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United States Border Patrol officials detain one of 14 migrants who came ashore on the intracoastal waterway in Pompano Beach, Florida, on Thursday. Several of them are believed to be Jamaicans.

Well-placed Homeland Security sources have revealed that Border Patrol agents have intensified surveillance of travel routes between the Caribbean and the United States in a bid to stem the flow of illegals. The disclosure comes amid the detention...
Christopher Tufton: “We are forced to prioritise the most vulnerable who are due to get their second dose.”

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaicans under 50 years old who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine may have to wait longer than anticipated for their second jab as the Government places vulnerable groups as priority. Approximately 35,000...
Orville Johnson, executive director of the Insurance Association of Jamaica.

Jamaica’s main insurance umbrella group has warned vehicle owners and operators enlisting with ride-sharing service Uber that they could compromise their coverage if they fail to disclose the arrangement to their insurers. The Insurance Association...

There are hardly words to express the relief and joy market vendor and construction worker Leonard ‘Fargo’ Haughton is feeling today, having been reunited with his 17-month-old son, Hayden Haughton, who was claimed by another man following the...

Rastafarians from across Jamaica gathered yesterday to celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the birth of their founder, Leonard Howell, at Pinnacle in St Catherine. It is the site where they claim Howell had acquired over 500 acres of land for...

After nearly eight years, a Kingston labourer who allegedly spent 18 hellish months in prison in 2009 after he was maliciously arrested and had sued the State is yet to have his claim heard in the Supreme Court. The appellant, Desmond Kinlock,...

A key financial regulatory body in Jamaica is recommending that lawmakers expand offences under the Cybercrimes Act to tackle computer-related fraud and forgery. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) wants Section 8 of the act that deals with...

A homeless man who was among four street persons who were viciously attacked and injured in sections of the Corporate Area in May has succumbed to his injuries. The man remains unidentified. His death, however, brings to six the number of...

A St Elizabeth teacher who was reportedly caught trying to smuggle a little over five pounds of compressed ganja to Barbados is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on September 6. The 32-year-old educator, Antonette...

There is a renewed call for the crafting of legislation similar to the Child Care and Protection Act to protect the elderly, who are at risk of abuse by relatives or while receiving institutionalised care. The latest appeal came from attorney-at-...
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