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Senior RM Ruby Walcott is Dead at 85

Former attorney-at-law and Senior Resident Magistrate, Ruby Walcott is dead.

Ms. Walcott is understood to have died at the Tony Thwaites Wing of the University Hospital of the West Indies, about 5-this morning.

It’s understood she had suffered a stroke some time ago.

Ms. Walcott celebrated her 85th birthday on July 12.

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Corporate Area Woman Jailed

A corporate area woman was this morning ordered jailed by Senior Resident Magistrate Georgianna Fraser, after she changed her story that her partner had beaten her savagely with a broom.

The woman stood near to the dock where the accused man was facing RM Fraser.

Details of the complaint made by the...Read More »


National Drought Plan Activated

As the country faces one of its worst droughts on record, the National Drought Management Plan has been activated.

The decision to activate the plan came out of a meeting yesterday of the National Drought Committee.

Preliminary figures for June indicate that Jamaica received only 30 per cent of its normal rainfall.

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AUDIO: Gov't Insists the Drought Will Not Cause a Food Crisis

Acting Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier is assuring Jamaicans that there is and will be no shortage of food as a result of this year’s prolonged drought.

Speaking at a press briefing which ended moments ago, Minister Kellier says there’s no food crisis.

Environmental Mismanagement Responsible for Increase in Bush Fires, Environmentalist

Environmentalist Peter Espeut says the recent increase in the number of bush fires and the drought currently crippling the country, are the consequences of decades of environmental mismanagement.

Mr. Espeut says the fire in Jack’s Hill, St. Andrew on the weekend is yet another example of the importance of proper environmental...Read More »


Portland Disposal Site on Fire

The National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, says a section of the Doctor’s Wood Disposal Site in Buff Bay, Portland is on fire.

In a statement last this morning the NSWMA says the area has been isolated and its response team along with fire fighters are working hard to extinguish the...Read More »


EXCLUSIVE: School Boy Richie's Indictment Documents

Prominent former Jamaican police corporal, Errol Richards is in custody in the United States.

Richards, who’s also called ‘School Boy Richie’, is facing drug related charges.
He was taken into custody by US law enforcement on June 14, 2014.

Nationwide News understands that Richards, 50, was taken into custody by federal police...Read More »


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