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EU releases $33m euros emergency aid for Beirut blast 4:41 pm

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The European Union announced Thursday that it had released 33 million euros to finance emergency aid for Lebanon and mobilised material... Read More

St James honours 16 with Spirit of Independence Award4:28 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Fifteen people and one entity from St James were presented with the St James Municipal Corporation's Spirit of Independence Awards for their...... Read More

21-y-o charged with murder4:04 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man has been charged with murder following an incident on Verbena Avenue in Kingston, on Tuesday, July 14.... Read More

UK accelerating access to COVID-19 vaccines in the Caribbean 3:41 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The United Kingdom has come to the aid of countries in the region by providing access to vaccinations for COVID-19.... Read More

Britain announces quarantine for some travellers 3:26 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom — Britain has announced that travellers arriving from Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas will have to quarantine for two weeks effective from...... Read More

Early childhood sector stakeholders receive COVID-19 protocols training 3:04 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — As early childhood institutions (ECIs) prepare for start of the 2020/21 academic year in September, Acting Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of...... Read More

Gager lauds front line workers in the fight against COVID-19 at civic ceremony 2:50 pm
TRELAWNY, JAMAICA — Mayor of Falmouth Councillor C Junior Gager is saluting front line workers for their role in the country's fight against the spread of...... Read More

US lifts advice to avoid all foreign travel due to pandemic 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States on Thursday lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all foreign travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, pointing to...... Read More


McKenzie urges Brown's Town market vendors to be more responsible

MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has urged vendors at the Brown's Town Market in St Ann to be... Read More

PM says BPOs can absorb some tourism jobs
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says there are signs that the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector can provide employment for individuals who have lost their jobs in...... Read More

COVID-19 not stopping fireworks at Jamaica 58 celebration
MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange announced last night that there will be fireworks over Kingston today, despite the absence of...... Read More

Deputy clerk relishes uproars in Parliament
A number of Jamaicans are upset when the media reports on “uproars” and “walkouts” in the Jamaican Parliament at Gordon...... Read More


Miller takes aim at another CPL title with Trinbago Knight Riders

Jamaican Nikita Miller, appointed assistant coach for Trinbago Knight Riders, says he expects a highly competitive 2020 Caribbean Premier League... Read More

Race Car, Sentient to renew rivalry in Independence Day feature
Race Car and Sentient renew rivalry in what should be a very keenly contested Non-Restricted Allowance, top-rated event on the Independence Day 10-race programme at...... Read More

Arsenal to cut jobs as coronavirus bites
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — FA Cup winners Arsenal announced yesterday they were planning to cut 55 jobs due to the damaging effect of the coronavirus pandemic...... Read More

Bale left out by Zidane for Man City test
MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for their Champions League last 16 second-leg game against Manchester City...... Read More


Western Ja entrepreneur establishes company to minimise COVID-19 spread

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - As members of the business community continue to hatch innovative ways to stay afloat in the wake of... Read More

Stock Exchange, Inter-American Development Bank launch US$910,000 social initiative
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) yesterday launched its US$910-million “Innovating...... Read More

Resilient during COVID-19
Jamaica's credit unions proved their resilience to COVID-19 after bypassing hundreds of millions of dollars in liquidity support extended by both the Bank of Jamaica...... Read More

Lowest-ever perception of business conditions in Jamaica
Businesses in Jamaica have recorded their lowest-ever perception of present business conditions in the country.... Read More


Still a hot shot

SHAGGY is one of three recipients of this year's Jamaica Reggae Icon Award at the Independence Spectacular. Read More

Lord Creator's Independence gift
BORN in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, Lord Creator's music was steeped in the calypso culture of his homeland. However, in 1962, he gave Jamaica a fitting...... Read More

Jackie Opel: Honorary Jamaican
AT the dawn of Jamaica's Independence from Great Britain in 1962, a number of artistes from the Eastern Caribbean flocked its shores to help celebrate the occasion.... Read More

Freddie to star at Moon Palace
Freddie McGregor is headliner for the Jamaica Independence Day concert at the Moon Palace Jamaica resort in Ocho Rios, St Ann, tonight.... Read More


Resilient and strong

My fellow Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora, Greetings. Read More

A new Jamaica is emerging
My fellow Jamaicans, we celebrate the 58th anniversary of our nation's Independence in the throes of a pandemic. Together we have done well in managing the crisis,...... Read More

All Jamaicans must stand up and demand better
My fellow Jamaicans, I greet you with love on this the 58th anniversary of our Independence.... Read More

Reject politicians who come with sugar in their mouths
One of the criticisms that I received with respect to my last column 'Behind Trump's desperate bid for a second term', published July 29, 2020, is that I am more...... Read More


CHR Solutions to assist SMEs

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Caribbean HR Solutions (CHRS) will this year add small- and medium-sized businesses to its catalogue as part of efforts to move local companies... Read More

Bartlett announces development projects for Negril
NEGRIL, Westmoreland - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says his Administration is moving to complete a number of development projects, and to pursue others, in the...... Read More

Sixth suspect held in murder of Tamara Geddes
RESERVE, Trelawny - Members of the Criminal Investigation Branch are now questioning a sixth suspect in connection with the murder of 36-year-old...... Read More

''Futboss' grabs attention with his sophomore album
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Montego- based dancehall artiste Ritson Fairclough, also called Futboss, is beaming with pride as he promotes his sophomore...... Read More


Happy Independence Day, Jamaica

Fifty-eight years ago, on August 6, Jamaica stepped forward as a sovereign country, brimming with pride and hope for a bright... Read More

Finally, a show of maturity in Guyana
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A timely caution from the WHO
Word from the World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday that there may never be a silver bullet for COVID-19 comes as a timely caution to people across the world who are...... Read More

Reopening schools amid COVID-19
For the great majority of Jamaicans there can hardly have been any experience quite as testing as the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency.... Read More


'Didn't think I'd make it,' says Hamilton

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said he feared he might not have made it home when a last-lap puncture almost derailed his charge to a record... Read More

'Heart-stopping' Hamilton wins seventh British Grand Prix on three wheels
Silverstone, United Kingdom (AFP) — World championship leader Lewis Hamilton survived a tense last lap drama with a deflated and shredded tyre to clinch a record...... Read More

Hamilton shatters lap record to grab British Grand Prix pole
SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton smashed the track record twice yesterday to grab a record seventh British Grand Prix pole position with a...... Read More

Stroll lifts Racing Point after Perez virus blow as Hamilton has 'difficult day'
SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton said opening practice at the British Grand Prix yesterday had been “quite difficult,...... Read More


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