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Entertainment events contributed $71b to economy over four years – UWI lecturer7:32 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Entertainment events contributed some $71 billion to the Jamaican economy between 2012 and 2016, with 1.9 million people employed in various...... Read More

Forex: J$133.33 to one US dollar6:47 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, February 19 ended trading at J$133.33 down by 27 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

30 injured in St James motor vehicle crash 6:39 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Thirty people including 15 students sustained injuries in a motor vehicle collision along the Montpelier main road in St James this...... Read More

Discrimination against people with HIV must end, says Health minister 6:07 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, is calling for the redoubling of efforts to end discrimination against people living with the Human...... Read More

PNP defends the labour laws and code 5:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) is defending the enactment of the Labour Relations and Industrial Relations Act (LRIDA) in 1975 and the Labour...... Read More

Gov't willing to wait on Venezuelan nod on Petrojam shares 4:41 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the government is willing to wait until the Senate debate to withdraw the Bill for compulsory acquisition of...... Read More

Constant Spring vendors deserve a better settlement, says PNP4:00 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Local Government Dr Angela Brown Burke says that the “disrespect and disgraceful treatment of...... Read More

NEWS

Ministry moves to accommodate more patients at hospitals, clinics

THE Ministry of Health says it is working to ensure the timely delivery of health care, amidst a growing number of visits to Accident & Emergency Units at public... Read More

Mother, son accused of stealing from KPH
A young man accused of stealing a large quantity of medical supplies from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) was remanded in custody after the Kingston and St Andrew...... Read More

Parents of John Mills approve JP's
Parents of students at John Mills Infant, Primary and Junior High gave the JP St Mary's breakfast programme the thumbs up recently, having seen the programme in action for...... Read More

Alleged baby thief to undergo psychiatric evaluation
ALLEGED baby thief Peta-Gay Ffrench entered the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday smiling at everyone, apparently unaware of the gravity of the charge against...... Read More

SPORT

Waite frustrated, Peart pleased after stalemate

WITH the regular season winding down and the result of each match becoming increasingly important, the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) contest between fifth-place... Read More

Confident Jaguars arrive ahead of Scorpions clash
WHILE stressing that every encounter is different, Guyana Jaguars Coach Rayon Griffith says his team is focused on completing the double against Jamaica Scorpions in...... Read More

Windies trio make crucial gains in rankings
LONDON, England (CMC) — West Indies Captain Stafanie Taylor, along with the new-ball pair of Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell, have made important strides in...... Read More

STETHS, Rusea's tops at Digicel Western Champs
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) boys and Rusea's High girls retained their County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA)...... Read More

BUSINESS

JMMB's nine-month profit up 17%

REGIONAL financial entity, JMMB Group, has posted net profit of $3.02 billion for the nine-month period ending December 31, 2018. Read More

Honda to close UK plant in 2022, risking 3,500 jobs — reports
London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Japanese car giant Honda is expected to announce that it will close its plant in south-west England in 2022,...... Read More

Cuba eyes Qatar, Algeria for oil with Venezuela in crisis
Havana , Cuba (AFP) — With top ally Venezuela in crisis, Cuba is moving to cover its oil needs elsewhere, seeking possible alternative supplies...... Read More

Jamaican entrepreneurs featured in Forbes magazine
Some Jamaican entrepreneurs, leaders and personalities involved in the island's sustainability and renewable energy movement were recently featured in the...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Love in the air at ‘Red Rose’

Patrons came out in their numbers last Sunday at Liguanea Club in New Kingston for Red Rose For Gregory. They enjoyed a star-studded line-up of... Read More

Rex remembered in true style
The spirit of noted cultural figure and scholar professor Rex Nettleford reigned supreme at Remembering Rex, the fundraiser staged by the foundation established in his...... Read More

Hottarock looks
AN EP by deejay Hottarock is the first major dancehall project from Lightening Entertainment, an American promotions company owned by sisters Jinev and Natasha Anac.... Read More

Role model
Former Miss Jamaica Universe Davina Bennett and business partner Dimitris Kosvagiannis, have established A Model Management, an agency with headquarters in the Faubourg...... Read More

COLUMNS

Moral and emotional spaces within organisations

MAKING decisions is just one way among several of initiating action in organisations. However, it is a familiar one. Actions are often preceded by group activities which the... Read More

The right to choose: A historical lens
THE debate about abortion is reminiscent of the debate about slavery. In both instances, those against abolition quoted the Bible and God in their defence of their right to...... Read More

Cash in on your country
During the bad old 70s, when many were fleeing Jamaica, I noticed that upper income folks were not moving. Rather, they were installing more...... Read More

Time for managed nation-building!
Contemplating the raging debate over crime in Jamaica, I can't help to wonder if we are truly interested in fighting the scourge of crime in our...... Read More

REGIONAL

Ocho Rios Primary students train in online safety

Forty students from Ocho Rios Primary School in St Ann have been trained to act as online safety monitors, both at school and in their respective communities. Read More

St Ann, St Mary schools celebrate World Read Aloud Day
Every year, on World Read Aloud Day people all around the world read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that...... Read More

Sweet victory
Kerrisan Lawrence's hat-trick guided Titchfield High to a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Port Antonio High, as the Portland Football Association Ann Marie Vaz Women's League...... Read More

'Help Leroy'
LEROY Barton desperately wants to get to Kingston. His life depends on it.... Read More

EDITORIALS

The dilemma of having five sets of twins

There are Jamaicans in whose veins course the milk of human kindness and unconditional generosity, who are likely to respond to the desperate cry for... Read More

To counter the effects of the Aedes aegypti
Health workers should be forgiven if they have concluded that Jamaicans are an especially tough-headed people.... Read More

Why the panic over Chinese loans and FDI flows?
In the last decade, Jamaica has borrowed from China to finance badly needed infrastructure and there has been foreign direct investment (FDI) by Chinese companies in...... Read More

A learning experience for all
Following the four-game ban on West Indies fast bowler Mr Shannon Gabriel for a perceived homophobic comment there are a few current and former...... Read More

AUTO

High drama at MX opener

SIX-year-old Craig Powell Jr in the 50cc class was among the winners at the opening round of the MX Jamaica's 2019 season at Temple Hall, St Andrew, last... Read More

Roadworks on track
LAST year's heavy rains which caused massive flooding along sections of Marcus Garvey Drive and Mandela Highway did not disrupt the timeline for roadworks along these major...... Read More

An Ultimate Upgrade
ATL Autobahn, the ATL Automotive division responsible...... Read More

Excuse Me Driver protecting the youth
If Ramona Samuels, creative director of The Voicebox, has her way, the ears of Jamaica's travelling minors will be free of the vulgar music being fed...... Read More

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