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Kaci Fennell into Miss Universe top 15

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell is into the top 15 at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant now under way at the Florida International University Arena in Doral, Miami. Will she be able to claim the top spot for Jamaica’s first Miss Universe title? Read More

Forensic personnel and investigation agents in Honduras at work. (PHOTO: AFP) 
Honduras brings homicide rate down
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AFP) - Honduras has sharply reduced its homicide rate, one of the world's wor ... Read More

Prime Minister David Cameron Hoax call put through to British prime minister
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to B ... Read More

Man kills co-worker, then himself at NYC Home Depot
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Police say an employee at a Home Depot store in Manhattan argue ... Read More

Paula Kerr-Jarrett resigning from representational politics

Sunday, January 25, 2015 5:44 PM    

Paula Kerr-Jarrett (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Paula Kerr-Jarrett this afternoon told the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) that she is stepping away from representational politics and said that while the decision was one of the most difficult she has had to make, it was best for the people of Eastern Hanover as her private business was proving to be a distraction from her primary role as a political representative. Here is her full statement: Today, January 25th, 2014, after communicating my intentions to the ... Read More

Dr Mark Broomfield now heads basketball in Jamaica

Sunday, January 25, 2015 5:33 PM    

D r Mark Broomfield

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  Dr Mark Broomfield is the new president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) after capturing seven of 18 votes during elections at the Jamaica Olympic Association offices on Sunday. Broomfield, 42, edged out Paulton Gordon (six votes) and Major Clifton Lumsden (five votes) for the top post. No votes went in for the fourth candidate Douglas Reid. The association was without a head since 2013 when former president Ajani Williams declined to seek re-electio ... Read More

Kaci leads on Facebook, makes strong statement in evening gown and bathing suit

Sunday, January 25, 2015 5:25 PM    

Miss Jamaica Universe Kaci Fennell made a statement in gown and swim wear

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Times of India has listed Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell among the top 20 contestants who are strong contenders for the 2014 Miss Universe title. Among the other picks reported by the newspaper were contestants from India, Phillipines, USA, Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, Malaysia, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Guyana, Colombia, Russia, Hungary, Thailand, Poland, Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa and Ecuador. Fennell has also been featured on MSN among the contestants with the bes ... Read More

Charles Sinclair rebuffs claims made by Montego Bay’s Mayor regarding Bogue Lands

Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:24 PM    

Former Mayor of Montego Bay, Charles Sinclair

MONTEGO BAY, St James – Leader of the minority caucus in the St James Parish Council and former Mayor of Montego Bay, Charles Sinclair is responding with shock and dismay at claims made by present Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris regarding the Bogue Lands issue, which was published in the Observer West of January 22. Sinclair is also denying the charge made that he authorised the informal occupiers to cease paying rental for the property. In a press release issued today Sinclair stat ... Read More

More emphasis on development of nutraceutical industry – Paulwell

Sunday, January 25, 2015 3:49 PM    

Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Phillip Paulwell, says the Government is increasing its focus on developing a “well-ordered” nutraceutical industry. This, he said, is to better position the country to tap into the global nutraceutical market, estimated to be valued at US$600 billion. The Minister stated that government action will include the establishment of a steering committee to undertake work aimed at creating the framework that will facil ... Read More

West Indies Cricket Board president must go, says PM Gonsalves

Sunday, January 25, 2015 3:01 PM    

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Long serving regional Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has blasted the leadership of West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron as “poor” and “embarrassing”, and says the Jamaican executive needs to be axed or resign as head of the regional entity. The St Vincent and Grenadines leader was speaking in reference to Cameron’s handling of the recent players contracts impasse, which resulted from a disputed Memorandum of Underst ... Read More

Education ministry to cover exam fees under CVQ

Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:47 PM    

Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Dr Grace McLean, praised JTA and the awardees

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Ministry of Education says it will cover examination and registration fees for students who will be assessed in the new subject areas under the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) programme. This is being done under the Ministry’s Examination Support Programme, and the subjects covered are:  Call Contact Centre, Level one; Crop Production, Level One; Food and Drink, Level One; and Motor Vehicle Air Condition Repairs, Level Two. Launched in 2007 by HEART T ... Read More

Disney Cruise Line rescues Cuban nationals at sea

Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:09 PM    

MIAMI (CMC) – Two weeks after rescuing a passenger who fell off a cruise ship, a Disney Cruise Line on Friday, rescued five Cubans who were floating on a homemade raft. According to Disney Cruise Lines, the Disney Magic was in the middle of a seven night Western Caribbean Cruise when the vessel came upon a raft floating approximately 23 miles off the coast of Cuba. The five Cubans were taken onboard and a few hours later they were transferred to US Coast Guard officials. Earlier this mo ... Read More

Uprising lets off steam on new single

Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:40 PM    

The Uprising Roots Band

KINGSTON, Jamaica – For many years, Rastafarians have called on 'bredrin' to 'smoke the herb and hold a humble thought'. With smoking cited as a public hazard globally, even Rastas are looking for healthier alternatives to enjoy their beloved weed. The Uprising Roots Band's latest song, Steamers, is a nod to the increasingly popular practice of consuming vaporised ganja. The song was recorded four years ago and released on the band's debut album, Skyfiyah, in 2011. Uprising drummer Kus ... Read More

Canadian billionaire at centre of fraud accusations involving Caribbean casinos

Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:19 PM    

Michael G DeGroote (Photo: fhs.mcmaster.ca)

HAMILTON (CMC) – One of Canada’s richest men is locked in an international battle over Caribbean casinos with links to one of Canada’s most feared mafia clans. MichaelG DeGroote, 81, a philanthropist and an officer of the Order of Canada, reportedly lent millions of dollars to three men to create a chain of gaming facilities in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. According to reports stemming from a yearlong investigation carried out by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ( ... Read More



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