Three hospitalised in King Street shooting
Two armed men on a Jamco motor bike opened fire on three males and a female as they stood along King Street.
JUTC announces amnesty for students, extends opening hours as it goes cashless
JUTC's managing director Colin Campbell says students without cards will ride free on buses to give them more time to register. He says JUTC offices will continue to open late.
Two killed in car collision in St Ann
The crash occurred some minutes before 7:00 p.m. when a black Mitsubishi motor car and a Toyota Corolla route taxi collided along the thoroughfare.
Trafalgar New Heights Rotary delivers free healthcare to children of Maverley
President of the club, Coleen Lewis, said the aim was to assist parents who may be burdened with back-to-school expenditure at this time of year.
Water restrictions still on despite rains
While noting that it was a welcomed improvement, Buchanan says it was not enough to allow the NWC to ease the water restrictions.
Maths specialists deployed in select schools
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is expected to give details about the programme and the planned deployment of the maths specialists during a national back-to-school broadcast this evening.
Shift system ends in 16 schools
These include 12 primary and junior high schools, along with Vauxhall, Islington, Paul Bogle and Eltham high schools.
NWA builds detour for Hellshire main road
Construction of the detour route is expected to take up to three weeks, after which the Hellshire main road will be closed to allow for the bridge to be replaced.
JUTC opens smarter card processing centre
The centre will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to further facilitate Smarter Cards distribution specifically for students.
Expect delays when using Hellshire main road - NWA
The National Works Agency (NWA) is alerting motorists who use the Hellshire main road in St Catherine to brace for delays as it begins construction of a detour route to bypass a defective bridge ...
Shift system to be abolished in 16 schools
With the approaching new school year, the Ministry of Education has revealed that the shift system is to be abolished in 16 schools this year.
Flash Flood Watch discontinued
The Meteorological Service has discontinued the Flash Flood Watch issued earlier today for low-lying and flood prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine and ...
Jamaica-born US legislator calls for special prosecutor to probe New York homicide case
A Jamaica-born legislator has called on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the investigation and prosecution of the homicide case of a Eric Garner ...
Gov't to announce revamped meal programme for early-childhood students
Approximately 200,000 students in the early childhood age group are to receive free or subsidised breakfast and lunch in the new school year under the government’s revamped school feeding programme.
US attorney in Mario Deane case expected at press conference Monday
Prominent American attorney Jasmine Rand is scheduled to appear at a press conference in Kingston on Monday and is expected to use the occasion to call international attention to Deane’s death.
Majority of schools to be ready for Monday opening
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is assuring that the majority of schools will be ready in time for the start of the new academic year on September 1.
Maxfield Avenue other roads rendered impassable due to flooding
Motorists are being advised to avoid Port Royal Street, South Camp Road and Maxfield Avenue.
JUTC opens Students’ SMARTER Card distribution centre in Half-Way Tree
The JUTC will be operating a Students’ SMARTER Card distribution centre at its Half-Way Tree Transport Centre this Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31.
Free JUTC bus rides for students in uniform come Monday, one day only
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says On Monday, September 1, students in uniform, who are not in possession of their SMARTER Cards, will be allowed to ride Jamaica Urban Transit Company ...
Four new cases of Chikungunya confirmed
The Ministry of Health has confirmed four additional cases of Chikungunya bringing the total number of confirmed cases for the country to 21.
Tivoli Enquiry commissioners sworn in
Retired Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Hazel Harris, University of the West Indies Professor, Anthony Harriott and former Attorney General of Barbados Sir David Simmons were sworn in during a ceremony
Expect delays on Helshire main road starting tomorrow
This is because the NWA will be constructing a detour route to bypass a defective bridge, located along the Hellshire main road near the Braeton intersection.
Jamaican gay man drops court challenge against anti-buggery law
Javed Jaghai, who had brought the case to the Supreme Court, had argued that the anti-sodomy laws violated his and constitutional rights and those of other people too.
Shortage in material for driver's licenses should ease mid September
The TAJ says there was an unexpected delay in the delivery of the material from overseas, however, it has not said what caused the delay.
Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for man who disarmed Half-Way Tree cop
Kevin Dunchie was remanded and ordered to return to court on September 24. It is reported that on Sunday August 3, a policeman was on duty in Half-Way Tree when he was disarmed by Dunchie.
Source: Gleaner/Power 106 News