Bus driver killed, nine others injured in St Ann crash
George McGhie collided with a motor truck which was travelling in the opposite direction. He sustained multiple injuries and was transported to hospital along with the passengers.
Jamaica falls 11 places on human development index, risks demotion
Jamaica's 96th place ranking is still in the 'high human development' category but is six places away from the category of countries with medium human development.
Come clean on Ellington, Amnesty Int'l tells Gov't
Amnesty say the refusal of the National Security Minister to answer questions on the matter are a threat to Jamaica’s international obligations on justice, truth, and reparation...
A Rastaman details his ‘fight’ to renew his passport
According to Fitz-Henley, he was told by an official at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency on Wednesday morning that he had to submit a picture with his beard covering removed
Appeals court turns down Government, Viralee Latibeaudiere Privy Council bids
The Government and former Commissioner of Tax Administration Jamaica, Viralee Latibeaudiere, have lost their bids to take their employment dispute to the United Kingdom based Privy Council.
PSOJ to conduct review of new tax laws
The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) says it is to conduct a review of the new tax laws which were passed by the House of Representatives yesterday.
Al Miller Trial: Prosecutors allege pastor ignored police attempts to stop his vehicle
As the trial of Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller got underway in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court this morning, prosecutors alleged the popular pastor at several times ignored police attempts to stop his vehicle while ...
Farmers freed of ganja charge, three versions of how drug was found
Two St Elizabeth farmers have been freed of possession of 26 pounds of ganja following a no case submission by Attorney-at-law, Dwight Reece.
Ellington, Bent say they will not voluntarily cooperate with Miller's defence
The impending trial of popular pastor the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller took a dramatic turn this morning when outgoing Police Commissioner Owen Ellington and his former deputy Jevene Bent told the court that they would not voluntarily cooperate with defen
Alleged lottery scammer posing as accountant gets August court date
A 23-year-old woman, who is accused of purporting to be an accountant of a marketing company in order to receive proceeds from alleged lottery scamming activities, will return to court next month.
House approves conch levy
A levy of US75˘ has been imposed on each pound of conch exported during the 2014 conch season.
Road fatalities up 11 per cent
The National Road Safety Council is reporting an 11 per cent increase in the number of people killed in road accidents from January 1 to July 22, when compared to the similar period last year.
Transport Authority campaign against deceitful PPV operators reaping success
The authority’s report comes against the background of last week’s conviction of an operator in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate's Court.
Pregnant policewoman collapses, dies on duty
Constable Camille Spencer collapsed this morning and was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. According to police personnel at the station, counselling has been sought for them and a pastor will be brought in.
PHOTOS: Colourful Opening Ceremony for Commonwealth Games
Jamaican schoolgirl, Jenica Stewart, was the among the faces of the UNICEF appeal and was the first to carry the Commonwealth Games baton on to the stage.
Roger Clarke heads to America for back surgery
Clarke has sought to assure the Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller that based on his doctors' advice and the nature of the operation, he will make a full and timely recovery.
Two days of mourning for Sir Howard
The body of the former Governor General will lie in state on Tuesday, August 5 at the Cultural Centre, Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay and Thursday, August 7, at the Mico University College.
Taxi operator sentenced to life in prison for murder of Coudray-Greaves
Taylor was convicted by a 12-member jury on May 22 for the murder of Coudray-Greaves whose burnt remains were found in a Montego Bay cane field in June 2012.
Former Jamaican Honorary Consul Vin Martin is dead
Martin died in Atlanta today. He had been suffering from cancer. Martin, who served as Jamaica’s honorary Consul from 1997 to 2013 was awarded by the Atlanta consular corps and the leaders...
Forty-one people arrested in anti-lottery scamming raids
According to the police, 22 persons were taken into custody in Westmoreland, with another 19 detained in Trelawny.
Al Miller trial stalls as former senior cop fails to attend court
Responding to Miller's attorneys, Resident Magistrate Simone Wolfe Reece called it "outrageous" that she had to be considering whether to issue a subpoena for a current or former cop...
Men arrested for fake Clarks shoes production charged
They have been charged with breaches of the Trade Marks, Copyright and Consumer Protection acts and are to appear in court in August.
Portmore six convicted for water theft
Nathalie Miller, Barrington Barnes, Pauline May Smith, Jennifer Rowe, and Kedow Williams have been fined $8,000 or 30 days imprisonment. Nicole Monique Gray also from Portmore was fined $8,000.
Jamaica condemns Israel's use of force in Gaza conflict
The latest data shows that the escalating crisis has claimed more than 600 Palestinian lives and with more than 3,700 persons injured.
Avoid strangers, police remind children in summer security tips
There is also a reminder to keep harmful substances and implements out of the reach of children and not to light open fires or leave fires unsupervised.
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