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JAMAICA – One killed, four injured in hotel explosion

JAMAICA – One killed, four injured in hotel explosion

KINGSTON – One hotel worker was killed and four others injured when tragedy struck at the RIU Hotel, yesterday afternoon. According to a highly placed police source, the explosion occurred in the boiler room of Hotel RIU Reggae just before 3:30 p.m. yesterday. Five members of the maintenance team were in the room at the […]

JAMAICA – Deadly weekend

JAMAICA – Deadly weekend

KINGSTON – Nine people, including a policeman, lost their lives tragically over the Easter weekend in road crashes. The latest occurred on the Port Royal main road yesterday about 6:15 a.m. when a man, who has been identified as Cecil Prawl, reportedly lost control of his car and crashed. The dead policeman was identified as […]

Jamaican woman is oldest human alive

Jamaican woman is oldest human alive

A Jamaican woman, Violet Mosse Brown, has made history as the oldest person in the world following the death of Italian Emma Morano, on Saturday. Morano was born on November 29, 1899. Mosse Brown, also known as Aunt V, who lives in the northern parish of Trelawny, is 117 years old, having been born on […]

JAMAICA – Enough is enough!

JAMAICA – Enough is enough!

KINGSTON – WITH chants of “Enough is enough” and “We want justice”, students and staff of Charlemont High in St Catherine yesterday morning led a march to denounce the upsurge in crime and violence in society. The march, which was well supported by the community, was held in memory of the school’s beloved mathematics teacher, […]

JAMAICA – Beef ban lifted

JAMAICA – Beef ban lifted

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries yesterday lifted the ban on corned beef imported from South American country Brazil, but some consumers are insisting that they will no longer buy the product. Portfolio Minister Karl Samuda told journalists during a press briefing at the ministry’s Hope Gardens office in St Andrew that the […]

JAMAICA – Phillip’s pledge

JAMAICA – Phillip’s pledge

KINGSTON –– Newly appointed opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday pledged to challenge government’s increase in property tax as his first order of business. The increase, which took effect April 1, forms part of plans to fund the cost of the second tranche of the income tax give-back promised to 252,000 taxpayers earning up to […]

JAMAICA – Phillips new leader of PNP

JAMAICA – Phillips new leader of PNP

KINGSTON – Jamaica’s opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has welcomed a new leader who says topping his priorities is a plan to enlist young people to fight against poverty and other woes holding back the country. “There is still more to be done,” Dr Peter Phillips declared, as he rallied the support of thousands who […]

JAMAICA – Experts to inspect Brazil’s meat processing

JAMAICA – Experts to inspect Brazil’s meat processing

KINGSTON – A Jamaican technical team, which leaves this week for Brazil, will undertake a fact-finding mission to determine the validity of reports of tainted meat being processed into corned beef. During the visit, the team will inspect facilities that manufacture the product for export to Jamaica. Dr Osbil Watson, the island’s chief veterinarian, will […]

JAMAICA: Phillips is now PNP president

JAMAICA: Phillips is now PNP president

With two losses for leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) under his belt, Dr Peter David Phillips today fulfilled his lifelong political dream of getting to the top of the 78-year-old party. Phillips was elected as the fifth president of the party during a special delegates conference held at the National Arena. A tearful […]

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