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Jamaica has no plans to ban meat products from Brazil at this time, according to Minister of Industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries Karl Samuda.
Jamaica is confronting a major, and worsening, public-health crisis with seriously disruptive pathologies, even if it isn't being formally labelled as such.
The police Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that one of Hanover's most wanted men is dead. He has been identified as 33-year-old ...
Munga, whose given name is Damion Rhoden, was offered bail in the sum of $500,000 when he appeared before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court yesterday.
Jamaica was among six CARICOM countries that voted in favour of a failed US-backed resolution at this week's Organisation of American States (OAS) general ...
Jamaica has no plans to ban meat products from Brazil at this time, according to Minister of Industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries Karl Samuda.
Reinforcement was sought and teams from Divisions within Area 4, Mobile Reserve and the Jamaica Defence Force assisted. Both injured men were taken to hospital where the policeman was treated and the unidentified gunman pronounced dead.
There is a tendency among gay-rights activists and advocates, which trickles down to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, to chant that there is hardly any progress in Jamaica. Typically, this narrative is informed by two things ...
A national strategy is being developed by the government to ensure the continuity of its operation and that of state entities, in the event Jamaica is severely impacted by major natural disasters, such as an earthquake or intense hurricane. The plan is ...
My, how things have changed. When I was a child growing up in the country, Kingston was the place country people didn't want to be.
Lead Economist Philip Schuler, who spoke via video link from the bank's headquarters in Washington, DC, said the DPL series for Jamaica has been supporting a wide cross section of reforms, legislation, regulations, and procedures being embarked on by ...
Politicians are among the powerbrokers Jamaicans need to see dragged to jail to remind them that the justice system does not recognise status when punishing ...
Photo: Donald De La Haye Minister of State in the Ministry of finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, delivering the keynote address at the Annual ...
The solution to shutting down the murderous rampage that has gripped Jamaica is not as difficult as it might seem. The secret is to first of all 'just do it', and second, to understand that only by capturing and punishing severely those who are hell ...
Jamaica's World Bank Country strategy, which focuses on strengthening the conditions that facilitate economic growth, is being extended for another two years.
Photo: Derrick Scott Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (2nd left), enjoys a light moment with Inter-American Development Bank (IB) Vice-President for ...
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the government of Jamaica is supportive of the Republic of China's 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) economic ...
A GROUP of churches and the lobby group Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society have proposed that Jamaican lawmakers punish persons on the island who ...
The government is expecting to cut the country's energy bill by $540 million annually and import 97,000 less barrels of oil with the introduction of biodiesel.
George Flowers, the Jamaica man who waged a four-year legal battle with Jamaican authorities to block his extradition to Canada to answer sex-related charges, was handed over to Canadian authorities today.
Negril, Jamaica - Set along the western tip of Jamaica is the beach resort town of Negril. Known for its natural beauty, travelers will live out their day dreams with an insta-worthy landscape awash in crystal clear warm waters and miles of sandy white ...
Jamaica's tourism industry marked a historical milestone last week with Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett welcoming the millionth stopover visitor to the island for the year to date.
The island's first solar power generation plant was officially commissioned into operation this morning, in southern Clarendon.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing 14 people, including two women with ties to a Woodhaven church, over allegations that they have repeatedly ...
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Oksana Tichkovskaya was travelling back to Ukraine with her mother from Poland when she was pulled over at the border by officers with sniffer dogs, the Daily Mirror reports.
After almost 18 months Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry remains among the 19 most wanted persons in Jamaica. Duppy Film is accused of murdering Corporal Kenneth Davis and Constable Craig Palmer on December 22, 2015, and also for a string of shootings, ...
Steady gains have been made in tackling child labour in Jamaica by the Child Labour Unit in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and other State agencies with a special focus on children.
Lesa Ann Willie, owner of G's Restaurant and Bar in Rosedale, and her family have been serving up Jamaican delicacies first in Brooklyn and now in Queens for the last 30 years.
ANSA McAL to acquire majority of Berger Jamaica · MoBay PhaRMA company to list · First deal for Eppley and NCBCap mezzanine fund · Digicel revenues vulnerable after Fed rate hike, says Fitch · Barclays, former CEO charged with fraud over Qatar deal ...
Now that the steps have been counted and the hotly contested Jamaica Moves 'Get Moving' Challenge is a thing of the past, the Ministry of Health, led by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, wined and dined challengers recently at a dinner sponsored ...
Photo: Vivienne Siva High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan (centre) and his wife, Dr. Lola Ramocan, are welcomed ...
A group of churches and the lobby group Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society have proposed that lawmakers pass laws to punish persons who buy sex.
The solution to shutting down the murderous rampage that has gripped Jamaica is not as difficult as it might seem. The secret is to first of all 'just do it', and second, to understand that only by capturing and punishing severely those who are hell ...
NIDS will become Jamaica's first real national identification protocol. It is to be a one-ID system in Jamaica that instead of carrying around multiple IDs, each of us will have one single ID that will allow us to do business with the government ...
Jamaica is receiving widespread support for the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization conference in Jamaica in November 2017.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the government of Jamaica is supportive of the Republic of China's 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) economic ...
"For over four decades, Carlyle served the people of Jamaica with distinction and commitment. "His leadership qualities were evident from his student days at Kingston College and it was in his final year as an undergraduate at the University of the ...
Instead of planning a party to celebrate her daughter's 21st birthday, Carol Williams is now looking to plan Shantel Wright's funeral, after she was found dead in cane field in Little London, Westmoreland, last Friday, just three days before her birthday.
The Ministry of Health says there are no confirmed cases of cholera in Jamaica at this time but it continues to investigate a single isolated patient.
Having studied the history of crime in this country, read through more than my fair share of publications analysing the social fabric of Jamaica and the factors motivating violent crime in this quasi-paradise, I conclude that the justice system ...
The authorities are seeking to assure persons worried about the planned implementation of a National Identification System (NIDS) that third parties will not be able to access the database.
Andrew Wheatley, during the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry's 'Renewables Made in Germany' Seminar at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on June 20. "It is my hope that the IRP will catalyse the development of the sector and we ...
Newly passed legislation that will serve to lift the veil on beneficial owners of offshore registered companies needs to be put into immediate effect if Jamaica is to avoid sanction, according to Registrar of Companies Judith Ramlogan. Delay, she said ...
I am in a transitional state in becoming a returning resident, but there are several issues that I find alarming and would like to voice them.
According to the latest United Nations Office on Drugs and crime (UNODC) data, 71 countries in the world had fewer than 54 murders in any ONE YEAR, including Austria (44 murders in 2015), a country with three times Jamaica's population. This is ...
I can't tell you where it is because we don't know, but we have advanced the planning and development and we know where it is not going to be," UDC General manager Dr Damian Graham told reporters and editors at the Jamaica Observer Monday ...
Philadelphia, USA (CMC) - The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says officers have seized US$39,225 from a Jamaica-bound traveller at the Philadelphia International Airport. On Monday, the CBP said the unidentified female ...
contractor General Dirk Harrison (left) and outgoing United States Ambassador to Jamaica Louis G Moreno show the signed agreement regarding the US Embassy's donation of computer equipment to the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) following a ...


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