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Mexico discovers hidden tunnel to US

800-metre tunnel from Tijuana in the state of Baja California connected with Otay Mesa.

Mexico City, Mexico (AFP) – Mexican authorities have uncovered a hidden tunnel from the northwestern state of Sonora to Arizona in the United States, the National Commission for Security said Sunday. The discovery was made while Mexican police, inspecting a drainage pipe that crosses the bord ... Read More

Edmund Bartlett (2nd left) is accompanied by  Executive Vice President, Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Lubo Krstajic; Neil Evans, Chief Operating Officer, Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Business Development, Ruben Becerra. Karisma ready to break ground on US$900-m hotel project
ST ANN, Jamaica – Karisma Hotels & Resorts has revealed that construction on its US$900 mi ... Read More

Dozens arrested, hurt at London's Notting Hill Carnival
LONDON (AP) — London's Notting Hill Carnival has gotten off to its typically raucous and troub ... Read More

Serena 'pain-free' for US Open, says coach
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – World number one Serena Williams is "pain-free" as she embarks ... Read More

Details on islandwide power outage to be provided Monday — JPS

Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:52 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has reported that investigations have commenced into the reasons behind an island wide power outage Saturday night. According to a statement from the power company, the results as well as other details will be provided tomorrow. JPS yesterday indicated that preliminary information suggested the outage was caused by a “procedural error”, which resulted in a number of generating units going off-line simultaneously. The all-i ... Read More

T20 UPDATE : Windies claim series after second match ends in no result

Sunday, August 28, 2016 1:36 PM    

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LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC) – The second Twenty20 International of the two-match series between West Indies and India ended in a no result at the Central Broward Regional Park stadium here on Sunday. Umpires called off the match after a delay caused by rain and concerns about problem areas on parts of the outfield. The start of the match was delayed by nearly an hour because of “technical reasons”. India were 15 without loss after bowling out West Indies for 143 in 19.4 overs ... Read More

Rain interrupts India’s run chase against Windies

Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:12 PM    

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LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC) – Rain has interrupted play in the second Twenty20 International of the two-match series between West Indies and India at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium here on Sunday. India are 15 without loss after bowling out West Indies for 143 in 19.4 overs with Johnson Charles hitting a top score of 43. Amit Misrah, who replaced Stuart Binny grabbed three for 24, to lead an Indian attack that severely restricted the West Indies run flow. Read More

Gun drops as 19-y-o attempts to elude cops

Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:10 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police are reporting that a 19-year-old man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on Seivwright Close, Kingston early this morning. Reports from the Hunts Bay Police are that about 2:35 am lawmen were on patrol when a pedal cyclist saw the cops, rode off, and a firearm allegedly fell from him. The weapon – a 9mm Browning pistol and twenty-one rounds – was recovered and the cyclist arrested. His ident ... Read More

Pedal cyclist hit by truck, dies

Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:47 AM    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – A man died of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle collision on Baptist Road, St Elizabeth yesterday.  He has been identified as 60-year-old Curtis Armstrong of Middlequarters in the parish.  Reports from the police are that about 7:30 pm Armstrong, who was a pedal cyclist, was travelling along the mentioned roadway when he was hit by a truck. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say investigations are ongoing. Read More

Grenada opposition party meets with PNP members

Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:34 AM    

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – With less than two years before the constitutional date for a general election, the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is seeking regional assistance to help rebuild the party. Three persons associated with the public relations and mobilising team of the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) in Jamaica are presently in the island having meetings with representatives of the NDC. The consultants from Jamaica are Alston Stewart, Do ... Read More

'Technical reasons' delay start of Windies vs India T20 match

Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:02 AM    

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LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC) — The start of the second Twenty20 International of the two-match series between West Indies and India has been delayed by nearly an hour, officials have announced. The match was scheduled to start 10:00 am Eastern Caribbean time at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reported a delay because of “technical reasons”. A 30 minute delay was first announced followed by an extra ten minutes wi ... Read More

Greater use of technology to reduce crime

Sunday, August 28, 2016 10:47 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Greater use of technology is being recommended by Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, to further reduce crime in Jamaica. ?He contends that the level of sophistication to which crime has been elevated through the use of technology, justifies the police moving to adopt more innovative approaches to curtailing it. Wheatley cited lottery scamming as an example of the cybercrimes that “are at the forefront of most criminal activities&r ... Read More

British police foil St Lucian drug smuggling operation

Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:39 AM    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – British police say they seized more than six kilogrammes of cocaine hidden in food produce from St Lucia earlier this week. They said a search of the 93 box consignment by UK Border Force officers identified approximately 6.8kg of cocaine concealed inside nine hollowed out breadfruits. They gave no street value for the drugs. Border Force South regional director, Sue Young, in a statement praised law enforcement authorities for the discovery. “In this ... Read More

Knowledge of pitch helped in hundred, says Lewis

Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:10 AM    

LAUDERHILL, Florida (CMC) — West Indies opener Evin Lewis says his knowledge of the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium pitch played a key role in his maiden Twenty20 International hundred against India here Saturday. The 24-year-old lashed exactly 100 to help steer West Indies to a dramatic one-run victory in the opening game of the two-match series at the complex in Fort Lauderdale. Only last month, Lewis played two games at the venue for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots during the Caribb ... Read More



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