• Breaking News

    National golf champs to swing at Sandals

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica’s top golf tournament, the national amateur championship, heads out of town this Labour Day weekend, May 21-23, GPS coordinates set for Sandals’ Resorts’ Upton Golf Course in St Ann. Launched yesterday at the scenic course as the Sandals Jamaica National Amateur Golf Championship, the tournament will be played outside the Corporate…

  • Breaking News

    Venezuelans in TT hurt over homeland

    News day / Noriega, 38, a native of Venezuela has been living in Trinidad since 2002. Due to recent social unrest in the neighbouring South American country, many Venezuelans like Noreiga have migrated to other countries in search of a better life. “I saw how bad things were getting in my country (Venezuela), basic needs…

  • Breaking News

    TT Electricity Cut

    News day / In Tobago, the power failure led to early dismissal of at least one school, St Andrew’s Anglican in Calder Hall and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) was forced to cancel its weekly post executive council media briefing. The electricity supply affected all of Tobago and was restored at different times to…

  • Breaking News

    ‘Reds’ Perreira, Davis hail iconic Cozier

    News day / Cozier died at a Barbadian hospital yesterday morning after a short illness, at the age of 75, and Perreira, the 76-year-old Guyanese- born St Lucian, spoke in a telephone interview about his times with Cozier, which spanned over five decades. “An iconic loss, an iconic cricket voice, a man respected all over…

  • Breaking News

    Black River's Cranston saves his best for last – Long jumper breaks record on opening day of INSPORTS National Primary Champs

    Jamaica Gleaner / Alicka Cranston highlighted day one of the 2016 Institute of Sports (INSPORTS National Primary Schools Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday, with a record-breaking leap of 5.42 metres in the Open long jump event. However, the Black River Primary athlete had to overcome a horrible start after failing at his first…

  • Breaking News

    Chote: SSA Bill hurts watchdog

    News day / Chote spoke in the SSA Bill debate in the Senate on Tuesday which was passed. “What concerns me is the impact this legislation is likely to have on independent institutions,” she said, naming the three. “Is the PCA now going to be under the umbrella of the SSA? This question is unanswered,”…

  • Breaking News

    Gayle flops again in IPL

    Jamaica Gleaner / BANGALORE, India (CMC): Kieron Pollard stunned Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with a typically flamboyant cameo, but West Indies teammate Chris Gayle’s wretched form continued, as Mumbai Indians emerged with a six-wicket win in their Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here yesterday. Set 152 for victory at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, the defending…

  • Breaking News

    ‘Don’t let others define you’

    News day / “You define who are going to be and you do so by making the right choices. It is okay to dream, dreams do come true, but you have to make the right choices and do not mind others if you have failures or shortcomings. I have had failures and shortcomings. I learned…

  • Breaking News

    Teacher accused of telling student to drink own urine

    The trinidad Guardian / A female teacher at the Robert Village Hindu School, who allegedly told one of her student to “drink pee”, was locked out of the compound yesterday morning, even as members of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) mounted a protest against her.  However, T&T Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA), which had to intervene…

  • Breaking News

    Olympic menu taste test

    Jamaica Gleaner / RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): The dining room for the athletes’ village at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be bigger than two football fields, and the kitchen being built in the same massive tent will be as large as one. The setting hints at quite a spread when the games open in…

  • Breaking News

    Cozier?s illustrious innings ends

    Jamaica Gleaner / BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Renowned regional and international cricket journalist, Tony Cozier, the voice of West Indies cricket for more than five decades, has died. The 75-year-old passed away yesterday morning at the Bayview Hospital where he had been hospitalised for the last few days. Cozier leaves to mourn his wife Jillian and…

  • Breaking News

    Hanover Parish Council official: Royalton workers must still be paid

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Hanover Parish Development Committee’s representative on the Hanover Parish Council’s Planning Committee, Nerris Hawthorne, is adamant that the several hundred construction workers employed to the Royalton Negril worksite should continue to receive their weekly wages throughout the month-long closure of the project. The site, which is located at Rutland Point in…

  • Breaking News

    Bob, Bullets, Revival, Bounty

    Jamaica Gleaner / Yesterday, May 11, 2016, made it 34 years since Bob Marley died. The thoughts that the Police Commissioner’s public connection between dancehall and violence provoked, some of which I wrote about in the previous column, carried over into this week, so the Smile Jamaica Concert came to mind. The concert was held…

