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Bolt fires to win as Van Niekerk stars with 300m world record

June 29, 2017

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AFP) — Usain Bolt racked up a straightforward 100m victory on the European bow of his farewell season, but likely successor Wayde van Niekerk stole the headlines in Ostrava with a world record in the little-run 300m. B more

'Upon this rock I build my church'

June 29, 2017

Today, June 29, is the feast of Sts Peter and Paul. It is of ancient origin within Christianity. This year the feast day coincides with a historic Jamaican event: Portia Simpson Miller and Omar Davies have indicated that they will resign from Parliam more

Stay conscious? We prefer to stay woke

June 29, 2017

In reference to Franklin Johnston's column published in the Jamaica Observer on Friday, June 16, 2017, 'Should China build our Parliament at Heroes' Park?' The article reads of benevolence and a naivety of foreign policy, yet it concludes with “ more

This Day in History - June 29

June 29, 2017

Today is the 180th day of 2017. There are 185 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT 1995: A posh five-storey department store in Seoul, South Korea, collapses, killing at least 114 people and injuring 910.   OTHER EVENTS 1520: Montezuma II, n more

Stop playing politics with crime

June 29, 2017

Dear Editor, It's just amazing how some politicians can make an asses of themselves in trying to oppose or stick to party lines. Most shocking is the fact that, of all issues, they choose crime as the topic to play around with. Now, after making a more

Bravo!

June 29, 2017

KAZAN, Russia (AFP) — Claudio Bravo was Chile's hero yesterday as they beat Portugal 3-0 in a penalty shoot-out in the Confederations Cup semi-finals. The Manchester City goalkeeper saved all three penalties from Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma, J more

CDB begins training programme for Caribbean countries

June 29, 2017

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) says it has embarked on a training initiative to help regional governments more effectively manage policies, programmes and projects. The region's premier financi more

Westmoreland basic school gets new bathroom facilities

June 29, 2017

SANDALS Foundation, with the help of volunteers, recently constructed bathroom facilities at the Waterworks Basic School in Westmoreland, after a resident brought the school's need to its attention. The resident, Carlene Edwards, who is also a Sanda more

Tread cautiously with Special Zones Bill

June 29, 2017

Dear Editor, I welcome the measured response of the Andrew Holness-led Administration to the burgeoning criminality and the murderous rampage that is afflicting our society, but I am concerned about one of the major propositions laid out in the Zone more

Agriculture ministry workers trained to use pest management software

June 29, 2017

THE agriculture industry is seemingly better positioned for economic growth following a workshop using specialised software to aid in the management of the beet armyworm (BAW). More than 45 technical personnel within the Ministry of Industry, Commer more

Justice minister hopes plea bargaining will prevail

June 29, 2017

MINISTER of Justice Delroy Chuck says he hopes plea bargaining will become a major component of the criminal justice system in Jamaica. He was speaking recently on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) television programme, ' Issues and Answers'. & more

Politicians — the last bastion against solving violent crime

June 29, 2017

If we were conspiracy theorists, we'd want to think that Jamaican politicians have no desire whatsoever to bring crime and the spiralling murder rate under control. Not even their coming together to honour retiring former Prime Minister Portia Simp more

13-y-o girl among four to stand trial for murder

June 29, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A 13-year-old girl and her sister who claimed that they were verbally, physically, and sexually abused by their 64-year-old father, have been committed to stand trial for his murder. The two girls were among four peo more

Portia would 'Get up, dress up, show up!'

June 29, 2017

Dear Editor, The following was presented in the joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament on June 27, 2017:   I rise to add my voice in tribute to the Most Honourable Member from St Andrew South Western. It's been attributed to several people, bu more

Government should make homeownership easy

June 29, 2017

Dear Editor, There is a serious lack of housing for individuals at the lower-income end and for young professionals coming out into the job market. The National Housing Trust (NHT), which is awash with cash, needs to embark on a spending spree and more

Captain Burrell's children remember him simply as a loving dad

June 29, 2017

FOR many, especially those of the football fraternity, Captain Horace Garfield Burrell was a man who had a dominant voice, larger than life personality, and a fierce passion for football, but to his children he was simply and most importantly a lovin more

Pride gives courage, hope, opportunity

June 29, 2017

LGBT+ Pride celebrations are happening all over the world and Jamaica is set to have their celebrations during August 1 – 7. This year, the theme is Celebrating LGBT Life & Culture in Jamaica, the Caribbean and the Diaspora. #PRiDEJA2017 I more

Djokovic wins before rain returns in Eastbourne

June 29, 2017

EASTBOURNE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Top seed Novak Djokovic moved into the quarter-finals at Eastbourne before rain brought an early finish yesterday. The interruption was the second major hit on the Wimbledon warm-up event after a near-total w more

US demands more security on flights into country

June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for plane more

76-year-old Christian wins $117-m Super Lotto Jackpot

June 29, 2017

A 76-year-old retired parish council worker from Trelawny, on Tuesday took home a cheque for $117 million for winning a share of the June 16 Super Lotto. The pensioner, identified only as W Gordon from Granville near Falmouth, was masked in a red, g more

Consumers urged to move away from analogue TV sets

June 29, 2017

THE Government is urging consumers to move away from purchasing analogue television sets as Jamaica moves closer to digital switchover within another four years, a transition which has been long in the making. The plan is for a complete switchover b more

Venezuela vows to fend off 'coup' after grenade attack

June 29, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro put the military on alert yesterday against an alleged coup after a renegade police detective claimed responsibility for a grenade attack on the Supreme Court, demanding the embattled more

Adios, el Capitan!

June 29, 2017

In life, Captain Horace Garfield Burrell effortlessy endeared people to himself. In death, his allure kept its magnetism, as thousands flocked to the National Arena to bid a final farewell to one of Jamaica's finest sons — a man of few equals, more

Passed!

June 29, 2017

THE House of Representatives last night passed the special crime zones Bill after both Government and Opposition Members of Parliament (MP) reached an understanding for the need for the legislation, after 18 amendments. The MPs found common ground o more

VCB awaits medical clearance to decide future of season

June 29, 2017

Multiple Olympic Games and World Championships medallist Veronica Campbell Brown will await medical clearance before deciding whether to continue racing this season after withdrawing from last weekend's JAAA National Senior Championships at the Nati more



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