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USA win inaugural athletics World Cup, Jamaica fourth 6:58 pm

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The United States of America recorded a comprehensive victory in the inaugural edition of the Athletics World Cup after dominating the second day of the event in London on Sunday. Read More

Weather forecast: Saharan Dust continues to hinder rainfall across Jamaica 4:27 pm
KINGATON, Jamaica – The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says despite a tropical wave across the island, rainfall across most areas continues to be hindered by the presence of Saharan dust across the central Caribbean.... Read More

UWI student killed in St Mary crash 4:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police have reported that an 18-year-old woman died this morning following injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident on the Gully Road in Oracabessa, St Mary.Dead is Abigail Angus, a student at the University of the West Indies, Mona.... Read More

Grange congratulates Briana Williams and team at World U20 Champs 3:40 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange says she's confident that the future of Jamaica's track and field is in good hands following “the exceptional performances of the national team at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships,”...... Read More

Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Mandela's birth

Sunday, July, 15 2018 3:25 pm    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader. Read More

Haiti to name new prime minister 'as soon as possible

Sunday, July, 15 2018 1:46 pm    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's president says he will appoint a new prime minister as soon as possible following the resignation of the country's second highest official. Read More

Pedal cyclist killed as car overturns in Portland crash

Sunday, July, 15 2018 1:31 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A pedal cyclist died tragically last night when he was hit by a motor vehicle as it overturned during a crash on Allan Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland. Read More

Tufton says behaviour change needed to reduce obesity levels

Sunday, July, 15 2018 12:37 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS)— Minister of Health, Christopher Tufton, says there is a need for heightened discussions on behaviour change initiatives that will lead to improved lifestyle choices. Read More

#WC2018: France clinches World Cup with win over Croatia

Sunday, July, 15 2018 12:00 pm    

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot. Read More

Phillips leads PNP delegation to LatAm, C'bean unity forum in Cuba

Sunday, July, 15 2018 11:48 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — President of the People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips is today leading a high-level delegation to Havana, Cuba to attend the São Paulo forum, under the theme “Latin American and Caribbean Unity”. Read More

In storm-hit Barbuda, China fills void left by Western 'neglect'

Sunday, July, 15 2018 11:39 am    

CODRINGTON, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — Steel drums carry a jubilant rendition of "Guantanamera" over the ruins of Barbuda's capital Codrington, as dignitaries and residents mark the latest bit of progress in the island's gruelling struggle to recover from Hurricane Irma. Read More

#WC2018: France leads Croatia 2-1 at halftime

Sunday, July, 15 2018 11:00 am    

MOSCOW, Russia — The first half ended with thunder rolling over Moscow after France regained the lead from an Antoine Griezmann penalty in the 38th minute following the first use of video review in a World Cup final. Read More

Chang strikes gold in discus as Jamaica places second in World U-20 Champs

Sunday, July, 15 2018 10:49 am    

TAMPERE, Finland — Kai Chang's surprise gold medal in the men's discus throw set a record for gold medals won by Jamaica at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships on today's final day of the championships on another day where the Tampere stadium was bathed in brilliant... Read More

JET urges gov't to bring fire at St James dump under control

Sunday, July, 15 2018 10:46 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it is concerned about the frequency of fires at waste disposal sites across the island and is urging the Government and its agencies to take urgent action to bring the fire at the Retirement dump in St James under... Read More

Jamaica in third place at Athletics World Cup in England

Sunday, July, 15 2018 10:36 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Jamaica levelled at third place with Poland on the first day of the Athletics World Cup in London yesterday. Americans are in the top spot in the standings on 109 points with France behind on 85, Poland and Jamaica level on 77 with hosts Britain and... Read More


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