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Weekly Round-up: Chief Justice saga... Banking Bill thrown out... Babsy's ministry defends Etana's tour grant 9:27 am

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Things came to a head this week between the island's judiciary and Prime Minister Andrew Holness over the appointment of Justice Bryan Sykes as acting chief justice. Read More

Five women killed in Dagestan church shooting claimed by IS 4:46 pm
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assault.... Read More

Outgoing Chinese Ambassador hailed as true friend of Jamaica 4:25 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, has commended outgoing Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Niu Qingbao, for the tremendous role he has played in raising the profile of bilateral relations between the countries and securing meaningful cooperation to...... Read More

Postal service to be upgraded 4:07 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is to spend $47 million to upgrade the nation’s postal service to an international postal system.... Read More

'Black Panther' pounces to box office glory over US holiday weekend

Sunday, February, 18 2018 3:52 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — As the US kicked back for a long weekend, Disney's "Black Panther" got off to a superhero start in the North American box office, rocketing to the top spot with estimated earnings of $218 million, data showed Sunday. Read More

Warrican's 8 restrict England Lions to 145

Sunday, February, 18 2018 3:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — England Lions were bowled out for 145 by hosts West Indies A on the stroke of the tea break on Sunday's opening day of the second four-day "Test" match at Sabina Park on Sunday. Read More

Gov't strengthening investigation and prosecution of human traffickers

Sunday, February, 18 2018 3:04 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, says the Government is strengthening the environment for the investigation and prosecution of cases of human trafficking. Read More

Artificial intelligence poses questions for nature of war — Mattis

Sunday, February, 18 2018 2:45 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Artificial intelligence and its impact on weapons of the future has made US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis doubt his own theories on warfare. Read More

Mexico's foreign minister to visit Jamaica, St Lucia

Sunday, February, 18 2018 2:28 pm    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray is scheduled to visit St Lucia early next month to discuss several projects being funded by his government. Read More

Work to continue on Broadgate to Agualta Vale roadway

Sunday, February, 18 2018 2:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Work will continue on the rehabilitation of the Broadgate to Agualta Vale roadway in St Mary this year, through a $500 million allocation in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives. Read More

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Sunday, February, 18 2018 1:49 pm    

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States — US President Donald Trump said Saturday the FBI was so caught up in the Russia probe that it failed to heed signs which could have prevented the Parkland school shooting. Read More

Two gunned down in Olympic Gardens

Sunday, February, 18 2018 1:26 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that two men were this morning gunned down in the community of Olympic Gardens in St Andrew by unknown assailants. Read More

IDB calls for proposals to receive financing for projects in the Caribbean

Sunday, February, 18 2018 1:08 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the 2018 call for proposals for the Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), which supports projects involving three or more countries. Read More

Tech company behind Man Utd's VAR 'wobble' apologises

Sunday, February, 18 2018 12:52 pm    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The company responsible for the 'wobbly line' that caused confusion during Manchester United's debut using the controversial video assistant referee (VAR) system has apologised for a technical error. Read More

England Lions 83-4 versus Windies A

Sunday, February, 18 2018 12:33 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- England Lions are 83-4 at the lunch break against hosts West Indies A on the opening day of the second four-day "Test" match at Sabina Park on Sunday. Read More


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