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Forex: J$128.51 to one US dollar 6:03 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, August 17, ended trading at J$128.51 up by two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

Cook and Root tons give Windies hard day's night 5:49 pm
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom (AFP) – Alastair Cook and captain Joe Root both scored hundreds as England dominated the West Indies in the inaugural day/night Test on English soil at Edgbaston on Thursday.... Read More

Tropical Storm Harvey forms east of Barbados 5:37 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Disturbances east of Barbados have become Tropical Storm Harvey the Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica reported this afternoon.... Read More

Motorcyclists killed in collision with each other 5:05 pm
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – Two motorcyclists heading in opposite directions died yesterday after they collided with each other on the Whithorn Road in Westmoreland, the police have reported.... Read More

Bolt silences doubters about injury via Twitter post

Thursday, August, 17 2017 4:35 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt today took to Twitter posting medical proof of a torn hamstring in an effort to silence doubters who questioned whether he was genuinely injured during 4x100 relay final at the World Championship in London last... Read More

San Antonio FC signs Reggae Boy Gordon

Thursday, August, 17 2017 4:18 pm    

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CMC) — San Antonio FC (SAFC) on Thursday announced that the club signed Jamaican midfielder Owayne “Omar” Gordon on loan for the rest of the 2017 United Soccer League season. Read More

Tropical storm warning issued for Martinique, Barbados, St Lucia and St Vincent

Thursday, August, 17 2017 4:03 pm    

MIAMI, United States (CMC) – A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for the islands of Martinique, Barbados, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominica as a low pressure system centred about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles has... Read More

#TrendyThursdays: The Gingham Print

Kesi Mortley | Thursday, August, 17 2017 3:47 pm    

WHAT I found absolutely hilarious about the gingham print becoming a fashion trend this spring, was that I used to wear this very same print as my prep school uniform—now I can't even afford to. Read More

Samuda hails Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit

Thursday, August, 17 2017 3:29 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda has hailed the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for its quick action on the weekend, which resulted in the arrest of four men, seizure of over 2000 pounds of... Read More

Haitians killed in Dominican Republic prison riot

Thursday, August, 17 2017 3:20 pm    

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — Four Haitians who were inmates at the notorious La Victoria prison here, died on Thursday during an early morning riot. Read More

JCF hosts back-to-school clinic

Thursday, August, 17 2017 3:05 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Chaplaincy Services Branch says it will be hosting a back-to-school motivational clinic to assist students. Read More

BITU withdraws strike notice served on UDC

Thursday, August, 17 2017 2:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) says it has withdrawn its 72-hour strike notice served on the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) on Tuesday.The withdrawal, according to the BITU, is as a result of a meeting at the Ministry of Labour and Social... Read More

Former constable charged with corruption

Thursday, August, 17 2017 2:21 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A former police constable was yesterday arrested and charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act after he reportedly collected $2,000 from a motorist to avoid prosecution for outstanding traffic tickets.The accused, Otis Wright, was on patrol... Read More

Member States of Int'l Seabed Authority urged to pay arrears

Thursday, August, 17 2017 2:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Member States of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in arrears with their annual contributions to the body's Voluntary Trust Fund are being urged to bring the payments up to date quickly.This call comes from Minister of Foreign Affairs and... Read More

Confederate monuments glorify 'racist past': US mayor

Thursday, August, 17 2017 1:48 pm    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP )  —The New Orleans mayor who oversaw the removal of Confederate statues in the southern city earlier this year said Thursday they were not "innocent remembrances" but represented America's dark past. Read More


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