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Government to develop comprehensive electric car import policy

The need for a comprehensive policy on the importation and use of electric vehicles, including their incorporation into the country’s public-transportation system, is impatient of implementation since it is obviously a big part of the future,...
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Government to develop comprehensive electric car import policy

The need for a comprehensive policy on the importation and use of electric vehicles, including their incorporation into the country’s public-transportation system, is impatient of implementation since it is obviously a big part of the future,...

Russell Lane men fete mothers

THE MEN from the Russell Lane community of Palmer’s Cross feted 15 mothers on Sunday. Marshalee Hinds, president of the Citizens’ Association and one of the mothers who was treated on Sunday, shared with The Gleaner that it is not the first time...
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Russell Lane men fete mothers

THE MEN from the Russell Lane community of Palmer’s Cross feted 15 mothers on Sunday. Marshalee Hinds, president of the Citizens’ Association and one of the mothers who was treated on Sunday, shared with The Gleaner that it is not the first time...

Growth & Jobs | Local tech company set to lift banking technology in LAC, Africa

MC Systems, the technology member company of The Jamaica National Group, has acquired a world-leading core banking platform, built with trusted Microsoft technology, to enhance their suite of financial services in the Caribbean, Latin America and...
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Growth & Jobs | Local tech company set to lift banking technology in LAC, Africa

MC Systems, the technology member company of The Jamaica National Group, has acquired a world-leading core banking platform, built with trusted Microsoft technology, to enhance their suite of financial services in the Caribbean, Latin America and...

Growth & Jobs | Action conservation strategies in construction industry - JN Foundation

IN A bid to promote climate resilience among local residential and commercial industries, the JN Foundation has launched its upcoming Climate Change, Sustainability, and Innovation Water Summit, which will be held May 13-14. The two-day virtual...
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Growth & Jobs | Action conservation strategies in construction industry - JN Foundation

IN A bid to promote climate resilience among local residential and commercial industries, the JN Foundation has launched its upcoming Climate Change, Sustainability, and Innovation Water Summit, which will be held May 13-14. The two-day virtual...

Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 presents an opportunity for businesses to rebuild and improve - JN Group executive

ADITI DHIMAN, executive, The Jamaica National Group Loyalty Programmes, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis that presents an opportunity for businesses to improve the way business is done as well as to rebuild and improve the lives of...
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Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 presents an opportunity for businesses to rebuild and improve - JN Group executive

ADITI DHIMAN, executive, The Jamaica National Group Loyalty Programmes, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis that presents an opportunity for businesses to improve the way business is done as well as to rebuild and improve the lives of...

Over 500 schools reopen for face-to-face classes

More than 500 schools across Jamaica reopened their gates today to face-to-face classes for students who will be sitting upcoming examinations. Educational institutions were ordered closed on March 21 due to a surge in the number of new coronavirus...
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Over 500 schools reopen for face-to-face classes

More than 500 schools across Jamaica reopened their gates today to face-to-face classes for students who will be sitting upcoming examinations. Educational institutions were ordered closed on March 21 due to a surge in the number of new coronavirus...

British-Jamaican Marvin Rees, first black Mayor of Bristol, re-elected

Marvin Rees, the first black Mayor of Bristol, whose father is Jamaican, held off a strong challenge from the Green Party to be re-elected for a second term in the UK Local Elections. Representing the Labour party, Rees' win was...
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British-Jamaican Marvin Rees, first black Mayor of Bristol, re-elected

Marvin Rees, the first black Mayor of Bristol, whose father is Jamaican, held off a strong challenge from the Green Party to be re-elected for a second term in the UK Local Elections. Representing the Labour party, Rees' win was...

Illegal gun seized in St Elizabeth, man arrested

The Black River Police have arrested a man in connection with the seizure of a handgun during an operation in Williamsfield district, St Elizabeth this morning. It is reported that about 2:45 a.m., a police team searched a premises and found a...
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Illegal gun seized in St Elizabeth, man arrested

The Black River Police have arrested a man in connection with the seizure of a handgun during an operation in Williamsfield district, St Elizabeth this morning. It is reported that about 2:45 a.m., a police team searched a premises and found a...

