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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...
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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...

Last to register a COVID case, Hanover now Jamaica's main hotspot

Once revered as a COVID-19-resilient parish, Hanover now leads the island as the major hotspot with an active case rate of 61.2 per 100,000 residents.
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Last to register a COVID case, Hanover now Jamaica's main hotspot

Once revered as a COVID-19-resilient parish, Hanover now leads the island as the major hotspot with an active case rate of 61.2 per 100,000 residents.

Tanya Lee: Breaking stereotypes and making boss moves

Despite being underestimated in the early stages of her career, seasoned marketer Tanya Lee was never deterred from her goal of making her mark in the corporate world of sports. With years of experience managing leagues and events throughout the...
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Tanya Lee: Breaking stereotypes and making boss moves

Despite being underestimated in the early stages of her career, seasoned marketer Tanya Lee was never deterred from her goal of making her mark in the corporate world of sports. With years of experience managing leagues and events throughout the...

NWA will need more money for road repairs after flood rain

Amid the possibility that there could be more heavy rain causing further flooding and landslides, the National Works Agency (NWA) says Jamaica's road repair bill could further rise. NWA Chief Executive Officer E. G. Hunter used Thursday's...
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NWA will need more money for road repairs after flood rain

Amid the possibility that there could be more heavy rain causing further flooding and landslides, the National Works Agency (NWA) says Jamaica's road repair bill could further rise. NWA Chief Executive Officer E. G. Hunter used Thursday's...

Misinterpretation of UK immigration laws hurts many

The misinterpretation of United Kingdom (UK) immigration laws has resulted in too many persons making the wrong decisions and ending up being denied citizenship, laments immigration attorney Jennifer Housen. Housen told The Gleaner on Tuesday that...
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Misinterpretation of UK immigration laws hurts many

The misinterpretation of United Kingdom (UK) immigration laws has resulted in too many persons making the wrong decisions and ending up being denied citizenship, laments immigration attorney Jennifer Housen. Housen told The Gleaner on Tuesday that...

COVID-19 antigen testing being piloted at nine public health facilities

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has commenced the pilot of antigen testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) at nine public health facilities islandwide. The month-long exercise, which got under way on Monday, is being conducted at the Kingston...
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COVID-19 antigen testing being piloted at nine public health facilities

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has commenced the pilot of antigen testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) at nine public health facilities islandwide. The month-long exercise, which got under way on Monday, is being conducted at the Kingston...

53 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded one additional COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 248. The deceased is a 75-year-old male from St James. Two other deaths are under investigation, pushing that total to 33. Meanwhile, there were 53 new cases with...
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53 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded one additional COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 248. The deceased is a 75-year-old male from St James. Two other deaths are under investigation, pushing that total to 33. Meanwhile, there were 53 new cases with...

Cabinet approves divestment of Silver Sands Estates

Cabinet has given approval for the divestment of the assets of Silver Sands Estates Limited (SSEL) in Trelawny. “This will be done by the transfer of the real estate assets of SSEL to the Silver Sands Cottage Owners Association (SSCOA),...
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Cabinet approves divestment of Silver Sands Estates

Cabinet has given approval for the divestment of the assets of Silver Sands Estates Limited (SSEL) in Trelawny. “This will be done by the transfer of the real estate assets of SSEL to the Silver Sands Cottage Owners Association (SSCOA),...

Former Education Minister in Antigua arrested and charged

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Information Minister Melford Nicholson on Thursday announced that Michael Browne, 44, who resigned as Education Minister on Wednesday, has been arrested and charged.  Nicholson did not state the nature of...
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Former Education Minister in Antigua arrested and charged

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Information Minister Melford Nicholson on Thursday announced that Michael Browne, 44, who resigned as Education Minister on Wednesday, has been arrested and charged.  Nicholson did not state the nature of...

Cabbies stick up disabled commuters - Wheelchair users forced to pay triple fares by rogue taxi drivers

Social distancing was a daily reality for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in rural Jamaica long before COVID-19, as wheelchair users, in particular, reported often being extorted by route taxi operators who require them to pay more than triple the...
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Cabbies stick up disabled commuters - Wheelchair users forced to pay triple fares by rogue taxi drivers

Social distancing was a daily reality for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in rural Jamaica long before COVID-19, as wheelchair users, in particular, reported often being extorted by route taxi operators who require them to pay more than triple the...

CARICOM manufacturers unite to boost regional trade

Regional producers are hoping the new CARICOM Manufacturers Association (CMA) will help to boost intra-regional trade and manufacturing as CARICOM countries try to strengthen its single market and economy. Speaking at yesterday’s virtual signing...
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CARICOM manufacturers unite to boost regional trade

Regional producers are hoping the new CARICOM Manufacturers Association (CMA) will help to boost intra-regional trade and manufacturing as CARICOM countries try to strengthen its single market and economy. Speaking at yesterday’s virtual signing...

