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PNP demands Young Jamaica apologises to Alexis, threatens lawsuit

Saturday, October, 14 2017 4:16 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) has issued an ultimatum to Howard Chamberlain, president of the Jamaica Labour Party's youth arm, Young Jamaica, demanding an apology for statements that Dr Shane Alexis, the PNP's candidate in the St Mary South Eastern... Read More

Samuda impressed with Montego Bay Plant Quarantine unit

Saturday, October, 14 2017 4:04 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda says he is impressed and highly satisfied with the quality of operations at the ministry's Plant Quarantine Unit and Export Centre at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St... Read More

Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda

Saturday, October, 14 2017 3:40 pm    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda government says a Chinese firm has shown interest in establishing a new town on Barbuda, which was severely damaged when Hurricane Irma passed through the Lesser Antilles last month. Read More

Bermudan footballer jailed for manslaughter

Saturday, October, 14 2017 3:32 pm    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — A 19-year-old footballer, who was earlier cleared of the murder of another player, has been jailed for 12 years after he was found guilty of manslaughter Raymond Butterfield, 28, died in March after being stabbed twice in the chest in a street brawl outside a... Read More

Wenger fumes over 'scandalous' penalty as Arsenal crash

Saturday, October, 14 2017 3:01 pm    

WATFORD, United Kingdom (AFP) — Arsene Wenger claimed Arsenal were the victims of a "scandalous" penalty decision in their shock 2-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday. Read More

AAJ donates $9m to ODPEM's 'Help Impacted Islands Initiative'

Saturday, October, 14 2017 2:51 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) has donated $9 million to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management's (ODPEM) 'Help Impacted Islands Initiative' to assist Caribbean countries affected by the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read More

UPDATE: West Indies A defeat Sri Lanka A

Saturday, October, 14 2017 2:33 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — West Indies A defeated Sri Lanka A by an innings and 14 runs in the first 'test ' at the TRelawny Mulri Purpose Stadium here in mid-afternoon Saturday, the fourth and final day of the game, as wrist spinner Damion Jacobs ended with 6 for 31. Read More

NWC work scheduled for several Corporate Area communities

Saturday, October, 14 2017 2:08 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that as part of its ongoing non-revenue water reduction programme the company will be conducting system maintenance works in several Corporate Area communities. Read More

Dr Alexis did not receive a scholarship to study in Cuba, PNP YO insists

Saturday, October, 14 2017 1:38 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Peoples' National Party's Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has described Young Jamaica, the youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), as “most irresponsible” for recent suggestions that PNP candidate for St Mary South Eastern, Dr Shane Alexis, received a... Read More

Azores on hurricane alert as Ophelia approaches

Saturday, October, 14 2017 1:27 pm    

LISBON, Portugal (AFP) — The Portuguese Azores archipelago was on weather alert Saturday as Hurricane Ophelia approached, with heavy rainfall forecast in the region.The hurricane is expected to move past the island of Santa Maria before approaching Ireland. Read More

UPDATE: Windies A pressing for victory v Sri Lanka A

Saturday, October, 14 2017 12:53 pm    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica – Sri Lanka A following on were 97-4 with their backs to the wall at lunch on the fourth and final day of the first test against hosts West Indies A at Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium here. Read More

Local Govt ministry gives computers to St Mary councillors, poor relief officers

Saturday, October, 14 2017 12:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Councillors and Poor Relief Officers at the St Mary Municipal Corporation have received tablets, desktop computers and printers from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development. Read More

Minister says IRP aims to develop energy sector

Saturday, October, 14 2017 12:07 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the aim of the Government's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is to develop the country's energy industry and provide cheaper alternative energy sources for Jamaicans at all levels of the... Read More

Most St Lucians in favour of decriminalisation of marijuana — poll

Saturday, October, 14 2017 11:50 am    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Most St Lucians are either in support of the legalisation or partial decriminalisation of marijuana according to a poll conducted by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES). Read More

Firearm found on body of murdered St Ann man

Saturday, October, 14 2017 11:37 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have reported that a firearm was taken from the body of a man who was murdered in St Ann this morning. Read More



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