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THERE is now great uncertainty over the much-anticpated political debates after the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday indicated that it will not participate in any planned dis ...

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Only 12 of the 22 candidates from both the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) and Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), as well as one from a third party, Democratic Alliance for Real E ...

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Political code signing
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For the children of successful musicians, standing in the shadows of their parents can be a daunting task. Many are gripped by fear and the constant thought of not measuring up. That is not th ...

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Owners of UC Rusal have signed an agreement with a Chinese firm for the purchase of Alumina Partners of Jamaica (ALPART), a bauxite mining and alumina processing plant located at Nain, St Elizabet ...

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Chinese buyer for Alpart
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DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — West Indies will make their second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup final after a stunning three-wicket victory over hosts Bangladesh in the semi-final at Sher-e ...

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THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is deeply concerned about the distrubing practice of people protruding from moving vehicles during political motorcades. The council said the move could res ...

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Motorcade Madness

LATEST NEWS

Opening hours extended at EOJ offices for ID collection 10:33 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says it will be extending opening hours at all EOJ constituency offices from today to Friday, February 19 to facil ... Read More

#DecisionJa2016: Portia renews call for peaceful election  10:10 AM
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has renewed calls for supp ...... Read More

Large-scale trials for Zika vaccines at least 18 months away: WHO  10:03 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Large-scale trials for Zika virus vaccines are at least 18 ...... Read More

#DecisionJa2016: OAS to send observer team to Jamaica  9:18 AM
WASHINGTON, United staes (CMC) — The Organization of American States (OAS) says it will ...... Read More

#DecisionJa2016: PNP dodging national debates – JLP  9:00 AM
PORT ANTONIO, Portland — The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says that the People’s Na ...... Read More

Pakistan TV channel warned over anti-Malala hate speech  8:44 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AFP) — Pakistan's TV regulator on Friday censured a leading news c ...... Read More

World Bank provides US$30-m loan to Jamaica  8:23 AM
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The World Bank Board says it has approved a US$30 mil ...... Read More

#DecisionJa2016: PNP refusing to debate an insult to Jamaica — NDM  8:09 AM
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NEWS

Ombudsman ready to mediate between Portia, Andrew

POLITICAL Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says she stands ready to be a mediator to resolve the tension between Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Opposition Leader Andrew Holness who have t ... Read More

PNP ducks debate
THERE is now great uncertainty over the much-anticpated political debates after the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday indicat ...... Read More

Some St Catherine candidates shun political code signing
Only 12 of the 22 candidates from both the ruling People’s National Party (PNP) and Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), as well as one ...... Read More

Holness defends JLP tax plan
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says that its proposal to move the income tax threshold up to $1.5 million will relieve almost 120,000 Jamaican worke ...... Read More

SPORT

Game changer

The proposed FIFA reform package, aimed at laying the foundation for the way the parent organisation and its affiliated confederations do business in the future, seems to be enjoying broad support ... Read More

Springer, Hetmyer put young Windies in World Cup final
DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — West Indies will make their second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup final after a stunning three-wicket victory ...... Read More

Record-breaking Zico Campbell stars at Anthrick meet
Kingston College’s Zico Campbell was in top form in the field and led the record breakers at the Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Development ...... Read More

KSAFA sees the light
Tonight will mark the first time in a series of Friday Night football matches in the Charley’s JB Rum/ KSAFA Super League compeition. The Co ...... Read More

BUSINESS

NDX US$550-million payout made on schedule

The Government of Jamaica was expected yesterday to have paid out US$550 million to bondholders of the restructured securities affected by the National Debt Exchange (NDX) programme. Minister of ... Read More

Rusal to sell Alpart to Chinese company
Owners of UC Rusal have signed an agreement with a Chinese firm for the purchase of Alumina Partners of Jamaica (ALPART), a bauxite mining and alu ...... Read More

Jamaica Broilers will spend $1.5 billion on expansion
Jamaica Broilers Group Limited said this week that approximately $1.5 billion out of new financing of $6.4 billion raised in a recent bond issue a ...... Read More

Fitch upgrades Jamaican debt to B, revises outlook to stable
Jamaica on February 11 received a ratings upgrade from Fitch Ratings, with the company stating that among its key assumptions was that “the f ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Pitbull bites into a dancehall classic

