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3.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Jamaica

The Earthquake Unit is reporting that a minor tremor rattled sections of Jamaica this morning. It says the 3.4 quake occurred about 6:10 am. The epicentre was five kilometres south of Port Antonio, Portland with a focal depth of four kilometres....
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3.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Jamaica

The Earthquake Unit is reporting that a minor tremor rattled sections of Jamaica this morning. It says the 3.4 quake occurred about 6:10 am. The epicentre was five kilometres south of Port Antonio, Portland with a focal depth of four kilometres....

Illegal gun recovered in Portmore

The police are reporting that a Browning pistol with one round of ammunition was seized during an operation in 5 West, Greater Portmore in St Catherine. It is reported that about 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, cops conducted an operation in the area when a...
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Illegal gun recovered in Portmore

The police are reporting that a Browning pistol with one round of ammunition was seized during an operation in 5 West, Greater Portmore in St Catherine. It is reported that about 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, cops conducted an operation in the area when a...

Cold front to bring increased rainfall, cooler temperatures this week

Cooler temperatures and increased rainfall are expected across sections of Jamaica this week. The Meteorological Service is reporting that a cold front is expected to move across Jamaica today, before stalling and lingering through...
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Cold front to bring increased rainfall, cooler temperatures this week

Cooler temperatures and increased rainfall are expected across sections of Jamaica this week. The Meteorological Service is reporting that a cold front is expected to move across Jamaica today, before stalling and lingering through...

$9.4 million worth of ganja seized in Manchester

Detectives assigned to the Area 3 Narcotics Police Division on Saturday seized approximately 2,358 pounds of compressed ganja in Alligator Pond, Manchester. The police say the illicit drug has an estimated street value of $9,432,000. No one was...
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$9.4 million worth of ganja seized in Manchester

Detectives assigned to the Area 3 Narcotics Police Division on Saturday seized approximately 2,358 pounds of compressed ganja in Alligator Pond, Manchester. The police say the illicit drug has an estimated street value of $9,432,000. No one was...

One dead, 30 homeless after fire destroys houses in suspected domestic dispute

The police are probing a suspected fatal domestic dispute and arson along Beeston Street in downtown Kingston. The Gleaner understands that close to 30 persons are now homeless as a result of the blaze. It is reported that about 3:30 this morning...
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One dead, 30 homeless after fire destroys houses in suspected domestic dispute

The police are probing a suspected fatal domestic dispute and arson along Beeston Street in downtown Kingston. The Gleaner understands that close to 30 persons are now homeless as a result of the blaze. It is reported that about 3:30 this morning...

878 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

Jamaica on Sunday recorded one more COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 454. The deceased is a 63-year-old man from St James. Meanwhile, there were 878 new cases with ages ranging from eight months to 98 years, pushing the total to 26,904 with 11,...
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878 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

Jamaica on Sunday recorded one more COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 454. The deceased is a 63-year-old man from St James. Meanwhile, there were 878 new cases with ages ranging from eight months to 98 years, pushing the total to 26,904 with 11,...

Don’t use rogue pastor to judge us – St Ann minister

The flouting of COVID-19 restrictions by a pentecostal pastor should not be used to broad-brush Christians in St Ann, the former chairman of the Ocho Rios Ministers Fraternal has said. The Rev Jonathan Hemmings said that churches have, by and large...
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Don’t use rogue pastor to judge us – St Ann minister

The flouting of COVID-19 restrictions by a pentecostal pastor should not be used to broad-brush Christians in St Ann, the former chairman of the Ocho Rios Ministers Fraternal has said. The Rev Jonathan Hemmings said that churches have, by and large...

From market truck to making a change - Margaret ‘Anna’ Rumble bridging the gap between hope and despair

Mandeville, Manchester : Though she has a larger-than-life personality and a spark in her smile that lights up a room, one would not, upon first glance, picture 32-year-old Margaret Rumble as a woman whose main area of concern is soliciting funding...
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From market truck to making a change - Margaret ‘Anna’ Rumble bridging the gap between hope and despair

Mandeville, Manchester : Though she has a larger-than-life personality and a spark in her smile that lights up a room, one would not, upon first glance, picture 32-year-old Margaret Rumble as a woman whose main area of concern is soliciting funding...

