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January 16, 2019 5:22 AM February 9 funeral for Walt Crooks

MONTEGO BAY, St James-The body of prominent Montego Bay entertainment figure Walt Crooks, will be laid to rest on Saturday, February 9. The thanksgiving service will be held the Montego Bay Convention Centre and followed by interment at the Mount Zion Church cemetery in St James. Crooks, a prominent figure in the entertainment scene of the second city died on Saturday 348

January 16, 2019 2:58 AM "Bunny" Shaw wins more accolades

With just days to go before the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Awards Gala, national forward Kadijah “Bunny” Shaw continues to rack up accolades. After scoring an amazing 19 goals in Jamaica's successful World Cup campaign, Shaw has copped several awards including the prestigious Guardian Award and the Prime Minister's Youth Award for sports. Shaw who has been nominated 306

January 16, 2019 12:35 AM Gov't to help improve coffee industry

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says the Government will be taking a multipronged approach to improve the coffee industry. This includes market diversification and the increased productivity and production of Blue Mountain, High Mountain and Lowland coffee. Addressing the launch of the second annual 253

January 15, 2019 6:07 PM JDF soldier shot dead in Manchester

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier succumbed on Saturday after he was found in bushes near the Winston Jones Highway in Manchester the night before suffering from gunshot wounds. The circumstances surrounding Reid's murder remain unclear at this time; however police say that relatives reported not being 238

January 15, 2019 2:00 PM Fraud accused has bail conditions varied

A British national who allegedly failed to deliver several backhoes that he had been paid PS53,000 (J$9,087,865.15) to supply in 2017 had his bail conditions varied when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last week. Andrew Taffe, of London, England, and Kingston 20 addresses, is charged with fraudulent conversion. The allegations are that between 220

January 15, 2019 1:53 PM Five charged with murder of Kingston businessman

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Five people have been charged with the murder of Kingston businessman Howard Ares whose body was found in a shallow grave on Terminal Lane in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine last month. Ares, whose body was found on December 16, was said to be transacting business with people in the area when a dispute developed. He was allegedly 198

January 14, 2019 4:49 PM NWC to claim compensation for damage to pipelines

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has begun the process to claim compensation from the construction firm China Harbour Engineering Company for damage to its infrastructure due to major road works in the Corporate Area. The NWC has reported that water supply to more than 100,000 customers has been disrupted as a result of damage to its pipelines 74

January 14, 2019 2:00 PM Shoes Game makes successful debut in Jamaica

One of Britain's hot parties, Shoes Game, made a successful debut in Jamaica over the weekend. The party was held at the Uptown Mondayz venue at Savannah Plaza, in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew. Shoes Game is a party that is built around the concept of people wearing fashionable footwear while having a good time. Noxroy of British Contingent, the promoters 77

January 14, 2019 2:00 PM Police allegedly shot by colleague in Portland

A police corporal who was securing one of the exits of a house where a police search party had gone in search of wanted men was yesterday shot in the head, allegedly by one of his colleagues. Members of the Operations Support Team in Portland, which carries out special emergency operations in the police division, went in search of wanted men, who were believed 69

January 14, 2019 12:10 PM Dyer hails Walt Crooks

Hotelier Godfrey Dyer hailed his friend and business partner Walt Crooks as a pioneer of good entertainment in Montego Bay. “When it comes to entertainment, Walt was 'Mr Entertainment'. Everything was built around his club Disco Inferno. It was the place MoBay looked forward to going to. He is leaving behind a great legacy in music and entertainment 86