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T&T tackles gang violence with joint security force

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced the establishment “Operation Restore 2”, a joint security force geared towards bringing gang violence under control. On Saturday, the prime minister said she had conferred with the National Securit ... Read More

Police arrest 4 during search, seizure operation
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – Four people were arrested yesterday during a search and seizure operatio ... Read More

EU overtakes Caribbean migrants in UK
LONDON, England (CMC) – Migrants from European Union (EU) countries in the United Kingdom (UK) ... Read More

Online prayer for the day
Jesus, Almighty King of kings, You Who obeyed Your Father to the end, teach me the meaning of obedie ... Read More

Chile defeat Argentina on penalties to win first Copa crown

Saturday, July 04, 2015 6:06 PM    

Chilean players celebrate after winning the 2015 Copa America football championship, in Santiago, Chile, on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — Chile defeated Argentina on penalties to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown here Saturday after the match finished 0-0 after extra-time. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez struck the winning spot-kick for Chile, as the hosts clinched a 4-1 shoot-out victory to wreck Lionel Messi's dream of a first international title. Read More

Copa America final goes to extra-time

Saturday, July 04, 2015 5:25 PM    

Argentina's midfielder Lucas Biglia (right) vies for the ball with Chile's midfielder Marcelo Diaz during their 2015 Copa America final football match, in Santiago, Chile, on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — The Copa America final between Argentina and Chile went to extra-time on Saturday after the match finished level at 0-0 after 90 minutes. A fiercely contested final at Santiago's Estadio Nacional saw neither side manage to gain a decisive advantage as defence dominated. Read More

Chile 0 Argentina 0 at half-time in Copa America final

Saturday, July 04, 2015 4:23 PM    

Argentina's forward Ezequiel Lavezzi (right) vies for the ball with Chile's defender Mauricio Isla during their 2015 Copa America football championship final, in Santiago, Chile, on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — Chile and Argentina were level 0-0 at half-time in the Copa America final in Santiago on Saturday. Argentina suffered a blow when Angel di Maria was substituted through injury. Read More

PHOTOS: Double Jamaican sprint delight

Saturday, July 04, 2015 3:46 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s sprinters Asafa Powell and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made up for the absence of injured Usain Bolt by storming to double 100m glory in the Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday. OBSERVER ONLINE brings you photo highlights. (PHOTOS: AFP) Read More

Senate passes Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2015

Saturday, July 04, 2015 3:30 PM    

Justice minister, Senator Mark Golding

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Senate, on Friday passed the Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2015, that will facilitate the provision an additional $35,568 in tax-free income for workers, effective January, 1, 2016. The Bill, which was passed with four amendments, provides for an increase in the personal income tax threshold of $592,800 per annum, up from $557, 232. Justice minister, Senator Mark Golding, who led the debate on the Bill in the Upper House, said the provision will make the first ... Read More

Powell eases to 9.81 Diamond League win

Saturday, July 04, 2015 3:02 PM    

Asafa Powell (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former world record holder Asafa Powell finished ahead of the men’s 100m field at the Paris Diamond League meet a short while ago. Powell ran a season’s best of 9.81 seconds to finish ahead of France’s Jimmy Vicaut, who finished in a time of 9.86 seconds to set a new national record. Third was American Michael Rodgers (9.99), while Nester Carter finished fourth in a time of 10.02 seconds. Read More

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots beat Jamaica Tallawahs by 119 runs

Saturday, July 04, 2015 2:36 PM    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – St Kitts and Nevis Patriots defeated Jamaica Tallawahs by 119 runs, in the 13th game of the Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park here Saturday. Scores: ST KITTS AND NEVIS PATRIOTS 199 for five off 20 overs (Evin Lewis 82, Carlos Brathwaite 36 not out, Martin Guptill 35; Rusty Theron 1-25) JAMAICA TALLAWAHS 80 all out of 16 overs (Chris Lynn 20; Tabraiz Shamsi 4-23, Sheldon Cottrell 3-15, Shahid Afridid 2-10) Read More

Shelly dismisses Diamond League field in world-leading time

Saturday, July 04, 2015 2:05 PM    

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a blistering world-leading time of 10.74 in the 100m event to dismiss a strong field at the Paris Diamond League meet Saturday. The national 100m champion put on a convincing run, to finish ahead of Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare (10.80). American English Gradner was third in a time of 10.97 seconds. Fraser-Pryce’s compatriot Natasha Morrison finished seventh with a time of 11.10. Read More

France finally reap Olympic medals for Tyson Gay doping

Saturday, July 04, 2015 1:58 PM    

Tyson Gay

PARIS, France (AFP) — France were on Saturday belatedly awarded bronze medals for the men's 4x100m relay at the 2012 Olympics after the United States were disqualified due to Tyson Gay's doping ban. The US quartet initially placed second three years ago behind an Usain Bolt-led Jamaica foursome that won in a blistering new world record of 36.84 seconds, with Trinidad and Tobago in third and France fourth, just four-hundredths of a second adrift. Gay had already returned his own medal aft ... Read More

Trinidadian among 21 arrested for lottery scamming in Hanover

Saturday, July 04, 2015 1:33 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police say the western end of the island continues to be the focal point of operation as the Jamaica Constabulary Force moves to clamp down on lottery scamming activities. Twenty-one persons have been taken into custody in Hanover following an operation on Friday. Reports are that the operation began about 4:30 am and targeted several communities in the parish. As a result, the police say 21 persons including a 16-year-old student and a Trinidadian national were a ... Read More



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