Homestead Place of Safety gets transitional living facility
The transitional house which is a project of the Rotary Club of St Andrew was funded by the British High Commission and other donors to the tune of $5.5 million, and is equipped to house 10 girls.
Jamaica makes preparation to capitalise on Brazil Olympics
Jamaican Ambassador to Brazil, Alison Stone Roofe said the embassy will be working with JAMPRO and the Jamaica Tourist Board, to ensure activities are rolled out in a very organised and smooth way.
Jamaica can be a super power, Holness urges nation to think positive
Holness said growth requires effort, thought and will, but he says he believes the current Government lacks the will.
Chuck: Reducing jurors for non-capital murder cases a bad move
Chuck, who is a former justice minister, stresses that murder is a serious offence and reducing the number of jurors who will try such a matter is unacceptable.
Attorney ordered to comply with MOCA
A consent order had been reached for Satterswaite to go through files taken from her office with MOCA representatives as part of a money-laundering investigation by the agency.
Gov't wants cases not tried after two years automatically dismissed
The Justice Minister said the move is a part of measures being pursued to help reduce the backlog of cases. He said under the law, persons are guaranteed a right to trial within a reasonable time.
Jury for non-capital murder to be reduced from 12 to 7
Additionally, accused persons and the prosecution will be allowed to mutually agree to a trial by a judge in any case that would be otherwise tried by jury
Norman Allen proclaimed JTA president-elect after court ruling
He says he is humbled and happy to have the opportunity to be able to represent 25,000 teachers across the island and to be able to fulfill some of his campaign promises.
Gov't considering sentencing discounts for offenders pleading guilty
According to the Justice Minister, the statutory imposition of minimum mandatory sentences for firearm offences has resulted in a reluctance of offenders to plead guilty.
CRICKET: Bonner named to Windies A Team
Jamaican batsman Nkrumah Bonner is among four players called up for the West Indies A team’s three-match one-day tour of Sri Lanka, starting next month.
Court orders Gov't to pay half of legal costs in Goat Islands case
Yesterday, the Government conceded that the wrong minister signed a Certificate of Exemption barring the release of information on the proposed project to the environment lobby group.
Normalcy returns after fire at Victoria Jubilee Hospital
Board Chairman for the South East Regional Health Authority Dr Andrei Cooke says the fire started in a section of the Neonatal Care Unit, which houses babies who are ill at birth.
Traffic changes for Botany Bay Sunday
The NWA says the roadway will be reduced to single lane traffic this Sunday between 9 a.m and 5 p.m to facilitate pipe laying across the roadway.
Man linked to second bog walk attack under police guard in hospital
The police say they have taken a man into custody in connection with Wednesday’s attack on another man in the Gibraltar district in Bog Walk, St Catherine.
Strong police presence on Windward Road, angry residents protesting
The police are now maintaining a strong presence on Windward Road in the vicinity of Oliver Road in east Kingston as angry residents protest against the arrest of two men in the community ...
Police deploy counselling team to Kingston 2 community
The Police say they have deployed a team comprising personnel from the Chaplaincy Branch, Community Safety and Security Branch and the Victim Support Unit to the Kingston 2 community
UTech union to update members on industrial action plans
Members of the University of Technology Academic Staff Union (UTASU) are to be updated today on the decisions taken at a meeting of the institution’s governing body yesterday.
Four arrested, firearm seized after Rockfort shootings
The police say the four men are being questioned by investigators. Last night eight people were shot, three fatally, on St. John’s Road, Kingston 2.
UPDATE: Doctor tests positive for Ebola in New York
The doctor, who returned from Guinea more than a week ago and was monitoring his own health, was rushed by ambulance to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital, after reporting he had a 103-degree fever.
Doctor who visited Ebola-stricken country hospitalised in New York
The doctor has been taken to the Bellevue Hospital and has been undergoing tests. Test results are expected within 12 hours.
PHOTOS: Elderly driver pinned in overturned truck for 45 minutes
It is reported that three people were aboard the six-wheel truck when it overturned while the driver was attempting to maneuver a corner.
St Elizabeth woman allegedly stabs 'matey', remanded
A St Elizabeth woman accused of stabbing a woman she believed was involved with her common-law husband was yesterday remanded into custody after she appeared in court.
Long and painstaking - PM on recovery of Jamaica's economy
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has re-iterated that the recovery of the Jamaican economy is a long and painstaking one.
Police meet to discuss crime wave
Members of the Police High Command met this morning and there are indications that the spate of murders reported across several parishes in the past two weeks was among a range of issues that were discussed.
St Elizabeth shopkeeper fined $90,000 for electricity theft
Police from St Elizabeth and technicians from the JPS conducted an anti-electricity theft operation in the Logwood area of Black River when they observed wire attached from JPS’ power lines to a shop
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