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EU, US seek Putin Achilles heel on Ukraine

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 22:00
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Months after Russia annexed Crimea and stepped up support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, Europe and the United States are still searching for an effective way to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES WRAP - Sprint stars look to step out of Bolt shadow

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:25
GLASGOW, Scotland (AFP) - Men's and women's titles in the blue riband 100m will be up for grabs on the second day of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

How mutual funds work — part 2

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 15:28
WE have often spoken about mutual funds in this space and we thought of revisiting this in light of changes to come in respect of collective investment schemes. Although Jamaicans have primarily invested in unit trusts there have been several mutual funds on the market, and today we’ll take a closer look at particular classifications of mutual funds.

The flood of economic woes in the drought

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:20
It was a whopping 96 degrees in the shade last Thursday afternoon in the Grant’s Pen community as Liz complained to me that the drought was 'mashing up' her life.

Philly police ID 3 children killed in carjacking crash

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:04
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police have identified the three children killed by carjackers who crashed into their sidewalk fruit stand and then fled.

28-year-old man drowns in tank

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:36
MANCHRESTER, Jamaica – A 28-year-old man who went to fetch water from a tank in his Manchester district Friday night reportedly fell in and drowned.

Boko Haram Islamists execute 12 in Nigeria village

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 10:25
KANO, (AFP) -- Boko Haram Islamists have executed 12 people including a village chief in a remote part of northeastern Nigeria, residents said Saturday.

Motorcyclist killed in Pen Hill, Manchester crash

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:20
MAMCHESTER, Jamaica -- A 28-year-old motorcyclist died as a result of injuries he received in a crash on the Pen Hill main road in Manchester on Friday, July 25.

Flights between Aruba, Venezuela resume after diplomatic row

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:09
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) -- Flights between Aruba and Venezuela have resumed after the South American country suspended them to protest the arrest of its designated counsel to the island territory, the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever detained on a US warrant, officials said Saturday.

Man hit by motorcycle in Half-Way-Tree, dies

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Twenty-seven-year-old Samora Grey of Victoria Street, Kingston 14, died as a result of injuries he received in an accident along Half-Way-Tree Road in St Andrew early Saturday morning.

Malaysia PM travels to The Netherlands in wake of Flight MH17 crash

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 06:08
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will travel to the Netherlands on Wednesday to discuss the downed Malaysia Airlines jet with his Dutch counterpart.


Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:41
GLASGOW, Scotland - Jamaica's sprint king was the toast of Glasgow announcing at a press conference that he will be participating in the heats of the 4x100 relays. Bolt was accompanied at the press conference by Mike Fennel, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association. 

Guyanese gets 25 years for raping 8-y-o

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:24
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- A Guyanese man, Talbert McPherson, has begun serving the remaining 20 years of a 25-year prison sentence for raping an eight-year-old girl.

Bolt: I am not fully fit as yet, will run in relay heats

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:06
GLASGOW, Scotland - Jamaica's king of sprint Usain Bolt says he is not back to full fitness as yet, but he is eager to test his condition here at the Commonwealth Games.

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.

Aretha Franklin slams waiter's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:57
LEWISTON, NY (AP) -- Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a New York waiter who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant.

Alia books spot in 200m breaststroke, other swimmers move forward

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 04:26
GLASGOW, Scotland --- Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson, fresh from her silver medal performance in the 50-metre breaststroke at the Tollcross Swimming Centre at the XX Commonwealth Games here on Friday, is in with a shot for the elusive gold medal Saturday evening.

Jamaican woman convicted for marriage fraud in US

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:00
FLORIDA, USA (CMC) — The United States Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican woman has been found guilty of marriage fraud by a US federal jury.

Cops arrest five for alleged car park racket

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:00
FIVE men accused of taking money from motorists to use car parks in downtown Kingston were this week arrested by the police, who vowed that they would not allow the once thriving extortion racket in the city's west end to re-emerge.


Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:00
A civil engineer/businessman and an inspector of police were among five persons arrested yesterday for alleged forgery and conspiracy to defraud by detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) during simultaneous operations spanning four parishes.