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Rowley: PNM fighting election alone

Express - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:19
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has said the People’s National Movement (PNM) “is fighting alone” but “may not win alone” in the general election due next year. “The PNM is going to put up 41 candidates so from that standpoint we’re fighting alone but the PNM’s doors are wide open,” Rowley said.

Aussie Opposition Leader stands behind Peris

Express - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:18
Reports of a sex scandal involving four-time Olympic medallist Ato Boldon and Australian labour senator and former olympian Nova Peris continued to grab headlines in Australia and other parts of the world yesterday even as that country’s Opposition Leader expressed support for Peris.

Six-year-old’s murder accused back in court

Express - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:18
DWAYNE LEWIS, who is accused of the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl, reappeared before Arima Magistrate Adrian Stroude yesterday morning. Stroude adjourned the matter to November 13. The victim, Keyana Cumberbatch, was murdered sometime between November 24 and 28, 2013.

Eight held for drugs, guns, other offences

Express - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:17
A marijuana plantation was uprooted, $.5 million in cocaine recovered and arms and ammunition seized in a 24-hour anti-crime exercise in the Central Division. The exercise, supervised by senior superintendent Johnny Abraham, inspector Terrence Williams and sergeant Jitindra Tooleram, began around midday on Tuesday.

Mayberry tennis championship serves off today

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
Mayberry Investments Limited High Schools Tennis Competition in association with Tennis Jamaica will serve off today at 9:00 am at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre.

McNuff’s Upsetters looking to blank hot SMU in KO final today

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — SALT Marsh United will seek to maintain their title-winning form in Trelawny Football Association competitions when they take on Upsetters SC in the final of the President's Cup Knock Out this afternoon at Elliston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth.

Suriname claim ‘3v3’ win at Digicel Kickstart Academyy

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
THE players from Suriname outper-formed their Caribbean and Central American counterparts to claim victory in the prestigious Digicel Kickstart Academy '3v3' tournament held at Sabina Park on Tuesday.

Cornwall seek revenge in ISSA basketball

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — CORNWALL College will be looking for revenge against Mucshett High as they clash this afternoon in ISSA Western Conference return-round basketball competition, in the Under-19 section.

Tour de Falmouth

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
FALMOUTH, TRELAWNY — OVER 70 cyclists are expected for the inaugural staging of the Tour de Falmouth set for Sunday.

Treasure Beach to host COCAA events

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — THE County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) 2014-2015 season will get underway on November 20 with the staging of the Western high schools' Cross Country Championships at Treasure Beach Sports Park and Academy in southern St Elizabeth.

Jamaica wants changes to Caricom's Rules of Origin policy

Observer - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
THE minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says that there is a need to ensure clarity in the treatment of import duties, following confirmation by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) that Trinidad and Tobago was exporting foreign lubricants to Jamaica.

Ferreira urges young 'ballers to listen to their coaches

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
CHELSEA FC and Portugal footballing star Paulo Ferreira on his first visit to Jamaica spoke to the boys at the Digicel Kickstart Academy where he encouraged them to make the most of the opportunity and to do their best.

Ziadie outguns opponents for Bernard Cridland Mem Tournament

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
Errol Ziadie opened the new Sporting Clay season on a winning note when he outgunned opponents at the annual Bernard Cridland Memorial Tournament at the Jamaica Skeet Club (JSC) on Sunday.

Jamaican thrower Smikle gets 2-year doping sanction

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
MONACO (AP) — Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle has received a two-year suspension for doping.

Champs STETHS among D'Cup semi-final hopefuls

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and three former champions Glenmuir High, Dinthill Technical and Clarendon College, as well as Petersfield High all kept their hopes of a place in the semi-finals of the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup alive after scoring successive quarter-final wins yesterday.

St George's return to winning ways, Wolmer's keep rolling

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
Many-time champions St George's College returned to winning ways when they got by Calabar High, while Wolmer's Boys continued their unbeaten run with victory over Haile Selassie High in second-round action of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition yesterday.

Stop A Gap wins Cecil Charlton Mem Trophy

Observer Sport - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
The Fay Lee-owned Stop A Gap, who was the last horse to leave the gates, came with a strong run turning for home to land the feature Cecil C Charlton Memorial Trophy in fine style at Caymanas Park yesterday.

Cottage processors get training in manufacturing best practices

Observer - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
MORE than 40 small cottage processors have received training in manufacturing best practices, following their participation in a food safety workshop, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, today.

This Day in History - October 30

Observer - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
Today is the 303rd day of 2014. There are 62 days left in the year.