Latest Jamaica News

US charges political rival in Haitian president's killing

May. 09, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Haitian senator is facing charges in the United States related to last year's assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, authorities said. John Joel Joseph made his initial appearance Monday in Miami federal court, according to court records. The...

US vs Mexico, Jamaica, Haiti in Women's World Cup qualifying

Apr. 19, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

The United States will play Mexico, Jamaica and Haiti in Group A at the CONCACAF W Championship this summer, which will determine qualifiers for the 2023 Women's World Cup. Canada, Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago were drawn Tuesday into Group B of the North and Central...

2 members of reggae's Mighty Diamonds die in Jamaica

Apr. 04, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Fitzroy “Bunny Diamond” Simpson of reggae trio Mighty Diamonds has died just two days after the shooting death of lead singer Donald “Tabby Diamond” Shaw, according to associates. Simpson died of a prolonged ailment at the Chest Hospital in the...

Canada advances to World Cup for first time in 36 years

Mar. 27, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan and Junior Hoilett scored and Canada secured its first World Cup berth in 36 years with a 4-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday. Canada has been to the World Cup just once before, in 1986. “Speechless. Dream come true,”...

Prince William: Commonwealth links to crown up to the people

Mar. 27, 2022 06:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As Caribbean nations debate their relationship with the British crown, Prince William says he will support and respect whatever decision the people make. William, second in line to the throne, made the comments after an eight-day tour of Belize, Jamaica and the...

Suspect in Haiti presidential slaying to be extradited to US

Mar. 24, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Haitian senator who is one of the main suspects in the slaying of former President Jovenel Moïse agreed Thursday to be extradited to the U.S. to face charges, his attorney told The Associated Press. It wasn’t immediately clear when John...

Jamaica PM tells royal couple island will seek independence

Mar. 24, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Prince William and Kate on Wednesday that the British commonwealth intends to become fully independent in an unexpected announcement that comes as other countries consider cutting ties with the monarchy. ...

Jamaicans shun UK royal visit, demand slavery reparations

Mar. 24, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Dozens of well-known leaders in Jamaica including professors and politicians are demanding an apology and slavery reparations as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare for a trip to the former British colony. The group is rejecting the visit of...

Prince William, Kate try to boost UK bonds on Caribbean trip

Mar. 19, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Kate are embarking on a tour to Central America and the Caribbean, even as some countries in the region mull cutting ties to the British monarchy. The couple will visit Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas on the week-long journey that starts Saturday....

Sleng Teng: How a Japanese woman influenced Jamaica's reggae

Feb. 23, 2022 20:24 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A musical revolution in Jamaica has a connection with a bouncy rhythm from a portable electronic keyboard that’s the brainchild of a Japanese woman. The pattern that resonates in the 1985 reggae hit by Wayne Smith, “Under Mi Sleng Teng," came from Casiotone MT-40,...