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Battle line drawn, Lisa Hanna backs Audrey

Saturday, July, 22 2017 11:03 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Member of Parliament for St Ann South Eastern and former Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna has thrown her support behind Councillor for the Payne Land Division, Audrey Smith-Facey, who is vying to replace Portia Simpson Miller as Member of Parliament for South... Read More

US says Trinidad has highest per capita rate of ISIS recruitment in Western Hemisphere

Saturday, July, 22 2017 10:58 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – While there were no known indigenous or foreign terrorist groups operating in Trinidad and Tobago, the United States says the twin-island republic had the highest per capita rate of ISIS recruitment in the Western Hemisphere in 2016 and that the return of... Read More

Barbadians urged to participate in nationwide strike

Saturday, July, 22 2017 10:39 am    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Trade union leaders as well as the private sector have called on Barbadians to participate in a national strike on Monday. Read More

Trump slams NY Times for 'foiling' bid to capture IS chief

Saturday, July, 22 2017 10:03 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked The New York Times and its "sick agenda," alleging that one of the paper's reports thwarted a US bid to take out Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Read More

Parents and children bond at DRF summer camp

Saturday, July, 22 2017 9:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – There was hugs and tears as parents and children came together in an emotional relationship-building exercise at the Dispute Resolution Foundation's (DRF) Kingston summer camp. Read More

Jamaica leads the region in HIV diagnosis

Saturday, July, 22 2017 9:32 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has released its annual flagship report which shows that Jamaica leads the English-speaking Caribbean in terms of the proportion of people living with HIV who know their status. Read More

Pepsi Cola Jamaica launches new flavour – Pepsi Ginger

Saturday, July, 22 2017 9:10 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Pepsi-Cola Jamaica has expanded their beverage range with the addition of a new flavour, Pepsi Ginger “an unexpectedly boldly blended cola spiced with real ginger”. Read More

#Sumfest2017: Director promises 'fantastic night' as patrons stream into Catherine Hall

Friday, July, 21 2017 11:05 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Hundreds of patrons are now streaming into the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay ahead of the start of Reggae Sumfest  Night 1. Read More

U-20 Reggae Girls swamp Curacao 10-0

Friday, July, 21 2017 9:44 pm    

DEVONSHIRE, Bermuda – Jamaica's Under-20 Reggae Girls got their Caribbean CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship qualifiers off to a fine start as they powered past lowly Curacao in a 10-0 romp at the National Sports Centre here on Friday. Read More

BITU wants response from finance ministry on outstanding UDC payment issues

Friday, July, 21 2017 9:41 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) is urging the Ministry of Finance and Public Service to respond promptly to its request for improved fringe benefits for the staff of the Urban Development Corporation's (UDC) operations in St Ann. Read More

US police chief resigns amid uproar over fatal shooting of Australian

Friday, July, 21 2017 9:22 pm    

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) – A US police chief resigned Friday amid an uproar over the death of an unarmed Australian woman who had called to report a possible sexual assault and was shot by a responding officer. Read More

More early childhood institutions meeting operating standards

Friday, July, 21 2017 9:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) is reporting that there has been a steady increase in compliance with the 12 operating standards for Early Childhood Institutions (ECI). Read More

Belief high Reggae Boyz can reach final – Blake

Friday, July, 21 2017 8:55 pm    

GLENDALE, Arizona (CMC) – Captain Andre Blake says the Reggae Boyz hope to capitalise on their good form and book a place in next Wednesday's final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Read More

Sumfest Dancehall night tonight

Friday, July, 21 2017 8:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Dancehall night of Reggae Sumfest kicks off in high gear tonight at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, St James, with dancehall star, Alkaline — who has been the subject of fiery criticism from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for a lewd,... Read More

U-20 Reggae Girls lead Curacao 5-0

Friday, July, 21 2017 8:00 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica's Under-20 Reggae Girls opened with a 5-0 lead against Curacao in their Group B Caribbean CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championships qualifiers here on Friday. Read More


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