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Prayer for the day6:57 am

O my God, how displeasing my sins are to you. Forgive me, cleanse me. Read More

Trump says 'Pro-Life' but favours exceptions for rape, incest4:45 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump has declared himself "strongly Pro-Life", days after two US...... Read More

Man accused in child rape must be freed — Kansas high court4:30 pm
KANSAS, United States (AP) — A divided Kansas Supreme Court says a man accused of rape and aggravated...... Read More

12-y-o Tameica Parry reported missing 4:06 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A High Alert has been activated for 12-year-old Tameica Parry, student of Fairview Avenue, Kingston 11 who has been missing since...... Read More

I'll pay your debt, billionaire tells grads at US black college 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Sunday was already a day of joy and pride for the graduating class at historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia —...... Read More

More domestic flights in final stage of negotiations — Montague 3:15 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — With Reggae Sumfest around the corner, Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, says the...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Is charity the new publicity stunt? 2:35 pm
Dear Editor, Recently, a famous dancehall entertainer lashed out at an Instagram follower who criticised one of her posts. ... Read More

Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids, injuring 172:15 pm
GIZA, Egypt (AFP) — A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids on Sunday, wounding at least 17...... Read More

NEWS

Montague touts school rail service among transport options

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague has revealed that the Government is exploring a raft of transportation options, among them,... Read More

Offer more critical illness plans – urges Gordon
EXECUTIVE director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, Yulit Gordon, is urging insurance companies to offer more affordable critical illness plans to patients, amid...... Read More

OPIC delegation arrives today on investment mission
A high-level delegation from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is scheduled to arrive in Jamaica today as part of a visit to five Caribbean...... Read More

Sandals Foundation, Great Shape brighten smiles at Priory Primary
ALL 685 students at Priory Primary and Infant School in St Ann were given a greater chance at fighting and preventing cavities, after the Sandals Foundation and Great...... Read More

SPORT

Hydel hammer challengers in JISA Championships romp

In yet another masterful performance, Hydel Prep hammered all and sundry as they stormed to their 14-straight hold on the JISA/Little Caesars Pizza National Athletic... Read More

World champ Gatlin edges Kiryu to win 100m in Osaka
OSAKA, Japan (AFP) — Justin Gatlin pipped Japan's Yoshihide Kiryu to win the men's 100 metres as fellow American Michael Norman fired a World Championship warning...... Read More

Bowlers have to limit opponents in World Cup — Sir Curtly
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — If the West Indies are going to have any chance of advancing deep into the ICC World Cup, legendary fast bowler Sir Curtly Ambrose...... Read More

Hope full of confidence heading into World Cup
DUBLIN, Ireland (CMC) — Fresh off his Man of the Series performance in the just concluded Tri-Nations Series, West Indies batsman Shai Hope is looking forward to...... Read More

BUSINESS

Big Plans For Bellefield Great House

The Montego Bay-based father and son entrepreneurial team of Robbie Josephs Sr and Robbie Josephs Jr recently started their new project, Bellefield Great House Ltd, in the... Read More

World Bank vice-president praises Jamaica's economic turnaround in Miami Herald
The World Bank vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Axel van Trotsenburg, recently contributed an opinion piece to the ...... Read More

Five Local Gems to Visit on a Budget
Five Local Gems to Visit... Read More

Should I lease or rent property?
It would surprise many people to hear that the terms lease and rent, while alike, do not mean the same thing, particularly as it relates to real estate. And though there are...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Unplanned producer for JA premiere

Michael Manhardt, producer of the box office hit movie Unplanned , is slated for a local premiere on Wednesday at... Read More

Shadrock, the best in 'St Bess'
Shadrock Sound shone brightest at the second staging of Guinness Sounds of Greatness (GSOG) held in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, last Friday.... Read More

Ev'rything Curry to help the kids
Organisers of Kingston Curry Festival are promising a fun-filled experience. The inaugural event is scheduled for Hope Zoo in St Andrew on Wednesday,...... Read More

TruDiva now has the Flava
TruDiva has always been optimistic about having a successful music career. Now, she is even more confident with her recent signing to Kemar “Flava”...... Read More

COLUMNS

The refreshing honesty of Ackaisha Green

Who says good news doesn't sell? We just can't get enough of the praise being heaped on the humble Ackaisha Green for her honesty. It was the Jamaica Observer, which... Read More

The Integrity Commission's obscure mission
I listened with deep shock and disappointment on Monday, May 13, 2019 as the Integrity Commission presented itself at its first press conference since its establishment...... Read More

When are we going to get serious about water?
When the nose is hit, it's the eye that cries. — Tigrayan proverb, Ethiopia ... Read More

The hand that rocks the cradle
For the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. — William Ross Wallace ... Read More

REGIONAL

Compassionate Care Programme going well, says SRHA

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) — which has responsibility for Clarendon, Manchester, and St Elizabeth — says... Read More

Concrete to replace broken rails on Lacovia Bridge
LACOVIA, St Elizabeth — The National Works Agency (NWA) says plans are in place to correct an increasingly dangerous situation affecting the bridge which spans...... Read More

Councillor airs plans for Bellefield Division
BELLEFIELD, Manchester — The focus was on water, but Councillor Mario Mitchell (People's National Party, Bellefield Division) grabbed the opportunity to bring...... Read More

Who will take the crown?
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — On Sunday, June 2, seven young women here will be vying for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Manchester Festival Queen...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Come down hard on litterbugs

In Mandeville, a clearly annoyed Mr Floyd Green, Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth South Western and a junior minister, called for those seen carelessly disposing... Read More

Reggae Girlz need our long-term support
We note the pledge by Miss Khadija Shaw that the Reggae Girlz will make Jamaica proud at the FIFA Women's World Cup next month.... Read More

No more speaking with 'water in the mouth', NWC
Finally , we are starting to see signs that some amount of thought is being engaged in dealing with the water crisis that has been plaguing Jamaicans...... Read More

The coming dementia: We better 'tek sleep mark death'
In a new and alarming report, the United Nation's World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the number of people living with dementia is...... Read More

AUTO

Protect children, appeals PM Holness
Prime Minister Andrew Holness is appealing for good judgement to be exercised on the nation's roads, as he condemned the indiscipline and offensive...... Read More

Customers to gain from JAA merger
Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) Advance cardholders can now receive the full benefits of JAA membership, says Gheildon Wright, JAA manager,...... Read More

Fuelling The Future
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