Category Archives: Jamaica

MAN CHOPS GRANDFATHER IN PIPE DISPUTE

A young man who used a machete to chop up his grandfather will have to fork out $20,000 to cover the medical expenses incurred as a result of the wounds he inflicted. The accused, Howard Ferguson, who pleaded guilty to the unlawful wounding charge in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday, has until…
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Windscreen wipers want regulation

by SHANICE WATSON Jermaine Barnaby/Freelance Photographer These windshield wipers believe that consideration should be given to a suggestion for their vocation to be regularized. Several men who operate as windshield cleaners in the Corporate Area said they would welcome a licensing and registration system to regulate their illegitimate trade, as it would be a much…
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Ronnie Davis gets unplugged

Veteran roots reggae singer Ronnie Davis, known to many as a member of The Itals, flies solo for Iyahcoustic, his latest album. The unplugged set was released August 19 by Skinny Bwoy Records, an independent label based in Chicago. Iyahcoustic was recorded in Jamaica at Grafton Studios and Anchor Recording and is produced by singer…
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Government turns to sport, entertainment, culture for economic growth

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, pictured with (from left): David Dobson, Senior Director, Technical Service at the Ministry of Tourism; Andrew Brown, Sponsorship Manager, Digicel; Paul Pennicook, Director of Tourism; Mike Fennel, President, Jamaica Olympic Association; Jason Hall,…
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