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Contract dispute delays Big Bang Theory production


NEW YORK (AP) — Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television's most popular comedy, said that Wednesday's scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatu ... Read More

St Lucia seeking to develop alternative fuel from used tyres
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The St Lucia government says it is reviewing options to use used- t ... Read More

James Kirani James wins Commonwealth 400m gold
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Reigning Olympic champion and former world champion Grenada’s Kirani Jame ... Read More

US, EU leaders mull more sanctions on Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European leaders say they're prepared to intensify san ... Read More

UPDATE: Bolt in row with British newspaper

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:12 PM    

“Journalist please don’t create lies to make headlines”.

GLASGOW, Scotland (CMC) -- A row has broken out in Glasgow over comments a newspaper claimed were made by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to describe the Commonwealth Games currently underway here. The Times reporter, Katie Gibbons, claims  Bolt told her  that he thought “the Olympics were better”, that he was “not really” having fun in Glasgow and felt the Games were “a bit s**t”. However the 27-year-old sprinter has dismissed reports of his comments ... Read More

Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonata motorcars

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:33 PM    

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years. The Korean automaker says the automatic transmission shift cable can separate from the shift lever. If that happens, the lever may not show the correct gear, increasing the risk of a crash. Also, if the driver stops the car and puts the transmission in "park," the car may still be in gear and could roll aw ... Read More

Montego Bay United appoints Spanish coach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:44 AM    

ST JAMES, Jamaica -- Spaniard Carlos Aitor Garcia Sanz has been appointed head coach of Premier league champions Montego Bay United for the upcoming season, the St James based club announced earlier today. Garcia Sanz who coached at DAV Santa Ana club in the Madrid League “brings to an end Montego Bay United’s six-month search for their new coach,” a release from the club said. The release also said that the Spaniard “reached out to (MBU) and expressed an interest to jo ... Read More

US authorities find dangerous caterpillar on soursop leaves in Jamaican’s luggage

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:23 AM    

BALTIMORE, USA (CMC) -- The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has confirmed the discovery of a new agricultural pest after intercepting the Chrysauginae (Pyralidae) caterpillar in the luggage of an unidentified Jamaican visitor. CBP said caterpillars can pose a significant agriculture threat because they feed on a wide variety of important agriculture crops. It said infestation can lead to a decrease in productivity and quality of crops, which can result in significant ... Read More

Westmoreland police name five ‘persons-of-interest’ in shooting death

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:54 AM    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica -- The Westmoreland police have listed five men as persons-of-interest in relation to the shooting up of a bar by rampaging gunmen in Hartford community Sunday night, which left 32-year-old farmer Horace ‘Sarge’ Brissett dead, and another man injured. The police are asking Adrian Lewis, Andrew Blacks, and three other men only known by their aliases: Town Man, Pushane, and Chin to immediately contact the Savanna-la-Mar Police Station or the nearest police stati ... Read More

Suicide bomber hit students as school reopens in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:28 AM    

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) -- A suicide bomber targeted students at a technical college in Nigeria's second city of Kano on Wednesday as the campus reopened following a Muslim holiday, witnesses said. "A huge explosion," hit students who had gathered at a notice board to check their assignments for Nigeria's mandatory civil service programme, said one witness Isyaku Adamu. Details on casualties were not immediately known. The bomber was embedded in the crowd, he added, in an account supported by seve ... Read More

Two UK journalists charged with phone hacking

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:14 AM    

LONDON (AP) -- British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones. Former features editor Jules Stenson and ex-deputy editor Neil Wallis are accused of conspiring to illegally listen to voicemails between 2003 and 2007. Their editor was Andy Coulson, who was convicted last month of hacking. Coulson, who also served as Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief, is serving an 18-month sentence. Wallis w ... Read More

Police name Kemar Warsop as person-of-interest in murder of two St James children

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:28 AM    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica -- The Trelawny police have released the name of a man as a person-of-interest in the murders of the two St James children, whose bodies were found in a pond in Trelawny earlier this month. The police are seeking Kemar Warsop for questioning in relation to the murders of 10-year-old Meleeka Mitchell, also known as 'Jody', and 12-year-old Omari Sterling, both of Paradise Norwood, St James, whose bodies were found in Trelawny two days after they went on a beach trip and went mis ... Read More

COMMONWEALTH GAMES - Weir, Livermore, Dywer move on in 200m

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:16 AM    

Warren Weir 

GLASGOW, Scotland - Jamaicans Warren Weir, Jason Livermore and Rasheed Dwyer all advanced to the semi-fnals of the men's 200m at Hampden Park here earlier. All three won their heats: Weir (20.71), Livermore (20.71) and Dwyer (20.59). Read More

COMMONWEALTH GAMES - Cato, Whyte advance in 400m hurdles

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:02 AM    

Roxroy Cata (left) and Leford Green

GLASGOW, Scotland - Roxroy Cato (49.51) and Annsert Whyte (49.58) qualified for the final of the men's 400m hurdles at Hampden Park earlier. Cato won his heat, while Whyte finished second. The other Jamaican Leford Green was disqualified. Read More



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