(Jamaica Observer) When Jamaica’s youngest detective sergeant Adrian Wellington returns to the island in 2020, equipped with an MSc in Forensic Accounting, he intends to undertake an extensive study into financial crimes in the country.
(Jamaica Observer) One of the island’s top plastic surgeons is advocating the establishment of a specialist registry in light of a significant increase in the demand for body contour surgeries across the island.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Vigilant nurses at the busy Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine recently accosted a man who posed as a doctor for over a week in the accident and emergency (A&E) department.
(Jamaica Observer) Renowned musical arranger, composer and choirmaster Noel Dexter is being remembered as a gentle giant whose legacy will be the impact of his work on thousands of Jamaicans.
(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.
(Jamaica Observer) A significant shortage of equipment at several of the island’s public health facilities has resulted in deaths, junior doctors have stated.
(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 Gleaner) Two well-known females on the western Jamaica business circuit lost their lives in road crashes on Wednesday night.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Despite a slight decline in the pass rate for students who sat the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), there were improved performances in most subject areas.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A psychiatric evaluation and a social enquiry report have been ordered for the 16-year-old boy accused of slashing a six-year-old boy in his face and cutting off his penis on August 3 in White Horses, St Thomas.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A former Jamaican farm worker who says he developed a severe illness while working in Canada is seeking compensation for his injuries and for funds expended in relation to his participation in the programme.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The mother of a 15-year-old boy charged with breaches of the Firearms Act is expressing fear after releasing a video in which she blasted the police for shooting her son five times on Emancipation Day.
(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.
(Jamaica Observer) Jamaican Clive Peck was one of three United Nations (UN) staff members who died when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi.
(Jamaica Observer) The looks on the faces of wards of the State whose Jamaica National Children’s Home was destroyed by fire on Friday told stories of anxiety and what they believe the future hold for them.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The long-awaited statutory declaration of Prime Minister Andrew Holness shows that he and his family had an income of $15,569,477.41, assets totalling $161,254,055.89 and total liabilities of $22,218,182.61.
(Jamaica Observer) Dr Andre Haughton, Opposition senator, intends to move a motion which seeks to allow the use of Jamaican expletives in dancehalls.
(Jamaica Observer) Close to 1,000 people have so far turned up to a job fair staged by Fontana Pharmacy to fill 16 positions at its new Waterloo Road location in St Andrew.
(Jamaica Observer) Hundreds of Jamaican college and university students who were banking on landing jobs in the US this summer to save for their tuition when school reopens in September have found themselves with neither the promised jobs nor the US$1,500 they each paid to secure placement.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Alfred Samuels, an advanced prostate cancer survivor, was the winner of the Ambassador of the Year Award given by Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
(Jamaica Observer) The Denham Town evangelist who was seen in a video being attacked by a Rastafarian man while delivering a spirited sermon in Arnett Gardens is calling the altercation a blessing.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Technology company Mastercard yesterday announced Dalton Fowles as the country manager for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
(Jamaica Observer) Vershon was denied entry into Bermuda last Friday by immigration officials.
(Jamaica Observer) There is growing concerns within the financial sector over the large volumes of hard currency being shipped from Jamaica — upwards of $50 million monthly — which cannot adequately be justified.
(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.
(Jamaica Observer) The father of a six-year-old who received cuts to his genitals in a vicious attack last week in White Horses, St Thomas, is trying to dissuade the lad from seeking to exact vengeance on the 16-year-old boy who is accused of committing the act.
(Jamaica Observer) The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has launched an investigation to determine the origin of a video that is now circulating on social media, showing a policeman intervening in an altercation between a man sporting locks and another individual who appears to be a cross-dresser.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Kingston-based Harvest Temple Apostolic Church has vowed to press on, declaring that it has nothing to be ashamed of as its disgraced pastor awaits sentencing on sex-related charges after impregnating a 12-year-old girl.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A six-year-old boy has been hospitalised after he was stabbed multiple times and his penis dismembered allegedly by a 16-year-old boy in White Horses, St Thomas, last Friday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Despite just released data showing poverty increasing in Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says citizens have much to be thankful for as the country gets ready to celebrate 57 years of Independence.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Petrol dealer Annette Wong-Lee says growing up in a clan of nine boys and two girls not only prepared her to hold her own, but to stand out in the tough world of the auto industry.
(Jamaica Observer) A once popular broadcaster, now serving 14 years in prison for an attack on his then lover, has admitted his wrong and is begging for forgiveness.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A female student of the Flanker Skills Training Institute in Montego Bay, St James, is fortunate to be alive today thanks to a team of quick-thinking Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers.
(Jamaica Observer) Macka Diamond is puzzled as to why American rapper Nicki Minaj has not posted her entry into the Megatron Challenge.
(Jamaica Observer) A man who embarked on a three-month killing spree in 2014 which claimed eight lives, has been sentenced to serve almost 800 months in prison before he becomes eligible for parole.
(Jamaica Observer) Several associations representing operators of public transportation have written to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, asking for a fare increase.
(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.
(Jamaica Observer) The Narcotics Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force along with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard, between Sunday and Tuesday, seized more than 1,200 kilogrammes of cocaine worth approximately $4.5 billion in Kingston and St Thomas respectively.
(Jamaica Observer) The Portland police are searching for a man who is alleged to have killed his girlfriend following a prolonged domestic dispute at David Lane in Port Antonio yesterday morning.
(Jamaica Observer) The 57th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence is in the spotlight with Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica celebrating across the United States the island’s milestone of gaining independence from Britain on August 6, 1962.
(Jamaica Observer) Paul Burke, the outspoken former general secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP), has reacted with disbelief at the decision of his wife, Dr Angela Brown Burke, to endorse Peter Bunting over Dr Peter Phillips in the Opposition party’s presidential race.
(Jamaica Observer) A woman and her daughter were murdered at their home in Eltham Park, St Catherine on Sunday night.
(Jamaica Observer) Bounty Killer is taking a stand against mining in the Cockpit Country.
(Jamaica Observer) TORONTO, CANADA — In what seemed an unprecedented operation, the entire plane load of passengers on Air Canada flight AC 1803 from Kingston, Jamaica, had every piece of their luggage searched and some items confiscated by customs agents at Pearson Toronto International Airport here in Canada.
(Jamaica Observer) Two Jamaican men have received prison time in separate cases for trying to smuggle cocaine through North Carolina in their suitcases.
(Jamaica Observer) The Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) says that about 45 per cent of Jamaicans suffered from the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) during the outbreak in 2014.
(Jamaica Observer) Nomination of candidates in the People’s National Party (PNP) leadership challenge is scheduled to take place at the party’s headquarters on Old Hope Road tomorrow, Friday July 26.
(Jamaica Observer) Jay Ravers, a member of popular dance group Ravers Clavers, died on July 14 of an unknown illness.
(Jamaica Observer) Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it is deeply concerned at what appears to be the continuing neglect of the principles of good governance and the attempted redefinition of the standards required to maintain the moral legitimacy and authority of the state.