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National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says there will be serious repercussions for those who attack the police.  He says the police have received a shooting simulator from the United States government and that it will be used to...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative, Dr Longkeng Ngouana, says Brand Jamaica is 'severely under-leveraged' due to the high crime rate. In delivering the University College of the Caribbean's (UCC) Distinguished...

A Jamaican woman is facing a murder charge in Barbados. She is Tedesha Ann Juliet Haynes. Haynes had been charged with inflicting serious bodily harm, but the charges against her were elevated to murder on Friday when she...

There has been a more than 100 per cent increase in the number of persons killed in Hanover since the start of the year. The Hanover Police report that since January 1, 31 murders have been reported across the parish. This compares with the 12...

WASHINGTON, CMC – As the United Nations today celebrates the International Day of Action for Women’s health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) wants the Caribbean and other countries in the Americas to leave “no girl or...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged...

Andre Lowe, Sports Editor Olympic champion Omar McLeod led a Jamaican one - two in the men's 100m hurdles at the Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.  McLeod stopped the clock in a world leading...

The police seized over 800 pounds of ganja valued about $3.5 million and several pieces of equipment used to package and transport the drug in Planters District, St Catherine this morning. A release from the police's Corporate Communication...

Two Manchester men are to be slapped with a number of charges after they were allegedly found with drugs while attempting to board a flight to Barbados yesterday. Reports are that about 3:30 p.m., the two men, who were travelling together, checked...

Farmers in flood-affected areas of the island are being urged to be proactive in treating soil and crops to prevent attacks from pests and diseases in the aftermath of the heavy rains. Chief technical director in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dermon...

The National Water Commission (NWC) says its Palmetto Pen pumping station in Clarendon has been vandalised and this has left several communities without their regular water supply. The NWC says thieves have stripped the pumping station of all...

The United States (US) Bureau of Prisons has confirmed that Jamaican drug lord Christopher Dudus Coke was transferred to a low-security prison in the state of New Jersey on March 7 to complete his 23-year prison sentence. However, the Bureau has...

Recruits to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) are now being subjected to lie detector testing. The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) says the National Security Council was informed that the programme has been expanded to the department...

The legendary Usain Bolt runs his last race in Jamaica on June 10 –  and pay per view on www.1spotmedia is the place to watch.   He ran into the international limelight at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica during the...

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch today, from "critical" to "severe" as authorities said they had made major progress in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester concert bombing....

Logos Hope, the world's largest book ship, has reopened after it was forced to close early yesterday afternoon because of an industrial unrest at Caribbean Cement Company in east Kingston.   The ship reopened late yesterday evening. Logos...

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC  – In a dramatic turn of events, that has struck out a deal brokered on Friday between the two major political parties  – opposition leader McKeeva Bush is set to become premier of the...

LONDON (AP) -- British Airways cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. The airline said it was...

Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair  has been closed to the public until further notice.   This is due to industrial unrest among staff of the Caribbean Cement Company.   "We are grateful for the warm...

A United States high court has overturned some of the life sentences of Jamaica-born US sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in a killing spree in Washington almost 15 years ago. A federal judge explained that the decision is based...

Oliver Nembhard, the acting chief executive officer of the National Irrigation Commission, (NIC) has died. Minister with responsibility for water in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Dr Horace Chang, ...

Economist Everton McFarlane is to demit office as Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service next week.

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has uncovered 96 illegal connections and nine by-pass connections in Cornwall Courts, St James. According to the NWC, of the 96 illegal connections, 45 were on premises of unregistered users and 51...

Some lawmakers have expressed reservations about supporting a suggestion for a person who kills a pregnant woman to be charged for double murder, suggesting instead that stronger penalties be applied. The suggestion is being considered by a...
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