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THE two-week-long fire at the Riverton dumpsite in March was the "most detrimental" in the history of fires at the waste disposal facility, according to the air quality report the National Environme ...

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HEALTH Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson yesterday defended his permanent secretary, Dr Kevin Harvey, against what he called a personal attack from Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) head Dr Alfre ...

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JAMAICANS are to benefit from medical services offered by the United States Navy hospital ship, Comfort, which docked at the Kingston Container Terminal on Monday. The medical personnel on board ...

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Words of 'Comfort'
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Caribbean Cement Company (CCC), whose fortunes are tied to construction prospects, remains optimistic based on stable macroeconomic indicators. The cement manufacturer made $248 million net profit ...

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Reggae Boy Kemar 'Taxi' Lawrence is a man on a mission to take his promising football career to the big stage. The left wing-back on a one-year loan at United States Major League Soccer (MLS) g ...

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ALPHA Institute is expecting its electricity bill from Jamaica Public Service (JPS) any day now and if the projections are correct, the figure should be $80,000 less than the previous ones, which ...

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LATEST NEWS

Hot Chocolate Jamaican born singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the Bahamas 12:10 PM

  LONDON (AP) — Errol Brown, the lead singer of the band Hot Chocolate, has died in the Bahamas, his manager said Wednesday. He was 71. Manager Phil Dale said the singe ... Read More

Motorcyclist, passenger rushed to hospital after crash  11:11 AM
ST ANDREW, Jamaica – A motorcyclist and his pillion passenger were rushed ‎to hospi ...... Read More

Britain in final hours of tight election campaign  11:08 AM
  LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Britain's political leaders entered the final hours of c ...... Read More

St Lucia gov’t moving to strengthen cyber-security  10:26 AM
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The St Lucia government says it is moving to strengthen cybe ...... Read More

Cuba's Castro starts Russian visit  9:52 AM
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) – Cuban President Raul Castro has arrived in Moscow and was to hol ...... Read More

Netanyahu races to form government ahead of deadline  9:43 AM
JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Wednesday locked in ...... Read More

Saudi beheads 79th convict this year  9:12 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) – Saudi Arabia on Wednesday beheaded one of its nationals co ...... Read More

US$14-m contract signed to establish cancer treatment centres  8:42 AM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health yesterday signed a contract for over US$14 m ...... Read More

NEWS

Words of 'Comfort'

JAMAICANS are to benefit from medical services offered by the United States Navy hospital ship, Comfort, which docked at the Kingston Container Terminal on Monday. The medical personnel on board ... Read More

Report: March fire at Riverton dump most detrimental in history
THE two-week-long fire at the Riverton dumpsite in March was the "most detrimental" in the history of fires at the waste disposal facility, accordin ...... Read More

Argument done!
HEALTH Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson yesterday defended his permanent secretary, Dr Kevin Harvey, against what he called a personal attack from Jamaic ...... Read More

Mahfood apologises to Minister Kellier
PRIVATE Sector Organisation of Jamaica President William Mahfood yesterday publicly apologised to Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier for comments d ...... Read More

SPORT

Volleyballer with New Zealand connection proud to finally play for Ja

NOT many people know of Jamaica's beach volleyball player Alicia Malcolm. Neither would they know she played for the New Zealand national team or that she is the first cousin of the legendary sprinter ... Read More

To God be the glory!
Reggae Boy Kemar 'Taxi' Lawrence is a man on a mission to take his promising football career to the big stage. The left wing-back on a one-year ...... Read More

Neita-Headley reiterates potential value of sports in nation building
MINISTER with responsibility for sport Natalie Neita-Headley underlined the importance of sport in nation building and urged Jamaicans to support th ...... Read More

Weight of responsibility motivated me, says Bravo
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Darren Bravo said he was guided by a strong sense of responsibility during his match-winning knock, which helped West ...... Read More

BUSINESS

StartUp Robot — kicking manual start-up processes to the curb

CHIEF Executive Officer of technology-based company StartUp Robot Winston Wilkins hopes to revolutionise the process of registering a company in Jamaica. The 37-year-old has embarked on a progr ... Read More

CCC upbeat on economy as profits soar
Caribbean Cement Company (CCC), whose fortunes are tied to construction prospects, remains optimistic based on stable macroeconomic indicators. The ...... Read More

EPOC wants IMF to grant a waiver on primary surplus shortfall
THE Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) wants the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team currently in the island to overlook the Governme ...... Read More

Mavis Bank fire could cause $120m in coffee losses
THE recent fire in the Mavis Bank area of St Andrew could cause a potential loss of $120 million from coffee production, according to Jamaica Agricu ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Good to go!

