Jamaica: 15-Year-Old Mom and Baby Missing

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) The police have activated an Ananda Alert for 15-year-old Hobbiegaye Aldridge and her baby, who are of Anchor Avenue, Bogue Village in St James.

Jamaica: Man kills common-law wife and teen stepdaughter

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) An enraged security guard who butchered his common-law wife and her teenaged daughter at their St James home yesterday morning later killed himself by driving over the Flat Bridge into the Rio Cobre in St Catherine, where he drowned.

35 Children Murdered This Month in Jamaica

(JAMAICA GLEANER) As violence against the island’s children rises to increasingly disturbing levels, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the brutality that is beginning to emerge is particularly worrying.

Jamaica: Senator condemns murder of pastor killed in church

Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says the brazen killing of Pastor James Johnson inside his St Catherine church yesterday afternoon is a clear sign that criminals no longer subscribe to the unwritten code that violence against some vulnerable groups and in some places are off limits.

Tax break or bust – Jamaica company hunting $1b sugar write-off

(Jamaica Gleaner) As Seprod grapples internally on whether to hang on to its sugar operation, the company is chasing a tax break to offset the losses that continue to mount in the near decade that it has owned the Golden Grove factory in St Thomas.

Jamaican bakery and grill expands operations into Canada

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) New York , USA — Eight months after the death of its founder, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill has expanded its operations into the Canadian market, opening two stores in the greater Toronto, Ontario, area, home to a large number of Jamaican and other Caribbean nationals.

Over 1,500 Jamaicans left for Canada since Express VISA system

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) In the three-and-a-half years since Canada introduced its Express Entry immigration application system, close to 1,500 Jamaicans have left the island’s shores for that North American country, with the number expected to increase in the face of subsequent changes to the qualifying criteria.

CSEC pass rate increases for Jamaican students

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) The Government has reported an increase in the pass rate for students in public schools who sat the compulsory subjects of Mathematics and English Language in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) this year, when compared to 2017.