Jamaica News

MPC Capital’s San Isidro Solar Park energy project in El Salvador, which was funded in the amount of US$7.8 million by Caribbean Clean Energy Fund and completed in December 2020
MPC Capital’s San Isidro Solar Park energy project in El Salvador, which was funded in the amount of US$7.8 million by Caribbean Clean Energy Fund and completed in December 2020

Global energy firm plans big solar plant in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Europe-based global clean energy firm MPC Energy Solutions, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in Norway, is reporting that it has leased several acres of land in Jamaica as part of a major project to develop a 72.5-megawatt, MW, solar power plant here.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right)
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (right)

Mandatory vaccination will become inevitable — Jamaica PM

(Jamaica Observer) FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny — While underscoring that he will not be forcing anyone to take the COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said that mandatory vaccination will become unavoidable when a larger segment of the population becomes inoculated and demand that they should not be restricted by safety measures because some people refuse to take the jab.

‘Devil Man’ killed in Hermitage

(Jamaica Observer) Thirty-year-old Javon Marco-Grant otherwise called ‘Devil Man’, of Beaumont Road in Hermitage, St Andrew was killed and two men injured during a shooting incident in the community on Wednesday, September 8.

Derrick Rose

COVID deaths rock Jamaica’s Trelawny

(Jamaica Observer) FALMOUTH, Trelawny – Family members and friends of Derrick Rose, affectionately called Sarge, 53, and his pal Darrien Cassells, better known as Cheddy, 38, two popular businessmen and socialites, are still grieving their passing on Monday — hours apart — at the Falmouth Public General Hospital where they were admitted with COVID-19.

Smoke billows from the plant (Jamaica Observer photo)

Major fire cripples operations at Jamaican bauxite plant

(Jamaica Observer) Operations at bauxite outfit Jamalco in Hayes, Clarendon, will today “be at a standstill” following a “major fire” last evening that took a cross-parish effort, which lasted well over six hours, of seven units from the Jamaica Fire Brigade and 61 fire personnel to contain the blaze.

Doctors depart

(Jamaican Observer) – More than half of the 143 doctors who were last month left jobless after their contracts with State-run facilities were not renewed have moved on to brighter prospects, even as the Government — now faced with caseloads which outmatch manpower — says it is heading to Cabinet to get approval to create more posts.

Superintendent Maldria Jones-Williams says the police have increased their presence in the Kingston Central constituency (Photos: Joseph Wellington)

Photo with ‘Likkle Danny’ blamed for man’s murder in New York

(Jamaican Observer) – The Jamaican father of one of the men shot dead at a party in Brooklyn, New York, early Sunday morning believes that the killers targeted his son after seeing him in a photo with Donald “Likkle Danny” Nash, the alleged leader of the Darksyde gang who was also slain in the attack.

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