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Court grants subpoenas for Daryl Vaz, Peter Knight, Danville Walker in bird hunting case

Minister with responsibility for Environment Daryl Vaz, Chief Executive Officer of National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Peter Knight and the agency's Chairman Danville Walker are to be subpoenaed before the St Elizabeth Parish Court...

IAPA celebrates release of journalists in Nicaragua

Strong and consistent lobbying by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), assisted by other international organisations, has met with some level of success, with the release of imprisoned journalists and political prisoners in the wake of the...
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IAPA celebrates release of journalists in Nicaragua

Strong and consistent lobbying by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), assisted by other international organisations, has met with some level of success, with the release of imprisoned journalists and political prisoners in the wake of the...

Teen murdered as bloodletting resumes in St James

Western Bureau: Despite the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, marauding gangsters have been committing brazen murders, triggering concerns that the enhanced security measure is not having the desired effect. There have been some...
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Teen murdered as bloodletting resumes in St James

Western Bureau: Despite the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, marauding gangsters have been committing brazen murders, triggering concerns that the enhanced security measure is not having the desired effect. There have been some...

Coastal housing projects in Hanover concern ODPEM

Western Bureau: Officials from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Manage-ment (ODPEM) are crying foul, saying that they are being left out of the process to grant approval for building projects in Hanover and that they are worried...
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Coastal housing projects in Hanover concern ODPEM

Western Bureau: Officials from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Manage-ment (ODPEM) are crying foul, saying that they are being left out of the process to grant approval for building projects in Hanover and that they are worried...

#RememberingSeaga: Current and former Parliamentarians pay tribute to Seaga

Parliamentarians and former heads of Government have converged at Gordon House for a special joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Prime Minister Andrew Holness heads a list of 21 current...
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#RememberingSeaga: Current and former Parliamentarians pay tribute to Seaga

Parliamentarians and former heads of Government have converged at Gordon House for a special joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Prime Minister Andrew Holness heads a list of 21 current...

Gas prices to go down by $2.95 Thursday

Gas prices are to go down by $2.95 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $123.16 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $125.99. However, automotive diesel oil will go up by $0.20 ...
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Gas prices to go down by $2.95 Thursday

Gas prices are to go down by $2.95 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $123.16 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $125.99. However, automotive diesel oil will go up by $0.20 ...

Two killed, 18 injured in Hanover crash

Two men, are now dead, and eighteen other persons injured, following motor vehicle crash on the Barbican main road in Hanover this morning. Those killed have been identified as Kevaughn Sutherland of High Level Road in Sandy Bay and Everton 'Wanga' Riley
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Two killed, 18 injured in Hanover crash

Two men, are now dead, and eighteen other persons injured, following motor vehicle crash on the Barbican main road in Hanover this morning. Those killed have been identified as Kevaughn Sutherland of High Level Road in Sandy Bay and Everton 'Wanga' Riley, a bus driver, of a Lucea address, both in Hanover. 

Booted Police Federation chairman Arleen McBean loses court battle over ousting

Booted Jamaica Police Federation chairman corporal Arleen McBean has lost her legal challenge against her ousting. In January, she filed a claim in the Supreme Court against chairman Sheldon Gordon and general secretary Patrae Rowe as...
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Booted Police Federation chairman Arleen McBean loses court battle over ousting

Booted Jamaica Police Federation chairman corporal Arleen McBean has lost her legal challenge against her ousting. In January, she filed a claim in the Supreme Court against chairman Sheldon Gordon and general secretary Patrae Rowe as...

‘Sickle-Cell Disease: Stories of Strength, Survival and Spirit’

As the world celebrates World Sickle Cell Day today, June 19, the Sickle Cell Support Foundation of Jamaica (SCSFJ) and other stakeholders are urging the country to become more aware about the disease and of their status. The public is being...
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‘Sickle-Cell Disease: Stories of Strength, Survival and Spirit’

As the world celebrates World Sickle Cell Day today, June 19, the Sickle Cell Support Foundation of Jamaica (SCSFJ) and other stakeholders are urging the country to become more aware about the disease and of their status. The public is being...

