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Police personnel from the St Catherine North division have detained several persons following a fracas at the Meadowrest cemetery this afternoon. During a tussle, a security guard was wounded in a knife attack. 
Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley (left) and President Dame Sandra Mason (right) honour superstar Rihanna as a national hero during the presidential inauguration ceremony in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Tuesday. Barbados has stopped pledging allegiance to

Hours after Eastern Caribbean neighbours Barbados declared republic status and swore in its first president, a veteran politician has criticised Jamaican lawmakers’ inertia in severing the country’s links to the British monarchy. Fitz Jackson,...
Minister of Education Fayval Williams announcing in Parliament on Tuesday that more schools would be reopened to facilitate in-person learning.

Large primary schools have received the green light from Cabinet for a return to face-to-face learning while secondary schools that have achieved a 65 per cent vaccination rate of their student population will be allowed to reopen their doors. A...

WESTERN BUREAU: The Teachers’ Colleges of Jamaica (TCJ) is calling for the Government to withhold the salaries of teachers who are found to be operating without a licence, instead of seeking to criminalise them under the Jamaica Teaching Council (...

Padmore Primary School principal Keisha Hayle has returned to the political fold of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) and is set to contest the Red Hills division in the upcoming local government elections due in three months. In a...

Senior defence lawyer Bert Samuels has challenged Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ position on how sentences for illegal possession of firearms should be handled, cautioning that the judiciary ought to be free from the influence of the executive and...

UNAIDS Country Director for Jamaica Manoela Manova is recommending condom distribution in prisons as an effective tool to help reduce the HIV transmission rate in local penal institutions. Noting that such a strategy has been shown to be beneficial...

Irregularities uncovered at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) involved payments of more than $30 million, according to “preliminary” estimates by the public cleansing agency. The abnormalities include “glaring concerns” about...

Winston Williams believes he was not vindicated by the very system he thought would protect him after being accused of a rape nearly 40 years ago, an act he insists he did not commit. But after serving an eight-year sentence, he has still not been...

While there is no HIV hotspot in the country as the sexually transmitted infection is present in communities across the island, the heath ministry has said that, because of the population density in town centres, new cases are most likely to pop up...
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