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Webb, Warner among 14 indicted as football scandal rocks FIFA

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The embattled Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) says it plans to co-operate with authorities to "its fullest capacity", after its president Jeff Webb was among several FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) officials arrested in Zurich and indicted on corruption offences by the United States Department of Justice yesterday.

This country has done the citizens of Tivoli a disservice, says senior cop

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
DEPUTY Commissioner of Police Glemore Hinds said yesterday that the wider society is to be blamed for the West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens becoming an enclave controlled by criminal elements who operated it as a country unto itself.

Survey: 20 per cent of high school students at risk of suicidal behaviour

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
A survey done by the Ministry of Health in 2013 has revealed that 20 per cent of children in second to sixth forms in secondary institutions were at risk for suicidal behaviour.


Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
THE National Works Agency (NWA) and the Jamaica Observer hereby notify the public that Kingsway, between Devon Road and Hope Road, St Andrew, will be converted to one-way traffic from south to north today between 4:00 pm and midnight.

Seaga turns 85 today

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
FORMER Prime Minister Edward Phillip George Seaga celebrates another birthday today -- a simple matter of a mere 85 years.

Parish Councils, KSAC receive $159m under JEEP phase four

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
A total of $159.8 million was allocated to Parish Councils and the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), to carry out various infrastructure works under Phase Four of the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), most of which are completed or nearing completion, according to Minister of Transport, Works and Housing Dr Omar Davies.

Admiral Bailey pleads guilty to fraud charges

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
ADMIRAL Bailey yesterday pleaded guilty to several fraud-related charges and apologised for his actions after being fined in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Samuda wants logistics investors report tabled

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party is calling for the information obtained by the Cabinet on the legitimacy of two foreign firms interested in investing in the proposed global logistics hub, to be presented to Parliament prior to a final decision being made.

This Day in History - May 28

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
Today is the 148th day of 2015 There are 217 days left in the year.

Caribbean to increase resilience to climate change through US$10-m grant

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) - The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says Caribbean countries will increase their resilience to climate change by enhancing the adaptive capacity across the region through a US$10.39-million grant.


Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
AFTER 24 years of what principal Dr Walton Small calls the "awful" experience of students standing in the sun during general assembly, Wolmer's Boys' School finally has an auditorium.

PHOTO: Well done!

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
Vice Principal for the lower school at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School Tammi-Terrelle Smith (left) and Manager of Public Education and Corporate Communication at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Dionne Rose (right) pose for a photo with the students who placed first in the 15 - 18 age category of the World Environment Day Secondary School Poetry Competition. From second left are: Zaria Lawson, Christina Samuels and Tonecia Lottery. The finals, hosted by NEPA, was held at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library on Tom Redcam Drive onTuesday.

Training for health workers to boost maternal and child health care

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
MORE than 1,000 health care workers, attached to primary and secondary health centres and hospitals islandwide, are to receive training over the next six months under a special Ministry of Health programme to strengthen their capacity to deliver maternal and child health care.

Guyana president commits to abandon winner-takes-all approach to governance

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC - Guyana says it will strengthen its economic relations with the Caribbean Community (Caricom), re-affirming also its interest in maintaining strong relations with Venezuela and Brazil.

Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.

Fleeing poverty

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 22:00
UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day.

US toddler dies after accidentally shooting himself in the head

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:54
The boy and his parents were visiting a residence in an isolated area in southern Virginia on Monday when he found the firearm on a dresser, local NBC affiliate WWBT reported.

PICA says operations running smoothly

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:30
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), says operations are running smoothly at its temporary location at the National Indoor Sports Centre, in St Andrew.

Chanderpaul’s dismissal was untidy and distasteful — WIPA

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The West Indies Players’ Association says it is disappointed with the treatment of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a man who it says has given over two decades of service to West Indies cricket.

Former JFF president weighs in on FIFA corruption probe

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tony James, former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), has weighed in on the corruption storm which has rocked the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) - the organisation responsible for the regulation and promotion of football worldwide.