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Weekly Round-up: Ban on plastics and Styrofoam… Three Miles by-pass coming… Young pastor killed in church10:23 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The government on Monday announced a ban on the importation, manufacture and distribution of single-use plastic carrier bags, plastic drinking straws... Read More

Regional health ministers to discuss health priorities12:13 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – Caribbean health ministers will join their counterparts from the member countries of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for a...... Read More

Social security minister urges society to protect the elderly11:34 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine Robinson, is encouraging Jamaicans to protect the elderly by reporting incidents of abuse meted out to...... Read More

Church group grieves murder of young St Catherine pastor 11:18 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches (JUGC) has condemned Thursday's murder of young pastor James Johnson and said it is grieving the "violation of...... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Let's change the way we educate 10:23 am
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Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives 10:18 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said Saturday.... Read More

Business community supports Central Bank independence 9:36 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, says there is support from the business community for Government's move to amend several...... Read More

CIMH issues warning as region enters wet season9:15 am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says while much of the region observed the usual rainfall or...... Read More

NEWS

Flooding affects Ocho Rios Health Centre again

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Several employees at the Ocho Health Centre, located on Graham Street, have raised concerns about flooding at the facility whenever it rains. Read More

WINDALCO invests $8 million in back-to-school programme
WEST Alumina Company (WINDALCO) has invested $8 million in a back-to-school programme benefitting students in St Catherine, Manchester, St Ann, Clarendon, and St...... Read More

LASCO Chin Foundation launched
LASCO Chin Foundation (LCF) was officially launched at a press breakfast on Thursday at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel's Venetian Suite.... Read More

Jamaica pursuing partnerships
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica will continue to forge ties with new and traditional partners in a bid to bolster the country's national security...... Read More

SPORT

Never again!

ROSE HALL, St James — Despite hosting two wildly successful Martial Arts World Championships and putting Jamaica on the map as a venue for future events, the Jamaican... Read More

York Castle first 5K and beach
The York Castle High School in St Ann is set to host its first 5K run/walk on October 13 in Salem, Runaway Bay. ... Read More

Jadeja, Rohit lead India's rout of Bangladesh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets and skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a successive half century to help India rout...... Read More

Garvey Maceo march to fifth straight win
LUCEA, Hanover — Three top-of-the-table clashes, including defending champions Rusea's High against former champions Frome Technical in Zone B, will highlight...... Read More

BUSINESS

Who is a nation-builder?

On Wednesday, one of Jamaica's leading personalities, and business people, passed away — William “Billy” McConnell. This was really... Read More

JN Money services launches online platform
JN Money Services (JNMS) has launched its JN Money Online service, which provides customers with more options and convenience to transmit funds; and, positions itself...... Read More

Ghost properties: cruel legacy of Venezuela's migration crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) -- Three years ago, asphyxiated by Venezuela's economic meltdown, Francisco Rojas and his wife Elena packed up four suitcases with the barest...... Read More

Back in business
AMG Packaging & Paper Company Ltd has acquired a property at 12 Retirement Crescent, Kingston 5.... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Joseph Hoo Kim's legacy lives on

IN the 1970s, Maxfield Avenue was one of Kingston's happening communities. Journalists from around the world flocked the area for stories on its people, politicians and... Read More

Day Break lights up NY
The Network and Milk and Honey Events recently took the Day Break Premium Breakfast party to the New York area, and fans came out in large numbers.... Read More

Dawkin's adds flavour to Bread's classic
Michael Dawkins was an ardent radio listener in the early 1970s when he first heard Bread's monster ballad, Baby I'm A Want You. It became one of his favourite songs and he...... Read More

Naazir speaks from the heart
Westmoreland singjay Naazir is hailing the gains made by the Government's Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) and State of Public Emergency (SOE) in...... Read More

COLUMNS

Abortion is the issue, but control of women's bodies still the long game

In the beginning man was afraid of woman. She was more perfect, could reproduce; jealousy rose and a morbid focus on her sexuality — incest, rape and... Read More

The 'new' way of life with drugs
A few days ago I was listening to a radio programme which focused on young persons and the use of drugs. I'm not talking about the kind handed over by a trained...... Read More

'Sour Sally' and the cost of development
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PNP and socialism in 80 years
So the People's National Party (PNP) reached its 80th anniversary two days ago on September 18. Norman Washington Manley was its first president. The...... Read More

REGIONAL

Newly constructed Falmouth Market to open soon - Mayor Colin Gager

FALMOUTH, Trelawny - Work on the new multi-million-dollar Falmouth Market, which was originally scheduled for completion in 2016, is expected to be completed by the end... Read More

Hanover students benefit from $17million
SANDY BAY, Hanover — Approximately 130 students from the parish of Hanover, who returned to school at the start of this academic year, are now benefiting from...... Read More

Ground broken for diagnostic centre at Cornwall Regional
MONTEGO BAY, St James — In a move aimed at cutting expenses after spending nearly $60 million to outsource diagnostic services from the Cornwall Regional Hospital...... Read More

$14-m drop-in centre for Trelawny
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EDITORIALS

Peter Gould's initiative could transform Jamaica's football

Religion runs deep in the Jamaican psyche. Hence the celebrated comment from former head of the Jamaica Football Federation, Mr Tony James, at the official groundbreaking... Read More

Mr William McConnell's passing a big loss to Jamaica
The passing of Mr William 'Billy' McConnell has left a void in the business community that will not be easily filled.... Read More

Jamaican mango time in the US
Whether by coincidence or design, Agriculture and Commerce Minister Audley Shaw on Monday announced to importers in the United States that Jamaica would soon begin to...... Read More

Single-use plastic ban a good start
The Government deserves commendation for announcing a ban on single-use plastic as the decision is in keeping with global trends which will likely be further developed...... Read More

AUTO

Jeep Cherokee Laredo: a Grand affair

Luxury may vary depending on people and cultures. For Americans, space and freedom are the ultimate luxuries; the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo... Read More

More traffic changes coming
As the National Works Agency (NWA) continues to tweak its traffic management plan in Kingston and St Andrew, more change is to come starting this weekend.... Read More

Platform Promises
HEAD of Ride Jamaica Dr Shaun Jones has extended an arm of assistance to the Ministry of Transport for the establishment of a national database to accelerate the...... Read More

Magna refreshes SUVs
Magna Motors Dealers Limited, the exclusive distributor of Hyundai motor vehicles in Jamaica, launched the 2019 models of two of the three sport utility vehicles (SUVs)...... Read More

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