St Lucy man is latest apparent murder victim
Nation News

POLICE ARE PROBING the unnatural death of 47-year-old Andre Hinds of Northumberland, St Lucy. He succumbed to gunshot injuries sustained in an altercation after two armed men reportedly broke into...

Artefacts stolen from Parliament Building
Nation News

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into a burglary which occurred in the West Wing of the Parliament Building. A number of artefacts were reportedly stolen. Police say the intrusion was discovered...

Standards seeing double-digit revenue growth
Trinidad Guardian

Not daunted by the downturn in the T&T economy, Adam Sabga managing director, Standard Distributors Ltd said on Tuesday the company is enjoying comfortable market share as it has witnessed its second year of...

Technology alone not at fault
Nation News

THE PRIME MINISTER has now determined that technology is partially to blame for declining standards. Many of the issues we now confront began to surface in the mid-70s. When the gangs first appeared,...

Missing: Erriel Cumberbatch
Nation News

POLICE ARE SEEKING the public’s assistance in locating a missing girl. She is 16-year-old Erriel Nadyah Frances Cumberbatch alias “Juice” or “Juicy” of Waterford, St Michael.  She left home...

Bajan nanny on child abuse charges
Nation News

A 63-YEAR-OLD Bajan mother in New York is now facing child abuse allegations in a Manhattan criminal court. Patricia Harper, a nanny, who has three children of her own and has never been accused of...

J'can accused in Bermuda cocaine bust
Jamaica Observer

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) – A Jamaican who allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine into Bermuda four months ago has gone on trial in the Supreme Court. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:25:05 GMT UPDATE: Bodies of St Thomas...

Brathwaite receives vote of confidence from Sammy
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – New West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite says he has received a vote of confidence from former skipper Darren Sammy as the regional side prepares to play India in two T20...

Sprint queen Thompson heads Paris Diamond League line-up
Jamaica Observer

PARIS, France (AFP) – Jamaica's newly-crowned double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson will headline a strong field featuring 27 Rio medallists in Friday's Diamond League meeting in Paris, event organisers...

Students urged to stay away from illegal activities
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator Ruel Reid, is urging students to refrain from a life of illegal activities, especially lottery scamming. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016...

Teacher recruiters exploiting Jamaica’s economic weakness, says JTA president
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica – Newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) Howard Isaacs has expressed unease that overseas teacher recruiters are exploiting Jamaica’s economic weakness to entice...

Cops seize over 1000lbs of ganja
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police officers assigned to the Narcotics Division say they are continuing their clamp down on activity in the guns-for-drugs trade across the island, with the latest seizure of more than 1,000...

JTA concerned over govt's funding for high schools
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica – President of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) Howard Isaacs says that the association is concerned about the sustainability of the funding arrangements being implemented by the Ruel Reid-led...

Nine arrested for praedial larceny
Jamaica Observer

MANCHESTER, Jamaica – Nine people were taken into custody for breaches of the Agricultural Produce Act and the Public Health Act, following operations carried out by the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit in...

Education ministry receives furniture from JAGI
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The education sector has received more than 1,000 pieces of school furniture from the Joseph Assignment Global Initiative (JAGI). Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:27:30 GMT Nine arrested for...

Brittons Hill murder accused remanded
Nation News

MURDER ACCUSED Dwayne Omar Chase was remanded to prison after appearing in the Bridgetown Magistrates' Court today. The lorry loader of Valery, Brittons Hill, St Michael, was not required to plead...

Fire at HWT clock tower 
Jamaica Observer

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The landmark clock tower in Half-Way-Tree Square, St Andrew caught fire this morning. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:57:59 GMT Venezuelan gov't workers to lose jobs over recall petition ...

Search continues for St Thomas boys
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The police this morning said they are still carrying out a search for two St Thomas boys who fell off a log and into the water at Lyssons Beach in the parish yesterday. Local News Tue, 23 Aug...

AT&T to provide cellphone roaming, other services in Cuba 
Jamaica Observer

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T has reached a deal for enhanced roaming and other cellphone services for wireless customers visiting Cuba. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:30 GMT Search continues for St Thomas boys...

Kingston mayor says HWT clock to be restored as quickly as possible
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) says it regrets the damage done to the Half-Way-Tree clock tower in St Andrew following this morning’s fire at the landmark. Local News Tue, 23...

Florida probes non-travel Zika case on Gulf Coast
Jamaica Observer

FLORIDA, United States (AFP) — Officials are investigating a new non-travel related case of Zika virus near the port city of Tampa, suggesting the local spread of Zika in Florida may have reached the state's Gulf...

JTA spends $34m, so far, to recoup stolen $100m
Jamaica Observer

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) reported that $34 million has been spent in its quest to recover more that $100 million that was siphoned by an employee in 2013. Local News Tue, 23...

UPDATE: Bodies of St Thomas boys found
Jamaica Observer

ST THOMAS, Jamaica — The police have recovered the bodies of two St Thomas boys who fell off a log and into the water at Lyssons Beach in the parish yesterday. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:41:30 GMT JTA spends...

Tropical wave approaches Eastern Caribbean
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A tropical wave located about 750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganised shower and thunderstorm activity. Based on this, the Miami based National Hurricane Centre...

Bahamas PM says stalled mega-resort to be finished and sold 
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The prime minister of the Bahamas says his government has reached an agreement that will lead to the completion of a stalled mega-resort financed and built by the Chinese government. Local News...

Venezuelan gov't workers to lose jobs over recall petition 
Jamaica Observer

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is ordering retaliation against managers in government agencies who signed a petition to recall him from office. Local News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:12:41 GMT Bahamas PM...

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