‘Let that sink in’…Tufton laments worsening COVID crisis

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says hospitals are going to come under even more pressure in light of Jamaica recording its highest number of COVID-19 cases in a 24-period. Yesterday, the country recorded 723 new infections,...
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‘Let that sink in’…Tufton laments worsening COVID crisis

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says hospitals are going to come under even more pressure in light of Jamaica recording its highest number of COVID-19 cases in a 24-period. Yesterday, the country recorded 723 new infections,...

Guy calls for review of COVID-19 measures

Opposition Spokesperson on Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, says he shares the nation's collective shock and concern at the high number of positive COVID-19 cases and is calling for a national approach to the burgeoning crisis. Commenting on...
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Guy calls for review of COVID-19 measures

Opposition Spokesperson on Health and Wellness, Dr Morais Guy, says he shares the nation's collective shock and concern at the high number of positive COVID-19 cases and is calling for a national approach to the burgeoning crisis. Commenting on...

KSAMC undertakes enforcement drive on construction sites

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation today carried out an enforcement drive on construction sites to ensure compliance. Kingston Mayor, Delroy Williams, today tweeted that the exercise was prompted by complaints about developers...
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KSAMC undertakes enforcement drive on construction sites

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation today carried out an enforcement drive on construction sites to ensure compliance. Kingston Mayor, Delroy Williams, today tweeted that the exercise was prompted by complaints about developers...

Gun seized in St James, three men arrested

The police are reporting that a firearm as well as several rounds of ammunition were seized in Tenament district, Salt Spring in St James on Saturday. They say three men were arrested in relation to the seizure. The police report that about 4:10 p....
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Gun seized in St James, three men arrested

The police are reporting that a firearm as well as several rounds of ammunition were seized in Tenament district, Salt Spring in St James on Saturday. They say three men were arrested in relation to the seizure. The police report that about 4:10 p....

723 new COVID-19 cases, seven additional deaths

Jamaica on Saturday recorded seven more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 453. The deceased are: 1. 73-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew. 2. 85-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew. 3. 73-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew...
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723 new COVID-19 cases, seven additional deaths

Jamaica on Saturday recorded seven more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 453. The deceased are: 1. 73-year-old woman from Kingston and St Andrew. 2. 85-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew. 3. 73-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew...

Portland woman charged with shop breaking and larceny

Forty-four-year-old Teesha Hawawi, otherwise called ‘Trisha’, of Kings Street, Port Antonio in Portland has been charged with shop breaking and larceny. The charges stem from an incident on Wednesday, March 03. The police report that...
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Portland woman charged with shop breaking and larceny

Forty-four-year-old Teesha Hawawi, otherwise called ‘Trisha’, of Kings Street, Port Antonio in Portland has been charged with shop breaking and larceny. The charges stem from an incident on Wednesday, March 03. The police report that...

Man charged for fatal stabbing in Portmore

The Portmore Police have charged 39-year-old Devin Wedderburn of Robin Way, Hellshire, St Catherine with the April 14, 2019 murder of a man in the parish. The deceased was identified as 21-year-old Kevin Lee of Sand Hill Circle, Hellshire, St...
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Man charged for fatal stabbing in Portmore

The Portmore Police have charged 39-year-old Devin Wedderburn of Robin Way, Hellshire, St Catherine with the April 14, 2019 murder of a man in the parish. The deceased was identified as 21-year-old Kevin Lee of Sand Hill Circle, Hellshire, St...

‘It is going to get worse’ - Mental anguish – the hidden toll

WESTERN BUREAU: Grief. Anxiety. Stress. Depression. Loneliness. Fear. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused varying degrees of mental and emotional anguish over the past year with disruption to routines and losses – of income, jobs, loved ones –...
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‘It is going to get worse’ - Mental anguish – the hidden toll

WESTERN BUREAU: Grief. Anxiety. Stress. Depression. Loneliness. Fear. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused varying degrees of mental and emotional anguish over the past year with disruption to routines and losses – of income, jobs, loved ones –...

The pandemic’s silver lining - Health sector getting much-needed investment as COVID-19 delivers critical lessons

A year under the weight of the pandemic brought on by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Jamaica creaking public health system is under the microscope as mounting cases of COVID-19 threaten to overwhelm the system, which has been starved of significant...
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The pandemic’s silver lining - Health sector getting much-needed investment as COVID-19 delivers critical lessons

A year under the weight of the pandemic brought on by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, Jamaica creaking public health system is under the microscope as mounting cases of COVID-19 threaten to overwhelm the system, which has been starved of significant...

