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Weekly Round-up: Peter Tosh's son in coma... Woman chokes schoolboy... Dominique Blake returns medal9:33 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The family of late reggae icon and marijuana activist Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a New Jersey jail, where he was serving a six-month sentence on ganja possession charges. Read More

ECLAC chief urges Caribbean women to break glass ceiling

Saturday, June, 24 2017 4:30 pm    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CMC) –The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has urged regional women to break the glass ceiling through emancipation, and political, physical and economic autonomy. Read More

Appeals Court overturns deportation order against US citizen

Saturday, June, 24 2017 4:23 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A ruling that led to the deportation of a United States citizen who admitted to over-staying in Jamaica two years ago was overturned in the Appeal Court on Thursday. Read More

War of words between Venezuela, OAS chief as new protests flare

Saturday, June, 24 2017 3:52 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Thousands of Venezuelans marched Saturday in a new flare-up of months-long protests against embattled President Nicolas Maduro, as the head of the Organization of American States dug in his heels in a war of words with Caracas, brusquely rejecting its demand that... Read More

India stun hosts England to open Women's World Cup

Saturday, June, 24 2017 3:40 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) – India produced a stunning upset to beat England by 35 runs and headline the opening day of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup on Saturday. Read More

Mike Henry intervenes to ensure staging of Denbigh 2017

Saturday, June, 24 2017 3:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Transport and Mining Minister and Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Lester 'Mike' Henry, has intervened in the health challenges threatening the staging of Jamaica Agricultural Society's (JAS) annual Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show. Read More

Raynor breaks hammer throw record, again

Saturday, June, 24 2017 2:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Caniggia Raynor, for the umpteenth time, broke the national hammer throw record, this time at the National Senior Championships, taking it to 70.93 metres this morning at the National Senior Championships. Read More

Cop injured as police kill two men, seize three firearms in West Kingston

Saturday, June, 24 2017 2:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A policeman assigned to the Kingston Western Division was shot and injured, two gunmen fatally shot, and three illegal firearms seized in two separate incidents in West Kingston last night. Read More

Gov't plans strategy to ensure operation-continuity in disaster

Saturday, June, 24 2017 2:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – A national strategy is being developed by the Government to ensure the continuity of its operation and that of state entities in the event Jamaica is severely impacted by major natural disasters such as an earthquake or intense hurricane. Read More

UN calls on Haiti government to 'step up'

Saturday, June, 24 2017 1:44 pm    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) – The UN Security Council on Saturday urged Haiti's government to take on a more active role in the country's development, as international peacekeepers prepare to pull out after a 13-year mission. Read More

Top seeds advance in 200m at Trials

Saturday, June, 24 2017 1:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Fresh from retaining his 100 metre title at the National Trials last night, Yohan Blake returned this morning as the quickest of the 24 qualifiers from the preliminaries in the men's 200m, clocking 20.53 (1.0 mps). Read More

No ban on beef import – Samuda

Saturday, June, 24 2017 1:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, has assured that Jamaica has not imposed a ban on imported beef. Read More



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