Rohan Chung: $15m campaign was all funded from my pocket - Losing Manchester Central candidate says previous statement on donations misinterpreted

Mandeville, Manchester: Losing Independent Manchester Central candidate Rohan Chung has said previous statements on funding for his campaign were misinterpreted, having told The Gleaner ahead of the September 3 polls that his run for office was...
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Rohan Chung: $15m campaign was all funded from my pocket - Losing Manchester Central candidate says previous statement on donations misinterpreted

Mandeville, Manchester: Losing Independent Manchester Central candidate Rohan Chung has said previous statements on funding for his campaign were misinterpreted, having told The Gleaner ahead of the September 3 polls that his run for office was...

Earth Today | Improved Climate Change Policy Framework coming

THE JAMAICAN public can, within the next calendar year, expect a new and improved Climate Change Policy Framework and Action Plan to inform interventions that help to ready the island for the effects of a changing climate. The updated document,...
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Earth Today | Improved Climate Change Policy Framework coming

THE JAMAICAN public can, within the next calendar year, expect a new and improved Climate Change Policy Framework and Action Plan to inform interventions that help to ready the island for the effects of a changing climate. The updated document,...

Earth Today | Going after plastics - New project aims to reduce pollution burden

JAMAICA IS putting the meat on the bones of a project that tackles the scourge of plastics pollution in the island’s cities, as part of a larger Caribbean effort being financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and with the support of the...
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Earth Today | Going after plastics - New project aims to reduce pollution burden

JAMAICA IS putting the meat on the bones of a project that tackles the scourge of plastics pollution in the island’s cities, as part of a larger Caribbean effort being financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and with the support of the...

Forensics, statements collected in Denham Town police shooting probe – INDECOM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it has collected statements and other materials in the ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting of a man and the injury of another in Denham Town last week. The family of the deceased...
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Forensics, statements collected in Denham Town police shooting probe – INDECOM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it has collected statements and other materials in the ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting of a man and the injury of another in Denham Town last week. The family of the deceased...

Illegal gun seized in St James following shooting

The Barrett Town Police in St James seized a 9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition in the community of Vietnam, Barrett Town last night. It is reported that about 10:20 p.m., a police team was responding to reports of explosions when several...
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Illegal gun seized in St James following shooting

The Barrett Town Police in St James seized a 9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition in the community of Vietnam, Barrett Town last night. It is reported that about 10:20 p.m., a police team was responding to reports of explosions when several...

Sufficient supply of tubers, meat for Christmas – Green

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says there will be sufficient supply of tubers and meat for the Christmas period. Green said that the Ministry has been monitoring the food supply chain in light of the damage that was done...
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Sufficient supply of tubers, meat for Christmas – Green

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says there will be sufficient supply of tubers and meat for the Christmas period. Green said that the Ministry has been monitoring the food supply chain in light of the damage that was done...

NWC plant in St Thomas shutdown due to dislocated pipes, high turbidity

The National Water Commission says high turbidity levels and dislocated pipelines have forced the shutdown of the Port Morant Pumping Station in St Thomas. This has resulted in water supply disruption to the communities served by the facility....
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NWC plant in St Thomas shutdown due to dislocated pipes, high turbidity

The National Water Commission says high turbidity levels and dislocated pipelines have forced the shutdown of the Port Morant Pumping Station in St Thomas. This has resulted in water supply disruption to the communities served by the facility....

Four more COVID-19 deaths, 66 new cases

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 247. Those who have died are: A 78-year-old male from Manchester. A 54-year-old male from Trelawny, whose death was previously under investigation. A 74-year-old female...
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Four more COVID-19 deaths, 66 new cases

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 247. Those who have died are: A 78-year-old male from Manchester. A 54-year-old male from Trelawny, whose death was previously under investigation. A 74-year-old female...

White Horses to Morant Bay road in St Thomas being blocked by trailer

A section of the White Horses to Morant Bay main road in St Thomas has been blocked to vehicular passage after a trailer  crashed along the roadway this morning.  The police report that about 5 o'clock a trailer with a container...
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White Horses to Morant Bay road in St Thomas being blocked by trailer

A section of the White Horses to Morant Bay main road in St Thomas has been blocked to vehicular passage after a trailer  crashed along the roadway this morning.  The police report that about 5 o'clock a trailer with a container...

Dad spreading autism awareness through ‘Shayla’s Voice’

Sean Martin is an autism advocate who is zealous about spreading awareness of the disease in Jamaica and, by extension, the Caribbean. Martin is the founder of a non-profit foundation, Shayla’s Voice, which was named in honour of his autistic...
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Dad spreading autism awareness through ‘Shayla’s Voice’

Sean Martin is an autism advocate who is zealous about spreading awareness of the disease in Jamaica and, by extension, the Caribbean. Martin is the founder of a non-profit foundation, Shayla’s Voice, which was named in honour of his autistic...

