Monthly Archives: October 2021

Communities off Maxfield Avenue are anxious following the deaths of two people in separate instances.

Politricks Watch

Warning: There are graphic pictures in this article. On Thursday, at least two men were killed in two different events in a neighborhood off Maxfield Avenue (October 14). According to reports, an unnamed male was shot and killed along Texton Road at 3:30 p.m. While police were responding to the scene, they were greeted with […]

Reputed gang leader Christopher ‘Dog Paw’ Linton shot dead

Christopher ‘Dog Paw’ Linton, the purported head of the Dog Paw Gang, has been killed. According to reports, Linton, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail in 2013 on counts of shooting with intent and unlawful possession of a handgun and was released in April when his conviction was reversed in the Court of […]

Pfizer firestorm

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Dunstan Bryan defended the health and wellness ministry’s decision to administer Pfizer vaccine doses to adults yesterday, despite criticism that it may have jeopardized the State’s intention to prioritize vaccination of children aged 12 to 18, as part of a push to reopen schools for face-to-face instruction. Even as Bryan, the ministry’s chief accountable officer, […]

POVERTY WILL GET WORSE

BOJ gets more criticism for ‘unjustified’ interest rate hike The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) yesterday slammed the central bank’s decision to raise deposit interest rates by one percentage point, calling it “misguided” and claiming that it will undermine the economy and drive the poorest Jamaicans farther into poverty. “A move of this nature […]

Klansman trial adjourned again as defendants undergo COVID tests

The trial of the 33 alleged members of the Klansman gang from St Catherine was postponed again on Monday as the court awaits COVID-19 test results for two defendants. The findings are likely to be released on Tuesday when the trial resumes. The two defendants, Andre Golding and Owen Ormsby were absent when the case […]

Holness to unvaccinated persons: You will eventually be ‘on your own’

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has cautioned that unvaccinated people should not expect the government to prioritize bed spaces for them in hospitals if they contract COVID-19 in the future. He also emphasized that once the island has achieved a sufficient level of COVID-19 immunization, personal “responsibility” will be critical if virus protection procedures are loosened. […]