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Four-horse spill at Caymanas Park leaves two jockeys hospitalised

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:08
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two jockeys were injured in a four-horse spill in the final race at Caymanas Park Saturday afternoon.

Take vacation leave outside of school days, Thwaites urges teachers

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:48
ST ANN, Jamaica -- Teachers are being encouraged by the Ministry of Education to take vacation leave outside the 190 days stipulated for instructional delivery in schools each academic year.

CPL T20 final: Tridents 152-6 v Guyana Amazon Warriors

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:19
KINGSTON, Jamaica --- Barbados Tridents sent in to bat by the Guyana Amazon Warriors reached 152 -6 off their 20 overs in the final of the Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts on Saturday.

Elderly woman found wandering in Cross Roads

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 12:18
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the relatives of a woman who was found wandering in Cross Roads, Kingston on Saturday, August 16.

Missouri governor declares state of emergency, implements curfew in Ferguson

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:52
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in the St Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.

Health, Education ministries discuss chikungunya threat to schools

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:46
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Representatives of the Ministries of Health, and Education, are scheduled to meet on August 19 to explore and develop strategies to prevent any possible threat of a spread which the Chikungunya virus could pose for schools, currently preparing for September’s start of the 2014/15 academic year.

Study questions need for most people to cut salt

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:29
USA (AP) -- A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.

US Coast Guard intercepts 64 Cuban, 100 Haitian illegal migrants

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:18
MIAMI (CMC) - The United States Coast Guard says it has intercepted 64 Cuban and 100 Haitian migrants during what it describes as a busy week of illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba and Haiti into the United States.

Agriculture Ministry tests new sweet potato variety for export

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:55
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Donovan Stanberry, says a new variety of sweet potato -- the Beauregard -- is being tested in Jamaica for the export market

Egyptian rapes British citizen in banana plantation

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:22
LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities arrested a man on Saturday who is suspected of raping a British citizen in a banana plantation near the ancient southern city of Luxor, a security official said.

Elderly St Elizabeth man falls from ackee tree, dies

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:11
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Seventy-three-year-old Austin Sinclair died after falling from a tree at his home in Comma Pen district, St Elizabeth on Saturday, August 16.

Addicts die after receiving shipments of illegal drugs; FedEx indicted

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 08:01
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx.

Choose careers for Logistics Hub - Ffolkes Abrahams

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:53
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Students entering secondary schools are being encouraged to start charting their career paths early and to choose careers that will enable them to benefit from the Global Logistics Hub.

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Jamaica has a broken Police system

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 05:55
It is very evident that Jamaica has a broken Police system. The sad thing is that it has been broken for years and is highlighted only when someone is hurt or killed while in the custody of the state.

Man found dead, 34 alive in shipping container at UK port

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 05:07
TILBURY, UK (AFP) -- A man was found dead and 34 others still alive in a shipping container on Saturday after staff at a British port heard banging and screaming coming from inside.

Police seize firearm downtown Kingston

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 04:33
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- An illegal firearm was seized by the Police at Maiden Lane in Kingston on Friday night, August 15. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure.

Sponsors persuade Bolt to run until 2017

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:22
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) - Sprint superstar Usain Bolt revealed Friday that he will put back his planned retirement until 2017 at the request of his sponsors.

Deejay’s climb up ZIP FM tower sparks radio play debate

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:00
POPULAR dancehall figure Emcee Nuffy is urging radio disc jocks to give up-and-coming artistes a break.

Contractor acquitted of ganja charges

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:00
A contractor was acquitted on Tuesday of charges that he conspired to ship 30 pounds of ganja to Trinidad.