China’s Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) announced last week plans to invest US$3 billion in constructing an alumina refinery and aluminium smelter adjacent to the Alpart alumina refinery in Nain, St. Elizabeth, a facility also operated by Jisco.
Per the Jamaican government, construction of the Gansu Industrial Park is expected to begin by year’s end. The site will add another 60,000 jobs to the area and is the keystone of the island’s Logistics Hub Initiative (LHI), which is an initiative led by the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA).
The public is invited to enjoy a free reggae concert Friday, June 29 at the Downtown Commons in Clarksville Tennessee. Grammy-winning reggae artist Gramps Morgan will perform at 6 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Justin Kanew, who is running for Tennessee’s 7th District House seat now held by Republican Marsha Blackburn. The Downtown Commons are located at 215 Legion Street in downtown Clarksville.
From the start of 2018, Jahmiel has embarked on several tours and there is definitely no stopping in sight as the demand for the Patriotz boss remains high.
Over the years summer-time has been a busy period for Reggae artists, like Desmond Decker, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Shaggy, and Sean Paul just to name a few and for Reggae/Dancehall artist Jahmiel his career is shaping up in the same manner.
Jahmiel who has attained notoriety in 2015 with his breakthrough hit 'Gain the World' has been consistently maintaining his spot on international charts and in the...
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...