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Detective shot in Gregory Park

On Sunday morning in Gregory Park, St Catherine, a police detective was shot and injured. The constable is assigned to the police station in Caymanas. The event happened about 12:30 a.m. on Godly Avenue during a routine operation. A police party was on mobile patrol in the area when they noticed a group of males, […]

Basic school boy dies after being locked in car

A four-year-old boy died on Thursday after being left in a locked car outside a basic school in Rollington Town, St. Andrew, for several hours. According to reports, the tragedy occurred after the youngster and other children were carried to school by a teacher about 9 a.m. The other youngsters reportedly departed the van, but […]

More than 100 Jamaicans gone to Canada for farm work

On Thursday, February 24, a total of 108 seasonal agricultural workers left the island for Canada, where they would work in Ontario and its environs. The workers were given a traditional send-off ceremony at the Overseas Employment Services Centre of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in downtown Kingston. Minister of Labour and Social […]

Twenty-six Jamaican students still in Ukraine

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 26 Jamaican students are still in Ukraine. According to the report, 25 of them are in Kharkiv, with one student in Lviv. In addition, the Ministry claims that 15 students have fled the country and that two students have not provided information about their whereabouts. The government is […]

CARICOM condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which has 15 members, today joined the rest of the world in strongly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. CARICOM has demanded that all military forces leave the Eastern European country immediately and completely. The military campaign in Ukraine was initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, with explosions heard across […]

King’s House announces royal visit

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has announced that Prince William and his wife, Kate, will visit Jamaica for three days next month. The visit will take place from March 22 through March 24, according to a press statement issued by King’s House on Thursday. The announcement comes after weeks of speculation in the British media […]

Another Jamaican busted for scamming in the US

A Jamaican man has been arrested after Florida cops allegedly busted another huge lottery scamming ring with ties to Jamaica, which fleeced elderly victims in New York, Arizona, and Texas out of over US$500,000. Linton Roberts, 50, of Jamaica and Lauderhill, Florida, is accused of money laundering, grand theft, larceny, exploitation of the elderly, and […]

PNP condemns Russia invasion of Ukraine

The People’s National Party (PNP), the opposition party, has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to address the public on the crisis. “We call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all Russian forces from the sovereign territory of Ukraine,” the PNP said in a statement. The PNP said […]

Police lay charges on man accused of murder over parking space in St Mary

Kirk Edwards, 38, of Bromley, Lewis Store, St Mary, has been charged with murder after being arrested in connection with a knife assault on a man over a parking space. On Sunday, February 13, the incident occurred in the Esher area of Highgate. In the attack, Javan Larman, also known as ‘Wackie,’ a resident of […]

Gov’t allocates 60 million for climate change project

The government has set aside $60 million for the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) project, which aims to make it easier for Jamaica to adapt to climate change. The funds were allocated in the 2022/23 Estimates of Expenditure, which are currently being debated in the House of Representatives. The initiative is part of the […]