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Earth Today | A good year for the Adaptation Fund

THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefitted in its climate change resilience-building efforts, enjoyed a successful 2019, which concluded on a positive note with a record 11 contributors raising nearly US$90 million in new pledges for...
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Earth Today | A good year for the Adaptation Fund

THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefitted in its climate change resilience-building efforts, enjoyed a successful 2019, which concluded on a positive note with a record 11 contributors raising nearly US$90 million in new pledges for...

Earth Today | 85,000 seedlings, 57 hectares and counting

MORE THAN 85,000 seedlings have been distributed and 57 hectares planted in forest estates across the island over the last three months. This is thanks to the Government of Jamaica’s ‘Three Million Trees in Three Years’ national tree-planting...
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Earth Today | 85,000 seedlings, 57 hectares and counting

MORE THAN 85,000 seedlings have been distributed and 57 hectares planted in forest estates across the island over the last three months. This is thanks to the Government of Jamaica’s ‘Three Million Trees in Three Years’ national tree-planting...

Business community hails Jackie Minott

Members of the Manchester business community are remembering the late John O. ‘Jackie’ Minott as a forthright and honest man whose word was better than anything written on paper. Minott was the driving force behind the Jamaica Standard Products (...
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Business community hails Jackie Minott

Members of the Manchester business community are remembering the late John O. ‘Jackie’ Minott as a forthright and honest man whose word was better than anything written on paper. Minott was the driving force behind the Jamaica Standard Products (...

Jamaica praised for economic recovery

PORT-OF-SPAIN: The Jamaica Government has been lauded for the island’s economic recovery, describing its fiscal performance as an example to other Caribbean nations facing economic hardship, an official of the United Nations Economic Commission for...
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Jamaica praised for economic recovery

PORT-OF-SPAIN: The Jamaica Government has been lauded for the island’s economic recovery, describing its fiscal performance as an example to other Caribbean nations facing economic hardship, an official of the United Nations Economic Commission for...

Judge: I’ve witnessed library romance, smoking

WESTERN BUREAU: A High Court judge yesterday sharply criticised the police’s failure to stop romantic liaisons between children on the grounds of the St James Parish Library, which sits across from the St James Parish Court in downtown Montego Bay...
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Judge: I’ve witnessed library romance, smoking

WESTERN BUREAU: A High Court judge yesterday sharply criticised the police’s failure to stop romantic liaisons between children on the grounds of the St James Parish Library, which sits across from the St James Parish Court in downtown Montego Bay...

A good year for the Adaptation Fund

THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefitted in its climate change resilience-building efforts, enjoyed a successful 2019, which concluded on a positive note with a record 11 contributors raising nearly US$90 million in new pledges for...
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A good year for the Adaptation Fund

THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefitted in its climate change resilience-building efforts, enjoyed a successful 2019, which concluded on a positive note with a record 11 contributors raising nearly US$90 million in new pledges for...

85,000 seedlings, 57 hectares and counting

MORE THAN 85,000 seedlings have been distributed and 57 hectares planted in forest estates across the island over the last three months. This is thanks to the Government of Jamaica’s ‘Three Million Trees in Three Years’ national tree-planting...
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85,000 seedlings, 57 hectares and counting

MORE THAN 85,000 seedlings have been distributed and 57 hectares planted in forest estates across the island over the last three months. This is thanks to the Government of Jamaica’s ‘Three Million Trees in Three Years’ national tree-planting...

Infant believed to be missing Nyyear Frank found

After months of extensive investigations, detectives assigned to the Half Way Tree Police are reporting that a four-month-old baby boy believed to be Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew has been recovered and is safely home. Acting on...
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Infant believed to be missing Nyyear Frank found

After months of extensive investigations, detectives assigned to the Half Way Tree Police are reporting that a four-month-old baby boy believed to be Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew has been recovered and is safely home. Acting on...

