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Jamaica urged to protect devices and information shared online9:12 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Jamaica Constabulary Force is imploring citizens to exercise greater care in protecting their devices and information shared online. Read More

EU to fund transfer of virus patients across borders8:29 pm
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Brussels has set aside 220 million Euros to transfer COVID patients from hard-hit member states to neighbours with spare hospital beds, EU chief...... Read More

US tops 90,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours for first time8:05 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States notched a record number of new coronavirus cases on Thursday, for the first time topping 90,000 diagnoses in 24 hours,...... Read More

Government examining measures to enable the delivery of food during curfew hours 7:45 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is examining measures that will enable fast food and restaurant operators to provide services during...... Read More

Over 23,000 flu vaccines available to most vulnerable as flu season approaches 7:24 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Director of Family Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr Melody Ennis, says Jamaica received its flu vaccine shipment last week...... Read More

Health ministry approves three private labs for COVID testing 7:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has announced the approval of three private labs for testing related to the COVID-19...... Read More

Police charge man caught with gun, ammo 6:43 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A man was arrested and charged in Westmoreland after he was caught with a firearm during a police operation at Paradise Lane in the parish...... Read More

Netflix shares rise as it lifts prices on US subscriptions6:36 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Shares of Netflix jumped Thursday after the streaming service raised prices in the US for two of its subscription offerings.... Read More

NEWS

PAJ monitoring implementation of court's media protocol

PRESS Association of Jamaica (PAJ) President George Davis says close attention will be paid to the treatment of media workers by the court in light of its establishment... Read More

Sykes points to unfair speculation of bias
CHIEF Justice Bryan Sykes says the pushback in some quarters over his counsel that defence lawyers make more use of bench trials, as opposed to jury trials, has...... Read More

'Devastating'
PRESIDENT of the National Water Commission (NWC) Mark Barnett says the fallout at the State-run entity from the novel coronavirus pandemic has been...... Read More

Fix it!
The committee commissioned by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes to probe the reasons for the failures leading to hundreds of mentally ill people in conflict with the law being...... Read More

SPORT

St Leger top three set to decide 100th Jamaica Derby

The day is almost at hand. Tomorrow 11 of the best native-bred three-year-olds in racing at present will compete for the grand prize in local racing, the Jamaica Derby,... Read More

5K champion Andrew East grateful for wheelchair gift
Guardian Life 5K 2018 and 2019 wheelchair champion Andrew East was grinning from ear to ear last Tuesday when he received the gift of a brand new...... Read More

Toona Ciliata is just a God-given talent, says Nunes
Toona Ciliata once again demonstrated his all-round quality when turning back a decent field of three-year-old and upward runners to win The Viceroy Trophy feature over...... Read More

Kevin Nedrick sexual assault case in US put off...again
The trial of former Jamaican junior track and field representative Kevin Nedrick was on Wednesday put off for a second-straight time but on this...... Read More

BUSINESS

Kremi undertakes retooling at depots to reduce energy cost

Ice cream and frozen novelties manufacturers Caribbean Cream Limited (Kremi), in an attempt to reduce its energy consumption cost, has said it will be investing in up... Read More

Seven more companies seeking to host virtual AGMs
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is returning to the Supreme Court next month seeking permission to have another set of listed companies host their...... Read More

Gov't programme will transition workers to the formal economy
Two Government ministries are to launch a programme targeted at workers operating informally in household services, and the agriculture and fisheries...... Read More

CPJ OPTIMISTIC
Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) is beginning its full recovery programme after an abysmal 2019-2020 financial year in which sales and revenues plummeted, resulting in...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Laden in lock-up

LADEN spent last night in a St Elizabeth police lock-up after being charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Read More

Teflon defends Buju Banton, but...
Rastafarian singer Teflon has come to the defence of Buju Banton saying there was some validity to his comments but the delivery of the message was...... Read More

Korexx is out to win
Deejay Korexx makes a trod on the positive side with his latest single Still a Win. The song is featured on the Black Tears rhythm from Donsome...... Read More

DeeClef asks for loyalty
Friends he thought were loyal have betrayed newcomer DeeClef. The experience formed the basis for his latest single ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Continuing the mission of education

Education is a human right with immense power to transform. — Kofi Annan  Read More

Greater cooperation needed before and during hurricane season
In light of the inclement weather currently being experienced by Jamaica, coupled with the novel coronavirus, curfews, online schooling, etc, it is...... Read More

Leadership through empowerment
Transformational leadership has to be disruptive by nature and it cannot conform to the status quo. Flexibility and emotional intelligence are also...... Read More

'You are a servant of the people'
THE year 2020 has been one which has changed all our lives in one way or another. The COVID-19 pandemic is with us and seems to be here to stay for a while longer than...... Read More

REGIONAL

Tourism $$ roll in

ROSEHALL, St James — Jamaica earned more than US$250 million between June and the end of September from tourism, despite the blow delivered to the industry by... Read More

Stakeholders examining drainage solutions for Mandeville
MANCHESTER — The long-standing problem of flooding during heavy and persistent rainfall in the south-central town of Mandeville has united political...... Read More

Portland grandmother grateful for tablets for her ward
Daureen Thompson is overjoyed that her grandson, Kedron Gayle, has received a device under the Government's Tablets in Schools programme.... Read More

Frome Tech student credits councillor for CSEC exam success
LITTLE LONDON, Westmoreland - Frome Technical High School sixth form student Miguel James will be forever grateful for what Garfield...... Read More

EDITORIALS

May we never relive the shame of 1980

Forty years ago today, Jamaicans went to the polls to elect a new Government after almost a year of bitter campaigning that resulted in at least 800 deaths, injury to... Read More

What community effort can achieve
Word that the Government has no new resources to deal with the multi-billion-dollar damage caused by recent flood rains shouldn't come as a...... Read More

Fight against COVID-19 just got a game-changing shot in the arm
Jamaica's receipt of 80,000 antigen rapid diagnostic testing kits this week will prove, we have no doubt, to be the gift which keeps on giving, and a...... Read More

Education needs more than mere 'commitment'
It is estimated that in five years' time Jamaica will begin to reap the consequences, or the fruits, of how well we handle the education of our children during this...... Read More

AUTO

2021 MINI Countryman Cooper S is worth celebrating

ATL Autobahn — the division of the ATL Automotive Group responsible for the MINI brand — is marking 10 years of official dealer support in Jamaica as well... Read More

Old cry from Newman
WHILE committing to follow the Government's recent extension of coronavirus (COVID 19) containment measures, Egerton Newman — president of the Transport Operators...... Read More

Verstappen vows to race past 40th birthday to match Hamilton
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AFP) — Max Verstappen said he will race on beyond his 40th birthday in a bid to match Lewis Hamilton's records after finishing third behind...... Read More

Hamilton usurps Schumacher with record 92nd F1 win in Portugal
PORTIMAO, Portugal (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton became Formula One's record all-time race-winner yesterday when he claimed his 92nd victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix...... Read More

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