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Communities in Trelawny get piped water

Residents of several communities in Trelawny now have piped water following the commissioning of a new water supply system. The National Water Commission (NWC) says that the 'Wakefield to Bunkers Hill Pipeline Replacement Project...
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Communities in Trelawny get piped water

Residents of several communities in Trelawny now have piped water following the commissioning of a new water supply system. The National Water Commission (NWC) says that the 'Wakefield to Bunkers Hill Pipeline Replacement Project...

Corbyn pushes back against Wednesday's deportation flight to Jamaica

Former British Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has written to the United Kingdom's secretary of state, Priti Patel, calling for her to adopt a humane approach over the deportation of several men ...
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Corbyn pushes back against Wednesday's deportation flight to Jamaica

Former British Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has written to the United Kingdom's secretary of state, Priti Patel, calling for her to adopt a humane approach over the deportation of several men ...

Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the...
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Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the...

Trinidad launches new initiative to lure tourists

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 30, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago on Monday launched a new initiative aimed at luring tourists to the twin-island republic. Speaking at the launch of the destination Trinidad website, 'Visit Trinidad',...
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Trinidad launches new initiative to lure tourists

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 30, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago on Monday launched a new initiative aimed at luring tourists to the twin-island republic. Speaking at the launch of the destination Trinidad website, 'Visit Trinidad',...

6-day old baby dies from COVID-19 in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 30, CMC – The Caribbean recorded its youngest ever death from COVID-19, after a six-day old baby died of the virus in Guyana.  Guyana's Ministry of Health said that two deaths were recorded over the...
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6-day old baby dies from COVID-19 in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 30, CMC – The Caribbean recorded its youngest ever death from COVID-19, after a six-day old baby died of the virus in Guyana.  Guyana's Ministry of Health said that two deaths were recorded over the...

Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to...
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Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to...

1 more COVID-19 death, 54 new cases

Jamaica on Sunday recorded one more COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 257. The deceased is an 87-year-old female from Westmoreland, whose death was previously under investigation. One other fatality is being probed, pushing that figure to...
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1 more COVID-19 death, 54 new cases

Jamaica on Sunday recorded one more COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 257. The deceased is an 87-year-old female from Westmoreland, whose death was previously under investigation. One other fatality is being probed, pushing that figure to...

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what’s expected to be a return to a...
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Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what’s expected to be a return to a...

San Diego police sued for wrongful death of Jamaican

The family of Oral Nunis Sr, a Jamaican man who died in the custody of the Chula Vista police, has sued the San Diego city government and the police department for what they are alleging is his wrongful death at the hands of officers. The four...
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San Diego police sued for wrongful death of Jamaican

The family of Oral Nunis Sr, a Jamaican man who died in the custody of the Chula Vista police, has sued the San Diego city government and the police department for what they are alleging is his wrongful death at the hands of officers. The four...

Norris thirsts for improved water supply

Residents of Norris in St Thomas are voicing their frustration with the inconsistent or negligible supply of water to the eastern Jamaica community, a grouse they say dates back more than 20 years. They say they have not been benefiting from a...
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Norris thirsts for improved water supply

Residents of Norris in St Thomas are voicing their frustration with the inconsistent or negligible supply of water to the eastern Jamaica community, a grouse they say dates back more than 20 years. They say they have not been benefiting from a...

Fund launched to support women business owners affected by COVID

A fund has been launched to support female business owners affected by the continuing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The partner plan-like facility called the Win-Win Partner Fund, has been ...
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Fund launched to support women business owners affected by COVID

A fund has been launched to support female business owners affected by the continuing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The partner plan-like facility called the Win-Win Partner Fund, has been ...

Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

(AP)- Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen while they were harvesting crops in Nigeria’s northern Borno State, officials said. The attack was staged yesterday in a rice...
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Suspected extremists kill at least 40 farmers in Nigeria

(AP)- Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen while they were harvesting crops in Nigeria’s northern Borno State, officials said. The attack was staged yesterday in a rice...

