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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...

J. Wray & Nephew dismisses claim about fake Magnum Tonic Wine

J. Wray & Nephew Limited, the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Magnum Tonic Wine and owner of the Magnum Tonic Wine brand, says claims being made in a viral social media video about its products are completely false. In the video,...
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J. Wray & Nephew dismisses claim about fake Magnum Tonic Wine

J. Wray & Nephew Limited, the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Magnum Tonic Wine and owner of the Magnum Tonic Wine brand, says claims being made in a viral social media video about its products are completely false. In the video,...

Six motorcyclists implicated in New Kingston robberies arrested

Investigators in the St Andrew Central Division have arrested males, include minors, who they say have been allegedly involved in a spate of robberies using motorcycles. They say the suspects were picked up in three separate incidents...
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Six motorcyclists implicated in New Kingston robberies arrested

Investigators in the St Andrew Central Division have arrested males, include minors, who they say have been allegedly involved in a spate of robberies using motorcycles. They say the suspects were picked up in three separate incidents...

Jamaica seeking to extend sports cooperation agreement with China

Preliminary discussions by the Government to extend the largest bilateral sports cooperation agreement with China have been favourable. The three-year programme, dubbed the Jamaica-China Technical Cooperation Programme, is in its second year. Under...
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Jamaica seeking to extend sports cooperation agreement with China

Preliminary discussions by the Government to extend the largest bilateral sports cooperation agreement with China have been favourable. The three-year programme, dubbed the Jamaica-China Technical Cooperation Programme, is in its second year. Under...

Gov't providing $569M in back-to-school grants for PATH beneficiaries

A total of 162,654 children who are registered with the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will benefit from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Back-to-School grant programme. The Ministry will be...
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Gov't providing $569M in back-to-school grants for PATH beneficiaries

A total of 162,654 children who are registered with the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) will benefit from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Back-to-School grant programme. The Ministry will be...

Illegal gun and ammunition held in St Ann, man charged

The Area 2 Fugitive Apprehension Team charged a man with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following the seizure of a homemade shotgun and several rounds of ammunition in Harmonyvale district, Moneague, St Ann on Friday. He is 25-year-...
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Illegal gun and ammunition held in St Ann, man charged

The Area 2 Fugitive Apprehension Team charged a man with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following the seizure of a homemade shotgun and several rounds of ammunition in Harmonyvale district, Moneague, St Ann on Friday. He is 25-year-...

American man charged following cocaine seizure in St James

The Narcotics Police arrested an American man at the Sangster International Airport in St James for breaches of Dangerous Drugs Act on Saturday. He is 39-year-old Marcesa Lewis of Texas. The police report that Lewis checked in to board a flight to...
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American man charged following cocaine seizure in St James

The Narcotics Police arrested an American man at the Sangster International Airport in St James for breaches of Dangerous Drugs Act on Saturday. He is 39-year-old Marcesa Lewis of Texas. The police report that Lewis checked in to board a flight to...

‘Chicken Back Gravy’ for the soul

It took listening to stories about the frustration of two Jamaicans she met under ­different ­circumstances to propel Professor Donna Hope to buckle down and complete her motivational book, titled Chicken Back Gravy and Such Delights. “In 2017, I...
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‘Chicken Back Gravy’ for the soul

It took listening to stories about the frustration of two Jamaicans she met under ­different ­circumstances to propel Professor Donna Hope to buckle down and complete her motivational book, titled Chicken Back Gravy and Such Delights. “In 2017, I...

Gov’t urged to do more to honour Garvey

On Saturday, as St Ann remembered one of its national and international icons, Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, several observers expressed that enough was not being done in Jamaica to honour him. Dr Jahlani Niaah, coordinator,...
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Gov’t urged to do more to honour Garvey

On Saturday, as St Ann remembered one of its national and international icons, Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, several observers expressed that enough was not being done in Jamaica to honour him. Dr Jahlani Niaah, coordinator,...

Overseas-based Jamaicans launch food bank in Kingston and St Andrew

A newly formed charity organisation, led by a team of Jamaicans living overseas, has launched a food bank in Kingston and St Andrew to serve the less fortunate. The organisation and its food bank initiative were launched on Saturday at the Marie...
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Overseas-based Jamaicans launch food bank in Kingston and St Andrew

A newly formed charity organisation, led by a team of Jamaicans living overseas, has launched a food bank in Kingston and St Andrew to serve the less fortunate. The organisation and its food bank initiative were launched on Saturday at the Marie...

