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LOCAL child advocate group, Hear the Children's Cry, says it will be pushing for missing children's legislation which would, among other things, penalise adults who knowingly harbour children who ...

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Punish Them
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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett has added his voice to the call for Government to construct a road to bypass the bustling St James city. "We have been pu ...

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'Open that road'
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AFTER a 21-year run, the Royal Palm Estate train may be coming to a halt. Lennie Little-White, executive producer of the popular soap opera, blames the pending stoppage on economics. "What r ...

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Royal break!
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THE Independent Commission of Investigation has launched a probe into an incident yesterday morning where a man, alleged to be of unsound mind, was shot and injured by a cop in Half-Way-Tree, St And ...

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FRIENDSHIP, Westmoreland - FAMILY members of 51-year-old Delroy McIntosh -- a mentally challenged man who was freed when he appeared in the Savanna-la-Mar RM Court last Thursday after spending nea ...

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BANGALORE, India (CMC) — Superstar opener Chris Gayle blasted his 14th Twenty20 century and became the first overseas player to eclipse 3,000 runs in the Indian Premier League, as Royal Challe ...

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Swashbuckling!

LATEST NEWS

Jamaica 92nd best place to be a mother – report 7:34 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ahead of Sunday’s celebration for mothers across the world, the world's 92nd best place to be a mother is Jamaica. Norway is the number one world& ... Read More

10-y-o Paraguayan impregnated by stepfather blocked from having abortion  6:59 PM
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AFP) — The case of a 10-year-old girl raped and impregnated by her ...... Read More

Stepson hacks stepdad to death  6:25 PM
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – The Manchester police say that a 26-year-old man is now in custod ...... Read More

Gayle smashes 14th T20 century in RCB victory  6:13 PM
BANGALORE, India (CMC) – Superstar opener Chris Gayle blasted his 14th Twenty20 century ...... Read More

Impending action against cable companies not prompted by Obama visit, says OPM  5:58 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister Wednesday said th ...... Read More

Israel's Netanyahu forms new Government just ahead of deadline  5:57 PM
JERUSALEM, (AFP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held on to his job Wednesd ...... Read More

Revised National Youth Policy tabled today  5:38 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Green Paper for the National Youth Policy 2015 - 2030 was table ...... Read More

Gas prices up $0.57, diesel up $2.82  5:36 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in prices of gasoline ...... Read More

NEWS

Salary deductions will be paid over, Ferguson tells health workers

HEALTH Minister Fenton Ferguson promised yesterday that money deducted from the salaries of health workers will be paid over to the relevant entities. The minister's promise comes several months ... Read More

Punish Them
LOCAL child advocate group, Hear the Children's Cry, says it will be pushing for missing children's legislation which would, among other things, p ...... Read More

Cop shoots, injures man in HWT
THE Independent Commission of Investigation has launched a probe into an incident yesterday morning where a man, alleged to be of unsound mind, was ...... Read More

'Let us open that road'
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett has added his voice to the call for Government to construct a road to bypa ...... Read More

SPORT

Blackwood: Bravo's encouragement inspired supporting role

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood says he received strong encouragement from his senior partner Darren Bravo that helped inspire him to play a ma ... Read More

Swashbuckling!
BANGALORE, India (CMC) — Superstar opener Chris Gayle blasted his 14th Twenty20 century and became the first overseas player to eclipse 3,000 ...... Read More

Andrew Strauss must restore public confidence, says Pietersen
LONDON, England (AFP) — Kevin Pietersen has said Andrew Strauss must restore public confidence after a "treacherous 15 months" should the forme ...... Read More

Nadal cruises, but Serena, Sharapova toil at Madrid Open
MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Rafael Nadal returned to his clay-court comfort zone yesterday, starting his campaign for a fifth Madrid Open title with ...... Read More

BUSINESS

StartUp Robot — kicking manual start-up processes to the curb

CHIEF Executive Officer of technology-based company StartUp Robot Winston Wilkins hopes to revolutionise the process of registering a company in Jamaica. The 37-year-old has embarked on a programme ... Read More

CCC upbeat on economy as profits soar
Caribbean Cement Company (CCC), whose fortunes are tied to construction prospects, remains optimistic based on stable macroeconomic indicators. The ...... Read More

EPOC wants IMF to grant a waiver on primary surplus shortfall
THE Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) wants the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team currently in the island to overlook the Governme ...... Read More

