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Mexico wonders why its president is meeting with Trump 

In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto opens the 36th session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City. (Photo: AP)

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto awoke to a storm of criticism from Mexicans over his decision to meet Wednesday with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is widely reviled in Mexico for referring to its migrants as "rapists" and criminals. Former first l ... Read More

This recent picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 29, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un dellivering his speech during the 9th Congress of the Kim Il-Sung Socialist Youth League which held in Pyongyang on August 27 and 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP) N Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect duri ... Read More

Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off 
FLORIDA, United States (AP) — The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba i ... Read More

(file photo) 2 Jamaicans among 8 C’bean nationals arrested in US drug bust
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two Jamaican men are among eight Caribbean nationals who were arr ... Read More

UPDATE: Chris Brown freed after standoff with LA police

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:56 AM    

Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — An attorney for Chris Brown said Wednesday that the singer has been released from custody, following a bizarre standoff at his home with police after a woman alleged that he pointed a gun at her. Police arrested Brown on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, after an hours-long standoff on Tuesday. Read:  Chris Brown arrested for assault with deadly weapon He was freed on $250,000 bail at 11:19 pm local time (0619 GMT Wednesday), according to ... Read More

Sub-machine gun found on bus, occupants arrested 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:37 AM    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — A team of police officers from the Narcotics Division on Tuesday found a sub-machine gun while on an operation in Whitehouse, Westmoreland. Two men were arrested for suspected breaches of the Firearm Act. The lawmen report that a Tech 9 sub-machine gun and four 9mm cartridges were found in a Toyota Hiace motorbus, which was stopped and searched about 4:00 pm along the Whitehouse main road. It was subsequently seized and the occupants — two Westmoreland resi ... Read More

UPDATE: Men charged with 2-y-o’s murder to face court next Tuesday

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:27 AM    

A picture of Demario Whyte who was killed on Luke Lane

Twenty-four-year-old Curtis Bell otherwise called Chaka Bar and Sheldon Watson, 29, both of Chancery Lane in Kingston were jointly charged yesterday with murder, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and shooting with intent. Read: Two charged in connection with 2-y-o's murder Demario, his father and his uncle were shot after men armed with firearms drove onto Luke Lane in downtown Kingston and opened fire at the corner where they were sitting about 8:30 pm last Tuesday. The toddl ... Read More

US man pleads guilty to participating in C’bean cell phone fraud scheme

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:16 AM    

FLORIDA, United States (CMC) — The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says one man has pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges in connection with a sophisticated global cell phone fraud scheme that involved compromising cell phone customers’ accounts and “cloning” their phones to make fraudulent calls to the Caribbean. The DOJ said that Edwin Fana, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, access device fraud, the use, production or p ... Read More

Record-setting Venus gives Serena target to chase

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:14 PM    

Venus Williams of the United States reacts against Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine during her first round Women's Singles match on Day Two of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) – Venus Williams racked up a record-setting 72nd Grand Slam tournament appearance on Tuesday and pledged to keep playing to give sister Serena a target to chase. The 36-year-old also extended her record in first round matches at the US Open to a perfect 18 in 18 attempts as the two-time champion battled to a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 win over Kateryna Kozlova of the Ukraine. Williams went past the previous best of major appearances of 71 she shared with fellow American ... Read More

Chris Brown arrested for assault with deadly weapon

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:10 PM    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Singer Chris Brown was arrested on Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said, following an hours-long standoff after a woman alleged he pointed a gun at her. Police said the troubled singer, who has had numerous brushes with the law, was being transported to a police station to be booked on the assault charge. Read More

Thompson headlines stellar 200m in Zurich

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:00 PM    

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) – Rarely can a women's 200m race headlined by recently-crowned double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson be seen to boast such as stellar field as the one gathered for the Zurich Diamond League meet on Thursday. Lining up alongside Thompson are world champion and Olympic silver medallist Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, American Allyson Felix, who won 200m gold at the 2012 London Games and is also a three-time world champion in the distance, and Jamaican ... Read More

Two charged in connection with 2-y-o's murder

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:49 PM    

A picture of Demario Whyte who was killed on Luke Lane

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of two-year-old Demario Whyte, who was shot dead on Luke Lane in downtown Kingston, last week. Head of the Area Four Police, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Terrence Bent a short while ago confirmed that the men were charged this evening. Demario, his father and his uncle were shot after men armed with firearms drove into the community and opened fire at the corner where they were sitting about 8:30 pm la ... Read More

Gov't committed to investing in education

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:29 PM    

(File photo)

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, says the Government is committed to investing in education as the driving force in attaining economic and social prosperity in the country.   “We are on the right track and we must continue if we are to be successful in building a brighter and more prosperous Jamaica,” he said.   Reid was speaking at the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s (JTA) award ceremony where 14 ... Read More

Reggae Boyz in Panama for crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:54 PM    

Reggae Boyz Rodolph Austin, Ryan Thompson, and Assistant
Coach Miguel Coley and Head Coach Winfried Schaefer just after checking
in at the Sheraton Grand Panama Hotel. (Photo: Sanjay Myers)

PANAMA CITY, Panama – The bulk of Jamaica's senior Reggae Boyz squad arrived here this afternoon ahead of Friday's crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against Panama inside Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Of the 23-man squad, Omar Holness, Simon Dawkins, Shaun Francis, Alvas Powell, Jermaine Taylor, and Dever Orgill are expected to arrive late on Tuesday. Former Crystal Palace defender Adrian Mariappa, who is in the midst of signing with a new club in the English Premier League, is set to lan ... Read More



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