|Bish second to none in St Catherine
AFTER TWO years of watching the other spellers rejoice and receive the accolades, Regina Bish of Kensington Primary finally triumphed in the St. Catherine Parish Final of The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee yesterday.
Cops strike deal
AFTER NEARLY 18 months of negotiations the membership of the Jamaica Police Federation yesterday unanimously voted to accept the Government's latest wage offer.
Leptospirosis kills four in Clarendon
A LEPTOSPIROSIS outbreak in Clarendon has led to the deaths of four persons and the hospitalisation of seven others. Clarendon health officials are predicting the number of persons infected with the disease could exceed 30.
'Gov't has no handle on crime'
THE JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) has criticised the Government for not implementing measures to prevent what it said were incidents of lawlessness this week.
Returning resident murdered, man held
ST. ELIZABETH: A MAN has been taken into custody in connection with the murder of a 63-year-old returning resident, who was found with her throat slashed at her Orange Grove home in Knoxwood, St. Elizabeth, yesterday morning.
Andem denies shooting at police party
THE CROWN closed its case yesterday at the trial of reputed gang leader Joel Andem, 42, who has been on trial in the Gun Court since Monday. Andem went into the witness box after the Crown closed its case and said he knew nothing about the charges...
Tourists will be removed from illegal buses - 'Trinity'
WESTERN BUREAU: ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER of Police Keith 'Trinity' Gardner is warning ground transport operators within the tourist industry that failure to acquire the requisite licensing could result in passengers being removed from their vehicles.
Eight murdered in 24 hours - Homicides hurtle to record figure
AT LEAST eight persons were murdered in a bloody morning spree yesterday, pushing the country's homicide rate to a staggering 1,405. This is 66 less than last year's record count with just under two months remaining in the year.
Former senator returns to Gordon House
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW DONNA Scott-Mottley was yesterday sworn in as the newest Government Senator at Gordon House. Mrs. Scott-Mottley, a former senator and an attorney-at-law, returned to the Senate promising to uphold all duties of the Upper House.