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PHOTOS: At Sunday’s ganja march in Kingston

Singer Denroy Morgan (left) looks on as Bunny 'Bunny Wailer' Livingston makes his point for the freeing of the weed. (Photos:Collin Reid)

A look at scenes from the march on Sunday, April 20 in support of the legalization of ganja in Jamaica. The free marijuana march started at the Mandela Park in Half Way Tree, St Andrew then to downtown Kingston before heading to Trench Town the hometown of many of Jamaica's pioneer musicians. Read More

Lambert ... hit 121 Lambert strokes century as Jamaica reach 302 vs Barbados
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Barbados, trailing Jamaica by 57 runs on first innings, reached 1 ... Read More

Lambert unbeaten on 79 an hour after tea Jamaica 254-7 after tea vs Barbados’ 245
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica, replying to Barbados’ 245, reached 254 for seven i ... Read More

a smart phone at left and a tablet at right shown with a phablet No Custom Duty on ‘phablets’
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Effective May 1, ‘phablets’ -- a cross between a smart-phone ... Read More

Govt to secure partner for port expansion this year

Sunday, April 20, 2014 1:33 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The government expects to find a “suitable private partner” this fiscal year, to share the cost of the necessary improvements to Jamaica’s port infrastructure, to meet the completion of the expansion of the Panama Canal next year. The completion of the expansion of the Panama Canal in 2015 is expected to result in a considerable shift in container traffic from the West Coast/Intermodal Route of the United States, to the all-water route through the Panama C ... Read More

T&T 81-4 at lunch chasing Windwards’ 248

Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:12 PM    

T&T opener Evin Lewis ... unbeaten on 27

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago, responding to Windward Islands’ 248 all out, reached 81 for four in their first innings at lunch on the second day of their semi-final for the Headley/Weekes Trophy at Queen’s Park Oval Sunday. Lunch was extended until 12:30 pm (local time) because of a lengthy rain break during the session. Scores: WINDWARDS: 248 (Romel Currency 68, Liam Sebastien 40 not out, Sunil Ambris 44, Keddy Lesporis 39, Tyrone Theophile 30; Imran ... Read More

Jamaica 117-4 at lunch replying to Barbados 245

Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 PM    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica, replying to Barbados’ 245 were 117 for four in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the Headley/Weekes Trophy semi-final at Kensington Oval Sunday. Scores: BARBADOS: 245 (Shane Dowrich 69 not out, Ashley Nurse 45, Omar Phillips 33, Shai Hope 28, Ashley Nurse 25 not out; Sheldon Cottrell 3-28, Damion Jacobs 3-58, Dave Bernard 2-32) JAMAICA: 117 for four (Jermaine Blackwood 37 not out, John Campbell 31, Nkrumah Bonner 23; Ashley Nur ... Read More

April 30 sentencing for cocaine smuggler

Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:41 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A man who was nabbed at the Norman Manley International Airport, in Kingston, after importing four parcels of cocaine is to be sentenced on April 30. The date was set this week when accused Larkius Brown appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court. Brown pleaded guilty to charges of possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and importing cocaine. Brown's attorney told the court that this was his first offence. He was ordered to give his fingerprint to the ... Read More

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:28 AM    

Flowers from the Netherlands decorate St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate an Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's. (PHOTO:AP) 

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.< Well over 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — turned out for the Mass that Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. So great were the ... Read More

UPDATE: Policeman commits suicide in Manchester

Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:29 AM    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica -- The police have confirmed the apparent suicide of a 21 year-old policeman at New Hall in central Manchester late Saturday. He has been identified as Constable Virdon Taylor who was stationed in Kingston. He was originally from south St Elizabeth, reports say. It is reported that at about 11:00 pm Saturday, Taylor was visiting a female friend when an argument developed. He reportedly left the presence of the young woman and shortly after a gunshot was heard. Taylor&rsquo ... Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Stemming the tide of murder/suicide in the JCF

Sunday, April 20, 2014 10:56 AM    

Murder-suicide refers to an incident where a homicide/killing is committed followed by the perpetrator's suicide almost immediately or within 24 hours after the homicide. Murder is a crime which has to some extent become desensitized in our society as a result of the steady and unabating occurrence in Jamaica which is captured in explicit detail by our media houses.  We simply ignore crimes until we or our loved ones are the ones affected. Murder-suicides however in relation to other crime ... Read More

Jamaica’s Chambers wins rerun CARIFTA U-18 100m final

Sunday, April 20, 2014 10:16 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica --  Jamaica's Raheem Chambers won the re-run of the boys Under-18 100 metre final at the 43rd CARIFTA Games in Martinique Sunday morning, beating team mate Waseem Williams who had won the original race on Saturday. Chambers raced to 10.27 seconds (1.9m/) to beat Williams’ 10.33 seconds into second and the Bahamas' Javan Martin (10.54)  in the re-run, after officials admitted there were problems at the start yesterday. Williams won Saturday’s race in 10.3 ... Read More

Policeman commits suicide in Manchester

Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:54 AM    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica -- The Police are confirming that a Police Constable assigned to the Anti-Corruption Branch reportedly committed suicide in Manchester Saturday night. Details to follow. Read More

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Hints on saving for Dr Phillips

Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:44 AM    

Dear Editor, I can tell Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips how to save some money: 1) Cut our all of the consultants and confine any help to specialized people whose advice must be proven before all of the funds paid to them. 2) Get the TAX DODGERS to comply. 3) Quit the travels with large delegations for the Pm and ministers. 4) Cut some of the perks from all MPs 5) Reduce the amount of MPs 6) Use vehicles which cost less for all MPs. 7) Cut the staff in government agencies etc. The l ... Read More



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