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Festive Countdown With Lisa

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:50
SIP, sample and shop’ was the invite from go-to stylist Lisa McIntosh-Aris Saturday last. And this we did for several hours as we moved from room to room checking out the glorious Christmas designs and accessories available at her well-appointed 19 Ardenne Road enclave. Saturday Social gives you an exclusive peek.

Mayberry cheers

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:48
Saturday Social takes you back a week to CRU Bar where Mayberry Investments Limited held its annual staff event. Team members were treated to an evening of CRU-catered food, fine wines and performances by Ding Dong and Romain Virgo. Plus, we have highlights from Mayberry’s Black & White Holiday Soirée, which took place at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

Street scenes

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:00
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Caught!

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 22:00
Police subdue this man, believed to be of unsound mind, after he allegedly robbed a woman near the intersection of Beechwood Avenue and Lyndhurst Road in Kingston Thursday morning. The man, who was held after a chase, resisted, for more than half-an-hour, the cops' attempts to place him in a police pick-up, resulting in a traffic snarl on Beechwood Avenue. (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY)

A wicked act!

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:16
THURSDAY night’s murder of police constable Orville Preddie in Manchester was yesterday condemned by the political directorate, the Police High Command as well as INDECOM, the agency that probes police excesses. Constable Preddie was brutally slain by gunmen late last night.

Tosh kids in royalties fight

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:00
CHILDREN of late reggae singer Peter Tosh are currently entangled in a legal battle over US$2million stemming from royalties over his estate.

‘Ganja, Green Gold’

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:00
FORMER Prime Minister PJ Patterson is continuing his call for the exploration of marijuana’s (ganja) economic benefits.

A ‘BOOM’ Christmas concert

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:00
The Corporate Area bustle was transformed into a party atmosphere with annual staging of the BOOM Christmas in the City concert held at South Parade in downtown Kingston on Wednesday evening.

American indicted for defrauding Caribbean immigrants

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:00
NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — United States law enforcement authorities have indicted a woman who allegedly promised green cards and work permits to undocumented Caribbean immigrants.

Talking science and medicine

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:00
Ronay Shirley (left), a student of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona, in discussion with Vice Chancellor E Nigel Harris and Jessica Yap of the Jessica Yap Pass It On Foundation. Occasion was the presentation of a cheque valued at $890,000 by the foundation on Wednesday. Of the sum, approximately $650,000 will go towards Shirley's tuition and the remainder to that Charmaine Blake, another medical science student. The presentation took place at the university. (PHOTO: ASTON SPAULDING)

US issues worldwide travel alert

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:00
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The United States issued a worldwide travel alert Friday, warning Americans to be vigilant during the holiday period, especially in the wake of a deadly siege in Australia.

Mother arrested over deaths of eight children in Australia

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:27
CAIRNS, Australia (AFP) — The mother of most of the eight children reportedly found stabbed to death in a house in the Australian city of Cairns has been arrested for murder, police said Saturday.

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:56
HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

S&P lowers Barbados credit rating to 'B'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Friday, December 19 lowered its long-term sovereign credit ratings on Barbados to 'B' from 'BB-'.

Forex: J$114.59 to one US dollar

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, December 19 ended trading at J$114.59, up one cent, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn't expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the US economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.

Mayor Harris's sale of Bogue lands breaches trust of citizens, says Sinclair

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:54
ST JAMES, Jamaica – Former Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Charles Sinclair is taking Mayor Glendon Harris to task for what he says is a breach of the trust in a decision to waive $28 million of rental revenue from the Bogue land and to sell the land at a 2009 value instead of current market value.

Jamaica gets US$67-m IMF drawdown

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:43
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved disbursement of US $67 million for Jamaica.

INDECOM exhumes Clarendon man's body in probe

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:22
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) conducted an exhumation of a man’s body on December 16 and 17 in a probe to gather further information on the cause death.

Sri Lanka's Jayawardene, Dilshan and Malinga for CPL 2015

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Three stars of Sri Lankan cricket, Mahela Jayawardene, Tilakaratne Dilshan and Lasith Malinga, have been added to the pool of international players to feature in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft which is set to take place in early 2015, organisers reported Friday.

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