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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 18:56
MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.

Kaci Fennell finishes 5th in Miss Universe

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 18:05
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell on Sunday finished fifth in the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant in Doral, Miami.

Kaci Fennell into Miss Universe top 15

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 15:41
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell is into the top 15 at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant now under way at the Florida International University Arena in Doral, Miami.

Honduras brings homicide rate down

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 14:08
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AFP) - Honduras has sharply reduced its homicide rate, one of the world's worst, from 86 to 66 per 100,000 people, President Juan Orlando Hernandez said Sunday.

Hoax call put through to British prime minister

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 13:57
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday, prompting a review of security procedures, a government spokeswoman said.

Man kills co-worker, then himself at NYC Home Depot

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 13:10
NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Police say an employee at a Home Depot store in Manhattan argued with a co-worker before fatally shooting him and then killing himself.

Paula Kerr-Jarrett resigning from representational politics

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Paula Kerr-Jarrett this afternoon told the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) that she is stepping away from representational politics and said that while the decision was one of the most difficult she has had to make, it was best for the people of Eastern Hanover as her private business was proving to be a distraction from her primary role as a political representative.

Dr Mark Broomfield now heads basketball in Jamaica

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:33
KINGSTON, Jamaica —  Dr Mark Broomfield is the new president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) after capturing seven of 18 votes during elections at the Jamaica Olympic Association offices on Sunday.

Kaci leads on Facebook, makes strong statement in evening gown and bathing suit

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:25
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Times of India has listed Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell among the top 20 contestants who are strong contenders for the 2014 Miss Universe title.

Charles Sinclair rebuffs claims made by Montego Bay’s Mayor regarding Bogue Lands

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:24
MONTEGO BAY, St James – Leader of the minority caucus in the St James Parish Council and former Mayor of Montego Bay, Charles Sinclair is responding with shock and dismay at claims made by present Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris regarding the Bogue Lands issue, which was published in the Observer West of January 22.

More emphasis on development of nutraceutical industry – Paulwell

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Phillip Paulwell, says the Government is increasing its focus on developing a “well-ordered” nutraceutical industry.

West Indies Cricket Board president must go, says PM Gonsalves

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:01
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Long serving regional Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has blasted the leadership of West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron as “poor” and “embarrassing”, and says the Jamaican executive needs to be axed or resign as head of the regional entity.

Education ministry to cover exam fees under CVQ

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Ministry of Education says it will cover examination and registration fees for students who will be assessed in the new subject areas under the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) programme.

Disney Cruise Line rescues Cuban nationals at sea

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 09:09
MIAMI (CMC) – Two weeks after rescuing a passenger who fell off a cruise ship, a Disney Cruise Line on Friday, rescued five Cubans who were floating on a homemade raft.

Uprising lets off steam on new single

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:40
KINGSTON, Jamaica – For many years, Rastafarians have called on 'bredrin' to 'smoke the herb and hold a humble thought'.

Canadian billionaire at centre of fraud accusations involving Caribbean casinos

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 08:19
HAMILTON (CMC) – One of Canada’s richest men is locked in an international battle over Caribbean casinos with links to one of Canada’s most feared mafia clans.

US Coast Guard rescues 16 Cuban migrants, repatriates them to Dominican Republic

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:43
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CMC) – The United States Coast Guard has repatriated 16 Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic, following an “at-sea migrant interdiction.”