Weekly-Round-up: Police sickout… PNP Councillor murdered… Gayle belts 20th T20 hundred7:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police Federation on Tuesday said the Government seems to be taking a very cynical and simplistic approach to wage negotiations, after again... Read More

Hope poised for T20 debut after replacing Samuels9:27 pm
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Stroke-maker Shai Hope has been named to replace injured all-rounder Marlon Samuels in the West Indies Twenty20 squad to face New...... Read More

NKorea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN9:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — North Korea must "earn its way back" to the negotiating table, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday, backing away from an...... Read More

'Youthquake' named Oxford Dictonaries' word of 2017 8:10 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) —"Youthquake" was crowned Friday as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage.... Read More

EU opens next Brexit phase but warns 'difficult' talks ahead 7:48 pm
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday to open crucial talks on a future relationship with Britain once it leaves the bloc, but warned it would be...... Read More

Farmers urged to capitalise on ALEX platform 7:33 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has urged Jamaican farmers to capitalise on the Agri-linkages Exchange (ALEX) platform, which he says will...... Read More

US judge blocks Trump anti-contraception measure 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES (AFP) — A federal judge from Pennsylvania Friday blocked a decision by the Trump administration to put an end to an obligation under Obamacare...... Read More

CARICOM denounces EU blacklisting Caribbean countries6:21 pm
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has “strongly” objected to a move by the European Union to include a number of Caribbean...... Read More


Police to get 97 vehicles by Monday

NATIONAL Security Minister Robert Montague says 97 motor vehicles will be delivered to the Jamaica Constabulary Force by Monday. Read More

Cops release Trelawny woman linked to Miami gun bust
AFTER spending two nights in police custody, the woman detained in connection with last month's gun bust in Miami, United States, was released...... Read More

Gov't urges vertical developments to maximise urban land use
MINISTER without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz says the need for a review of residential density zoning standards is still a...... Read More

Caribbean bank to pump US$172m into Jamaica
THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a US$172-million programme of assistance for Jamaica that will run from now to the year 2021.... Read More


JFF, Umbro sign US$4-million kit deal

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the England-based sportwear manufacturer Umbro have signed a US$4-million (approximately J$500 million) kit sponsorship deal,... Read More

Humble Lion steal point off UWI
UWI FC Head Coach Marcel Gayle was left fuming after the final whistle as his troops let Humble Lion off the hook in their midweek Red Stripe Premier League encounter...... Read More

FLOW confident of new football deal with ISSA — Redwood
With their five-year agreement as title sponsor for schoolboy football now coming to an end, FLOW's vice-president of marketing Carlo Redwood has expelled any doubt...... Read More

Cornwall College hunt U-14 title
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Defending ISSA/Freshhh all-island champions Cornwall College will today seek to retain the Rural Area Under-14 title when they take on...... Read More


Gov't promises microcredit regulation by February

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Fayval Williams, has assured micro financiers that the Bill to regulate activities in their sector , the... Read More

Preparing Jamaica's future labour force
I have long maintained that the biggest risk to Jamaica's economic development is the unproductivity of our labour force, which was highlighted in an article I wrote in...... Read More

CDB approves US$76 million for St Kitts
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a programme of assistance of US$76.2 million for St Kitts and Nevis over the...... Read More

CDB announces US$100 million country strategy for Haiti
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Haiti in reducing poverty, building resilience,...... Read More


Her brother's keeper

With her brother's sentencing just hours away, Donna Wilson, sister of dancehall deejay Ninjaman, is keeping a positive... Read More

'I Am Not AFRAID' - Etana relocates to Jamaica
ETANA is not afraid. She said she is not allowing the rise in the murder rate to deter her decision to return to Jamaica to live permanently. ... Read More

Reggae on show in Miami
There was a little piece of Jamaica at last week's Art Basel exhibition at the Miami Convention Center in South Florida. The country's pop culture...... Read More

Tosh to take centrestage at Rootzfest
The work of reggae pioneer Peter Tosh in advocating for the legalisation of ganja will be celebrated this Sunday at Rastafari Rootzfest to be held at...... Read More


Work, slavery and a right to tertiary education

It's almost Santa time, so lighten up, let's mix and match today. Read More

Robbing the innocents of Christmas
In the words of some of the older folks, the Christmas breeze soon start to blow. In the spirit of tradition, the customs of celebrating the birth of...... Read More

Is abortion the answer to upgrade women's health?
Will legalising abortion really upgrade the quality of health care for women? What happens to the woman who rids herself of that baby, especially the poor, who will be...... Read More

Lowell Hawthorne's hallmark was always giving back
The name of Lowell Hawthorne has been indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of Jamaicans of all walks of life in Jamaica, the United States and the...... Read More


Clarendon street to be named in Davina Bennett's honour

MIDDLE Street in Mitchell Town, Clarendon, is to be renamed in honour of Davina Bennett, Miss Universe Jamaica 2017. Read More

Traffic congestion caused by collapsed road eases in Falmouth
HAGUE, Falmouth — The National Works Agency (NWA) yesterday carried out rehabilitation work on a section of the Falmouth Bypass in Trelawny that collapsed on...... Read More

Contax360 awards excellence
More than 25 employees of Contax360 BPO Solutions were on Saturday recognised for outstanding performance during the company's annual staff party and...... Read More

Mount Airy Primary and Infant School tops recycling competition
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Mount Airy Primary and Infant School recently copped two coveted awards in the Ministry of Tourism Negril Recycling competition.... Read More


ANC needs to choose Mr Zuma's successor carefully

If, as expected, Mr Jacob Zuma steps down as president of the African National Congress (ANC) next week, he will hopefully set South Africa on a path to recovering some... Read More

Country needs answers about massive gun find, not politicking
It was reported that a month ago the United States Customs and Border Protection and Outbound Enforcement Team at the Miami International Airport intercepted a shipment...... Read More

Learn from China's 'Dragonfly Eye' to fight crime
On Monday, this week, we were drawn by reports of China's investment in what it has said is “the world's biggest camera surveillance...... Read More

Support for low-crime areas might be too late to save Mr Montague
It may not come in time to save National Security Minister Robert Montague's job, but the Government's decision to allocate funds to address problems...... Read More


Showtime at ATL Autobahn

GRAMMY-WINNING deejay Beenie Man took the spotlight briefly at ATL Automotive's ATL Autobahn reveal on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Auto-matically Stunning!
'TIS is the season to be jolly as ATL Automotive officially opened their state-of-the-art showroom, dubbed ATL Autobahn, on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew last...... Read More

COLOURFUL fireworks decorated the evening sky announcing something spectacular was happening beneath. Guests gazed at aerial blooms in delight while a few raised their...... Read More

Hyundai Motor launches 'Be There With Hyundai' for FIFA World Cup
Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker and a proud FIFA Partner, has announced the launch of the “Be There With Hyundai”...... Read More


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