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January 16, 2018
After complaining to THE STAR about the state of the road in Content Gardens, St Ann, due to a broken water main, residents say representatives of the National Water Commission came by and fixed the problem late last week.

NWC fixes broken main

Residents of Content Gardens in Ocho Rios are commending The STAR for highlighting a broken water main in the community, which they say forced the National Water Commission (NWC) to quickly fix the problem.

One resident told THE STAR that after the problem was

highlighted in Thursday's publication, the NWC team turned up later shortly after.

Police seek witness

Detectives assigned to the Spanish Town Police Station are seeking the public's assistance in locating a witness who is vital to a case currently before the St Catherine Parish Court.

She is Janice Donaldson, whose last known address is Kent Village, Bog Walk, St Catherine.

She is scheduled to appear before the court on Tuesday, February 27.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Janice Donaldson is being asked to contact the Spanish Town Police at 984-2305, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

Some bottled beverages unsafe - Health Department

The North-East Regional Health Authority is advising the public to avoid purchasing or consuming coconut water, sorrel juice, and other juices labelled 'Portland's Best' and bottled at 'Long Bay, Portland' as the Portland Health Department has found these products to be unsafe for consumption.

The health department has carried out a series of inspections at the processing establishment and testing of the products and has found breaches that could compromise the health of the public.

The health department has closed the establishment.

Additionally, the public is reminded to purchase and consume food products from only establishments certified by the health department.

For further information, please contact the Portland health department at 993-2646/993-2647.

Woman bites man's lip

A woman who bit a man on his lower lip will have to stand trial after she told the Kingston and St Andrew parish court that she committed the act in self-defence.

Charged with assault is Loretta Dunn.

When the matter was called up on Friday, Dunn entered a guilty plea but said, "Your Honour, he was the one who attacked me and pull me up to him and the only thing I could do was bite him on his lip."

Parish judge Vaughn Smith told Dunn that self-defence is a plea of not guilty. The complainant was not present.

The trial is set for February 8.

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