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St Mary man arrested for shooting motorcyclist in leg9:17 pm

ST MARY, Jamaica— A St Mary man has been charged with wounding with intent, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition following an incident on... Read More

Carpenter charged after being found with unregistered motorcycle6:27 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica— A Westmoreland carpenter was yesterday charged with unlawful possession of property after police conducted an operation at his home in Peggy Barry...... Read More

Man charged with murder on Port Henderson Plaza5:20 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— Twenty-five-year-old Gevin Gordon was yesterday charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm in connection with the Sunday, August 9...... Read More

Cindy McCain endorses Biden for president in rebuke of Trump 10:36 pm
ARIZONA, USA (AP) — Cindy McCain endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president Tuesday in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP's 2008...... Read More

Outgoing Grenada foreign minister restates CARICOM's position on Venezuela 10:26 pm
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – Foreign Affairs Minister, Peter David, today said that the 15-member regional integration grouping, CARICOM, remains committed to its policy...... Read More

Three people, including woman, charged with kidnapping baby in Trinidad 10:15 pm
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Three people, including a 19-year-old woman, have been charged with kidnapping the nine-month old baby of a Venezuelan woman earlier this...... Read More

Grenada to hold public consultations on marijuana 10:08 pm
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – The Grenada government said today that it will stage public consultations as part of the efforts to determine the changes needed to the...... Read More

Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines9:52 pm
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — What do you do when Vladimir Putin offers you Russia's new coronavirus vaccine, for free?... Read More

NEWS

Principal calls CXC exam in e-mode next year; 2020 results expected this week

GIVEN the challenges faced by students who were forced to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination in July instead of the customary May/June... Read More

Gov't not 'perturbed' by COVID hike, says PM
AMID a surge in COVID-19 cases with Jamaica this week surpassing the 5,000 mark, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is assuring concerned onlookers that the Government...... Read More

PNP turns to Patterson, Whiteman for guidance
THE People's National Party (PNP) has confirmed the appointment of former president and Prime Minister PJ Patterson, as well as former Cabinet minister and diplomat...... Read More

Investigators track adults behind video of boy smoking
INVESTIGATORS are hot on the heels of the adults behind a video circulating on social media, which features a child, not older than five years old, who is being...... Read More

SPORT

Reggae Boy Flemmings hits brace in defeat, Daley on target

TAMPA, Florida (CMC) — Jamaican Junior Flemmings extended his league-leading tally when he netted a brace in a losing effort for Phoenix Rising FC, while young... Read More

J'can shot-putter Nedrick's sexual assualt case put off
The start of the case against national junior record holder Kevin Nedrick in Minnesota, USA, was pushed back by more than a month yesterday after the prosecution...... Read More

US star Alex Morgan targets WSL glory with Tottenham
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Two-time World Cup winner Alex Morgan has described her whirlwind move to Women's Super League (WSL) club Tottenham as a...... Read More

Bale agent blasts 'disgraceful' Real Madrid fans
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Gareth Bale's treatment by Real Madrid fans was “disgraceful” and the Spanish club did not help the situation,...... Read More

BUSINESS

Tourism sector remains buoyant — Minister Bartlett

DESPITE the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the tourism sector's investment climate remains buoyant, as... Read More

Seprod builds out $2.5-billion distribution operation
After securing another good financial year despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic along with increased cost from discontinued operations, Seprod Limited said that...... Read More

tTech getting ready to offer data compliance services
Aspiring to be the first, Chris Reckord, chief executive officer (CEO) of tTech Limited, says the company will be rolling out its data protection IT...... Read More

Barita completes $13.5-billion raise in additional equity despite COVID-19
FOLLOWING an oversubscription of its initial $9-billion additional public offering (APO) of shares last week, Barita Investment Limited said it has raised the record...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Duffy, Fancy Cat get Slightly Unhinged

Local comedian Dufton “Duffy” Shepherd is all set for the fourth instalment of Slightly Unhinged, his online, “pay-per-view” comedy special... Read More

Beckford moves with the times
HAVING started his career as a teenager in the 1960s Keeling Beckford appreciates the evolution of the music business, and one trait he has never lost is a zest for...... Read More

Toots scores big on the charts
Since his death on September 11, veteran singer Toots Hibbert and his group the Maytals have made major moves on the Billboard charts with three...... Read More

Lambsbread upbeat about Lockdown
WITH travel restrictions at an all-time high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaii-based reggae group The Lambsbread knows the importance of staying relevant with new...... Read More

COLUMNS

There was a precipice, alright...

Dr Peter Phillips has signalled his intention to resign as president of the People's National Party (PNP). It was expected that he would have honoured his word given on... Read More

Enduring short-term pain for long-term gains in fighting COVID-19
Let us be frank, Jamaica is now more threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic than it was in the early days of March into April. Since the Emancipendence...... Read More

Reopening of schools for face-to-face teaching too risky
I am not aware of a single school administrator in the entire spectrum of the Jamaican education system who would not gleefully welcome a full-scale reopening of the...... Read More

The COVID-19 challenge rethink
It is imperative that as an independent nation we take a hard and dispassionate look at the approach in tackling the COVID-19 problem. The prime...... Read More

REGIONAL

Sponge Music joins forces with Xclusive Management to showcase new acts

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Charles Alexander, otherwise called “Sponge” of Sponge Music, is working hard to take his record label to the top of the music... Read More

Former SJMC chairman hails LED as a success story
MONTEGO BAY, St James - FORMER Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis says one of the success stories during his helm at the St James Municipal Corporation (SJMC) has been...... Read More

LOCK THEM UP!
LUCEA, Hanover - Mayor of Lucea Sheridan Samuels has called for more arrests of people breaching the nightly curfew hours—...... Read More

GOOD RUN!
Former Spot Valley High and Jamaica junior representative Tyrese Reid made a positive in his first cross-country season for Barton Community College...... Read More

EDITORIALS

A Jamaica farewell to the IDB's Mr Luis Alberto Moreno

Mr Luis Alberto Moreno demits office as president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on September 30, 2020 after 15 years at the helm of that critical western... Read More

Dr Peter Phillips – the man who would (not) be prime minister
Jamaicans have a rather pithy saying: “Man who nuh dead nuh call him duppy,” loosely meaning it's not over until it's over, or be careful how you write off...... Read More

PNP on the horns of a dilemma
News that Mr Norman Horne is among those eyeing the presidency of the People's National Party (PNP) has added another twist to the unfolding drama. ... Read More

Dr DK Duncan, the icon who was both revered and reviled
Dr Donald Keith Duncan — “DK” to the many who either revered or reviled him — died at the age of 80, leaving a legacy as a...... Read More

AUTO

Luxury begins with the BMW X1

When BMW stepped into the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market in 1999 with the X5 — labelled a sports activity vehicle (SAV) — one could never have guessed... Read More

McConnell ends on a high note
JAMAICA'S racing calendar has come to a screeching halt due to COVID-19. But race car driver Fraser McConnell believes rally could be first off the mark given its...... Read More

FIA investigating Hamilton for Breonna Taylor T-shirt — report
Mugello , Italy (AFP) — Formula One's ruling body is reported to be considering action against world champion Lewis Hamilton after he wore a...... Read More

Manchester police ready to use new e-traffic ticket system
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are now eagerly awaiting the implementation of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) new electronic traffic ticketing...... Read More

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