Govt puts hold on JUTC fare increase

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Government has put a hold in the implementation of a fare increase for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) OBSERVER ONLINE has learned. The decision follows a meeting this morning between Transport Minister Omar Davies and stakeholders in the transport sector. The increase ... Read more


St Elizabeth teen accused killing stepfather, remanded

Wednesday, July 04, 2012 | 5:01 PM    

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SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Rohan Cuff who has been accused of murdering his stepfather in Leeds District, St Elizabeth, was remanded in custody when he appeared before the Resident Magistrate's Court in Santa Cruz today.

It is alleged that the teen used a machete to chop Cyril Kessley several times, killing him on the spot.

His attorney Yushaine Morgan yesterday recommended that his client receive psychiatric assessment and Resident Magistrate Sonya Wint Blair agreed and ordered that Cuff see a psychiatrist.

This did not go over well with Cuff however who protested the order, "Ma'am, me no mad you know!"

The matter is set for mention in the Children's Court on Friday July 20.



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