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Court seems split on possible resentencing for teen sniper3:06 pm

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Liberal and conservative justices seemed split Wednesday on whether to grant a new sentencing hearing to Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two... Read More

UN Human rights group urges Bahamas to reconsider deporting Haitians2:13 pm
GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on the Bahamas to refrain from deporting Haitian...... Read More

Cops find shotgun in pig-sty, revolver in dog house1:48 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the Spanish Town Police Station seized a shotgun and a revolver during operations in the Quarry Heights area of Spanish Town,...... Read More

Matthew Samuda calls for more action to tackle climate change 1:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Government Senator Matthew Samuda, who led the move to ban single-use plastic (scandal) bags, is now leading the charge for Jamaica to seriously focus...... Read More

PSOJ welcomes bipartisan talks on national anti-crime strategy 1:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), today, expressed its satisfaction with the Government's “bipartisan and multi sector approach...... Read More

Elderly woman dies in Clarendon crash 12:41 pm
CLARENDON, Jamaica — An elderly woman has succumbed to injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle collision along the Swansea main road in Clarendon on Monday, October...... Read More

Four arrested after cops find 2 guns in St Mary traffic stop 12:34 pm
ST MARY, Jamaica — Four people, including a female, were yesterday arrested in connection with the seizure of two firearms and 48 assorted rounds of...... Read More

Fraser-Pryce among BBC's 100 inspiring and influential women in the world12:21 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce has been listed among the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC's) 100 inspiring and influential women from around...... Read More

NEWS

Holness, Phillips start national anti-crime strategy talks

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips jointly confirmed in Parliament yesterday afternoon that they have started discussions on cooperation on a... Read More

Former PM Patterson to undergo surgery today
FORMER Prime Minister P J Patterson is to undergo surgery today at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).... Read More

GraceKennedy Foundation gets grant to rescue Kingston Harbour
THE GraceKennedy Foundation has secured a US$960,000-grant from the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, through its ecosystem-based adaptation facility, as a start to the...... Read More

Family of man beaten by cops wants help for medical expenses
THE family of the man who was on Sunday beaten by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is seeking the public's assistance in covering his medical...... Read More

SPORT

Rusea's, McGrath clash highlights d'Cup 2nd-round games

LUCEA, Hanover — The contest between 16th-ranked McGrath High and 17th-ranked Rusea's High will highlight the first eight of 16 second-round games in the... Read More

Reggae Boyz hit Aruba for six in Nations League return fixture
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Reggae Boyz Captain Andre Blake had promised a much better performance in their return-leg game against Aruba inside Stadion Ergilio Hato...... Read More

Cain, Stephens dominate KingAlarm tennis series
Top seeds Damani Cain and Michaela Stephens emerged champions of the Under-18 boys' and girls' singles divisions at the KingAlarm Junior Tennis Series at Eric Bell...... Read More

Simpson, Barrett welcome APS scholarships
St George's College's star point guard Jaheem Simpson and the multi-talented Deshawn Barrett, who plays rugby and lacrosse, were the recipients of scholarships from...... Read More

BUSINESS

Corporate competitors collaborate to achieve long-term sustainability

Some of the largest companies in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean have partnered through the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance (CariPhilAlliance) to create linkages that... Read More

Adam and Eve delves deep into expansion
Spa service provider Adam and Eve Day Spa and Salon is set to celebrate its 12th anniversary from its new location situated at 56 Old Hope Road in...... Read More

Business and consumer confidence dips — but still remains high
The level of confidence in the economy by both businesses and consumers has declined in the third quarter of 2019, though the indices are just short of the highest they...... Read More

Lee-Chin offers GHL shares to staff in Jamaica
Having secured majority interest in insurance conglomerate, Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL), Jamaican/Canadian billionaire Michael Lee-Chin is mooting...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

A toast to Magnum

Magnum Tonic Wine celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The popular drink has been associated with Jamaica's entertainment industry since its entry into the... Read More

Hymn drops EP
Hymn Marley becomes the latest from the Marley family to offer a musical body of work, with the release of his 5-track debut digital EP, ...... Read More

Robertha releases ode to Spanish Town
After creating a stir with her single The System, Reggae artiste Robertha is back with a track which she has...... Read More

Hopeton Lindo eyes the charts
Singer/songwriter Hopeton Lindo maintains his busy recording routine with In Your Eyes, a duet with Fiona. It is done on the Pocket Book rhythm, co-produced by Sly and...... Read More

COLUMNS

Miss Lou's fantastic memory box

Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley is timeless. Hence, the anniversary of her birth being celebrated over three months. “What a... Read More

If impeachment comes to the US Senate — 5 questions answered
If the US House of Representatives concludes its impeachment inquiry by passing articles of impeachment of President Donald Trump, attention will turn...... Read More

It's the citizens who must protect their right to know
The Government has backtracked on its unfortunate resolution to Parliament to extend the time that the public can access Cabinet documents from 20 to 70 years. I do not know...... Read More

A litmus test on social intervention programmes in Jamaica
During the Violence Prevention Symposium held in Montego Bay on September 26, I contested the much-touted success of social intervention programmes in St James. This has...... Read More

REGIONAL

Still no word on missing Portland educator

The police say they are yet to locate missing educator Fiju Matthews. Read More

Murder, rape down in Portland
THE police are reporting a 28 per cent reduction in major crimes in Portland when compared to a similar period last year.... Read More

Blue Mountain fun
Operations at Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours (BMTours) in Portland have expanded to include zipline activities, Manager Rohan McLeod has revealed.... Read More

Over $1m raised for mammograms for Portland women
The Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association (SHMAA) says it has raised just over $1 million to pay for mammograms for Portland...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Big move by the Health and Wellness Ministry

The Health and Wellness Ministry's signing, last month, of framework agreements with 10 radiology providers to facilitate increased access to some... Read More

Can't The Bahamas share the milk of human kindness with Haiti?
We suspect that the prime minister and people of The Bahamas must feel conflicted to the core of their souls after deporting 112 Haitians last week to...... Read More

People's attitude the biggest problem in anti-mosquito campaign
There can be no discounting the danger posed by mosquito-borne dengue.... Read More

Medical and wellness tourism a low-hanging fruit
As Jamaica struggles along at a growth rate which is only good by comparison with 30 years of stagnation, the country continues to miss out on transformative economic...... Read More

AUTO

Bottas Japan win seals sixth world title double for Mercedes

SUZUKA, Japan (AFP) — Valtteri Bottas jumped from third to first with an electric start to win the Japanese Grand Prix yesterday ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian... Read More

McConnell ready for big league
AMERICAS Rallycross Championship (ARX) driver and Loenbro Motorsports team manager Steve Arpin is giving 2019 ARX2 champion Fraser McConnell a nod of approval.... Read More

Lawson in JCCC's driver's seat
JASON Lawson is the new president of the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC). He was elected at the club's annual general meeting (AGM) which took place at Curphey Place in...... Read More

Photo Finish: Sweet Sensation
Tru-Juice Orchards in Bog Walk, St Catherine, hosted the fourth round of the Asphalt Assault dexterity series last Sunday. While the motor vehicle action was...... Read More

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