St Ann

Reputed gangster gets 50 months in prison for accidental death of teenager

The convict is 25 year-old Kevin Rattigan, who is from Lime Hall in the parish.

Rattigan and Rushed Moss, who have been labelled by the police as members of the 'After Dark' gang operating in Lime Hall, were charged with the death of 16-year-old Maurice Cox, also of Lime Hall, on May 29, 2015.

Body of teacher found with gunshot wounds

The deceased has been identified as 39-year-old Kanijah Howell of Linstead, St Catherine.

Reports are that family members reported Howell missing on Friday afternoon after failing to get in contact with him.

Decomposed body believed to be of a woman found in ditch in St Ann

Initial reports are that a resident discovered the decomposed body in a ditch along the roadway and later summoned the police.

The St Ann police have since confirmed that the body was found along with several pieces of female clothing.

Driver to be tried on Wednesday for eight/nine-death crash in St Ann

  Martin Clarke recently appeared in the St Ann Circuit Court charged with eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving and had his trial rescheduled for February 15.

The crash which involved two mini buses which plied the Ocho Rios to Brown’s Town route, claimed the lives of eight persons, including the driver of one of the buses, shortly after the collision. A ninth victim of the crash died in hospital some months later.

Clarke, who was the driver of the other bus, was subsequently charged by the police.

Vendors protest over demolition of stalls in Ocho Rios

They staged a protest at the market, blocking entry to the facility in the process.

They demanded to speak with St Ann’s Bay Mayor, Michael Belnavism who up to late in the afternoon, did not show up, and neither did Ian Isaacs, the Chairman of the Commercial Services Committee of the St Ann Municipal Corporation.

The vendors complained of having occupied the area for over 17 years without incident, before being surprised by the demolition exercise.

They said no discussion was had with them on the matter prior to the demolition

Partially decomposed body of St Ann man found at house

The deceased man has been identified as 41-year-old Al Taylor, otherwise called Gary, of Salt Water, Hermitage in Claremont, St Ann.

Reports from the Claremont police are that on Thursday, at about 9 a.m., residents went to check on Taylor, who they had last seen a week ago on February 2.

Karisma Hotels prepares to break ground on St Ann development

Set to become a new standard in the travel industry in Jamaica, Sugar Cane Jamaica is the most ambitious development in the island’s history, representing a US$1 billion investment in 10 hotels, with 5,000 rooms, to be constructed over the next decade.  

Karisma Hotels & Resorts plans to open the first all-inclusive Margaritaville in the Caribbean to create a unique experience at the Sugar Cane Jamaica property. 

A new Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Jamaica in currently under construction in Negril.

Man who was shot by bus driver at Ocho Rios gas station dies

The deceased is 23-year-old Andre Sinclair.

Sinclair succumbed to a gunshot wound to the neck on January 24, two days after being shot.

As a result, a file is being prepared to be submitted to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), for a ruling on the matter.

Sinclair, who was reportedly employed as a liaison person between the customers and the pump attendants at the gas station located in the heart of Ocho Rios, had earlier been described as a ‘loader man’, which was disputed by his family and friends.

St Ann bearer robbed of over $1 million, shot

The bearer was also shot during the robbery and has been hospitalised.

Reports are that at about 9 am, the bearer was transporting more than $1 million from Discovery Bay to a bank in St Ann's Bay in the parish.     

TPDCo signs MOU with Edna Manley College to establish Craft Development Institute

The signing, which took place during the press launch of the expanded Spruce Up Jamaica programme, is significant as the institute will be the first of its kind in the country. 

The MOU outlines in detail, the role the entities will play in the development and management of the craft institute. TPDCo will play a major role in the project as they will execute the development of the CDI, as well as all the activities directly related to the Spruce Up Jamaica programme on a day-to-day basis.