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Weekly Round-up: PetroJam names new board... Cop held for stolen vehicle... Ja defeats B'dos in women's T20 8:58 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The controversy engulfing PetroJam deepened on Monday with news that the three Jamaican members on the board of the oil refinery quit amidst a hailstorm of allegations including nepotism, corporate donations, and contract arrangements, among other things. Read More

Grange welcomes Fraser Pryce’s return to the track 4:58 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport unveiled the maquette of the Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce statue at a function held at the Jamaica Pegasus today.... Read More

UPDATE: Windies 46-4 at lunch on day one of day/night Test 4:47 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies were 46 for four after choosing to bat first at the first interval of the day-night third and final Test match against Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.Brief scores:... Read More

400m phenomenon Bloomfield goes pro 4:08 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s 400m phenomenon Akeem Bloomfield took another significant step in his career by signing a professional contract with Puma.Bloomfield, who will turn 21 in October, told OBSERVER ONLINE that he has made up his mind.... Read More

JCPD working with OUR to improve service to the disabled

Saturday, June, 23 2018 3:30 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is working with the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) to improve service provided by utility and telecommunications companies to consumers within the disabled community. Read More

#WC2018: Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

Saturday, June, 23 2018 3:00 pm    

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area, and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 on Saturday to stay alive at the World Cup. Read More

UPDATE: Windies 12-3 as rain stops day/night Test

Saturday, June, 23 2018 2:51 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — Rain interrupted play on the opening day of the day-night third Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka with the West Indies struggling at 12-3 after choosing to bat at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday. Read More

US Open will consider Serena's pregnancy in seedings — report

Saturday, June, 23 2018 2:30 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The US Open will start considering pregnancy situations when making seedings so players aren't penalised for starting families, US Tennis Association president Katrina Adams said in a New York Times report today. Read More

Windies bat in first day/night Test in C'bean

Saturday, June, 23 2018 2:19 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first at the start of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday. Read More

#WC2018: Germany trail Sweden 1-0 at half-time, face exit

Saturday, June, 23 2018 1:54 pm    

SOCHI, Russia (AFP) — Defending champion Germany have 45 minutes to save their World Cup on Saturday after they trailed 1-0 at half-time in their must-win Group F tie in Sochi. Read More

Sri Lanka recall Vandersay from West Indies tour

Saturday, June, 23 2018 1:31 pm    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Sri Lanka today recalled leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay from the West Indies tour over "conduct" that violated contractual obligations, Sri Lanka's cricket board said. Read More

#WC2018: Ozil dropped as Germany make changes for Sweden clash

Saturday, June, 23 2018 12:52 pm    

SOCHI, Russia (AFP) — Mesut Ozil has been dropped for Germany's must-win World Cup clash against Sweden in Sochi on Saturday. Read More

40 distinguished educators to be recognised by PM

Saturday, June, 23 2018 12:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Forty of the nation's distinguished individuals are to be recognised by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, for their outstanding contribution to the development of Jamaica in the field of education. Read More

Blast rocks Zimbabwe president's rally, VP injured

Saturday, June, 23 2018 12:18 pm    

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally Saturday, while one of his vice-presidents and several other party officials were wounded. Read More

Bartlett committed to building tourism on merit, equity

Saturday, June, 23 2018 12:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says his ministry remains committed to building the capacity of local service providers in the tourism industry, through the provision of training and certification opportunities which he hopes will encourage upward... Read More


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