Acting Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier yesterday stated that Jamaicans should not panic as there is no food shortage in the island. Minister Kellier assured that there is enough food stock to cover all demands. The acting Agriculture Minister also told consumers not to fall prey to price gougers and they should seek the best price when making market purchases.
“Dozens of casualties” have been reported in Xinjiang, China following a “terror attack” in the region. According to the Reuters, there were no further details provided on the attack in Shache County. Chinese officials blamed Islamist militants and separatists for the attack.
Police in Westmoreland are continuing their probe into the shooting death of 35-year-old farmer Horace Brissett. The farmer received a phone call on July 27, 2014 while he was at home, and then he left the area. Sometime later several explosions were heard, and the body of the farmer was found by residents. A motive for the fatal shooting has yet to be established.
44-year-old George Knight a former civil servant, and his co-accused 32-year-old analyst Clava Mantock Junior, were both denied bail when they appeared in Court yesterday after being charged in a forgery case. Three other accused person identified as 48-year-old Inspector of Police Andrew Bob, 62-year-old electrical engineer Clark Mantock Senior and, 40-year-old manager Melville Edwards were each offered bail in the sum of $2 million. An August 4, 2014 date has been set for the men to return to court. The men have all been charged with forgery, uttering forged documents and conspiracy to deceive. The men were arrested following investigations which began over two years ago by MOCA and FID.
An unidentified man was found dead in a section of Woodside, in the parish of Clarendon on Monday. The body of the man was discovered by residents in the area. This was the third murder victim in the parish in less than a week.
At least 15 persons are now dead and over 8,000 persons have been hospitalised as a heat wave grips Japan. On Saturday a total of six persons died as temperatures soared to 35 degrees Celsius. Japan also experienced record heat waves with 41C felt in sections of the country.
Race Horse owner Ram Nagrani has been identified as the man who was shot and killed along a section of Old Stony Hill Road in St. Andrew yesterday morning. Sometime after 9 am, Nagrani was driving his white Honda CRV along the Old Stony Hill Road, when a motorcar with four men aboard slammed into the back of his vehicle. The racehorse owner stopped to check on the damage inflicted on his vehicle, and the men opened fire, as he was shot in the head and died on the spot. A motive for the deadly attack has yet to be ascertained by the police.
A pregnant Detective Corporal attached to the Falmouth Police Station, collapsed and died today. Sometime after 6 am, the officer attached to the Major Investigative Taskforce (MIT), complained that she was not feeling well, and later collapsed. She was rushed to hospital, where she later died. The colleagues of the Detective Corporal have been receiving grief counselling.
Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson set the meet record in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke Heat 3, to qualify as the top seed heading into the semi-finals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Atkinson with a reaction time of 0.67 clocked 30.49s, to beat Scotland’s Corrie Scott who finished second in 30.64s, and her compatriot Andrea Strachan was third in 31.90s.
61-year-old George McGee has been identified as the bus driver who perished in a motor vehicle collision in St. Ann last night, A Toyota Coaster bus was travelling from Kingston to Montego Bay when it was involved in a collision with a 20-foot Tractor Trailer along a section of the Moneague main road near Phoenix Park, St. Ann. The driver of the Coaster bus was trapped under the steering wheel, before he was later freed, and he along with several passengers from both vehicles were taken to hospital. He was pronounced dead at hospital, meanwhile injuries sustained by passengers are not considered life threatening.
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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