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JAMAICA – Kartel, Masicka song attracts police attention

JAMAICA – Kartel, Masicka song attracts police attention

KINGSTON – A music video, which has been uploaded on YouTube , entitled Vybz Kartel, Masicka – Infrared (Official video) , has caught the attention of the Jamaica Constabulary Force as well as the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA). The video begins by featuring skimpily clad girls on a yacht, before segueing to a scene with […]

JAMAICA – Drenched again

JAMAICA – Drenched again

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Just weeks after flooding caused widespread devastation, south central Jamaica was again hit hard by heavy rains on the weekend. Clarendon, Manchester and St Elizabeth all reported extensive flooding. Mayor of May Pen Winston Maragh, who toured central and southern sections of Clarendon on Saturday identified Rocky Point, Portland Cottage, Milk River, […]

Mountain cuisine

Mountain cuisine

 You think Jamaican cuisine, you think jerk chicken, or ackee and saltfish, or rice and peas with oxtail, right? Well, some players in the tourism industry have gotten a bit creative with the local fare in recent years, and are offering their clients a fusion of Jamaican and foreign cuisine, teaming up with the agriculture […]

Jamaican manufacturers eyeing Barbados market

Jamaican manufacturers eyeing Barbados market

Jamaican manufacturers and producers are hoping to make a splash in the Barbados market when that island’s trade and investment promotion agency, JAMPRO, embarks on a trade mission here starting next week. As part of JAMPRO’s strategy to develop Jamaican exporters and increase exports to regional markets, the agency will be leading the trade mission […]

JAMAICA – Bloodbath

JAMAICA – Bloodbath

KINGSTON –– Against the backdrop of a runaway murder rate — including the brutal slaying of a family of four in Mount Carmel, Hanover late Monday night that brought the year-to-date toll to 632 — the police yesterday announced plans to intensify operations in hotspots across the island as part of efforts to stem the carnage. […]

Sports tourism push

Sports tourism push

Last Saturday night, Jamaica’s sprint king Usain Bolt bade an emotional farewell to fans at home after winning his final race in the JN Racers Grand Prix meet at the National Stadium in Kingston. Bolt will run his last race as a professional athlete at the World Championships in London in August. He became an […]

JAMAICA – Digital society

JAMAICA – Digital society

KINGSTON –– Jamaica is now poised to become the first total e-government society in this region. This means that the country will be operating as a digital society where all public services are accessed online. The plan was announced Friday by Prime Minister Andrew Holness who said that a new National Identification System (NIDS) will serve […]

JAMAICA – Gruesome discovery

JAMAICA – Gruesome discovery

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The police yesterday afternoon removed the partially decomposed body of 24-year-old Shantel Dyer from a tomb which they demolished inside the house in which she lived here. But her three-year-old daughter Orlandi Miller is still missing. The police say they will be seeking the help of their international partners to extradite Dyer’s […]

JAMAICA – Greenwich tense after deadly attack

JAMAICA – Greenwich tense after deadly attack

KINGSTON – Tension remains high in the Opposition People’s National Party South Western constituency following a shooting incident which left PNP councillor for the Greenwich Town division, Karl Blake, in hospital nursing gunshot wounds and his secretary Maxine Simpson dead. Blake, who is said to be the nephew of Member of Parliament Portia Simpson Miller, […]

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