• Breaking News

    Renegades will not renew Gayle's contract

    Jamaica Gleaner / MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): West Indies batting star Chris Gayle will not be returning to Melbourne Renegades for this year’s Big Bash League. The franchise confirmed they had decided to focus their attention elsewhere for the coming season, ruling out any possibility of Gayle being part of the line-up. “We’ll unveil our international…

  • Breaking News

    Nyquist Pulls Out Of Belmont Stakes

    RJR News / Hopes of another triple crown showdown between Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Preakness Stakes hero ‘Exaggerator’ have ended. While acknowleding that he was intrigued by the prospect of a Belmont Stakes rubber match, Doug O’Neill, the trainer of Nyquist confirmed on Tuesday that his horse would not be running in the Belmont…

  • Breaking News

    COP, SOLDIER KILLED

    News day / SRP Constable Jason Cyril John, 29, was shot dead near his Five Rivers, Arouca home while TT Regiment Corporal Jerry Leacock, 42, was riddled with bullets inside his Wallerfield home. Police said that at PC John, who had recently enlisted in the TT Police Service and was posted at the Court and…

  • Breaking News

    Briefing | The value of research and development

    Jamaica Gleaner / Engineering economic growth is not a guessing game. The dynamics of stimulating a macroeconomy changes from business cycle to business cycle. However, one fundamental principle remains the same – sustained growth is driven by increased productivity. This allows a country’s standard of living to increase concurrently. The USA and China, for example,…

  • Breaking News

    Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising | Fomer enemies unite

    Jamaica Gleaner / When their new next-door neighbours turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down. Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising is a comedy directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Stoller, Andrew J. Cohen,…

  • Breaking News

    Hart admits TT were ‘outmatched’

    News day / The Soca Warriors were abysmal defensively and in midfield in the first half, struggling immensely to string together passes and it was no surprise that they conceded twice within a four-minute span. Christian Cueva opening the scoring in the 36th and Luiz Da Silva doubling the advantage in the 40th following a…

  • Breaking News

    CAL $315M debt still flying high

    News day / When Maduro visited in February 2015, he said Venezuela would settle its debt to CAL, estimated by Government officials to be US$50 million (TT$315 million). Then Minister of Finance Larry Howai then told reporters, “The amount represents proceeds of ticket sales for which CAL is trying to obtain US dollars to repatriate…

  • Breaking News

    Lewis on board with Flow

    News day / The 26-year-old sailor, who is preparing to compete in his second consecutive Olympic Games – at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, is the third sporting personality this year to be named as a Flow brand ambassador. This announcement was made at the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association (TTS A), located at Hart’s…

  • Breaking News

    Dear Counsellor | I was fired!

    Jamaica Gleaner / Q: I was unceremoniously fired from my job after giving the company three good years of my life. I was employed on a contract and it was not renewed. All of my job appraisals have been good over the years. I am certainly qualified for the job. There was no explanation given…

  • Breaking News

    Before I Wake | Dreams come to life

    Jamaica Gleaner / In this intense and heart-pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie and Mark decide to take in a sweet and loving eight-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody’s dreams manifest in reality…

  • Breaking News

    $82,500 pay for NGC chairman

    News day / Minister of Energy Nicole Ollivierre said Brooks’ total pay for his post at NGC as well as the nine related companies he sits on was $73,000 in Board fees and $9,500 in travel allowances. Finance Minister Colm Imbert has stated the question of inter- locking directorships at State boards will be reviewed….

  • Breaking News

    State minister eyes improvement of correctional facilities

    Jamaica Gleaner / Minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to improving the rehabilitation programmes and the physical infrastructure of the island’s correctional facilities. The objective, he said, is to reduce repeat offending, improve the facilities and the working conditions of employees. “Our purpose…

  • Breaking News

    Endz Zone, JN, ?Rewards? Customers

    Jamaica Gleaner / Endz Zone restaurant and sports lounge, located inside Buzzers (Portmore, St Catherine), recently launched its’365 Days of Celebration’ with the help of Jamaica National’s JN Rewards programme. “We wanted to celebrate our first anniversary in a unique way, so the idea is to create a fun way to do so while, at…

  • Breaking News

    Bartlett to probe TEF distribution

    Jamaica Gleaner / Prime Minister Andrew Holness disclosed yesterday that he has mandated Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett to undertake a comprehensive probe into the use and execution of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). “I have asked the minister of tourism, who has given me a preliminary report on the matter, to do a detailed study…

  • Breaking News

    Golding-led team to assess CARICOM's value to Jamaica

    Jamaica Gleaner / A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Review Commission to be led by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has been assigned to assess the value of CARICOM to Jamaica. Asserting that Jamaica’s foreign policy must support its economic and development policy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness told the House of Representatives yesterday that Golding’s team would…

