PERTH, Australia (AFP) — Defending champions India will look to continue their recent success against Chris Gayle when they clash with the West Indies in the World Cup at the WACA ground in ...

Another stern test

ATTORNEY Michael Lorne yesterday withdrew from the legal team representing the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) in the Tivoli Gardens Commission of Enquiry hours after he was arrested and charg ...

Lorne quits

JAPANESE Ambassador Yasuo Takase, who says farewell to Jamaica today, signed a US$1 million, or J$115 million grant for industrial products, as one of his last official duties. Dr Peter Phillip ...


JAMAICA'S Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James has been named the region's number one airport for 2015 by the online publication Caribbean Journal. "Any airport where we can ...

Sangster is #1

LONDON, England (CMC) — A report by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has found that Jamaica remains the largest illicit producer and exporter of cannabis herb in Central Amer ...

Largest ganja producer

THE farming community of Newlands, St Thomas, was yesterday rocked to its core following the macabre murder of a 14-year-old girl by criminals who hacked the teenager to death and then dumped her ...



Policeman among seven shot and injured 12:01 AM

  KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Police are confirming that seven people including a Police Officer were shot and injured on King Street (downtown Kingston) during a confrontation i ... Read More

Section of Bog Walk Gorge main road reduced to single-lane traffic  9:44 PM
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – The National Works Agency (NWA) in a release Wednesday advised ...... Read More

US ambassador to South Korea slashed on face and wrist in attack  8:42 PM
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LIME launches lucrative National Street Futsal tournament  8:31 PM
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Viv Richards releases song  7:22 PM
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Kellier explains reasons for Mexican workers at Jamaica Grande  6:58 PM
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Attorney-at-law Michael Lorne charged with fraud  6:53 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Attorney-at-law Michael Lorne was today arrested and charged with forgery ...... Read More

Ferguson hits back at claims CHIKV mangement caused economy contraction  6:34 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has hit back against accusations from ...... Read More


Phillips confirms extension of IMF wage-to-GDP deadline

MINISTER of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips has confirmed the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) agreement to an extension of the deadline for public sector salaries to be reduced to nine ... Read More

Another stern test
PERTH, Australia (AFP) — Defending champions India will look to continue their recent success against Chris Gayle when they clash with the W ...... Read More

Attorney on fraud charges pulls out of Tivoli Enquiry
ATTORNEY Michael Lorne yesterday withdrew from the legal team representing the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) in the Tivoli Gardens Commissio ...... Read More

Japanese ambassador's $115-m parting shot
JAPANESE Ambassador Yasuo Takase, who says farewell to Jamaica today, signed a US$1 million, or J$115 million grant for industrial products, as on ...... Read More


Young Boyz hunt another win against Cuba

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Jamaica will be hunting three more valuable points when they tackle Cuba in Group A action of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship at the Estadio Francisco Morazan s ... Read More

Baseball can be 'big' in Jamaica, says Don Anderson
Jamaicans have an opportunity to make the sport of baseball big on the island, said Don Anderson, chairman of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS). A ...... Read More

Webb set to continue as head of CONCACAF
MIAMI, USA (CMC) — High-profile CONCACAF president Jeff Webb is set to be elected unopposed for his first full term as leader of the confedera ...... Read More

Georges Valley, Porus boost semi-final hopes
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Georges Valley and Porus have taken control of the semi-final race in Zone One of the JB Rum/Captain's Bakery Manches ...... Read More


LIME, Digicel getting ready to implement number portability

TELECOMMUNICATIONS providers LIME and Digicel say they are working towards implementing the number portability system amidst optimism by the Government about meeting the May deadline. On Tuesda ... Read More

Facebook fends off Digicel's complaints
BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Monday fended off complaints that the hugely popular social network was getting ...... Read More

IMF's Van Selm downplays quantitative ease approach for Ja
INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative in Jamaica Dr Bert Van Selm on Tuesday downplayed a view that the island should adopt the ...... Read More

Local software developers ready for DevCa 2015
TWENTY-FIVE local software developers are primed and ready to create products for local and regional markets following participation in a two-day bo ...... Read More


‘‘Give youths a chance’

WHILE he is not impressed with the current cast of Jamaican politicians, roots artiste Kabaka Pyramid believes young people should be given more opportunities in how the country is run. The 29- ... Read More

