Sinister Sandy: Tropical storm forces PM's return

PRIME MINISTER Portia Simpson Miller has cut short an official five-day visit to Canada and is now back in the island as Tropical Storm Sandy races towards Jamaica and could make a direct hit as a hurricane later today....

Pedro Cays residents not worried

Nadine, a female resident on the Pedro Cays, is among approximately 90 persons who are prepared to face the likely wrath of Tropical Storm Sandy."We nah fret right now; we have our pots on fire a cook we food," she chuckled even as she stressed that she...

Bracing for Sandy

As Tropical Storm Sandy barrels towards Jamaica, some persons across Kingston and St Andrew were launched into preparation mode, while others weren't convinced Jamaica would be directly impacted....

Curfew for all major towns

Ronald Jackson, director general at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), has said that a curfew order has been issued for all major towns in light of the impending hurricane....

Flights cancelled

Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) has announced that all its flights scheduled for the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay will be cancelled today, due to the expected effects of Tropical Storm Sandy....

St Ann, be on the ready, urges disaster coordinator

Alvin Clarke, disaster preparedness coordinator for St Ann, yesterday urged residents to take necessary precautions to protect life and property"One main thing, persons living in conditions that they are not sure will be able to withstand a hurricane...

South coast fishers seek safe port

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth: DEEP SEA fishermen yesterday left the open waters of Jamaica's south coast and were said to be on the way to Mosquito Cove, an area located in Lucea, Hanover....

No more cay evacuations, says JDF

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) last night said it was no longer carrying out evacuation exercises for persons on the Cays.Captain Basil Jarrett, head of the JDF Civil Military Co-operation, said this was to allow the military to move...

Kent Village on alert

KENT VILLAGE, St Catherine: Residents of Kent Village, St Catherine, say they are on high alert as Tropical Storm Sandy nears the island. When The Gleaner visited the community yesterday, although there were few persons battening...

Weather conditions force court adjournment

DETERIORATING WEATHER conditions yesterday caused Justice Lloyd Hibbert, who is presiding in the murder trial of police constable Rushon Hamilton, to adjourn the case until today.Hamilton is charged with the murder of 14-year-old Jhaneel...

This day in 1962

JAMAICA's historical landscape is littered with dates which have shaped the terrain as well as the future of the country's diverse inhabitants....

Cautious west awaits Tropical Storm Sandy

Western Bureau:EXCEPT FOR a rush on supermarkets by persons seeking to stock up on non-perishable food supplies, candles, batteries and other emergency items, most persons in western Jamaica appeared unperturbed even...

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