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Jamaica to deport Colombian wanted in Haiti president assassination

Jan 01 2022

KINGSTON A former Colombian military member implicated in last year's assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moise will be deported from Jamaica to his home country on Jan. 3, Jamaica's attorney general said on Saturday.

Garth Dennis of reggae band Black Uhuru dies at 72

Dec 11 2021

KINGSTON (Reuters) -Garth Dennis, a musician who helped pioneer an electronic and echo-driven style of reggae in the 1980s as a leader of the band Black Uhuru, has died, Jamaica's culture ministry said on Saturday. He was 72.

Garth Dennis of reggae band Black Uhuru dies at 72

Dec 11 2021

KINGSTON, Dec 11 Garth Dennis, a musician who helped pioneer an electronic and echo-driven style of reggae in the 1980s as a leader of the band Black Uhuru, has died, according to his former band mates. He was 72.

Robbie Shakespeare of reggae duo Sly and Robbie dies at 68

Dec 08 2021

KINGSTON Robert “Robbie” Shakespeare, the Jamaican bass guitarist best known as half of the reggae and dub duo Sly and Robbie, died on Wednesday, Jamaica's culture minister said. He was 68.

Commonwealth nations face hurdles to follow Barbados' republican path

Nov 30 2021

KINGSTON Barbados' declaration of a republic on Tuesday may fuel fervor in other Commonwealth countries to follow suit, but experts say removing the queen requires overcoming political hurdles that have for decades stymied republican initiatives.

COVID-19 unrest has created 'explosive' situation in Guadeloupe, says Macron

Nov 22 2021

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron said violence in Guadeloupe over COVID-19 restrictions had created a "very explosive" situation, as a general strike entered a second week on Monday and many stores remained shuttered after nighttime looting. | Video

Jamaica arrests Colombian national in connection with Haitian president's murder

Oct 21 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian authorities said on Thursday that a Colombian national, considered a suspect in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, had been arrested in Jamaica as investigations continues.

Three people dead after Jamaica police raid cult compound on fear of 'ritualized killings'

Oct 18 2021

KINGSTON Three people were left dead and three hospitalized after Jamaican police raided the compound of a small religious organization due to concerns the group was preparing to carry out "ritualized killing," Jamaican police said on Monday.

Caribbean tourism recovery punctured by new coronavirus spike

Sep 03 2021

KINGSTON Just as tourism was beginning to show signs of recovery, the Caribbean has been hit by a new wave of coronavirus infections that is causing lockdowns and flight cancellations and overwhelming hospitals.

Jamaica announces coronavirus lockdown with health system on brink

Aug 20 2021

KINGSTON Jamaica will prohibit residents from leaving their homes for seven days spread over three weekends to contain an upsurge in coronavirus infections and shield its healthcare system, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said.

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