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Weekly-Round-up: Police sickout… PNP Councillor murdered… Gayle belts 20th T20 hundred 9:45 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police Federation on Tuesday said the Government seems to be taking a very cynical and simplistic approach to wage negotiations, after again rejecting its wage offer as talks continue between public sector workers and the Finance Ministry. Read More

Parallel geniuses? Composer mashes up Beethoven and Kanye 4:46 pm
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody.... Read More

Volcanoes beat Jamaica Scorpions by 119 runs 4:19 pm
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Windward Islands Volcanoes needed just over an hour to beat Jamaica Scorpions by 119 runs and post their first win of the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday.... Read More

Brazilian star Kaka announces retirement 3:47 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kaka announced his retirement as a player Sunday, suggesting that a management career at his old club AC Milan could be on the cards.... Read More

Look out for cyber scams, warns CAC

Sunday, December, 17 2017 3:17 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is reminding shoppers to guard against cyber scams as they make their online purchases during the Christmas season. Read More


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Eastern Caribbean music rights group sacks CEO

Sunday, December, 17 2017 2:37 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO), Steve Etienne, has been fired.This was revealed by board chairman Martin James in a statement issued on Saturday. Read More

Pentagon acknowledges secret UFO-hunting program

Sunday, December, 17 2017 2:17 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Pentagon has acknowledged funding a secret multi-million dollar program to investigate sightings of UFOs. Read More

Leon Bailey stars but Bayer Leverkusen held 4-4 by Hannover

Sunday, December, 17 2017 1:53 pm    

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — Jamaican striker Leon Bailey scored twice after coming on as a substitute but Bayer Leverkusen failed to hang on as Hannover grabbed a 4-4 draw in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Read More

Post-hurricane curfew in BVI to end before Christmas Day

Sunday, December, 17 2017 1:30 pm    

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — The curfew that came into effect following the passage of hurricane Irma in September, will be lifted before Christmas Day. Read More

Samuda hails Jamaica Broilers' investment in new feed mill

Sunday, December, 17 2017 1:18 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, has hailed the Jamaica Broilers Group for its US$2 million investment in a new pellet mill, which will significantly boost the company's feed production capacity. Read More

Putin thanks Trump for help in foiling attack plot

Sunday, December, 17 2017 12:51 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump on Sunday for the CIA's help in thwarting a plot to attack the city of Saint Petersburg, the Kremlin said. Read More

Defeat hovers for Scorpions after Smith shines again

Sunday, December, 17 2017 12:28 pm    

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Jamaica Scorpions were tumbling towards a heavy defeat after another Devon Smith masterclass placed them under pressure in their day/night seventh round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship on Saturday night. Read More

Police seek assistance in reuniting elderly man with family

Sunday, December, 17 2017 12:03 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Christiana police are seeking the public’s assistance in reuniting an elderly man, who was found wandering in Manchester on Friday, with his family.The man gave his name as Patrick Reid. Read More

Germany vows to fight local and 'imported' anti-Semitism

Sunday, December, 17 2017 11:46 am    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Germany should appoint an anti-Semitism commissioner to counter growing hate speech against Jews and Israel from both its home-grown far right and the immigrant community, the interior minister said Sunday. Read More


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