Teen researched how to kill a parent Two months before stabbing his father to death at their Petersfield District home in Westmoreland in July 2021, Garnett Foster Jr had researched ways to kill a parent. The now 18-year-old man had become wayward and believed that his parents,...

‘I just wanted the trial to be over’ Despite showing no remorse for raping a nine-year-old girl, who he strangled while buggering, the mother of the child says she has forgiven the cold-hearted, young killer. The now-17-year-old convict was 13 when he committed the brutish and...

Crime-weary residents eye Mexico smuggling route to US Several residents in the Crescent Road area of St Andrew were on Friday adamant that they would be heading to the United States-Mexico border after the latest explosion of violence which claimed two lives and left a third man injured. Jamaicans...

Gov’t urges caution as island placed under tropical storm watch Local Government and Rural Development Minister Desmond McKenzie is urging Jamaicans to exercise caution when using the roadways as the country remains under tropical storm watch. “I am urging residents, not just in this community but right across...

Operator of illegal health facility sentenced WESTERN BUREAU: Fifty-one-year-old Natalie Reid, operator of the Chances Rehabilitation Centre in Hanover, is to pay a fine of $150,000 or spend one month in prison at hard labour for operating a nursing home without the requisite licences. Reid,...

FIERY FATE August 16 will forever be etched into Zenora Reynolds Davis’ memory after she suffered huge losses as a result of two devastating fires which ravaged farms in Flagaman, St Elizabeth, on that exact date in both 2019 and 2022. When the third...

Residents near Big Pond hope to sidestep major impact from storm Residents of Bannister and surrounding communities in St Catherine are praying that the forecast torrential rain from a weather system set to affect the island this weekend will not result in the infamous Big Pond heaping another round of flooding...

Clarendon, St Bess brace for severe weather Residents in at least two flood-prone areas in southeastern Clarendon believe they are prepared to withstand the snares of a tropical storm predicted to pass south of Jamaica by Sunday. The Meteorological Service said on Friday that Jamaica and its...

King hoping land issues will be sorted soon to ramp up recycling push Recycling Partners of Jamaica Chairman Dr Damien King says the entity has been surprised by citizens’ enthusiasm to embrace plastic-bottle recycling. Speaking on Thursday as the RPJ signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tourism Product...

Fire victims express relief for new houses Twelve new residents of the Bell Rock neighbourhood off Olympic Way in St Andrew are thrilled to have a new place to call home that can adequately protect them from the approaching storm as Jamaica braces for severe weather this weekend. Michael...