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  • Jimmy Cliff cancels gigs

    October 15, 2018 10:16 AM

    Veteran singer Dr James “Jimmy Cliff” Chambers is taking the month off to recover from a hip injury. This is according to his management team, who broke the news late last month that Cliff would be unable to fulfil show commitments in October after being hospitalised. “We are sorry to inform you that Jimmy Cliff will not be able to perform his October

  • A bridge is on the way

    October 15, 2018 8:44 AM

    The foundation for the bridge promised to residents of Chesterfield in Castleton, St Mary, is being installed. Holes have so far been drilled and steel reinforcement placed. In August 2017, People's National Party Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Winston Green died, leaving the St Mary South Eastern seat vacant. Prime Andrew Holness, during a by-election

  • Statue unveiled to honour multiple Olympic champion

    October 15, 2018 5:00 AM

    Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce's determination has been immortalised by a statue in Statue Park at Independence Park. The statue was unveiled yesterday by Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and sculptor Basil Watson. "The statue of Fraser-Pryce raising her fist in celebration represents the diminutive sprinter's determination

  • B'dos agri society calls on gov't to stop importing chicken wings

    October 14, 2018 7:24 PM

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) has called on the government to stop importing chicken wings. Chief Executive Officer James Paul, a former legislator, made the call claiming a glut is in the offing. Paul was speaking on the side-lines of a meeting on Saturday with regional trade ministers . He noted that due to the increase

  • Shooting at toddler's Texas birthday party leaves 4 dead

    October 14, 2018 5:43 PM

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A dispute between members of two families at a toddler's first birthday party in Texas erupted into gunfire, leaving four men dead and a fifth wounded, police confirmed Sunday. The fight broke out Saturday evening in a house in the small town of Taft, on the Gulf Coast near the city of Corpus Christi, said Sergeant Nathan

  • Holder looks to McGrath and Anderson for inspiration

    October 14, 2018 4:50 PM

    HYDERABAD, India (AFP) — West Indies captain Jason Holder said Sunday that he is looking to hone his fast bowling skills by taking inspiration from pace legends Glenn McGrath and James Anderson. Holder claimed his fifth five-wicket haul in the second Test against India but his effort was not enough as the tourists suffered a 2-0 series whitewash

  • Jetliner lands in US after world's longest flight

    October 14, 2018 6:17 AM 3

    NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world's longest commercial flight. Singapore Airlines Flight SQ22 arrived at 5:29 am (0929 GMT), having left Singapore's Changi airport at 11:23 pm, the Newark Liberty International Airport website said. That made for a flight

  • Parson, big disaster and flood

    October 14, 2018 5:35 AM 4

    Friends, the radioman (23) in the small (10) gospel station came good yesterday when he reached out to parsons (29) to pray fervently for the baller who is very sick (20). He also had people calling to pray for the national player who had unfortunately lost his motor skills. We know, after so many prayers, hehe will be back. What a piece of disaster

  • Paraplegic convicted of murder gets 50-years in prison

    October 14, 2018 4:34 AM 3

    A paraplegic man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of his neighbour in a Chicago high-rise has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. The Chicago Tribune reports that 51-year-old Reggie Daniel was sentenced last Friday after he told the judge that he was sorry he killed commodities trader and former University of Iowa football

  • Volcano spews ash months after deadly eruption

    October 14, 2018 4:18 AM 2

    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's Volcano of Fire is spewing ash just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people. The country's seismology and volcanology institute said yesterday that hot lava is spilling from the crater and flowing towards a ravine. Constant rumblings from the volcano sounded like an engine, and columns of grey ash were shooting