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$700M 'dump-up' beach project in Mobay to begin next January

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says construction of the state-of-the-art beach park at the Closed Harbour Beach in St James will begin in January 2019. The 16-acre property, also known as “Dump-up” Beach, will be transformed...

Cops freed of Tredegar Park double murder

Two policemen were today freed of the August 13, 2010 murder of two men in Tredegar Park, St Catherine after the prosecution indicated that it had no witnesses. Constable Kenneth Daley and Corporal David Hutchinson were on trial for the...
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Cops freed of Tredegar Park double murder

Two policemen were today freed of the August 13, 2010 murder of two men in Tredegar Park, St Catherine after the prosecution indicated that it had no witnesses. Constable Kenneth Daley and Corporal David Hutchinson were on trial for the...

Accused St James baby snatcher offered bail

Melissa Harriot, the woman accused of stealing a three-week-old baby at the Cornwall Regional Hospital on January 4, was offered bail in the sum of J$350,000 with two sureties when she appeared in the St James Parish Court today.
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Accused St James baby snatcher offered bail

Melissa Harriot, the woman accused of stealing a three-week-old baby at the Cornwall Regional Hospital on January 4, was offered bail in the sum of J$350,000 with two sureties when she appeared in the St James Parish Court today.

Robber fatally shot by licensed firearm holder

One man was fatally shot during a confrontation with a licensed firearm holder on Sundown Crescent, Kingston 10 on Monday. The police say the unidentified man is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 6 feet long. He was clad in a black hoodie...
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Robber fatally shot by licensed firearm holder

One man was fatally shot during a confrontation with a licensed firearm holder on Sundown Crescent, Kingston 10 on Monday. The police say the unidentified man is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 6 feet long. He was clad in a black hoodie...

Police service vehicle damaged by fire

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force escaped serious injury this afternoon after the service vehicle they were travelling in caught fire along a section of Industrial Terrace in downtown Kingston. The vehicle, which is assigned to the Kingston...
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Police service vehicle damaged by fire

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force escaped serious injury this afternoon after the service vehicle they were travelling in caught fire along a section of Industrial Terrace in downtown Kingston. The vehicle, which is assigned to the Kingston...

Motor vehicle shot 14 times, expert testifies at Vanessa Kirkland murder trial

A crime scene expert today testified that the blue Suzuki Swift motorcar in which Vanessa Kirkland was shot and killed on March 20, 2012 was hit 14 times by bullets. The witness carried out an examination of the vehicle on September 14, 2012,...
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Motor vehicle shot 14 times, expert testifies at Vanessa Kirkland murder trial

A crime scene expert today testified that the blue Suzuki Swift motorcar in which Vanessa Kirkland was shot and killed on March 20, 2012 was hit 14 times by bullets. The witness carried out an examination of the vehicle on September 14, 2012,...

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Anthony Drysdale, the 2018 winner of the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Barber and Beauty Battle, is confident that the first cohort of 10 barbers who are preparing to graduate from his school in Scarborough, Tobago, will result in a new level of prof
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Anthony Drysdale, the 2018 winner of the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Barber and Beauty Battle, is confident that the first cohort of 10 barbers who are preparing to graduate from his school in Scarborough, Tobago, will result in a new level of prof

Curfew imposed in sections of August Town

A curfew has been imposed in sections of August Town, St Andrew.   The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20 and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: NORTH:...
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Curfew imposed in sections of August Town

A curfew has been imposed in sections of August Town, St Andrew.   The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20 and will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: NORTH:...

Attorney William Hines reported missing

Sixty-five-year-old attorney-at-law William Hines otherwise called ‘Baldie’, of Greenside, Falmouth in Trelawny and Mona in St Andrew, has been reported missing. The police say Hines has not been seen or heard from since Sunday,...
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Attorney William Hines reported missing

Sixty-five-year-old attorney-at-law William Hines otherwise called ‘Baldie’, of Greenside, Falmouth in Trelawny and Mona in St Andrew, has been reported missing. The police say Hines has not been seen or heard from since Sunday,...

