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Downtown Carnival remains hopeful

As the dancehall-soca song by Trevor Off Key and Allison Hinds says, 'it's never too late for carnival', and Downtown Carnival promoter, O'Neil Smith, trusts that having a positive outlook will bring forth a road march in the heart of Kingston on Eas...

'I am very proud of how far we have come'

Christian Stokes, president of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, is a proud man today after Jamaica's history-making women's two-man bobsled team completed four runs on the ice at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The wome...

Justice ministry to amend outdated fines

Jamaicans in conflict with the law will no longer benefit from outdated fines as close to 700 pieces of legislation will be amended by the end of the 2018-2019 financial year to include stiffer penalties, according to Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck...

August Town violence leaves UWI, UTech students in fear

The recent flare-up of violence in August Town, St Andrew, has left students at the nearby universities in fear despite the fact that they are not being targeted by the warring factions. On Monday, gunmen struck on August Town Road, leaving one man d...

Jamaica improves on Corruption Perception Index but still has work to do

Jamaica has risen 15 places in the latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released yesterday by Transparency International, but the gains could easily be eroded if delays in the full appointment of a chief justice are prolonged. That was the warnin...

High murder rate cancels annual police sports day

The leadership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has voted almost unanimously to call off the annual police sports day amid soaring murder figures. The JCF confirmed yesterday that the annual police national sports day was raised during the wee...

110 years in prison – St Ann family sent away for killing mentally-ill man

The attorney for the St Ann couple, who, along with their three adult sons, were sentenced yesterday to a total of 110 years in prison for stoning, then chopping a mentally-ill man to death, has taken issue with the punishment. “The sentences are m...

Toni Braxton, Birdman engaged

Toni Braxton and Birdman are engaged. The 50-year-old singer has confirmed that she and the 49-year-old rapper are to marry after showing off her ring in a teaser clip for her TV show Braxton Family Values, in which she tells her sisters the pair wi...

'They were drug dealers' - Accused killer says two of the victims were involved in cocaine trade

Michael McLean, the man on trial for killing six people, including four children, has painted two of his alleged victims as drug dealers who had discussions about a large cocaine shipment with two men on the day they were killed. McLean acknowledged,...

Devastating! - Historic St Ann's Bay Methodist Church gutted by fire

Established on Emancipation Day, August 1, 1838 and later to become the childhood church of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the St Ann's Bay Methodist Church was gutted by fire early yesterday morning, leaving losses valued at millions of dollars...