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Stocks, pound fall again due to UK vote uncertainty 

LONDON (AP) — European stocks and the pound fell further on Monday as concern grew over the potential economic costs of Britain's vote to bring its country, the world's fifth-largest economy, out of the European Union. The British pound, which last week plunged to its lowest level since 1985, ... Read More

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A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest against the outcome of the UK's June 23 referendum on the European Union (EU), in central London on June 25, 2016. (Photo: AP) Britain, Europe scramble to contain Brexit turmoil
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – British leaders battled to calm markets and the country Monday ... Read More

Three injured in Portland crash
PORTLAND, Jamaica — Three people were on Saturday hospitalised due to injuries received in a t ... Read More

Lionel Messi retires from international football

Monday, June 27, 2016 12:13 AM    

Lionel Messi (Photo: AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, United States (AFP) – Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America. "For me the national team is over. I've done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion," the 29-year-old Barcelona superstar told reporters after his fourth defeat in a major final with Argentina. More information later. Read More

Vaz thanks PNP's Phillips, Burke for helping JLP win election

Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:55 PM    

Daryl Vaz

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, today thanked People’s National Party members Peter Phillips and Paul Burke for helping the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) win the general election. In fact, he said that he is going to recommend that they receive Order of Jamaica awards. Vaz was speaking at Sunday's monthly meeting of the JLP's Area Council One at the Boy Scouts headquarters, Arnold Road, Kingston. “I ... Read More

Australia beat West Indies by 58 runs

Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:52 PM    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Australia defeated West Indies by 58 runs in the final of the Tri-Nations Series at Kensington Oval here Sunday. Scores: AUSTRALIA 270 for nine off 50 overs (Matthew Wade 57 not out, Aaron Finch 46, Steve Smith 46, Mitchell Marsh 32, George Bailey 22; Jason Holder 2-52, Shannon Gabriel 2-58) WEST INDIES 212 all out off 45.4 overs (Johnson Charles 45, Denesh Ramdin 40, Jason Holder 34, Sunil Narine 23; Josh Hazlewood 5-50, Mitchell Marsh 3-32) Read More

JLP councillor challenges Bunting on Tivoli Gardens issue

Sunday, June 26, 2016 7:27 PM    

Duane Smith

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor, Duane Smith, has challenged the Opposition's national security spokesperson, Peter Bunting, to produce evidence that former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher "Dudus" Coke was tipped off by the party about the United States authorities' request for his extradition in 2009. Smith, who was speaking at Sunday's monthly meeting of the JLP's Area Council One at the Boy Scouts headquarters, Arnold Road, Kingston, accused Bunting of sh ... Read More

More suspected cases of Zika virus

Sunday, June 26, 2016 4:20 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Health has said that although there have been reports of clustering of suspected Zika virus cases in a few parishes, there appears to have been an expansion to other parishes. In an advertisement in the press today which was a letter to pharmacists, Dr Melody Ennis, director Emergency, Disaster Management and Special Services in the ministry, thanked them for their reports regarding rash cases suspected to be infected with the Zika virus that have prese ... Read More

Australia make 270-9 v West Indies

Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:52 PM    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) – Australia totalled 270 for nine batting first against the West Indies in the final of the Tri-Nation One-Day International Series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday. Read More

Eight children injured in Scotland rollercoaster crash

Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:23 PM    

(File photo)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) –Ten people including eight children were injured Sunday when a rollercoaster crashed at a theme park in Scotland, police and media reports said. Images posted on social media showed a mangled carriage and a number of people trapped upside down in their seats in the Tsunami ride at M&D's amusement park near Glasgow. The ride had been full when it derailed, according to eyewitnesses at the park, which was evacuated after the accident according to its websi ... Read More

Rio Olympic velodrome ready - sort of

Sunday, June 26, 2016 2:46 PM    

Rio's Mayor Eduardo Paes (Left) accompanied by Carlos Arthur Nuzman (Centre), president of the local Olympic Games Organising Committee and by Brazilian Sport Minister Leonardo Picciani (Right) delivers a speech during the inauguration of the Velodrome of the Olympic Park, in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo:AFP)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – The Rio Olympic velodrome, the latest-running major venue for the August Games, was declared ready on Sunday for action -- without actually being finished. It is just 40 days until the first Olympics in South America gets under way and there had been growing fears about slow progress at the velodrome, where the cycling will take place. "It's still missing some details, but the velodrome is in condition to be used. We have overcome one of the biggest challen ... Read More

Agro-park farmers in St Thomas to get help

Sunday, June 26, 2016 2:37 PM    

The Yallahs Agro Park in St Thomas. (File photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Farmers at the Plantain Garden River agro-park in St Thomas who incurred losses during the recent heavy rain, are to receive assistance from the Government. They will be given herbicides and cabbage, red pepper and hot pepper seeds and seedlings. The tractor that is used for land preparation will also be repaired. The commitment was given by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, who toured the ... Read More

St Lucian PM shocked by Brexit vote

Sunday, June 26, 2016 1:17 PM    

Allen Chastanet

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The recent Brexit vote in the UK has been described as shocking by St Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet. Speaking from Miami, Chastanet asserted that it was too early to make a real determination as to its total impact. The St Lucia Prime Minister who returns here Sunday from his first overseas trip since his victory at the polls on June 6, noted that the initial shock from the development was a devaluation of the pound. He said this was a major co ... Read More



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