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No murders were reported in St James last week even as 26 persons were killed across the island. Police statistics show that over the past three weeks only one murder has been recorded in St James, where a public state of emergency is in effect. This has led to a 50 per cent reduction in […]

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian knows the power of representation. The Jamaican Olympic bobsledder, who was born in the United States but is competing for Jamaica at the PyeongChang Games, started to answer a question Saturday about the importance of diversity in sports during a news conference in South Korea when she started to choke up. It’s important that […]

THE broad smile on Michael Nicholson’s face aptly reflected the elation he felt about being among 502 civil servants who have been honoured for their years of invaluable service to Jamaica. Although he is readily recognised as an actor, having portrayed the character ‘String Beans’ in the very popular local television series, Royal Palm Estate and its […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, is in Dubai representing the island at the sixth annual World Government Summit, which runs from February 11 to 13. The country is being represented at the conference for the first time by Marks, who was invited by the Government of the United […]

MARYLAND, United States (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet slid on a taxiway while preparing to take off from Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported, officials said. The incident happened shortly after 10 a.m. and involved Southwest Flight 906, a Boeing 737 bound for Montego Bay, Jamaica. Officials with the airport […]

Jamaican steeplechaser Aisha Praught-Leer has made good on her promise to keep improving after, running in the women’s 3000 metres at the Millrose Games, she broke Kenya’s Sally Kipyego’s three-year-old meet record and set a national one. Praught-Leer was not one of the headliners at the Millrose Games for the Jamaicans with names like Omar […]

By Julita Peter, GIS   The governments of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Saint Lucia have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, making it the first comprehensive law enforcement-related agreement. The signing of the agreement took place on Jan 31, between Saint Lucia’s Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, Sen. Hon. Hermangild […]

From: CHTA The Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event will be held in Jamaica next year. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) officially announced that the 37th edition of Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from January 29 to 31, 2019. The event will be held in collaboration with […]

General Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP), Julian Robinson, says that by this week, the party will announce its caretaker candidate for St Andrew North West as a by-election is pending following the resignation of the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) incumbent, Derrick Smith. Robinson said the party was advanced in the process to select […]

Widow of the ‘Cool Ruler’, June Isaacs, told The Gleaner that the marker will be placed “on behalf of the British government in recognition of Gregory’s place of abode.” The website www.english-heritage.org.uksays in England “London’s famous blue plaques link the people of the past with the buildings of the present. Now run by English Heritage, the London blue […]


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