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Grange announces members of National Council on Reparations

Culture Minister, Olivia Grange, has announced the appointment of the National Council on Reparations. The council will serve from July 29, 2019 to July 28, 2022. In a statement today, Grange said the Council, which is within the Ministry, is...

Embassy opened in UAE

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): The Commonwealth of Dominica has established a new embassy in the capital of the United Arab Emirates UAE, Abu Dhabi – becoming the first Dominican mission to the country, but also to the Middle East. Speaking during the...
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Embassy opened in UAE

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): The Commonwealth of Dominica has established a new embassy in the capital of the United Arab Emirates UAE, Abu Dhabi – becoming the first Dominican mission to the country, but also to the Middle East. Speaking during the...

Certifying Jamaica one person at a time

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 Recipient: HEART Trust/NTA Category: Education The Human Employment and Resource Training Trust/National Training Agency (HEART Trust/NTA) was established in 1982 by the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga...
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Certifying Jamaica one person at a time

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 Recipient: HEART Trust/NTA Category: Education The Human Employment and Resource Training Trust/National Training Agency (HEART Trust/NTA) was established in 1982 by the late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga...

A musical fairy tale

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 Recipient: Mikayla ‘Koffee’ Simpson Category: Entertainment Koffee’s rise to the pinnacle of the entertainment industry could be described as a musical fairy tale. In December 2018, she, a fresh-faced 18-...
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A musical fairy tale

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 Recipient: Mikayla ‘Koffee’ Simpson Category: Entertainment Koffee’s rise to the pinnacle of the entertainment industry could be described as a musical fairy tale. In December 2018, she, a fresh-faced 18-...

Something Extra | Friday

History was made on Monday, January 20, 2020, when the Marella Discovery 2 was welcomed into Port Royal. The newly built cruise port was transformed into a cultural exhibition showcasing the talent of our people, along with the country’s foremost...
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Something Extra | Friday

History was made on Monday, January 20, 2020, when the Marella Discovery 2 was welcomed into Port Royal. The newly built cruise port was transformed into a cultural exhibition showcasing the talent of our people, along with the country’s foremost...

Cities locked down as virus spreads

BEIJING (AP): Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts...
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Cities locked down as virus spreads

BEIJING (AP): Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts...

$16.7 million worth of ganja seized in Clarendon, three men arrested

The police are reporting that members of the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard seized over 4,000 pounds of compressed ganja off the coast of Portland Cottage in Clarendon on Wednesday. It is reported that about 2:45 a.m., a vessel with three men...
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$16.7 million worth of ganja seized in Clarendon, three men arrested

The police are reporting that members of the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard seized over 4,000 pounds of compressed ganja off the coast of Portland Cottage in Clarendon on Wednesday. It is reported that about 2:45 a.m., a vessel with three men...

Mother seeks justice after daughter found dead in male bathroom

The mother of a St James woman who was on Tuesday morning found dead in a male bathroom at her workplace in the Montego Bay Freezone is vowing to fight for justice. The partially nude body of 22-year-old stock clerk Donnia Johnson was found in a...
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Mother seeks justice after daughter found dead in male bathroom

The mother of a St James woman who was on Tuesday morning found dead in a male bathroom at her workplace in the Montego Bay Freezone is vowing to fight for justice. The partially nude body of 22-year-old stock clerk Donnia Johnson was found in a...

Eight reasons Jamaica's corruption score has worsened

Jamaica’s score has worsened on the Corruption Perception Index.  In the 2019 index released this morning, Jamaica scored 43 – that’s one place lower than 2018 when it scored 44, where 0 is very corrupt and 100 is very clean...
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Eight reasons Jamaica's corruption score has worsened

Jamaica’s score has worsened on the Corruption Perception Index.  In the 2019 index released this morning, Jamaica scored 43 – that’s one place lower than 2018 when it scored 44, where 0 is very corrupt and 100 is very clean...

CHTA Marketplace| Spanish hoteliers commit to buying more local products

Spanish hoteliers have agreed to expand the purchasing and support for Jamaican products and services, in sync with the growth of the island’s tourism industry.  
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CHTA Marketplace| Spanish hoteliers commit to buying more local products

Spanish hoteliers have agreed to expand the purchasing and support for Jamaican products and services, in sync with the growth of the island’s tourism industry.  

