A 48-hour curfew has been imposed in sections of Gregory Park, St. Catherine amid ongoing violence in the area and recent murders which the police are linking to gang violence.
Author: Christeen Forbes (Christeen Forbes)
Maroon Chief, Richard Currie says the Government of the Cockpit Country will not seek permission from the Jamaican Government to use modern weapons as part of their security apparatus. Chief of the Accompong Maroons, Currie, says he doesn't need the permission of the Jamaican Government to determine his choice of weapons to protect his people.
The University Hospital of the West Indies, (UHWI) reported that as of Thursday, August 12, more than 95% of COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital are unvaccinated. This comes amidst growing calls from the Government and the private sector for Jamaicans to get vaccinated as vaccines become more available and the COVID-19 threat increases.
Over the last decade, these houses in Moreland Clarendon have been rapidly deteriorating, and residents say it is only getting worse as their houses threaten to fall apart at any time.
A 27-year-old woman was murdered on Tuesday, August 10, at her home in Savanna Cross, Clarendon. Dead is Danesha Fearon, reports indicate that Fearon was stabbed several times and her throat slashed. She was at home with her 4-year-old daughter at the time of the incident.
Entertainment events are now prohibited as part of the Government's effort to manage the spread of the COVID-19, as hospitals are at capacity and the death toll is climbing. Prime Minister Andrew Holness in June announced a partial reopening of the entertainment sector, a move that was criticized by many.
Vendors and river patrons were left confused on Thursday, August 5, after they turned up at the popular Spanish Bridge in St. Mary only to discover that it was closed to the public and was being manned by armed guards from the Hawkeye Security Group.
At least three major road crashes claimed the lives of six people on Independence Day, with some of the fatalities occurring after the 3 pm curfew hour.
Some St. Catherine communities have been without water for several days due to the contamination of the Rio Cobre. According to the National Water Commission (NWC), residents can expect to get water supply soon.
The National Environment Planning Agency (NEPA) says its report on the Rio Cobre fish kill on Monday, August 2, remains, even as Windalco has said it will not accept liability for the fish kill. NEPA and Windalco currently have a matter before the courts relating to another fish kill in 2019. Meantime, the Jamaica Environment...