St. Elizabeth

J$1 Million Reward For Suspect in St. Bess Quadruple Killings

The police have announced a reward totalling J$1million for information leading to the capture and charge of a key suspect in the quadruple murder committed in Claremont, St. Elizabeth on May 27. The suspect is identified as Anward Anthony Hinds, otherwise called ‘Kirky’. He is said to frequent Flanker in St James and the parishes of Hanover and St Elizabeth. ...

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A Jamaican Hits J$196,500,000 Super Lotto Jackpot

Supreme Ventures Limited has announced that the Super Lotto Jackpot for last night’s draw #588 in the amount of J$196,500,000, was hit by a player in Jamaica. One lucky person with a J$200 ticket purchased in St. Elizabeth won the split price amount of the Super Lotto Jackpot with winning numbers: 07, 12, 13, 24, 30 and Super Ball 03. ...

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Prominent PNP Activist Basil Waite Charged

Prominent People’s National Party Activist, Basil Waite, has been charged by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA). He was charged this morning with attempting to pervert the course of justice by the police following a ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions earlier this week. The police have not disclosed any details, however, MOCA began their investigations ...

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Black River Fire Truck Responds To Lucea Fire

Seven persons are homeless after fire destroyed an 18-room house in Lucea, Hanover this morning. The fire that was discovered shortly after 9 o’clock, raged for nearly two hours before it was extinguished. Two units from the Black River Fire Station, St. Elazabeth responded to the blaze as the truck assigned to the Lucea Fire Station was out of service. ...

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Beware of Poisonous Sweet Peppers From Santa Cruz

The police are warning consumers not to purchase any sweet pepper in the Santa Cruz area of St. Elizabeth as thieves stole over 300-pounds of the produce which was sprayed with chemicals. The peppers are believed to have been stolen between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. It is recommended that the peppers not be ingested. It takes about ten ...

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J$5Mil Allocated To Truck Water To St. Elizabeth

In the latest response to drought conditions in the southern parish of St. Elizabeth, Minister of Local Government, Noel Arscott says Government has allocated J$5 million to boost the trucking of water to drought stricken areas of the parish. The announcement came Monday during a tour of areas in St. Elizabeth which have been ravaged by drought and fire. Arscott ...

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Black River Market To Get $16-Mil Upgrade

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott will on Wednesday sign a contract for stalls to be built at the Black River Market in St. Elizabeth to accommodate 170 vendors. The ministry said on Monday that the stalls would be built for double and quadruple occupancy in the main market structure at a cost of $16,757,394.50. Tank Weld ...

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JPS Expands Hydroelectricity Capacity

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is to increase its renewable energy capacity with the official commissioning of the new Maggotty hydroelectric power plant in St. Elizabeth. This will increase the number of hydropower stations to nine. The plant will add 7.2 megawatts to the national grid. It will also help to reduce Jamaica’s oil imports.

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Jamaica Seals Deal to Drill for Oil next Year

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – After a few years of uncertainty, it has been confirmed that the Canadian oil and gas exploration company, Sagres will begin the process of drilling for oil in Jamaica come next year. Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell revealed recently that a deal had been signed between his government and the company and that drilling will be concentrated on ...

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DaCosta Cup: Rusea’s & St. James Roll on

RAMBLE, Hanover — Defending champions Rusea’s, St James and Cedric Titus High are the only schools left with perfect win records in the ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel schoolboys’ daCosta Cup after scoring wins as their first-round matches ended yesterday. Rusea’s extended their string of victories in Zone B to six with a 5-0 win over Maldon High at Knockalva Technical, while Cedric Titus ...

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