Divas deliver
GEM Myers was diva of the night with her performance at Jazz in The Gardens on Sunday. Dubbed Jazz Divas Chapter One, the 11-year-old, bi-monthly e ...... Read More

An ode to Delroy Wilson
Today is the 20th anniversary of Wilson's death. Known to fans as 'Saddle Head', he was 46 when he died of cirrhosis of the liver in 1995. IN the ...... Read More

Carnival Pon Di Road heads to Falmouth
APPLETON Special and Digicel's Carnival Pon Di Road series heads to Trelawny tomorrow. The series, now in its third week, has already been to the C ...... Read More


One natural sister

Tiffany Scott has been in love with natural hair ever since she was a young girl. “I can even remember when I was in high school I used to hide in the bathroom and comb my friend's hair,&rdquo ... Read More

Do Jamaican men still love their brownings?
The two-toned women parading on the streets wearing winter gear is testament to the fact that there’s still a market for the browning (real or ...... Read More

How to dump your lover
When a relationship has run its course, parting is the next best step. Sometimes this can be a mutually agreed decision, once both parties are on th ...... Read More

Tempted to touch
Is it that men are weaker when it comes to resisting temptation? Or are both sexes equally culpable? Who is more vulnerable? Below readers share th ...... Read More


'No, mi son, yuh kill all a dem a'ready'

The brutal hacking to death of a 14-year-old schoolgirl two days ago in St Thomas is either indicative of the mindless brutality of a mad man or, more realistically, a nation filled with too many ... Read More

Referendum: 'Best practice' for the JLP
The term 'best practice' means that it is the best way to get a desired result. It turns out that one of the best practices for a Jamaica Labour P ...... Read More

Cosmetics won't heal the JLP family
It can be said, without contradiction, that in the immediate aftermath of the leadership contest between Audley Shaw and himself, Holness moved ve ...... Read More

Social enterprises on the rise
A prudent man holds on to the old as long as it is good, and grabs hold of the new as soon as it is better; so goes an old adage. It's time to let ...... Read More


Ex-cop detained, wife in hospital

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — An ex-policeman has been detained and his wife in hospital following a controversial shooting early yesterday morning at the home of the couple in Pineapple, here in Ocho R ... Read More

100 houses for tourism workers in Belle Air
EMPLOYEES in the tourism industry are this year to benefit from the construction of some 100 two-bedroom units in Belle Air III, St Ann, under the J ...... Read More

13 injured in St Margaret’s Bay crash
ST MARGARET'S Bay, Portland — Thirteen people were injured late Monday afternoon in a motor vehicle crash on the North Coast Highway, in the v ...... Read More

Fear grips Steer Town
WITH crime, high unemployment and many other Challenges plaguing their community, residents of Steer Town have expressed delight at the implementat ...... Read More


The heart-rending deathbed cry of Rev Glen Archer

On his deathbed, the late Rev Glen Archer is reported by relatives to have lamented to them that he was heartbroken at the apparently low level of response to the public appeal for assistance in h ... Read More

Let's focus on the well-being of every Jamaican
JAMAICA, understandably, has a fixation on economic growth. Our governments have tended to measure their success by whether growth was achieved or w ...... Read More

The people must be central to downtown Kingston's revival
Fifty, 60 years ago, downtown Kingston was the place to be after dark. Those with money to spend had opportunity to do so at the many bars and ...... Read More

No surprise in Mugabe’s continued display of poor judgement
We wish we could say we’re surprised at the lavish US$1-million birthday party thrown for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in that country o ...... Read More


Optimism roars back as Geneva Motor Show opens

GENEVA, Switzerland -- (AFP) Out with the gloom, in with the boom: Sleek luxury sports cars, high-end SUVs and nifty little city cars were bumper-to-bumper when the Geneva Motor Show opened to the ... Read More

Risky roads
JAMAICANS are far more likely to be killed in a road crash in this country than in any other. "You are nine times more likely to be killed in a roa ...... Read More

RUBiS rolls out Ultra Shop
FRENCH-OWNED RUBiS Energy Jamaica launched its newest initiative, Ultra Shop, at the Gassan Azan-owned Waterloo Service Station in St Andrew, on Tue ...... Read More

Guyana invades Westmoreland
AS the opening round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) takes shape this weekend at JamWest Speedway, Little London, ...... Read More


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