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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...

Cop, woman fatally shot in St Mary, grief counselling being provided

The Chaplaincy Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has been instructed to remain on the ground in Islington, St Mary to offer support to those affected by an incident at the Islington Police Station on Sunday, December 9. The Community...
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Cop, woman fatally shot in St Mary, grief counselling being provided

The Chaplaincy Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has been instructed to remain on the ground in Islington, St Mary to offer support to those affected by an incident at the Islington Police Station on Sunday, December 9. The Community...

JLP picks Samuda to lead its PR campaign

Senator Matthew Samuda is the new head of the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Public Relations Committee. Samuda’s appointment was ratified by the party’s Central Executive yesterday during its first meeting following its 2018 annual...
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JLP picks Samuda to lead its PR campaign

Senator Matthew Samuda is the new head of the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Public Relations Committee. Samuda’s appointment was ratified by the party’s Central Executive yesterday during its first meeting following its 2018 annual...

PM's response to Petrojam report inadequate - Phillips

The parliamentary Opposition has dismissed as inadequate and «wishy-washy» the response by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to the findings of an audit of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam.
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PM's response to Petrojam report inadequate - Phillips

The parliamentary Opposition has dismissed as inadequate and «wishy-washy» the response by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to the findings of an audit of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam.

Forensic audit for Petrojam ... Key announcements by Holness today

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning announced that he has ordered a forensic audit into the $5 billion unaccountable oil losses at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam. There has been outrage for the past week since the Auditor...
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Forensic audit for Petrojam ... Key announcements by Holness today

Prime Minister Andrew Holness this morning announced that he has ordered a forensic audit into the $5 billion unaccountable oil losses at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam. There has been outrage for the past week since the Auditor...

Weed Ed | Ganja, human rights and Rastafari

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Bongo Beard, a Rastafarian, was travelling through the streets of Montego Bay. He was on his way to a Nyabinghi celebration to mark the anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen of...
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Weed Ed | Ganja, human rights and Rastafari

On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Bongo Beard, a Rastafarian, was travelling through the streets of Montego Bay. He was on his way to a Nyabinghi celebration to mark the anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen of...

Takuma Boutique Hotel in Mt Zion - Where history meets pleasure

On Christmas day this year, former elite Jamaican tennis player turn hotelier Delroy Allen will have the perfect ‘gift’ for those looking to relax and enjoy a nice escape in luxury and style in Western Jamaica. Dubbed a hidden gem, the...
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Takuma Boutique Hotel in Mt Zion - Where history meets pleasure

On Christmas day this year, former elite Jamaican tennis player turn hotelier Delroy Allen will have the perfect ‘gift’ for those looking to relax and enjoy a nice escape in luxury and style in Western Jamaica. Dubbed a hidden gem, the...

Betting on women - Mastercard ready to help Jamaican females start new businesses

Amy Neale, vice-president and start-up engagement lead at Mastercard, is encouraging Jamaican women to take the risk and start businesses, especially in the field of technology.And they can count on Mastercard, one of the world's leading global...
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Betting on women - Mastercard ready to help Jamaican females start new businesses

Amy Neale, vice-president and start-up engagement lead at Mastercard, is encouraging Jamaican women to take the risk and start businesses, especially in the field of technology.And they can count on Mastercard, one of the world's leading global...

Delaying with digital - Jamaica ranks 13th in region on evolution index

Jamaica is advancing steadily and has made steady progress in the digital revolution in the past 10 years, but weak infrastructure and poor institutional quality are two of the factors causing the country to lag behind much of the region.That's...
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Delaying with digital - Jamaica ranks 13th in region on evolution index

Jamaica is advancing steadily and has made steady progress in the digital revolution in the past 10 years, but weak infrastructure and poor institutional quality are two of the factors causing the country to lag behind much of the region.That's...