Campbell elected PNP gen-sec, Paulwell voted chairman

Dr Dayton Campbell and Phillip Paulwell were, this afternoon, elected general-secretary and chairman respectively of the People's National Party (PNP).  Two hundred and eighty-six of 336 members of the National Executive...
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Campbell elected PNP gen-sec, Paulwell voted chairman

Dr Dayton Campbell and Phillip Paulwell were, this afternoon, elected general-secretary and chairman respectively of the People's National Party (PNP).  Two hundred and eighty-six of 336 members of the National Executive...

More than 150 Venezuelans deported from Trinidad; court halts deportation of 19 others

(CMC)- Trinidad and Tobago says it has deported 160 Venezuelans who had illegally entered the country, even as a High Court judge stopped the immediate deportation of 19 others to the South American state. In a statement last night, the...
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More than 150 Venezuelans deported from Trinidad; court halts deportation of 19 others

(CMC)- Trinidad and Tobago says it has deported 160 Venezuelans who had illegally entered the country, even as a High Court judge stopped the immediate deportation of 19 others to the South American state. In a statement last night, the...

PNP NEC underway, as party prepares to elect new chairman, general secretary

The first meeting of the People’s National Party's (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC), since the November 7 presidential election, is underway at Jamaica College in St Andrew. The NEC is the PNP’s highest decision-making body...
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PNP NEC underway, as party prepares to elect new chairman, general secretary

The first meeting of the People’s National Party's (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC), since the November 7 presidential election, is underway at Jamaica College in St Andrew. The NEC is the PNP’s highest decision-making body...

COVID claims five more lives

COVID-19 claimed five more lives in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reports, increasing fatalities from the infectious disease to 256.  Three of the dead are from Kingston and St Andrew. They are: a 66-...
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COVID claims five more lives

COVID-19 claimed five more lives in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reports, increasing fatalities from the infectious disease to 256.  Three of the dead are from Kingston and St Andrew. They are: a 66-...

US$10 million drug bust in Caribbean waters; Dom Rep nationals arrested

(CMC)- The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the US Coast Guard recently interdicted a “yola” type wooden vessel transporting 816 pounds (370 kilogrammes) of cocaine in...
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US$10 million drug bust in Caribbean waters; Dom Rep nationals arrested

(CMC)- The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the US Coast Guard recently interdicted a “yola” type wooden vessel transporting 816 pounds (370 kilogrammes) of cocaine in...

Hanna resurfaces in St Ann South Eastern

South East St Ann Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna returned to work last Tuesday after reportedly going on leave. Her unexplained absence had given rise to speculation among her constituents that she might be giving up politics – or at least the...
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Hanna resurfaces in St Ann South Eastern

South East St Ann Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna returned to work last Tuesday after reportedly going on leave. Her unexplained absence had given rise to speculation among her constituents that she might be giving up politics – or at least the...

Between the devil and the deep blue sea - Stressed J’can cruise workers face tough decisions amid lingering uncertainty

With no indication as to when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will give the green light for cruise activity to return to US waters and an expectation that COVID-19 protocols will reduce the number of guests on each voyage,...
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Between the devil and the deep blue sea - Stressed J’can cruise workers face tough decisions amid lingering uncertainty

With no indication as to when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will give the green light for cruise activity to return to US waters and an expectation that COVID-19 protocols will reduce the number of guests on each voyage,...

‘Justice is not for old people,’ bemoans senior citizen

The 10-year journey for a senior citizen to get her case decided by the Supreme Court is far from over. All 72-year-old Doril Barclay is seeking is for the court to hear the case she has brought for restoration of the right of way to her home in...
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‘Justice is not for old people,’ bemoans senior citizen

The 10-year journey for a senior citizen to get her case decided by the Supreme Court is far from over. All 72-year-old Doril Barclay is seeking is for the court to hear the case she has brought for restoration of the right of way to her home in...

