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Grace Jones among 18 to receive honorary degrees from UWI

Friday, October, 12 2018 2:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Grace Jones is among 18 'influencers' to receive honorary degrees this year at the University of the West Indies' Graduation Ceremonies, which begin tomorrow. Read More

Students showing improvement under PEP model

Friday, October, 12 2018 1:22 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, says students are showing signs of improvement since the implementation of the new model that will prepare them for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). Read More

JFF hopes Reggae Girlz 9-0 win will 'ignite' interest in women's football among Jamaicans

Friday, October, 12 2018 1:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) says it is hoping that the Reggae Girlz' 9-0 win over Cuba and their subsequent qualification to the semi-final round of the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship will 'ignite' Jamaica's interest in women's football. Read More

Washington state ends 'racially biased' death penalty

Friday, October, 12 2018 12:29 pm    

OLYMPIA, Washington (AP) — Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. Read More

Spanish Town man charged with murder, arson

Friday, October, 12 2018 12:00 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the St Catherine North Police Division have arrested and charged one man in connection with a murder in McCooks Pen and an arson on Mansfield Avenue, both in Spanish Town, St Catherine that occurred on September 14. Read More

Shaw calls on farmers to utilise new irrigation technology

Friday, October, 12 2018 11:25 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has called on farmers to utilise new irrigation technology to improve crop quality and to increase production. Read More

Powerful strain of marijuana discovered in Grenada

Friday, October, 12 2018 10:49 am    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The police have confirmed that “Cripa or Creepy” – a powerful strain of marijuana grown from plants native to Europe and the United States was recently discovered on the island and two persons have been held in connection with the... Read More

Grange pledges $5m towards Luton Shelton's ALS expenses

Friday, October, 12 2018 10:26 am    

PARIS, France — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange has committed$5 million towards the medical care of former Reggae Boyz striker Luton Shelton, who has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. Read More

US rescuers search for victims as hurricane death toll mounts

Friday, October, 12 2018 9:00 am    

MEXICO BEACH, United States (AFP) — Search and rescue teams faced a second day of sifting through the ruined landscape left by Hurricane Michael on Friday as the death toll rose to 11.After devastating coastal communities in the Florida Panhandle, the remnants of the storm, now... Read More

Health minister calls for behaviour change to tackle obesity

Friday, October, 12 2018 8:13 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton, says behaviour change is critical to reducing obesity levels and to improving lifestyle choices in the country. Read More

Elderly St Catherine man missing

Friday, October, 12 2018 8:00 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Seventy-eight-year-old Rupert Edwards of Commodore district in Linstead, St Catherine has been reported missing since Wednesday, September 19.He is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 178 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) tall. Read More

Chase's runs boost West Indies in 2nd Test against India

Friday, October, 12 2018 7:53 am    

HYDERABAD, India (AFP) — Roston Chase hit an unbeaten 98 to defiantly lead the West Indies to 295 for seven on the opening day of the second Test against India on Friday. Read More

Usain Bolt scores 2 goals in first A-League trial start

Friday, October, 12 2018 7:27 am    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Sprint legend Usain Bolt scored his first goals in professional football Friday after starting up front in a pre-season game for Australia's Central Coast Mariners. Read More

Weather forecast: Brace for showers throughout today

Friday, October, 12 2018 7:22 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says an induced trough across Jamaica is expected to continue influencing the weather across the island throughout the weekend, resulting in an increase in rainfall activity. Read More

Prayer for the day

Friday, October, 12 2018 6:33 am    

Father of love, hear my prayer. Help me to know your will and to do it with courage and faith. Accept my offering of myself, all my thoughts, words, deeds, and sufferings. Read More


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