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Wisynco chairman William Mahfood has described today as a "very sad day" for his company following a massive fire at its Lakes Pen warehouse in St Catherine. However, Mahfood said his entity will overcome the disaster. "We will rise and have much to be thankful for," Mahfood tweeted from overseas.

Nine people remain hospitalised, three critically following Thursday's car crash on the Woodstock main road in Portland which also claimed the life of an unidentified man. The Buff Bay Police say the deceased was among a group of three...

One employee who works at the corporate offices at the Lakes Pen, St Catherine property said she and her co-workers scurried outside to the assemble point only to see a massive blaze at the warehouse which sprawls out on the property.

The National Water Commission (NWC) says customers in the Chancery Hall, St Andrew area will be out of piped water on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. while it's carrying out continued upgrading works at the Chancery Hall #2 Relift Station. The NWC...

The Director of Public Prosecution Paula Llewellyn has reserved comments on the Prime Minister’s announcement that he intends to pursue laws that will deny bail to murder accused in certain circumstances. Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, leaves the island tomorrow, to attend the eighth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States in Port Moresby,...

One of the lawyers who worked to have changes to the Bail Act declared unconstitutional five years ago, says he’s surprised the government is again planning to make similar amendments to the law.

An honorary doctor of laws degree is to be conferred on the University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, the University of the West Indies has announced. Full release below: The University of the West Indies (The UWI)...

Jamaica's Chaunte Blackwood was eliminated in Round Five of the Scripps National Spelling Bee today. The 13-year-old misspelt the word photophygous, defined as preferring or thriving in shade. Four spellers have been eliminated in Round Five,...

American Demarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley registered a sensational first knockout victory over Guyanese Revlon 'Lion Heart' Lake in the quarterfinals of the Wray & Nephew Contender last night at the Chinese Benevolent Association....

Senator Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information has charged the new board of the HEART Trust/National Training Agency to provide training opportunities especially for marginalised groups. Speaking yesterday at the first meeting of...

A St Andrew man who was arrested and charged for stabbing his uncle to death during an altercation six years ago was acquitted of murder in the Home Circuit Court yesterday. Twenty-eight-year-old taxi driver Devardo Gooden was freed after...

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is working to reduce household fires in inner-city communities through its Environmental Wardens Programme. Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, says the wardens have been helping residents to practise...

A police superintendent and a subordinate have filed legal action challenging an attempt by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to arrest them on criminal charges. Law enforcement sources revealed yesterday that the subordinate,...

After years of delay, the hearing into the controversial Trafigura case is to resume in court on Tuesday. Dutch Authorities want to question officials of the People's National Party (PNP) about a $31-million donation by Dutch company Trafigura...

The four Westmoreland men who on last week pleaded guilty to lottery scamming in the Westmoreland Circuit Court are to be sentenced in June 3. They are: 1. Steven Ricketts, 33-years- old, construction worker of Williamsfield,Westmoreland. 2. Romeo...

The Meteorological Service has lifted the flash flood watch that was announced for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St Thomas, Portland, St Mary and St Ann. One child was killed after being swept away in St Thomas on Tuesday and there were...

Two Canadian men arrested on drug charges in separate incidents at the Sangster International Airport in St. James on Tuesday, are to appear in court soon. Fifty-three-year-old Joseph Southhill of Dundas in Ontario, Canada and ...

MARYLAND, USA: Jamaica's Chaunte Blackwood has advanced to Thursday's final of the Scripps Spelling Bee following a day filled with joys and disappointments for spellers at the competition. ...

The price of gasoline is to go up by $1.92 this week. Effective tomorrow, a litre of E10 87 gasoline will sell for $104.98, while E10 90 will sell for $106.63 per litre. Meanwhile, the price of automotive diesel oil will go up by $1.71 to sell for...
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