Three more years for Commish Anderson - Shielded contracts yet to be released

Major General Antony Anderson will continue as commissioner of police for at least another three years as the Office of the Services Commissions (OSC) continues to face criticisms for refusing to disclose the top cop’s employment contract. “I...
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Three more years for Commish Anderson - Shielded contracts yet to be released

Major General Antony Anderson will continue as commissioner of police for at least another three years as the Office of the Services Commissions (OSC) continues to face criticisms for refusing to disclose the top cop’s employment contract. “I...

Audrey Sewell: The powerhouse - Keeping her finger on the pulse in a lifetime of service to governance

Audrey Sewell has served at least 10 ministers in more than 40 years in the public sector. And the woman known for her impeccable ensemble is clear that she is the accountable head of the ministries and agencies under her portfolio, and that the...
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Audrey Sewell: The powerhouse - Keeping her finger on the pulse in a lifetime of service to governance

Audrey Sewell has served at least 10 ministers in more than 40 years in the public sector. And the woman known for her impeccable ensemble is clear that she is the accountable head of the ministries and agencies under her portfolio, and that the...

Int’l Women’s Day | The feared and fearless Carol Palmer - Taking no prisoners, PS bemoans waning values, standards in society

“Nothing is more beautiful than spring,” Gerard Manley Hopkins opens his poem Spring, a conclusion using hyperbole, which means an exaggeration and not to be taken literally. But Carol Palmer, permanent secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Science,...
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Int’l Women’s Day | The feared and fearless Carol Palmer - Taking no prisoners, PS bemoans waning values, standards in society

“Nothing is more beautiful than spring,” Gerard Manley Hopkins opens his poem Spring, a conclusion using hyperbole, which means an exaggeration and not to be taken literally. But Carol Palmer, permanent secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Science,...

Gunman shot in foiled Westmoreland robbery

A gunman is now nursing wounds in hospital after a failed robbery at a store on the Whitehouse main road in Westmoreland early this morning. The police report that about 2:00 a.m., the store manager went to investigate a sound coming from the front...
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Gunman shot in foiled Westmoreland robbery

A gunman is now nursing wounds in hospital after a failed robbery at a store on the Whitehouse main road in Westmoreland early this morning. The police report that about 2:00 a.m., the store manager went to investigate a sound coming from the front...

UWI faces huge funding shortfall

The finances of The University of the West Indies, Mona, are in jeopardy, a state of affairs which chairman of the campus council, Earl Jarrett, admitted is threatening the viability of the largest university in Jamaica.
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UWI faces huge funding shortfall

The finances of The University of the West Indies, Mona, are in jeopardy, a state of affairs which chairman of the campus council, Earl Jarrett, admitted is threatening the viability of the largest university in Jamaica.

‘Misleading’ … Campion College principal addresses 'N-word' controversy in classroom

Principal of Campion College, Grace Baston, has described as “misleading” a social media post knocking one of her teachers for allowing two students to use a racial slur in reference to other students.
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‘Misleading’ … Campion College principal addresses 'N-word' controversy in classroom

Principal of Campion College, Grace Baston, has described as “misleading” a social media post knocking one of her teachers for allowing two students to use a racial slur in reference to other students.

Illegal gun, ammunition seized in St Ann

The police are reporting the seizure of a Glock pistol and nine 9mm cartridges during an operation in Alexandria, St Ann this morning   No one was arrested in connection with the seizure. The police report that between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m...
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Illegal gun, ammunition seized in St Ann

The police are reporting the seizure of a Glock pistol and nine 9mm cartridges during an operation in Alexandria, St Ann this morning   No one was arrested in connection with the seizure. The police report that between 9:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m...

Dancehall producer accused of scamming arrested in Florida

Dancehall music producer Donte “Papi Don Muziq” Johnson has been arrested in the United States in relation to a case of fraud. Johnson, 25, is accused of scamming an 88-year-old Sarasota, Florida man out of US$63,000. According to the...
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Dancehall producer accused of scamming arrested in Florida

Dancehall music producer Donte “Papi Don Muziq” Johnson has been arrested in the United States in relation to a case of fraud. Johnson, 25, is accused of scamming an 88-year-old Sarasota, Florida man out of US$63,000. According to the...

