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Two suspects charged with Clarendon quadruple murder

Detectives assigned to the Area Three Major Investigation Division have charged the two suspects who were arrested in connection with the Clarendon quadruple murder. On Sunday, September 12, four members of a family were shot dead at their...
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Two suspects charged with Clarendon quadruple murder

Detectives assigned to the Area Three Major Investigation Division have charged the two suspects who were arrested in connection with the Clarendon quadruple murder. On Sunday, September 12, four members of a family were shot dead at their...

Delenya Buchanan: Picking up the pieces, pursuing her dreams

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Delenya Buchanan is now looking forward to her sixth form programme en route to her dream of becoming a doctor. It has been a long hard road, but today she is boasting about the intervention of persons in her life who love her, but...
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Delenya Buchanan: Picking up the pieces, pursuing her dreams

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Delenya Buchanan is now looking forward to her sixth form programme en route to her dream of becoming a doctor. It has been a long hard road, but today she is boasting about the intervention of persons in her life who love her, but...

The role and function of the GLC in a changing profession

In a Gleaner report published on September 7, 2021, Mr Allan Wood, QC, chairman of the General Legal Council (GLC), is reported to have said that “members of the public, especially those who will be entrusting lawyers who practise on their own with...
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The role and function of the GLC in a changing profession

In a Gleaner report published on September 7, 2021, Mr Allan Wood, QC, chairman of the General Legal Council (GLC), is reported to have said that “members of the public, especially those who will be entrusting lawyers who practise on their own with...

JCF shaken as two cops killed

A District Constable was executed at his central Kingston home by armed thugs on Friday night, the police have confirmed. Kemar Armstrong’s killing occurred while members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were still mourning the death of...
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JCF shaken as two cops killed

A District Constable was executed at his central Kingston home by armed thugs on Friday night, the police have confirmed. Kemar Armstrong’s killing occurred while members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were still mourning the death of...

Chairman troubled by arrest of Clifton Boys’ Home employees

WESTERN BUREAU: Reverend Hartley Perrin, the chairman of the Westmoreland-based Clifton Boys’ Home, has described as “troubling” the latest news surrounding the arrest of three of the facility’s former employees for allegedly physically abusing...
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Chairman troubled by arrest of Clifton Boys’ Home employees

WESTERN BUREAU: Reverend Hartley Perrin, the chairman of the Westmoreland-based Clifton Boys’ Home, has described as “troubling” the latest news surrounding the arrest of three of the facility’s former employees for allegedly physically abusing...

Push for more private-sector COVID vax sites

In an apparent response to cries from individuals in remote locations across the island to secure vaccination against the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health and Wellness is seeking the assistance of private pharmacy owners and other...
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Push for more private-sector COVID vax sites

In an apparent response to cries from individuals in remote locations across the island to secure vaccination against the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health and Wellness is seeking the assistance of private pharmacy owners and other...

Third policeman killed in a week

District Constable Kemar Armstrong has become the third cop to be slain in a week. Armstrong had just left his Allman Town home shortly before 6 p.m, to go to a nearby shop in the vicinity of Emily Lane when he was pounced upon by gunmen and shot...
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Third policeman killed in a week

District Constable Kemar Armstrong has become the third cop to be slain in a week. Armstrong had just left his Allman Town home shortly before 6 p.m, to go to a nearby shop in the vicinity of Emily Lane when he was pounced upon by gunmen and shot...

Vaz gets back US visitor's visa with rare waiver

The United States Embassy in Kingston has reinstated the visitor's visa for Energy, Science and Technology Minister Daryl Vaz two years after it was revoked for reasons unknown. Vaz was today issued with a one-year multiple-entry B1/B2 visa with a rare waiver
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Vaz gets back US visitor's visa with rare waiver

The United States Embassy in Kingston has reinstated the visitor's visa for Energy, Science and Technology Minister Daryl Vaz two years after it was revoked for reasons unknown. Vaz was today issued with a one-year multiple-entry B1/B2 visa with a rare waiver.

UWI climbs to top 1.5 per cent in university rankings

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has climbed into the top 1.5 per cent of first-class universities and research institutions, as depicted by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This is better than its prior...
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UWI climbs to top 1.5 per cent in university rankings

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has climbed into the top 1.5 per cent of first-class universities and research institutions, as depicted by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This is better than its prior...