Steve Lyston | Recessions bring new opportunities

In the marketplace today, there is great fear of a pending recession and it is causing global anxiety. Many are calling for the replacement of the dollar as the reserve currency. Some predict that there is going to be worldwide economic collapse...
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Steve Lyston | Recessions bring new opportunities

In the marketplace today, there is great fear of a pending recession and it is causing global anxiety. Many are calling for the replacement of the dollar as the reserve currency. Some predict that there is going to be worldwide economic collapse...

CBU renewed and re-energised to deal with changes in global media

Delegates of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), last week, recommitted to renewing and re-energising the CBU during the union’s 50th Annual General Assembly in San Andres Island, Colombia. The commitment comes, the CBU said in a release, at “a...
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CBU renewed and re-energised to deal with changes in global media

Delegates of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), last week, recommitted to renewing and re-energising the CBU during the union’s 50th Annual General Assembly in San Andres Island, Colombia. The commitment comes, the CBU said in a release, at “a...

Nineteen Jamaicans awarded 2019-20 Chevening scholarships

Nineteen young Jamaicans have been awarded Chevening Scholarships to pursue master’s degrees in the United Kingdom (UK). According to the British High Commission in Kingston, the 2019-20 scholars were selected from a pool of over 200 shortlisted...
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Nineteen Jamaicans awarded 2019-20 Chevening scholarships

Nineteen young Jamaicans have been awarded Chevening Scholarships to pursue master’s degrees in the United Kingdom (UK). According to the British High Commission in Kingston, the 2019-20 scholars were selected from a pool of over 200 shortlisted...

Critical theory, social justice and the Jamaican education system

In both books, Educational for the Critical Consciousness and Pedogogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire perceived education systems as being geared at perpetuating inequalities within the society, and as such, there was a need to disrupt the...
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Critical theory, social justice and the Jamaican education system

In both books, Educational for the Critical Consciousness and Pedogogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire perceived education systems as being geared at perpetuating inequalities within the society, and as such, there was a need to disrupt the...

Earning from the streets … Downtown youth tout benefits of hustling

Michael ‘Hello’ Curnaldy and Brendon Clarke are two of many Jamaicans who enjoy the freedom of not being ‘tied down’ by the formal working system. Curnaldy, at 30 years old, has been selling patties and drinks in downtown Kingston for the past six...
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Earning from the streets … Downtown youth tout benefits of hustling

Michael ‘Hello’ Curnaldy and Brendon Clarke are two of many Jamaicans who enjoy the freedom of not being ‘tied down’ by the formal working system. Curnaldy, at 30 years old, has been selling patties and drinks in downtown Kingston for the past six...

Free to hustle - More Jamaicans staying outside the formal labour force; High percentage of females said they ‘did not want to work’

According to data from the 2018 Economic and Social Survey Jamaica, persons outside the labour force increased by 2.9 per cent when compared to the figures for 2017. Prepared by the Planning Institute Of Jamaica (PIOJ), the survey noted that there...
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Free to hustle - More Jamaicans staying outside the formal labour force; High percentage of females said they ‘did not want to work’

According to data from the 2018 Economic and Social Survey Jamaica, persons outside the labour force increased by 2.9 per cent when compared to the figures for 2017. Prepared by the Planning Institute Of Jamaica (PIOJ), the survey noted that there...

They must pay for killing my children … Broken father cries for justice for murdered family

More than a year after his two children and their mother were horrifically murdered and their home set on fire in Mavis Bank in rural St Andrew, 43-year-old Artnel Williams remains a broken man. Since the incident, the health and livelihood of the...
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They must pay for killing my children … Broken father cries for justice for murdered family

More than a year after his two children and their mother were horrifically murdered and their home set on fire in Mavis Bank in rural St Andrew, 43-year-old Artnel Williams remains a broken man. Since the incident, the health and livelihood of the...

Afghanistan rocked by explosion, dozens feared dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of people are dead or wounded after an explosion ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan capital of Kabul, a government official has confirmed. Reports indicate that hundreds of...
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Afghanistan rocked by explosion, dozens feared dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Dozens of people are dead or wounded after an explosion ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan capital of Kabul, a government official has confirmed. Reports indicate that hundreds of...

