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The threat to disrupt Carnival 2018 is still very much on, acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams stated yesterday as he announced that three more people are now in police custody following ongoing investigations into the matter. A total of seven adult males have now been detained with respect to the threat, Williams said. That threat, […]

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian knows the power of representation. The Jamaican Olympic bobsledder, who was born in the United States but is competing for Jamaica at the PyeongChang Games, started to answer a question Saturday about the importance of diversity in sports during a news conference in South Korea when she started to choke up. It’s important that […]

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 […]

It had been just about 24 hours since a magnitude 6.4 earthquake rattled Taiwan’s east coast, crumbling walls and knocking tall buildings askew, when rescue workers felt another big rumble late Wednesday. A temblor — this time magnitude 5.7 — had just struck again near the city of Hualien. Still, even amid dust and heavy […]

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 […]


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