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ONLINE UPDATE - At least 10 dead in assault on India police post

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:57
GURDASPUR, India (AFP) - Ten people including three civilians were killed on Monday when gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a police station in northern India near the border with Pakistan, sparking a shootout lasting almost 11 hours.

Obama criticises tone of 2016 US presidential debate

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:55
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) - US President Barack Obama delivered withering criticism of the 2016 presidential debate Monday, saying its tone was not worthy of voters.

Afghan official: 21 dead, 8 wounded in wedding gunfight

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:49
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A shoot-out at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and eight wounded, an official said Monday.

Reggae Boyz coach says it hurts but still proud

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:40
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Coach of the Reggae Boyz Winfried Schaefer says he is proud of the performance of his team although the 1-3 defeat against Mexico hurts.

Third prisoner in T&T jailbreak surrenders

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:22
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The third prisoner who participated in a brazen jailbreak on Friday that resulted in the death of a police officer, has surrendered, the police have said.

UPDATE: Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown — Medical Examiner

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:11
ATLANTA, United States (AP) — An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death.

Online prayer for the day

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:00
Jesus, loving companion of Your children,

St Catherine hardest hit by cable theft — LIME

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 23:25
TELECOMMUNICATIONS company LIME on Thursday identified St Catherine as one of the areas hit hardest by theft of its copper and fibre cables.

Missing children - July 27

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
NAME: Kirk Douglas, ward of the state

Education minister announces increase in primary school maintenance grant

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
MINISTER of Education Ronald Thwaites says the maintenance grant to primary schools will be increased at the start of the new school year in September.

Rescue burnt-out vendors immediately — Sinclair

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
THE minority caucus in the St James Parish Council is calling on the relevant government agencies to urgently come to the rescue of the vendors who have sustained devastating losses from the recent fire at the Old Shoe Market in Montego Bay.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dies

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
GEORGIA, USA (AP) — A representative for the Houston family has said Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late entertainer Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has died, about seven months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub. She was 22 years old.

PHOTO: Water fun

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
Two little girls frolic in the water during the Makka Pro International Surf Contest at Makka Surfing Beach, St Thomas yesterday.

Phillips tables BOJ amendment act

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
A financial system stability committee (FSSC) is to be appointed to coordinate the activities of regulators in maintaining financial system stability under the new Bank of Jamaica (Amendment) Act.

Start-ups urged to exercise care when seeking bank loans

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
INDUSTRY, Investment and Commerce Minister Anthony Hylton is advising potential business operators to exercise prudence when seeking to obtain start-up loans.

Peter Stewart Scholarship Fund marks 10 years

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
THE Peter Stewart Scholarship Fund on Saturday celebrated 10 years of helping Jamaican students to access secondary education and named five new recipients of the bursary during a lunch at Devon House in St Andrew.

Man accused of stealing from employer

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
A man who reportedly confessed to stealing almost $4 million from his employer was denied bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

State, parents failing to nurture youth — expert

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
A University of the West Indies lecturer and children's advocate says quality childhood in Jamaica is being threatened by the failure of parents and the State to nurture the youth.

Hanover residents to benefit from improved water supply

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
MORE than 8,000 residents of Cascade, Claremont and Jericho in Hanover are to benefit from an improved supply of potable water, as improvement works at a cost of $271.25 million are progressing on a system by the National Water Commission (NWC).

Ministry's training programme propels people with disabilities

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 22:00
TWENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD Cavian Morgan's face takes on a serious expression and her voice resonates with emotion.