Monthly Archives: November 2016

  Ruling party wins parish council elections 

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won yesterday’s Local Government Elections, taking eight of the country’s 13 parish councils, including the prized Kingston and St Andrew Corporation, in a poll marked by extremely low voter turnout, signalling widespread disinterest in a governance system hobbled by poor credibility.

I Am Bolt 

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt said he wanted to make people see what he went through to get to where he is now as he attended the much-anticipated world premiere of his biopic I Am Bolt yesterday in London, England.

Trump threatens to end US-Cuba thaw without ‘better deal’ 

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Monday threatened to end the US thaw with Cuba unless Havana makes concessions on human rights and opening up its economy.

Florida musician gets prison sentence for role in Jamaican lotto scam 

A South Florida musician who helped to scam money from elderly victims of a US$500,000 lottery hoax that originated in Jamaica, was on Tuesday sentenced to three years and five months in US federal prison.

Double take

A British photographer has launched an appeal on Kickstarter to raise £15,000 to make his book about reggae album art a reality.

Alex Bartsch’s proposed publication takes an in-depth look at 42 reggae album covers shot in London between 1967 and 1987.

ADIOS, FIDEL! 

Cuba’s iconic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro died Friday night, aged 90. Castro was one of the world’s longest-serving leaders and modern history’s most singular character.