Lloyd B: Don't blame St James killings on lottery scam alone

SMITH ... lotto scamming is
part of the reality, but it goes
beyond that

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Member of Parliament for St James Central Lloyd B Smith says it is a mistake to blame lottery-scamming activities as the only factor influencing the murder spike in St James. "We can't just throw everything at the feet of the lotto scamming. Yes, it's part of the reali ... Read More

CAIN ... accused of attempting to
pervert the course of justice Digicel ordered to provide information in Kartel juror case
A magistrate earlier this week ruled that telecoms company Digicel is to provide information that wo ... Read More

Derrick Smith House committee gets more submissions on NGOs funding issue
EIGHT more non-governmental groups (NGOs) have made submissions to the Internal and External Committ ... Read More

(L-R) BUNTING ... we run the risk of
facilitating criminal impunity. GOLDING ... parliamentary oversight of
INDECOM has not been effective JSC sides with Bunting on more oversight for INDECOM
A joint select committee (JSC) of Parliament reviewing the performance of the Independent Commission ... Read More

PHOTO: Sitting Pretty

Saturday, August 01, 2015    

This little girl gets a ride on a handcart along Spanish Town Road in Kingston yesterday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

Nichols grabs 1500-m gold at Special Olympics

Saturday, August 01, 2015 8:49 PM    

Othniel Nichols (centre) celebrates after winning gold for Jamaica on Saturday.

LOS ANGELES, United States -- Special Olympics Jamaica's Othniel Nichols won gold in his division of the 1500-metre event inside the Katherine B Loker track stadium at the University of Southern California campus on Saturday. The Jamaican female 4x100 metre relay team of Kimone Wright, Vanessa Brown, Monique Johnson and Allanika Gordon also struck gold after finishing first in Division One. Gavane Palmer won bronze in Division Three of the half marathon run in Long Beach.   The male ... Read More

Family feud at Bobbi Kristina's funeral

Saturday, August 01, 2015 5:17 PM    

Leolah Brown talks with media members outside the church hosting a funeral service for her brother Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Saturday. (Photo: AP)

ALPHARETTA, (AP) — The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina. Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. A longstanding rift between families of the young w ... Read More

Breakthrough in Ebola vaccine

Saturday, August 01, 2015 4:48 PM    

PARIS, France (AFP) — An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said Friday, possibly heralding "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands. The serum was 100 per cent effective after a week in more than 7,600 people inoculated, according to results published in The Lancet medical journal and hailed as "extremely promising" by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Margaret Chan. The world w ... Read More

5-y-o killed in Seaview Gardens crash

Saturday, August 01, 2015 4:19 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A five-year-old girl was one of two people killed in a motor vehicle crash on Bald Plate Road in Seaview Gardens, Kingston on Friday. The deceased have been identified as 48-year-old Elizabeth Riley, security guard of Bald Plate Road and five-year-old Neishka Webster of Phase 1, Seaview Gardens. Reports are that about 6:20 pm, Riley and Neishka were sitting at the corner of Bald Plate Road, when the driver of a Nissan Pick-up allegedly drove into an open manhole, lost ... Read More

Education Minister undergoing tests in hospital

Saturday, August 01, 2015 4:12 PM    

Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is currently undergoing tests in hospital, following a fall at his farm earlier today. A media release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said, however, that preliminary assessments indicate that Thwaites did not suffer any serious injury. Updates on his condition will be provided if the need arises the OPM release said. “Minister Thwaites thanks everyone for their concern and well wishes,” the release added. ... Read More

UPDATE: Police investigate robbery at security company

Saturday, August 01, 2015 4:07 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have launched a probe into the circumstances surrounding the armed robbery of a security company off Lyndhurst Road in Kingston this morning. Reports are that about 12:30 am, three men, armed with firearms, held up and robbed a security guard of six .38 revolvers, 72 rounds of ammunition, an undetermined sum of cash and a cellular phone. “The police remain adamant in ridding the country of illegal firearms, which are the weapons of choice in murders a ... Read More

17-y-o found with more than J$500,000 on bus apprehended

Saturday, August 01, 2015 2:48 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police in Trelawny say a 17-year-old boy was apprehended on a coaster bus on the Wiltshire main road in the parish Friday, after he was found with more than J$500,000 in cash. Reports are that about 6:45 pm, lawmen signalled the driver of the coaster bus to stop, he complied and the vehicle was searched. During the process, the teenager – who is from Fletchersland and Allman Town addresses in Kingston – was searched and J$530,000 found in his possession ... Read More

Emancipation Day Message from the Leader of the Opposition

Saturday, August 01, 2015 2:07 PM    

 Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness

The following is the Emancipation Day Message from the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness. Emancipation Day is a celebration of the end of the system of enslavement through colonial government and plantation economy. As the generations pass, the meaning of the day may become less relevant, may be even academic as time places distance between us and our past. The purpose of the holiday is for us, collectively, to recollect our history, learn from the events, honour the sacrifice of our fore ... Read More

Emancipation Day Message from the Prime Minister of Jamaica

Saturday, August 01, 2015 1:58 PM    

 Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller

The following is the Emancipation Day Message from the Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller. O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. My fellow Jamaicans: Today we celebrate One Hundred and Eighty One years of Emancipation. We celebrate today the struggle of our forefathers and mothers who were displaced, mistreated – whipped, chained raped and bludgeoned. Often they screamed out in pain. Yet, year after year their anguish transformed into re ... Read More



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