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Caribbean News

Lloyd calls for more prep games

Lloyd calls for more prep games

Published:Monday, December 15, 2014 CENTURION—West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd has criticised the shortage of warm-up matches on the current tour of South Africa, and says modern-day itineraries left little room...

Donkey cart operators angry, say they need justice

Donkey cart operators angry, say they need justice

BY KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer staff reporter Monday, December 15, 2014 "WE need justice!" It's an almost daily cry from Jamaicans who are either complaining about the lack of a service -- any...

IMF approves US$2.9 million disbursement to Grenada

IMF approves US$2.9 million disbursement to Grenada

Published on December 15, 2014 WASHINGTON, USA -- The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday completed the first review of Grenada's economic performance under a three-year program...

Grenada and St. Kitts-Nevis become full members of ALBA

Grenada and St. Kitts-Nevis become full members of ALBA

Published on December 15, 2014 HAVANA, Cuba -- Grenada and St Kitts and Nevis were expected to be accepted as a full member of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples...

Lifestyle News

Nick Canon in Jamaica

Nick Canon in Jamaica

Monday, December 15, 2014 KINGSTON, Jamaica -- American actor, rapper and record producer Nick Canon is on his first visit to Jamaica, which he says is due to a new project...

Toni Braxton calls on Shaggy

Toni Braxton calls on Shaggy

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporterMonday, December 15, 2014 This is the second of the Jamaica Observer's daily 12-part series, 12 Days of Jamdown Chrismus. The series ends on Christmas Day. He...

Grenada promoters lobby against work permits for Caribbean artistes

Grenada promoters lobby against work permits for Caribbean artistes

Monday, December 15, 2014 ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – Grenadian show promoters are urging the Keith Mitchell administration to remove the need for work permits for Caribbean artistes contracted to perform...

Bill Cosby Breaks Silence Amid Allegations: "Black Media" Should Stay "Neutral"

Bill Cosby Breaks Silence Amid Allegations: "Black Media" Should Stay "Neutral"

The Hollywood Reporter Ryan Gajewski Bill Cosby speaks at the 20th anniversary of Rev. Al Sharpton's organization the National Action Network on April 6, 2011 in New York City Bill Cosby...

Money News

ILO: Region's unemployment to rise from 2015

ILO: Region's unemployment to rise from 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014 MEXICO CITY—The International Labour Organization (ILO) has reported an unusual pattern in the urban unemployment rate in Latin America and the Caribbean during 2014, which continued to...

Sustainable growth not achievable with IMF Agreement, says Danny Roberts

Sustainable growth not achievable with IMF Agreement, says Danny Roberts

Sunday, December 14, 2014 KINGSTON, Jamaica ---- Head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute (HLSTUEI) Danny Roberts says that Jamaica is hardly likely to achieve real and sustainable...

CWC/Columbus new company will invest US$400m in broadband expansion

CWC/Columbus new company will invest US$400m in broadband expansion

Friday, December 12, 2014 | 4:37 PM KINGSTON, Jamaica — Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International Inc. (Columbus) today announced a customer charter that they say will guide how...

'Butch' Stewart launches third call centre in Grenada

'Butch' Stewart launches third call centre in Grenada

Monday, December 15, 2014 ST GEORGE'S, Grenada — Gordon 'Butch' Stewart last week launched his third Caribbean call centre - after Jamaica and St Lucia - in this Grenadian capital, promising...

Sports News

Alabama Native Markale Hart Arrested, Charged With Murder Of Jakell Mitchell

Alabama Native Markale Hart Arrested, Charged With Murder Of Jakell Mitchell

Bill DiFilippo Local authorities have arrested 22-year-old Alabama native Markale Hart and charged him with the murder of Jakell Mitchell, according to WSFA 12 News. Mitchell, an Auburn freshman on the...

Amir Khan Shines In Vegas

Amir Khan Shines In Vegas

Posted by Matthew Swain on Dec 14, 2014 In a match-up of welterweight contenders from the charming hamlet of Las Vegas, Nevada, Amir Khan put on his best performance in years....

Michael Jordan congratulates Kobe Bryant for passing him

Michael Jordan congratulates Kobe Bryant for passing him

December 14, 2014 by Larry Brown Michael Jordan congratulated Kobe Bryant on Sunday for passing him on the all-time scoring list. Bryant made two free throws in the second quarter of the...

Windies impasse said to be resolved, but parties mum

Windies impasse said to be resolved, but parties mum

November 03, 2014 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — There has been no formal word on the outcome of Friday's critical meeting aimed at solving the bitter West Indies contracts dispute, even as...

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