St. James

$75m Fire At The Montego Bay Shoe Market

Fire early yesterday morning razed a big section of the Old Shoe Market in Montego Bay. About 30 vendors lost their shops, which left losses estimated at j$75m. Some of the affected vendors alleged that the fire was started after one of their female colleagues fell asleep, leaving a burning candle unattended. The fire comes 3 days after a JPS ...

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Massive Snake Found in Garlands St. James

A huge snake was found in a banana field in Garlands, in the hills near to Maroon Town, St. James yesterday. The Snake a Jamaican Yellow Boa appears to be shedding. It is quite rare to discover a big snake in Jamaica. A 7-foot Yellow Boa was found in Black Rock, Portland last year. There are seven species of snakes ...

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Montego Bay Student James Welds Jr. Finds Perfection in GSAT

James Welds Jr. of Corinaldi Avenue Primary School in Montego Bay was among the elite group of students to attain perfection in the 2015 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), scoring a 100% average in the five disciplines which make up the annual examination. The unassuming James, who was quite elated on hearing his results, will attend the school of his ...

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St. James Mosquito Fogging Schedule

The Health Ministry has released a schedule for mosquito fogging in the St. James Area. It coincides with reports of an increase in mosquito breeding following recent rains. See full schedule below: Thursday, June 11 Lilliput Friday, June 12 Rose Hall Monday, June 15 Retirement Tuesday, June 16 Chelsea Irwin Wednesday, June 17 Spring Mount and Springfield Thursday, June 18 ...

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Tara Couriers Takes Over Airpak Express

Norbrook Package Company has sold its package service, Airpak Express, to Tara Courier Services, four years after buying the operation from its founder. The sale price was not disclosed. Tara is buying Airpak’s client base along with some assets such as delivery vehicles, but not the company, Tara founder Steven Laing said. “We are not buying the company, per se. ...

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R.I.P Daryl King

Race car driver Daryl King, son of the late racing legend Raynor King has passed away. Reports are that King died due to a sudden cardiac arrest last night in Montego bay. Daryl will be missed greatly by the motorsports fraternity. King has been racing competitively since 2006.

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Nikki Z is Heading To Hot 102’s ‘Mawning Show’

Radio personality Nikki Z has let the cat out of the bag by revealing that she will be taking over the weekday morning slot on Hot 102 starting next Monday. Nikki Z will host ‘The Mawning Show’ on Hot 102 FM between 6 and 10 a.m. She said the show will have the latest in entertainment news, as well as ...

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Man Pleads Guilty To Irwin Rapes

Patrick Green, 27, who was charged in connection with the 2012 rape of 5 females including an 8 year old girl in Irwin, St. James, has pleaded guilty. Green who pleaded guilty before the Western Regional Gun Court, will be sentenced on March 12. Investigators used DNA samples collected in other rape cases to link Green to the Irwin rapes. ...

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Jerky’s Bar & Grill Was on Fire

A small roof fire last night blazed at the Jerky’s Bar & Grill located in Fairview Montego Bay. Reports are that at around 10pm last-night a section of the roof at Jerky’s caught on fire. The Jamaica Fire Brigade came on the scene and the fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes. There were no reports of any injuries.

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Sangster International Named #1 Caribbean Airport

Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James has been named the region’s number one airport for 2015 by the online publication Caribbean Journal. “Any airport where we can grab a piping hot Tastee patty within moments of arrival is a good one in our book. Throw in Club Mo’Bay (a tranquil, Jamaican art-filled oasis we tapped as our ...

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