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THE broad smile on Michael Nicholson’s face aptly reflected the elation he felt about being among 502 civil servants who have been honoured for their years of invaluable service to Jamaica. Although he is readily recognised as an actor, having portrayed the character ‘String Beans’ in the very popular local television series, Royal Palm Estate and its […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, is in Dubai representing the island at the sixth annual World Government Summit, which runs from February 11 to 13. The country is being represented at the conference for the first time by Marks, who was invited by the Government of the United […]

Kim Collins and Gayon Evans both placed fourth at Tuesday’s (6 Feb) International PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany. Collins, St. Kitts and Nevis’ sporting hero, crossed the line in the men’s 60m dash in 6.61. He ran 6.67 to qualify from heats 1/2. Chinese Su Bingtian topped the event’s final in 6.43. Jamaican Evans […]

Shaunae Miller-Uibo has been lauded by her country for her recent record-equaling performance at the 2018 Millrose Games in New York. Miller-Uibo scored the indoor track in 35.45s equaling the mark set 25 years ago by Russian great Irina Privalova. The performance prompted Michael Pintard, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture in the Bahamas, […]

Remona Burchell, the fastest woman in the Caribbean over 60 metres so far this indoor season, finished second in the short sprint at the Meeting de Paris on Wednesday. Burchell, a two-time NCAA indoor champion, clocked 7.14s to finish a shade to winner Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast who crossed the line in […]

Representatives of six eastern Caribbean countries — Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines — have signed a health technical cooperation agreement with the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization’s regional office, known as PAHO/WHO. The 2018-2024 Cooperation Strategy for Barbados […]

MARYLAND, United States (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet slid on a taxiway while preparing to take off from Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported, officials said. The incident happened shortly after 10 a.m. and involved Southwest Flight 906, a Boeing 737 bound for Montego Bay, Jamaica. Officials with the airport […]

A Mastic man from Jamaica who was ordered to report to immigration authorities in Manhattan on Wednesday as part of deportation proceedings said he was given a temporary reprieve of three months and a chance to have his case reconsidered. “It’s a new day,” Pernell Mitchell, 49, said during a short telephone interview shortly after […]

A tragedy out at sea has left one man dead, five injured and three missing. Police said the men were on board two fishing boats which collided off Los Iros Beach, Erin, on Tuesday night. Reports stated that one of the vessels had stopped at sea as fishermen retrieved a fishing net when another boat […]

WASHINGTON – The White House dug in Wednesday for President Donald Trump’s pick for a plum Caribbean diplomatic post, despite concerns that he’s a “tinfoil hat” conspiracy theorist who smeared Ted Cruz and other Trump rivals in 2016 with unfounded, tabloid-style allegations. “The President looks forward to Leandro Rizzuto’s swift confirmation by the Senate, and […]


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