Rum, produced in unsanitary conditions, bottled in used discarded branded containers, and resealed with glue, has made its way into the hands of unsuspecting consumers at highly competitive prices.
Marlene Coudray's eyes showed a glimmer of hope, but her body language told the story her eyes sought to conceal. Coudray looked like a person anxious for closure; a fearful and pensive mother thirsty for a lead into the disappearance of her firstborn, Michelle Coudray-Greaves.
For many Jamaicans, it is easier to walk into a department store to purchase ready-made garments than to have them custom-made. Tailors and dressmakers have almost disappeared from local communities, making way for millions of dollars in imported apparel of various kinds.
The HEART Trust/NTA is proposing amendments to the Apprenticeship Act to get rid of some training areas which it now covers and to introduce professions which were not on the radar when it was introduced more that 50 years ago.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker says he suffered a scratched retina on one of his eyes during a New York City nightclub brawl involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage.
Legislators in North Carolina in the United States have ignored partisan divide to agree on a measure intended to keep the alcohol flowing at the Democratic National Convention.
Political and personal intrigue has wormed its way into today's final round of French legislative elections. Back-room deals, black lists and bitter duels are all ingredients as voters go to the polls.
Saudi Arabia is still reeling from the death of Crown Prince Nayef, the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded the country's fierce crackdown on al-Qaida's after the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
A car bomb exploded at a crowded bazaar in a north-western Pakistani tribal region near the border with Afghanistan yesterday killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 50 others.
While JamaicaNs in the United States (US) continue to praise Pre-sident Barack Obama for the immigration policy shift political analysts there are split over the possible impact of the move.
Horace Dalley, the minister without portfolio in the finance ministry, is adamant that a way has to be found to implement the public-sector pension reform programme despite the legal hurdle put in its way by the ruling from the Office of the Attorney General.
After years of behind-the-scenes protests by junior doctors against a perceived injustice, the attorney general is to rule on whether the State is in breach of the laws governing maternity leave by withholding the benefit from some medical personnel.
A senior official of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning that Jamaicans risk putting themselves in more danger if they respond unwittingly and unnecessarily to reports of asbestos in the roofs of buildings they occupy.
ACAPULCO (AP): Carlotta was downgraded to a tropical depression as the system rapidly weakened after killing two young sisters in its march across southern Mexico.
The news on June 10, of sprint superstar Usain Bolt's second motor vehicle crash was understandably alarming at first for his fans.
After evaluating the food preparation process at some of Jamaica's juvenile correctional facilities, public-health inspectors have found them wanting in several areas.
A Jamaican man who was seriously injured in a motor-vehicle accident 13 years ago has been awarded $34 million in damages but is facing serious challenges to collect the money.
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) remains in mourning today following the passing of one of its stalwarts, Arthur Williams Sr, who died Thursday evening.
A police constable remains in serious condition in hospital following a shooting incident on a passenger bus in the Corporate Area on Friday night.