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Alleged Hanover lottery scammer wanted in US arrested

Twenty-two-year-old Oraine Gray, an electrician of Haughton Grove district in Ramble, Hanover, who is wanted in the United States on lottery scamming-related charges, has been arrested. Gray was accosted at his house this morning by members of...

Judas kiss: Dealing with betrayal in church

“Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes They don’t tell the truth.” Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes...
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Judas kiss: Dealing with betrayal in church

“Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes They don’t tell the truth.” Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes...

Surgeon urges bikers to wear lower-level protective gear

Orthopaedic surgeon at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr Cary Fletcher, is highlighting the need for motorbike riders and pillion passengers to wear lower-limb protective gear.
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Surgeon urges bikers to wear lower-level protective gear

Orthopaedic surgeon at the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr Cary Fletcher, is highlighting the need for motorbike riders and pillion passengers to wear lower-limb protective gear.

Special-needs children get assistance

Eighty special-needs children have been given equipment to deal with their circumstance by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in partnership with the World Bank and the Japanese Embassy.
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Special-needs children get assistance

Eighty special-needs children have been given equipment to deal with their circumstance by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in partnership with the World Bank and the Japanese Embassy.

Are you the right one?

“Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, for they will turn your children away from following Me to serve other gods, and the Lord’s anger will burn against you and...
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Are you the right one?

“Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, for they will turn your children away from following Me to serve other gods, and the Lord’s anger will burn against you and...

Country’s unchurched people a big problem – Cowan

Despite the fact that Jamaica has the most religious institutions per square mile in the world, with over 1,600 churches across the island, ordained gospel minister Tommy Cowan believes that one of the country’s biggest problems has to do...
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Country’s unchurched people a big problem – Cowan

Despite the fact that Jamaica has the most religious institutions per square mile in the world, with over 1,600 churches across the island, ordained gospel minister Tommy Cowan believes that one of the country’s biggest problems has to do...

Teen affirms her commitment to God

Abigail Doeman made a commitment to God some 13 years ago that she would follow Him – a pledge that the now 18-year-old told Family & Religion she has never once regretted. “One day, when I was five years old, I was sitting with my...
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Teen affirms her commitment to God

Abigail Doeman made a commitment to God some 13 years ago that she would follow Him – a pledge that the now 18-year-old told Family & Religion she has never once regretted. “One day, when I was five years old, I was sitting with my...

JCF warns public against posting misleading information on social media

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is renewing its appeal for persons to use social media responsibly and in keeping with the provisions of the law. In a statement today, the JCF said the police have been increasingly receiving...
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JCF warns public against posting misleading information on social media

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is renewing its appeal for persons to use social media responsibly and in keeping with the provisions of the law. In a statement today, the JCF said the police have been increasingly receiving...

Alleged customs conman arrested

The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that detectives have arrested a male suspect in relation to a customs scam. The police say the male allegedly posed as a Jamaica Customs employee and collected sums...
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Alleged customs conman arrested

The Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) is reporting that detectives have arrested a male suspect in relation to a customs scam. The police say the male allegedly posed as a Jamaica Customs employee and collected sums...

Woman beheaded in Trelawny, suspect in custody

Assistant Commissioner of Police Jermaine Delattibudiere, the officer in charge of crime for Trelawny, says a suspect is in custody in relation to the beheading of a woman in Clarke’s Town. The nude body of 59-year-old Valerie ‘Ms P...
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Woman beheaded in Trelawny, suspect in custody

Assistant Commissioner of Police Jermaine Delattibudiere, the officer in charge of crime for Trelawny, says a suspect is in custody in relation to the beheading of a woman in Clarke’s Town. The nude body of 59-year-old Valerie ‘Ms P...

Men involved in police chase in Manchester charged

Two of three men who attempted to elude the police on Old Melrose Road in Mandeville, Manchester on Wednesday have been charged. Twenty-nine-year-old Ovid McKenzie of Evans Street, Clarendon, who was the driver of the motorcar, is charged with...
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Men involved in police chase in Manchester charged

Two of three men who attempted to elude the police on Old Melrose Road in Mandeville, Manchester on Wednesday have been charged. Twenty-nine-year-old Ovid McKenzie of Evans Street, Clarendon, who was the driver of the motorcar, is charged with...

Man believed to be of unsound mind dies in Clarendon house fire

The Spaulding Police are probing the circumstances which led to the death of a man whose body was found inside a house following cooling down operations in Bloomwell district, Clarendon on Wednesday. He was identified as 21-year-old Cilvinos Hannam...
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Man believed to be of unsound mind dies in Clarendon house fire

The Spaulding Police are probing the circumstances which led to the death of a man whose body was found inside a house following cooling down operations in Bloomwell district, Clarendon on Wednesday. He was identified as 21-year-old Cilvinos Hannam...

Three theatres out of service at Falmouth Hospital

The Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny is currently functioning with just three of its six operating theatres as the others have been decommissioned to facilitate repairs...
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Three theatres out of service at Falmouth Hospital

The Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny is currently functioning with just three of its six operating theatres as the others have been decommissioned to facilitate repairs...

