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Second batting meltdown leaves Windies with series loss

Experienced right-hander Marlon Samuels … failed to reach double figures for the second straight game. (Photo CMC)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies suffered their second batting meltdown in the space of 48 hours as they slumped to a 16-run defeat to Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International here Saturday, to meekly surrender the three-match series. Asked to chase 161 for victory at the ... Read More

US President Barack Obama and Ruth Odom Bonner (purple) , along with her family and US First Lady Michelle Obama (L), ring a bell to mark the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016 in Washington, D.C. 
ZACH GIBSON / AFP Obama opens new African American Museum amid national racial strife
WASHINGTON, United States ( AFP) — President Barack Obama hailed Saturday the opening of the N ... Read More

NWC working to restore water in St Mary and Portland
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission is advising customers in Bellfield and surro ... Read More

Sarfraz Ahmed Pakistan score 160-4 in second Twenty20
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hit a rapid 32-ball 46 not out to le ... Read More

Time to clear Marcus Garvey’s name, Grange says

Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:06 PM    

Marcus Garvey

Kingston, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has welcomed a petition to United States President Barack Obama to pardon National Hero Marcus Garvey of his wrongful conviction. Garvey was convicted of mail fraud in 1923. However, Grange says the Government of Jamaica is of the view that “the trial and conviction were meant to tarnish Garvey’s image and diminish his global movement”. According to Grange, “The United States o ... Read More

Two killed after gunmen invade Portland home

Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:35 PM    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — The quiet community of Drapers Heights in Portland, was early this morning rocked by a double murder after gunmen invaded a house in the area. Dead are Asan Anderson, 43, a naturalised Dutch citizen from Drapers Heights, and Leroy 'Veggie' McKoy, 48, who is from White River, Buff Bay. Reports are that Anderson returned to the island four days ago to attend a family funeral. According to the police, about 4:00 am, four gunmen aboard a Toyota motor car parked near a ho ... Read More

Corbyn re-elected as UK Labour leader after bitter fight

Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:04 PM    

British opposition Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in London on June 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom (AFP) — Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected British Labour leader on Saturday, seeing off a challenge from MPs but leaving the Opposition party split as critics said it was even further from power than before. Supporters in Liverpool, northwest England, leapt to their feet cheering as the 67-year-old was confirmed winner with 61.8 percent of the vote among party members and supporters, easily defeating rival MP Owen Smith. In his acceptance speech, Corbyn u ... Read More

St Vincent PM blames ‘old insularities’ for loss of globalisation promise

Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:35 AM    

Ralph Gonsalves (file photo)

UNITED NATIONS, United States (CMC) — St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has blamed “old insularities” for the loss of the promise of globalisation. Addressing the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) late Friday, Gonsalves said these “old insularities” were “arid among ancient and aspiring hegemons that seek to plunder the benefit but defer the burdens of our evolving international order”. Inst ... Read More

West Indies bowl against Pakistan in second Twenty20

Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:10 AM    

Pakistan's batsman Khalid Latif (R) and West Indies' wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher (R) watch the ball during the first T20I match between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 23, 2016. 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and opted to bowl against Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Dubai on Saturday. Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0 after romping to a nine-wicket win in the first game — also in Dubai — on Friday. Both teams kept the same 11, with Pakistan resisting the temptation of playing Mohammad Amir, who was also rested for the first game. The third match will be played in Abu Dha ... Read More

3 killed as bloodletting continues in St James

Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:46 AM    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Three people were last night killed in separate incidents in St James. Their deaths come on the heels of seven other people being shot on Thursday night. One of the seven gunshot victims was later pronounced dead. In the first incident last night, unknown assailants stabbed a man to death on Church Street. The police have identified him as 21-year-old Keith Morgan. Reports from the police are that around 7:29 pm, Morgan was sitting in a motor car when he was approac ... Read More

UN workers robbed in Guyana

Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:31 AM    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) — Guyana police say two employees of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office here were robbed shortly after disembarking a motor vehicle outside their office on Friday. Police said that while no one has been arrested, they are in possession of closed circuit television footage and are continuing their investigations. The police said that the bandits grabbed a handbag containing GUY$10,000 (One Guyana dollar =US$0.16 cents), one iPad, an electronic ... Read More

Britain's Prince William and Kate visit Canada

Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:05 AM    

Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate

VICTORIA, Canada (AFP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate were to arrive in British Columbia Saturday for an eight-day trip during which they will view nature sites and meet with refugees and indigenous Americans. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie were to receive the royals around 4:00 pm (2300 GMT) at a ceremony with military honours and a 21-gun salute. "Canadians have tremendous affection for the royal family," said Trudeau, who was received by the British an ... Read More

PM proposes plan to assist highly indebted middle-income countries

Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:26 AM    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 23.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging the international community to support an initiative aimed at providing access to development assistance for highly indebted middle-income countries (HIMIC). In proposing the HIMIC Initiative during the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday, Holness said countries could receive assistance in the form of investment, favourable trade, technology transfer, security, and energy. He noted ... Read More

Five dead in US mall shooting, gunman on the run

Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:19 AM    

Law enforcement officers stand in front of the Macy's store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, where several people were fatally shot, Friday. (Photo: AP)

BURLINGTON, Washington (AP) — Police searched Saturday for a gunman who authorities said fatally shot five people in a mall north of Seattle before fleeing toward an interstate on foot. People fled, customers hid in dressing rooms and employees locked the doors of nearby stores after gunshots rang out just after 7:00 pm Friday at the Cascade Mall. A helicopter, search teams and K-9 units scoured the area for a rifle-carrying man. "We are still actively looking for the shooter," Washingto ... Read More



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