Monthly Archives: February 2017

Govt to pay workers $193b in 2017/18 

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has allocated $193 billion to compensate its staff in the 2017/18 fiscal year.

Alkaline set to perform for the first time in Jamaica after a long hiatus from the island

Just one week after his much talked about feud with legendary dancehall entertainer Beenie Man, dancehall’s current ‘it-man’ Alkaline seems to have announced

Banning Kartel, violence in dancehall superficial at best

Calls to ban dancehall music appear to be a tale as old as time itself.

When it is not Vybz Kartel for being behind bars, it has been other artistes for other reasons.

State can’t use lawlessness to fight crime, says PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness didn’t appear fazed when he was asked for a response to criticism that his Government’s response to crime is soft.

Philippine militants release video of German’s beheading

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Philippine militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend.

Four arrested following major Bahamas drug bust 

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Four people, including a woman, are due to appear in court this week after Bahamian law enforcement officials said they seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana at a house on Sunday.