St. Andrew

$200m KFC Coming To Portmore

Restaurant of Jamaica (ROJ) will open a third KFC store in Portmore, the company said. The new store represents new investment in the ballpark of J$200 million and will seat 80 persons. The store should be open for business in the third-quarter 2014. The company, which is seeking 40 workers for the store, began recruitment last week. The third Store ...

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NEPA Serves Suspension Notice To NSWMA Re: Riverton City Dump

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) which operates the Riverton City dump in Kingston, has been served with a notice by the National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA) which could see it having to cease operating the facility. NEPA is demanding that the NSWMA put in place a proper security security system, within the next 30 days to prevent unauthorised ...

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Journalists Get Death Threats Over Jamaica Observer ‘Kartel Informer Article’

DEATH threats have been made against the lives of two journalists for their reporting on the Vybz Kartel case. Jamaica Observer Crime/Court Desk Editor Karyl Walker and Nationwide News Network reporter/producer Abka Fitz-Henley have been identified as the reporters whose lives have been threatened. Yesterday, Walker received several threatening calls on his cellular phone making reference to yesterday’s Sunday Observer ...

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Police Constable Murders Wife, Then Allegedly Kills Himself

A Police Constable, Davian Thompson, shot and killed his wife, Latoya Campbell-Thompson at the Oaklands Housing Estate located on Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew last-night. It is understood from residents at the scene that Constable Thompson killed his wife at approximately 11:00 pm. Thompson was later found dead in the Grant’s Pen gully with a single gunshot wound to ...

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In trying To Cut a Deal Vybz Kartel Snitched on Several Portmore Wanted Men

Convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel told the police the whereabouts of several wanted men in Portmore, St. Catherine and provided the authorities with information that led to the recovery of 17 illegal firearms, a highly-placed police source has disclosed. The move by the embattled entertainer was part of an effort to gain his freedom, or at least a vastly reduced prison ...

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Government To Compensate Woman $9 Million For HIV Misdiagnosis

The Government has agreed to compensate a St. Andrew woman with just under $9 million for a misdiagnosis that she was HIV-positive. But that is not enough for 28-year-old Karen Reid, who suspects that medication she was treated with nine years ago might have affected her baby, as she was pregnant at the time. “Well, I think I am satisfied ...

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NSWMA Gets $20 Million To Repair Roadway To Riverton Dump

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to be provided with $20 million to carry out repairs to 2km of roadway along the access road to the Riverton City dump in St. Andrew. The funds are being provided by the Government of Mexico and will be allocated through the 2014-2015 Estimates of Expenditure. The project is slated to begin ...

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Garbage To Electricity Project Being Resuscitated

The government has indicated it will be resuscitating efforts to generate electricity from garbage. A hurdle which had prevented any waste to energy project from getting off the ground, has now been cleared and projects will be started soon. The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica has already indicated that it is contemplating a 46 megawatt waste to energy plant at Riverton ...

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$100 Million Set Aside For Tivoli Enquiry

Some $100 million has been set aside in this year’s Jamaican Budget for the holding of a commission of enquiry into the May 2010 security operations in West Kingston. Justice Minister Mark Golding, made the revelation during Tuesday night’s sitting of Parliament’s Standing Finance Committee.

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People Stoning JUTC Busses

Following reports of the stoning of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses early this morning, managing director Colin Campbell is appealing to those guilty to refrain from such action “and to let good sense prevail”. Campbell said the reformed Sub-franchise System in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region “is here to stay” and actions such as the stoning of buses would ...

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