All in place for a 'seamless' start to new school year -- McLean

The Ministry of Education says all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the new school year next month. Public schools are scheduled to reopen on September 2. Acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr Grace McLean says already...
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All in place for a 'seamless' start to new school year -- McLean

The Ministry of Education says all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the new school year next month. Public schools are scheduled to reopen on September 2. Acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr Grace McLean says already...

Man held with illegal firearm in Ocho Rios

A man is now in police custody after he was reportedly held with an illegal firearm in the resort town of Ocho Rios, in St Ann, shortly after midday yesterday. The police say his name is being withheld pending further investigations. According to...
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Man held with illegal firearm in Ocho Rios

A man is now in police custody after he was reportedly held with an illegal firearm in the resort town of Ocho Rios, in St Ann, shortly after midday yesterday. The police say his name is being withheld pending further investigations. According to...

Mastermind in 'massive' US organic food fraud scheme gets 10-year sentence

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Randy Constant, the American farmer who masterminded the largest known organic food fraud scheme in the United States (US), has been sentenced to just over ten years in prison. US District Judge C J Williams...
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Mastermind in 'massive' US organic food fraud scheme gets 10-year sentence

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Randy Constant, the American farmer who masterminded the largest known organic food fraud scheme in the United States (US), has been sentenced to just over ten years in prison. US District Judge C J Williams...

Elderly man fights off gunman, hands over homemade weapon to cops

A senior citizen yesterday handed over a homemade firearm to the police after he fought off a gunman who was attempting to break into his St Ann home. The would-be robber escaped. The police report that shortly after 4a.m. the gunman attempted to...
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Elderly man fights off gunman, hands over homemade weapon to cops

A senior citizen yesterday handed over a homemade firearm to the police after he fought off a gunman who was attempting to break into his St Ann home. The would-be robber escaped. The police report that shortly after 4a.m. the gunman attempted to...

JFJ troubled by 'frequency and severity' of fires at child care facilities

Human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) says it is troubled by the “frequency and severity” of fires at child care facilities. According to JFJ, last week’s fire at the Jamaica National Children’s Home in Papine...
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JFJ troubled by 'frequency and severity' of fires at child care facilities

Human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) says it is troubled by the “frequency and severity” of fires at child care facilities. According to JFJ, last week’s fire at the Jamaica National Children’s Home in Papine...

New York police apprehend man they believe left rice cookers at subway station

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of leaving two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station yesterday has been taken into custody, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has confirmed. The incident triggered an evacuation...
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New York police apprehend man they believe left rice cookers at subway station

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of leaving two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a subway station yesterday has been taken into custody, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has confirmed. The incident triggered an evacuation...

Bog Walk Police Station, health centre to be upgraded

Residents of surrounding communities in Bog Walk, St Catherine, are to benefit from the upgrading of their health and security facilities, as well as the rehabilitation of a road, at a cost of $88 million. Over the next six months, the Bog Walk...
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Bog Walk Police Station, health centre to be upgraded

Residents of surrounding communities in Bog Walk, St Catherine, are to benefit from the upgrading of their health and security facilities, as well as the rehabilitation of a road, at a cost of $88 million. Over the next six months, the Bog Walk...

Supreme Ventures to offer students $200,000 in scholarships

Some four students who attend the upcoming Supreme Ventures Junior Creators Camp will get a chance to cop $200,000 in scholarships, when the company hosts its annual camp for primary school children in St Andrew and St Catherine. The camp, which...
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Supreme Ventures to offer students $200,000 in scholarships

Some four students who attend the upcoming Supreme Ventures Junior Creators Camp will get a chance to cop $200,000 in scholarships, when the company hosts its annual camp for primary school children in St Andrew and St Catherine. The camp, which...

JN Foundation launches relief account for Jamaica National Children’s Home

The JN Foundation is encouraging all Jamaicans to donate to the Jamaica National Children’s Home, through a relief account, which has been established by the Foundation at JN Bank. The Jamaica National Children’s Home was gutted by fire on Friday,...
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JN Foundation launches relief account for Jamaica National Children’s Home

The JN Foundation is encouraging all Jamaicans to donate to the Jamaica National Children’s Home, through a relief account, which has been established by the Foundation at JN Bank. The Jamaica National Children’s Home was gutted by fire on Friday,...

