St. Andrew

Vybz Kartel Remanded Until Thursday

Embattled dancehall entertainer, Vybz Kartel, has been remanded until November 3. Kartel, whose real name is Adidjah Palmer appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning to answer to the murder of a man in Havendale, St. Andrew. The DJ is charged jointly with Kiro Jones, alias ‘Ray Jones’, and Calvin Haye with the August 16 murder of ...

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Minor Earthquake Rocks Jamaica

The Earthquake Unit has confirmed that a minor quake was felt at 7:49am this morning near Wakefield in St. Catherine and in parts of Kingston and St. Andrew. The unit said the 3.5 magnitude quake had a focal depth of 12.3 kilometres. This is the second quake to be felt in Jamaica since Saturday. A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was also ...

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Another Murder Charge for Vybz Kartel

DETECTIVES from the Constant Spring Criminal Investigation Branch have charged two persons for the murder of Clive Williams o/c ‘Lizard’ who was murdered on August 16, 2011 in Havendale, St Andrew. The persons charged are Adijah Palmer o/c ‘Vybz Kartel’ and Kiro Jones o/c ‘Ray Jones’. Palmer and Jones were charged this evening. Arrangements are being made to have Palmer ...

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Video: Coconut Walk Revealed

Traveling along Marcus Garvey Drive one will notice a park — maintained by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) — a gas station, a gully with stagnant water, from which sewage fumes haunt the people residing in the informal community of 2 Marcus Garvey Drive, known to them as Coconut Walk. As the vision for downtown Kingston’s redevelopment inches ...

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Female Pastor Jailed Over Marijuana

A female St Andrew minister of religion who was recently caught trying to leave the island with 113 pellets of ganja in her stomach was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison when she appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court. Joan Elaine Brown, 54, who is a member of the Mount Sinai Revival Church in Bull Bay, was ...

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University of Technology Gets $11M Boost From Sponsors

THE University of Technology (UTech) yesterday received over $11 million in sponsorship from JP Tropical Foods and VMBS towards its sports development fund as well as other school development programmes at a function held at Lillian’s Restaurant at the institution’s Papine campus. VMBS contributed $10 million which will go towards improving facilities on the compound as well as providing scholarships ...

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Andrew Holness to be New JLP Leader and PM

Lead aspirants and members of the JLP parliamentary group have thrown their support behind Education Minister Andrew Holness to become the next party leader. The announcement, which all but guarantees he will become the next prime minister of Jamaica, was made at a 9 am press conference today at the Terra Nova Hotel in St. Andrew. The decision to back ...

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Landslide! – Holness Ahead in JLP Leadership Race

If voters were asked to elect the new leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), the 39-year-old Andrew Holness would win in a landslide. And if the just under 5,000 delegates elect the youthful Holness (in photo) when they meet on November 19, the JLP could see a bounce in its support at the polls. That is according to the ...

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Water Woes in the Corp. Area, St Cath. & St Thomas

NATIONAL Water Commission (NWC) customers in sections of the Corporate Area and St Catherine will be without water due to repair works to be carried out on the Tulloch Springs System in St Catherine. The NWC reports that water will be locked off tomorrow between the hours of 8:00 am and 12 noon. Areas in St Catherine that will be ...

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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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