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Weekend target for Trafalgar Road/Knutsford Blvd traffic signal repairs

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) says that the traffic signals at the Knutsford Boulevard/Trafalgar Road intersection in New Kingston are expected to be back in operation by Friday.According to NWA Acting Manager, Communication and Customer Services, Ramona Lawson, work began yesterday to repair power cables and a controller cabinet.

Windies’ Joseph to replace injured Roach in second Bangladesh Test

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – A hamstring injury has forced West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach to miss the second Test against Bangladesh which begins on Thursday at Sabina Park, Jamaica.In his absence, Alzarri Joseph has been named in an otherwise unchanged 13-man squad, which will look to wrap up the series with a win in the final Test.

Bahamas has no interest in joining CSME, says PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas has no intention of signing on to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has told citizens.He made his country’s position clear on his return from last week’s 39th CARICOM Heads of Government conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where he told regional leaders that The Bahamas cannot support the free movement of people across its boundaries.

Caricom heads move to fast-track full implementation of CSME

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Among the strategies is a special meeting of CARICOM Heads to focus solely on the CSME. It is to be held in Trinidad and Tobago in November this year.

World U-20 Champs: Stacey-Ann Williams clocks season’s best to advance in 400m

TAMPERE, Finland — Quarter-miler Stacey-Ann Williams made it a perfect seven for Jamaica on today’s first day of the 16th IAAF World Under 20 Championships here in Tampere, Finland after she qualified for the second round of the women’s 400m.Williams ran a season’s best 52.71 seconds, the third fastest of the first round, as she finished second in her preliminary heat to India’s Hima Das (52.25 seconds) to earn an automatic berth in Wednesday’s semi-finals.