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Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has ordered an intensive security audit of hotels and attractions on the island. A release from the tourism ministry this afternoon said the security audit was being done as part of efforts to strengthen ...

The Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) is warning Justices of the Peace (JP) that there are serious consequences for those who breach the code of conduct. The warning comes against the background of recent revelations that some JPs were...

Nine persons who have been outstanding in their respective vocations will be given honorary degrees by the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona during this year's graduation exercise.

Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett says revenue from both cruise and stop over visitors is outpacing total arrival figures.  Bartlett says preliminary data from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) shows that foreign exchange earnings are outpacing...

A teenage girl who the police say attempted to board a flight  at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Thursday with a small quantity of ganja hidden in a suitcase has been arrested on several drug charges. The police say a...

Authorities in France have confirmed that they are investigating allegations of match-fixing in the Champions League football game between French club Paris St-Germain (PSG) and Serbian team Red Star Belgrade earlier this month. PSG won 6-1....

A teenager is now in custody after an illegal firearm and nearly 50 rounds of ammunition were seized in Westmoreland yesterday. The teen’s identity is being withheld. The 9mm pistol, which was seized in the community of Darliston, is one of...

United States President Donald Trump has warned that his administration will inflict "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if the kingdom is found to be responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a tough critic...

Jamaica’s world and Olympic sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is to have her statue unveiled tomorrow. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is scheduled to present the statue during a ceremony at the National Stadium, the Sports Ministry...

Rescuers are picking their way through devastated areas of north-west Florida, in the United States (US), amid fears that the death toll from Hurricane Michael will rise. The hurricane, one of the most powerful in US history, struck on Wednesday...

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been appointed head coach of French football club Monaco until June 2021. The 41-year-old Frenchman is returning to the club where he began his professional career and helped the team win Ligue 1 in...

The police say they are now expecting a reduction in crimes in Grange Hill, Westmoreland following the arrest of nine persons of interest, some linked to the Kings Valley GangThey are among 56 people who were held in a joint police-military...

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that this Sunday, October 14, a section of Main Street in May Pen, Clarendon will be closed to vehicular traffic to facilitate ongoing road paving works. The NWA says the activities will be concentrated...

Josep María Bosch Bessa, the Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica, has expressed a desire for greater economic cooperation between both countries, citing the longstanding historic friendship enjoyed over the years since the establishing...

The Senate is now debating proposed changes to the Fisheries Act that will make it mandatory for persons fishing in Jamaican waters to have a valid licence issued by the state. However, Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, who is piloting the...

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The police have confirmed that “Cripa" or "Creepy” – a powerful strain of marijuana grown from plants native to Europe and the United States was recently...

The police in St Catherine have charged a man who attacked two women in separate incidents, killing one and injuring the other. Sixty-three-year-old Ernest Whyte, a construction worker of McCooks Pen, was charged on Wednesday with murder, attempted...

The Ministry of Justice has signed a $50.7-million contract for the re-construction of the Kingston and St Andrew Family Court Attendance Centre. The Centre, which was destroyed by fire on December 30, 2015, will be located at the corner of East...

OLYMPIA, Washington. (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. Execution was already...

The Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation has been awarded the prestigious UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The prize is given annually to individuals, institutions non-governmental organisations and other entities...

Hundreds of residents in the St Catherine community of Kitson Town and surrounding areas now have access to an upgraded health centre with added services. Expansion of services at the institution was done with funding provided by the National...

Minister of Industry and Agriculture Audley Shaw has called for farmers to utilise new irrigation technology to improve crop quality and to increase production. and  Shaw said of the close to 200,000 acres of irrigable lands in Jamaica,...

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look...
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