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Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman - and soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider...
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Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman - and soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider...

Seven more COVID deaths, 230 new cases

Jamaica on Saturday recorded seven more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 67. The country also recorded 230 new infections with ages ranging from 1 day to 104 years, increasing the overall figure to 4,988 ...
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Seven more COVID deaths, 230 new cases

Jamaica on Saturday recorded seven more COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 67. The country also recorded 230 new infections with ages ranging from 1 day to 104 years, increasing the overall figure to 4,988 ...

Norris McDonald | COVID-19, social justice issues and America’s ‘bitta’ presidential election!

Americans go to the polls on November 3, 2020, with President Donald Trump up for re-election. He will face the Democratic Party contender, Senator Joe Biden. Public opinion polls suggest that Biden is odds-on favourite to win this hotly contested...
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Norris McDonald | COVID-19, social justice issues and America’s ‘bitta’ presidential election!

Americans go to the polls on November 3, 2020, with President Donald Trump up for re-election. He will face the Democratic Party contender, Senator Joe Biden. Public opinion polls suggest that Biden is odds-on favourite to win this hotly contested...

My mom refused to see any dentist but DK, says Charles Sr

Late political organising maestro Dr D.K. Duncan and Pearnel Charles Sr were political combatants at best in the public domain during the political cold war of the 1970s and ‘80s in Jamaica, except an unusual bond kept them inextricably linked...
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My mom refused to see any dentist but DK, says Charles Sr

Late political organising maestro Dr D.K. Duncan and Pearnel Charles Sr were political combatants at best in the public domain during the political cold war of the 1970s and ‘80s in Jamaica, except an unusual bond kept them inextricably linked...

KC founder has two birthdays

Bishop Percival William Gibson was a trailblazing founding father of pre-independent Jamaica. Many Jamaicans are very familiar with the annual Gibson Relays held at the National Stadium in his honour. But the relays are a small part of the mosaic...
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KC founder has two birthdays

Bishop Percival William Gibson was a trailblazing founding father of pre-independent Jamaica. Many Jamaicans are very familiar with the annual Gibson Relays held at the National Stadium in his honour. But the relays are a small part of the mosaic...

‘A very funny kinda guy’ - DK’s children reflect on his love for country, family

Nevada Powe was in class at the Campion College when he was alerted that his mother was at the St Andrew-based high school to get him. It was the 1970s and Powe’s mother, Grace Duncan, was married to Dr D.K. Duncan, the controversial and polarising...
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‘A very funny kinda guy’ - DK’s children reflect on his love for country, family

Nevada Powe was in class at the Campion College when he was alerted that his mother was at the St Andrew-based high school to get him. It was the 1970s and Powe’s mother, Grace Duncan, was married to Dr D.K. Duncan, the controversial and polarising...

Minister Chang condemns spate of killings

Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, has condemned the recent alleged coordinated attacks on police officers and their families, resulting in the death of 67-year-old Clifton Green, the father of a detective inspector of police,...
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Minister Chang condemns spate of killings

Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, has condemned the recent alleged coordinated attacks on police officers and their families, resulting in the death of 67-year-old Clifton Green, the father of a detective inspector of police,...

Police Sergeant shot and injured in Kingston

A top-level probe is now underway following the shooting of a Sergeant of Police while on duty in Manley Meadows, Kingston 2, on Saturday, September 19. Reports from the Elletson Road police are that about 5:46 a.m. the Sergeant, accompanied by a...
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Police Sergeant shot and injured in Kingston

A top-level probe is now underway following the shooting of a Sergeant of Police while on duty in Manley Meadows, Kingston 2, on Saturday, September 19. Reports from the Elletson Road police are that about 5:46 a.m. the Sergeant, accompanied by a...

US gifts Jamaica multimillion dollar field hospital to help COVID-19 fight

The United States government has donated a 70-bed mobile field hospital to Jamaica to assist the country’s coronavirus fight.  The US$753,000 facility was transported to Kingston today by the US Air Force, and will be set up in St Andrew...
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US gifts Jamaica multimillion dollar field hospital to help COVID-19 fight

The United States government has donated a 70-bed mobile field hospital to Jamaica to assist the country’s coronavirus fight.  The US$753,000 facility was transported to Kingston today by the US Air Force, and will be set up in St Andrew...

