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Bryan ‘Not Nice’ Jackson of Green Island, Hanover, was on Tuesday charged for a triple murder, and other offences, in relation to the 2020 deaths of three men in the parish. The men's skeletal remains were retrieved from a 40-foot sinkhole in Phoenix Town district, also in Hanover, last May.

The seating of Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright sparked an intense debate between Speaker of the House Marisa Dalrymple Philibert and Opposition Leader Mark Golding late Tuesday afternoon. Dalrymple Philibert is of the view...

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index declined on Tuesday with an advance/decline ratio of 36/42. The index moved down by 2,152.86 points or 0.50 per cent to close at 428,697.59. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 2,454.99 points...

Operations at the tax office in Morant Bay in St Thomas have been suspended following a break-in at the location. The break-in was discovered by staff members who turned up for duties this morning.  It is believed that the thieves entered the...

The police in Portmore, St Catherine are searching for the attackers who shot and killed a man on Caymanas Drive on Monday. No motive is yet to be established for the murder of security guard Jermaine Duffus, who is from the community of Myrtle Way...

The United States death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer. The number of...

Opposition Spokesperson on Education Dr Angela Brown Burke says she is heartened by news that summer school will be voluntary for students. Brown Burke believes that this is the sensible move given the challenges faced by parents and students over...

A St Catherine man who was caught stealing rims from a motor car in Portmore, St Catherine has been given a suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to a larceny charge. He is Devon Butler, a labourer of a Spanish Town address. Butler was...

The British Government has withdrawn the deportation order for an autistic Jamaican man at the centre of an international saga. The decision to allow Osime Brown to remain with his family in the United Kingdom was announced today by the Home Office...

The police are reporting that four firearms and more than 20 rounds of ammunition were seized in various operations across Jamaica on Monday. According to reports, between 5:15 a.m. and 6:45 a.m., the St James Police searched a house in Coconut...

The driver of the motor car that crashed into a minibus in the Bog Walk Gorge that resulted in the death of a woman has been charged with manslaughter. Twenty-one-year-old Malik Winter, a labourer of a Cheesefield, Linstead address in St Catherine...

An additional COVID-19 fatality has been recorded, moving the tally to 1,012. The health ministry says the 37-year-old man from St Catherine died on Monday. One more case has been recorded as a coincidental death, increasing the tally to 148....

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Escalating gang violence has pushed nearly 8,500 women and children from their homes in Haiti's capital in the past two weeks, according to a UNICEF report. Officials say the gangs' fight over territory in...

The Financial Investigations Division (FID) is reporting that it is currently pursuing the forfeiture of cash and assets totalling $567 million in the courts under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Additionally, the FID is also going after US$1.53 million...

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie says that an additional water shop will be built in Commodore, Portland to better meet the needs of residents. McKenzie said that the new facility, which will be built shortly, will bring to two, the...

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has implemented systems to address traffic delays along Spanish Town Road in the Corporate Area. The commission is currently undertaking water supply improvement works along the popular thoroughfare,...

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. Although many...
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