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January 29, 2018
Contributed Jamaica Defence Force soldiers carry out Vehicle Check Point operations in St James in January.

Revised time for business in St James

Residents in St James are being advised that a revised time schedule has been put in place for businesses in the parish. 

The new closing hours are as follows: clubs and fast-food restaurants - 2 a.m.; places that operate with a tavern licence – 10 p.m.; service stations – 11 p.m. and supermarkets/grocery shops/stores – 8 p.m.

The public is urged to give the security forces their full cooperation and to observe strict compliance to these new closing hours.

AK-47, ammunition seized

One AK47 and several rounds of ammunition were seized during joint police/military operations in Salt Spring, St James on Saturday.

Reports are that about 1:40 p.m., lawmen carried out a search of an open lot where the weapon, along with 36 rounds of ammunition, was seized. No arrest was made in connection with the find.


16-year-old taken into custody for firearm


One man and a 16-year-old female were taken into custody in relation to the seizure of a firearm and one round of ammunition in Rocky Point, Clarendon on Saturday.

Reports are that about 7:45 a.m., lawmen carried out an operation a premises where a .38 revolver and a .38 cartridge were found.

Dazel Bailey, 24, of Rocky Point and the teenager were subsequently arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.


Prime minister wants solar lights to replace open flames


Prime Minister Andrew Holness has asked the Ministry of Science Technology and Energy to fast-track a program to replace open flame light sources in homes with solar lights

Holness' revelation comes after a deadly fire in his constituency on Friday night which claimed the lives of three toddlers.

The programme would focus on home in vulnerable rural and inner-city communities.


Man sentenced for breaching the Litter Act

A St Catherine man was sentenced in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for breaches of the Litter Act on Friday.

He is Lincill Muschette of Waverly Close, Portmore Country Club in St Catherine.

Reports are that on December 22, 2017 about 8 p.m., Muschette was seen urinating on a section of the wall at the City Centre Police Station, when was accosted by the police then later charged for breaches of the Litter Act.

He was sentenced to 60 hours community service when he appeared in court. During his service hours, he is to disinfect and wash the walls of the station.

The police are reminding persons to utilise proper facilities to dispose of waste.



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