Deadly fake goods - $1.9 billion in counterfeit products includes rum, shoes, appliances
Rum is among the latest items being counterfeited by criminals in Jamaica. The bulk of the $1.9 billion worth of fake goods seized by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch last year is being linked to criminals.The seized items...

Lawyers among professionals on US-Ja scamming radar
A number of Jamaican attorneys who United States (US) authorities believe are helping lottery scammers hide their ill-gotten gains could be swept up in the wave of extradition requests that American prosecutors are preparing to unleash on the...

Jamaica keenly monitoring US border wall funding proposal
The Government has indicated that it is keeping a close eye on a draft bill in the United States that is proposing to tax remittances sent to countries like Jamaica, the funds from which would be used to fund President Donald Trump's US border wall...

More correctional officers under probe for corruption - Montague
National Security Minister Robert Montague is reporting that several correctional officers are currently under investigation for corruption while others have been charged with breaching the law.He said a number of officers in the correctional...

Fire destroys sections of downtown craft market
Eighteen shops at the Kingston Craft Market in downtown Kingston were destroyed by fire early yesterday at about 2:35 a.m.No one was injured during the blaze.The fire was contained by units from the Jamaica Fire Brigade, which turned out to be the...

JPS's Gibbs is new boss of MoBay Chamber
Western Bureau:T'shura Gibbs, the western regional director of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), became the third female president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) when she upstaged the incumbent, Gloria Henry, by a...

Hanover water crisis hitting hard
Western Bureau:More than 2,000 residents from several adjoining communities in eastern Hanover have been looking up to the skies with glee and thankfulness for the rains over the last week. Their scrounging around for the precious commodity - water...

Coin shortage forces temporary changes to toll charges on North South Highway
The Transport Ministry says as of Friday, motorists using the North South Highway from Caymanas Estate in St Catherine to Mammee Bay, St Ann, will see changes in the toll rates because of a shortage of coins. In a statement Thursday afternoon, the...

500 more wanted! - US warns of wave of extradition requests as 8 J'cans are sent to stand trial for scamming
PROSECUTORS in several cities across the United States (US) are getting ready to unleash a wave of up to 500 extradition requests for Jamaicans they believe are involved in the deadly lottery scam.Joshua Polacheck, counsellor for public affairs at...

Scammers target NIS pensioners, lobby calls for swift probe
The police are to "swiftly" probe reports that criminals are scamming elderly Jamaicans out of their National Insurance Scheme (NIS) benefits - often, their only source of income - the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) has said.Labour...