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THE Ministry of Health yesterday released the main findings of its audit of conditions in the public health care system across the island, but revealed nothing which has not been repeatedly ventil ...

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- The Manchester police are probing reports of extortion in the Mandeville bus park following a shooting on Tuesday night which left two men dead. "The initial theory is ...

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SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - TEARS streamed steadily down the cheeks of mourners who gathered here at the office of well-loved medical doctor Barrington Clarke on Tuesday after news broke that h ...

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The dawn of the new generation of ‘sports fans’ seems to have brought about a mentality that athletes must be petted and worshipped, even in mediocrity.  One of the most loved th ...

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EIGHT secondary and tertiary students have been inducted into the Youth Exposure for a great Start (YES) Club, a mentorship programme conceptualised by prominent St James businessman Noel Whyte, t ...

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GENERATION 2000 (G2K) yesterday dismissed the Government’s $50-million sustainable development plan for St Thomas as a vote-catching ploy, arguing that the ruling People’s National Party& ...

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Pastor shot dead in churchyard 10:25 PM

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3,000 scholarships and grants presented to students in St Andrew Eastern  7:23 PM
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Backlog reduced at Firearm Licensing Authority  6:34 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — National Security Minister Peter Bunting says the Firearm Lic ...... Read More

One of Lucea's most wanted turns self in  6:14 PM
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Forex: J$118.01 to one US dollar  5:46 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Wednesday, September 2, ended trading at J$118.01, ...... Read More

Gas prices down $2.02, diesel up $1.12  5:39 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in the prices of gasol ...... Read More

US hopes to strengthen energy initiative in the Caribbean  4:50 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The United States says it hopes to strengthen plans for a ...... Read More

New York Caribbean Carnival Week kicks off tomorrow  4:44 PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica – In his 44 years living in New York City, Thomas Bailey has seen it ...... Read More

NEWS

GSAT students in State care recognised by CDA

The Child Development Agency (CDA) used its recently held National Children Summit to host a special recognition and preparation session for some 100 children in State care who sat the Grade Six A ... Read More

Sick health system
THE Ministry of Health yesterday released the main findings of its audit of conditions in the public health care system across the island, but rev ...... Read More

Police suspect extortion behind Mandeville double murder
MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- The Manchester police are probing reports of extortion in the Mandeville bus park following a shooting on Tuesday night ...... Read More

Put your money where your mouth is!
THE committee spearheading the 150th anniversary observance of the Morant Bay uprising has challenged potential investors to set up businesses thr ...... Read More

SPORT

Reggae Boy Hector completes £4-million Chelsea deal

LONDON, England (CMC) -- English Premier League mega club Chelsea have completed the signing of Jamaica international defender Michael Hector for £4 million. The 23-year-old, who represen ... Read More

Powell recalled to 27-man Reggae Boyz squad
Embattled defender Alvas Powell has been included in Jamaica’s 27-man training squad ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifying game against ...... Read More

Anderson commits to increased professionalism to PFAJ
DON Anderson, the new chairman of the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ), says his first commitment is to bring increased professio ...... Read More

The A Team
Jamaica's sprint legend Usain Bolt (centre) is flanked by Agent Ricky Simms (left) and Manager Nugent Walker at the international airport in Beijing ...... Read More

BUSINESS

Consumers stretch to meet school expenses

Back-to-school shoppers have increased their dependence on book vouchers, credit cards and education loans for the upcoming 2015/2016 school year. Mother of three Vel Samuels told the Jamaica Obs ... Read More

Record tourist arrivals expected for 2015
The lobby group Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) expects the growth in visitors from the US and Europe to result in record arrivals fo ...... Read More

Profits down at Seprod
MANUFACTURING conglomerate Seprod Limited closed its half-year ending June with declines in profitability for both its manufacturing and distributio ...... Read More

Taste for Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances leads to increased profits
Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances (CFF) is hoping to expand its footprint in the local and international markets following a $10.32 million increase ...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Spookie profits from Hurt it UP

