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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:48

Motorcyclist dies in Negril

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One of two motorcyclists involved in a collision on the Nompriel main road in Negril, Westmoreland yesterday, has died. Dead is 26-year-old Jevain Watson of Negril. The police said about 11:45 pm, Watson was riding a Cobra motorcycle along the main road when he reportedly swerved to avoid a collision. Watson then reportedly crashed into another motorcycle that was travelling in the opposite direction. Both drivers sustained injuries and were transported to the hospital, where Watson died while being treated. The police said the condition of the other driver is unknown.

The nation's longest federal court vacancy ended last Thursday after nearly 14 years of foot-dragging and politics as the US Senate confirmed a Jamaican-born university professor to a North Carolina trial court seat in a bipartisan vote.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 20:40

Gunman disarmed of Browning pistol in St. Catherine

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A gunman was disarmed by a man he attacked along the Greendale main road in St Catherine on Monday, December 9.

 

The Government of Jamaica will proceed with implementing the ban on locally manufactured and distributed expanded polystyrene foam products used in the food and beverage industry. The ban will take effect on January 1, 2020.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government will not relent against the criminals.
Saturday, 07 December 2019 16:02

PM Holness Departs for ACP Summit in Nairobi

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness departed the island yesterday afternoon (Friday, December 6) for the 9th African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Summit of Heads of State and Government in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Friday, 06 December 2019 17:43

SSP Lindsay returns to CCU

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Major General Antony Anderson, Commissioner of Police has appointed recently promoted Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay as head of the Jamaica Constabulary
Force's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) and the Communication Officer for the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Friday, 06 December 2019 17:34

Police probe fatal shooting in Portland

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A probe is underway into the fatal shooting of  a man in White River, Bull Bay, Portland.
Thursday, 05 December 2019 22:47

NEPA investigates fish kill in Kingston

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The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is currently investigating a reported fish kill that occurred in the vicinity of Jamaica Aggregate in Kingston Harbour, extending to the Carib Cement Company Limited area. NEPA said a joint technical team from the Veterinary Services Division and the agency was deployed to investigate the report. Noting that samples were collected to determine the cause and source of the incident, NEPA said it is awaiting the outcome of a laboratory analysis and will provide further updates in the coming days. Meanwhile, the agency is advising the public not to collect the dead fish for consumption or use the water in the area.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 13:06

Tesha Miller convicted, sentencing set for Jan 9, 2020

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Tesha Miller has been found guilty of the murder of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers.

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 18:01

Jurors deliberate Tesha Miller case

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Jurors are now deliberating the fate of accused St Catherine man Tesha Miller who is on trial in the Supreme Court.