Linstead woman gets help to restart chicken farm

Claudia Brown, an unemployed resident of Linstead in St Catherine, was not sure where help would come from to restart her small chicken farm that has been an important source to supplement the family income. Brown was forced to close her chicken...
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Linstead woman gets help to restart chicken farm

Claudia Brown, an unemployed resident of Linstead in St Catherine, was not sure where help would come from to restart her small chicken farm that has been an important source to supplement the family income. Brown was forced to close her chicken...

‘I can’t go back there!’ - Goldmine senior begs for help

Life has got worse for Goldmine senior Navlette Pryce since The Gleaner last interviewed her in September. The 73-year-old who resides in the central Jamaica district bordering Clarendon and St Catherine just can’t catch a break. At the time, Pryce...
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‘I can’t go back there!’ - Goldmine senior begs for help

Life has got worse for Goldmine senior Navlette Pryce since The Gleaner last interviewed her in September. The 73-year-old who resides in the central Jamaica district bordering Clarendon and St Catherine just can’t catch a break. At the time, Pryce...

Tourism influencer for Jamaica passes on

Jamaica’s tourism industry lost a devoted industry friend this week when Arlene K. Hoffman, style diva, Fifth Avenue socialite, ad agency owner, and the creative powerhouse that butterflies loved to follow passed on. Hoffman, a native New Yorker...
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Tourism influencer for Jamaica passes on

Jamaica’s tourism industry lost a devoted industry friend this week when Arlene K. Hoffman, style diva, Fifth Avenue socialite, ad agency owner, and the creative powerhouse that butterflies loved to follow passed on. Hoffman, a native New Yorker...

Blowout of CARICOM COVID-19 travel bubble - Regional heads squabble over country classification

The contents of a recent letter from Gaston Browne, the Antigua and Barbuda prime minister, to his Barbados counterpart, Mia Mottley, appears to reflect both frustration in St John’s and long-running difficulty among Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...
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Blowout of CARICOM COVID-19 travel bubble - Regional heads squabble over country classification

The contents of a recent letter from Gaston Browne, the Antigua and Barbuda prime minister, to his Barbados counterpart, Mia Mottley, appears to reflect both frustration in St John’s and long-running difficulty among Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

Tighter curfews for Christmas, New Year's holidays

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced tighter curfew hours for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. However, there will be a relaxation for the other days of December and January. At present, the curfew kicks in at 9 p.m and ends...
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Tighter curfews for Christmas, New Year's holidays

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced tighter curfew hours for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. However, there will be a relaxation for the other days of December and January. At present, the curfew kicks in at 9 p.m and ends...

Finance Ministry warns public against fake COVID grant programme

The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service says information being circulated on social media platforms that the Government is to provide adults with $1,500 in COVID-19 grants is false. It is imploring the public not to share the ...
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Finance Ministry warns public against fake COVID grant programme

The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service says information being circulated on social media platforms that the Government is to provide adults with $1,500 in COVID-19 grants is false. It is imploring the public not to share the ...

Water disruption for sections of Manchester

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is working to restore full operations at its Moravia Treatment Plant in Manchester. Due to an electrical issue, the plant is currently operating at 50 per cent of its capacity, says the NWC. As a...
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Water disruption for sections of Manchester

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is working to restore full operations at its Moravia Treatment Plant in Manchester. Due to an electrical issue, the plant is currently operating at 50 per cent of its capacity, says the NWC. As a...

Four more COVID-19 deaths, 79 new cases

Jamaica on Monday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 243. One more case was recorded as a coincidental death, pushing that figure to 30. Those who have died are: – A 59-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew. –...
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Four more COVID-19 deaths, 79 new cases

Jamaica on Monday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 243. One more case was recorded as a coincidental death, pushing that figure to 30. Those who have died are: – A 59-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew. –...

Commissioner of Police against splitting St James Division

Western Bureau: Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson does not support the view that St James should be split into two police divisions. Instead, he thinks the parish would be better served by having a larger headquarters and...
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Commissioner of Police against splitting St James Division

Western Bureau: Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson does not support the view that St James should be split into two police divisions. Instead, he thinks the parish would be better served by having a larger headquarters and...

Growth & Jobs | JBDC partners with international company to help businesses grow amid COVID-19

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has entered into a major partnership with international organisation CIAL Dun...
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Growth & Jobs | JBDC partners with international company to help businesses grow amid COVID-19

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has entered into a major partnership with international organisation CIAL Dun...

Growth & Jobs | Linga Ya Farms finds success in export development programme

LINGA YA Farms, a small Jamaican business producing wood-fire-roasted and packaged breadfruit, has turned to the Export Max III programme to make inroads into the international market. Export Max III is an export development initiative managed by...
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Growth & Jobs | Linga Ya Farms finds success in export development programme

LINGA YA Farms, a small Jamaican business producing wood-fire-roasted and packaged breadfruit, has turned to the Export Max III programme to make inroads into the international market. Export Max III is an export development initiative managed by...

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