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Tallawahs to visit challenged students at Genesis Academy tomorrow4:36 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Tallawahs are scheduled to visit and host interactive and empowerment sessions with students of the Genesis Academy on South Camp Road in... Read More

Tourism Awareness Week celebrated Sept 22 to 284:20 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Several activities are planned to mark this year's Tourism Awareness Week (TAW), from September 22 to 28, commencing with a Thanksgiving Service at...... Read More

Tallawahs defeat Tridents in first 2019 CPL win3:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Tallawahs registered their first victory in the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with a four-wicket beating of Barbados Tridents in...... Read More

Remedial work planned for Retirement disposal site in St James 3:08 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Local Government and Community Development Minister, Desmond McKenzie, says that with planned improvements the National Solid Waste Management...... Read More

Bermuda on alert as Tropical Storm Humberto strengthens 2:30 pm
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Forecasters have warned Bermuda that strengthening Tropical Storm Humberto is a potential threat to the island after it moved to the north of...... Read More

Tallawahs set 141 for victory vs Barbados Tridents 2:01 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Tallawahs are poised to get off the mark in the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as they require 141 for victory against Barbados...... Read More

IDB confirms commitment to work with Caribbean countries to reduce crime 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has confirmed its commitment to work with Latin American and Caribbean countries on strategies...... Read More

Trelawny man, teenage girl arrested in seizure of firearm1:15 pm
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — A man and a teenage girl have been taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and one round of ammunition in Deeside, Trelawny on Saturday,...... Read More

NEWS

Calls made for coffee farmers to get registered

NORMAN Grant, president of the Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association (JCEA), is pushing for all coffee farmers to be registered with the... Read More

JHTA boss upbeat ahead of flights from Peru
MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Omar Robinson is upbeat about the expected growth in tourist arrivals from...... Read More

Clean-up resumes in Bahamas as Humberto swirls away
MCLEAN'S TOWN, The Bahamas (AP) — Jeffrey Roberts lifted a mustard-yellow curtain from the ground to hunt for passports and other documents at the place where his...... Read More

Gov't working to address water challenges
SENATOR Pearnel Charles Jr supports the United Nations' (UN) position that “water is the primary medium through which we will feel the effects of climate...... Read More

SPORT

Bloomfield hoping for the best after World Champs selection

For a long time Akeem Bloomfield must have thought it was another deja vu moment, with him bitterly missing out on another World Championships spot as was the case in... Read More

Bumpy field denies JC large margin of victory against Vauxhall
Jamaica College (JC) scored a routine 2-0 win over Vauxhall High to register their third victory of the season in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports...... Read More

Port Antonio clip Titchfield 2-1
Port Antonio , Portland — Port Antonio High clipped Titchfield High 2-1 in the ISSA/Wata da Costa Cup Port Antonio derby on...... Read More

Dunbeholden take no prisoners
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BUSINESS

NO FREE BEACH!

General Manager at Guardsman Hospitality (GH), Laura Heron strongly believes that the idea of free beaches is non-existent, this, if operators are to... Read More

Government must take lead in creating development financing for SMEs – JMEA
The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) in a statement issued on Thursday last (September 12) says the organisation notes with...... Read More

MoBay's cannabis lady – T'Shura Gibbs
This week's Q10 features T'Shura Gibbs, the chief executive officer of Zimmer and Company, the health and wellness distribution company focused on medicinal cannabis and...... Read More

Access financial reports 32 per cent rate on investment following Embassy acquisition
Access Financial Services (AFS) is reporting a 32 per cent return on investment (ROI) following its acquisition of Florida-based loan company Embassy...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Promoters still awaiting word

KINGSTON'S Mayor Delroy Williams and Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang met last Friday with event promoters who aired their concerns about restricted times... Read More

Smith elated at support for benefit concert
Florida-based Jamaican poet Malachi Smith — conceptualiser of last Friday's Malachi Smith and Friends' Bahamas Hurricane Relief Benefit Show...... Read More

Rohan Marley seeks New Jersey weed licence
ROHAN Marley, son of late reggae king Bob Marley and Janet Hunt, and a Colorado firm have applied to open a medical marijuana dispensary in New...... Read More

Bolt's Tracks and Records to go live
POPULAR Corporate Area eatery, Usain Bolt's Track's and Records will be introducing live acts as part of its entertainment offerings come September...... Read More

COLUMNS

Peter Phillips's pyrrhic victory

Peter Bunting has nothing to be ashamed of; he made his point extremely well. His political skill of reading the 'ground' seems excellent; and even... Read More

Despite the storm, #BahamasStrong
Last week we cast our minds back to September 12, 1988, the day that Hurricane Gilbert, packing category 3 winds, hit Jamaica,...... Read More

Courthouse chuckles
The impression that most people have of a court is that of a deadly serious place, but my six-year experience of working in the resident magistrate's court does not...... Read More

THE BETTER MAN WON
Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government… based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice; that...... Read More

REGIONAL

Ackee Festival fiery hot in Tranquility

The community of Tranquility in Portland was anything but tranquil on Saturday, September 7, as the Social Development Commission (SDC) combined with Christopher Walker... Read More

Portland Credit Union gives a helping hand to students
The Portland Cooperative Credit Union has handed out approximately $1.5 million in grants to 78 students in the parish.... Read More

Champion farmer beating the drought
The extensive drought affecting most of the island has left several farmers facing ruin but Michelle Black, who was crowned Champion Farmer at the recent 67th staging...... Read More

Tough on Titchfield
After opening the 2019 ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup season with a two-nil victory over Fair Prospect at Carder Park last week, Titchfield High were brought back down to earth...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Bauxite mining dispute very painful

The long-running dispute over bauxite mining in and around the Cockpit Country is painful. Read More

As we mourn with Bahamians, let's learn from their pain
Once again, we express our sincere condolence to the Government and people of The Bahamas on the loss of lives following the devastating category 5...... Read More

JAAA decision on Miss Briana Williams correct
This newspaper believes the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) did the right thing by selecting Jamaica's Under-20 World double sprint champion Miss...... Read More

Dorian's lessons for us in the Caribbean
The Caribbean Partners' Forum, convened jointly by the Government of Jamaica and the United Nations, and which was held here in Kingston on September 11, created a...... Read More

AUTO

KIG reveals new Jeep Wrangler

KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG) revealed the long-awaited 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL on August 30 in downtown Kingston. Read More

Motorcycle workshop in Hanover on Sunday
WITH the hopes of stemming the tide of fatalities in the island's western end, motorcycle safety team Back to Basics (BTB) will be conducting a free workshop at the...... Read More

Texaco gets new ceo
BELA Szabo was introduced to the public as GB Energy/Texaco Jamaica's new CEO during a farewell cocktail party for his predecessor, Mauricio Pulido, at the Jamaica...... Read More

Road deaths head to 400 mark
IF the current trend continues, Jamaica will see more than 400 traffic fatalities by the end of the year, and the Ministry of Transport has to do more than just damage...... Read More

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