December 8, 2023

Jamaica: Merciless killers who beheaded mom, daughter get life in prison

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY-WILLIS Senior staff reporter, Jamaica Observer HIGH Court Judge Justice Vivene Harris yesterday said her move to go beyond the maximum penalties prescribed by the sentencing guidelines in pronouncing judgement on the four men convicted for the death of a St Catherine mother and daughter in July of 2011 was buffered by several […]

OECS Commission features Edwin St. Catherine

Newly retired Director of Statistics for Saint Lucia reflects on robust tenure Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — The OECS Statistics in Focus recently sat down with one of the region’s statistical stalwarts to reflect on his almost three-decade journey of statistical development in the Caribbean. A native of Saint Lucia, Edwin St. Catherine’s passion and successful advances […]

Light 4.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Jamaica

From Jamaica Observer   KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies is reporting that a “light earthquake” with a magnitude of 4.6 was felt in the Corporate Area and St Catherine at 1:47 this afternoon. The tremor had a focal depth of 23.1 kilometres, the unit reported. Meanwhile, The […]

NAN’s Caribbean Sports Round-Up

From NAN Top Caribbean Cyclist Charged With Manslaughter Jamaican cyclist Marloe Rodman has been charged with manslaughter. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 8, 2017: A top Caribbean-born cyclist has been charged with manslaughter for a fatal accident that occurred in St Catherine, Jamaica. Jamaican cyclist Marloe Rodman, the reigning Beacon Cycling on the […]

Cocaine valued at $92.8m seized in Portmore

By Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer From Jamaica Gleaner The Police Narcotics Division scored a major drug bust yesterday when 77 kilograms of cocaine, valued at over $92.8 million, was seized in a house in Portmore, St Catherine. The police say a 36-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the drugs. His identity […]

Hand, Foot and Mouth disease found in Cayman Islands school

Thorough Sanitization of West End Primary School on Cayman Brac to take place The Dept. of Education Services received a report on Tuesday, September 29th, that nineteen students at West End Primary School were diagnosed as having Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. This viral disease occurs most commonly in children less than 10 years of […]