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Deadly disease threatens to wipe out cocoa industry

Trading, transportation, and processing of cocoa pods and other planting material across parish borders has been suspended with immediate effect, an emergency strategy aimed at curtailing the spread of the deadly frosty pod disease, which, if l...

Immigration Corner | Seeking to stay in the UK as partner dies

My sister was in a relationship and living with that person in England and they were planning to get married shortly. Unfortunately, my future brother-in-law died suddenly. I do not believe that my sister is prepared to return home to live. Is it ...

JPS to spend $2b in anti-theft campaign

Emanuel DaRosa, president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service company (JPS), said the organisation will embark on an aggressive anti-theft campaign to stem the illegal extraction of electricity. The measures will include a $2...

Cruise ship comes calling in Kingston; little spending, though

Vendors at the Kingston Craft Market (KCM) were yesterday left disappointed by the low number of sales of their merchandises despite hundreds of cruise passengers roaming their space for at least five hours. The cruise vessel, the MS Monarch, whic...

Community feud caused shooting rampage at church - Family of dead woman claims she was targeted

One woman is claiming that her 20-year-old niece who was killed in a multi-victim shooting incident at a funeral in east Kingston on Sunday was being unfairly targeted. The shooting took place at King's Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church, located...

Fuel plant folly - Production stopped at $800m ethanol facility in favour of imports

The Auditor General's Department, in a case study of the operational performance of Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL), has said that it was not assured that value for money was obtained from investment amounting to more than $800 million in the lo...

Immigration Corner | Can I get a green card?

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I am being filed for to go and live in the United States but I have a criminal record. I was charged with assault causing actual harm and possession of an offensive weapon. Would I be able to get my green card? Thanks...

Bloody Sunday in MoBay - Murders climb to 310 as panic reigns

The out-of-control lawlessness that has been plaguing St James continues to claim victims with alarming regularity as three more persons were murdered on Sunday, bringing the parish's runaway murder count to 310, which is 46 more than last year'...

St Ann family has case to answer in death of mentally ill man - judge

Prosecutors have made out a prima facie case against the five members of a St Ann family who are on trial for stoning and chopping a mentally ill man to death. "There is a case to answer for all," Justice Carol Lawrence Beswick ruled yesterday. Th...

Why did Lowell Hawthorne commit suicide?

The question on everyone's lips across the Jamaican diaspora is why Lowell Hawthorne, CEO and founder of the hugely successful Golden Krust chain with 120 retail outlets across the United States, would commit suicide. Police reports and accounts f...