St. Catherine

Curfews Imposed on Several Parishes

The police have imposed several curfews in East Kingston, St Andrew Central, St Catherine North, Westmoreland and St James, as they try to control crime in these divisions. The curfews began last evening and will remain in effect until 6 o’clock on Sunday evening. The police say during the hours of the curfews, all persons within their boundaries must remain ...

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VIDEO: Traumatised St. Jago Students Get Counselling

STUDENTS and teachers of the St Jago High School in Spanish Town yesterday began receiving trauma counselling, a day after gunmen from the Klansman gang and the police traded bullets for hours within the vicinity of the school’s compound. Principal Sandra Swyer-Watson said the students, some of whom fainted and were in a state of shock, appeared to be responding ...

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Heavy Security at St. Jago High After Gun Battle

A heavy security presence now prevails at the Monk Street based St. Jago High School in Spanish Town, St. Catherine after Thursday’s gun battle between heavily armed gunmen and a police/military team spilled over on the institution’s compound. Teachers and students who were sitting exams had to scramble for safety by taking cover under desks and chairs. When the RJR ...

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Clansman Leader’s Sister Shot Dead

A 23-year-old woman, who is the sister of Clansman leader Tesha Miller (in photo), was on Thursday evening shot dead in a section of Spanish Town in St. Catherine. She has been identified as Renice James, of a Port Henderson address. According to a police source, Miss James was travelling in a taxi along White Church Street, near the Jonathan ...

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Police & Gunmen Trade Bullets in Spanish Town

POLICE and gunmen in Spanish Town are now locked in a heated gun battle. Reports just coming in are that police, during a tour of the area, were confronted by armed thugs. Persons are being warned to avoid sections of Monk Street. Meanwhile, officials at St Jago High School, an institution on Monk Street, are expressing fear. “Students at the ...

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Vybz Kartel Granted Bail

Controversial dancehall artiste, Vybz Kartel, was granted $3 million bail today with relation to one of the murder charges against him. Bail was offered by Supreme Court judge, Justice Bertram Morrison in relation to the case involving the murder of St. Catherine businessman, Barrington Burton. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, has been ordered to report to the Constant ...

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Prosecution Has Video & Phone Evidence in The Vybz Kartel Murder Case

ADIJAH ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and his fellow artiste Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell; fashion designer Calvin Haye; and Cayro Jones, were this morning remanded into custody until December 2 for bail applications to be made in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court. Jones was not brought to court. The men are charged with the August 16 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, ...

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Vybz Kartel Refused Bail & To Answer to Another Murder Charge Tomorrow

RESIDENT Magistrate Opal Smith, today rejected a bail application filed by attorneys representing caged deejay Vybz Kartel. The magistrate did not immediately give her reason for refusing bail but said she would do so in 24 hours. Kartel was seeking bail relating to the murder of Barrington ‘Bossie’ Bryan for which he is charged. He also faces charges of conspiracy ...

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More Murder Charges for Vybz Kartel?

JAILED Jamaican dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel may face additional murder charges, a highly-placed police source has told the Observer. The Observer source said Kartel is also being investigated for his role in the double murder of two men in Portmore, St catherine earlier this year. “We definitely are looking into his role in the double murder of two men in ...

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Man Takes over Spanish Town Police Station

Police at the Spanish Town station were kept out of their post for more than an hour yesterday after a handcuffed man armed with a piece of broken glass threatened to hurt anyone who dared approach him. In photo:  The entrance of the Spanish Town station guardroom,after it was thrashed by a man who decided he did not want to ...

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