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White remains grooms' president

March 26, 2019

Fabian “Tallyman” White was re-elected unopposed as president of the Grooms' Association of Jamaica (GAJ) at the organisation's annual meeting held in the Trainer's Room at Caymanas Park last Tuesday (March 19, 2019). White has been pres more

PNP mourns passing of life member Charles Moore

March 26, 2019

THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says it's in mourning , following the death yesterday of stalwart and life member, Charles Alexander Moore, who has had a long history of service to the party and the country. PNP president and leader of more

Help!

March 26, 2019

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for US$282 million for the next three months to help Mozambique start recovering from the devastation of Cyclone Idai. The UN funding will be used to provide water, sani more

Call made for reduction of tax evasion in Latin America, Caribbean

March 26, 2019

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) — The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is reiterating the importance of reducing high level of tax evasion and illicit financial flows into the region. In its latest publication, titled, Fis more

Military-backed party leads Thailand's post-coup election

March 26, 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A military-backed party has taken the lead in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, preliminary results showed, suggesting junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha could stay in power, helped by an elect more

Scorching Open Allowance sprint in the making

March 26, 2019

  While the Roderick “Pilot” Francis Trophy is listed as the feature race on tomorrow's 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, great attention is going to be placed on the Open Allowance event to be run over 5 ˝ furlongs. Eight horses face more

RACING NEWS FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019

March 26, 2019

  Cherokee Way comes good with a change in racing equipment Patience paid off for the connections of Cherokee Way as the four-year-old picked up her second win in a Restricted Allowance event on Saturday, this after releasing the maiden just about more

Protestors padlock school gate after student injured

March 26, 2019

A father is now disgruntled after administrators of the school his child attends, instead of taking the injured student to get medical attention, called him to do so. Dalvern Douglas, while his 10-year-old son was reportedly undergoing surgery at Bu more

One foot into semis

March 26, 2019

    The deadly attacking trio of captain Chevone Marsh (15th minute), Alex Marshall (77th), and Nicholas Hamilton (87th) led Cavalier FC to a comfortable 3-0 win over 10-man Arnett Gardens in the Red Stripe Premier League at Anthony Spaulding Sport more

GOJ should learn honour, beware karma

March 26, 2019

Dear Editor, It was very encouraging to see the treatment in the two major newspapers on Friday, March 22, 2019 of the struggle in Venezuela between that country and the US Administration which is bent on removing Nicolas Maduro from office, perhaps more

Edwin Allen ready to 'unleash' at Champs

March 26, 2019

Defending girls' champions Edwin Allen High are ready to “unleash” as the 109th staging of the five-day ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships gets underway today at the National Stadium with the first event set for 1: more

Hold your breath

March 26, 2019

The 109th staging of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championship starts today inside the National Stadium with defending champions Calabar High and Edwin Allen High girls favoured to retain the Morti more

Nothing wrong with PM meeting with US president

March 26, 2019

Last Friday's meeting between United States President Donald Trump and five Caribbean leaders, including Jamaica's Mr Andrew Holness, is nothing for us to work up ourselves about. Indeed, a meeting between the leaders of the most powerful country in more

'We've taken this matter seriously'

March 26, 2019

Title sponsor GraceKennedy was seriously contemplating preventing the two Calabar High students accused of assaulting physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw from participating at the InterSecondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Athletics C more

This Day in History - March 26

March 26, 2019

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT 1997: The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven's Gate techno-religious cult, who committed suicide, are found inside a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, California.   OTHER EVENTS 1793: Holy Roman Empire declares war on France. 1881: R more

WIPA boss Hinds ready to work with Skerritt for good of the game

March 26, 2019

Wavell Hinds, president and CEO of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), says he is looking forward to a fruitful relationship with newly elected Cricket West Indies (CWI) p resident Ricky Skerritt, in a continued effort to ensure that the w more

China's Xi insists new Silk Road runs both ways as Italy signs up

March 26, 2019

Rome , Italy (AFP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Friday to allay Western unease over his new Silk Road initiative by emphasising the vast infrastructure project's two-way nature as he kicked off a whistle-stop European tour in Rome. It more

'Electrifying moment'

March 26, 2019

KAREMA Mundell-Thomas admits that she was nervous moments before the organisers announced the winner of the National Mathematics Teacher of the Year 2019 yesterday, during a ceremony at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew. “My hands we more

NexusTours expands local vehicle fleet

March 26, 2019

FOLLOWING a successful 2018/2019 winter season, Mexican company NexusTours has announced plans to expand operations across Jamaica later this year. The destination management company has acquired an additional 10 transportation units comprising four more

Colon cancer danger

March 26, 2019

MORE people are dying from colorectal cancer (CRC) in Jamaica. In fact, the country is also seeing an increase in the number of colorectal cancer diagnoses. The disclosure was made by Professor Joseph Plummer, who heads the Department of Surgery, R more

Skerritt to bat for stakeholder inclusiveness, transparent governance

March 26, 2019

As it stands , there appears much to do and very little time to do it. Such is the task of newly elected Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt, who says work begins in earnest to positively impact the association and, by extension, the more

Caricom says meeting with Guaido 'significant step' towards a resolution to Venezuela crisis

March 26, 2019

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Caribbean Community (Caricom ) foreign minister Saturday held talks with Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó in accordance with the decision by leaders to facilitate a “peaceful resolution” of the p more

Bahamas PM says Venezuelan Gov't illegitimate

March 26, 2019

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis says The Bahamas remains firm on its position on Venezuela and is backing an Organisation of American States (OAS) position that the polls in the South American country “was an illeg more

'Everybody can do maths!'

March 26, 2019

LOCAL mathematicians pushing for deeper interest in and uptake of the subject argue that the field is more relevant to daily life than many people realise. Mathematics, they say, forms the basis of such routine tasks as telling time, driving, shoppi more

New CWI leadership to face crucial reforms, says Sir Hilary

March 26, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Prominent Caribbean academic Professor Sir Hilary Beckles believes the winner of Sunday's Cricket West Indies (CWI) presidential elections faces the challenge of undertaking critical governance reform of the regional b more



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