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J'can extradited to UK on drug charges

5 hours 40 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A 37-year-old man has been extradited to the United Kingdom on drug-related charges.

Finance Minister denies Jamaica in recession

5 hours 43 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips has denied that Jamaica is in a state of recession.

Senior tax officer gets J$1-million bail

6 hours 1 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Senior tax officer at the Tax Administration of Jamaica (TAJ) Fernando Davis was granted bail in the sum of J$1 million when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court Wednesday to answer to charges of 10 counts of conspiracy, uttering forged documents and breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

Policeman accidentally shoots self, dies

6 hours 15 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A policeman died in hospital Wednesday morning after he reportedly fell and was accidentally shot in the stomach.

Man commits suicide after chopping girlfriend

6 hours 18 min ago
MANCHESTER, Jamaica – The Manchester police are confirming the death of a man who allegedly drank poison at the Mandeville Regional Hospital after earlier chopping his girlfriend and then taking her to the hospital.

MP Dayton Campbell pulled firearm after being threatened, sources say

6 hours 29 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - OBSERVER ONLINE sources have indicated that Monday's incident involving North Western St Ann Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell and a man in his constituency, resulted from a verbal attack on the MP.

Papine High seeing successes in traditional subject areas 

6 hours 54 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Under the leadership of Principal Leighton Christie, Papine High School is working on building a reputation of success in the traditional subject areas. The school has always been recognised for its outstanding performance in the technical and vocational subjects.

Technology revolutionising education, says Thwaites

7 hours 15 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Education, Rev Hon Ronald Thwaites, says steps are being taken to revolutionise the country’s education sector through the incorporation of technology.

Gayle could take break after Cricket WCup

7 hours 43 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies opener Chris Gayle has indicated that he might take a break from the sport when 2015 Cricket World Cup ends.

Date set for Holness Senate appeal

7 hours 55 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The appeal brought by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness in the Senate row involving Dr Christopher Tufton and Arthur Williams against a Supreme Court decison will be heard on March 16. 

T&T teen dies suddenly after eating watermelon

8 hours 5 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Biche resident Stacy Sealey said her daughter, Tenelle Sealey, a 16-year-old Form Three pupil of Biche High School, always loved fruits, especially watermelon.

2015 Jamaica Investment Forum focused on bankable projects

8 hours 25 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Jamaica’s trade and investment agency, is putting the finishing touches to the 2015 Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), which is slated for the Montego Bay Convention Centre from March 10 to 12.

WHO declares war on hidden sugars in fight against obesity

8 hours 48 min ago
GENEVA, Switzerland – The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged a dramatic drop in the consumption of sugar, "hidden" in everything from sodas and ketchup, as it steps up the fight against obesity.

Finance Minister hints at new taxes

9 hours 34 sec ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips hinted Tuesday that new revenue measures will be used to fill a J$10.3 billion gap in the 2015/16 budget.

T&T Opposition Leader dismisses threat of motion of no confidence

9 hours 14 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has dismissed threats of a motion of no confidence being filed against him by Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar saying she is now engaged in “guerrilla war” against a witness in a law suit involving her former attorney general Anand Ramlogan.

MoBay ripe for investment, says JTB chairman

9 hours 30 min ago
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board Dennis Morrison has challenged the Montego Bay business community to invest in the resort city to rescue it from decline.

Garner would have more influence with BCCI than Cameron - former Windies team manager

9 hours 47 min ago
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) - Sports psychologist and former West Indies team manager Rudi Webster said he suspects that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has a $42-million claim against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), wants to see the back of president Dave Cameron.

World Bank provides more funds for enhance investment climate in Jamaica

10 hours 25 min ago
WASHINGTON (CMC) – The World Bank says it has approved a US$75 million Development Policy Loan (DPL) for Jamaica that seeks to strengthen support for reforms aimed at improving the investment climate and competitiveness, and public financial management on the island.

Deadline to reduce public sector wage bill extended

10 hours 29 min ago
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Peter Phillips has confirmed  that the deadline for reducing the public sector's wage bill to nine per cent of the country's GDP has been pushed back to 2016/17.