The Houston Police said that Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was being charged with murder, and that Takeoff had been an “innocent bystander.”

Friday, 02 December 2022 15:53

Three shot, one fatally, in St. Mary

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Three people were shot, one fatally, during an attack by a gunman in Stewart Town, St. Mary on Thursday evening.
 
The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Martin Scott, otherwise called Bobo, a craft vendor of Huddersfield in the parish and Exchange, St. Ann.
 
A 44-year-old woman and 59-year-old man are in hospital.
 
About 7:30 p.m., patrons were at a corner bar, when a man armed with a gun approached and fired shots, hitting the three.
 
Mr. Scott died at the scene.
Three members of a criminal group, who used a religious charity as a front to import 400 kilograms of cannabis valued at £2 million from Jamaica into the UK, six years ago, have been convicted.
Human rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) says the section in the proposed Bail Act that allows for pre-charge bail should be removed as it could breach constitutional rights.
Friday, 02 December 2022 14:20

Proven takes equity stake in new payments company

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A newly launched payments company, ECHE, is hoping to revolutionise the cash and payments industries, starting with Jamaica’s automated teller machine (ATM) network.

Friday, 02 December 2022 13:30

25 new vehicles added to JCF fleet

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The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has acquired 25 new vehicles valued at $176 million, which will allow for quicker response to incidents and the patrolling of Jamaica’s streets.

Adamant that law and order must be maintained, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has scoffed at calls for a "payment plan" by delinquent motorists who have failed to pay their outstanding traffic tickets.

Dressed in white in a casket adorned with her photographs, social media personality Aneka "Slickiana" Townsend looked the part of a "precious gem," a description used on her funeral programme.

Thursday, 01 December 2022 14:00

Taxi operators threaten second strike in a month

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Transport Minister Audley Shaw has said the government will not be intimidated by threats of strike by unruly public transport operators.

Four years after parting ways with Petrojam, former general manager of the state-owned oil refinery, Floyd Grindley, still had access to the entity's bank account valued at over US$18 million.

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 12:52

Prison guard held with contraband at GP

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Acorrectional officer at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston is under investigation after he was held with contraband on Tuesday.

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