American and Southwest airlines forecast growth for Jamaica despite pandemic

Despite slowing global travel demand, Jamaica is seeing the opposite from one of the world's biggest carriers, American Airlines, which has announced plans to add three new flights between Philadelphia and Kingston. The US carrier is also...
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American and Southwest airlines forecast growth for Jamaica despite pandemic

Despite slowing global travel demand, Jamaica is seeing the opposite from one of the world's biggest carriers, American Airlines, which has announced plans to add three new flights between Philadelphia and Kingston. The US carrier is also...

2,300 phones seized in correctional facilities over the last year

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Matthew Samuda says 2,300 cell phones were seized in correctional centres over the last year. Samuda, in his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate earlier this...
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2,300 phones seized in correctional facilities over the last year

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Matthew Samuda says 2,300 cell phones were seized in correctional centres over the last year. Samuda, in his contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate earlier this...

Clansman Gang Trial | Witness tells court that hitmen were given $8,000 after killing deportee

A former gangster this morning testified that he paid a total of $8,000 to two alleged members of the Clansman-One Don Gang for them to buy «food and weed» after they killed a deportee in Jones Avenue in St Catherine in 2018. The...
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Clansman Gang Trial | Witness tells court that hitmen were given $8,000 after killing deportee

A former gangster this morning testified that he paid a total of $8,000 to two alleged members of the Clansman-One Don Gang for them to buy «food and weed» after they killed a deportee in Jones Avenue in St Catherine in 2018. The...

Vaz gets back US visitor's visa with special waiver

The United States Embassy in Kingston has reinstated the visitor's visa for Energy, Science and Technology Minister Daryl Vaz two years after it was revoked for reasons unknown. Vaz was today issued with a one-year multiple-entry B1/B2 visa.
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Vaz gets back US visitor's visa with special waiver

The United States Embassy in Kingston has reinstated the visitor's visa for Energy, Science and Technology Minister Daryl Vaz two years after it was revoked for reasons unknown. Vaz was today issued with a one-year multiple-entry B1/B2 visa.

Police going through footage to arrest anti-vax protesters

The police are now going through footage captured at Wednesday's anti-vaccination protest in downtown Kingston to arrest and charge persons who are deemed to have breached the law.   “We are looking at footage that we captured from...
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Police going through footage to arrest anti-vax protesters

The police are now going through footage captured at Wednesday's anti-vaccination protest in downtown Kingston to arrest and charge persons who are deemed to have breached the law.   “We are looking at footage that we captured from...

Clansman Gang Trial | Witness tells court that hitmen were paid $8,000 to kill deportee

A former gangster this morning testified that he paid a total of $8,000 to two alleged members of the Clansman-One Don Gang for them to buy «food and weed» after they killed a deportee in Jones Town, St Catherine in 2018. The witness...
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Clansman Gang Trial | Witness tells court that hitmen were paid $8,000 to kill deportee

A former gangster this morning testified that he paid a total of $8,000 to two alleged members of the Clansman-One Don Gang for them to buy «food and weed» after they killed a deportee in Jones Town, St Catherine in 2018. The witness...

434 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

Jamaica has recorded 12 more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 1,821. The deceased are: Manchester * A 64-year-old man * A 58-year-old female * A 62- year-old male St Catherine * A 62-year-old male * An 86-year-old woman *...
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434 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

Jamaica has recorded 12 more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 1,821. The deceased are: Manchester * A 64-year-old man * A 58-year-old female * A 62- year-old male St Catherine * A 62-year-old male * An 86-year-old woman *...

Three Clifton Boys’ Home employees charged for abusing wards

Three employees at the Clifton Boys' Home in Darliston, Westmoreland have been charged for the abuse of wards at the facility. The police say the eight wards were abused between March 2016 and March 2021. The manager of the facility, 80-...
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Three Clifton Boys’ Home employees charged for abusing wards

Three employees at the Clifton Boys' Home in Darliston, Westmoreland have been charged for the abuse of wards at the facility. The police say the eight wards were abused between March 2016 and March 2021. The manager of the facility, 80-...

Beach erosion monitoring tower installed at Hellshire

Jamaica is making progress in addressing beach erosion with the installation of a monitoring tower at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine. The tower was erected under the 'Impact Assessment of Climate Change on the Sandy Shorelines of the Caribbean...
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Beach erosion monitoring tower installed at Hellshire

Jamaica is making progress in addressing beach erosion with the installation of a monitoring tower at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine. The tower was erected under the 'Impact Assessment of Climate Change on the Sandy Shorelines of the Caribbean...

