Clarendon

Wife of Merciless Found Dead in Suspected Suicide

The body of a woman believed to be the wife of a popular deejay Merciless was discovered yesterday at her home in Longville Park, Clarendon. It is suspected that she may have committed suicide by ingesting pills. When contacted, Merciless, said that he did not want to comment on the matter. “Right now, mi life mash up. Right now is ...

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Holmwood Tech Footballer Jevaughn Daley Dies

Nineteen-year-old student of the Holmwood Technical High School, Jevaughn Daley, died in the Mandeville Regional Hospital on Saturday. A footballer at the institution, he is reported to have fallen ill after a tackle during a practice match between Holmwood and Munro College in late July at the Kirkvine Sports Club in Manchester. “Jevaughn got a tackle and fell to the ...

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Jamaica’s Murder Rate Down By 18%

Jamaica has recorded an 18% reduction in murders for the period January 1 to September 24, according to police statistics shared by the Government yesterday. A total of 714 murders were reported, compared to 871 for the same period last year. Yesterday, National Security Minister Peter Bunting, while encouraged by the reduction, said the numbers were still too high. Bunting ...

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect For Eastern & Central Parishes

The Meteorological (Met) Service has issued Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon. The watch remains in effect until 5:00 pm today, Saturday August 30. A Tropical Wave, which has been influencing weather across Jamaica, is now west of the island, the Met Service said ...

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Nearly J$1 Billion in Crops Destroyed By Drought

Acting Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier says the prevailing drought in Jamaica has resulted in the destruction of some 1,600 hectares of crops valued at nearly J$1 billion across the island. Kellier, however, insists there is no shortage of ground food provisions in the country, despite the severe drought and a series of bush fires that destroyed several hundred acres of ...

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Billion-Dollar Contract Signed For ‘Largest’ Roadwork Project in Clarendon

The Works Ministry yesterday morning signed several contracts for what is being described as the largest roadwork project in the parish of Clarendon. The contracts total $1.3 billion and will see the rehabilitation of some 22.5km of roadway across two constituencies in the parish. The roads fall within the North West Clarendon constituency.

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Glenmuir High Crowned DaCosta Cup Champs

Congratulations to Glenmuir High School on winning the 2012 ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel DaCosta Cup, defeating STETHS 1-0 in extra time. Glenmuir High scored a hard-fought 1-0 extra time win over pre-season favourites and Ben Francis KO champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) in yesterday’s final at Montego Bay Sports Complex to notch their third ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel daCosta Cup title and first since 2006. Newton ...

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Vincent Taylor, The 2013 Rhodes Scholar

Twenty-two year old University of the West Indies (UWI) student, Vincent Taylor, is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Rhodes scholarship award. The Munro College past student, who is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Computer Science at UWI, was chosen from a field of 11 candidates. In announcing the award at King’s House yesterday, Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen ...

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Mike Henry Resigns With Immediate Effect

The Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry has resigned. In a statement late this evening Henry said: “In light of the ongoing attacks on the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP), which continue despite the Prime Minister and I having acted to address the issue, as the line minister, I take full responsibility for the issues which have arisen, and today ...

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