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Windies fined again for slow over-rate12:52 pm

HAMILTON, New Zealand (CMC) — West Indies have been slapped with slow over-rate fine for the second straight Test.The International Cricket Council said... Read More

C'bean leaders launch plan to create world's first 'climate-smart zone'12:42 pm
PARIS, France (CMC) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have launched an ambitious plan to create the world's first “climate smart zone” after two...... Read More

IDB official says inclusive approach will improve tourism 12:31 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Country Manager for the Caribbean at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Therese Turner-Jones, says the region must take a more inclusive...... Read More

Police again reject Gov't wage offer 10:58 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have again rejected the Government's wage offer as talks continue between public sector workers and the Finance Ministry.It is...... Read More

Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone 9:51 am
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a...... Read More

TPDCo hosts Kingston Craft Fair 9:42 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Nearly 30 craft producers are expected to showcase their handmade and unique items at the Kingston leg of the Tourism Product Development Company...... Read More

Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics 9:16 am
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics can expect to arrive at an airport "scattered" with robots to help them, an official said Tuesday as he unveiled...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Jamaica has the most churches and most murders, why? 8:57 am
Dear editor,There is a very important cause for concern.It's said that Jamaica is the Caribbean country with the most churches per square mile. And if...... Read More

NEWS

Foreign minister likely to address Jerusalem issue in Senate Friday

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is likely to address the issues surrounding the Donald Trump Administration's official... Read More

Put safety first this Christmas, say police
THE police have called on Jamaicans to “put safety on the roads” first this holiday season, in light of recent statistics that showed that 294 people have...... Read More

Cops to flood streets of MoBay
RESIDENTS in St James can expect to see a more robust police presence on the streets of that parish following a high-level meeting with members of the Jamaica Constabulary...... Read More

Shaw urges donor agencies to review funding after hurricanes
Audley Shaw says he has urged donor agencies to reconsider the size of their aid programmes to the Caribbean, with a particular focus on infrastructure support and enhancement,...... Read More

SPORT

MICHAEL BERNARD – I'm ready to help racing progress

Longstanding owner/breeder and well-known businessman Michael Bernard, who over the years has made a large personal investment in horse racing, was announced on Friday... Read More

ISSA mulls extending football season, but...
LUCEA, Hanover — The Inter-secondary s chools Sports Association (ISSA), the powerful body made up of secondary school...... Read More

Exercise rider Anthony Radcliffe trying to fulfil his dream
Horse racing is the bread and butter of most youngsters who live in the Portmore area of St Catherine, mainly Waterford and Gregory Park, which are both a stone's throw...... Read More

Fabian Allen revels in fine batting form
JAMAICA Scorpions middle order batsman Fabian Allen says he is all about improvement, as he continues to grab attention in the regional four-day cricket...... Read More

BUSINESS

Farmers call on IMF for help

Poor road conditions, praedial larceny, irrigation, access to finance and new import rules were just a few grouses placed on the table by farmers across Jamaica as they... Read More

Gov't moves to protect Jamaican products in global markets
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says the ministry is seeking to have Jamaica's geographical indications (GIs)...... Read More

New CEO for Digicel Group
Digicel Group CEO-designate, Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau, is aiming to successfully chart the course for Digicel's 2030 transformation programme...... Read More

NCB to acquire majority stake in Guardian
NCB Financial Group Limited (NCBFG) has set up a wholly owned subsidiary, NCB Global Holdings Ltd to acquire a majority stake in Guardian Holdings Limited...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Joe still crunching Jamathon numbers

JOSEF Bogdanovich, organiser for Caribbean Love Now Jamathon, is still calculating proceeds from the benefit concert held on November 22. Read More

Rains reschedule Wickie Wackie fest
Wickie Wackie Music festival, which was postponed last Saturday due to the inclement weather, is now set for this Saturday, December 16 at the Bull...... Read More

Ernie keeps his promise
MUSICIAN Ernie Smith kept good on his promise and donated a cheque valuing $60,000 to Jamaica Association of Vintage Artists and Affiliates (JAVAA) at a concert dubbed...... Read More

Another sales surge for Grammy-nominated sets
There is another sales spike this week for albums nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 60th Grammy Awards scheduled for January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New...... Read More

COLUMNS

Persistent mental slavery

Slavery in this part of the world has been over for quite some time — 1838 in the British West Indies to be exact — and during that time... Read More

The Bitcoin illusion — anonymous gambling
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We will forever be inspired by Lowell Hawthorne
In early 2013 I received a call from Sheryl Dickey, a distinguished South Florida businesswoman who requested my assistance. Among the many boards she...... Read More

Building the new Jamaica
The following is an edited version of a message delivered to St Andrew Scots Kirk United: ... Read More

REGIONAL

JetBlue, Sandals Foundation partner to give Eltham Community Centre facelift

THE Eltham Community Centre received a much-needed facelift recently after the Sandals Foundation partnered with JetBlue on the airline's 'JetBlue For Good' initiative... Read More

Weeping policeman
A policeman was left in tears after failing to thwart a series of robberies that occurred in Claremont, St Ann, over the past three weeks.... Read More

Does the National Animal ID and Traceability System work?
CATTLE operations manager at International Poultry Breeders in St Ann, Norman Williams, is suggesting that the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) conduct a...... Read More

Thieves rob St Ann farmer of cattle worth over $1m
A St Ann cattle farmer has lost over $1 million in livestock due theft over the past three months.... Read More

EDITORIALS

Support for low-crime areas might be too late to save Mr Montague

It may not come in time to save National Security Minister Robert Montague's job, but the Government's decision to allocate funds to address problems... Read More

Raising children properly for the greater good of all
True to their pledge to save lives, staff and managers of Kingston Public Hospital in downtown Kingston are justifiably happy after keeping gunshot...... Read More

Social media, traditional news media and fake news
Last week, one of Jamaica's most senior journalists raised the issue of the veracity and accuracy of information purveyed by social media and...... Read More

Air pollution a threat to sport
Cricket lovers watching the recent drawn third and final cricket Test between hosts India and Sri Lanka witnessed an extraordinary sight — that...... Read More

AUTO

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

Fraser rules Rally Ja 2017
LARRY Henriques, Rally Jamaica 2017 organiser, said he anticipates more overseas participation from Caribbean drivers come next year.... Read More

Fortune favours the bold
Designed to express refinement and innovation, the newly redesigned Toyota Fortuner is revered for its unquestionable reliability and uncompromising...... Read More

The Big Reveal
TOMORROW evening, game-changer ATL Automotive will officially open the doors to its state-of-the-art BMW and MINI dealership. Dubbed ATL Autobahn, it is nestled on a...... Read More

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