Choose love over wickedness

Hello, mi neighbour! The parent who beats a child mercilessly is wicked. The driver who disobeys the traffic signal and kills a pedestrian in the process is wicked. The doctor who wilfully prescribes wrong medicine for a patient is wicked. Every...
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Choose love over wickedness

Hello, mi neighbour! The parent who beats a child mercilessly is wicked. The driver who disobeys the traffic signal and kills a pedestrian in the process is wicked. The doctor who wilfully prescribes wrong medicine for a patient is wicked. Every...

Sanjay Thompson receives Global Swede Award

Jamaica-born Global Swede Awardee for 2019, Sanjay Thompson, is hoping to use his background in criminology to make an impact on reducing the levels of crime in the society. Thompson, who hails from the parish of St Catherine, was awarded a...
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Sanjay Thompson receives Global Swede Award

Jamaica-born Global Swede Awardee for 2019, Sanjay Thompson, is hoping to use his background in criminology to make an impact on reducing the levels of crime in the society. Thompson, who hails from the parish of St Catherine, was awarded a...

Former RJR Chairman Bailey saluted for great leadership skills

Scores of relatives, friends, associates and former colleagues gathered at the University Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, in St Andrew, yesterday to pay their last respects to the Reverend Cyril Evans Bailey, They painted a...
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Former RJR Chairman Bailey saluted for great leadership skills

Scores of relatives, friends, associates and former colleagues gathered at the University Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, in St Andrew, yesterday to pay their last respects to the Reverend Cyril Evans Bailey, They painted a...

Fortis 79Hers form bond with Mustard Seed boys

The beaming faces of the boys would have melted any heart. They radiated such joy, as the ladies from the Fortis 79Hers, decked in their purple and white, sat with them on a sunny Saturday afternoon, chatting and sharing stories and jokes, each...
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Fortis 79Hers form bond with Mustard Seed boys

The beaming faces of the boys would have melted any heart. They radiated such joy, as the ladies from the Fortis 79Hers, decked in their purple and white, sat with them on a sunny Saturday afternoon, chatting and sharing stories and jokes, each...

Gayle, Lewin to lead discussions on masculinity at Kencot Church

Masculinity and its inherent value in Jamaica today will be thoroughly examined in a public forum to be hosted by the Kencot Christian Fellowship tomorrow. The highly anticipated discussions, under the theme, ‘Man Worries – the Net Value of...
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Gayle, Lewin to lead discussions on masculinity at Kencot Church

Masculinity and its inherent value in Jamaica today will be thoroughly examined in a public forum to be hosted by the Kencot Christian Fellowship tomorrow. The highly anticipated discussions, under the theme, ‘Man Worries – the Net Value of...

Money woes rock IUC

Acting President of the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) Dr Makesha Evans says she is upset by unsavoury sentiments from aggrieved members of the faculty and is disputing claims that the troubled college has been callous in its...
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Money woes rock IUC

Acting President of the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) Dr Makesha Evans says she is upset by unsavoury sentiments from aggrieved members of the faculty and is disputing claims that the troubled college has been callous in its...

Growth & Jobs | Youth unemployment still too high – advocate

Despite Jamaica’s youth unemployment rate being at a record low in half a century, a youth advocate is calling for the Government to pay special attention to the marginalised group. Kemesha Kelly, lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Mona...
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Growth & Jobs | Youth unemployment still too high – advocate

Despite Jamaica’s youth unemployment rate being at a record low in half a century, a youth advocate is calling for the Government to pay special attention to the marginalised group. Kemesha Kelly, lecturer at The University of the West Indies, Mona...

Growth & Jobs | Ja Int’l Exhibition attracts buyers to MoBay

The Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) opened with a bang at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, where international and local buyers viewed Jamaican products for retail and distribution. The conference was held from May...
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Growth & Jobs | Ja Int’l Exhibition attracts buyers to MoBay

The Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) opened with a bang at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, where international and local buyers viewed Jamaican products for retail and distribution. The conference was held from May...