One Stiletto at a Time … Empowered breast cancer survivors stepping out with confidence

WESTERN BUREAU: With the aim to make women who are victims feel beautiful, empowered and relevant as they tell their stories on their feet, celebrity shoe stylist Erica M (Erica Mitchell) is giving three breast cancer survivors custom-made shoes...
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One Stiletto at a Time … Empowered breast cancer survivors stepping out with confidence

WESTERN BUREAU: With the aim to make women who are victims feel beautiful, empowered and relevant as they tell their stories on their feet, celebrity shoe stylist Erica M (Erica Mitchell) is giving three breast cancer survivors custom-made shoes...

Some Portmore residents object to parish push … Call on Government to focus on infrastructure development

A number of residents in Portmore, St Catherine, are objecting to the revised push by the Andrew Holness administration to make the municipality Jamaica’s 15th parish. The Sunday Gleaner visited several communities in the Sunshine City to hear the...
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Some Portmore residents object to parish push … Call on Government to focus on infrastructure development

A number of residents in Portmore, St Catherine, are objecting to the revised push by the Andrew Holness administration to make the municipality Jamaica’s 15th parish. The Sunday Gleaner visited several communities in the Sunshine City to hear the...

Bodies found along Dyke Road, Portmore

Investigators are now along the Dyke Road in Portmore, St Catherine, where two bodies were found about 9:27 this morning.  The police say a passerby stumbled upon the bodies, which were wrapped in plastic. The identities of the...
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Bodies found along Dyke Road, Portmore

Investigators are now along the Dyke Road in Portmore, St Catherine, where two bodies were found about 9:27 this morning.  The police say a passerby stumbled upon the bodies, which were wrapped in plastic. The identities of the...

Update| Third person being questioned in connection with businesswoman's murder

The police are questioning a third person in relation to the murder of Manchester businesswoman, Marcia Chin-Yoo.  The 63-year-old was found stabbed to death in her car in Ingleside, Mandeville on Thursday night.  Police reported that two...
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Update| Third person being questioned in connection with businesswoman's murder

The police are questioning a third person in relation to the murder of Manchester businesswoman, Marcia Chin-Yoo.  The 63-year-old was found stabbed to death in her car in Ingleside, Mandeville on Thursday night.  Police reported that two...

St. Lucia extends COVID protocols to December 14

(CMC)- The St. Lucia government has extended, until December 14, the protocols aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 that has killed two people and infected nearly 250. Following a meeting of the National Emergency Management Advisory...
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St. Lucia extends COVID protocols to December 14

(CMC)- The St. Lucia government has extended, until December 14, the protocols aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 that has killed two people and infected nearly 250. Following a meeting of the National Emergency Management Advisory...

NWA to repair malfunctioning stoplights in St James

The National Works Agency (NWA) says three traffic signals in Montego Bay, St. James have been malfunctioning and works to repair the lights will be undertaken shortly Community Relations Officer at the NWA, Janel Ricketts, says that...
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NWA to repair malfunctioning stoplights in St James

The National Works Agency (NWA) says three traffic signals in Montego Bay, St. James have been malfunctioning and works to repair the lights will be undertaken shortly Community Relations Officer at the NWA, Janel Ricketts, says that...

NWC conducting emergency repairs in St Andrew, St Catherine

Several communities in St Andrew are now experiencing a disruption in their water supply due to a broken main along Long Lane, Upper Constant Spring.  The National Water Commission (NWC) says the affected communities have been...
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NWC conducting emergency repairs in St Andrew, St Catherine

Several communities in St Andrew are now experiencing a disruption in their water supply due to a broken main along Long Lane, Upper Constant Spring.  The National Water Commission (NWC) says the affected communities have been...

