North America

  • Children quieted others at California school as gunman fired

    Jamaica Gleaner / Teacher Jennifer Bauman threw herself against a classroom door that wouldn’t lock right, terrified that the gunman shooting outside her small Northern California elementary school would barrel in and find the children huddled under desks. Shooter Kevin Neal, 44, bypassed their door, taking out a window before he went on to attack…

  • JOA secures improved pre-Olympic deal

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has highlighted that qualified Jamaican athletes and Para-lympians from every sporting discipline will benefit from a recently signed memorandum of understanding with the Tottori Prefecture of Japan ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Tottori hosted Jamaican athletes as they prepared for the 2007…

  • Cruise gives U.S. tourists their first glimpse of Cuba

    MiamiHerald / When the rumble of the cruise ship’s engines abruptly increased around 6 a.m., I knew immediately what the noise meant: We were approaching Havana’s harbor. I drew aside the curtains over our porthole. The sky was still dark, but pinpoints of light stretched in a straight line across the horizon. I reached for…

  • Trump's penchant for deception infects team

    MiamiHerald / “There are three kinds of lies,” Mark Twain once wrote: “lies, damned lies and statistics.” The Trump administration has employed them all. From the exaggerated estimates of his inaugural crowd to the unraveling of claims that his campaign never dealt with Russia, Donald Trump’s presidency has been a mosaic of untruths, half-truths and…

  • 'Exceptionally outstanding' – Jelani Munroe named 2018 Rhodes Scholar

    Jamaica Gleaner / For the 2018 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar, it is the little things that mom did on the big day. “She thought my shoe laces weren’t imperious enough, so she untied them and redid them. I wanted to wear a blue suit, but she said no, ‘You’re going to wear a black one’,” Jelani…

  • Something Extra | Friday

    Jamaica Gleaner / The week-long celebration of culinary greatness is under way. Groups, couples and individuals are enjoying every last bit of the great prices and services being offered. It’s Friday and the list has somewhere for everyone. Where will you be going?

  • Spice rocks the boat

    Jamaica Gleaner / There has been a lot of noise recently surrounding Spice and whether or not she can lay claim to the Queen of Dancehall throne. One thing was sure; her fans aboard the Independence of the Seas luxury liner for the 2017 Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise were thrilled to see her perform…

  • In demand – Notts among teams lining up to sign Russell after ban expires

    Jamaica Gleaner / NOTTINGHAM, England (CMC): Teams continue to line up to hire West Indies all-rounder AndrÈ Russell when his anti-doping whereabouts violation ban comes to a conclusion next January. Russell already has one contract lined up after Pakistan Super League team Islamabad United bought him and Windies T20 teammate Samuel Badree in the draft…

  • Cable & Wireless core earning grow 38 per cent despite net loss

    Jamaica Gleaner / Telecommunication provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica (C&WJ), which trades as FLOW, said it remains on track to hit “key metrics” with core earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) up 38 per cent, despite recording a $378-million net loss. It comes as the telecoms continues to grow its mobile and broadband…

  • Orville Higgins | The guard who benched ‘Tappa’

    Jamaica Gleaner / The discussion has been all the rage since this week. Theodore Whitmore’s ears must be ringing. ‘Tappa’ Whitmore was initially prevented from entering the Catherine Hall venue for the FLOW Super Cup last Saturday. Based on all accounts, the security personnel did recognise Whitmore, but refused to allow him access to the…

  • Labour ministry to launch job matching app

    Jamaica Gleaner / ​Jamaica’s labour ministry says it will roll out a mobile app by next March to make it easier to match job-seekers with employment opportunities posted on its electronic labour exchange website by firms wanting to hire workers. The exchange is part of the wider Labour Market Information System (LMIS). “The LMIS is…

  • Luongo stops 35 shots in Panthers' 2-0 win over Sharks

    MiamiHerald / Roberto Luongo likes playing in San Jose. After making 35 saves for his 74th career shutout, he has even more reason to enjoy it. Luongo was rock solid as the Florida Panthers blanked the Sharks 2-0 Thursday night on goals by Colton Sceviour and Nick Bjugstad. “The first 40 minutes was probably some…

  • Family atmosphere on Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise

    Jamaica Gleaner / It was all about the vibe. That’s the consensus among guests on board the 2017 Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise which journeyed into Jamaican waters on Wednesday having departed Fort Lauderdale, United States on Monday, for its fourth annual voyage. Sashad Williams, a Florida native, told The Gleaner that as a second-time…

  • Amazon still a part of the BPO sector in Jamaica

    Jamaica Gleaner / United States electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon is still very much a part of Jamaica’s business process outsourcing landscape. Questions arose in the early part of the year as the business process outsourcing arm of Xerox International, a division which has been rebranded Conduent, sent home or redeployed approximately 1,000…

  • Management changes at tTech come March

    Jamaica Gleaner / Listed IT company tTech Limited has announced that Chris Reckord will lead the company as its new chief executive officer next year along with other board changes. Reckord, who currently serves as sales and marketing director, will take up the CEO position on March 1, 2018, while Edward ‘Teddy’ Alexander, the current…

  • CONCACAF boss backs new regional tournament

    Jamaica Gleaner / MIAMI, Florida (CMC): CONCACAF is seeking to help resolve an issue that has plagued the development of the game in the region. The governing body for the game in North America, Central America and the Caribbean will launch a new Nations League competition next September that will feature all 41 members. CONCACAF President Victor…

  • Ashley Homestore opens in MoBay

    Jamaica Gleaner / WESTERN BUREAU: An art tour of the Ashley lifestyle was how the creative minds at the Ashley HomeStore introduced Montego Bay to its newest addition last Wednesday night. From the vantage point where vintage meets casual, to the very edgy urbanology, the Ashley HomeStore at Fairview opened its doors in the Second…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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