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Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur resigns from BLP

Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur resigns from BLP

July 25, 2014 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) --Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur Friday announced his resignation as a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) which he has led as Prime Minister...

Sprint king Bolt arrives in Glasgow for Commonwealth Games on Saturday

Sprint king Bolt arrives in Glasgow for Commonwealth Games on Saturday

Friday, July 25, 2014 GLASGOW, Scotland --- Jamaica's sprint sensation Usain Bolt is scheduled to leave Jamaica on Friday and arrive in Scotland on Saturday to fire up the XXX Commonwealth...

Honoured! Veteran reggae artiste delighted by Sumfest award

Honoured! Veteran reggae artiste delighted by Sumfest award

BY SIMONE MORGAN July 22, 2014MCGREGOR... feels good to be honoured by own people Even after 52 years in the music business, Freddie McGregor can still be overwhelmed by the occasion. It...

Criminal charges recommended against head of collapsed Hindu Credit Union

Criminal charges recommended against head of collapsed Hindu Credit Union

JULY 19, 2014 · BY STABROEK EDITOR · (Trinidad Express) The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is being asked to determine whether 22 criminal charges should be laid against Harry Harnarine...

Lifestyle News

Illness halts Konshens's European gig

Illness halts Konshens's European gig

July 24, 2014 KONSHENS... diagnosed with chronic laryngitis DANCEHALL artiste Konshens is slated to return to the island next week after cancelling the remainder of his European gig due to illness. Konshens --...

Sean Harrison is Jamaica's top writer

Sean Harrison is Jamaica's top writer

By Rory Daley July 26, 2014 SEAN Harrison took home the coveted Best Overall Writer title at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Jamaica Creative Writing Competition and Exhibition Awards Ceremony...

Tian says vying for two crowns is expensive

Tian says vying for two crowns is expensive

July 23, 2014 Martina Johnson Three-time winner of the Jumpy Party Monarch competition, Tian "The Winter man" Winter has confirmed true, rumours he would not be vying for the crown in...

Sir Oungku releases 30th album

Sir Oungku releases 30th album

July 22, 2014 Raisa SN Charles While others might laud Sir Clarence "Oungku" Edwards for releasing his 30th studio album this past weekend, for him the accomplishment seems to be just...

Money News

LIME targets US$45 million in operating profit

LIME targets US$45 million in operating profit

BY STEVEN JACKSON Friday, July 25, 2014 TELECOMS provider LIME Jamaica aims to make US$45 million (J$5b) in operating profit for its financial year ending 2015, or 80 per cent more year...

S. Africa praises BRICS Development Bank

S. Africa praises BRICS Development Bank

2014-07-18 CAPE TOWN, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The BRICS Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve "is a significant milestone for developing countries", the South African government said on Thursday. At the just-concluded...

World Bank hopes animation project will benefit 15,000 youth

World Bank hopes animation project will benefit 15,000 youth

By Steven Jackson July 23, 2014 THE World Bank expects its 'Youth in Digital and Animation' project valued at US$20 million (J$2.2 b) to benefit 15,000 Jamaican youth directly and indirectly. The project,...

Fidel Castro Meets Xi Jinping

Fidel Castro Meets Xi Jinping

23 July 2014 Fidel Castro Meets Xi JinpingHAVANA, Cuba, Jul 23 (acn) Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro Ruz held a fraternal encounter on Tuesday morning with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who...

Sports News

Davis dominant in boxing victory

Davis dominant in boxing victory

Saturday, July 26, 2014 GLASGOW, Scotland -- Jamaican welterweight boxer Kesna Davis was dominant in a unanimous win over Bangladesh's Mohammad Hossain at the Scotstoun Table Tennis Centre at the XX...

Alia Atkinson sets new Games record for 50m breaststroke

Alia Atkinson sets new Games record for 50m breaststroke

Poised for Gold? SEAN WILLIAMS July 25, 2014 GLASGOW, Scotland — There is no doubt who has been Jamaica's star so far at the XX Commonwealth Games. Alia Atkinson, Jamaica's poster girl for...

Didier Drogba holding Chelsea shirt

Didier Drogba holding Chelsea shirt

Chris David on July 25, 2014 The former Galatasaray star was seen holding the Blues shirt and his deal would come as a massive boost for the fans of the fans...

Three-seat coachbuilt 1966 Ferrari for sale at Pebble Beach

Three-seat coachbuilt 1966 Ferrari for sale at Pebble Beach

Ferrari's first mid-engine V12 production car, a rare and unusual masterpiece, heads to auction. James Tate 25 July 2014 Of all the rare, exquisite vehicles up for auction next month at the...

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