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THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has been ordered by the court to grant public access to Winnifred Beach in Portland, ending a five-year legal battle between the residents and the entity. ...

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ISAIAH Laing, CEO of Supreme Promotions — promoters of the annual Magnum Sting stage show -- said it will take another $25 million to reach the show's financial target. In a telephone int ...

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ACCOUNTANT Sushil Jain wants Jamaicans to think rich in order to remove the mentality of poverty from the cash-strapped nation. He made the call while moderating a forum on entrepreneurship hos ...

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ST George's College turned in a virtuoso performance in beating Jamaica College (JC) 3-2 to lift the ISSA Walker Cup trophy for a record ninth time at the Constant Spring field yesterday. In th ...

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LATEST NEWS

HIV-infected Ugandan nurse injects two-year-old child after pricking self 8:07 AM

  KAMPALA, Ouganda (AFP) — A court in Uganda on Friday upheld the conviction for criminal negligence of a HIV-infected nurse who inserted a needle into a two-year-old ch ... Read More

Pele improving but still on dialysis - hospital  7:36 AM
  SAO PAULO, Brésil (AFP) Brazil football legend Pele's health is improving but he ...... Read More

PAHO says antiretroviral treatment for people with HIV increasing in the Caribbean  7:28 AM
  WASHINGTON, (CMC) - The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says antiretroviral trea ...... Read More

Will, Jada and family make it Jamaica   1:16 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - International movie stars Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and ch ...... Read More

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities on Thursday were investigating a stree ...... Read More

Second CPL pumped US 166 million into regional economies, says new study  9:05 PM
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – The 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) pumped a massive U ...... Read More

Man’s bullet-riddled body found in Mandeville  8:55 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Mandeville Police were today summoned to the Richmond main road ...... Read More

Coffee Board identifies fake Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee  8:26 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Coffee Industry Board (CIB) today said that it has found two br ...... Read More

NEWS

PAJ raps treatment of journalists at Jamaica House

THE Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) yesterday chided the Government for the treatment meted out to two journalists at Wednesday's post-Cabinet press briefing by the director of communications i ... Read More

Court orders public access to Winnifred Beach
THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has been ordered by the court to grant public access to Winnifred Beach in Portland, ending a five-year le ...... Read More

Knight irked by ‘politically exposed’ label
A new method of keeping politics out of public commissions, which is being tested under the new Integrity Commission Act, has met opposition in th ...... Read More

304-bed dormitory to be built at Tamarind Farm Adult prison
A 304-bed dormitory is to be constructed at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre in Catherine, at a cost of $194.8 ...... Read More

SPORT

Boys’ Town vow to bounce back from defeat to Rivoli

DESPITE the dismal start by Boys' Town in the 2014-15 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season, coach Andrew Price remains confident that his team can turn around their fortune. Boys' Town are curre ... Read More

St George's cool red-hot JC to lift Walker Cup
ST George's College turned in a virtuoso performance in beating Jamaica College (JC) 3-2 to lift the ISSA Walker Cup trophy for a record ninth tim ...... Read More

Cotterell, Miller drafted for Franchise's match against Red Force
THE Jamaica Franchise enter today's third-round West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional League match against hosts Trinidad & Tobago Red F ...... Read More

Sunshine Girls fund-raiser rakes in money, but still a long way to go
Netball Jamaica's Gold Rush Down Under campaign received a boost as several corporate companies made generous pledges to their quest to go to the Ne ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Caribbean Flavours says share sale designed to fast-track growth

CARIBBEAN Flavours & Fragrances (CFF) board members have explained that selling nearly half the company to Derrimon Trading would fast-track its growth. The board, however, avoided listing ... Read More

Mayberry director urges Jamaicans to shed poverty mentality
ACCOUNTANT Sushil Jain wants Jamaicans to think rich in order to remove the mentality of poverty from the cash-strapped nation. He made the cal ...... Read More

Sterling sees profit dip, but interest income grows
The Charles Ross-led Sterling Investments Ltd (SIL) suffered from reduced foreign exchange (fx) gains and a dividend expense which led to a 21 per c ...... Read More

Doctor wants greater spend on health care
Dr Shane Alexis believes the Government should spend at least three times its current budget on health care. Dr Alexis, president of the Medical As ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Capleton fires up Sting launch

