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Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer

October 18, 2018

Sydney , Australia (AFP) — Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has turned down a contract from Maltese champions Valletta and will remain in Australia to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer, his agent said. The eight-time Olympic ch more

Carter, Moseley extend Pride revival in third-straight win

October 18, 2018

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Left-handers Jonathan Carter and Shayne Moseley struck half-centuries as Barbados Pride rattled off their third-straight victory to move into semi-final contention in the Regional Super50 here Tuesday. Asked to cha more

Blackwood sparkles with hundred but rain has final say

October 18, 2018

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Test discard Jermaine Blackwood struck his second Regional Super50 hundred and third of his List A career, but had his effort upstaged by rain as the contest against Leeward Islands Hurricanes finished in a disappoi more

'Not enough progress' yet to call November Brexit summit: EU source

October 18, 2018

Brussels , Belgium (AFP) Not enough progress has been made in Brexit divorce talks to call a November summit to draft a deal, a senior EU official said Wednesday. After receiving a briefing from British premier Theresa May, EU leaders discussed Brex more

Haitians protest alleged misuse of Petrocaribe funds

October 18, 2018

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A protest by tens of thousands of people across Haiti turned violent yesterday as anger grows over the alleged misuse of funds from an oil assistance programme sponsored by Venezuela. Gunshots rang out while protes more

Student gunman kills 17, wounds 40 in Crimea

October 18, 2018

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Russian officials said an 18-year-old student attacked his vocational school Wednesday in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 17 students and left more than 40 people wounded before killing himself. One student said the more

Phillips, Stephens top Swept Away Tennis Championships

October 18, 2018

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Jamaicans Rowland “Randy” Phillips and 15-year-old Micheala Stephens won the men's and women's singles titles on Monday as the 25th Touch Tuina Swept Away Clay Court Tennis Championships came to an end at the more

'Enough is Enough'

October 18, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of the Cornwall Bar Association Stacy-Ann Young has expressed concern over the recent disclosure that the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) has other plans for the parcel of land on which members of the judiciary more

Konshens headlines Signature series

October 18, 2018

Konshens is the next featured act in the Appleton Estate Signature Nights series slated for tonight at the recently opened Sky Dweller Ultra Lounge in St Andrew. Showtime is 9:00 pm. He is upbeat about the gig. “Well, I'm excited about this more

Sammy pledges tickets for T20 World Cup

October 18, 2018

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Former West Indies c aptain Darren Sammy has pledged to buy a bulk of tickets for every match of next month's ICC Women's Twenty20 World Cup being played his homeland, in a bid to support women in sport and the globa more

Key populations in the mental health debate

October 18, 2018

  With the close of International Mental Health Week 2018 I am glad that we have been engaging valuable public discourse on these vital issues. As Health Minister Christopher Tufton said last Sunday, “There is no good health without mental hea more

McClurkin turns up the praise at COME CELEBRATE JESUS

October 18, 2018

ROSE HALL, St James — Top selling American gospel and multiple Grammy award-winning singer and minister, Donnie McClurkin brought the house down as hundreds of patrons flocked the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Saturday last for the seventh s more

Rodney, Belafonte and credit unions

October 18, 2018

This past Monday, October 15, was the 50th anniversary of the expulsion from Jamaica of the Guyanese lecturer, the late Dr Walter Rodney. This past Tuesday, October 16, marked 50 years since the protest of the expulsion of Rodney by students of The U more

ON A HIGH! Cornwall College's Shavon McDonald wants to end schoolboy football time with more trophies

October 18, 2018

MONTEGO BAY, St James —Shavon McDonald is hopeful that his final season in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association/Wata daCosta Cup football competition will be a memorable one as he wants to lead Cornwall College to a 13th title, and hi more

Bolt's lesson: Never question your self-belief

October 18, 2018

Dear Editor, In recent weeks Jamaicans have been forced to face a particular headline that, most may never have been prepared for. What is that you may ask? At a time when we have been beaten up almost daily by news of corruption, death and destruc more

PHOTO: Thank You, Old Boys

October 18, 2018

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Rein them in!

October 18, 2018

Dear Editor, When Bruce Golding put Opposition members in charge of committees of Parliament it was applauded as being a significant step in the so-called deepening of our democracy — whatever that rubbish means — and greater transparenc more

Scott urges local authority to preserve

October 18, 2018

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Derrick Scott, a Falmouth native now living in the United States, is livid with the local authority for turning a blind eye to the construction of buildings without any regard for Georgian architecture in the historic town more

PHOTO: Allan Vanriel

October 18, 2018

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Supt Beeput, Darien Streete lead Hanover Heroes Day awardees

October 18, 2018

LUCEA, Hanover — Superintendent of police in charge of the Hanover Police Division Sharon Beeput and Cornwall College student, Darien Streete were among 27 individuals recognised at the parish's annual National Heroes Day Civic and Awards cerem more

This Day in History — October 18

October 18, 2018

Today is the 291st day of 2013 There are 74 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT 1995: The United States announces it will grant Fidel Castro a visa, permitting the Cuban president to address the United Nations.   OTHER EVENTS 1648: Boston's more

West well represented at national honours and awards ceremony

October 18, 2018

WESTERN Jamaica was well represented at the Ceremony for Investiture of National Honours and Awards on Monday at King's House, with seven recipients for contribution to their respective industries and three awardees for the Badge of Honour for Gallan more

Reno Stutter

October 18, 2018

FROME, Westmoreland — FC Reno are seeking their second win of the season when they welcome Waterhouse FC in the Red Stripe Premier League in their third-straight game at the Frome Sports Complex on Sunday, starting at 3:00 pm. The former champ more

Swept Away Sportsmanship Award

October 18, 2018

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Congresswoman says gun trafficking affecting USA too

October 18, 2018

CONGRESSWOMAN Yvette Clarke, who represents the Ninth Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday stopped short of saying there is no solution to stem the flow of guns from the United States to Jamaica. Highlighting that the fight is on more



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