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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 15:35

Scotch Boyz breaks into the Canadian market

Scotch Boyz, a local manufacturer of a line of sauces, has made a potentially lucrative move to ensure the company's long term future by gaining a foothold in the Canadian market.
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 15:27

KLE REPORTS NET LOSS FOR FIRST HALF OF YEAR

K.L.E Group Limited (KLE) is blaming a sluggish first half performance of the year that squeezed profit margins and choked revenues on the extensive road works being undertaken along Constant Spring Road.

Menthol smokers will soon be lighting up with increased gusto as Carreras Limited will launch a menthol cigarette encased in a capsule that allows smokers to switch to a citrus ­flavour mid-smoke.

Local baking company Honey Bun heated up an already hot summer with a reported unaudited after-tax profit of $16.7 million  for the third quarter ended June 30, 2019, a sizzling 71.8  per cent increase compared with the corresponding period last year. 

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 14:40

MDS REPORTS SLIGHT FALL IN NET PROFIT

HEALTH care and consumer products distributor, Kingston-based Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited (MDS) is reporting a slight decline in net profit for the current quarter compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (November 4) held bilateral talks with the President of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Xi Jingping in Shanghai.

Sunday, 27 October 2019 18:22

Tessanne and Brandon Tie The Knot

Songstress Tessanne Chin has apparently said 'I do' to her lover and father of her unborn child, Brandon, in a wedding ceremony performed earlier this month.
Sunday, 27 October 2019 17:47

Another Gun Murder in St Andrew

Detectives assigned to the St. Andrew South Criminal Investigations Branch are probing the shooting death of a man on Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 13 on Saturday, October 26.

A curfew has been imposed in a section of the Kingston Eastern Police Division. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. Monday, October
28.

The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

NORTH: Along Deanery Drive from the intersection with Fourth Avenue to Mountain View
Avenue;

EAST: Along Mountain View Avenue from the intersection with Deanery Drive to Langston
Road;

SOUTH: Along Langston Road from the intersection with Mountain View Avenue to Fourth
Avenue;

WEST: Along Fourth Avenue from the intersection with Langston Road to Deanery Drive.

During the hours of the curfew, persons are required to remain within their premises, unless
authorized by the person in charge of the curfew.

Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, has committed to provide support to the police in an effort to reduce crime and public disorder in the Vineyard Town and Mountain View communities. This was outlined earlier this evening when he visited the scene of the recent shooting at the Deanery Road Medical Centre in Vineyard Town.

“This area is of particular interest to the government and we will continue to do whatever is necessary to dismantle the criminal networks and gangs that plague the community and surrounding areas”, said Minister Chang.

He furthered reassured the residents in the community that the JCF is working assiduously to restore public order and safety in the community. “The members of the constabulary force and the defense force remain relentless in their pursuit of these criminals and will utilise all the resources available to apprehend them”, the Minister said.

Minister Chang also visited St. Theresa Preparatory School which is adjacent to the medical centre, and then went on to the Vineyard Town and Mountain View police stations.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) reported that at approximately 10:00 a.m. October 23, an unknown assailant entered the medical centre and opened gunfire, leaving dead of a Mountain View address, 42 year-old Clifton Brown. Five others including a pregnant woman and a four-year-old boy were injured during the shooting.

The Ministry of National Security and the JCF are working hard to ensure that there are no reprisals as adequate resources have been deployed. If you have any information on the recent shooting, please report it to the nearest police station or contact Crime Stop Jamaica at 113.

 

History was created in Junction St. Elizabeth on Wednesday, October 24 as the Government commissioned the first ever piped water system in the parish.