BASED on his fiery performance at Wednesday's launch of Magnum Sting at Triple Century Sports Bar in New Kingston, Capleton expects to be a hit at the Boxing Day event. "A long time mi nuh rep ... Read More

It'll still have its Sting
ISAIAH Laing, CEO of Supreme Promotions — promoters of the annual Magnum Sting stage show -- said it will take another $25 million to reach ...... Read More

Wretch 32 rappin' up the hits
BRITISH rapper Wretch 32 scored his fifth Top 10 single on the UK Singles Chart last week. His latest single, 6 Words, entered that country's larges ...... Read More

Lady Saw hits Billboard
LADY Saw's latest album Alter Ego debuts at number six on Billboard's Reggae Album chart with first-week sales of 110 copies. This is Saw's fifth ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Protecting your baby's nails

IN children the nails are more flexible, smoother, and more translucent. They also grow more rapidly. Because the nails grow more rapidly, parents have to cut them more often. It's important that ... Read More

Chatting spurs infant's brain development
Baby talk is more than just bonding: chatting with your infant spurs important brain development that sets the stage for lifelong learning, research ...... Read More

Parenting tips
1. Hug your children. Tell them that you love them and spend time talking with them and listening to them every day. 2. If you have to live away ...... Read More

Your newborn: the umbilical stump
DURING pregnancy, the umbilical cord supplies nutrients and oxygen to your developing baby. After birth, the umbilical cord is no longer needed &mda ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Conflicts and dissonance

WE'RE celebrating Journalism Week and contemplating over the row in the press room at Jamaica House on Tuesday. What really went on there? Who was the devil and who the angel? By all accounts, the ... Read More

English is an asset, not a burden
JAMAICANS are extraordi-narily fortunate. The smallest of the Greater Antilles, we share the sub-oceanic mountain range with Cuba and Santo Doming ...... Read More

Douglas says jump, Portia asks, how high?
IT was almost predictable what the prime minister would have done with the composition of the board of the National Housing Trust (NHT). She kept ...... Read More

The need to be thankful
AS usual at this time of year, the media blares the news in one form or another that today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America. Ja ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Hanover residents benefit from US medical mission

GRANGE, Hanover — Hanover was the recent beneficiary of what is believed to be the largest medical mission to the parish, providing a series of voluntary health services over a five-day peri ... Read More

Open Heart, open doors
COFFEE GROUND, Westmoreland — WHEN Roxroy Sinclair was deported from Michigan, USA, to the island two years ago, he had no idea where he would ...... Read More

Man sentenced to life for murder of sales rep
MONTEGO BAY, St James — FIFTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Dahlia Forbes has been a nervous wreck ever since her daughter Toneva Forbes, a sales representat ...... Read More

JOL awards teachers
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Citing the need for persons to be aware of their duties and responsibilities as citizens from an early age, CEO Global ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The sad death of Mr Phillip Hughes — a poignant reminder of sports uncertainties

THIS newspaper joins the cricketing world in mourning the passing yesterday of Australian batsman Mr Phillip Hughes. We extend our heartfelt condolence to his family, friends, teammates and Cri ... Read More

Trayvon Martin déjà vu in Ferguson
ON Monday, a United States grand jury decided that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted on any charge for the fatal August 9, 2014 s ...... Read More

If Dr Raymond Wright is proven right...
ON November 1, 2014, Jamaica, yet again, began the sporadic search for oil and gas, carrying on a stubborn dream of many, the latest of whom was Dr ...... Read More

There's a way to resolve the 'Night Noise' debate
Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns has predictably opened a very passionate debate with her call for an amendment to the Noise Abatement Act, popularly ref ...... Read More

AUTO

$3-b boost for JUTC

JAMAICA Urban Transit Company (JUTC) commuters should expect major improvements to the service over the next few months, with government injecting an additional $3 billion into the company's finan ... Read More

Auto show opens today
FIFTEEN thousand motor vehicle enthusiasts are expected to make the pilgrimage to the National Arena in St Andrew for the three-day Automobile Deale ...... Read More

ITA fees start Monday
COME Monday, the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) will begin charging administrative fees for services once offered to the public free of cost. " ...... Read More

PHOTO FINISH - Rally 'round the action
The orange groves of Bog Walk, St Catherine, came alive with the sound of revving engines as cars competed in last weekend's Rally Jamaica 2014. Whi ...... Read More

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