US says it will reduce detention of immigrant families

HOUSTON (AP) — United States immigration authorities will no longer use a small Pennsylvania detention centre to hold parents and children seeking asylum, part of a broader shift by President Joe Biden’s administration to reduce the use...
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US says it will reduce detention of immigrant families

HOUSTON (AP) — United States immigration authorities will no longer use a small Pennsylvania detention centre to hold parents and children seeking asylum, part of a broader shift by President Joe Biden’s administration to reduce the use...

527 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths

Jamaica on Friday recorded three more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 446. The deceased are a 91-year-old woman from St Ann, a 48-year-old male from St Ann, and a 76-year-old man from St Catherine whose death was previously under...
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527 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths

Jamaica on Friday recorded three more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 446. The deceased are a 91-year-old woman from St Ann, a 48-year-old male from St Ann, and a 76-year-old man from St Catherine whose death was previously under...

$200,000 bail for St Thomas ganja farmer

The St Thomas man who has accused the police of wrongfully invading his home and destroying his ganja farm in Dumfries is to appear before the parish court in Morant Bay on Friday, March 12.
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$200,000 bail for St Thomas ganja farmer

The St Thomas man who has accused the police of wrongfully invading his home and destroying his ganja farm in Dumfries is to appear before the parish court in Morant Bay on Friday, March 12.

60 mining and quarry operators benefit from entrepreneurial training

Sixty small and medium-sized mining and quarry operators have benefited from entrepreneurial skills training to better enable their businesses to survive and thrive. The training was conducted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC)...
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60 mining and quarry operators benefit from entrepreneurial training

Sixty small and medium-sized mining and quarry operators have benefited from entrepreneurial skills training to better enable their businesses to survive and thrive. The training was conducted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC)...

COVID-19 field hospital at Falmouth now ready

The need for additional bed space to handle coronavirus cases in western Jamaica should be alleviated somewhat this coming Monday as the new $200 million field hospital/COVID-19 Ward on the grounds of the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny will be ready to host pa
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COVID-19 field hospital at Falmouth now ready

The need for additional bed space to handle coronavirus cases in western Jamaica should be alleviated somewhat this coming Monday as the new $200 million field hospital/COVID-19 Ward on the grounds of the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny will be ready to host patients. 

View the American experience as a dream, not a nightmare – Jamaica-born vice-chair

The Jamaican and Caribbean community in Florida could see more focus on organisation and the infusion of resources, if the new vice-chair of the Florida Democratic Party, Jamaica-born Reverend Dr Karen Green, has her way. Green, in an interview...
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View the American experience as a dream, not a nightmare – Jamaica-born vice-chair

The Jamaican and Caribbean community in Florida could see more focus on organisation and the infusion of resources, if the new vice-chair of the Florida Democratic Party, Jamaica-born Reverend Dr Karen Green, has her way. Green, in an interview...

Rev Carla Dunbar: Uses GYMM platform to assist couples, children

The prayers of several families have been answered through the Carla Dunbar Ministries, led by Reverend Dr Carla Dunbar, who has been offering marriage and family counselling for more than a decade – some of which she does on a pro bono basis. Why...
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Rev Carla Dunbar: Uses GYMM platform to assist couples, children

The prayers of several families have been answered through the Carla Dunbar Ministries, led by Reverend Dr Carla Dunbar, who has been offering marriage and family counselling for more than a decade – some of which she does on a pro bono basis. Why...

‘It was beyond my wildest dreams’ - Film based on life of J’can man wins Golden Globe Award

Former Met Police Superintendent Leroy Logan added a bit of Jamaican spotlight to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, February 28, when his book Closing Ranks, which was adapted for television by director Steve McQueen in his BBC Small Axe series,...
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‘It was beyond my wildest dreams’ - Film based on life of J’can man wins Golden Globe Award

Former Met Police Superintendent Leroy Logan added a bit of Jamaican spotlight to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, February 28, when his book Closing Ranks, which was adapted for television by director Steve McQueen in his BBC Small Axe series,...

Some Christians falling prey to moral decadence – JBU president

Reverend Norva Rodney, president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU), says he is very concerned that some Christians appear to be missing their calling, as they are falling prey to moral decadence because of their preoccupation with wealth and the...
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Some Christians falling prey to moral decadence – JBU president

Reverend Norva Rodney, president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU), says he is very concerned that some Christians appear to be missing their calling, as they are falling prey to moral decadence because of their preoccupation with wealth and the...

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