as the minister of energy, science, and technology is, we believe, a sound one as she brings to the job the level-headedness that...... Read More

Jamaica in good company with age of consent for sex at 16
Less than a year after Jamaican legislators frowned upon raising the age of consent for sex from 16 to 18, the Freedom Evangelical Association (FEA)...... Read More

AUTO

High drama at MX opener

SIX-year-old Craig Powell Jr in the 50cc class was among the winners at the opening round of the MX Jamaica's 2019 season at Temple Hall, St Andrew, last... Read More

Roadworks on track
LAST year's heavy rains which caused massive flooding along sections of Marcus Garvey Drive and Mandela Highway did not disrupt the timeline for roadworks along these major...... Read More

An Ultimate Upgrade
ATL Autobahn, the ATL Automotive division responsible...... Read More

Excuse Me Driver protecting the youth
If Ramona Samuels, creative director of The Voicebox, has her way, the ears of Jamaica's travelling minors will be free of the vulgar music being fed...... Read More

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