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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.

The Hanover police charged a teenager on Sunday, December 1 with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and wounding with intent.

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 14:09

Flippa Mafia aces diploma behind bars

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From Ace of Spades to acing essays and assignments, incarcerated dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia is in the middle of a long strange journey. The former high roller recently aced his high school diploma behind bars.

 

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 14:06

Rita Marley gets Ghana citizenship

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Rita Marley, wife of reggae icon Bob Marley, is now a citizen of Ghana.

Monday, 02 December 2019 12:32

Triple murder in Waterford last night

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Men posing as robbers killed an elderly woman, her daughter and grandson in Waterford last nigh, snuffing out a whole branch of a family's tree. The Corporate Communication Unit, the information arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, confirmed the incident. The dead persons have been identified as Pamela Russell, 74, Shemellia Craig, 48, and Romario Craig, 21. "The triple murder happened at about 9:20 p.m. They were in the living room when men posing as robbers demanded money and valuables, that was not really their intent. The men opened fire, hitting them, Shemellia died while being treated, while Romario Craig and Russell were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital," a representative of the CCU told Loop reporter Claude Mills.
The Narcotics Police and the Canine Division is reporting the seizure of several packages of cocaine worth $4.7 million at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on Saturday, November 30. Reports are that about 3:15 pm, during a security screening, a flight scheduled to depart to the United States of America was searched and six packages of white substance resembling cocaine were found in the bathroom. No one was arrested in connection with the seizure, the police said.
Monday, 02 December 2019 02:37

14 y-o Toshauna Lewis missing

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An Ananda Alert has been activated for 14-year-old Toshauna Lewis of Summerfield in Clarendon who has been missing since Friday, November 29. She is of dark complexion, medium build and is about 4 feet 2 inches tall. Police reports are that Toshauna was last seen at about 2:00 pm at Frankfield, in the parish, wearing a white blouse, light blue tunic and a pair of black shoes. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Toshauna is being asked to contact the Chapleton Police Station at 876-987-2244, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

A Manchester businessman was shot dead and his licensed firearm stolen by gunmen in the usually quiet community of Mile Gully in the parish's north east on Saturday morning (November 30).

He has been identified as 39-year-old Wayne Nash, a funeral home director.

Police reports are that shortly after 1:00 am Nash was at one of his business establishments, a bar, when armed men entered and proceeded to rob patrons. It is further reported that during the robbery, Nash was shot, and his licensed firearm stolen.

He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

Sunday, 01 December 2019 22:03

SIKKA RHYMES SHOT THIS MORNING AFTER STAGE SHOW

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Vybz Kartel’s protoge, aspiring deejay Sikka Rhymes, was shot last night in the Corporate Area by unknown assailants.

 

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