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Operational changes at JUTC amid COVID curfew

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) has announced operational changes effective Wednesday, April 1 in light of the islandwide curfew. The seven-day curfew will run from 8:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m starting tomorrow. JUTC Managing...
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Operational changes at JUTC amid COVID curfew

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) has announced operational changes effective Wednesday, April 1 in light of the islandwide curfew. The seven-day curfew will run from 8:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m starting tomorrow. JUTC Managing...

Full List | COVID curfew exemptions

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday afternoon detailed the people exempted from the nightly curfew which begins April 1 as part of measures to contain the spread of #COVID19.  The Prime Minister said, however, in order to...
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Full List | COVID curfew exemptions

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday afternoon detailed the people exempted from the nightly curfew which begins April 1 as part of measures to contain the spread of #COVID19.  The Prime Minister said, however, in order to...

Hefty fines, imprisonment for failing to self-quarantine or self-identify

Persons who arrived in Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to self-identify or self-quarantine could face fines of up to $1 million or 12 months’ imprisonment under the Disaster Risk Management Act. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness...
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Hefty fines, imprisonment for failing to self-quarantine or self-identify

Persons who arrived in Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to self-identify or self-quarantine could face fines of up to $1 million or 12 months’ imprisonment under the Disaster Risk Management Act. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness...

NWC suspends operations at Petersville facility

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has suspended operations at its Petersville Well facility in Westmoreland, until Friday, April 3, 2020. The NWC says the action has become necessary in order to carry out further system assessment, after...
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NWC suspends operations at Petersville facility

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has suspended operations at its Petersville Well facility in Westmoreland, until Friday, April 3, 2020. The NWC says the action has become necessary in order to carry out further system assessment, after...

Gov’t spending $240 million to buy excess produce from farmers

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries J.C. Hutchinson says $240 million will be made available immediately to purchase excess produce from farmers. Addressing a media briefing today on the...
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Gov’t spending $240 million to buy excess produce from farmers

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries J.C. Hutchinson says $240 million will be made available immediately to purchase excess produce from farmers. Addressing a media briefing today on the...

$2.1B fallout estimated for fisheries sector

Jamaica’s fisheries sector will experience an estimated immediate fallout of approximately $2.1 billion from losses of local and international sales in light of the global impact of the coronavirus ( COVID-19). That’s according to J.C...
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$2.1B fallout estimated for fisheries sector

Jamaica’s fisheries sector will experience an estimated immediate fallout of approximately $2.1 billion from losses of local and international sales in light of the global impact of the coronavirus ( COVID-19). That’s according to J.C...

Hefty fines, imprisonment for failing to self-quarantine or self-identity

Persons who arrived in Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to self-identify or self-quarantine could face fines of up to $1 million or 12 months’ imprisonment under the Disaster Risk Management Act. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness...
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Hefty fines, imprisonment for failing to self-quarantine or self-identity

Persons who arrived in Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to self-identify or self-quarantine could face fines of up to $1 million or 12 months’ imprisonment under the Disaster Risk Management Act. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness...

Drug council calls for Jamaicans to reduce substance use during COVID

The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is calling for Jamaicans to reduce their use of substances that may be harmful to their health as the country tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimise exposure. The council...
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Drug council calls for Jamaicans to reduce substance use during COVID

The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is calling for Jamaicans to reduce their use of substances that may be harmful to their health as the country tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimise exposure. The council...

Suspects being sought in connection with Westmoreland murder

Sleuths assigned to the Savanna-la-Mar Criminal Investigations Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two suspects in the murder of 22-year-old Owayne Gardener committed in the parish on Saturday, March 7. The suspects are...
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Suspects being sought in connection with Westmoreland murder

Sleuths assigned to the Savanna-la-Mar Criminal Investigations Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two suspects in the murder of 22-year-old Owayne Gardener committed in the parish on Saturday, March 7. The suspects are...

