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J'can man, wife pleads guilty to lottery scamming in US

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican man and his wife living in Hazelwood, Pennsylvania on Tuesday admitted to defrauding people in a lottery scam. Read More

Haitian PM cancels Italy visit amid demands to demit office

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — President Jovenel Moise has cancelled a visit to Italy as opposition inspired protests for his removal from office continued in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Read More

UK's May faces another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Theresa May risks another humiliating Brexit defeat at the hands of her own eurosceptic MPs on Thursday, with just weeks to go until Britain officially leaves the EU. Read More

JUTC buses to benefit from Kleenoil filtration system

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) fleet of buses are to benefit from the implementation of an oil filtration system, following Cabinet's approval of a $251-million contract awarded to Elhydron Incorporated. Read More

Ganja found in cake mix at shipping agency

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — One hundred pounds of compressed ganja that was concealed in a shipment of cake mix and tarpaulins was seized at a shipping agency in Kingston on Tuesday. Read More

Four arrested in cocaine bust at NMIA

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the seizure of 53 pounds of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. Read More

Provisions in place for special needs PEP students

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government says provisions will be made for students with special needs during the sitting of the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning on February 26. Read More

Colombian jailed for 60 years over filmed abuse of 276 children

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

BOGOTA, Colombia (AFP) — A man who sexually assaulted 276 young children and teenagers in Colombia and sold videos of his attacks to pedophiles was jailed on Wednesday for 60 years. Read More

Former JLP councillor on firearm charge

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A former Jamaica Labour party councillor has been charged with illegal possession of firearm following his arrest at a joint police/military checkpoint in Innswood on Old Harbour Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine on Sunday. Read More

New athletes group formed to tackle doping in sports

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

PARIS, France (AP) — An Olympic gold medalist and a former executive at the World Anti-Doping Agency are forming an organisation designed to give athletes a stronger voice in the fight against doping and the powers that police it. Read More

Police yet to identify man stabbed to death last year

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Denham Town police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of a man who was stabbed to death on Orange Street in downtown Kingston on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Read More

Road closures for today's Ceremonial Opening of Parliament

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON , Jamaica — The public is being advised that in order to facilitate today's Ceremonial Opening of Parliament, several roads in the Corporate Area will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, beginning at 8:00 am.These include: Read More

Flash flood watch for eastern parishes

Thursday, February, 14 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica has issued a flash flood watch for low lying and flood prone areas of eastern parishes, effective until 5:00 pm today. Read More

Jamaica placed on flu alert

Wednesday, February, 13 2019    

HEALTH Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has put the island on alert for influenza (the “flu”), noting a significant increase in the number of cases of fever and respiratory or flu-like illnesses. Read More



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