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World Athletics opens door for 'innovative' formats at Olympics12:51 pm

PARIS, France (AFP) — World Athletics paved the way for changes to competition formats at the world championships or the Olympic Games when it published its 2020 guide to... Read More

Jamaicans encouraged to plant trees, share pics on October 212:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Forestry Department is encouraging Jamaicans to plant trees at home or in their communities on National Tree Planting Day, October...... Read More

Some PNP women back Golding for party president12:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party members Angela Burke-Brown, Patricia Duncan-Sutherland and Joan Gordon Webly are among the female party members who are...... Read More

Mikael Phillips will not contest PNP presidency 12:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Vice President of the People's National Party (PNP) and three-term Member of Parliament for Manchester North West, Mikael Phillips, today confirmed...... Read More

Trinidad & Tobago, Belize, Haiti report new COVID-19 cases 11:47 am
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad & Tobago, Belize and Haiti are reporting new cases of COVID-19 as regional countries continue to urge citizens to adopt the...... Read More

Technological revolution accelerated by COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean 11:28 am
WASHINGTON, United States — Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is in the midst of a "Fourth Industrial Revolution" of technological innovation which requires enhancing...... Read More

Tax bombshell throws Trump on defensive ahead of debate 11:13 am
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump reeled Monday on the eve of his first televised debate against challenger Joe Biden after a bolt-from-the-blue...... Read More

Tougher penalties needed for illicit trade of cigarettes — Glynn10:41 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Carreras Limited Managing Director Raoul Glynn is calling on the Government to review the legislation on the penalties and fines associated with the...... Read More

NEWS

Make Michael Manley a national hero, says NY-based PNP affiliate

New York, USA — A petition has been launched by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) affiliate, the Jamaica Progressive League (JPL) to... Read More

Government not managing the crime and violence pandemic, says Jackson
Fitz Jackson, shadow minister of national security, has condemned the murder of Constable Kemar Francis of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and...... Read More

Courts should continue virtual proceedings after COVID
President of the Jamaica Bar Association Emile Leiba has pointed to the need for the various activities in the island's courts to keep pace with the major shift which...... Read More

Jodian Myrie wasn't fixing any road, Councillor Prince insists
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Cassia Park Division in the St Andrew East Central constituency, Beverly Prince, has come to the defence...... Read More

SPORT

Windies Women look to save face in remaining T20 matches

England Women enter today's fourth Twenty20 (T20) against West Indies with an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, but Captain Stafanie Taylor says her team... Read More

Five-star general Thomas highlights shortened race meet
Jockey Anthony “St Mary” Thomas had himself a day to remember at the races at Caymanas Park yesterday after the former champion and leading rider survived a...... Read More

JOA boosts sport platform with advanced management course
In its drive to make sport and its governance increasingly successful and marketable, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) continues to improve the capabilities of...... Read More

LeBron powers Lakers past Nuggets into NBA Finals
Miami, United States (AFP) —The Los Angeles Lakers, fuelled b y a triple-double from superstar LeBron James, beat the Denver...... Read More

BUSINESS

Hunt down cheaper prices, buy in bulk, shop safely — CAC

THE Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is urging consumers to utilise the various options available to do their regular shopping safely as the country deals with the... Read More

Ambivalence growing about business conditions in Jamaica reveals BOJ survey
More local businesses are ambivalent about the present and future business conditions in Jamaica.... Read More

Derrimon Trading maintains growth despite COVID-19
Food and distribution company Derrimon Trading Limited has reported continued growth across business segments. The company now looks forward to its...... Read More

Caribbean Development Bank to lend US$70 million to The Bahamas, St Lucia to counter COVID-19 fallout
THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved loans of US$40 million to The Bahamas and US$30 million to St Lucia in support of the countries' economic recovery and...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Thelwell pursues dream

Budding actor Sule Thelwell is well on his way to the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London in England after being... Read More

Kanye touches down in Haiti
FRESH from his recent visit to Jamaica, embattled American rapper Kanye West made a brief stop in the French-speaking republic of Haiti last...... Read More

O'Hare hailed among Jamaica's best
LATE music and audio engineer Barry O'Hare is being hailed as the consummate professional by his colleagues in the entertainment fraternity.... Read More

J Written does ode to Black Panther
Weeks after the tragic passing of American actor Chadwick Boseman, reggae singer J Written has decided to dedicate his single Black Panther to the actor's...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Teola Linton - Educating through faith

WHEN Teola Linton founded the New Life Academy Group of Schools in 2015, she did so by faith. Having exhausted all her resources in building the structure and promoting... Read More

COLUMNS

Spotlight on our bedrock — Jamaica's seniors

Jamaica's National Council for Senior Citizens, with offices in every parish of Jamaica, continues to work at full steam despite the challenges of COVID-19. Under the... Read More

Caribbean wouldn't tolerate external interference on republics
Of all the fanciful reasons imputed to the decision of the Government to make Barbados a republic, shedding its monarchical status with Queen...... Read More

Haste does make waste, but no excuse for inaction
Haste and hurry can only bear children with many regrets along the way. — Wolof proverb, Senegal... Read More

The election via social media
The September 3 General Election ended with a landslide victory for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and left the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) bewildered and...... Read More

REGIONAL

Digital laryngoscopes for Mandeville Regional Hospital

MANDEVILLE, Manchester —The use of three donated digital laryngoscopes valued at $1.2 million over the last two months has greatly assisted medical staff at the... Read More

St Elizabeth, Manchester high schools ready for October 5 online classes
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Long before the Ministry of Education's plan to use a cloud-based learning management system, some schools in Manchester and St Elizabeth...... Read More

'COVID is no joke'
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Christopher Williams won't readily forget Sunday, August 23.... Read More

Senator Janice Allen wants to hit the ground running
MONTEGO BAY, St James - NEWLY minted Opposition Senator Janice Allen, who was on Monday named spokesperson on tourism by Leader of the Opposition Dr...... Read More

EDITORIALS

If you can take credit, you should take the criticism as well, Dr Tufton

This newspaper believes that, locally, the devastation caused by COVID-19 is comparable to that wrought by natural disasters such as Hurricane Charlie in 1951 and... Read More

The real centres of money laundering
The ability of developing countries in general — but especially the small, developing economies such as those in the Caribbean — to...... Read More

Safety must be paramount in premier league restart
Word yesterday was that three more people had succumbed to COVID-19 in Jamaica pushing the tally since the first recorded death earlier this year to 80.... Read More

Ms Lisa Hanna — beauty and the affair with the political beast
When Ms Lisa Hanna came home from South Africa with the coveted Miss World 1993 crown she found a Jamaica mad with 'Lisamania', and in the immediate years following she...... Read More

AUTO

Bottas exploits record-chasing Hamilton's troubles in Russia

Sochi, Russia (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas took full advantage of a troubled day for his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to claim the ninth win of... Read More

Motorsport fraternity mourns Norman Chung
JAMAICA'S motorsport community is mourning the loss of veteran motorcycle rider Norman Chung, affectionately called Pancho or Chris.... Read More

Fuel Matters
EXECUTIVES from the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) are awaiting a meeting date with new Energy Minister Daryl Vaz to discuss several issues plaguing the...... Read More

Luxury begins with the BMW X1
When BMW stepped into the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market in 1999 with the X5 — labelled a sports activity vehicle (SAV) — one could never have guessed...... Read More

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