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Weekly-Round-up: Police sickout… PNP Councillor murdered… Gayle belts 20th T20 hundred 10:17 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police Federation on Tuesday said the Government seems to be taking a very cynical and simplistic approach to wage negotiations, after again rejecting its wage offer as talks continue between public sector workers and the Finance Ministry. Read More

1,000 youth to benefit from ICT training, employment 2:35 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Universal Service Fund (USF) will be engaging approximately 1,000 youngsters in information communication technology (ICT) training and employment over a 12-month period commencing January 2018.... Read More

Cops capture wanted man in Westmoreland 2:04 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The massive manhunt for Davion Brown, 22, of a Grange Hill, Westmoreland which the police started in October, ended yesterday when he was captured during an operation. ... Read More

Montserrat and Suriname to benefit from CDB funds 1:47 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Montserrat and Suriname are to benefit from funds being made available by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for tourism and agricultural projects.... Read More

Ex-wife of NBA player charged with his 2010 murder

Saturday, December, 16 2017 12:46 pm    

MEMPHIS, Tennesse (AP) — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis. Read More

Smith eyes another record as Volcanoes punish Scorpions

Saturday, December, 16 2017 11:38 am    

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Jamaica Scorpions flopped while veteran left-hander Devon Smith took aim at another record to put Windward Islands Volcanoes in a strong position, heading into Saturday's day three of their day/night seventh round match. Read More

Coconut production up but farmers struggling to find regular market — CIB

Saturday, December, 16 2017 11:20 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Coconut Industry Board (CIB) says there has been a substantial increase in the production of coconuts in the island over the past 18 months. In a statement yesterday, the CIB said whereas it is relieved that its efforts to increase production have borne... Read More

Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles

Saturday, December, 16 2017 10:36 am    

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving. Read More

Haiti prisoners threaten to burn down building

Saturday, December, 16 2017 9:55 am    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Prisoners at the Commissariat of Petit-Go‚ve jail, south west of here, Friday threatened to set fire to the building if the authorities do not adequately deal with overcrowding and a shortage of food at the penal institution. Read More

Dalai Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-iness

Saturday, December, 16 2017 9:38 am    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — He already has millions of Twitter followers and has spoken of the wonders of new technology. Now the Dalai Lama has launched a new iPhone app so devotees can keep track of his travels and teachings. Read More

More local companies urged to invest in research, development

Saturday, December, 16 2017 9:21 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says more local companies need to invest in research and development (R&D) in order to stimulate economic growth. Read More

Hope poised for T20 debut after replacing Samuels

Friday, December, 15 2017 9:27 pm    

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Stroke-maker Shai Hope has been named to replace injured all-rounder Marlon Samuels in the West Indies Twenty20 squad to face New Zealand, despite having not played a T20 match in two years. Read More

NKorea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

Friday, December, 15 2017 9:04 pm    

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — North Korea must "earn its way back" to the negotiating table, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday, backing away from an earlier offer of unconditional talks to end the stand-off with Pyongyang. Read More

'Youthquake' named Oxford Dictonaries' word of 2017

Friday, December, 15 2017 8:10 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) —"Youthquake" was crowned Friday as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage. Read More

EU opens next Brexit phase but warns 'difficult' talks ahead

Friday, December, 15 2017 7:48 pm    

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday to open crucial talks on a future relationship with Britain once it leaves the bloc, but warned it would be "dramatically difficult" to reach a deal before Brexit in 2019. Read More


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