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Holder moves up in ICC Test rankings

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 11:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — West Indies' Test and ODI Captain, Jason Holder, has moved up in International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings and now holds the ninth position in bowling and third in all-rounder rankings following an impressive year, Cricket West Indies (CWI) disclosed... Read More

J'can animation, film delegation makes first appearance at MIPCOM in France

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 11:34 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As part of the Business of Sustainability for Studios (BOSS) project, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), led representatives from eight animation and film/TV production studios to the Marché International des Programmes... Read More

Inter-American human rights body to examine Jamaica's 'homophobic' laws

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 11:12 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has accepted the admissibility of a case challenging Jamaica's anti-buggery laws. Read More

Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet to women, including defence job

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 10:20 am    

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unveiled a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Read More

Linstead cop accused of soliciting $50k in ganja bust

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 10:03 am    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A St Catherine policeman is to face the court on December 11 to answer to corruption charges following accusations that he solicited money in exchange for not arresting a man who was reportedly found in possession of ganja. Read More

US says Cuba's political prisoners are "affront" to democracy

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 7:35 am    

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says Cuba is jailing 130 political prisoners in a "blatant affront" to fundamental democratic freedoms, but the Cuban ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that the US lacks the moral authority to teach other countries such lessons given what... Read More

West Indies coach Law banned for two ODIs

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 7:24 am    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — West Indies coach Stuart Law will miss his team's two upcoming one-day internationals against India after a breach of the ICC code of conduct saw him banned by world cricket's ruling body on Tuesday. Read More

Weather forecast: Afternoon showers, thunderstorms across central, western parishes

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 7:11 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says a trough is expected to linger across the island through to tomorrow.This morning should be partly cloudy across eastern parishes, while it will be mainly fair elsewhere. Read More

Prayer for the day

Tuesday, October, 16 2018 6:21 am    

God of mercy, you know the secrets of all human hearts, for you know who is just and you forgive the repentant sinner. Read More

SRHA chairman highlights mental health challenges

Monday, October, 15 2018 4:39 pm    

 MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Wayne Chen, says there are several challenges in dealing with mental health issues. Read More

Twelve killed as floods hit southwest France

Monday, October, 15 2018 3:26 pm    

VILLEGAILHENC, France (AFP) — At least 12 people died when violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France on Monday, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years, officials said. Read More

Fraser Pryce deserves place in annals of track and field, says Holness

Monday, October, 15 2018 1:40 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says based on the stellar performance of Olympian, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, she “reserves and deserves a place in the annals of track and field”. Read More

More collaboration to address waste management issues in region – UN official

Monday, October, 15 2018 12:45 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Head of the United Nations (UN) Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, Vincent Sweeney, says that a more collaborative approach will be taken to address waste management issues in the region.  Read More

ONLINE READER'S COMMENT: Young women, don't let cell phones put your lives in danger

Monday, October, 15 2018 12:20 pm    

Dear Editor,How many of us are abiding by these principles, or putting them in practice: "Prevention is better than cure." And: "Be as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove." Read More

WHO considering global health emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak

Monday, October, 15 2018 11:31 am    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization said Monday its experts will meet this week to determine whether an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global health emergency. Read More


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