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Kevin Downswell for Jamaica Gospel Song final Sunday

The winner of the 2020 Jamaica Gospel Song Competition will be announced during the contest’s Grand Announcement Show on CVM TV this Sunday, August 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The show, which will also be live-streamed on the Jamaica Cultural Develop...

Radford critical of Windies batting approach

Former Windies batting coach Toby Radford has questioned the preparation and technical approach by the side’s batsmen during the Test series against England which just concluded, and also believes the Caribbean unit placed undue pressure on their s...

SIA hits back at Worthy Park in bitter sugar war

The CEO of the Sugar Industry Association (SIA), George Callaghan, has fired back at the management of Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine over its claims that the growing cess paid to keep the SIA operational is a burden on stakeholders. Speaking wit...

Don't shut door on sugar, James tells Wray & Nephew

J. Wray & Nephew Ltd (JWN) has been urged by an industry expert to not shutter the Appleton Sugar Factory in St Elizabeth, saying that the world-renowned rum maker could diversify its operations to stay afloat. Karl James, chairman of the Sugar A...

Holness defends low-cost housing

Even as he defended the Government’s procurement policies that often drive up pricing, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has committed to launching a design competition for low-cost housing options. But Holness has insisted that his administration woul...

Asafa's ex seeks $40K in child maintenance

Asafa Powell has been hauled to court by his daughter’s mother, who is pressing for the Jamaican sprint star to pay $40,000 in child maintenance monthly. The Kingston and St Andrew Family Court reserved judgment on Thursday pending the outcome of a...

Private labs courted as COVID backlog deadline missed

Fighting to regain its footing from a backlog of thousands of COVID-19 test samples, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) says it is courting five private laboratories to help slash delays in garnering coronavirus results. The public-private pa...

WHO bows to calls from countries for independent virus probe

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the international response to the coronavirus, which has been clouded by finger-pointing between ...

Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett welcome baby girl

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt and his entrepreneur girlfriend Kasi Bennett have welcomed their first daughter. She was born yesterday.  In January, the couple launched the countdown to the birth of Baby Bolt in early morning Instagram announcement...

Ship drifting as Jamaican crew members linger for landing approval

The Royal Caribbean Cruise Line vessel, Adventure of the Seas, is now drifting in Caribbean waters as the captain lingers for landing clearance from Jamaican authorities. Some 1,044 ship workers are aboard the vessel. Shortly before 9 o'clock this ...