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  • Despite summit, N Korea still a nuclear threat, says Trump

    June 23, 2018 12:54 AM

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump today cited "an unusual and extraordinary threat" from North Korea's nuclear arsenal to extend sanctions on Kim Jong Un's regime, despite touting the success of a historic summit earlier this month. After flying back to Washington last week, boasting of success, the US leader tweeted: "There

  • EU to open new negotiations for ACP countries

    June 23, 2018 12:03 AM 2

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced that the European Commission has received authorisation from the European Council to open negotiations for a new partnership agreement with 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, including Jamaica. Foreign Affairs Minister and President of the ACP Council

  • Parliamentarians to participate in refresher programme

    June 22, 2018 11:37 PM 1

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Houses of Parliament, in an effort to improve effectiveness, say they will be hosting a mid-term refresher (Re-Orientation Programme) for Parliamentarians next week. Parliament, in a advisory today, said the programme will be held on Tuesday, June 26 — 27 at the Courtyard by Marriott in New Kingston. “The programme is aimed at ensuring

  • Sri Lanka captain Chandimal loses ball-tampering appeal

    June 22, 2018 10:24 PM 3

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal today lost his appeal over a ball-tampering charge and will miss his team's third and final Test against the West Indies which starts Saturday. "Judicial Commissioner, Michael Beloff, has dismissed Dinesh Chandimal's appeal after the Sri Lanka captain was found guilty of changing

  • #WC2018: Last gasp Shaqiri seals Swiss win over Serbia

    June 22, 2018 9:09 PM 2

    KALININGRAD, Russia (AFP) — A last-minute Xherdan Shaqiri breakaway goal handed Switzerland victory today as they came from behind to defeat Serbia 2-1 in Kaliningrad. The win puts Switzerland in pole position to make it out of a tough Group E that contains five-time winners Brazil but they were pushed all the way by the Serbs. It was a sweet victory

  • Pepperpot: Clean up needed at Petrojam

    June 22, 2018 11:54 AM 2

    Something does not smell right at Petrojam. When so many skilled people are bailing out, that would suggest the ship is sinking. Time Dr Wheatley comes clean and let us know what is really going on and end the wild speculations. Okay, so women are not supposed to know much about football, but this World Cup seems weird to me. Are we about so see a new king of football

  • EU plans to make film festival an annual event

    June 22, 2018 1:57 AM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The European Union (EU) Film Festival will be back next year, and the organisers are promising that the event will be bigger and better. The festival returned to Jamaica this year after a long break, and plans are to make it an annual event. “Next year, we want to make the festival bigger, but also take it outside of Kingston

  • 'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

    June 22, 2018 1:57 AM

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday – but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the Internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?" A tone-deaf sartorial decision – or a hidden message from the first lady? And if so, to whom? The images

  • Argentina on the brink of elimination from Russia 2018

    June 22, 2018 12:11 AM 1

    2-time former champions Argentina are facing the prospect of an early World Cup exit after an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Croatia who booked their place in the last 16 on Thursday in Russia. Croatia took the lead after a horrendous blunder by Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the 53rd minute left Ante Rebic with an almost empty goal to slot home. Real Madrid

  • Over 450 UK patients die from strong hospital drugs — report

    June 21, 2018 11:15 PM 1

    LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — More than 450 patients died at a hospital in England after being given strong painkillers without "medical justification", a report found yesterday. An independent panel led the investigation into the deaths between 1989 and 2000 at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital in the southern city of Gosport. "The hospital records