Celebrities join campaign to stop December deportation of Jamaicans from Britain

Eighty-two black public figures in Britain, including celebrities, have joined the protest to stop the deportation of some 50 people to Jamaica, Al Jazeera reports.  The plane is schedule to leave the United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 2....
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Celebrities join campaign to stop December deportation of Jamaicans from Britain

Eighty-two black public figures in Britain, including celebrities, have joined the protest to stop the deportation of some 50 people to Jamaica, Al Jazeera reports.  The plane is schedule to leave the United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 2....

One more COVID death; 32 fatalities being investigated

A 58 year-old woman from Clarendon is the latest person to have succumbed to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.  In it's clinical summary management summary for Friday, November 27, the ministry said her death had...
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One more COVID death; 32 fatalities being investigated

A 58 year-old woman from Clarendon is the latest person to have succumbed to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.  In it's clinical summary management summary for Friday, November 27, the ministry said her death had...

JLP to name caretaker for Fellowship division in Portland

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is expected to name a caretaker for the Fellowship division of the Rio Grande Valley in Portland Eastern, in the wake of the recent passing of Irvin ‘Louie’ Brown, who died recently from complications associated with...
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JLP to name caretaker for Fellowship division in Portland

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is expected to name a caretaker for the Fellowship division of the Rio Grande Valley in Portland Eastern, in the wake of the recent passing of Irvin ‘Louie’ Brown, who died recently from complications associated with...

Children of Parade Gardens plead for peace during Christmas

The children of Parade Gardens in Central Kingston have added their voices to the cries by some adults for the warring factions in the community to halt the violence as the Christmas season approaches. One teenager’s wish for the holidays is a...
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Children of Parade Gardens plead for peace during Christmas

The children of Parade Gardens in Central Kingston have added their voices to the cries by some adults for the warring factions in the community to halt the violence as the Christmas season approaches. One teenager’s wish for the holidays is a...

Jamaican couple launches project to help black graduates

Black university and college graduates who struggle to find internship opportunities, mentors, or employment in major corporate companies across Canada will now receive support through an initiative launched last month by two entrepreneurs – Wayne...
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Jamaican couple launches project to help black graduates

Black university and college graduates who struggle to find internship opportunities, mentors, or employment in major corporate companies across Canada will now receive support through an initiative launched last month by two entrepreneurs – Wayne...

‘I can achieve anything’ - Saskia Allen turns grief into purpose

Being selected as one of four national champions in the 2020 NCB Foundation Scholarships and Grants Programme came as a shock to 20-year-old Saskia Allen but certainly a welcome reprieve from what has been a difficult few years. In December 2018,...
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‘I can achieve anything’ - Saskia Allen turns grief into purpose

Being selected as one of four national champions in the 2020 NCB Foundation Scholarships and Grants Programme came as a shock to 20-year-old Saskia Allen but certainly a welcome reprieve from what has been a difficult few years. In December 2018,...

Brazilians assist Yvonne Sterling - Veteran singer grateful for donations as she settles in new home

Brazilian fans, led by disc jockey DJ Waldiney, as well as Jamaican entertainers Little Lenny and Richie Stephens, have made good on their promise to assist veteran singer Yvonne Sterling, who is facing multiple challenges. On Wednesday, Sterling’s...
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Brazilians assist Yvonne Sterling - Veteran singer grateful for donations as she settles in new home

Brazilian fans, led by disc jockey DJ Waldiney, as well as Jamaican entertainers Little Lenny and Richie Stephens, have made good on their promise to assist veteran singer Yvonne Sterling, who is facing multiple challenges. On Wednesday, Sterling’s...

Former education minister arrested and charged

ST JOHN’S (CMC): Information Minister Melford Nicholson yesterday announced that Michael Browne, 44 – the legislator who resigned as education minister on Wednesday – has been arrested and charged. The information minister did not state the nature...
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Former education minister arrested and charged

ST JOHN’S (CMC): Information Minister Melford Nicholson yesterday announced that Michael Browne, 44 – the legislator who resigned as education minister on Wednesday – has been arrested and charged. The information minister did not state the nature...