(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 Observer) An ex-member of the Uchence Wilson Gang yesterday told the Home Circuit Court that he had committed some of the robberies with the gang for fun.
(Jamaica Gleaner) An 18-year old Jamaican man has been remanded in The Bahamas on fraud charges for pretending to be a dentist.
(Jamaica Observer) Former Jamaican fast bowler in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, William Haye, was shot and killed yesterday (Monday, March 18) by as yet unknown assailants in the Four Paths area of Clarendon.
(Jamaica Observer) Two motorcyclists lost their lives after they were involved in a bizarre crash with a minibus in Trelawny on Sunday night.
(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 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 Observer) A second United States politician of Jamaican descent is exploring a run for the White House, buoyed by his convincing re-election last week as mayor of the city of Miramar, Florida.
(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 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.
(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 Gleaner) It was a prayerful Buju Banton who graced the stage at the National Stadium in Kingson on Saturday night asking, “have mercy on me”.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Forty-eight hours before Buju Banton hit the stage for his first performance after being released from a United States prison, Markus Myrie launched a tirade against his celebrated father on Instagram.
(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.
(Jamaica Observer) British actor Aml Ameen is among the celebrities in Kingston for tomorrow’s Long Walk To Freedom concert featuring Buju Banton at the National Stadium.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Jamaica Customs Agency says it has sent to the finance ministry recommendations from travellers for an increase in the duty-free limit.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Broadcasting Commission has urged the Holness administration to increase its oversight responsibility beyond free-to-air electronic media to policing social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Come June, travellers to Jamaica will have the option to go paperless through immigration and customs at the airports in Kingston and Montego Bay.
(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.
(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 Observer) A security guard and a driver were gunned down in a dramatic, suspected multi million-dollar heist by heavily armed men who intercepted the marked security company vehicle they were using to escort a minibus here yesterday morning.
(Jamaica Observer) A Clarendon farmer who faked his death to collect on a $17-million insurance policy is expected to be sentenced in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A Jamaica-born resident of Texas is feared dead, and her husband, an Air Force major, has been arrested and charged in connection with her disappearance.
(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 Gleaner) Incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel has returned to prison following a visit to the hospital today to receive treatment for a health condition.
(Jamaica Observer) Sixty-eight-year-old David Aarons of Stratton Crescent, Whitby, Ontario, Canada who was staying at a hotel in Kingston, has been reported missing since Monday, March 04.
(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.
(Jamaica Observer) A St Mary woman is believed to have committed suicide and is said to have seriously injured her three-year-old son before committing the act.
(Jamaica Observer) ANOTHER Jamaican claiming sexual abuse, allegedly at the hands of a local Roman Catholic priest, has come forward.
(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.
(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 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.
(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.
(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 Gleaner) Two men who were caught cultivating ganja in Trelawny three years ago and told police investigators it was for research have pleaded guilty to drug charges.
(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.
(Jamaica Observer) A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for East Portland Dr Lynvale Bloomfield.
(Jamaica Observer) While acknowledging that the Catholic community has been hurt by the sex scandals that have rocked the Church globally, Archbishop of Kingston Most Rev Kenneth Richards says the Jamaican priest fingered by one alleged victim has said their relationship was consensual.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Harry ‘Danny’ Myers could barely contain his excitement and emotions after he was conferred with Jamaican citizenship this morning.
(Jamaica Observer) A group of seven young adults have complained to the Jamaica Observer that weeks after attending interviews and paying money for uniforms to secure jobs at a call centre they are now unable to contact the ‘company’.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Terror reigned in the parish of Westmoreland between midday Monday and Tuesday morning as eight persons were killed by bloodthirsty gunmen in a murderous rampage that spanned several communities.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Six years ago, Guyanese reggae singer Mark Batson had given up on his music career.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Terror reigned in the parish of Westmoreland between midday Monday and yesterday morning as eight persons were killed by bloodthirsty gunmen in a murderous rampage that spanned several communities.
(Jamaica Observer) DESPITE the arrest of four police officers in connection with a robbery in Hellshire, St Catherine, last week, the female victim says she is still terrified.
(Jamaica Observer) Police are currently piecing together clues in a deadly gun attack in Williamsfield, Westmoreland last night.
(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 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.