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O-Wrap: 37 wanted in St James… Mother of 3 'executed'... MOCA charges 5 'hackers'7:03 pm

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RGD conducting e-registration of births at 8 hospitals8:11 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Registrar General's Department (RGD) has commenced electronic registration (e-registration) of births at eight hospitals across the...... Read More

Port Authority of Jamaica to assist with upgrade of Falmouth Hospital8:02 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Port Authority of Jamaica, Professor Gordon Shirley, says the agency will be working closely...... Read More

200 arrested in St James state of emergency 7:21 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The security forces in St James have reported that approximately 200 people have been arrested since Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the state...... Read More

TA starts early renewal of PPV licenses that expire March 31 7:17 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport Authority (TA) today commenced the renewal/re-application of road licenses for all Public Passenger Vehicles (PPV) which expire on March...... Read More

Grange commends Women's Centre programme for teenage mothers 6:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has commended the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) for positively...... Read More

Cosby to perform for first time since assault charge 6:34 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby is to return to the stage for the first time in nearly three years Monday, just months before...... Read More

Health ministry to start administering second HPV dose April6:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Health will begin dispensing the second dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to grade-seven girls by April.... Read More

NEWS

Bartlett responds to global media reports on state of emergency

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has taken to the international media to clarify reports about the state of public emergency in the parish of St James following an... Read More

Violent incidents down in some St Catherine communities
DESPITE several shooting deaths in Spanish Town, St Catherine, last week, the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), in partnership with other community development...... Read More

'Power praying' is answer to Jamaica's woes, says pastor
A local pastor is reiterating that the answer to Jamaica's ills lies in prayer, moreso, “power praying”.... Read More

PNP shadow cabinet discusses new policy proposals
The People's National Party (PNP) shadow Cabinet — which had been in retreat since Friday — says its focus over the three days is on...... Read More

SPORT

Sensational Parris waiting on time to shine

Football sensation Kaheem Parris is demanding more playing time in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), after coming off the bench... Read More

Scorpions suffer heavy defeat as batting fails
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Fast bowler Keon Harding's maiden five-wicket haul ripped apart Jamaica Scorpions, as they crashed to a crushing 216-run defeat to...... Read More

Brave Girlz fall to US
COUVA, Trinidad and Tobago — Jamaica's Under-20 Reggae Girlz World Cup dream went up in smoke when they went down 1-2 to defending champions the USA in a...... Read More

Stout-hearted Harriott aims to inspire others
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — Very often young athletes admire and aspire to be like a particular sporting personality, but for Madiya Harriott it's the...... Read More

BUSINESS

Appleton anxiously awaits rail service for US$7.2-M tourist attraction

APPLETON, St Elizabeth – There was just one discordant note at Thursday's triumphant formal unveiling of the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience at the... Read More

Gruppo Campari changes to refresh itself
When Gruppo Campari officially changed its name to the Campari Group, effective December 31, 2017, it was aiming to paint a broader global picture of its reach across...... Read More

Construction boom for Kingston
Several new residential developments have recently got approval from the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), suggesting a construction boom across the capital...... Read More

Dan Theoc joins Mayberry as senior VP
Dan Theoc, former general manager of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company Limited's subsidiary, South Jamaica Power Company, has joined the staff of Mayberry Investments...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Ali Campbell, friends put twist on classics

Thirty-five years after their first reggae tribute album, members of UB40 will release a new set that contains cover versions of popular Jamaican... Read More

Boris Gardiner robbed at home
VETERAN musician Boris Gardiner said he is counting his blessings after burglars visited his St Andrew home on Saturday night.... Read More

Festival Song workshops to start tomorrow
THE Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), organisers of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, will be hosting a series of developmental seminars islandwide,...... Read More

Toots introduces grandson on song
VETERAN singer Toots Hibbert will be using his upcoming single titled Ten Shillings to introduce his grandson, King Trevy. It is...... Read More

COLUMNS

China-LAC have a promising shared future

On January 22, 2018, the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)-China Forum (CCF) will be held in... Read More

Olympian efforts to make Jamaica a place of safety
I can write volumes about our experience 30 years ago with a so-called place of safety for children. We had decided to adopt a second child and were told that we could...... Read More

We've been through some turbulent times
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. — George Orwell ... Read More

Making the most of the limited state of emergency
The recently imposed state of emergency is unfortunate, but necessary. Unfortunate because it is sad that it has come to this, but necessary because...... Read More

REGIONAL

Appleton anxiously awaits rail service for US$7.2-M tourist attraction

APPLETON, St Elizabeth – There was just one discordant note at Thursday's triumphant formal unveiling of the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience at the... Read More

Councillor wants help for farmers who lost produce, livestock to flooding
COUNCILLOR for the Sturge Town division Winston Lawrence wants the Government through the Rural Agriculture Development Agency (RADA) to do an assessment of the losses...... Read More

Portland suffers again
AN assessment of the damage done to Portland has been conducted following heavy showers which lashed the eastern section of the island for weeks, leaving communities...... Read More

St Ann councillors concerned about the lack of street lights
SEVERAL councillors in the St Ann Municipal Corporation have expressed concerns about the lack of street lights across the parish.... Read More

EDITORIALS

Caring for children central to anti-crime campaign

It is testament to the extent of the problem that, even with the state of emergency having taken hold in St James, gunmen still shot up a funeral... Read More

The real potential of the state of emergency
We can already feel the sense of optimism — even if cautious at this early stage — that the state of public emergency in St James will put...... Read More

The Spirit of Cricket versus law
Perhaps because of its centuries-old history as a leading pastime of the British Empire's rich and idle gentry, the game of cricket is brimful of...... Read More

The urgency of meeting the Paris climate agreement goals
There is cause for great concern in a recent draft United Nations report that the Paris agreement cap on global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the 21st...... Read More

AUTO

Audi A4: truly A-class

THE 2017 Audi A4 S-line is ingenuity and elegance packed into an executive sedan. Read More

Magna-nimous investment
MAGNA Motors, exclusive distributor of Hyundai, said it will be pumping close to US$8 million in its ultra-modern facility on Oxford Road in St...... Read More

Magna Motors drives charity
MAGNA Motors Dealership Limited displayed the power of charity when it handed over a brand new Hyundai Grand i10 to Angels of Love Jamaica at their Old Hope Road...... Read More

Kia Stinger tops ‘Performance’ award
FOLLOWING its successful introduction last year, the Kia Stinger has been awarded 'Best Performance Car' in the UK Car of the Year Awards...... Read More

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