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PHOTOS: Reggae Sumfest 2014

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:57
Fans turned out in strong support of Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay Thursday night.

PHOTOS: Reggae at Sumfest

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:57
Fans turn out in support of Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay Thursday night.

Sumfest sparks early start with Loyal Flames, Baby Tash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:14
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Loyal Flames started the spark at Dancehall Night at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay a short while ago.

Sumfest sparks start early with Loyal Flames, Baby Tash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:14
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Loyal Flames started the spark at Dancehall Night at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay a short while ago.

Kingston police discover fake Clarks shoes factory

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Police from the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) Thursday afternoon seized several items from an illegal shoe production plant making fake Clarks on East Queen’s Street, downtown Kingston. Nine people were taken into custody in connection with the discovery.

Mexico says body found is that of US motorcyclist riding to World Cup

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:14
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities said Thursday that genetic testing had confirmed that human remains found near a Pacific Coast beach town were those of a New York man who vanished while riding his motorcycle to Brazil for the World Cup.

Tourism Minister launches ‘Jamrock Summer - 90 Days 90 Ways’

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:58
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeill, on Wednesday (July 16), officially launched the ‘Jamrock Summer - 90 Days 90 Ways’ programme, aimed at promoting Jamaica as a year-round entertainment destination.

Ukraine accuses pro-Russian separatists of shooting down Malaysian plane

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:14
HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 295 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied downing the aircraft.

PM donates $1.52m to visually impaired cricketers

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller on Tuesday presented a cheque valued at $1.52 million to the Jamaica Visually Impaired Cricket Association (JVICA) at Jamaica House.

Puerto Rico declares chikungunya epidemic

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:50
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Health officials in Puerto Rico on Thursday declared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya, which was introduced into the Caribbean region late last year.

Spice promises something special at Sumfest

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:37
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Deejay Spice is promising another of her signature performances when she hits the stage at Reggae Sumfest later tonight.

Kingston man killed in hit-and-run

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:23
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A 34-year-old man is now dead after being hit by a passing motor vehicle along Bay Farm Road in Kingston.

FOREX: J$112.60 to one US dollar

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:55
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Thursday, July 17, ended trading at J$112.60 down four cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

CPL T20: Hawksbills 96 all out vs Tallawahs

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:47
NORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) – Antigua Hawksbills, winning the toss and batting, were bowled out for 96 off 18.3 overs in their Caribbean Premier League match against Jamaica Tallawahs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here Thursday.

Surinamese woman nabbed at airport with cocaine worth J$3m

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:39
ST JAMES, Jamaica – A Surinamese woman was arrested at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay while attempting to leave the island with $3 million worth of cocaine on Wednesday.

Florida confirms two locally-acquired chikungunya cases  

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Amidst reports of several cases of the chikungunya virus among Florida travellers, the Florida Department of Health (FDH) today (July 17) confirmed the first locally acquired cases of the fever – one in Miami Dade County and the other in Palm Beach County.

Police seize cocaine worth J$8, three men arrested

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:36
KINGSTON, Jamaica – In less than a week, the police seized cocaine worth more than J$8 million during stop-and-search exercises in St Andrew and St Catherine.

World leaders in 'shock', demand probe after Malaysia plane crash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:13
PARIS, (AFP) - World leaders expressed shock on Thursday after a Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people crashed in eastern Ukraine, calling for an international investigation to determine the cause of the disaster.

Police seize drugs worth J$24m on ship in Discovery Bay

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:37
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police seized more than J$24 million worth of hashish and ganja aboard a US-bound ship in St Ann on Wednesday, July 16.

Police move to address homeless men ‘terrorising’ New Kingston

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:37
KINGSTON, Jamaica --The police in the St Andrew Central Division are to meet with stakeholders and members of the business community next week to address the issue of homeless men said to be terrorising the New Kingston business district.

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