Don't blame the bleach - Careless adults the main cause of chemical poisoning in children

One of the island's leading bleach manufacturers is blaming careless adults and lax regulations for the many instances where children ingest the product across the island.With 80 per cent of poison cases seen at the Bustamante Hospital for Children...
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Don't blame the bleach - Careless adults the main cause of chemical poisoning in children

One of the island's leading bleach manufacturers is blaming careless adults and lax regulations for the many instances where children ingest the product across the island.With 80 per cent of poison cases seen at the Bustamante Hospital for Children...

Ganja guidance needed - Government urged to define the rules on tests for use of the weed by employers

President of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) David Wan is appealing to the Government to outline its position on the use of pre-employment drug tests.Wan's call follows last week's report in The Sunday Gleaner that scores of young Jamaicans...
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Ganja guidance needed - Government urged to define the rules on tests for use of the weed by employers

President of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) David Wan is appealing to the Government to outline its position on the use of pre-employment drug tests.Wan's call follows last week's report in The Sunday Gleaner that scores of young Jamaicans...

Problems in St William Grant Park - Hospital data shows several serious crimes not reported to the police

The green oasis in the heart of downtown Kingston, St William Grant Park, is emerging as one of the main crime hotspots in the area but much of the incidents are occurring below the police radar as they are not being reported to the cops.Using the...
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Problems in St William Grant Park - Hospital data shows several serious crimes not reported to the police

The green oasis in the heart of downtown Kingston, St William Grant Park, is emerging as one of the main crime hotspots in the area but much of the incidents are occurring below the police radar as they are not being reported to the cops.Using the...

Buju rewards fans

Jamaican reggae superstar Buju Banton rewarded a handful of fans who camped outside his St Andrew recording studio last night after his return to the island. The small group of fans who camped out near the studio, located on Carlisle Avenue, off...
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Buju rewards fans

Jamaican reggae superstar Buju Banton rewarded a handful of fans who camped outside his St Andrew recording studio last night after his return to the island. The small group of fans who camped out near the studio, located on Carlisle Avenue, off...

Road deaths surge past last year's total, near 350

The number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways since the start of the year is nearing the 350 mark after surpassing the total for all of last year. A total of 348 persons – 301 males and 47 – female have died in motor...
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Road deaths surge past last year's total, near 350

The number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways since the start of the year is nearing the 350 mark after surpassing the total for all of last year. A total of 348 persons – 301 males and 47 – female have died in motor...

'Forget the egos and focus on fixing WI cricket' -- Grange

Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has described the West Indies senior men’s cricket as a cultural heritage that is in danger and needs protection. Grange suggested, too, that it is time to “forget the egos, get over...
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'Forget the egos and focus on fixing WI cricket' -- Grange

Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has described the West Indies senior men’s cricket as a cultural heritage that is in danger and needs protection. Grange suggested, too, that it is time to “forget the egos, get over...

PetrojamReport: Gov't members shut down request for PAC meeting to discuss audit findings

The government members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) have shut down a request for an urgent meeting next Tuesday to discuss the damning findings of an audit of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam and its parent company,...
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PetrojamReport: Gov't members shut down request for PAC meeting to discuss audit findings

The government members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) have shut down a request for an urgent meeting next Tuesday to discuss the damning findings of an audit of the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam and its parent company,...

Fourth place finish for Khadijah at Miss World

Jamaica's Khadijah Robinson has finished fourth in the grand final of the Miss World pageant, which took place earlier today in Sanya, China. Robinson, a 23-year-old physiotherapist, was also crowned Miss World Caribbean. Mexico’s ...
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Fourth place finish for Khadijah at Miss World

Jamaica's Khadijah Robinson has finished fourth in the grand final of the Miss World pageant, which took place earlier today in Sanya, China. Robinson, a 23-year-old physiotherapist, was also crowned Miss World Caribbean. Mexico’s ...

Grange lauds Grammy nominees...they are all deserving

Minister of Entertainment Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has lauded the Jamaican recording artistes nominated for the prestigious Grammy award. Among the list of Grammy nominees for Best Reggae Album is singer Etana for her work, Reggae...
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Grange lauds Grammy nominees...they are all deserving

Minister of Entertainment Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has lauded the Jamaican recording artistes nominated for the prestigious Grammy award. Among the list of Grammy nominees for Best Reggae Album is singer Etana for her work, Reggae...

