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Opinion poll finds people in Antigua 'marginally' in support of CCJ

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The majority of people in Antigua and Barbuda supports the country replacing the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court, but the figure “marginally achieves the margin necessary for this measure to pass,&rd ... Read More

A child being vaccinated in Jamaica during Vaccination Week (PAHO Photo) C'bean celebrates 25 years without polio
WASHINGTON (CMC) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the Caribbean has not reco ... Read More

Brian George Supreme Ventures mourns passing of its President and CEO, Brian George
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Supreme Ventures Limited in a statement just issued says it is mourning th ... Read More

A prison cell is empty after inmates escaped from the Civil Prison in the coastal town of Arcahaiea, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.  (Photo: AP) UPDATE: Haiti authorities nab some 1 dozen of 172 escaped inmates
ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on ... Read More

Banks readying to leave Brexit Britain: lobby group

Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:18 AM    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – International banks based in Britain are readying to relocate some operations outside of the country in 2017, fearing post-Brexit uncertainty, the director of a powerful banking lobby said Sunday. "Their hands are quivering over the relocate button," Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers' Association, wrote in The Observer newspaper. He said banks were uncertain about whether they would be able to offer services across Europe once Britain l ... Read More

Pakistan build commanding lead over Windies

Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:09 AM    

Pakistani batsmen Azhar Ali (Left) and Sami Aslam (Centre) run between the wicket as West Indies' bowler Shannon Gabriel look on during the third day of the second Test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 23, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) – Openers Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam hit half-centuries to help Pakistan strengthen their grip on the third day of the second Test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Ali was unbeaten on 52 and Asad Shafiq five not out as Pakistan reached 114-1 at stumps, increasing their lead to 342 after dismissing West Indies for 224 in their first innings. That had given Pakistan a first innings lead of 228 and left them firmly in control as they look to cl ... Read More

SVL's Brian George is dead

Sunday, October 23, 2016 8:35 AM    

Brian George

KINGSTON, Jamaica - President and Chief Executive Officer of Supreme Ventures Limited Brian George died this morning. George, a Trinidadian, is survived by wife Keneea and two sons. Read More

Rusea’s humble Haile Selassie 3-0, KC edge Vere 2-1 in Flow Super Cup

Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:21 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Rusea’s High continued the good run of daCosta Cup teams in the first round of the 2016 Flow Super Cup with a good 3-0 win over Haile Selassie High a short while ago in Montego Bay. In Kingston, Kingston College defeated Vere Technical 2-1. Omar Thompson and Trayone Reid scored for KC with David Duckworth putting in Vere’s lone goal. Read More

US AT&T strikes US$$108.7B deal to buy Time Warner

Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:13 PM    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – AT&T on Saturday announced a deal worth $108.7 billion for Time Warner that would create a powerhouse with control over a vast array of media and entertainment assets and the means to deliver them. The stock-and-cash deal values Time Warner -- with HBO, CNN and Warner Bros studios -- at more than $85 billion, and calls for AT&T to absorb the media group's debt. It would give the big US telecom firm "the world's best premium content with the network ... Read More

May to lock horns with first ministers on Brexit path

Saturday, October 22, 2016 8:18 PM    

Theresa May

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet with the first ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to plot the path towards Brexit, her office said Sunday. May will host the first meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) since December 2014 on Monday. They will "discuss how the administrations can work together to get the best deal for the UK and seize the opportunities that exiting the EU will bring", her Downing Street office said. ... Read More

Clarendon beat JC, STETHS move on in Flow Super Cup

Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:31 PM    

STETHS Javoney Brown (left) battles Holy Trinity's Sadayne Samuels in the Flow Super Cup first round game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday. Brown scored twice as STETHS came from behind three times to win the game 4-3 and advance to the quarter-finals next weekend.
(Photo: PAUL REID)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – daCosta Cup team Clarendon College defeated the high riding Manning Cup team, Jamaica College 1-0 as the Flow Super Cup continued today. Creggton Charlton scored for Clarendon. Meanwhile, St Elizabeth Technical got the better of Holy Trinity in a seven-goal thriller. Javoney Brown 2, Demar James, and Rujay Robinson scored for the winners. Read More

Trump lays out plan for first 100 days in 'Gettysburg Address'

Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:11 PM    

PITTSBURGH, United States (AFP) – Donald Trump unveiled plans for the first 100 days of his presidency on Saturday, vowing to create 25 million jobs over a decade and cut middle-class taxes, as he and Hillary Clinton courted undecided swing state voters. While offering a number of concrete policy initiatives, the Republican billionaire also attacked his critics, threatening to sue the "liars" who have accused him of sexual assault, and saying Clinton should have been barred from running. ... Read More

100 mostly barefoot inmates escape Haiti lockup

Saturday, October 22, 2016 6:35 PM    

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ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — More than 100 mostly barefoot inmates overpowered guards on Saturday and escaped from a lockup in central Haiti, officials said. Judge Henry Claude Louis-Jean said the prison break occurred in Arcahaie, a coastal town about 30 miles north of Haiti's capital. One guard was reported killed and others were injured. The escapees stole an unknown number of weapons and some exchanged gunfire with police during the chaotic breakout. The inmates attacked after they were r ... Read More

Venezuela's Maduro calls in Iran for oil price cooperation

Saturday, October 22, 2016 6:10 PM    

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on Saturday for increased cooperation between oil-rich nations to stabilise prices as he met with the supreme leader and president of Iran. "To stabilise the price of oil, new mechanisms should be taken and consultation among oil-producing countries, be they members or non-members of the OPEC, should increase," Maduro said, according to the website of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.  Venezuela's economic and political ... Read More



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