JPS customers to see marginal decrease in August electricity bills

JPS customers will see a marginal decrease in their bills this month, as a result of a lower Fuel & Independent Power Producer (IPP) charge. The Fuel & IPP Charge on August bills is $25.795 per kilowatt-hour, compared to $27.546 per kWh in July. This means that a residential customer, who consistently uses 165 kWh, will see a reduction of approximately 4.19 per cent in his or her bill this month. This customer’s bill will move from $6,641.88 in July to $6,363.58 in August. The JPS says despite the downward movement in the Fuel & IPP Charge on bills this month, it is urging customers to remain vigilant in their conservation efforts. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
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JTA barred from installing President-Elect

An injunction has been granted to Principal of the Manchester based Harmons Primary School, Georgia Waugh-Richards, to bar the Jamaica Teacher's Association from installing Norman Allen Principal of Four Paths Primary in Clarendon as its President-elect. Waugh-Richards is contending that the election at the JTA was flawed after she was initially named as the winner, and later removed after a recount. Attorneys for the JTA have stated that they are now looking at other legal avenues to challenge the injunction handed down by the court.
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JLP to hold press conference on National Matters

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is to hold a press conference today, at its Belmont Road, Kingston headquarters. Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, Opposition Spokesman on Transport Horace Change, and Shadow Minister on Finance, Audley Shaw will speak at the press conference, which will address Education, Transport and the Economy. The press conference is scheduled to start at 1 pm.
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Freak storm leaves sections of St. Elizabeth without power

Several sections of northern St. Elizabeth were left without electricity after a freak storm hit the area yesterday afternoon. The storm reportedly hit the area, sometime after 3 pm, with rain, wind and hail being experienced by residents. A number of trees and utility poles were downed.
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WHO: Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak above 1,220

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the death toll from the Ebola outbreak gripping sections of West Africa is now at 1,229. Cases of the deadly virus stood at 2,240, across four countries. Food delivery to the quarantine centres for victims in the affected countries is being coordinated with the United Nations’s World Food Program.
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Two men held after gun, ammo seized in Spanish Town

Two men were arrested after a firearm and 15 rounds of ammunition was seized by the Police on Burke Road, Spanish Town, St. Catherine on Monday, August 18. Information received from the Old Harbour Operational Support Team (OST) is that about 10:42 a.m., the officers were on operation in the area when accosted and searched two men. A 9mm Taurus semi-automatic pistol and 15 9mm cartridges were seized during the incident. Both men were taken into custody. However, their identities are being withheld pending further investigations. The Police are once again urging suspects to peacefully surrender to the lawmen, as this guarantees their safety and the safety of others.
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State Minister warns persons against stealing tablets from schools

 The Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining is ensuring that security features are installed on the tablet computers as the government prepares for the
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MSME and Entrepreneurship policy implemented by Industry Ministry

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton has informed at a recently held press conference at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) offices in New Kingston,
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Haitian migrants to be charged with illegal entry

A number of Haitian migrants who arrived in the island by boat are now facing charges of illegal entry. According to Irie FM News, the migrants which include five men and two women, arrived at 11 am in Holland Bay, St. Thomas along with two Jamaicans. Two of the Haitians cannot be found; Doctors have conducted tests on the migrants for signs of the Chikungunya and Malaria virus. Checks are now being made by local officials with their Haitian counterparts to ascertain if the detained Haitian man is linked to the escape of prisoners.
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Israel launches strikes on Gaza targets after rocket fire by militants

Fresh airstrikes have been launched by Israel on targets in the Gaza Strip, and recalled its negotiations involved in truce talks in Cairo. This was in response to rocket fire by Gaza militants into Israel, shortly before an extended ceasefire was set to expire. An Israeli spokesperson said the strikes were ordered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Two men charged in Mario Deane’s death set to face court

Two men charged in Mario Deane’s death set to face court
35-year-old Marvin Orr and 25-year-old Adrian Morgan are set to face the Montego Bay RM Court today, after they were charged in the murder of 31-year-old Construction Worker Mario Deane. According to the police, Deane was arrested for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act on August 3, and was being kept being bars at the Barnett Street lockup, when he was attacked by inmates. The police added that Deane was taken to hospital for treatment, and succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, August 6. A third suspect is also facing charges in Deane’s death.
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New guidelines issued for persons charged for minor offences

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), is to apply a number of guidelines to persons charged with minor offences such as possession of small quantities of ganja. This is in response to a directive from the Minister to the Police High Command last Thursday, within hours of learning of the demise of Mario Deane, who was beaten to death at the Barnett Street lockup. Deane was being held after he was allegedly found with a Ganja spliff. The following guidelines can be viewed in the link below.
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Two charged with abduction, murder of St. James children

21-year-old tattoo artiste Jason Gray of Ocho Rios, St. Ann and 21-year-old Cashwayne Morgan of Hague Settlement, Trelawny have been charged with the abduction, and murder of two children who were found dead in a pond located along the Martha Brae River in Trelawny last month. Both men were slapped with murder and conspiracy to murder charges in connection with the deaths of 10-year-old Malika Mitchell and 12-year-old Omari Sterling. The accused men will appear in court on August 20, 2014. Malika Mitchell and Omari were both abducted from a beach in St. James, and killed before their bodies were found floating in Trelawny.
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New Police guidelines for minor offences welcomed by MP Pryce

Member of Parliament for North Eastern St. Elizabeth, Raymond Pryce, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, of new guidelines for the Police when treating citizens accused/suspected of minor offences. “The announcement by the Security Minister following consultation with the Attorney General though positive is just an interim measure. It is a good next step in a process that must include the overhaul of the procedure to determine when a citizen is to be remanded (for however long) and for whichever offense prior to his/her appearance before the Court” stated Pryce. The guidelines were issued in response to a directive from the Minister to the Police High Command last Thursday, within hours of learning of the beating death of Mario Deane. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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When did it come to this? Where do we begin to look for answers? Turns out that these are deep rooted psychological problems. And what the good Professor Hickling has concluded, might in fact be right. Jamaicans are mad people.
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Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”

Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”
"(Jamaican) professionals felt they had no future"
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Controversy in London

The 30th Olympiad is very much underway and of course with big Games come big controversies. I have highlighted just a few of the notables below.
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9.63s - Asafa's Pain

  9.63s was the time that flashed on the clock inside the stadium in London. Less than 10s after the starter fired the gun, the Men’s
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