Sandals business house football semis on today
Jamaica Observer

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — The two big semi-final showdowns in the Sandals St Ann/St Mary Business House Football Competition takes place today. Local Sports Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Laying the Jamaican platform for...

Kingston retain Kingston Wharves Under-15 cricket title
Jamaica Observer

Kingston retained their championship trophy in the Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket Competition on Friday at Sabina Park after defeating last year’s runner-up St Elizabeth by 114 runs. Local Sports Sun, 28 Aug 2016...

Alia ends France meet on high
Jamaica Observer

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson ended the first leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup on a high after she registered a national record and another first- and second-place finish on the second and final day in...

One-run thriller
Jamaica Observer

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States (AFP) — West Indies defeated India by one run in a record run-laden Twenty20 clash yesterday after piling up the third-highest ever total in the game’s shortest format. Local...

Steaming Callaloo boots home three-timer
Jamaica Observer

Former champion jockey Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry booted home three winners to highlight the 11-race O&S Tack Room Supplies Race Day programme at Caymanas Park yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00...

Deer makes debut
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WHEN Dope Fiend premieres at Newark International Film Festival in the United States on September 9 and 10, viewers will see local actress Sakina Deer, who assumes the production’s female lead. Deer is familiar to...

JPS working to restore electricity
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has confirmed that the entire island is now experiencing a power outage and that they are currently working to restore electricity. Local News Sat, 27 Aug 2016...

Bartlett heads delegation to Canada
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, heads a Jamaican delegation which departs for Canada on Monday, August 29, for industry stakeholder discussions on strategies to boost visitor arrivals from...

Haiti launches programme to deal with HIV/AIDS among young population
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Haiti has launched a programme aimed at sensitising young people about the HIV/AIDS virus. Local News Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:28:04 GMT Bartlett heads delegation to Canada...

Portmore man shot dead
Jamaica Gleaner

The St Catherine Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in Portmore this morning. The man’s identity has not yet been released. The police say relatives reported hearing explosions shortly after they...

Windies pile up third highest international T20 total
Jamaica Observer

Fort Lauderdale, United States (AFP) – Evin Lewis smashed an impressive century as West Indies piled up the third highest ever Twenty20 international total of 245-6 against India at Lauderhill on Saturday. Local News...

West Indies beat India by 1 run in first T20
Jamaica Observer

Set 246 to win, India needed two runs off the last ball for a famous victory in the Florida sunshine. Local News Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:47:04 GMT Windies pile up third highest international T20 total...

Earthquake shakes Dominican Republic
Jamaica Observer

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) – An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale rocked sections of the Dominican Republic late Friday. Local News Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:11:19 GMT Weekly Round-up: 2-y-o...

Gayle out as India win toss and field against Windies
Jamaica Observer

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States (AFP) – West Indies' hopes of marking Carlos Brathwaite's first game in charge of the Twenty20 team with a win suffered a major blow when destructive opener Chris Gayle was ruled out of...

Brazil's Rousseff broke no laws, impeachment trial hears
Jamaica Observer

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AFP) – Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's former economy minster testified Saturday that Rousseff did not break any laws justifying impeachment, as her trial closed in on next week's...

Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – US President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to step up funding to combat the Zika virus, warning that delay is putting more Americans at risk. Local News Sat, 27 Aug 2016...

Windies pile up third highest international T20 total
Jamaica Observer

Fort Lauderdale, United States (AFP) – Evin Lewis smashed an impressive century as West Indies piled up the third highest ever Twenty20 international total of 245-6 against India at Lauderhill on Saturday. Local News...

Singapore reports first locally transmitted Zika case
Jamaica Observer

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) – Singapore on Saturday reported the first locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus, with three other suspect infections pending confirmation. Local News Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:54:26 GMT...

Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail, expels Ecuadoran lawmakers
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Venezuela sent an opposition leader who was under house arrest back to jail Saturday and expelled a delegation of Ecuadoran lawmakers, amid rising political tension over a campaign to...

West Indies beat India by 1 run in first T20
Jamaica Observer

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Gayle out as India win toss and field against Windies
Jamaica Observer

FORT LAUDERDALE, United States (AFP) – West Indies' hopes of marking Carlos Brathwaite's first game in charge of the Twenty20 team with a win suffered a major blow when destructive opener Chris Gayle was ruled out of...

Shaka says Latapy’s football IQ a major asset
Trinidad Guardian

Former T&T goalkeeper and current ESPN football pundit Shaka Hislop believes that local football stands to benefit  from the services of Russell Latapy as head coach of the National Under 17 team and his...

Drug trial Brown gave different addresses
Royal Gazette

A man charged with importing cocaine allegedly told police he owned a bag similar to one found to contain the controlled drug. And when questioned by police about his address in Jamaica, he gave two slightly different...

Dredge soars into halfway lead in Denmark
Jamaica Observer

FARSO, Denmark (AFP) — Welshman Bradley Dredge stormed into a three-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Made in Denmark event in Farso yesterday. Local Sports Sat, 27 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Court rejects appeal over...

FIFA seeks ban for Qatar official
Jamaica Observer

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) — FIFA’s ethics commission yesterday called for a two-and-a-half-year ban against a top Qatar and Asian football official for refusing to cooperate with an inquiry. Local Sports Sat, 27...

Pep’s Hart warning
Jamaica Observer

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola warned goalkeeping outcast Joe Hart yesterday that he is not even guaranteed a place on the bench if he fails to leave the club. Local Sports...

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