A Jamaican government official declared marijuana the country’s “birthright” and called for the expedited research and development of indigenous strains on Monday.
“It is like our birthright and we cannot allow persons from outside to come and take away our birthright,” Science, Energy and Technology Minister Andrew Wheatley said, according to a government press release. “We have to position ourselves, we have to take on the mantle [and] do what we have to do… as it relates to medicinal marijuana research.”
Wheatley was delivering a speech at the signing of a...
Charlie, 74, and Gayle Anderson, 71, were found dead in Mount Pleasant on Friday - with police saying they believe the couple were murdered. The pair, who had been married for 55 years, had retired to the district of Portland on the Caribbean island after living in Manchester.
A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of a retired British couple in Jamaica, police have said. Charlie and Gayle Anderson, aged 74 and 71, were found dead in their home in Portland on Saturday, having moved to the country from Manchester.
Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson and the mastermind behind The Jackson 5, has died at age 89. The legendary stage parent and music manager was reportedly battling terminal cancer. He was hospitalized with terminal cancer Friday in Las Vegas, He passed away early Wednesday morning.
The 16-year-old son of Jamaican dancehall artist Mavado, is still in police custody in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old man who was shot, chopped into pieces and set ablaze in his home in Cassava Piece, St Andrew, on June 5. The unnamed minor and four other associates of Mavado were arrested last week and accused of killing Lorenza Thomas in a suspected reprisal attack.
Mavado’s son and 23-year-old Andre Hinds who were both charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, the...
A 22-year-old Jamaican man has been sentenced to six years by a Supreme Court judge after he admitted smuggling US$200,000 worth of cocaine into Bermuda. Dwayne George Watson, from the community of Mavis Bank on the outskirts of the Corporate Area in Jamaica, was caught at the L F Wade International Airport after flying to Bermuda from Jamaica via New York.
It's reported that customs officers noticed he shook while he answered questions and that the zipper of the suitcase had been shut with zip-ties.
Customs officers then drilled into the handle and found white...
Oswald Caines, a reggae music legend well-known in Sarasota, Florida, died Friday morning in a multi-vehicle crash that shut down the William Howard Frankland Bridge connecting St. Petersburg to Tampa. The accident froze early-morning rush-hour traffic in the central Bay area for hours.
The 61-year-old Caines, affectionately known by his friends as “Ham,” was scheduled to play a show with his band, the Democracy Reggae Band, at the Five O’clock Club in Sarasota on Thursday night.
Friends and family, shocked by the fatherly musician’s sudden death, took to...
Born in March 1900, Violet Mosses Brown says that hard work, devotion to the Baptist church and respect for family, life and people in general have helped her live a long and happy life. The new oldest person in the world eats what she wants — except for pork and chicken. And the Jamaica-born 117-year-old abstains from what she called “rum and dem tings.”
Hailing from the same part of Jamaica as Olympic champion Usain Bolt, Brown on Saturday became the world’s oldest person after the death of Emma Morano of Italy. Known affectionately as "Aunt V," Brown stated...
Sergeant Neville Bryan died after he was attacked by gunmen at a gas station in Portmore, St Catherine, early Friday morning. Bryan, who served for 20 years in the force, was shot repeatedly while he sat in his motorcar.
On Tuesday the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s information arm, revealed that Alkaline was being sought for questioning in regards to the murder of Rohan Morris and has asked him to report to Area Four HQ at Harman Barracks.
Rohan Morris, a 28 year old, was murdered at his home in Maverley, St Andrew, on January 13, 2017.
The governing body the International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified Jamaica's 2008 Beijing 4x100m sprint team today. Re-analysis of Carter's samples from Beijing resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine.
Initially sold as a nasal decongestant in the US until 1983, methylhexaneamine was reclassified in 2011 as a "specified substance" and has been used more recently as an ingredient in dietary supplements.
The 31-year-old Carter has been a key member of Jamaica's relay team, running the first leg as they won gold at the...
Jamaica created sports history as its women's bobsled team of Carrie Russell and Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian won bronze in the North American Cup held in Lake Placid in the United States of America (USA).
The Jamaican pair was third in 1:57.87 behind the winners Nicole Vogt and Bonnie Kilis of the USA with 1:57.70 and Canadians Julie Johnson and Janine McCue with 1:57.81.
The Jamaican bobsled team is asking for $60,000 to hire a coach through a crowdfunding campaign. The team hope to qualify men’s and women’s...
2017 Grammy Nominee Reggae Band Raging Fyah Named " Jamaica's Reggae Music Ambassador". Adding to the prestigious honor of being nominated for 2017 Best Reggae Album by the Grammy committee, Pele, Demar, Anthony Watson, Courtland “Gizmo” White and Kumar collectively known as Raging Fyah add "Jamaica's Reggae Music Ambassador" to their numerous honors.
It was indeed a proud moment for the self-contained band to officially proudly represent their country to the world, " We have said this many times before, and it rings true to who Raging Fyah are. Jamaica is the...