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The first crop of the new fresh water fish being produced in Jamaica – the Pangasius species, known to most Jamaicans as Basa – is on the cusp of hitting both local and international mar ...

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WILLIAMSFIELD, Hanover — Two children and a man were Wednesday night shot dead in seemingly connected incidents when heavily armed men invaded this rustic community, leaving a trail of grief ...

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Gunmen murder two children
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SIXTEEN years after releasing his debut single Badman Forward Badman Pull Up, dancer-cum-deejay Ding Dong is pleased with its longevity. The single was, earlier this month, featured in the 10th e ...

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Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says that the country’s tax performance so far in 2016/17 proves the soundness of the government’s tax policy. “We are ful ...

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As FLOW and Manchester United’s partnership continues to bear fruit, their unprecedented FA Cup Caribbean tour has gained traction and the visit of the famous trophy and team mascot Fred the R ...

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THIS morning, the Adam Stewart-led ATL Automotive will break ground for construction of its state-of-the-art, stand-alone showroom on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew. By evening, the new-car dea ...

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Children first to benefit from proceeds of National Prayer Breakfast 8:56 AM

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Finance minister says transformation is about efficiency  8:50 AM
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NEWS

Old woman burnt to death in downtown Kingston fire

AN 82-year-old woman died yesterday and about 100 people were left homeless after a fire destroyed a two-storey building on West Street in downtown Kingston. The woman, who was said to be suffering fr ... Read More

Obama in his final hours at the White House
WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is f ...... Read More

Gov’t hires new forensic pathologist; more police, soldiers to be recruited
THE Government has hired a new forensic pathologist to assist in reducing the backlog of autopsies. Security Minister Robert Montague made the anno ...... Read More

Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency
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SPORT

Islandwide tour aids preparation goals — U-17 Boyz coach

Coach Andrew Edwards says the islandwide match tour of his Under-17 Reggae Boyz has its share of benefits. So far, the Young Boyz have had practice matches against their peers in St Thomas, St Mary, ... Read More

Allure of the Cup  
As FLOW and Manchester United’s partnership continues to bear fruit, their unprecedented FA Cup Caribbean tour has gained traction and the vis ...... Read More

Breakthrough!
Having played his role in leading Tivoli Gardens on a glorious run to the upper regions of the Red Stripe Premier League, captain Romaine Breakenrid ...... Read More

Dottin set for Heat return following face surgery
ADELAIDE, Australia (CMC) — Barbados and West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin is set to make a dramatic return for Brisbane Heat in the Wom ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Joong Supermarket expands to include a home centre

Family operated Joong Supermarket and Wholesale has been expanded to include a home centre in Portmore, St Catherine. The supermarket chain, which first began operation in Morant Bay, St Thomas, ... Read More

Shaw says fiscal results prove soundness of ‘1.5’ income tax policy
Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw says that the country’s tax performance so far in 2016/17 proves the soundness of the ...... Read More

Kingston Properties buys Spanish Town Road complex
Kingston Properties Limited (KPREIT) this week closed on a new property in Jamaica, a warehouse and office complex located on Spanish Town Road in K ...... Read More

Jamaica to host major international tourism conference
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett signed an agreement on Monday at the Palacio Neptuno in Spain to host a major global conference ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

POPCAAN’S Naughty Boy, Kyla collab hits Europe

POPCAAN is gaining some international attention as a featured act on British DJ/producer Naughty Boy’s Should’ve Been Me, which also features singer Kyla. Should’ve Been Me was re ... Read More

Ding Dong gets ‘Lethal’ forward
SIXTEEN years after releasing his debut single Badman Forward Badman Pull Up, dancer-cum-deejay Ding Dong is pleased with its longevity. The sing ...... Read More

Paradise for Joseph Israel
Paradise, the third studio album from California-based reggae artiste Joseph Israel, released last July via Lions of Israel Inc and it debuted at n ...... Read More

Praj-X building on momentum
EMERGING singjay Praj-X is hoping to get his big break this year following the buzz he created with Dem A Seh Wah Do Mi. “After I came out wit ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Signs you are dating the wrong man

In the beginning of all relationships you’ll get the butterflies, and while this stage is indeed sweet, you should not ignore the signs that you could be dating a wolf in sheep’s clothi ... Read More

Before you press that record button…
Many couples have attempted to record their intimate moments as a means to “spice” up their bedroom tactics. Some have regretted it, ot ...... Read More

Should you judge him by how he treats his mother?
It has been said that how a man treats his mother is a direct reflection of how he will treat his woman or his wife. How true is this theory? Sean: ...... Read More

How important is religion in your relationship?
There is a famous Bible scripture that states that two cannot walk unless they agree, and this has proven to be correct in many cases. While it is ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Andrew Holness’s Israel visit and the British prison gift

Friday, January 13, 2017 may be a defining date for Jamaica. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made a serious error of judgement by his high-profile meeting with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ... Read More

Leave the fountain alone!
“The St James Parish Council plans to remove the fountain from Montego Bay’s historic Sam Sharpe Square and replace it with a statue o ...... Read More

We’re all wary of the unpredictable Trump
The world is on edge as the time for Donald Trump to be sworn in as president of the United States approaches. Trump has turned out to be unorthod ...... Read More

Dudley Thompson centenary
The late Ambassador Dudley Joseph Thompson was born on January 19, 1917. He died at age 95, one day after his birthday, on January 20, 2012. Bor ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Should the fountain in Sam Sharpe Square be removed?

Last week the National Works Agency (NWA) announced a raft of measures to ease the chronic traffic congestion in the resort city of Montego Bay. Included in the measures is the relocation of the dec ... Read More

Obeah scammers
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Members of the Lottery Scam Task Force are reporting a new trend emerging among more and more scammers — practising ob ...... Read More

MoBay mayor says St James crime initiative bearing fruit
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation Homer Davis says the Government’s decision to provide addition re ...... Read More

Hanover Charities donates computers to Church Hill Primary
SANTOY, Hanover — Principal of the Church Hill Primary School in Santoy, Hanover, Delano Murdock, says that despite the high level of criminal ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

It shouldn’t have to take Mr Cliff Hughes...

The image of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) that emerged from an extensive interview with journalist Mr Cliff Hughes on Nationwide @ Fiv ... Read More

Obeah statement shows security minister a desperate man
NationalSecurity Minister Robert Montague has invoked the shady practice of obeah to frighten criminals, demonstrating that he is a desperate ma ...... Read More

Two days to the inauguration of Mr Donald Trump
  Jamaicans, like the rest of the world, are intrigued as American politics unfolds three days before the inauguration of Mr Donald Trump as the ...... Read More

Aspirin’s story gives reason for focus on scientific research
The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Sumerians, we are told, used the extract from the willow tree to treat pain, fever and inflammation. History ...... Read More

AUTO

Hyundai Veloster changing the rules

THE 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a mix of sportiness and practicality. But yet, somehow, it manages to be its own thing. On the outside, the Veloster is able to pull off the unusual paradox of being n ... Read More

BMW in high gear
THIS morning, the Adam Stewart-led ATL Automotive will break ground for construction of its state-of-the-art, stand-alone showroom on Lady Musgr ...... Read More

Smooth sailing
JAMAICA Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says there’s a huge improvement in service since the start of the new school year. According JUTC marke ...... Read More

PHOTO FINISH - Grand ‘Sentra-L’
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