D.C. United Officially Signs Jamaican Forward, 2017 USL MVP Dane Kelly

Washington, DC – D.C. United has signed Jamaican international forward Dane Kelly from Indian club Pune FC via a free transfer. Playing for expansion club Reno 1868 FC, Kelly scored 18 goals in 27 appearances, making him a key part of an attack that scored a USL record 75 regular season goals. To go with his MVP…

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Operation “Hard Copy” Nabs Final Two Jamaican Lottery Scam Operatives

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Associated Press is reporting that the last two Jamaican fugitives  involved in a major lottery scam that defrauded mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars have been arrested by and processed for extradition to face charges in the US by Jamaica’s Counter-Terrorism and Fugitive Apprehension Team. The suspects have been identified as…

Student of Jamaican Ancestry Among 17 Killed In Parkland High School Shooting

Kingston, Jamaica – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFATA), has confirmed that one of the 17 students killed by Nikolas Cruz in the Parkland school shooting last Wednesday, Helena Ramsey, 17, is of Jamaican ancestry. We extend deepest condolences to our Jamaican brothers and sisters and the families and friends of all victims…

Jamaican National Arrested for Aggravated Identity Theft In Boston, MA

BOSTON, Massachusetts (DOJ Press Release) – A Jamaican national was arrested last night for misuse of a Social Security number and aggravated identity theft. Basil Ledgister, 41, was indicted on one count of misuse of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft. He will appear in federal court in Boston before…

Photo Update: The Links, Incorporated, Third Humanitarian Trip To Jamaica

Montego Bay, St. James – A delegation from The Links, Incorporated, an organization of African-American women connected in friendship and service, returned to Montego Bay, Jamaica for their third humanitarian trip, part of a global linkage initiative, to enhance the education, health and welfare of the island nation’s schools and students. The group’s goals are…

American Greed: Jamaican Lottery Scam Contact Arrested In Virginia

Eagle, Virginia – Nene Kochuga, 61 a Virginia beach resident was ordered by a District court Judge to repay the money she stole, as well as serve four years in prison during a Monday, January 22nd, sentencing hearing by District Court Judge Russell Granger. Kochuga admitted to investigators she defrauded the woman of her money as…

Two Jamaicans Busted In Queens, New York For Selling Cocaine Near High School

Jamaica, Queens – Prosecutors in New York announced on Friday that Timothy Hawkins, 52, a lab technician at CUNY York College, and Barry Salter, 47, his alleged drug dealer, were arraigned before the Queens Criminal Court and charged with possessing and selling cocaine near a local college campus and a public high school. The 9-months NYPD investigation on Hawkins and Salter…

Blackwell, Marley, Island Records & US Fifty Million Dollars Later

It was only two days ago I was discussing the legacy of famed reggae artist Bob Marley and the fortune that has been made after his death, when I came across news of a US$50-million deal signed last Saturday by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, with Primary Wave Music Publishing, a boutique New York…

Blast From The Past: Dr. King’s Visit To Jamaica June 20, 1965

Originally published by the Jamaica Gleaner Company: June 20, 1965: Martin Luther King Jr. visits Jamaica If it falls to our luck to be street-sweepers, sweep the streets, like Raphael painted pictures, like Michaelangelo carved marble, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, and like Beethoven composed music. Sweep the streets so well that all the hosts of heaven…