  • Breaking News

    No Upgrading Work Yet For National Stadium

    RJR News / Contrary to local reports, Independence Park Limited (IPL), the body responsible for the maintenance of the National Stadium, says it has not been briefed by government on a $60 million major upgrade plan for the facility. According to a local report on Tuesday, Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange revealed that the upgrading…

  • Breaking News

    Wilson: We are dealing with a generation of vipers

    Jamaica Gleaner / Western Bureau: Sergeant Raymond Wilson, the tough-talking chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, is again raising concerns about the nation’s resolve to battle lawlessness, especially gun violence, which is making the job of the police increasingly difficult. While addressing yesterday’s opening day of the Federation’s 73rd annual joint central conference, which is…

  • Breaking News

    St George erases National Time Trial record

    News day / The current Junior Pan American record holder’s time was almost three seconds quicker than the previous record of 39.314. Additionally, national teammate and local rival, Keiana Lester (BikeSmith), held on to silver in the Elite Women’s event, and also set her own personal best in a time of 38.503s in the process….

  • Breaking News

    Dem 3 Jamaican Tenors A Splendid Show

    Jamaica Gleaner / advertised Mother’s Day shows to treat her mother to, Robinson, admitted that being a good friend and fan of Steve Higgins, influenced her choice of event. “And it is the type of music that my mom would like, so I figured she would enjoy this more than anything else,” she said. Intriguingly,…

  • Breaking News

    Leicester City: Hope is alive

    Jamaica Gleaner / Maybe when the Olympics, the NBA play-offs, football’s European Championships and the Grand Slam of tennis are over, there will be a bigger story than Leicester City’s phenomenal win in the English Premier League (EPL). Until then, Leicester City sits in pole position. There’s no way around it. Leicester is the unlikeliest…

  • Breaking News

    Ex prisoner fighting to survive

    Jamaica Gleaner / A judge’s error during summation to a jury has resulted in freedom for 35-year-old electrician Tino Jackson, who is now trying to put his life back together after spending four years in prison. Although Jackson is happy to be a free man, he says there are people in his community who shun…

  • Breaking News

    Readymix down $1.04

    The trinidad Guardian / Overall market activity resulted from trading in nine securities of which three advanced, four declined and two traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 76,869 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $1,530,096.74.  National Flour Mills was the volume leader with 30,400 shares changing…

  • Breaking News

    Leicester City: Hope is alive

    Jamaica Gleaner / Maybe when the Olympics, the NBA play-offs, football’s European Championships and the Grand Slam of tennis are over, there will be a bigger story than Leicester City’s phenomenal win in the English Premier League (EPL). Until then, Leicester City sits in pole position. There’s no way around it. Leicester is the unlikeliest…

  • Breaking News

    Gayle flops again in IPL

    Jamaica Gleaner / BANGALORE, India (CMC): Kieron Pollard stunned Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with a typically flamboyant cameo, but West Indies teammate Chris Gayle’s wretched form continued, as Mumbai Indians emerged with a six-wicket win in their Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here yesterday. Set 152 for victory at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, the defending…

  • Breaking News

    St George erases National Time Trial record

    News day / The current Junior Pan American record holder’s time was almost three seconds quicker than the previous record of 39.314. Additionally, national teammate and local rival, Keiana Lester (BikeSmith), held on to silver in the Elite Women’s event, and also set her own personal best in a time of 38.503s in the process….

  • Breaking News

    Handcuffed father attends son’s funeral

    The trinidad Guardian / “Forgive Daddy, Sham, it was an accident.” This was the plea of Seeta Siewnarine to her dead brother, Sham Siewnarine, as she bid farewell to him during his funeral service yesterday. Sham, 28, died on Sunday night at his home at Gopie Trace, Penal, after being stabbed by his father during an…

  • Breaking News

    ‘Don’t let others define you’

    News day / “You define who are going to be and you do so by making the right choices. It is okay to dream, dreams do come true, but you have to make the right choices and do not mind others if you have failures or shortcomings. I have had failures and shortcomings. I learned…

North America

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Miami Heat to give away Vice-themed shoes on social media

    MiamiHerald / The craze surrounding Miami Heat’s Vice-themed merchandise is picking up yet again. The Miami Heat announced that the team, in conjunction with Court Culture, will be giving away a pair of custom “Vice” themed Air Jordan 1s through a social media sweepstakes. The promotion began on Wednesday and will run until 5 p.m….

  • Gov’t commits $70 million to help Trelawny farmers transport sugar cane

    Jamaica Observer / ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says the Government has committed another $70 million to assist farmers in Trelawny with the transportation of sugar cane to the Appleton Estate and Worthy Park factories this year. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Hague…

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Maduro desestima eventual embargo petrolero de EE.UU.

