Jamaica News

UWI faces huge funding shortfall

(Jamaica Gleaner) – The finances of The University of the West Indies, Mona, are in jeopardy, a state of affairs which chairman of the campus council, Earl Jarrett, admitted is threatening the viability of the largest university in Jamaica.

Erica Watson, who friends say was living her best life in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is said to have died on Saturday from COVID-19 complications, one day after her 48th birthday.
Erica Watson, who friends say was living her best life in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is said to have died on Saturday from COVID-19 complications, one day after her 48th birthday.

Chicago actress dies in Jamaica due to ‘complications from COVID’

(Jamaica Gleaner) Reports are that Chicago actress and stand-up comedian Erica Watson, who friends say was living her best life in Montego Bay, Jamaica, died on the island on Saturday from COVID-19 complications.

Tamara Geddes, who was shot in her bedroom in the Reserve community in Trelawny last year.
Tamara Geddes, who was shot in her bedroom in the Reserve community in Trelawny last year.

Jamaican woman sentenced to 20 years for sister’s murder  

(Jamaica Observer) DUNCANS, Trelawny — Forty-year-old farmer Nadeen Geddes was yesterday sentenced to 20 years in prison at hard labour in the Trelawny Circuit Court for the murder of her sister 36-year-old Tamara Geddes, who was shot in her bedroom in the Reserve community in the parish last year.

Jamaica Foreign minister reports progress in Shiprider talks with US

(Jamaica Observer) Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith informed the Senate on Friday that progress is being made in discussions with United States authorities on Jamaica’s request for new protocols to protect Jamaican seafarers detained under the Shiprider Agreement.

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