All set for World Blood Donor Day | News

The Fairview Shopping Centre in Montego Bay is among the locations to be used on Thursday by the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) as it carries out World Blood Donor Day collections. The NBTS is imploring all eligible individuals to support the day, with the theme for this year’s observance being ‘Be There for Someone Else. Give Blood. Share Life’. World Blood Donor Day is recognised as a day to honour voluntary blood donors for their generosity and sacrifice as well as raise awareness surrounding the need for regular donations…

Councillor wants Lacovia Bridge fixed | News

Christopher Williams, councillor for the Santa Cruz Division, has called for the rails on the Lacovia bridge to be repaired. “I would like the National Works Agency to carry out immediate work to have the dislodged sections of the rails replaced without delay,” Williams said. The bridge’s security rains were knocked off several years ago as a result of a motor vehicle accident. “I thought that when the contract to rehabilitate the Gutter to Tombstone road segment, the replacement of the rails was part of the works to be done,”…

Ministry of Health investigates alleged dengue death | News

The Ministry of Health is reporting that there has been one presumed dengue-related death which occurred in 2018. This classification is based on a positive Antibody Blood Test (IgM) in respect of one person who died. Confirmation is only made with a positive dengue PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test which in this instance was negative. In a release, the Ministry said that up to yesterday, it had received a total of six notifications of possible dengue-related deaths. In addition to the case mentioned above, the Ministry said two other deaths…

Vendor fined for calling cop b-man | News

A jerk chicken vendor who admitted to calling a cop a b-man paid for his loose tongue when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last week. Oliver Madourie pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, using indecent language, and failing to close his establishment under the terms of the ongoing state of public emergency in St James. Parish judge Sandria Wong-Small sentenced him to 30 days’ imprisonment for failing to close his establishment under the state of emergency. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 or spend…

No sight, lots of ambition – Visually impaired gospel artiste wants help to make dream come true | News

Visually impaired gospel artiste wants help to make dream come true Courtney Cooke has been visually impaired for almost 20 years, but, according to him, that is no excuse to miss the opportunities that life gives you. When he lost his sight at 17 years old, it was a devastating time for him, but he did not allow it to be his downfall. “I got hit in one eye, and it affected the other. When I finally got the money to go and look about it, the doctors told me…

Trelawny cops seek witnesses for court | News

June 12, 2018 Detectives assigned to the Falmouth Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are seeking the public’s assistance in locating three witnesses who are vital to a case that is currently before the Western Regional Gun Court. They are Niccoy Dove, Javar Dixon, and Anthony Dixon all of Hague Settlement, Hague in Trelawny. They are scheduled to appear before the court tomorrow. Anyone knowing their whereabouts is being asked to contact the Falmouth CIB at 954-3073, the nearest police station, or police 119 emergency number. Source link

‘English’ back behind bars – Cops capture alleged gangster seize illegal firearm | News

Answorth ‘English’ Lawrence, an alleged top-tier member of the Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland-based Dexter Street gang, is back behind bars after he was reportedly held with an illegal firearm during a joint police/military operation last Saturday night in the volatile Russia community. Interestingly, Lawrence was out on bail for a similar offence at the time he was held. He had reportedly breached the condition of his bail and was being sought by the police when he was accosted and searched last Saturday night. The weapon, a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol,…

Law backs in-form Powell to strike it big | Sports

CMC: West Indies head coach, Stuart Law, expects stylish left-hander Kieran Powell to convert one of his many starts into a hundred very soon. The 28-year-old has endured a frustrating run since his return to the Test scene last year, following a three-year self-imposed break, getting a number of decent starts but managing just three half-centuries. Powell looked set to break the jinx in the opening Test against Sri Lanka, but fell agonising short of three figures on 88 in the second innings. “It’s just a shame he got out…

Wife wants divorce after oral sex demand | News

Although May Brown* has been separated from her husband for 19 years, she desperately wants the world to know that they are no longer together although she hasn’t officially started the divorce process. Having endured years of physical and verbal abuse, Palmer said she decided to walk away from the relationship when he tried to force her to give him a ‘blowjob’. “One night him come in and want to have sex and he wanted me to … and he hold my two hands on the bed and bring up…

Top shooter – Coaches predict Golden Boot winners | Sports

There appears to be a consensus among coaches in western Jamaica that a Brazilian will walk away from the 2018 wWorld Cup with the Golden Boot award. No Brazilian has won the award since 2002 when Ronaldo emerged the league’s top marksman. Since then, Miroslav Klose (Germany, 2006), Thomas Muller (Germany, 2010) and James Rodriguez (Colombia, 2014) have won the award. Here are the views of the region’s top coaches about who will be the top shooter in Russia. Dr Dean Weatherly Coach of Cornwall College DaCosta Cup team (2016…