Stevian Simmonds

Is Age of Consent Criminalizing Sexually Active Teens?

More than half the persons arrested for having sex with a person under 16 years are teenagers. Opposition Spokesman on Justice, Senator Mark Golding, made the disclosure...

Recent Floods Wreak Half-billion dollar Damage to Agriculture

Last week’s flood rains have resulted in over $520-million worth of damage to the agricultural sector. That’s according to Minister without portfolio in the...

Civil or Criminal? How Should Carlos Hill Have been Prosecuted?

Attorney for Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill, Valerie Neita Robertson, says the case shouldn’t have been prosecuted as a criminal matter. The case against Hill fell...

UWI Student to Court on Kidnapping Charges

Twenty-five-year old University student, Rosemarie Moore, and Mandeville resident, Kevaughan Henry, are scheduled to return to the Manchester Parish Court today to...

77 Water Systems Still Down

The National Water Commission says seventy-seven water systems across the island remain out of operation. This, following flood rains last week. Acting Corporate Public...

Case Dismissed Against Dub Club Promoter

The case against the operator of the Dub Club in Kingston, Karlyle Lee, has been dismissed. On April 23, Lee was arrested and charged for breaching the Noise Abatement...

Cyber Crime Unit Needs ‘Significant Injection of Capital’

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Clifford Blake, is calling for a ‘significant injection of capital’ in the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Cyber Crime...

NWC Pondering Sale of its $20bn Debt

The National Water Commission, NWC, is considering selling portions of its debt. This, to enable it to finance a number of critical improvement projects. In a statement...

Man Murdered Near Old Harbour Primary

A man was shot and killed close to a Primary School in Old Harbour, St. Catherine this morning. He’s been identified as 50-year old Christobal Hecahavarria, an...

Three Shot Dead on Maxfield Ave since Weekend

Three persons have been shot dead on Maxfield Avenue, in lower St. Andrew, since Sunday. In the latest incident, one man was shot dead Monday night while attending a...