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ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Clamp down on Half-Way-Tree Road phone thieves9:26 pm
Dear Editor,Kingston, Jamaica is a unique and beautiful place, which I promote. But we have some challenges which I believe we can and should address.... Read More

Gov't to launch PEP website for teachers, parents and students8:50 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, has announced that a new website will be launched for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP)...... Read More

PNP welcomes ECJ's elector verification exercise 8:22 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) has welcomed the move by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) to commence a special elector verification...... Read More

Unclaimed funds in banks will help MSMEs, Shaw insists 8:14 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw has reiterated that a committee is looking at reducing, from 15 to seven years,...... Read More

Govt seeks $17b increase in 2018/19 budget 7:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government this afternoon tabled the First Supplementary Estimates for 2018/19, showing a planned increase in its budgetary spending for the...... Read More

Jamaica Customs seizes ganja worth J$875K at Kingston port 7:29 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ganja weighing 175 pounds, with an estimated street value of J$875,500, was reportedly seized at the Port of Kingston yesterday by the Jamaica Customs...... Read More

Shaw urges producers to design goods for international markets6:57 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, is imploring Jamaican producers to design goods for expanding international...... Read More

NEWS

Opposition wants data on SOE successes

OPPOSITION spokesman on national security Fitz Jackson says he expects that the Internal and External Affairs Committee of Parliament will get some answers on the... Read More

Jamaica secures 1.3m airline seats out of the Americas for winter season
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that a record 1.3 million aeroplane seats have been secured out of the Americas for the...... Read More

GK promotes greater use of flexitime
GraceKennedy Limited (GK) has issued a call for more of its employees to take advantage of the benefits of flexible work...... Read More

FLOW Foundation's Errol Miller passes
FLOW Foundation Executive Chairman Errol Miller died yesterday.... Read More

SPORT

Windies take series lead with easy win

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies were not at their best but still brushed aside South Africa by 17 runs here yesterday, as they began their final... Read More

Sloley, Brown to lead Jamaica's 13-member team to World Youth Olympics
'Generation Next', the Jamaica Olympic Association's (JOA) mantra for those poised to continue Jamaica's rich legacy in track and field, will be captained by Kingston...... Read More

St Catherine High chalk up fourth-straight win
ST Catherine High stayed perfect in Group E after beating Haile Selassie High 2-0 at the latter school's playing field in ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup action...... Read More

India would have been ideal for preparation, says Law
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Head coach Stuart Law has lamented West Indies' lack of access to training facilities in India, after they were forced to use...... Read More

BUSINESS

Wisynco appointed exclusive distributor for Worthy Park Estate

WISYNCO Group Limited has negotiated a five-year exclusive distribution agreement with Worthy Park Estate Limited (WPEL) for the distribution of the company's spirits... Read More

Photo: JMMB Group recognised for breastfeeding best practice
JMMB Group's Stephenie Lugg-Lawrence (left), senior corporate manager, marketing, shows off an adorable 'I Eat at Mom's' baby T-shirt received from Dr Diandre Williams-Clarke,...... Read More

Jamaica is Caribbean's star performer — Clarke
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr Nigel Clarke, says Jamaica must remain focused on further debt reduction and maintaining...... Read More

IMF predicts economic growth of 1.4 per cent
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday ended a two week visit here saying that Jamaica could receive US$226...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

'Here I Come'

Dennis Brown, who died in 1999, never made the Billboard Reggae Album Chart when he was alive. He did so for the first time in 2010 with ... Read More

Singjay Ronnie Thwaites wanted
Veteran singjay Ronnie Thwaites is being sought by the New York City (NYC) police for assault and stabbing. According to a report from NYC's 47...... Read More

Talking dancehall with Lenky Marsden
A s someone got into music seriously during dancehall's digital age of the 1980s, keyboardist Steven “Lenky” Marsden has...... Read More

Sharing great Memories with Bob Clarke
FOR many Jamaicans, the name Walter Charles Clarke bears no significance. But say “Bob Clarke” and descriptions of a smooth-talking radio jock with a love for...... Read More

COLUMNS

Tackling childhood obesity with nudge intervention

Recently the Ministry of Health (which should be renamed the Ministry of Health and Well-Being) released the preliminary results of the 2016-17... Read More

Permanent secretaries must never be victims
In Part 2 (published on November 17, 2017, entitled 'Courageous leadership needed in an era of cowardism') of a three-part series of articles I argued...... Read More

US blockade continues to hurt Cuba's economic, social development
The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Government of the United States of America against Cuba for almost six decades is the most unfair, severe...... Read More

A time for courage and remembrance
It was the day after a shooting incident in the Swallowfield area, and it had rained heavily that afternoon, but on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 guests filled the hall...... Read More

REGIONAL

Tourist arrivals continue to grow

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Ministry of Tourism is reporting increased tourist arrivals and earnings up to August of this year. Read More

Coastal Cleanup
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — International Coastal Cleanup Day is recognised on the third Saturday in September each year.... Read More

Knox shock Holmwood
SPALDING, Manchester — Knox College surprised favourites Holmwood Technical 1-0 on Saturday to move into a tie with Spalding High for the lead in Zone G of the...... Read More

STETHS rule
Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Eye-catching goals from Kristoff Murray in the 25th minute and Ronaldo Webster in the 75th gave St Elizabeth Technical High School...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The road not yet travelled

The proposed thoroughfare from Spanish Town Road, via Seaview Gardens onto Marcus Garvey Drive, thus bypassing the Portia Simpson Miller Square, or Three Miles, St... Read More

Controlling crime beyond states of emergency
This newspaper is on record as supporting the states of public emergency in sections of the country, as well as the various recent time extensions,...... Read More

World's poor looking to US, UK for economic wisdom
A decade after the global financial crisis of 2008 some lessons have been learnt and many of those seem to be forgotten already. One of the perennial economic policy...... Read More

Peter Gould's initiative could transform Jamaica's football
Religion runs deep in the Jamaican psyche. Hence the celebrated comment from former head of the Jamaica Football Federation, Mr Tony James, at the official groundbreaking...... Read More

AUTO

Jeep Cherokee Laredo: a Grand affair

Luxury may vary depending on people and cultures. For Americans, space and freedom are the ultimate luxuries; the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo... Read More

More traffic changes coming
As the National Works Agency (NWA) continues to tweak its traffic management plan in Kingston and St Andrew, more change is to come starting this weekend.... Read More

Platform Promises
HEAD of Ride Jamaica Dr Shaun Jones has extended an arm of assistance to the Ministry of Transport for the establishment of a national database to accelerate the...... Read More

Magna refreshes SUVs
Magna Motors Dealers Limited, the exclusive distributor of Hyundai motor vehicles in Jamaica, launched the 2019 models of two of the three sport utility vehicles (SUVs)...... Read More

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