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Usain Bolt to attend Commonwealth Games as a spectator

Monday, March, 19 2018 4:13 pm    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Sprint legend Usain Bolt will attend next month's Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast to watch the 100-metres final, former Jamaican world champion Yohan Blake has revealed. Read More

Palestinian president calls US ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog'

Monday, March, 19 2018 3:44 pm    

RAMALLAH, Palestinian territories (AFP) — Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas labelled the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman a "son of a dog" on Monday during an attack on Donald Trump's policies. Read More

Trump slaps sanctions on Venezuela's 'bitcoin'

Monday, March, 19 2018 3:38 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump on Monday barred US firms and citizens from dealing in Venezuela's new cryptocurrency. Read More

Teachers reject latest wage offer

Monday, March, 19 2018 3:11 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the General Council of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) today voted to reject the latest salary offer from the government. Read More

Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in

Monday, March, 19 2018 2:42 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Russia hit back at Britain in the spy poisoning row on Monday, demanding proof of its alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack, as international weapons experts arrived to take samples of the toxic substance. Read More

Telecoms service providers urged to do more seven months after passage of hurricane

Monday, March, 19 2018 2:31 pm    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Seven months after Hurricane Maria swept through Dominica destroying the telecommunications system, a senior government minister is urging providers to do more to enable consumers to keep in touch. Read More

Infrastructure development key to tourism's sustainability — Bartlett

Monday, March, 19 2018 2:27 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the tourism industry's sustainability rests to a great extent on investment in extensive infrastructure development and the sector's modernisation. Read More

Pound surges as post-Brexit transition deal sealed

Monday, March, 19 2018 1:37 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The pound rose Monday after Britain and the EU reached a landmark deal on a two-year transition after Brexit that will buy businesses and citizens time... Read More

UPDATE: 123 in custody during Enhanced Security Operations in St Catherine

Monday, March, 19 2018 1:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Approximately 123 people, including three wanted men, were taken into custody for processing during the first 24 hours of the State of Public Emergency in St Catherine North. Read More

Ministry of Agriculture partners with Trelawny Municipality on sustainable development plan

Monday, March, 19 2018 1:14 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has partnered with the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) to develop the Trelawny Local Sustainable Development Plan, which was launched... Read More

Audacious Samuels stuns Zimbabwe to keep alive Windies hopes

Monday, March, 19 2018 12:34 pm    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Marlon Samuels countered Brendan Taylor's spectacular 10th One-Day International hundred with an audacious half-century as West Indies completed their fifth highest run chase in One-Day Internationals, to beat... Read More

Retired jurist sworn in as T&T's first female head of state

Monday, March, 19 2018 11:47 am    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Retired jurist Paula-Mae Weekes was sworn in Monday as Trinidad and Tobago's first female head of state and called on citizens not to allow her... Read More

Texas facing 'serial bomber'

Monday, March, 19 2018 11:28 am    

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fear escalated across Austin on Monday after the fourth bombing this month — this time, a blast that was triggered by a tripwire and demonstrated what police... Read More

Business Process Outsourcing is diverse – Chang

Monday, March, 19 2018 10:59 am    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, says in order for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) to attract more young professionals, greater effort must... Read More

New police commissioner sworn in

Monday, March, 19 2018 10:52 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Major General Antony Anderson began his first day as Commissioner of Police, after taking the Oath of Office today. Read More


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