Slain cop’s mom indifferent to death of suspect

BROWN… mi nuh have no feelings for him because mi pickney
dead and that won’t bring her back. At right: THOMAS… shot dead by gunmen

THE mother of murdered female constable Crystal Thomas has reacted with indifference to the death in hospital of one of the men suspected of gunning down her daughter while she was on her way home from work in July. "Mi nuh have no feelings for him because mi pickney dead and that won't bring her b ... Read More

The National Farm Queen Peta-Gaye Stewart helps this little girl pet a baby chick at Denbigh on Saturday. Denbigh successful despite drought, say officials
Despite the prolonged drought, the 63rd staging of the Denbigh Agricultural Show has been labelled a ... Read More

Security Minister Peter Bunting (centre) in discussion with Rev Knollis King (right), councillor for the Rose Heights Division, St
James at the spot where two people were murdered in July. The security minister toured the parish following six murders
in a two day period. Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Ferguson (third right), was among
members of the minister’s touring party. (FILE PHOTO: ANTHONY LEWIS) Crime solution
MONTEGO BAY, St James — National Security Minister Peter Bunting believes that controlling the ... Read More

Gabrielle Jones and Sherri-Dan Sinclair Missing children - August 3
NAME: Gabrielle Jones AGE: 13 years old Place Last Seen: In her community of Lakeside Park, Discov ... Read More

Found wandering

Monday, August 03, 2015    

Junior Campbell

NAME: Junior Campbell AGE: Approximately 7 years old Place Found Wandering: On Kenhill Drive, Kingston 20. The child indicated that he is from Shoreham, Ontario (Canada). He also gave his father's name as Radcliffe. Date Found Wandering: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Anyone who can assist the police to reunite the boy with his relatives/caregivers is being asked to contact the Duhaney Park Police 933-4280, Police 119 emergency number, the OCR or the nearest police station. Found wandering --> Read More


Monday, August 03, 2015    


Melonie McBean, chef/owner of Taffri's Delight, uses the traditional method of blowing on lit coal to help the fire spread as she prepares to fry fritters last Saturday at Market Place, the Sat'day shopping experience staged by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) in Kingston. The event, which saw the section of Hope Road between King's House and Ardenne Road transformed into a market, was one of the activities on the JCDC's Emancipation and Independence calendar. (PHOTO: MICHAEL G ... Read More

A welcomed gift

Monday, August 03, 2015    

Nurse Desiree Dunns (third left) of the Mid West Jamaican Corps Diaspora presents a Pulse Ox machine to Director
of Nursing Service Lelete Holson-Patterson at Port Antonio Hospital (second left) and CEO Jasmin Campbell (fourth
left) as Janice Watson (right) Patients Affairs and Patrick Campbell (left) Hospital Administrator share in the moment.

Port Antonio Hospital in Portland was the beneficiary of medical supplies courtesy of United States -based nurse Desrene Dunns who was part of the recent Diaspora team to Jamaica "I came down on a medical mission in Hanover with the Diaspora team and we had a whole lot of things and I thought of Port Antonio as this is where I was born," she said Dunns who lives in Chicago said it is such a delight to be able to give back. " I feel a sense of appreciation in giving back and I will do it any o ... Read More

Caribbean formatting climate change strategy for Paris meeting

Monday, August 03, 2015    

A plume of steam billows from the coal-fired
Merrimack Station in Bow, New Hampshire, USA in
January this year. The COP 21 Paris talks scheduled for
later this year will be the stage for the countries of the
world to agree to reducing carbon emissions from
power plants, factories, and other types of industry, in
order to keep global temperatures down. US President
Barack Obama will today unveil the final version of his
unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon
dioxide emissions from existing US power plants. The
Obama Administration first proposed the rule last year.
Opponents plan to sue immediately to stop the rule’s
implementation. (PHOTO: AP)

GROS ISLET, St Lucia — Government climate negotiators and civil society groups from the Caribbean who met with artistes and journalists here last week have discussed strategies to drum up local awareness and attract international attention as part of the region's preparation for the climate change meeting in Paris at the end of the year. The plan is to roll out some of the projects simultaneously across the region ahead of the Paris talks and stage one or two others during the session. T ... Read More

Love is a serious thing, says judge

Monday, August 03, 2015    

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey last week concluded that love was a "serious thing" after listening to a man accused of chopping his girlfriend over her body during a dispute sparked by an allegation of infidelity. Daniel Byfield is accused of using a machete to chop the complainant in her face, on her head, arm, left side and leg. The complainant reportedly went to visit Byfield, father of her child, at his home in Red Hills, St Andrew, on July 27, when the incident occurred. Accordi ... Read More

Fire victims fear kids won't return to school

Monday, August 03, 2015    

Alando Terrelonge, the Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for
St Catherine East Central, in discussion with a victim of a
fire in Gregory Park that left 25 people homeless in June.

THE family whose home was destroyed in Gregory Park in late June is now worried that their children will not be able to go back to school next month due to their circumstances. Eight children were among the 25 people left homeless in the blaze -- believed to be the work of arsonists -- that destroyed the eight-room house. Cassandra Wallace, a mother of two children, told the Jamaica Observer that the fire victims are fearful and pleaded for assistance as the opening of the new school year draw ... Read More


Monday, August 03, 2015    


This year's National Champion Farmer Richard Bennett (right) is joined by National Woman Champion Farmer Michelle Black and the National Young Farmer Sheldon Williams after they were presented with their trophies and certificates at the Annual Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Food Show last Saturday. (PHOTO: KENYON HEMANS) CHAMPION Farmers --> Read More

JLP blames Ferguson, Gov't for poverty in St Thomas Eastern

Monday, August 03, 2015    

Delano Seiveright (file photo)

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has accused Dr Fenton Ferguson of poor representation, saying that that was among the reasons for the high rate of poverty in the St Thomas Eastern constituency. Delano Seiveright, the JLP candidate/caretaker for the constituency, said that the conditions experienced on a 'Poverty to Prosperity' tour of the constituency with Opposition Leader Andrew Holness last week showed up a number of examples why St Thomas has become the poorest parish in Jamaica, as outlined ... Read More

Closing ceremonies held for Los Angeles Special Olympics

Monday, August 03, 2015 8:00 AM    

Coach Lori Scott-Moore (second left) poses with her charges (from left) Dillon Robinson, gold medal winner in the 400m walk, Monique Johnson, gold medallist in the 400m and Shemar Saunders, bronze medallist in the 400m race at the University of Southern California campus last Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of athletes said goodbye to Los Angeles on Sunday in an emotional closing ceremony for the Special Olympics marked by cheers, tears and pride. After more than a week of games, athletes from more than 160 countries gathered in chairs on the field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to receive applause and praise for their efforts. Placards from their national delegations were brought in along a giant red carpet. Some 6,500 athletes took part in contests ranging f ... Read More

Online prayer for the day

Monday, August 03, 2015 7:00 AM    

Lord, if what I seek be according to Your will, then let it come to pass and let success attend the outcome. But if not, my God, let it not come to pass. Do not leave me to my own devices, for you know how unwise I can be. Keep me safe under your protection Lord my God, and in your own gentle way guide me and rule me as you know best. Amen Read More



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