St. James

PNP Councillor Identified in Hit-And-Run Case

People’s National Party Councillor for the Salt Spring Division, St. James, Sylvan Reid, has been positively identified as the man leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of 14-year-old Cornwall College student, Jouvhaine Whitmore, last year.‎ The PNP councillor (in pic), who has just won an internal election to represent his party in the next Local ...

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Cops Charged in Mario Deane’s Beating Death Offered Bail

The three cops charged in the death of Mario Deane have all been offered bail and should return to court on October 3. Each were offered bail in the sum of J$400,000. The three are to be charged with manslaughter & misconduct in relation to Mario Deane’s beating Death. According to the Independent Commission of Investigations, the‎ three are: Woman ...

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DNA Links Alleged Culprit To Irwin Point Rape

Just under two years after DNA evidence exonerated brothers Kerron and Sheldon Brissett as perpetrators in the brutal 2012 rape of five females, including an eight-year-old girl, at Irwin Point in St. James, the ‘exact science’ has now positively identified another man as the culprit. Patrick Green, who was arrested and charged after the Brissett brothers were freed, was positively ...

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3 Cops To Be Charged in Mario Deane’s Death

Three police officers on duty at the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay when Mario Deane was reportedly beaten by cellmates are to be charged on Friday. This was confirmed today by the Independent Commission of Investigations. The investigative body, however, declined to say what charges will be laid against the cops. Three police officers, including a woman cop ...

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Montego Bay Businessman Macklin Peterkin Has Died

Well known Montego Bay Business Man Macklin ‘Dix’ Peterkin has died. Sources close to Mr. Peterkin are saying that he died from a heart attack. Mr. Peterkin is the owner of Kinns Auto Parts Limited located on Tate Street in Montego Bay, and he is also the treasurer of the St. James Football Association. (StJFA) It is understood that Mr. Peterkin was ...

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Yohan Blake Buys Government House For j$52M

Athletics star Yohan Blake has paid the Jamaica Government j$52 million for a run down property at 11 Jack’s Hill Road in St. Andrew. But Blake will need to spend heavily on fixing the property, as its condition has deteriorated badly in recent years and is said to require “major repairs”, by one official close to the transaction. The Government ...

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Iberostar Grand Rose Hall Wins Best All-Inclusive Hotel Award

Iberostar Grand Hotel, at Rose Hall in St. James, has been awarded the best all-inclusive hotel by Apple Vacations. The announcement was made during Apple Vacations’ black-tie Crystal Apple Awards gala, held at the Art Institute of Chicago on Tuesday September 8. This is the second year in a row that the hotel is receiving the coveted award. Apple Vacations ...

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Mario Deane’s Family Rejects Government’s Funeral Money

Despite being strapped for cash, relatives of Mario Deane, who died on August 6 from wounds received in a vicious mauling while in the custody of the police on August 3, has refused an offer from the Jamaican Government to pay for his funeral expenses. Mercia Frazer (Left), mother of Mario Deane, addressing a press conference. Miguel Lorne, the attorney ...

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Mario Deane To Be Buried September 21

Mario Deane, the Jamaican construction worker who died after being beaten in a St James police lock-up is to be buried on Sunday, September 21. ‎Attorney-at-law Miguel Lorne, who is representing Deane’s family, says the funeral will take place at the Montego Bay‎ Convention Centre with the burial scheduled to take place in Hanover. ‎ Lorne says other details surround ...

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Palace Amusement Reports a Big Loss in Sales

Cinema operator Palace Amusement Company has made a loss of $12.2 million for the year ending June 30, 2014, a near 188% fall-off from the previous year, amid falling sales and rising administrative expenses. Palace made net profit of $13.95 million in 2013. Earnings per share (EPS) was negative $8.41 for the 2014 financial year, compared to a positive EPS ...

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