US Coast Guard offloads millions of dollars in drugs seized in the Caribbean Sea

MIAMI, Sept 19 (CMC): The United States Coast Guard says that crew members from its Cutter Harriet Lane  have offloaded about 12,100 pounds of cocaine and about 5,759 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated US$216 million, seized in drug...
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US Coast Guard offloads millions of dollars in drugs seized in the Caribbean Sea

MIAMI, Sept 19 (CMC): The United States Coast Guard says that crew members from its Cutter Harriet Lane  have offloaded about 12,100 pounds of cocaine and about 5,759 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated US$216 million, seized in drug...

A ‘first-class man of sound engineering’: Industry insiders pay tribute to Barry O’Hare

The world lost another hard-working music professional today with the passing of Barry O’Hare. The renowned recording engineer and musician was said to have been admitted to a hospital in Kingston with COVID-19 related symptoms and died in...
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A ‘first-class man of sound engineering’: Industry insiders pay tribute to Barry O’Hare

The world lost another hard-working music professional today with the passing of Barry O’Hare. The renowned recording engineer and musician was said to have been admitted to a hospital in Kingston with COVID-19 related symptoms and died in...

Cops charged in Mario Deane case to stand trial Monday

On Monday, three police officers are scheduled to stand trial for criminal charges in the 2014 death of Mario Deane.  Mario Deane was beaten on August 3, 2014 while in custody at the Barnett Street Police Station, in Montego Bay...
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Cops charged in Mario Deane case to stand trial Monday

On Monday, three police officers are scheduled to stand trial for criminal charges in the 2014 death of Mario Deane.  Mario Deane was beaten on August 3, 2014 while in custody at the Barnett Street Police Station, in Montego Bay...

Trump to Senate: Vote ‘without delay’ on his high court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider “without delay” his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six...
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Trump to Senate: Vote ‘without delay’ on his high court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider “without delay” his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six...

High level probe launched following attack on JCF members

Three men have been taken into police custody in connection with investigations into what is believed to be three separate but coordinated attempts on the lives of police officers and their families on Friday, September 18, 2020. In a statement to...
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High level probe launched following attack on JCF members

Three men have been taken into police custody in connection with investigations into what is believed to be three separate but coordinated attempts on the lives of police officers and their families on Friday, September 18, 2020. In a statement to...

St Elizabeth man killed in motorcycle crash

Twenty-three-year-old Andre Carnegie, a labourer of Frazer district, New Market in St. Elizabeth, has died as a result of injuries he received in a motorcycle collision on New Market Grove main road in the parish on Thursday, September 17. Reports...
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St Elizabeth man killed in motorcycle crash

Twenty-three-year-old Andre Carnegie, a labourer of Frazer district, New Market in St. Elizabeth, has died as a result of injuries he received in a motorcycle collision on New Market Grove main road in the parish on Thursday, September 17. Reports...

Italy records more than 1,600 new virus cases

ROME — The Italian health ministry reported another 1,638 new cases of coronavirus and 24 deaths. The deaths brought Italy’s official coronavirus toll to 35,692, second highest in Europe after Britain. The health ministry says the new...
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Italy records more than 1,600 new virus cases

ROME — The Italian health ministry reported another 1,638 new cases of coronavirus and 24 deaths. The deaths brought Italy’s official coronavirus toll to 35,692, second highest in Europe after Britain. The health ministry says the new...

Cop sentenced for stealing gun from police station

A policeman who was charged with breaches of the firearms and larceny acts by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) on Thursday, January 23, has been sentenced following his appearance in the Home Circuit Court...
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Cop sentenced for stealing gun from police station

A policeman who was charged with breaches of the firearms and larceny acts by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) on Thursday, January 23, has been sentenced following his appearance in the Home Circuit Court...

Five additional COVID-19 deaths

Jamaica on Friday recorded five additional COVID-19 deaths, moving the tally to 60. Three of them were previously under investigation. The country also recorded 187 new infections with ages ranging from 6 days to 88 years, increasing...
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Five additional COVID-19 deaths

Jamaica on Friday recorded five additional COVID-19 deaths, moving the tally to 60. Three of them were previously under investigation. The country also recorded 187 new infections with ages ranging from 6 days to 88 years, increasing...