CHTA Marketplace| CTO and CHTA predict positive 2020 for Caribbean tourism

NASSAU, Bahamas:  The record-breaking feats made by the Caribbean in 2019 are expected to continue into 2020, the Caribbean’s two major tourism advocacy organisations, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean...
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CHTA Marketplace| CTO and CHTA predict positive 2020 for Caribbean tourism

NASSAU, Bahamas:  The record-breaking feats made by the Caribbean in 2019 are expected to continue into 2020, the Caribbean’s two major tourism advocacy organisations, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean...

CHTA Marketplace| Bahamas records record arrivals despite Hurricane Dorian

Despite the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian, a powerful category five storm, which rocked two of its islands last year, The Bahamas ended 2019 with record tourist arrival figures.  
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CHTA Marketplace| Bahamas records record arrivals despite Hurricane Dorian

Despite the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian, a powerful category five storm, which rocked two of its islands last year, The Bahamas ended 2019 with record tourist arrival figures.  

Disinfectant mats to be installed at Norman Manley airport

Effective February 1, disinfectant mats will be installed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston as part of the Government’s efforts to reduce the risk of plant and animal pests entering the country. Minister of Industry,...
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Disinfectant mats to be installed at Norman Manley airport

Effective February 1, disinfectant mats will be installed at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston as part of the Government’s efforts to reduce the risk of plant and animal pests entering the country. Minister of Industry,...

NWA spending $29 million in Port Royal on road improvement works

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is now completing rehabilitation works valued at some $29 million in Port Royal as well as major roadways leading into the town.  The infrastructural works, which commenced earlier this month, include...
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NWA spending $29 million in Port Royal on road improvement works

The National Works Agency (NWA) says it is now completing rehabilitation works valued at some $29 million in Port Royal as well as major roadways leading into the town.  The infrastructural works, which commenced earlier this month, include...

BOJ introduces new forex agreement to promote US dollar liquidity

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) on Wednesday announced that it has introduced a new instrument in the form of a foreign exchange swap arrangement for authorised dealers. The BOJ says the instrument is intended to enhance the bank’s management of the...
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BOJ introduces new forex agreement to promote US dollar liquidity

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) on Wednesday announced that it has introduced a new instrument in the form of a foreign exchange swap arrangement for authorised dealers. The BOJ says the instrument is intended to enhance the bank’s management of the...

Peter Champagnie, Jeremy Taylor and Maurice Manning appointed QC

Well-known attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie is among the three lawyers appointed as Queen’s Counsel. The other attorneys are M. Maurice Manning and senior deputy director of public prosecutions Jeremy Taylor. They are all graduates of the...
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Peter Champagnie, Jeremy Taylor and Maurice Manning appointed QC

Well-known attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie is among the three lawyers appointed as Queen’s Counsel. The other attorneys are M. Maurice Manning and senior deputy director of public prosecutions Jeremy Taylor. They are all graduates of the...

Bahamas sees positive stopover, cruise arrivals despite Hurricane Dorian

Despite the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian, a powerful category five storm, which rocked two of its islands last year, The Bahamas ended 2019 with record tourist arrival figures.  
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Bahamas sees positive stopover, cruise arrivals despite Hurricane Dorian

Despite the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian, a powerful category five storm, which rocked two of its islands last year, The Bahamas ended 2019 with record tourist arrival figures.  

Earth Today | A good year for the Adaptation Fund

THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefitted in its climate change resilience-building efforts, enjoyed a successful 2019, which concluded on a positive note with a record 11 contributors raising nearly US$90 million in new pledges for...
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Earth Today | A good year for the Adaptation Fund

THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefitted in its climate change resilience-building efforts, enjoyed a successful 2019, which concluded on a positive note with a record 11 contributors raising nearly US$90 million in new pledges for...

