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Leon Bailey shines as Leverkusen climb to second

Saturday, January, 20 2018 12:22 pm    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Jamaica winger Leon Bailey produced a superb back-heeled goal in a dazzling display as Bayer Leverkusen went third in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday. Read More

Rain affecting roads in northern parishes — NWA

Saturday, January, 20 2018 11:33 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising motorist s to exercise caution when travelling through the parishes of Portland, St Mary and St Ann as rain is impacting some corridors these parishes. Read More

North Korea will send 22 athletes to Olympics in South

Saturday, January, 20 2018 10:55 am    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month's Winter Games in the South, the International Olympic Committee said Saturday, approving a landmark deal between two nations still officially at war. Read More

Liberia's Weah seeks to reassure ahead of inauguration

Saturday, January, 20 2018 10:01 am    

MONROVIA, Liberia (AFP) — Incoming Liberian president George Weah on Saturday sought to dispel accusations he is ill-prepared to take the reins of his fragile west African country, and said his priority would be maintaining peace. Read More

US Navy 'shadowing' Russian spy ship in Caribbean

Saturday, January, 20 2018 9:43 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — United States Department of Defense officials say Russia has dispatched an intelligence gathering ship to the Caribbean Sea that is being closely monitored by the Pentagon. Read More

Weather Update: Morning showers expected in northern parishes

Saturday, January, 20 2018 9:27 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Intermittent showers are expected across northern parishes this morning with mostly cloudy conditions elsewhere the Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica has reported. Read More

Minister wants production of more fruit juices for schools

Saturday, January, 20 2018 9:08 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J C Hutchinson, has called for the production of more fruit juices to supply schools, given the great demand. Read More

PAHO explores past, present and future of vaccination in the Caribbean

Friday, January, 19 2018 9:35 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) says it is addressing the exploration vaccination in the Americas, including the Caribbean.In a special edition of its scientific journal, PAHO said it has been among “world leaders in... Read More

'Progress' but no deal yet to avoid US govt shutdown

Friday, January, 19 2018 8:21 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump and the Senate's top Democrat on Friday both touted "progress" in 11th hour talks on breaking an impasse over spending, raising hopes that a US government shutdown could be averted.With a midnight deadline looming to... Read More

UDC accepting bids for third city consultants

Friday, January, 19 2018 8:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is still accepting bids from qualified entities to provide consulting services under phase one of its third-city project.Deputy General Manager, Heather Pinnock, says the phase entails the development of a... Read More

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

Friday, January, 19 2018 7:50 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — The flu season in the US is getting worse.Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. Read More

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

Friday, January, 19 2018 7:27 pm    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.The change to the Facebook news feed comes as the online... Read More

Forex: J$125.07 to one US dollar

Friday, January, 19 2018 6:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, January 19, ended trading at J$125.07 up by four cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$100.57 up from J$98.84  while the British pound... Read More

#StJamesSOE: Seven men arrested in St James

Friday, January, 19 2018 6:16 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — A joint police/military team is reporting the seizure of approximately 5,000 litres of petrol resulting in the arrests of seven men in Montego Bay, St James today.Reports are that about 2:00 pm, during a special operation at various locations along Bay Road... Read More

T&T elects first female head of state

Friday, January, 19 2018 6:05 pm    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Electoral College Friday elected the first woman as the sixth Head of State of Trinidad and Tobago with both Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar saying she was the best person suited for the position. Read More


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