Henriques confident of holding lead as Clarendon NW recount continues today

Anxiety is high as the judicial recount in Clarendon North Western continues this morning at the Chapelton Family Court.  When the court adjourned shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Phillip Henriques was in...
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Henriques confident of holding lead as Clarendon NW recount continues today

Anxiety is high as the judicial recount in Clarendon North Western continues this morning at the Chapelton Family Court.  When the court adjourned shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday, the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Phillip Henriques was in...

NWC nears completion of repair work along pipeline in St Andrew

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that its teams are nearing the completion of repairs of a second pipeline break located near the Cookhamdene Relift Station in St Andrew. NWC has indicated that the work has necessitated the shutdown...
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NWC nears completion of repair work along pipeline in St Andrew

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that its teams are nearing the completion of repairs of a second pipeline break located near the Cookhamdene Relift Station in St Andrew. NWC has indicated that the work has necessitated the shutdown...

Caribbean American legislators saddened by passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NEW YORK, Sep. 19,  CMC – Caribbean American legislators have expressed sadness over the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the highest court in America and...
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Caribbean American legislators saddened by passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NEW YORK, Sep. 19,  CMC – Caribbean American legislators have expressed sadness over the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the highest court in America and...

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Twenty-three-year-old Andre Carnegie, a labourer of Frazer district, New Market in St. Elizabeth, has died as a result of injuries he received in a motorcycle collision on New Market Grove main road in the parish on Thursday, September 17. Reports...
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Twenty-three-year-old Andre Carnegie, a labourer of Frazer district, New Market in St. Elizabeth, has died as a result of injuries he received in a motorcycle collision on New Market Grove main road in the parish on Thursday, September 17. Reports...

The Greens perking up coffee production

THEIR SHOP was among the many trading establishments which adorned the roadway at the Content Gap square in St Andrew East Rural during the recent reopening ceremony for the resurfaced Guava Ridge to Content Road, all offering the same general...
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The Greens perking up coffee production

THEIR SHOP was among the many trading establishments which adorned the roadway at the Content Gap square in St Andrew East Rural during the recent reopening ceremony for the resurfaced Guava Ridge to Content Road, all offering the same general...

Attorneys call for reform after the end of magisterial recount

Attorneys representing winning People’s National Party candidate for St Catherine North Western Hugh Graham and the Jamaica Labour Party’s Newton Amos have jointly called for reform to the present configuration of the ballots. Speaking to The...
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Attorneys call for reform after the end of magisterial recount

Attorneys representing winning People’s National Party candidate for St Catherine North Western Hugh Graham and the Jamaica Labour Party’s Newton Amos have jointly called for reform to the present configuration of the ballots. Speaking to The...

Children need PE, sport to cope during pandemic

Western Bureau: As Jamaica’s education system seeks to find ways to handle the coronavirus and the potential return of school, sports psychologist Dr Olivia Rose noted that keen consideration must be given to both the psychological and health...
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Children need PE, sport to cope during pandemic

Western Bureau: As Jamaica’s education system seeks to find ways to handle the coronavirus and the potential return of school, sports psychologist Dr Olivia Rose noted that keen consideration must be given to both the psychological and health...

Totlyn Hamilton three times a winner - Adoptive mom gets back-to-school boost from Malta

Totlyn Hamilton had never considered adoption. It wasn’t until she was asked by her stepmother’s niece to adopt her newborn, once she had given birth, that she considered the option. At the time, Hamilton was 24, and though she says she did not...
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Totlyn Hamilton three times a winner - Adoptive mom gets back-to-school boost from Malta

Totlyn Hamilton had never considered adoption. It wasn’t until she was asked by her stepmother’s niece to adopt her newborn, once she had given birth, that she considered the option. At the time, Hamilton was 24, and though she says she did not...

