Tag: Montego Bay

Of Paradise Lost

“You need a new picture,” asserts the soft-spoken Chinese Ambassador Tian Qi, in the presence of a photograph of Ruel Reid, the embattled former education minister, hanging in the boardroom of the Montego Bay Community College (MBCC). That was not the remark of a careless diplomatic. It was a command made by a self-confident, powerful and secure diplomat who came to Montego Bay with a diplomatic pouch containing a demand of the Jamaican state to ‘protect the interest of our Chinese nationals’. This message marks the beginning of a new diplomatic relationship between Jamaica and the new imperialist on the block. The Chinese have arrived!

Cop shot up

A police constable is now in serious but stable condition in hospital, following a brazen gun attack on him on Sunday at Hendon, Norwood in Montego Bay, St. James, while one of the alleged attackers is now in police custody as crime fighters struggle to piece together the circumstances which could have led to the attack on the lawman. 

St. James in fear

Davis, who is a former crime sleuth and one of the early voices in opposition to the State of Public Emergency being removed earlier this year, recalled that, “a number of us in this parish agreed that the State of Emergency that was declared in January 18, 2018 was necessary and so, the people of St. James supported it.”

5 Deaths, 1 Day

The murder of a prostitute; an armed, military-like robbery which left two men dead, and the shooting deaths of two other men, all within 24 hours in the again crime-ridden St. James, have left citizens of the parish on edge, fearing that the worst is yet to come.

55m dollar blaze

The fire, for which the cause is yet to be determined, destroyed John John’s Auto, a section of Duggie’s Meat Mart, and completely gutted a house that was to the rear of the meat shop. Though reports are that no one was injured in the massive inferno, four persons were left homeless as a result of it.

Murders stain the West

Barrington Flemming - Staff Reporter The bloody start to the New Year in Western Jamaica continues to challenge crime-fighters,...

Fatal friendship

“The one who later killed him,” a tear-choked Stennett said, “I remembered his name because my son spoke about him to me before – that he had been going through some challenges at home or something like that.”

Mayor wants emergency response centres

Sashane Shakes - Staff Reporter Plans to improve rural St. James are in the pipes as Mayor of Montego Bay, Homer Davis, is calling for...

Time’s up ‘Killy Killy’

Barrington Flemming - Staff Reporter “We are going to get you Killy Killy” - words of a passionate Prime Minister Andrew Holness, as he declared...

Montego Bay has a New Junior Mayor

Eighteen-year-old Montego Bay Community College student Sandrine Morris is the new Junior Mayor of Montego Bay. Ms. Morris, who is a second year Arts student,...