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Tallawahs beat TKR by four wickets

Saturday, August, 11 2018 9:44 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Jamaica Tallawahs defeated Trinbago Knight Riders by four wickets, in the third match of the Caribbean Premier League at Queen’s Park Oval here yesterday.Scores:TKR 223 for six off 20 overs (Colin Munro 61,... Read More

CXC Registrar concerned at direction of regional educational system

Saturday, August, 11 2018 9:33 am    

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — The Registrar of the Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), Glenroy Cumberbatch, is expressing concern that the region is not preparing students to either work for themselves or be gainfully employed. Read More

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy and hazy conditions this morning

Saturday, August, 11 2018 9:07 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says partly cloudy and hazy conditions should be expected this morning. Read More

Prayer for the day

Saturday, August, 11 2018 7:23 am    

We thank You oh God for your generosity and kindness, and ask that You hear us in this hour of financial need. Make us worthy of Your blessing and keep us from further want. Help us restore our abundance here on earth, so that we may turn more attention to Your divine kingdom. We have worked so... Read More

10 dead in Ebola flareup in eastern DR Congo

Friday, August, 10 2018 9:23 pm    

BENI, DR Congo (AFP) —Ten people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a toll issued Friday that said 27 other deaths were suspected to be Ebola-related. Read More

Johnson Smith welcomes launch of Caribbean climate-smart accelerator

Friday, August, 10 2018 8:03 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, has welcomed the launch of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator Programme. Read More

Former Security Minister Montague rejects claims of impropriety in FLA appeal decision

Friday, August, 10 2018 7:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Minister of Security, Robert Montague is seeking to clarify suggestions of impropriety with  regards to his decision, when he was the Security Minister to return a firearm license to a holder after it was reportedly turned down by the Firearm Licensing Authority... Read More

Texas investigates migrant child's death after US detention

Friday, August, 10 2018 6:29 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Texas officials are investigating the reported death of a migrant child who had been held recently at a US detention centre under allegedly "unsanitary conditions." Read More

Jamaican student athlete charged in lottery scamming ring

Friday, August, 10 2018 6:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican male student athlete at Southern University in New Orleans, was last week Friday charged for his alleged involvement in lottery scamming. Read More

Forex: J$136.43 to one US dollar

Friday, August, 10 2018 5:32 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, August 10 ended trading at J$136.43 up by 25 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

No trade off between speed and process – Holness

Friday, August, 10 2018 5:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stressed that there must be a speedier process of bureaucracy in Jamaica in keeping with Government policies and procedures. Read More

ONLINE READERS' COMMENT: Corruption not a political football

Friday, August, 10 2018 5:00 pm    

The Editor:As a Jamaican living in the United Kingdom, I try my best to keep up with the happenings in Jamaica via this website, which started after my departure from the island and other sources. Read More

Cuba constitution referendum date set for February 2019

Friday, August, 10 2018 4:31 pm    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — The national referendum to ratify Cuba's new constitution will take place on February 24, 2019, state television said yesterday. Read More

Hetmyer half-century trumps Gayle's as Amazon Warriors win

Friday, August, 10 2018 4:17 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) — Dashing left-hander Shimron Hetmyer transferred his already immense powers into the Twenty20 format, smashing a audacious unbeaten half-century to carry Guyana Amazon Warriors to a comfortable six-wicket win over Chris Gayle's St Kitts and Nevis Patriots here... Read More

NWC undertakes emergency pipeline work, says some water sources have dried up

Friday, August, 10 2018 4:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Several sections of the Corporate Area will experience a disruption in water supply today and tomorrow, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm due to emergency pipeline work being carried out by the National Water Commission (NWC). Read More


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