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Go, Mr Bolt! We are right behind you

August 5, 2017

For his millions of fans around the globe it was just a great relief to see Mr Usain Bolt break the tape, comfortably easing down, his face relaxed, having rushed to the front after a poor start. But Mr Bolt is a perfectionist, and for him yesterda more

Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

August 5, 2017

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over. “There are no rains,” said the 44-year-old woman f more

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Wavz Beach becomes 'Playground'

August 5, 2017

DESPITE Sunday's heavy rainfall and gusty winds, thousands of patrons turned up for Appleton Celebrity Playground at Wavz Beach in Negril. The event, part of the Dream Weekend series, got off to a late start, but by 6:00 pm there was a full house of more

Jimmy Cliff Wonderful World of

August 5, 2017

This is the 54th in our daily entertainment series highlighting 55 Jamaicans who broke down barriers and helped put the country on the world stage. Each day, one personality will be featured, culminating Independence Day, August 6.   AS he inducte more

StudioEurique's exhibition opens

August 5, 2017

STUDIOEurique's annual summer exhibition is scheduled to open today at Hummingbird Villa, Skyline Drive in Jack's Hill, St Andrew. The event is slated for a 5:30 pm start. Among the guests will be the custos of St Andrew, Dr Pat Dunwell; Alma Mock-Y more

Drummers take spotlight

August 5, 2017

A NUMBER of Portlanders were treated to the infectious rhythms of the drum at the Port Antonio Square in the parish on Wednesday evening, Emancipation night. The event was organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission. The evening's stan more

Today's Horoscope - August 4

August 5, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, August 5, 2017: This year you will make an adjustment to your daily schedule in order to revitalise a certain area of your life. At first, this transformation might be difficult, but eventually you will know that it is ne more

PHOTO: Eyeing the prize

August 5, 2017

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (left) looks at the big screen as he powers down the track on his way to winning Heat Six of the men's 100m in 10.07 seconds at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships inside the Olympic Stadium in London yesterday. At right more

Brilliant Farah captures 10th successive global title

August 5, 2017

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — British athletics legend Mo Farah won his 10th successive global title yesterday winning the 10,000 metres world crown at the London Stadium where he won Olympic gold in 2012. The 34-year-old, who will bid to add more

Semenya safely off on double quest

August 5, 2017

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — South African Caster Semenya racked up a season's best as she safely negotiated the first round of the women's 1,500m in her audacious bid for a World Championships middle-distance double yesterday. Semenya came more

FIFA boss Infantino congratulates Boyz on Gold Cup heroics

August 5, 2017

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has paused from his hectic schedule to laud Jamaica's Reggae Boyz for reaching their second-consecutive CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament final. The 47-year-old head of world football pinned down the solid performances of more

Elaine headlines J'can aspirants on day two

August 5, 2017

LONDON, England — Double Olympic Games champion Elaine Thompson will lead 10 Jamaicans in day two action of the 16th edition of the IAAF World Championships. At 5:45 am Jamaica time, four Jamaicans will be in the women's 100-metre event becau more

FCJ to build industrial park in Portmore

August 5, 2017

THE Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) is pursuing a joint venture with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to use 16 acres of land in Portmore, St Catherine, for the construction of an industrial park. The lands are adjacent to those earmar more

Lessons on the Jonkonnu cow head mask

August 5, 2017

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen (left); and Prime Minister Andrew Holness (third left) listen as keeper of collections, National Museum of Jamaica Jason Ramsay (right) explains the historic significance of the Jonkonnu cow head mask, which was on more

PHOTO: Fire! Fire!

August 5, 2017

A man looks on as a fire rages in a tenement yard on Love Lane in downtown Kingston, yesterday. (Photo: Collin Green) more

Today's Schedule

August 5, 2017

Morning session TIME SEX EVENT ROUND 4:00 am M Shot Put Qualification 4:05 am W 100m Hurdles Heptathlon 4:35 am W Hammer Throw Qualification Group A 4:45 am M 400m Heats 5:00 am W Triple Jump Qualification 5:30 am W High Jump Heptathlon 5:45 more

All-powerful Venezuelan assembly opens amid protests

August 5, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Defying criticism from Washington to the Vatican, Venezuela's ruling party yestreday installed a new super assembly that supporters promise will pacify the country and critics fear will be a tool for imposing dictators more

Francis: Elaine could shatter national record, but....

August 5, 2017

LONDON, England — Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson could break the national record on her way to winning the 100m World Championships title, says coach Stephen Francis. But he insists the conditions must be right. “I know that eve more

St Kitts Opposition questions appointment of J'can as national security advisor

August 5, 2017

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas says the appointment of a former senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) official as national security advisor could lead to the politicising of the local security forces. Douglas, sp more

Opposition wants head of FLA to go

August 5, 2017

OPPOSITION Spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting has called for head of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA), Shane Dalling — a former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor — to be removed from that position, and for Security Min more

Robber disarmed, shot in Spanish Town

August 5, 2017

A robber was yesterday relieved of his firearm and shot, while another made a quick escape after the two entered a house yesterday on Hartford Drive, Spanish Town, St Catherine and started robbing occupants. Police said a struggle ensued during the more

Murder-suicide of 'loving couple' shocks August Town

August 5, 2017

A murder-suicide in August Town, Kingston, yesterday has left residents and relatives shocked and confused as to why Keiron Beckles would have killed his wife of three years, Alethia Perry, who had just returned to the island on Tuesday. The couple more

Young Girlz maul St Kitts & Nevis 10-0

August 5, 2017

Kingstown , St Vincent and the Grenadines — In a performance which demonstrated class and superiority, Jamaica's Under-17 Women footballers easily brushed aside their lesser fancied St Kitts and Nevis counterparts 10-0 in their Group E encounte more



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