Kingston

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Donates J$1m To George Headley Primary

Jamaica’s Gold Medal Olympian, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, today urged students at the George Headley Primary School, her alma mater, to practice road safety habits, while on a visit to the school with the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) this morning. According to Fraser-Pryce, who is a NRSC Road Safety Ambassador, road safety is of national importance, and should be widely emphasized, ...

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Conspiracy Case Against Vybz Kartel & Gaza Slim Dropped

State prosecutors have, for now, dropped the conspiracy case against convicted entertainer Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler. Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn this morning entered what is called a nolle prosecqui, officially informing the Corporate Area Criminal Court that the Crown was no longer pursuing the case. Kartel and Gaza Slim, whose given name ...

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PNP Doing Less With More Money???

Did Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in her speech today say that they (The PNP) are doing less with more money??? Post by Comedy Jamaica.   Simpson Miller was addressing the People’s National Party’s 76th annual national conference at the National Arena in Kingston today.

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Mr. Vegas Mourns The Passing of His Mother

Dancehall DJ Mr. Vegas is mourning the loss of his mother, affectionately called Mama Lucille, who suffered a stroke early Monday morning. She developed pneumonia and was hospitalized in critical condition at the University Hospital of the West Indies, however she was unable to recover from the effects of the stroke. Mamma Lucille would have been 83 later this month. ...

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Palace Amusement Reports a Big Loss in Sales

Cinema operator Palace Amusement Company has made a loss of $12.2 million for the year ending June 30, 2014, a near 188% fall-off from the previous year, amid falling sales and rising administrative expenses. Palace made net profit of $13.95 million in 2013. Earnings per share (EPS) was negative $8.41 for the 2014 financial year, compared to a positive EPS ...

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Digicel Business Rolls Out Underground Fibre

Digicel Business says the roll out of its underground fibre network in Kingston is now completed. Businesses across the city can access fast connectivity which should boost productivity. In June, Digicel Business implemented its 600 million dollar subterranean fibre network in key areas namely the Freeport in Montego Bay, the financial district in New Kingston and commercial areas in and ...

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Students Get Free Ride on The JUTC September 1

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says On Monday, September 1, students in uniform, who are not in possession of their SMARTER Cards, will be allowed to ride Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses free of cost for the day only. The company is extending this amnesty to students as it officially rolls out its Electronic Fare Collection System or ...

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Vybz Kartel Gets September 15 Mention Date

Convicted dancehall entertainer Adidja Palmer, better known as ‘Vybz Kartel’, and his three co-accused were yesterday given a new mention date of September 15 , when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court to answer the charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice. Kartel, who is now serving time for murder, is jointly charged with Vanessa ...

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J$145m of Cocaine Seized at Kingston Wharves

Members of the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division and the Contraband Enforcement Team have reportedly seized 267 pounds of cocaine at Kingston Wharves. The police say the bust was made yesterday. It is reported that during a routine operation, the team carried out a search of a container which arrived from Suriname en route to China. The container which was ...

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Auto Review: Skunk Nation Import Tuner Night

Car enthusiasts across the island  got a special treat this weekend with the staging of the annual Skunk Nation’s Import Tuner Night Car show. The Skunked out Honda Civic that was given away to a lucky winner. The annual car show staged at the National Stadium showcased the islands best in modified and tricked out cars. The event saw a ...

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