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Local World AIDS Day march pulls record participants

A section of the crowd that gathered at St William Grant Park in downtown, Kingston to participate in the WAD2016 health fair and free concert yesterday.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Caribbean Regional Director of the Aids Health Foundation, Dr Kevin Harvey is reporting that the march held yesterday from Cross Roads to downtown Kingston in observance of World AIDS Day 2016 (WAD2016) was the largest ever health related march in Jamaica. “The m ... Read More

Security Minister Robert Montague (centre), Commissioner of Police, Dr
Carl Williams (2nd right), Permanent Secretary, Dianne McIntosh (2nd
left), Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dr Gary Welsh (left) at the Domestic
Violence Training Session. Cops receive training in domestic violence intervention
KINGSTON, Jamaica – More than 150 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday re ... Read More

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican flag was on Friday flown at half-mast on all government offic ... Read More

Olivia 'Babsy' Grange (file photo) Grange congratulates Bolt on IAAF athlete-of-the-year title
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has c ... Read More

Forex: J$128.95 to one US dollar

Friday, December 02, 2016 5:37 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaican dollar held firm against the US dollar trading at J$128. 95 on Friday, December 2, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$97.24, up from J$94.67, while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$162.12, up from J$161.30. Read More

Ministry orders probe into NMIA malfunctioning runway lights

Friday, December 02, 2016 5:11 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica –Transport and Mining Minister Mike Henry has ordered a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the malfunction of lights on the runway of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston. According to a release today, Henry said that while he understands acts of God and unforeseen circumstances, “there is just no room for error as Jamaica’s enviable aviation record must not be compromised at any given time”. Henry also mainta ... Read More

Lisa Hanna threatens Paul Burke with lawsuit

Friday, December 02, 2016 5:01 PM    

Lisa Hanna (left) and Paul Burke

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  General  Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP) Paul Burke says he is “not frightened” by a letter demanding an apology, received today  from the attorney of Member of Parliament for St Ann South East, Lisa Hanna. In the letter, Hanna’s attorney threatens legal action against Burke if he does not apologise for “libellous comments” made in an interview that was published in the Jamaica Gleaner yesterday. The l ... Read More

Young Windies open Super50, World Cup preparation

Friday, December 02, 2016 4:54 PM    

West Indies Under-19 batsman and Man-of-the-Match Shamar Springer celebrates after his team defeated hosts Bangladesh in the semi-final of the ICC 2016 Under-19 World Cup.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – West Indies Under-19s will gather in Grenada next week to begin preparation for the Regional Super50 which bowls off next January. A 20-member preliminary squad will undergo training from December 9-20, and will also receive physical assessment along with life skill sessions and mental preparation. A management team, led by head coach Graeme West and comprising Dwain Gill, Anthony Gray, Khevyn Williams and Zephyrinus Nicholas, will oversee the camp. &ldq ... Read More

Police advises vigilance during Christmas season

Friday, December 02, 2016 3:58 PM    

A sea of people on Beckford Street during the Christmas shopping rush. (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police are advising members of the public that as the Christmas season approaches, they should adopt safe practices and be very vigilant conducting business and moving about in public places. According to the police, as a result of an increase in business and recreational activities, which usually attracts criminal elements, they are issuing tips to enhance the safety of life and property throughout the holidays. Preventing robberies: Ensure that valuable person ... Read More

EOJ summoned to three magisterial recounts in local gov’t elections

Friday, December 02, 2016 3:52 PM    

Director of Elections Orette fisher

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says that they have completed the final counting of ballots for the mayoral elections in the Municipality of Portmore today, concluding the final counting of votes for the Local Government Elections held on Monday. However, the EOJ disclosed that they have been summoned to three magisterial recounts, the latest being for the Ginger Ridge Division in St Catherine West Central, slated for Monday, December 5. The People’s Natio ... Read More

Bolt and Ayana crowned 2016 World Athletes of the Year

Friday, December 02, 2016 3:03 PM    

(Left to Right) Prince Albert II of Monaco, Usain Bolt, Ethiopian athlete Almaz Ayana and IAAF President Sebastian Coe pose after Ayana and Bolt were awarded best female and male athlete of the year 2016 in Monaco on December 2, 2016 during the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) gala.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Friday. Bolt, who won the award five times between 2008 and 2013, added to his legacy by earning the trophy for a record sixth occasion. The sprinting superstar this year successfully defended his Olympic titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, bringing his lifetime tally of Olympic go ... Read More

Candidates formally challenge Haiti presidential election results

Friday, December 02, 2016 2:54 PM    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP ) — Three Haitian presidential candidates have formally contested the election's preliminary results, their parties said Friday, after the vote count gave the ruling party's Jovenel Moise victory in last month's first-round voting. Jude Celestin, Moise Jean-Charles and Maryse Narcisse are challenging the tally giving more than 55 per cent of the vote to Moise, chosen by former president Michel Martelly to represent his party, Tet Kale (PHTK). He claimed all but ... Read More

National Security Council finalising crime fighting plan

Friday, December 02, 2016 2:41 PM    

Andrew Holness (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says the National Security Council is finalising a comprehensive action plan that will assist in the reduction of crime. According to Holness, the government has the resolve to tackle crime and secure the citizens of the country, and the measures to be put in place will be sustainable. “The government has an unremitting resolve to address crime and build a bond of trust between our citizens and our security forces, through pr ... Read More

Adidas ends sponsorship of doping-tainted IAAF

Friday, December 02, 2016 2:32 PM    

Monaco, Principality of Monaco (AFP) — Sportswear giant Adidas on Friday ended its sponsorship of the IAAF in the wake of doping and corruption scandals that have rocked track and field. Adidas' 11-year sponsorship deal with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was set to run until 2019. The deal is said to be worth tens of millions of dollars to the IAAF. Adidas backed out following a corruption scandal that saw former IAAF president Lamine Diack and other top ... Read More



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