IT appears Chronixx still has a permit to work in the United States. The rumour mill has been grinding in the past few weeks that his US visa and work permit were revoked after his 'waste man' Tw ... Read More

Tessanne chin is on ‘fire’
TESSANNE Chin has never hid the fact that some of her earliest musical influences included old-school rhythm and blues sirens Tina Turner, Aretha Fr ...... Read More

Top acts for Comedytainment
THREE of Jamaica's top comedians Pretty Boy Floyd, Leighton Smith and Christopher 'Johnny' Daley are slated to headline the Mothers' Day staging of ...... Read More

Conscious Party series starts today
THE third in the Conscious Reggae Party series starts today with a teachers' luncheon at Holy Trinity High School in central Kingston. Four dates co ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Crystal Powell dreams

“My ultimate goal is to be able to tie my love for fashion with my love for justice through an advocacy/social entrepreneurship venture.” So says future attorney and designer Crystal Po ... Read More

Why you may need a doula
HAVING a baby does not have to be a rough experience and your labour moments can be made easier with the help of a doula. According to Stephan ...... Read More

Lovers that are best kept secret
How could something so wrong be so right? That’s the question Atlantic Starr asked in the song Secret Lovers, that had many women swooning ba ...... Read More

The worst ways you can be dumped
  Some people make no special effort to end things amicably or decently when they’re no longer interested in the relationship, leading to ...... Read More

COLUMNS

The last chance for Jamaica to get it right

  JAMAICA has achieved the unenviable position in academia of being the best case study of a country, richly endowed with natural and other assets, remaining poor because of its self-inflicted w ... Read More

Kellier should encourage the manufacturing sector
DERRICK Kellier is a man with good intentions. A loyal party man who has held several ministerial portfolios in PNP governments over the years. Thou ...... Read More

Rastafari is the last religion I would embrace
WHILE I am — at the present time at least — very comfortable in my atheistic beliefs, I am open to the possibility that my very strong ...... Read More

Science and life
ALL scientists, and we lesser mortals, marvel at the mystery called life, including the origin of the universe and why, as Gottfried Leibniz wondere ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Business closures a worry in Manchester

Mandeville, Manchester -- Banker Loven McCook who was returned as president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce at the organisation's recent Annual General Meeting has lamented the closure of tw ... Read More

International volunteers show off their culture
Mandeville, Manchester -- It was an eye-opening cultural experience for those who came out for Projects Abroad Jamaica's International Day Celebrati ...... Read More

Fledgling businessman loses car to thieves
Mandeville, Manchester -- The Manchester police say there has been a significant decline in motor vehicle theft in the parish since the start of th ...... Read More

AgroGrace reopens in Mandeville
Mandeville, Manchester -- AgroGrace, a member of the GraceKennedy Group of Companies recently reopened its Mandeville store following relocation t ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Police in Baltimore, police in Jamaica — same deal

  THE events in Baltimore: The death of a black man in police custody, the funeral, the demonstration, the militarised response, and the charging of six police officers with a variety of offences ... Read More

Dr Fenton Ferguson needs to step up to the plate now!
TO say that we're appalled by the conditions at public hospitals as outlined by doctors in this week's Sunday Observer would be an understatement. ...... Read More

This is such a national disgrace!
THIS newspaper feels deep empathy for Mr Derrick Wright, who we are told wept openly on Thursday in Savanna La Mar when he learnt for the first time ...... Read More

Those with money will continue to make the rules
THE tectonic shifts in the distribution of global economic activity and the consequential reallocation of geo-political power require either technic ...... Read More

AUTO

Young guns draw first blood

SIXTEEN was the magic number at the first round of the Tru-Juice/Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) Sprint Championship at Bog Walk, on Sunday. The pair of 16-year-old up-and-coming driving stars, Nicho ... Read More

Road safety week launched
WITH its theme 'Save Kids' Lives!, the third UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 was officially launched at ATL Automotive's state-of-the-art Volkswagen ...... Read More

SkunkLIFE moves into second gear
CLUB SkunkLIFE seems to be the place to be for car enthusiasts and party fans alike as the party series, held at Susie's Bakery & Coffee Bar, So ...... Read More

PHOTO: Road safety launch
Mona Primary's Najeebe Bailey (left) presents a signed copy of the Child Declaration for Road Safety to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller at the ...... Read More

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