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Stories with place: Kingston
  • Jamaica airport police detain US woman with bullet in bag 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:40 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Police in Jamaica say a U.S. tourist has been charged with illegal possession of ammunition after customs officials at an island airport allegedly found a bullet in her handbag.

  • US Virgin Islands to file violations against rum operations 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 5:29 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - The U.S. Virgin Islands' environmental agency plans to file a violation order against two rum producers on St. Croix as residents of several communities complain of a black mold persistently staining their properties, cars and boats.

  • Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 12:40 am

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners.

  • Fire on Royal Caribbean cruise ship; burns for 1 crew member 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 6:48 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A fire broke out on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship Wednesday as it approached Jamaica, burning one crew member and causing passengers to be sent to evacuation stations with life jackets.

  • Fire on Royal Caribbean cruise ship; burns for 1 crew member 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:51 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A fire broke out on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship Wednesday as it approached Jamaica, burning one crew member and causing passengers to be sent to evacuation stations with life jackets.

  • Bahamas Judge: Developer's US bankruptcy won't be recognized 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 3:48 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A judge in the Bahamas ruled Wednesday that a U.S. bankruptcy filing by the developer of an unfinished $2.5 billion megaresort in Nassau will not be recognized in the Caribbean archipelago.

  • Jamaica power utility pulls down thousands of illegal lines 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 4:29 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's sole electricity provider says crews have pulled down nearly 10,000 illegal connections to the power grid and police have arrested over 300 people for theft so far this year.

  • Jamaica law to purge minor pot convictions goes into effect 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 6:51 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's justice minister has signed an order to expunge some marijuana-related convictions now that the island has partially decriminalized small amounts of pot.

  • 5-day film festival launches in Jamaica's capital 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 5:54 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A five-day movie festival has begun in Jamaica with the goal of strengthening the island's small filmmaking community.

  • Jamaica's top cop troubled by increase in homicides 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 7:50 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's top police official said Monday there has been a "troubling" and "unacceptable" increase in killings, with 602 homicides so far this year on the Caribbean island that has long grappled with high rates of violent crime.

  • Bahamas concerned about US ruling for resort developer 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 7:19 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Bahamas attorney general expressed frustration Thursday with a decision by the developer of a $2.5 billion hotel-and-casino project in Nassau to file for bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court.

  • Jamaica officials, artists hold reggae conference 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:40 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Government officials, lawyers and artists participated in a conference Wednesday to hash over ways of giving Jamaica a competitive advantage from reggae, the homegrown music that long ago went global.

  • Developer of $3.5B Bahamas megaresort files for bankruptcy 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 6:48 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - The developer of a $3.5 billion hotel-and-casino project under construction in the Bahamas announced Monday that it has filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • Jamaica anti-doping agency starts collecting blood samples 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:16 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's anti-doping agency announced Monday that it has started collecting blood samples to test athletes on the Caribbean island that produces the world's dominant sprinters.

  • Texas woman vanishes while snorkeling off Curacao 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:16 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Texas woman vanished while snorkeling off the northwestern coast of Curacao last week, and the local coast guard stopped looking for her after three days of fruitless searching, authorities reported Monday.