Jamaica News

Vybz Kartel, co-accused remain behind bars

Dancehall star Vybz Kartel and two of his three co-accused will remain behind bars after a judge rejected the habeas corpus application submitted by their attorneys Thursday.

Jamaica: Economy grew by an estimated 1.9 percent during March 2024...

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is reporting that the economy grew by an estimated 1.9 per cent during the January to March 2024 quarter.

Jamaica: Popular footballer killed in Corporate Area home invasion

A popular footballer was shot dead and another man injured when gunmen invaded a home on Water Street in Denham Town, West Kingston, Tuesday morning.

Jamaica: PICA denies leaking data as controversy continues over Opposition Leader’s...

Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) says there is no merit to an accusation that its internal systems have been breached, and is insisting that it “maintains the highest information security standards”.

Investigation launched into emergency landing of Spirit Airlines flight at Sangster...

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has launched investigation into an incident on Sunday, in which a US bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Sangster International Airport shortly after take-off.

Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Jolts Jamaica

On the evening of May 1st, Jamaica experienced a seismic event as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook various parts of the island.

Jamaican appointed Racial Justice Director for Church of England

Reverend Dr Evie Vernon O’Brien has been appointed as the new racial justice director for the Church of England in the West Midlands.

King Charles orders Gov’t to cover legal fees for Kartel’s Privy...

King Charles the Third has officially ordered the Jamaican government to cover the legal expenses of dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and his three co-accused following the recent decision by the UK Privy Council to overturn their 2014 murder convictions.

Jamaica: Interim injunction blocks gov’t from removing Haitian asylum seekers

An interim injunction is now in effect, preventing the Government of Jamaica from removing the Haitians at Robin's Bay, St. Mary who are seeking asylum in Jamaica.

Jamaica: Acting Director of Public Prosecutions to be appointed

An acting director of public prosecutions (DPP) will be appointed in Jamaica, the Attorney General's Chambers announced today, 48 hours after it told Jamaicans that a Constitutional Court ruling on Friday had no impact on Paula Llewellyn's status in office.