St. Andrew

Jamaican Teen Offered 9 Scholarships By US Universities

Tchakamau Mahakoe a brilliant Jamaican schoolgirl has been accepted into 11 American universities, nine of which have offered her scholarships. Among the 11 institutions in the US that have accepted the teen’s applications are Princeton, Duke, Yale & Stanford universities and the University of Chicago. Tchakama will pursue double majors in physics and biology as she wants to become an ...

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Kartel Juror Maintains Innocence

Livingston Cain (in pic), the juror accused of attempting to bribe fellow jurors to return not-guilty verdicts in the Vybz Kartel murder trial is still maintaining his innocence. Cain’s $750,000 bail was extended until April 24, his prosecution is expected to provide a defense by then. Cain was the only juror to vote not guilty in the conviction of Vybz ...

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NHT To Spend $175m For Construction of 32 Houses in Majesty Gardens

The National Housing Trust (NHT) will spend $175.2 million to construct 32 housing solutions in the Majesty Gardens community in South St. Andrew. Ground was broken for the project yesterday by the Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. “This 32-unit development will be a new model for NHT inner-city housing. There will be a single storey starter unit with room for ...

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Kartel Sentencing Postponed Till Next Week Thursday

Vybz Kartel and his co-charged sentencing was postponed in the Supreme Court this morning after Justice Lennox Campbell and the lawyers agreed that certain guidelines regarding sentencing were not ironed out. Sentencing is scheduled for next week Thursday April 3.

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Road Closures For Kartel’s Sentencing Tomorrow

The police will close off several roadways in the downtown Kingston area surrounding the Supreme Court building where convicted murderer Vybz Kartel is expected to be sentenced tomorrow. The roads will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow. King Street will be closed between Harbour Street and South Parade, whilst Church Street will be closed between South Parade ...

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Major Repairs For George Lee Boulevard & Kingsway Road

Motorist who use George Lee Boulevard in Portmore, St. Catherine, and Kingsway Road in St. Andrew will soon enjoy improved road conditions following yesterday’s signing of two multi-million dollar contracts for their rehabilitation. The contracts, valued at $16m for George Lee Boulevard and $15.5m for Kingsway Road, were signed by minister of transport and works Omar Davis.

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Digicel To Build Sophisticated $600m Underground Fibre Network

Digicel Business has announced that it will be building out Jamaica’s most sophisticated underground fibre network. The J$600-million next-generation fibre network will be built out in the Montego Bay Free Zone, New Kingston, and Kingston port areas and is expected to be completed by summer. This network will deliver advanced information and communication technology solutions to customers.

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Kern Omar Spencer is Now A Free Man

Kern Omar Spencer, who for more than five years has fought corruption charges related to the Cuban light bulb programme, is now a free man. Spencer and his former personal assistant Colleen Wright, were freed after Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey upheld a no-case submission made by their attorneys. The court ruled this morning that there is no case against ...

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Patrick “Roach” Samuels Shot and Killed

Popular dancehall producer Patrick “Roach” Samuels (Middle in Photo) was shot and killed by unknown assailants along a section of Mannings Hill road in St. Andrew this morning. The shooting occurred at 4:12 am, when three shots were fired into a vehicle at the Texaco Gas Station at Mary Brown’s corner. As the victim tried to drive away, three more ...

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Wife Accuses Clifton ‘Clif Twang’ Brown of Rape

Legal problems continue to mount for overnight sensation Clifton ‘Cliftwang’ Brown, after he was hauled before the courts for the third time this year to answer to charges of marital rape. According to reports, Brown allegedly forced himself on his estranged wife twice, and, in the process, breached the protection order that was made against him. Brown, who has been ...

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