Tourism interests optimistic that UK travel to Jamaica will rebound

Tourism interests in the United Kingdom are expressing optimism that travel to Jamaica and other Caribbean countries will rebound amid the new tiered system being introduced by the UK. On the heels of Jamaica opening its borders to allow UK flights...
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Tourism interests optimistic that UK travel to Jamaica will rebound

Tourism interests in the United Kingdom are expressing optimism that travel to Jamaica and other Caribbean countries will rebound amid the new tiered system being introduced by the UK. On the heels of Jamaica opening its borders to allow UK flights...

Crowe Horwath’s managing partner seeking injunction against probe, appeals deregistration

Audit and accounting professional Dawkins Brown, who was struck off the register of public accountants by the Public Accountancy Board in March 2020 for professional misconduct, is now fighting a legal battle against the Institute of...
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Crowe Horwath’s managing partner seeking injunction against probe, appeals deregistration

Audit and accounting professional Dawkins Brown, who was struck off the register of public accountants by the Public Accountancy Board in March 2020 for professional misconduct, is now fighting a legal battle against the Institute of...

Two killed, another arrested in Trafalgar Road shooting

The police are reporting that two gunmen were shot dead and a third taken into custody following a daring shoot-out on Trafalgar Road in St Andrew this afternoon. The police say two firearms have been seized. The men, believed to have earlier...
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Two killed, another arrested in Trafalgar Road shooting

The police are reporting that two gunmen were shot dead and a third taken into custody following a daring shoot-out on Trafalgar Road in St Andrew this afternoon. The police say two firearms have been seized. The men, believed to have earlier...

COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to US less than one per cent

KINGSTON, CMC: The COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to the United States is less than one per cent. This was noted by President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader, in an online forum held recently...
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COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to US less than one per cent

KINGSTON, CMC: The COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to the United States is less than one per cent. This was noted by President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader, in an online forum held recently...

Increase trade in services – EU delegation

Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica, Marianne Van Steen, is encouraging Jamaica to increase trade in services to better exploit opportunities within the 27-member trade bloc. “I am very disappointed; I think we should do better...
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Increase trade in services – EU delegation

Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica, Marianne Van Steen, is encouraging Jamaica to increase trade in services to better exploit opportunities within the 27-member trade bloc. “I am very disappointed; I think we should do better...

Mother of four looks to future despite years of setbacks

Life has dealt 50-year-old Janet McKenzie so many kicks in the gut that it would be natural for her to be bitter, but the mother of four remains upbeat about the future. That optimism was on display outside her ramshackle home in rural Green Peas...
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Mother of four looks to future despite years of setbacks

Life has dealt 50-year-old Janet McKenzie so many kicks in the gut that it would be natural for her to be bitter, but the mother of four remains upbeat about the future. That optimism was on display outside her ramshackle home in rural Green Peas...

Months after breakaway, Gordon Town residents plagued by high costs

Almost six months after a major breakaway along the Gordon Town main road in St Andrew disrupted the traffic flow to a swathe of communities, residents continue to pay a high price from the ongoing inconvenience as repair works continue. The...
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Months after breakaway, Gordon Town residents plagued by high costs

Almost six months after a major breakaway along the Gordon Town main road in St Andrew disrupted the traffic flow to a swathe of communities, residents continue to pay a high price from the ongoing inconvenience as repair works continue. The...

Access to water a pipe dream for Gully Road

For more than 29 years, residents of Gully Road have been waiting on piped water, which is a luxury they have not had. When The Gleaner team visited the rural farming community, nestled between Watermount, and Pointhill, Mendez district in west...
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Access to water a pipe dream for Gully Road

For more than 29 years, residents of Gully Road have been waiting on piped water, which is a luxury they have not had. When The Gleaner team visited the rural farming community, nestled between Watermount, and Pointhill, Mendez district in west...

