Latest News

Sport Ministry gives $3.5 m to Netball Jamaica ahead of World Cup

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 7:28 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has contributed $3.5 million to Netball Jamaica to help send the Sunshine Girls to the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. Read More

New JPS power plant to be commissioned 3rd quarter, 2019

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 6:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that the 190 Megawatt natural gas power plant, which is presently under construction, is now over 90 per cent complete and will be commissioned into service by the third quarter of this year. Read More

J'can teen in The Bahamas charged for breaches of Dental Health Act

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 6:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A male teen from Jamaica has been charged with breaches of the Dental Health Act in The Bahamas following accusations that he has been posing as a dentist over the last five months. Read More

Trump, Brazil's Bolsonaro announce special relationship

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 6:01 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump heaped praise Tuesday on right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro — and received plenty back — in announcing a special relationship that he said could even see the Latin American country join NATO. Read More

Forex: J$124.88 to one US dollar

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 5:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Tuesday, March 19 ended trading at J$124.88 up by nine cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Mandela Highway upgrade 90% complete — NWA

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 5:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Mandela Highway Realignment and Reconstruction project is just over 90 per cent complete, says Senior Communications Officer, National Works Agency (NWA), Ramona Lawson. Read More

#BudgetDebate2019: NHF to cover lupus disease

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 4:44 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon announced that the National Health Fund (NHF) will now offer coverage for patients affected by the autoimmune disease lupus. Read More

#BudgetDebate2019: Jamaica has never been better managed, says Holness

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 3:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that his overall assessment of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) led administration is that it has performed well. Read More

651 pounds of plastic bottles collected at Sagicor Sigma Run

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 3:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Sagicor Foundation says it has surpassed yet another target when a haul of 651 pounds of plastic bottles was recycled following the 21st staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run last month. Read More

Cricket Assc mourns murder of William Haye

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 2:15 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) says it is “tremendously saddened” at the tragic and untimely passing of a member of the cricket family, William Haye. Read More

Reggae Boy Wes Morgan signs deal to remain at Leicester

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 1:55 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Veteran Jamaica international Wes Morgan has penned a new one-year deal with Leicester City, just days after scoring a dramatic late winner against Burnley in his 700th appearance in club football. Read More

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 12:21 pm    

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops against rapidly rising waters Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 238 were dead, hundreds were missing and thousands... Read More

Tesha Miller remanded

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 11:35 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reputed Klansman gang leader, Tesha Miller, who is accused of ordering the murder of Jamaica Urban transit Company (JUTC) chairman Douglas Chambers, was further remanded when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court this morning. Read More

Haiti president says he will soon start process for new PM

Tuesday, March, 19 2019 11:20 am    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise says he will soon begin the process of selecting a new prime minister for the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country even as Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant says he does not recognise the decision to force him out of... Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon