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Weekly Round-up: PNP's Alexis sues... 40 plead guilty for reduced sentence… Ninjaman jailed7:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) candidate for the St Mary South Eastern by-election, Dr Shane Alexis, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Howard... Read More

October 25 is Cyber Security Awareness Day 9:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The public is invited to participate in Cyber Security Awareness activity day at the Police Officers' Club on Hope Road in St Andrew on October...... Read More

Amazing Dads' documentary mini-series launched9:12 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Bureau of Gender Affairs in partnership with Men of God Against Violence and Abuse (MoGAVA), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the...... Read More

ODPEM seeks volunteers for Disaster Risk Management Programme 8:36 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is recruiting volunteers for its recently established National Disaster...... Read More

NWC steps up islandwide revenue recovery 8:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC), saying it would “much rather collect than prosecute” has stepped up its revenue recovery efforts to...... Read More

Favourites Windies wary of competitive hosts 7:50 pm
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) — For the first time in some while, West Indies will enter a Test series with the title of firm favourites, when they take on minnows Zimbabwe in...... Read More

Floyd Green urges university graduates to pursue political office 7:11 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica (JIS) — State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green is calling for more university graduates to pursue political...... Read More

Mobile Apps being developed to improve policing — Montague6:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — National Security Minister Robert Montague says Government is developing a mobile application (App) named E-policing, that will enable members of the...... Read More

NEWS

Be creative with housing finance products, PM urges

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that there is a growing demand for mortgage providers to adjust financial packages aimed at... Read More

Gov't to ZAP mosquitoes
GOVERNMENT says it is moving to combat the impact and potential loss of earnings due to vector-borne diseases with the Zika AIRS Project...... Read More

Gov't names first entertainment zone
FORT Rocky, an abandoned fort located on the Palisadoes strip near Port Royal, has been chosen as Jamaica's first entertainment zone.... Read More

Accused in publicised cases plead guilty on 'Sentence Reduction Day'
RELATIVES of the operator of Moncrieffe's Patio Shop on Old Hope Road in St Andrew, who was gruesomely murdered in March by one of her employees, can expect to get...... Read More

SPORT

Enthralling Manning Cup quarter-finals kick off today

The ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup quarter-finals which feature two very interesting groups, one made up of 'Saints' and the other made up of former champions,... Read More

High intensity as 16-team quarter-finals begin
CATHERINE HALL, St James — The race for honours in the rural area schoolboy senior football competition is now down to 16 teams and the intensity will heighten...... Read More

Young Girlz keep hopes alive with 3-1 win over T&T
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica's Under-17 Women's team kept their CONCACAF Championships hopes alive with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Trinidad and Tobago in...... Read More

Recovering Miller misses Scorpions squad for season opener
In the absence of last season's Captain Nikita Miller, Jamaica Scorpions selectors have called on Paul Palmer to lead an inexperienced squad against hosts Guyana...... Read More

BUSINESS

Bad bet

Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter has revealed that at least one person lost millions in a bad bet on the depreciation of the local currency... Read More

Have we seen this story before?
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — How long can this nirvana last for investors?... Read More

Montserrat accuses UK of reneging on development policy
BRADES, Montserrat (CMC) — The Montserrat Government says Britain has changed its policy on development aid to the British overseas territory after a senior...... Read More

World Bank loan terms for rebuilding Barbuda not in best interest of island — Browne
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda Government says it wants to renegotiate a US$40-million loan which the World Bank had approved for rebuilding...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Gucci Mane marries Jamaican belle

American rapper Gucci Mane tied the knot with his Jamaican belle Keyshia Ka'oir on Tuesday, October 17. Read More

Triga Finga goes sailing
JAPANESE dancehall artiste Triga Finga and Popcaan have recently wrapped up shooting the music video for their collaboration called Big Yacht.... Read More

Good vibes at Port Royal Seafood Festival
THE 14th staging of the Grace Tropical Rhythms Port Royal Seafood Festival took place on Monday at the Port Royal football field in Kingston.... Read More

Orlando Jerk Fest a hit
IT was all about the sumptuous dishes, Caribbean-inspired fashion, and live entertainment at last Sunday's staging of the Orlando Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival.... Read More

COLUMNS

Food and fashion 'town style

It has been far too long since I went to downtown Kingston to see “whatta gwaan” on Orange Street, Princess Street, and Spanish Town Road, where Coronation... Read More

Shane Alexis is more sinned against than sinning
The service cost of attaining a Jamaican passport is “next day $11,500”, “three-day $9,500”, or “regular $6,500” — no big...... Read More

Support the HPV vaccine programme and stop useless misinformation
The introduction of the Humanpapilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine into our school system has generated so much controversy that I feel compelled to present some facts which I hope...... Read More

Don't blame the PNP, Vaz
Today is International Credit Union Day. Here in Jamaica it has added significance because 2017 also marks the 75th anniversary of the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union...... Read More

REGIONAL

MoBay Expo 2017 gets thumbs up

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The 17th staging of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) biennial expo has been given the thumbs up by exhibitors and... Read More

Lilliput resident cops Sandals/SDC product development competition
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Dorceen Jennings, a resident of Lilliput, St James, recently walked away with $100,000 courtesy of the Sandals Foundation after she was named...... Read More

Scores of students flock UTech Open House
MONTEGO BAY, St James - The recently held University of Technology (UTech) Open House was a jam-packed affair as prospective students from institutions all over western...... Read More

Mount Alvernia High gets $12.5-m resource centre
MONTEGO BAY, St James— Students at the Mount Alvernia High School in Montego Bay now have better facilities in doing research.... Read More

EDITORIALS

A well-deserved OJ for Mr Stephen Francis

Fifteen individuals were honoured for their contributions and service to sports at the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Honours... Read More

'Justice system not as sexy as building a highway'
Over the years we have found Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Ms Paula Llewellyn to be someone who always speaks her mind. She has also been...... Read More

MP Warmington's bald, inconvenient, but ugly truth
Mr Everald Warmington, the St Catherine South Western Member of Parliament, is a throwback to a political past that embarrasses his party and the...... Read More

Mr Golding's advice is sound
Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding makes a valid point in this renewed debate on dual citizenship and the eligibility of individuals of other nationalities serving in...... Read More

AUTO

'Heroes' deliver at Dover Raceway

TOTAL Lubricants Heroes of Speed race meet at Dover Raceway in St Ann saw the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) 2017 season coming to an exciting end on Heroes Day, last... Read More

'Superior' stunts at bike show
BREATHTAKING stunts and live performances were the order of the day at the Superior Parts NOS Maximum Boost Bike Show held at State Mall in St Andrew on...... Read More

'Revive the rail service'
THERE is a renewed call for the revival of Jamaica's rail service to complement the existing transportation system.... Read More

J'can trio for Guyana face-off
THREE of Jamaica's top young karters will make the trek to Guyana for this weekend's Georgetown Grand Prix Caribbean Showdown at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports...... Read More

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