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  • St Andrew Church of Christ members laud 'Aunt Ena'

    January 22, 2018 5:30 AM

    Members of the St Andrew Church Of Christ journeyed to the Portmore, St Catherine home of their church sister Ena Ebanks, affectionately called 'Aunt Ena', on Sunday, January 7, to share with her on her special day — officially Thursday, January 4 — a milestone that saw her officially turn 95. Unable to attend church services because of her mobility

  • PHOTOS: FAREWELL, ENID BENNETT!

    January 21, 2018 6:55 AM

    Monsignor Kenneth Richards administers incense over the casket containing the remains of former Member of Parliament Enid Bennett during her funeral service held at the St Helen's Roman Catholic Church, Linstead, St Catherine yesterday. Below, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force begin the journey of taking the body to its final resting place, the Heartfield

  • Thieves, weapons and the loss of money

    January 21, 2018 5:55 AM

    Either we get the thieving (5) criminal man dem (23) and get the weapons (27) of man destruction or sit and complain how much business a lose money (25) because a di whole heap of police (23) 'pon di road 'cause a di state of emergency. We can't cut our calories if we continue to eat the cake. So, let us make up our mind. I wonder where the man get that mawga

  • Security guard fined $20,000 for 'keeping' lost phone

    January 21, 2018 5:55 AM

    The phrase “finders losers keepers weepers” was demonstrated by a security guard who was fined $20,000 after he admitted to having a lost cellular phone in his possession. Monty Coleman pleaded “guilty with explanation” to simple larceny when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday. Coleman told the court that he was at a staff

  • Weather Update: Morning showers expected in northern parishes

    January 20, 2018 3:43 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Intermittent showers are expected across northern parishes this morning with mostly cloudy conditions elsewhere the Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica has reported. This afternoon widely scattered showers are expected mainly across northern and south western parishes, while tonight should be partly cloudy. The Met Service said a weakening

  • Gaza family 'executes' member for collaborating with Israel

    January 20, 2018 6:04 AM

    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) — A family in Gaza “executed” one of its own members yesterday for passing on information to Israel that led to the deaths of three Hamas militants, Palestinian sources said. Hamas, which rules the territory, held Ahmad Said Barhoum for several months without trial before handing him over to the family, several

  • UK to accept 260 unaccompanied minors, says official

    January 20, 2018 6:04 AM

    LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain will take in 260 unaccompanied migrant children from France under a deal struck at a summit between Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, the British Government said yesterday. Britain had previously agreed to take in a total of 480 unaccompanied minors from France, and had taken in 220 of them, but then imposed

  • Seven men arrested in MoBay petrol bust

    January 20, 2018 6:04 AM

    Seven men were arrested in Montego Bay yesterday when a joint police/military team seized approximately 5,000 litres of petrol. Police report that about 2:00 pm, during a special operation at various locations along Bay Road and Pimento Way, several men were observed conducting illegal trade of the petrol from makeshift gas pumps. The police said they accosted

  • Ja signs double taxation agreement with Italy

    January 20, 2018 5:00 AM

    The Jamaican Government and its Italian counterpart yesterday signed a double-taxation agreement aimed at advancing trade and investment between both countries. Finance and the Public Service Minister Audley Shaw said that the agreement would provide significant benefits for Italian investors in Jamaica such as Gruppo Campari, which has invested heavily

  • US Supreme Court to take up case on Trump's latest travel ban

    January 19, 2018 9:21 PM

    WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Supreme Court said Friday it will review US President Donald Trump's latest travel ban affecting citizens from six Muslim majority countries plus North Korea and Venezuela. The high court last month had given the government a green light to enforce the ban pending review, after it was struck down by the San Francisco-based