People living with sickle cell disease urged to take precautions against COVID-19

The Sickle Cell Unit at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research, located at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is urging people living with sickle cell disease to exercise extra caution amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   The...
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People living with sickle cell disease urged to take precautions against COVID-19

The Sickle Cell Unit at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research, located at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is urging people living with sickle cell disease to exercise extra caution amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   The...

Person of Interest in Flanker, St James fatal shooting surrenders

The police are reporting that one of the two Persons of Interest in the shooting death of a minor and the injuring of two others in the Flanker, St James has surrendered. According to the police, Martino Kellier, otherwise called ‘Tino...
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Person of Interest in Flanker, St James fatal shooting surrenders

The police are reporting that one of the two Persons of Interest in the shooting death of a minor and the injuring of two others in the Flanker, St James has surrendered. According to the police, Martino Kellier, otherwise called ‘Tino...

Alleged Portmore serial rapist charged after being linked to another case

The St Catherine South Police are reporting that DNA tests have conclusively linked a man accused of being a serial rapist to another case. Twenty-eight-year-old Chaddane Harris of Bridgeport in Portmore, St Catherine has since been charged with...
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Alleged Portmore serial rapist charged after being linked to another case

The St Catherine South Police are reporting that DNA tests have conclusively linked a man accused of being a serial rapist to another case. Twenty-eight-year-old Chaddane Harris of Bridgeport in Portmore, St Catherine has since been charged with...

COVID shell shock - Crawford mulls killing birds as outbreak causes egg sales slump

The economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to the operations of Crafton Holdings, the liquid egg plant run by Damion Crawford. The academic-and-politician-turned-entrepreneur said that his company might be...
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COVID shell shock - Crawford mulls killing birds as outbreak causes egg sales slump

The economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to the operations of Crafton Holdings, the liquid egg plant run by Damion Crawford. The academic-and-politician-turned-entrepreneur said that his company might be...

Bernard Lodge plan to move Portmore away from dormitory community – Shoucair

THE GOVERNMENT has presented a major development plan for the Bernard Lodge area of St Catherine that will result in more affordable housing, expansion of jobs, sustainable agricultural production, upgrading of roads and informal communities, and...
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Bernard Lodge plan to move Portmore away from dormitory community – Shoucair

THE GOVERNMENT has presented a major development plan for the Bernard Lodge area of St Catherine that will result in more affordable housing, expansion of jobs, sustainable agricultural production, upgrading of roads and informal communities, and...

Bartlett: Valuable lessons from COVID-19

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says there are some valuable lessons to be learnt from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which, if heeded, should make the world a better place. Bartlett, in a podcast on tourism resilience and recovery on...
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Bartlett: Valuable lessons from COVID-19

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says there are some valuable lessons to be learnt from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which, if heeded, should make the world a better place. Bartlett, in a podcast on tourism resilience and recovery on...

Growth & Jobs | Alex Morrissey: Young entrepreneur extraordinaire

STARTING A full-service digital media agency was nowhere near Alex Morrissey’s mind when he obtained his industrial design degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Now, seven years in as a young entrepreneur, the founder and...
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Growth & Jobs | Alex Morrissey: Young entrepreneur extraordinaire

STARTING A full-service digital media agency was nowhere near Alex Morrissey’s mind when he obtained his industrial design degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Now, seven years in as a young entrepreneur, the founder and...

Growth & Jobs | Pinching pennies during a crisis - JN manager advises Jamaicans to spend wisely amid COVID-19 pandemic

LIKE MANY Jamaicans, Millicent Powell*, a resident of Eight Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, is already feeling the economic crunch brought on by the ongoing restrictions on movement and social gatherings, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic....
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Growth & Jobs | Pinching pennies during a crisis - JN manager advises Jamaicans to spend wisely amid COVID-19 pandemic

LIKE MANY Jamaicans, Millicent Powell*, a resident of Eight Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, is already feeling the economic crunch brought on by the ongoing restrictions on movement and social gatherings, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic....

