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Government Senator Charles Sinclair has suggested that the Firearms Act be reviewed to provide stiffer penalties for persons who illegally bring guns into the island. The suggestion comes nearly three weeks after 26 guns, more than 600 assorted...

Thousands of people travelling across Central America en route to the United States (US) are now stuck on Mexico's southern border after a failed attempt to enter the country. The migrants include mostly women and children from Honduras who say...

The Agriculture Ministry says there has been an increase in the Beet Armyworm population in sections of Manchester and St Elizabeth. According to the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA), the Beet Armyworm is an insect pest which affects...

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing “meritless”, and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing.

Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fight, and said 18 Saudis were being held as suspects.

The Transport Authority is condemning the practise of some public passenger operators who have been insisting that children or commuters, in general, sit in each other’s lap or be denied access. The authority labelled the action as...

Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith has dismissed claims that a businesswoman was detained for several days after she was taken into custody under the state of public emergency in the Corporate Area.  

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about its wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths. The European Medicines Agency...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union’s top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench. The interim injunction from the...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says it is of strategic importance that the appropriate programmes be put in place to make Spanish a second language in Jamaica. Delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel...

An Opposition Senator today reported that a businesswoman was detained by members of the security forces and strip-searched after she refused to put out a cigarette she was smoking inside her vehicle.

Nearly 70 per cent of the murders reported in St James so far this year have been cleared up. This was disclosed this morning by Leader of Government Business in the Senate Kamina Johnson-Smith.

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado report shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million. The Denver Post reports that a report by the Department...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger. Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of...

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Human rights group, Citizens’ Initiative for Human Rights (ICDH), is calling for the authorities to put measures in place so that children in conflict with the law can effectively be rehabilitated. The ICDH...

Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck says Drug Treatment Courts across the island are making an impact in transforming the lives of drug-dependent offenders. Chuck cited the 2017 report from the drug court in Manchester, which pointed to “...

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation is to increase the number of subjects it pays for qualifying students sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations for the academic year 2018/19. The Foundation currently...

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries J.C. Hutchinson has expressed a commitment to standardising the expanding bamboo industry in a way that encourages investment and safeguards protected...

St Andrew businessman 27-year-old Jean-Pierre Rhone has been reported missing. The police say Rhone, who is the Managing Director of New Era Design and Consulting, has not been seen or heard from since Wednesday. He is of a brown complexion,...

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a...

Western Bureau:Some residents in Cambridge, St James, are questioning the commitment of the security forces in tracking down and apprehending the remnants of the notorious Ratty Gang, who were said to be cornered in bushes in the Cambridge-Retrieve...

In an effort to increase awareness of the consequences of poor environmental practices, Member of Parliament for St Andrew West Rural, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, has introduced a competition for schools in her constituency.At least 17 schools in St...

A Colorado report shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million.
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