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VIDEO: JDF provides enquiry with video of captured Dudus

7 hours 13 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on Thursday entered into evidence at the Tivoli Enquiry this video showning Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke sitting in a holding area at Up Park Camp, the JDF headquarters in Kingston.

Manchester man suspected of committing suicide

7 hours 24 min ago
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – A man is suspected to have committed suicide in Banana Ground, Manchester on Wednesday.

Ganja most prevalent drug used by criminals — survey

8 hours 32 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Research Analyst at the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Uki Atkinson, is reporting that marijuana is the most prevalent drug used by convicted and remand inmates across seven Caribbean countries.

Agriculture Ministry distributes 300 water tanks to farmers

8 hours 52 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will, over the coming weeks, continue distribution of 300 water tanks, valued at $5 million, to farmers islandwide whose cultivations have been adversely affected by the prevailing drought.

Forex: J$117.03 to one US dollar

9 hours 19 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Thursday, July 2, ended trading at J$117.03, up by two cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Transfer of GSAT students to be completed by Friday

9 hours 25 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites, says the request for transfers of students who were recently placed in high schools, based on their performance in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), should be completed by Friday.

US corrects report on Jamaica

10 hours 15 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US State Department on Thursday corrected its 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, stating that it had no reason to believe that the Jamaican Government was monitoring citizens’ online conversations.

No heatwave expected in Jamaica

10 hours 22 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Acting head of the Climate Branch at the MET Office, Jacqueline Spence, says that Jamaica is not at risk of experiencing a heatwave or heatwave-like conditions that are severely affecting sections of Europe and Asia.

National baseline survey on Information Technology

10 hours 53 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell, says the Government will be embarking on a national baseline survey, to determine the distribution of information technology (IT) throughout the island.

Farmers urged to plan to benefit from tourism boom

11 hours 51 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill has urged the nation’s farmers to plan strategically to benefit from the increased demand for local produce expected as the tourism sector continues to experience strong growth.

Nadal slumps to new Wimbledon humiliation

12 hours 2 min ago
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Rafael Nadal was sent crashing out of Wimbledon by dread-locked German qualifier Dustin Brown on Thursday, his fourth successive humiliation at the All England Club.

US State Department reports that disabled people experience discrimination in Ja

12 hours 13 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The United States Department of State in its 2014 report on human rights practices found that people with disability encountered discrimination in employment and access to schools.

Cuba launches 1st public Wi-Fi hotspots on Havana avenue

12 hours 17 min ago
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana's cultural and social life, the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the Internet revolution has largely passed by.

2 men murdered outside shop in St James

12 hours 40 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two men were yesterday shot dead on Retirement main road in St James.

NWC offers deals to delinquent customers

12 hours 51 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Over the next three months, customers of the National Water Commission (NWC) will have the opportunity to bring their outstanding accounts up-to-date, under its new debt forgiveness programme.

TIVOLI ENQUIRY: West Kingston residents begged soldiers not to leave

13 hours 12 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Lieutenant Colonel David Cummings testified today that after the soldiers took control of Denham Town in West Kingston, residents begged them not to leave.

TIVOLI ENQUIRY: No evidence found that soldiers stole money from shopkeeper

14 hours 14 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Additional testimony from Lieutenant Colonel David Cummings today said no evidence was found that Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers from the Engineer Unit stole money from a shopkeeper in Tivoli Gardens during the May 2010 operation.

60-y-o US man accused of using selfie stick to record female neighbour

14 hours 22 min ago
BETHESDA, Maryland (AP) — Police in Maryland have accused a Bethesda man of using a selfie stick to record videos of the woman who lived above him.

TIVOLI ENQUIRY: Video shown of Coke in cell at Up Park Camp

14 hours 34 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A video was shown to the enquiry today of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke sitting on a bed inside a cell at the Jamaica Defence Force's headquarters, Up Park Camp.

Asafa Powell likes flying under radar to world championships

14 hours 46 min ago
PARIS (AP) — Offered a glass of water in a sweltering Parisian heat wave, Asafa Powell shook his head, preferring the risk of thirst.