St. James

Montegonian Pauline Reid Dies

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Pauline Reid, the managing director of Corporate Connections, died yesterday after a prolonged illness. Reid, who was the first female president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, reportedly died in a hospital in Washington, DC at about 3:00 pm. Last night, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Davon ...

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Montego Bay Lottery Scam Deepens

The police are reporting that despite their efforts to wipe out the Montego Bay-based lottery scam, it has deepened. According to the head of the Community Safety and Security Branch, Senior Superintendent James Forbes, it appears that the scammers are now conspiring with legitimate lottery agents overseas. Speaking last night on RJR’s Operation Justice, SSP Forbes did not provide details ...

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Mavado to Face The Court April 23

Dance-hall artiste Mavado made his second appearance in  the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court in St. James on Tuesday March 13, 2012. His case was mentioned and a new date was set for April 23. Mavado, who’s given name is David Brooks, is on trial for malicious destruction of property, following an incident last year in the second city. He’s ...

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Water Disruptions for St. James

THE National Water Commission (NWC) is advising customers in Fairfield, Tucker Irwin, Irwin South, sections of Granville and sections of Pitfour in St James, that the water disruption they are experiencing is as a result of mechanical problems at the Fairfield Booster Station. The NWC said every effort is being made to complete the necessary repairs and restore water tomorrow.

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22 Persons Detained in MoBay Lottery Scam Operation

The communities of Lilliput, Orange, Mount Salem and Rose Heights in St James were again the focus of a police operation targeting persons involved in the multibillion-dollar lottery scam. Eight premises were searched during the day-long operation – led by the Area One police on Saturday – that saw 22 people being detained. Some 16 high-end vehicles, furniture and $800,000 ...

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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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PM Andrew Holness Brings Big Tourism News to MoBay

NEW Prime Minister Andrew Holness went with good news to Jamaica’s tourism mecca of Montego Bay, announcing that $60 billion in capital investment, creating 21,648 jobs through 15,825 new rooms, is on the cards for the industry over the next four years. With the second’s city’s movers and shakers his captive audience in the upscale Ritz Carlton Hotel, Holness reeled ...

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MoBay Scammer Charged, 29-y-o Considered Mastermind

Money laundering charges have been levelled against a 29-year-old Montego Bay, St James, man held during an international police operation two weeks ago targeting persons involved in the lottery scam. Shawn Lawrence, the operator of an auto parts business in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, has been tagged as one of the masterminds behind the illicit practice that cons victims into ...

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David ‘Mavado’ Brooks to Return to Court Next Year

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Dancehall artiste David Brooks, who goes by the stage name Mavado, is set to face trial in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court over two days — February 6-7 next year — on charges of malicious destruction of property and assault. The dates were set when Brooks appeared in court in the second city yesterday, ...

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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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