Prime Minister declares State of Emergency in St. James

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STATE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY In a Jamaica House press conference a short while ago, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Honourable Andrew Holness declared that “the parish of St. James is now under a state of public emergency.” RISE IN MURDERS This is as a result of the rising murder figures in the parish, which...

Prime Minister calls in the army: major military operation underway in St James

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There a is major Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) military operation underway in St. James as the government grapples with murder statistics generally recorded only in war torn countries. The latest initiative is in response to a surge in shootings and murders in the western parish, known as the murder capital of Jamaica. The latest incidents occurred...

Man who reported incident to Falmouth Police found with illegal firearm and ammunition

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A man who reported an incident to the Falmouth Police is now in custody after an illegal firearm and ammunition was found in his vehicle. The incident occurred at around 7:30 am. Police report that a man went to report an incident to the police, but the police was suspicious of him. This was as...

St. Lucian caught attempting to board ship in Falmouth with one pound of cocaine

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The Trelawny police arrested a St. Lucian national on Monday, as he attempted to board the Norwegian Escape cruise ship with one pound of cocaine. The drug has a local street value of JMD$625,000. A Jamaica Constabulary Force release said that at about 4:30 pm, the drug was discovered during a security check as he...

Trelawny communities flooded last week, once again hit by flood waters

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Floods Twice In One Week It was a case of deja vu for several communitiies in Trelawny, especially those in the eastern and central sections of the parish. Once again (twice in a week), flood waters have devastated several communities. See: Photos and Videos: One dead as heavy rains ravaged several communities in Northern Trelawny....

(Mr Vegas Video) Chinese woman apologizes to school girl for slapping incident

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53-year-old Yuemei Pan, the Chinese woman who was caught on camera slapping a young student on December 7 last year, has publicly apologized to the child. The December 2017 video has been widely circulated on social media (specifically Facebook) since the incident. Jamaicans poured out their anger on the incident and were further enraged when...

Trelawny records first 2 murders of 2018 on successive days

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Just when it looked as if Trelawny was doing so well, the inevitable occurred on Saturday. Duanvale The bullet riddled body of an unidentified man was found at about 11am Saturday morning in Duanvale. No motive has been established for the killing and up to the time of writing, the identity of the man was...

Troy Primary School to Be Renamed the Veronica Campbell Brown Primary School

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Jamaica’s sprint sensation, Veronica Campbell-Brown, is to be honoured by having her former primary school named after her. The Clark’s Town, Trelawny born Campbell-Brown attended the Troy Primary School before moving to Vere Technical in Clarendon.   From The JIS: The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport today announced that Troy...

No evidence against Chinese woman accused of hitting school girl – Case thrown out

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The highly publicized case of a Chinese woman slapping a Cedric Titus student has been thrown out of Court due to lack of witnesses. 53-year-old Chinese national Yuemei Pan, was arrested on Thursday, December 7, 2017 for slapping a schoolgirl in Bottom Town, Clark’s Town, Trelawny. The incident was caught on camera and has since...

Security guards arrested for allegedly chopping lime thief to death

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Two security guards on duty at the Good Hope Estate here in Trelawny are now in custody after allegedly chopping a lime thief to death. Patrick Walden of Friendship, St James address is now dead. Walden was allegedly caught trespassing on the estate property at about 10 pm Thursday night. When accosted, it is alleged...