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Jamaican arrested in US for lotto scamming10:32 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican has been arrested and charged for lottery scamming in the United States.Thirty-one-year-old Vivian Andrew Walters was arrested... Read More

UK sets out Brexit wish list on goods sold to EU10:09 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British goods placed on the market before Brexit should be sold in EU countries under current conditions even after the UK leaves the bloc,...... Read More

Caribbean population warned ahead of eclipse of sun9:58 am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean people are being warned to take preventative measures to avoid blindness as they are set to witness a rare partial eclipse later...... Read More

Pakistan to host World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies 9:47 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) — Pakistan Monday announced the return of international cricket to its soil, with three separate sides scheduled to visit after years of isolation...... Read More

Showers expected in central and western parishes today 9:43 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says that a tropical wave is currently west of Jamaica and may result in scattered showers and isolated...... Read More

Millions in US get set for rare total solar eclipse 8:37 am
MADRAS, United States (AFP) — Skygazers across the United States awoke in excited anticipation Monday of witnessing the Sun briefly disappear, with the first total solar...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Terrence Williams needs to take his critique to the next level 8:27 am
Dear editor,A central theme of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry (WKCOE) was in identifying the collective command failures and the individual...... Read More

Bunting denies FLA discrepancies under his watch8:07 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting has rejected suggestions that the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) under his watch granted firearm...... Read More

NEWS

Burgeoning malnutrition crisis

MALNUTRITION is increasing globally. Based on statistics taken from Patrick Webb's keynote presentation at the International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for... Read More

Scotiabank announces top 3 performers from 2017 Vision Achiever Programme
COMPLETE Nutrition Care Diet Centre, Your True Shade Cosmetics and Digita Global Media have together won over $3 million in prizes after being selected as the top three...... Read More

Tourism minister to meet international technology powerhouses in America this week
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett will lead a team to San Francisco, California, this week to engage in strategic meetings at the...... Read More

Leading by example: Health staff enthusiastic about regular physical activity
ALIGNED with the Ministry of Health's 'Jamaica Moves' campaign, which promotes healthy lifestyle habits among Jamaicans, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA)...... Read More

SPORT

Elaine Thompson cruises

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) — British athletics legend Mo Farah began the day taking a lap of honour in an open top Bentley and ended it by giving the crowd... Read More

Special Olympics Jamaica benefits from FIFA grant
FIFA's Football for Hope, an initiative supporting Special Olympics International's development of unified football since 2010, has awarded Special Olympics Jamaica...... Read More

Green Pond, MoBay City set to advance in Sandals Int'l U-17 football
Green Pond High and MoBay City FC will today start favorites to win their respective semi-final games and advance to the final of the St James...... Read More

Jamaica 'A' teams confident of lifting Caribbean Regional Table Tennis Championships
JAMAICA 'A' boys' and girls' teams are confident that they can lift the team titles at the 2017 Caribbean Regional Table Tennis Federation Mini-Cadet (Under-11) and...... Read More

BUSINESS

Age Quod Agis motto gives courage to Vertis Technology Jamaican company making waves across the Caribbean and Europe

In 2013 Ryan Sterling left his previous organisation to branch out and follow his dreams. He wanted not just to work, but to make an impact in the... Read More

Bank lending rates are still too high — Wynter
While bank lending rates have been falling, they are still too high, according to Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter.... Read More

Money swiped via ATM in an instant — returned in four months
Dear Claudienne,I am an avid reader of your column and am now adding my story with the hope that you can help me too.... Read More

North-South Highway drives Dolphin Cove revenue up
Marine park operator Dolphin Cove Ltd has credited improvements in revenue for its second quarter ending June 2017 to the North-South...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Richie keeping ska alive

SINGER Richie Stephens feels he is doing his part in keeping ska music alive. And, according to him, it is quite imperative as we celebrate our 55th anniversary of... Read More

Jesse Royal looks to new Generation
ROOTS singer Jesse Royal previews his forthcoming debut album Lily of Da Valley with the release of the new single Generation.... Read More

Cashan continues musical Journey
EMERGING singjay Cashan is looking to shake up the dancehall world with her latest single Journey On My Own .... Read More

Rasta British hoping to Touchdown
Philadelphia-based singjay Rasta British is currently promoting his latest single titled Top of Things and...... Read More

COLUMNS

Little school days, but big learning

I am grateful to those readers of my columns who have said they enjoy the occasional nostalgic stories. One person actually described me as prehistoric, perhaps he... Read More

Those two Tivoli Gardens reports
There are two reports now making the news on Tivoli Gardens. The first is the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, appointed to enquire...... Read More

Future of work a future that includes everyone
It is our belief that work is the foundation for people and societies to grow. With a decent income, work can pave the way for broader social and economic advancement,...... Read More

Ain't no valley low enough in the PNP's quest for Jamaica House
Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75. — Benjamin Franklin ... Read More

REGIONAL

'One Hop' wonder

DONOVON Levers only has one leg, but that has not affected his vibrant personality or his independence. Read More

'A hard act to follow'
FORMER People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for St Mary South Eastern Harry Douglas has surmised that the next Member of Parliament for the constituency,...... Read More

A frightening experience at sea
GARFIELD Gordon had been fishing for 15 years, but nothing could have prepared him for the day his boat's engine failed him at sea.... Read More

St Thomas' Truddiann Ashmead is National Farm Queen 2017
TWENTY-five-year-old Truddiann Ashmead has been crowned Jamaica's 54th Farm Queen.... Read More

EDITORIALS

A bold statement of confidence from the CB Group

We share the view that the just-announced investment by Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group is indeed a big statement of confidence in... Read More

Sugar industry is unaffordable social welfare
The sugar industry was the backbone of the economy of Jamaica and our largest export and source of foreign exchange from the mid-17th Century, when British colonial...... Read More

Big money and the impact on WI cricket
Cricket fans can't have missed that the West Indies three-Test tour of England clashes directly with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL...... Read More

Watch and prepare, please
Over the past week the region has been experiencing increased activity associated with the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which experts project will be...... Read More

AUTO

Diana crash car 'handled badly at high speed'

PARIS, France (AFP) — The 1997 car crash that killed Britain's Princess Diana spawned a host of conspiracy theories, but evidence that it was an accident only... Read More

Clarendon show revvs off
Clarendon's Ultimate Car Show in Hayes may not have got the crowd support it anticipated, but its organisers sees it as par for the...... Read More

TAXIS GET NEW ROUTES
SINCE Monday, the Transport Authority (TA) has been providing information on more than 200 stage carriage routes available for prospective transport...... Read More

Magna celebrates second anniversary
MAGNA Motors, local dealers for the Hyundai automotive and commercial brands, celebrated their second year in Jamaica with a church service at the St Andrew Parish...... Read More

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