St. Catherine

China Harbour to Construct Kgn to St. Ann Leg of Highway 2000

The way is now clear for China Harbour Engineering Company, CHEC, to be the main contractor for the construction of  the Kingston to St. Ann Leg of  Highway 2000. Managing Director of  the National Road Operating and Constructing Company, NROCC, Ivan Anderson, yesterday revealed that a concession agreement is in place for the company to take charge of  the project. ...

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Jamaican Girls Exposed Mastermind Back in Custody

Accused porn-site mastermind Ronald Oates, who was offered bail on Tuesday, has been slapped with additional charges and was taken back into police custody after a new complainant came forward. His attorney Zara Lewis confirmed the new charges this morning and said that her client will answer to them in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court next Monday. After being ...

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Alleged ‘Jamaican Girls Exposed’ Mastermind Remanded

Twenty-seven-year-old Ronald Oates, the man allegedly behind the ‘Jamaican Girls Exposed’ website was this morning remanded in custody when he appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court. He is to return to court on September 18. Oates’ lawyer, Zara Lewis, made a bail application on his behalf, however, the judge granted an additional two weeks for the investigator to ...

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JPS Customers Using Sophisticated Meter Bypass Devices

Electricity thieves have gone hi-tech as they try to counter the Jamaica Public Service Company’s JPS, multi-million dollar anti-theft initiative. The power company has confirmed an increase in the discovery of sophisticated meter bypass devices used to steal electricity. A statement from the JPS says investigations carried out last week in the Corporate Area and St. Catherine led to the ...

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Vybz Kartel Trial Dates Set

Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel is to go on trial on November 5 in relation to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Kartel, whose real name Adidja Palmer, is also charged for the murder of St. Catherine businessman Barrington ‘Bossy’ Burton. That matter is set to be heard on October 29. Kartel has been in custody since September last year. Although ...

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PM’s National Housing Trust Account Defrauded

The Prime Minister’s National Housing Trust (NHT) account is among several contributors’ accounts that have been defrauded in a scam discovered by the police. Information reaching THE STAR is that millions of dollars were taken from NHT contributors’ accounts over a period of time. THE STAR understands that five persons, including a senior employee at the Trust, were arrested yesterday. ...

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Transport Authority Bus Mobbed

ANGRY bus and taxi operators, as well as dozens of persons who were at the scene of this morning’s bus accident in Portmore, mobbed a minivan carrying Transport Authority workers this morning. Police officers had to intervene and ordered the workers to leave the scene. The mob had converged on the workers, cursing, threatening and blaming them for causing the ...

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Cops Question Jody-Ann Gray’s Attacker

The St. Catherine Police are now questioning a 44-year-old man of a Harbour View address in Kingston, following the attack on the life of his girlfriend, Jody-ann Gray, a 28-year-old broadcaster and journalist. The person being interrogated is a fellow broadcaster of a Kingston based radio station. The police said that Gray drove up to her home in Portmore, St. ...

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Water Woes in St. Catherine and St. Mary

NATIONAL Water Commission (NWC) customers in sections of Greater Portmore and surrounding areas in St. Catherine may experience low water pressure or have no water due to mechanical problems affecting the Congreve Park Well. The NWC is reporting that based on the extent of these problems, normal operations are not expected before Friday, therefore water will be supplied to the ...

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4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Felt in Jamaica

A 4.8 Magnitude earthquake occurred at 03:34: AM this morning, 102 km NNE of Port Maria, Saint Mary, and 140 km (87 miles) NNE (17°) from KINGSTON, Jamaica. The quake was reportedly felt in sections of Kingston, St. Andrew, Portmore and Spanish Town. Residents reported being woken out of bed after feeling houses shaking and the sounds of roofs rattling. ...

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