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Sixteen persons have been arrested for trying to smuggle guns and ammunition into the island since 2016, and of that number, only seven have been convicted as local law enforcement battles a deadly arms industry in Jamaica. The majority of the...
A woman yesterday detailed for prosecutors how an official at the then Manchester Parish Council, whom she had befriended, telephoned her days before Christmas in 2015 to ask her to encash a cheque for him. The Manchester Parish Council has been...
Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith says the Government cannot call in officials from the United States Embassy to shed light on the alleged inhumane treatment meted out to five Jamaican fishermen by the US Coast Guard until she has...
Port Antonio, Portland: The eastern parish of Portland is arming itself to tackle a rat-infestation problem that has taken root especially in the seaside town of Port Antonio, the parish’s capital. “They are just about everywhere. You hear them...
Three held on illegal gun, scamming charges Members of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch arrested two males and a female for breaches of the Firearm Act and the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions)...
- Reduction In Mosquito Breeding Sites In Westmoreland VECTOR control officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Ryan Morris is reporting a major reduction in breeding sites for the Aedes aegypti mosquito in the parish. He said that following the declaration of an outbreak of dengue fever in... Read More
- Schoolboy Charged With Security Guard's Murder The Westmoreland police have charged a 17-year-old Grange Hill High School student, in connection with the recent stabbing death of 44-year-old security guard Clifton Lumley, who was attacked while on duty at the institution. The accused... Read More
- Murder/Suicide In Waltham Park Road Area A correctional officer this morning shot and killed his estranged wife, also a correctional officer, on Waltham Park Road in St Andrew as she headed to work.It happened in front of their 12-year-old daughter who has been left traumatized.It is... Read More
- US Revokes Visa Of International Criminal Court Prosecutor The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration.In a statement confirming the revocation, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda... Read More
- UNICEF Calls For Regional Governments To Protect Children Fleeing Venezuela The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is calling on regional governments to uphold the rights and protect unaccompanied, undocumented children fleeing the economic and political situation in Venezuela.UNICEF said that it anticipates that an... Read More
- Myrie Summoned To PAC Over $9m Petrojam Donation Lionel Myrie, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) director, linked to a $9-million donation made by Petrojam, is to be summoned to appear before a parliamentary committee to explain his action.The donation is now subject to a police probe.... Read More