Senior citizen killed in Manchester crash
A 70-year-old woman has succumbed to injuries she received in a motor-vehicle collision in Mandeville, Manchester, on Saturday.
She is Iona Malcolm of Rosedale Drive, Mandeville.
The Constabulary Communication Network said that, about 6:15 p.m., Malcolm was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla motor car en route to Porus when the driver of a Nissan motor car, travelling in the opposite direction, reportedly lost control and collided with the Corolla.
The occupants of the Toyota motor car sustained injuries and were taken to hospital, where Malcolm died while undergoing treatment. The others were admitted in serious condition.
The police are investigating.
PNP hails athletes in Moscow
The People's National Party has congratulated Jamaica's athletes in Moscow, Russia, on their performances at the World Championships in Athletics.
In a release yesterday, the party said: "The incomparable achievements of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the remarkable performance of the legendary Usain Bolt appropriately closed out the championships in a manner that has become the style of both athletes."
The party added: "Indeed, the supreme performances of Team Jamaica have buoyed our country's esteem once more and they deserve and have obtained our most sincere gratitude."
Fire claims life in Clarendon
A 54-year-old woman was killed and her two-bedroom concrete house in Sanguinetti, Clarendon, was left damaged yesterday morning.
Reports from the Spaldings Police are that about 10:15 a.m., Pauline Thomas, otherwise called Precious, was at her home when neighbours saw smoke coming from the roof. They then forced open the door to the premises, but were prevented from entering by fire. The police and fire brigade were contacted and on their arrival Thomas' body was found on the floor of a room with severe burns.
The house was not insured. The body was removed to the morgue.
Holness wants Church to assist unemployed youth
Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is calling for churches to further extend their outreach to youth as youth unemployment increases.
Holness, who was bringing greetings at the Montego Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church in St James on Saturday, made the call amid reports from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica that unemployment among youth, aged 14-24 years, rose to 38.5 per cent in April - a 4.1 per cent increase from 34.1 per cent in April 2012.
Holness stated that the Church has a strong tradition of youth intervention and could further empower them in the current difficult economic environment.