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The undocumented Jamaican man who is fighting deportation after helping United States (US) authorities convict drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke has been offered bailed, according to a report by the New York Daily News. However, it...

Two men are now in custody after they were allegedly held with illegal firearms and ammunition in separate incidents yesterday. One of the men has been identified as Jamie Stephenson, 26, a construction worker who is from Mansfield Heights, in...

One opposition senator has suggested that the government rethink its ongoing review of laws with so-called paltry fines. Jamaica has over 800 laws on the books and is in the process of reviewing just over 300 legislation which have ...

Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of tonight's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) clash with the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) at Sabina Park at 8 p.m. Russell, who was hit on the side of the head from a bouncer from St...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on stretchers or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many of them elderly. Four firefighters were...

Approximately $26 million has been allocated to the repair of the Riley to Harvey River roadway in Western Hanover.   The project is being implemented by the National Works Agency (NWA), under the agency’s Maintenance of Secondary...

Former hotel manager and businessman Dimitris Kosvogiannis was today freed in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court of a charge of breaching the Revenue Administration Act.  He was accused of neglecting to furnish information connected to...

President of the National Water Commission (NWC), Mark Barnett, says the Commission will be sourcing water from the Rio Cobre and rehabilitated wells to address the water issue faced by residents of the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA). “We...

The government has reportedly decided to close the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and transfer its functions to the Ministry of Mining, Energy and Technology. According to opposition spokesperson on energy Phillip Paulwell, the decision was...

President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Dr Fritz Pinnock, has had his voluntary leave of absence extended until the investigations into the affairs of the Kingston-based institution have been completed. Pinnock, who was scheduled to...

A total of 48 Jamaicans have reached out to the Foreign Ministry for assistance in making contact with relatives in The Bahamas.  

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Antigua and Barbuda government says it will not accept a request for a 10 year monopoly from a company that is interested in growing marijuana for sacramental and recreational purposes. A statement issued...

The police’s Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau is reporting that it arrested three members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force between Monday and Thursday over alleged breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. In the...

The police in St Thomas are probing the shooting death of a man in Seaforth on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as 34-year-old Richard Whyte, otherwise called Mario, of a Main Road, Lower York address in Seaforth. It is reported that...

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas, hard hit by a Category 5 hurricane at the start of the month that killed at least 50 people, was on Friday bracing for the passage of a new tropical disturbance that was moving north westward over the...

The Ministry of National Security is reporting that some 240,000 traffic tickets have been cleared following major software modifications to the island’s Traffic Ticket Management System. The Ministry explains that the system is a centralised...

Detectives attached to the Area 2 Fugitive Apprehension Team seized twenty 9mm cartridges in York Castle, Claremont, St Ann on Thursday. The police report that between 3:30 a.m., and 6:30 a.m., a team was on operation in the area when a premises...

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reported that there has been a slight increase in the water levels at the Mona Reservoir and the Hermitage Dam due to the recent rains across the island. “We have seen some changes in our storage level...

Some 52 high schools are now participating in the Ministry of Education’s Twinning of Schools initiative. The programme aims to expose students to academic and extracurricular programmes that are not currently available at their own schools....

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold face-to-face talks next week in a bid to break the Brexit impasse. European and British officials say the meeting will take...

The bus operator who was captured on camera illegally driving through a pedestrian opening of a barrier on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew has been fined $5,000 in a Corporate Area court after pleading guilty to careless driving. Elkanah Sparks,...

Residents of August Town have said that the zero murders experienced in the St Andrew community in 2016 could not have been sustained because of the little to no action by police to enable the peace to last.  
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