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O-Wrap: Death threats over alleged gangster's arrest... Would-be robber killed... Chris Brown accused of rape7:02 pm

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UPDATE: Singer Chris Brown freed after questioning in Paris on rape claim7:52 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — American R&B star Chris Brown was released without charge on Tuesday after being held overnight for questioning over a rape allegation in Paris,...... Read More

Norwood residents urged to partner with HAJ to get titles7:16 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) is urging residents of Norwood in St James, to partner with the agency to get formal documentation for the...... Read More

Improvement unlikely once CWI governance issues remain — Mitchell 6:18 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has not held out much hope for the improvement in the fortunes of West Indies cricket as long as...... Read More

District constable, businessman charged over fake bomb threats 6:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A district constable and a Trelawny businessman have been charged with creating public mischief over their alleged involvement in several bomb threats...... Read More

Forex: J$132.77 to one US dollar 6:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, January 22 ended trading at J$132.77 up by 21 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

Esmond Reid appointed Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria 5:33 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith today announced that career diplomat in her ministry, Esmond Reid, has...... Read More

St Mary man commits suicide5:30 pm
ST MARY, Jamaica — A man from Rose End district in St Mary is suspected to have committed suicide by allegedly ingesting ethylene.... Read More

NEWS

Jamaica appoints new high commissioner to Nigeria

CAREER diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Esmond Reid, has been appointed as Jamaica's High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of... Read More

More vector control workers for Trelawny
Ten additional workers will be employed at the Trelawny Health Department's Vector Control Unit as the ministry steps up efforts in destroying mosquito breeding sites...... Read More

NSWMA to build four new garbage transfer stations
THE National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to construct four new garbage transfer stations in the parishes of Westmoreland, Trelawny, Clarendon and...... Read More

Accused baby thief had miscarriage; ordered to get counselling
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The 26-year-old woman accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James has been urged to get...... Read More

SPORT

'Letts' make a deal!

American-born Jamaican youth international Chad Letts has crossed the Atlantic to sign a professional deal with Belgian Second Division side Royal Union... Read More

Corazon could resume winning ways with no trophy at stake
With no trophy races on offer for today's 10-race mid-week card at Caymanas Park, the talented Anthony Nunes-conditioned Corazon seems set to grab the headlines, as she...... Read More

Bring it on!
While the 32-member pool that kicked off the Reggae Girlz' preparation camps may have been built around players who led Jamaica to the historic qualification for the...... Read More

Taylor appease anxious fans with sparkling runs at McKenley/Wint Classic
Spectators had to wait much longer than an ticipated on Saturday to see teenage phenom Christopher Taylor open his season, but in the...... Read More

BUSINESS

Sandals gets behind local farmers

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) continues to make a concerted effort to support and buy from the Jamaican farming industry and local manufacturing... Read More

Seaga laments imbalance of trade Cheaper to import than
MONTEGO BAY — President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga believes that although the country is on the right path to...... Read More

JSE moving towards listing digital currencies
Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Marlene Street Forrest, has disclosed that the stock market is moving towards listing digital currencies, having...... Read More

Grace attracts large crowds at customer appreciation Party at Hope Gardens
Caribbean conglomerate Grace Kennedy 's Customer Appreciation Day Out at Hope Gardens in Kingston last Sunday was a well-attended affair with the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Going for Gold

Last Sunday, Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, announced plans for the Reggae Gold Awards. She spoke at the launch of activities for... Read More

Sagittarius Ball
MJ Promotions added pleasure to the just-ended holiday festivities with the staging of Sagittarius Ball Buffet and After Party on December 29 at 17 Studio One Boulevard...... Read More

Cargo docks at Carib 5
BAHAMIAN film Cargo will have its local debut at the Carib 5 in Kingston this evening.... Read More

Rebel salutes festival
REBEL Salute promoter Tony Rebel is proud with the outcome of this year's festival which unfolded at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann, last Friday and...... Read More

COLUMNS

Is the Integrity Commission a sick joke?

Two different headlines in the printed media last week highlighted the ongoing scourge of corruption on the country's body politic. In a speech at the... Read More

Expanding Jamaica's export income
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Belief kills and belief scores
On November 30, 2018 Kingston College (KC) and St George's College played an intriguing Manning Cup final inside the National Stadium. The match, dubbed 'The battle of the...... Read More

Caucasians can learn from reading black newspapers
In the United States and other countries today many cities publish newspapers in various languages for racial and ethnic groups. Reading news stories written by journalists,...... Read More

REGIONAL

'Give us the classrooms'

SCORES of parents and students of Fair Prospect Primary School in east Portland, last Monday gathered outside the school's gate protesting the education ministry's... Read More

Bethesda Basic celebrates 62 years
BETHESDA Basic School in Port Antonio, Portland, last Wednesday celebrated its 62nd anniversary in a soft ceremony that included the cutting of a cake and various...... Read More

Junction on track
THE National Works Agency (NWA) has confirmed that work on the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road in St Mary is to be completed in the second quarter of the...... Read More

Living in limbo
SEVERAL months after the Government announced that it had executed the compulsory acquisition of the boyhood home of National Hero Marcus Garvey in St Ann's Bay, one...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Senator Kamala Harris steps into the Colosseum of US politics

Just how far Senator Kamala Harris will go in her bid for the United States presidency is anyone's guess at this moment. Read More

So while the grass is growing, the horse must starve, Dr Barnett?
You won't find us questioning the abilities of Dr Lloyd Barnett, who is widely regarded as one of, if not Jamaica's foremost constitutional lawyers. But, frankly, he has left...... Read More

Why not a Jamaican for World Bank?
For 43 of the International Monetary Fund's 73 years in existence, the managing director has been a French national, and all 12 World Bank presidents have been...... Read More

More than normal policing needed now
A meeting involving the private sector, the churches, human rights, civil society groups, and political leaders should have been held last Wednesday to format a...... Read More

AUTO

Audi Q8: the game changer

WHILE rivals are into multiple production cycles of their luxury-coupé SUVs, Audi is now just entering the segment with the boldness and assuredness that exudes from every bolt... Read More

The Q8: Audi's 8th wonder
BUSINESS leaders, bankers, government ministers, and Audi aficionados converged at the ATL Automotive's state-of-art Audi Terminal on Oxford Road, New Kingston, last...... Read More

Getting in the MX
THE Mazda MX-5 has always been centred on one aim: maximum driving pleasure. And for 2018, it's added the single element consumers have been clamoring for, more...... Read More

'King of the Forest'
A pleasant surprise awaited guests attending the launch of the 2019 Subaru Forester at 80 LMR on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last Friday.... Read More

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