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St. Ann’s Bay Residents Demand Drain Cleaning

St. Ann’s Bay Residents Demand Drain Cleaning

Residents of Wharf Street, St. Ann’s Bay are calling for urgent assistance to clean a drain running through private properties, spanning both commercial and residential lands in the town. They say it has neither been cleaned nor maintained, putting them at a higher risk for flooding during the hurricane season. If you travel along a section of Wharf Street in St....

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St. Ann Woman Mauled by Dogs

St. Ann Woman Mauled by Dogs

The family of a woman who was mauled by dogs in Eltham, St. Ann at the weekend is still in shock following the attack. The woman who was released on Monday after being admitted to the St. Ann’s Bay Hospital almost lost her eye and her life. CVM Live visited the community where residents told us the horrifying story...

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No Rest for The Dead; Burials Delayed Due to Strike

No Rest for The Dead; Burials Delayed Due to Strike

No Rest for The Dead; Burials Delayed Due to Strike at Meadowrest It was an emotional day on Thursday, June 10, at the Meadowrest Memorial Gardens in St. Catherine after families were forced to go home without burying their dead due to industrial action. Workers were reportedly on strike due to a breakdown in wage...

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New & Improved Discovery Bay High School On MOE’s Agenda

New & Improved Discovery Bay High School On MOE’s Agenda

There may be a construction of a new high school in the pipeline for Discovery Bay, St. Ann following a visit from Education Minister Fayval Williams recently. School administrators from the Discovery Bay High School say the institution is in need of an upgrade because of inadequate space at the facility. The school currently shares the...

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Applications Open on July 15 for Vaccinated Senior Citizens

Applications Open on July 15 for Vaccinated Senior Citizens

All Jamaicans 60 years and older who are fully vaccinated will soon be able to apply for their one-off grant of 10-thousand dollars after the government removed the criteria to grant the payments only to those below the 1.5 million dollars income threshold. Minister of Finance Dr. Nigel Clarke says the decision was made to remove...

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Woman Dead After Mini Bus Plunges in Rio Cobre River

Woman Dead After Mini Bus Plunges in Rio Cobre River

A woman is dead following a motor vehicle collision near the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine Tuesday. Meanwhile, one local government representative is calling on the authorities to implement proper infrastructure to prevent fatalities in the area. CVM LIVE understands that the black station wagon collided with a minibus that caused it to plunge into the river. In the meantime,...

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New COVID-19 Measures for Next Four Weeks

New COVID-19 Measures for Next Four Weeks

Effective, Thursday, June 3, the COVID-19 curfew will start from 9 pm to 5 am weekdays, 8 pm to 5 am on Saturdays and 2 pm to 5 am on Sundays. The new measures which were announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in parliament on Tuesday will last for four weeks.

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Five People Shot, Two Fatally on Balcombe Drive, Waterhouse

Five People Shot, Two Fatally on Balcombe Drive, Waterhouse

Five people were shot, two fatally during a drive-by shooting on Balcombe Drive in Waterhouse, Kingston on Thursday, May 27.  The incident which happened in broad daylight has left residents in shock as the community had not recorded any shootings or murders in the past couple of months. But according to the police, tension has not died down between...

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West Kingston Family Remembers Tivoli Incursion

West Kingston Family Remembers Tivoli Incursion

The painful memories of the west Kingston police-military operation are still fresh wounds for some families. CVM live visited one family who touched the hearts of many at the time. Their house was set ablaze and two of their relatives shot dead. Elsa Ramsay says their lives were forever changed when gunmen killed her husband and her son. The scar on her...

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PAJ & Other Agencies Discuss Reopening of Fort Charles

PAJ & Other Agencies Discuss Reopening of Fort Charles

It is one of the last standing heritage sites from the colonial war and an economic driver for the people of Port Royal. But Fort Charles has been closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) says discussions are underway for the reopening of the fort to the public for...