St. James

9 Rural Schools To Be Rehabilitated Ahead of New School Year

$160 million dollars has been allocated for expansion and rehabilitation works at nine schools in rural Jamaica. The schools are Clarence Brimm, Dutch Hill, Ulster Spring and Raymoth Notice Basic in Trelawny; Austin Primary, Bethlehem All Age as well as Aberdeen Primary and Junior High in St. Elizabeth; Glendevon Primary and Junior High in St. James; and the May Pen ...

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Taxi-Operator Gets Life For The 2012 Murder of Trinidadian School Teacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves

48-Year-Old taxi-operator Ivan Taylor, who was found guilty of the murder of Trinidadian school teacher Michelle Coudray-Greaves was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Montego Bay RM Court today. Taylor will not become eligible for parole until after 30 years. Coudray-Greaves went missing on June 2, 2012, two days after arriving in the island. 9 days later, her charred remains ...

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Hyatt Ziva Hotel in Rose Hall To Open in November

The Hyatt Ziva Hotel, in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, is scheduled to open in November. The resort closed its doors as the Ritz Carlton last December. Tourism Minister Dr. Wykeham McNeil said he recently toured the resort. He described the investment as significant. According to Dr. McNeil 150 to 200 rooms are being added.

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Old Montego Bay Building Burns

A massive fire today burned a commercial building in Montego Bay. The building, which is located along St. James Street (Beside Maxie), is home to a book store and a bar along with other establishments. Firefighters have battled the blaze and the fire is now out. The cause of the fire has not been established.

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St. James Parish Council To Spend $8m On Drain Cleaning

With the hurricane season beginning on Sunday, the St. James Parish Council is set to ramp up its drain-cleaning programme in its 17 divisions over the next two weeks in a bid to avert flooding in low-lying areas of the parish. The flood-prone areas include Cambridge, Montpelier, Spring Bottom, Johns Hall, Roehampton, Dumfries, Irwin, Somerton, and Bullock Heights.

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17-year-old Female Stabs 14-year-old girl To Death Over a Lover

A 17-year-old female student from Granville, St James, is now in police custody for the stabbing death of a 14-year-old girl. The police say 14-year-old Ashley Morris was attacked by a student of the Maldon High School. The two young girls were reportedly fighting over a lover.

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Government To Help With Funeral of Drowned MoBay Twin Boys

The Government has committed to assisting with the funeral expenses of nine-year-old twin brothers Brandon and Brayden Jones who died in St James last Monday. The commitment was made by state minister in the Ministry of Transport and Works, Richard Azan, during a visit to Montego Bay yesterday.

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Scotia To Offer Free Breast Cancer Screening in Montego Bay

As part of its 125th anniversary celebrations, Scotia Foundation is ensuring breast health for women who live in Montego Bay. The bank is encouraging them to sign up for the free breast cancer screening at Scotiabank Ironshore on Thursday, May 29. Only 30 persons can be accommodated per screening.

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Kenley ‘Bebe’ Stephens Shot and Killed

A well-known People’s National Party (PNP) political activist was gunned down by unidentified assailants at the gate to his home in an upscale St. James community Sunday night. Dead is Kenley Stephens, also called ‘Bebe’ of Winchester Terrace, Coral Gardens in St. James. Reports are that about 8:30pm Stephens was at his gate when he was attacked by armed men ...

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Nine-year-old Child Reportadly Commits Suicide

Opal Knight, a student of Irwin Primary in Montego Bay is reported to have committed suicide this morning at her home in Retirement. Knight, was reportedly found hanging from a tree at the back of her house by her father. He took her to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.  

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