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JPS power failure cuts FLOW service in Portmore
- 2014-07-31 18:46:24
Flow says it has been in contact with the Jamaica Public Service, which has advised that the problem is caused by an acute buildup of dust and sea salt on its power lines.

Attorney backs new money laundering law requirement for lawyers
- 2014-07-31 17:40:41
Attorney-at-Law, Kent Gammon, has broken ranks with the Jamaican Bar Association, which says it is taking steps to mount an urgent challenge of the law in the Constitutional Court.

Accused found guilty of the murder of AIDS activist, Steve Harvey
- 2014-07-31 17:03:19
The men now await sentencing on September 26. Prosecutors Kathy Pryce and Karen Seymour Johnson have asked that they be given the death penalty.

Court quashes decision to disbar attorney Owen Clunie, sends back case to Legal Council
- 2014-07-31 16:22:04
Clunie was struck from the roll of attorneys last October by the General Legal Council after allegedly failing to pay over funds he had received from a client.

High court grants bail to businessman Christopher Kerr
- 2014-07-31 16:12:10
Supreme Court judge, Courtney Daye, granted bail in the amount of $250,000 this afternoon following the application by Kerr’s attorney, Hugh Wildman.

George Knight and Mantock Jnr slapped with another charge
- 2014-07-31 15:34:48
Former projects manager at the National Works Agency (NWA) George Knight is to answer to an additional criminal charge.

Woman robbed of $90,000 outside Mandeville bank
- 2014-07-31 14:13:35
Reports are that about 9:30 a.m. a woman carrying a approximately $90,000 to deposit at the bank was pounced upon and robbed.

Four motor vehicle examiners on corruption charge get bail extensions
- 2014-07-31 13:22:44
Two motor vehicle examiner and two others who are charged for breaches of the Corruption (Prevention) Act have received extensions to their bail.

US issues travel advisory to Jamaica because of drought
- 2014-07-31 13:10:25
The US Embassy in Kingston has issued a travel warning to its citizens travelling to Jamaica because of the severe drought conditions in the country.

More power outages as JPS wash lines to reduce the impact of contaminants
- 2014-07-31 13:04:05
The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) said some communities in Portmore, St Catherine would lose power at midday in order to facilitate the washing of the lines to reduce the impact of contaminants

$57 million allocated for Grand Gala staging
- 2014-07-31 12:43:46
Fifty-seven million dollars has been allocated for the staging of the Independence Grand Gala at the National Stadium next Wednesday.

KSAC implements $6,500 fee for family plot burials
- 2014-07-31 12:41:52
The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will now require an administration fee from persons wanting to bury their dead in family plots.

Bar Association to file constitutional challenge to laws mandating reporting of financial crimes
- 2014-07-31 12:16:20
The Jamaican Bar Association says it is taking steps to mount an urgent challenge in the Constitutional Court, to laws passed mandating lawyers to report instances of money laundering.

Eight cops convicted of disobeying INDECOM fined $650,000
- 2014-07-31 11:18:11
The eight members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force who were convicted for disobeying a lawful notice from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) have each been fined $650,000.

Health Minister to hold talks with alcohol industry officials re advertising practices
- 2014-07-31 10:47:53
Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson says he is to hold talks with officials in the alcohol industry regarding their advertising practices.

Programme to Reduce Maternal and Child Mortality launched
- 2014-07-31 10:45:58
The Government has launched a $3.3 billion project to improve maternal and child health care in the country.

Men accused of murdering HIV/AIDS activist to know verdict today
- 2014-07-31 10:16:40
Dwayne Owen and Andrew West, who've been accused of murdering an HIV/AIDS activist nine years ago, could know thier fates later today.

Build more food storage facilities says opposition spokesman
- 2014-07-31 10:07:12
Opposition spokesman on agriculture, J.C. Hutchinson says the government must develop more industrial complexes to process and store agricultural produce.

New reporting requirements for lawyers and public accountants under Proceeds of Crime Act
- 2014-07-31 09:45:58
Lawyers and Public Accountants are among five groups that will now be subject to reporting requirements under the Financial Investigation Division (FID) Act and the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) ...

CRICKET: Jamaica Tallawahs begins CPL home fixtures today
- 2014-07-31 09:28:54
Defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs will start a three-match home schedule today when action in the the 2014 Caribbean Premier League resumes at two venues in the region.

Senate passes controversial tax bills
- 2014-07-30 18:35:04
The Senate this afternoon approved two controversial tax bills, which will now require an application to the court before a lien can be placed on the property of tax delinquents.

US officials detect new agricultural pest in luggage of Jamaican visitor
- 2014-07-30 18:26:19
The American authorities say the caterpillar can pose a significant threat to agriculture as they feed on a wide variety of important agricultural crops.

UPDATE: Police identify women killed in Trelawny crash
- 2014-07-30 18:10:33
They are: 36-year-old Kesha Davis of New Jersey, United States and Heather Lowe, of Eltham, Ocho Rios, St Ann.

Gas prices up 42 cents tomorrow
- 2014-07-30 16:08:58
A litre of E10-87 gasolene is to sell for $125.48, while E10-90 is to sell for $127.13.

PHOTOS: Two killed in Trelawny crash
- 2014-07-30 15:50:34
The details of the crash were not immediately available. However, the accident involved a Toyota Sports Utility Vehicle and a Toyota station wagon motor car.


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