Buju reward fans

Jamaican reggae superstar Buju Banton rewarded a handful of fans who camped outside his St Andrew recording studio last night after his return to the island. The small group of fans who camped out near the studio, located on Carlisle Avenue, off...
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Buju reward fans

Jamaican reggae superstar Buju Banton rewarded a handful of fans who camped outside his St Andrew recording studio last night after his return to the island. The small group of fans who camped out near the studio, located on Carlisle Avenue, off...

A mother's love never dies

Mandeville, Manchester:He was the first of her five children, one of her favourites, and one who took a huge part of her heart when he left this earth.Maria Boyd-Rhone has never been the same since she laid her son, Sheldon Davis, to rest. These...
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A mother's love never dies

Mandeville, Manchester:He was the first of her five children, one of her favourites, and one who took a huge part of her heart when he left this earth.Maria Boyd-Rhone has never been the same since she laid her son, Sheldon Davis, to rest. These...

Shanique Shand: Equipped to impact through words

What began as only an item on her vision board has come to pass and Shanique Shand can now enjoy the satisfaction of being referred to as a published author.Like many children who weren't extroverts, Shand found pleasure and release in sharing her...
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Shanique Shand: Equipped to impact through words

What began as only an item on her vision board has come to pass and Shanique Shand can now enjoy the satisfaction of being referred to as a published author.Like many children who weren't extroverts, Shand found pleasure and release in sharing her...

Mayor's charity ball hits J$3-million target

WESTERN BUREAU:Following the successful staging of the second Mayor of Montego Bay's Charity Ball last weekend, the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) is promising to put an extra smile on the faces of the main beneficiaries, the shut-ins and...
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Mayor's charity ball hits J$3-million target

WESTERN BUREAU:Following the successful staging of the second Mayor of Montego Bay's Charity Ball last weekend, the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) is promising to put an extra smile on the faces of the main beneficiaries, the shut-ins and...

Slowdown in new US jobs last month

The United States (US) economy generated less-than-expected jobs last month, a slowdown that analysts blamed partly on a tight labour market. The US Department of Labour revealed, in its latest report, that American ...
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Slowdown in new US jobs last month

The United States (US) economy generated less-than-expected jobs last month, a slowdown that analysts blamed partly on a tight labour market. The US Department of Labour revealed, in its latest report, that American ...

Buju Banton to be released from US prison today

The release of incarcerated Jamaican entertainer Buju Banton from a United States prison has been pushed forward to today. This was confirmed by a prison officer at the McRae Correctional Institution in Telfair County, Georgia, where Buju is...
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Buju Banton to be released from US prison today

The release of incarcerated Jamaican entertainer Buju Banton from a United States prison has been pushed forward to today. This was confirmed by a prison officer at the McRae Correctional Institution in Telfair County, Georgia, where Buju is...

Amendments to Road Traffic Act about behaviour change, not revenue - Johnson Smith

Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says that the latest changes to the proposed new road-traffic legislation are not about earning revenue.  
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Amendments to Road Traffic Act about behaviour change, not revenue - Johnson Smith

Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says that the latest changes to the proposed new road-traffic legislation are not about earning revenue.  

‘Christmas barrels’ stuck as port workers strike

More than 1,200 workers employed to Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited, the largest terminal at Port Bustamante, are now off the job putting a halt to the movement of cargo during one of the busiest periods at the port. A short while ago, Barry...
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‘Christmas barrels’ stuck as port workers strike

More than 1,200 workers employed to Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited, the largest terminal at Port Bustamante, are now off the job putting a halt to the movement of cargo during one of the busiest periods at the port. A short while ago, Barry...

FLA wants alert system at airports for delinquent gun owners

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) wants a system to be put in place to red flag delinquent firearm holders who attempt to leave the island. The FLA says it has begun discussions with the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency on the...
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FLA wants alert system at airports for delinquent gun owners

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) wants a system to be put in place to red flag delinquent firearm holders who attempt to leave the island. The FLA says it has begun discussions with the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency on the...

