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JAMAICA – Dr Peter Phillips returned as leader of opposition party

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Dr Peter Phillips, on Saturday held onto the reins of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), when he defeated Peter Bunting in a challenge for the leadership of the party. Phillips, 69, retained the leadership of the PNP by securing 1,427  votes to Bunting’s 1,351.  The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) […]

Former Jamaica deputy prime minister dies

Former Jamaica deputy prime minister, ex-foreign affairs minister and former Jamaica Labour Party chairman, Dr Kenneth Baugh is dead. Baugh died Sunday at 10:05 a.m. (local time). He was 78.

Thousands attend funeral of former Jamaican PM Edward Seaga

(Associated Press) – Thousands of Jamaicans turned out Sunday for the funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who was the last survivor of the generation of politicians who led the country to independence from Britain in 1962. The service was officiated by 13 religious leaders before a burial ceremony at National Heroes Park. Current Prime […]

Bob Marley lyrics that still hold true today (and probably always will)

(CNN) It’s been 38 years since Bob Marley died, but his legacy is larger than ever. His uplifting reggae music has been used to help thousands of famine victims in Africa. His face is worn on t-shirts, hats and watches as a popular symbol of peace. Even ocean critters have been named after him. The Jamaican singer-songwriter […]

JAMAICA – 8-year-old chopped to death in domestic dispute

An eight-year-old boy was chopped to death in St Catherine in the latest incident of domestic violence in Jamaica. The child’s name has not yet been released. His mother and older brother were also injured in the incident, police sources revealed. According to reports, the mother of the eight-year-old got into an argument with her […]

JAMAICA – Church condemns murder of young pastor

The Administrative Bishop of the Church Of God of Prophecy, Winston Leith, has condemned the murder of one of the pastors of the church saying, “the temple was desecrated by spineless men who think that they have the right to take a life”. Jamaica police continue their search for the lone gunman who reportedly walked […]

JAMAICA-Medical assistant charged with stealing baby

Police in Jamaica have charged a 47-year-old medical assistant in connection with the disappearance of a one-day-old baby girl from the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) yesterday. The medical assistant, Lorna Williams, who is from Mountain View Avenue in Kingston 2, was today charged with child abduction. Police say the baby was found in […]

Matthew now a Category 5

Jamaica remains on watch for Hurricane Matthew, which has strengthened to a Category 5. At 2AM Saturday, the centre of the powerful system was located near 13.3 degrees north (72.5 degrees west), which is about 430 miles (690 kilometres) south east of Kingston, Jamaica. Matthew is packing maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 kilometres […]

No Shanique Myrie repeat, assures PM Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has promised that two recent reported incidents involving Jamaican travellers to Barbados will be fully investigated, but he is already insisting that that there will be no repeat of the Shanique Myrie “mistakes”. The Barbadian leader, who has responsibility for immigration, also assured his Jamaican counterpart Andrew Holness that if it […]

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