Growth & Jobs | Women farmers shy away from loan risks

President of the Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers (JNRWP), Tamisha Lee, finds that access to market and lack of funding are huge challenges for female farmers, but while taking a loan might be a solution to both problems, she believes that...
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Growth & Jobs | Women farmers shy away from loan risks

President of the Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers (JNRWP), Tamisha Lee, finds that access to market and lack of funding are huge challenges for female farmers, but while taking a loan might be a solution to both problems, she believes that...

Four get Governor General's Diaspora Achievement Award

Four volunteers from Jamaica's three main Diaspora regions were today awarded the prestigious Governor-General’s Diaspora Achievement Award during the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference.  The Governor-General’s...
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Four get Governor General's Diaspora Achievement Award

Four volunteers from Jamaica's three main Diaspora regions were today awarded the prestigious Governor-General’s Diaspora Achievement Award during the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference.  The Governor-General’s...

Creative language-based learning making a difference in students’ achievement

In addition to picturing your children being well-mannered, perfectly behaved angels, we also envision them devouring books the way we did as children. However, one in every five students in Jamaica has a language-based learning disability that may...
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Creative language-based learning making a difference in students’ achievement

In addition to picturing your children being well-mannered, perfectly behaved angels, we also envision them devouring books the way we did as children. However, one in every five students in Jamaica has a language-based learning disability that may...

Carreras strengthens programme to discourage early smoking

Carreras says it recently updated its Youth Access Prevention (YAP) programme geared at discouraging the sale of tobacco products to children. In a release, the company said the move is in keeping with its parent company British American Tobacco’s...
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Carreras strengthens programme to discourage early smoking

Carreras says it recently updated its Youth Access Prevention (YAP) programme geared at discouraging the sale of tobacco products to children. In a release, the company said the move is in keeping with its parent company British American Tobacco’s...

Steve Lyston | Time to reposition fathers

Anything God creates in perfect order there is always a fight to bring disorder and to remove it from the purpose and position God has placed it. For years, fathers have been under great attack, especially from high places and places of influence....
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Steve Lyston | Time to reposition fathers

Anything God creates in perfect order there is always a fight to bring disorder and to remove it from the purpose and position God has placed it. For years, fathers have been under great attack, especially from high places and places of influence....

NEPA, UWI partner to conduct research on sargassum

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has partnered with a multidisciplinary team from the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies, Mona, to conduct research on the seaweed, sargassum. The research will...
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NEPA, UWI partner to conduct research on sargassum

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has partnered with a multidisciplinary team from the Faculty of Science and Technology at The University of the West Indies, Mona, to conduct research on the seaweed, sargassum. The research will...

Safety and security to get attention at Diaspora Conference

The country’s continued problem with crime and violence will receive some attention at the eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, which will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston from June 16 to 20. The conference...
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Safety and security to get attention at Diaspora Conference

The country’s continued problem with crime and violence will receive some attention at the eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, which will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston from June 16 to 20. The conference...

Teenage dad mans up to duty

As a young budding footballer who represented Jamaica College in Under-14 and Under-16 football competitions, Richard Byfield’s big dream was to make the Reggae Boyz team one day. Therefore, when he transferred to grade 12 at Kingston College in...
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Teenage dad mans up to duty

As a young budding footballer who represented Jamaica College in Under-14 and Under-16 football competitions, Richard Byfield’s big dream was to make the Reggae Boyz team one day. Therefore, when he transferred to grade 12 at Kingston College in...

Clarendon SOS | Twin tower of strength - Crippled by a shot to the spine, sister lifts her spirits – and her body

At six years old, Brianna Harris was struck by a bullet in the May Pen Market in Clarendon. The experience changed her features, her abilities, and the lives of everyone around her – especially her twin sister. Now 16, the teenager said she has...
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Clarendon SOS | Twin tower of strength - Crippled by a shot to the spine, sister lifts her spirits – and her body

At six years old, Brianna Harris was struck by a bullet in the May Pen Market in Clarendon. The experience changed her features, her abilities, and the lives of everyone around her – especially her twin sister. Now 16, the teenager said she has...

