British prime minister David Cameron arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, for the start of a two day visit to the Caribbean. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Cameron has been pressed to consider making reparations to Caribbean countries for Britain’s role in the slave trade as he arrived for a two-day(...)

 Police were called on Friday by a member of the public, who came across plants growing on disused private land on Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston, southwest London. Photograph: PA Wire

A “forest” of suspected cannabis plants that looked like Christmas trees has been found in a remote area. Police were called on Friday by a member of (...)

Here’s the album that kickstarted a dynasty. Originally released in 1998, 100% Dynamite was Soul Jazz’s seminal dive into reggae’s dusty grooves. L(...)

Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez photographed in Paris in 1980. Photograph: Chalkie Davies/Getty Images

Rico Rodriguez, the trombonist and composer who performed with renowned ska revival band The Specials, has died aged 80. His death was announce(...)

Bob Marley: his popularity spread the Rasta  gospel. Photograph: Peter Still/Redferns

Music and religion have long made for a potent mix. In the case of reggae and the Rastafari religion, the links go deep, as a new compilation from (...)

This may be the most righteous compilation to come from the Soul Jazz stable to date, as they focus on links between the Rastafarian religion and r(...)

Monitors show market movements at the Taiwan Stock Exchange in Taipei. Taiwan’s weighted index fell 274.05 points or 2.96 per cent to 8,976.11 as a rout in China spread into regional markets. Photograph: AFP

Chinese stocks dived on Wednesday, as the country’s securities regulator warned investors were in the grip of “panic sentiment” and the market showed (...)

Osama bin Laden (left) sits with his adviser Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir  in  November, 2001.  Photograph: Hamid Mir/Editor/Ausaf Newspaper for Daily Dawn/Reuters 1:01

Four years after a US Navy Seal team killed Osama bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, lingering questions remain about the raid and (...)

Studio One remains Jamaican music’s mother ship. Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s label and studio was where the sound of young Jamaica was minted in (...)

Westmeath captain Ger Egan led his team to a convincing win over Laois in their Division 2 clash. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A strong finish enabled Westmeath to open their Division 2 campaign with what may prove to be a precious victory against Laois in Mullingar yesterday (...)