Security guard killed in Portmore, St Catherine

Fifty-four-year-old Lincoln Graham, a security guard of Braeton in St Catherine, was shot and killed by an unknown assailant at a shopping centre in Greater Portmore in the parish on Thursday. The Portmore Police report that about 2:10 p.m. Graham...
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Security guard killed in Portmore, St Catherine

Fifty-four-year-old Lincoln Graham, a security guard of Braeton in St Catherine, was shot and killed by an unknown assailant at a shopping centre in Greater Portmore in the parish on Thursday. The Portmore Police report that about 2:10 p.m. Graham...

Traffic restrictions this weekend on Harbour Street in downtown Kingston

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that a section of Harbour Street in downtown Kingston, between Maiden Lane and Foster Lane, will be reduced to single lane usage this weekend. The restriction, which will begin at midday on Saturday,...
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Traffic restrictions this weekend on Harbour Street in downtown Kingston

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that a section of Harbour Street in downtown Kingston, between Maiden Lane and Foster Lane, will be reduced to single lane usage this weekend. The restriction, which will begin at midday on Saturday,...

Volunteers fete the needy

The 13th staging of the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) Day of Care saw over 800 of Jamaica's poor and needy citizens benefiting from care packages, clothing, medical assessment and edutainment on various health...
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Volunteers fete the needy

The 13th staging of the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) Day of Care saw over 800 of Jamaica's poor and needy citizens benefiting from care packages, clothing, medical assessment and edutainment on various health...

Renee Moodie: A future by her design

Renee Moodie is a talented Jamaican fashion designer who plans one day to make her name in the industry.The 22-year-old Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) student is studying fashion design and also sews in her spare time...
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Renee Moodie: A future by her design

Renee Moodie is a talented Jamaican fashion designer who plans one day to make her name in the industry.The 22-year-old Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) student is studying fashion design and also sews in her spare time...

Municipal, waste-management bodies paying to clean same drains in Lucea

Western Bureau:It would appear that, as a result of a lack of coordination, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) are paying separate groups of workers to clean the same drains, much to the...
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Municipal, waste-management bodies paying to clean same drains in Lucea

Western Bureau:It would appear that, as a result of a lack of coordination, the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC) and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) are paying separate groups of workers to clean the same drains, much to the...

Alvin Wint | Lest we forget - Jamaica's path to economic stability

The following is a contribution from Alvin Wint, Emeritus Professor of International Business at the University of the West Indies, on Jamaica's more than two-decade effort to attain macro-economic stability.As numerous commentators have pointed out...
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Alvin Wint | Lest we forget - Jamaica's path to economic stability

The following is a contribution from Alvin Wint, Emeritus Professor of International Business at the University of the West Indies, on Jamaica's more than two-decade effort to attain macro-economic stability.As numerous commentators have pointed out...

My Political Journey: Jamaica’s Sixth Prime Minister Pt. 3 | Bustamante and Manley emerge

P.J Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, was Jamaica's sixth and longest-serving prime minister from 1992 to 2006. His book, 'My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister', published by the University of the West Indies Press, will...
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My Political Journey: Jamaica’s Sixth Prime Minister Pt. 3 | Bustamante and Manley emerge

P.J Patterson, ON, OCC, PC, QC, was Jamaica's sixth and longest-serving prime minister from 1992 to 2006. His book, 'My Political Journey: Jamaica's Sixth Prime Minister', published by the University of the West Indies Press, will...

UWI, Mona PhD student gets green light to fight for degree

The Court of Appeal has given permission for biochemistry PhD student Suzette Curtello to continue her legal battle against the Board of Graduate Studies and Research at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, which is insisting...
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UWI, Mona PhD student gets green light to fight for degree

The Court of Appeal has given permission for biochemistry PhD student Suzette Curtello to continue her legal battle against the Board of Graduate Studies and Research at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, which is insisting...

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