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Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING:President Xi Jinping yesterday stressed staying on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics at a gathering commemorating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BumblebeeOn the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING:Chinese President Xi Jinping received the credentials presented by new ambassadors of seven countries to China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday.The ambassadors are Rafael Dezcallar from Spain, Awale Ali Kullane from...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PERTH, Australia (AP):Australia trounced India by 146 runs in the second Test to level the four-Test series 1-1 on the final day yesterday.Needing 287 runs to win, India resumed the day on 112-5 and were all out in a hurry for 140 in the second...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Don't overstuff yourselfRecent research suggests that we consume around 3,000 calories in our Christmas dinner - more than the entire recommended daily intake for a grown man! This huge festive feast not only contributes to weight gain, but also to...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JAIPUR, India (CMC):West Indies Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite attracted the highest price for a West Indies player at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here Tuesday as big-hitting left-handers Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran both...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is mooting the use of sting operations and private investigators to identify and rid the judicial system of justices of the peace (JP) who are operating contrary to their oath of office.Chuck was responding to a Sunday...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP):JosÈ Mourinho was fired by Manchester United yesterday after failing to restore the club's status as a major European force in a turbulent 30-month spell marked by clashes with players and increasing disgruntlement at the...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Christmas is dear to us all. It is the time of year when we reflect on all the great things we have done and focus on the great time we will have. There is absolutely nothing better than fruitcake and sorrel season in Jamaica. I have waited all year...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHENNAI, India (CMC):Ex-West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has held out little hope of a revival for his former team's fortunes unless key decisions are made in the Caribbean in the best interest of the game.His comments came in light of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of US President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his disgust for Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and accusing him...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As the month of December continues to move forward, the prospect of a new track and field season comes sharply into focus. Traditionally, it will kick off with the Pure Water/Jamaica College Invitational event scheduled for the school's brand- new...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There has been much debate on the issue of extending the three states of emergency (SOEs) currently in force in St James,St Catherine North, and in parts of the Corporate Area. All three SOEs expire in January 2019, and the resolutions seeking...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SANAA, Yemen (AP):A ceasefire yesterday halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest UN-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis.But the truce in...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League Group end-of-year staff awards, held at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston recently, was an extravagant affair, as guests turned out in some outstanding fashion, to say the least. Here are the highlights.

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Vatican on Tuesday released the first details of Pope Francis' upcoming high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit, making clear that bishops attending the gathering must reach out to victims before they get to Rome and that accountability is very...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

How is theinflation rate?Jamaica experienced no inflation in November. The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has reported that the inflation rate for November was recorded at zero per cent compared to 0.7 per cent in October and 1.1 per cent...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):There was a time, after a spectacular prison escape, when JoaquÌn Guzm·n was the most wanted man in the world.The thrill of being able to see the man known as 'El Chapo' up close - and live to tell the tale - has been drawing curious...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Access Financial Services Limited paid US$6.4 million ($830 million) for its first foreign acquisition, Embassy Loans Inc, a microlender based in Florida, United States, which it plans to use as a springboard for further expansion.The deal was in...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):United States President Donald Trump's charitable foundation reached a deal Tuesday to dissolve while Trump fights allegations that he misused assets for business and political purposes.New York's attorney general and Trump Foundation...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Barita Investments Limited plans to raise $4 billion in a rights issue that could be used for future acquisitions.The company's stock, which trades as BIL, has nearly tripled in price since the end of summer, and while the rights issue will dilute...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hello, mi neighbour! The next 500 words could save you millions plus! For your own safety, please process the message conveyed herein. Having read a Facebook post by a friend and listened to a subsequent news item on TVJ a few days ago, I was...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Britain's government ramped up preparations Tuesday for the possibility that the United Kingdom could leave the European Union (EU) in 101 days without a divorce deal - putting soldiers on standby and warning thousands of businesses and millions of...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The marriage relationship is being depicted as one of the best reflections of God's love. Making the connection between love in marriage and the love God showed through the birth of Jesus Christ, Family...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The chairman of Huawei challenged the United States and other governments to provide evidence for claims that the Chinese tech giant is a security risk, as the company launched a public relations effort Tuesday to defuse fears that threaten its role...

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