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PCL Cricket: Rain forces Day 1 abandonment of Jamaica/Barbados match

A trough system moved across the area late Thursday and continued into Friday, bringing heavy rains and flooding to parts of the island. Umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Joel Wilson called off play around 11:15 am, with the Windward Sports Club ground saturated by water. Play is scheduled to start o ... Read More

Damion Crawford Tourism Ministry seeks support of artistes in promoting island
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Damion Crawford, sa ... Read More

PCL Cricket: Deonarine half-century keeps Guyana on top; Leewards struggle
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Test batsman Narsingh Deonarine struck his second successive half ... Read More

Clarendon College defeat Glenmuir 2-1 to reach daCosta Cup final
CLARENDON, Jamaica — Clarendon College will contest the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup final for the fi ... Read More

St Ann customers without water as thieves hit NWC again

Friday, November 21, 2014 6:52 PM    

ST ANN, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) says that customers in Breadnut Hill and surrounding areas of St Ann are now without regular water supply after thieves Thursday night made off with over 600 feet of electrical service wires. Replacing the stolen wires will cost in excess of $1 million, the NWC said in a release Friday. According to the NWC this latest incident comes on the heels of vandalism and theft of electrical wires and other pumping accessories at the commissio ... Read More

At least 12 dead in New York snow storm

Friday, November 21, 2014 6:02 PM    

UFFALO, NY (AP) — Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs. After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out Friday, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain, temperatures up to 60 degrees and blocked catch basins. "We are preparing now for more flooding than we've seen in a long, long time," Governor Andrew Cuomo ... Read More

FOREX: J$113.39 to one US dollar

Friday, November 21, 2014 5:36 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, November 21 ended trading at J$113.39, up five cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar closed at J$100.42, up from J$99.84 while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$177.41 down from J$177.46. Read More

Latin American leaders, OAS chief praise Obama's immigration reprieve

Friday, November 21, 2014 5:24 PM    

US President Barack Obama  

MEXICO CITY (AFP) — Mexico’s president on Friday joined Central American leaders and Latino celebrities in applauding US President Barack Obama’s landmark offer to shield millions of undocumented migrants from deportation. “I wish to express our appreciation, as a country, to the president of the United States for his announcement,” President Enrique Pena Nieto said at a gathering of justice officials in Mexico City. “Speaking of justice, this is an act of j ... Read More

Accused 'death squad' cop gets $700,000 bail

Friday, November 21, 2014 3:44 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The policeman allegedly involved in a 'death squad' in Clarendon was today offered bail in the sum of $700,000 when he appeared in Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court. Constable Whitney Hutchinson will return to court on December 17 He has been charged with the May 5, 2011 killing of Sylvester Gallimore, and assault occasioning bodily harm of another civilian. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) reported that the police constable was h ... Read More

NYC officer's gun may have discharged accidentally in man's death —commissioner

Friday, November 21, 2014 3:19 PM    

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NEW YORK (Reuters) — A New York City police officer shot and killed an unarmed man in a dimly lit stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project in what may have been an "accidental discharge" of his weapon, Commissioner Bill Bratton said on Friday. The 28-year-old man was shot once in the chest and killed about 11:00 pm on Thursday, Bratton said at a press conference. "The deceased is a total innocent as far as we can tell," Bratton said. Read More

Pistorius spends birthday behind bars

Friday, November 21, 2014 3:10 PM    

Pistorius

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, turns 28 on Saturday — his first birthday behind bars, and a world away from his former life as a jet-setting celebrity. Like the other convicted criminals in South African jails, the double-amputee track star is unlikely to get any special treatment at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison. "I think his privileges at the moment are still very limited because he just started," said Pie ... Read More

Manchester cops get 25-year sentence for murder

Friday, November 21, 2014 3:00 PM    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Two Manchester cops found guilty of murder on Wednesday were today sentenced in the Manchester Circuit Court to 25 years in prison. The policemen were charged with the shooting death of Anthony ‘Tony’ Richards in Alligator Pond on New Year’s Day 2010. The convicted cops, Detective Constables Tyrone Findlay and Leonard Lindsay, will have to each serve 12 years in prison before being eligible for parole. Richards was reportedly shot during an encoun ... Read More

Tobago man accused of raping 8-y-o gets bail

Friday, November 21, 2014 2:50 PM    

SCARBROUGH, Tobago (CMC) — A 19-year-old man will re-appear in court on December 18 on charges of raping an eight year-old schoolgirl earlier this week. Jelani Arthur, who was offered TT$200,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Michael Broom, is also facing three charges of sexual assault arising out of the incident. In granting bail, the accused was told by the court that he should have no contact with the child and should report to police twice weekly. The eight-year-old primar ... Read More

Digicel calls on TATT to withstand Cable & Wireless ‘pressure’

Friday, November 21, 2014 2:44 PM    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Digicel today publicly called on the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) to hold firm and withstand what it called “severe pressure” being applied by UK-based Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International to rapidly approve the proposed acquisition of Columbus by CWC. Digicel stated in a release a short while ago that under the concessions granted to Columbus in Trinidad, CWC/Columbus are obliged to seek reg ... Read More



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