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Security guard assaults Bunny Wailer at Bob Marley Museum

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 20:00
REGGAE icon Bunny Wailer said he was yesterday assaulted by a security guard and told to leave the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, a property that the only living member of the world-famous Wailers said he normally accesses without hassle.

This Day in History - October 1

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 20:00
Today is the 274th day of 2015. There are 91 days left in the year.

UNDP embraces technology in new development agenda

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 20:00
THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kingston, at its first social good summit Monday, unveiled a new sustainable development agenda, which it said will be guided by the theme "New Goals. New Power. New Technology".

Man who scaled walls of US Embassy goes free

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 20:00
A deportee who had scaled the walls of the United States Embassy in Liguanea, St Andrew, naked, forcing a temporary lockdown of the facility, was freed last Friday after spending a little over two months in jail.

Photo: Gift for a senior

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 20:00
Ninety-year old Daisy Williams (left) is presented with a gift basket by committee member of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons, Beverly Hall-Taylor, during the National Senior Citizens' Week church service held last Sunday at the Church of God of Prophecy, Old Harbour Road, St Catherine. The day was also observed as National Grandparents Day. (PHOTO: JIS)

Photo: Portmore bus crash

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 20:00
It's hard not to feel the pain etched on the face of this crying child seen on Passagefort Drive in Portmore early yesterday morning following a four-vehicle crash. The boy, who was on his way to school at Portsmouth Primary in a public passenger minibus when the collision occurred, complained of chest pains. Police later took him to hospital for a check-up. (INSET) Three of the ill-fated buses involved in the incident ply the route between Bayside in the municipality and the old capital of Spanish Town.

Cops seize 400 pounds of ganja, 17 barrels of fuel in Hanover

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:54
HANOVER, Jamaica – The police yesterday arrested a man in connection with the seizure of several barrels of fuel and 400 pounds of ganja on Mosquito Cove Road in Lucea, Hanover.

Cops encouraged by positive changes in St Catherine, but...

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:37
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Police say they are encouraged by the positive changes they continue to see taking place in the St Catherine North Police Division.

Carjacker escapes police custody after killing cabbie

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:29
ST JAMES, Jamaica – One of two men who shot and killed a St James cabbie they carjacked, was shot and injured during a confrontation with a brave plain clothes policeman who was on his way to work today along the Ironshore main road in St James.

Pope met secretly in US with anti-gay marriage clerk

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:25
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A US county clerk who refused in the name of her faith to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said Wednesday she secretly met with Pope Francis during his US visit and that he urged her to "stay strong."

ONLINE TALKBACK: Better schools mean fewer prisons

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:16
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Opposition Leader Andrew Holness told a special joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament this morning that he would rather have the building of schools than prisons, in response to the United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that a penal institution will be built here for Jamaicans imprisoned in Britain to complete their sentences.

UK PM Lauds effort to tackle crime

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:04
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), David Cameron, says he is impressed by the work of successive Jamaican Governments to tackle crime, corruption and international criminal links.

PHOTO:Japan PM visits Bob Marley Museum

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:55
He is photographed in front of Bob Marley's statue with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

Prices for empty crates, Heineken bottles drop

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The amount paid out to people who return empty Heineken bottles to Red Stripe has been reduced from $20 to $10 per bottle.

Forex: J$119.06 to one US dollar

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 13:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar held firm against the US dollar on Wednesday, September 30, ending trading at J$119.06, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Report cases of hand, foot and mouth disease – Health Minister

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:25
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson is urging school administrators to make an immediate report to the Medical Officers of Health in their parish or to the Health Department if they suspect that there may be cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) in their school.

Will you be on the next voters' list?

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:15
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Today is the last day for Jamaicans desirous of being included on the next voters' list to register.

Japan PM is here

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, is now on Jamaican soil, after arriving at the Norman Manley International Airport, today, for a two-day official visit.

JUTC extends service for Observer TSO tomorrow

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:58
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The State-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will extend bus services up to 11:00 pm for most routes at the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre tomorrow.

CCJ president hails court's achievements

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:28
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) President, Dennis Byron, is expressing satisfaction with the achievements of the court, which is marking a decade of existence this year.