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Jamaican family shaken by death of 17-year-old hours before getting 7 CSEC passes

Christopher and Andrea Jacobs were eagerly anticipating celebrating son Kristophe’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination results at the family home in Sydenham Gardens,...

Jamaican mother who contracted COVID regrets not following safety protocols

Janet Thompson*, who has recovered from COVID-19, as well as her two-year-old child, still regrets that she never did enough to protect them all...

Jamaican church leader says Barbados on wrong path with same-sex civil unions

(Jamaica Observer) News that Caribbean neighbour Barbados has indicated that it is “prepared to recognise a form of civil unions for couples of the...

Jamaican married couple lives under bridge

(Jamaica Star) Karen scrolls through her cell phone as she lays on her bed beside her husband, Shawn. She flashes the news team a welcoming...

Jamaican reggae legend Toots Hibbert dead at 78

(Jamaica Observer) Legendary reggae singer Frederick “Toots” Hibbert died in the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew on Friday ...

Chicken shortage hits Jamaican market

(Jamaica Star) Retailers and shopkeepers across the island are reportedly rationing chicken due to a shortage of poultry meat in the market place. Shannon West...

Jamaican con man steals $20,000 worth of chicken meat

(Jamaica Star) Farmer Nadine Christian said she was swindled out of 83 pounds of chicken by a man pretending to be a restaurant owner. She...

Jamaican travel stalwart Marcia Sinclair dies in New York

Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica’s travel industry lost another veteran recently with the passing of Marcia Sinclair, sales relations manager at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB)...

Jamaican businessman loses second wife to murder

(Jamaica Gleaner) Portland businessman Everton McDonald has lost his second wife to murder in just over a decade when the partially burnt body of...

21-year-old with Jamaican heritage hunts Florida senate seat

(Jamaica Gleaner) Meet the 21-year old seeking to become a Florida state senator. He is Steven Meza, a second-generation American born to a Jamaican mother...
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