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Calabar track stars under fire over allegedly beating teacher

A teacher who is alleging that he was assaulted by members of Calabar High School's track and field team, including two prominent athletes, is planning to go public at a press conference tomorrow. The teacher claims that the school has...

New JUTC turnaround in Above Rocks

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has reported that it has identified a plot of land in Above Rocks, St Catherine, where its buses can now turn around to ease dislocation caused by a collapse of a section of the...
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New JUTC turnaround in Above Rocks

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has reported that it has identified a plot of land in Above Rocks, St Catherine, where its buses can now turn around to ease dislocation caused by a collapse of a section of the...

Gov’t land deals under scrutiny – Opposition

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture Dr Fenton Ferguson has warned that it is “watching closely” how the Holness administration proceeds with the buildout of the proposed Bernard Lodge city on prime agricultural lands in St Catherine, as well as...
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Gov’t land deals under scrutiny – Opposition

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture Dr Fenton Ferguson has warned that it is “watching closely” how the Holness administration proceeds with the buildout of the proposed Bernard Lodge city on prime agricultural lands in St Catherine, as well as...

JTA conference puts focus on gender equality

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Grace McLean, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says Jamaica is at a point that it can seriously impact policy changes to achieve gender equality in education. “I believe, however...
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JTA conference puts focus on gender equality

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Grace McLean, acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says Jamaica is at a point that it can seriously impact policy changes to achieve gender equality in education. “I believe, however...

Stop kidding with goat thieves, Harris pleads

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican goat farmers are bleating for greater protection from farm thieves who have pillaged their herds and robbed them of revenue, a ­senior Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) branch president has said. Speaking at the 2019...
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Stop kidding with goat thieves, Harris pleads

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican goat farmers are bleating for greater protection from farm thieves who have pillaged their herds and robbed them of revenue, a ­senior Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) branch president has said. Speaking at the 2019...

Adventists mourn passing of Aston Tai

The late Aston Tai has been lauded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a philanthropic icon for religious and social causes and has been specially praised for his commitment to the poor. Tai, the brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on...
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Adventists mourn passing of Aston Tai

The late Aston Tai has been lauded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a philanthropic icon for religious and social causes and has been specially praised for his commitment to the poor. Tai, the brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on...

Tufton rejects claim imported case of measles in Jamaica

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is maintaining that there has been no imported case of measles in Jamaica following the recent outbreak in New York in the United States. He was responding to a claim by his Opposition counterpart Dr Dayton...
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Tufton rejects claim imported case of measles in Jamaica

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is maintaining that there has been no imported case of measles in Jamaica following the recent outbreak in New York in the United States. He was responding to a claim by his Opposition counterpart Dr Dayton...

Police searching for missing Manchester teen suspected of drowning

The Alligator Pond Police along with Marine Division, JDF Coast Guard and residents of the community are carrying out a search operation stemming from the disappearance of 16-year-old Christopher Wellington of Smithfield district in Cross Keys,...
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Police searching for missing Manchester teen suspected of drowning

The Alligator Pond Police along with Marine Division, JDF Coast Guard and residents of the community are carrying out a search operation stemming from the disappearance of 16-year-old Christopher Wellington of Smithfield district in Cross Keys,...

IMF Review | Public debt to fall below 100% of GDP, first in 18 years

Jamaica’s public debt is projected to fall below 100 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in almost two decades. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its review put out on Monday of Jamaica’s performance...
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IMF Review | Public debt to fall below 100% of GDP, first in 18 years

Jamaica’s public debt is projected to fall below 100 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in almost two decades. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its review put out on Monday of Jamaica’s performance...

Policeman dies following highway crash

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is yet again saddened by the death of a colleague who died from injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash along the May Pen leg of the PJ Patterson Highway in Clarendon today. He has been identified as 33-year-old...
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Policeman dies following highway crash

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is yet again saddened by the death of a colleague who died from injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash along the May Pen leg of the PJ Patterson Highway in Clarendon today. He has been identified as 33-year-old...

