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Unidentified body found in Havanna Heights, Clarendon

5 hours 20 min ago
Unidentified body found in Havanna Heights, Clarendon

Cliff Hughes to pay PJ Patterson $12.5m for defamation

5 hours 24 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Supreme Court has ordered journalist Cliff Hughes to pay former Prime Minister PJ Patterson 12.5 million in damages resulting from defamation to his character.

Patterson says medical ganja essential for economic growth

6 hours 1 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Former Prime Minister P J Patterson has called for urgent implementation of legislation to facilitate the growth of Jamaica’s medical ganja industry.

Cop accused of stealing motor car has bail extended

6 hours 40 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A St Thomas police constable, who is accused of stealing a motor car that was allegedly found burning in a cane field, had his bail extended when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Ferguson hands over thermal sensors to Sangster Airport

7 hours 26 sec ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson on Wednesday handed over two hand-held thermal sensors to the port health staff at the Sangster International Airport as part of the Government’s Ebola preparedness and response activities.

A look at marijuana laws in Jamaica, Latin America

7 hours 26 min ago
(AP) — Here's a look at the status of marijuana laws in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

UK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage

8 hours 2 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Britain opened a National Sperm Bank on Thursday to help meet rising demand for donors.

Trinidad: No stopping Carnival despite Ebola threat

8 hours 18 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Carnival 2015 is on. Both Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism Dr Lincoln Douglas and National Security Minister Gary Griffith said on Wednesday there were no plans to cancel or postpone carnival celebrations 2015 despite the threat of Ebola.

US nurse vows to fight Ebola quarantine rule

8 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON, (AFP) - A US nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa is vowing to fight the state of Maine, which wants to keep her in quarantine for the 12 days that remain of the virus' incubation period.


Wed, 10/29/2014 - 23:17
These ‘royally-attired’ Rastafarians turned heads as they trod the streets of downtown Kingston yesterday. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON)

Gov’t eyes pay increase offer for public sector workers

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:51
THE Government is expected to make a pay increase offer to trade unions representing its employees when negotiations on a new three-year labour agreement start within two weeks.

Jamaica wants changes to Caricom's Rules of Origin policy

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
THE minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says that there is a need to ensure clarity in the treatment of import duties, following confirmation by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) that Trinidad and Tobago was exporting foreign lubricants to Jamaica.

Cottage processors get training in manufacturing best practices

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
MORE than 40 small cottage processors have received training in manufacturing best practices, following their participation in a food safety workshop, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, today.

This Day in History - October 30

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
Today is the 303rd day of 2014. There are 62 days left in the year.

Report warns of looming tuberculosis-diabetes epidemic

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — A report warned yesterday of a looming tuberculosis-diabetes epidemic as the two diseases intertwine in many countries, driven in part by a rise in unhealthy lifestyles.

Zambia's 'King Cobra' dies; white VP takes charge

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
LUSAKA, Zambia (AFP) — Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott yesterday became Africa's first white leader in more than two decades after being named interim president following the death of Michael Sata in London.

Hopes fade for 18 trapped Turkish miners

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) — Hopes were fading yesterday of finding alive any of 18 Turkish coal miners trapped when their shaft was engulfed by water, as rescue workers made last-ditch efforts to find survivors.

OCA wants 'financial abuse' recognised as domestic violence

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
THE Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) says that the concept of domestic violence should be expanded to include instances of "financial abuse".

Smarter Card fraud

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is probing yet another incident of fraud involving employees of the State-owned entity.

Street scenes - Oct 30

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:00
1 - This man fetches water from a hydrant connection in downtown, Kingston.