Mavis Bank fire could cause $120m in coffee losses
THE recent fire in the Mavis Bank area of St Andrew could cause a potential loss of $120 million from coffee production, according to Jamaica Agricu ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Couch Salutes Desmond Dekker

SINGER Suzanne Couch says she is still trying to find a distributor for Dekker, her tribute album to reggae great Desmond Dekker. Production on the album was completed five years ago. "A Germa ... Read More

Royal break!
AFTER a 21-year run, the Royal Palm Estate train may be coming to a halt. Lennie Little-White, executive producer of the popular soap opera, bl ...... Read More

Great ‘Konversations’ at Pegasus
LAST Sunday, the lawns of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston were abuzz with improvisation and syncopation, as Jazz In The Gardens unfolded. Dubb ...... Read More

High spirits at Church of Ascension
IN commemoration of its 50th anniversary of dedication, the Church of Ascension hosted Celebratory Concert at its Daisy Avenue address in St Andrew o ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Crystal Powell dreams

“My ultimate goal is to be able to tie my love for fashion with my love for justice through an advocacy/social entrepreneurship venture.” So says future attorney and designer Crystal Po ... Read More

Why you may need a doula
HAVING a baby does not have to be a rough experience and your labour moments can be made easier with the help of a doula. According to Stephan ...... Read More

Lovers that are best kept secret
How could something so wrong be so right? That’s the question Atlantic Starr asked in the song Secret Lovers, that had many women swooning ba ...... Read More

The worst ways you can be dumped
  Some people make no special effort to end things amicably or decently when they’re no longer interested in the relationship, leading to ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Focus on children in May

AS the old Child Month speeches are dusted off and given again with a few words changed, what has been the outcome? Various groups put on treats for children, and that is all well and good, but is t ... Read More

We can't identify a catastrophe
NOT since the turmoil of the late 1970s have I seen such confusion and uncertainty among our people as has existed in the last three years. Grant ...... Read More

US normalisation of relations with Cuba
  PRESIDENT Obama should be complimented for his bold move with regard to the normalisation of relations with the Cuban Government. His face-to-f ...... Read More

The last chance for Jamaica to get it right
  JAMAICA has achieved the unenviable position in academia of being the best case study of a country, richly endowed with natural and other asse ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Jobs in the BPO sector for Hanover

LUCEA, Hanover - OVER 2,000 people are expected to gain employment in Hanover within the next year, when Bioprist Knowledge Parks, which has acquired two properties formerly operated as 807 garmen ... Read More

'We will sue'
FRIENDSHIP, Westmoreland - FAMILY members of 51-year-old Delroy McIntosh -- a mentally challenged man who was freed when he appeared in the Savann ...... Read More

Hanover Co-op Credit Union boasts achievements after opening new facility
LUCEA, Hanover - THE Hanover Co-operative Credit Union (HCCU) has recorded the fastest growth in savings in the first quarter of this year throughou ...... Read More

Crawford urges hotel workers to be good ambassadors
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment Damion Crawford is imploring hotel workers to be good ambassa ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

A case of 'mouth open, story jump out'

WE find it easy to like Mr William Mahfood, the Wisynco boss and Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) president. We especially admire his deep commitment to Jamaica and his leadership of ... Read More

Police in Baltimore, police in Jamaica — same deal
  THE events in Baltimore: The death of a black man in police custody, the funeral, the demonstration, the militarised response, and the charging ...... Read More

Dr Fenton Ferguson needs to step up to the plate now!
TO say that we're appalled by the conditions at public hospitals as outlined by doctors in this week's Sunday Observer would be an understatement. ...... Read More

This is such a national disgrace!
THIS newspaper feels deep empathy for Mr Derrick Wright, who we are told wept openly on Thursday in Savanna La Mar when he learnt for the first time ...... Read More

AUTO

Young guns draw first blood

SIXTEEN was the magic number at the first round of the Tru-Juice/Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) Sprint Championship at Bog Walk, on Sunday. The pair of 16-year-old up-and-coming driving stars, Nicho ... Read More

Road safety week launched
WITH its theme 'Save Kids' Lives!, the third UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 was officially launched at ATL Automotive's state-of-the-art Volkswagen ...... Read More

SkunkLIFE moves into second gear
CLUB SkunkLIFE seems to be the place to be for car enthusiasts and party fans alike as the party series, held at Susie's Bakery & Coffee Bar, So ...... Read More

PHOTO: Road safety launch
Mona Primary's Najeebe Bailey (left) presents a signed copy of the Child Declaration for Road Safety to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at the ...... Read More

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