Corporate Area water disruption

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that operations at the Constant Spring Treatment Plant are now being suspended in order to facilitate emergency repair work along the company’s pipeline network. As a result, a number of...
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Corporate Area water disruption

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that operations at the Constant Spring Treatment Plant are now being suspended in order to facilitate emergency repair work along the company’s pipeline network. As a result, a number of...

One dead, four injured in St James crash

The police are reporting that an unidentified man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash along the AGS Combs Highway in St James today. Four other persons were also injured in the crash. The Montego Bay Police report...
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One dead, four injured in St James crash

The police are reporting that an unidentified man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash along the AGS Combs Highway in St James today. Four other persons were also injured in the crash. The Montego Bay Police report...

Water disruptions for some St Andrew communities this week

The National Water Commission is advising that it will be necessary to shut down water supply to several communities in St Andrew in order to carry out scheduled maintenance work at several facilities.   The works are scheduled to be...
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Water disruptions for some St Andrew communities this week

The National Water Commission is advising that it will be necessary to shut down water supply to several communities in St Andrew in order to carry out scheduled maintenance work at several facilities.   The works are scheduled to be...

Police operations result in seizure of guns, drugs

Police detectives across the island continue to make arrests, seize illegal firearms and clamp down on the illegal cultivation of marijuana with their recent operations in sections of Clarendon, Manchester and St Thomas. The police are reporting...
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Police operations result in seizure of guns, drugs

Police detectives across the island continue to make arrests, seize illegal firearms and clamp down on the illegal cultivation of marijuana with their recent operations in sections of Clarendon, Manchester and St Thomas. The police are reporting...

IMF Review | Public debt to fall below 100% of GDP, first in almost a decade

Jamaica’s public debt is projected to fall below 100 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in almost a decade. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its review put out on Monday of Jamaica’s performance...
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IMF Review | Public debt to fall below 100% of GDP, first in almost a decade

Jamaica’s public debt is projected to fall below 100 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in almost a decade. The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its review put out on Monday of Jamaica’s performance...

IMF Review | Ja should address governance shortcomings

Jamaica is being encouraged by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to take immediate steps to address public sector governance shortcomings. The Board made the call in its fifth review of Jamaica’s performance under...
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IMF Review | Ja should address governance shortcomings

Jamaica is being encouraged by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to take immediate steps to address public sector governance shortcomings. The Board made the call in its fifth review of Jamaica’s performance under...

IMF Review | BOJ should limit forex interventions, IMF recommends

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Jamaica’s central bank should continue to reduce its footprint in the foreign exchange market, including limiting its forex sales to disorderly market conditions. Further, the IMF says that the need...
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IMF Review | BOJ should limit forex interventions, IMF recommends

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Jamaica’s central bank should continue to reduce its footprint in the foreign exchange market, including limiting its forex sales to disorderly market conditions. Further, the IMF says that the need...

Growth & Jobs | Remittances to improve financial literacy

Ryan Brown, an electrician from St Andrew, receives remittances from his brother in the United States of America every month. His name has been changed; however, he is an actual person, who purchases medication for his ailing son, pays bills, and...
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Growth & Jobs | Remittances to improve financial literacy

Ryan Brown, an electrician from St Andrew, receives remittances from his brother in the United States of America every month. His name has been changed; however, he is an actual person, who purchases medication for his ailing son, pays bills, and...

Growth & Jobs | Take retirement seriously – Smith

Sharon Smith, head of JN Bank’s Insurance Premium Financing and Pensions Unit, has urged the country’s teachers to take the planning of their retirement seriously. Addressing teachers during an investment forum organised by the Jamaica Teachers’...
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Growth & Jobs | Take retirement seriously – Smith

Sharon Smith, head of JN Bank’s Insurance Premium Financing and Pensions Unit, has urged the country’s teachers to take the planning of their retirement seriously. Addressing teachers during an investment forum organised by the Jamaica Teachers’...