Woman chopped to death in Trelawny, boyfriend arrested

An elderly Trelawny man who allegedly chopped to death his girlfriend in Clark's Town in the parish is in police custody. The 62-year-old man has reportedly indicated that he attacked the mother of his eight-year-old son out of jealously...
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Woman chopped to death in Trelawny, boyfriend arrested

An elderly Trelawny man who allegedly chopped to death his girlfriend in Clark's Town in the parish is in police custody. The 62-year-old man has reportedly indicated that he attacked the mother of his eight-year-old son out of jealously...

Pilot Coding in Schools programme launched, 20 institutions to benefit

The Ministry of Education has officially launched the pilot Coding in Schools programme. The initiative, which involves a partnership with Amber Innovations Group Limited, will promote the teaching and learning of coding in public educational...
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Pilot Coding in Schools programme launched, 20 institutions to benefit

The Ministry of Education has officially launched the pilot Coding in Schools programme. The initiative, which involves a partnership with Amber Innovations Group Limited, will promote the teaching and learning of coding in public educational...

Five charged following gun seizure during traffic stop

Detectives from the Spanish Town Police on Saturday charged five persons following the seizure of an illegal gun along Old Harbour Road, Spanish Town in St Catherine. Charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition are 25-year-old Azikiwe...
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Five charged following gun seizure during traffic stop

Detectives from the Spanish Town Police on Saturday charged five persons following the seizure of an illegal gun along Old Harbour Road, Spanish Town in St Catherine. Charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition are 25-year-old Azikiwe...

National squatter survey being undertaken in St Mary, Portland and St Thomas

Data collection is under way in St Mary, Portland, and St Thomas under the National Survey of Squatter Settlements. Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, Pearnel Charles Jr, has indicated that, to date, “we have...
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National squatter survey being undertaken in St Mary, Portland and St Thomas

Data collection is under way in St Mary, Portland, and St Thomas under the National Survey of Squatter Settlements. Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, Pearnel Charles Jr, has indicated that, to date, “we have...

COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to US under one per cent - Reader

The COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to the United States from Jamaica is less than one per cent. This was noted by President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Clifton Reader, during an online forum on May 7. He pointed...
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COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to US under one per cent - Reader

The COVID-19 positivity rate for tourists returning to the United States from Jamaica is less than one per cent. This was noted by President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Clifton Reader, during an online forum on May 7. He pointed...

Three more COVID-19 fatalities, 120 new infections

Jamaica has recorded three more COVID-19 fatalities, increasing the tally to 806. Those who died on Saturday are an 85-year-old man from St Catherine a 69-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew and a 60-year-old man from St Catherine....
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Three more COVID-19 fatalities, 120 new infections

Jamaica has recorded three more COVID-19 fatalities, increasing the tally to 806. Those who died on Saturday are an 85-year-old man from St Catherine a 69-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew and a 60-year-old man from St Catherine....

McKenzie condemns beating of female vendor at market in St James

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has strongly condemned the beating of a female vendor by a private security guard contracted by the St James Municipal Corporation. The incident happened at the Charles Gordon Market in the parish ...
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McKenzie condemns beating of female vendor at market in St James

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie has strongly condemned the beating of a female vendor by a private security guard contracted by the St James Municipal Corporation. The incident happened at the Charles Gordon Market in the parish ...

Broken: Mother wants her children under one roof

Imagine having to contend with verbal and physical abuse from your partner to then learn that your child has been sexually abused at a home you thought was best for him or her, then later struggling to come to terms with the cancer diagnosis of...
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Broken: Mother wants her children under one roof

Imagine having to contend with verbal and physical abuse from your partner to then learn that your child has been sexually abused at a home you thought was best for him or her, then later struggling to come to terms with the cancer diagnosis of...

Family of six lives in one-room house

WESTERN BUREAU: A narrow, stony path, which can be quite treacherous, leads to the brightly painted green one-bedroom hut that houses the Williams family of six. There was a time seven of them slept in the small room, but the eldest has moved out...
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Family of six lives in one-room house

WESTERN BUREAU: A narrow, stony path, which can be quite treacherous, leads to the brightly painted green one-bedroom hut that houses the Williams family of six. There was a time seven of them slept in the small room, but the eldest has moved out...

