Jamaica

Miami border patrol seize over 100 guns destined for Jamaica

US Customs and Border Protection seized a shipment of over 100 firearms and several rounds of ammunition destined for Montego Bay from Miami. 

The shipment contained two blue shipping barrels said to contain personal effects.

During routine physical inspection officers of border protection discovered various food items, cat litter, a cardboard box labeled as a four-drawer dresser, and one cardboard box labeled as a television stand. 

Moses complains 'forcefully' to Jamaica's Foreign Minister about search on Minister Webster-Roy

Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dennis Moses has written to Jamaica's Minister of Foerign Affairs Kamina Johnson Smith, complaining in a "forceful manner" about the search on Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy, as she boarded a flight in Jamaica on Friday.

Minister Moses told the Parliament today that he also expressed his concern to the Jamaican High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago based in Port-of-Spain, and the T&T High Commissioner based in Kingston, Jamaica.

Jamaica's Foreign Minister: T&T's Minister Ayanna Webster-Roy was searched by airline security, not Jamaican authorities

Jamaica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has rejected claims that Jamaican immigration, customs or security personnel searched a Trinidadian Minister of Government at the Norman Manley International Airport on Friday, the Jamaica Gleaner reports.

According to the ministry, the search was undertaken by private security officers.

Jamaica hit hard by floods; PM issues warning

The island of Jamaica is being battered by heavy rainfall and severe flooding in several areas that could have already resulted in the loss of life.

Social media video coming from the island records the tragedy residents are currently facing, some of them using the platforms to appeal for help.

The rainfall is as a result of a Surface Trough over the island.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has also taken to Twitter, advising motorists to avoid certain areas in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine because of the disaster in those areas.

Nesta Carter files appeal against doping ruling

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal of his recent doping confirmation with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the president of his track club confirmed on Thursday.

Bruce James, president of the MVP track club, said the 31-year-old sprinter will push his efforts to CAS to overturn the January 25 sanction imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after a retest of his sample from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

T&T set to receive gold in 2008 Olympic Relay as Jamaica is stripped of winning title

Trinidad and Tobago's 2008 silver medal 4x100m team, is set receive gold after the International Olympic Committee today disqualified Jamaica's winning team due to Nesta Carter testing positive for a banned substance.

Carter was listed last year as one of several athletes who had tested positive for the substance, but the decision to strip Jamaica of the gold medal was confirmed by the International Olympics Committee Wednesday morning.

Simpson-Miller to step down after defeats in General and Local Government elections

Less than a year after she led the People’s National Party (PNP) into defeat in the general elections, Portia Simpson Miller, is stepping down a few days shy of her 71st birthday.

Simpson Miller, who served as prime minister on two occasions, told the  PNP National Executive Council meeting on Sunday “I will leave you as party leader but I will always be with you”.

Hurricane Matthew claims two lives in Haiti already even before it fully hits

Hurricane Matthew has claimed two more lives this time in Haiti even before it fully hits the hemisphere's poorest nation.

It brings to four, the number of people killed by the deadly system.

The two deaths are those of fishermen who were caught in rough water churned up by the storm.

A boat carrying one of the men capsized early Monday off the tiny southwestern fishing town of Saint Jean du Sud as he was trying to bring his wooden skiff to shore. 

The body of the other was recovered a short time later off the nearby town of Aquin after he apparently drowned.

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