Jamaica: Cop thanks couple who saved his life

(Jamaica Gleaner) Constable Merrick Nelson said his life was saved because of a swift decision by a woman and her spouse to transport him to the hospital after he sustained serious injuries resulting in a motor vehicle collision along the Spanish Town Road in Kingston on October 19 last year.

ACLU files another suit on behalf of Jamaican fishermen detained in the US

(Jamaica Observer) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed another lawsuit on behalf of three of four Jamaican fishermen, who brought a separate suit against the United States (US) Coast Guard in June for human rights violations, claiming that they were detained without due process at sea and degraded in inhumane conditions.

Jamaica gets big promotion in Times Square

(Jamaica Observer) MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett was welcomed to Times Square, New York City, on Sunday with a billboard located on Broadway and 43rd Street, in the heart of the square, featuring a message for five minutes, exposing Jamaica to an international audience.

Canadian university wants more Jamaican students

(Jamaica Observer) Fewer than 10 Jamaicans attend Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but international student recruitment officer at the institution, Jessica Brown, is hoping that will change with greater awareness of the programmes on offer.

Bob Marley’s widow leads Jamaican National Honours

(Jamaica Observer) Rita Marley, who steadfastly developed her husband’s legacy into a multi-million dollar brand, has been awarded the Order of Jamaica in this year’s National Honours and Awards, announced yesterday by the Jamaican government.

Traffic deaths still rising in Jamaica

(Jamaica Observer) It is no secret that road traffic deaths are rising rapidly in Jamaica, leaving public agencies like the Road Safety Unit (RSU) concerned that this year could well set a record.