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Windies 72-3 at lunch against Pakistan

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP)— West Indies were 72 for three in their first innings at lunch on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.Pakistan won the first Test of the three-game series by seven wickets... Read More

Disaster officials monitor increased activities in Kick 'em Jenny volcano
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – The National Disaster Management Agency is monitoring an increase in activities taking place at Kick 'em Jenny, the region's only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of Carriacou.In a release...... Read More

Opposition presses for fresh marches in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — A top Venezuelan opposition figure called on Saturday for more marches aimed at taking back the courts and the National Electoral Council that he said had been "hijacked" by President Nicolas Maduro.Freddy Guevara...... Read More

Windies win toss, choose to bat against Pakistan
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to bat first against Pakistan on the opening morning of the second Test of the three-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday.Following a seven-wicket win in...... Read More

Gov't to take over private early childhood institutions

Sunday, April, 30 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government will be moving to convert private early childhood institutions to publicly-run facilities.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, who said the process is slated to... Read More

Weekly Round-up: 8 accused scammers extradited... $492m in flood damage... Fire destroys craft market

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eight alleged members of the Lavric Willocks led lottery scamming syndicate were extradited to the US to face federal charges on Wednesday morning. The accused — ex policeman Jason Jahalal, along with Alrick McLeod, Oneil Brown,... Read More

World Cup dream dies as Young Boyz crash 1-5 to Mexico

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Jamaica's World Cup dream went up in smoke when they crashed 1-5 to Mexico in the final Group C match of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship at the Estadio Maracana on Saturday night.Jairo Torres got a double in the 24th and 35th... Read More

CONCACAF U-17 Championship: Young Boyz trail Mexico 0-3 at half time

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

PANAMA CITY, Panama — After 45 minutes, Jamaica's Under-17 Reggae Boyz were trailing Mexico 3-0 in their final Group C game of the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship at the Estadio Maracana a short while ago.Jairo Torres scored a brace in the 24th and 35th... Read More

#PennRelays: Danniel Thomas sets new shot put record

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

PHILADELPHIA, United States — Danniel Thomas has added the Jamaican national women's outdoor shot put record to her indoor record after she threw a massive 18.49m at a meet at Ashland University in Ohio, USA today.Thomas, who was representing... Read More

Pope says Vatican can intervene in Venezuela under 'clear conditions'

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

PAPAL PLANE, Undefined (AFP) — Pope Francis on Saturday said the Vatican was ready to intervene as a mediator to try and end Venezuela's deadly political crisis under "clear conditions".Speaking on a plane bringing him back from Egypt to Rome, the pontiff... Read More

McLeod wins impressively at rain-hit Drake Relays

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Reigning Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion Omar McLeod of Jamaica ignored cold, wind and rain to run the fastest time in the world this year Saturday at the 108th Drake Relays.McLeod defended his title in his specialty with... Read More

#PennRelays: Calabar win 4x400m with record run

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

PHILADELPHIA, United States — Calabar High School captured the 4x400 metre event at the Penn Relays in record fashion stopping the clock at 3:08.59 minutes for their second title and second record of the day.The quartet of Anthony Carpenter,... Read More

JFJ condemns killing of constable

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Human rights organisation Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is this afternoon condemning yesterday's execution-style killing of Constable Leighton Hanson.Hanson was killed when he was disarmed after attempting to apprehend a... Read More

NIS gets budget increase for reform activities

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has received an increase of $215 million in its budget to allow for the implementation of reform activities.Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson, made the... Read More

Misbah warns against Pakistan's old failings

Saturday, April, 29 2017   

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is expecting his team not fall prey to over-confidence as they seek a historic series-clinching win in the second Test against the West Indies beginning on Sunday at Kensington Oval.Buoyed by a... Read More



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