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The language of 'Black Panther'? It's real. Give it a try.

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive click sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it. Read More

White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that the driver was armed.The US Secret Service tweeted that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of... Read More

16 women arrested in Westmoreland ganja bust

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Thirty persons were arrested when Narcotics Police seized over 700 pounds of ganja during an anti-narcotics operation in Westmoreland yesterday.According to detectives, the group of persons, which includes 16 women, were taken into custody  about 2:00... Read More

Lottery scammer wanted in US nabbed in Kingston

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — Twenty-nine-year-old Gareth Billings of Tortuga Drive, Greenwood in St James, the last of a group of 14 persons for whom extradition warrants were issued in 2016 for lottery scamming offences was nabbed at Mannings Road, Smokey Vale in Kingston yesterday. Read More

Gov't stands firm in its resolve to protect citizens from human trafficking

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica  (JIS) — Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, says the Government stands firmly in its resolve to protect persons, especially children from human trafficking.“We collectively stand together to eliminate and protect them... Read More

Gucci donates US$500,000 to US student gun reform march

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Italian luxury fashion brand Gucci on Friday followed a slew of US celebrities in announcing a donation of US$500,000 to next month's student march on Washington demanding tougher gun controls.The donation, first reported by Women's Wear Daily... Read More

Skeletal remains found in Clarendon

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Skeletal remains were discovered in bushes by a farmer at a marl pit in Lionel Town, Clarendon yesterday.Reports are that the farmer was tending to his animals when he discovered the skeletal remains.The remains were removed and taken to a... Read More

99-year-old man dies in fire

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — A 99-year-old man is dead after a fire of unknown origin destroyed his three- room board and zinc structure house in the Springfield District of New Market, St Elizabeth yesterday. Dead is Kenneth Brewster also known as 'Coaly'.Reports are... Read More

Holmwood lead girls 4x400m

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Defending champions Holmwood Technical had the fastest time in this morning's qualifying heats of the high school girls 4x400m at the 42nd Gibson/McCook Relays at the national stadium.Holmwood Technical won their heat in 3 minutes 40.52 seconds, well ahead... Read More

#GibsonRelays2018: Calabar a no show

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Rumours of an impending ‘boycott’ of the 42nd Gibson/McCook Relays seem to have been confirmed as six time defending boys national champions Calabar High have not shown for any of the events so far.At the end of the qualifying rounds of the high... Read More

Female security guard shot and killed in Yallahs

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — A 34-year-old security guard was shot dead while by an unknown assailant while walking to a bus stop in Yallahs, St Thomas yesterday.Reports are that Jahleet Jefferey, who is from the area was walking with her child's father, who is also a security officer... Read More

Traffic changes for Gibson/McCook relays, YVA's

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The police are advising that the Gibson/McCook relays and the Your View Awards (YVAs) both scheduled for today at the Independence Park at the National Stadium and National Indoor Centre respectively, will bring about traffic changes.According to the... Read More

$268m police station for Port Antonio

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

PORTLAND, Jamaica — Minister of National Security  Robert Montague on Friday afternoon broke ground for the construction of a $268 million police station on Harbour Street, Port Antonio, where the old 150-year-old building that hosted the police station was partially demolished and new one... Read More

Private birthday party for Mugabe, 94

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday with a private black-tie party hosted by his family, three months after he was ousted from power.Mugabe's birthday was previously a major public event in Zimbabwe, marked... Read More

Gov't allocates funds to strengthen emergency communication system

Saturday, February, 24 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government is moving to strengthen the system of communication during times of disaster of other emergencies.A sum of $10 million has been allocated to the Emergency Communication System in Jamaica project in the Estimates of Expenditure, now... Read More



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