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MINISTER of National Security Robert Montague has moved to assure the country that the violence affecting western Jamaica, especially the parish of St James, has been cauterised. In a statement to ...

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JAMAICA’S National Meteorological Service last night issued a severe weather alert as it closely monitored Tropical Storm Matthew, which formed yesterday morning near the Eastern Caribbean. ...

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Tropical Storm Matthew
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IN October last year, word came that after more than two decades, dancehall quartet T.O.K was calling it quits. Since then, former members Rushaun “Bay C” Clarke, Craig “Craigy-T ...

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Outta Di Boxx
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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Minority Leader in the St James Parish Council, Senator Charles Sinclair, has welcomed the announcement by Commissioner of Police Dr Carl W ...

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St James split
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The legal team for cricketer Andre Russell was on the attack yesterday as the cross-examination of Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) witness Nadia Vassell continued in the disciplinary ...

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On the attack
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What to do after last year’s spectacular Marilyn Monroe-themed Chaîne des Rôtisseurs affair was clearly a no-brainer for Jamaica Inn general manager and global co ...

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Allegations of detainee beatings at police station, JFJ demands action 10:51 PM

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NEWS

‘Don’t panic’

MINISTER of National Security Robert Montague has moved to assure the country that the violence affecting western Jamaica, especially the parish of St James, has been cauterised. In a statement to ... Read More

Jamaica has eyes on Tropical Storm Matthew
JAMAICA’S National Meteorological Service last night issued a severe weather alert as it closely monitored Tropical Storm Matthew, which for ...... Read More

Cecil Cooper sent off with musical tributes
THE chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, was filled yesterday with members of the artistic community as they gathered to pay their fi ...... Read More

PHOTO: Crosswalk
Traffic stops as a visually-impaired man, using his cane as a guide, makes his way across Waltham Park Road, St Andrew, on Tuesday. (Photo: Garfield ...... Read More

SPORT

Vere Tech first team to qualify for Inter-zone round

OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine — Former champions Vere Technical are the first team to qualify for the Inter-zone round of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association/FLOW daCosta Cup footba ... Read More

On the attack
The legal team for cricketer Andre Russell was on the attack yesterday as the cross-examination of Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) wi ...... Read More

Digicel and MVP host clinic to develop young athletes
One hundred promising young athletes in eastern Jamaica were among the first to get first-class training in several competitive events at the start ...... Read More

Martial artists hone skills at camp ahead of international tourneys
JAMAICA’s combined martial artists have been sharpening their skills in a ‘champions camp’ for the last two weeks, preparing fight ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Finance, tourism ministries take over ownership of MoBay Convention Centre

CABINET has approved the transfer of ownership of the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, to the ministries of finance and the public service and tourism. The management, operat ... Read More

Government says mining, minerals sector is bouyant
PRINCIPAL director in the Ministry of Transport and Mining Dr Oral Rainford says the minerals sector is heading in the right direction with the buo ...... Read More

Study envisions increased agri exports from LAC to China
WASHINGTON (CMC) — A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that agricultural exports from Latin America and the Ca ...... Read More

Customs predicts surplus of $8 billion for 2016/17
The Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is anticipating revenue of roughly $202 billion, or $8 billion above the target set by the Ministry of Finance ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Beenie Man Unstoppable on Billboard

Beenie Man’s Unstoppable, his first studio album in 10 years, debuts at number five on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The set, released on September 16 by VP Records distribution arm VP ... Read More

Alex jumps Outta Di Boxx
IN October last year, word came that after more than two decades, dancehall quartet T.O.K was calling it quits. Since then, former members Rushaun ...... Read More

Cecil Cooper sent off with musical tributes
THE chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, was filled yesterday with members of the artistic community as they gathered to pay their fi ...... Read More

Safara Mona keeps a ‘Monitor’ on the youth
Having mentored a number of youths in some of Jamaica’s toughest communities, Safara Mona knows it will take more than lip service to keep the ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Touchscreens may help toddlers develop better motor skills

A new UK study has found that toddlers who use touchscreens may show improved fine motor control abilities. The use of touchscreens has increased massively in recent years, with statistics sh ... Read More

A fabulous birthday celebration
Princess Shani-Kayle recently had her sixth birthday soiree. Here are some highlights.... Read More

Bedwetting basics
BEDWETTING is a nightmare for many families, as sometimes no amount of techniques shared between parents or from older relatives seems to fix the p ...... Read More

Picture perfect - September 28
Happy birthday Alexandria Noelle Chisholm celebrates her first birthday today, September 28. This dress that she’s pictured in is 10 years old ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Can’t just throw money at crime

“Saint Michael the archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, O prince of the heavenl ... Read More

Crocodile tears and beautiful speeches, but politicians are the problem
The recent spate of criminal activities, in particular in the parish of St James, has given the opportunity for politicians to grandstand and make ...... Read More

Donald Trump and Birtherism
Donald Trump is the candidate representing the Republican Party in the US presidential elections. His performance in the polls suggest that he stand ...... Read More

The FBI and Ja’s struggle to tame the crime monster
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has decided to set up an office in Jamaica. This will be based at its embassy on Old Hope R ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Take advantage of Winchester Housing Development, Dr Chang urges

WINCHESTER, Hanover — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, has called on National Housing Trust (NHT) contributors in western J ... Read More

St James split
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Minority Leader in the St James Parish Council, Senator Charles Sinclair, has welcomed th ...... Read More

MBU/Arnett clash
CATHERINE HALL, St James —Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) and Arnett Gardens, the team they replaced at the top of the Red Stripe ...... Read More

Half Moon hands over classrooms, equipment to Barrett Town All-Age
BARRETT TOWN, St James — It was a morning filled with laughter and cheers when the Half Moon team visited the Barrett Town All-Age School i ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Did Mr Trump just have an off-day?

Jamaican supporters of Mr Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, must be hoping that he had an off-day in Monday night’s first presidential debate against Democratic nominee Mrs Hillary Clinton ... Read More

‘This is a dark time; it is the festival of guns, the carnival of misery’
Guyanese writer Martin Carter said of Jamaica’s socio-economic situation in 1966: “This is a dark time. It is the season of oppression ...... Read More

Place more emphasis on intelligence-led policing
The crime treadmill has again been plugged in and Jamaica is once more walking a road that all decent and law-abiding citizens fear will lead to m ...... Read More

Robust national effort needed to tackle crime
The peaceful and tranquil parish of Portland was rocked last weekend by a brutal double murder which had residents and the country on a whole, shiv ...... Read More

AUTO

ATL Autobahn West to showcase 2017 BMW and MINI in MoBay Saturday

MONTEGO BAY, St James — BMW and MINI enthusiasts will get a chance to see some of the luxury brands of vehicles in the 2017 model-year during the ATL Autobahn West’s 2017 Model Showcase ... Read More

JUTC unleashes the Golden Dragon
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) on Saturday officially launched its new Golden Dragon buses, 35 of which were recently introduced to the bu ...... Read More

DRC finale on Sunday
Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will hold its third and final sprint of 2016 on Sunday in Bog Walk, St Catherine, starting at 11:00 am. “This ...... Read More

Tenth time’s a charm
THE 2017 Honda Civic is like an old friend. It’s been lurking in the background for years but a chance get together quickly reminds you why it ...... Read More

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