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Arnett Gardens blank Jamalco 4-0 in RSPL match

Arnett Gardens (file  photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former champions Arnett Gardens returned to winning ways in the 2015/16 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they blanked promoted outfit Jamalco FC 4-0 at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Sunday. Goals from Lennox Russell in the 15th, Fabian Reid in the 30th and Marvi ... Read More

Simpson Miller hails George as integral to J'can business community
ST ANDREW, Jamaica – Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller says she is deeply saddened by th ... Read More

US Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G Moreno US Ambassador says Jamaica is a model of democracy
ST ANDREW, Jamaica – United States’ ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G Moreno, says that Jama ... Read More

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister and Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith (standing), addressing a sitting of the Senate at Gordon House. (Photo: JIS) Senate passes amendments to National Insurance Act
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Senate on Friday passed amendments to the National Insurance Act ... Read More

Racehorse Owners express sadness at the passing of Brian George

Sunday, October 23, 2016 3:35 PM    

The Jamaica Racehorse Owners’ Association (JROA president Dr Graham Brown

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Racehorse Owners’ Association (JROA) through its president Dr Graham Brown is expressing its condolences to the family, friends and staff members of Supreme Ventures Limited on the passing of the company’s president and chief executive officer, Brian George. The full release from reads: The Jamaica Racehorse Owners’ Association (JROA) is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Brian George, President and CEO of Supreme Ventures Ltd. ... Read More

PM hails Brian George as a ‘believer’ in Jamaica

Sunday, October 23, 2016 3:12 PM    

Brian George

ST ANDREW, Jamaica – President and CEO of Supreme Ventures Limited and vice chairman of the National Health Fund, Brian George, has been hailed “as a true believer in Jamaica” by the Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness paid tribute to Trinidad born George's legacy in the development of Jamaica's economy and the private sector. “It would be difficult to enumerate all of the contributions Brain made to Jamaica and our people. Through various initiatives led by him, Sup ... Read More

Venezuela lawmakers propose legal action against Maduro

Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:18 PM    

Government supporters interrupted a special congressional session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 23, where lawmakers were discussing bringing legal charges against President Nicolas Maduro. (Photo: AP)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Government supporters on Sunday interrupted a special congressional session where lawmakers were discussing bringing legal charges against President Nicolas Maduro. Dozens of red-shirted protesters who had chanted outside the capitol since the morning burst into the building in the afternoon. Lawmakers ran out of the path of the protesters, who marched onto the floor chanting in support of the socialist government. Opposition lawmakers had been debating ways to ... Read More

Qatar announces 1st 'work-related' World Cup stadium death

Sunday, October 23, 2016 12:53 PM    

DOHA, Qatar – A Qatar World Cup stadium worker has died in a building site accident, the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament that has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions in the Gulf nation. Qatar has previously reported three deaths at stadium construction sites but said they were not "work-related." The tiny, gas-rich country is relying on its large workforce of Asian laborers to build stadiums and related infrastructure to ... Read More

Chelsea thrash Mourinho's United 4-0

Sunday, October 23, 2016 12:02 PM    

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (C) celebrates after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on October 23, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Chelsea made it a miserable return for Jose Mourinho as they hammered his Manchester United side 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the Premier League. Pedro Rodriguez opened the scoring after just 30 seconds and Chelsea did not look back, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante completing an emphatic victory. Read More

Opinion poll finds people in Antigua 'marginally' in support of CCJ

Sunday, October 23, 2016 10:48 AM    

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The majority of people in Antigua and Barbuda supports the country replacing the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court, but the figure “marginally achieves the margin necessary for this measure to pass,” according to the findings an opinion poll. The poll conducted by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) in September and obtained by the Caribbean Media Corporation ... Read More

C'bean celebrates 25 years without polio

Sunday, October 23, 2016 10:19 AM    

A child being vaccinated in Jamaica during Vaccination Week (PAHO Photo)

WASHINGTON (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the Caribbean has not recorded a case of “wild poliovirus,” over the past 25 years. It said that the last case of the disease in the Americas was reported on August 23, 1991, in Peru. PAHO said the countries off the Americas, including the Caribbean, have been able to eliminate polio and maintain the Americas free of the disease by achieving high rates of vaccination coverage of children and through sustained ... Read More

Supreme Ventures mourns passing of its President and CEO, Brian George

Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:45 AM    

Brian George

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Supreme Ventures Limited in a statement just issued says it is mourning the untimely passing of its President and CEO, Brian George. "The entire SVL family is deeply shocked and saddened by Brian's death. He had been battling illness for some time but continued on a daily basis to discharge all of his duties to SVL. We are just trying to come to terms with this significant loss.  We will miss him beyond words," said SVL's Chairman, Paul Hoo. George became Preside ... Read More

UPDATE: Haiti authorities nab some 1 dozen of 172 escaped inmates

Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:34 AM    

A prison cell is empty after inmates escaped from the Civil Prison in the coastal town of Arcahaiea, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.  (Photo: AP)

ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, the prison's director said. The prison break occurred Saturday in Arcahaie, a coastal town about 30 miles north of Haiti's capital. The community is far from the southwest area that was slammed by Hurricane Matthew's eye earlier this month. One guard was reported killed ... Read More

Banks readying to leave Brexit Britain: lobby group

Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:18 AM    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – International banks based in Britain are readying to relocate some operations outside of the country in 2017, fearing post-Brexit uncertainty, the director of a powerful banking lobby said Sunday. "Their hands are quivering over the relocate button," Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers' Association, wrote in The Observer newspaper. He said banks were uncertain about whether they would be able to offer services across Europe once Britain l ... Read More



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