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  • Jamaica agency admits sprinter's test was flawed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:14 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test last year were "inconsistent" with international standards.

  • Jamaica grants license for natural gas project 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:37 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbean island's energy minister announced Tuesday.

  • Gunmen shoot at Jamaican lawmaker's bodyguards 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:38 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Authorities in Jamaica say bodyguards for a Parliament member were shot at by gunmen in his gritty district.

  • 2 charged with migrant smuggling in Virgin Islands 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:25 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Two Haitian nationals have been arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands after being indicted on charges of conspiracy to smuggle migrants into the U.S.

  • Jamaica reports big drop in lionfish sightings 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:04 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans.

  • Doping ban for Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:27 am
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell has been banned from his sport for 18 months.

  • Jamaican sprinter Simpson gets ban 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:22 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a disciplinary panel announced Tuesday.

  • Drug ban for Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:14 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson was banned from her sport until Dec. 20 after testing positive for a banned substance.

  • Pot growers association launched in Jamaica 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:31 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - A group of influential Jamaicans gathered Saturday to launch an association of supposed future marijuana cultivators as momentum builds toward loosening laws prohibiting pot on the Caribbean island.

  • Fugitive wanted in New York captured in Jamaica 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:19 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaican police say a man indicted for the slaying of his estranged girlfriend in New York has been apprehended on the Caribbean island.

  • In Jamaica, Vybz Kartel gets life for murder 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:38 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Jamaican judge on Thursday sentenced dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel and three other men to life in prison for the 2011 murder of an associate.

  • Jamaica prison guard dies after ambush by gunmen 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:52 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - A prison officer in Jamaica has died from bullet wounds inflicted during an attack by gunmen who ambushed him late last month.

  • Crews assess JetBlue plane after emergency landing 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:48 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Maintenance teams were evaluating a JetBlue plane at a Jamaican airport on Tuesday, a day after the Florida-bound jetliner was forced to return to the island because the flight crew smelled smoke minutes after takeoff.

  • Crews assess JetBlue plane after emergency landing 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:46 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Maintenance teams were evaluating a JetBlue plane at a Jamaican airport on Tuesday, a day after the Florida-bound jetliner was forced to return to the island because the flight crew smelled smoke minutes after takeoff.

  • Jamaica panel charges 3 more police with murders 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:31 am
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - An investigative commission that probes abuses by Jamaica's security forces said Monday that three more police officers in a central parish have been charged with murder, bringing the total number of accused law enforcers in the division to four.

  • Barbados AG says mandatory death penalty to end 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:31 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Caribbean island of Barbados plans to abolish its mandatory death penalty for murder convictions - a penalty that the government has bypassed for three decades.

  • Widow of Errol Flynn dies in Jamaica at age 87 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 5:13 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Patrice Wymore Flynn, a Hollywood actress and cattle rancher who was the widow of swashbuckling screen legend Errol Flynn, has died at her seaside home in northeastern Jamaica. She was 87.

  • Police: Pennsylvania man drowns in Jamaica 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 6:25 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Police in Jamaica say an American vacationer has drowned while swimming off a popular resort town on the western side of the Caribbean island.