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Holness condemns Hanover killings, blasts Top Cop

Opposition leader Andrew Holness

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has condemned in the “strongest way” the execution-style killing of six people and the serious injury of four in Logwood, Hanover on Thursday. Read: Massacre! - Six Hanover family members shot dead, four hospitalised "On behalf ... Read More

J'cans in Antigua ATM scam denied bail
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three men, who were charged with swindling over $37,000 from several bank ... Read More

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un looks out towards Kim Il-Sung square during a mass military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday. North Korea ready for US war — Kim Jong-Un
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AFP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he was ready for war with ... Read More

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Gov't positioning Ja to earn from sports tourism — Simpson Miller
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is encouraging partnership in order t ... Read More

Gun attack in Westmoreland, four shot

Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:28 AM    

WESTMORELAND , Jamaica — Four men were shot and injured by unknown assailants in Savanna-la Mar, Westmoreland Friday night. Reports are that about 7:00 pm, the men were at a shop on Dallin Street playing dominoes, when they were pounced upon by gunmen who opened fire. The shooters escaped the scene on foot. The wounds, which are concentrated to the feet, are not considered serious. The Savanna-la-Mar police are investigating. Just Thursday, a gun attack in Logwood, Hanover left six fa ... Read More

Gov't continues to invest heavily in health sector — Ferguson

Saturday, October 10, 2015 9:37 AM    

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says major improvements are coming for the health sector as the Government continues to invest in the upgrading of infrastructure and systems to provide first class health service to Jamaicans. Ferguson said that among the undertakings is the $750 million Northwestern Trauma Project, which will create a health emergency and trauma network in the western end of the island from Negril to Ocho Rios. He informed that funding for th ... Read More

Education Minister pledges assistance to Denham Town High School

Saturday, October 10, 2015 9:14 AM    

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Education Minister, Rev Ronald Thwaites, has committed to look into addressing the needs of the Denham Town High, including improving the technical and vocational capacities of the institution. He said that the ministry wants to make an example of the downtown Kingston-based school, as one that is able to transform lives. “You have difficult circumstances given the students you have and the environment in which they operate but we want to make sure that yo ... Read More

Online prayer for the day

Saturday, October 10, 2015 7:00 AM    

Absolute and all knowing God, Nothing is hidden from Your sight. In the prescience since the beginning, All knowledge existed within You. Kindly share Your knowledge with me, Making me aware of what is meant to be, Permitting my soul to understand it, And wisdom to agree with its outcome. Provide me with the gift of discretion, To prudently apply received knowledge, To ensure the fulfillment of Your Will. Your knowledge shines forth forever! Amen. Read More

Weekly Round-up: Hanover Massacre...Student kills another...8-y-o beats Bolt

Saturday, October 10, 2015 8:00 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The western end of the island has been plunged into mourning following the brutal slaying of six family members Thursday night in Logwood, Hanover. Gunmen attacked a family of 10 before setting their house ablaze. Four managed to escape and have now been hospitalised. Hours earlier, a Grade 10 student at the Brown’s Town High School allegedly stabbed his Grade 11 schoolmate to death following an alleged dispute. He has since been taken into custody. Watch as OBS ... Read More

Reggae Boyz arrive in South Korea

Friday, October 09, 2015 7:31 PM    

Dr Ivor O'Conner (right) checks his phone at the Jamaica national senior
football team exits the arrival lounge at the Incheon International
Airport in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday morning.  (PHOTOS: IAN

SEOUL, South Korea – The first batch of Reggae Boyz have arrived in South Korea ahead of next Tuesday’s friendly international against the hosts. The local-based players Ricardo Morris and Upston Edwards of Portmore United, Allan Ottey and Jermaine Woozencroft of Montego Bay United, and Rosario Harriott of Harbour View arrived at the Incheon International Airport just after 4:05 am Saturday morning (2:05 pm Friday evening Jamaica time) after a 13-and-a-half hour fligh ... Read More

Denham Town defeat St George's 2-1

Friday, October 09, 2015 7:17 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Denham Town High School today ambushed St George's College (STGC) 2-1 to crucially improve their chances of a second-round berth from Group C in the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup at Winchester Park in Kingston. Jerome Jeffery scored in the 14th minute and Shevon Richards, in the 21st minute, breached St George's defence. Hakeem Williams notched the home team’s consolation goal in the 62nd minute. Sherdon Cowan Read More

UPDATE: PM condemns Hanover killings

Friday, October 09, 2015 7:06 PM    

Portia Simpson Miller (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller this afternoon condemned, “in the strongest manner”, the killing of six family members in Hanover Thursday night. Gunmen allegedly pounced on a family of 10 in Logwood, Hanover before setting the nine-bedroom board house ablaze. Four family members managed to escape and have been hospitalised. See statement in full: I condemn in the strongest manner the latest act of senseless violence perpetrated upon a family. This ... Read More

In-form Baugh smashes ton at Jamaica trials

Friday, October 09, 2015 6:30 PM    

Carlton Baugh raises his bat while leaving the field yesterday at Sabina Park. (Sanjay Myers)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – In-form batsman Carlton Baugh cracked an undefeated century on Friday for John Campbell's XI in the second innings of the Jamaica Scorpions three-day trial match against Paul Palmer's XI at Sabina Park. When the drawn match was called off just shy of 5:00 pm, Campbell's XI were 252-4 after bowling out Palmer's XI for 268 earlier in the day. Scores: Campbell's XI 350 (86 overs) & 252-4 (71 overs); Palmer's XI 268 (105 overs). Baugh, the out-of-favour West Indies ... Read More

J$2.3B private hospital opens in Rose Hall

Friday, October 09, 2015 6:06 PM    

A section of the new state-of-the-art $2.3 billion private hospital - Hospiten Montego Bay -  which was officially opened on Thursday in Rosehall, St James. (Photo: Glenis Rose)

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – A $2.3 billion state-of-the-art private hospital was officially opened in Rose Hall, St James, on Thursday. The first world facility - Hospiten Montego Bay -  is the only private Jamaican hospital with an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), outside the city of Kingston, and will be catering to the medical needs of both local and overseas patients. "We are here to stay, to offer our experience, to generate wealth and employment,”  said Chief Executive Offi ... Read More



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