Category: Midday News

20-30% Re-Offending on Bail

Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Lewellyn, says anecdotal evidence suggests there’s a 20 to 30-percent chance that people on bail will re-offend. Ms....

LNG Arrives in Jamaica

The first two shipments of Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, have arrived in Jamaica. President and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service, JPS, Kelly Tomblin says the first...

Antigua HIV Cases Triple

Antigua and Barbuda is reporting that new HIV cases have almost tripled in that country for the first quarter of 2016. It says 21 new patients have tested positive for...

Holness Raps Auxiliary Fee Policy Critics

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is chiding those who have questioned the benefits of the Government’s move to abolish auxiliary fees at high schools. Mr. Holness was...

Sections of St Thomas Remain in Darkness after Heavy Rains

President and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, Kelly Tomblin, says 4,000 homes remain without power due to yesterday’s heavy rain. Flooding and...

Paul Bogle High Student Drowns in St Thomas Flooding

A student from Paul Bogle High in St. Thomas has died after being washed away by heavy flood rains in the parish last evening. Thirteen year old Brittany Cowan was on...

Walking from the Drama of Politics

Former Member of Parliament for Central St. James and Managing Editor of the Western Mirror, Lloyd B. Smith, says he’s retiring from politics, and will be...

Massive Fire Guts 8-Bedroom House in East Kingston

Fire fighters are at this hour battling a massive fire that’s raging at a house on Victoria Avenue in East Kingston. The Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica...

Increased Pace of Devaluation Concerns JCC

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, JCC, is raising concern about the increased pace of depreciation of the Jamaican dollar. At January 1, 2016, the average selling rate...

Taxi Group Withdraws Call for 50% Fare Increase

The Transport Operators for Development Sustainable Services, TODSS, is withdrawing its call for a 50-percent fare increase for public passenger operators. TODSS...