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ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships mascot Champsy (right) celebrates with the Jamaica Anti-Doping Agency mascot Leo at Champs on Friday, March 23, 2018.

The Government has given ISSA approval on Friday for the staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships (Champs). ISSA President Keith Wellington welcomes the news and says it allows the body to move forward with planning...

The police have now closed their assault case involving Westmoreland Central MP George Wright. A police source close to the probe said both the woman, Tannisha Singh, and Wright have indicated that they no longer wish to press charges. The assault...

Watchdog group Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) is calling for the Government to fast-track impeachment legislation so that public officials who engage in conduct that is unbecoming can be removed from office. The organisation is...

Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Central George Wright is now an independent member of the House of Representatives and is expected to seek a leave of absence. The move follows a meeting yesterday with Jamaica Labour Party officials to...

Jamaica has recorded 16 more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 713. Those who have died are: * A 58-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew * A 60-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew  * A 54-year- old woman from Hanover * A...

Tariano McKenzie, a member of the notorious Grey Ground gang in Manchester, was shot and killed in the parish last night.  

Retired Custos of Manchester and medical doctor Gilbert Allen has died. He turned 92 on March 25. Allen had been ailing for several years. In 2011, he retired as custos after 17 years in the post and was later succeeded by Sally Porteous. One...

NEW DELHI (AP) — The chief executive of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest maker of vaccines and a critical supplier of the World Health Organization-backed COVAX facility, asked President Joe Biden on Twitter to lift the US...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The attack was brazen, streamed live on the Internet: Men carrying big guns walked into a Holy Thursday church service, grabbed the pastor and three parishioners and led them away in full view of cameras. For...

A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and his co-accused remain in custody in relation to a major drug bust in Portmore, St Catherine. And the police made another major bust at the Kingston Freeport terminal. The two men, whose names are being...

Cops assigned to the St Andrew North Police Division seized an MC-11 sub-machine gun with a magazine containing eight 9mm cartridges during an operation. One man was arrested and charged. Charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition is...

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia reported its first death linked to the AstraZeneca shot on Friday. The 48-year-old woman was injected with the vaccine on April 8. That was hours before Australian authorities recommended people under the age...

GENEVA (AP): The man who had been expected to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion will miss the Tokyo Games after failing Friday in an appeal to overturn his ban for missed doping tests. The Court of Arbitration for Sport cut current 100m...
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