Time now for a comprehensive safety net - Golding

People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding is calling for  the Government to put in place a comprehensive safety net to protect vulnerable Jamaicans from the severe economic contraction now underway as a result of...
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Time now for a comprehensive safety net - Golding

People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding is calling for  the Government to put in place a comprehensive safety net to protect vulnerable Jamaicans from the severe economic contraction now underway as a result of...

Air Canada to temporarily lay off more than 15,000 workers

TORONTO — Air Canada will temporarily lay off more than 15,000 unionised workers beginning this week as the airline struggles with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs will continue through April and May amid drastically reduced...
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Air Canada to temporarily lay off more than 15,000 workers

TORONTO — Air Canada will temporarily lay off more than 15,000 unionised workers beginning this week as the airline struggles with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs will continue through April and May amid drastically reduced...

Closure of EOJ offices extended, publication of voters's list to be impacted

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of its offices islandwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic and alternative means of conducting business with the entity. “We closed them from the 14th of March and we had...
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Closure of EOJ offices extended, publication of voters's list to be impacted

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of its offices islandwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic and alternative means of conducting business with the entity. “We closed them from the 14th of March and we had...

JDF appeals for soldiers on leave to contact army

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has issued an urgent appeal for all soldiers on leave overseas to immediately contact their brigade. In a message posted on Twitter, the JDF did not say why the soldiers should make immediate contact. However, the...
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JDF appeals for soldiers on leave to contact army

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has issued an urgent appeal for all soldiers on leave overseas to immediately contact their brigade. In a message posted on Twitter, the JDF did not say why the soldiers should make immediate contact. However, the...

PM announces nightly curfew for Jamaica from April 1-8

Jamaica is to impose a nightly islandwide curfew from April 1-8 as the government seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the measure will run from 8:00 p.m and 6:00 a.m. This means...
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PM announces nightly curfew for Jamaica from April 1-8

Jamaica is to impose a nightly islandwide curfew from April 1-8 as the government seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the measure will run from 8:00 p.m and 6:00 a.m. This means...

Declare a State of Public Emergency in the nation's interest - PNP

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it believes that a state of emergency is the right legislative vehicle for the government to help fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The PNP argues that a declaration of a State...
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Declare a State of Public Emergency in the nation's interest - PNP

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it believes that a state of emergency is the right legislative vehicle for the government to help fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The PNP argues that a declaration of a State...

Zero-rated online access as ministry brokers deal

THE MINISTRY of Education, Youth and Information has moved to expand online teaching and learning opportunities in the continuing effort to minimise the disruption of normal school activities as a result of the COVID-19 threat. Effective Thursday...
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Zero-rated online access as ministry brokers deal

THE MINISTRY of Education, Youth and Information has moved to expand online teaching and learning opportunities in the continuing effort to minimise the disruption of normal school activities as a result of the COVID-19 threat. Effective Thursday...

A Matter of Land | Watch those restrictive covenants. They could cost you

In January, a developer was ordered to immediately demolish two two-bedroom town houses and apartments in the upscale Golden Triangle area of St Andrew. The properties cost more than $100 million to construct, it was reported. The Supreme Court,...
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A Matter of Land | Watch those restrictive covenants. They could cost you

In January, a developer was ordered to immediately demolish two two-bedroom town houses and apartments in the upscale Golden Triangle area of St Andrew. The properties cost more than $100 million to construct, it was reported. The Supreme Court,...

COVID-19 ‘blamed’ for robbery decline as professional thief killed

THE COVID-19 pandemic came into the firing line of a self-confessed “puss” – a woman who admitted to her own sleight-of-hand exploits – as she bemoaned the murder of her stepson, a reputed robber and housebreaker, on March 23. She made known her...
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COVID-19 ‘blamed’ for robbery decline as professional thief killed

THE COVID-19 pandemic came into the firing line of a self-confessed “puss” – a woman who admitted to her own sleight-of-hand exploits – as she bemoaned the murder of her stepson, a reputed robber and housebreaker, on March 23. She made known her...

