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'Barnett was the only father we knew'

Pierre Rogers is convinced that if it were not for the intervention of the late Eric Coleridge Barnett who gave him a second chance while he was a student at the Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston, he wouldn't be the man he is today. Rogers was amo...

New rape trial - Court tosses conviction for assault of 6-y-o girl because of judge's error

A St Mary man who was found guilty of raping a six-year-old girl has had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal because of errors by the judge who presided over the trial. Further, the Court of Appeal has set aside the 23-year prison sentenc...

Reggae Boy Bolt? - JFF keeping an eye on former sprinter's football efforts in Australia

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Michael Ricketts, says he has been paying close attention to the efforts of sprint legend, Usain Bolt, to make his mark as a professional football player, and that he would fully support a call-up to th...

Four to go forward with case against NSWMA - Ill effects of 2014 Riverton fire

Four persons claiming damages arising from smoke emitted from a fire at the Riverton dump in St Andrew in 2014 are awaiting a new trial date for the matter being pursued against the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA). Multiple fires...

Health ministry: No reduction of special consumption tax on cigarettes

Any expectation that the special consumption tax on cigarettes will be reduced has been stumped by the Ministry of Health, which has said that it was not going to happen anytime soon. The leading marketer and distributor of cigarettes and tobacco p...

Ray Ray market vendors devastated after massive fire - Claims of sabotage swirl

The Ray Ray Ground market in downtown Kingston was the scene of a massive fire yesterday morning that left scores of vendors with hands on their jaws, contemplating their next move, having lost almost everything pertaining to their commercial acti...

Nine road fatalities on Independence weekend - Westmoreland most deadly parish

With just seven days already ticked off in the month of August, a total of nine road fatalities from crashes during the one-week period have tripled the three deaths recorded for the corresponding period last year, according to statistics compiled...

Dunn’s River racket - Police, AG probe fraud allegations at attraction

Concerns by members of the board of the St Ann Development Company (SADCO) about ticket revenue being generated at Dunn's River Falls and Park have prompted a major investigation. The police Fraud Squad, Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption T...

Samuels, Russell return for WI

Fit-again all-rounders Marlon Samuels and AndrÈ Russell have returned to the West Indies Twenty20 side, while talisman Chris Gayle has been rested, in a 13-man squad named to face Bangladesh in the three-match Twenty20 International series starti...

Hanover on course for record murders - Latest killings labelled as reprisal for 'Fat Man'

Western Bureau: With five murders last week and a number of alleged killers on the run, Hanover is now on the brink of eclipsing the 60 murders committed last year as the current tally for 2018 is 39, with five full months to go in the year. "W...