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GLOBAL superstar Mariah Carey has been confirmed as the headline act for the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival next January. Carey, regarded as the best-selling female artiste of all ti ...

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THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) yesterday acted on its plan to relocate fisherfolk from the informal Forum Fishing Village in Portmore, St Catherine. The operation began at approximately 6: ...

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THE Vineyard Town Police Station in Kingston was yesterday placed under investigation by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) after information emerged that an unconventional electrical connection was s ...

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JOHN Mahfood and his father Adeeb placed Jamaican Teas in public listing mode the moment they acquired the firm's predecessor, Tetley Tea Company Ltd, in January 1996. For 13 years after the Tetley ...

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THE Reggae Boyz’ image has suffered a serious battering on the FIFA Coca-Cola Rankings in recent times, but head coach Winfried Schaefer believes that anomaly can be immediately corrected if ...

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A NEW route, new clues, a new app, and more excitement. That's what participants are to expect for the second staging of the inter-parish cross country road challenge, ATL Ram Goat Run, schedul ...

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Trinidad public sector workers demand resignation of Health Minister over Ebola controversy  5:30 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Public Service Association (PSA) Friday called on Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar to make a definitive statement regarding the staging of Carnival next year in light of the threat posed by the deadly Ebola virus. “I am calling on the Prime Minister to make a definitive statement on the country’s health and preparedness for Ebola right now. “You must be able to give an account. It is 1.3 million people living here, not a bunch of ... Read More

Police presence increased in Bog Walk  5:19 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, has assured residents of Bog Wa ...... Read More

Canada halts visas for residents of Ebola-hit nations  5:14 PM
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada on Friday announced it was suspending visa applications for residen ...... Read More

Senior cop convicted for breaching INDECOM Act  4:38 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A deputy superintendent of police has been convicted for obstructing the Inde ...... Read More

Hundreds pay tribute to horse racing legend Kenneth Mattis  4:08 PM
  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Family and friends turned out in their numbers to pay their respect for ...... Read More

NEWS

Not enough evidence to prosecute police in Kentucky Kid’s killing, DPP insists

  KINGSTON, Jamaica — Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewelllyn, responding to reports that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has sent a special report to ... Read More

INDECOM criticises DPP’s handling of ‘Kentucky Kid’ case
THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has severely criticised the decision of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Lewellyn ...... Read More

Jazz & Blues signs Mariah Carey
GLOBAL superstar Mariah Carey has been confirmed as the headline act for the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival next January. Carey, reg ...... Read More

UDC relocates fisherfolk from Forum Fishing Village
THE Urban Development Corporation (UDC) yesterday acted on its plan to relocate fisherfolk from the informal Forum Fishing Village in Portmore, St C ...... Read More

SPORT

Jamaica to face USA, T&T in CONCACAF U-20 Championship

ROSE HALL, St James — Jamaica's Under-20 men's team will have to get the better of old foes the United States and Trinidad and Tobago as well as bogey team Panama at next year's CONCACAF fin ... Read More

Coach thinks Reggae Boyz can lift Caribbean Cup, but...
THE Reggae Boyz’ image has suffered a serious battering on the FIFA Coca-Cola Rankings in recent times, but head coach Winfried Schaefer bel ...... Read More

Redskins scalp Cowboys; Brady vs Manning highlights Week 9
  WITH all the controversy swirling around the name 'Redskins' and their perceived lack of political correctness, I sincerely hope that no one is ...... Read More

Harbour View stop Waterhouse march with 2-1 victory
HARBOUR View checked Waterhouse's intended march to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League's (RSPL) standings with a stomping 2-1 defeat in a resche ...... Read More

BUSINESS

VIDEO: Medical ganja company targets $4b in revenue by 2019; eyes IPO by 1Q next year

LOCAL medical marijuana company, Medicanja Limited, expects to generate approximately $4 billion in sales within four years. "Revenue from the sales and services of over 18 products that we hav ... Read More

2014 Private Sector Hall of Famer urges more reform
THE 2014 Private Sector Hall of Fame recipient Dr Glenford Christian urged Government to continue to enact Doing Business improvements in order to i ...... Read More

JOHN MAHFOOD: Long-term preparation key to listing
JOHN Mahfood and his father Adeeb placed Jamaican Teas in public listing mode the moment they acquired the firm's predecessor, Tetley Tea Company Lt ...... Read More

'Buy more shares', says Red Stripe chairman
"BUY more shares," is the advice to shareholders coming from Red Stripe chairman, Richard Byles. The performance of the beer company over the last ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

