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Weekly Round-up: PNP's Alexis sues... 40 plead guilty for reduced sentence… Ninjaman jailed 9:21 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) candidate for the St Mary South Eastern by-election, Dr Shane Alexis, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Howard Chamberlain, president of the Jamaica Labour Party's youth arm, Young Jamaica, over statements questioning Alexis' studies in... Read More

UPDATE: Big win for Sri Lanka A 6:28 pm
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara completed a second innings 6-46 for a match haul of 12-98 to bowl Sri Lanka A to a comprehensive 280-run win over West Indies A with more than a day to spare in the second 'Test' at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium here...... Read More

Mugabe WHO appointment 'unacceptable', says Canada PM 3:45 pm
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization is "absolutely unacceptable" and "ridiculous," Canada's premier said Saturday.... Read More

UPDATE: Sri Lanka A close in at Tea 3:41 pm
TRELAWNY, Jamaica — Sri Lanka A were in two wickets of a series-levelling victory over hosts West Indies A at Tea on the third day of the second four-day 'Test' at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium here Saturday.... Read More

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

Saturday, October, 21 2017 2:38 pm    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports. Read More

MOCA to investigate HAJ projects completed under PNP gov't

Saturday, October, 21 2017 2:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Limited, Norman Brown, says following directives from Prime Minister Andrew Holness, he has contacted the Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) to begin an investigation on... Read More

Senate approves amendments to Processed Food Act and Regulations

Saturday, October, 21 2017 1:12 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Senate, yesterday approved amendments to the Processed Food Act and Processed Food (General) Regulations, 1959, during its sitting at Gordon House. Read More

WHO cites Zimbabwe record as outrage grows over Mugabe honour

Saturday, October, 21 2017 12:46 pm    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization on Saturday cited Zimbabwe's anti-tobacco record and efforts against non-communicable diseases as justifications for making President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador", as International criticism of the move mounted. Read More

West Indies A 39-4 at Lunch

Saturday, October, 21 2017 12:40 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — West Indies A chasing an improbable 425 to win stumbled to 39-4 at Lunch on day three of the four-day second unofficial Test against Sri Lanka A at the Trelawny Multi Purpose Stadium here. Read More

Belize gives nod to amend legislation regarding marijuana use

Saturday, October, 21 2017 12:24 pm    

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Belize Parliament has given the green light to the amendment of the Misuse of Drugs Act with bipartisan support. Read More

West Indies A chasing 425 to win

Saturday, October, 21 2017 11:23 am    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — Sri Lanka A have declared their second innings closed at 267-9, giving West Indies A an unlikely victory target of 425 on the third morning of the second unofficial four-day 'Test' at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium here. Read More

J'can held at US airport with child porn sentenced to 5 years

Saturday, October, 21 2017 11:13 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican man, who was held with child pornography on his cellphone earlier this year, was on Thursday sentenced to five years and eight months in a US prison. Read More

UPDATE: West Indies 219 all out in Zimbabwe 1st Test

Saturday, October, 21 2017 10:55 am    

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe spinners Graeme Cremer and Sean Williams shared seven wickets as the West Indies were bowled out for 219 on the opening day of the first Test at Queens Sports Club on Saturday. Read More

New UN report says unemployment continues to rise in the Caribbean

Saturday, October, 21 2017 10:31 am    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — Two United Nations agencies say that urban unemployment will keep rising in Latin America and the Caribbean and could reach 9.4 per cent in 2017. Read More

Trump says he'll allow release of Kennedy assassination files

Saturday, October, 21 2017 10:07 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will allow long blocked secret files on the 1963 assassination of John F Kennedy to be opened to the public for the first time. Read More


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