Cancer patients exhale

Hundreds of Jamaicans suffering from cancer at various stages were without radiation treatment for more than a month after the machines at St Joseph’s and Cornwall Regional hospitals (CRH) broke down in the last two months. Treatment resumed last...
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Cancer patients exhale

Hundreds of Jamaicans suffering from cancer at various stages were without radiation treatment for more than a month after the machines at St Joseph’s and Cornwall Regional hospitals (CRH) broke down in the last two months. Treatment resumed last...

Cruise absence sinking local tour operators

At the beginning of last year, Dominican ground tour operator Andy Hogan spent nearly US$60,000 on a brand new safari vehicle – his second – and another US$30,000 or so on a luxurious coach, both for his Lion Tours Safari. In a country where the...
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Cruise absence sinking local tour operators

At the beginning of last year, Dominican ground tour operator Andy Hogan spent nearly US$60,000 on a brand new safari vehicle – his second – and another US$30,000 or so on a luxurious coach, both for his Lion Tours Safari. In a country where the...

NO GO

As the British government contemplated its so-called traffic light travel list that would determine the level of restrictions placed on people returning from vacation abroad, tourism officials and policymakers in the Caribbean, as well as tour...
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NO GO

As the British government contemplated its so-called traffic light travel list that would determine the level of restrictions placed on people returning from vacation abroad, tourism officials and policymakers in the Caribbean, as well as tour...

Farmer charged for allegedly wounding his brother

A St Elizabeth farmer has been arrested and charged with wounding with intent after he reportedly chopped his brother in the head.  He is 52-year-old Everton Colquhoun of Woodland district, St Elizabeth.  Reports from the...
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Farmer charged for allegedly wounding his brother

A St Elizabeth farmer has been arrested and charged with wounding with intent after he reportedly chopped his brother in the head.  He is 52-year-old Everton Colquhoun of Woodland district, St Elizabeth.  Reports from the...

JHTA: More tourism workers willing to take vaccine

President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader, says that more workers in the tourism industry are indicating a willingness to take the coronavirus (COVD-19) vaccine. Addressing an online forum on Friday, Reader said...
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JHTA: More tourism workers willing to take vaccine

President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader, says that more workers in the tourism industry are indicating a willingness to take the coronavirus (COVD-19) vaccine. Addressing an online forum on Friday, Reader said...

20-year-old US citizen reported missing

Twenty-year-old Sazoun Grayer of Buckner Boulevard, Dallas Texas U.S.A. has been missing since Monday, May 03. Reports from the Negril Police are that about 11:00 a.m., Grayer was last seen at a guest house in West End, Negril, and has not...
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20-year-old US citizen reported missing

Twenty-year-old Sazoun Grayer of Buckner Boulevard, Dallas Texas U.S.A. has been missing since Monday, May 03. Reports from the Negril Police are that about 11:00 a.m., Grayer was last seen at a guest house in West End, Negril, and has not...

Troupe: Gov't committed to TVET training

Acting Chief Education Officer, Dr Kasan Troupe, said that the Government is fully committed to equipping students with technical and vocational skills to better enable them to contribute to national development. She noted that a National...
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Troupe: Gov't committed to TVET training

Acting Chief Education Officer, Dr Kasan Troupe, said that the Government is fully committed to equipping students with technical and vocational skills to better enable them to contribute to national development. She noted that a National...

Police: 3 hurt in Florida mall shooting, suspects in custody

MIAMI (AP) — A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three people injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing and ducking for cover, police and local news...
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Police: 3 hurt in Florida mall shooting, suspects in custody

MIAMI (AP) — A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three people injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing and ducking for cover, police and local news...

Island covered by Provisional Development Orders

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that the entire island is now covered by at least one Provisional Development Order. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation,  Everald...
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Island covered by Provisional Development Orders

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that the entire island is now covered by at least one Provisional Development Order. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation,  Everald...

EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would yield no short-term or intermediate improvement in vaccine supplies and could even...
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EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would yield no short-term or intermediate improvement in vaccine supplies and could even...