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1st Test: Windies 234-6 vs England (399) at lunch

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 08:31
NORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) – West Indies, replying to England’s first innings of 399 were 234 for six at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here Wednesday.

NY Heart doctor tried to have rival killed

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 08:11
MINEOLA, New York (AP) — A Long Island heart doctor had another doctor's office torched, then hired people who turned out to be undercover officers in a failed attempt to have him hurt or killed, authorities said Wednesday.

Cubans hail removal from US list of state terrorism sponsors

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:31
HAVANA (AP) – Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike hailed the island's removal from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult to national pride and clears the way to swiftly restore diplomatic relations.

Police seize third AK-47 in St Catherine after man fatally shot

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:51
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – A man was shot dead by police during an early morning operation in Salt Pond, an area located on the outskirts of Spanish Town, St Catherine.

'Ganja law' effective today 

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:46
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The much anticipated amendment to the 'Ganja Law' is expected to take effect today.

South Africa's top sprinter banned 2 years for refusing test

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:40
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) – Top South African sprinter and former African 100-meter champion Simon Magakwe has been banned two years for refusing to undergo an out-of-competition doping test.

Cuba says it will continue to provide scholarships to regional countries

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:31
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Cuba says it will continue to provide scholarships to Caribbean nationals in higher education as Dominica on Thursday marks the 35th anniversary of the first ever scholarship granted by Havana.

Video shows Arizona cop driving motor vehicle over suspect

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 05:52
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Arizona police released video showing an officer using his cruiser to intentionally run over a suspect, triggering new questions about what critics call excessive use of force by officers in the US.

Suicide suspected in 25-y-o woman's death

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 05:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A 25-year-old woman is believed to have committed suicide at her St Andrew home Tuesday afternoon.

Malawi bans child marriages after rights campaign

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 05:28
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AFP) – Malawian President Peter Mutharika has signed into law a ban on child marriages, parliament announced Wednesday, two months after lawmakers passed a bill raising the marrying age to 18.

Finance Minister welcomes engagement with G20

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 04:52
WASHINGTON DC, United States (JIS) – Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Peter Phillips, has welcomed the opportunity for the Caribbean to engage with the powerful G20 to highlight and address some of the peculiar challenges that are impeding the progress of countries in the region.

Woman loses home, other gifts to wife of ex-Clippers owner 

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 04:38
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team.

Brazil ruling party treasurer arrested in Petrobras probe

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 04:26
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) – The treasurer of Brazil's ruling Workers' party (PT), Joao Vaccari, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the widening probe into corruption at oil giant Petrobras, federal police said.

Mair Anger!

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:23
Afresh dispute has erupted in the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as Gregory Mair has written a caustic letter to party Chairman Robert Montague complaining that efforts to unseat him from his St Catherine North Eastern constituency are being made by Sharon Hay Webster, an aide to Opposition Leader Andrew Holness.

Chang: JLP candidate selection process democratic

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:20
JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang says that the process used to select Franklin Witter as the party’s candidate/caretaker in South East St Elizabeth, is the most democratic available to the political parties.

Holness: PNP not good at changing things

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:00
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Claiming his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is "the party of growth" Opposition Leader Andrew Holness Saturday night urged Jamaicans to join the party's "mission" to "move Jamaica from poverty to prosperity".

550 free wheelchairs for the disabled

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:00
SEVERAL persons with disabilities are to benefit from 550 wheelchairs, donated by the Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM), based in the United States of America.

Montserrat wants accession to Caricom treaty

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:00
BRADES, Montserrat (CMC) — The Montserrat government says it is seeking accession to the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the 15-member regional integration grouping, Caribbean Community (Caricom).

Miami-based Adventists honour J'ca's Nigel Coke for religious liberty work

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:00
TEN years after he left his banking job in Kingston and moved to Mandeville to run his church's fledgling communication department, Nigel Coke has been honoured by Miami-based Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD) for religious liberty work.


Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:00
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