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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.

Report warns of looming tuberculosis-diabetes epidemic

Observer - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — A report warned yesterday of a looming tuberculosis-diabetes epidemic as the two diseases intertwine in many countries, driven in part by a rise in unhealthy lifestyles.

Zambia's 'King Cobra' dies; white VP takes charge

Observer - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
LUSAKA, Zambia (AFP) — Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott yesterday became Africa's first white leader in more than two decades after being named interim president following the death of Michael Sata in London.

Hopes fade for 18 trapped Turkish miners

Observer - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — Hopes were fading yesterday of finding alive any of 18 Turkish coal miners trapped when their shaft was engulfed by water, as rescue workers made last-ditch efforts to find survivors.

OCA wants 'financial abuse' recognised as domestic violence

Observer - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
THE Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) says that the concept of domestic violence should be expanded to include instances of "financial abuse".

Smarter Card fraud

Observer - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is probing yet another incident of fraud involving employees of the State-owned entity.

Street scenes - Oct 30

Observer - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
1 - This man fetches water from a hydrant connection in downtown, Kingston.

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