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Weekly-Round-up: Police sickout… PNP Councillor murdered… Gayle belts 20th T20 hundred10:17 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police Federation on Tuesday said the Government seems to be taking a very cynical and simplistic approach to wage negotiations, after again... Read More

JCDC calls stand-up comedians4:53 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is inviting you to enter its 2018 stand-up comedy competition.... Read More

Massive California wildfire triggers new wave of evacuations4:06 pm
MONTECITO, California (AP) — New evacuations were called on Saturday as surging winds drove an enormous wildfire toward a wealthy enclave in the coastal foothills...... Read More

1,000 youth to benefit from ICT training, employment 2:35 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Universal Service Fund (USF) will be engaging approximately 1,000 youngsters in information communication technology (ICT) training and...... Read More

Cops capture wanted man in Westmoreland 2:04 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The massive manhunt for Davion Brown, 22, of a Grange Hill, Westmoreland which the police started in October, ended yesterday when he was captured...... Read More

Montserrat and Suriname to benefit from CDB funds 1:47 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Montserrat and Suriname are to benefit from funds being made available by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for tourism and...... Read More

Ex-wife of NBA player charged with his 2010 murder 12:46 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennesse (AP) — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in...... Read More

Smith eyes another record as Volcanoes punish Scorpions11:38 am
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Jamaica Scorpions flopped while veteran left-hander Devon Smith took aim at another record to put Windward Islands Volcanoes in a strong...... Read More

NEWS

Be vigilant when buying electrical appliances, CAC urges consumers

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is advising consumers to exercise caution when purchasing electrical equipment and appliances during the... Read More

Transport minister urges caution on the roads
MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry is imploring Jamaicans to be extremely cautious and responsible on the nation's roads during the festive...... Read More

Bartlett: Visitor arrival should hit 4.4-million mark by year end
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said that by the end of the year Jamaica would welcome approximately 2.3 million stopover and 2.1...... Read More

Caricom denounces EU blacklisting of Caribbean countries
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Caribbean Community (Caricom) has “strongly” objected to a move by the European Union to include a number of Caribbean...... Read More

SPORT

US$4-million Umbro deal sparks Ricketts-led JFF

The Mike Ricketts-led Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is today basking in the spirit of triumph after scoring a US$4-million (about $500 million)... Read More

Elliott, Brown top Frederick Cameron Chess Open
Jamaica's highest ranked chess player Fide Master (FM) Warren Elliott signalled his return to active play with an emphatic first place finish at the...... Read More

Smith foils England again on day two of third Test
PERTH, Australia (AFP) — Australian Captain Steve Smith again proved to be a major obstacle, as England wasn't able to capitalise on their overnight momentum on...... Read More

McAuley cop INSPORTS St Catherine Primary School Football League
McAuley are champions for the third time of the INSPORTS St Catherine Primary School Football after a 1-0 win over Friendship at Homestead on...... Read More

BUSINESS

Gov't promises microcredit regulation by February

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, has assured micro financiers that the Bill to regulate activities in their sector , the... Read More

Preparing Jamaica's future labour force
I have long maintained that the biggest risk to Jamaica's economic development is the unproductivity of our labour force, which was highlighted in an article I wrote in...... Read More

CDB approves US$76 million for St Kitts
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a programme of assistance of US$76.2 million for St Kitts and Nevis over the...... Read More

CDB announces US$100 million country strategy for Haiti
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Haiti in reducing poverty, building resilience,...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Trench Town concert on Dec 21

Several of Jamaica's leading reggae and gospel artistes are slated to perform on the third staging of Christmas Joy in the Bass at the Old Ambassador... Read More

Carmolina goes from A to Z
Born in Virginia and raised in Germany, singer Carmolina embraced diverse cultures from an early age. That can be heard in her music which calls on...... Read More

Portmore to come Aliv
Though Portmore has been a graveyard for entertainment spots over the years, owners of Aliv nightclub were not afraid to make the Sunshine City their home. The venue...... Read More

Queen Kamarla hosts kids treat
It's been a tough year for emerging reggae artiste Queen Kamarla. Her mother died and she struggled with her son's treatment for pancreatitis in the...... Read More

COLUMNS

Work, slavery and a right to tertiary education

It's almost Santa time, so lighten up, let's mix and match today. Read More

Robbing the innocents of Christmas
In the words of some of the older folks, the Christmas breeze soon start to blow. In the spirit of tradition, the customs of celebrating the birth of...... Read More

Is abortion the answer to upgrade women's health?
Will legalising abortion really upgrade the quality of health care for women? What happens to the woman who rids herself of that baby, especially the poor, who will be...... Read More

Lowell Hawthorne's hallmark was always giving back
The name of Lowell Hawthorne has been indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of Jamaicans of all walks of life in Jamaica, the United States and the...... Read More

REGIONAL

Bartlett: Visitor arrival should hit 4.4-million mark by year end

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has said that by the end of the year Jamaica would welcome approximately 2.3 million stopover and 2.1... Read More

Clarendon street to be named in Davina Bennett's honour
MIDDLE Street in Mitchell Town, Clarendon, is to be renamed in honour of Davina Bennett, Miss Universe Jamaica 2017.... Read More

Traffic congestion caused by collapsed road eases in Falmouth
HAGUE, Falmouth — The National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday carried out rehabilitation work on a section of the Falmouth Bypass in Trelawny that collapsed on...... Read More

Contax360 awards excellence
More than 25 employees of Contax360 BPO Solutions were on Saturday recognised for outstanding performance during the company's annual staff party and...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Tough times continue for West Indies cricket

It could be argued that with the West Indies ranked eighth in the ICC Test match rankings, and hosts New Zealand fourth, their recent two-Test series was always going... Read More

ANC needs to choose Mr Zuma's successor carefully
If, as expected, Mr Jacob Zuma steps down as president of the African National Congress (ANC) next week, he will hopefully set South Africa on a path to recovering some...... Read More

Country needs answers about massive gun find, not politicking
It was reported that a month ago the United States Customs and Border Protection and Outbound Enforcement Team at the Miami International Airport intercepted a shipment...... Read More

Learn from China's 'Dragonfly Eye' to fight crime
On Monday, this week, we were drawn by reports of China's investment in what it has said is “the world's biggest camera surveillance...... Read More

AUTO

Showtime at ATL Autobahn

GRAMMY-WINNING deejay Beenie Man took the spotlight briefly at ATL Automotive's ATL Autobahn reveal on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Auto-matically Stunning!
'TIS is the season to be jolly as ATL Automotive officially opened their state-of-the-art showroom, dubbed ATL Autobahn, on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last...... Read More

A NEW BEGINNING
COLOURFUL fireworks decorated the evening sky announcing something spectacular was happening beneath. Guests gazed at aerial blooms in delight while a few raised their...... Read More

Hyundai Motor launches 'Be There With Hyundai' for FIFA World Cup
Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker and a proud FIFA Partner, has announced the launch of the “Be There With Hyundai”...... Read More

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