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Canada's Trudeau wins second term but nation more divided11:07 am

TORONTO, Canada (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in a stronger-than-expected showing in Canada's national elections, claiming a "clear mandate"... Read More

Usain Bolt and Glen Christian for 2019 International Humanitarian Award in New York11:00 am
WASHINGTON, United States — Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, along with Glenford Christian, founder and chairman of Cari-Med Group of Companies, will be...... Read More

JOA, Ukraine National Olympic Committee sign 'historic' MoU10:35 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which the...... Read More

Police seize firearm in Kingston 19 10:15 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man was taken into custody following the seizure of a Heckler and Koch 9mm pistol and 26 rounds of ammunition on Donmair Avenue, Kingston 19 on...... Read More

Corporate Area man, woman charged with murder 9:40 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two people are to face the courts on charges of murder following separate incidents in the Kingston Central and St Andrew North police...... Read More

Johnson says he'll pull Brexit Bill if lawmakers force delay 9:26 am
LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was headed for a showdown Tuesday with lawmakers who want to put the brakes on his drive to push his...... Read More

PAHO pleased with progress towards eradicating polio 9:11 am
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says it will on Thursday, celebrate 25 years of being certified polio-free in the Caribbean...... Read More

St James teen charged with robbery with aggravation8:45 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A teenager was arrested by officers assigned to the Montego Bay Police Station and charged in relation to a case of house breaking, larceny and...... Read More

NEWS

He is only 23 and has stage four colon cancer

Nine years ago, Matthew Gordon suffered the pain of losing his father to colon cancer. Now, the 23-year-old's life is being threatened by the same disease. Read More

Tamar's 'day of execution'
MONDAY, October 21, 2019 was the “day of execution” for Registrar General's Department's Tamar Delise Blake — and that she did.... Read More

Ministry reorganising role of education officers
REGIONAL director for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Region 3, Sophia Forbes Hall, says the duties of education officers are being...... Read More

Jamaica to participate in China International Import Expo
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, will head Jamaica's delegation to next month's China...... Read More

SPORT

Mount Pleasant clip Waterhouse wings

DRAX HALL, St Ann — Waterhouse FC hold pole position in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) despite being beaten 1-3 by a rampant looking Mount Pleasant FA in... Read More

Garvey Maceo's Gordon cautiously optimistic
Garvey Maceo eased into the quarter-final round of the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup competition when they completed a comfortable 2-0 win over Spalding High...... Read More

Cornwall, Garvey Maceo clash in daCosta Cup
The Group Two clash between former champions Garvey Maceo High and Cornwall College at Juici Field highlights today's start of the quarter-finals of the ISSA/WATA...... Read More

'Nervous' Russell fetches top price in draft
LONDON, England (CMC) — West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and off-spinner Sunil Narine snatched top price at Sunday's draft for next July's inaugural The...... Read More

BUSINESS

Papersac — standing firm against the giants in the drinking straw market

Operating for just a little over 10 months, Papersac aims to stand firm and grow in the Jamaican drinking straw... Read More

Caribbean Export signs three MOUs to support the Caribbean's export growth
At the recently held 4th staging of the Cariforum-European Union (EU) Business Forum in Frankfurt, Germany; three memorandum of understandings (MOUs)...... Read More

BOJ floats $6.5b repo to mop up excess liquidity
The central bank went to the local capital market last Friday with a $6.5-billion repurchase (repo) agreement to mop up excess liquidity in the money...... Read More

Govt moving fast with revised Bernard Lodge Development Plan
The Andrew Holness Administration is moving full speed ahead on the revised Bernard Lodge Development Plan having allocated an additional 1,300 acres of land for...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Peter Tosh's son healing

The Jamaican public was given an update on the progress being made by Peter Tosh's son Jawara, more popularly known as Tosh 1, who was left in a coma for over a year... Read More

Jimmy Spliff moves on
Though he could not retain his title as champion of the World Fight Club (WFC) sound clash league, selector Jimmy Spliff is confident that it will not...... Read More

Entertainers get their applause
Sustained cheers and applause rang out inside the presentation pavilion on the lawns of King's House yesterday, for members of the entertainment fraternity who were...... Read More

New Miss Lou play coming
Educational institutions are being urged to share knowledge of actress, broadcaster and folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley, popularly known as Miss Lou, with Jamaican...... Read More

COLUMNS

Costing the bauxite benefit

My introduction to bauxite was, I suspect, more interesting than most other people. It started before my eyes had reached my knees one afternoon when... Read More

Out of many, one people — our heritage
In July 2014 I was a guest of St Mark's Parish, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, in Guyana, to deliver a pre-Emancipation address. In my presentation I described members of the...... Read More

Kanye West's redemption songs
My mother always said that singing God's glory sends up twice the praise. From the comments about the Kanye West 'Sunday Service' pop-up concert last Friday evening at...... Read More

Jamaica must prepare for its ageing population
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil. — Alfred Lord Tennyson... Read More

REGIONAL

Dave Wright memorial scholarship for STETHS students

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — A memorial scholarship has been established by family members of the late school bus operator Dave Wright — described as a... Read More

Mandeville councillor wants more sidewalks, safety for pedestrians
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Councillor for the Mandeville Division at Mandeville Municipal Corporation, Jones Oliphant (PNP) is lobbying for more sidewalks in and...... Read More

Motorcyclists under close police watch in Manchester
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are concerned about the increasing murders, robberies and accidents resulting from the use of...... Read More

Getting set for Pan Chicken grand final
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Carlene Daley from Hibiscus Gardens, Manchester, and Alva Morrison from Corn Piece District in Clarendon, will be among those competing...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Crime talks: The tortuous road ahead

Scoring political points. It's what politicians do. Imploring them to give up that beloved exercise is almost too much to ask. Yet, they must, if... Read More

Be heroes for Jamaica
At a 50th anniversary celebration twinned to heritage week activities at Bellefield High School in Manchester last Wednesday, cultural researcher and change agent Dr...... Read More

More, not less, public information critical to national development
Good public policy requires factual information be made available to the public in full and on a timely basis, the guiding principle being to tell the truth, the whole...... Read More

Fixing WI cricket won't be quick
A major weakness in Caribbean societies is the tendency to expect success in a hurry, and to seek short-term solutions.... Read More

AUTO

Isuzu pushes for larger slice of commercial market

Vehicles and Supplies Limited (VSL), dealers for the Isuzu brand of motor vehicles, is expecting that its new N-series commercial truck, launched on October 11 at the... Read More

A fine 'Venue'
Magna Motors Dealership Limited, the exclusive distributors of Hyundai vehicles in Jamaica, pulled an extra surprise at its Magna Corporate Fleet Services announcement event on...... Read More

Vaz again
Lee Vaz was the top driver at Asphalt Assault: Dirt Splurt on October 6 at the Tru-Juice Orchards, Bog Walk, St Catherine, posting the fastest overall...... Read More

New 'Venue' for Magna Motors
The October 10 announcement by Magna Motors Dealership Limited at the Spanish Court Worthington, New Kingston, that it would be offering corporate...... Read More

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