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THE National Commission on Reparations (NCR) says Jamaica would be due at least £2.3 trillion (approximately J$416.3 trillion) from any slavery reparations paid by Britain to the region. Th ...

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Trillions for slavery
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THE man who has been sitting on the roadside on Mandela Highway for several years drawing the curiosity of scores of Jamaicans has broken his silence. Basil Parchment, 74-year-old resident of Por ...

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Mystery man finally speaks
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JAMAICA employees of the Sandals group were in top form at ENCORE Grand Finals held at Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa in Westmoreland, on Saturday night. The 11-year-old talent and mod ...

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JA tops ENCORE
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More fun, excitement and bigger prize monies are up for grab with the new season of the Flow Champions Cup Knock-out competition. Donovan White, the vice-president of marketing and sales at Flo ...

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Big bucks 'Flow'
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PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller told supporters at the National Arena yesterday that her governing People's National Party (PNP) will win next year's local government elections, as well as the ...

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THE Caribbean's leading hotelier Gordon 'Butch' Stewart spent the weekend in meetings with the heads of Air Canada Vacations and Air Canada Leisure Group, hoping to keep the focus on the region as ...

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The United States and "partners" have launched bombing raids against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the Pentagon said Monday. "I can confirm that US military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL (Islamic State group) terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement. The decision to conduct the air strikes was undertaken earlier on ... Read More

Police Commissioner expresses regret at slaying of policeman  9:06 PM
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LA attorney faces suspension over edited photos  8:13 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who p ...... Read More

Education ministry expresses sadness over death of long-standing educator  7:54 PM
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Daughter of eminent Jamaican lawyer Ian Ramsay sworn in as chief justice of Turks & Caicos    7:12 PM
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NEWS

£7.5 trillion for slavery

THE National Commission on Reparations (NCR) says Jamaica would be due at least £2.3 trillion (approximately J$416.3 trillion) from any slavery reparations paid by Britain to the region. Th ... Read More

Mystery man on Mandela Highway finally speaks
THE man who has been sitting on the roadside on Mandela Highway for several years drawing the curiosity of scores of Jamaicans has broken his silenc ...... Read More

MSBM head says exports key to helping Jamaica overcome growth challenges
PROFESSOR of International Business and Executive Director at the Mona School of Business and Management Densil Williams says that exports are key t ...... Read More

J'can among nominations for ACP top post
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries have until September 30 to present three final candidates for the position ...... Read More

SPORT

Mills, Blagrove retain CUMI Come Run 10K championship titles

Sandy Bay, HANOVER — Last year's 10K champions Christopher Mills and Karlene Blagrove retained their titles at the Tryall Club CUMI Come Run 2014 clocking 39:20 and 45:10 minutes, respectively ... Read More

Flow promises more of everything for Champions Cup
More fun, excitement and bigger prize monies are up for grab with the new season of the Flow Champions Cup Knock-out competition. Donovan White ...... Read More

‘Wagga’ Hunt scholarship initiative continues to give back
The memory of former veteran local coach David ‘Wagga’ Hunt, who had almost 30 years’ experience with football in Jamaica, continu ...... Read More

Ottey hits three-timer in MBU’s rout of Boys’ Town
TUCKER, St James — Allan Ottey’s first Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) three-timer led defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) to ...... Read More

BUSINESS

'Run your region like a business'

ST THOMAS, United States Virgin Islands (CMC) — Caribbean Tourism officials have been urged to ensure that the sector is run like a business. The advice came Thursday in a keynote present ... Read More

Gov't invests billions to provide Jamaicans with Internet access
THE Universal Service Fund (USF) has invested billions of dollars over the last nine years to provide Internet access to Jamaicans across the island ...... Read More

JMMB to enter Central America
JAMAICA Money Market Brokers Limited (JMMB) aims to enter Central America, according to its Dominican Republic (DR) operations. JMMB currently opera ...... Read More

Energy projects in train, set to double renewables in Jamaica
JAMAICA Public Service Company (JPS) on Thursday signed three power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will add 80.3 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Lukie D lusts for more airtime

