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Hagley Park Road project 85% complete10:45 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Hagley Park Road Improvement Project is approximately 85 per cent complete. Read More

Uchence Wilson gang trial resumes today10:06 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Uchence Wilson gang trial is scheduled to resume today in the Home Circuit Court with the continuation of closing arguments by attorney-at-law...... Read More

Bermuda gets ready for pass by Category 3 Hurricane Humberto9:30 am
MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Bermuda's government called up troops and urged people on the British Atlantic island to make final preparations for an expected close brush...... Read More

Gov't to review laws that support breastfeeding 9:01 am
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that stakeholders are being engaged to review and improve national laws that support...... Read More

17-y-o ‘Pops’ of Kingston 13 missing 8:20 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for seventeen-year-old Rohan Edwards, otherwise called 'Pops', a student of Gem Road, Kingston 13 who has been...... Read More

Numerous IT deficiencies at Jamaica Customs Agency, Auditor General reports 6:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Auditor General has uncovered a number of Information Technology (IT) deficiencies at the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) for the financial years...... Read More

Forex: J$136.69 to one US dollar 5:31 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, September 17 ended trading at J$136.69, down by 43 cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

Launch of Senior Citizens' Week on Friday5:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine Robinson, is scheduled on Friday, September 20, to officially launch Senior Citizens' Week at the...... Read More

NEWS

J'cans affected by Dorian in wait-and-see mode

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Jamaicans who have been evacuated from hurricane-ravaged islands in The Bahamas to New Providence, where the country's capital is located, are now... Read More

Ministry must approve fingerprinting at schools — Samuda
MINISTER with responsibility for education Karl Samuda says that, in keeping with the 1980 Education Regulations, schools introducing automated fingerprinting systems...... Read More

Smart math lab for Tarrant High
TARRANT High School in St Andrew is on a mission to become one of the nation's secondary institutions of choice.... Read More

Evadnie Moodie hits 100
Evadnie Moodie was in high spirits on Sunday, September 15 as her family and friends celebrated her 100th birthday with her at a dinner party at Waterfalls in Liguanea, St...... Read More

SPORT

Manchester, William Knibb secure daCosta Cup wins

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny — Manchester High won their fourth-straight game and William Knibb Memorial extended their winning start to three games after contrasting... Read More

Junior Flemmings brace seals Phoenix play-off berth
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) – Reggae Boyz striker Junior Flemmings scored twice as Phoenix Rising FC extended their astonishing winning run to 20 with a 4-1...... Read More

Tallawahs hunt CPL win against leaders Amazon Warriors
WITH a four-match losing skid broken, Jamaica Tallawahs are hoping to push on when they face Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) leaders Guyana Amazon Warriors at...... Read More

De Oliveira: 'Working in Jamaica was the best time of my professional life'
WHEN late president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell fired Brazilian Clovis de Oliveira back in 2002, it brought an end to an era. But...... Read More

BUSINESS

Main Event reports nine-month profit of $108.1 million

Main Event Entertainment Group Limited (MEEG) on Friday (September 13) reported unaudited after-tax profit of $108.1 million for the nine-month period ended July 31,... Read More

Fair Trading Commission wrapping up its probe of Total Jamaica acquisition of Epping Oil
The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is close to wrapping up its investigation to determine the likely effect on competition for petroleum products from...... Read More

Access Financial welcomes SMEs
Access Financial Services (AFS), the microcredit company is signalling that it is ready and waiting to engage more entrepreneurs and members of the Small and...... Read More

Auditor general says there are information technology deficiencies at Customs
The auditor general has uncovered a number of information technology deficiencies at the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) for the fiscal period 2014-2015...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Harmony heads to The Bahamas

DESPITE the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, the fourth annual Love and Harmony cruise will make its scheduled stop there April 6-11... Read More

Fiji lays down Billboard roots
For close to a decade, Hawaiian reggae acts have dominated the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. They include HIRIE, J Boog, The Green and Kolohe...... Read More

Stylo G leaves JA fuming after raid
ROAD manager for deejay Stylo G says his client is “extremely upset” about the police raid Monday at an Airbnb residence they were staying in Caymanas...... Read More

A Brand New George Nooks
Early in his career, George Nooks covered You Make Me Feel Brand New, a massive hit in 1974 for soul group The Stylistics. Recently, he did another recording of the...... Read More

COLUMNS

The tasks now facing Phillips and Bunting

As I had predicted, Peter Phillips was returned as president of the People's National Party (PNP). He retained his position by a simple majority of 76... Read More

Suckers of a decadent political order
T he constant lament that we hear in this country is that politicians are corrupt, they do not mean the country any good, and that...... Read More

Education financing
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Numbers don't lie, Thwaites
The ongoing public hullabaloo for more money to be allocated as incentive for teachers who specialise in the realms of mathematics and the sciences in an attempt to safeguard...... Read More

REGIONAL

Ackee Festival fiery hot in Tranquility

The community of Tranquility in Portland was anything but tranquil on Saturday, September 7, as the Social Development Commission (SDC) combined with Christopher Walker... Read More

Portland Credit Union gives a helping hand to students
The Portland Cooperative Credit Union has handed out approximately $1.5 million in grants to 78 students in the parish.... Read More

Champion farmer beating the drought
The extensive drought affecting most of the island has left several farmers facing ruin but Michelle Black, who was crowned Champion Farmer at the recent 67th staging...... Read More

Tough on Titchfield
After opening the 2019 ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup season with a two-nil victory over Fair Prospect at Carder Park last week, Titchfield High were brought back down to earth...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Way to go, KSAMC

A few months ago, while discussing an article by the World Bank's vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr Axel van Trotsenburg, we renewed our advocacy... Read More

Government promise is a comfort to a fool
Anybody who has ever won a legal case against the Jamaican Government and been awarded compensation can testify about the hell they have to go through to get paid. Some never...... Read More

Bauxite mining dispute very painful
The long-running dispute over bauxite mining in and around the Cockpit Country is painful.... Read More

As we mourn with Bahamians, let's learn from their pain
Once again, we express our sincere condolence to the Government and people of The Bahamas on the loss of lives following the devastating category 5...... Read More

AUTO

KIG reveals new Jeep Wrangler

KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG) revealed the long-awaited 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL on August 30 in downtown Kingston. Read More

Motorcycle workshop in Hanover on Sunday
WITH the hopes of stemming the tide of fatalities in the island's western end, motorcycle safety team Back to Basics (BTB) will be conducting a free workshop at the...... Read More

Texaco gets new ceo
BELA Szabo was introduced to the public as GB Energy/Texaco Jamaica's new CEO during a farewell cocktail party for his predecessor, Mauricio Pulido, at the Jamaica...... Read More

Road deaths head to 400 mark
IF the current trend continues, Jamaica will see more than 400 traffic fatalities by the end of the year, and the Ministry of Transport has to do more than just damage...... Read More

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