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Jamaica sweep 100m finals at CARIFTA Games, but boys U-18 to be rerun

Minzie (centre) of Bog Walk High places second to Hughes of
Kingston College (left) at the recent High Schools’ Championships held
at the National Stadium in Kingston. Minzie clocked 10.16 seconds to
Hughes’ 10.12.

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica swept the 100 metres finals at the 43rd CARIFTA Games Saturday evening as the regional championship underway in Martinique ends its first day. However, the boys' Under-18 100m final won by Waseem Williams will be rerun tomorrow morning before the official start of the s ... Read More

Jamaicans through to CARIFTA 100m finals
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica team captain Jevaugn Minzie led all eight Jamaicans, two from each ... Read More

Bonner ... hit 26 before becoming the only Jamaican wicket to fall. Barbados 245, Jamaica 52-1 at close
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica, replying to Barbados’ 245, reached 52 for one in t ... Read More

Massachusetts State Police stand along Interstate 190 where police said a
child's body was found Friday, April 18, near Sterling, Massachusetts.
Jeremiah Oliver was last seen by relatives in September 2013 but wasn't
reported missing until December. His mother Elsa Oliver and her
boyfriend Alberto Sierra are both charged in the case. (Photo:AP) 
  Body of 5-y-o boy missing since September found by highway
WORCESTER, Mass (AP) -- The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been c ... Read More

Windwards 248, T&T 36-3 at close

Saturday, April 19, 2014 4:49 PM    

Seamer Johnson grabbed 2 for 10 to rattle T&T

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago bowled Windward Islands out for 248, just over an hour after tea on the opening day of their semi-final for the Headley/Weekes Trophy at the Queen’s Park Oval Saturday. The Windwards were sent in by T&T. Trinidad in response were 36 for three at the close play. Delorn Johnson surprised the home team grabbing two wickets for 10 runs. Scores: WINDWARDS 248 (Romel Currency 68, Liam Sebastien 40 not out, Sunil Ambris 44, Keddy ... Read More

Barbados 245 all out vs Jamaica

Saturday, April 19, 2014 4:09 PM    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica dismissed Barbados for 245, an hour after tea on the opening day of the Headley/Weekes Trophy semi-final at Kensington Oval Saturday. Barbados had earlier won the toss and elected to bat. 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) . Read More

I support decriminalisation of ganja, but not for smoking, says health minister

Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:33 PM    

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson, says he is in support of the decriminalisation of marijuana from a point of view of justice, but not of health. “I don’t support the smoking of marijuana, just as I don’t support the smoking of tobacco.... Our position is very clear, there are some cannabinoids which is part of the constituent elements of marijuana that is useful in relation to health, but there are others, the THCs (Tetrahydrocannabinols), ... Read More

Hughes pulls out of CARIFTA 100m; Minzie favourite to win

Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 PM    

Hughes after his 100-metre victory at Champs

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The highly anticipated 100 metre clash between defending champion Anguillian Zharnel Hughes and Jamaican Jevaughn Minzie at the CARIFTA Games, underway in Martinique, won’t materialise. Hughes, who attends Kingston College in Jamaica, has pulled out of the competition with a hamstring injury. Hughes ran a personal best 10.12 to win the 100 metre last month at the Jamaica High School Championships (Champs) with Minzie second in 10.16 seconds, also a personal bes ... Read More

Riverton dump fire under control, says ODPEM

Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:25 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) on Saturday issued a statement advising that the fire now burning at the Riverton City dump in Kingston, is under control. ODPEM said the fire, which is confined to the tipping face of the dump, extends across 15 acres of the dump and has been "contained". "Despite windy conditions and the prevailing water shortage that is being experience in the Corporate area, the situation remains under control as a mu ... Read More

April 29 sentencing for woman who smuggled cocaine to help ailing mother

Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:15 PM    

File photo

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A woman who said she attempted to smuggle 13 ounces of cocaine out of the island to finance her mother's breast cancer treatment is to be sentenced on April 29. The date was set when 23-year-old Sherica Graham of an Oakland Drive address, appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court this week. Graham had pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to export cocaine, possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and conspiracy to export cocaine on a previous occasion. ... Read More

Authorities find no reason for nearly 50% of suicides in 2013

By Balford Henry, Senior Staff Reporter | Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:35 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica --There were 52 cases of suicide reported in Jamaica in 2013, but the authorities say they are unable to state the reason for nearly 50 percent of these deaths. According to the Economic and Social Survey Jamaica (ESSJ), which was tabled in the House of Representatives during Thursday’s opening of the budget debate at Gordon House, the reported cases included 42 males. The authorities said that the main contributing factors were depression and domestic problems, which a ... Read More

PHOTOS: Fire at Riverton dump, again

Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:10 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A fire is again raging at the Riverton City Dump in St Andrew mere weeks after another fire blanketed sections of the Capital city in thick, black smoke. Details regarding the cause of this fire are unclear, however, members of the Jamaica Fire Brigade are now at the location. "We can confirm the reports that there is a fire at the location and at this time a number of units are on location," Emilio Ebanks, communication officer from the Jamaica Fire Brigade told OBSERVER ... Read More

Windies speedster escapes serious injury in crash

Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:29 AM    

(Photo: Barbados Today)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 19, CMC – West Indies fast-bowler Kemar Roach escaped serious injury following a car accident here early Saturday, the Barbados Today online newspaper has reported. The 25-year-old crashed his BMW sedan after losing control in slippery conditions at Wanstead Drive, just outside the city. According to Barbados Today, the car flipped several times before landing in the 3Ws Park, approximately half-mile from the 3Ws Oval. Roach sustained a head wound but appeared c ... Read More

Jamaica off to cracking start at 43rd CARIFTA Games

Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:11 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Defending champions Jamaica are off to a successful start in the 43rd CARIFTA Games in Martinique winning three gold medals on today's (Saturday, April 19) opening morning. Rochelle Fraser won the Under 20 shot put, Janel Fullerton took the Under 18 discus where Devia Brown won bronze while Lamara Distin won the Under 18 girls high jump. Meanwhile, a number of 400 metre runners qualified for their finals after today's semi finals. Tiffany James won the girls Under 18 sect ... Read More



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