NEW YORK, United States, Friday January 20, 2017 – A Jamaican woman who had what was supposed to be a box of beef patties was found to be carrying something more sinister than the savoury snack when she arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this week.
Chantal Alecia Bedward was arrested after US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found US$70,000 worth of cocaine in a Tastee Jamaican Beef Patties box in her suitcase.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday January 20, 2017 – Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart believes the time has come to have “full and frank discussions” on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).
Stuart, who is the lead CARICOM head with responsibility for CSME, expressed that view recently during a meeting at Ilaro Court with several CARICOM officials, led by Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque, even as he suggested that “we do not give ourselves enough credit for what we have achieved”.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday January 5, 2017 – One of the two men charged with killing two American missionaries in Jamaica last year is on the run.
Dwight Henry reportedly made his escape from the Port Maria Hospital after being taken there from police lock-up for medical attention yesterday afternoon.
NEW YORK, USA, Friday January 6, 2017 — The New York Times, one of the leading newspapers in the United States, has listed three Caribbean destinations among its Top 52 Best Places to Go in 2017.
Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, is at number 24; northwest Puerto Rico was listed at number 29 and Placencia, Belize was number 42.