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Jamaicans for Justice, the lobby group which was last year publicly scathed for its sex education programme in state-run childcare facilities, is calling for a withdrawal of a report by the Government-established committee set up to review the...

The decision-making organ of the ruling Peoples' National Party (PNP) failed to decide on action against the embattled former mayor of Lucea, Shernet Haughton, at its sitting today.PNP General Secretary Paul Burke says the National Executive Council...

Twelve persons are now homeless after fire destroyed three houses in Falmouth Gardens in Falmouth, Trelawny Friday night.“I see it and hear it but you don’t expect it to happen to you, nothing was saved,” said Sonia Clarke, one of the victims of the...

A 20-year old man is to face the court on firearms charges following his arrest in connection with the seizure of a 9mm pistol in Mount Salem, St James yesterday.Reports from the Mount Salem police are that about 8:30 a.m., the man was accosted and...

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile.The chaotic scene...

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP): Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal today, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and...

Member of Parliament for Northern Trelawny Patrick Atkinson says he will be taking steps to have Falmouth declared a resort town once critical infrastructure work now underway is completed. Such a designation would make Falmouth the nation’s...

The lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has appointed a new board of directors. The new board takes over from the interim board that was appointed after the fallout from JFJ’s decision to implement a controversial sex education programme...

Starting tomorrow, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) will begin collecting electronic waste or e-waste as part of a six-month pilot project. Mobile phones, CPUs, printers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, mouse and chargers are...

The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is this evening warning that the number of children being murdered is now at crisis levels and is demanding swift action from the government. The warning by Opposition Spokesperson on Education and Youth...

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt believes that American Tyson Gay should have been banned for life for doping.The Jamaican blasted Gay's expedited return to competition after the former 100m and 200m world champion tested positive for a...

One man has been taken into custody in connection with the seizure of a large quantity of ganja in Portmore, St Catherine on Thursday. The Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit says his identity is being withheld pending...

The Government has announced plans to invest close to a billion dollars in development projects in the west Kingston communities of Denham Town, Hannah Town and Tivoli Gardens. The investment will form part of the government’s Integrated...

Police investigators have revealed that an autopsy will be conducted on the body of the 12-year-old girl whose partially decomposed body was discovered in bushes near her home in Riversdale, St Catherine yesterday. However, one investigator told...

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) has announced a two-month amnesty that will allow business to file outstanding annual returns. The amnesty, which is scheduled to run from May 4 to June 30, will also allow for the removal of companies from the...

NEW DELHI (AP): At least 34 people were killed and dozens more injured in India in a powerful earthquake that struck neighboring Nepal today, the government said. At least 23 people were killed in the eastern state of Bihar in the seven districts...

It was a positive start for Jamaican athletes this morning, the final day of competition at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, as St Elizabeth Technical's (STETHS) Marvin Williams, competing in the first event for High School Boys, the...

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC):Opener Kraigg Brathwaite fashioned an outstanding, unbeaten hundred that headlined strong West Indies resistance, shackled England's zeal and set up a riveting final day of the second Test today.The 22-year-old, with just...

A customer has obtained a Supreme Court order which places Carmax Limited, the car dealership company which allegedly owes customers more than $100 million, into receivership.The assets of its directors, Darren Blake and Ian Lyn, are also in...
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