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Driver, 2 students killed in St James crash12:21 pm

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The driver of a motor car, which was transporting students to school, and two young girls died as a result of injuries they sustained in a crash in St... Read More

Spice becomes 3rd female to top Billboard Reggae chart this year11:49 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Since the Billboard Reggae Album chart was created in the mid 1990's, only 9 female artistes have reached number one. Spice is the third female to top...... Read More

CCJ declares Guyana's cross-dressing law unconstitutional10:40 am
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Tuesday ruled as “unconstitutional” a law in Guyana that makes it a...... Read More

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House 10:28 am
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — CNN is suing the Donald Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be...... Read More

Late Elva Ruddock lauded for contribution to entertainment industry 9:33 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has applauded the late comedienne, Elva Ruddock, for her sterling contribution to...... Read More

The kilogram is getting an update 8:18 am
SEVRES, France — The kilogram is getting an update.... Read More

Police 119 number down again 7:38 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the public are being advised that the police 119 emergency number is yet again out of service.... Read More

Peace and justice centres to offer gender-based violence training7:18 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is to be incorporated in the training programme offered at peace and justice centres across the island.... Read More

NEWS

NWA says Three Miles bypass to be completed in 2 weeks

THE new US$1-million bypass for Three Miles in St Andrew that is being constructed to help ease traffic congestion in the Corporate Area should be completed within the... Read More

Support, opposition, scorn for paternity leave
The issue of paternity leave, long debated in Jamaica, is back in the public spotlight with plans for a consultation on the matter scheduled to be the main event marking...... Read More

JUTC could suspend services on 53 route amid threats
RESIDENTS who travel on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses on route 53 might be severely impacted, as the Government-run entity warns that services could be...... Read More

Nothing to fear about NIDS, PM insists
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has again shot down concerns that citizens' private information will be compromised with the implementation of the National Identification...... Read More

SPORT

Cornwall's Thorpe gets inspiration from passing of father

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Matthew Thorpe has played with extra motivation in this season's ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup, as he tries to honour his father's... Read More

Management of resources key to future success, says Brathwaite
CHENNAI, India (CMC) – Captain Carlos Brathwaite believes West Indies have the quality players to challenge in upcoming tournaments but has warned that management...... Read More

Corazon – a juvenile sprinter in the making
CORAZON displayed cutting edge promise with a quickfire performance in a Native-bred Two-Year-Old Graded Stakes event to win the Coca Cola Two-Year-Old Juvenile Sprint...... Read More

West Indies slip further after India series loss
LONDON, England (CMC) — Reigning World champions West Indies have taken a hit in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings, following their 3-0 whitewash at the hands of...... Read More

BUSINESS

JN Bank nets $997m in year one

Despite recording a decline in surplus, Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica National Group Limited, Earl Jarrett, reassured members that the... Read More

Going solar at home and in business
Renewable energy or 'clean' energy, such as hydro, wind and solar, are rapidly powering their way up the energy agenda and into people's homes and offices across the...... Read More

Jamaica, World Bank point to importance of disaster risk management
Jamaica and the World Bank have highlighted the importance of understanding disaster risks and the need to have a robust financial plan to manage...... Read More

Nestlé says on track to achieve 2020 zero-waste to landfill target
Nestlé Jamaica says it is on track to achieve its zero waste to landfill target by 2020 at its new South Street Ferry Pen facility.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Lack of sponsors halt glitsy awards

THE glitsy, Caribbean Hall of Fame Award ceremony has been rescheduled for June 2019 at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. The event — hosted by the... Read More

Theatre veteran Peter Haley is dead
THEATRE luminary Peter Haley died in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 7, after a long battle with cancer.... Read More

Stephen does it in One Take
Stephen Marley covers a lot of musical ground on One Take Acoustic Jams, his new album which dropped yesterday on the Marley-owned Ghetto Youths International...... Read More

French film fest begins today
ORGANISERS of the Francophone Film Festival say this year's staging will have a packed roster of movies for the lovers of French culture.... Read More

COLUMNS

The transformation in West Indies Cricket

An edited version of the keynote address delivered by Cricket West Indies President Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron on Saturday, October 6, 2018 on his being inducted... Read More

Some voters put prejudice before their own interests in US midterms
The 2018 midterm elections in America proved that some voters lack the political consciousness to make choices to benefit themselves, let alone the country. The...... Read More

'New face of justice' for Jamaica
The largest number of justices of the peace that I have ever seen in one place gathered at Jamaica Conference Centre to hear the vision of Justice Minister Delroy Chuck...... Read More

The route to legalisation of ganja
The issue of legalisation of ganja has become a popular issue in the global discourse on drugs since the pioneering role of countries such as Uruguay and Canada led the way...... Read More

REGIONAL

Big support for Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival

OVER 5000 students from across the island, along with their teachers and parents, attended the 19th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival in Brown's... Read More

Showcasing Discovery Bay
RETIRED teacher Evadne Scarlett last month partnered with the Kiwanis Club of Discovery Bay to put on Discovery Bay's first small business...... Read More

Celebrating JAMAICA
Teachers at Bethesda Basic School in Portland, Yanique White (left) and Donnalea Brown (right), interact with students on Jamaica Day. (Photo: Everard Owen)... Read More

Maroon herbalist breaks down the bush
MANY Jamaicans opt to use alternative medicine to treat both communicable and non-communicable diseases when diagnosed or to use it to complement conventional...... Read More

EDITORIALS

CCJ — an idea whose time has not yet come

KEEN observers of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) would have felt a sense of gratitude to former Prime Minister Bruce Golding for his very studious assessment of... Read More

The building of a leader
People evolve into leaders in curious ways.... Read More

100 years after World War I we are living in interesting times
As the Western world marks Armistice Day today, 100 years after the end of World War I, we are drawn to two very telling quotes.... Read More

Chung Fah: a larger than life visionary
A gifted coach, Mr Winston Chung Fah, who died Thursday at age 78 in the Miami, Florida, was also one of Jamaica's great football visionaries.... Read More

AUTO

Child Road Safety effort

Earl Jarrett (centre), director of the JN Foundation, presents Prime Minister Andrew Holness with a copy of the Child Road Safety Assessment Report, commissioned by the JN... Read More

Back Pasture to Brown's Hall main road to be rehabilitated
THE Back Pasture to Brown's Hall main road in St Catherine is to be rehabilitated at a cost of $98 million.... Read More

Deadline for Three Miles bypass pushed back
THE timeline for the completion of the US$1-million road to bypass Portia Simpson Miller Square, more popularly known as Three Miles, has been...... Read More

The legend Returns
In 1997 when Honda brought the Type R treatment down to mere mortals with the EK9 Civic, it created a very different driving aesthetic to their...... Read More

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