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Nine Miles residents shun evacuation calls 10:08 am

BULL BAY, Jamaica — Security guard for St Benedicts Primary School Roshard Robinson said only three adults from Nine Miles, Bull Bay heeded the call to evacuate and... Read More

COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today9:53 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide has surpassed 43 million, with over 1.1 million people across 196 countries and territories...... Read More

Jamaica's COVID death toll climbs to 192 as country records more cases9:51 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has confirmed four new COVID-19 deaths and recorded 35 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours.... Read More

Four men facing firearm, ammunition charges 9:28 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Four young men are in police custody following their arrest on gun-related charges in recent weeks.... Read More

BMW, Toyota Axio recovered while being scrapped in St Catherine 9:16 am
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The St Catherine North police have recovered two stolen motor vehicles while they were being scrapped in bushes along the Sligoville main road in...... Read More

'Extortionist' charged after allegedly robbing bus conductor 8:42 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police on Saturday charged a suspected robber shortly after the incident on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew.... Read More

Cops nab one of six men suspected of stealing telecoms cables 8:09 am
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica -- One of six men believed to be responsible for the theft of telecommunications wires, which saw several rural St Catherine communities being left...... Read More

McNeill supports Hanna for PNP presidency7:55 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Vice President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Wykeham McNeill, says that after careful consideration and broad consultation with his...... Read More

NEWS

Heavy rain associated with Zeta pelts Jamaica

Heavy rain triggered by a broad trough across the western Caribbean and the outer bands from Tropical Storm Zeta continued to pound Jamaica yesterday, flooding more... Read More

Dr Dawes gives nod to Government's Remdesivir plan
Amid global controversy surrounding the use of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients, local surgeon Dr Alfred Dawes is supporting the Government's decision to...... Read More

JTA advocates high school placement system revamp
Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) President Jasford Gabriel is pushing for a revamp of the placement system for students matriculating to the high...... Read More

Optimistic teachers at Clifton Basic set sail for new school year
Not only has the most recent wave of COVID-19 rocked the Jamaican education system, it has also forced some educators to confront the fact that not all schools are in...... Read More

SPORT

Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Former Brazil playmaker Ronaldinho said yesterday he had contracted novel coronavirus but had no ... Read More

Stokes ton keeps Royals in hunt for IPL play-offs, Chennai out
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — England's Ben Stokes smashed an unbeaten 107 to keep Rajasthan Royals in the chase for the Indian Premier League (IPL)...... Read More

Matthews opens Big Bash with first-ball duck
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) — West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews made a wretched start to the Women's Big Bash League season when she was dismissed for a...... Read More

Ancelotti slams 'joke' red card as Saints end Everton's unbeaten start
London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Everton Coach Carlo Ancelotti slammed referee Kevin Friend's “joke” decision to send off Lucas Digne...... Read More

BUSINESS

STATIN reports July labour force decline

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has reported a six per cent decline in the country's labour force in July. Read More

Small Business Association renews call for micro stock exchange
With the novel coronavirus pandemic severely disrupting the economy and leaving many small business owners uncertain about the future, immediate past...... Read More

JMMB launches investment management service for clients
JMMB recently launched an investment management service solution to provide support to its corporate clients during and after the COVID-19...... Read More

No plan for merger
DON We hby last Thursday told Key Insurance shareholders that there is no plan, at this time, to merge the company with GraceKennedy General Insurance...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Tufton sets record straight

DR Christopher Tufton, health and wellness minister, used his weekly COVID-19 virtual press conference to set the record straight in light of Buju Banton's recent... Read More

17 for Miss Universe Jamaica semi-finals
FROM an astounding number of 90 entrants, only 17 were selected as semi-finalists to compete for the 2020 Miss Universe Jamaica crown. An elimination process took place...... Read More

DJ GQ makes grand entrance
FLORIDA-BASED producer/radio disc jock DJ GQ always had a passion for music. As a youngster living in upper St Andrew in the 1990s, he promoted sound clashes with some...... Read More

Gregory's legacy lives
JUNE Isaacs, widow of reggae singer Gregory Isaacs, led a small delegation comprising close family members and friends to Dovecot Memorial Park & Crematorium in St...... Read More

COLUMNS

A teacher who lifts our spirits

WE know the old saying, “If it bleeds, it leads,” but look at the outpouring of love and support for Taneka McKoy Phipps, who first came to attention via a... Read More

America after Trump
IT is being said that the US presidential election, to be held in just over a week, is the most crucial in that country's history. It is perhaps superseded only by the...... Read More

'Fada God, a wah dis?'
The young men who risked their lives and formed a human chain to rescue a 12-year-old girl from almost certain death in the Sandy Gully are to be celebrated and thanked...... Read More

Mission: Comrade unity
The People's National Party (PNP) is once again in the process of electing a new leader. This has come within the context of Dr Peter Phillips indicating that he is...... Read More

REGIONAL

Mandeville to Spur Tree main road a pain for motorists

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — There is growing concern about safety on the roadway embracing Mandeville through Kingsland to Spur Tree, as well as the steep, winding,... Read More

MoBay's Cornwall Court welcomes COVID-19 curfew
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Residents of Cornwall Court in this western Jamaica parish have, for the most part, welcomed the special area curfew that was imposed in...... Read More

Flooding headache in Mandeville
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Some residents were left marooned in their homes, and several roads in this south-central town were inundated by floodwaters following...... Read More

D R Foote Construction donates 10 tablets to Grange Pen students
GRANGE PEN, St James - When Cornwall College grade seven student Joniai Gayle received one of the 10 tablets that D R Foote Construction donated to...... Read More

EDITORIALS

If Jamaica is ever to be seriously considered a just society...

Mrs Juliet Holness, Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Rural and wife of the Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is also a real estate professional. She knows where... Read More

Hats off to Mr Ian Randle, publisher extraordinaire
There is a saying that if you want to hide something put it in book. Publishing for 30 years consecutively is a remarkable achievement, especially in a country like...... Read More

Of heroes, youth and their elders
LIKE every other field of endeavour, sport has its fair share of unsung heroes.... Read More

Heads need to roll over Golden Age Home tragedy
We are not going to tip-toe around the issue — as the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) seems constrained to do — heads must roll over the...... Read More

AUTO

Verstappen vows to race past 40th birthday to match Hamilton

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AFP) — Max Verstappen said he will race on beyond his 40th birthday in a bid to match Lewis Hamilton's records after finishing third behind... Read More

Hamilton usurps Schumacher with record 92nd F1 win in Portugal
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton became Formula One's record all-time race-winner yesterday when he claimed his 92nd victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix...... Read More

Hamilton in dreamland after record-breaking triumph
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said he was in dreamland yesterday after powering to victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix to become Formula One's record...... Read More

2021 Kia Sorento: The SUV that's full of surprises
WITH more performance capabilities, advanced driving assistance systems and a bold new design; nothing looks or feels better than the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento.... Read More

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