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Prominent PNP Activist Basil Waite Charged

Prominent People’s National Party Activist, Basil Waite, has been charged by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA). He was charged this morning with attempting to pervert the course of justice by the police following a ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions earlier this week. The police have not disclosed any details, however, MOCA began their investigations ...

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Disabled Woman Robbed of Her Wheelchair

Criminals yesterday sunk to an all-time low when they held up a physically challenged woman and robbed her of her wheelchair, leaving her lying on the sidewalk on Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of May Pen Cemetery. Coretta Vincent, a 37-year-old resident of Waltham Park Road, Kingston was traveling in her motorized wheelchair along the busy road, heading to ...

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Digicel Foundation Unveils ‘Evolution’ Monument

The Digicel Foundation showcased its continued commitment to the redevelopment of Downtown Kingston with the unveiling of a new monument at the Breezy Castle Roundabout on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Digicel Jamaica relocated its headquarters to the downtown area in 2012 and since then, has partnered with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) ...

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The JLP Launches Chik-V Clean-Up Campaign

Leader of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party Andrew Holness said his party has been mobilized to assist in cleaning up communities in response to the current Chik-V epidemic. According to Holness, he has directed all members of parliament, councilors, and the wider party machinery to use whatever resources available to start an Anti-Chik-V cleanup campaign. “Communities are being impacted so ...

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Dancehall Artiste Konshens Attacked & Injured

Dancehall artiste Konshens had to seek medical attention last night after he was attacked, allegedly by a music producer at a local dance. The extent of his injuries were not immediately clear, but it is understood that they included blows to the head. Konshens drove himself to the Andrew’s Memorial Hospital for treatment. The incident happened at Mojito Mondays on ...

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Chikunguna Telephone Hotline Activated

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), through a joint effort with the Ministry of Health, has put in effect a toll-free telephone hotline to receive calls from persons who may be experiencing Chik-V-like symptoms. An ODPEM release this morning has advised that the number to call is 1-888-225-5637. You can also call 754-9077 or 754-9078. (Not Toll-Free) ...

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Police Kill Robbery Suspect in Half-Way-Tree

A motorcyclist was shot and killed by police in Half-Way-Tree, St. Andrew this morning. Reports are that he was one of two persons who allegedly held up and robbed a bearer of a large sum of cash at a financial institution at about 9 o’clock am. The men were trying to make their escape when they were chased by a ...

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Heavy Fines Coming Next Month For Littering

Local Government Minister Noel Arscott says he is intent on announcing new penalties next month to make Jamaicans pay dearly for littering the country. He has declined to say how substantial the fines will be. However, Arscott says the stiffer fines are needed urgently as frustration is building over the careless disposal of refuse such as tyres, bottles and plastic ...

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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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J’can Father Raises Money To Send Daughter To Medical School

George Lindsay, the Manchester father who was last week set on selling his house in order to help fund his daughter’s dream of studying medicine in China, yesterday saw her off at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, thanks to readers & Jamaica Observer readers alike, here and abroad, who were touched by his story. Georgia receives words of ...

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