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Prayer for the day 7:32 am

O divine spirit, who has so often enlightened my soul with the light of your beams, I thank you with all my heart. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Petrojam to pay for unfair dismissal… Postal system to be upgraded.... $10m for deportee assistance7:02 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Industrial Disputes Tribunal on Monday ruled that Roselle Scott-Heron was unjustifiably dismissed as human resources manager at Petrojam in...... Read More

Regional journalists on 'fact-finding' mission to Venezuela7:51 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A group of journalists from six Caribbean countries are currently on a “fact finding” mission to Venezuela.... Read More

OUR appoints two new deputy directors general 7:46 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) today announced the appointments of Cedric Wilson and Cheryl Lewis to the position of Deputy Director...... Read More

Scorpions breeze to 8-wicket win over Jaguars 7:35 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Scorpions breezed to a target of 158 runs on Friday to beat four-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars by eight wickets in the West Indies...... Read More

Transport policy being reviewed 7:16 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport and Mining Ministry is staging a series of stakeholder consultations to guide the review of the 2007 National Transport Policy...... Read More

West Indies beat England by 26 runs in second ODI 6:23 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies defeated England by 26 runs in the second one-day international of a five-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on...... Read More

Forex: J$131.21 to one US dollar5:36 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, February 22 ended trading at J$131.21 down by $1.43 according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

NEWS

OUR gets two new deputy directors general

THE Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) yesterday announced the appointments of two new deputy directors general – Cedric Wilson and Cheryl Lewis. Read More

Former Westmoreland MP Owen Sinclair is dead
LEADER of the Parliamentary Opposition and President of the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Peter Phillips says the party is saddened by news of the death of former...... Read More

It's ZOSO Community Day in Denham Town
DENHAM Town and surrounding areas in western Kingston will engage in sport, fun and entertainment at the 'Denham Town ZOSO Community Day', today.... Read More

Gov't hails progress made to reduce infant mortality
THE Government says there has been significant progress under the Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC), since its launch in...... Read More

SPORT

JC's Ashenheim Stadium to open its door to outside use

Jamaica College always prides itself on being number one. Read More

Scorpions score 3rd win of season as Blackwood, King shine though
Jamaica Scorpions ripped up the batting form book yesterday afternoon, galloping to a target of 158 runs to beat four-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars by eight...... Read More

Bogue register first win in Sandals Major League
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Promoted Bogue FC scored their first win in the St James Football Association/Sandals Resorts International Major League, after blanking...... Read More

Custer, Casual Drink for Sir Howard, Hotline Stakes
N ative-bred three-year-olds take centre stage once again when they compete in the Sir Howard Stakes (colts and geldings) and Hotline...... Read More

BUSINESS

Sagicor Bank to host house-warming party for mortgage clients

THREE lucky Sagicor Bank mortgage clients have been specially selected to be treated to a house-warming party at their new homes, which were financed through the... Read More

Jamaica's budget is really tight in 2019 when analysed properly
On February 14th, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke tabled the 2019/20 Fiscal Year budget. He revealed that the Government...... Read More

Kaya invests $33 million in medical cannabis dispensary in Falmouth
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The historic town of Falmouth, the parish capital, welcomed Kaya Herb House's $33million investment in a medical cannabis dispensary during a...... Read More

Government take-over of Petrojam unlikely to affect ratings — analyst
THE Government's plans to acquire Venezuela's 49 per cent share in the Petrojam refinery is closely being monitored by international rating agency, Moodys Investment...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Admiral Bailey still in command

Years before he made dancehall's hit parade with songs like Big Belly Man and Jump Up, Admiral Bailey earned his stripes working the sound system trail. He recalls that... Read More

Gringo makes case for youths
Montego Bay-based deejay Unknown Gringo feels juveniles who commit misdemeanours should be incarcerated with hardened criminals.... Read More

Unity needed, says RoZarro
DANCEHALL has been known for clashes among its artistes. However, a new generation of acts is looking to change that. ... Read More

'Purple Slush' makes it official
Organisers of the annual Purple Slush Family Fun Day in Morant Bay, St Thomas, recently launched the The Purple Slush Foundation. Registered as a charitable...... Read More

COLUMNS

Petroswamp uncut!

And it came to pass in the fourth year of Andrew, in the year of our Lord two thousand and nineteen, in the second month, there was dengue plague,... Read More

What is joke to you is death to me
HOW many of us Jamaicans have been hearing the phrase “black face”? The term refers to the practice of individuals darkening their skin and exaggerating the...... Read More

Transport operators are not 'hooligans'
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Politics, change and sameness
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REGIONAL

High Court judge urges public not to shirk jury duty

DUNCANS, Trelawny — High Court Judge Justice Sharon George is reminding members of the public who are summoned to act as jurors that they should not shirk the... Read More

Students at Chetwood Primary appointed
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Over 50 students at Chetwood Memorial Primary School in Montego Bay have been trained as Internet safety monitors.... Read More

More social intervention programmes coming for high-crime areas in western Jamaica
MONTEGO BAY, St James — High crime areas in western Jamaica are to be targeted this year as the government ramps up its social intervention programmes in 20...... Read More

Hanover councillors support Hopewell lockdown
HOPEWELL, Hanover — The Hanover Municipal Corporation has given its support to the recent decision by the Hanover Police to place the Hopewell district in the...... Read More

EDITORIALS

A worthy suggestion from Dr Paul Wright

Respected physician and sports medicine specialist Dr Paul Wright has raised a very serious issue in his column published in the latest edition of the online discussion... Read More

IDT fears require dispassionate debate
Events associated with the ongoing Petrojam scandal have placed the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) at the centre of a raging debate that is not...... Read More

Airbnb: Fee on short-term rentals could boost community security, health
Individuals like Ms Sandra Watson-Garrick, the CEO of the Real Estate Board (REB), are wasting their time resisting the phenomenal growth of short-term rentals fuelled...... Read More

Better to be safe than sorry
This newspaper must confess to being shocked by the revelations during our interaction with Jamaica Fire Brigade Commissioner Stewart Beckford on...... Read More

AUTO

X to the fourth power

The 2019 BMW X4 has matured quickly for its second generation in order to catch up with the styling, luxury, and driving dynamics offered by its older... Read More

Cleaner diesel on the way
TEXACO says it will be introducing a cleaner diesel fuel to the Jamaican market sometime this year.... Read More

Away we rove!
There is never a dull weekend on Jamaica's motor sport calendar. Recently, we made the trip to St Ann for Jamaica Classic Car Club's day out, then we got downright...... Read More

Safety campaign targets males
IN an effort to reduce the carnage on the island's roadways, the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is embarking on a public education campaign targeting males, who,...... Read More

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