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95-y-o suspected of committing suicide

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:39
CLARENDON, Jamaica – An elderly man is suspected of committing suicide at his home in Clarendon yesterday.

PM heads to Barbados for CARICOM meeting

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:22
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will leave the island today to represent Jamaica at the 36th Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, which takes place in Barbados from tomorrow to Saturday.

2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:13
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials have confirmed a second Ebola case in the same town where the disease was detected on a corpse about seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free.

Critical care nurses among Ja’s most valuable assets, health minister tells graduates

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:04
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson yesterday says training and education are among the best and most valuable investments that can be made for the country and for each individual and family.

US embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the US and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

Police seize another illegal gun in Kingston

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:45
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Detectives attached to the Half Way Tree Criminal Investigation Branch yesterday seized a firearm and fifteen rounds of ammunition along Tarrant Drive in Kingston.

G2K says postponement of local gov’t election 'improper' and 'inexcusable

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:28
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party has labelled the move by the Government to postpone local government elections as improper and inexcusable.

2 J’cans nabbed in Antigua drug bust  

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 06:02
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Three people, including two Jamaicans, are in police custody after drugs worth an estimated EC$3.7 million (one EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) were seized during an early morning raid on Tuesday.

Taxi driver killed in two-vehicle collision, 7 passengers injured

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:56
ST ANN, Jamaica – A St Ann taxi operator died yesterday after the vehicle he was driving collided with a mini bus on the Ocho Rios main road in the parish.

JTA declares 2015 president-elect

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) has declared Howard Issacs as its president-elect for the 2015-2016 conference year.

Parents, children urged to take extra care during summer

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:08
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – Superintendent of the St Elizabeth Police Division Lanford Salmon has made an appeal for extra care to be taken in the supervision of children, particularly during the summer holiday.

UPDATE: Indonesian plane crash toll rises to 142

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:42
MEDAN, Indonesia (AFP) – The number of people killed when an Indonesian air force plane crashed into a residential neighbourhood rose to 142 on Wednesday, as families said their relatives had paid to be on the aircraft, in violation of military rules.

Warner tells US prepare for long hot summer

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:31
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Corruption accused Former embattled FIFA Vice President Jack Warner declared last night that he is not going anywhere and if the United States sends for him, he's ready to battle them.

3 lottery scammers sentenced in St Elizabeth

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:22
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica – A convicted female lottery scammer is among three people yesterday sentenced in the St Elizabeth Circuit Court for to knowingly possessing identity information.

UPDATE: Man arrested for allegedly killing another with gas cylinder

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:03
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police say a man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man who died after being hit on the head with a gas cylinder during a dispute on White Lane, St Andrew on Sunday.

Online prayer for the day

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 03:00
Father, you have given all peoples one common origin.

Family Fiesta

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:23
THE Tastee Tropicana Family Fiesta, held at Hope Gardens in St Andrew on Sunday, attracted scores of families. Here are some highlights. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

Golding says Copyright Law will bolster creative industries

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:00
MINISTER of Justice Mark Golding says the new copyright law will provide incentive for further development of the country's creative industries.

Indiscipline is Jamaica's biggest problem, says McGregor

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:00
SENIOR Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of the St James Division, Steve McGregor, says improving parenting is critical in fostering a culture of discipline and respect for law and order among young people.

This Day in History — July 01

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 20:00
Today is the 182nd day of 2015. There are 183 days left in the year.