JET Calls For Update From Prime Minister On Cockpit Country

JET Calls For Update From Prime Minister On Cockpit Country

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has expressed concern over the lack of response from Prime Minister Andrew Holness on its petition requesting that the Cockpit Country be closed to mining and quarrying. The petition was posted on the new “Petition Jamaica House” section of the Office of the Prime Minister’s website, the Jamaica Environment Trust…

Second Cop Killed In 5 Days- Commissioner Saddened

Second Cop Killed In 5 Days- Commissioner Saddened

Commissioner of Police George Quallo is this morning expressing sadness at the killing of another policeman, the second one murdered in a five-day period. Constable Courtney Linton was gunned down shortly after midnight at a party in Orangefield, Linstead, St Catherine. “On behalf of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, I offer condolences to his family, colleagues…

Officials Warn To Be Careful Of Stones Falling Along Flat Bridge Road Due To Heavy Rains

Officials Warn To Be Careful Of Stones Falling Along Flat Bridge Road Due To Heavy Rains

The Police are advising that the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been opened to single lane traffic. The police say fallen boulders from last night continue to block a section of the roadway. Motorists are being asked to use alternative routes where possible or be prepared for delays. The police say the authorities…

We Had Nothing To Do With Death Of Popular Area Leader Says JCF

We Had Nothing To Do With Death Of Popular Area Leader Says JCF

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is this evening refuting claims that it was involved in an incident in which one man was shot dead and three others shot and injured on Mountain View Avenue in Kingston 3 this afternoon. Dead is 38-year-old Valbert Harley otherwise called ‘Waldie’, of Garth Road, Kingston 11. Harley is said…

Chris Gayle Wins Lawsuit Against Woman Who Claims He Showed Her His Privates

Chris Gayle Wins Lawsuit Against Woman Who Claims He Showed Her His Privates

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has won a defamation case against an Australian publisher over articles that said he exposed himself to a female massage therapist A jury in Sydney ruled today (Mon) that the claims by Fairfax Media were not true. The masseuse, Leanne Russell, gave evidence last week that it was “horrific” and…

Two Rescued After Car Runs Into Flat Bridge River

Two Rescued After Car Runs Into Flat Bridge River

A soldier and his female companion escaped serious injuries after the car in which they were traveling plunged into the Bog Walk Gorge, St Catherine on Saturday evening. It is reported that driver lost control of the vehicle after hitting a pot hole. Divers in the area subsequently rescued the two occupants of the vehicle.

Police Corporal Murdered In Manchester

Police Corporal Murdered In Manchester

A police corporal, attached to the Manchester Division, was shot dead Friday evening in Mandeville, It’s understood that the officer, Corporal Melvin Smith of  the Manchester Community Safety and Security Branch,  was attempting to foil a robbery when he was shot. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Police Federation,…

PNP Bashed For Using Mentally Ill Man As Joke In Campaign

PNP Bashed For Using Mentally Ill Man As Joke In Campaign

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is this afternoon receiving public backlash after using the allegedly mentally-ill brother of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for South Eastern St Mary, Dr Norman Dunn, on its campaign trail. “Certain elements in the PNP went to Castleton and dug up a man who is mentally unstable … and…

Music Producer Tru Blue Shot And Killed

Music Producer Tru Blue Shot And Killed

Popular music producer Tru Blue was shot and killed by gunmen last night. There has been no word from the police about the incident. However, relatives say the producer, whose real name is Ralston Wellington, was killed along Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew. More to come.

Caribbean Day Of Giving Raises $40k US For Hurricane Victims

Caribbean Day Of Giving Raises $40k US For Hurricane Victims

The recently held ‘Caribbean Day of Giving’ #CaribbeanDayofGiving mediathon, to assist Caribbean countries hit by recent hurricanes, was deemed a successful venture with widespread collaboration from the Caribbean diaspora media fraternity. The organisers of the Day of Giving reported that the event raised over US$40,000 in cash as well as several barrels of goods, which…