Sat | Aug 17, 2019

Latest News

A man is now in police custody after he was reportedly held with an illegal firearm in the resort town of Ocho Rios, in St Ann, shortly after midday yesterday. The police say his name is being withheld pending further investigations. According to...

The Ministry of Education says all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the new school year next month. Public schools are scheduled to reopen on September 2. Acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr Grace McLean says already...

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of leaving two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station yesterday has been taken into custody, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has confirmed. The incident triggered an evacuation...

Amnesty International has welcomed the laying of charges against six policemen over the murders of three men more than six years ago. Sergeant Simroy Mott, Corporal Donovan Fullerton, Constables Andrew Smith, Sheldon Richards, Orandy Rose, and...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Four Midwestern farmers who cheated organic food customers are scheduled to be sentenced for the largest fraud scheme of its kind in U.S. history. Federal prosecutors say the farmers are responsible for a...

BERLIN (AP) — July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Mining Minister, Robert Montague, says his Ministry continues to have dialogue with key players in the local bauxite industry amid global concerns over the price of bauxite/alumina on the international market. In a statement this afternoon,...

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Dr Grace McLean, says that all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the 2019/2020 academic year. McLean noted that funds have been disbursed for the renovation of several institutions...

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has officially launched its Enhanced Vector Control Programme as it continues the fight against mosquito-borne illnesses. The programme will engage 1,000 temporary workers, who will join more than 200 permanent...

BEIJING (AP) — China has threatened retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned September 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. Beijing will take unspecified “necessary...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say a 7-year-old child was shot and killed after startling a man who had been sleeping on the couch in his home. In a news release, Montgomery police say 7-year-old Omarion Greenhouse was fatally shot...

A Jamaican man described as a major player in the lottery scam has been sentenced to nearly three years in a United States (US) prison. Oraine Gray, 23, was yesterday ordered by a judge in the state of Indiana to serve 34 months after he pleaded...

WASHINGTON, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning of what it describes as “the complex situation” of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean. PAHO says the region is currently experiencing “a new...

LONDON (AP) — The British government wants to create an “express freight service” to ensure essential medicines are still available if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a divorce deal. The Department of Health said...

Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, is slated to make its inaugural call to Jamaica next year. With a carrying capacity of 6,680 passengers, the 228,081-tonne ship is expected to dock in Falmouth, Trelawny, on May 19, 2020...

NEW YORK (AP) — As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported, but at least a few have come close. Some patients...
Subscribe to