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Visitors flood Ja for carnival
More than 50,000 tourists visited Jamaica in the first week of April, which tourism minister Edmund Bartlett said is linked to the island's carnival celebrations.
"Carnival in Jamaica is a marketable product on the calendar of events that attracts thousands of visitors to our island. This is why we have invested so heavily in the event and increased promotion globally through the Jamaica Tourist Board," Bartlett said.
"I am so happy that a whopping 51,384 visitors chose to come to Jamaica to partake in this very important festivity, making it, undoubtedly, one of the strongest weeks in arrivals so far in 2018," he added.
Carnival in Jamaica is the initiative used as the umbrella brand for all carnival activities during the peak period of March 31 to April 8.
Bunting grants imunity to soldiers who allegedly killed Keith Clarke
The soldiers who allegedly shot and killed Keith Clarke at his St Andrew home in 2010 were granted immunity from prosecution by then Minister of National Security Peter Bunting.
Attorney-at-law Paul Beswick made the disclosure in the Home Circuit Court as the trial of the three soldiers was set to get under way yesterday.
"I hereby certify that the actions of JDF Corporal Odel Buckley on May 27, 2010 between the hours of 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 18 Kirkland Close, Red Hills, St Andrew, which may have contributed to or caused the death of Keith Clarke, were done in good faith in the exercise of his functions as a member of the security forces for public safety," Beswick said, reading from one of the three immunity certificates.
He said that there were similar certificates for the other two accused soldiers, Arnold Henry and Greg Tingling.
Man charged with stealing phones at carnival road march
A Manchester man was charged with three counts of larceny after he allegedly stole cellular phones and jewellery from persons who attended the Carnival Road March across the Corporate Area on Sunday.
The man, Jamar Myrie, of Kirkview Terrace, Ingleside, Manchester, was held with five cellular phones and items of jewellery, which are believed to be stolen property.
Three persons have so far turned up at the Half-Way Tree Police Sation to identify the cellular phones.