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The verbal wound that has affected the body of Opposition Leader Andrew Holness continues to bleed as the senior politician has still not responded to questions surrounding the purchase of land ...

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ASH Wednesday was no ordinary holiday for friends and relatives of Lansil Gregory, 71, and his 74-year-old wife Corita, who had gathered to clean the couple’s rural Manchester home. While li ...

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ADELPHI, St James — Whomever wins the St James East Central parliamentary seat when the votes are tallied on election night will have the mammoth task of addressing the chronic water probl ...

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Bartlett, Donaldson confident
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Leonie Forbes has played many roles in a decorated career which has comprised film, television and stage. However, it is her current appearance as Mavis Jones in David Tulloch’s heart-rendin ...

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Leading lady!
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Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake opened his 2016 campaign with a disappointing showing, finishing down the track in the men’s 400-metre at the 12th staging of the Camperdown Classic, the ...

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Olympian and candidate for West Rural St Andrew in the next general election, Juliet Cuthbert is, in her words, “51, pregnant, fit and fabulous and all set for representational politics&rdquo ...

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Weekly Round-up: Deadly JLP rally...Fitch upgrades Ja...Portia threatens Holness with lawsuit 8:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police confirmed that the two people who were on Sunday shot dead during the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) mass rally in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay ... Read More

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NEWS

Always put Jamaica first, Portia urges Comrades

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — Prime minister and People’s National Party President Portia Simpson Miller avoided name-calling and made only a few references to the “other side&rdquo ... Read More

Opposition Leader yet to answer questions over purchase of St Andrew property
The verbal wound that has affected the body of Opposition Leader Andrew Holness continues to bleed as the senior politician has still not respon ...... Read More

Killers rob Manchester of ‘benevolent’ Christian couple
ASH Wednesday was no ordinary holiday for friends and relatives of Lansil Gregory, 71, and his 74-year-old wife Corita, who had gathered to clean t ...... Read More

Official betting on election results
There is now official betting being offered by a local bookmaking entity, Island Bet, on the outcome of the February 25 General Election. A flyer ob ...... Read More

SPORT

Strengthening weaker nations will make CONCACAF stronger — Montagliani

It is widely agreed that the performances of CONCACAF teams at the Brazil 2014 World Cup were directly linked to a broad-based growth programme in the confederation that has started to bear fruit. ... Read More

Quarter-miler Taylor impresses with 10.44sec clocking at Camperdown Classic
Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake opened his 2016 campaign with a disappointing showing, finishing down the track in the men’s 400-metre a ...... Read More

Hamilton hundred leaves Scorpions with tough ask on final day
NORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) — Jamaica Scorpions were facing a Herculean effort to save their sixth-round game in the regional first-class cham ...... Read More

Waterhouse vs Tivoli: No longer a thriller of the past
IN previous seasons the contest between Waterhouse FC and Tivoli Gardens FC would be a clash of title challengers. The two local football heavyweig ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Fitch says Jamaica’s debt still very high

Fitch, the international ratings agency which provides issuer and bond ratings, said Thursday that NDX payments were pre-funded by US$2 billion in Eurobonds raised in July 2015, providing J$45 bil ... Read More

Jampro and UWI seek to boost entrepreneurship
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) has inked a deal with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus to increase access to its trainin ...... Read More

Student Living says short-term rentals boost earnings
138 Student Living Jamaica Ltd (138 SL) said in its first quarter financials that losses for the period ended December 31, 2015 were smaller than ex ...... Read More

Access doubles loans, CEO James says
Access Financial Services Ltd says a 19 per cent climb in revenue and an improvement in net profit margin to 34 per cent for the financial year en ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Ernie Smith grateful for JaRIA award

FOR a second year, singer and songwriter Ernie Smith is being recognised by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) at their honour awards. And, like last year, he’ll be unable to at ... Read More

Leading lady!
Leonie Forbes has played many roles in a decorated career which has comprised film, television and stage. However, it is her current appearance as ...... Read More

