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Weekly Round-up: 8 accused scammers extradited... $492m in flood damage... Fire destroys craft market

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Eight alleged members of the Lavric Willocks led lottery scamming syndicate were extradited to the US to face federal charges on Wednesday morning. The accused — ex policeman Jason Jahalal, along with Alrick McLeod, Oneil Brown,... Read More

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Mexican lawmakers OK marijuana for medicinal purposes
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexican lawmakers gave final and overwhelming approval Friday to a bill legalizing medical marijuana after a national debate on narcotics policy in a country mired in brutal drug violence.The legislation also allows use of...... Read More

Revision of Cybercrimes Act to get underway shortly, Wheatley says
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says the revision of the Cybercrimes Act 2015 is to get underway in another two to three months.He noted that the revisions will address, among other things, concerns...... Read More

20 lawyers being hired to serve police divisions

Friday, April, 28 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — National Security Minister Robert Montague says the ministry is in the process of hiring 20 lawyers who will be assigned to various police divisions across the country.Speaking at a post-sectoral debate press conference at his... Read More

Flu outbreak rocks U-17 Boyz ahead of Mexico clash

Friday, April, 28 2017   

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Jamaica team doctor Bersha Cole is at this hour treating eight players showing symptoms of a flu virus affecting Panama City.The players -- some of whom are expected to figure in the crucial Group C game against Mexico on... Read More

Policeman shot dead on Constant Spring Road

Friday, April, 28 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A policeman was this afternoon fatally shot on Constant Spring Road.Details of the shooting are sketchy at this time; however, reports are that the policeman was shot in the vicinity of the Merl Grove High School. Unconfirmed reports... Read More

Forex: J$129.40 to one US dollar

Friday, April, 28 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, April 28 ended trading at J$129.40 up by 20 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary.Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$97.99 down from J$98.45... Read More

Thompson goes head-to-head with Rio rivals at Prefontaine Classic

Friday, April, 28 2017   

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) – Reigning Olympic double sprint queen, Elaine Thompson, will headline the 200 metres at the Prefontaine Classic next month.The 24-year-old Jamaican will line up alongside Dutch nemesis Dafne Schippers and the... Read More

#PennRelays: New national discus record for Knibb

Friday, April, 28 2017   

PHILDELPHIA, United States – Kellion Knibb broke Jamaica's women's discus throw record for the second time in a week when she retained her title today at the 123rd Penn Relays Carnival.Knibb threw 62.07 metre to lead a clean sweep of the first... Read More

12 Trinidadians deported from Turkey

Friday, April, 28 2017   

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – At least 12 Trinidad and Tobago nationals are due to arrive home on Friday after they were deported from Turkey, but the police say they have no indication as to whether or not they are linked to nationals travelling to the Middle East to fight for... Read More

#PennRelays: Edwin Allen sets new girls' 4x100m record

Friday, April, 28 2017   

PHILADELPHIA, United States — Edwin Allen High girls set a new Penn Relay 4x100m record of 43.96 seconds, while Holmwood Technical scored a stunning 4x800m victory earlier today at the 123rd Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.The Edwin... Read More

#PennRelays: Six J'can schools qualify for 4x100m final

Friday, April, 28 2017   

PHILADELPHIA, United States — Six Jamaican schools, led by the fastest qualifiers, Calabar High, defending champions Kingston College and first time qualifiers Cornwall College, are through to the 123rd Penn Relays 4x100 metre Championship of Americas final to be run tomorrow. Read More

Quallo promises strong presence, even 'pan di corna'

Friday, April, 28 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Claiming that he wears no veil or Balaclava and therefore has nothing to hide, Commissioner of Police, George Quallo in his installation speech, currently being delivered at the Police Officers' Club, asserted that he is a firm believer in communicating with... Read More

Quallo says prevention, good intelligence keys to solving crime

Friday, April, 28 2017   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commissioner of Police George Quallo is stressing that during his tenure in office, emphasis will be placed on the prevention of crime and the beefing-up of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) intelligence apparatus.The... Read More



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