Police seize rifle in St Elizabeth

The Black River Police seized a Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 rifle during an operation in Hodges district in Black River, St Elizabeth on Thursday. It is reported that about 6:00 p.m., cops were on duty when an abandoned building was searched and...
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Police seize rifle in St Elizabeth

The Black River Police seized a Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 rifle during an operation in Hodges district in Black River, St Elizabeth on Thursday. It is reported that about 6:00 p.m., cops were on duty when an abandoned building was searched and...

New classroom block for Black River High

A contract valued at $141.5 million has been awarded to Morris Hill Limited to construct a classroom block at Black River High School in St Elizabeth. Minister of Education Fayval Williams indicated that Cabinet has approved the award for the...
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New classroom block for Black River High

A contract valued at $141.5 million has been awarded to Morris Hill Limited to construct a classroom block at Black River High School in St Elizabeth. Minister of Education Fayval Williams indicated that Cabinet has approved the award for the...

Police constable attacked, killed in Linstead

Police constable Paul Gordon was this morning attacked and killed by a man said to be mentally ill. The incident happened on King Street in Linstead, St Catherine. The attacker was subsequently shot dead by the police as he engaged cops seeking to...
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Police constable attacked, killed in Linstead

Police constable Paul Gordon was this morning attacked and killed by a man said to be mentally ill. The incident happened on King Street in Linstead, St Catherine. The attacker was subsequently shot dead by the police as he engaged cops seeking to...

Man charged with murder in Trelawny

Twenty-year-old Brandon Thompson of Race Course in Falmouth, Trelawny has been charged with the murder of 31-year-old Kevelle Reid. The incident happened on Queen Street in Falmouth on Saturday, September 18. It is alleged that about midday,...
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Man charged with murder in Trelawny

Twenty-year-old Brandon Thompson of Race Course in Falmouth, Trelawny has been charged with the murder of 31-year-old Kevelle Reid. The incident happened on Queen Street in Falmouth on Saturday, September 18. It is alleged that about midday,...

100-member medical mission to visit Jamaica

A 100-member medical mission from the United States is to visit Jamaica to help alleviate the strain on the country’s public-health system. The mission, which is expected to be here for the period October-December, was organised following...
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100-member medical mission to visit Jamaica

A 100-member medical mission from the United States is to visit Jamaica to help alleviate the strain on the country’s public-health system. The mission, which is expected to be here for the period October-December, was organised following...

Jamaicans in US have beef with oxtail hike

For thousands of Jamaican families overseas, oxtail is a treasured Sunday dinner dish that connects members of the diaspora to happy memories of their homeland. But in the past few weeks, the price of oxtail has more than doubled, skyrocketing...
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Jamaicans in US have beef with oxtail hike

For thousands of Jamaican families overseas, oxtail is a treasured Sunday dinner dish that connects members of the diaspora to happy memories of their homeland. But in the past few weeks, the price of oxtail has more than doubled, skyrocketing...

81-year-old widow gets a breakthrough

Unlike many small charities whose activities have been stymied because of a reduction in funding during the pandemic, the Widow’s Mite Legacy Foundation took the bold step of constructing a one-bedroom board house for an 81-year-old widow. Gloria...
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81-year-old widow gets a breakthrough

Unlike many small charities whose activities have been stymied because of a reduction in funding during the pandemic, the Widow’s Mite Legacy Foundation took the bold step of constructing a one-bedroom board house for an 81-year-old widow. Gloria...

Nanny goat saves kids from thieves

It was the maternal connection between a goat and its young that assisted residents of a St Catherine community to nab suspected goat thieves. Three men were arrested and a motor car seized by the Guanaboa Vale police in an incident in Bendon...
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Nanny goat saves kids from thieves

It was the maternal connection between a goat and its young that assisted residents of a St Catherine community to nab suspected goat thieves. Three men were arrested and a motor car seized by the Guanaboa Vale police in an incident in Bendon...

Cops banking on Christmas settlement in overtime dispute

Rank and file cops are hoping that the Government will fast-track the process to pay salaries owed to them for overtime work since 2018 in time for Christmas. The Jamaica Police Federation had filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Finance and the...
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Cops banking on Christmas settlement in overtime dispute

Rank and file cops are hoping that the Government will fast-track the process to pay salaries owed to them for overtime work since 2018 in time for Christmas. The Jamaica Police Federation had filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Finance and the...

