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Bloomfield undecided for Senior Champs

Thursday, June, 14 2018 4:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's top quarter miler Akeem Bloomfield is on his home but the Auburn University standout is not sure if he will be competing at the National Senior championship. Read More

PNP calls for strengthening of work permit guidelines

Thursday, June, 14 2018 4:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Labour and Social Security, Horace Dalley, has made a call for work permit guidelines to be strengthened to “prevent the wanton levels of abuse currently taking place in that department at the Ministry of... Read More

Adele joins mourners for Grenfell fire tragedy

Thursday, June, 14 2018 4:09 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Survivors of London's Grenfell Tower fire disaster joined relatives of the dead and thousands of supporters including bestselling pop star Adele in poignant tributes to the 71 killed in the inferno a year ago on Thursday. Read More

Traffic lights to be turned off at Washington Blvd/Molynes Road intersection tomorrow

Thursday, June, 14 2018 3:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says it will be taking the traffic lights at the Washington Boulevard/Molynes Road intersection in St Andrew out of operation temporarily in order to complete road improvement works at the location. Read More

No increase in toll rates for Highway 2000

Thursday, June, 14 2018 3:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The TransJamaican Highway Jamaica (TJH) has announced that there will be no increase in toll rates for users of the East-West leg of Highway 2000 this year. Read More

Three men charged in $48-m drug bust

Thursday, June, 14 2018 3:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Narcotics Police have charged three men who were detained on Sunday in relation to the seizure of approximately 1,200 pounds of ganja valuing over $48 million at Parotee, St Elizabeth. Read More

Three J'cans among 91 nabbed in US immigration sweep

Thursday, June, 14 2018 2:41 pm    

NEW JERSEY, United States (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says three Jamaicans have been arrested among 91 immigrants during a five-day immigration sweep in New Jersey. Read More

Spain sacking was 'saddest day since death of my mother' — Lopetegui

Thursday, June, 14 2018 2:24 pm    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Julen Lopetegui today said that the day he was sacked as Spain coach was the "saddest" since the death of his mother as he was officially unveiled as Real Madrid's new manager."Yesterday was the saddest day of my life since the death of my mother. But... Read More

Gov't saves $230m under energy efficiency and conservation projects

Thursday, June, 14 2018 2:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) —The Government has saved $230 million, to date, and reduced environmental emissions from the implementation of major programmes in energy efficiency, conservation and management. Read More

New York sues Trump for 'illegal conduct' at family foundation

Thursday, June, 14 2018 1:44 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York State filed a suit today against President Donald Trump, his sons and daughter, alleging a pattern of "persistently illegal conduct" at their family foundation and seeking the charity's dissolution. Read More

UPDATE: Speed king Gabriel piles on misery for Sri Lanka

Thursday, June, 14 2018 1:12 pm    

GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia (AFP) — Shannon Gabriel's raw pace once again unsettled Sri Lanka's top order as they reached 79 for three at lunch after opting to bat first on the opening day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia today. Read More

IMF warns US fiscal, trade policies create risks to global economy

Thursday, June, 14 2018 1:06 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) —President Donald Trump's aggressive trade policies and expansive tax cut at a time when the US economy is growing, are creating risks that could damage the domestic and global economies, the International Monetary Fund warned today. Read More

Russia thump Saudi Arabia to launch #WC2018 in style — Full report

Thursday, June, 14 2018 12:45 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia kicked off their World Cup in style on Thursday, thumping Saudi Arabia 5-0 in front of an ecstatic crowd in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin officially opened the tournament.Putin told the 80,000-strong crowd at the Luzhniki Stadium before the... Read More

Antigua football officials freed of drug charges

Thursday, June, 14 2018 12:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The two Antiguan football officials who were arrested on ganja-related charges were today freed in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Read More

#WC2018: Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening match

Thursday, June, 14 2018 12:03 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Host nation Russia thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the World Cup to start their tournament in style in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday. Read More


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