St. Catherine

Good Prospects For Gold And Copper Production in Jamaica

A Canadian company has reported finding good prospects for copper and gold in the Bellas Gate area of the south-central Jamaica parish of St. Catherine. The company, OZ Minerals, said it drilled two holes in the area and intersected “significant copper and gold mineralization.” Vern Rampton, President and CEO of Carube Resources, which is the joint venture partner of OZ Minerals, ...

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Mount Rosser Bypass Toll Rates Coming Sep 5th

Come September 5th, motorists will be required to adhere to the toll rates that were announced for the Linstead to Moneague leg of the north-south link of Highway 2000. They are being given a free ride through the toll for one month, but after that, Class 1 vehicles will pay $200; Class 2 vehicles, $420; and Class 3, $1,000. The ...

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Mount Rosser Bypass Now Officially Open

The more than 19-kilometre Mount Rosser leg of the North South Highway was opened today (Tuesday, August 5). The roadway, which extends from Linstead in St. Catherine to Moneague in St. Ann, will result in a significant reduction in travel time for motorists. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who officiated at the opening said that the bypass will open up ...

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Mount Rosser Bypass To Open August 5 And Offer Free Tolls For The First Month

The Mount Rosser bypass leg of the North-South link of Highway 2000 is scheduled to be opened on August 5. Transport Minister Dr. Omar Davies, who made the announcement today, said motorists will be allowed to travel toll-free for the first month. The Mount Rosser bypass starts in Linstead, St. Catherine and ends in Moneague, St. Ann.

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$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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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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2-Day Water Disruptions To Hit Sections of St. Catherine

Several communities in sections of the Corporate Area and St. Catherine will be without their regular water supply for two days, starting tomorrow. As a result, scores of communities across Portmore, St. Andrew and downtown Kingston will be without piped water on Monday and Tuesday. The National Water Commission urges residents in these areas to store water and plan for the ...

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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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JUTC Bus Attacks Continue

Two additional Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses were damaged by stone throwers in separate incidents at Gordon Town and Heroes Circle in Kingston this morning. A release from the JUTC said in both instances, the windscreens of the buses were shattered. These are the latest in a series of attacks on JUTC buses by people who oppose the new ...

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Kartel’s Gang Responsible For More Than 100 Murders

Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington, has labeled convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel as a gang leader, whose gang was responsible for more than 100 murders. He made that assertion in an interview with Dionne Jackson Miller, which was aired on TVJ’s All Angles yesterday evening. The police had been tracking Kartel’s activities for sometime but he was protected because of his ...

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