  • Breaking News

    Gleaner Briefing – The value of research and development

    Jamaica Gleaner / Engineering economic growth is not a guessing game. The dynamics of stimulating a macroeconomy changes from business cycle to business cycle. However, one fundamental principle remains the same – sustained growth is driven by increased productivity. This allows a country’s standard of living to increase concurrently. The USA and China, for example,…

  • Breaking News

    Campion's Harrison aims to 'be the best'

    Jamaica Gleaner / Top-ranked Under-16 national tennis player Jenna Harrison is working hard to be the best female in the game in Jamaica. The 13-year-old Campion College second-form student has class and ability and is fully aware that it requires hard work and commitment to make it in the sport. She trains five days per…

  • Breaking News

    Brazilian wax and you!

    Jamaica Gleaner / 1. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING A BRAZILIAN WAX Getting your first Brazilian wax will be like many of your other first times: it hurts, you are either a little or super nervous, but in this case, it’s over before you know it. A good ‘waxpert’ will help you to…

  • Breaking News

    How did my baby die?

    News day / A weeping Lisa Marie Ramjattan went to the Forensic Science Centre (FSC) in St James seeking answers yesterday but left with no news as she was told to return today when the autopsy will be done. Newsday understands baby Kristiano was fed at about 1.30 pm on Monday at the Step by…

  • Breaking News

    How Clinton wraps up nomination by June 7

    Jamaica Gleaner / WASHINGTON (AP): HilLary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders of 271 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She is steadily picking up more support from superdelegates, the party leaders who…

  • Breaking News

    Cop dies in freak fall at Penal home

    News day / At about 1.30 am yesterday, Ag Cpl Russel Bahadur was found sprawled on his stomach at the bottom of the stairs. His wife of seven years Alana Rose made the shocking discovery when she went to check on him after seeing his car parked outside and he was not yet inside. Bahadur…

  • Breaking News

    Renegades will not renew Gayle contract

    Jamaica Gleaner / MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): West Indies batting star Chris Gayle will not be returning to Melbourne Renegades for this year’s Big Bash League. The franchise confirmed they had decided to focus their attention elsewhere for the coming season, ruling out any possibility of Gayle being part of the line-up. “We’ll unveil our international…

  • Breaking News

    Jamaica to pursue farm tourism

    Jamaica Gleaner / He noted that many tour operators have been pushing this market in various countries and that Jamaica is geographically poised to benefit from it. “The link between agriculture and tourism is something that we take very seriously and something which has the potential to solve many of our problems,” Bartlett said. He…

  • Breaking News

    Sagicor tapped to buy Palmyra

    Jamaica Gleaner / Insurance conglomerate Sagicor Group Jamaica has been selected as the preferred buyer of the incomplete Palmyra condominium complex in Montego Bay, according to two independent sources. It’s not the first time the receiver for the property and his agents have tapped a buyer for Palmyra a property at the centre of a…

  • Breaking News

    Warmington halts constituency boundaries committee meeting

    Jamaica Gleaner / Lawmaker Everald Warmington, known for being meticulous in relation to parliamentary procedures, yesterday brought a screeching halt to a parliamentary committee meeting when he insisted that the Realignment of Boundaries report was not properly tabled and, therefore, the committee could not examine it. Holding an electronic disc containing a copy of the…

North America

  • Fort Lauderdale airport shooter who killed five faces life sentence

    MiamiHerald / In January of last year, Esteban Santiago went into a men’s bathroom at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, loaded a handgun, put it in his waistband and fired off 15 rounds at travelers’ heads and bodies. After emptying two magazines, Santiago killed five people and wounded six others in about two minutes. And then, after…

  • Wushu martial arts awards presented

    Chinadaily / Photo by Na Li/China Daily Wushu Canada’s 9th Biennial National Martial Artist Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame were presented on Sunday in Toronto. The awards recognized achievements in Wushu and Traditional Kung Fu, extended the history of Martial Arts in Canada. 20 masters and practitioners are among the list of award recipients….

  • Trump viaja a Nueva York para hablar sobre la pandilla MS-13

    La voz de america / El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, planea hablar sobre la violencia causada por la pandilla MS-13 el miércoles por la tarde, en Bethpage, Nueva York. Grupos defensores de los inmigrantes argumentan que el presidente Trump está usando el tema de las pandillas en Long Island para calificar a todos…

  • We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume

    bbc.com / In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant that his diet consisted of around 80% fat and 20% protein. Twenty years later, he did the same as part of a year-long experiment at the New York City’s Bellevue Hospital in 1928. Stefansson wanted…

  • Fort Lauderdale airport shooter who killed five faces life sentence

    MiamiHerald / In January of last year, Esteban Santiago went into a men’s bathroom at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, loaded a handgun, put it in his waistband and fired off 15 rounds at travelers’ heads and bodies. After emptying two magazines, Santiago killed five people and wounded six others in about two minutes. And then, after…

  • Rules aimed at monitoring Florida lobbyist wither on the vine

    MiamiHerald / When Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran convinced the House to pass ethics rules in 2016 that require lobbyist for local governments and other tax-funded entities to disclose their contracts, it was a victory for transparency. Finally, the public would see how much public money their local governments were spending to lobby the Legislature….

