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BVI Premier reveals plans to assassinate him

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, Premier Andrew A. Fahie Thursday said he has been receiving death threats since he won the general elections in the British Virgin Islands in February. Premier Fahie told Parliament  that there have been three major threats...
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BVI Premier reveals plans to assassinate him

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, Premier Andrew A. Fahie Thursday said he has been receiving death threats since he won the general elections in the British Virgin Islands in February. Premier Fahie told Parliament  that there have been three major threats...

Man surrenders in relation to deadly St James hit and run

The police are reporting that a man has turned himself in to investigators in relation to Tuesday’s hit and run which claimed the life of two-year-old Sasha-Gay Dennis and the injury of her 10-year-old sister Hanesea Palmer. Their mother...
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Man surrenders in relation to deadly St James hit and run

The police are reporting that a man has turned himself in to investigators in relation to Tuesday’s hit and run which claimed the life of two-year-old Sasha-Gay Dennis and the injury of her 10-year-old sister Hanesea Palmer. Their mother...

Samuda shocked at murder of lecturer Samuel Martin

Minister with responsibility for education Karl Samuda has expressed shock at the murder of St Joseph’s Teachers’ College lecturer Samuel Martin. He said the ministry will dispatch its trauma team to the institution on Monday to conduct...
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Samuda shocked at murder of lecturer Samuel Martin

Minister with responsibility for education Karl Samuda has expressed shock at the murder of St Joseph’s Teachers’ College lecturer Samuel Martin. He said the ministry will dispatch its trauma team to the institution on Monday to conduct...

Missing teacher Samuel Martin found dead in Clarendon

The partially-decomposed body of  41-year-old teacher Samuel Martin, who went missing last Friday, has been found in bushes in Juno Crescent in May Pen, Clarendon. Head of the Clarendon Police, Senior Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron...
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Missing teacher Samuel Martin found dead in Clarendon

The partially-decomposed body of  41-year-old teacher Samuel Martin, who went missing last Friday, has been found in bushes in Juno Crescent in May Pen, Clarendon. Head of the Clarendon Police, Senior Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron...

Man fatally shot by cop in Kingston

One Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing six 9mm cartridges was seized and one man fatally shot during a confrontation with a policeman on Elgin Street, Kingston 14 on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Cedric Thomas...
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Man fatally shot by cop in Kingston

One Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing six 9mm cartridges was seized and one man fatally shot during a confrontation with a policeman on Elgin Street, Kingston 14 on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Cedric Thomas...

Worsening drought affecting several NWC systems, adjustments in water supply

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that worsening drought conditions have been negatively impacting a number of its systems across the island. The NWC says there has been a sharp fall off at the entity’s largest storage...
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Worsening drought affecting several NWC systems, adjustments in water supply

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that worsening drought conditions have been negatively impacting a number of its systems across the island. The NWC says there has been a sharp fall off at the entity’s largest storage...

Decline in dengue fever in St Ann, health department reports

The St Ann Health Department says there has been a drastic decline in the number of reported cases of dengue fever in the parish. In an interview with JIS News, Acting Medical Officer of Health for the department, Dr Tamika Henry, said that since...
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Decline in dengue fever in St Ann, health department reports

The St Ann Health Department says there has been a drastic decline in the number of reported cases of dengue fever in the parish. In an interview with JIS News, Acting Medical Officer of Health for the department, Dr Tamika Henry, said that since...

Mentally-ill man held in Manchester over damage to financial institutions

A mentally-challenged man has been taken into custody for questioning by the police in Manchester in relation to damage to three financial institutions. The police say he broke the glass windows near the entrance doors to the financial institutions...
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Mentally-ill man held in Manchester over damage to financial institutions

A mentally-challenged man has been taken into custody for questioning by the police in Manchester in relation to damage to three financial institutions. The police say he broke the glass windows near the entrance doors to the financial institutions...

Johnson Smith on official visit to Norway

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, is now in Oslo, Norway on an official visit aimed at fostering trade and deepening bilateral cooperation, particularly on maritime issues and sustainable development....
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Johnson Smith on official visit to Norway

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, is now in Oslo, Norway on an official visit aimed at fostering trade and deepening bilateral cooperation, particularly on maritime issues and sustainable development....

Teacher to stand trial for manslaughter

WESTERN BUREAU: Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the St James teacher who is charged in connection with the death of Anchovy Primary School student Easton Stapleton, who was killed in a vehicular accident at the school last June, will stand trial for common-...
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Teacher to stand trial for manslaughter

WESTERN BUREAU: Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the St James teacher who is charged in connection with the death of Anchovy Primary School student Easton Stapleton, who was killed in a vehicular accident at the school last June, will stand trial for common-...

Beckles: UWI to re-energise regional economies through research, innovation

It has been a long-held view that The University of the West Indies (UWI) engages in sophisticated research and study, churning out intellectuals to fill positions for the job market as doctors, attorneys, and business executives. But a new thrust...
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Beckles: UWI to re-energise regional economies through research, innovation

It has been a long-held view that The University of the West Indies (UWI) engages in sophisticated research and study, churning out intellectuals to fill positions for the job market as doctors, attorneys, and business executives. But a new thrust...

