Category: Caribbean news

Wanted man killed in Jamaica

One of St James’ most wanted men is now the subject of a murder investigation in the neighbouring parish of Westmoreland. Dead is 28-year-old Kavian Irving of Dalling Street, Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland and Cambridge,  St James. Irving was wanted by the St James police in connection with a case of murder and was shot dead
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Criminals in Jamaica Allegedly Making and Selling Potentially Deadly Fake Rum using cleaning alcohol

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT CARL BERRY SHOWS SOME OF THE SEIZED COUNTERFEIT GOODS, INCLUDING THE FAKE RUM, AT THE COUNTER-TERRORISM AND ORGANIZED CRIME BRANCH (C-TOC) Fake rum produced using cleaning chemicals is the latest hot commodity among counterfeit goods unearthed by law enforcers in Jamaica. At a press conference hosted by the Counter- Terrorism and Organized Crime
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Vybz Kartel Can No Longer Record Music In Prison Says Jamaica Security Minister

While there is still no proof that Vybz Kartel was recording music in prison, almost every dancehall fans think that he was and by doing so he was doing it illegally. Jamaica’s minister of national security, Robert Montague, revealed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday that artists behind bars can no longer record music
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54 Years After State Inflicted Violence on Rastafarians, Jamaica Government Says Sorry

It took more than five decades, but the Jamaica Government has finally formally apologized for a 1963 incident in which several Rastafarians were beaten and jailed and had their locks forcibly cut by agents of the state. Fifty-four years ago, a Rastafarian in the Coral Gardens community was shot by a property owner in a
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Jamaican Justice Minister Delroy Chuck being sued by man accused of infecting women with HIV

The legal representatives of a man who is wanted for sex crimes in Canada have filed legal action against the Jamaican Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck. The matter set to be heard in the Supreme Court next week. The plaintiff is George Flowers, a Jamaican-born Canadian fugitive who has filed contempt of court proceedings against Minister
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Living in Shambles: Blind man hoping to see better days

To have normal sight and to be living in extreme deplorable conditions is undesirable in most, if not all cases. Let alone to be fully blind and having to endure such severe struggles all alone. This is the reality for 78-year-old Leroy Porter, a resident of Rose Town in Kingston. Porter, who is also a
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Homes swimming in filth in downtown Kingston JA

Sections of Price Lane off North Street in downtown Kingston, were left swimming in filth yesterday, leaving residents fearful of the potential outbreak of diseases. “I have 11 grand pickney living with me and dem couldn’t come out to go school this morning because to how the water did a flow up, dem couldn’t come
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Nashlyn Anderson pleads guilty to killing Luciano’s son

One of the three teenagers charged with killing the son of reggae icon Luciano has pleaded guilty. Nashlyn Anderson, 19, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston on March 3. Anderson is scheduled to be sentenced on April 27. His conviction comes just over a year after 19-year-old Menelik McClymont
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Rude note left after thieves ‘raid’ fruit tree – Man wants justice for loss of jimbilins – JA

A retired policeman has been left furious after culprits broke into his yard and emptied his jimbilin (star fruit) tree leaving only a single fruit with a note saying, “Unuh too mean”, and a middle finger drawn beside it. “I reacted how anyone would. It’s your land, and you’re vexed, and you’re mad,” Wynter Clarke,
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Deadly Explosion at Farrand Quarry in St Lucia

THE AFTERMATH OF THE EXPLOSION AT FARRAND QUARRY. (COMPOSITE IMAGE USING ST LUCIA NEWS ONLINE PHOTOS) Four people are dead and more than a dozen are being treated for serious injuries following an explosion in St Lucia’s north yesterday evening. It occurred at a quarry as workers welded a container carrying dynamite. Neighboring Martinique is
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Corned Beef Ban in Caribbean Island Amid Rotten Meat Scandal

Several Caribbean countries have ordered the immediate ban on the sale and importation of corned beef from Brazil, following reports that several major meat processors in the South American nation have been selling rotten beef and poultry. Several countries have gone as far as banning all meat and meat products from Brazil, where it is
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Rest in peace Eddie Fitzroy – gone too soon – Eddie Fitzroy dead at 61

our condolence goes out to the family and friends of the great Edie Fitzroy, he was a true icon in the reggae business, KDC… Condolences continue to pour into IRIE FM for roots singer Edi Fitzroy, who died Saturday at the May Pen Hospital in his native Clarendon. The cause of death is still not
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Do more to fight violence against women’ — female entertainers

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, female entertainers are calling on Jamaican women to speak out against gender-based violence.They are also calling on their fellow entertainers to use their voices to advocate against the growing number of murders involving women.Macka Diamond told THE STAR that she will be releasing a song on domestic
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Jamaica Police Using WhatsApp to Tackle Sexual Exploitation of Children

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is using messaging service WhatsApp to tackle the sexual exploitation of children via social media. Head of the Corporate Communications Unit of the JCF, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said a WhatsApp group was created to encourage citizens to send all sexual videos and images of children directly to the police, in
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A samba float crushed dancers when it collapsed at the world-famous Rio Carnival

At least 17 people have been injured in the most recent accident involving a float Top of the float buckled during Rio de Janeiro’s iconic parade early on Tuesday Six of the 17 injured were taken to hospital – one person with serious head trauma One of Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school’s floats crashed into
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Man Killed by Girlfriend in Hamstead St Ann

One woman is in police custody after its alleged that she fatally stabbed her common law husband in St Ann yesterday. Dead is Garfield Brooks of Hamstead, Runaway Bay St Ann. Reports are that the woman and her commonly husband had an argument when a knife was used to stab Mr Brooks. He later succumbed
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Popcaan Performs on Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour

Dancehall deejay Popcaan made a surprise appearance at Canadian rapper Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour in Amsterdam on Sunday Night. Making his first appearance on the tour, the unruly boss performed a number of hits including ‘Only Man She Want’ ‘Party Shot’ and ‘Raving,’ in front of some sixteen thousand fans inside the Ziggo Dome
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Scrutiny Needed – Nesbeth tells Youth View Awards organizers

 FEBRUARY 20, 2017 || Reggae star Nesbeth became the hot button topic of discussion over the weekend due to a post he made on social media following the 2017 installment of the Youth View Awards ceremony held at the National Indoor Sports Center on Saturday evening. The video has sent tongues wagging amplifying a cadre
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Aidonia’s Foundation Building Free Computer Lab For the Kids

Aidonia’s Foundation Building Free Computer Lab For Kids Aidonia is giving back to his community in a big way by building a free public computer lab for kids who do not have access to the internet and computers. The project is currently being undertaken by the 4th Genna deejay’s One Voice Foundation, a charitable organization
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Reggae Star Baby Mama & Daughter Murdered In Florida

Reggae star Anthony Cruz is in mourning on Valentine’s Day after his baby mama and daughter were murdered at their Florida home. News of the gruesome act broke on Monday with a police standoff in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A 32-year-old man, Kevin Nelson, had barricaded himself inside a home that was surrounded by police. At
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