St. Catherine

Ardenne Beat St. Jago To Become Six-Time Schools’ Challenge Quiz Winners

Ardenne High School is the 2015 champion of TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz. They comfortably beat St. Jago 28-16 last night to lift the coveted trophy for the sixth time in the competition’s 46-year history. It was a keen tussle up to the buzzer section. Ardenne previously won the title in 1973, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2013.

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JTB Consultant Horace Phillips Found Dead

A consultant at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Horace Phillips, had been found dead near his home in Old Harbour, St. Catherine. Phillips went missing on Sunday night. His body was found earlier this morning in a house in Marley Mount. His car was found nearby. Phillips has been working out of the JTB offices in Montego Bay as a ...

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Ninja Man’s Son Charged For Lotto Scamming

Kimani Ballentyne, the 23 year old son of popular dancehall entertainer Desmond ‘Ninja Man’ Ballentyne, was today fined $300,000 or six months behind bars in the St. Catherine Circuit Court. Ballentyne, who had pleaded guilty to involvement in lottery scamming on Friday, was represented by attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend who requested leniency on behalf of the accused. Allegations in the case ...

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British Woman Dies After Falling Off Flat Bridge

A 55-year-old British resident died last night as a result of injuries she received when the vehicle in which she was traveling fell into the Rio Cobre River located in the Bog Walk Gorge, St. Catherine. Reports are that Mary Gwendolyn and two friends were in a Toyota Sprinter motorcar about 9:30 pm when the driver reportedly misjudged the turn ...

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Jamaica’s Murder Rate Down By 18%

Jamaica has recorded an 18% reduction in murders for the period January 1 to September 24, according to police statistics shared by the Government yesterday. A total of 714 murders were reported, compared to 871 for the same period last year. Yesterday, National Security Minister Peter Bunting, while encouraged by the reduction, said the numbers were still too high. Bunting ...

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Toll Now in Effect For The Mount Rosser Bypass

The operators of the Linstead to Moneague leg of Highway 2000, is reminding motorists that the free access to the highway has ended as of midnight on Friday. As of yesterday morning, there will be a charge to use the 20 kilometre stretch of road, which was officially opened early last month. The Jamaica North South Highway Company says tolls ...

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Students Get Free Ride on The JUTC September 1

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says On Monday, September 1, students in uniform, who are not in possession of their SMARTER Cards, will be allowed to ride Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses free of cost for the day only. The company is extending this amnesty to students as it officially rolls out its Electronic Fare Collection System or ...

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect For Eastern & Central Parishes

The Meteorological (Met) Service has issued Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon. The watch remains in effect until 5:00 pm today, Saturday August 30. A Tropical Wave, which has been influencing weather across Jamaica, is now west of the island, the Met Service said ...

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A Canadian Firm is Digging For Gold in Jamaica

Canadian firm, Carube Resources, has already drilled through well over a kilometre of rock in its search for copper and gold in Jamaica. Over the last three years, the company pumped CAD$3 million into prospecting the Bellas Gate in St. Catherine. Yet, Carube is still at least five years away from establishing commercial mines. Nevertheless, the prospects for the firm, ...

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Vybz Kartel & Gaza Slim To Return To Court Oct 27

The conspiracy trial of convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel and two co-accused is set to commence on October 27 this year. Kartel (Adidja Palmer) who received a life sentence on Thursday, April 3, for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams; female artiste Gaza Slim, otherwise called ‘Gaza Slim’; and Andre Henry, otherwise called ‘Pim Pim’ are facing charges of attempting to ...

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