SVF names four Supreme Heroes - Programme to bolster business and outreach of organisations

The Supreme Ventures Foundation (SVF) has named four small businesses making a big difference in their communities as part of its flagship Supreme Heroes programme. Supreme Heroes recognises organisations that are pillars of their communities,...
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SVF names four Supreme Heroes - Programme to bolster business and outreach of organisations

The Supreme Ventures Foundation (SVF) has named four small businesses making a big difference in their communities as part of its flagship Supreme Heroes programme. Supreme Heroes recognises organisations that are pillars of their communities,...

Man charged in relation to major ganja bust in Portland

A September 22 court date has set for a Portland man who has been charged in relation to a major ganja seizure. Thirty-eight-year-old Rayon Thomas, a fisherman of Manchioneal, has been charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, using...
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Man charged in relation to major ganja bust in Portland

A September 22 court date has set for a Portland man who has been charged in relation to a major ganja seizure. Thirty-eight-year-old Rayon Thomas, a fisherman of Manchioneal, has been charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja, using...

Manchester man charged with larceny

Manchester resident 32-year-old Richard Scott has been arrested and charged with house breaking and larceny. The charges stemmed from an incident at a home in the parish on Friday, September 11. The police report that the complainant left home for...
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Manchester man charged with larceny

Manchester resident 32-year-old Richard Scott has been arrested and charged with house breaking and larceny. The charges stemmed from an incident at a home in the parish on Friday, September 11. The police report that the complainant left home for...

Labour ministry warns about job scam

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is warning the public against a job scam. The ministry says it has been made aware that information is being circulated in the public domain suggesting that it is accepting applications under a ‘New...
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Labour ministry warns about job scam

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is warning the public against a job scam. The ministry says it has been made aware that information is being circulated in the public domain suggesting that it is accepting applications under a ‘New...

Traffic delays along main road in Chalky Hill, St Ann come Sunday

The National Works Agency (NWA) is alerting motorists to the possibility of delays when travelling along the roadway from Greenwich Park to Davis Town in St Ann come Sunday, September 20. NWA Communications Manager, Stephen Shaw, explains that the...
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Traffic delays along main road in Chalky Hill, St Ann come Sunday

The National Works Agency (NWA) is alerting motorists to the possibility of delays when travelling along the roadway from Greenwich Park to Davis Town in St Ann come Sunday, September 20. NWA Communications Manager, Stephen Shaw, explains that the...

Murder case involving Portland businessman, co-accused to skip preliminary hearing

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has signalled that the murder case involving popular Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald will bypass a preliminary hearing in the parish court and will be sent directly...
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Murder case involving Portland businessman, co-accused to skip preliminary hearing

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has signalled that the murder case involving popular Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald will bypass a preliminary hearing in the parish court and will be sent directly...

Senior grateful for help but still desperate for house

Sixty-year-old Agatha Smith of Diamond district in Rock River, Clarendon, expressed to The Gleaner how overwhelmed she was by the outpouring of love shown to her by readers, since her story was carried in the paper on Saturday, July 18. “I’m...
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Senior grateful for help but still desperate for house

Sixty-year-old Agatha Smith of Diamond district in Rock River, Clarendon, expressed to The Gleaner how overwhelmed she was by the outpouring of love shown to her by readers, since her story was carried in the paper on Saturday, July 18. “I’m...

Demographic data and geoinformatics to drive school reopening

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, with the support of the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), will use geographic information system mapping, demographic and health data to drive the safe reopening of schools. This was among the...
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Demographic data and geoinformatics to drive school reopening

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, with the support of the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), will use geographic information system mapping, demographic and health data to drive the safe reopening of schools. This was among the...

Soca monarch Super Blue rolls with Deiwght Peters this Sunday

Legendary Trinidadian soca monarch Austin Lyons, more popularly known as Super Blue, joins the line-up of specially selected guests on ‘Rolling with Deiwght Peters’ this Sunday. Peters shares exclusively with The Gleaner that this was a dream he...
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Soca monarch Super Blue rolls with Deiwght Peters this Sunday

Legendary Trinidadian soca monarch Austin Lyons, more popularly known as Super Blue, joins the line-up of specially selected guests on ‘Rolling with Deiwght Peters’ this Sunday. Peters shares exclusively with The Gleaner that this was a dream he...

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