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Arnett Gardens FC boss Patrick Roberts resigns

Thursday, April, 19 2018 6:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Patrick Roberts has resigned as president of the Arnett Gardens Football Club, effective May 9, 2018. Read More

JTA says ministry soliciting info on 'sick' teachers

Thursday, April, 19 2018 5:48 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is soliciting information from schools as it relates to the absence of teachers during March 12-14, when a sick-out was staged in protest against the Government's wage... Read More

Utility companies paid $129m for breaches last year — OUR

Thursday, April, 19 2018 5:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has disclosed that the island's public utility companies paid out more than $129 million to customers for service breaches last year. Read More

Teachers should not fear pending licensing regime — Reid

Thursday, April, 19 2018 4:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, is assuring teachers that the pending licensing and registration regime for the profession will serve to enhance their capacities and should not be feared. Read More

Buyers flock National Arena for JMA Expo 2018

Thursday, April, 19 2018 4:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Buyers flocked the National Arena and the neighbouring Indoor Sports Centre at the Independence Park complex today, for the opening of the Jamaica Manufacturers Expo Jamaica 2018. Read More

UPDATE: Man, woman arrested in 'illegal' cigarette bust

Thursday, April, 19 2018 3:41 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a man and woman have been taken into custody in relation to the seizure of a quantity of assorted illegal cigarettes in the York Town area of Clarendon today. Read More

Gayle's sixth IPL hundred deals Sunrisers first defeat

Thursday, April, 19 2018 3:28 pm    

MOHALI, India (CMC) — Superstar Chris Gayle dispelled any lingering notions his powers were on the wane by lashing an imperious hundred, to fire Kings XI Punjab to a 15-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad here Thursday. Read More

Flow Foundation contributes $4.2m to schools attending 2018 Penn Relays

Thursday, April, 19 2018 3:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Flow Foundation is contributing $4.2 million to fund the trip of 30 Jamaican high schools and tertiary institutions that will be attending the upcoming Penn Relays Carnival. Read More

IMF's Lagarde warns against harming trade, investment

Thursday, April, 19 2018 2:48 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — With US-China frictions hanging over its annual meeting, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday warned governments to avoid harming trade and investment which have been key drivers of the global economic recovery. Read More

Charles Jr discusses denuclearisation with S Korea chargé

Thursday, April, 19 2018 2:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr on Tuesday met with Chargé d' Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Young Gyu Lee where they discussed, among other things, denuclearisation of the Korean... Read More

Over $5m in 'illegal' cigarettes seized in Clarendon

Thursday, April, 19 2018 2:01 pm    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch (C-TOC) has seized a quantity of assorted illegal cigarettes worth more than $5 million in the York Town area of Clarendon. Read More

Exercise boosts survival after heart attack — study

Thursday, April, 19 2018 1:37 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Exercising after a heart attack may help stave off death for longer, Swedish researchers said Thursday.A study which followed 22,000 heart attack survivors aged 18-74, found that those who boosted their exercise levels after being discharged from hospital,... Read More

Pregnant T&T woman charged with cocaine possession

Thursday, April, 19 2018 1:19 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — A pregnant woman who appeared in court on Wednesday has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Melissa Pancham, 32, a mother of two, was arrested earlier this week after the police found 27 grams of cocaine in her... Read More

US says Venezuela's Maduro 'lacks legitimacy' to borrow

Thursday, April, 19 2018 12:39 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Venezuela is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis but US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday urged other governments to continue to restrict the country's access to financing.Mnuchin questioned the legitimacy of President Nicolas... Read More

JN-Racers Grand Prix set for June 9

Thursday, April, 19 2018 12:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Several high-class duels are expected to again highlight the third staging of the JN-Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston come June 9.Details of the event, dubbed "Stars: The Next Generation", was announced at a conference launching the... Read More



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