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Weekly Round-up: Ruel Reid resigns… Former cricketer murdered… SOJ athletes cop 33 medals9:00 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Education minister Ruel Reid on Wednesday resigned from the Cabinet and Senate on the request of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who made the move... Read More

Suspected suicide at Tower Street Adult Correctional facility4:56 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Elletson Road police are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of an inmate who was found hanging at the Tower Street Adult Correctional...... Read More

Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software ready — industry sources4:54 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in October's Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry...... Read More

Anti-Brexit protesters stage mass rally in London 4:39 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters swamped London on Saturday demanding another referendum on EU membership amid political paralysis over...... Read More

Barbados plans development of cannabis industry 4:15 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados has announced plans to establish a medicinal cannabis industry project implementation unit tasked with establishing the...... Read More

Transport groups plan silent protest for 'peace, justice' in sector 3:38 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) and the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators (JATOO) say they will...... Read More

WI-FI service now at Emancipation Park 1:23 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Fayval Williams says the latest installation of public Wi-Fi service in the Corporate Area at Emancipation...... Read More

Washington on edge for Mueller's findings on Trump12:46 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US Attorney General Bill Barr was expected to hand Congress as early as Saturday the key findings of the Russian meddling probe with...... Read More

NEWS

PM facing three-way Senate tug of war

An unusual three-way tug of war has developed in the leadership of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as factions try to nudge Prime Minister Andrew Holness to... Read More

Cheap, fake braces!
Repeated warnings from trained medical professionals about the potential danger of non-professionals installing braces are being ignored by scores of Jamaicans who are...... Read More

Holness pleased with two-hour talks with Trump
MIAMI, USA (CMC) — Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the message coming out of the discussions the United States President Donald Trump had with a...... Read More

Teen depression
TWO out of every 10 students, during their teenage years, will experience clinical depression.... Read More

SPORT

We must protect our student athletes, urges outgoing ISSA president

EXACTLY twenty years ago in 1999, the governing body for high school sports, the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), made the decision to merge the then... Read More

US diaspora fetes SOJ athletes on layover in New York
NEW YORK, United States — Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) deserves the greatest praise for flying the country's flag high, according to members of the...... Read More

Immaculate Conception signal intention to pull a fast one at Champs
The 26 medals gained by Immaculate Conception High School at the Digicel Corporate Area Development Meet at the weekend, weighs heavy around the neck of coach Franz...... Read More

Girlz all set to make South Africa trip - Ricketts
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Jamaica's Reggae Girlz are all set to journey to South Africa early next month to honour a friendly international fixture, while using...... Read More

BUSINESS

Madera outlines strategy for Caribbean Airlines

Coming out of its first profitable year for some time, Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has big plans to develop Norman m... Read More

UWI's Ja-Bio-Plastics wins Business Model Competition
UNIVERSITY of the West Indies students Jordon Freeman and Samantha Williams were on Friday titled winners of the National Business Model Competition 2019 for their business...... Read More

Dream Weekend Cruise welcomed to MoBay
The Montego Bay Pier recently welcomed the inaugural staging of the Dream Weekend Cruise, a wholly Jamaican initiative.... Read More

Money moves — beginner, intermediate and advanced
IF you are a boxing fan, then you know that each contestant must compete in their own specific weight class.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Sean Paul, Alicia Keyes collab coming

Grammy-winning Jamaican act Sean Paul has for years wanted to collaborate with R&B sensation Alicia Keys, and that wish may finally be coming... Read More

Film is big business
A call is being made for more private sector investment in the creative industry, particularly film, in order for the sector to reach full potential. That perspective...... Read More

Robertha seeks musical breakthrough
Passionate about the ability of her music to heal minds across the world, singer Robertha has released the single I Shall Not Be Moved, aimed at teaching listeners to...... Read More

Sprinter bolts into cinemas
 Local audiences will soon have the opportunity to view the local film Sprinter.... Read More

ALL WOMAN

The hospital list: what to pack

WHEN you approach that critical time in your pregnancy when it's time to pack your hospital bag, you may be confused about what exactly to include, as your doctor may... Read More

COLUMNS

Was it really a swift resignation?

The resignation of Minister Ruel Reid is a teaching moment for the country. I personally wish former Minister Reid and his family all the best at a... Read More

How Andrew got his groove back
George “Tony” Brown, community development chairman in the Old Folly district, Discovery Bay, is a proud and happy man today. Forty-two members of his family flew...... Read More

Caribbean: In no one's backyard
Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P J Patterson recently observed to an attentive audience in Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, that: “We of the Caribbean...... Read More

Spending, vote-buying, and rank political opportunism
The blacksmith that does not know how to forge a gong should look at the tail of a kite. — Igbo proverb ... Read More

REGIONAL

Impressive opening for Grand A View Restaurant and Event Place

Montego Bay's socialites were out in their numbers on the night of Saturday, March 9 to share in the glitzy official opening of the Grand A View... Read More

Enforcement coming!
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Western Parks and Markets (WPM) Waste Management Limited has warned restaurant and cook-shop operators that it will be...... Read More

Broughton Primary wins History Challenge Quiz
WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz finalist, Broughton Primary School has yet another achievement under its belt.... Read More

JTB donates PA system to Barrett Town All-Age
BARRETT TOWN, St James — The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) through their regional office in Montego Bay, recently gifted a public address (PA)...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Resolving the Venezuelan crisis

THE deepening crisis in Venezuela has divided Caricom, Latin America, the Western Hemisphere and the world. Read More

Sky's the limit as Reggae Boyz face El Salvador
The make-up of the current Jamaica Reggae Boyz squad for the today's Concacaf Nations League qualifying game against El Salvador in that country speaks to changes that...... Read More

Proud of our Special Olympics delegation
That our Special Olympics team would have performed well at the 2019 World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates was never in doubt. The team,...... Read More

The departure of Mr Ruel Reid
We shed no tear for the departure of Mr Ruel Reid as minister of education, youth and information, a man if he had his way, would rob this country of...... Read More

AUTO

Classics set for Mandeville

The Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will make its annual trek to the cool hills of Mandeville, Manchester, on Sunday. For members in Kingston, the... Read More

Karting action begins Sunday
The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) will get their 2019 season off to a start on Sunday, at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston. Action...... Read More

Call of the wild
The scenic Brighton River in St Elizabeth will again be venue for off-roading competition, the Off Roading on the Farm: Stage III takes place on...... Read More

IT'LL SOON BE DONE
Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday apologised to commuters and residents of areas affected by the programme of major infrastructural works. He...... Read More

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