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Anti-viral drug effective against coronavirus, study finds8:15 am

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP)— Anti-viral drug remdesivir cuts recovery times in coronavirus patients, according to the full results of a trial published Friday night,... Read More

PNP pays tribute to Milton Brown7:49 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) has expressed regret at the passing of former Mayor and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor for the Mineral...... Read More

Next Verzuz: Could it be Ding Dong against Elephant Man? 7:15 am
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Second ship carrying J'can crew members docks in Falmouth 8:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Norwegian Cruise Line vessel repatriating 174 Jamaican crew members has arrived at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny. The ship is the first...... Read More

PSOJ wants clear roadmap for reopening 7:50 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is calling for a clear road map for the safe and sustainable reopening of the Jamaican...... Read More

Four new COVID-19 cases as 27 more patients recover 7:44 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has recorded four new cases of COVID-19 as 27 more patients recovered from the virus, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of...... Read More

Jamaicans urged to follow protocols as they return to work on June 1 4:43 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is encouraging Jamaicans who will be returning to work on June 1, to act responsibly and follow the protocols that have...... Read More

12 arrested in St Catherine for breaching COVID curfew3:46 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Twelve people were arrested and charged by a team of officers from the Portmore Police Station in St Catherine for breaching the Disaster Risk...... Read More

NEWS

Cruise workers' re-entry now routine, says Chang

CARNIVAL Cruise Line's Carnival Glory is expected to berth at the historic Falmouth Cruise Port sometime today, with about 250 Jamaican employees. Read More

36% of public sector workers not expecting wage increase this year — survey
THIRTY-SIX per cent of public sector workers surveyed recently believe that they will not be granted a wage increase this year because of the economic strain and...... Read More

Amcham Jamaica exploring overseas investments despite COVID-19
American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (Amcham Jamaica) President Ann-Dawn Young Sang says despite the novel coronavirus pandemic the chamber has...... Read More

PM, JLP officials pay tribute to former May Pen mayor
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness was among Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) officials who paid tribute to former mayor of May Pen Milton Brown, who died peacefully...... Read More

SPORT

Local association keeps Jamaican, regional coaches on the ball

In crisis comes opportunity, and the Jamaica Football Coaches Association (JFCA), in response to the crippling effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, is... Read More

Bernard sees Super League as pathway to regional netball development
MARVA Bernard, the administrative head of netball in the Americas, believes the establishment of a regional league would serve the twofold purpose of developing the...... Read More

Grave 'increasingly confident' series will go ahead
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief executive Johnny Grave says he is “increasingly confident” the Test tour of England will...... Read More

Girl who pedalled injured dad across India offered national team trial
DARBHANGA, India (AFP)—A 15-year-old girl who pedalled her injured migrant-worker father more than a thousand kilometres across India, after a coronavirus...... Read More

BUSINESS

Business owners urged to adjust to survive

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Kenisha Dwyer-Powell and her predecessor Garfield Green have added their voices to those... Read More

Economy contracts for March quarter – BOJ
The Jamaican economy, which has been undergoing a sustained period of growth for the past couple of years, is now showing signs of weakness because of...... Read More

Profits down for FosRich
Lighting , electrical and solar energy products company FosRich Limited on Tuesday last posted an after-tax profit of $4.8 million for the three-month...... Read More

Lack of licence drives bigger problems
Dear Claudienne,... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainer gives masks to members of his community

IN a bid to help keep his community of Buff Bay Valley in Portland COVID-19 free, recording artiste Spotless and 2Royal Entertainment have set out on a free mask... Read More

No worries for Rad Dixon
Many singers who got their start performing on sound systems often recall going to dances and seeing couples rocking on the dance...... Read More

Lessons aplenty
For Ewan Simpson, president of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), there is a plethora of lessons to be learned from Saturday night's much-talked-about...... Read More

Bounty-isms a plenty
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ALL WOMAN

Shanoy Coombs: Balancing remotely – business, books, and baby

IT was a bittersweet moment for Shanoy Coombs last year when it was announced that she was among the 19 Jamaicans who were awarded Chevening scholarships to pursue a... Read More

COLUMNS

CXC's July exam proposal seriously flawed

It defies all logical explanation that after a meeting between the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and ministers of education of the representative territories in... Read More

The black vote ain't free and the Jamaican vote shouldn't be
Late last week US presidential hopeful Joe Biden made a major campaign blunder. In response to further questioning from a black interviewer he said, “If you have...... Read More

Rating the Government's handling of COVID-19
Almost five months after the Wuhan, China lockdown that signalled the beginning of COVID-19's vicious and merciless takedown of the world, Jamaica appears to have...... Read More

The inspiring patriot, Oliver Clarke
Last year I received a call from Oliver Clarke's assistant conveying his request that I continue to mentor a bright, young graduate whom he had been...... Read More

REGIONAL

St Elizabeth teen braces for surgery

TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth — The family of 16-year-old Hampton School student Nittia Deleon is to know on Wednesday when a surgery to remove a fast-growing... Read More

Farmers use technology to boost sales
SCORES of farmers in Clarendon have been using locally developed technology platform Revofarm to boost their produce sales, while...... Read More

Young people form NGO to inspire other youth
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Aspirar JA, a non-governmental organisation based in Manchester, says since it was formed in January, 300 primary and secondary school...... Read More

Business owners urged to adjust to survive
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce Kenisha Dwyer-Powell and her predecessor Garfield Green have added their voices to those...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Relishing the new post-COVID-19 Jamaica

As a new Jamaica emerges from COVID-19 we cannot stress enough the importance of our various leaders developing a vision of how their different sectors will fit into... Read More

Putting work into Labour Day in defiance of COVID-19
It's testimony to the strength of the human spirit that even the worst health emergency of the last 100 years has not drowned out Mr Michael Manley's call of 48 years...... Read More

Just as the Caribbean was emerging from the debt crisis…
BEFORE the COVID-19 pandemic the small, middle-income developing economies of the Caribbean had been slowly but steadily emerging from their prolonged debt crisis. Now,...... Read More

Hygiene standards in sport will be much higher post-COVID-19
SPAIN'S football coach, Mr Luis Enrique gave people reason to laugh over recent days.... Read More

AUTO

Porsche drops top on new 911 Porsche drops top on new 911

The third body variant of Porsche's new 911 generation now makes its début with the all-wheel drive 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S models, completing the automaker's... Read More

UK motorsport chief wants British Grand Prix spared quarantine laws
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The head of Motorsport UK urged the Government on Wednesday to spare Formula One from quarantine laws that threaten plans to stage...... Read More

Lauda with me 'in spirit at every race', says Hamilton
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said Niki Lauda is with him “in spirit at every race” as the six-time world champion hailed the Austrian...... Read More

IndyCar confirms October season finale set for St Petersburg
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — IndyCar, scheduled to open a 2020 season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic on June 6, has confirmed it will close the...... Read More

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