Earth Today | Children with disabilities to get up to speed on climate readiness

CHILDREN WITH disabilities will, in a few weeks, have the chance to get in the know about climate change, thanks to the Nathan Ebanks Foundation (NEF) and its partnership with the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP...
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Earth Today | Children with disabilities to get up to speed on climate readiness

CHILDREN WITH disabilities will, in a few weeks, have the chance to get in the know about climate change, thanks to the Nathan Ebanks Foundation (NEF) and its partnership with the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP...

Earth Today | Wisynco celebrates Earth Day 2019 with ‘Bokkle Wars’

In celebration of Earth Day 2019, the Wisynco Group launched its internal recycling challenge, dubbed ‘Wisynco ECO Bokkle Wars’. Led by their team of environmentally dedicated ‘Eco Troopers’, the company’s staff members were urged to take in their..
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Earth Today | Wisynco celebrates Earth Day 2019 with ‘Bokkle Wars’

In celebration of Earth Day 2019, the Wisynco Group launched its internal recycling challenge, dubbed ‘Wisynco ECO Bokkle Wars’. Led by their team of environmentally dedicated ‘Eco Troopers’, the company’s staff members were urged to take in their...

Earth Today | New Green Deal gets thumbs up from J’can pros

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN involved in the local environment sector have applauded the New Green Deal, a United States Congressional resolution that lays out a plan to tackle climate change and which has been the subject of much debate between the...
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Earth Today | New Green Deal gets thumbs up from J’can pros

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN involved in the local environment sector have applauded the New Green Deal, a United States Congressional resolution that lays out a plan to tackle climate change and which has been the subject of much debate between the...

Gas prices up $1.50, diesel up $2.43

Gas prices are to go up by $1.50 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $138.03 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $140.86. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $2.43 per litre to sell for $137.57. The...
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Gas prices up $1.50, diesel up $2.43

Gas prices are to go up by $1.50 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $138.03 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $140.86. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $2.43 per litre to sell for $137.57. The...

Jamaica to resume shipment of mangoes to US in May

Come next month, Jamaica will export its first shipment of mangoes to the United States (US). This, according to Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, is being facilitated through the Mango Irradiation Programme....
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Jamaica to resume shipment of mangoes to US in May

Come next month, Jamaica will export its first shipment of mangoes to the United States (US). This, according to Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, is being facilitated through the Mango Irradiation Programme....

First shipment of Jamaican mangoes to US in May

Come next month, Jamaica will export its first shipment of mangoes to the United States (US). This, according to Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, is being facilitated through the Mango Irradiation Programme....
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First shipment of Jamaican mangoes to US in May

Come next month, Jamaica will export its first shipment of mangoes to the United States (US). This, according to Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, is being facilitated through the Mango Irradiation Programme....

Prosecutor calls for national response to tackle sexual offences

With sexual offences making up the bulk of court cases in rural parishes, Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Taylor is calling for more to be done to prevent these crimes.  
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Prosecutor calls for national response to tackle sexual offences

With sexual offences making up the bulk of court cases in rural parishes, Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Taylor is calling for more to be done to prevent these crimes.  

Spanish Town Hospital accused of negligence after body held for more than a year

A family in mourning is threatening to take legal action against the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine after the body of a relative has been held in storage for more than a year because of the delay by the health facility to issue a burial order.  
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Spanish Town Hospital accused of negligence after body held for more than a year

A family in mourning is threatening to take legal action against the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine after the body of a relative has been held in storage for more than a year because of the delay by the health facility to issue a burial order.  

2-y-o killed in St James hit and run, another hospitalised

Detectives assigned to the St James Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a two-year-old girl and the injury of another on the Howard Cooke Highway in Montego Bay in the parish on Tuesday. The deceased has been...
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2-y-o killed in St James hit and run, another hospitalised

Detectives assigned to the St James Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a two-year-old girl and the injury of another on the Howard Cooke Highway in Montego Bay in the parish on Tuesday. The deceased has been...

Curfew imposed in Denham Town, Kingston

A curfew has been imposed in sections of the Denham Town Police Division. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: NORTH: Along...
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Curfew imposed in Denham Town, Kingston

A curfew has been imposed in sections of the Denham Town Police Division. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: NORTH: Along...

JUTC implements new turnaround point for route 53 buses

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it has located a plot of land in Above Rocks, St Catherine where its buses will now turnaround, which should ameliorate the inconvenience and frustration of residents. This follows a breakaway on...
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JUTC implements new turnaround point for route 53 buses

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it has located a plot of land in Above Rocks, St Catherine where its buses will now turnaround, which should ameliorate the inconvenience and frustration of residents. This follows a breakaway on...

Police to host Sterling Castle community meeting following murder of 8-y-o

The Jamaica Constabulary Force will be hosting a community meeting in Sterling Castle, St Andrew where issues affecting the community will be addressed following the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers.  The meeting is scheduled for  ...
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Police to host Sterling Castle community meeting following murder of 8-y-o

The Jamaica Constabulary Force will be hosting a community meeting in Sterling Castle, St Andrew where issues affecting the community will be addressed following the murder of eight-year-old Shantae Skyers.  The meeting is scheduled for  ...