JDF now has permanent base in Montego Bay

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has disclosed that new barracks have been constructed in Montego Bay, St James to permanently housed members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Addressing a community forum in Norwood in the parish...
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JDF now has permanent base in Montego Bay

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang has disclosed that new barracks have been constructed in Montego Bay, St James to permanently housed members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Addressing a community forum in Norwood in the parish...

Men found dead in Papine, St Andrew

Investigators attached to the Papine Police Station are probing the deaths of two unidentified men who were found floating in the Dallas river on Sunday. Both men are believed to be in their mid-twenties. One of the victims is of dark complexion,...
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Men found dead in Papine, St Andrew

Investigators attached to the Papine Police Station are probing the deaths of two unidentified men who were found floating in the Dallas river on Sunday. Both men are believed to be in their mid-twenties. One of the victims is of dark complexion,...

Barbados assures no reported case of HINI virus

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados health authorities are assuring the public that there have been no cases of the HINI virus despite a neighbouring Caribbean island reporting three deaths from the virus recently. “There has been no...
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Barbados assures no reported case of HINI virus

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados health authorities are assuring the public that there have been no cases of the HINI virus despite a neighbouring Caribbean island reporting three deaths from the virus recently. “There has been no...

Attorney Williams Hines reported missing

Sixty-five-year-old attorney-at-law Williams Hines otherwise called ‘Baldie’, of Greenside, Falmouth in Trelawny and Mona in St Andrew, has been reported missing. The police say Hines has not been seen or heard from since Sunday,...
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Attorney Williams Hines reported missing

Sixty-five-year-old attorney-at-law Williams Hines otherwise called ‘Baldie’, of Greenside, Falmouth in Trelawny and Mona in St Andrew, has been reported missing. The police say Hines has not been seen or heard from since Sunday,...

Bail extended for Lime Cay boat captain

Fifty-seven-year-old Herbert Dowie, the captain of the boat that capsized last month off the coast of Port Royal killing two women, had his bail extended when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today. Dowie, who was granted...
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Bail extended for Lime Cay boat captain

Fifty-seven-year-old Herbert Dowie, the captain of the boat that capsized last month off the coast of Port Royal killing two women, had his bail extended when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today. Dowie, who was granted...

Weed Ed | Sacramental ganja cultivation 101

Looking to strengthen organic growing practices in the midst of a global ganja movement, The Source Farm in St Thomas will be hosting a monthlong workshop on sacramental ganja cultivation and permaculture. The workshop will be led by experts in the...
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Weed Ed | Sacramental ganja cultivation 101

Looking to strengthen organic growing practices in the midst of a global ganja movement, The Source Farm in St Thomas will be hosting a monthlong workshop on sacramental ganja cultivation and permaculture. The workshop will be led by experts in the...

Weed Ed | Protecting Ja's ganja brand

Orange Hill is a small rural district in Westmoreland celebrated for its cultivation of top-grade marijuana. Its soil composition, water source and the light intensity all contribute to the unique chemical make-up of the ganja grown in that region....
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Weed Ed | Protecting Ja's ganja brand

Orange Hill is a small rural district in Westmoreland celebrated for its cultivation of top-grade marijuana. Its soil composition, water source and the light intensity all contribute to the unique chemical make-up of the ganja grown in that region....

RJRGleaner Honour Awards | For education (special award): Ricardo Allen – educator with a purpose

On the award: "The RJRGleaner Honour Awards means the world to me. The awards means that One-on-One educational services, a company created five years ago out of Kingston Jamaica with a mandate to make quality education affordable to all by our...
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RJRGleaner Honour Awards | For education (special award): Ricardo Allen – educator with a purpose

On the award: "The RJRGleaner Honour Awards means the world to me. The awards means that One-on-One educational services, a company created five years ago out of Kingston Jamaica with a mandate to make quality education affordable to all by our...

