Road Aggregate Responsible for Trelawny Crashes?

Concerns are being raised this afternoon about the aggregate that was used on the Braco Main Road in Trelawny.

The concerns follow the fatal crash on the weekend that resulted in the death of four men.

The four are all foreign nationals — said to be from the Dominican Republic and Spain.

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241 More Signatures Needed to Extend Portmore's Boundaries

There’s been a big jump over the weekend in the number of Portmore residents who’ve signed the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, ECJ, petition to extend the boundaries of the municipality.

The ECJ says more than 6-thousand-2-hundred Portmore residents have now signed the petition.  Up from just over 2-thousand one week ago.

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Parliament to Begin Reviewing Proposed Budget Tomorrow

Members of Parliament will tomorrow begin their review of the government’s proposed budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year when they meet in the Standing Finance Committee.

But the meetings of the Committee will take on a new format this year.

Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips says for the first time the Committee...Read More »

House Committee Denounces NCB Hike in Bank Fees

The country’s largest commercial bank, NCB, is this afternoon being accused of disrespect and outrageous action by Parliament’s Economy and Production committee.

The National Commercial Bank is under fire for its decision to impose new fees for several ‘in branch’ services effective March 16.

Some of the new fees include an almost...Read More »

Major Probe Launched: Thousands of Bullets Discover in Manchester

The Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is this afternoon trying to find the persons responsible for importing more than 2-thousand live rounds of ammunition into the island.

The ammunition was discovered in Manchester this morning after the Police chased and intercepted a motor car  on the...Read More »

UWI Guild to Lauch Campaign Tackling Gender-based Violence on Campus

The Guild of Students at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, says it’ll be launching a campaign to tackle gender based violence at the institution.

This follows a recent incident on campus where a female student suffered a horrific injury after being attacked by a male student.

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Robinson Wants Highway for St. Thomas

The Member of Parliament for Western St Thomas, James Robertson says the parish would benefit immensely from the construction of a highway linking it to Kingston.

Mr. Robertson was weighing in on the debate about the chronic underdevelopment of St. Thomas and the lack of opportunities for residents of working age.

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