Jamaica seeking US$100 million from China for coffee industry

A sum of US$100 million in grant funding has been requested from the Chinese Government to advance the development of the coffee industry. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, said the money will be used to...
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Jamaica seeking US$100 million from China for coffee industry

A sum of US$100 million in grant funding has been requested from the Chinese Government to advance the development of the coffee industry. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, said the money will be used to...

New JUTC turnaround in Above Rocks

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has reported that it has identified a plot of land in Above Rocks, St Catherine, where its buses can now turn around to ease dislocation caused by a collapse of a section of the...
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New JUTC turnaround in Above Rocks

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has reported that it has identified a plot of land in Above Rocks, St Catherine, where its buses can now turn around to ease dislocation caused by a collapse of a section of the...

Gov’t land deals under scrutiny – Opposition

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture Dr Fenton Ferguson has warned that it is “watching closely” how the Holness administration proceeds with the buildout of the proposed Bernard Lodge city on prime agricultural lands in St Catherine, as well as...
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Gov’t land deals under scrutiny – Opposition

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture Dr Fenton Ferguson has warned that it is “watching closely” how the Holness administration proceeds with the buildout of the proposed Bernard Lodge city on prime agricultural lands in St Catherine, as well as...

JTA conference puts focus on gender equality

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Grace McLean, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says Jamaica is at a point that it can seriously impact policy changes to achieve gender equality in education. “I believe, however...
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JTA conference puts focus on gender equality

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Grace McLean, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says Jamaica is at a point that it can seriously impact policy changes to achieve gender equality in education. “I believe, however...

Stop kidding with goat thieves, Harris pleads

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican goat farmers are bleating for greater protection from farm thieves who have pillaged their herds and robbed them of revenue, a ­senior Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) branch president has said. Speaking at the 2019...
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Stop kidding with goat thieves, Harris pleads

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican goat farmers are bleating for greater protection from farm thieves who have pillaged their herds and robbed them of revenue, a ­senior Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) branch president has said. Speaking at the 2019...

Adventists mourn passing of Aston Tai

The late Aston Tai has been lauded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a philanthropic icon for religious and social causes and has been specially praised for his commitment to the poor. Tai, the brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on...
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Adventists mourn passing of Aston Tai

The late Aston Tai has been lauded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a philanthropic icon for religious and social causes and has been specially praised for his commitment to the poor. Tai, the brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on...

Tufton rejects claim imported case of measles in Jamaica

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is maintaining that there has been no imported case of measles in Jamaica following the recent outbreak in New York in the United States. He was responding to a claim by his Opposition counterpart Dr Dayton...
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Tufton rejects claim imported case of measles in Jamaica

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is maintaining that there has been no imported case of measles in Jamaica following the recent outbreak in New York in the United States. He was responding to a claim by his Opposition counterpart Dr Dayton...

Police searching for missing Manchester teen suspected of drowning

The Alligator Pond Police along with Marine Division, JDF Coast Guard and residents of the community are carrying out a search operation stemming from the disappearance of 16-year-old Christopher Wellington of Smithfield district in Cross Keys,...
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Police searching for missing Manchester teen suspected of drowning

The Alligator Pond Police along with Marine Division, JDF Coast Guard and residents of the community are carrying out a search operation stemming from the disappearance of 16-year-old Christopher Wellington of Smithfield district in Cross Keys,...

IMF Review | Public debt to fall below 100% of GDP, first in 18 years

Jamaica’s public debt is projected to fall below 100 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in almost two decades. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its review put out on Monday of Jamaica’s performance...
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IMF Review | Public debt to fall below 100% of GDP, first in 18 years

Jamaica’s public debt is projected to fall below 100 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in almost two decades. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its review put out on Monday of Jamaica’s performance...

Policeman dies following highway crash

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is yet again saddened by the death of a colleague who died from injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash along the May Pen leg of the PJ Patterson Highway in Clarendon today. He has been identified as 33-year-old...
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Policeman dies following highway crash

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is yet again saddened by the death of a colleague who died from injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash along the May Pen leg of the PJ Patterson Highway in Clarendon today. He has been identified as 33-year-old...

Corporate Area water disruption

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that operations at the Constant Spring Treatment Plant are now being suspended in order to facilitate emergency repair work along the company’s pipeline network. As a result, a number of...
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Corporate Area water disruption

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that operations at the Constant Spring Treatment Plant are now being suspended in order to facilitate emergency repair work along the company’s pipeline network. As a result, a number of...

One dead, four injured in St James crash

The police are reporting that an unidentified man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash along the AGS Combs Highway in St James today. Four other persons were also injured in the crash. The Montego Bay Police report...
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One dead, four injured in St James crash

The police are reporting that an unidentified man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash along the AGS Combs Highway in St James today. Four other persons were also injured in the crash. The Montego Bay Police report...

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