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Weekly Round-up: PetroJam names new board... Cop held for stolen vehicle... Ja defeats B'dos in women's T20 8:58 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The controversy engulfing PetroJam deepened on Monday with news that the three Jamaican members on the board of the oil refinery quit amidst a hailstorm of allegations including nepotism, corporate donations, and contract arrangements, among other things. Read More

Caricom welcomes new Barbados PM to regional body 10:43 am
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed newly appointed Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley to the 15 member regional body.... Read More

PNP bemoans ongoing US border crisis 10:11 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People's National Party (PNP) External Affairs Commission has expressed grave concerns amid the ongoing border crisis in the United States which has resulted in the separation of children from their parents.... Read More

#WC2018: Mexico make 1 change for game vs South Korea 10:00 am
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Mexico coach Juan Carlos Orosio has made only one change to his lineup for the World Cup game against South Korea, keeping faith with players who combined to beat Germany in their Group F opener. Defender Edson Alvarez replaced Hugo Ayala at the back.... Read More

#WC2018: Panama name unchanged line-up for 'hardest' England game

Saturday, June, 23 2018 9:17 am    

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) — Panama will name an unchanged line-up for the World Cup Group G clash against England in Nizhny Novgorod, veteran coach Hernan Gomez confirmed on Saturday. Read More

Weather Update: Scattered showers expected this afternoon

Saturday, June, 23 2018 9:01 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that scattered showers and widely scattered thunderstorms are expected across most parishes this afternoon as a tropical wave approaches the island. Read More

#WC2018: Belgium on verge of last 16 after crushing Tunisia 5-2

Saturday, June, 23 2018 8:55 am    

MOSCOW, Russia — Romelu Lukaku drew level with Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts today, scoring twice as Belgium moved to the brink of the last 16 after a 5-2 romp against Tunisia. Read More

#WC2018: Lukaku gives Belgium 3-1 lead at halftime

Saturday, June, 23 2018 7:55 am    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Romelu Lukaku scored just before halftime to give Belgium a 3-1 lead over Tunisia and equal Cristiano Ronaldo's tally of four goals so far at the World Cup. Read More

Gov't to move faster on ganja industry — Shaw

Friday, June, 22 2018 9:17 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says he will be moving to ensure that Jamaica is not left behind in the growing global medical cannabis industry. Read More

France faces suit over no-sex rule for blood donations by gay men

Friday, June, 22 2018 9:12 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A Frenchman has filed a discrimination suit at Europe's top rights court over a rule that requires gay men to refrain from having sex for a year before they donate blood, his lawyer said Friday. Read More

Police killings of blacks exact mental health toll — US study

Friday, June, 22 2018 9:10 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The disproportionately high rate at which unarmed black people die at the hands of police in the United States has a corrosive impact on the mental health of black Americans, researchers reported today. Read More

Jamaica committed to disaster risk management – McKenzie

Friday, June, 22 2018 8:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says Jamaica will adhere to the guidelines of the United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Management. Read More

Police seize over 2000 pounds of ganja in St Catherine

Friday, June, 22 2018 8:10 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported the seizure of over 2,000 pounds of ganja worth an estimated $10 million during an operation in West Cumberland, Portmore, St Catherine today, a second major bust this week. Read More

69% reduction in St Catherine North murder rate — Chang

Friday, June, 22 2018 7:54 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, is reporting a 69 per cent reduction in the murder rate in the St Catherine North Police Division up to June 19, as a result of the State of Public Emergency (SOE) declared in the area. Read More

Despite summit, N Korea still a nuclear threat, says Trump

Friday, June, 22 2018 7:22 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump today cited "an unusual and extraordinary threat" from North Korea's nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un's regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month. Read More


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