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Jamaican defender Adrian Mariappa (right) jumps to head the ball in a challenge with Costa Rica's Joel Campbell during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match in Carson, California.

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): REGGAE BOY Adrian Mariappa has joined Australian club Macarthur Bulls and says he is looking forward to the challenge of playing in the A-League. The Jamaica international’s move comes six months after he was released by...

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index declined on Wednesday with an advance/decline ratio of 45/31. The JSE Combined Index declined by 2,451.92 points or 0.61 per cent to close at 399,638.80. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 2,729.98...

Manchester JUTA operator 45-year-old Kirk Lewis has been charged in connection with the seizure of a quantity of cocaine along the New Green main road in the parish. Lewis was charged on Monday with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine,...

Jamaica has recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 2,396. Those who have died are a 74-year-old woman from St Catherine, a 49-year-old man from Trelawny whose death was previously under investigation, a 77-year-old man from...

Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron...

Clifton Reader, Managing Director of Moon Palace Jamaica, led his 2020/2021 Executive Council of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) to a second term, unopposed, at the recent JHTA annual general meeting. On the slate with him for...

Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) is hailing its HIV preventative pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme, which it says has been successful in preventing participants from contracting the virus. The programme started in June 2020 and is...

The police are reporting that 27-year-old Portland man Orville Purnell, who was awaiting extradition to St Lucia, today escaped custody from the Central Police lock-up in Kingston. Purnell, who is from Belgium Road in Buff Bay, was arrested in the...

The social protection provided by the Government is key in reducing the disadvantages and inequalities that make people vulnerable to HIV infection, while mitigating the impact of HIV on households and helping those with the virus to overcome...

Washington (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to toughen testing requirements for international travellers to the United States, including both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, amid the spread of the new omicron variant of the...

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has commenced the distribution of seeds and pesticides to farmers who were seriously impacted by the passage of Tropical Storm Grace in August. Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce,...

The 29th National Prayer Vigil is to be held at the Fellowship Tabernacle Church in Manchester on December 12. The event is being held under the theme 'Justice, Unity, Healing and Peace'. The Mandeville Ministers' Fraternal, which is...

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in a sample it collected in October, weeks before South Africa alerted the world about the variant last week, the country's national public...

World AIDS Day 2021, will, for the very first time, be recognised as a commemorative day for the City of Kingston. This was made possible through a resolution passed by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) at a monthly meeting...

The Health Ministry has engaged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to acquire a second genome sequencing machine.  A genome sequencing machine is used to determine the entire genetic makeup of a specific organism or cell...

Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Education Ministry Dorrett Campbell has been seconded to the Edna Manley College of the Performing and Visual Arts as interim principal. The appointment will take effect on Wednesday. The substantive principal...

WESTERN BUREAU: Ceon Knight, the co-accused in the murder of St James resident Richard Baker has been remanded until January 31, 2022. By that time, he should settle his legal representation to return to the St James Parish Court with his alleged...
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