Latest News

Weekly Round-up: Possible criminal breaches in CMU saga… Baby snatcher pleads guilty… Appeal against Gayle's payout dismissed 7:00 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn has found possible administrative breaches and conduct which may have contravened four criminal laws in the investigation of allegations of irregularities involving Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University... Read More

El Chapo enters US supermax prison in Colorado 7:50 pm
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was locked up Friday at the ADX federal maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado, where he will spend the rest of his days.... Read More

Heat wave postpones Grace J'can Jerk Fest in NY 7:15 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival scheduled for the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, on Sunday, has been rescheduled due to "extreme heat forecast". The event's new date is slated for Sunday, August 25.... Read More

St James bus driver missing 6:55 pm
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Forty-six-year-old Joseph Powell, otherwise called 'Shabba' and 'Tim', a bus driver of Maldon district in St James,...... Read More

St Vincent man shot in eye with fishing gun, dies

Friday, July, 19 2019 6:30 pm    

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A 36-year-old man who was shot in the eye with a fishing gun last Saturday, died at a hospital here on Friday after being taken off life support. Read More

'Shake informer fi dead culture,' DPP says

Friday, July, 19 2019 6:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica  — Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula LLewellyn, says that Jamaicans need to get rid of the pervasive "informer fi dead" culture. Read More

'Bigger problems' for Trump than plastic straws

Friday, July, 19 2019 5:55 pm    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Swapping paper for plastic turned out to be the last straw for Donald Trump, who said Friday there are "bigger problems" than plastic drinking straws -- the day after his re-election campaign manager... Read More

Forex: J$137.96 to one US dollar

Friday, July, 19 2019 5:45 pm    

 KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, July 19 ended trading at J$137.96 down by 14 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica's daily foreign exchange trading summary. Read More

RADA conducting impact assessment of drought on farm communities

Friday, July, 19 2019 5:39 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) says it is now conducting an assessment of the impact of drought on major farming communities across the island. Read More

JPS 'direct contact' seeking to assist customers in several communities

Friday, July, 19 2019 4:55 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says that since the start of this year it has embarked on a programme of “direct contact” in several communities across the island. Read More

UPDATE: Occupants in 'fruit van' crash on Spur Tree Hill hospitalised

Friday, July, 19 2019 4:30 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Manchester Police are reporting that three people who were injured in a motor vehicle accident on Spur Tree Hill this morning (Friday, July 19) are receiving treatment at the Mandeville Regional Hospital. Read More

Teachers to receive tablets beginning December

Friday, July, 19 2019 4:20 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fifteen thousand teachers will benefit from a roll-out of the Tablets for Teachers Programme, which should begin in December 2019. Read More

Perfect opening for Jamaica at Pan-American Champs

Friday, July, 19 2019 3:55 pm    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — It was a perfect opening session for Jamaica as all 11 athletes who competed, advanced to their respective finals on this evening's second session of the 20th Pan-American championships at the national... Read More

Florida city blaring 'Baby Shark' to deter homeless people

Friday, July, 19 2019 3:33 pm    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — In a bid to deter homeless people from sleeping near its chic events centre, a Florida city has been blaring aggravating children's tunes all night long. Read More

Manchester murder suspect surrenders to police

Friday, July, 19 2019 3:16 pm    

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — A man who was on the run for allegedly stabbing his child's mother to death on Monday, has since surrendered.  Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon