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Bolt again

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt poses after being declared 2016 male World Athlete of the Year in Monaco yesterday during the International Association of Athletics Federations gala. (Photo: AFP)

MONACO (AP) — Sprint king Usain Bolt won an unprecedented sixth IAAF male Athlete of the Year award yesterday, with Ethiopian Almaz Ayana picking up the female award after her record-setting 10,000m gold in Rio. “I live for the moments I walk into the stadium,” said Bolt, who will retire next year ...more

T&T in major oil deal with Venezuela

Saturday, December 03, 2016

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley travels to Venezuela on Monday to sign an agreement for the commercial exploitation of the Dragon gas field in Venezuela. Rowley said the delegation will be travelling by way of a ...more

Bodies of Colombia plane crash victims flown home

Saturday, December 03, 2016

MEDELLÍN, Colombia (AFP) — The bodies of the 71 victims killed in a plane crash in Colombia that wiped out a Brazilian football team began arriving home yesterday, as mourners prepared a massive funeral. The remains of the first victim ...more

Shock defeat for Gambia’s Jammeh in historic presidential poll

Saturday, December 03, 2016

BANJUL, Gambia (AFP) — Opposition candidate Adama Barrow pulled off a stunning victory in The Gambia, comfortably winning a presidential election and putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh, official results showed yesterday. Jamme ...more

Trump supporters, Michigan official try to halt vote recounts

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Chicago, United States (AFP) — Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump filed lawsuits yesterday to stop an election recount in Wisconsin, while Michigan’s top law enforcement official went to court to prevent an impending recount there ...more

Meade’s journey to head JDF started at Wolmer’s

Friday, December 02, 2016

A journey that began at Wolmer’s Boys’ School in the 1970s wound its way through King’s House yesterday with the swearing-in of Brigadier Rocky Meade as the new Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Meade, who ...more

Telecoms row

Friday, December 02, 2016

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that the Jamaican Government intends to hold dialogue with the United States Embassy following public statements by an embassy representative on the controversial domestic mobile spectrum licence (DMSL) iss ...more

Police seize 590 guns in 11 months

Friday, December 02, 2016

FIVE more illegal firearms were seized by the police on Wednesday, bringing the number seized so far this year to 590. The police said they have also removed more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition from the streets this year. Assistant Commissioner of ...more

‘I need your support’

Friday, December 02, 2016

It has been a long and difficult journey for 28-year-old Camille Johnson, but she is determined to realise her dream of becoming a teacher. After suffering setbacks along the way, including financial challenges and illness, Johnson managed to comple ...more

He truly fell for a mango

Friday, December 02, 2016

This man was injured yesterday after falling from a mango tree in a garage on Churchill Avenue off Hagley Park Road in Kingston. Police report that the man, whose name was not released, said he scaled the garage wall to get to the tree, but after cl ...more

St Elizabeth councillors pick Simpson over Palmer for mayor

Friday, December 02, 2016

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — In a surprising development, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Donald Simpson, who was elected in Monday’s local government election as councillor for the Malvern Division, has been selected by the nine-me ...more

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