    La voz de america / El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, desestimó el jueves el impacto de un eventual embargo petrolero por parte de Estados Unidos y dijo que de acordarse la medida le costaría la carrera política a su par estadounidense Donald Trump. “Venezuela en todo caso no depende de un embargo petrolero de Estados…

  • Gov’t Commits $70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane

    Jamaica Information / Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Karl Samuda, addresses patrons at the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in Trelawny on Wednesday, February 14. + – Photo: Claudia Gardner Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Karl Samuda, addresses patrons at the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in…

  • Miami Heat to give away Vice-themed shoes on social media

    MiamiHerald / The craze surrounding Miami Heat’s Vice-themed merchandise is picking up yet again. The Miami Heat announced that the team, in conjunction with Court Culture, will be giving away a pair of custom “Vice” themed Air Jordan 1s through a social media sweepstakes. The promotion began on Wednesday and will run until 5 p.m….

  • Republican Mitt Romney announces US Senate bid

    Jamaica Observer / WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Mitt Romney, the former Republican White House hopeful and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, announced Friday that he is seeking a US Senate seat in Utah, beginning a closely-watched return to the national political stage. “I am running for United States Senate to serve the people…

  • Key West settles with tattoo artist for $425,000

    MiamiHerald / The city of Key West has reached a $425,000 settlement with a tattoo artist it tried to stop from opening a new shop in the historic district, citing an old law later struck down by an appellate court. Brad Buehrle has agreed to drop his federal case against the city, filed in May…

  • #ICYMI: Hey! Politics! Why can’t you just leave us all alone?! (VIDEO)

    RT / It can’t have escaped your attention that politics now infests every part of life. You can’t watch the Oscars, update your Facebook page or even go to the lavatory without having to choose sides. Legend tells of a time when people would engage in conversation and debate, having formed opinions based on evidence…

  • NWC Launches World Water Day Essay and Photo Competitions

    Jamaica Information / Acting Community Relations Manager for the Eastern Division of the National Water Commission (NWC), Delano Williams, addresses the launch of the NWC’s essay and photo competitions on February 13 at the agency’s Hope Water Treatment Plant in St. Andrew. + – Photo: Donald De La Haye Acting Community Relations Manager for the…

  • Reynolds happy Reno moving in right direction

    Jamaica Observer / New FC Reno Head Coach Vassell Reynolds believes that his team is ready to stake a claim for a spot in the top six of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). That would certainly give them a chance to make an assault on the league title when the play-off rounds begin. Since…

  • Churches challenged to help make Jamaica ‘Positively exceptional again’

    Jamaica Observer / MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Seventh-day Adventists and the wider Christian community have been challenged to make Jamaica positively exceptional again by incorporating outreach programmes that reflect their stewardship responsibilities for all facets of the lives of Jamaicans. The challenge came from Professor Alvin Wint while delivering the main address at the Recognition and…

  • Parent Place for Mount Salem by End of March

    Jamaica Information / Chief Executive Officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, addresses a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) headquarters in Kingston. + – Photo: Mark Bell Chief Executive Officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, addresses a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information…

  • Reggae Music Jamaica’s Most Valuable Export – Grange Tells UNESCO Creative Cities of Music Meeting

    Jamaica Information / The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston (centre) are joined by delegates attending the four-day meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Music Subnetwork taking place at the Jamaica Pegasus. + – Photo: JIS Photographer The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister…

  • Construcción de viviendas en EE.UU. repunta en enero

    La voz de america / La construcción de casas en Estados Unidos subió en enero impulsada por un repunte en la edificación de unidades unifamiliares, mientras que los permisos de construcción subieron a su nivel más alto desde 2007. Los inicios de construcción de casas escalaron un 9,7%, a una cifra desestacionalizada de 1 millón…

  • Veteran liberal Yavlinsky opposes presidential election boycott

    RT / Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky of the liberal party Yabloko has urged voters not to dismiss their right to participate in elections, adding that boycotts inevitably fail to produce any results. ” We should not go on strike, we should vote, because this is our right. If we all stay at home simply nothing…

  • What Jeter has done to Marlins is shameful betrayal of trust

    MiamiHerald / The Miami Marlins begin spring training Monday with the first full-squad work up in Jupiter, but hope does not spring eternal. Hope sprung a leak. It smells like rotten Fish in here. The Marlins are tanking the season after a shameful winter salary dump that betrayed the trust of fans yet again. South…

Europe

Asia

  • 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;…

Latin America

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