At least three people were killed and two injured in a shooting as hundreds gathered for the Jamaica Labour Party political rally in Monetego Bay, Jamaica, Sunday night. The gunfire rang out as former Jamaican prime minister and current JLP leader Andrew Holness was finishing a nearly hour long speech in Sam Sharpe Square.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller helped to cut the ribbon at the Angels Toll Plaza to officially open the section of the North-South Highway from Angels, just outside Spanish Town, to Linstead in St. Catherine, to join the leg opened last year which now ends in Moneague. The recently built roadway will be open to the public for travel as of Monday February 8, 2016. Travel on the newly opened section will be free of cost for one month.
As part of the agreement for the US$720 million highway development, the government has made 1,200 acres of land available...
Dover police officer Thomas Webster IV was acquitted of felony assault and misdemeanor assault charges today after kicking Lateef Dickerson, in the head so hard that it broke his jaw during a 2013 arrest.
Webster testified he didn't intend to kick Lateef Dickerson in the head in August 2013 and instead was aiming for his upper body. Webster also said he feared for the safety of himself and others because officers were told Dickerson was armed with a gun, and Dickerson was slow to comply with repeated commands to get on the ground.
Life is a tightrope, a balance between good and evil, positive and negative, one cannot exist without the other, and as music is the soundtrack of our lives, those sentiments are echoed on the "Tightrope Riddim" EP.
Produced by Christopher "Chris Lion" Mattis for Conquering Lion Records and written and composed by Devon Bradshaw , Ian Coleman and Christopher Mattis, the EP features the melodious sounds of international reggae star Capleton with "Paradise", Chezidek "Seed Of Life", Lutan Fyah "Come Away", Fantan Mojah "Stay Far", and second generation reggae...
The 58th Grammy's revealed the nominees for the category of Best Reggae Album 2015. To qualify for this category albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015. Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United States.
The Grammy Awards will take place on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Album: Zion Awake
Label: Vpal Music
Artiste: Barrington levy
Label: Doctor Dread Presents
Album: Strictly Roots
Artiste: Morgan Heritage
Label: CTBC Music Group
The former lieutenant of Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, Harry McLeod, was yesterday acquitted of several criminal charges as the prosecution was unable to sustain a case against him.
Harry "Harry Dog" McLeod was acquitted of charges of larceny, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and forgery when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court in Jamaica. He was acquitted after the prosecution said it was unable to move forward with a case against him, prompting the court to order the return of his vehicle.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries among others worldwide that are eligible to participate in visa programs.
The USCIS announced on Friday that Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Haiti, and Jamaica are now eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs, effective January 18, 2016. Sixty-eight countries globally are eligible to participate in the visa program on that effective date...
Belgian interior minister, Jan Jambon announced he wants a house-to-house search of every address in Molenbeek to see who is living there, noting that some addresses with two registered inhabitants have 10 people there.
The Brussels district of Molenbeek was the focus of police raids last week after the Paris attacks, and Mr Jambon said that out of 130 jihadists known to have returned from Syria, 85 are in the tiny commune of Molenbeek.
By law in Belgium, you have to register your address with the commune when you move house and put your name on the doorbell...
Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter says the Jamaican dollar is no longer overvalued and is now less susceptible to unpredictable slippage, following recommendations by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for its continued devaluation to maintain competitiveness.
The statement, which was yesterday released by the bank under the September quarter review, also indicated a two percentage point decline in the country’s inflation rate quarter over quarter — from 3.8% to 1.8% continuing on its 40-year-low trend.
Christopher Selby, 30, a prison escapee from Trinidad and Tobago, surrendered to authorities on Sunday night. He is currently being held at Barataria Police Station in Barataria, Trinidad.
Selby’s surrender was to the Criminal Gang Intelligence unit. He was one of the prison escapees involved in a violent jailbreak that occurred on Friday. Three men escaped from a prison in the country’s capital city, Port-of-Spain.
Jah Cure’s brand new album The Cure released July 10, 2015 by VP Records debuts at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart. He has delivered a “certified classic” and lands this week’s coveted chart position with the annual Soca Gold 2015 compilation nabbing the second spot.
In support of his new album, Jah Cure is currently touring Europe until end of August – closing at Spain’s renowned Rototom Festival. U.S. fans can catch him aboard the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise, leaving twice this year either on November 30 or December 5 from Miami, FL.
Wayne Price was a member Bounty Killer’s entourage traveling to St Kitts for a concert. The group was about to board a flight back to Jamaica on Sunday when the artiste brother was being checked out by a custom agent, who left her phone on the counter.
The agent then realized that her phone was missing after Price left the counter. She raised an alarm and airport security checked video surveillance footage and saw Price taking up the phone. When they search him for the device he had already removed the SIM card and battery from the device.
Jamaica's justice minister has signed an order to expunge some marijuana-related convictions now that the island has partially decriminalized small amounts of pot. Justice Minister Mark Golding stated that he had signed an order to provide a path for people to get their criminal records purged if they have minor convictions for smoking or possessing marijuana.
In April, drug law amendments went into effect that partially decriminalized small amounts of pot and paved the way for a lawful medical marijuana sector in Jamaica.
Jamaica's only electricity provider says crews have pulled down nearly 10,000 illegal connections to the power grid and police have arrested over 300 people for theft so far this year. In a statement issued, the Jamaica Public Service Co. says it is "relentlessly pursuing" electricity thieves in neighborhoods where a tangle of illegal wires can often be seen tapping into power lines.
Jamaica's government has a 20 percent stake in the electricity distributor JPS, where power theft has long been rampant and overlooked for years on the island.