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A cat made famous online because of its permanent scowl has been awarded $710,000 (£500,000) in a copyright case by a California federal court. Grumpy Cat Limited sued the owners of US coffee company Grenade for exceeding an agreement over the cat’s image. The company only had rights to use the cat to sell its […]

Nicaragua (0W-1D-2L, 1 point) rallied from a pair of deficits to secure a 2-2 draw with Jamaica (0-1-2, 1 point) to clinch third place in Group B in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Tuesday at Ato Boldon Stadium. Nicaragua, which earned its first-ever point after six all-time CU20W games, finished third in the group on […]

Hugh Masekela, the celebrated South African musician, died yesterday in Johannesburg at age 78. According to a statement from his family, he succumbed to a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer”. The prolific trumpeter recorded over 40 albums in a 60-year career that saw most of his best work done in the United States […]

THE agriculture ministry says it will be spending $100 million to help with flood damage repair and recovery in the parishes of Portland, St Mary and Trelawny, which have suffered agricultural and infrastructure damage of more than $342 million from recent heavy rains. Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda, who made the announcement in the House of […]

TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett says industry players are satisfied that visitors are still coming to Montego Bay, St James, despite the declaration of a state of public emergency in the parish last Thursday. Bartlett, who was scheduled yesterday to meet with travel agents and destination bookers as it relates to future bookings for the country, […]

A directive in 2016 by the Auditor General’s Department that the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) should take action to recover the retirement benefits paid to former executives of the Port Authority of Jamaica is to be carried out by the public body following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court. Two former executives of […]

he Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of lessening the plight of the nation’s most vulnerable children. Members of the private sector and the public must also act if these youngsters are to see a brighter future, many-time World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt has asserted. In a speedy response to the fire that destroyed […]

By: Derek Achong Fifty five years after it was formed by legendary calypsonian Lord Kitchener, the Kalypso Revue tent is set to close due to financial constraints. The announcement was made by the tent’s head Michael “Sugar Aloes” Osuna during a press conference at its traditional home at SWWTU Hall on Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, yesterday afternoon. […]

The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas, signed the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) Agreement on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas. He signed the agreement within the margins of the 41st Community Council of Ministers held at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana on Monday, 15 January, […]

By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in a thunderous explosion Monday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent. The midday explosion sent superheated lava, molten […]


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