Political Ombudsman conducts training with JCF in advance of elections, campaigning

Kicking off an awareness building campaign, the Office of the Political Ombudsman today met with the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) Liaison Officers from across the island. The office says the session was designed to sensitise liaison...
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Political Ombudsman conducts training with JCF in advance of elections, campaigning

Kicking off an awareness building campaign, the Office of the Political Ombudsman today met with the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) Liaison Officers from across the island. The office says the session was designed to sensitise liaison...

12 western Jamaica businesses fined for breaching plastic ban

National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that 12 businesses in Western Jamaica were today convicted for breaches of the ban on single-use plastics in the St James and Trelawny parish courts. NEPA says the establishments,...
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12 western Jamaica businesses fined for breaching plastic ban

National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that 12 businesses in Western Jamaica were today convicted for breaches of the ban on single-use plastics in the St James and Trelawny parish courts. NEPA says the establishments,...

PSOJ, JAMP urge bipartisan response to corruption

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) say they are concerned about the frequent incidents of poor governance and improper use of public funds by government entities and boards. The...
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PSOJ, JAMP urge bipartisan response to corruption

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) say they are concerned about the frequent incidents of poor governance and improper use of public funds by government entities and boards. The...

King Valley Gang Trial| Chief Justice raps defence for confusing witness

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, who is hearing the King Valley Gang trial, blasted a defence attorney on Tuesday for what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to confuse the crown’s star witness.
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King Valley Gang Trial| Chief Justice raps defence for confusing witness

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, who is hearing the King Valley Gang trial, blasted a defence attorney on Tuesday for what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to confuse the crown’s star witness.

Ammunition seized in Annotto Bay, St Mary

The St Mary Police are reporting the seizure of 24 rounds of ammunition during an operation on Guptar Lane in Annotto Bay on Monday. The police say a team was in the area about 2:47 p.m. when a premises was searched and the ammunition seized. No...
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Ammunition seized in Annotto Bay, St Mary

The St Mary Police are reporting the seizure of 24 rounds of ammunition during an operation on Guptar Lane in Annotto Bay on Monday. The police say a team was in the area about 2:47 p.m. when a premises was searched and the ammunition seized. No...

Decline in dengue cases in St James - Davis

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, says the sustained efforts of the St James Health Department and other agencies to eliminate mosquito breeding sites have resulted in a decline in the number of dengue cases in the parish. “The...
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Decline in dengue cases in St James - Davis

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, says the sustained efforts of the St James Health Department and other agencies to eliminate mosquito breeding sites have resulted in a decline in the number of dengue cases in the parish. “The...

Dunn's River Falls and Park wins World Travel Awards

Dunn’s River Falls & Park won big on Monday after being named the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction. The announcement was made at the World Travel Awards 2020 held at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau. Among the...
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Dunn's River Falls and Park wins World Travel Awards

Dunn’s River Falls & Park won big on Monday after being named the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction. The announcement was made at the World Travel Awards 2020 held at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau. Among the...

Mosquito clean-up necessary to control dengue

Regional Vector control officer at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Ryan Morris, is imploring citizens in western Jamaica to take part in the National Dengue Clean-up drive scheduled for January 24 to 26. The three-day exercise is...
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Mosquito clean-up necessary to control dengue

Regional Vector control officer at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Ryan Morris, is imploring citizens in western Jamaica to take part in the National Dengue Clean-up drive scheduled for January 24 to 26. The three-day exercise is...

Worker rage as MoBay library turns sex shop

WESTERN BUREAU: Disgruntled over working conditions at the St James Parish Library in Montego Bay, including the facility being used for sexual liaisons, staff yesterday mounted placards of protest to press home their discontentment. Marilee Moodie...
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Worker rage as MoBay library turns sex shop

WESTERN BUREAU: Disgruntled over working conditions at the St James Parish Library in Montego Bay, including the facility being used for sexual liaisons, staff yesterday mounted placards of protest to press home their discontentment. Marilee Moodie...

Andre Haughton | Decrease in unemployment, increase in underemployment

An increase in employment without sufficient increase in economic growth is signalling an increase in underemployment of the Jamaican people. WHAT IS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE? Jamaica’s unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2 per cent at the end of...
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Andre Haughton | Decrease in unemployment, increase in underemployment

An increase in employment without sufficient increase in economic growth is signalling an increase in underemployment of the Jamaican people. WHAT IS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE? Jamaica’s unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2 per cent at the end of...

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 | Working to immunise the population against violence

 Recipient: Violence Prevention Alliance Category: Voluntary Service As public health specialists, the two women who head the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) are focused on preventing and treating violence...
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RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 | Working to immunise the population against violence

 Recipient: Violence Prevention Alliance Category: Voluntary Service As public health specialists, the two women who head the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) are focused on preventing and treating violence...

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 | Caring for athletes at home and abroad

Recipient: Team Jamaica Bickle Category: Special Award: Voluntary Service Jamaican high schools impress athletics enthusiasts and scouts on the track at the Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field in...
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RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 | Caring for athletes at home and abroad

Recipient: Team Jamaica Bickle Category: Special Award: Voluntary Service Jamaican high schools impress athletics enthusiasts and scouts on the track at the Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field in...

Road closure for Paradise in Westmoreland

Effective Wednesday, January 22, the temporary road in the vicinity of the Paradise Bridge in Westmoreland will be closed to vehicular traffic. The closure will remain in effect for two days, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily, as the...
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Road closure for Paradise in Westmoreland

Effective Wednesday, January 22, the temporary road in the vicinity of the Paradise Bridge in Westmoreland will be closed to vehicular traffic. The closure will remain in effect for two days, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily, as the...

Police seeking assistance to identify Worthington Terrace murder victim

Detectives assigned to the Half Way Tree Police Station are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a man who was shot and killed on Worthington Terrace in St Andrew on Saturday. The police say the body is of dark complexion, medium...
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Police seeking assistance to identify Worthington Terrace murder victim

Detectives assigned to the Half Way Tree Police Station are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a man who was shot and killed on Worthington Terrace in St Andrew on Saturday. The police say the body is of dark complexion, medium...

St Catherine councillor wants English requirement to obtain driver’s licence removed

A councillor in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation wants the government to amend the law to remove the requirement for persons to be able to read and write English so as to obtain a driver's licence.
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St Catherine councillor wants English requirement to obtain driver’s licence removed

A councillor in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation wants the government to amend the law to remove the requirement for persons to be able to read and write English so as to obtain a driver's licence.

US bilateral engagement positive for Ja, other Caribbean partners – Johnson Smith

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says talks between United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and some Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries this week should not be viewed as divisive but as an opportunity for...
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US bilateral engagement positive for Ja, other Caribbean partners – Johnson Smith

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says talks between United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and some Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries this week should not be viewed as divisive but as an opportunity for...

Traffic signals at Old Harbour/Hartlands Road in St Catherine out of operation

The National Works Agency (NW) is urging motorists to approach the Old Harbour Road/Hartlands Road intersection in Innswood, St Catherine with extra caution as the traffic signals at the location are currently out of operation. The NWA says the...
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Traffic signals at Old Harbour/Hartlands Road in St Catherine out of operation

The National Works Agency (NW) is urging motorists to approach the Old Harbour Road/Hartlands Road intersection in Innswood, St Catherine with extra caution as the traffic signals at the location are currently out of operation. The NWA says the...

Health Ministry alerted to new strain of virus causing respiratory illness in China

The Ministry of Health & Wellness says it has taken note of reports of a cluster of pneumonia caused by a virus under investigation in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China and says Jamaica has no case of this disease. Acting Chief Medical...
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Health Ministry alerted to new strain of virus causing respiratory illness in China

The Ministry of Health & Wellness says it has taken note of reports of a cluster of pneumonia caused by a virus under investigation in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China and says Jamaica has no case of this disease. Acting Chief Medical...

