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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

Stringent vetting process for Jamaican citizenship – PICA

Friday, August, 10 2018 3:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Andrew Wynter, says persons who apply for Jamaican citizenship have to undergo a stringent vetting process. Read More

Man suspected of sparking California forest fire facing life in jail

Friday, August, 10 2018 2:38 pm    

LAKE ELSINORE, United States (AFP) — The man suspected of starting one of the massive wild fires raging in California was to appear in court on Friday and could face life in prison if eventually convicted of arson and... Read More

Retired cops urged to engage youth

Friday, August, 10 2018 2:36 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Custos Rotulorum of St James, Bishop Conrad Pitkin, has called on retired members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to volunteer their efforts to help steer young people way from crime and violence. Read More

Holness suspends 'no-sleeveless' policy

Friday, August, 10 2018 1:14 pm    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has formally given instructions for the suspension of the no-sleeveless policy across government institutions, and instructed a full review of dress code practices. Read More

Businessman murdered in Kingston

Friday, August, 10 2018 12:34 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that fifty-year-old Arnie Francis, Manager of Alliance Investment of Buttercup Drive, Kingston 6 was shot and killed by unknown assailants at his home in the parish yesterday. Read More

Quarter-milers advance at NACAC

Friday, August, 10 2018 11:11 am    

TORONTO, Canada — All four Jamaican 400m runners advanced to their respective finals after this morning's shortened first session of the NACAC Senior Championships that got underway at Varsity stadium in Toronto, Canada. Read More

Four shot dead in Canadian town — police

Friday, August, 10 2018 9:25 am    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — A suspect has been arrested after four people were killed on Friday in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said. Read More

US man jailed for engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in Jamaica

Friday, August, 10 2018 9:22 am    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (CMC) — A United States national has been jailed for engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in Jamaica. Read More

Cocaine shipment from Venezuela seized in Kingston

Friday, August, 10 2018 8:46 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The narcotics police, working alongside the Contraband Enforcement Team of Jamaica Customs, yesterday seized approximately 28 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of J$30 million at a port in Kingston. Read More

Weather forecast: Sunny, hazy conditions today

Friday, August, 10 2018 7:42 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that mainly sunny and hazy conditions are expected islandwide this morning. Read More

UPDATE: Foreign trio convicted under Proceeds of Crime Act

Friday, August, 10 2018 7:00 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two Surinamese women and a man from French Guiana who were charged under the Proceeds of Crime Act after being found with large sums of cash at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston (NMIA) last month have been convicted. Read More

Prayer for the day

Friday, August, 10 2018 6:56 am    

O God the Father of mankind, who hast given unto me these my children, and committed them to my charge to bring them up for Thee, and to prepare them for eternal life: help me with Thy heavenly grace, that I may be able to fulfil this most sacred duty and stewardship. Teach me both what to give... Read More

O-Wrap: Transport group request 100% increase in fares...CCTV cameras, sprinklers proposed for markets...Airport security busted over perfume

Thursday, August, 9 2018 7:05 pm    

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