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GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaicans won six more medals on day five of the XX Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park last night, bringing their tally to 18. With 12 in the bag coming into last night, t ...

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JAMAICANS across the Kingston Metropolitan Area were more than happy for yesterday afternoon's downpour that sent quenching flows into the long-parched earth, filled empty drums and buckets, and w ...

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FINANCIAL outfit Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) has raised US$20 million ($2.2 b) in a private placement to Jamaican investors. It's the first such disclosure from the group this year and ...

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GLASGOW, Scotland — To have done it once, was an amazing thing. But twice in one tournament, is nothing short of miraculous. Like their female counterparts in the 400m two nights ago at t ...

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SUNDAY'S Raynor King Memorial Rally in Frome, Westmoreland, saw only five entries and only four finishers led by winner Kyle Gregg. "There wasn't much competition. After the first stage, we knew we ...

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LATEST NEWS

BOLT IGNITES SCOTLAND - BUT WILL HE WEAR A KILT?  6:44 PM

GLASGOW, Scotland - Like thunder from above, Hampden Park erupted into a maddening roar earlier today. The crowds at Hampden Park have been vocal throughout the track and field action at the Commonwealth Games, and the athletes have enjoyed their participation. But today, they were louder than ever before. Finally, their seemingly eternal wait to see Jamaica’s sprint king Usain Bolt in action was finally over. And their cheers as he took the baton on the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay tea ... Read More

Police chokehold caused NYC man's death  8:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The city medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused t ...... Read More

PHOTOS: Highlights from the Denbigh Agricultural Show  7:49 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The 62nd staging of the Denbigh Agricultural Show in May Pen, Clarendon on Friday h ...... Read More

Ministry of Health strengthens Ebola preparedness plan  7:09 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Ministry of Health says it is strengthening its preparedness measures and will ...... Read More

Children among 70 kidnapped migrants rescued in northern Mexico  6:51 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say security forces have rescued 70 migrants who ...... Read More

NEWS

Leaders call for unity, respect for human rights in Emancipation messages

JAMAICA'S leaders have issued a call for unity and respect for human rights in their Emancipation Day messages. Governor General Sir Patrick Allen said it was optimistic that despite the fact that ... Read More

'I'm so happy for the rain'
JAMAICANS across the Kingston Metropolitan Area were more than happy for yesterday afternoon's downpour that sent quenching flows into the long-pa ...... Read More

J'cans urged to explore country on National Family Day
THE Ministry of Youth and Culture has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment to give Jamaican families an opportunity to experienc ...... Read More

Dust from dirt roads haunting residents of East Rural St Andrew
ON Wednesday, as the two young children walked with two female adults along a dirt road in the community of Resource in East Rural St Andrew anxiety ...... Read More

SPORT

'Knight' in shining armour

GLASGOW, Scotland — He may have finished out of the medals, but Yona Knight-Wisdom has nothing to be ashamed of. He came to the XX Commonwealth Games with a big heart, which he put on sho ... Read More

'Sweepers' brush aside any doubt about Jamaica's sprint dominance
GLASGOW, Scotland — To have done it once, was an amazing thing. But twice in one tournament, is nothing short of miraculous. Like their f ...... Read More

Jamaicans bag six more medals
GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaicans won six more medals on day five of the XX Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park last night, bringing their tally to ...... Read More

$4.3m boost for CAREBACO Championships
THE Sports Development Foundation (SDF), National Commercial Bank (NCB), and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) have contributed a total of $4. ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Ja team seeks US$120,000 in pitch to Microsoft judges

SEATTLE, USA — Team NewAge, a Jamaica-based tech start-up, thinks its game 'Project Exit', currently in test-mode, can generate US$750,000 (J$83m) a month from downloads. The amount seems ... Read More

Why private sector-led growth is good for earnings
THE recent Observer report that 7,000 professionals have left Jamaica over the past few years has received much attention. We all know that teachers ...... Read More

JMMB raises US$20 million in private placement
FINANCIAL outfit Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) has raised US$20 million ($2.2 b) in a private placement to Jamaican investors. It's the f ...... Read More

Barbados targets US market to boost tourist arrivals
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority Adrian Elcock says Barbados is placing more emphasis on tourists from ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

All about parties this weekend

The holiday weekend commences today and for many it is taking in the various activities organised to celebrate our Independence and Emancipation, while others see it at the opportunity to party. A ... Read More

