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CXC announces staggered regional release of CAPE, CSEC results

The Ministry of Education is reporting that the Caribbean Examinations Council has announced a new system for the upcoming release of May/June 2019 CAPE and CSEC examination results. The Ministry says Jamaican students will be able to access their...

Meeting pending between Education Ministry, private schools association

Private school stakeholders, including teachers and parents, will have to wait until Thursday to known what agreements, if any, will be reached between the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA). This as a...
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Meeting pending between Education Ministry, private schools association

Private school stakeholders, including teachers and parents, will have to wait until Thursday to known what agreements, if any, will be reached between the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA). This as a...

Area One police warding off COVID-19

The police high command in Area One, which covers St James, Hanover, Trelawny and Westmoreland, has instituted a number of health and security measures to ensure the safety of prisoners, staff, and visitors amid the coronavirus crisis....
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Area One police warding off COVID-19

The police high command in Area One, which covers St James, Hanover, Trelawny and Westmoreland, has instituted a number of health and security measures to ensure the safety of prisoners, staff, and visitors amid the coronavirus crisis....

Jamaica's COVID-19 cases now at 44

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton this afternoon reported that Jamaica has recorded an additional six cases of the coronavirus. Tufton says all six are from the community of Corn Piece Settlement in Clarendon which is now under...
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Jamaica's COVID-19 cases now at 44

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton this afternoon reported that Jamaica has recorded an additional six cases of the coronavirus. Tufton says all six are from the community of Corn Piece Settlement in Clarendon which is now under...

Strict enforcement during nightly COVID-19 curfew - Police

The police say provisions under the law will be fully and strictly enforced during the nightly COVID-19 curfew. The seven-day measure will run from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. effective tonight. The police say persons who are not exempted under the...
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Strict enforcement during nightly COVID-19 curfew - Police

The police say provisions under the law will be fully and strictly enforced during the nightly COVID-19 curfew. The seven-day measure will run from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. effective tonight. The police say persons who are not exempted under the...

Gasoline and cooking gas down $4.50, diesel down $0.03

Gas prices will go down by $4.50 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $119.70 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $122.51. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $0.03 per litre...
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Gasoline and cooking gas down $4.50, diesel down $0.03

Gas prices will go down by $4.50 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $119.70 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $122.51. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $0.03 per litre...

Driver in custody following fatal St Thomas crash that killed nurse

The driver who was being sought by the police in relation to Sunday’s crash that claimed the life of 38-year-old Leonie Smith-Wilson, a nurse at the St Thomas Infirmary, is now in custody. He was picked up at his workplace in the parish on...
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Driver in custody following fatal St Thomas crash that killed nurse

The driver who was being sought by the police in relation to Sunday’s crash that claimed the life of 38-year-old Leonie Smith-Wilson, a nurse at the St Thomas Infirmary, is now in custody. He was picked up at his workplace in the parish on...

US providing J$95 million towards Jamaica's COVID-19 fight

The United States Government has committed $95 million or US$700,000 to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Jamaica. These funds will go directly toward the country’s emergency response. The US Agency for...
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US providing J$95 million towards Jamaica's COVID-19 fight

The United States Government has committed $95 million or US$700,000 to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Jamaica. These funds will go directly toward the country’s emergency response. The US Agency for...

Normal operations at JUTC despite nightly curfew

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says it will continue to operate as normal despite the all-island curfew. Yesterday, the state-owned bus company announced that it would implement operational changes effective Wednesday in light of...
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Normal operations at JUTC despite nightly curfew

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says it will continue to operate as normal despite the all-island curfew. Yesterday, the state-owned bus company announced that it would implement operational changes effective Wednesday in light of...

PNP wants long-term strategic plan for agriculture

The People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Development, Victor Wright, says long-term support for agriculture must be provided now to ensure the nation's food security as we continue our battle with the...
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PNP wants long-term strategic plan for agriculture

The People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Development, Victor Wright, says long-term support for agriculture must be provided now to ensure the nation's food security as we continue our battle with the...

Mobay chamber backs call for removal of GCT, SCT on electricity and fuel

The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it supports the call from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) for the government to temporarily suspend the General Consumption Tax (GCT) on electricity as well as remove the Special Consumption...
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Mobay chamber backs call for removal of GCT, SCT on electricity and fuel

The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it supports the call from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) for the government to temporarily suspend the General Consumption Tax (GCT) on electricity as well as remove the Special Consumption...

Operational changes at JUTC amid COVID curfew

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) has announced operational changes effective Wednesday, April 1 in light of the islandwide curfew. The seven-day curfew will run from 8:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m starting tomorrow. JUTC Managing...
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Operational changes at JUTC amid COVID curfew

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) has announced operational changes effective Wednesday, April 1 in light of the islandwide curfew. The seven-day curfew will run from 8:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m starting tomorrow. JUTC Managing...

