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THE Education Ministry says it has started preliminary talks with the ministries of foreign affairs and labour to develop protocols to regulate the recruitment of Jamaican teachers by other countrie ...

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The shocking execution-style killing of a toddler on Luke Lane in downtown Kingston, on Tuesday night, has left residents in the community in fear and outrage. According to relatives, two-year-ol ...

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It’s been 10 years since Beenie Man, self-proclaimed King of Dancehall, released an album. But come tomorrow, the Grammy-winning deejay is dropping his latest project, Unstoppable. The ...

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Frustrated West Indies Head Coach Phil Simmons says he has not been successful in getting a number of new measures implemented to help improve the performance ...

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Ally’s Fish Fry is back by popular demand every Friday until the second week of September and thereafter once a month. What’s on the menu? “All your favourites,” share ...

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NEWS

New JTA head bats for better pay

ROSE HALL, St James — Howard Issacs, the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), concedes that Government is incapable of matching the salaries offered by t ... Read More

Government steps in
THE Education Ministry says it has started preliminary talks with the ministries of foreign affairs and labour to develop protocols to regulate the ...... Read More

2-y-o boy killed ‘execution style’ downtown Kingston
The shocking execution-style killing of a toddler on Luke Lane in downtown Kingston, on Tuesday night, has left residents in the community in fear ...... Read More

Pedal cyclist killed in Mountain View crash
A police accident investigator takes a photograph of the bicycle a man was riding when he was killed in an accident with a Toyota Rav 4 on Mountain ...... Read More

SPORT

Scotiabank ‘A’, ATL win in Business House Senior League

DEFENDING champions Scotiabank ‘A’ and Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) won their opening matches as the 2016 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Senior League got underway at the ... Read More

Simmons wants support for new measures to improve Windies performance
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Frustrated West Indies Head Coach Phil Simmons says he has not been successful in getting a number of new me ...... Read More

Saluting a brave Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jamaicans are still basking in the glow of yet another outstanding performance by our track and field ambassadors in an international championship, ...... Read More

Jamaican squash players facing stiff ‘Philly’ test
Competing in the Pan American Junior Squash Championships is exposing Jamaican players to an entirely new level of the game. Tahjia Lumley, Jonathan ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Shaw dismisses Phillips’ fears about 13th IMF test

MINISTER of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw has described as “wild, mischievous and without substance”, the Opposition’s questioning whether the country has done enough ... Read More

Dolphin Cove has big plans for Prospect Outback Adventure
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Firms wait to list on Junior Market of Jamaica Stock Exchange
Gary Peart, CEO of Mayberry Investments Ltd, indicated yesterday that the company has “several” firms waiting for listing on the Junio ...... Read More

Agreement reached for completion of Baha Mar project
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – An agreement has been reached between the government and the Export Import (EXIM) Bank of China for the completion of ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Elan returns with ‘Wicked’ cover

During his 13-year association with The Wailers, singer Elan Atias worked with a diverse list of acts, from Gwen Stefani to Carlos Santana. For his latest project, he covers Wicked Game, American ... Read More

Beenie’s Unstoppable
It’s been 10 years since Beenie Man, self-proclaimed King of Dancehall, released an album. But come tomorrow, the Grammy-winning deejay i ...... Read More

Ayron Michael adds colour to Purple Rain
When producer Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor approached Ayron Michael to cover Prince’s classic Purple Rain, the American singer was intim ...... Read More

An ode to Bolt
IN 1986 reggae singer Boris Gardiner covered Ben Peters’ penned I Wanna Wake Up with You. The single raced up the European charts. Twenty ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

8 back-to-school health tips

1. Ensure that a complete medical examination is done. Before your child starts the new school year, make sure that a complete medical examination is done to determine the child’s health st ... Read More

Unhealthy pregnancy diet could be linked to ADHD, scientists say
EATING a balanced diet and making healthy choices during pregnancy could influence the mental health of children, according to a study from King&rs ...... Read More

Tips for parents of children with ASD and ID
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Photo: Hugs
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COLUMNS

Lloyd B Smith deserves an OJ

I wish to take this distinct opportunity to emphatically commend former president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, former People’s National Party St James Central Member Of ... Read More

Another incentive for teachers: a co-operative hotel
There was a news item sometime last week about the number of mathematics teachers who migrated over the past year. Actually, this has always been ...... Read More

Give Vladimir Putin and Dave Cameron a break
It’s high time the media gave Russian President Vladimir Putin and West Indies Cricket Board President Dave Cameron a break. Blaming them eve ...... Read More

Encouraging success
I was heartened when I saw the headline in this newspaper a few days ago, ‘Thanks, Alia’. In an environment where we sometimes destroy w ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Saluting a brave Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Jamaicans are still basking in the glow of yet another outstanding performance by our track and field ambassadors in an international championship, following their exploits at the Games of the XXXI ... Read More

MBU opens defence of RSPL title against Maverley-Hughenden
Montego Bay United will open the defence of their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title on Sunday, September 4, at Wes pow Park, when they host ...... Read More

Jaguars banned
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The disciplinary committee of the Western Basketball Association (WBA) has acted swiftly and come down hard on fo ...... Read More

CUMI Come Run has integrity — Francis
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The CUMI Come Run event, which will have its 8th staging at Tryall in Hanover next month, has been described as &ldqu ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Whither Ronald Reagan’s shining city on a hill?

The late United States President Ronald Reagan articulated the concept of America as the shining city on a hill. The current election campaign is showing America to be anything but that. It’s ... Read More

An athletics future we can believe in
As the euphoria from another extraordinary athletics saga, the Rio Olympics, dissipates, we turn our attention to the future. Some level of unc ...... Read More

HIV/AIDS: Let’s beat the world to a cure
An interview in this week’s Sunday Observer with Professor Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, one of two scientists who discovered the hu ...... Read More

That unconquerable spirit
Spectacular gold medal feats at the Rio Olympics — not least those from the celebrated Mr Usain Bolt — obviously take pride of place. ...... Read More

AUTO

Classic route planned for this Sunday

The Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will host their post-Independence parade this Sunday. The occasion, scheduled to start at 1:30 pm, will begin at the iconic Devon House in St Andrew. “The ... Read More

Deadly Sundays
SUNDAYS — the day of worship for most Jamaicans — is proving to be deadliest on the island’s roadways, according the Road Safety ...... Read More

Karters burn up track
WHETHER day or night, the karting action is always hot at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. And Sunday’s sixth meet for the Jam ...... Read More

VW increases delivery figures
The Volkswagen Group grew deliveries in the first seven months of the year by 1.3 per cent compared with the previous year: 5.90 million vehicles w ...... Read More

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