Jamaica cop water polo gold at Carifta Swimming Championships9:13 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Under-19 girls water polo team claimed the first gold medal of the 2018 Carifta Swimming Championships when they defeated Barbados... Read More

Weekly Round-up: Teachers strike... Gov't launches JamaicaEYE... J'can sues Miley Cyrus8:59 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Government was this week pressed to continue wage negotiations with the Jamaica Teachers Association after the public school educators staged a...... Read More

J'can among 6 killed in Miami bridge collapse9:01 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican man from Mocho in Clarendon was among six people that died in the collapse of the pedestrian bridge in Miami Florida on...... Read More

FIFA president: Russia World Cup will not be a 'war' 4:39 pm
PANAMA CITY, Panama (AFP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Saturday that the upcoming World Cup will not be a "war," as Russian authorities and Vladimir Putin are...... Read More

Windies already eyeing World Cup success — Cameron 4:15 pm
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron says the Caribbean side are using the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe to plot their...... Read More

Hospitality workers are key to industry's success 4:11 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Players in the tourism industry are being urged to show appreciation to their workers, who have been, and continue to be critical to the success...... Read More

Venezuelan opposition groups protest election, demand new vote 3:38 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP)— A coalition of Venezuelan opposition groups organised rallies across the country on Saturday to protest May 20 presidential elections it...... Read More

Water supply disruptions in St Andrew, St Catherine 3:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising of water supply disruptions in St Andrew and St Catherine which are due to operational...... Read More


Phillips hails late artist Gene Pearson

Leader of the Opposition and People's National Party President Dr Peter Phillips is saddened by the death of well-acclaimed Jamaican artist, Gene... Read More

Cecil Smith Jr's spirited ride to achieving glorious results
CECIL Smith Jr is on the brink of making the quantum leap into the corporate ballpark, though that was furthest from his mind 20 years ago.... Read More

Friends shocked at Jamaican's death in Miami bridge accident
FRIENDS of Navaro Brown, the Jamaican who died in a freak accident in Miami, Florida, last week Thursday, expressed their condolences and shock at his untimely demise...... Read More

Tufton reduces Cornwall Regional spend from $800-m to $480-m
MOUNT SALEM, St James — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has disclosed that the g overnment has spent $480 million to date...... Read More


Windies already eyeing World Cup success — Cameron

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Dave Cameron says the Caribbean side are using the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe to... Read More

The race is on!
ONLY two match days remain in the preliminary phase of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), but the frantic race to the play-offs is as intense as ever with eight...... Read More

Favoured horses dismantled
After creating major upsets, Disability Charm (Soul Warrior – Runin On Empty) and El Profesor (Casual Trick – The Principal) have both emerged as the...... Read More

Holder gives Paul thumbs up for impressive debut
HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Highly regarded all-rounder Keemo Paul has come in for high praise from West Indies c aptain Jason...... Read More


Jamaica moves up 20 spaces in World Happiness Report

Jamaica is a far happier place than it was a year ago, according to results from the World Happines Report 2018. Read More

The business of bitcoin….a shiny scam or a gold mine?
The first transaction involving bitcoin was reported on May 22, 2010, when a programmer identified as Laszlo Hanyecz said he...... Read More

Overseas customer questions JN over insurance coverage
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Independent gaming sector unhappy about new 'draconian' rules
Gaming operators and the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) were on opposite sides of the fence on Thursday as the Commission sought to...... Read More


Top acts for Caribbean Village Festival

A cultural potpourri of music and food awaits patrons at the fourth staging of the Caribbean Village Festival. It is scheduled to take place on June 24 at the... Read More

Ja to observe World Poetry Day
This Wednesday, March 21, is being observed as World Poetry Day.... Read More

NDTC readies for Easter performance
THE National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) will mount its 37th annual Morning of Movement and Music in association with The Little Theatre Movement (LTM) at The Little...... Read More

2nd dose
Having been flooded with questions from women regarding how to enter, develop and sustain a career in the world of theatre, actress, producer and director Dahlia Harris...... Read More


Tumult of the Americas

The eighth Summit of the Americas is scheduled to convene in Lima, Peru next month. Initiated in 1994, it was designed as a triennial forum to advance... Read More

In the shade of the tree planted by others?
He who burns down his house knows why ashes cost a fortune. — Ethiopian proverb ... Read More

A gift to the world from Barack and Harry
In a recent article on the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, I stated that Meghan was first married in 2013 in Jamaica, at the...... Read More

JamaicaEye — Is this the answer?
The eyes of the Lord are in every place watching the evil and the good. — Proverbs 15:3 ... Read More


Tourism boost set for Falmouth

FALMOUTH, Trelawny— Hotel room stock in Trelawny is projected to grow by 12,000 in the next three years, which places the parish on track to boast the most hotel... Read More

Boys in alleged bus conductor attack remanded
THE three teenagers who allegedly attacked a bus conductor in Hanover last week were yesterday remanded when they appeared in the Children's Court Division of the...... Read More

Jaguars roar to top spot in NBL-Western
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Granville Jaguars secured the top spot in the semi-finals of the NBL-Western Conference on Thursday after blowing away...... Read More

Sandals Negril's cook Royno Ricketts reveals growth recipe
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — “It doesn't matter where you start. What matters is where you end up, and that is up to you, ” said Royno Ricketts, a...... Read More


Caribbean uncertainty over US policy

Last week, while returning from a trip to Kenya, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heard that President Donald Trump had announced on ... Read More

When sport officials bend the rules
The bungling by officials at the Digicel Grand Prix/G C Foster Classics at the National Stadium last weekend has understandably attracted much...... Read More

JamaicaEye — A critical tool in the fight for the country's future
The Government, and National Security Minister Robert Montague in particular, deserve commendation for the roll-out of JamaicaEye, the national closed-circuit...... Read More

Way to go, GraceKennedy
There is little doubt, if any at all, that the 96-year-old GraceKennedy Group, one of the country's largest conglomerates, is safely ensconced in the hearts of...... Read More


Gore's Kia on track

THE Doug Gore-led Hollywood Racing unveiled their latest circuit racing challenger, a Kia Rio nicknamed “The Beast”, at the brand's Oxford Road showroom in New... Read More

City's road repairs in high gear
The road repair season is in full swing since the start of the year, and motorists are often complaining that there is almost nowhere to...... Read More

A 'Hollywood' Occasion
Douglas “Hollywood” Gore brought out fans and racing enthusiasts to the unveiling of his latest race car, a modified Kia Rio nicknamed...... Read More

Another Sunday in Barbican Square, St Andrew
The redesigning of Barbican Square, St Andrew, continues apace. Although severely inconvenienced by the resulting dust menace and the traffic headache, residents using the...... Read More


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