Western Bureau:With few legitimate alternatives available, the police crackdown on the infamous lottery scam has left several St James communities facing the prospect of an unusually low-key festive season.
LOOKING FORWARD to the money he will be earning from the Christmas-work programme in his August Town, St Andrew, community, Donald Rutherford intends to "certainly buy a Clarks and give the lady a ting to buy food and ting"..
This Christmas Eve will mark the 27th anniversary of a catastrophic event - the explosion of a gas cylinder which ripped through a section of Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, leaving five dead and 20 injured.
The Police High Command has condemned and ordered a high-level probe into the murder of Corporal Ransford Durrant of the St James Division, who was shot dead in Windsor, St Ann's Bay, yesterday morning.
There were fireworks yesterday at the murder trial of three policemen in the Home Circuit Court when Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Dirk Harrison asked a defence witness if a particular phone number belonged to one of the accused men.
The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has confirmed that state minister Ian Hayles has been reassigned to the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change.
WITHOUT SOUNDING like a killjoy, I wish to encourage everyone to be sensible this Christmas holiday. It is not called the silly season without reason.