(Jamaica Observer) A teen whose father and brother were murdered months apart in Whithorn, Westmoreland, was killed by gunmen in the same community on Saturday night.
(Jamaica Observer) The teenage boy convicted of raping, buggering, and strangling to death a nine-year-old girl in 2018 has been sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole after 23 years and nine months.
(Jamaican Observer) As outrage intensifies over the alleged rape of a student at a St Mary high school, the victim’s family has opted to pull her from the public education system.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago are only paying a fraction of the sum agreed on to fund The University of the West Indies (UWI), owing the regional institution approximately US$48 million as at July 31, 2021.
(Jamaica Observer) DEAN of the Teachers’ Colleges of Jamaica (TCJ) Dr Garth Anderson is urging Parliament to examine Britain’s rationale for abolishing the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) before it forges ahead with a legal framework which is seen as punitive and egregious to some extent.
(Jamaican Gleaner) Trinidadian Tariq Alli is the new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Representative for Jamaica.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is urging members of the security forces to shoot to kill when confronted by armed gunmen, noting that the country was spending too much to treat criminals at public-health facilities.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Government has intensified its plan to put 15,000 hectares of land under Irish potato cultivation and to increase onion production in the next planting season.
(Trinidad Express) Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are battling a similar crime problem, says Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Demar Sparks, the proprietor of a start-up firm that collected millions of dollars for parcels of lands in a failed Trelawny housing development, does not have a licence to operate as a real estate dealer, developer or salesman, a state regulatory body has revealed.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – Digicel Group has finalised the sale of its Pacific operation to Australian telecommunications company Telstra Corporation Limited that, it said, was paid for with financing from the Australian government, through Export Finance Australia.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The monkeypox patient who fled the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon early Saturday afternoon is back in isolation.
(Jamaica Information Service) The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be launching a wheat flour substitution programme to combat the global shortage of the commodity and promote healthier eating among Jamaicans.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Music producer Linval ‘Shab Don’ Thompson Jr has been charged with three counts of murder.
KINGSTON, (Reuters) – A Jamaican legislator is asking the country’s parliament to name reggae legend Bob Marley a national hero, an effort that comes amid rising nationalism in English-speaking Caribbean countries that are distancing themselves from their colonial past.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The illicit trafficking of illegal firearms is a significant challenge for the Caribbean region, noted Dr Horace Chang, chairman of the CARICOM Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) and Jamaica’s National Security Minister.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Jamaican government is dismissing a claim by under-pressure Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland that “there is no vacancy” and that Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith should end her bid for the top post.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – Rwandan President Paul Kagame has said that the driving force behind the economic growth that his country had achieved in the 2010s was driven mainly by the agricultural sector.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says Jamaica’s gunmen are operating like Russian president Vladimir Putin, killing and maiming people without just cause.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – A monumental error. That’s how Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has described the decision of Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith to run for the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General.