Monthly Archives: February 2018

Murders on the rise 

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reporting that there has been a 17 percent increase in murders committed across the country for the period January 1 to February 17.

Government targets 2.5 per cent growth 2018/2019

Buoyed by marginal growth of 1.1 per cent in the last quarter of the 2017 calendar year, the Government is projecting growth of 2.5 per cent economic for the Jamaican economy over the 2018/19 fiscal year.

41 people killed in traffic crashes since Jan 1

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining is encouraging road users to exercise extreme caution on the roads this year.

US indicts 13 Russian nationals for election interference

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday announced the indictments of 13 Russian nationals and three companies for alleged interference with the 2016 election.

Woman charged for firearm seizure in Westmoreland

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 35-year-old customer service representative of Galloway, Bethel Town, Westmoreland was charged for breaches of the firearms act yesterday after a gun was found in a premises that she occupied.

POLL: Gov’t senator wants hanging resumed; your thoughts? 

Government Senator Matthew Samuda has called for the resumption of hanging in Jamaica, stating that a strong signal needs to be sent to murderers.