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Elderly Kingston man missing since Jan 812:20 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The police are seeking the public assistance to locate 62-year-old Egbert Lewin of St Joseph Road in Kingston, who has been missing since Wednesday,... Read More

What we know so far about the new coronavirus11:41 am
BEIJING, China (AFP) — A new SARS-like virus has killed six people in China and infected nearly 300 others.... Read More

Canada locals vow to protect Harry and Meghan11:18 am
VICTORIA, Canada (AFP)— The new neighbours have been spotted out hiking and down at the farmers' market, but residents of North Saanich say they will ensure privacy for...... Read More

Victoria Jubilee Hospital gets equipment and supplies 10:25 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Victoria Jubilee Hospital has received medical equipment and supplies valued at US$20,000 from United States-based charity the Jamaica United...... Read More

Traffic signals at Old Harbour Road intersection out of operation 9:58 am
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica— The National Works Agency (NWA) is urging motorists to exercise caution as they approach the Old Harbour Road/Hartlands Road intersection in...... Read More

ILO report says women still underpaid in the Caribbean 9:26 am
GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) says while a significant number of women in Latin America and the Caribbean have been able to...... Read More

Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus 8:42 am
BEIJING, China (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere have begun body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching people...... Read More

Dunn's River Falls named Caribbean's leading adventure tourist attraction8:21 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Dunn's River Falls & Park was yesterday named the Caribbean's leading adventure tourist attraction.... Read More

NEWS

Pompeo arrives today

UNITED States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Jamaica this evening amid mounting speculation around the reasons for his visit and clear signs of a rift in the... Read More

CMU council chair resigns ahead of Samuda statement
EDUCATION Minister Karl Samuda, whose portfolio has over the past several days been rocked by the damning findings of a special audit report on Caribbean Maritime...... Read More

Minister commends MSMES for providing revenue, employment
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says the micro-small -and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) sector is providing stable revenue and...... Read More

Witness insists he didn't inform on gang to avoid prison
THE main prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley gang yesterday dismissed suggestions from defence attorneys...... Read More

SPORT

Francis salutes Sunshine Girls on South Africa win

With one tick in the win column for the Vitality Netball Nations Cup so far, Sunshine Girls Head Coach Connie Francis believes with continued commitment her team will... Read More

Tivoli train rumbles on with 1-0 win over UWI
Tivoli Gardens continued their push for a spot in the play-offs of the Red Stripe Premier League with a 1-0 win over the UWI FC at Edward Seaga Sports Complex on...... Read More

Fitness, discipline key to Tivoli resurgence, says Coach Williams
The hunt is now on in earnest for play-off places in the Red Stripe Premier League, and former champions Tivoli Gardens FC have thrown their hat in...... Read More

Volcanoes Coach Richardson regrets enforcing follow-on in Scorpions draw
WHILE praising the standard of the pitch that facilitated a high-quality contest, Windward Islands Volcanoes Head Coach Andrew Richardson conceded that they might have...... Read More

BUSINESS

Pompeo urges end to 'tyranny' of Venezuela's Maduro

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — US Secretary of... Read More

Big plans for The Pop Up Marketing agency
IF one has dreams of exploiting a gap in the market and staging a regional expo of cultural expression through business and entrepreneurship, it should be...... Read More

Managing flexibility
The Jamaica dollar closed 2019 at $132.57 versus the US dollar, an annual depreciation of 3.7 per cent. This year-over-year change in the exchange rate was moderate compared to...... Read More

NCB admits to spike in credit card fraud
NATIONAL Commercial Bank (NCB) is confirming investigations by Sunday Finance of a spike in credit card fraud at the bank but has rubbished claims that the upgrade of...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Glenmuir dancers dazzle

Glenmuir High School Dance Society gave a delightful performance at their second showcase last Saturday. Read More

Alkaline unveils young acts
ALKALINE is embracing the role of mentor on his latest single Riches, which features Sashi Cool, Star Captyn, and Knaxx.... Read More

Kiijonny is intent on making cash
Fast-rising dancehall deejay Kiijonny is promoting his latest single Make Cash, co-produced by LK Media and Marvoni Records.... Read More

Natty King brings gifts to town
The Eastern Kindergarten and Preparatory School in east Kingston got a boost last week with the donation of a printer and fan from singer Natty King. The appliances...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Tameisha Drysdale - Celebrating special moments

TAMEISHA Drysdale knows the pain and grief of losing loved ones first-hand, and that is why she believes in celebrating special moments with the people we love while... Read More

COLUMNS

Glorified guards can't do police work

Criminal anthropology is key in understanding criminals and the thinking that's behind how and why crimes are committed. Read More

What's wrong with us?
In a discussion on the recent gruesome killings I heard a remark that bothered me: “What is wrong with our males?” But, honestly, what...... Read More

Women have to assert themselves in establishing relationships
The back-to-back killings, two days in a row, of women in intimate partner violence in a country as small as Jamaica should have evoked howls of condemnation from all...... Read More

Praying for peace and integrity
Although his address was punctuated with applause, there was none when Bishop Conrad Pitkin, custos of St James, asked in his address at the 40th National Leadership...... Read More

REGIONAL

'Unacceptable and irresponsible'

People's National Party caretaker for St Mary South Eastern, Dr Shane Alexis says activities along the Junction main road in St Mary are posing “a clear and... Read More

British chef cooks for Portland's needy
For the past six years, Executive Chef Kadian Patterson has been feeding residents of the Port Antonio Infirmary and the homeless in Portland.... Read More

St Thomas native heads to Germany after EU Short Film win
St Thomas native, Deron Douglas, is the winner of the 2019 environment-themed European Union Short Film Competition, Jamaica, with the film The Tree...... Read More

PHOTO: Dangerous!
A worker waits to give directions to motorists on the Junction main road in St Mary where a road improvement project is under way.... Read More

EDITORIALS

Mr Pompeo's visit an opportunity for our region

The concern in some quarters about the two-day working visit to Jamaica that United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is scheduled to begin... Read More

Ambassador Tapia, a true friend of Jamaica
We welcome United States Ambassador Donald Tapia's declaration that his Government is proud to stand together with Jamaica in defence of religious freedom, firm in our...... Read More

Keep an eye on those critical trade deals
If one is to judge by the number of comments made on editorials in this newspaper, Jamaicans appear to be more substantially glued to local events, perhaps...... Read More

VAR delivering as promised, but review of one aspect needed
Given the level of opposition to the use of video assistant referee (VAR) technology in football, we had expected some amount of controversy to hover over on-field...... Read More

AUTO

2019 Toyota RAV4 100% adventure
The current generation Toyota RAV4 has gone down a path quite different than class rivals. Rather than be all things to all buyers, Toyota has endowed...... Read More

JUTC shifts gear
THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has made a strategic move to improve its service to the public with two recent changes to its operations...... Read More

Sophisticated, sporty Kia Seltos set for February
Jamaica's fastest growing automotive brand, Kia, is set to wow the market again with the launch of the all-new Kia Seltos, a model that will bring...... Read More

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