Cruz not moved to cast vote
Music has played a major part in Jamaica’s general elections. In 1972, the famous bandwagon of reggae musicians, organised by Clancy Eccles, ...... Read More

Oscars overlooked
WHEN it comes to performing talent, the Oscars seem to have no problem with black people entertaining them as hosts. Whoopi Goldberg made history as ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Pretty Woman

Richard Gere did it in Pretty Woman — got mesmerised and fell in love with a woman in the sex industry. For some women it’s honest work for honest pay, as important as any other job, an ... Read More

Men, would you play househusband?
Your partner’s career is taking off; she seems to be climbing the ladder of success and you couldn’t be more proud of her. The higher s ...... Read More

Is the bathroom off-limits?
Many will say that their moment in the bathroom, sitting on the throne, is their quiet time — their time to relax and be at peace. But many c ...... Read More

10 sure ways to stop morning sickness
IT’S the part of pregnancy that many women don’t look forward to, but in fact, more than 50 per cent of pregnant women experience it. ...... Read More

COLUMNS

Why is the PNP fighting the 10-point plan so much?

One definition of an economist is somebody who sees something happen in practice and wonders if it will work in theory. — Ronald Reagan The critical conduits of political, social and e ... Read More

Of mad hatters, white rabbits, and the queen of hearts
  Nomination Day, February 9, 2016, has been described by this newspaper as one of, if not the most peaceful nomination days in recent history. ...... Read More

Reputation accounts for something, but the debates are still necessary
Reputation accounts for something. At the end of the day, when the curtains are drawn and the crowds have long disappeared, our reputation is all w ...... Read More

We all vote... some by not voting
Is not voting really the answer to the nation’s problems? Are the young, educated people of this country justified in their stance to steer cle ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Killers rob Manchester of ‘benevolent’ Christian couple

ASH Wednesday was no ordinary holiday for friends and relatives of Lansil Gregory, 71, and his 74-year-old wife Corita, who had gathered to clean the couple’s rural Manchester home. While li ... Read More

Election boycott in St Mary
While representatives of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) are fine tuning their machinery to face the poll ...... Read More

Flood of athletes expected at Milo Western Relays
CATHERINE HALL, St James – Large fields are expected at today’s 38th staging of the Milo Western Relays at the Montego Bay Sports Compl ...... Read More

McNeill hails JCF for work on Negril Police Station
  Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill has commended members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for their outstanding work on the renovation ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Election or not, let’s keep our eyes on the ZIKV ball

On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the Zika virus (ZIKV) is a global pandemic and needs a co-ordinated multilateral response. This followed the May 2015 al ... Read More

The power of mental strength
Among the more intriguing aspects of human existence is the ability of people to lift themselves to overcome odds — sometimes great odds. S ...... Read More

An example from Lord Coe for Jamaican politicians
By any stretch of the imagination, Lord Sebastian Coe has a very tough task ahead of him. Shortly after his election as president of the Internat ...... Read More

Congratulations, JA, on a nicely done Nomination Day!
“Believe it or not, I didn’t read the article. The moment I saw the photos I started to write. I have no idea what are the contents in t ...... Read More

AUTO

NRSC, JCF urging party supporters to be responsible

THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is deeply concerned about the distrubing practice of people protruding from moving vehicles during political motorcades. The council said the move could res ... Read More

Plenty of room in the Noah
NEED to carry seven or eight people without them feeling like sardines? The 2016 Noah could be the solution, as it fills a niche for customers want ...... Read More

Pickup problems
Dear SSP Allen, I was wondering if there was a legitimate reason why private owners of vehicles such as the Nissan Frontier or other such private pi ...... Read More

Classics bloom at flower show
AUTOMOTIVE enthusiasts had plenty to see at last Sunday’s Ocho Rios Orchid show at Sans Souci Hotel in St Mary. According to Shane Angus, Ja ...... Read More

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