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Tropical Storm Erika approaching the Leeward Islands 

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 05:02
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika is approaching the Leeward Islands from the Atlantic and is forecast to gain strength.

UN condemns first executions in Kurdish region in 7 years

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:43
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) – The UN on Tuesday condemned the execution by the government of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region of three people convicted of murder and kidnapping, in the first use of the death penalty in the region in seven years. 

French man pleads guilty to ‘alien smuggling’ in the C’bean

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:30
ST THOMAS (CMC) – A French man will be sentenced on December 4 after he pleaded guilty to “alien smuggling”.

KSAC building inspector solicits $500k to renew permit

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:01
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A twenty-eight-year-old man, who is employed to the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) as a building inspector, was arrested Monday in a sting operation by detectives from the Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).

Kellier backs new PNP Region Six chairman Ian Hayles

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:31
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — Vice- President of the ruling People’s National Party, (PNP) Derrick Kellier, has thrown his support behind incoming chairman of the party’s Region Six, Ian Hayles.

Minister says Bolt’s 100m victory will boost tourism promotions

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:19
MINISTER of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill says he is confident that Usain Bolt’s 100-m World Championship win in Beijing, China on Sunday will help to further boost efforts to market destination Jamaica, as Jamaicans across the globe continue to celebrate the victory.

Lawyer cautions against careless comments on social media

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:19
ATTORNEY Caroline Hay has cautioned users of popular social media platforms to be careful about their usage as they are not exempt from action under the country's libel laws.

Thwaites under more pressure to withdraw 'leggo beast' statement

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:00
LEADER of the Opposition Andrew Holness says that the reference by Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites to some students as "leggo beasts" was reprehensible.

Back-2 -School fair

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego-Bay based entertainer Mixing Lab entertains patrons at Sunday's Flow/Lime Back-2-School fair, held Sunday at the Old Hospital Park here in St James. The event, which was free to western Jamaica residents, saw Flow, which partnered with other sponsors to stage the event, giving away more than 1,000 back-to-school packages to students. (PHOTO: ACEION CUNNINGHAM)

Rowley slams Integrity Commission

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Opposition Leader D Keith Rowley says he is prepared to go to jail rather than comply with a request from the Integrity Commission that he submit documents within 14 days relating to a matter dating back to 2004.

Danny weakens, but region eyes another weather system

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Tropical storm Danny has become a tropical depression as it moves through the Eastern Caribbean, but residents were keeping their eye on a weather system that was 1,250 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Trade unionist hails signing of wage agreement

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 22:00
A high-ranking trade unionist has joined in commending the Government and some members of the public sector for reaching an arrangement for the payment of wages and other benefits for the 2015-2017 contract period.

Peart wants greater gov't control of auxiliary fees

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:00
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth -- Member of Parliament for South Manchester is calling on the Government to exercise control in the context of what he says is the "unfair" escalation of "auxiliary fees and other fees" being implemented by high schools.

Justice Morrison sworn in as acting Court of Appeal president

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:00
JUSTICE Dennis Morrison yesterday reiterated a call for an increase in the number of judges at the Court of Appeal and the expansion of the court building.

First Regional Co-operative pumps $3 million into scholarship fund

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:00
OCHO RIOS, St Ann — First Regional Co-operative Credit Union has allocated $3 million to its annual scholarship programme which provides scholarships, book grants, tertiary bursaries and continued financing to annual Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) awardees.

GG sends condolences to family, colleagues of CBA president

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:00
GOVERNOR General Sir Patrick Allen yesterday expressed condolence to the loved ones and colleague of Cornwall Bar Association (CBA) President George Thomas, who was killed last week Thursday in a car crash in St James.

This Day in History - August 25

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:00

Bunting commends St Elizabeth police

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:00
POLICE personnel in St. Elizabeth have been commended by Security Minister Peter Bunting, for being the leading parish in the reduction of violent crimes in Jamaica this year.

'My wife always has the last word'

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:00
SEAFORD, Westmoreland — Fifty years is an entire lifetime.

The 'Pocket Rocket' explodes again in Beijing

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 20:00
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce known to fans worldwide as the 'Pocket Rocket' exploded again in Beijing at the Bird's Nest stadium to score an impressive 10.76 seconds to successfully defend her World Championship 100m crown. In doing so she became the first woman to capture three 100m titles, thereby cementing her place as one of, if not the greatest female sprinters of all time.