Captain in Jamaica boat accident that killed 2 fined $400

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(Jamaica Observer) The family of Herbert Dowie, the captain of the fishing boat that capsized off Maiden Cay in December, is relieved that the elderly man walked away with a fine instead of doing prison time.

Jamaica: Buju’s son forgives him

(Jamaica Gleaner) Days after Markus Myrie, the eldest son of reggae entertainer Buju Banton, had a rant on social media about his father, he returned to Instagram today to express regret.

Jamaica: Five cars stolen from patrons at Buju concert

(Jamaica Observer) Five motor vehicles belonging to patrons who attended Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert at the National Stadium on Saturday were stolen outside the venue, while another was broken into and personal items stolen from it.

Jamaica: Illness might have driven bishop to sexual harassment – Archbishop

(Jamaica Gleaner) The banning from priestly ministry of former Bishop of Mandeville Gordon Bennett for sexual harassment has come as a shocker for the local Catholic Church, but Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston, the Reverend Charles Dufour, has questioned whether ill-health might have contributed to his actions.

Jamaica: Mother of five sets of twins joins children at Hydel

(Jamaica Observer) Exactly one month after sharing her story in the Sunday Observer, Kerry-Ann Anderson, the mother of five sets of twins, has since been employed full-time on the ancillary staff at the Hydel Group of Schools in St Catherine.

Ex-gang member paints himself as “Robin Hood” in Jamaican court

(Jamaica Observer) An ex-member of the Uchence Wilson gang on Friday sought to paint himself as a “modern-day Robin Hood,” after surprising the court with the disclosure that he had given away some of the goods he had stolen from a female gang member to the poor.

Jamaica: Vote-buying allegations in East Portland by-election

(Jamaica Observer) Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said payments from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) have been discontinued in the wake of accusation from the Opposition People’s National Party that State resources were being used to “buy votes” ahead of the April 4 by-election in Portland Eastern.

Jamaican homeowner kills 3 armed robbers

(Jamaica Observer) The police are reporting that a licensed firearm holder fatally shot three men during an attempted a robbery at his home in Portmore, St Catherine last night.

Jamaican filmmaker wins three awards in US

(Jamaica Observer) Jamaican film-maker Kia Moses was a winner at last weekend’s Black Women Film Network Summit held at the Atlanta Technical College in the United States.

Jamaican scores with New York Times Scholarship

(Jamaica Gleaner) Nineteen-year-old Davina Scott overcame poverty in her native Jamaica and the embarrassment of not being able to read and write to rise to become one of 10 students who have received a New York Times College Scholarship.

Jamaica: Fake doctor arrested, charged

(Jamaica Gleaner) The police are reporting that Alicia England, a woman accused of posing as a medical doctor and fleecing individuals of hundreds of thousands of dollars, is now in custody.

Jamaican Pastor accused of having sex with 12 year-old has bail revoked

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Kingston pastor charged with rape and other sex-related offences for repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl and impregnating her has had his bail revoked by a High Court judge who reportedly suggested that he give careful consideration to the case against him.

Jamaica: Daughter finds maggots in mother’s mouth at nursing home

(Jamaica Observer) WHEN Tamoya Rainford and her two sisters were no longer able to provide the necessary care for their mother, who has been battling Parkinson’s disease for the last 10 years, they thought sending her to a private nursing home was the best option.

Jamaican army not ready for rasta soldiers

(Jamaica Gleaner) A prominent member of the local Rastafarian community has hailed reports of Rastafarianism being the fastest-growing religion among British soldiers as a victory for the faith, even as the Jamaica Defence Force has not yet warmed up to the idea of enlisting dreadlocked soldiers.

Jamaican education ministry warns of ‘Momo Challenge’

(Jamaica Observer) The Ministry of Education has moved to warn educators about the so-called Momo Challenge encouraging children to engage in increasingly terrifying and destructive behaviour, culminating with suicide.

Jamaica: Woman wants back money paid for failed American family trip

(Jamaica Observer) A woman, who reportedly collected £4,000 and $140,000 from a woman to make reservation for her and her family to travel from London, England to New York in the United States but failed to do so, is scheduled to return to court on May 6, to pay over half of the amount to the complainant.

Voice of Spider-Man Miles Morales is Jamaican-American actor and rapper

(Jamaica Observer) Guess what! Twenty-three-year-old American actor and rapper Shameik Moore, more popularly recognised for his role as Curtis “Shaolin Fantastic” in the Netflix hit The Get Down and who was christened recently at the 91st Annual Academy Awards for his voice-over role as Miles Morales in the critically-acclaimed and multiple award-winning film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has deep Jamaican roots and could eat his mother’s oxtail 24 hours a day.

Young man charged in Jamaican MP’s murder

(Jamaica Observer) The Portland man who was initially taken into custody and released in connection with the gruesome killing of Dr Lynvale Bloomfield was on Friday charged with murder after he was again called in for questioning.

Jamaica: Mahfood fingers Bloomberg among US anti-sugar donors

(Jamaica Gleaner) The estimated multibillion-dollar campaign designed to influence policymakers to impose a minimum 20 per cent sugar tax on drinks is funded by external forces with no genuine interest in the promotion of health, a Jamaican business czar has claimed.

CHEC to build hundreds of houses in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Cabi-net has approved a partnership between the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited for the construction of between 1,650 and 1,900 housing solutions at Bernard Lodge in St  Catherine.               

Jamiaca: Bail reduced for accused baby snatcher

(Jamaica Gleaner) Melissa Harriot, the woman who allegedly stole a three-week-old baby at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay last month, had her bail reduced to $200,000 when she appeared before the St James Parish Court yesterday.

Jamaica: 4 cops held for $17M jewellery heist

(Jamaica Observer) Four policemen have been detained in connection with a robbery in Hell-shire, St Catherine, last week when thieves made off with $17 million worth of jewellery, US$5,500 in cash, and other items.