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PCL Cricket: Barbados settle for batting practice vs Jamaica

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:19
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Barbados Pride confirmed they have no interest in pushing for victory on the last day of the final-round WICB Professional Cricket League match against Jamaica Franchise by prolonging their second innings to the tea break at Sabina Park on Monday.

Cooling down activities still under way at Riverton dump

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Efforts are still being made to carry out cooling down operations in an effort to extinguish the fire at the Riverton City disposal site, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) said Monday.

PCL Cricket: Barbados inch to 285-run lead vs Jamaica

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:15
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Barbados Pride continued their painstaking batting approach in their second innings to lead Jamaica Franchise by 285 runs at lunch on the last day of the final-round WICB Professional Cricket League four-day match at Sabina Park in Kingston.

Gov't has no concept of accountability, says Opposition Leader

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica – “What irks me more than everything else is that the present Government has no concept whatsoever about accountability,” leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness said while speaking with journalists at the Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange today.

Gunmen kill mother of 2, spare children

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:35
ST ANN, Jamaica – The mood in Steer Town, St Ann, was a sombre one Monday morning as residents whispered among themselves about the Sunday night tragedy that left a mother dead.

Residents want SSP Steve McGregor to stay in West Kingston

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:25
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Residents have blocked sections of Spanish Town Road in St Andrew, claiming that they are angry over reports that Superintendent Steve McGregor, the man in charge of the West Kingston Division, is to be sent to St James.

I have never practised partisan politics - Holness

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness says he has never practised partisan politics at any time during his career as a politician.

More protests for NSWMA boss

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:06
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Staff members from National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) today protested against the non-renewal of the employment contract of Executive Director Jennifer Edwards.

TT Security Minister orders investigation into road blocks

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:43
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – National Security Minister Carl Alfonso has called on the senior management of the police service to provide a report on who ordered nation-wide police road blocks that virtually crippled Trinidad and Tobago on Monday.

Assess tourism impact as Cuba/USA relations improve – Opposition

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:32
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Opposition spokesperson for Tourism and Cruise Shipping, Shahine Robinson again called on Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill to establish a working group of Government and private sector stakeholders to assess the likely impact on tourism, as relations between the United States of America (USA) and Cuba improve.

Man killed in hit-and-run in Hanover  yet to be identified

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:05
HANOVER, Jamaica – An unidentified man, believed to be in his late fifties, died Saturday after he was hit by a motor car in Round Hill, Hopewell in Hanover.

Report shows Riverton fire released high levels of hazardous substances into air

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The air quality report on the Riverton dump fire, commissioned by the Health Ministry, shows that the samples of air pollutants taken from the site contained high levels of hazardous substances including benzene.

Egypt honours woman who dressed as man to work

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:25
CAIRO, Egypt (AFP) – An Egyptian woman who says she had to dress as a man to get work has been hailed as an "exemplary working mother" by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Fatal shooting sparks fiery protest in August Town

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 06:17
KINGSTON, Jamaica – August Town residents this morning gathered to protest the killing of another community member by the police in just over a week.

Negril chamber wants alternative to breakwater project

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 05:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Negril Chamber of Commerce says the Government should consider an alternative to building a breakwater to resolve beach erosion issues in the Westmoreland resort town.

Texas Republican Ted Cruz running for US presidency

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 05:46
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Senator Ted Cruz, one of the Republican Party's most conservative members, announced early Monday he is running for the party's 2016 presidential nomination, making him the first among what is expected to be a crowded field of White House hopefuls to officially enter the race.

TT police mount roadblocks, deny embarking on industrial action

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 04:46
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago has come to a virtual standstill as police mounted roadblocks across the island, but denied reports that their actions were in support of industrial action being planned in support of wage increases.

MSF and WHO trade blame over slow global Ebola response

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 04:33
PARIS, France (AFP) – A war of words broke out Monday between aid agency Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization over who was to blame for the slow response to the Ebola epidemic that broke out a year ago.

Bahamas Gov’t continues to defend immigration policy

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 04:24
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – The Bahamas government insists there is “a sophisticated criminal enterprise” behind an illegal migration scheme targeting the country and appealed to everyone including the media to help the authorities deal with the situation.

India police red-faced after raid on brothels finds colleagues

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 03:49
NEW DELHI, India (AFP) – Police in eastern Indian were left red-faced when a raid on a sex district discovered four of their own along with a convicted murderer whom they were supposed to be guarding, a report said Sunday.