  • Blogger’s tactless words only serve to add insult to injury

    Chinadaily / Yang Bingyang, a popular micro blogger under the name Ayawawa, aroused fierce criticism online by saying “comfort women”, women and girls forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during its occupation of China, lived in “better conditions” than the soldiers who died. China Youth Daily commented on Tuesday: “Think about the…

  • Starbucks confirms plans to discontinue Breakfast Blend coffee

    MiamiHerald / Starbucks has confirmed a rumor that has been spreading faster than offers on its app. The chain is discontinuing its Breakfast Blend coffee. Baristas at South Florida Starbucks outlets and nationwide have been quietly telling customers for a month that Breakfast Blend was soon to be discontinued. A representative from the corporate office…

  • Bio of Cuban exile militant and CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles

    MiamiHerald / Luis Posada Carriles, considered a hero among members of the Cuban exile community for his role in the Bay of Pigs invasion and for his attempts to overthrow the late Fidel Castro, died Wednesday. The Cuban exile militant and CIA agent was 90. Here are some details on the life and times of…

  • Publix butt of Stephen Colbert's Late Show joke on grad cum cake

    MiamiHerald / Stephen Colbert put Publix on the griddle Tuesday night during his monolog on “The Late Show” as the TV host poked fun at the Florida-based grocery chain’s decision to censor a high school student’s graduation cake. “First of all, Publix, you nasty !” Colbert teased. Come again? In case you missed the fuss…

  • US stocks surge on easing of trade issues

    Chinadaily / Traders and financial professionals work ahead of the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), April 6, 2018. [Photo/VCG] US stocks surged on Monday following an agreement between the US and China to suspend tariff threats. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 298.20, or 1.21 percent, with Wall…

  • Evergrande chief orders clearout

    Chinadaily / Guangzhou Evergrande’s Brazilian players Ricardo Goulart (right) and Alan are set to be axed by the club. [Photo/Xinhua] Guangzhou Evergrande owner Xu Jiayin has vowed to axe the team’s under-performing foreign stars and ordered management to impose a new military-like, closed-door regime at the club. A third of the way through the season,…

  • Send us your nudes: Facebook’s bizarre strategy for fighting revenge porn

    RT / In a bid to combat online revenge porn, Facebook is now asking any worried users to send naked pictures of themselves to the social network to prevent them being shared publicly elsewhere on the company’s various platforms. The measure would constitute a huge leap of faith by users to trust Facebook with their…

  • Bio of Cuban exile militant and CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles

    MiamiHerald / Luis Posada Carriles, considered a hero among members of the Cuban exile community for his role in the Bay of Pigs invasion and for his attempts to overthrow the late Fidel Castro, died Wednesday. The Cuban exile militant and CIA agent was 90. Here are some details on the life and times of…

  • She’s just a cosmic girl

    Chinadaily / Ye Ziyi [Photo provided to China Daily] Award-winning photographer, Ye Ziyi, travels to some of the planet’s most remote areas to capture stunning images of the cosmos. Xing Wen reports. “Look at the stars, see how they shine for you,” Coldplay once sang, describing the ease with which most casual stargazers can enjoy the…

  • Fallece Philip Roth, autor de historias sobre sexo y muerte

    La voz de america / Philip Roth, galardonado novelista e intrépido narrador de historias sobre sexo, muerte, integración y destino, desde la locura cómica de "Portnoy’s complaint" a lirismo elegíaco de "Pastoral americana", murió el martes en la noche. Tenía 85 años. El escritor falleció en un hospital de la ciudad de Nueva York por…

  • ACNUR alarmado por aumento de desplazados centroamericanos

    La voz de america / La Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) resaltó el martes el aumento del número de personas que huyen de la violencia y la persecución en el Norte de Centroamérica y pidió a la comunidad internacional que les brinde protección y ayuda. La portavoz del ACNUR, Aikaterini Kitidi, indicó…

  • WHO hailed for rejecting proposal on Taiwan

    Chinadaily / An Fengshan, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, answers questions at a press conference in Beijing on March 28, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua] Beijing said on Tuesday that rejecting a Taiwan-related proposal in the World Health Assembly has proved that the one-China principle is widely accepted by the world and represents…

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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