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Jamaica: Tourist from U.S. killed in bus crash, was on cruise

Jamaicaobserver.com reported the police have released the name of an American woman who was killed in a four-vehicle collision on the Carey Park main road in Trelawny on Thursday. Thirty-two-year-old Crystal Glewwe died as a result of injuries she sustained in the collision and was among a group of cruise ship passengers who were also injured. Reports from the Falmouth Police are that about 3:10 pm, a Toyota Coaster bus transporting cruise ship passengers was travelling towards Falmouth when the driver of a Freightliner motor truck travelling in the opposite direction, failed to keep left and collided with the Coaster bus, which overturned. Read Article

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Jamaica: U.S. Tourist Missing from Resort

jamaica-gleaner.com reported the police are searching for 44-year-old American tourist, Roger Nautu. The police say the man, from Killeen in Texas in the United States, who was vacationing at a St. James resort, has been missing since Sunday. Nautu is of brown complexion, slim build and is about 5 feet 11 inches tall. The police […]

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Jamaica: tourist from UK shot dead in taxi

dailymail.co.uk reported that a 28-year-old British woman who was on holiday in the Jamaican resort of Montego Bay was shot dead in a taxi in which she was travelling with her seven-year-old daughter, the Foreign Office has confirmed. The victim, Melanie Rose Clarke, was killed as she sat in the front seat of the taxi […]

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Jamaica: three U.S. tourists killed in vehicle accident, Kingston

Three U.S. tourists killed during car accident in Kingston, Jamaica As reported by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “Police in Jamaica say three tourists from the U.S. have died in a traffic collision on the island’s north coast, including a Brooklyn woman.” Read Article

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Jamaica: Preaching Banned on Public Buses

Jamaica’s public transport authorities have banned lay preachers from addressing commuters in public buses. Jamaica is a predominantly Christian country, but many passengers have complained about the noise and disturbance. Read Article

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Jamaica: Child believed to suffer from Dengue Fever, dies

The death of a child from what is believed to be dengue fever in a St Catherine community has resulted in an outcry for immediate attention to be given to the mosquito population Dead is seven-year-old Gracie-Ann Harri-son of 60 Old Harbour Road, Spanish Town, St Catherine. Harrison, who was a grade-two student at the […]

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Jamaica: British tourist found dead in pit, first tourist killed in 2012

Jamaica: British tourist found dead in a pit British consular officials are assisting family members after reports that a British woman has been found dead in a pit in Jamaica. The Foreign Office could not confirm the woman’s identity but she was named in reports as 61-year-old Barbara Scott-Jones from Leeds. Read Article

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Jamaica: 22 tourists sustain injuries in bus wreck

Twenty-five tourists escaped serious injuries yesterday when a tour bus in which they were travelling overturned near Rock in Trelawny. The bus, according to a police report, overturned near the Rock leg of the North Coast Highway after it was involved in a collision with a motor car which had attempted to rejoin the line […]

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Jamaica: Police change policies to help deter farm product thefts

The Police High Command says it will be working more closely with the Ministry of Agriculture in an effort to stem the incidence of farm theft across the island. Against that background the high command says the police will be playing a vital role in the ministry’s praedial larceny strategy. The strategy will be overseen […]

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Jamaican Prime Minister states U.S. officials misrepresented him in diplomatic cables

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says United States officials misrepresented him in a diplomatic cable regarding his portrayal of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales. Gonsalves told a news conference Monday that the Americans were wrong when, in a separate cable, they said that Iranian money influenced how Kingstown voted on Iranian issues at the United Nations. […]

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Jamaica begins service to Latin America via COPA

The Jamaica Tourist Board and Copa Airlines today announced new flight service between Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) and Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay. Travelers can now book flights on Copa Airlines for travel starting December 11, in time for the holiday season. Read Article

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Jamaica sex offenses increasing

Police say public transport, social networking sites being used to target victims. Sex offenders have been using public transport, social networking sites, and job advertisements to target victims, the police have reported. According to Deputy Superintendent Gloria Davis-Simpson, head of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), reports have shown […]

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Jamaica, cut in crime could increase GDP 5%

AMAICA could grow its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 5.4 percentage points, if the country reduces its crime levels to that of Costa Rica. The suggestion was made by the World Bank in its 2011 World Development Report. The Report shows that Jamaica spends U$S385 million, or J$33 billion a year, on indirect medical […]

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British tourist shot dead in Jamaica

A 28-year-old British woman who was on holiday in the Jamaican resort of Montego Bay was shot dead in a taxi in which she was travelling with her seven-year-old daughter, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

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Ecuador, American Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Jamaica

The AP reported that on Friday an American Airline’s 757 made an emergency landing in Jamaica en route from Quito, Ecuador to Miami. According to American Airlines, the pilot made the precautionary decision afer a temperature indication warning was issued on the right engine of the aircraft. There were 155 on board plus the crew. […]

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Honduran fisherman remanded in custody

ONE of the injured Honduran fishermen involved in a recent shooting incident with the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard was yesterday remanded in custody when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court. Read Article

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Document Storage Outsourcing To Increase in Jamaica

The Jamaica Observer reports that the Caribbean country is touted to become the next hub for document retrieval and storage in the region. Companies like the Archway Caribbean that operate out of Jamaica are a big impact in nearshoring. Although nearshoring is usually associated with Latin America, Jamaica has made its name known in the […]

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Jamaica, Bail extended for accused human traffickers

A Jamaican businessman and his American stepdaughter who were last year implicated in an alleged human trafficking ring had their bails extended when they appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court last week. The pair will reappear in court on January 27 to plea and for a case management hearing. Read Article

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