Clansman Gang Trial | Crown witness details how deportee was killed

A former member of the Clansman-One Don Gang today testified that reputed leader of the gang Andre 'Blackman' Bryan ordered a hit on a deportee in Jones Avenue, St Catherine. The victim, who was only identified as 'Rasta', was...
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Clansman Gang Trial | Crown witness details how deportee was killed

A former member of the Clansman-One Don Gang today testified that reputed leader of the gang Andre 'Blackman' Bryan ordered a hit on a deportee in Jones Avenue, St Catherine. The victim, who was only identified as 'Rasta', was...

Golding wants gov’t to address COVID fines

Leader of the Opposition Mark Golding is calling for the Government to move to implement the ticketing system under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) so as to avoid Jamaicans facing hefty fines. This follows complaints from several...
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Golding wants gov’t to address COVID fines

Leader of the Opposition Mark Golding is calling for the Government to move to implement the ticketing system under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) so as to avoid Jamaicans facing hefty fines. This follows complaints from several...

‘Beachy Stout' further remanded

Portland businessman Everton 'Beachy Stout' McDonald, who reportedly ordered the murders of his former spouse and wife, was further remanded when he appeared in court today. The Home Circuit Court was informed that the accused no longer has...
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‘Beachy Stout' further remanded

Portland businessman Everton 'Beachy Stout' McDonald, who reportedly ordered the murders of his former spouse and wife, was further remanded when he appeared in court today. The Home Circuit Court was informed that the accused no longer has...

Penwood senior teacher loses bid to quash dismissal

Former Penwood High School senior teacher Christopher Stephenson has lost his legal battle to quash his dismissal by the school board. The Court of Appeal on Tuesday refused the application and granted legal costs to the respondents, who were the school's Bo
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Penwood senior teacher loses bid to quash dismissal

Former Penwood High School senior teacher Christopher Stephenson has lost his legal battle to quash his dismissal by the school board. The Court of Appeal on Tuesday refused the application and granted legal costs to the respondents, who were the school's Board of Management and the Teachers Appeal Tribunal.

Clansman Gang Trial | How 'Blackman' laughed after a murder hit

A former member of the Clansman-One Don Gang this morning recounted how reputed leader Andre 'Blackman' Bryan ordered the murder of a man in Spanish Town, St Catherine. He told the court that Bryan went into a fit of laughter after being...
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Clansman Gang Trial | How 'Blackman' laughed after a murder hit

A former member of the Clansman-One Don Gang this morning recounted how reputed leader Andre 'Blackman' Bryan ordered the murder of a man in Spanish Town, St Catherine. He told the court that Bryan went into a fit of laughter after being...

435 new COVID-19 cases, six more deaths

Six more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 1,809. The deceased are: * A 27-year-old woman from St Elizabeth * A 35- year-old female from Kingston & St Andrew * A 47- year –old female from...
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435 new COVID-19 cases, six more deaths

Six more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 1,809. The deceased are: * A 27-year-old woman from St Elizabeth * A 35- year-old female from Kingston & St Andrew * A 47- year –old female from...

Three shot in Montego Bay, attacker being sought

The police in St James have increased their presence in downtown Montego Bay after a man shot three people on Tuesday afternoon. The victims, a 28-year-old man from Rhyne Park, an 18-year-old female from Spot Valley, both in St James, and a 32-year...
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Three shot in Montego Bay, attacker being sought

The police in St James have increased their presence in downtown Montego Bay after a man shot three people on Tuesday afternoon. The victims, a 28-year-old man from Rhyne Park, an 18-year-old female from Spot Valley, both in St James, and a 32-year...

CAD says claims that St Thomas teen fined for COVID breach false

The Court Administration Division says claims that a teenager was fined $200,000 by a court for failing to wear a mask in public are false. The teen was among several persons who appeared before the St Thomas Parish Court on Wednesday for breaches...
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CAD says claims that St Thomas teen fined for COVID breach false

The Court Administration Division says claims that a teenager was fined $200,000 by a court for failing to wear a mask in public are false. The teen was among several persons who appeared before the St Thomas Parish Court on Wednesday for breaches...

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