Diaspora lobby in transition - As veterans bow out, calls made for fresh blood; some expats opt out, citing policy inaction

When the eighth Biennial Diaspora Conference opens today, some of the standout figures from previous editions who have spearheaded advocacy will be missing, signalling that the lobby movement is in transition and beckoning new leadership to fill...
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Diaspora lobby in transition - As veterans bow out, calls made for fresh blood; some expats opt out, citing policy inaction

When the eighth Biennial Diaspora Conference opens today, some of the standout figures from previous editions who have spearheaded advocacy will be missing, signalling that the lobby movement is in transition and beckoning new leadership to fill...

Identity conflicts - Barriers to embracing African traditional religions

Identity is the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. This ‘fact’ could be one’s religion, race, nationality, gender, employment, and so on. Over time, identity can change. Remarkably, in today’s world, even one’s gender can be blurred...
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Identity conflicts - Barriers to embracing African traditional religions

Identity is the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. This ‘fact’ could be one’s religion, race, nationality, gender, employment, and so on. Over time, identity can change. Remarkably, in today’s world, even one’s gender can be blurred...

Having a baby? You’ll pay the price for not reading this

Stephanie Hall* was completely taken aback when she was asked by the male representative at her health insurance company to state the last time she saw her period when she sought to clarify her maternity benefits. Hall said that she and her husband...
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Having a baby? You’ll pay the price for not reading this

Stephanie Hall* was completely taken aback when she was asked by the male representative at her health insurance company to state the last time she saw her period when she sought to clarify her maternity benefits. Hall said that she and her husband...

Faster healthcare for ‘brownings’? - Doctors raise concerns of colour prejudice influencing preferential treatment

Patients with lighter complexions are treated with more favour than those with darker hues when seeking medical attention in public hospitals and clinics, anecdotal reports by doctors show, raising concerns that the health of Jamaica’s black...
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Faster healthcare for ‘brownings’? - Doctors raise concerns of colour prejudice influencing preferential treatment

Patients with lighter complexions are treated with more favour than those with darker hues when seeking medical attention in public hospitals and clinics, anecdotal reports by doctors show, raising concerns that the health of Jamaica’s black...

Seven priceless life lessons I learnt from my dad

What would be the best legacy for a father to leave his children? The answer is crystal clear. Living a life of integrity, humility and generosity. I am one of the privileged few to have a father who embodies these three fundamental pillars to...
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Seven priceless life lessons I learnt from my dad

What would be the best legacy for a father to leave his children? The answer is crystal clear. Living a life of integrity, humility and generosity. I am one of the privileged few to have a father who embodies these three fundamental pillars to...

Harvey pictured Church as powerful force for unity

Veteran photojournalist Errol Harvey was yesterday hailed as a family man, professional and a lover of God who always wanted to see greater collaboration between churches to arrest Jamaica’s wave of crime and social disorder. “We have reached a...
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Harvey pictured Church as powerful force for unity

Veteran photojournalist Errol Harvey was yesterday hailed as a family man, professional and a lover of God who always wanted to see greater collaboration between churches to arrest Jamaica’s wave of crime and social disorder. “We have reached a...

High alert activated for missing 11-y-o boy

The police have activated a high alert for an eleven year-old boy who has been reported missing since Thursday. According to the Olympic Gardens Police, Tyreek King, of Bishop Avenue, in Kingston, was last seen at school shortly after 3 o’...
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High alert activated for missing 11-y-o boy

The police have activated a high alert for an eleven year-old boy who has been reported missing since Thursday. According to the Olympic Gardens Police, Tyreek King, of Bishop Avenue, in Kingston, was last seen at school shortly after 3 o’...

Emergency work disrupts water supply to several St Andrew communities

Nearly two dozen St Andrew communities are now experiencing disruptions in their normal water supplies. The National Water Commission (NWC) says this is because operations at its Constant Spring Treatment Plant have been suspended to facilitate...
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Emergency work disrupts water supply to several St Andrew communities

Nearly two dozen St Andrew communities are now experiencing disruptions in their normal water supplies. The National Water Commission (NWC) says this is because operations at its Constant Spring Treatment Plant have been suspended to facilitate...

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