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Fast-rising Pakistan whitewash West Indies

Pakistan's players celebrate taking a wicket during the 3rd T20I cricket match between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 27, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Pakistan produced another dominating performance to beat world champions West Indies by eight wickets in the third and final Twenty20 international, achieving their first ever clean sweep on Tuesday. Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim chipped in with 3-21 &mda ... Read More

Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow Teachers in Belize gearing for industrial action
BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — Teachers were gearing for another round of industrial action on Octob ... Read More

An LGBT pride flag hangs on a bookshelf by a Massimadi festival poster, right, at the the Kouraj organization office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016.  (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) LGBTQ festival cancelled in Haiti amid threats, Gov't order
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Organisers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-C ... Read More

Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams VIDEO: Police commissioner says spate of murders in MoBay orchestrated
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams is theorising that the spate of killi ... Read More

Penwood High students to get CSEC results next month

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:06 PM    

Education Minister Ruel Reid

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Students at Penwood High School in St Andrew who received ‘ungraded’ scores in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams due to a failure to submit samples of their School-based Assessment (SBA) by the July 31 deadline, will receive their upgraded results next month. In a joint news release from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, CXC said that the recently submitted projects ... Read More

Man found not guilty of former JUTC boss’ murder

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:48 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A jury today handed down a not guilty verdict for the man who was charged with the June 2008 murder of then head of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Douglas Chambers. The accused, Andre Bryan, was arrested two years after Chambers was gunned down in Spanish Town, St Catherine. Bryan, 30, is from a Jones Avenue address in Spanish Town. He was unemployed at the time of his arrest and was reportedly connected to the Spanish Town-based Klansman gang. Chambers was ... Read More

Allardyce leaves England job by mutual consent

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:44 PM    

Sam Allardyce (Photo: AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Sam Allardyce's reign as England manager came to a humiliating end on Tuesday as he departed after just 67 days in charge following his controversial comments in a newspaper sting. Allardyce's reign was sensationally brought to a close as he paid the price for indiscreetly talking with undercover Daily Telegraph reporters posing as Far East businessmen. The 61-year-old was secretly filmed giving advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules, criticised the ... Read More

Trump debate sniffles go viral

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:39 PM    

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump's case of the sniffles during Monday night's presidential debate with Hillary Clinton has gone viral on social media, spawning jokes and ironic asides about a candidate who has made his opponent's health an issue. Hashtags like #Sniffles, #TrumpSniffles and #Trumpsniffing proliferated after the Republican sniffled repeatedly in the opening minutes of the widely watched matchup. Comedian Stephen Colbert joked that Trump "sounded like he was f ... Read More

Polygraph screening slowing down JCF recruitment, says Williams

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:00 PM    

Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams speaking at yesterday’s Jamaica Observer Press Club.Photo: Kenyon Heymans

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The mandatory polygraph screening for Jamaica Constabulary Force recruits is slowing down the recruitment process, according to Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams. “Our recruiting is not as smooth as we would like it to be because we are determined that even as we try to build our force [we have] to ensure that we improve its professionalism,” he said at the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President's Forum on Tuesday. Williams explained that he ... Read More

VIDEO: Top cop unable to say whether criminals, lawmen collude in prison break

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:50 PM    

DR Carl Williams

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams today said he is unable to say whether or not recent prison breaks are a result of collusion between criminals and lawmen. He was addressing the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President's Forum at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston this morning. Williams admitted that, while police officers have been, in previous years, arrested for consorting with criminals, he “…can’t say definitively that some o ... Read More

UPDATE: Cop suspected to be suicidal rescued from rooftop

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:40 PM    

The cop being taken down from the building in a bucket truck. (Photos: Carl Levy)

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Deputy Superintendent in charge of crime in the Manchester Police Division, Hemford Wade, has confirmed that a policeman, suspected to be suicidal, was rescued from a rooftop in Mandeville this morning. Read: PHOTO: Man in police uniform attempts suicide in Mandeville – reports He said the policeman was taken from the top of a building from which it is believed he was about to jump. The building is in close proximity to the Mandeville Police Station, The p ... Read More

US sprinter Kimmons suspended two years for doping

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:13 PM    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — United States sprinter Trell Kimmons has been suspended for two years after testing positive for a banned stimulant, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday. Kimmons, a member of the USA's 2012 Olympics 4x100m relay team, which was stripped of its medal because of Tyson Gay's dope test, failed a drug test at the US Track and Field Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon, in March. A USADA statement said Kimmons tested positive for the banned ... Read More

VIDEO: Cops not daunted by INDECOM — Police Commissioner

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:02 AM    

Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Despite concerns that lawmen might be reluctant to tackle criminals out of fear of penalties from the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM), Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams said police officers in St James have no problem with INDECOM investigating officers. Williams, who was the keynote speaker at the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President's Forum this morning, said that during a tour of St James over the weekend, police officers i ... Read More

Immigrants a possible boost to host economies, IMF says

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:14 AM    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said immigration could help boost economic growth in host countries and called for the swift integration of new workers to help surmount political tensions. The remarks, contained in a new study, coincide with strong anti-immigrant sentiment in Western countries as a global refugee crisis reaches proportions not seen since the Second World War. "Migration may stir social tensions and provoke a political backlash ... Read More



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