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Former Olympian and Reality Star Bruce Jenner says his brain is more female than male 

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner says that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman." Jenner spoke in a long-awaited interview televised Friday with ABC's Diane Sawyer about his gender identity, saying he has always been confused about it. Early in the in ... Read More

PHOTO: Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli to play in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Sandro Fabris (left), general manager, Half Moon, presents a welcome gift ... Read More

Saqukine Cameron (Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Team Jamaica Bickle, VMBS, Supreme Ventures, and Digicel) Edwin Allen star is most outstanding high school girl at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA, USA — Edwin Allen High’s Saqukine Cameron was named the most outstanding a ... Read More

Forex: J$115.39 to one US dollar
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, April 24, ended trading at J$115.39, up nine cent ... Read More

2nd Test: Windies 202-2, lead England by 37 runs at close

Friday, April 24, 2015 5:08 PM    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) — West Indies were ahead by 37 runs at 202 for two in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test against England at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada on Friday. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite was not out on 101. Scoreboard: West Indies 1st Innings - 299 all out (Marlon Samuels 103) England 1st Innings (overnight 373-6) A. Cook b Gabriel 76 J. Trott c Blackwood b Bishoo 59 G. Ballance b Samuels 77 I. Bell ... Read More

UPDATE: 12-y-o girl found dead identified

Friday, April 24, 2015 4:57 PM    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The identity of the 12-year-old girl who was found dead in bushes in the Riversdale community here this morning has been released. She is Jameila Johnson, a student of the Harewood Primary School in the parish, who reportedly went missing on Tuesday. The Ministry of Education has corroborated earlier police reports, stating that Jamelia asked her grandmother for tissue paper and proceeded to the outdoor pit latrine. A three-day search was launched, ending in the ... Read More

Statue of Liberty 'safe' after bomb threat

Friday, April 24, 2015 4:48 PM    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Statue of Liberty and its surrounding island, one of the most visited monuments in the United States, was given the all-clear Friday after being evacuated because of a bomb threat, police said. New York police "deemed the area safe" following a "thorough check" but Liberty Island and the monument will remain closed for the rest of Friday due to scheduled closing hours, US park police said. The threat was phoned into emergency services shortly after 11: ... Read More

St Ann lawyer facing fresh fraud probe

Friday, April 24, 2015 4:14 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The St Ann lawyer, who is accused of defrauding two clients is being probed on similar allegations, it was revealed today when the matter was called up in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court. The investigating officer told the court that attorney Debbie Ann Samuels was being investigated on allegations similar to those that led to her arrest on March 30. Her bail was extended for her to return to court on May 14. Samuels was arrested on allegations t ... Read More

PHOTOS: Edwin Allen receive trophy after 4x100m win

Friday, April 24, 2015 4:05 PM    

PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia – Edwin Allen, who today won the High School Girls' 4x100m relay at the 121st Penn Relays, now under way at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus, are photographed here after receiving their trophy. St Jago High was second in the event. (Photos: Collin Reid courtesy Team Jamaica Bickle, VMBS, Supreme Ventures, and Digicel) Read More

South Africa suspends Parliament to fight xenophobia

Friday, April 24, 2015 3:37 PM    

South African President Jacob Zuma (Photo: AFP)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AFP) - South Africa's Parliament will be suspended next week to enable lawmakers to return to their constituencies to spread the anti-xenophobia message, in the wake of deadly attacks on African migrants. The move is the latest in a series of government initiatives aimed at quelling weeks of violence against foreigners which has left at least seven dead and driven thousands from their homes. "We can't carry on at Parliament like it is business as usual," National Assem ... Read More

PHOTOS: Edwin Allen win High School Girls' 4x100m at Penn Relays

Friday, April 24, 2015 3:14 PM    

PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia – Edwin Allen today won the High School Girls' 4x100m relay at the 121st Penn Relays, now under way at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus. St Jago High was second in the event. (Photos: Collin Reid courtesy Team Jamaica Bickle, VMBS, Supreme Ventures, and Digicel) Read More

Brathwaite half-century leads strong Windies effort

Friday, April 24, 2015 2:44 PM    

Kraigg Brathwaite

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Opener Kraigg Brathwaite carved out his seventh half-century in Tests as West Indies kept England wicket-less in the post-lunch session on the penultimate day of the second Test here Friday. At tea, the Windies were 122 for one, with Brathwaite on 68 and Darren Bravo not out on 47. The pair have so far added 119 for the second wicket. The right-handed Brathwaite has faced 130 balls and struck nine fours – most of them coming behind point – w ... Read More

Decomposing body of 12-y-o girl found in bushes 

Friday, April 24, 2015 2:35 PM    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Police are now gathered in Riversdale where the body of a 12-year-old child‎ was found dumped in bushes in this St Catherine community. Police report that the girl went missing on Tuesday. "Reports we received is that the last time the child was seen at home was on Tuesday night. She left her home to go outside to use an outside bathroom," said police in the area. A three-day search was launched, ending in the discovering of the decomposing remains of the chi ... Read More

Jamaica to observe UK’s general election

Friday, April 24, 2015 2:23 PM    

Government Member of Parliament Fitz Jackson

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Member of Parliament Fitz Jackson will in May represent Jamaica in the United Kingdom where he will observe the UK’s general election. According to a release from the UK parliament, the process is part of a multilateral Election Assessment Mission (EAM) made up of 20 Commonwealth MPs and electoral officials. While in the UK, the EAM will split into smaller groups, which will each spend May 3 to 8 in one of a sample of six constituencies.  They will monitor ... Read More



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