St. Thomas

Jamaica’s Murder Rate Down By 18%

Jamaica has recorded an 18% reduction in murders for the period January 1 to September 24, according to police statistics shared by the Government yesterday. A total of 714 murders were reported, compared to 871 for the same period last year. Yesterday, National Security Minister Peter Bunting, while encouraged by the reduction, said the numbers were still too high. Bunting ...

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Morant Bay Teen Excels With 12 CSEC Distinctions

From the tender age of six, Janel Garwood made a promise to her mother not to waste her time at school. Garwood has since been excelling at all levels during her school journey which saw her taking the top student award at Morant Bay High School in St. Thomas, after gaining 12 distinctions in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate ...

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Caution: Chlorine Spill in Morant Bay St. Thomas

The St. Thomas Police have confirmed a chlorine leak in Morant Bay St. Thomas, resulting in scores of persons fainting and having to seek medical attention. According to the police, the spill occurred on Church Street. Parish Disaster Coordinator for St. Thomas Millicent Blake says the spill resulted from the explosion of a chlorine cylinder and has forced the shutdown ...

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect For Eastern & Central Parishes

The Meteorological (Met) Service has issued Flash Flood Watch for low-lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon. The watch remains in effect until 5:00 pm today, Saturday August 30. A Tropical Wave, which has been influencing weather across Jamaica, is now west of the island, the Met Service said ...

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Brother Allegedly Kills Brother Over Phone Charger

An argument over a phone charger yesterday morning, has left one brother dead and another, said to be of unsound mind, on the run in St. Thomas. Dead is Leroy Lindsay, 36. According to reports, at about 6:15am, Lindsay was on his way to his farm, when he was confronted by his younger brother, who accused him of throwing away ...

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New $45mil Morant Bay Court House Handed Over

A newly constructed $45-million facility to house the Morant Bay Court House in St. Thomas was handed over to Chief Justice Zaila McCalla by Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding yesterday in St Thomas. The building was constructed over a two-year period to replace the Morant Bay court house, destroyed by fire in February 2007. The new facility built on ...

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St. Thomas Parish Council To Get a New Building

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott has disclosed that a building is to be constructed to house the St. Thomas Parish Council. Arscott says effort is now being made to find a site for the new structure. He made the disclosure yesterday at the installation ceremony for Mayor of Morant Bay, Ludlow Mathison, and his deputy, Edwin ...

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Two-year-old Child Stabbed By 10-year-old Child

A two-year-old St. Thomas child spent the night at a Kingston hospital battling for life after receiving several stab wounds. A 10-year-old old boy has been taken into police custody in connection with the stabbing. Residents say the 10-year-old boy is known to have had a history of violence.

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NWC Confirms Contamination at White Hall Source

The National Water Commission in the eastern parish of St. Thomas has confirmed that its White Hall source was contaminated with chemicals on the week-end. The affected communities are: White Hall, Soho, Seaforth, Middleton and Golden Valley. A team from the NWC is trying to flush the Dam and water is expected to return to the communities on Tuesday.

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Cliff Twang in Jail – In Custody For Child Support

Clifton ‘Clif-Twang’ Brown, the man who rose to popularity with the catchy slang ‘Nobody Canna Cross It’, is in police lock-up after appearing in court for the lack of child maintenance. A reliable source close to the case has told THE STAR that Brown, who has been back and forth in the Family Court, was taken into custody in December. ...

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