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JAMAICA – World’s oldest person dies at 117

JAMAICA – World’s oldest person dies at 117

KINGSTON — The 117-year-old Jamaican woman who was the oldest person in the world has died. Violet Moss-Brown died at a medical facility last Friday afternoon. Prime Minister Andrew Holness offered condolences in a tweet. The supercentenarian’s passing came hours after it was reported that she was caught up in a family dispute about who […]

JAMAICA – Cash for guns . . Jamaica PM announces special $100m fund for recovery of weapons, ammunition

JAMAICA – Cash for guns . . Jamaica PM announces special $100m fund for recovery of weapons, ammunition

MONTEGO BAY — Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced two major rewards programmes for the arrest of wanted men and the recovery of illegal guns and ammunition following a tour of Mount Salem — the community first declared a zone of special operations (ZOSO). Speaking at a press conference at the Office of the Prime […]

JAMAICA – More Cuban teachers arrive in Jamaica

JAMAICA – More Cuban teachers arrive in Jamaica

KINGSTON – Jamaica has welcomed another batch of 18 Cuban teachers who have been deployed in schools across the island to boost the teaching of the sciences, Spanish and other subjects. They have joined 39 other teachers from that country who are serving at various schools — 20 at primary schools, 17 at the secondary […]

JAMAICA – Man accused of recruiting would-be ISIS terrorists remanded

JAMAICA – Man accused  of recruiting would-be ISIS terrorists remanded

Jamaican Muslim Cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal, who has been accused of involvement in the recruitment of terrorist fighters for ISIS, is scheduled to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on September 11 for a possible bail application hearing. The 53-year-old Muslim preacher, who was born Trevor William Forrest, was arrested last Friday […]

JAMAICA – Killing spree . . Two children shot dead as murder toll climbs

JAMAICA – Killing spree . . Two children shot dead as murder toll climbs

KINGSTON – At least seven people were killed and five others wounded in a week of violence in Clarendon as murders in the southern parish continue to outpace crime-fighting measures. The parish has so far recorded more than 90 murders since the start of the year. Figures from the police’s Statistics and Information Management Unit […]

JAMAICA – Children among four killed

JAMAICA – Children among four killed

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, has condemned the attacks in the central parish of Clarendon that led to the deaths of two children and two women. In a statement on Saturday, Grange said there could be “no justification for the cold, calculated and despicable attacks” which took place within […]

JAMAICA – Police condemn video showing female officer berating superior

JAMAICA – Police condemn video showing female officer berating superior

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have expressed concern that a video being circulated on social media allegedly showing a female officer berating her superior for giving her a hard time, saying it does not reflect the professionalism of the Force. In a statement, the JCF said that the video will be investigated and […]

JAMAICA – Grave concern! . . Trelawny cemeteries in deplorable state; running out of space

JAMAICA – Grave concern! . . Trelawny cemeteries in deplorable state; running out of space

FALMOUTH —  Concerns are mounting that some of the cemeteries in the parish of Trelawny are running out of burial space. This was brought into sharp focus by a Falmouth native, now residing abroad, who was bewildered by the sight of what is claimed to be skeletal remains that were scattered on the grounds of […]

JAMAICA – 10-year-old among six shot, four men dead

JAMAICA – 10-year-old among six shot, four men dead

A 10-year-old child is among six persons who were shot Saturday in the Whitfield Town area, in St Andrew South West. Four men have since succumbed to their injuries. Senior Superintendent Arthur Brown, head of the St Andrew South Police Division, confirmed the gruesome incident, indicating that tensions are very high in the community. Brown said […]

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