Devon Pen Postal Agency keeping pace

Information and communications technologies (ICT) have largely dealt a death blow to a number of post offices across the island as the local postal service struggles to remain feasible. However, in Devon Pen, along the Junction main road in St Mary...
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Devon Pen Postal Agency keeping pace

Information and communications technologies (ICT) have largely dealt a death blow to a number of post offices across the island as the local postal service struggles to remain feasible. However, in Devon Pen, along the Junction main road in St Mary...

J’can businessman still missing in T&T

One week after his disappearance, police are continuing their search for 30-plus-year-old Jamaican businessman Yohan Chin, who was abducted from his home in south Trinidad on Sunday, April 14, by men pretending to be cops. The police say they...
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J’can businessman still missing in T&T

One week after his disappearance, police are continuing their search for 30-plus-year-old Jamaican businessman Yohan Chin, who was abducted from his home in south Trinidad on Sunday, April 14, by men pretending to be cops. The police say they...

Growth & Jobs | Coffee boost - JAMPRO, partners promote Jamaica premium coffee products in the USA

In a bid to increase exports of Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee, JAMPRO and eight coffee manufacturers and growers participated in the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, United States of America (USA), April 11-14, 2019 to promote Jamaica’s premium...
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Growth & Jobs | Coffee boost - JAMPRO, partners promote Jamaica premium coffee products in the USA

In a bid to increase exports of Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee, JAMPRO and eight coffee manufacturers and growers participated in the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, United States of America (USA), April 11-14, 2019 to promote Jamaica’s premium...

Remittances to improve financial literacy

Ryan Brown, an electrician from St Andrew, receives remittances from his brother in the United States of America every month. His name has been changed; however, he is an actual person, who purchases medication for his ailing son, pays bills, and...
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Remittances to improve financial literacy

Ryan Brown, an electrician from St Andrew, receives remittances from his brother in the United States of America every month. His name has been changed; however, he is an actual person, who purchases medication for his ailing son, pays bills, and...

Take retirement seriously – Smith

Sharon Smith, head of JN Bank’s Insurance Premium Financing and Pensions Unit, has urged the country’s teachers to take the planning of their retirement seriously. Addressing teachers during an investment forum organised by the Jamaica Teachers’...
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Take retirement seriously – Smith

Sharon Smith, head of JN Bank’s Insurance Premium Financing and Pensions Unit, has urged the country’s teachers to take the planning of their retirement seriously. Addressing teachers during an investment forum organised by the Jamaica Teachers’...

St James Health Dept blasts JRC over management of arcade

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Health Department will be writing to the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) this week about its management of the People’s Arcade in the capital, Montego Bay, which chief public health inspector Lennox Wallace has...
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St James Health Dept blasts JRC over management of arcade

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Health Department will be writing to the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) this week about its management of the People’s Arcade in the capital, Montego Bay, which chief public health inspector Lennox Wallace has...

Rainforest outlines major investment in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Western Bureau: Seafood processor Rainforest Seafoods has signed an agreement with the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to develop a state-of-the-art seafood-processing facility in Calliaqua, St Vincent. The agreement for the project,...
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Rainforest outlines major investment in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Western Bureau: Seafood processor Rainforest Seafoods has signed an agreement with the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to develop a state-of-the-art seafood-processing facility in Calliaqua, St Vincent. The agreement for the project,...

US$1 million for Chapelton Hospital renovation

Following an upsetting experience at the Chapelton Community Hospital, a native of the Clarendon community has pledged US$1 million towards the renovation of the facility. Last Monday, New York-based businesswoman Beverly Nichols donated US$500,...
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US$1 million for Chapelton Hospital renovation

Following an upsetting experience at the Chapelton Community Hospital, a native of the Clarendon community has pledged US$1 million towards the renovation of the facility. Last Monday, New York-based businesswoman Beverly Nichols donated US$500,...

Not enough action to secure Jamaica’s water resources – Pandohie

Proper management of the country’s water resources is critical to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and economic progress, says Richard Pandohie, deputy president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA). He was...
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Not enough action to secure Jamaica’s water resources – Pandohie

Proper management of the country’s water resources is critical to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and economic progress, says Richard Pandohie, deputy president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA). He was...

