Jamaica


Hundreds sent to clinics after Jamaica dump fire

2015-03-17 14:20

Smoke continues to spiral from a sprawling trash dump in Kingston, Jamaica, five days after a major blaze erupted at the dump, closing a number of schools and businesses and sending hundreds of people to clinics.

Jamaican extradited to US on fraud charges

2015-02-13 11:25

A Jamaican man accused of cheating Americans in a lottery scheme has been extradited to the US, the first such action by Jamaica in a crackdown on global fraud.

Powell wants gold

2015-01-12 19:04

Jamaica's Asafa Powell believes a change in coach and new training approach may help him rediscover his form and win gold.

Jamaica's 'Seven Mile Beach' vanishing

2014-10-03 11:52

Tourists from around the world are drawn to a stretch of palm-fringed shoreline known as "Seven Mile Beach", a crescent of white sand along the turquoise waters of Jamaica's western coast.

Jamaica to plant breadfruit trees to fight hunger

2014-09-22 13:49

Roughly 5 000 breadfruit trees are expected to be planted on school properties across Jamaica to help fight hunger and boost feeding programmes for students.

US attorney joins legal team for slain Jamaican

2014-09-02 16:43

A US civil rights lawyer says that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a slain Jamaican man whose death in custody has amplified distrust of the country's police force.

Jamaica police fatally shoot 23-year-old man

2014-01-04 15:59

Police in Jamaica have fatally shot a man in the island's western region.

Jamaica girl fighting for life after attack

2013-09-10 09:01

Authorities in Jamaica say a 15-year-old girl is battling for her life in a hospital after allegedly being raped and then repeatedly stabbed by her father.

Party goers 'chop up' transgender teen

2013-07-25 13:00

The body of a transgender teen has been discovered in bushes "chopped and stabbed", Jamaica, say local reports.

World deep sea vents explored

2013-03-01 16:18

A new species of sea anemone, a few species of bristle worms, and some small crustaceans have been discovered.

 

Crossing guard fatally shot by masked gunmen in Jamaica

2015-03-10 08:56

Education officials say a school crossing guard in Jamaica has been fatally shot by masked gunmen while she was walking just outside a primary school.

Ex-Jamaica PM questioned over bloody raid of 2010

2015-02-10 14:39

Ex-Jamaica PM Bruce Golding testifies before fact-finding panel examining bloody 2010 raid.

Jamaica bans travelers from Ebola countries

2014-10-17 05:55

Jamaica has announced an immediate travel ban on foreigners who have traveled through the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

Pot decriminalisation bill drafted in Jamaica

2014-10-01 13:03

Jamaica's justice minister says that legislation has been drafted to decriminalise marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century.

Search underway for US plane near Jamaica

2014-09-06 12:29

The US military is searching for a plane carrying three people that crashed off the coast of Jamaica in an incident that prompted rare co-ordination between Cuba and the US.

Caribbean corals could vanish in 20 years

2014-07-02 12:59

Caribbean coral reefs could disappear within 20 years as overfishing has all but wiped out the fish that feast on coral-smothering algae, the UN says.

Crocodiles disappearing as dinner in Jamaica

2013-10-06 22:31

A growing taste for crocodile meat and even eggs in Jamaica has conservationists worried that the reptiles might be wiped from the wild altogether.

Transgender teen murdered by mob

2013-08-11 13:12

A Jamaican teenager was beaten, stabbed, shot and run over after attending a street party dressed as a woman.

Jamaica churches rally for sodomy law

2013-06-24 11:14

Several church pastors in Jamaica have led a revival meeting to oppose efforts to overturn the country's anti-sodomy law to reverse increasing acceptance of homosexuality.

Jamaica in debt programme to halt crisis

2013-02-12 12:18

Jamaica's leader has announced that it is launching a debt-swap program to try and halt a "serious economic crisis".

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