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Police seeking man who disarmed Cross Roads cop7:55 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police are now seeking a man who allegedly attacked, injured and disarmed a policeman of his service firearm at the Cross Roads...... Read More

Technology minister says youth are getting crucial skills7:46 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica —Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, says Jamaica's youth are getting...... Read More

US man with gun cache charged for threatening to shoot up hotel 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A US man with a large home arsenal was charged Thursday for allegedly threatening to...... Read More

UPDATE: India 203-6 at stumps in first Test 6:20 pm
Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — Ajinkya Rahane's 18th half-century anchored India's revival to 203 for six on the opening...... Read More

Pipeline repairs disrupt water supply to Cornwall Court, Montego Bay — NWC 6:15 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is apologising to customers in Cornwall Court housing scheme in St James for the current disruption in their water...... Read More

92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine – US health authority 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — An estimated 92 per cent of cancers caused by HPV could be prevented through...... Read More

Amazon wildfires represent an 'international crisis' — French President5:55 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said wildfires in the Amazon were an "international...... Read More

NEWS

Banana threat

EXCEPT for those in the agricultural sector, most Jamaicans have no idea what Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) Tropical Race 4 (or TR4) is, and can't imagine its... Read More

New twinning concept for 35 high schools
ROSE HALL, St James — Minister with responsibility for education, youth and information Karl Samuda says funding is already in place to introduce a new twinning...... Read More

Dry spell expected to continue
THE National Water Commission (NWC) says regulation of its water supply systems will continue into September as the period of low rainfall is expected to extend beyond...... Read More

Weight loss surgery can help control diabetes, hypertension
Weight loss surgery is a viable option to control comorbidities such as hypertension and diabetes, but not many people are informed about this, one of the island's...... Read More

SPORT

India look to extend stranglehold over West Indies in first Test

Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — India look set to extend their dominance over West Indies when the first match of a two-Test series starts at Sir... Read More

Brian Brown bang on target with Albania move
If ever there was truly a dream start to a club career, this is it.... Read More

Archer workload unsustainable — Holding
LONDON, England (CMC) — West Indies fast bowling legend Michael Holding has criticised Jofra Archer's workload during the second Ashes Test at Lord's as...... Read More

Low scores highlight Kingston Wharves U-15 cricket quarter-finals
Low scores marked all four quarter-final matches in the Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket Competition played on Tuesday at several venues across the...... Read More

BUSINESS

First Rock turns to overseas acquisitions

Having closed several big local real estate deals, First Rock Capital Holdings, a real estate and private equity company with regional subsidiaries is... Read More

NCB to expand its receivables financing programme
National Commercial Bank (NCB) is now in talks with the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) regarding the sourcing of on-lending funds to expand its...... Read More

GWest venturing into telemedicine with Digicel
Western Jamaica medical outfit, GWest Corporation is teaming up with Digicel to venture into telemedicine in Jamaica.... Read More

Offering children a large variety of snacks encourages them to eat more
CANDY bars, chips, cookies...the spectrum of foods considered to be “snacks” is very wide. A study recently published in the International...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Are you the father?

Playwright and director Patrick Brown continues to get it right. Read More

A Dandy salute to Legends
As a pioneer of British reggae, Dandy Livingstone's contemporaries included numerous acclaimed artistes and music producers such as singer Desmond Dekker and Lee...... Read More

Govana to release debut album
THE past two years has seen dancehall artiste Govana create waves with several hits, making him one of the hottest acts in Jamaica. He plans to release his first album,...... Read More

'Unity' regrets Travis Greene's no-show
WITH several patrons taking to social media to voice complaints about American gospel act Travis Greene's no-show, organisers of Unity in the City have issued a...... Read More

COLUMNS

More questions than answers on PM's integrity declaration

In the past two weeks since the release of Prime Minister Andrew Holness's integrity declarations there has been nothing short of uncertainty; not only about his... Read More

Medical cannabis research in Jamaica ambles on
It was Professor Manley West, the godfather of medical cannabis research in Jamaica, who got the ball rolling with little fanfare or external...... Read More

Shame on all churches
Nationwide Radio recently did a follow-up on a story that had gripped the nation concerning Moravian Church Pastor Rupert Clark and his sexual dalliance with underage girls in...... Read More

Scaled scores and PEP
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REGIONAL

Ed Bartlett cites educational assistance to students his greatest accomplishment

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite his many accolades, including the World's Best Tourism Minister award, executive member of the Jamaica Labour Party... Read More

Sandals, Beaches Negril team members delight at cook-offs
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Guests and team members at Sandals and Beaches Negril resorts witnessed a very exciting and competitive event recently,...... Read More

Montego Bay Convention Centre hosts Jehovah's Witnesses 'Love Never Fails' conventions
ROSE HALL, St James — Scores of Jehovah's Witnesses from western Jamaica and other parts of the island, as well as Europe, the USA and Canada, will...... Read More

Back-to-school events across the west
Over the last few weeks there have been a number of activities across the western region to assist parents as they prepare their children for the new...... Read More

EDITORIALS

ACP Welsh's balderdash

AT the launch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) in December 2018 Police Commissioner Major General Antony... Read More

Mr Noel Dexter, a great but humble man
Reflecting on the life Jamaican musicologist, composer and director Mr Noel Dexter took us to the following comment made by late United States...... Read More

Important that JISCO/Alpart speaks
News that there could possibly be job cuts at the JISCO/Alpart alumina plant in Nain, St Elizabeth is certainly not encouraging to the people who are...... Read More

Tough times for West Indies cricket
What a difference a few months can make!... Read More

AUTO

BOSS SALE IS BACK! Event runs from Aug 15 to 18

ATL Automotive Group, Jamaica's leading automotive company, has announced the date for the 2019 staging of the company's highly anticipated Boss's Sale —... Read More

Kyle Reynolds reigns at MX outing
Kyle Reynolds was the standout performer at the fourth round of the MX Jamaica 2019 Motocross Championship series held at DaCosta Farms in St...... Read More

Independence Queens
Jamaica Race Drivers' Club held their annual Independence of Speed race meet at Dover Raceway in St Ann on August 4. ... Read More

Fraser McConnell looks to France
JAMAICA'S Fraser McConnell has his sights set on the Bretagne World Rallycross in Lohéac, France, on Saturday, August 31.... Read More

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