Jamaica leads the Caribbean in Renewable Energy

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica is now developing its renewable-energy potential at a leading pace among its Caribbean neighbours with support from private investment, says David Delaire, managing director, Germany-based MPC Capital.

Buju Banton – The return of the prodigal son

(Jamaica Gleaner) Scores of Jamaicans were eagerly awaiting Banton’s arrival in the island as they camped out at the Norman Manley International Airport last Friday to welcome ‘The Gargamel’ home.

Jamaica: Buju Banton rewards fans

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican reggae superstar Buju Banton rewarded a handful of fans who camped outside his St Andrew recording studio on Friday night after his return to the island.

Buju Banton arrives in Jamaica

(JAMAICA GLEANER) The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica was the centre of all activity — as far as reggae music lovers are concerned — moments ago, as dancehall-turned reggae superstar Mark ‘Buju Banton’ Myrie touched down after spending eight years imprisoned in the United States. 

Grace acquiring 49% stake in US patty company

(Jamaica Gleaner) Grace Foods (USA), Inc. a company owned by GraceKennedy Limited, said it will be acquiring a 49 per cent equity stake in a new joint venture company, Majesty Foods, a Florida-based manufacturer of patty and empanada products.

11 remigrants killed in Jamaica over the course of this year

-ministers condemn murders of Karen Cleary-Brown & Barbara Findley

(Jamaica Observer) National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang yesterday condemned the murders of returning residents Karen Cleary-Brown and Barbara Findley and said that the Government and his ministry remain steadfast in their mandate to serve and protect all citizens.

In Jamaica, 13-year-old boy stabs his mom to death

(Jamaica Gleaner) Residents of Berkshire District in Bethel Town, Westmoreland, were left baffled yesterday, as they woke up to the shocking news that a seemingly quiet second form high school student had allegedly attacked and murdered his mother early Wednesday night.

Jamaica: Body of missing British photographer found

(Jamaica Observer) The St Elizabeth police suspect that the decomposing body of a female found close to Providence Housing Scheme in Santa Cruz this afternoon may be that of 48-year-old Barbara Findlay of nearby Beadles Boulevard and Kensington, England.

Jamaica Auditor General releases stinging report on Petrojam, PCJ

(Jamaica Gleaner) Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has released a damning report on the operations of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and its affiliate, the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam, pointing to “explicit acts of nepotism” at both entities and deficiencies in human-resource recruitment and management practices.

Jamaican man arrested for murder after reporting British woman missing

The woman is 43-year-old Karen Cleary-Brown, a beautician from north London

(Jamaica Observer) The police are reporting that a man is now in custody in relation to the murder of a British-Jamaican woman, whose body was found in a shallow grave yesterday after investigations revealed inconsistencies in a missing person’s report he filed for her.

Jamaica PM disappointed with slow progress on CSME

(Jamaica Observer) Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday expressed disappointment with what he described as “uneven” implementation of decisions made at Caricom’s 39th Heads of Government meeting in Montego Bay last July.

British photographer missing in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Fifty-eight-year-old Barbara Findley, a photographer of Beadles Drive, Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth and Lupino Count, Lambeth Walk, Kensington in London has been missing since Thursday, November 29.

Jamaica: Autistic boy, 12, dies after accidentally shooting himself

(Jamaica Observer) The entire community of Perth Town was contorted with grief yesterday in the wake of the tragic passing of a well-loved, 11-year-old autistic boy who shot himself while playing with his father’s licenced firearm late Saturday morning.

Cannabis class at UWI Jamaica campus today

(Jamaica Gleaner) – The latest advances in medicinal cannabis research in Jamaica and its potential use in cancer management will come under the microscope today, when a group of international scientists present at the seminar ‘Cutting Edge Advances in Cancer Therapy’ at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona campus.

British diplomat says their tourists in Jamaica are being raped, too

The problematic issue of sexual attacks against visitors to the island, inside the walls of local hotels, again came to the fore recently when Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica, said that British nationals, including children, have also been victims.

Jamaica: Body of missing US woman, Nancy Hardy found

(Jamaica Observer) The police yesterday exhumed the partially decomposed body of a female Caucasian suspected to be that of 72-year-old US national Nancy Hardy, who has been missing since Saturday.

Canadian woman reported missing in Jamaica

(Jamaica Observer) Forty-two-year-old Nicole Vassell of Roehampton Drive, Kingston 19, and Toronto, Canada has been missing since Monday, November 27, the police have reported.

Jamaica: Trainee helicopter pilot survives crash landing

(Jamaica Observer) A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) trainee pilot flying a helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in an open field in St Catherine yesterday morning and, miraculously, survived the frightening ordeal.

Jamaican singer Dalton Harris responds to firestorm over photograph

(Jamaica Observer) Jamaican singer Dalton Harris yesterday broke his silence and responded to the firestorm of criticism which has been swirling on social media following the release of a photograph which sees him sitting on the leg of fellow X Factor competitor Brendan Murray.