Senior firefighter accused of rape gets October court date
Floyd McLean, the high-ranking official of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) who was charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, will undergo a committal hearing on October 3. The hearing will determine if McLean's case will...
Taximan on larceny charges to seek bail
Andre McIntosh, a 30-year-old taxi operator who was arrested and charged for stealing a sum of money from a park vehicle, is set to reappear in the St Catherine Parish Court where a bail application will be made. McIntosh, who is answering to a...
NWC 'forced' to suspend operations at Williamsfield
The National Water Commission is reporting that it has been 'forced' to suspend operations at its Williamsfield pumping station. The commission says this decision has become necessary to allow maintenance teams to assess the chlorination...
Fight for Little Dunn's River starts Nov 24
The court case brought against the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) by Little Dunn’s River in St Ann, its surrounding communities, and the Jamaica Beach Birthright Environmental Movement (JaBBEM) will begin on November 24.
Deejay convicted for ‘gun song’
A recording artiste who was brought to court for performing a 'gun' song, was sentenced to community service after pleading guilty in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday. Damone Clarke, who goes by the stage name 9Lyph, was...
Big boost for irish potato and onion production
The Government will be spending $150 million to increase Irish potato production and $80 million to assist onion farmers as part of its strategy to boost the yield of specific crops, to ensure food security. Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and...
Bermuda government hit by cyber attack
The Bermuda government has acknowledged that it is experiencing "some challenges" with its information technology (IT) system and is pointing an accusing finger at Russia. "There has been an incident, which is affecting not only...
Committee reviewing cybercrimes act recommends stricter penalties for offences against children
The Joint Select Committee reviewing the Cybercrimes Act is recommending harsher penalties for offences against a child. "The Committee supports the recommendation that there should be harsher penalties in relation to offences against...
'Shab Don' murder trial set for November 20
Popular music producer Linval 'Shab Don' Thompson Jr and his co-accused Tajay Clark are to return to the St James Circuit Court on November 20 for the start of a triple murder trial they are implicated in. The accused men are...
Compensation denied! - Healthcare worker refused insurance payout after losing leg in mishap
A nurses aide who lost her leg after a motor vehicle crashed into an ABM she was using in Spanish Town, St Catherine, has been denied compensation by the insurers of the vehicle. The victim, Dionne Simmonds, has been told that the insurance...