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Eight Jamaicans qualify for today's finals at Pan American U-20 champs

Friday, July, 21 2017 3:01 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Eight Jamaicans have qualified for the finals in this afternoon's second session of the 19th Pan American Under-20 track and field championships at Estadio Chan Chan in Trujillo, Peru. Read More

AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016 —UN

Friday, July, 21 2017 2:47 pm    

AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report Thursday proclaiming "the scales have tipped". Read More

CDB approves funds to support education reforms in BVI

Friday, July, 21 2017 2:33 pm    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$9.28 million loan to support the Government of the British Virgin Islands in improving the effectiveness of the education system in the territory. Read More

Anti-trafficking taskforce plans week of activities on human trafficking

Friday, July, 21 2017 2:20 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica—The National Taskforce Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) will be hosting “Trafficking in Persons Week” in an effort to sensitise Jamaicans about the dangers of human trafficking. Read More

#MonacoDL: Russell, Nugent 3rd and 8th in 400m

Friday, July, 21 2017 1:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Janieve Russell and Leah Nugent were third and eighth in the women's 400m hurdles at the Monaco Diamond league in France today. Read More

OECS recognised for support to agriculture

Friday, July, 21 2017 1:38 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) —The nine nation Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has received regional recognition for its support to agriculture health and food safety in the Caribbean. Read More

Fears mount over Venezuela as death toll passes 100

Friday, July, 21 2017 1:11 pm    

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — International fears over Venezuela's growing unrest soared on Friday as prosecutors said the death toll in months of anti-government protests had passed 100, and a political gridlock between President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition worsened. Read More

RGD to offer genealogical searches at Diaspora Conference

Friday, July, 21 2017 12:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Registrar General's Department (RGD) will be offering its services in genealogical searches to customers at the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference next week. Read More

NPTAJ commends Gov't on pilot transport system for students

Friday, July, 21 2017 12:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) is commending the Government of Jamaica on the recently announced initiative to introduce a Rural Transport System for Students on PATH. Read More

Early release on impounded vehicles begins Monday — TA

Friday, July, 21 2017 12:06 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport Authority (TA) has announced that it will be offering an early release on all vehicles impounded at its facilities starting on Monday, July 24 and ending Friday, August 25.According to a release from the authority, a discount of up to 75 per... Read More

T&T court fines Bulgarians involved in card scam

Friday, July, 21 2017 11:42 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Four Bulgarians have been ordered to pay over TT$90,000 after they pleaded guilty to card scamming changes when they appeared in court on Thursday. Read More

White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigns

Friday, July, 21 2017 11:35 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Sean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary, apparently in opposition to President Donald Trump's naming of Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director, US media reported Friday.News of Spicer's abrupt resignation came as... Read More

Jury begins deliberation in ex-cop's murder trial

Friday, July, 21 2017 11:20 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The seven-member jury in the murder trial of former police constable Mark Russell has retired to begin it's deliberation to decide Russell's verdict.The 34-year-old is on trial for the murder of 18-year-old Ravin Thompson on July 27, 2007.The... Read More

US confirms it will ban citizens from traveling to N Korea

Friday, July, 21 2017 10:49 am    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) The United States confirmed Friday that it plans to ban its nationals from traveling to North Korea, in the wake of the death of an American student who was imprisoned by Pyongyang during a tourist visit. Read More

UWI appoints dean for new Faculty of Sports

Friday, July, 21 2017 10:16 am    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies (UWI) has appointed Dr Akshai Mansingh as the Dean of the new Faculty of Sport at the university.Mansingh's appointment takes effect on August 1. Read More


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