Weed Ed | Importance of landrace cannabis to new weed industry

Jamaica built its global cannabis reputation in the 1970s both as a producer and illegal supplier of potent sun-grown ganja. Around the same time reggae and Rastafari were expanding beyond the island’s shores, cannabis was a key ally for both. The...
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Weed Ed | Importance of landrace cannabis to new weed industry

Jamaica built its global cannabis reputation in the 1970s both as a producer and illegal supplier of potent sun-grown ganja. Around the same time reggae and Rastafari were expanding beyond the island’s shores, cannabis was a key ally for both. The...

Government agency among chief culprits of three-month contracts

The island’s childcare and protection czar Rosalee Gage-Grey has come under fire from the boss of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) for an institutional practice of short-term contracts that he considers inequitable, posing a threat to...
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Government agency among chief culprits of three-month contracts

The island’s childcare and protection czar Rosalee Gage-Grey has come under fire from the boss of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) for an institutional practice of short-term contracts that he considers inequitable, posing a threat to...

Contract killers - Short-term work upends stability, loan prospects for youths

Jamaica’s youth unemployment rate reached an all-time low of 22 per cent last year July, but president of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), O’Neil Grant, is concerned that a large number of young employees are living on the edge because...
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Contract killers - Short-term work upends stability, loan prospects for youths

Jamaica’s youth unemployment rate reached an all-time low of 22 per cent last year July, but president of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), O’Neil Grant, is concerned that a large number of young employees are living on the edge because...

Kids barred from Hope - Wards in state care forced to jostle in traffic to enter public park

Wards of the Jamaica National Children’s Home yesterday received a donation of 10 bicycles, helmets and other safety equipment, but there are concerns that lack of access to the rear of Hope Botanic Gardens in St Andrew could put a spoke in the...
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Kids barred from Hope - Wards in state care forced to jostle in traffic to enter public park

Wards of the Jamaica National Children’s Home yesterday received a donation of 10 bicycles, helmets and other safety equipment, but there are concerns that lack of access to the rear of Hope Botanic Gardens in St Andrew could put a spoke in the...

Marriage gets cold shoulder

Jamaicans are fast falling out of love with marriage, as weddings have plunged almost 23 per cent in the nine years up to 2018. That means that almost 10,000 fewer people are getting married here. The massive drop in unions has been attributed by...
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Marriage gets cold shoulder

Jamaicans are fast falling out of love with marriage, as weddings have plunged almost 23 per cent in the nine years up to 2018. That means that almost 10,000 fewer people are getting married here. The massive drop in unions has been attributed by...

MoH admits that ‘barriers’ hijack HPV vaccine drive

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has admitted that it has faced barriers to its efforts to vaccinate Jamaican girls with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that aims to dramatically reduce vulnerability to cervical cancer in adulthood. A January...
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MoH admits that ‘barriers’ hijack HPV vaccine drive

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has admitted that it has faced barriers to its efforts to vaccinate Jamaican girls with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that aims to dramatically reduce vulnerability to cervical cancer in adulthood. A January...

McNeil wants ZOSO declared in his constituency

Another Opposition Member of Parliament has called for a zone of special operations (ZOSO) to be declared in his constituency. ZOSO, one of the anti-crime measures employed by the security forces, seeks to contain criminality in a specific...
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McNeil wants ZOSO declared in his constituency

Another Opposition Member of Parliament has called for a zone of special operations (ZOSO) to be declared in his constituency. ZOSO, one of the anti-crime measures employed by the security forces, seeks to contain criminality in a specific...

Brothers sentenced to 49 years for killing Clarendon man 12 years ago

Two brothers who invaded a Clarendon home and repeatedly shot another man nearly 12 years ago have each been sentenced to over 20 years in prison. Lennox Brydson has been sentenced to 27 years at hard labour while Paul Brydson received a 22-year...
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Brothers sentenced to 49 years for killing Clarendon man 12 years ago

Two brothers who invaded a Clarendon home and repeatedly shot another man nearly 12 years ago have each been sentenced to over 20 years in prison. Lennox Brydson has been sentenced to 27 years at hard labour while Paul Brydson received a 22-year...

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