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The National Housing Trust (NHT) has been directed to lower the cost of the houses it builds.
Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:36

Richie Stephens Denies Rape Allegations

Veteran musician Richie Stephens was put in an uncomfortable situation recently when a member of his current Australian tour accused him of sexual assault.

In a lengthy post on Instagram, the entertainer denied the allegations.

“I have been a professional musician for over 30 years touring the world, and my record remains unblemished,” he said. “The matter has been thoroughly investigated by authorities who found no merit in their attempt to smear my good name.”

Though he did not name the accuser, Richie noted that the individual is no longer part of his tour.

The 52-year-old singer said that despite the attempts to tarnish his name, he will continue to represent Jamaica to the best of his ability.

“The malicious behaviour of others shall not deter me from my professional approach to my craft,” he said. “I will continue to make sure the Jamaican flag flies high everywhere I go. Thank you for your continued faith in me, and I wish continued success to them even as our paths diverge.”

THOUSANDS of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters who filled the National Arena yesterday for the party's 76th annual conference may have left disappointed that there was no indication of an early general election.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:17

Hondurans Caught With Ganja At Sea Arrested

THREE HONDURANS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH BREACHES OF THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT

The Narcotics Police have charged three Hondurans who were intercepted
off the coast of Westmoreland and found with over two million dollars worth of ganja.

They are:
 31-year-old Humberto Cirilo,
 27-year-old Cristyfor Elliot and
 36-year-old Andes Hopkin all of Guanaja, Honduras.

The three are charged jointly with the offences of :

 Possession of Ganja
 Dealing in Ganja
 Taking Steps Preparatory to Export Ganja
 Conspiracy and
 Use of Conveyance.

The men were arrested on November 19, about 9:00 p.m., when the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF)
Coast Guard intercepted a vessel off the coast of Negril, Westmoreland. The vessel was searched
and 656 pounds of compressed ganja were found. The Narcotics Police were contacted and the
men were subsequently handed over to them. The drugs have an estimated street value of 2.62
million JMD.

The men are scheduled to appear in the Westmoreland Parish Court on Tuesday, December 03,
2019.

Sleuths in the Clarendon Division arrested and charged a man with the murder of a Kingston woman just 24 hours after her body was discovered in bushes along Sevens
Road in the parish on Monday, November 25.

Clarendon’s crime officer, Deputy Superintendent Anglin, who led the investigative team, said the team worked tirelessly following up on leads and completing the necessary paperwork to lay the
charges.

“They showed true commitment to their oath of office and to the people of Jamaica,” he said.

The accused, 31-year-old Simester Ellis, otherwise called ‘National’, of Buck Common district in Clarendon, was charged with the murder of Nadia Nicholson, whose decomposing body was
found by residents about 3:30 p.m.

Ellis was picked up on Tuesday, November 26 during an operation in May Pen in the parish. Investigators say several items of probative value were seized during the operation, and have
pledged to continue to explore all leads.

Ellis was charged after being interviewed in the presence of his attorney. His court date will be announced later.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:21

Digicel Facing A Challenging Future

On the heels of international ratings agency Fitch warning that telecoms giant Digicel faces imminent refinancing risks and will likely have to restructure its 2021 bonds, news has emerged that the company suffered a dip in earnings for the July to September quarter.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:03

High Grade Summit to Begin Thursday

This year’s Canex Investment Summit will focus on reducing barriers and finding ways to boost the legal cannabis trade between Canada and Jamaica.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 20:29

Klansman Murderer To Be Sentenced December 11

A man accused of killing a woman and her daughter in Lauriston St. Catherine has been found guilty on both counts. The jury deliberated for two hours and 27 minutes before returning with a unanimous verdict.

He will be sentenced on December 11. His three co-accused who pleaded guilty to the same crime will also be sentenced that day.

Charmaine Rattary and Joeth Lynch were shot, chopped and beheaded by gunmen who invaded their home on July 19, 2011.

Investigators said they were killed by members of the Klansman gang.

Pop musician Andon recently teamed up with his best friend and collaborator OpenSoul to record his first single, 'Give It To You' which was released in the Artekal lable over the summer to several streaming and digital platforms. The pop-reggae flavoured single is doing well in several international markets.

The streets have been responding to dancehall deejay Iyara's new image, lyrical content and branding since his departure from the Alliance several months ago.