(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.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Commodore Antonette Wemyss Gorman is to become Jamaica’s first woman Chief of Defence Staff next January.
(Jamaica Observer) Floyd Green’s meteoric rise in Government came to a halt yesterday following a Moët Champagne party on Tuesday that left thousands of citizens outraged.
(Jamaican Gleaner) A 15-year-old boy has been charged for the murder of 56-year-old shopkeeper Paula Raphael at her house on Unity Lane in Kingston 13.
(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.
(Jamaica Observer) Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged Jamaicans not to panic despite the sharp spike in the COVID-19 numbers in recent days.
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) has advised that all students living on its halls of residence will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Health Ministry is reporting that Jamaica yesterday hit a record one-day tally of 21,000 COVID vaccinations administered.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica has been jolted back into lockdown mode owing to a suffocating third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as the Andrew Holness administration continues to fend off deciding whether mandatory vaccination will have to be implemented.
(Jamaica Observer) – A four-year-old child fled her house in the early hours of Wednesday morning to get help after her mother’s throat was slashed in the deep-rural community of Clarendon.
(Jamaica Observer) -Verona White was hoping that by now, eight months after her son was shot dead, someone would have been held responsible.
(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.
(Jamaican Gleaner) – Maroon Chief Richard Currie yesterday declared that he does not need permission to use any modern weapon to defend his people and their property.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – They were just about seven minutes from home on their way back from a drive to Ocho Rios in St Ann, but they never made it.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – The St James police have arrested and charged a Granville man for the murder of a mother and her son in the community of Top Hill in Retirement.
(Jamaican Observer) At nights, four children — ages two, three, seven, and 12 — are sent to stay with relatives and sometimes neighbours while their parents, Marlon Buckley and his sister Nicole Panton, make do with donated mattresses on the floor in a room stained by burn marks.