That's Not Nice

DANCEHALL producer Ainsley 'Notnice' Morris says his association with controversial acts Vybz Kartel and Alkaline have caused some artistes to shy away from him. According to Morris, it is one ... Read More

Magnum Kings & Queens goes regional
BILLED as Jamaica's number one dancehall TV show, Magnum Kings & Queens of Dancehall was launched at the Lyndhurst Road offices of TVJ on Tuesda ...... Read More

Aidonia hits out at scammers
DANCEHALL artiste Aidonia is blasting persons purporting to be part of his management team and collecting deposits for shows in Europe. According t ...... Read More

Etana rises on Billboard
Due to a change in the cut-off date for the tabulation of Billboard Magazine's charts, Etana's new album I Rise debuts at number seven on the Billbo ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Oh baby!

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year. Now ... Read More

VIDEO: NFPB head warns women against delaying pregnancy
MORE professional Jamaican women are delaying pregnancy and making the choice to be single parents. This, according to National Family Planning Boa ...... Read More

Don't let these little things threaten your marriage
SOMETIMES the request for a separation or divorce may hit you like a ton of bricks, as you may not have seen the signs that anything was wrong in yo ...... Read More

How Michelle Watkis Robinson beat breast cancer
A trip to Texas in 2010 for a wedding ended up changing Michelle Watkis Robinson's life. She was conducting a random breast self-examination when ...... Read More

COLUMNS

What really lies ahead for us?

UNCLEAN! Unclean! was the biblical call against lepers. Citizens of this divided land, take heed. What if the dreaded Ebola should come this way? And should any of us happen to become afflicted, h ... Read More

Caricom's 'one economy' a poisoned chalice for Jamaica?
LAST week, Andrew Holness' New York headline was 'Jamaica can be a superpower'. Amen and amen, Sir, go for it! But July 4, 1973 may be Caricom Day ...... Read More

I support the men-only KC Old Boys' dinner format
It would be most foolish for a Kingston College (KC) old boy to show up Saturday evening at the Grand Jamaica Ballroom of the Pegasus with his wif ...... Read More

Through the eyes of the beholder
TODAY (October 30) is the 34th anniversary of the general election of 1980. The Jamaica Labour Party led by Edward Seaga had a landslide victory, ...... Read More

REGIONAL

Hanover family in pain

GREEN ISLAND, Hanover — PAIN continued to grip the family of 16-year-old Rusea's High School student Mauricia Parr even as the Hanover police prepare a file to be submitted to the Coroner's Co ... Read More

$2-million CHIKV clean-up programme launched in Hanover
LUCEA, Hanover — THE Hanover Parish Council and other stakeholders in the parish officially launched a clean-up campaign on the weekend. ...... Read More

PNP Central Westmoreland candidates unite at REC
KNOCKALVA, Hanover — THE candidates who contested the Peoples National Party's ( PNP) delegates' election last week to replace Roger Clarke as ...... Read More

12 detained, gun recovered in anti-lottery scam operation
MONTEGO BAY, St James — AN illegal weapon was reportedly recovered in Montego Bay during an operation Tuesday to bust people involved in the l ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

The argument for abortion is indeed compelling

DR Sandra Knight, the chair of the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), has reignited debate on abortion -- easily one of the most controversial issues that Jamaica has been grappling with for d ... Read More

Why Minister Lisa Hanna cannot, must not, fail the youth!
This afternoon, Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna will launch, with our blessing, National Youth Month, which will be observed throughout t ...... Read More

Talk isn't so cheap, but for sure, ignorance is expensive
  WE are sure that, by now, the very proactive information minister would have marshalled her staff to ferret out every bit of information possib ...... Read More

O Canada, we salute you for standing up to terrorists
There's great significance in the decision of the Canadian Government to reopen the grounds of Parliament Hill three days after a gunman shot dead a ...... Read More

AUTO

Karting action heats up

THERE is only one more meet to go in the Jamaica Karting Association's (JKA) championship season after last Sunday's event at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. While the karters r ... Read More

Raring to 'GO-AT'
A NEW route, new clues, a new app, and more excitement. That's what participants are to expect for the second staging of the inter-parish cross ...... Read More

Sunday is Toyota Day
THE Falmouth Pier's parking lot, Falmouth, will be transformed into a mecca for all things Toyota for the first annual Toyota Day, this Sunday. "Pe ...... Read More

J'cans ready to ROC Barbados
LOCAL motorsport icons Doug Gore and Jeffrey Panton have been confirmed this week to represent Jamaica at December's Race of Champions (ROC) 2014 to ...... Read More

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