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Amid occasional drizzle, hundreds of mourners gathered at the Meadowvale Seventh-Day Adventist Church in St Andrew to pay their final respect to slain eight-year-old Shantae Skyers.  Before the scheduled 1:00 p.m start, the church was...

A Trelawny woman and her five-year-old grandson were chopped to death by a relative in Martha Brae last night. The attacker is said to be the mentally-challenged son of the woman and uncle to the child. He, too, was...

Minister of Transport Robert Montague says opportunities in the emerging medical ganja industry in Jamaica have created an urgent need for a revival of local aviation on the island. "We now have hundreds of overseas applications...

A man who allegedly pulled a firearm and opened fire at a police team was shot and killed in downtown Kingston this morning. A police constable assigned to the Kingston Western Division was reportedly injured in the incident. The dead man has been...

A Manchester farmer has been arrested and charged after he was allegedly held with an illegal firearm in the parish. The police say Michael Hurst, of Melrose district, has been charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. Hurst is...

There has been a sharp decline in the number of persons killed on the roads in recent weeks. Since the start of this week five persons have died in motor vehicle crashes, figures from the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) have revealed. Three of...

The Court of Appeal has cleared the way for the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to bring charges against a senior police officer and a constable arising from the shooting death of a man in 2012. Following an investigation into...

Brazilian international Formiga is set to become the first footballer to participate in seven World Cups. The 41-year-old midfielder was named in Brazil’s squad for the Women’s World Cup, which is set to kick off in France on June 7....

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a high-stakes trade dispute with rival China, the United States (US) took steps yesterday to ease tensions with two of its allies by lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminium and delaying auto...

Jamaican sprint hurdler Omar McLeod and long jumper Tajay Gayle secured solid wins at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday morning.  McLeod, the Olympic and World champion in the 110m hurdles, clocked 13.12 seconds to take the victory...

Two of the three policemen who allegedly gunned down a businessman at a party in Chedwin Park, St Catherine, last month are to be charged with murder, law enforcement sources have revealed. Corporals Kurt Fraser and Ramone Scott will be ...

Ackaisha Green, the 24-year-old woman who returned a large bag of cash she found inside an ATM booth recently, was hailed for her act of honesty and selflessness by Senators earlier today. “Your actions will now inspire...

Jamaica's chief prosecutor Paula Llewellyn has made a ruling in the so-called Chedwin Park shooting incident in St Catherine. The decision has not been disclosed. Llewellyn, the director of public prosecutions (DPP), confirmed a short time...

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica is collaborating with the Organization of American States (OAS) to implement an early warning system to assist in protecting the island’s cyber infrastructure. Science, Energy and Technology...

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it will be implementing additional measures to reinforce pedestrian safety on the six-lane dual carriageway along the Mandela Highway, in St Andrew. It says at midday tomorrow, the temporary pedestrian...

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government is maintaining its position regarding the sale of Scotiabank on the island, even as it acknowledged being “informed’ of the present situation. A...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The federal appeals court ruled today the Trump administration acted in an "arbitrary and capricious" manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. A three-...

LONDON (AP) — Talks between Britain's Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party seeking a compromise over Brexit broke down without agreement today, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over its departure...

The National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) is reporting that scammers have again targeted its customers with a cleverly disguised phishing email following the announcement of an impending major system upgrade. The phishing message is...

The police say new arrangements have been instituted governing the security of football matches at the National Stadium in St Andrew arising from the bottle-throwing incident during the recently concluded Red Stripe premiere league season. Portmore...

Senior deputy director of public prosecutions Sharon Milwood-Moore has joined public outcry for the protection of young girls from those in the society who are hurting them. She made the comment following the conviction this week of one of...

The police are reporting that a minor is in custody in relation to the recovery of a gun and ammunition that was seized following an attempted robbery at a business place in Red Hills, St Andrew last night. The police say they seized a .40 Smith...

The Nain Police seized over 250 assorted rounds of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana in Gazeland, Nain in St Elizabeth on Wednesday. The police report that between 11:00 a.m and 2:30 p.m., a team was on operation when a property was...

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is likely to rule by tomorrow whether there should be criminal charges against any of the cops involved in the April 28 Chedwin Park shootings.
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