GROWING up in the Tower Hill community of Kingston, singer Jason White would often visit Friends for Real studio to show his talent. A former student of Mount Carmel Academy, he and friends wou ... Read More

No Soul in the Sun this year
THE three-day music festival, Soul in the Sun, first staged last October will not be held this year. This was confirmed by executive producer J ...... Read More

All-star performance
Despite the daunting responsibility of saluting the Skatalites in an effort to inspire a return of horns in Jamaican music, the Pembroke Hall Allsta ...... Read More

New York Caribbean Carnival Week kicks off tomorrow
KINGSTON, Jamaica – In his 44 years living in New York City, Thomas Bailey has seen it all in terms of the evolution of Jamaican culture. This ...... Read More

ALL WOMAN

Can women have platonic male friends?

A few years ago, comedian Chris Rock posited that there was no such thing as platonic friends for women, as they see their male friends as phalluses in glass cases, and will break the cases when th ... Read More

Breakups hurt women more, but they recover more fully
Women endure more emotional pain when a relationship ends but once recovered, they could be in better shape than their former other halves. "Put si ...... Read More

‘I need space’
“I need space” are three words people who are deeply in love dread in relationships. Sometimes you may miss the warning signs that your ...... Read More

Photo: That's so funny
Romeliah Rhea Williams finds joy in the smallest things. ... Read More

COLUMNS

Hillary Clinton's dilemma

Hillary Clinton could not have resisted running for the United States presidency. The lure of being the best-positioned person to be the first female president of the US could not be ignored. Alth ... Read More

Post-World Championships reflections
THE spectacular performance of our athletes, at the recently concluded International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships ...... Read More

Gatlin, not Bolt, saved athletics
SINCE 2008, Usain Bolt has been an indomitable force in athletics. He has won an unbelievable four individual Olympic gold medals and seven individu ...... Read More

A woman is not perfected without trials
THIS is not an anti-men column. In fact, if I had even marginally enough cougar inclination, I would be stalking Usain Bolt. Not only is he one of th ...... Read More

REGIONAL

All set!

MONTEGO BAY, St James Daniel Reid will leave for Munro College in St Elizabeth on Sunday following overwhelming financial support from a number of companies and individuals. Daniel, who hails ... Read More

Sav's Sorrow
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - TEARS streamed steadily down the cheeks of mourners who gathered here at the office of well-loved medical doctor Ba ...... Read More

Police suspect extortion behind Mandeville double murder
MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- The Manchester police are probing reports of extortion in the Mandeville bus park following a shooting on Tuesday night ...... Read More

Frustrated Meadows withdraws over JLP's delay in selecting candidate
MONTEGO BAY, St James - FORMER Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Senator Dennis Meadows has withdrawn his application to become the party's candidate in St ...... Read More

EDITORIALS

Of course, the Jamaican economy learn from our success in athletics!

The success of Jamaican athletes since the late 1940s and in particular during the Usain Bolt era has established beyond any doubt that Jamaica is among the very top few countries in athletics ... Read More

Glad Rev Thwaites apologised for 'leggo beast' comment
THERE is a well-known anecdote in which Sir Alexander Bustamante is said to have used very unparliamentary language in accusing another member of th ...... Read More

An example to follow
AMONG the great photographs of the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China is that of Mrs Novlene Williams-Mills, baton held aloft in her ...... Read More

Opportunities for Jamaica as Chinese economic tremors shake the world
CHINA is such a large and important part of the global economy that what happens there has implications for the rest of the world. Following an unpr ...... Read More

AUTO

Singer Denyque is new brand ambassador for ATL Auto

SINGER and media personality Denyque has signed on as brand ambassador for ATL Automotive Limited. The premium car dealership -- specialising in Honda, Audi and Volkswagen brands -- has signed ... Read More

Maurice Whittingham the 'Boss'
MAURICE Whittingham continued to prove why he's one of the best drivers, and the 'Whurl Boss' of dexterities in the island with a sparkling performa ...... Read More

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