Cuban-American rapper Pitbull recently released a Spanish cover of the Chaka Demus & Pliers hit song Murder She Wrote. Titled El Taxi, it is from Dale, his ninth album. Dale is nominated for a ... Read More

Abatau does it his way
For the children of successful musicians, standing in the shadows of their parents can be a daunting task. Many are gripped by fear and the const ...... Read More

Merital Family to regroup
Keneale Brackett, a member of the Merital Family dancehall group, was deported last Thursday after being incarcerated for almost two years in the U ...... Read More

United through reggae
Depending on his budget, Camille Monchicourt of the unitedreggae.com website visits Jamaica annually to document the latest trends in roots reggae. ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Pretty Woman

Richard Gere did it in Pretty Woman — got mesmerised and fell in love with a woman in the sex industry. For some women it’s honest work for honest pay, as important as any other job, an ... Read More

Men, would you play househusband?
Your partner’s career is taking off; she seems to be climbing the ladder of success and you couldn’t be more proud of her. The higher s ...... Read More

Is the bathroom off-limits?
Many will say that their moment in the bathroom, sitting on the throne, is their quiet time — their time to relax and be at peace. But many c ...... Read More

10 sure ways to stop morning sickness
IT’S the part of pregnancy that many women don’t look forward to, but in fact, more than 50 per cent of pregnant women experience it. ...... Read More

COLUMNS

A million jobs...2 million...who will promise 3?

Andrew Holness makes a mockery of our call to youth. We ask them to enter politics to bring vision and honesty and what do we get? They treat voters as illiterate, make outrageous promises for what ... Read More

Electionitis…and life goes on
I have a confession to make. We haven’t even gone half the journey to election day and I am worn out with propaganda. If so many people know w ...... Read More

The joke is on us — Empty promises and pathetic, outdated antics
Two Sundays ago, as I watched on the television and saw scores and scores of diehard People’s National Party (PNP) supporters at the Half-Way ...... Read More

The late O J Thorbourne and credit unions
In an edition of the Umbrella magazine of 1967, the Reverend O J Thorbourne was listed as one of the honorees for the 25th anniversary of the Ja ...... Read More

REGIONAL

McNeill hails JCF for work on Negril Police Station

  Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill has commended members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for their outstanding work on the renovation of the Negril Police Station. Fifty people from th ... Read More

No cakewalk
The battle for the five parliamentary seats in St James in the coming general election has intensified since Tuesday’s nomination of 11 candid ...... Read More

Nomination Day across the west
  Twenty-eight candidates were on Tuesday nominated across the western parishes of Trelawny, Hanover, St James and Westmoreland to contest the 12 ...... Read More

Somerton FC seek to extend lead
  Somerton FC will seek to create some space between themselves and the rest of Zone 2 today, when they take on Copperwood FC at Somerton, gunn ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

An example from Lord Coe for Jamaican politicians

By any stretch of the imagination, Lord Sebastian Coe has a very tough task ahead of him. Shortly after his election as president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ... Read More

Congratulations, JA, on a nicely done Nomination Day!
“Believe it or not, I didn’t read the article. The moment I saw the photos I started to write. I have no idea what are the contents in t ...... Read More

Surely, a mistake Mr Holness?
We have been around too long to expect a meeting as massive as the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) 2016 election launch in Sam Sharpe S ...... Read More

Mr Holness’s 10-point plan worthy of debate
The 10-point plan for economic growth presented last week by Mr Andrew Holness has stimulated the kind of debate that is good for any election c ...... Read More

AUTO

NRSC, JCF urging party supporters to be responsible

THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is deeply concerned about the distrubing practice of people protruding from moving vehicles during political motorcades. The council said the move could res ... Read More

Plenty of room in the Noah
NEED to carry seven or eight people without them feeling like sardines? The 2016 Noah could be the solution, as it fills a niche for customers want ...... Read More

Pickup problems
Dear SSP Allen, I was wondering if there was a legitimate reason why private owners of vehicles such as the Nissan Frontier or other such private pi ...... Read More

Classics bloom at flower show
AUTOMOTIVE enthusiasts had plenty to see at last Sunday’s Ocho Rios Orchid show at Sans Souci Hotel in St Mary. According to Shane Angus, Ja ...... Read More

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