Latest & Breaking News in Jamaica

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan (AP) — Stevie Wonder is back in his home state of Michigan to get out the vote for Joe Biden.

Johnson announces month-long virus lockdown for England 5:08 pm
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new four-week coronavirus lockdown across England, a dramatic shift in strategy following warnings hospitals would become overwhelmed within weeks under his current system of localised……

Police investigating death of teenager while at a house with others 4:56 pm
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The Portmore police are probing the death of a teenager who succumbed to a gunshot wound he received while at a house in Caribbean Estates with four other boys on Friday, October 30.The deceased is 16-year-old Jadon Morrison….

Night club proprietor and 17 others caught at club, charged 4:55 pm
ST MARY, Jamaica — A nightclub proprietor and 17 others were charged for various breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) after 150 people and 23 vehicles were searched at a premises where an event was being held in Boscobel, St Mary last night….

Saturday, October, 31 2020 4:53 pm    

BERLIN, Germany (AP) — The three main candidates to become the new head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party have agreed that the decision should be made in mid-January, a party official said Saturday as leading contenders scrambled to end an increasingly bitter dispute.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 4:36 pm    

LYON, France (AP) — A Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, and authorities locked down part of the city to hunt for the assailant, authorities said.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 4:09 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says the tropical wave expected to be in the vicinity of Jamaica tomorrow has strengthened to a tropical depression and is forecast to become a hurricane in the next few days as it approaches Nicaragua and Honduras.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 3:58 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Thirty-eight-year-old Khamali Thomas, businessman of Hampton Green, Spanish Town in St Catherine has been missing since Thursday, October 29, the police have reported.He is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 3:50 pm    

CORNWALL COURTS, St James — The Ministry of Health and Wellness is to intensify its COVID-19 testing in the community of Cornwall Courts in St James as of today.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 3:42 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange has praised Sean Connery, who passed away this morning, for his work which she says brought both him and Jamaica to world attention.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 3:27 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says it will be conducting live firing exercises at the Twickenham Park Gallery Range in St Catherine tomorrow, Sunday November 1, 2020.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 2:50 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaica Defence Force soldier was last night robbed of his licensed firearm in a Mother’s store in downtown Kingston.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 2:43 pm    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Caretaker for Clarendon Central Zulieka Jess has revealed that after much “reflection and contemplation, Mark Golding is best suited to be the sixth president of the People’s National Party”.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 1:46 pm    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been fined for throwing his bat in frustration after missing out on a record-extending seventh IPL century by one run.

Saturday, October, 31 2020 1:25 pm    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The St Catherine South police have issued a warning in the parish following the prosecution of over 50 people found in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act for the month of October alone.