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Weekly Round-up: ID Bill passed... Police rejects 'disrespectful' wage offer... Chris Gayle overlooked9:13 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Senate on Monday passed the controversial National Identification and Registration Act 2017 after hours of debate and 168 amendments in addition... Read More

Mining division to stage technical conference on November 232:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Mining and quarrying operators, as well as others involved in the minerals sector, are to benefit from the staging of a technical conference to...... Read More

Mugabe has 'agreed to resign' — source close to presidency1:47 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to resign, a source close to the presidency told AFP Sunday, as his authoritarian 37-year reign...... Read More

Dominican Republic and Haiti sign air services agreement 1:31 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — The Dominican Republic and Haiti have signed an agreement that will lead to commercial flights between both nations –...... Read More

MoU signed to further boost child protection services 1:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...... Read More

Pope denounces 'indifference' on first 'World Day for the Poor' 12:54 pm
ROME, Italy (AFP) — Pope Francis called on Sunday to fight indifference to poverty on what has been dubbed the first "World Day for the Poor" by the Catholic...... Read More

OECS member states deepen relations with Morocco 12:22 pm
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have moved to deepen cooperation with the government of Morocco in...... Read More

J'can sues Missouri health authority for racial discrimination12:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, United States — A man, who court documents identify as a black Jamaican man, is suing a Missouri hospital for US$75,000 plus damages and attorney's and...... Read More

NEWS

Qualified or not?

Concern is mounting at a Corporate Area special needs institution as staff members have expressed unwillingness to work with a member of the school's... Read More

Jamaica's rich fauna and flora
The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) is a division of the Institute of Jamaica which was established in 1879 by Governor Sir Anthony Musgrave for the...... Read More

A special woman doing sterling work in Central Kingston
Not many would do what she has done.... Read More

It's off to school for Britannia
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Over the past several days young Britannia Stephenson has been a picture of happiness.... Read More

SPORT

Portmore, MBU lock horns at Prison Oval

The enticing encounter between Portmore United and visitors Montego Bay United — both former champions — will feature at Spanish Town... Read More

Defiant Alia bags gold in 100m 'breast'
Jamaica's champion swimmer Alia Atkinson proved a tough cookie yesterday as she defied a shoulder injury to claim another gold medal in the 100m...... Read More

Donovan Plummer takes three on Trainers' Day
On a day when almost every race was named in honour of trainers, conditioner Donovan Plummer achieved a first in his career when he saddled three winners on the 10-race...... Read More

Harbour View to sport line by UK-based Fitness For Life
Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) outfit Harbour View Football Club (HVFC) has signed a one-year leisure clothing contract with Fitness For Life (FFL)...... Read More

BUSINESS

EPOC backs likelihood of 5 in 3

In reporting that Jamaica has continued its strong performance in meeting fiscal criteria and structural benchmarks for end September 2017 under the... Read More

The Battle of the Sexes—
In my book titled “Memoirs of a Financial Advisor”, just joking — I have no such book! However, over the years, dealing with men and...... Read More

Lagarde quizzes Caribbean leaders over growth stagnation
Part 1 ... Read More

My house, his land
Dear Claudienne,... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

JCDC gears up for milestone

The year 2018 will be a very special one for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), as it celebrates the major milestone of 55 years of contribution to the... Read More

Steve James moves Real Rock
After eight years on Bes' 100FM, disc jockey Steve James recently moved his show, Real Rock, to Newstalk93fm, a radio station based at the University of the West...... Read More

YVA gets make over
EARLIER this year, after the 10th anniversary of the Youth View Awards, came word that changes were coming for the popular awards show.... Read More

Power of music
The power of Jamaica's music to reach our most vulnerable is being utilised in a bid to combat gender-based violence.... Read More

COLUMNS

A graceful coup?

When independence was finally wrenched from Britain in April 1980, Zimbabwe was described as the “jewel of Africa” by Tanzania’s President Julius... Read More

Principle, Dr Phillips, what principle?
I favour the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. — Calvin Coolidge ... Read More

A nation ripe for change: Pick it now!
The recent by-elections held in three constituencies tragically underscore some realities with which we are living. The campaigning focused on only...... Read More

President Putin and friends will be at the World Cup
We were wondering which teams would make it to the tape in the World Cup play-offs to qualify for a space among the final 32...... Read More

REGIONAL

Mother of boy allegedly assaulted by peers returns to court Feb 2

CLARK'S TOWN, Trelawny — Bail was yesterday extended for the mother who was jailed after attempting to make a report at a police station that her son, who is... Read More

McKenzie lauds Westmoreland residents for paying property taxes
Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has lauded Westmoreland residents for meeting their property tax obligations to the...... Read More

$20-m road improvement programme for St James
The St James Municipal Corporation plans to spend approximately $20 million on a road-patching programme across the parish within the next five...... Read More

Rose Hall Academy opens next September
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Rose Hall Academy chairman Adam Stewart has underscored that the international school, which is slated to be up and running come next September,...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Mr Lester Spaulding did more than his fair share

The media landscape in Jamaica has changed profoundly over the last 50 years in tandem with changes in global media driven by new dramatic... Read More

Greater care in handling our living legends
Mr Theodore Whitmore is among the truly great servants of Jamaica's football.... Read More

Political opportunism and the NIDS
There has been a lot of hand-wringing and statements of dismay over the Government's attempt to introduce a national identification system (NIDS). In fact, some people...... Read More

Father and two sons graduate together; father and two sons killed together — only in Jamaica!
On Monday, November 13, this newspaper reported that a 55-year-old father and his two sons were shot dead in Ebony Park, Clarendon, on Sunday night.... Read More

AUTO

Ford F-150: For Work and Play

It's not only the best-selling pickup in the United States, the Ford F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the United States and Canada. And there's no secret to its... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Porsche on parade
ATL Automotive Group officially unveiled its Porsche showroom in Bogue City, Montego Bay on Tuesday evening.... Read More

MAN ON A MISSION
NEWLY appointed managing director at ATL Automotive Mike Ellenthorpe is au fait with pushing boundaries and redefining...... Read More

Concern revvs up for bikers
With motorcyclists accounting for nearly one-third of the road fatalities, there has been increased concern in formal circles about how they should be...... Read More

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