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After a near seven-hour standoff, a St James man, believed to be mentally unstable, has been removed from atop the Scotiabank Fairview building in St James.Shortly after sunset, around 6 pm Sunday, people raised alarm when the man was spotted on the...
A survivor of the Portmore toll highway crash shows a photo of Jonoi Lewis (right) and another man (left) who perished Sunday morning.

The driver of the ill-fated Toyota Wish motor car that flipped multiple times, killing three persons aboard, had been warned by friends that he was on the verge of drunkenness as the group went on a turbo-charged night of revelry and party-hopping...
Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay.

WESTERN BUREAU: A Canadian cabin crew refused to fly a group of unruly passengers from MBJ’s Sangster International Airport to Pearson International in Toronto on Sunday after they were threatened and called “white trash”. The crew, working the low...

Unauthorised medical practitioners exploiting demand for COVID-19 tests locally have apparently expanded their reach into the favoured polymerase chain reaction (PCR) market, asking no verification of identity from patients, many of whom are...

With tension simmering in Jamaica over a controversial decision by the United States authorities to nab four Jamaican men and destroy their boat, alleging it was carrying cocaine, high-level talks between the two countries are now under way to make...

A unanimous Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a decision of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) that Catherine Barber was “unjustifiably” dismissed in 2011 by the ATL Pension Fund for which she was general manager. Unless it appeals to the...

WESTERN BUREAU Dr Marcia Graham, the medical officer of health (MOH) at the Westmoreland Health Department, says tourism players in the western parish are breaching the COVID-19 protocols with impunity, while residents enjoy no such latitude as...

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has dismissed a claim by his opposition counterpart, Dr Morais Guy, that the restoration of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay will cost as much as J$12 billion. “I...

Western Bureau: With Jamaica importing more than US$900 million worth of agricultural produce annually, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Vice President, Denton Alvaranga, wants urgent steps to be taken to improve local production and reduce the...

Describing the increase in COVID-19 cases in St Mary as cause for concern, medical officer of health for the parish, Dr Tamara Henry, said that residents are seemingly ignoring the basic protocols including wearing of mask and handwashing. Henry...
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