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Weekly Round-up: Cops duped?... Back-to-school shoppers warned... Four J'cans win at Muller Grand Prix 8:09 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Head of Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Bishop Dr Gary Welsh came under heavy public scrutiny Tuesday for his decision to pardon the man who claimed he was the driver of a motorcar captured in a viral video recklessly stunt... Read More

Cops report arrest of murder, shooting suspects 4:54 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reporting the arrest and charge of three suspects in relation to separate murders and shootings. Two men were also charged with illegal possession of firearm this week.... Read More

India 185-3, lead Windies by 260 4:03 pm
NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — India were 185 for three in their second innings, a lead of 260 runs, at stumps on the third day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on...... Read More

3-y-o boy dies after being struck by car 3:56 pm
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police say they are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy after he was hit by a car in the community of Greenvale on the outskirts of the parish capital yesterday.The victim has been identified as Oshay Morris.... Read More

India 98-3 at tea, lead Windies by 173 runs

Saturday, August, 24 2019 1:46 pm    

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — India were 98 for three in their second innings, a lead of 173 runs, at tea on the third day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday. Read More

Newly formed storm likely to grow as it reaches Caribbean

Saturday, August, 24 2019 1:16 pm    

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — A newly formed tropical depression is expected to reach the Caribbean as a tropical storm within the next several days.The US National Hurricane Center in Miami says that the storm is moving west and could reach hurricane strength Wednesday. Read More

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as outrage over Amazon grows

Saturday, August, 24 2019 11:29 am    

PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AFP) — Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed Saturday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to control the worst blazes in years. Read More

India 14-0 at lunch, lead Windies by 89 runs

Saturday, August, 24 2019 10:48 am    

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — India were 14 without loss in their second innings, a lead of 89 runs, at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Saturday.Brief scores Read More

Trump names Jamaica among illicit drug producing nations

Saturday, August, 24 2019 10:16 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The United States has named four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major drug transit or illicit drug producing countries. Read More

UK's Johnson 'very worried' about trade tensions, tariff hikes

Saturday, August, 24 2019 9:52 am    

BIARRITZ, France (AFP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that he was "very concerned" about the trade tensions between the US and China, saying their tit-for-tat tariff hikes were harmful for the global economy. Read More

Residents disarm man who pulled gun during dispute

Saturday, August, 24 2019 9:26 am    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Residents from Beeston Spring in Westmoreland handed over a .38 revolver along with three cartridges to the police on Thursday after disarming a man in the community. Read More

Curfew imposed in St Catherine North

Saturday, August, 24 2019 9:03 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A curfew has been imposed in sections of the Dempshire Pen community in Spanish Town, St Catherine. The curfew began at 6:00 am on Saturday, August 24 and will remain in effect until 6:00 am on Monday, August 26. Read More

Infant, primary school teachers to get computers – Technology Minister

Friday, August, 23 2019 7:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, says the Government is making huge investments in education, and scores of infant and primary school teachers will have new computers starting in January 2020. Read More

US probes link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

Friday, August, 23 2019 6:30 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A patient who had recently been vaping has died in the US after developing severe lung disease, officials said Friday, as authorities scrambled to find the cause behind almost 200 more potential... Read More

UPDATE: India reduce Windies to 189 for eight on Day 2 of first Test

Friday, August, 23 2019 5:55 pm    

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — A late burst by senior fast bowler Ishant Sharma earned him a five-wicket haul and reduced the West Indies to 189 for eight in reply to India's first innings total of 297 at the close of the second... Read More


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