Local News

Mount Rosser Bypass Now Officially Open

The more than 19-kilometre Mount Rosser leg of the North South Highway was opened today (Tuesday, August 5). The roadway, which extends from Linstead in St. Catherine to Moneague in St. Ann, will result in a significant reduction in travel time for motorists. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who officiated at the opening said that the bypass will open up ...

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New Sabina Park us$2.7m Floodlights Commissioned

On Sunday evening, many cricket lovers saw an artificially illuminated Sabina Park for the first time as the freshly-installed lights were commissioned at the venue. Mere minutes before 8 o’clock, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller gave the word and the lights were switched on, quickly illuminating the ground. The lighting project was funded to the tune of US$2.1 million ...

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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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‘Madman’ Disarms Cop & Shoots Three Civilians

A man believed to be of unsound mind Sunday disarmed a police constable in the normally busy Half-Way-Tree square in St. Andrew and used the service pistol to shoot three civilians, including a woman. None of the injuries were fatal. The “madman” reportedly fired off several shots before a plain clothes policeman shot him in the leg and recovered the ...

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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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New $45mil Morant Bay Court House Handed Over

A newly constructed $45-million facility to house the Morant Bay Court House in St. Thomas was handed over to Chief Justice Zaila McCalla by Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding yesterday in St Thomas. The building was constructed over a two-year period to replace the Morant Bay court house, destroyed by fire in February 2007. The new facility built on ...

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Prime Suspect in Death of Two Trelawny Kids Held in St. Mary

The Trelawny police now have in their custody the prime suspect in the murders of the two St. James children, whose bodies were found in a pond earlier this month. The suspect was on Saturday picked up in St. Mary and subsequently handed over to the Trelawny police. Details surrounding the apprehension of the man, who is to face an ...

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Shop Online at Fontanapharmacy.com

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9 Rural Schools To Be Rehabilitated Ahead of New School Year

$160 million dollars has been allocated for expansion and rehabilitation works at nine schools in rural Jamaica. The schools are Clarence Brimm, Dutch Hill, Ulster Spring and Raymoth Notice Basic in Trelawny; Austin Primary, Bethlehem All Age as well as Aberdeen Primary and Junior High in St. Elizabeth; Glendevon Primary and Junior High in St. James; and the May Pen ...

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Pregnant Policewoman Collapses & Dies on Duty

A policewoman attached to the Major Investigation Task Force (MIT) in Falmouth Trelawny is now dead. The woman constable, who was pregnant, complained of feeling ill while on duty last night at the Falmouth Police Station. She collapsed this morning and was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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