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards| JDF's Jamaica National Service Corps - Rescuing at-risk youth

It was in 2016 that Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his intention of having the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), through youth engagement, influence the country's socio-economic development and strengthen national security.At that time, Holness...
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RJRGLEANER Honour Awards| JDF's Jamaica National Service Corps - Rescuing at-risk youth

It was in 2016 that Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his intention of having the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), through youth engagement, influence the country's socio-economic development and strengthen national security.At that time, Holness...

Country on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

KINSHASA, Congo (AP):Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court yesterday, confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions...
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Country on brink of 1st peaceful transfer with Tshisekeid win

KINSHASA, Congo (AP):Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court yesterday, confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions...

World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home TOKYO (AP):

The world's oldest man has died at his home - a hot-springs inn - in northern Japan at the age of 113.Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, his family said.He...
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World's oldest man, 113, dies at his home TOKYO (AP):

The world's oldest man has died at his home - a hot-springs inn - in northern Japan at the age of 113.Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, his family said.He...

Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending 'compromise' - Pence optimistic about plan

WASHINGTON (AP):In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the US illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised...
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Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending 'compromise' - Pence optimistic about plan

WASHINGTON (AP):In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the US illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised...

Dengue claims the life of Hanover student

Green Island High School, in Hanover, remains in mourning after one of their grade-eight students, 13-year-old Lenard Forrester, died last week from a suspected case of dengue hemorrhagic fever. The country is currently fighting an outbreak of the...
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Dengue claims the life of Hanover student

Green Island High School, in Hanover, remains in mourning after one of their grade-eight students, 13-year-old Lenard Forrester, died last week from a suspected case of dengue hemorrhagic fever. The country is currently fighting an outbreak of the...

Banking on Errol - Greene to stay in the west until problems at the Cornwall Regional Hospital are fixed

Chief executive officer of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) Errol Greene will not be returning to that institution anytime soon.Greene had been seconded to the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) for six months last April and should have...
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Banking on Errol - Greene to stay in the west until problems at the Cornwall Regional Hospital are fixed

Chief executive officer of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) Errol Greene will not be returning to that institution anytime soon.Greene had been seconded to the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) for six months last April and should have...

Jamaicans spending big to head to Trinidad Carnival

For many Jamaicans, the mesmerising pull of soca music is undeniable. It is this hypnotic force that draws them more than 1,000 miles across the Caribbean Sea to revel in the beats, melodies, and excitement that comes with carnival in Trinidad and...
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Jamaicans spending big to head to Trinidad Carnival

For many Jamaicans, the mesmerising pull of soca music is undeniable. It is this hypnotic force that draws them more than 1,000 miles across the Caribbean Sea to revel in the beats, melodies, and excitement that comes with carnival in Trinidad and...

CHEC to pull Chinese-only signs

Faced with growing criticisms, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has decided to pull all flags, signs, and banners bearing Chinese symbols without their English translations on its construction sites across the island.Allan Brooks,...
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CHEC to pull Chinese-only signs

Faced with growing criticisms, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has decided to pull all flags, signs, and banners bearing Chinese symbols without their English translations on its construction sites across the island.Allan Brooks,...

Better tests for breasts - UHWI acquires state-of-the-art machine to conduct mammograms

The recent acquisition of a tomosynthesis 3D mammography machine by The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is expected to help reduce the discomfort experienced by women during mammograms.Chief executive officer of the UHWI, Kevin Allen,...
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Better tests for breasts - UHWI acquires state-of-the-art machine to conduct mammograms

The recent acquisition of a tomosynthesis 3D mammography machine by The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is expected to help reduce the discomfort experienced by women during mammograms.Chief executive officer of the UHWI, Kevin Allen,...

