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  • 'Stop blaming the Chinese!' - Samuda says 'terrible' fiscal policies drove Jamaica in partnerships August 16, 2017
    Decades of terrible fiscal policies, which have pushed Jamaica’s debt burden to unbearable levels, have forced the country to seek alternative assistance, and set the platform for nations like China to partner with the island for mutual benefit, Senator Matthew Samuda has said...
  • Unfit for marriage - Court quashes union between mentally ill man and his caregiver August 16, 2017
    A High Court judge has quashed the three-year marriage between an elderly man with a history of mental disorders and the woman employed as his caregiver and ordered her...
    Livern Barrett
  • Gov't intervenes in row at Kgn Freeport Terminal August 16, 2017
    Amid growing unrest at the Kingston Freeport Terminal, the Government has stepped in to ease the frustration of truckers who had become irate over the pace of work at the terminal.At a press conference yesterday morning at Jamaica House in Kingston...
    Romario Scott
  • Teachers are still beating children - MOE official August 16, 2017
    Western Bureau:Despite being a breach of the Child Care and Protection Act, Maxine Headlam, regional director of Region Three in the Ministry of Education, says some schools are still using corporal punishment, much to the chagrin of the ministry."...
    Leon Jackson
  • Pastor accused of sexually assaulting 12-y-o held August 16, 2017
    The Kingston pastor who was being sought by the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) for repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her is now in jail.Kenneth Blake, 52, pastor of the...
  • Businesses support JCF-INDECOM relationship going before House board August 16, 2017
    Business leaders are supporting a recommendation for the parliamentary committee with oversight for national security to examine the relationship between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM...
    Jovan Johnson
  • Tanker drivers expected to roll again today August 16, 2017
    The strike among petroleum tanker drivers that threatened to cripple the business sector could end today.The Ministry of Labour and Social Security said last night that arising from discussions with the Petroleum Tanker Divers' Association, "it is...
    Paul Clarke
  • JRC accused of plotting against People's - Arcade shop operators August 16, 2017
    WESTERN BUREAU:With battle lines now drawn, social activist O. Dave Allen, who is representing business operators at the People's Arcade in Montego Bay, says the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) is on a mission to disenfranchise them.During a...
    Christopher Thomas
  • Kingston pastor arrested on sex charges involving minor August 15, 2017
    The Kingston pastor who was being sought by the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse for allegedly repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her, is now in jail.
  • Montego Bay woman accused of scamming still not charged August 15, 2017
    Western Bureau:The St James woman who was arrested on Sunday after she was allegedly found with identity information associated with the lotto scam has still not been charged, albeit she remains in police custody and could find herself in deep...
    Adrian Frater

RSS Latest International News

  • Trump defiant after outburst, GOP picks up pieces August 16, 2017
  • Video shows John Kelly's reaction to Trump's speech August 16, 2017
    On Tuesday, President Trump's aides planned an infrastructure-focused event that didn't go according to plan. NBC captured video of Chief of Staff John Kelly looking stern as his boss went off script.
  • Ex-Bush Presidents denounce racism August 17, 2017
    Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush released a joint statement Wednesday denouncing racism in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Video shows what happened in Charlottesville August 17, 2017
    Looking at video captured in Charlottesville, Virginia, we can better understand the events that unfolded over the weekend.
  • ACLU takes heat for its defense of white supremacist group August 17, 2017
    Last weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has put the American Civil Liberties Union on the defensive for representing the white supremacists and generated furious debate over First Amendment speech rights.
  • Ex-CIA director slams Trump's 'dangerous' comments August 16, 2017
    Former CIA director John Brennan slammed President Donald Trump's "dangerous" and "ugly" comments on the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend -- writing a personal letter to CNN's Wolf Blitzer after "The Situation Room" anchor spoke publicly about the fact that he lost all four grandparents to the […]
  • In a trying week for Trump, Ivanka has remained mostly silent August 17, 2017
    Sequestered on a two-day holiday with her husband Jared Kushner in Vermont, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter -- one of his senior advisers and the closest member of his family who is Jewish -- has yet to comment on the events of her father's Tuesday afternoon press conference.
  • Bannon says US locked in 'economic war' with China August 17, 2017
    Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at "economic war with China," promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is "fighting" other top White House aides "every day."
  • Joshua Wong, other activists brace themselves for possible jail time August 17, 2017
    One of Hong Kong's most famous pro-democracy protesters could face years in jail, as a court reviews a case Thursday critics say is politically motivated.
  • Nearly 300 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide August 16, 2017
    Rescuers have recovered nearly 300 bodies following Monday's deadly mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, the country's tourism minister said Wednesday.