Earth Today | 85,000 seedlings, 57 hectares and counting

MORE THAN 85,000 seedlings have been distributed and 57 hectares planted in forest estates across the island over the last three months. This is thanks to the Government of Jamaica’s ‘Three Million Trees in Three Years’ national tree-planting...
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Earth Today | 85,000 seedlings, 57 hectares and counting

MORE THAN 85,000 seedlings have been distributed and 57 hectares planted in forest estates across the island over the last three months. This is thanks to the Government of Jamaica’s ‘Three Million Trees in Three Years’ national tree-planting...

Business community hails Jackie Minott

Members of the Manchester business community are remembering the late John O. ‘Jackie’ Minott as a forthright and honest man whose word was better than anything written on paper. Minott was the driving force behind the Jamaica Standard Products (...
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Business community hails Jackie Minott

Members of the Manchester business community are remembering the late John O. ‘Jackie’ Minott as a forthright and honest man whose word was better than anything written on paper. Minott was the driving force behind the Jamaica Standard Products (...

Jamaica praised for economic recovery

PORT-OF-SPAIN: The Jamaica Government has been lauded for the island’s economic recovery, describing its fiscal performance as an example to other Caribbean nations facing economic hardship, an official of the United Nations Economic Commission for...
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Jamaica praised for economic recovery

PORT-OF-SPAIN: The Jamaica Government has been lauded for the island’s economic recovery, describing its fiscal performance as an example to other Caribbean nations facing economic hardship, an official of the United Nations Economic Commission for...

Judge: I’ve witnessed library romance, smoking

WESTERN BUREAU: A High Court judge yesterday sharply criticised the police’s failure to stop romantic liaisons between children on the grounds of the St James Parish Library, which sits across from the St James Parish Court in downtown Montego Bay...
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Judge: I’ve witnessed library romance, smoking

WESTERN BUREAU: A High Court judge yesterday sharply criticised the police’s failure to stop romantic liaisons between children on the grounds of the St James Parish Library, which sits across from the St James Parish Court in downtown Montego Bay...

A good year for the Adaptation Fund

THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefitted in its climate change resilience-building efforts, enjoyed a successful 2019, which concluded on a positive note with a record 11 contributors raising nearly US$90 million in new pledges for...
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A good year for the Adaptation Fund

THE ADAPTATION Fund, from which Jamaica has benefitted in its climate change resilience-building efforts, enjoyed a successful 2019, which concluded on a positive note with a record 11 contributors raising nearly US$90 million in new pledges for...

85,000 seedlings, 57 hectares and counting

MORE THAN 85,000 seedlings have been distributed and 57 hectares planted in forest estates across the island over the last three months. This is thanks to the Government of Jamaica’s ‘Three Million Trees in Three Years’ national tree-planting...
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85,000 seedlings, 57 hectares and counting

MORE THAN 85,000 seedlings have been distributed and 57 hectares planted in forest estates across the island over the last three months. This is thanks to the Government of Jamaica’s ‘Three Million Trees in Three Years’ national tree-planting...

Infant believed to be missing Nyyear Frank found

After months of extensive investigations, detectives assigned to the Half Way Tree Police are reporting that a four-month-old baby boy believed to be Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew has been recovered and is safely home. Acting on...
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Infant believed to be missing Nyyear Frank found

After months of extensive investigations, detectives assigned to the Half Way Tree Police are reporting that a four-month-old baby boy believed to be Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew has been recovered and is safely home. Acting on...

Political Ombudsman conducts training with JCF in advance of elections, campaigning

Kicking off an awareness building campaign, the Office of the Political Ombudsman today met with the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) Liaison Officers from across the island. The office says the session was designed to sensitise liaison...
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Political Ombudsman conducts training with JCF in advance of elections, campaigning

Kicking off an awareness building campaign, the Office of the Political Ombudsman today met with the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) Liaison Officers from across the island. The office says the session was designed to sensitise liaison...

12 western Jamaica businesses fined for breaching plastic ban

National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that 12 businesses in Western Jamaica were today convicted for breaches of the ban on single-use plastics in the St James and Trelawny parish courts. NEPA says the establishments,...
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12 western Jamaica businesses fined for breaching plastic ban

National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that 12 businesses in Western Jamaica were today convicted for breaches of the ban on single-use plastics in the St James and Trelawny parish courts. NEPA says the establishments,...

