The Goverment warns Jamaica to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac Impact on Friday
THE Ministry of Health is urging the country to be on the alert as the forecast model for Tropical Storm Isaac suggests that the storm might impact the island as early as Friday. The warning came yesterday at the ministry’s quarterly media briefing in New Kingston. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the ministry, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, told journalists that as the system approaches the Lesser Antilles citizens must be in a constant state of readiness. “… We are in a constant state of readiness for disasters — having an established Emergency Disaster Management and Special Services branch. We haveRead More
Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones shot and killed in broad daylight
Mineral Boss records CEO Cleon Jones aka Corey was shot and killed at his home this morning at about 8:30 AM. Better known as the River Boss Cleon was very popular in the dancehall community. He hosted a weekly event at the Mineral River and also produced several riddims. Mineral Boss Records (MBR) projects includes Party Paint Riddim, River Bed rhythm and the Money Boss rhythm, which features some of the biggest names in dancehall music as well as up-and-coming artistes.Progress by Mavado; Vision by Corey MBR Boss; Nuh Shaky Link by I-Octane; Give a Thanks by Teflon; ThingsRead More
Funeral Shoot Out !!
Reportedly Gunmen attacked mourners at a funeral at Kings Chapel on Windward Road in Kingston, killing three people and injuring four others. The injured victims were taken to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). reportedly the funeral was being held for Romain Anthony White, 30, when gunshots rang out. The gunmen reportedly travelled in cars and on motor bikes. The people attending the funeral reportedly managed to corner one of the attackers and rained blows on him. He was, however, rescued by the police and has been taken to the KPH where he is in their custody. Views (279)
Jamaica set to host FIFA Executive Summit
IFA has launched a second round of summits.Each summit will bring together presidents and secretary generals of around 20 member associations. The series started on 21 November in Baku, Azerbaijan and will run until March 2018 with the last gathering in Lima, Peru. The Executive Football Summits were introduced in 2016 as one of the key initiatives of the FIFA reforms. The FIFA Executive Football Summit (FIFA EFS) is a project chaired by the FIFA President and brings all Member Association Presidents together in 12 different summits. The launch of the FIFA EFS has been brought to life based onRead More
Profile host Ian Boyne reportedly hospitalised in serious condition
Journalist Ian Boyne has been hospitalised after suffering what the Jamaica Information Service calls a medical emergency. Boyne is also the host of ‘Religious Hard Talk’, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). It is understood that Boyne is in a coma. His precise condition is not known at this time . In the meantime, the family is appealing to the media and other concerned friends to honour its privacy at this time. The family is also asking for continued prayers. Views (40)
Traffic Ticket Amnesty Extended !!!
The Traffic Tickets Amnesty has been extended to January 13 2018, now motorist have more time to pay outstanding traffic ticket. Tickets dating back as far as September 1, 2010 to October 31,2017 which can be paid at various bill payment agencies or at any tax office. “During the amnesty, an offender who pays the fine in full on a qualifying traffic ticket will be completely cleared of the offence. All attached penalties, including loss of points, and the obligation to attend court will no longer apply”. Views (44)
Couple Asks For Donation Towards Schools In Jamaica Instead Of Wedding Gifts
A Nova Scotia couple planning a destination wedding is forgoing wedding gifts and asking guests to bring donations of books, colouring supplies and candy for students at a small school in Jamaica. Shayla Loppie and Nathan Simon said they want to give back to a country they love—they’ve visited Jamaica three times already—and to teach their five-year-old son how lucky they are to live in Canada. “We have good healthcare, free education and our kids can play sports. There is just so many things we are blessed with,” says Loppie, who lives in Dartmouth. They brought up the idea with Sharon Loppie, Shayla’s mother, who helpedRead More
Four People Shot Execution Style In Clarendon
Four males including three students were killed execution style by gunmen in a section of Hayes, Clarendon last night. Three of the victims died on the spot, while the fourth succumbed to injuries in hospital. Details surrounding the shooting incident are unclear. A motive for the killing has yet to be determined. Views (1157)