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109 schools inspected and rated satisfactory for phased reopening in 202111:01 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica - One hundred and nine schools have been inspected and rated satisfactory by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, as part of the assessments for the phased... Read More

Modern legislation coming to deal with possession of illegal firearms10:55 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says crucial legislation will be enacted with urgency to tackle gun crimes and other criminal...... Read More

National COVID-19 vaccine coordinating committee to be established10:50 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A National COVID-19 vaccine coordinating committee is to be established shortly, says Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton.... Read More

Transport Authority extends application deadline for route taxis 10:47 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Effective today, the Transport Authority is extending the deadline for application intake of route taxi routes, until December 31, 2020.... Read More

Increase in arrests of praedial larcenists 10:42 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green is reporting an increase in the arrests of praedial larcenists this year, stemming from new approaches...... Read More

World Athletics go to CAS over Naser, Coleman appeals ban 10:04 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — World Athletics on Thursday filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the clearance of Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser to...... Read More

Woman killed in Mandeville 9:41 pm
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Police are investigating the murder of a woman in the usually quiet and upscale community of Ingleside in Mandeville.... Read More

Trump says he will leave office if Biden victory confirmed8:52 pm
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US...... Read More

NEWS

Road repairs will cost at least $5.5 billion, says NWA

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it's not through tallying the damage to the island's main road network, but its best assessment at this time is that repairs will... Read More

Speid slams principals who have returned to school
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Owen Speid has slammed some principals who he has accused of trying to look better than their peers by going out to school despite the...... Read More

West fingered as island sees 'slight' increase in COVID-19 cases
THE Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) is reporting a “slight” increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on the island, raising concerns that the virus...... Read More

Another dog attack
JUST over eight hours before legislators in the Lower House passed the Dogs (Liability for Attacks) Bill on November 17, a woman was attacked and bitten by a pack of...... Read More

SPORT

Brathwaite cracks dominant hundred to lead Windies batting in Tour match

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (CMC) —Opener Kraigg Brathwaite gave proof that he may be running into form ahead of the two-Test series against New Zealand, with a... Read More

ISSA boss Wellington urges new JAAA executive to focus on junior athletes
Keith Wellington has called on the next executive of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to pay more attention to junior athletes, especially those...... Read More

We need answers!
It has been confirmed that there won't be any Premier League football in Jamaica in 2020 and Humble Lions Head Coach Andrew Price is sounding like a...... Read More

'The ball obeyed him'
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Former West Germany captain Lothar Matthaeus has described Argentina legend Diego Maradona, whom he faced in the 1986 and 1990 World Cup...... Read More

BUSINESS

Wigton's expansion projects halted by COVID-19

As the general pace of business activities continue to be impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Wigton Windfarm said that COVID-19... Read More

Bleak Christmas for most downtown Kingston vendors
Just one month before Christmas and the downtown Kingston's shopping meccas of Darling and Beckford Streets are already lined with the latest fashion wear and other...... Read More

TJH will bid for Montego Bay bypass toll road
TransJamaican Highway Limited (TJH), operators of Highway 2000 East-West wing, has formally made known its interest in bidding for the Montego Bay...... Read More

KLE earnings compressed as COVID-19 fallout rages on
With in-person dining limited and no event permits being issued in Jamaica, KLE Group Limited's earnings continue to deteriorate with its third-quarter results...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Chino to triple the treat

Singjay Chino McGregor has crafted a three-part project that will appeal to everyone. Read More

Dalwayne makes case for the weed
Dalwayne shows his support for marijuana on his latest single Deal Wid it. Produced by Phillip McFarlane of Irie Yute Records, the song was written seven years...... Read More

Rahim Burrell puts passion on record
RAHIM Burrell says he always had a passion for music. However, when a former schoolmate expressed the challenges of being a fledgling deejay, the 21-year-old sprung...... Read More

Brent gets its due
No Bass Like Home, a two-year series highlighting the contribution of the borough Brent to the development of reggae in the United Kingdom, ended on November 15 with...... Read More

COLUMNS

Citizens play an integral role in fighting crime

It is never easy to lose a loved one. And without wanting to downplay the emotional effects that we, humans, feel whenever we have to bid an eternal farewell to a... Read More

Can't bury our heads in the sand while children suffer
Our children are at risk in Jamaica. If one speaks with the Child Protection and Family Services Agency it is obvious that they are concerned. In the...... Read More

Those hypocrites of Hippocrates
The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history. The oath, written by Hippocrates, also known as the Father of Medicine, and...... Read More

Dry Harbour Mountains mining not worth environmental risks
With the tremendous jolt that the Jamaican economy has received from the novel coronavirus pandemic, and with economic forecasts indicating a slow recovery of the...... Read More

REGIONAL

Speid slams principals who have returned to school

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Owen Speid has slammed some principals who he has accused of trying to look better than their peers by going out to school despite the... Read More

West fingered as island sees 'slight' increase in COVID-19 cases
THE Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) is reporting a “slight” increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on the island, raising concerns that the virus...... Read More

Barrett Town, Granville benefiting from JSIF's 'Safe Route to School' initiative
MONTEGO BAY, St James -  Principals for the Barrett Town All-Age and Granville Primary and Infant schools in St James are ecstatic...... Read More

NOT ENOUGH!
MONTEGO BAY, St James - Veteran track and field official Lenford “Tony” Myers has called on the Jamaica Athletics...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The 'eternal' Maradona

Such were the limitations of television 50/60 years ago that the great majority of those who idolised Mr Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as... Read More

Congrats, Mr Biden, Mrs Harris; well fought, Mr Trump
With Mr Joseph R Biden having been recognised as the apparent winner of the November 3, 2020 United States presidential elections, we can now express our full-throated...... Read More

'Silence in the face of evil is itself evil'
Sad to say, but we have been here many times before.... Read More

Immigration remains important to Jamaica under the Biden-Harris Administration
Migration , as it always has, will be one of the important issues for Jamaicans, both here and in the United States, when it comes to the incoming...... Read More

AUTO

Ranger comes in with a Raptor

Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG), dealers for the Ford brand of motor vehicles in Jamaica, launched the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor pickup, virtually,... Read More

Gordon Town Road warning
THE National Works Agency (NWA) says it is awaiting a government decision on the solution to the closed St Andrew East Rural Gordon Town main road, before starting the...... Read More

The electrifying Porsche Cayenne
HOW do you make the best sport utility vehicle (SUV) better? You harness the power of electricity like Porsche has for its largest model, the Cayenne. The superiority...... Read More

Standing the test of tyre
Government - owned Jamaica Ultimate Tyre Company is Jamaica's leading retreader of tyres.... Read More

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