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18-y-o Zenique Allen missing7:25 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eighteen-year-old Zenique Allen of Lindo Avenue, Elletson Flat in Kingston has been missing since Monday, July 6. Read More

Latin America, Caribbean surpass 3 million virus cases7:15 pm
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AFP) — Latin America and the Caribbean today surpassed three million novel coronavirus cases, more than half of those in Brazil, according to an AFP...... Read More

Wheatley files claim for judicial review6:49 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Minister of Science, Energy and Technology  Dr Andrew Wheatley  today filed a claim in the Supreme Court for the judicial review of the...... Read More

Man charged with murder after making false police report 6:19 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Twenty-two-year-old Romario Phillips of Old Harbour in St Catherine was charged with creating public mischief after he gave a false report to the...... Read More

Woman posing as a securities dealer nabbed after collecting millions 6:14 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A woman was charged with dealing in securities without a licence and obtaining money by means of false pretence following several incidents...... Read More

Jackson bats for early childhood teachers, school bus operators 5:54 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fitz Jackson, Member of Parliament for South St Catherine, is urging Government to consider the needs of two specific categories of workers who he...... Read More

San Francisco holds off restaurant, bar openings 5:37 pm
CALIFORNIA, United States (AP) — San Francisco is holding off on reopening indoor restaurants and outdoor bars because of continued coronavirus infections.... Read More

Gaming lounges reopen tomorrow5:11 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Gaming lounges are set to reopen tomorrow, Minister of Finance and the Public Service Nigel Clarke has announced.... Read More

NEWS

Maroons want ancestors' 'last resting place' left alone

THE Maroons who live in the Blue and John Crow Mountains have sided with the Jamaica Conservation Development Trust (JCDT) in its opposition to private leases within... Read More

Three senior cops elevated to rank of DCP
THREE of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's members have been elevated to the rank of deputy commissioner of police (DCP).... Read More

Foreign students must leave US if classes go online
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — International students will be forced to leave the US or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely...... Read More

Suggestion to broaden scope of Sexual Harassment Act
Another group has called for the scope of the Sexual Harassment Act (2019) to be broadened to make provisions for people who interact with the staff of the institutions...... Read More

SPORT

Imagination name of the game as JustBet navigates COVID-19

SUPREME Ventures Limited, through its brand JustBet, is ready and raring to go with new, innovative entertainment packages for their gaming fans, especially on their... Read More

Nothing changes!
THE Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) will not budge from their rigid transfer rules adopted two years ago, even as they press ahead with trying to...... Read More

Burke hopes elevation to WTA board will inspire fellow Jamaicans
Jamaican Brandon Burke, who was recently elected to the board of the female lawn tennis world governing body, Women's Tennis Association (WTA), hopes his elevation...... Read More

Jamaicans finish fifth in men's, women's 200m at Florida meet
Fifth-place finishes for Senoj-jay Givan and Britany...... Read More

BUSINESS

Despite COVID-19: Ammar's goes into growth mode

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a drop in sales for Ammar's, the retailer has embarked on an audacious growth model as the entity, through proprietor... Read More

New private equity company, DeltaCap established
A new private equity company, Delta Capital Partners Limited (DeltaCap), has been established in Jamaica with the promise of being a force in the Caribbean investment...... Read More

Pulse Investments best-performing stock so far this year
Pulse Investments Limited has closed out the first half of the year as the best-performing stock on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) with its stock...... Read More

Board and senior management changes at Access Financial Services
Access Financial Services Limited has announced board and senior management changes at the microfinance company which has an islandwide...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Bacchanal gets ready

WHILE organisers of Reggae Sumfest and Fun in The Son have gone virtual due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Bacchanal Jamaica's Michael Ammar Jr says it's full... Read More

Shaggy reworks classic
SHAGGY is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his diamond-selling album Hot Shot with a brand new album titled Hot Shot 2020.... Read More

New music from Germain's Penthouse
PROJECTS by Shuga, Nikki Burt, and Splashe are part of last-quarter plans for Penthouse Records, according to its principal Donovan Germain.... Read More

New times for cinema reopening
CINEMA operators, Palace Amusement Company has announced new movie times as it prepares for tomorrow's opening of Carib 5 and Palace Cineplex in Kingston, Sunshine...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Leading ladies of lacrosse

THE talented trio of Coach Monique Morrison, Team Co-manager Amilca Thame, and massage therapist Akeema Jones have not only stepped bravely off the beaten path to... Read More

COLUMNS

Racism: Alive and well in Jamaica

We have witnessed changes in countries like South Africa and Jamaica, and in both cases the local white minority and their metropolitan backers refused to accept... Read More

5 amazing things about my Chevening year
Between the ages of 17-19 I spent my summers working as a filing clerk inside a bank's vault. I would spend hours filing and retrieving documents. When I would emerge...... Read More

Growing in courage and purpose
I am here tapping out this column at my father's desk, where he sat working in his wheelchair wearing periscope-type glasses because his neck was fixed by ankylosing...... Read More

Gangs: You can't dismantle what you don't understand, Minister Chang
Dr Jennifer M Hazen, a fellow at the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, is an expert in armed groups,...... Read More

REGIONAL

I will act on corruption when necessary, says Phillips

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips says he will not fail to discipline members of his party who are found guilty of corruption when it is... Read More

Where is my pension?
A 63-year-old Westmoreland man who served as a district constable for 26 years says he and some of his colleagues have been “forced” to retire without any...... Read More

Towards a stronger Hanbury community
MANDEVILLE, Manchester— Until recently it took Carlton Cochrane two days to cut the grass at the Hanbury Community sports field, using an old-fashioned lawn...... Read More

Ward uses COVID-19 downtime to create $5-m gym for employees
MONTEGO BAY, St James - While many businesses across western Jamaica were downsizing amidst the novel coronavirus...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Don't allow political egotism to sink new anti-gang task force

No one can be blamed for responding, 'Here we go again,' following the announcement that yet another special force has been established to dismantle... Read More

Acting together for the good of all
Jamaicans, their Caribbean neighbours, and indeed people everywhere, know that damage to tourism caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is devastating local...... Read More

Until Caribbean people can visit and mingle easily…
The Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) is supposed to be an evolving arrangement intended to promote the economic development of the region,...... Read More

Can we have a true marker for Sir Everton?
For Caribbean descendants of African slaves yearning for a better life for their children, Mr George Headley — the great Jamaican batsman of the 1930s — was...... Read More

AUTO

Hamilton on top in Austria despite protest over his Mercedes

SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton began his quest for a record-equalling seventh world title by topping the times yesterday as Formula One roared back... Read More

Gregg in virtual seventh heaven
WITH the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down motorsports worldwide, virtual or sim racing has shifted into high gear.... Read More

BMW BOOSTS Bobsledders
MINI — through its parent company BMW — is throwing its weight behind Jamaica's two-man bobsleigh team currently in England. The German automaker is...... Read More

Hamilton again says his sport must speak out on racism
SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) —Lewis Hamilton has said “now is not the time to be silent” and explained why he criticised Formula One as he set out to...... Read More

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