Support for the suicidal - Yard sale fuels rebirth of group to help persons struggling with mental illness

A friend found her suicide note when she was 16 years old and her school counsellor intervened and helped changed her perspective on life.Today, a grateful Tameka Coley is committed to helping persons living with mental-health issues through a...
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Support for the suicidal - Yard sale fuels rebirth of group to help persons struggling with mental illness

A friend found her suicide note when she was 16 years old and her school counsellor intervened and helped changed her perspective on life.Today, a grateful Tameka Coley is committed to helping persons living with mental-health issues through a...

Banking on Errol - Greene to stay in the west until problems at the - Cornwall Regional Hospital are fixed

Chief executive officer of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) Errol Greene will not be returning to that institution anytime soon.Greene had been seconded to the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) for six months last April and should have...
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Banking on Errol - Greene to stay in the west until problems at the - Cornwall Regional Hospital are fixed

Chief executive officer of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) Errol Greene will not be returning to that institution anytime soon.Greene had been seconded to the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) for six months last April and should have...

Construction worker killed in freak accident

The police are still trying to ascertain the identity of a man who died from injuries he received after the trench he was digging collapsed. According to police reports, the incident happened at the Bogue Industrial Estate in Montego Bay...
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Construction worker killed in freak accident

The police are still trying to ascertain the identity of a man who died from injuries he received after the trench he was digging collapsed. According to police reports, the incident happened at the Bogue Industrial Estate in Montego Bay...

13 road deaths so far this year, motorcyclists account for almost half

Nearly half the number of persons killed in motor vehicle crashes since the start of the year were motorcyclists. That’s according to the latest statistics released by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, which show that 13...
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13 road deaths so far this year, motorcyclists account for almost half

Nearly half the number of persons killed in motor vehicle crashes since the start of the year were motorcyclists. That’s according to the latest statistics released by the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, which show that 13...

Licensed firearm holder killed in St James

A licensed firearm holder yesterday became the third person reported killed in St James since the start of the year after he was shot several times by unknown assailants. He has been identified as Ricardo Hewitt, who resided in the community of...
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Licensed firearm holder killed in St James

A licensed firearm holder yesterday became the third person reported killed in St James since the start of the year after he was shot several times by unknown assailants. He has been identified as Ricardo Hewitt, who resided in the community of...

JA misses inflation target...again -- PNP

The Opposition Peoples National Party (PNP) says for the second time this fiscal year Jamaica has missed the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) inflation target. The party says this has again triggered the requirement for Jamaica to consult with the...
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JA misses inflation target...again -- PNP

The Opposition Peoples National Party (PNP) says for the second time this fiscal year Jamaica has missed the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) inflation target. The party says this has again triggered the requirement for Jamaica to consult with the...

Trump expected to make 'major announcement' shortly

United States (US) President Donald Trump is expected to make a «major announcement» shortly on his long proposed Mexican border wall. A stalemate between Trump and Democratic leaders over funding for the wall has resulted in the...
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Trump expected to make 'major announcement' shortly

United States (US) President Donald Trump is expected to make a «major announcement» shortly on his long proposed Mexican border wall. A stalemate between Trump and Democratic leaders over funding for the wall has resulted in the...

British high commissioner bats for local farmers

WESTERN BUREAU:Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica, has said farmers could produce more if they were being paid on time by the hotels and restaurants that buy their goods."I reminded the private sector that they, too, have to change...
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British high commissioner bats for local farmers

WESTERN BUREAU:Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica, has said farmers could produce more if they were being paid on time by the hotels and restaurants that buy their goods."I reminded the private sector that they, too, have to change...

Automated system to speed up legislation drafting process

With more than 100 proposed laws in the pipeline, the introduction of the Legislation Production Management System (LPMS) should lessen the time it takes to complete a piece of legislation, according to Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck.Chuck made...
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Automated system to speed up legislation drafting process

With more than 100 proposed laws in the pipeline, the introduction of the Legislation Production Management System (LPMS) should lessen the time it takes to complete a piece of legislation, according to Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck.Chuck made...

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