Latest News

Assault rifle one of two firearms seized by St James police 3:27 pm

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A man is now in police custody following the seizure of an AK 47 assault rifle, a Glock pistol and 10 assorted rounds of ammunition during an operation in Rose Mount, St James yesterday. Read More

Cubans in Cayman Islands detention centre on hunger strike 2:37 pm
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — Eight Cubans who are being held at the Immigration Detention Centre here have started a hunger strike to protest against the immigration process.... Read More

Shaw calls for more aggressive approach to implement Trade Facilitation Reform Programme 2:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw has called on government agencies and departments to move with a greater sense of urgency to facilitate trade and the private sector's need for a more responsive government.... Read More

TAJ assisting MSMEs to file statutory returns online 1:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Beginning February, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will be able to access Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) annual Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme (STAP), to assist with the filing of their statutory returns.... Read More

Buju's ticket website crashes

Thursday, January, 17 2019 1:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minutes after ticket sales opened for Buju Banton's Long Walk to Freedom concert tour on March 16, scores of supporters took to social media to express their distress that the websites have crashed.Buju Banton's personal website as well as CaribTix are currently... Read More

Nervous Europe ramps up Brexit preparations

Thursday, January, 17 2019 12:37 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Europe is ramping up preparations for the economic blow of a possible "no deal" Brexit, fearing the political crisis in London has killed off hopes of an orderly divorce.Contingency planning has been under way for months, but Prime Minister Theresa... Read More

Provisions of Building Act will be rigorously enforced – McKenzie

Thursday, January, 17 2019 12:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced. Read More

US steps up pressure on Cuba, mulls property lawsuits

Thursday, January, 17 2019 11:17 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba -- and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such assets in US courts.Pompeo said he was reviewing whether to... Read More

CPL economic impact reaches US$127m

Thursday, January, 17 2019 10:55 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Organisers of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) say the economic impact of tournament last year exceeded the US$100-million mark for the first time in the history of the competition.According to a CPL statement, the total economic impact for the seven... Read More

US group urges support for J'can-born legislator in NY public advocate race

Thursday, January, 17 2019 9:22 am    

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) – The Bronx, New York-based Garifuna Coalition, USA, Inc says its Political Action Committee (Garifuna PAC) is urging public support for New York State Assemblyman, Jamaican-born Michael Blake for public advocate.The official date for New York... Read More

May seeks Brexit fix in talks with rivals

Thursday, January, 17 2019 9:08 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy on Thursday with cross-party talks after MPs sparked political turmoil by rejecting her previous agreement with the EU.May reached out to rival parties on Wednesday... Read More

Sports associations urged to insure eligible athletes under Gov't plan

Thursday, January, 17 2019 8:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange is urging the country's sports bodies to register their athletes with the Government's insurance plan, which covers group health, group life and personal accident for national athletes. Read More

Minor earthquake felt in St Catherine

Thursday, January, 17 2019 8:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A minor earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 was reportedly felt in Eltham in Spanish Town, St Catherine this morning.According to preliminary reports from the Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies, the epicentre of tremor was located near... Read More

OAS commits US$500,000 to build resilience of C'bean SMTEs

Thursday, January, 17 2019 8:02 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Organization of American States (OAS) has committed a total of US$500,000 to build the resilience of Caribbean small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs) to disasters. Read More

Prayer for the day

Thursday, January, 17 2019 7:12 am    

Teach me, Lord Jesus, to be generous and to serve you as you deserve.Teach me to give, not counting the cost; to fight, not heeding the wounds; to toil, not asking for rest and to labour, not seeking any reward. Amen. Read More




Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon