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Feds open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP):Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims' advocates say is the...
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Feds open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP):Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims' advocates say is the...

Trump says it looks like Khashoggi is dead, threatens consequences

WASHINGTON, DC (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that it «certainly looks» as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened «very severe» consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdere
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Trump says it looks like Khashoggi is dead, threatens consequences

WASHINGTON, DC (AP):United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that it «certainly looks» as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened «very severe» consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him.As the US...

Trash to Treasure competition encourages recycling

In an effort to increase awareness of the consequences of poor environmental practices, Member of Parliament for St Andrew West Rural, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, has introduced a competition for schools in her constituency.At least 17 schools in St...
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Trash to Treasure competition encourages recycling

In an effort to increase awareness of the consequences of poor environmental practices, Member of Parliament for St Andrew West Rural, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, has introduced a competition for schools in her constituency.At least 17 schools in St...

Terrelonge's disappointment - MP unimpressed with the quality of debates in the House

One first-time lawmaker yesterday made it public that he was not impressed with the «quality» of the discourse he has seen in the nation's Parliament.Further, Alando Terrelonge, member of parliament for St Catherine East Central, believes the time
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Terrelonge's disappointment - MP unimpressed with the quality of debates in the House

One first-time lawmaker yesterday made it public that he was not impressed with the «quality» of the discourse he has seen in the nation's Parliament.Further, Alando Terrelonge, member of parliament for St Catherine East Central, believes the time...

Cambridge residents questioning security forces' commitment

Western Bureau:Some residents in Cambridge, St James, are questioning the commitment of the security forces in tracking down and apprehen-ding the remnants of the notorious Ratty Gang, who were said to be cornered in bushes in the Cambridge-Retrieve...
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Cambridge residents questioning security forces' commitment

Western Bureau:Some residents in Cambridge, St James, are questioning the commitment of the security forces in tracking down and apprehen-ding the remnants of the notorious Ratty Gang, who were said to be cornered in bushes in the Cambridge-Retrieve...

NEPA was close to parrotfish ban, says agency head

The National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA) today revealed that it was close to imposing a ban on parrotfish. There has been a push by local environmentalists for a ban.
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NEPA was close to parrotfish ban, says agency head

The National Environmental Planning Agency (NEPA) today revealed that it was close to imposing a ban on parrotfish. There has been a push by local environmentalists for a ban.

'Not guilty’ verdict in 2016 gas station murder trial

O’Neil and O’Brian Walters, the brothers who were on trial for the murder of Kahni Erskine following a brazen daylight attack by gunmen at a St James gas station in 2016, were found not guilty on Wednesday afternoon in the St James Circuit Court.  
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'Not guilty’ verdict in 2016 gas station murder trial

O’Neil and O’Brian Walters, the brothers who were on trial for the murder of Kahni Erskine following a brazen daylight attack by gunmen at a St James gas station in 2016, were found not guilty on Wednesday afternoon in the St James Circuit Court.  

Police inspector contradicts civilian witness in 2016 gas station murder trial

A police inspector this morning gave evidence at the murder trial of brothers O’Neil and O’Brian Walters that contradicted testimony by a civilian witness previously treated as hostile by the prosecution. The brothers are being tried...
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Police inspector contradicts civilian witness in 2016 gas station murder trial

A police inspector this morning gave evidence at the murder trial of brothers O’Neil and O’Brian Walters that contradicted testimony by a civilian witness previously treated as hostile by the prosecution. The brothers are being tried...

NWC monitoring water quality of St Catherine river, plant closed

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the water quality issue which has forced the shutdown of the Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St Catherine stems from the quality of effluent that is being discharged in to the river that...
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NWC monitoring water quality of St Catherine river, plant closed

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the water quality issue which has forced the shutdown of the Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St Catherine stems from the quality of effluent that is being discharged in to the river that...

Gov't to spend $116M on comprehensive review of education system

The government is to spend more than $116,000,000 over four years to undertake a comprehensive review of the education system, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has disclosed. Reid told journalists at a post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica...
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Gov't to spend $116M on comprehensive review of education system

The government is to spend more than $116,000,000 over four years to undertake a comprehensive review of the education system, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has disclosed. Reid told journalists at a post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica...

Local group calls for limit on lead paint in Jamaica

The Caribbean Poison Information Network (CarPIN) is calling for regulations or legislation that will place a limit on lead paint in Jamaica. Poison Information Coordinator at CarPIN Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh said the organisation wants the...
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Local group calls for limit on lead paint in Jamaica

The Caribbean Poison Information Network (CarPIN) is calling for regulations or legislation that will place a limit on lead paint in Jamaica. Poison Information Coordinator at CarPIN Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh said the organisation wants the...

Jamaican inspired by experiencing cutting-edge technology in China

One year after being exposed to high-end, mind-blowing innovations at the facilities of Huawei Technologies, Orandi Harris is as fired up and inspired today as he was then about envisioning technology fixing Jamaica's problems.Harris was part of the...
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Jamaican inspired by experiencing cutting-edge technology in China

One year after being exposed to high-end, mind-blowing innovations at the facilities of Huawei Technologies, Orandi Harris is as fired up and inspired today as he was then about envisioning technology fixing Jamaica's problems.Harris was part of the...

Port Maria's state-of-the-art market under construction

Port Maria, St Mary: A new state-of-the-art market is now under construction in Port Maria, St Mary to replace the old one which has fallen into disrepair.Work on the market which started in July, will see a modern-day two-storey facility being built...
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Port Maria's state-of-the-art market under construction

Port Maria, St Mary: A new state-of-the-art market is now under construction in Port Maria, St Mary to replace the old one which has fallen into disrepair.Work on the market which started in July, will see a modern-day two-storey facility being built...

May Pen's poor drainage system takes centrestage

At the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation last Thursday, the capital's poor drainage system and the hazard it presents was placed under the microscope.Councillor Scean Barnswell, in referring to the October 1 flood rains which...
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May Pen's poor drainage system takes centrestage

At the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation last Thursday, the capital's poor drainage system and the hazard it presents was placed under the microscope.Councillor Scean Barnswell, in referring to the October 1 flood rains which...

Councillors at odds over school-feeding programme

People's National Party councillors at the St Catherine Municipal Corporation have decried the removal by the Government of nutribun, nutribullas, and fruit juice from the primary school feeding programme and replacing them with the MannaPack Rice...
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Councillors at odds over school-feeding programme

People's National Party councillors at the St Catherine Municipal Corporation have decried the removal by the Government of nutribun, nutribullas, and fruit juice from the primary school feeding programme and replacing them with the MannaPack Rice...

Mark Shields to speak on crime in Jamaica at CIN Lecture

For the past 14 years, the CIN Lecture Series has provided the premier vehicle for discourse on issues affecting Jamaica and the diaspora, and soon, Mark Shields, former deputy commissioner of police in Jamaica and former detective chief...
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Mark Shields to speak on crime in Jamaica at CIN Lecture

For the past 14 years, the CIN Lecture Series has provided the premier vehicle for discourse on issues affecting Jamaica and the diaspora, and soon, Mark Shields, former deputy commissioner of police in Jamaica and former detective chief...

'Chucky' Brown Trial | Defence suggests INDECOM paid for Brown's family to relocate

Attorney Norman Godfrey today suggested that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) paid for the wife and child of murder accused police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown to stay in a St Andrew hotel for six to seven weeks...
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'Chucky' Brown Trial | Defence suggests INDECOM paid for Brown's family to relocate

Attorney Norman Godfrey today suggested that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) paid for the wife and child of murder accused police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown to stay in a St Andrew hotel for six to seven weeks...

House approves extension of Mount Salem ZOSO for 60 days

The House of Representatives has approved a resolution extending the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) Mount Salem, St James, for an additional 60 days. The resolution was moved by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who noted that there has been no...
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House approves extension of Mount Salem ZOSO for 60 days

The House of Representatives has approved a resolution extending the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) Mount Salem, St James, for an additional 60 days. The resolution was moved by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who noted that there has been no...

Jury watches video of 2016 gas station shooting

The jury in the murder trial of brothers O’Neil and O’Brian Walters, who are charged with the shooting death of Kahni Erskine following a daring daylight gun attack at a St James gas station in 2016, were shown video footage of the incident in court on Tu
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Jury watches video of 2016 gas station shooting

The jury in the murder trial of brothers O’Neil and O’Brian Walters, who are charged with the shooting death of Kahni Erskine following a daring daylight gun attack at a St James gas station in 2016, were shown video footage of the incident in court on Tuesday.

Jamaica to target 50 per cent renewable energy generation

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has directed that Jamaica pursues a target of achieving 50 per cent of its energy generation from renewables by 2030. Under current policy, the country has a target of 30 per cent. Holness expressed confidence...
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Jamaica to target 50 per cent renewable energy generation

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has directed that Jamaica pursues a target of achieving 50 per cent of its energy generation from renewables by 2030. Under current policy, the country has a target of 30 per cent. Holness expressed confidence...

Gov't working to relocate persons living at St James landfill

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has indicated that the Government is working to relocate persons residing at the Retirement Landfill in St James. McKenzie informed that the Social Development Commission will...
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Gov't working to relocate persons living at St James landfill

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has indicated that the Government is working to relocate persons residing at the Retirement Landfill in St James. McKenzie informed that the Social Development Commission will...

Growth & Jobs | Clarendonians to be employed under Vernamfield project

A census is to be conducted shortly in the communities surrounding the US$2.5-billion Vernamfield development project site in Clarendon.This was disclosed by Project Manager for the implementation of the Vernamfield project, Colonel Oscar Derby, who...
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Growth & Jobs | Clarendonians to be employed under Vernamfield project

A census is to be conducted shortly in the communities surrounding the US$2.5-billion Vernamfield development project site in Clarendon.This was disclosed by Project Manager for the implementation of the Vernamfield project, Colonel Oscar Derby, who...

Growth & Jobs | Manufacturing sector showing good sign - Seaga

Outgoing president of the Jamaica Manufacturerers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA) Metry Seaga has said he is confident that with proper policies and support, Jamaica's macroeconomic indicators will continue to grow and contribute significantly to...
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Growth & Jobs | Manufacturing sector showing good sign - Seaga

Outgoing president of the Jamaica Manufacturerers' and Exporters' Association (JMEA) Metry Seaga has said he is confident that with proper policies and support, Jamaica's macroeconomic indicators will continue to grow and contribute significantly to...

Growth & Jobs | Trench Town residents to benefit from BPO training

Opportunities for certification in business process outsourcing (BPO) training are now available at the Trench Town Polytechnic College (TTPC) in St Andrew.The college commenced the training in early September, as part of their associate degree...
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Growth & Jobs | Trench Town residents to benefit from BPO training

Opportunities for certification in business process outsourcing (BPO) training are now available at the Trench Town Polytechnic College (TTPC) in St Andrew.The college commenced the training in early September, as part of their associate degree...

Growth & Jobs | Miller encourages financial education in schools

Several experts in the financial, education and employment sectors agree that exposing young people to basic financial concepts at an early age in a classroom setting will assist them to make better 'financial decisions as adults."This can only work...
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Growth & Jobs | Miller encourages financial education in schools

Several experts in the financial, education and employment sectors agree that exposing young people to basic financial concepts at an early age in a classroom setting will assist them to make better 'financial decisions as adults."This can only work...

Spanish Town plant shutdown, NWC cites high acidic level in water source

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it has shutdown its Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St Catherine. The NWC says this is because of a high acidic level recorded in samples taken from the river source that serves the plant. As a...
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Spanish Town plant shutdown, NWC cites high acidic level in water source

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that it has shutdown its Spanish Town Treatment Plant in St Catherine. The NWC says this is because of a high acidic level recorded in samples taken from the river source that serves the plant. As a...

Reparation centre calls for all Jamaican heroes to be remembered

The Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies is charging Jamaicans to use National Heroes’ Day as an opportunity to remember every man and woman, who in his or her own way, was a hero. The centre says it is...
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Reparation centre calls for all Jamaican heroes to be remembered

The Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies is charging Jamaicans to use National Heroes’ Day as an opportunity to remember every man and woman, who in his or her own way, was a hero. The centre says it is...

Earl Jarrett grateful to be alive for national honour

Last year this time, Earl Jarrett,  renowned businessman, was not sure he would have been alive to be recognised at the annual National Awards Ceremony, held at King's House, St Andrew this morning.  Jarrett had fallen ill. He has since...
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Earl Jarrett grateful to be alive for national honour

Last year this time, Earl Jarrett,  renowned businessman, was not sure he would have been alive to be recognised at the annual National Awards Ceremony, held at King's House, St Andrew this morning.  Jarrett had fallen ill. He has since...

Windrush victim back home after 25 years in Jamaica

Ken Morgan, a Windrush victim who spent the past 25 years in Jamaica after his British passport was taken from him, had been looking forward to tucking into some fish and chips the day he finally returned to the UK. But he was taken aback by...
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Windrush victim back home after 25 years in Jamaica

Ken Morgan, a Windrush victim who spent the past 25 years in Jamaica after his British passport was taken from him, had been looking forward to tucking into some fish and chips the day he finally returned to the UK. But he was taken aback by...

A mom's little hero, son saves lunch money to help family

St Catherine mother Simone Spence has described her 12-year-old son, Conroy Shakespeare, has her hero after the youngsters saved his lunch money and bought chickens to help his family to start a business. Conroy said that he saw his mother...
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A mom's little hero, son saves lunch money to help family

St Catherine mother Simone Spence has described her 12-year-old son, Conroy Shakespeare, has her hero after the youngsters saved his lunch money and bought chickens to help his family to start a business. Conroy said that he saw his mother...

PHOTO | Jamaicans receive national honours today

More than 100 individuals were recognised at today's National Honours and Awards at King's House in St Andrew. Here are photo highlights. We want to hear from you! Send us a message on WhatsApp at 1-876-499-0169, email us at editors@...
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PHOTO | Jamaicans receive national honours today

More than 100 individuals were recognised at today's National Honours and Awards at King's House in St Andrew. Here are photo highlights. We want to hear from you! Send us a message on WhatsApp at 1-876-499-0169, email us at editors@...

COK partners with Bill Express to increase convenience for members

The COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union has partnered with Bill Express to increase access and improve the ease of convenience in making transactions for its islandwide customer base. Under the terms of the agreement signed last Tuesday at the...
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COK partners with Bill Express to increase convenience for members

The COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union has partnered with Bill Express to increase access and improve the ease of convenience in making transactions for its islandwide customer base. Under the terms of the agreement signed last Tuesday at the...

PRINT SPECIAL: Remembering the Rodney Riots

On October, 15,1968, the Government of Jamaica declared Walter Rodney persona non grata. The decision to ban him led to protest among students at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus and wider...
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PRINT SPECIAL: Remembering the Rodney Riots

On October, 15,1968, the Government of Jamaica declared Walter Rodney persona non grata. The decision to ban him led to protest among students at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus and wider...

Jamaicans to be honoured today

More than 200 people are expected to congregate on the lawns of King's House in St Andrew today to participate in the annual Heroes' Day National Honours and Awards Ceremony.Heading the list of awardees this year is Harold George 'Harry Belafonte'...
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Jamaicans to be honoured today

More than 200 people are expected to congregate on the lawns of King's House in St Andrew today to participate in the annual Heroes' Day National Honours and Awards Ceremony.Heading the list of awardees this year is Harold George 'Harry Belafonte'...

Weed Ed | What exactly is medical marijuana, and how will Jamaica develop the requisite medical standards?

«A really awesome thing happened to me three months ago,» said Mary Jane* as she told the story of how marijuana changed her life. «I started using CBD oil for my pain management and now I'm 95 per cent pain free.»The 57-year-old pharm
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Weed Ed | What exactly is medical marijuana, and how will Jamaica develop the requisite medical standards?

«A really awesome thing happened to me three months ago,» said Mary Jane* as she told the story of how marijuana changed her life. «I started using CBD oil for my pain management and now I'm 95 per cent pain free.»The 57-year-old pharmacist and...