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  • Tuesday night chaos in Swallowfield as residents protest police killing of teenager

    September 12, 2018 1:09 PM 2

    There was pandemonium in sections of Swallowfield, St. Andrew on Tuesday night with clashes between protesting residents and the police. Tempers flared following Monday's fatal shooting of Casey Lake, a 16 year old student, allegedly during a confrontation with the police. The police used teargas to try to disperse the protesters who had set fire to debris

  • Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths

    September 12, 2018 2:19 AM 2

    LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organisation's (WHO)"European Health Report", published Wednesday. Some 2.4 per cent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO's "Europe region" had cancer in 2014, a 50 per cent increase

  • Demonstration forces closure of roads in Swallowfield area — police

    September 12, 2018 1:36 AM 7

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — A demonstration being staged by residents of the Swallowfield area of Old Hope Road in St Andrew following the shooting of a teenager last night has forced the police to issue an advisory to motorists to currently avoid the area. The roadways to avoid are Old Hope Road in the vicinity of Swallowfield, Windsor Avenue, and Arthur Wint Drive

  • Jamaican company to revise regional standards for packaging coconut water

    September 11, 2018 10:35 PM 6

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican company Technological Solutions Limited (TSL), headed by Dr Andre Gordon, has been contracted by Caribbean Agricultural and Research Institute to revise the CARICOM standards and Code of Practice for the packaging of natural coconut water in the region. A statement from the company today said that a team will be meeting with coconut-water

  • Cornwall Regional Hospital to benefit from Marlin Tournament

    September 11, 2018 10:35 PM 6

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has lauded organisers of the 57th Montego Bay Yacht Club's International Marlin Tournament for selecting the Cornwall Regional Hospital as a beneficiary. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB)-sponsored event will be held from October 2 to 6, and is expected to attract over 700 participants, including

  • UPDATE: Ashenhiem Road still closed following fire

    September 11, 2018 9:53 PM 2

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the public are being advised that Ashenhiem Road off Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston is still closed to vehicular traffic following a fire at a business place this morning. The police's Corporate Communications (CCU) issued the update a short while ago as firemen are said to be carrying out cooling down operations at the location

  • 1,200 volunteers expected for Hellshire Beach clean-up

    September 11, 2018 9:53 PM 1

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Some 1,200 volunteers are expected to participate in the National Environment and Planning Agency's (NEPA) beach clean-up at Hellshire Bay Beach in St Catherine as part of activities for International Coastal Clean-Up Day (ICCD) on September 15. The initiative, which is in partnership with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC)

  • TAJ hosting Transfer Pricing Agreement seminar

    September 11, 2018 9:10 PM 1

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) says it will be hosting the second of two seminars featuring Transfer Pricing Agreement to sensitise taxpayers on international best practices. The seminar, which is free to the public, is slated for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12, at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston between 9:30am and 12:30pm. TAJ explained

  • Fire forces closure of Ashenheim Road

    September 11, 2018 4:53 PM 1

    ST ANDREW, Jamaica — The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising the public that Ashenheim Road in St Andrew is now closed to vehicular traffic due to a fire this morning at a business establishment along the corridor. “Resulting from the closure, motorists wishing to access Marcus Garvey Drive are being advised to travel along Spanish Town Road, then turn onto Industrial

  • Construction worker denied bail

    September 11, 2018 2:00 PM 6

    A construction worker who reportedly stabbed his babymother multiple times was denied bail when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last Wednesday. Adolphus Allen, 47, of an Ocho Rios address in St Ann, is charged with unlawful wounding. Although the date of the alleged incident was not outlined, the court was told that Allen came to the complainant's