Double murder in Hyde, Clark’s Town on Friday night

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The Trelawny police are investigating a double murder that took place in Hyde, Clark’s Town last night (Friday night). Dead are 19-year-old Mekieda Waldo, otherwise called ‘Monique’, unemployed and 24-year-old Shamar Williams, otherwise called ‘Bim’, auto-technician of Hyde district, Clarks Town, Trelawny. Reports are that both went to purchase food in a car and upon...

Taxi driver shot and killed on Seaboard Street in Falmouth

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Taxi driver Dwayne Marrett, also known as ‘Paul’ was shot and killed in Falmouth on Tuesday night. He was 36-year old when he died. Marrett was shot in his motor car which also contained passengers. The incident occurred on Seaboard Street in Falmouth, Trelawny at around 8:40 pm. Reports are that Paul had just loaded...

Wife of former Falmouth Mayor found with throat slashed

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Hyacinth Wright, also known as “Miss Little,” the 76-year old wife of former Mayor of Falmouth, the late Joseph Wright, is dead. Unofficial reports are that she was found this evening on Trelawny Street. Jamaica Observer According to police reports, the elderly woman, who was affectionately called Miss Little, was found about 4:30pm lying at...

Westwood old Girls Association (WOGA) launches GoFundMe Fundraiser Account

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The Westwood old Girls Association (WOGA) launched a GoFundMe fundraiser account ad day after a devastating fire ravaged part of the 135-year old institution. On the night of May 2, 2017, a fire struck at the all-girls boarding institution in Stewart Town, Trelawny. In the end, the kitchen & dining  room were both destroyed. WOGA is...

William Knibb students start working with US scientists to find deadly mangrove fungus

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Students of William Knibb Memorial High will this week start working with scientists at North Carolina State University in the US. The project is part of the Jamaican Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) programme. The aim of the project is to search local mangroves for signs of a fungus. This fungus has been killing mangroves in the...

Body of a Falmouth man found in Martha Brae

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The body of a man was found yesterday on “River Road” in Martha Brae. He is 34-year-old Adrian Gordon, originally from Sherwood Content, but who has resided Water Lane, Market Street, Falmouth for several years. He was found with what looked like stab wounds to the chest. The police suspect that he was killed elsewehere and his body...

Prostitution problem in Falmouth – 57-year old woman among those arrested in raid

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Prostitution problem in Falmouth Development and crime seem to go hand in hand and Falmouth is no different. Real estate prices in the area are very high as the Falmouth area is sought after as both a place for business and residence. Now it seems that it is also sought after by prostitutes. Migrational prostitution...

Top 46 Ranked Schools in Academics 2017 – Trelawny’s Westwood #4, Holland High #32

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Westwood High School Ranked #4 Westwood High School, which was in the news today due to a section of their school being burnt down last night, is now the 4th ranked school in academics in Jamaica. This is according to the latest EducateJamaica.org ranking. Educate Jamaica puts out a ranking each year based on what percentage of students...

Video and Photos: Fire destroys a section of Westwood High School

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Westwood High School Fire Fire damaged a section of the prestigious Westwood High School in Stewart Town, Trelawny late last night. It is understood that the blaze started in the kitchen at around 10 pm. Three fire units from Falmouth, Brown’s Town and St Ann’s Bay battled the blaze which began in the kitchen. It eventually spread to the main dining...