St. Andrew

Vybz Kartel & Gaza Slim To Go On Trial Today

The conspiracy trial of popular entertainer, Vybz Kartel is expected to begin today in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Vanessa Saddler, more popularly known as ‘Gaza Slim’ and Andre Henry otherwise called ‘Pim Pim’ with perverting the course of justice. Henry and Saddler are out on ...

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US$1m in Coffee Lost in St. Andrew Bush Fire

It is estimated that the 40 coffee farmers who were affected by last month’s bush fire in rural St. Andrew have suffered revenue losses of over US$1 million. (JM$112,297,750.13) The estimation comes from President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Senator Norman Grant who says based on assessment, close to 200 acres of coffee crop was destroyed from Bull Bay ...

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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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Male Queen Hill Rape Victim Makes Official Police Report

The police have confirmed that they have now received a statement from the male jogger who was buggered by armed men in Queen Hill, St. Andrew, close to two weeks ago. Police sources said that the man gave a statement and the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) is leading the investigation. The male jogger ...

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600 New Houses To Be Built in Riverton Meadows

Some 600 houses are to be built in Riverton Meadows, Western St. Andrew. The announcement was made by Member of Parliament Anthony Hylton yesterday as he spoke to constituents at a Children’s Day service at the Riverton Meadows Seventh-day Adventist Church. However, Hylton declined to provide details on the project and to provide a timeline for the construction to start.

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E-Cigarettes Now Being Sold in Jamaica

MegaMart is now selling e-cigarettes from its Kingston and Portmore locations, but buyers must be 18 years and over to purchase. Two brands were on display this week in locked cabinets at the cash registers. Prices start from $730 for a 500-puff e-cigarette or about $1,200 for an e-hookah. Several flavours are available, including blueberry, raspberry and tropical delight.

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Superintendent James Forbes Found Guilty of Attempting To Pervert The Course of Justice

Senior Superintendent James Forbes has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. It was reported that Mr. Bicknell was stopped in a police spot check and given a ticket for speeding. The allegation is that when the ticket was being written, Mr. Bicknell offered the traffic cop $2,000.00, which resulted in him being arrested.

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JUTC Receives 73 New Buses

73 new Volvo buses have been added to the fleet of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, four of which will go to the Montego Bay Metro. The other 69 will be placed on routes served by the JUTC in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region, the state-run bus company said in a release this afternoon. One bus will be equipped with ...

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Truck Slams Into JUTC Bus And Injures 20

A pregnant woman was among more than 20 passengers traveling on a Jamaica Urban Transit Company bus who were injured during a peak hour traffic crash in St. Andrew yesterday evening. The accident happened along Washington Boulevard in the vicinity of the 6 Miles Bridge when a GMC truck slammed into the rear of a JUTC articulated bus. The JUTC ...

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Coronation Market Burns Again

Millions of dollars in goods and equipment were destroyed last night by a fire which razed more than 30 stalls at Coronation Market in West Kingston. Two firefighters were also injured as they suffered electric shock from several live power wires while they fought to put out the blaze. “Four units, from Rollington Town, Trench Town and York Park, were ...

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