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Six more schools eye daCosta Cup second round

October 3, 2017

At least six more schools could secure their second-round places in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition as the return round continues this afternoon with 24 games across nine zones. Spot Valley High from Zone C, Little London Hi more

Waterhouse salvage late point versus Reno

October 3, 2017

Waterhouse FC salvaged a point with a goal in the second minute of stoppage time against Reno FC at Drewsland Stadium on Sunday to preserve their unbeaten start to the 2017-18 Red Stripe Premier League season. It was a game dominated by Waterhouse f more

Barbados launches banknote app

October 3, 2017

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) yesterday said it had launched a currency application as part of its efforts to combat counterfeiting. The CBB said the mobile application known as “Barbadian Banknotes: Are more

Weapons cache found at Las Vegas shooter's house

October 3, 2017

LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP/AP) — Authorities said yesterday they had recovered a weapons cache including firearms, explosives and ammunition from a house owned by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, as they upped the death toll from the attack more

Study: Skipping breakfast may double risk of hard arteries

October 3, 2017

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — People who skip breakfast or eat poorly to start the day are twice as likely to develop hardened arteries, which can lead to deadly heart disease, researchers said yesterday. The study in the Journal of the America more

Njeri McKenzie – Mona High

October 3, 2017

When did you start playing football? I recently started playing football; I think it was in 2012. What team did you play against in your first Manning Cup match? I played my first Manning Cup game against Charlie Smith High. Who is your internati more

JNHT to host lectures on Marcus Garvey

October 3, 2017

THE Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) will be hosting a series of heritage lectures on Jamaica's first National Hero Marcus Garvey as part of activities to celebrate Heritage Month 2017. Heritage Month is being celebrated in October under the t more

Friendly games key to Costa Rica's preparation, says Coach Valverde

October 3, 2017

Amelia Valverde, the Costa Rican coach, said that the two-match international friendly against Jamaica's Under-17 Women's team was vital for the team's preparation for the Central America Zone qualifiers to be held in Panama later this month. Costa more

No lead yet in Clarendon double murder

October 3, 2017

A week after two people were shot dead at a shop in Prospect, Clarendon, the police say they are no closer to identifying the person responsible for the attack. Yesterday, head of the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit Superintendent Steph more

Thy will be 'Dunn'

October 3, 2017

Dear Editor, Hear ye, hear ye, listen well, my good ladies and gentlemen. It has now came to pass that in the year of our lord, the seventeenth year of the second millennium, on the first day of the tenth month that thy leader and prime minister of more

PM says JLP Gov't committed to 'politics of partnership'

October 3, 2017

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness Sunday night told Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters in St Mary South Eastern that his Government is committed to a politics of partnership Holness stated that local politics was going through some changes and a new more

Make these by-elections a template for the future

October 3, 2017

So far, so good. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government has scored full marks for two big decisions regarding the by-elections set for October 30, 2017. It is good for our democracy that the by-elections are coming within roughly six months of more

Rural water supply community project being blocked

October 3, 2017

Dear Editor, I note with interest the letter to the editor published in the Jamaica Observer on September 27, 2017, 'Solution needed for Rural Water', over the name Leroy Brown. The writer drew attention to what is now named the Rural Water Supply more

Bartlett says Jamaica can cash in on heritage tourism market

October 3, 2017

MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says the growth in heritage tourism offers tremendous opportunity for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. In an interview with JIS News, Bartlett noted that recent international tourism trends have pointed to a shift more

Gilbert heartened by positive signs in U-17 Girlz

October 3, 2017

Many, including the technical staff wanted to see and then analyse the progress of Jamaica's Under-17 Women's team when they went up against Costa Rica in two international friendly games. Well, the young Reggae Girlz went down 0-3 to the Central Am more

Injured man found with gun Cops believe weapon related to Molynes Road murder

October 3, 2017

THE police are theorising that the seizure of a firearm in a St Andrew community on Sunday night is linked to the discovery of a body in the same community yesterday. Superintendent Anthony Brown from the Duhaney Park Police Station told the Jamaica more

Wily Herath spins Sri Lanka to fighting victory

October 3, 2017

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Rangana Herath became the second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets as his six-wicket haul steered Sri Lanka to a thrilling 21-run win over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The veteran left- more

Huge bonuses for foreign players who suit up for home matches

October 3, 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan (CMC) — West Indies players who opt to play matches in Pakistan during next year's Pakistan Super League will benefit from Pakistan Cricket Board largesse, with foreign players being offered US$10, 000 per game. Media reports more

Chin, Harrison capture Guardian Life tennis titles

October 3, 2017

JOHN Chin and Jenna Harrison captured the respective boys' and girls' singles titles at the 16th staging of the Guardian Life Open Junior Tennis Championships, which ended at Liguanea Club in New Kingston on Sunday. Chin, seeded number four in the B more

The Senate's questionable democratic status

October 3, 2017

The Jamaican Senate is a bicameral deliberative assembly within the Jamaican Parliament or the legislature of Jamaica. It is a non-elected body made up of 21 senators who are appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister and more

Ministry takes flak over vaccination programme

October 3, 2017

Two high school principals have expressed concerns over the manner in which the Ministry of Health is proposing to administer the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to girls in grade seven. Principal of Rusea's High School in Hanover, Linvern Wrigh more

Ministry: Vaccine against cervical cancer not mandatory

October 3, 2017

THE Ministry of Education has endorsed the move by the Ministry of Health to have girls in the school system between the ages of nine and 14 vaccinated to protect them against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer. At th more

Norman Manley Airport an excellent investment, Scott tells bidders

October 3, 2017

Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Chairman Paul Scott last week encouraged bidders seeking to acquire the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston by describing it as an “excellent investment” that will continue to record g more

Omar McLeod shortlisted for IAAF best athlete

October 3, 2017

PARIS, France (AFP) — Jamaica's Olympic and World Championships 110-metre hurdles champion Omar McLeod is the only Jamaican shortlisted for the 2017 IAAF Athlete of the Year Award. McLeod, among 10 male athletes nominated, was the only gold m more

Costa Rica midfielder says it was good experience playing in Jamaica

October 3, 2017

Even though it was just a two-match international friendly, Carmen Marin, Costa Rica's playmaker, said that it was a wonderful experience playing in Jamaica for the very first time. “It was my very first time playing here in Jamaica and I can more



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