Hopewell under police ‘lockdown’

The eastern Hanover district of Hopwell, which has had two murders and several cases of shootings since the start of the year, is now under a police ‘lockdown’ as the security forces intensify their push to displace marauding criminals and restore order.
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Hopewell under police ‘lockdown’

The eastern Hanover district of Hopwell, which has had two murders and several cases of shootings since the start of the year, is now under a police ‘lockdown’ as the security forces intensify their push to displace marauding criminals and restore order...

MoBay Chamber boss bats for UTech mentorship programme

The University of Technology’s (UTech) western Jamaica campus has forged an alliance with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) to bolster the university’s student mentorship programme...
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MoBay Chamber boss bats for UTech mentorship programme

The University of Technology’s (UTech) western Jamaica campus has forged an alliance with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) to bolster the university’s student mentorship programme...

Danielle Hall: Living with lupus – Part II

Danielle Hall, who has been living with lupus since 2011, was saddened when one of her friends died from the deadly disease. “Three years into my diagnosis, I was added to the WhatsApp group, and me and one other member had an instant...
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Danielle Hall: Living with lupus – Part II

Danielle Hall, who has been living with lupus since 2011, was saddened when one of her friends died from the deadly disease. “Three years into my diagnosis, I was added to the WhatsApp group, and me and one other member had an instant...

CRH restoration cost balloons to $3.5b

The independent oversight committee appointed by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to oversee the ongoing restoration work at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay...
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CRH restoration cost balloons to $3.5b

The independent oversight committee appointed by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton to oversee the ongoing restoration work at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay...

Throne Speech | Regulations coming for garbage disposal sites

Jamaica is to introduce regulations to govern the kinds of material which may be disposed of at disposal sites across the island. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (Disposal of Solid Waste Facilities) Regulations will also...
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Throne Speech | Regulations coming for garbage disposal sites

Jamaica is to introduce regulations to govern the kinds of material which may be disposed of at disposal sites across the island. The National Solid Waste Management Authority (Disposal of Solid Waste Facilities) Regulations will also...

Cousins freed of murder committed 10 years ago in St Thomas

Ten years after two men were charged with murder, they gained their freedom yesterday in the St Thomas Circuit Court. They are cousins 39-year-old Lenardo Tucker and Dujon Tucker, labourers of Pound Lane, Yallahs, St Thomas who were charged...
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Cousins freed of murder committed 10 years ago in St Thomas

Ten years after two men were charged with murder, they gained their freedom yesterday in the St Thomas Circuit Court. They are cousins 39-year-old Lenardo Tucker and Dujon Tucker, labourers of Pound Lane, Yallahs, St Thomas who were charged...

Throne Speech | Changes coming for driver's licence system

Governor General Patrick Allen today delivered the Throne Speech, which outlined the Government’s plans and programmes for the upcoming financial year. Here are highlights from the speech. * This year, the Transport Authority Act will be...
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Throne Speech | Changes coming for driver's licence system

Governor General Patrick Allen today delivered the Throne Speech, which outlined the Government’s plans and programmes for the upcoming financial year. Here are highlights from the speech. * This year, the Transport Authority Act will be...

Throne Speech | Government to upgrade 'big yards'

The Government is to move to upgrade the country’s tenement housings, more commonly called ‘Big Yards’. Governor General Patrick Allen, in delivering the Throne Speech in Parliament, said this year the Government will also be...
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Throne Speech | Government to upgrade 'big yards'

The Government is to move to upgrade the country’s tenement housings, more commonly called ‘Big Yards’. Governor General Patrick Allen, in delivering the Throne Speech in Parliament, said this year the Government will also be...

Throne Speech | Enhanced Security Measures Act coming

The Government is to introduce an Enhanced Security Measures Act as part of its crime-fighting strategy. Specifics of the legislation were not disclosed. The government has indicated that it will be pursuing new security measures arising...
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Throne Speech | Enhanced Security Measures Act coming

The Government is to introduce an Enhanced Security Measures Act as part of its crime-fighting strategy. Specifics of the legislation were not disclosed. The government has indicated that it will be pursuing new security measures arising...

Road closure for opening of Parliament

The public is being advised that in order to facilitate the Ceremonial Opening of Parliament today, several roads in the corporate area will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. These include: * Duke Street between Sutton Street and North...
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Road closure for opening of Parliament

The public is being advised that in order to facilitate the Ceremonial Opening of Parliament today, several roads in the corporate area will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. These include: * Duke Street between Sutton Street and North...

Major drug bust by Narcotics Police

The Narcotics Police are reporting the seizure of 100 pounds of ganja and 53 pounds of cocaine in two separate incidents on Tuesday. The first incident occurred about 11:30 a.m., at the Norman Manley International Airport during a security...
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Major drug bust by Narcotics Police

The Narcotics Police are reporting the seizure of 100 pounds of ganja and 53 pounds of cocaine in two separate incidents on Tuesday. The first incident occurred about 11:30 a.m., at the Norman Manley International Airport during a security...

