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WICB rejects resolution to reinstate Gayle

(Jamaica Observer) A Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) resolution urging former West Indies captain Chris Gayle be reinstated to the regional team was rejected at a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) board of directors meeting in St Lucia at the weekend.

‘We’ve given up on Jamaica’

-Former Skatalites member and his wife mourn their son’s murder

(Jamaica Observer) Former Skatalites band member Lloyd Brevett and his wife Ruth say they have lost faith in Jamaica and have decided to spend the rest of their lives in another country.

Jamaica defeats Guyana

(CMC) Jamaica reeled off their fourth consecutive victory in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Four-Day Tournament, beating Guyana by eight wickets inside the last session on the final day of their fourth-round day-night fixture at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground last night.

Teen found hanging in Rupununi village

The police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Alana Peters, 16 years of Kumu Village, Rupununi, who was found hanging from a tree in a neighbouring yard at about 1200h yesterday.

Stanford defence rests without calling Stanford

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Texas financier Allen Stanford’s attorneys wound up their defence in his criminal fraud trial yesterday without calling Stanford himself to the stand, ending suspense over whether he would testify.

Barbados, Bahamas on financial watch list

(Barbados Nation) Barbados has found itself on another unenviable list, as the island prepares to access millions of dollars in European funding to set up an Institute of Financial Risk and Regulation.

Board knew nothing of CLICO Energy sale

(Trinidad Express) Before the ink on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CL Financial and the State was dried, Gita Sakal, the conglomerate’s corporate secretary, was conspiring to ensure the Government did not get “control” of one of the group’s most prized assets.

Superb Kohli keeps India alive in Tri-series

(Reuters) – Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 133 as India chased down a mammoth 321-run target in under 37 overs against Sri Lanka in Hobart today to stay alive in the one-day international Tri-series.

Strike stops all work at Trinidad Cement Ltd

(Trinidad Express) All operations at Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) shut down yesterday when workers walked off the job when the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) served strike notice on the company after a breakdown in wage talks.

WICB head for fence-mending visit to Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) In a reported bid to defuse tensions between the Jamaican Government and the West Indies Cricket Board, (WICB) Julian Hunte, board president is to pay a visit to Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to ‘make amends’ following heated exchanges between the board and the prime minister over the last week, says sources close to the matter.

Dudus sentencing delayed again

(Jamaica Gleaner) US judge Robert Patterson has approved a request by the defence for alleged crime lord Christopher Dudus Coke to be sentenced on March 16.

Wall St closes at highest since mid-2008

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – The benchmark S&P index closed at its highest level since mid-2008 today, extending gains for a third session as oil prices retreated after recent sharp gains and data showed further improvement in the U.S.

UWI scores big with heart surgery simulator

(Jamaica Observer) The cardiac surgery simulator (CSS), a device developed at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and used to train students in doing heart surgery, has generated interest from some of the leading hospitals in the United States.