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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Strike action averted at JPS

Worker unrest at the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has reportedly been prevented, according to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. According to accounts the ministry received yesterday, National Workers Union and Bustamante Industrial Trade Union-represented workers were irate when salary negotiations between the business and the unions broke down. After several hours of […]

Noel Maitland to appear in court Friday

Constable Noel Maitland, who was supposed to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday on charge in relation to the murder of social media star Donna-Lee Donaldson, is now due to do so on Friday. After conducting a ‘thorough’ investigation into Donaldson’s disappearance, Maitland was charged with murder, the police said. […]

Constable shot in Westmoreland

On Wednesday, a police officer was shot and hurt in Mango Hall, Little London, Westmoreland. He is receiving treatment at the hospital right now. He is reportedly assigned to the Norwood, St. James, Zone of Special Operations. The constable was at home when individuals on motorcycles approached and started shooting at him, according to Senior […]

Gas price down $4.50 on Thursday

On Thursday, petrol prices per litre will decrease by $4.50 for drivers. A litre of 87-octane gasoline will cost $209.36, while a litre of 90-octane would cost $214.39. Other fuel costs will also be decreased. The cost of automotive diesel oil is $224.76 per litre, while the cost of ultra-low sulfur diesel is $231.75 per […]

BREAKING NEWS: Jamaica confirms 4th case of Moneypox

A man in St Thomas is now the latest person in Jamaica to contract the emerging monkey pox disease. The Ministry of Health said it was a locally transmitted case. Approximately 20 people are in quarantine over concerns they are contacts of persons infected with the monkeypox. Jamaica has its first case of monkeypox, announced […]

JDF soldier killed in car crash

On Wednesday morning, a member of the Jamaica Defence Force perished in a car accident on the Old Harbour Road, St Catherine.  His identity is still a secret. Around 6:30, the collision took place close to the Willowdene Housing Scheme. According to reports, the soldier hit a Toyota Probox taxi while operating a Toyota Corolla. Five […]

Murders spike in Bahamas

Murders in The Bahamas have climbed by 21% this year compared to the same period last year. More than half, or 55%, of the 85 individuals killed so far this year, according to Bahamian Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander, were on bail. Many of the guys who were killed, according to Commissioner Fernander, were out […]

Men on robbery charge to face court

The two men who allegedly robbed a woman in St Andrew last month and were confronted by a licensed gun owner have now been charged. Miguel Stone, 25, of Sussex Lane in Franklin Town and Paul Alexander, 19, of York Street in Kingston 16 are both accused with common-law assault, robbery with aggravation, and illegal […]

Lisa Hanna says she is quitting

Lisa Hanna, the representative for St. Ann South Eastern, has made it known that she plans to depart the field of representational politics. The announcement was made by Ms. Hanna in a succinct statement that was just released. She claimed to have informed PNP leader and opposition leader Mark Golding that she will not be […]

NSWMA now collecting eWaste

Jamaicans can now drop off their e-waste at any of the four National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) regional offices or its head office located in St Andrew. NSWMA Executive Director Audley Gordon says that a “brand new” box body truck was purchased and branded to do e-waste collection across Jamaica. Gordon said that collection […]