Special-needs students will be accommodated for PEP exam sitting

Provisions will be made for students with special needs during the sitting of the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning on February 26. The students will be among the first cohort at the grade six level that will be sitting the Ability Test...
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Special-needs students will be accommodated for PEP exam sitting

Provisions will be made for students with special needs during the sitting of the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP), beginning on February 26. The students will be among the first cohort at the grade six level that will be sitting the Ability Test...

NSWMA to host consultation on e-waste regulations

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to host public and private consultations soon on a draft of its electrical and electronic (e-waste) regulations. When signed into the law, the regulations will require traders of computers,...
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NSWMA to host consultation on e-waste regulations

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is to host public and private consultations soon on a draft of its electrical and electronic (e-waste) regulations. When signed into the law, the regulations will require traders of computers,...

Earth Today | Managers for regional disaster risk reduction projects get tech training

FOURTEEN TEAM leaders from eight community climate change and disaster risk-reduction projects in four Caribbean countries recently got hands-on training with an online information system to boost their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity...
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Earth Today | Managers for regional disaster risk reduction projects get tech training

FOURTEEN TEAM leaders from eight community climate change and disaster risk-reduction projects in four Caribbean countries recently got hands-on training with an online information system to boost their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity...

Earth Today | Samsung Electronics adopts new product packaging policy, steps up commitment to sustainability

A STAGGERING eight million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year, according to information out of the United Nations. Even more shocking is that since the 1950s, over 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced and just...
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Earth Today | Samsung Electronics adopts new product packaging policy, steps up commitment to sustainability

A STAGGERING eight million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year, according to information out of the United Nations. Even more shocking is that since the 1950s, over 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced and just...

Earth Today | UWI scientist bemoans marine litter

ONE LOCAL marine scientist is bemoaning the proliferation of marine litter – much of it plastics – while also raising a red flag concerning the potential negative implications for not only marine life, but also human life and...
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Earth Today | UWI scientist bemoans marine litter

ONE LOCAL marine scientist is bemoaning the proliferation of marine litter – much of it plastics – while also raising a red flag concerning the potential negative implications for not only marine life, but also human life and...

Sancia Bennett Templer moved again

Sancia Bennett Templer, the accounting officer in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), is to be transferred to the Ministry of Justice in a shake-up among some permanent secretaries. The changes were announced in a statement by Prime Minister...
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Sancia Bennett Templer moved again

Sancia Bennett Templer, the accounting officer in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), is to be transferred to the Ministry of Justice in a shake-up among some permanent secretaries. The changes were announced in a statement by Prime Minister...

No motive yet into murder of St Andrew fitness instructor

The police's Corporate Communications Unit says investigators are yet to determine a motive into this morning’s killing of fitness instructor Christopher Brown. The police say Brown, 52, was fatally shot by unknown assailants while...
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No motive yet into murder of St Andrew fitness instructor

The police's Corporate Communications Unit says investigators are yet to determine a motive into this morning’s killing of fitness instructor Christopher Brown. The police say Brown, 52, was fatally shot by unknown assailants while...

Male suspect arrested in relation to murder of Dr Lynvale Bloomfield

A male suspect is in custody for the murder of Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield. He was arrested in Buff Bay, Portland shortly before 2:00 p.m today. Police investigators are reportedly reviewing recordings of...
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Male suspect arrested in relation to murder of Dr Lynvale Bloomfield

A male suspect is in custody for the murder of Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield. He was arrested in Buff Bay, Portland shortly before 2:00 p.m today. Police investigators are reportedly reviewing recordings of...

Reid says all in place for PEP's Ability exam

Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid says all is set for administering of the Ability component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination scheduled for Tuesday, February 26. This will be the first sitting of PEP, which has replaced the...
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Reid says all in place for PEP's Ability exam

Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid says all is set for administering of the Ability component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination scheduled for Tuesday, February 26. This will be the first sitting of PEP, which has replaced the...

Gas prices up $2.86, diesel up $2.13

Gas prices are to go up by $2.86 Thursday, February 14. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $122.42 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $125.25. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $2.13 per litre to...
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Gas prices up $2.86, diesel up $2.13

Gas prices are to go up by $2.86 Thursday, February 14. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $122.42 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $125.25. Automotive diesel oil will go up by $2.13 per litre to...

Fayval Williams is the new Energy Minister, Holness announces other changes

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon announced the appointment of Fayval Williams as the new Energy Minister amid the Petrojam scandal. He also announced other changes to the Executive and reassignments of permanent...
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Fayval Williams is the new Energy Minister, Holness announces other changes

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon announced the appointment of Fayval Williams as the new Energy Minister amid the Petrojam scandal. He also announced other changes to the Executive and reassignments of permanent...

Suspected drowning in Negril, Westmoreland

Sixty-nine-year-old Martine Cuggia, a scuba diving instructor of Boul Labelle, St.Therese, Canada and West End, Negril, Westmoreland is suspected to have drowned at sea on Monday. The Negril Police report that about midday Cuggia was conducting...
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Suspected drowning in Negril, Westmoreland

Sixty-nine-year-old Martine Cuggia, a scuba diving instructor of Boul Labelle, St.Therese, Canada and West End, Negril, Westmoreland is suspected to have drowned at sea on Monday. The Negril Police report that about midday Cuggia was conducting...

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