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Forex: J$136.19 to one US dollar5:22 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, August 20 ended trading at J$136.19 up by 64 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading...... Read More

Three-week traffic restriction along Junction Road in St Mary — NWA4:41 pm
ST MARY, Jamaica — The movement of traffic along the Junction road in St Mary will be restricted over the course of the next three weeks to facilitate the ongoing road...... Read More

Thousands flock Spice's back-to-school treat 4:30 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Far more people than Spice bargained for turned up at the Maverley Gospel Hall on Molynes Road in Kingston for the deejay's back-to-school treat a...... Read More

EU, Britain clash over Johnson's Brexit backstop demand 4:11 pm
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — Britain and the EU clashed Tuesday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to scrap the...... Read More

Driver of Benz performing stunts at Dunrobin Ave intersection to apologise 3:34 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say they have contacted the driver of the black Mercedes Benz-AMG motor vehicle...... Read More

Guyana teachers undergoing training to teach Venezuelan children 2:50 pm
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it is training a number of teachers with the “necessary...... Read More

Facebook launches tool to let users control data flow2:40 pm
PARIS, France (AFP) — Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that...... Read More


Cut out the 'acting' at education ministry — new JTA head

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association, Owen Speid, has echoed the call for the Government to appoint a full-time... Read More

28 outstanding students among 600 to benefit from fund
WITH a 50 per cent increase in funding over last year's $40-million allotment, more than 600 students will this year benefit from NCB Foundation's Scholarship and...... Read More

Jamaica not panicking, says Bartlett
MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says that Jamaica's tourism industry is resilient enough to overcome the global recession being predicted for...... Read More

Plastic surgery conference coming to MoBay month-end
Plastic surgeons from across the Caribbean are scheduled to meet in Montego Bay on August 30 for a major conference.... Read More


Holder, Dottin claim top honours at WIPA/CWI Awards Ceremony

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — West Indies captain Jason Holder captured the top two men's awards while veteran all-rounder Deandra Dottin dominated the women's, to... Read More

Tough going for Jamaica at World Junior Swimming Championships
The boys' 4x100-metre freestyle team had the best placing of the Jamaican performances on the first day of the global World Junior Swimming...... Read More

Manchester CA celebrate Under-13 title as JCA delivers on youth development promise
The Manchester Cricket Association secured top honours last weekend in the inaugural Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) National Under-13...... Read More

Gaynstead dominate regional rivals in school netball
JAMAICA'S Gaynstead High defeated Christ Church Foundation from Barbados 37-27 to capture the 2019 America Federation of Netball Association (AFNA) Under-19 Caribbean...... Read More


First Rock turns to overseas acquisitions

Having closed several big local real estate deals, First Rock Capital Holdings, a real estate and private equity company with regional subsidiaries is... Read More

NCB to expand its receivables financing programme
National Commercial Bank (NCB) is now in talks with the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) regarding the sourcing of on-lending funds to expand its...... Read More

GWest venturing into telemedicine with Digicel
Western Jamaica medical outfit, GWest Corporation is teaming up with Digicel to venture into telemedicine in Jamaica.... Read More

Offering children a large variety of snacks encourages them to eat more
CANDY bars, chips, cookies...the spectrum of foods considered to be “snacks” is very wide. A study recently published in the International...... Read More


Sean Paul's new bundle of joy

THIS is the year of Sean Paul. The dancehall deejay, who will be getting an Order of Distinction in October, is now welcoming his second child... Read More

Choas at Spice's back-to-school treat
WHAT was supposed to be a labour of love quickly turned chaotic at Spice's back-to-school giveaway at Maverley Gospel Hall on Molynes Road in Kingston yesterday, as far...... Read More

Take a holiday for Marcus
Dr Michael Barnett, University of the West Indies lecturer and conceptualiser of the inaugural Marcus Garvey Festival, believes more recognition should be given to the...... Read More

Monty visits Wareika Hill
Wareika Hill is the title of a new album by famed pianist, Monty Alexander. A Caribbean take on 11 songs originally done by jazz legend and pianist Thelonious Monk, the...... Read More


Shame on all churches

Nationwide Radio recently did a follow-up on a story that had gripped the nation concerning Moravian Church Pastor Rupert Clark and his sexual dalliance with underage girls in... Read More

Scaled scores and PEP
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Jamaican politics: Give me less style, more substance
There is a level of contempt that has crept into our thinking that is, in my opinion, proving far more divisive and dangerous than what obtained in the 1970s when our politics...... Read More

Big man move, JAAA
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'I hope he will never die'

Family and friends gathered at Dalvey Primary School, in St Thomas, to celebrate with centenarian Albert George 'Mass Cappy'... Read More

PAN 2019 Regional 1 set for Folly Oval
Twenty pan chicken vendors from North and Eastern parishes will be among 35 competing in PAN 2019 Regional 1 at Folly Oval in...... Read More

$1.5 million in scholarship for St Mary students
Six St Mary students pursuing tertiary education in the upcoming academic year will benefit from scholarships amounting to $1.5 million from the...... Read More

BMX riding and skate park coming to Boston
A new BMX riding and skatepark is set to open next month in Boston, Portland, the first of its kind in the eastern end of the island, organiser and former professional...... Read More


Mr Noel Dexter, a great but humble man

Reflecting on the life Jamaican musicologist, composer and director Mr Noel Dexter took us to the following comment made by late United States... Read More

Important that JISCO/Alpart speaks
News that there could possibly be job cuts at the JISCO/Alpart alumina plant in Nain, St Elizabeth is certainly not encouraging to the people who are...... Read More

Tough times for West Indies cricket
What a difference a few months can make!... Read More

Hoping good sense will prevent a global economic recession
There is nothing inevitable about a global economic recession because the world has learned how to reduce the intensity of a downsizing and to head off the worst. The...... Read More


BOSS SALE IS BACK! Event runs from Aug 15 to 18

ATL Automotive Group, Jamaica's leading automotive company, has announced the date for the 2019 staging of the company's highly anticipated Boss's Sale —... Read More

Kyle Reynolds reigns at MX outing
Kyle Reynolds was the standout performer at the fourth round of the MX Jamaica 2019 Motocross Championship series held at DaCosta Farms in St...... Read More

Independence Queens
Jamaica Race Drivers' Club held their annual Independence of Speed race meet at Dover Raceway in St Ann on August 4. ... Read More

Fraser McConnell looks to France
JAMAICA'S Fraser McConnell has his sights set on the Bretagne World Rallycross in Lohéac, France, on Saturday, August 31.... Read More


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