Jamaica's prison authority will be spending millions of dollars out of its meagre budgetary allocation this year to remove a roof containing the cancer-causing agent, asbestos.
Jamaica's health ministry has declared that the controversial product known as lean finely textured beef,or pink slime, will not be allowed into the country as it is not safe for consumption.
Noted tourism and hospitality journalist, Janet Silvera of The Gleaner has become the first Jamaican to win the prestigious Marcia Vickery-Wallace Memorial Award for excellence in travel journalism.
The stench of corruption that continues to hang over the Mount Salem Police Station is staining the honest men and women working there and following them on to the streets of the St James communities they are tasked to serve and protect.
Local alcohol giant Red Stripe has awarded 95 scholarships to students in the tough inner-city community of Trench Town as part of its Diageo Learning for Life programme.
The reality show in fashion designing, cutting, and construction, 'Mission Catwalk', has boosted interest in the courses offered by GARMEX HEART academy, one of two local entities offering national training and certification in clothing and textiles.
Europe is to offer Spain a bailout package of up to €100 billion ($125 billion) to help rescue the country's banks and keep the 17-country Eurozone from breaking apart.
Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa early yesterday, killing at least 17 people, activists said. And in Damascus, residents spoke about a night of shooting and explosions in the worst violence Syria's capital has seen since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's regime began 15 months ago.
Two United States attorneys are taking over separate FBI investigations into leaks of national security information that critics have accused the White House of orchestrating to improve President Barack Obama's re-election chances.
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP): The cost to dine with investor Warren Buffett has apparently spiked in value, with one deep-pocketed bidder forking over nearly US$3.5 million during a charity auction.
Quetta, Pakistan (AP): Gunmen yesterday shot and killed four police officers who were guarding a railway track in southwestern Pakistan after local authorities were alerted about plots to plant bombs targeting trains along the route.