44-year-old Aaron Smith an operator of a car dealership and a resident of a Kingston 2 address, was charged with Breaches of the Consumer Protection Act. Reports are that, Smith was paid by a Woman for a motorvehicle valued at J$1.2 million. The funds were allegedly paid to Smith, but the Woman did not receive the vehicle, and was not refunded. A report was filed to the Police, and Smith was later arrested, then charged. Smith is to appear in Court on September 18, to charges of failure to deliver on contracted date.
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has pointed to a raft of development programmes for her South West St. Andrew constituency including additional housing and training for employment in logistics operations and port services, as well as to start micro businesses as barbers, hairdressers and chefs. The Prime Minister who was addressing a meeting at the Caribbean Palms community centre on Spanish Town Road yesterday, told residents that additional housing was being provided at Majesty Gardens and White Wing in the constituency. She noted that this was in addition to the first phase of the Majesty Gardens housing development which was recently completed, the Caribbean Palms development and other housing developments at Palm Court and Delacree Park Phase Two.
Hurricane Odile pummelled the western Mexican resort area of Los Cabos, resulting in trees being uprooted and thousands of tourists being forced to stay indoors. The category three storm packed winds of up to 125 mph, made landfall on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. An alert has been declared in the area by Mexican officials, as they warned of flooding, landslides, and storm surges. Shelters have also been setup to house around 30,000 persons.
A boat transporting around 250 African migrants heading to Europe, capsized before leaving the coast near the capital Tripoli. Dozens are feared dead according to a Libyan coast guard official who stated that dozens of bodies were being retrieved, and some are still floating 18 km near the coast of Tajoura district. A total of 36 migrants including a pregnant woman were rescued today.
The Jamaican dollar began the week on a positive note as it gained in value against the US currency in foreign exchange trading today. The American dollar lost $0.02 to close at an average of J$112.71 to US$1. In other trading, the Canadian dollar slipped by $0.34 to end an average selling rate of J$102.08 to CAN$1, and the British pound weakened by $0.06 to end trading at J$182.90 to £1.
A total of fifty students from the Brown’s Town Community College in St. Ann are to benefit from scholarships amounting to J$5 million under the Government’s Access to Higher Education Partnership (AHEP) programme. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna along with officials from the institution to facilitate the awards during a ceremony to launch the programme, the JIS reported.
Police have confirmed that the man who escaped from Police custody, on Sunday is a key witness in the probe by INDECOM in the beating death of 31-year-old Construction Worker Mario Deane. 21-year-old mechanic Fahdeen Ferguson who was jailed for house breaking and burglary escaped police custody in St. James yesterday. Reports at that around 8:45 am, Ferguson was being transferred from the Barnett Street lockup to take part in a video identification parade. Further reports are that while he was waiting in the holding area, to be transported back to his jail cell at the Barnett Street lockup, he allegedly escthrough an unlocked window. Ferguson was last seen wearing a white merina, and pink shorts.
The World Health Organisation in its latest report on the Ebola virus in West Africa says the death toll is now at least 2,296 out of 4,293 cases. The latest release from the WHO, shows that nearly 200 new deaths from the disease as of September 6. According to the Reuters, the latest data suggests that the true toll is already much higher.
JLP caretaker for the St. Thomas Eastern division, Delano Seiveright in a press release stated that despite many residents in the Constituency bringing to public attention concern about the rapid spread of suspected chikungunya cases throughout the area and recommendations to limit its impact, the Health authorities are yet to act seriously. Seiveright stated that talk is simply not matching up to action on the ground. He added that several businesses, churches, farms and community leaders in St. Thomas are also reporting mounting cases of persons ill with chikungunya symptoms. Most he said, have not been tested for chikungunya, thereby under-reporting its true impact. The affected he explained are instead instructed to take panadol, pain relievers and drink plenty of fluids. “Beyond that at least one Opposition Senator and Olympian Juliet Cuthbert are reeling from chikungunya symptoms,” said Seiveright. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
Apple unveiled its version of the Smart watch which is dubbed the “Apple Watch” today. The watch comes in two sizes and an array of interchangeable wrist straps. Apple says its newest device will be sold for a starting price of US$349, when it goes on sale early 2015.
The Jamaican dollar remained stable against the US currency at the end of today’s close of the foreign exchange market. The Jamaican dollar finished at an average selling rate of J$112.73 to US$1. In further trading, the Canadian dollar slipped by $0.64 to finish at an average of J$102.25 to $CAN1, and the British pound weakened by $0.81 to close at J$181.46 to £1.
The Meteorological Service has upgraded the Flash Flood Watch to a Flash Flood Warning for low lying and flood-prone areas of St. Mary and Portland, ffective until 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday. A Tropical Wave west of Jamaica, continues to produce unstable weather conditions across the island and its territorial waters. Today scattered showers and thunderstorms were detected over sections of most parishes with the greatest rainfall intensity over Portland and St. Mary. The forecast is that scattered showers and thunderstorms, which may be heavy at times, will continue affect sections of all parishes, especially northern parishes and territorial waters mainly to the north, tonight into tomorrow morning.
Sea conditions will deteriorate in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms due to gusty winds. Fishers and other marine interests should exercise caution. Gradual improvement is expected Wednesday afternoon into evening.
A Flash Flood Warning means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas, as strong currents are likely. Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.
The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.
31-year-old Eldon CalCalvert the former reputed leader of the Montego bay-based Stone Crusher Gang was shot dead along the Salt Spring main road in St. James. Reports are that the shooting incident took place sometime before 7 mp, when armed men opened fire ekilling him on the spot. Police are processing the scene of the incident.
J. Wray and Nephew Limited recently awarded secondary and tertiary scholarships to 47 students. Among the grantees are students from the Waterhouse and Seaview Gardens communities in Kingston and Siloah in St. Elizabeth. The company also provided grants to children of employees of J. Wray & Nephew Limited. “We recognize the inter-connectedness of business and education, and in this regard, we are pleased to once again award academic scholarships to the youth of our communities. We are making this investment in these young people as we want them to develop and become the next generation of leaders,” said Jimmy Lawrence, Managing Director of J. Wray & Nephew Limited. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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