PSOJ, JAMP urge bipartisan response to corruption

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) say they are concerned about the frequent incidents of poor governance and improper use of public funds by government entities and boards. The...
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PSOJ, JAMP urge bipartisan response to corruption

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP) say they are concerned about the frequent incidents of poor governance and improper use of public funds by government entities and boards. The...

King Valley Gang Trial| Chief Justice raps defence for confusing witness

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, who is hearing the King Valley Gang trial, blasted a defence attorney on Tuesday for what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to confuse the crown’s star witness.
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King Valley Gang Trial| Chief Justice raps defence for confusing witness

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, who is hearing the King Valley Gang trial, blasted a defence attorney on Tuesday for what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to confuse the crown’s star witness.

Ammunition seized in Annotto Bay, St Mary

The St Mary Police are reporting the seizure of 24 rounds of ammunition during an operation on Guptar Lane in Annotto Bay on Monday. The police say a team was in the area about 2:47 p.m. when a premises was searched and the ammunition seized. No...
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Ammunition seized in Annotto Bay, St Mary

The St Mary Police are reporting the seizure of 24 rounds of ammunition during an operation on Guptar Lane in Annotto Bay on Monday. The police say a team was in the area about 2:47 p.m. when a premises was searched and the ammunition seized. No...

Decline in dengue cases in St James - Davis

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, says the sustained efforts of the St James Health Department and other agencies to eliminate mosquito breeding sites have resulted in a decline in the number of dengue cases in the parish. “The...
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Decline in dengue cases in St James - Davis

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, says the sustained efforts of the St James Health Department and other agencies to eliminate mosquito breeding sites have resulted in a decline in the number of dengue cases in the parish. “The...

Dunn's River Falls and Park wins World Travel Awards

Dunn’s River Falls & Park won big on Monday after being named the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction. The announcement was made at the World Travel Awards 2020 held at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau. Among the...
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Dunn's River Falls and Park wins World Travel Awards

Dunn’s River Falls & Park won big on Monday after being named the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction. The announcement was made at the World Travel Awards 2020 held at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau. Among the...

Mosquito clean-up necessary to control dengue

Regional Vector control officer at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Ryan Morris, is imploring citizens in western Jamaica to take part in the National Dengue Clean-up drive scheduled for January 24 to 26. The three-day exercise is...
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Mosquito clean-up necessary to control dengue

Regional Vector control officer at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Ryan Morris, is imploring citizens in western Jamaica to take part in the National Dengue Clean-up drive scheduled for January 24 to 26. The three-day exercise is...

Worker rage as MoBay library turns sex shop

WESTERN BUREAU: Disgruntled over working conditions at the St James Parish Library in Montego Bay, including the facility being used for sexual liaisons, staff yesterday mounted placards of protest to press home their discontentment. Marilee Moodie...
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Worker rage as MoBay library turns sex shop

WESTERN BUREAU: Disgruntled over working conditions at the St James Parish Library in Montego Bay, including the facility being used for sexual liaisons, staff yesterday mounted placards of protest to press home their discontentment. Marilee Moodie...

Andre Haughton | Decrease in unemployment, increase in underemployment

An increase in employment without sufficient increase in economic growth is signalling an increase in underemployment of the Jamaican people. WHAT IS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE? Jamaica’s unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2 per cent at the end of...
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Andre Haughton | Decrease in unemployment, increase in underemployment

An increase in employment without sufficient increase in economic growth is signalling an increase in underemployment of the Jamaican people. WHAT IS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE? Jamaica’s unemployment rate has fallen to 7.2 per cent at the end of...

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 | Working to immunise the population against violence

 Recipient: Violence Prevention Alliance Category: Voluntary Service As public health specialists, the two women who head the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) are focused on preventing and treating violence...
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RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 | Working to immunise the population against violence

 Recipient: Violence Prevention Alliance Category: Voluntary Service As public health specialists, the two women who head the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) are focused on preventing and treating violence...

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