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  • US citizen detained for deportation to Jamaica sues

    December 4, 2018 6:03 AM 3

    FLORIDA, United States (AP) — A Florida man is suing a local sheriff whose deputies detained him on behalf of federal agents who wanted him deported to Jamaica, even though he is a US citizen. Peter Brown filed the federal lawsuit yesterday, accusing the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in the Florida Keys of violating his constitutional rights

  • ALGAJ delegation heads to Trinidad

    December 4, 2018 6:03 AM 3

    A delegation from the Association of Local Government Authorities of Jamaica (ALGAJ) is scheduled to leave the country today for Port of Spain, Trinidad where they will participate in a European Union-sponsored Caribbean Local Government Forum conference. The six-member delegation includes May Pen Mayor Councillor Winston Maragh, Montego Bay Mayor Councillor

  • Fly Jamaica faces another lawsuit over crash landing

    December 4, 2018 6:03 AM 7

    A Canadian law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers who say they were harmed when a Fly Jamaica aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana's main international airport last month. According to a statement from the Toronto-based Rochon Genova LLP, the proposed class-action was filed last Friday, seeking compensation for passengers

  • Elderly woman shot dead in bed

    December 4, 2018 5:00 AM 4

    Seventy-five-year-old Ruthlyn Prendergast was killed on Sunday afternoon on Homestead Avenue in east Kingston. According to the police, Prendergast, a retiree, was shot dead, while another woman was injured, by unknown assailants. Residents reportedly heard explosions around 3:30 p.m. and summoned the police. When the lawmen arrived, the elderly woman

  • Former PM P.J. Patterson tells his story

    December 4, 2018 5:00 AM 3

    My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister is P.J. Patterson's account of his time as an active and successful participant in the political and social development of Jamaica and the Caribbean from the mid-1950s well into the early 2000s. He was widely regarded as a master political strategist and universally acknowledged as an astute negotiator

  • Spanish Town Road traffic flow improving with opening of bypass road

    December 3, 2018 6:30 PM 3

    The Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch is reporting improved traffic flow along Spanish Town Road with the opening of the Chesterfield Drive bypass. Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, commanding officer for the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, told RJR News on Monday that he has been getting positive feedback from motorists

  • Teen suspected of shooting at police turns up at hospital

    December 3, 2018 2:00 PM 6

    An 18-year-old male who turned up at a hospital in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, with gunshot wounds is now under police guard, as they believe he was among a group men who engaged the police in a shoot-out early yesterday morning. According to Divisional Commander for the Westmoreland police, Superintendent Gary McKenzie, the teen arrived at the hospital

  • Wanted man dies after jumping through window

    December 3, 2018 2:00 PM 4

    A man who was wanted by the St Elizabeth police for rape died from injures he sustained after he jumped from a window in order to elude police officers last Saturday. It is not clear how long he has been on the run, but according to police reports, 32-year-old Leroy Reid, who is a farmer from Providence district in St Elizabeth, ran when he saw the lawmen

  • World Bank promises US$200-b in 2021-25 climate cash

    December 3, 2018 9:14 AM 2

    KATOWICE, Poland (AFP) — The World Bank today unveiled US$200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25, adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding. The World Bank said the move, coinciding with a UN climate summit meeting of some 200 nations in Poland, represented a “significantly ramped up ambition” to tackle climate

  • Pleasing inauguration of St Bess Homecoming Agrifest

    December 3, 2018 8:10 AM 4

    Black River , St Elizabeth — Those who visited the St Bess Homecoming Agrifest 2018 at Independence Park in this coastal town on November 23 left with a smile. Farm produce of all sorts regularly associated with St Elizabeth were on display at the inaugural agricultural festival which was organised by the St Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation Ltd and supported