Category: Midday News

673 Bellevue Patients Abandoned by Their Families

Eighty-five percent of patients at the Bellevue Hospital no longer require hospitalization, but remain in state care. That’s one of the main findings of an Auditor...

Jailed for More Than A Year – A Mother Seeks Help for Her Son

A single mother is pleading for help for her son, who’s been in lock up at the Hundred Man Police Station in Portmore for over a year. Venice Bent, a mother of...

Free Vaccinations for Jamaican Athletes Heading to Rio Olympics

The Ministry of Health is offering free yellow fever vaccinations to Jamaican athletes ahead of the Rio Olympics scheduled for August 5 to 21 in Brazil. The Health...

OCG Uncovers Possible Corruption, Nepotism at Hanover Parish Council

The Office of the Contractor General, OCG, has found evidence of nepotism, favouritisim, and possible corruption by two councilors at the Hanover Parish Council. Lloyd...

Couple Abuducted, Murdered in Hanover

A man and his wife are now dead after a gunman attacked them at their home in Elgin Town in Hanover last night. They’ve been identified as 56 year old bus operator...

King Wants GoJ to Continue with IMF after Current Agreement Ends

The Head of the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies Mona, Dr. Damien King says he’s in full support of the government continuing a...

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,...