More money collected from vendors
Vendors have so far paid more than $18 million in market fees to the St James Municipal Corporation this year.
Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis said that In 2016, the collection figure stood at $16.7 million. He said his administration as so far been able to get more money, and the year is not yet ended.
Mayor Davis said that efforts aimed at controlling street vending in downtown Montego Bay, and especially at the Charles Gordon Market, have been paying off. "We have been able to build 154 new stalls for vendors at the Charles Gordon Market, and in keeping with our mandate to take back the streets around that facility, we have seen significant improvements".
Christmas treats for 5,000 kids
In a move aimed at bringing bringing Christmas cheer to at least 5,000 children and 500 elderly across St James, the municipal corporation said it will be holding treats in all the constituencies, starting tomorrow.
Today's treats will take place in Central St James at the Farm Heights Community Centre, and in North West St James at the Flanker playing field.
On Thursday, treats will be held in East Central St James at the John Rollins Success Primary School, Adelphi Primary School and at the Spring Mount Basic School, while on Sunday, December 24, it will be the turn of South St James will have its treat at the Montpellier Showground on Sunday. West Central St James' treat will also be held on Sunday. It will take place at the Catherine Hall Stadium.
13-y-o girl missing
Anna-Kay Powell, a 13-year-old girl of Grange Pen, Lilliput in St James, has been missing since December 3.
She is of dark complexion, medium build and 5 feet 6 inches tall. Reports from the Barrett Town Police are that about 12 p.m., Anna-Kay was seen at the Falmouth Market in Trelawny dressed in a black undershirt, black shorts and a pair of blue slippers.
Anyone knowing her whereabouts is being asked to contact the Barrett Town police at 953-7899, 119 or Hear the Children's Cry at 929-0431, 294-8124, 294-8124, 294-8125.