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48-y-o Kingston man reported missing4:44 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Forty-eight-year-old Donroy Forbes of Lincoln Road in Kingston has been reported missing since Monday, August 12. ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic eyeing Guyana market4:30 pm
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says the United Kingdom based Virgin Atlantic Airline is interested in...... Read More

Measles kill more people in DR Congo than Ebola — NGO4:15 pm
KINSHASA, DR Congo (AFP) — Measles has killed 2,758 people in the DR Congo since January, more than the Ebola epidemic in...... Read More

Philadelphia standoff suspect charged with attempted murder 3:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA, United States (AP) — A man suspected of shooting six police officers during an hours-long standoff that...... Read More

16-y-o Westmoreland girl goes missing in Black River market 3:20 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Sixteen-year-old Shaye Daley, of Frome district in...... Read More

Bartlett emphasises significance of tourism pension scheme 2:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says the pension scheme for tourism workers is a commitment by...... Read More

Marked improvements by athletes under Jamaica/China assistance programme — sports ministry 2:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica  — There has been marked improvement in the performance of local athletes who are being trained under the Jamaica/China Technical Assistance Programme,...... Read More

Bahamas marine pleads not guilty to murdering superior officer1:30 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – A 35-year-old marine, accused of murdering a superior officer and of the attempted...... Read More

NEWS

Get the police involved

President of the Association of Government Medical Consultants (AGMC) Dr Konrad Lawson is urging medical practitioners whom his organisation represents to abide by the... Read More

Government, Opposition express concern over bauxite price fall
The Jamaican government says it is holding talks with stakeholders within the vital bauxite industry with the...... Read More

Nineteen Jamaicans awarded 2019/20 Chevening Scholarships
The youngest detective sergeant in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); a chemical engineer who wants to improve the management of Jamaica's water resources; and a...... Read More

Government working with UWI on tourism courses
The Jamaican Government says it is partnering with The University of the West Indies (UWI) in the delivery of specialised courses of study for...... Read More

SPORT

Williams, Shelly lead chase at Birmingham Diamond League

A number of top-class fields headlined by mouth-watering line-ups in the women's 100m hurdles and 200m sprint will be on show today at the Birmingham Diamond League... Read More

Super Star, Esher cross swords for Hanover Major League title
LUCEA, Hanover — The fourth and final qualifier for the Western Confederation Super League will be decided today when Super Star FC and Esher United meet in the...... Read More

Taylor returns to form with win at low-key Belgium meet
Christopher Taylor continued his return to form, after being sidelined with injuries for most of the season, ran a season's best 45.62 seconds to win the 400m at a...... Read More

Jamaican Flemmings helps keep Phoenix top in USL
NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — Jamaican Junior Flemmings netted his 10th goal of the season as Phoenix Rising thumped Reno 1868 FC in a top of the table clash to stretch...... Read More

BUSINESS

Blue Power eyes Amazon

Soap maker and lumber distributor Blue Power Group Limited (BPow) is hoping to tap into a wider market by distributing its soap product lines through... Read More

POWER PUSH
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is promising that its customers will see more reliable service over the next five years as...... Read More

Financial solutions coming for SMEs — JMMB
Following the announcement of a 17 per cent increase in net profits, Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) is indicating that for the next financial...... Read More

Mandatory suspension of trading in SSL Venture Capital shares for breaches of Junior Market rules
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is advising of the continued suspension of trading in the shares of SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited (SSLVC) for...... Read More

ENTERTAINMENT

Dufton goes regional

Local comedian Dufton Shepherd is still buzzing following his performance in Barbados last Sunday. Read More

Musical journey continues
It was a full house for The Amazing Journey Continues concert put on by The Church of the Ascension in Mona Heights, St Andrew,...... Read More

Tulloch goes gospel
AWARD-WINNING theatre producer, director and actor David Tulloch is throwing his hat into the gospel music arena. He has released a gospel track which he hopes will...... Read More

Third World shares the work
It took four years to complete but reggae ambassadors Third World have finally released their much anticipated album, More Work To Be Done.... Read More

COLUMNS

We're getting to growth, despite the PNP's bad-mouthing

The bird builds his nest, then he flies up the hill. — Jabo proverb, Liberia  Read More

No snap election, Holness!
Recent news report has stated that well-known commentator Dr Paul Ashley has suggested to Prime Minister Andrew Holness that he should call a snap election should Peter...... Read More

Useful idiots are aplenty in the PNP
In its simplest form, politics is about making pacts between people so that they can 'live together' in groups, etc. Yet, the struggle to achieve political harmony, or...... Read More

Caribbean consequences of Trump's new immigration rules
UNITED States President Donald Trump's new rule on immigration and nationality, published on Monday, August 12, 2019 is not different from the rules applied by...... Read More

REGIONAL

Stop it!

RHYNE PARK, St James - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has scolded homeowners who operate garages and other commercial entities in residential spaces, arguing that not... Read More

Westmoreland-based Zimbali Retreats partners with Canadian Yardie Farma to grow medical ganja
CANAAN MOUNTAIN, Westmoreland — Zimbali Retreats, a rustic tourism resort enterprise in the hills here, has forged a partnership with Canadian investors Yardie...... Read More

Long-awaited US$70-million water improvement project for Negril could begin next year — Barnett
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — President of the National Water Commission (NWC) Mark Barnett says work is expected to start next year on the...... Read More

Sandals team members celebrate 'Jamaica 57' with 'Emancipendence Jamboree'
 ... Read More

EDITORIALS

Hoping good sense will prevent a global economic recession

There is nothing inevitable about a global economic recession because the world has learned how to reduce the intensity of a downsizing and to head off the worst. The... Read More

Weak global growth likely to mean US slowdown, not recession
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — How fragile is the global economy? The US-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany's economy shrank...... Read More

Happy for Ms Williams, but clarity needed, JAAA
The headline 'Hallelujah!' on Friday's back page of the Jamaica Observer perhaps summed up best the feelings of most Jamaican track and field followers regarding...... Read More

Warning in those microplastic particles in the Arctic
One scientist described it as “a punch in the gut”. It may not have felt like that to us here in the Caribbean, but the detection of minute microplastic...... Read More

AUTO

BOSS SALE IS BACK! Event runs from Aug 15 to 18

ATL Automotive Group, Jamaica's leading automotive company, has announced the date for the 2019 staging of the company's highly anticipated Boss's Sale —... Read More

Kyle Reynolds reigns at MX outing
Kyle Reynolds was the standout performer at the fourth round of the MX Jamaica 2019 Motocross Championship series held at DaCosta Farms in St...... Read More

Independence Queens
Jamaica Race Drivers' Club held their annual Independence of Speed race meet at Dover Raceway in St Ann on August 4. ... Read More

Fraser McConnell looks to France
JAMAICA'S Fraser McConnell has his sights set on the Bretagne World Rallycross in Lohéac, France, on Saturday, August 31.... Read More

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