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Pope Francis has clarified his recent comments about homosexuality and sin, saying he was merely referring to official Catholic moral teaching that teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage is a sin.

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is now acknowledging that his office received a report from the Financial Services Commission (FSC) on the fraud-hit Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) in April 2020. But he said it was never brought to his attention. 

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says he hopes Friday's seizure of 22 guns and a large cache of ammunition at the wharf in Freeport, Montego Bay, St James, will discourage others from trying to send guns to Jamaica through the ports...

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before police shot and killed him, officials said. It was the...

A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for 60-year-old Alexander Page, the man accused of killing 37-year-old Isaiah Atkinson, whose body was found along the Salt Pond main road on January 17. When Page appeared in the St Catherine Parish...

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that on Sunday, January 29, a section of the Fairfield to Point corridor, between the Friendship community and the Estuary Housing Development, in St James will be closed to vehicular traffic. The roadway...

LONDON (AP) — A pop-up urinal crushed a man to death in London's theatre district Friday, police said. Firefighters used a winch to free the man after he became trapped under a hydraulic urinal at Cambridge Circus, a busy intersection in...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana Gulf Coast in August 2021, Renato Decena and Rosel Hernandez watched the storm punch a hole in the roof of the bunkhouse where they were sheltered — abandoned, they...

To date, 59 housing units have been completed under the Indigent Housing Programme, with work in progress on an additional 19. The programme, which is delivered under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development's Municipal Social...

Double world record holder and former Jamaican sprint ace, Usain Bolt, has dispelled rumours that an alleged multi-billion-dollar fraud at Stocks and Securities Ltd (SSL) has left him broke. The superstar spoke to the media at the end of a sponsors...

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA banned Uruguay players Fernando Muslera and José María Giménez for four games each on Friday for aggressively confronting match officials when the team was eliminated from the World Cup last month....

Retired Jamaican track and field icon Usain Bolt today declared that he still loves Jamaica and Jamaicans and that will never change. Bolt stated that despite recent happenings, Jamaica remains his home and that he will continue to support the...

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says motorists with outstanding traffic tickets should take their case to a judge. Chang says the government is not minded to push back the window of reprieve being offered to traffic offenders. The new...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican immigration authorities said they found 57 Guatemalan adolescents packed into a trailer on a highway near the United States border Thursday. The National Immigration Institute said the 43 boys and 14 girls were...

A major repair effort is now under way along sections of the Stettin to Highgate Hall main road in Trelawny. Through this undertaking, several retaining walls are being built, while others are being repaired along the corridor, which is one of the...

LONDON (AP) — A student nurse appeared in a British court Friday, charged with planning to attack an air force base and taking a homemade bomb to a hospital maternity unit where he worked. Mohammad Farooq, 27, was arrested outside St James...

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) operators will soon be able to use their Intellectual Property (IP) as collateral to access loans from financial institutions. This was disclosed by the Executive Director of the Jamaica Intellectual...

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) says it is preparing its operational systems and personnel to effectively transition to become the super regulator of the financial market. The $3-billion alleged fraud that rocked dozens of investors, including retired...

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government has ordered an immediate departure of all diplomatic personnel from Haiti or as soon as security conditions permit. “Up to this time, there was a voluntary departure order in place and all...

Junior Opposition Spokesperson on Technology, Omar Newell, says the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has not gone far enough in informing Jamaica about the cyberattack on its systems. On Thursday, the SERHA disclosed that it...
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