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Security ministry sets up committee to manage movement of inmates3:54 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of National Security has implemented an ad hoc committee to develop recommendations and strategies to improve efficiency in the use of... Read More

Jacana donates thousands of masks to J'can healthcare workers 3:19 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jacana, a medical cannabis company, says it is donating its stock of masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) from its cannabis processing...... Read More

Olympic chiefs bracing for extra costs in rescheduling Tokyo Games2:58 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — Olympic chiefs said Thursday they were bracing themselves for the extra costs incurred by rescheduling the Tokyo Games by a year to...... Read More

Ten charged for breaching COVID-19 curfew 2:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting the arrest of ten people for purported breaches of the nightly curfew imposed by the Government in response to the outbreak...... Read More

100-bed shelter to house homeless people in Kingston during nightly curfew 2:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie has announced a 100-bed overnight shelter to accommodate homeless people...... Read More

Help for teen moms affected by closure of women's centres 1:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says it will be giving support to adolescent mothers who have been affected by the temporary...... Read More

Free online training for tourism workers laid off due to COVID-19 spread 1:06 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica —  The Ministry of Tourism, through the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) and other partners, has launched  a free online training programme...... Read More

St Thomas farmer charged with house breaking12:32 pm
ST THOMAS, Jamaica— The police on Friday charged 20-year-old farmer and construction worker Tavaughn Williams, with house breaking, larceny and receiving stolen...... Read More

NEWS

'We're all scared'

A Jamaican-born cardiologist practising in the United States has painted a grim picture of the onslaught of COVID-19 in that country, detailing the severe impact the... Read More

Tufton says testing for COVID-19 adequate
HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, in responding to scepticism regarding the extent of the testing for COVID-19, is insisting that what is now being done is...... Read More

Gov't unable to help 36 J'can students stuck in Barbados
THE Jamaican Government says it is unable to respond to the rescue plea for 36 Jamaican from the Cave Hill, Barbados, campus of The University of the West Indies who...... Read More

Border closure puts Jamaicans in US visa limbo
JAMAICA'S Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks says the embassy is working to assist“out-of-status” Jamaicans in that country, after Prime Minister...... Read More

SPORT

Rankings movement will be gradual, warns Skerritt

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt has warned that the regional side's climb up the rankings ladder will be a... Read More

Federer 'devastated' as Wimbledon cancelled due to virus
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Former champion Roger Federer said he was “devastated” that Wimbledon has been cancelled for the first time since World...... Read More

Wilson backs Mills on idea that opportunity could abound in virus-ravaged athletics schedule
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Maurice Wilson, who has served as the national track and field technical director, has come out in support of the suggestion from sprint...... Read More

Pape Diouf's death awakens Senegal to coronavirus threat
DAKAR, Senegal (AFP) — Senegal is in mourning following the death of one of its foremost sporting icons from coronavirus, as the government struggles to impose...... Read More

BUSINESS

JMEA urges farmers to embrace technology

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) Richard Pandohie has urged farmers and the wider agricultural sector to become... Read More

PROVEN extends share offer
Proven Investments Limited has extended its additional public offering (APO) closing date to June 5, 2020. The offer was initially scheduled to close...... Read More

BOJ extends waiver of JamClear transaction fees
The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has further extended the waiver of transaction fees associated with all customer payment transactions until April...... Read More

Sandals Resorts closes amidst COVID-19
THE Caribbean's popular all-inclusive resort chain, Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has announced the temporary closure of its hotels in response to the impacts of the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Beenie Man among Billboard's Greatest

Beenie Man's Girls Dem Sugar featuring Mya, is ranked number 84 on Billboard magazine's 100 Greatest Songs of 2000. The songs, which were selected by Billboard staff,... Read More

Mowatt's pleased with Shuga's tribute
Judy Mowatt, former member of the I Three, says she is elated about Shuga's tribute to the harmony trio.... Read More

Brodhead begins Sentimental Journey
Growing up in the United States Midwest, Nancie Brodhead listened to the music of composers like the Gershwin brothers and Rodgers and Hammerstein. As...... Read More

OMI's full of cheer
Since its release in 2015, Cheerleader , the chart-topping single by singer OMI, has racked up more than one...... Read More

COLUMNS

Quarantine Act seriously outdated

Ever since the announcement of our first 2019 novel coronavirus case on March 10, 2020 in Jamaica, the issue of quarantine and all the attendant factors with it have... Read More

Cooking up a storm
So yuh betta can cook, tink yuh deh yah fi yuh pretty looks,Yuh waan live a restaurant and come done man bank book.... Read More

Lessons from the coronavirus pandemic — Part 2
Apart from the value of family, we are seeing in no uncertain terms that no person is sufficient to himself or herself, and that each person's welfare is indeed my own.... Read More

COVID-19: Test for the International Year of Nurse and Midwife
The year is designated the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in recognition of the vital roles nurses and midwives play in making health...... Read More

REGIONAL

COVID-19 brings water to residents of Friendship division
FRIENDSHIP, Westmoreland - In light of the increased cases of the global pandemic COVID-19, water is now being trucked to residents...... Read More

'Six to Six is better'
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Vendors plying their wares at the Falmouth and Charles Gordon markets in Falmouth and Montego Bay respectively,...... Read More

TMC renovates old police station in Falmouth for quarantine centre
FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Work, estimated to cost over $4 million, is on in earnest to renovate a section of the old, abandoned Falmouth Police Station building along Rodney...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Burying a loved one in the era of COVID-19

The pain of burying a loved one is becoming even more excruciating as traditional norms of extended ceremony and eulogy are having to be abandoned in... Read More

Bring the full weight of the law down on the mischief merchants
The police, we note, have charged a man with creating public mischief in relation to the circulation of a voice note falsely claiming a shutdown of Westmoreland as the...... Read More

If ever we needed each other, it is now
The entire country of Jamaica, by now, must be seized with the utter seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, if only from seeing the devastation which...... Read More

Don't lose hope, there is light ahead
As news of doom and gloom related to COVID-19 flood people's space, it is very easy for some to descend into extreme depression and hopelessness.... Read More

AUTO

Ferrari boss sees January end to F1 season

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto believes the coronavirus-hit Formula One schedule could push the world championship into a January... Read More

No new licences until April
The current suspension of testing for the granting of driver's licences, and changes to the process of the certification of motor vehicle registration...... Read More

Driving schools at standstill
Business at several driving schools in the Corporate Area are at a standstill due to the Prime Minister's announcement that citizens must maintain a...... Read More

Mazda CX-30 ups the ante
THE 2020 Mazda CX-30 compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) splits the difference between the smaller sportier CX-3 and the larger CX-5.... Read More

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