Latest News

KSAMC, NCDA and partners open walk-in shower for homeless 5:32 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) along with several partners, on Friday, officially opened a walk-in shower for the homeless. Read More

Up to 35 dead as Typhoon Hagibis slams Japan 5:20 pm
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) -- Tens of thousands of rescuers worked through the pre-dawn hours Monday to reach people trapped by landslides and floods in Japan caused by a powerful typhoon that has killed up to 35, officials and local media said.... Read More

After violence, Ecuadorians return to streets ahead of talks 5:18 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Residents of Ecuador's capital ventured out into the streets Sunday despite a 24-hour military curfew, picking their way through piles of burnt tires, chunks of pavement and tree trunks smouldering after a day of violent protests across Quito.... Read More

Motorcyclist dies after crashing in Hanover 4:03 pm
HANOVER, Jamaica— The police are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a motorcyclist in Logwood, Hanover on Friday.The deceased has been identified as 42-year-old farmer Micky Nasmyth of the said district.... Read More

St James man charged after cops find gun in bedroom

Sunday, October, 13 2019 3:05 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The St James police have charged 28-year-old Obrian Grey with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following an operation in Hendon, Norwood in the parish on Friday, October 11.                                           Read More

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew

Sunday, October, 13 2019 1:48 pm    

NEW YORK, United States (AP)— So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. Read More

Spectrum Management Authority to lobby for new legislation

Sunday, October, 13 2019 1:34 pm    

ST JAMES, Jamaica— The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) will be lobbying for new legislation to advance the digital industry. Read More

Tufton highlights negative effects of illicit trade in tobacco products

Sunday, October, 13 2019 12:36 pm    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica— Minister of Health and Wellness, Christopher Tufton, says the growing illicit trade in tobacco products is a clear and present danger to public health in the Caribbean and the rest of the world. Read More

Brexit divorce talks between UK and EU go down to the wire

Sunday, October, 13 2019 10:29 am    

LONDON, United Kingdom  (AP)— British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Cabinet colleagues that it will require a "significant amount of work" to strike a Brexit deal with the European Union, amid signs of progress in last-minute talks but also deep-seated scepticism about the chances of... Read More

J'cans must consider their personal safety in disasters — Mckenzie

Sunday, October, 13 2019 10:16 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, is calling on Jamaicans to consider their personal safety and responsibility in disasters this International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR), which is being observed... Read More

UN migration agency launches US$10M appeal to support hurricane recovery in the Bahamas

Sunday, October, 13 2019 9:37 am    

UNITED NATIONS (CMC )– The United Nations' International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a US$10 million appeal to assist The Bahamas as the country continues to recover from the devastation brought on by Hurricane Dorian just over a month ago. Read More

Farmer suspected of drowning at Half Moon Beach

Sunday, October, 13 2019 9:13 am    

HANOVER, Jamaica — A farmer is suspected of drowning when the kayak he was operating at the Half Moon Beach in Hanover capsized yesterday. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Reid charged with corruption… 14-y-o Munro boarder dies… J'can gymnast for Olympics

Saturday, October, 12 2019 8:15 am    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President Fritz Pinnock were on Wednesday arrested and charged with multiple criminal offenses stemming from a probe into allegations of corruption, fraud and misappropriation of public funds... Read More

Eight persons of interest listed in St Andrew

Saturday, October, 12 2019 5:09 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the St Andrew South Police Division have listed eight men as persons of interest.They are:•             Kemar Ottey, otherwise called 'Upman'•             Delmar Harris Read More

Police list 9 men as wanted in St Andrew South

Saturday, October, 12 2019 4:38 pm    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The St Andrew South Police Division has listed nine men as wanted in connection with murders and shootings in the division.They are being asked to turn themselves in to the police, immediately.The following are wanted for murder: Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon