Jamaica


Woman accused in Jamaican lottery scam pleads not guilty

2015-08-21 11:14

A woman accused of helping a man who was convicted for spearheading a Jamaican lottery scam that bilked dozens of mostly elderly people out of their retirement savings has pleaded not guilty.

Jamaica cops charge teen with murder in killing of baby

2015-04-18 19:55

Authorities in Jamaica have charged a teenager with murder in the recent fatal shooting of an 11-month-old baby.

Jamaica asks Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader

2015-04-10 10:04

Jamaica’s leader has asked President Barack Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, who was convicted in the US of mail fraud in the 1920s and remains a prominent historic figure on the island.

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 starts testing athletes for drugs

2015-06-29 22:00

Jamaica's anti-doping agency has started collecting blood samples to test athletes on the island that produces the world's most dominant sprinters.

Jamaican teen suspected of being militant stays in custody

2015-04-17 09:23

A Jamaican judge has ruled that a teenager suspected of hoping to join Islamic extremists in Syria must remain in police custody until next week.

'Suspicious package' hurled at US Embassy in Jamaica

2015-04-02 12:17

Heavily armed Jamaican soldiers and police have taken positions around the US Embassy after a man hurled a 'suspicious package' over the building's wall.

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.

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