Kingston

Linstead Leg of The North-South Highway To Open This Week

The Linstead-to-Moneague leg of the North-South Highway is to be completed and officially opened in time for Jamaica’s 52nd Independence celebration. Contractors on the project, China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), says all is in place for this week’s official opening by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. In a statement released on the weekend, CHEC described the project as a milestone ...

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Shop Online at Fontanapharmacy.com

Built on a foundation of professional expertise and personal service, Fontana Pharmacy has been meeting Jamaicans’ health care needs for over 45 years. You can now shop on-line at Fontana’s Website from anywhere in the world, Fontana also offers free delivery to anywhere in Jamaica. Check out their website –> http://bit.ly/FontanaPharmacy • Email: contact@fontanapharmacy.com

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Roger Clarke To Undergo Back Surgery in The US

Agriculture Minister, Roger Clarke will leave the island for the United States of America where he will undergo surgery and medical treatment for a back condition. Clarke was assured that based on the nature of the operation to be performed, he is expected to make a full and timely recovery. Labour and Social Security Minister Derrick Kellier will assume the ...

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Crime Stop Doubles Reward For Information on Missing 3-Year-Old Samunya Bloomfield

Crime Stop, which seeks information from anonymous persons to help solve crimes, increased the monetary award for information on missing Samunya Bloomfield, from $50,000 to $100,000. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Samunya is being asked to call Crime Stop at 311. The police have described the toddler as being of brown complexion, slim build and about three feet ...

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State Funeral For Sir Howard Cooke

Former Governor-General Sir Howard Cooke, who died on July 11, will be accorded a State Funeral, the Government announced on the weekend. The State Funeral will take place at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1 George Headley Drive, Kingston on Friday, Aug 8, 2014 commencing at 10:00 am and interment will follow at the National Heroes Park. Cooke served as Governor-General ...

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Corruption Case Against David Bicknell Dropped

Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, withdrew bribery charges against businessman David Bruce Bicknell when he appeared in court today. However, the DPP has decided to pursue corruption charges against West Portland Member of Parliament, Daryl Vaz. Vaz is to return to court on Friday when a mention date will be set.

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Sir Howard Cooke is Dead

Former Jamaica Governor General Howard Cooke has died. Cooke a teacher in his early years served as Governor General from August 1991 until February 2006. Howard Cooke was 99.

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Kingston Port Falls To 8th Busiest in Latin America & The Caribbean

A slowdown in container movements at Kingston in 2013 made the Jamaican terminal fall from the sixth busiest port in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2012 to eight last year. The Kingston Container Terminal and Kingston Wharves, which combined account for port activity in Kingston, recorded an 8.2% decline in container throughput to 1.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units last ...

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Jamaica Fire Brigade Not Meeting Its Own Safety Standards

A report by the Auditor General’s Department has found that the headquarters of the Jamaica Fire Brigade does not meet its own fire safety standards. The Department says internal inspections conducted by the Fire Prevention Division at six other fire stations found that those premises also fall short of the requirements. The inspections at the Brigade Headquarters, Stony Hill, York ...

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Kingston Jamaica Listed Among The 10 World Cities With The Highest Murder Rates

An international survey has listed Jamaica’s capital among 10 world cities with the highest murder rates. The data, which came from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, show homicide rates per 100,000 people, for the most populous cities of 137 countries. It said 328 people were murdered in Kingston in 2011 – significantly down on previous years.

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