Gaston Browne re-elected as Antigua & Barbuda's PM10:31 pm

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — The ruling Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP), led by Gaston Browne, has emerged the victor of today's general election. Based on... Read More

O-Wrap: Teachers relent...Help desk in St Catherine SOE... Windies book World Cup spot7:00 pm
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Antigua Election: UPP leader loses seat as party heads towards massive defeat10:08 pm
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The leader of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), Harold Lovell was defeated in the general elections here on Wednesday as the...... Read More

Facebook data concern at Commonwealth Games 9:26 pm
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Visitors at the Commonwealth Games in Australia could have their Facebook data mined in exchange for free and fast wifi, although authorities...... Read More

At-risk youth get second chance 9:10 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Forty-four youngsters who have been in conflict with the law have been given a second chance to turn their life around and make a positive...... Read More

Trump to announce China trade sanctions on Thursday 9:02 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump is poised on Thursday to unveil sanctions against China for the "theft" of US intellectual property, a White...... Read More

Texas bomb suspect blows himself up, leaves confession 8:43 pm
AUSTIN, United States (AFP) — A man suspected of carrying out a series of bombings in the Texas capital Austin blew himself up Wednesday, leaving behind a recorded...... Read More

Polls close in Antigua and Barbuda8:32 pm
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The people of Antigua and Barbuda were settling down for a long night as they await the results of Wednesday's general election that Prime...... Read More


Vale Royal Talks next month, says PM

The newest round of the Vale Royal talks is slated to begin next month, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday. Read More

Police get more bikes, cars
FORTY-TWO motorcycles and 19 motor cars, valued at more than $100 million, were Tuesday handed over to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).... Read More

16 passes — no job
JUZZLE Sayles worked hard in school and made her mother proud, but despite having 16 Caribbean Examination Council passes she has been unable to secure a job, and her...... Read More

Gov't moving to protect cultural properties from illicit trading, theft
OLIVIA Grange says the Government would be moving to amend legislation and ratify international conventions as part of a coordinated response to the theft and export of...... Read More



HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — West Indies sneaked into next year's World Cup in England as heavy rains coupled with a controversial umpiring decision helped them beat... Read More

Three strikes for Dane Nelson
Three -time champion jockey Dane Nelson reasserted himself after a lean period with a natural hat-trick of winners to highlight the 10-race programme...... Read More

H'View, W'House, Cavalier complete RSPL 'super six'
Harbour View FC, Waterhouse FC and Cavalier SC secured the final three berths in the six-team play-off round of the Red Stripe Premier League as the...... Read More

KC starting to crack from early pressure
Despite what looks like an early implosion in the Kingston College (KC) camp, head coach Neil Harrison remains upbeat and is taking things “one day at a...... Read More


A chocolate dream for the stock exchange

Michelle Smith, owner of Chocolate Dreams, widely regarded as Jamaica's premier chocolatier, has decided to sweeten up the Jamaica Stock Exchange... Read More

Orane steps down from GraceKennedy board
GraceKennedy Limited has announced that the Hon Douglas Orane will retire from the Board of Directors effective May 30, 2018, having served as a...... Read More

Phillips argues for empowering people
In a budget presentation entitled “Empowering the people: Restoring Hope” last week Thursday, Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips asked:...... Read More

Carib Cement signs MOU to end operating lease with TCL
Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL) has signed a MOU to terminate the operating lease agreement with Trinidad Cement Limited for use of assets at the Rockfort plant...... Read More


Beyoncé shows Marcia Aitken love

I'm Still in Love with You Boy , a hit for Marcia Aitken in 1977, is hot again thanks to one of the world's biggest stars. Recently,... Read More

Delapenha, Anderson take poetry honours
LAUREN Delapenha and Jovanté Anderson were named joint winners of the Helen Zell: Young Writers Prize for Poetry at the inaugural celebration of World Poetry Day in...... Read More

Ellis writes with the angels
IN a 2016 post for the Akashic Books website, author Garfield Ellis spoke about the inspiration for his sixth book, The Angels Shar...... Read More

Kaya still grows 40 years later
BOB Marley had a lot on his plate in early 1978. He was invited by some of Jamaica's most notorious enforcers to headline a concert in Kingston in April that year, to...... Read More


Champs and GSAT — Pressure and slide

It is that time of year when much focus is placed on the nation's youth as the Inter-secondary Schools' Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls'... Read More

Carrying propaganda too far
Around the time of political independence in 1962, the Jamaica Information Service published a booklet on six...... Read More

Missed opportunity to have a crime czar
Appointing Major General Antony Anderson commissioner of police, and burdening him with the expectation that he will transform the Jamaica...... Read More

How has the Trump ride been so far?
When Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States I said in this space that the American people should strap themselves down for a rough ride. As some readers...... Read More


Tufton wants case study on Cornwall Regional Hospital

 MOUNT SALEM, St James — Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says he will be ensuring that a case study is done on the ailing Cornwall Region... Read More

New RadioShack MoBay 'a success'
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Different Strokes goes 'back to basics' this Easter
This Easter in Negril will be a journey down memory lane as the staging of one of western Jamaica's favorite retro party, Different Strokes, coincides with the Easter...... Read More

MoBay students view Black Panther
Two hundred students from Green Pond and Spot Valley high schools in Montego Bay and sponsors participated in the screening of Black Panther at the Multiplex Cinema, Montego...... Read More


Kudos for Gov't support of plastic bottle return system

The Government's pledge to support the plastic bottle return system is commendable and, we hope, will be more than just an announcement. Read More

Put Jamaica first again, Dr Phillips
Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips's contribution to the budget debate last week was not only wide-ranging, it was predictably critical of the...... Read More

PNP, JLP people bleed the same red blood
We don't suppose that Acting Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake had meant to suggest that the only gang of concern in St Catherine is the Klansman Gang for purposes...... Read More

We better listen to Mr Bruce Golding
Addressing the Rotary Club of Kingston earlier this month, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding shared some very revealing data that, we hope, have attracted the...... 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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