IN between his busy touring schedule, singer Lukie D still finds time to record. His self-produced single -- Crying Over You -- has found its way on the playlist of several radio stations. However, ... Read More

JA tops ENCORE grand finals
JAMAICA employees of the Sandals group were in top form at ENCORE Grand Finals held at Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa in Westmoreland, ...... Read More

Keeping it live
Following the high of the summer season, many local reggae and dancehall acts have returned to Jamaica after performances on the festivals in Europe ...... Read More

Richie Stephens goes Ska Teck Ova
REGGAE singer Richie Stephens is introducing a new music genre called Ska Teck Ova on his latest single entitled Everybody Dance. Produced by Chris ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

I regret getting my abuser arrested

Dear Counsellor, I am 22 and I have been in a relationship for five years. He has always cheated on me and I have always forgiven him and moved on, but recently, in retaliation, I had a fling w ... Read More

I'm 40 and can't find a husband in the church
FOR years she has been waiting patiently on the Lord to supply her need for a husband, but Cindy A, 40, is becoming impatient. The 20-year Christi ...... Read More

Dad wants to amend maintenance order
Dear Mrs Macaulay, I was awarded a set sum per month in maintenance over a year ago, as my child's father told the court that he was unemployed ...... Read More

Firmer breasts are possible, with exercise
IT may be a woman's worst nightmare — having her once plump, firm breasts sag as a result of childbirth or just the natural ageing process. ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Our athletes need sound financial advice... or else they face a sorry future

The recent acquisition of a house valued at $52 million from the Jamaican Government by star athlete Yohan Blake has sent tongues wagging in the country. Different individuals are weighing in on whe ... Read More

You had one job, UN
The UN is back in the news with preparations for the opening of the 69th General Assembly session. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlights the im ...... Read More

For a cleaner, more productive Jamaica
I have to admit I felt a bit envious of those clean streets when I visited Barbados last year. At frequent intervals, we saw signs warning against ...... Read More

The PNP must address PetroCaribe at today's conference
In the September 14 edition of The Economist, an article, 'Of oil and coconut water', begins by stating the obvious: "A big oil producer unable to ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Excell Learning Centre rebrands as Ardenne Prep

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The privately operated Ardenne Preparatory and Extension High School based in Kingston has expanded its preparatory division to this south-central town. The insti ... Read More

Fake fire hydrants!
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The discovery of "phantom" fire hydrants in phase one of the Glencoe Subdivision in North East Manchester earlier thi ...... Read More

More than sperm donors
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica Pastor Everett Brown has challenged Christian men and those in ...... Read More

Keep going, Jermaine!
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Holmwood Technical High School's former shining star, Jermaine Blackwood, continued to show solid growth as a Test- ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

An opportunity missed

IT'S not easy to pin down in bald figures exactly how much Jamaica benefits from tourism -- though the Planning Institute of Jamaica has estimated visitors spent US$2.077 billion here last year. It ... Read More

The United Kingdom of Great Britain
THE Scottish people voted to keep their country in the 307-year United Kingdom by 2,001,926 votes to 1,617,989 in Thursday's referendum. Nearly 90 ...... Read More

We must make Jamaica clean
WE laud those hundreds of Jamaicans who turned out yesterday — International Coastal Clean-Up Day — to help spruce up sections of the ...... Read More

Words of wisdom from Reggae Boy Mr Kemar Lawrence
WE were moved by the sheer honesty and sense of maturity in remarks made in this newspaper by national footballer Mr Kemar Lawrence. Speaking a ...... Read More

AUTO

JUTC to earn $1.3b per year from new fares

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will make an additional $1.3 billion a year from the fare increase introduced in late August, except for this year when it will only rake in approximately $8 ... Read More

Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead
SINGAPORE (AP) — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton w ...... Read More

Macka Diamond in three-car collision
DANCEHALL entertainer Macka Diamond on Friday escaped serious injury following a three-vehicle crash on Old Harbour Road in St Catherine. Details a ...... Read More

Crunch time for karters
THE Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) championship season begins to wind down as the seventh meet in their nine-meet schedule takes place at the Pali ...... Read More

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