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The health ministry says it should be able to confirm within a week whether a sample taken from a baby believed to have microcephaly tested positive for the Zika virus. Microcephaly is a birth defect where a baby is born with a small head because...

The election petition challenging the election of councillor for the Yallahs Division in St Thomas, Dean Jones, has been set for February 14. The petition was filed by the People’s National Party’s Constantine Bogle following the...

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has provided a total of $10.6 million in additional funding to the anti child abuse campaign being led by Office of the Children’s Registry. The Registry has been running its Break the Silence...

A police operation in the Jones Avenue community of Spanish Town, St Catherine led to the capture of a reputed area leader and the seizure of an illegal gun yesterday. The suspect who was last year acquitted of the 2008 murder of Jamaica Urban...

The Appeal Court is to hand down its judgment in the Trafigura matter on April 28. The court has been hearing a legal challenge brought by People's National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller and other party functionaries against the...

The Member of Parliament for western Westmoreland Dr Wykeham McNeill wants the Government to take immediate action to stem the crime wave currently gripping the parish. According to McNeill Westmoreland needs an immediate approach to...

Education Minister Ruel Reid is sticking to his position that a decision to have embattled Hampton School principal Heather Murray take two weeks’ leave was made with her agreement. Murray has been embroiled in controversy in the wake of...

Gender Affairs Minister Olivia Grange has urged a parliamentary committee set up to review the Sexual Offences Act and related laws to move expeditiously to complete its work in response to increased gender-based violence and sexual abuse...

The ministry of youth has asked the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) to conduct an inquiry into how investigations into a reported case of sex abuse of a six-year-old child were handled by the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the...

Fire at a scrap metal facility close to the Riverton City landfill in St Andrew last night left several persons homeless. The inferno at the facility along Spanish Town Road caused thick black smoke to blanket the sky. There were no reports of loss...

National Security Minister Robert Montague has welcomed the decision of the US State Department to resume the authorisation process for firearm export licenses for Jamaica. Montague says he’s pleased that discussions with the Ministry, the...

The Governor General Sir Patrick Allen says he has been deeply disturbed by developments involving members of the Church in the past few weeks. Allen, speaking this morning at the 37th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast at the Jamaica Pegasus...

Two police constables were last night rushed to hospital after they were shot while taking a detainee into custody at the Coral Gardens Police Station. The Corporate Communications Unit says the detainee attempted to disarm one of the cops who lost...

Two children were among three people who were last night shot dead during a series of attacks in Williamsfield, Hanover. One-year-old Daquan Davidson and five-year-old Kimani Johnson were killed about 10.50 p.m. when gunmen opened fire on...

The Health Ministry says it is awaiting the result of a sample being tested for the Zika virus taken from the first baby in Jamaica suspected have been born with microcephaly in recent times. Microcephaly is a birth defect where a baby is born with...
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