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Palace Amusement obtains interim financing to stay afloat

July 3, 2020

Jamaica's lone cinema operator, Palace Amusement Company Ltd, has obtained interim financing from its bankers to keep the business afloat, having closed all its cinemas on March 14 in observance of social distancing restrictions by the Government to more

Gregg in virtual seventh heaven

July 3, 2020

WITH the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down motorsports worldwide, virtual or sim racing has shifted into high gear. Last Saturday saw the inaugural Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Sprint Trophy Latin America race. The virtual competition used the Sony PlayS more

Black-owned businesses surge

July 3, 2020

BOSTON, United States (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his seven-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favour of a Black-owned one a few mile more

Community health aides recruited to support COVID-19 fight

July 3, 2020

FIFTY residents of St Catherine are being trained as community health aides, in keeping with the Ministry of Health and Wellness' strategic framework to prepare the population to live with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The 50 health aides, who w more

Simmons has CWI's full backing, says president Skerritt

July 3, 2020

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — President Ricky Skerritt has assured men's head coach Phil Simmons he has the full backing of Cricket West Indies (CWI) ahead of the start of the three-Test series against England next week. This comes against the b more

Dalton Harris to host concert

July 3, 2020

Jamaican singer Dalton Harris is taking his music to the virtual space with a concert tomorrow. The singer — who won both the local televised talent show, Digicel Rising Stars, and then copped X Factor UK —took to his Instagram account t more

Krisirie desires to Return to Love

July 3, 2020

With all the turmoil in the world, just watching the news on television can be depressing even for a teenager. Barbadian singer Krisirie was 19 when the saturation of negative reports on the news left her despondent. It was then that the first lines more

Landslide kills 162 at Myanmar jade mine

July 3, 2020

HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — At least 162 people were killed yesterday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the Government's failure to take more

Up to 20,000 spectators to attend French Open each day

July 3, 2020

PARIS, France (AFP) — The French Open will allow up to 20,000 people to attend each day of this year's tournament despite the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced yesterday. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) also said that up to 10,000 more

Zippa Ras looks to his Potential

July 3, 2020

Reggae artiste Zipper Ras is in high spirits as he puts the final touches to his debut album tentatively titled Potential. The 12-track album, slated to be released in September, will include production work from veteran reggae singer Cocoa Tea, Jim more

Khausion Di Ikon hits out at crime

July 3, 2020

Singer Khausion Di Ikon is concerned about the rising crime rate in the country. He also believes entertainers should play their part in denouncing crime and making their voices heard on issues of national importance. “My thoughts on the impa more

'I'm more experienced!'

July 3, 2020

BATSMAN Nkrumah Bonner believes the domestic first-class competition has toughened him through experiences of triumph and adversity over the past decade, consequently preparing him for the rigours of Test cricket. The 31-year-old Bonner, a member of more

ICC, CWI, JCA, WIPA among flood of tributes for Sir Everton

July 3, 2020

The International Cricket Council (ICC) was among those paying tribute following the death of iconic former West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes in his native Barbados on Wednesday. He was 95. Weekes, the only man to make centuries in five-straig more

'Fit and ready' Gabriel makes cut for Windies Test squad

July 3, 2020

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Shannon Gabriel's prospects of facing England in next week's series opener at Southampton increased after he was formally added to the West Indies Test squad yesterday. The experienced fast bowler was initially a more

ISSA proposes shortened football season if it gets Gov't greenlight

July 3, 2020

The 2020-21 schoolboys football season will be condensed into a seven- to eight-week period with a number of games being played at selected venues that will afford organisers the ability to have some semblance of control as it relates to sanitisatio more

On a high note

July 3, 2020

SINCE their teenage years, Jordan “Tall Man” Armond and Blaise “Binghi” Davis were smitten by music. It was, therefore, not surprising they teamed up to form Natural High Music seven years ago. “Natural High as an offic more

Ernie Smith mourns wife's death

July 3, 2020

“She went home with a smile on her face.” That is how veteran crooner Ernie Smith described his wife's last moments. Smith confirmed that Janet, his long-time partner, died yesterday after a long illness. “I am trying my best to m more

London police probe destruction of Haile Selassie statue

July 3, 2020

LONDON, England (AFP) — British police say they have been investigating the criminal damage of a statue of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, which was smashed in a London park. Emperor Selassie, who visited Jamaica in the 1960s, is reve more

PSOJ wants speedy action on Petrojam reports

July 3, 2020

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it expects a speedy review of the “long-anticipated” reports on the Petrojam investigations by the various parliamentary oversight committees. The PSOJ said in a statement that it no more

Mahogany might get another run before Guineas — trainer Parsard

July 3, 2020

After Mahogany produced another telling performance last Saturday (June 27), trainer Ian Parsard hinted at giving his three-year-old Classic aspirant one more assignment ahead of next month's (July 25) 2000 Guineas. The talented Mahogany has been im more

At last some 'Action'

July 3, 2020

AFTER two-consecutive second-place finishes over the five-straight course, American-bred Action Run came up trumps around the turn at a longer distance on Saturday (June 27), leaving trainer Gary Crawford delighted with his progress. The fleet-foo more

Minister says ST&I Policy to address Internet access

July 3, 2020

MINISTER of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says the Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) Policy will address issues within the technology sector, such as Internet access. “There's one modality which I think underpins m more

Sunday classic rush

July 3, 2020

A total of 21 races are to be contested over tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday at Caymanas Park. The main point of interest is undoubtedly the return to competitive racing of Wow Wow, the champion two-year-old, and the scorching hot favourite for the more

British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

July 3, 2020

LONDON, England (AP) — A British judge yesterday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of nearly US$2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault because Britain does not recognise the socialist leader as president of the La more

Jamaicans in hiding say specialised cells for 'high-value' criminals not enough

July 3, 2020

RESIDENTS of Red Hills Road, St Andrew, who fled their communities because of threats issued by thugs acting on the orders of an incarcerated man, say the pronouncement by National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang that such prisoners will be moved t more



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