Government may rejig allocations as pandemic takes grips – minister

THE JAMAICAN Government is exercising a number of budgetary options as it grapples with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says one option is the reallocation of resources in the first...
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Government may rejig allocations as pandemic takes grips – minister

THE JAMAICAN Government is exercising a number of budgetary options as it grapples with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says one option is the reallocation of resources in the first...

Clarke talks up positives of COVID-19 injection

FINANCE AND the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is defending the adequacy of the Government’s $25-billion stimulus to blunt the fallout sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Clarke said that the roll-out of initiatives was a historic and...
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Clarke talks up positives of COVID-19 injection

FINANCE AND the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is defending the adequacy of the Government’s $25-billion stimulus to blunt the fallout sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Clarke said that the roll-out of initiatives was a historic and...

WATCH: New IMF programme not on the cards, says Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has said a borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is «not on the cards» at this time but would not say whether it has been discussed.
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WATCH: New IMF programme not on the cards, says Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has said a borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is «not on the cards» at this time but would not say whether it has been discussed.

Elderly Portland man killed in house fire

Firefighters and police investigators are still trying to determine the origin of a blaze, which claimed the life of an elderly man in Muriton Pen near Long Road, Portland yesterday morning.  The charred remains of 79-year-old Solomon...
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Elderly Portland man killed in house fire

Firefighters and police investigators are still trying to determine the origin of a blaze, which claimed the life of an elderly man in Muriton Pen near Long Road, Portland yesterday morning.  The charred remains of 79-year-old Solomon...

COVID-19 a call for reflection, says Archbishop Gregory

The Most Rev Howard Gregory, Anglican archbishop of the West Indies and bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, says that the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, presents an inescapable call for citizens to reflect on how their...
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COVID-19 a call for reflection, says Archbishop Gregory

The Most Rev Howard Gregory, Anglican archbishop of the West Indies and bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, says that the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, presents an inescapable call for citizens to reflect on how their...

Running a business with jus’ your fingertips

Jus’ imagine a world that is so technologically advanced, you don’t have to physically go into your business place to interact with clients. A world that has become infected with a new, mysterious virus that’s more viral than memes or Tic Toc...
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Running a business with jus’ your fingertips

Jus’ imagine a world that is so technologically advanced, you don’t have to physically go into your business place to interact with clients. A world that has become infected with a new, mysterious virus that’s more viral than memes or Tic Toc...

Forced to live differently (Part 1) - COVID-19 stirs emotions, new outlook on life

It is like nothing anyone has experienced before in this lifetime. A virus that originated in Wuhan, China, about four months ago, that has brought the entire world to a grinding halt, changing life as we know it. Now, with all the uncertainties,...
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Forced to live differently (Part 1) - COVID-19 stirs emotions, new outlook on life

It is like nothing anyone has experienced before in this lifetime. A virus that originated in Wuhan, China, about four months ago, that has brought the entire world to a grinding halt, changing life as we know it. Now, with all the uncertainties,...

Scorn for COVID-19 suspect - Family outraged that hospital turned away elderly doctor with fever, cough

When a well-respected Manchester doctor suspected of having COVID-19 turned up at the privately owned Hargreaves Memorial Hospital last Sunday, it sent some nurses into panic mode, causing them to breach the protocols established for the treatment...
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Scorn for COVID-19 suspect - Family outraged that hospital turned away elderly doctor with fever, cough

When a well-respected Manchester doctor suspected of having COVID-19 turned up at the privately owned Hargreaves Memorial Hospital last Sunday, it sent some nurses into panic mode, causing them to breach the protocols established for the treatment...

JPS working to ease burden on customers during COVID-19 outbreak

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has put forward several crucial requests to the Government in a bid to lower the cost of electricity, as well as to allow the nation to continue to receive efficient service during the coronavirus disease...
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JPS working to ease burden on customers during COVID-19 outbreak

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has put forward several crucial requests to the Government in a bid to lower the cost of electricity, as well as to allow the nation to continue to receive efficient service during the coronavirus disease...