Discipline with love – Terrelonge

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, is imploring adults to desist from using ­corporal ­punishment as a means of discipline. “Some adults believe that ­children cannot learn unless you beat them...
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Discipline with love – Terrelonge

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, is imploring adults to desist from using ­corporal ­punishment as a means of discipline. “Some adults believe that ­children cannot learn unless you beat them...

Edna, here I come! - Dream comes true as artist gets full scholarship to Edna Manley College

Phillip Robinson’s dream of attending Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has come true. The talented artist from the rural community of Watt Town in St Ann, whose works have elicited overwhelming response since The Gleaner...
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Edna, here I come! - Dream comes true as artist gets full scholarship to Edna Manley College

Phillip Robinson’s dream of attending Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has come true. The talented artist from the rural community of Watt Town in St Ann, whose works have elicited overwhelming response since The Gleaner...

All in place for smooth start to upcoming school year, says McLean

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Dr Grace McLean, says that all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the 2019/2020 academic year. McLean noted that funds have been disbursed for the renovation of several institutions...
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All in place for smooth start to upcoming school year, says McLean

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Dr Grace McLean, says that all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the 2019/2020 academic year. McLean noted that funds have been disbursed for the renovation of several institutions...

Gov't continues dialogue with bauxite industry amid falloff in global price

Mining Minister, Robert Montague, says his Ministry continues to have dialogue with key players in the local bauxite industry amid global concerns over the price of bauxite/alumina on the international market. In a statement this afternoon,...
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Gov't continues dialogue with bauxite industry amid falloff in global price

Mining Minister, Robert Montague, says his Ministry continues to have dialogue with key players in the local bauxite industry amid global concerns over the price of bauxite/alumina on the international market. In a statement this afternoon,...

Amnesty Int'l welcomes murder charge against cops in St Andrew shooting

Amnesty International has welcomed the laying of charges against six policemen over the murders of three men more than six years ago. Sergeant Simroy Mott, Corporal Donovan Fullerton, Constables Andrew Smith, Sheldon Richards, Orandy Rose, and...
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Amnesty Int'l welcomes murder charge against cops in St Andrew shooting

Amnesty International has welcomed the laying of charges against six policemen over the murders of three men more than six years ago. Sergeant Simroy Mott, Corporal Donovan Fullerton, Constables Andrew Smith, Sheldon Richards, Orandy Rose, and...

Bog Walk police station, health centre to be upgraded

Residents of surrounding communities in Bog Walk, St Catherine, are to benefit from the upgrading of their health and security facilities. Over the next six months, the Bog Walk Health Centre will be expanded, and a dental unit constructed at a...
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Bog Walk police station, health centre to be upgraded

Residents of surrounding communities in Bog Walk, St Catherine, are to benefit from the upgrading of their health and security facilities. Over the next six months, the Bog Walk Health Centre will be expanded, and a dental unit constructed at a...

JPS rate increase application rejected by OUR

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that it has rejected the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) 2019-2024 tariff review application because of material deficiencies including the absence of critical information and...
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JPS rate increase application rejected by OUR

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that it has rejected the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) 2019-2024 tariff review application because of material deficiencies including the absence of critical information and...

World's largest cruise ship to visit Jamaica in January next year

Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, is slated to make its inaugural call to Jamaica next year. With a carrying capacity of 6,680 passengers, the 228,081-tonne ship is expected to dock in Falmouth, Trelawny, on May 19, 2020...
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World's largest cruise ship to visit Jamaica in January next year

Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, is slated to make its inaugural call to Jamaica next year. With a carrying capacity of 6,680 passengers, the 228,081-tonne ship is expected to dock in Falmouth, Trelawny, on May 19, 2020...

Jamaican lottery scammer gets almost 3 years imprisonment in US

A Jamaican man described as a major player in the lottery scam has been sentenced to nearly three years in a United States (US) prison. Oraine Gray, 23, was yesterday ordered by a judge in the state of Indiana to serve 34 months after he pleaded...
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Jamaican lottery scammer gets almost 3 years imprisonment in US

A Jamaican man described as a major player in the lottery scam has been sentenced to nearly three years in a United States (US) prison. Oraine Gray, 23, was yesterday ordered by a judge in the state of Indiana to serve 34 months after he pleaded...

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