Weddy time again
HIGH-END fashion, fast cars, 'flossing', and dancehall music was all the rage at the Guinness-sponsored Weddy Weddy 10th anniversary on Burlington A ...... Read More

Richie Loop goes cultural
Two years ago, 'clubbers' were intoxicated by My Cupp, an uptempo party song that introduced singer Richie Loop. His latest songs are a departure f ...... Read More

Franchizze to get BET break
UP-AND-COMING dancehall artiste Franchizze said he is extremely excited to premiere the music video for his single Nuh Pastry on BET's 106 & Par ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

What to expect from your date based on his AGE

THEY say with years come maturity, and if you want to be treated a certain way while dating, you should be cognisant of the age of the person you're courting. "Men also mature slower than wom ... Read More

Sue-Ann Gregg The Make-up Girl
IN just under three years, Sue-Ann Gregg has accumulated a résumé and reputation that make-up artists who are her senior work for in a ...... Read More

Is leptin making you fat?
CHANCES are, you have never heard of leptin. This hormone is, however, very important in the control of fat storage and energy metabolism. Leptin i ...... Read More

Separated and unhappy because divorce is costly
GETTING married is easy: You can choose a church and go elaborate and expensive, or you can save money by simply getting an officiant and a couple ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Teachers dither, others rush to be professionals

A crucial issue in the education reform report of 2004 is of teaching "grounded in centuries of socio-cultural practices". Antiquity can be blessing or curse. Teaching is the engine room which del ... Read More

The water truck cometh
IT took almost a full week for our cries to be heard. "Please, if we can get some water... Please send the water truck, please, please...". In tim ...... Read More

Is Rev Al Miller up to his old tricks again?
Immediately after the German World Cup football side had registered its defeat against finalists Argentina, Jamaican TV presenter Rohan Daley uttere ...... Read More

Loyola and 'emancipendence'
TODAY is the feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. He died on July 31, 1556, some 458 years ago. Tomorrow is E ...... Read More

REGIONAL

RADA ramps up water harvesting programme in St Elizabeth

THE Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), in order to help alleviate the challenges faced by farmers annually in the farming areas of St Elizabeth because of a lack of water, is ramping ... Read More

Relocation of JAMPRO’s office will boost image — Hylton
MONTEGO BAY, St James — MINISTER of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says the relocation of Jamaica Promotions Corporation ...... Read More

'A NEW TREND'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Lottery Scam Task Force says it has identified a new trend. Scammers are using their unsuspecting elderly victims ...... Read More

Help for Clark’s Town Primary
CLARK'S TOWN, Trelawny — For the past few months, Jamaican-born Danvil Blake, also known as DJ Blake, has been working hard. Not just as a di ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Our heroes, athletes demonstrate the spirit of our Emancipation

Today, we again turn our focus to the start of the process that culminated in our decision to govern ourselves. While our athletes are showering us with wonderful Emancipation and Independence pres ... Read More

Is it time now to seed the clouds and 'force' the rain?
During one of the worst periods of drought in Jamaica during the 1970s, the authorities resorted to cloud-seeding, in order to 'force' the rain to ...... Read More

Japan not leaving it all to China in the Caribbean
NOWADAYS China is talked about as the economic superpower challenging the United States for dominance in the world economy. It seems incredulous n ...... Read More

The Hon Raymond Chang: A loss we'll not soon overcome
AN article in the January 7, 2011 edition of the Toronto Star probably best captured the essence of Mr Raymond Chang's life. Aptly headlined 'R ...... Read More

AUTO

Dover rekindles rivalry

TOP-LEVEL racing rivalry returns to Dover Raceway, St Ann, as the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) holds the Jamaica Automobile Association/Total Lubricants Emancipation of Speed this Saturday and S ... Read More

JAA brings road safety to Dover
CLOSE to 400 persons are expected to participate in the Long Short Walk for Road Safety' initiative, being organised by the Jamaica Automobile Assoc ...... Read More

Few takers for rally opener
SUNDAY'S Raynor King Memorial Rally in Frome, Westmoreland, saw only five entries and only four finishers led by winner Kyle Gregg. "There wasn't m ...... Read More

Babes & Bikes revs up Portmore
THERE was something for everyone at Sunday's Babes & Bikes at Portmore Pines Plaza, St Catherine. "For a first event I'm happy. There definitel ...... Read More

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