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Weather forecast: Another tropical wave to bring more rain today

Monday, August, 20 2018 7:09 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Meteorological Service says another tropical wave, which is east of Jamaica, is expected to move across the island this afternoon.  This morning, expect isolated showers across sections of northeastern parishes.  Meanwhile, scattered showers and... Read More

Prayer for the Day

Monday, August, 20 2018 6:44 am    

Faultless Lord, enduring death for me, you have consummated the debt of my sins: your sacrifice of forgiveness was absolute!Grant me the strength to also forgive others, to excuse their transgressions against me. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Major crimes down… Cabinet changes coming… Alleged gang leader, mother killed

Sunday, August, 19 2018 4:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government on Monday welcomed statistics suggesting that major crimes were down by 16.8 per cent between January 1 and August 11, compared to the same period last year. Read More

Jamaica's Bailey extends with Leverkusen until 2023

Sunday, August, 19 2018 4:21 pm    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Jamaica wunderkind Leon Bailey has extended his Bayer Leverkusen contract until 2023, it was announced Sunday, as the German club fought off reported interest from Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Roma. Read More

PetroJam awards scholarships to GSAT high achievers

Sunday, August, 19 2018 3:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Four students, two each from Greenwich All-Age and St Andrew Primary Schools in South West St Andrew, will be at ease when they begin their high school journey in September, as their school related expenses will be taken care of by the State-run... Read More

Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared 'contacts'

Sunday, August, 19 2018 2:40 pm    

KINSHASA, DR Congo (AFP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) expects more cases. Read More

Aretha honoured at father's Baptist Church Sunday service

Sunday, August, 19 2018 1:29 pm    

DETROIT, United States (AFP) — Congregants celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit at the first Sunday service since her death, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career. Read More

Jamaican killed in Italy bridge collapse

Sunday, August, 19 2018 12:25 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — News from Italy is that a Jamaican woman, her Italian husband and nine-year-old daughter, were among the causalities of last Tuesday's bridge collapse in Genoa. Read More

Buchanan removed as USF CEO

Sunday, August, 19 2018 10:38 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Camille Buchanan has been removed from the State-agency. Read More

C’bean think-tank conducts poll on US presidential pardon for Garvey

Sunday, August, 19 2018 10:23 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Washington, DC-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has resurrected the notion of a presidential pardon for Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey. Read More

Fresh quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

Sunday, August, 19 2018 9:34 am    

MATARAM, Indonesia (AFP) — A strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and sending people fleeing just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there. Read More

Weather forecast: Afternoon showers expected across most parishes

Sunday, August, 19 2018 9:04 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica is reporting that showers and thunderstorms are expected across sections of eastern parishes this morning, while elsewhere should be partly cloudy. Read More

Prayer for the Day

Sunday, August, 19 2018 7:06 am    

Loving God, you speak to us through all of life. Help me to trust you and to trust that what you desire for me lies in the deepest part of my heart.And, what you desire is that which allows me to grow and to be the person you created me to be - fully human and fully alive. Read More

Guyana confident of victory at ICJ in border dispute with Venezuela

Saturday, August, 18 2018 4:49 pm    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it is confident of victory at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its long standing border dispute with neighbouring Venezuela. Read More

JCF warns of fake cops

Saturday, August, 18 2018 3:24 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is warning motorists to be cautious on the roads following reports that unscrupulous persons are posing as police officers in unmarked vehicles with blue flashing lights. Read More


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