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Cabinet to hold three days of consultations7:50 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness will today (January 17) begin three days of consultations and planning...... Read More

Region urged to prepare for possibility of severe outbreak of Dengue fever7:42 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has called on health officials across the region to prepare for the possibility of a severe...... Read More

JPS, NWC pay customers $37m for service breaches 7:24 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that utility customers have benefited from over $37 million in pay out for breaches of the...... Read More

Firearm seized during party in Waterhouse 7:05 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A firearm along with two rounds of ammunition were seized on Just Cool Lane in Waterhouse early this morning after a group of men opened gunfire and...... Read More

JPS, NWC failing to notify customers of planned disruptions, OUR says 6:33 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has accused that the National Water Commission (NWC) and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) of failing...... Read More

Old Harbour man nabbed with gun in waistband 6:31 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man was taken into custody by the Old Harbour police yesterday following the seizure of a .38 revolver and four .38 cartridges.... Read More

St Elizabeth motorcyclist killed in crash6:15 pm
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — A labourer from Bluntas district in St Elizabeth died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision along the Sandy Bank main...... Read More

NEWS

Six high-risk inmates at women's prison relocated

SIX high-risk inmates at the women's prison — Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre in St Catherine — have been relocated to the high-security Horizon Adult Remand... Read More

Provisions of Building Act will be rigorously enforced, says minister
MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced.... Read More

Accused baby thief remanded in police custody
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The 26-year-old woman accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James more than a week ago has...... Read More

Trade union pleads with PM to give up energy portfolio
THE Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to give up the energy portfolio, which it claims has...... Read More

SPORT

Grange urges sports associations to insure eligible athletes under Insurance Plan

The Minister of Sport Olivia Grange has urged the country's sports bodies to register their athletes with the Jamaican Athletes' Insurance Plan. Read More

Campbell hails grandfather in rise to highest level
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — New West Indies recruit John Campbell has credited the dedication of his grandfather, Clive Campbell, for paving the way for him to...... Read More

Law warns England not to take West Indies lightly
London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Former West Indies coach Stuart Law believes England could come unstuck during their upcoming Test series in the...... Read More

Desperate Scorpions go in search of first win
JAMAICA Scorpions will be desperate to get a win under their belts when they oppose Windward Islands Volcanoes in the West Indies four-day cricket match at National...... Read More

BUSINESS

Jamaica mango exports for hot water treatment

Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has begun accepting applications for consultancy services on the design of a mango... Read More

Indies Pharma ends year with $120 million in profit
Months after listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Indies Pharma has closed the 2018 financial year with profits of $119.7 million.... Read More

MPC lists in Jamaica and Trinidad
MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on the morning of January 14, the same time as it cross-listed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock...... Read More

KingstOOn still focused on developing C'bean animation industry
After a three-year hiatus, international animation conference, expo and festival KingstOOn returns for a third staging set for April 5–7, 2019 at the University...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

No child's play

Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States in October 2016, that country has been under the microscope based on his controversial... Read More

Jahunique awaits break
Up -and-coming reggae singjay Jahunique is confident his latest single Need Love will give him his big...... Read More

Low sales all round on Billboard
LOW sales are not confined to the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. This week's Billboard 200 Albums Chart (the main sales tally in the United States) shows the number one...... Read More

Rebel's ready to Salute
All is set for Rebel Salute at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann on Friday and Saturday.... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Nature's babies better behaved

NEW research from Hong Kong has shown that children who spend time in nature may benefit from fewer behavioural and emotional problems and improved pro-social... Read More

Embarrassing conditions that affect women during pregnancy
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Rewarding children's behaviour with screen time can lead to more screen time
NEW Canadian research has found that parents who reward their children with screen time for good behaviour could be encouraging children to spend more time in front of...... Read More

COLUMNS

Judgment Cliff and earthquakes

As you might know, this is Earthquake Awareness Week. It is now 112 years since the earthquake of 1907 devastated Kingston and other parts of Jamaica on January 14,... Read More

Can we mix Christian charity and pragmatism to create low-income housing In Jamaica?
“And Jesus said unto him, 'Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.'” (Luke 9:...... Read More

On a point of order, Franklin Johnston
Dr Franklin Johnston's column of Friday, January 12, 2019, 'We need a Ministry of Schools', was an odd mishmash of pseudo-analysis with glaring...... Read More

Jamaica, Petrojam and a beleaguered Venezuela
With his country in economic shambles and facing an uncertain political future, Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as president of Venezuela for a second...... Read More

REGIONAL

Multi-million-dollar commercial centre in Falmouth scheduled for April completion

FALMOUTH, Trelawny— The multi-million-dollar Champion Plaza being constructed on eight acres of land on Market St in Falmouth is expected to be completed within... Read More

Getting dengue along with a pre-existing disease could result in complications, St James SMO warns
NORWOOD, St James — Senior Medical Officer of Health (SMO) for St James, Dr Marcia Johnson Campbell, has cautioned that contracting dengue along with a...... Read More

Congrats Vassell, on your MLS draft
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JCF moving to root out corrupt cops, says head of CSSB
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EDITORIALS

How will the US Government shutdown affect Jamaica?

For good or for bad, our long, deep and historic ties with the United States mean that Jamaica is hardly likely to escape unscathed any major adverse... Read More

Rocky road ahead for Prime Minister May
Political analysts in the United Kingdom (UK) are forecasting that Prime Minister Theresa May will win today's no-confidence vote in the British Parliament. However, while that...... Read More

Venezuela: Once a friend, forever a friend?
The position of the Opposition on Jamaica's vote at the Organization of American States (OAS) against recognition of the Maduro Government in...... Read More

We must build resilience to climate change impact now!
News from scientists last week that the world's oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace is cause for even greater focus on the need for small island developing...... Read More

AUTO

Getting in the MX

THE Mazda MX-5 has always been centred on one aim: maximum driving pleasure. And for 2018, it's added the single element consumers have been clamoring for, more... Read More

'King of the Forest'
A pleasant surprise awaited guests attending the launch of the 2019 Subaru Forester at 80 LMR on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last Friday.... Read More

ATL Automotive app now available
With the increasing need to make customers' lives easier and more convenient, ATL Automotive, Jamaica's leading automotive dealer, has created the...... Read More

NWA probes Garvey Drive floods
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