King Valley Trial | Lawyer suggests witness’ testimony influenced by losing lover to his client

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes today scoffed at a defence attorney’s line of questioning when he made suggestions to the prosecution’s star witness in the King Valley gang trial that he was upset with his client because of a woman.   
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King Valley Trial | Lawyer suggests witness’ testimony influenced by losing lover to his client

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes today scoffed at a defence attorney’s line of questioning when he made suggestions to the prosecution’s star witness in the King Valley gang trial that he was upset with his client because of a woman.   

BSJ to develop affordable houses using bamboo

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) will shortly commence the development of affordable houses utilising bamboo from a $54-million donation by the National Housing Trust (NHT).  According to Director of Special Projects at the BSJ Gladstone...
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BSJ to develop affordable houses using bamboo

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) will shortly commence the development of affordable houses utilising bamboo from a $54-million donation by the National Housing Trust (NHT).  According to Director of Special Projects at the BSJ Gladstone...

Efforts ongoing to ensure that Ja benefits from bamboo industry

Dr omer thomas Senior Adviser to the minister without portfolio, in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon J.C. Hutchinson, says efforts are ongoing to ensure that Jamaica reap maximum returns from the bamboo industry. “...
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Efforts ongoing to ensure that Ja benefits from bamboo industry

Dr omer thomas Senior Adviser to the minister without portfolio, in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon J.C. Hutchinson, says efforts are ongoing to ensure that Jamaica reap maximum returns from the bamboo industry. “...

Newborns breathe sigh of relief for ventilators

At least 20 per cent of the estimated 700 babies born each month at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) are generally in need of a ventilator, but with just two devices currently at the maternity facility, Jamaica has been facing serious challenges...
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Newborns breathe sigh of relief for ventilators

At least 20 per cent of the estimated 700 babies born each month at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) are generally in need of a ventilator, but with just two devices currently at the maternity facility, Jamaica has been facing serious challenges...

Reliving 1960 MoBay plane tragedy - Dudley Beek recalls how his father cheated death

Sixty years ago to the day, Victor Beek, the first commanding officer of the Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing and war veteran, had travelled to New York to participate in sporting competitions between Jamaicans living in the United States and their...
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Reliving 1960 MoBay plane tragedy - Dudley Beek recalls how his father cheated death

Sixty years ago to the day, Victor Beek, the first commanding officer of the Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing and war veteran, had travelled to New York to participate in sporting competitions between Jamaicans living in the United States and their...

Develop strong networks – Jarrett

One of the country’s premier financiers, Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of The Jamaica National Group, has encouraged young entrepreneurs to spend time nurturing their networks as it is vital to rooting their start-up operations and...
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Develop strong networks – Jarrett

One of the country’s premier financiers, Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer of The Jamaica National Group, has encouraged young entrepreneurs to spend time nurturing their networks as it is vital to rooting their start-up operations and...

Poor air quality affects staff comfort and productivity

Sophia Lindsay* is an employee in a large organisation, who for more than a year, experienced repeated sinusitis issues, constant headaches and nausea. She also observed that her colleagues often suffered from nasal congestion. When black phlegm...
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Poor air quality affects staff comfort and productivity

Sophia Lindsay* is an employee in a large organisation, who for more than a year, experienced repeated sinusitis issues, constant headaches and nausea. She also observed that her colleagues often suffered from nasal congestion. When black phlegm...

Sanction parents who neglect their kids – Speid

WESTERN BUREAU: Owen Spied, the outspoken president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), wants parents who fail to play a role in the personal and educational growth of their children to be held accountable, to the point of being sanctioned...
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Sanction parents who neglect their kids – Speid

WESTERN BUREAU: Owen Spied, the outspoken president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), wants parents who fail to play a role in the personal and educational growth of their children to be held accountable, to the point of being sanctioned...

Promising start for Port Royal cruise port

Things got off to a slow but promising start for Port Royal’s first cruise shop call today with a mid-morning drizzle threatening to put a damper on things. “This is the first time that we're doing this and there are some...
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Promising start for Port Royal cruise port

Things got off to a slow but promising start for Port Royal’s first cruise shop call today with a mid-morning drizzle threatening to put a damper on things. “This is the first time that we're doing this and there are some...

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