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Reggae Boyz stun Mexico 1-0 to reach #GoldCup final10:01 pm

PASADENA, California (AP) — Kemar Lawrence scored on an exquisite 24-yard free kick in the 88th minute, and Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final with a 1-0 upset victory over Mexico on Sunday night. Read More

Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

Sunday, July, 23 2017 4:47 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's angry opposition called Sunday for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power. Read More

Students in St James take part in empowerment camp

Sunday, July, 23 2017 4:17 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Seventy five high school students from St James graduated from a two-week Youth Empowerment and Mentorship Camp on July 21, which was hosted by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), under its Identity, Purpose, Attitude and Destiny (IPAD 4 Life)... Read More

Cornwall's time will come, says chief selector

Sunday, July, 23 2017 3:33 pm    

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Chief selector Courtney Browne believes there will be other opportunities for all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall, after the burly Antiguan was overlooked for the recently-named Test squad for the tour of England. Read More

8 found dead in sweltering truck in Texas immigrant smuggling case

Sunday, July, 23 2017 2:47 pm    

SAN ANTONIO, United States (AP) — Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, victims of what police said Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. Read More

IMF assisting Guyana in development of oil industry

Sunday, July, 23 2017 2:10 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is currently in Guyana providing technical assistance to the government for the development of the oil and gas industry. Read More

Woman mowed down after car veers into St Elizabeth yard

Sunday, July, 23 2017 1:52 pm    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a 56-year-old woman was mowed down in her own yard in Oxford district, Brompton in St Elizabeth after a car veered off the road this morning. Read More

NHT drawdowns will only be done if necessary, says Johnson Smith

Sunday, July, 23 2017 1:36 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Kamina Johnson Smith, is reassuring that drawdowns to support the budget will only be taken from the National Housing Trust (NHT) if deemed crucial. Read More

Global HIV meeting urges US to 'stay engaged' on AIDS funding

Sunday, July, 23 2017 12:50 pm    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Organisers of an international HIV science conference on Sunday urged the US government, a major donor of AIDS research and treatment programmes, to "stay engaged" even as President Donald Trump has threatened cuts. Read More

French officials seize largest ever illegal shipment of turtle shells from Haiti

Sunday, July, 23 2017 12:31 pm    

PARIS, France (CMC) — Airport officials in France seized nearly half a ton of tortoise shells from the endangered Hawksbill sea turtles, found in cargo from Haiti. Read More

Senior officers of JCF and JDF upbeat about training for special zones of operations

Sunday, July, 23 2017 12:04 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Senior officers of the security forces are upbeat about the outcome of training now underway for members of the Joint Task Force who will be engaged in the Government's Special Zones of Operations (ZoSo) crime fighting initiative. Read More

William and Harry had 'short' chat with Diana on day she died

Sunday, July, 23 2017 11:46 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry have revealed they talked to their mother Princess Diana on the day she died and that the "short" conversation now weighs "heavily" on their mind. Read More


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