MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) — A vintage Venus Williams powered past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and into her third Australian Open semi-final Tuesday, becoming the oldest woman to make a Grand Slam last four in 23 years. The 36-year-old overcame t ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Human population issues in Jamaica will be the focus of the Population Planning for Development in Jamaica Conference slated for January 25 to 27 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, in downtown Kingston. Themed: ‘ ...

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of a man and his four wives -- stars of a reality TV show -- challenging a ban on polygamy in their native state of Utah. Kody Brown is legally married ...

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica stands to benefit tremendously from the high end luxury tourism market, noting that there is a lot of investor interest for the destination. Fresh from his one-wee ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Senate on Friday passed legislation, which will make it mandatory for courts to hand down decisions on matters pertaining to child custody cases within six weeks. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Sen ...

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SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Moravian President Paul Gardner and his deputy Jermaine Gibson who were both arrested and charged with carnal abuse and indecent assault have been granted bail. The men’s attorney Lambert Johnson confirmed the ...

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — For the past six years, the New Jersey-based Diaspora charity, Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans At Home (JAHJAH), has been quietly carving out a legacy of service in health care in communities across Jamaica. Whe ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — After what he described as 'fruitful discussions' with motorcyclists in Hanover and Westmoreland on Friday, Transport Minister Mike Henry says he intends to cross-examine the issues raised in order to develop policies to ac ...

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, has welcomed the decision by Algix Jamaica Limited to pump millions of dollars into the production of the ...

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A US Senate panel on Monday greenlighted President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, former oil executive Rex Tillerson, clearing the way for his confirmation vote by the full chamber. By a party lin ...

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Two people, including a seven-month-old baby, died in separate fires on Monday morning, police in Guyana have said. Police said they are investigating reports that the fire at Kaneville on the East Bank Demerara, whi ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Monday, January 23, ended trading at $128.77, up by fourteen cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$96.07, ...

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ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — Around 30 gallons of oil was released into the Black River this morning, after an incident at the factory on the Appleton Estate. According to J Wray & Nephew, propietors of the Appleton Estate, the leakage happened ...

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GENEVA, Switzerland — Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton along with his ministry and its stakeholders, will evaluate the World Health Organisation’s call for heavy taxation of the tobacco industry. According to a release fro ...

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A Portland family and an elderly man are the latest beneficiaries of houses from philanthropic organisation Food For The Poor (FFP) after their plight was highlighted by the Jamaica Observer North East in 2015. The family of four, which includes ...

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When we consider the question of whether Jamaica has lived up to her potential, most, if not all of us would agree that she hasn’t. After 54 years of Independence, are we satisfied with the progress we have made overall? If not, what are we p ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A programme is being designed for West Indies A all-rounder, Rahkeem Cornwall, which is aimed at ensuring the player fulfills his immense potential. Chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, said the 23-year-old was & ...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Connoly Black has been ratified as the acting president the People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO). Black, a final year law student at the Law Faculty of the University of the West Indies, Mona, was ...

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Three schools are expected to battle for the top spot in the Area Two police debate competition this week. The three schools— Brown’s Town High, St Mary High and Titchfield High in Portland —are parish-level champions. Students ...

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