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Dowrich notches hundred before early lunch

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 12:50 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — West Indies A wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich reached his fifth first-class century before a damp spot in and around the bowler's foothold forced an early lunch on Tuesday's third day of the first "Test" against England Lions at Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium. Read More

SDC working to advance community development

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 12:42 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Director of the Social Development Commission (SDC) Dr Dwayne Vernon says the agency continues to carry out its mandate to facilitate the economic progress of communities in order to advance national development. Read More

Multi-agency community-based approach to curb open burning culture

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 12:13 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and its partners have taken to the streets with an anti-open burning public awareness campaign. Read More

Volcano erupts in Trinidad

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 11:23 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — At least three homes were evacuated and several cracks have appeared on the road as the Devil's Wood Yard mud volcano in New Grant, south of here, erupted early Tuesday. Read More

Major reconstruction project commences on Constant Spring Road

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 11:14 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Major rehabilitative works have commenced along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. Read More

Moscow plane crash may have been caused by iced speed probes

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 10:57 am    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russian experts investigating the weekend plane crash outside Moscow that killed 71 people said Tuesday that the accident may have been caused by ice on speed-measuring instruments which led to faulty information on the craft's airspeed. Read More

Jamaican cleared in Bermuda illegal drug import case

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 10:43 am    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Maurice Martin, a 34-year-old Jamaican who survived a 2010 shooting that killed his friend, has been cleared by a Supreme Court of a plot to import fentanyl into Bermuda. Read More

Stakeholders committed to Ocho Rios main street project despite rain delays

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 10:02 am    

ST ANN, Jamaica — Despite the hampering of implementation works on Main Street in Ocho Rios, St Ann due to ongoing rainfall, the multi-government stakeholder agencies behind the project are pushing ahead to ensure that the town benefits from the works in 2018. Read More

Haitian president denounces Oxfam handling of sex scandal

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 9:42 am    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti's president Jovenel Moise decried Oxfam's handling of a prostitution scandal in the Caribbean nation, calling the situation a "serious violation of human dignity." Read More

Temporary closure of Social Security Office at Heroes Circle

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 9:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A major water leak has forced the Ministry of Labour and Social Security to close its Social Security office located at 14 Heroes Circle for the day. Read More

French man faces court over 'consensual sex' with 11-y-o

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 8:46 am    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A French court was set to hear the case of a 28-year-old man who avoided rape charges after having sex with an 11-year-old after prosecutors judged that the intercourse was consensual. Read More

Zuma triggers crisis by refusing ANC's exit order

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 8:01 am    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa braced Tuesday for a major political showdown as scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma rejected a direct order from the ruling ANC party to leave office. Read More

Suspect in murder of elderly St Thomas couple charged

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 7:41 am    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The St Thomas police have charged the suspect who was arrested in relation to the double murder of an elderly couple, in Retreat, St Thomas on Tuesday, January 9. Read More

Newborn found in Old Harbour KFC

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 7:24 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Old Harbour police are seeking the public's assistance in re-uniting an infant with her family after she was found in a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in Old Harbour, St Catherine over the weekend. Read More

Weather Update: Mainly sunny islandwide

Tuesday, February, 13 2018 7:01 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — In the local weather forecast the Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that this morning will be mainly sunny islandwide. Read More


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