Winnipeg couple killed in Jamaica

Winnipeg couple killed in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two Winnipeg seniors have died after being assaulted during an apparent robbery at their vacation home in Jamaica. The bodies of Melbourne Flake, 81, and Etta Flake, 70, were discovered in their house in St. Thomas on Tuesday morning. The couple came to Canada 53 years ago from Jamaica in search of work, said their […]

Jamaica’s Prime Minister calls on the church to preach against violence

Jamaica’s Prime Minister calls on the church to preach against violence

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called on church leaders to preach against crime and violence, as it is undermining the family structure. “Bring it to your pulpit. We cannot allow much of what is happening, particularly the abuse that is happening within families,” he said at the recent 13th annual National Gathering […]

Man jailed for racially assaulting Raheem Sterling

Man  jailed  for racially assaulting Raheem Sterling

MANCHESTER,  England  -A convicted football hooligan has been jailed for 16 weeks after he admitted racially assaulting Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Sterling. Karl Anderson, 29, of  Manchester who pleaded guilty to racially aggravated common assault in the Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court last week, was also ordered  to pay one hundred pounds in […]

Two killed as gunmen open fire at funeral

Two killed as gunmen open fire at funeral

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two people were killed and seven others injured when gunmen opened fire on mourners at a funeral service here on Sunday. Reports indicate that three armed men were transported to Kings Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in east Kingston and launched a surprise attack on mourners in the churchyard just after 3 […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

New National Identification System for Jamaicans

New National Identification System for Jamaicans

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica will have a reliable identification system that will make it easier and cheaper for citizens and legal residents to prove their identity for a variety of transactions, from opening bank accounts to getting social services from government agencies. By reducing transactional costs on identity verification, the National Identification System (NIDS) will help […]

Caribbean’s Bowen appointed to CRRF’s board

Caribbean’s Bowen appointed to CRRF’s board

GATINEAU, Quebec–Motivational speaker as well as physical and mental trainer, Orlando Bowen, was recently added to the board of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF). He is among three new part-time members that were announced by Canada’s Minister of Heritage, Mélanie Joly. The other new additions are Ann-Marie Pham and Balpreet Singh Boparai. Jamaican-born Bowen, […]

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