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Work advances on COVID-19 vaccine in Cuba9:52 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says work is advanced on the development of a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in Cuba. Read More

Tiger Woods in 'good spirits' after follow up treatment for leg injuries9:39 pm
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP)— Tiger Woods is recovering and in "good spirits" after a second day of treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre following his horrific...... Read More

St James business operators urged to do more to contain COVID-199:29 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica— The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is calling on the St James business community to do more to help contain and reduce the transmission of...... Read More

Two Ambrook Lane men on firearm charges 9:18 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Two men were yesterday charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following an incident at their home on Tuesday, February...... Read More

Brazil states tighten COVID restrictions as virus rages 9:05 pm
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AFP)— Brazilian cities and states have been imposing a new round of restrictions in a bid to contain a surge of COVID-19 cases threatening to overwhelm...... Read More

Jamaica Eye aid in recovery of stolen vehicle, arrest of suspects 8:51 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The police say the joint efforts of the Matilda's Corner Police and the Police Emergency Communication Centre (PECC) resulted in the recovery of a...... Read More

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction 8:35 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students...... Read More

Plastic waste minimisation project gets $32.9 m8:26 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Government is to complete a Regulatory Impact Assessment and National Strategy and Action Plan for integrated waste management for Jamaica, in the...... Read More

NEWS

Jamaica getting 50,000 doses of COVID vaccine from India

JAMAICA is set to receive 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from India some time next week, which will be the country's first shipment of the... Read More

COVID deaths cause unease at some funeral homes, others see no problem
There are mixed views among funeral home operators about the effect that COVID-19 is having on their...... Read More

Health minister highlights significance of Adopt-a-Clinic initiative
HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the Adopt-a-Clinic initiative continues to be an important public-private partnership to support the delivery of...... Read More

67 St James residents receive land titles
MINISTER of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change Pearnel Charles Jr on Thursday handed out land titles to 67 residents from six communities across St...... Read More

SPORT

These are difficult times!

Waterhouse FC, like the 11 other clubs that make up the Jamaica Premier League, has been struggling to maintain normal functions as they cling to hope... Read More

Scorpions Head Coach Coley bemoans 'disappointing showing'
JAMAICA Scorpions Head Coach Andre Coley says it was a “disappointing showing” at the Super50 Cup in Antigua even though coronavirus-forced restrictions...... Read More

He's back!
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Selectors yesterday handed a shock recall to fast bowler Fidel Edwards, at age 39 and after nearly 10 years out of international...... Read More

Red Stripe back on board with Jamaica Premier League
Long-time football sponsor Red Stripe has indicated its continued commitment to the sport with a new sponsorship agreement with the Jamaica Premier League...... Read More

BUSINESS

CDB projects return to economic growth in region this year

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting an average gross domestic product (GDP) growth of... Read More

ECCB approves Royal Bank of Canada sale
Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, has confirmed that his organisation will be approving the sale of Royal Bank...... Read More

IDB announces US$3.5-billion initiative to advance technology and resilience in the Caribbean
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) yesterday announced its new Build Forward initiative, a US$3.5-billion multi-year programme to help Caribbean countries...... Read More

Caribbean Development Bank projects regional economic growth of 3.8% in 2021 Guyana the only Caribbean country to record growth during the COVID-19 period
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting an average gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 3.8 per cent in 2021.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Ajauni banking on life experiences

Deejay Ajauni is hoping to bring a difference to the game with his natural flow and creative lyrics. He believes he can contribute something different... Read More

Artykal in celebration mode
Singjay Artykal has reason to celebrate. His latest album, Celebration, generated 5,000 streams within one week of its release date on December 25,...... Read More

Yared's got high hopes
RECORDING artiste Yared plans to make his mark on the international music scene with the release of his Afro-fusion single titled I Got You...... Read More

Wayne does Penultimate project
International recording artiste Wayne Wonder leads out a new 'juggling' project dubbed the Penultimate rhythm, released on the Digital1 Production label in January...... Read More

COLUMNS

The 'buttus' vs the rest of us

Some years ago, the late Professor Emeritus of The University of the West Indies Rex Nettleford hit the nail on the head when he quipped that “a buttu in a Benz... Read More

The dollar must not be allowed to suffer
The Jamaican dollar at the time of composing this article now stands at $150.01 to US$1. Urgent attention ought to be directed to the increasing...... Read More

Too black to succeed: The black experience
Love him or hate him, our National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey and his organisation, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), are originals.... Read More

Maroon history: Whither 30 pieces of silver?
One of the symbols of the Lenten season, and in particular the week of the Passion (Holy Week), is “30 pieces of silver”. An image...... Read More

REGIONAL

67 St James residents receive land titles

MINISTER of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change Pearnel Charles Jr on Thursday handed out land titles to 67 residents from six communities across St... Read More

Petroleum sector suffering from high gas prices
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association President Dianne Parram says the continued increase in gas prices is having a “devastating...... Read More

Duanvale produces yet another centenarian
DUANVALE, Trelawny - When former People's National Party (PNP) councillor for the Sherwood Content Division David Hubert Brown, affectionately called...... Read More

Riu's Executive Chef O'Neil Vernon shares journey as hotel marks 20 years in Jamaica
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Hanover native O'Neil Vernon attributes the culinary skills he acquired in his mother's kitchen to his meteoric rise from an assistant...... Read More

EDITORIALS

As sport resumes locally, safety protocols must be followed

Sport, as we all know, lifts the spirit even in the gloomiest of times. Read More

As we move into phase three of the single-use plastic ban
Even as people everywhere struggle to deal with the devastating consequences of COVID-19, there is consensus among those who should know that, while...... Read More

Excuses for not getting COVID-19 vaccine unacceptable
The New York Times report that “Jamaica's current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is the second-worst in the world”, surpassed only...... Read More

Lockdown too devastating; teach Jamaicans to live with the virus
A number of Jamaicans, most notable among them doctors, have re-entered the novel coronavirus fear zone on account of the spike in positive test results and a death...... Read More

AUTO

The 2021 Audi Q5: A class of its own

The third generation of Audi's top-selling compact luxury crossover sport utility vehicle, the Q5, will grace Jamaican shores next month according to... Read More

Porsche 911 GT3: An icon from inception
On February 16 this year, Porsche debuted the seventh generation of the 911 GT3 model to the worldwide press.... Read More

CABBIES TO COME?
IN an effort to rid Half-Way-Tree and its environs of vehicular congestion, new acting managing director of the Transport Authority (TA), Willard Hylton, is proposing...... Read More

Luxury car brand Jaguar to go all-electric by 2025
LONDON, England (AP) — Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said y esterday as it outlined a...... Read More

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