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FORMER WOLMER’S BOYS’ FOOTBALLER DIES AFTER COLLAPSING DURING FOOTBALL GAME

The Wolmer's Boys' School community is mourning the death of former student athlete Calvin Kelly who collapsed suddenly and died while playing a game of football on Sunday. Kelly represented Wolmer's in football and was a member of the Super Cup-winning Wolmer's team in 2016. Kelly was a first team member of the team that lifted the cup by clipping...

U.S. IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON VENEZUELA’S OIL INDUSTRY

The United States imposed sanctions on Venezuela's State oil company PDVSA yesterday (Mon) in the latest effort to ramp up pressure on the country's President Nicolas Maduro. However, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that Washington will issue temporary licences to ensure US, Caribbean and European refineries that rely on Venezuelan crude can keep buying PDVSA oil. He said, though, that...

NORTH-SOUTH HIGHWAY TOLL CHANGES TAKE EFFECT FRIDAY

Class three vehicles traveling from Caymanas in St Catherine to Mammee Bay in St Ann will pay the highest rate of increases when the North-South Highway toll increases take effect on Friday. The highway operators say class three vehicles comprising large units like trucks and buses will pay $4,200 for the 66-kilometre leg of the journey, up from $3,700, that’s...

GRAMMYS WARN OF FAKE AWARD WINNERS LIST

The Recording Academy has issued a statement making clear that a tweet which claimed to contain a leaked list of Grammy winners is fake. A Recording Academy spokesperson told Billboard "There is no legitimacy to this," adding that the Grammy awards results are not shared, even with Recording Academy staff members, until the day of the Grammy Awards ceremony, when...

TODAY’S FORECAST – TUESDAY JANUARY 29, 2019

There's a Stationary Front just west of Jamaica. The Met Office says this Stationary Front will remain just west of the island and will dissipate by late Wednesday evening. This morning will see Isolated showers across sections of northern parishes. This afternoon expect widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across northern parishes and hilly inland areas of southeastern parishes. Tonight will Partly cloudy. A...

MEEK MILL IS IN JAMAICA

Rapper Meek Mill is now in Jamaica. The Rapper uploaded a photo to his Instagram account shortly after landing in Montego Bay this evening. It is unclear at this time, the purpose of his visit. His arrival is the latest in a string of recent visits from high profile rappers and producer Dj Khaled. Khaled spent 2 weeks here working on his album...

MINISTRY OF HEALTH TAKES DENGUE FIGHT TO AT RISK SCHOOLS

Schools identified as high-risk areas for mosquito breeding because of swamp like conditions nearby are being referred to the Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit for inspection and fogging. High risk schools in each region will be provided with financial support to purchase mosquito repellants and other materials to assist with prevention and control efforts at the premises. This is part...

TONY REBEL’S DAUGHTER BLASTS HIM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The daughter of Reggae Super Star Tony Rebel has spoken out against her father on Social media. In a lengthy post on her Instagram page, Davianah, labelled her father and his spouse, recording artiste Queen Ifrica as hypocrites. She also went on to say that they have both discouraged her from a career in music, alleging that a career without them...

COLD FRONT TO BRING THUNDERSTORMS TO NORTHERN PARISHES

A cold front is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms to mainly northern parishes over the next two days. The Met Service of Jamaica this afternoon reported that the front, which is now west of Jamaica, is likely to become stationary in the vicinity of the island through Wednesday. It said atmospheric conditions are therefore expected to become unstable this evening...

16-year-old shot dead; INDECOM investigates

An investigation has been launched into the fatal shooting of a teenaged boy yesterday. Dead is 16-year-old Ronaldo Smith of Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 13. Police reports are that about 1:45pm, Smith was fatally shot during a confrontation with Police. Its reported that one Smith and Wesson revolver with four rounds of ammunition was seized. Both the Inspectorate of Constabulary...
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