KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has admitted that it has lost its control over social interventions programming in most communities, but believes that with sustained government support it can carry on its work.
The issue came up Wednesday, as the weekly meeting of Parliament's Public Adminis ...more »
PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten (AP) — A trial date has been set for three suspects accused of killing a couple from South Carolina who lived in the Caribbean island of St Maarten.
A judge said Tuesday that the trial will begin April 9, with a verdict likely in May.
Michael and Thelma King of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, were found stabbed to death in their beachfront apartment in September. Police later arrested a Jamaican security guard, along with a 17-year-old from St Maarten and a 20-year-old from Guyana.
Attorneys for the two younger suspects have requested a mental evaluation ahead of the trial. Prosecutors also say they are awaiting forensic evidence including DNA test results.
A procedural hearing will be held on February 19 to address those issues.
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