Category: Midday News

Mcneill Weary of Protracted Report Into Royalton’s Collapse

Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland, Dr. Wykeham Mcneill, is still eagerly awaiting a report into last week’s collapse at the Royalton Construction site...

National Security Ministry to Expand ‘Scared Straight’ Project

National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says his ministry plans to expand a programme that exposes troubled young people to the harsh conditions inside prisons....

Semi-automatic Pistol Seized in St. James

A firearm and seven rounds of ammunition were seized in Glendevon, St. James yesterday evening. Reports are that at about 10:19 PM, police were in the area when a man...

Jamaican-Panamanian Suffers in Colombian Prison

A Jamaican-Panamanian man is languishing in a Colombian prison, as authorities there have refused to release him despite a court order. The man, Mayer Mizrachi Matalon,...

Cops Curbing Illegal Activity at Caledonia Courts Plaza

Manchester Police say they will be stepping up their operations to curb illegal activities at the Caledonia Courts plaza in the parish. On Thursday night, five men were...

PNP to Decide on Sandy Bay Division Wednesday

The People’s National Party, PNP is expected to make a decision by Wednesday, on the outcome of the councilor candidate selection process for the Sandy Bay...

Govt Stepping Up Support for Medical Marijuana

The Government is to implement several measures to boost the growth of the lucrative medical marijuana industry. This, according to Minister of Science, Energy and...

3 Charged with Abduction, Rape of 21yr Old Woman

The Clarendon Police this afternoon charged 3-men for the brutal abduction, rape and murder of a 21-year-old woman in the Parish. On May 1 this year, Dominique Parnell...

Tax Relief NOT Retroactive to April 1

The government’s income tax relief plan will not be retroactive to April 1. Finance Minister Audley Shaw had indicated in March, that if the government missed its...

‘Departure Tax Dangerously High’ – McNeill

However, Opposition Spokesman on Tourism, Wykeham McNeill, says the increase in the departure tax is greater than the government is letting on. Dr. McNeill says when the...