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Update: Vybz Kartel in Police Custody

Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel is now in police custody. A senior police officer has confirmed that the artiste, whose given name is Adijah Palmer, was taken into custody early this morning during a major operation by the Flying Squad in Grants Pen, St. Andrew. The events leading to the operation are unclear at this time. — Update — Vybz Kartel ...

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David ‘Mavado’ Brooks to Return to Court Next Year

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Dancehall artiste David Brooks, who goes by the stage name Mavado, is set to face trial in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court over two days — February 6-7 next year — on charges of malicious destruction of property and assault. The dates were set when Brooks appeared in court in the second city yesterday, ...

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DaCosta Cup: Rusea’s & St. James Roll on

RAMBLE, Hanover — Defending champions Rusea’s, St James and Cedric Titus High are the only schools left with perfect win records in the ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel schoolboys’ daCosta Cup after scoring wins as their first-round matches ended yesterday. Rusea’s extended their string of victories in Zone B to six with a 5-0 win over Maldon High at Knockalva Technical, while Cedric Titus ...

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Gunmen Attempt break-in at Digicel Rising Star’s Home

Gunmen reportedly tried to rob the new Digicel Rising Star, Tash, at her home in St. Thomas, 24 hours after winning the 2011 title. Tash says she was at home in Yallahs with her family when they became aware of gunmen, who attempted to enter their house. Residents in the area alerted the police who took swift action and the ...

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Edmund Bartlett Pledges Millions to Clean up Ocho Rios

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has promised to make $80 million available to clean up the St Ann town of Ocho Rios. Bartlett made the announcement yesterday while touring sections of Ocho Rios with Member of Parliament for North East St Ann Shahine Robinson, who is also the minister responsible for local government. According to the tourism minister, the $80 million ...

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Jamaican Wins $232 Million in Super Lotto

Supreme Ventures has reported yesterday’s winning Super Lotto ticket was purchased in the parish of Manchester. The holder of the ticket has won $232.2 million. The live draw, for the $387 million jackpot, took place last night in the Dominican Republic and was later broadcast in Jamaica. Supreme Ventures said the winner purchased the ticket for $150. Based on the ...

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Gas Prices Down Tomorrow

THE prices of all petroleum products will fall tomorrow, following the latest ex-refinery prices announced by Petrojam today. Gasolene 87 and 90 will both fall $1.70 to new prices of $93.91 and $95.57 respectively. Diesel will fall $1.85 to $101.62. Kerosene will fall $1.45 to $104.25. Propane will fall $1.86 to $49.39. Butane will make the largest fall, down $2.30 ...

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Doctor Charged for Impregnating 12-year-old Girl

A St Ann doctor has been charged with carnal abuse after allegedly having sex with a minor two years ago. Senior superintendent of police in charge of St Ann, Carlton Wilson, confirmed yesterday afternoon that the doctor was charged after being taken into custody on Sunday. “He has been charged with carnal abuse and will be taken to court at ...

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Horace Chang ok After Car Accident

MINISTER of water and housing Horace Chang, is now in hospital after suffering injuries in a crash this morning. Chang was reportedly on his way to the funeral of Enid Golding, mother of Prime Minister Bruce Golding in Old Harbour, St Catherine when the crash occurred along the Dyke Road in the parish. Reports are that a vehicle veered into ...

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PM: I Will Address The Nation in Good Time

PRIME Minister Bruce Golding says he will address the nation “in good time” on the reasons for his sudden decision to resign as prime minister and leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Golding, who has been quiet since Sunday when he informed the nation of his decision, by way of a press release from Information Minister Daryl Vaz, would ...

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