Full List | COVID curfew exemptions

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday afternoon detailed the people exempted from the nightly curfew which begins April 1 as part of measures to contain the spread of #COVID19.  The Prime Minister said, however, in order to...
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Full List | COVID curfew exemptions

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday afternoon detailed the people exempted from the nightly curfew which begins April 1 as part of measures to contain the spread of #COVID19.  The Prime Minister said, however, in order to...

Hefty fines, imprisonment for failing to self-quarantine or self-identify

Persons who arrived in Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to self-identify or self-quarantine could face fines of up to $1 million or 12 months’ imprisonment under the Disaster Risk Management Act. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness...
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Hefty fines, imprisonment for failing to self-quarantine or self-identify

Persons who arrived in Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to self-identify or self-quarantine could face fines of up to $1 million or 12 months’ imprisonment under the Disaster Risk Management Act. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness...

NWC suspends operations at Petersville facility

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has suspended operations at its Petersville Well facility in Westmoreland, until Friday, April 3, 2020. The NWC says the action has become necessary in order to carry out further system assessment, after...
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NWC suspends operations at Petersville facility

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has suspended operations at its Petersville Well facility in Westmoreland, until Friday, April 3, 2020. The NWC says the action has become necessary in order to carry out further system assessment, after...

Gov’t spending $240 million to buy excess produce from farmers

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries J.C. Hutchinson says $240 million will be made available immediately to purchase excess produce from farmers. Addressing a media briefing today on the...
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Gov’t spending $240 million to buy excess produce from farmers

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries J.C. Hutchinson says $240 million will be made available immediately to purchase excess produce from farmers. Addressing a media briefing today on the...

$2.1B fallout estimated for fisheries sector

Jamaica’s fisheries sector will experience an estimated immediate fallout of approximately $2.1 billion from losses of local and international sales in light of the global impact of the coronavirus ( COVID-19). That’s according to J.C...
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$2.1B fallout estimated for fisheries sector

Jamaica’s fisheries sector will experience an estimated immediate fallout of approximately $2.1 billion from losses of local and international sales in light of the global impact of the coronavirus ( COVID-19). That’s according to J.C...

Hefty fines, imprisonment for failing to self-quarantine or self-identity

Persons who arrived in Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to self-identify or self-quarantine could face fines of up to $1 million or 12 months’ imprisonment under the Disaster Risk Management Act. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness...
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Hefty fines, imprisonment for failing to self-quarantine or self-identity

Persons who arrived in Jamaica between March 18 and 23 and have failed to self-identify or self-quarantine could face fines of up to $1 million or 12 months’ imprisonment under the Disaster Risk Management Act. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness...

Drug council calls for Jamaicans to reduce substance use during COVID

The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is calling for Jamaicans to reduce their use of substances that may be harmful to their health as the country tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimise exposure. The council...
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Drug council calls for Jamaicans to reduce substance use during COVID

The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is calling for Jamaicans to reduce their use of substances that may be harmful to their health as the country tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimise exposure. The council...

Suspects being sought in connection with Westmoreland murder

Sleuths assigned to the Savanna-la-Mar Criminal Investigations Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two suspects in the murder of 22-year-old Owayne Gardener committed in the parish on Saturday, March 7. The suspects are...
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Suspects being sought in connection with Westmoreland murder

Sleuths assigned to the Savanna-la-Mar Criminal Investigations Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two suspects in the murder of 22-year-old Owayne Gardener committed in the parish on Saturday, March 7. The suspects are...

People living with sickle cell disease urged to take precautions against COVID-19

The Sickle Cell Unit at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research, located at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is urging people living with sickle cell disease to exercise extra caution amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   The...
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People living with sickle cell disease urged to take precautions against COVID-19

The Sickle Cell Unit at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research, located at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is urging people living with sickle cell disease to exercise extra caution amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   The...

Person of Interest in Flanker, St James fatal shooting surrenders

The police are reporting that one of the two Persons of Interest in the shooting death of a minor and the injuring of two others in the Flanker, St James has surrendered. According to the police, Martino Kellier, otherwise called ‘Tino...
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Person of Interest in Flanker, St James fatal shooting surrenders

The police are reporting that one of the two Persons of Interest in the shooting death of a minor and the injuring of two others in the Flanker, St James has surrendered. According to the police, Martino Kellier, otherwise called ‘Tino...

Alleged Portmore serial rapist charged after being linked to another case

The St Catherine South Police are reporting that DNA tests have conclusively linked a man accused of being a serial rapist to another case. Twenty-eight-year-old Chaddane Harris of Bridgeport in Portmore, St Catherine has since been charged with...
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Alleged Portmore serial rapist charged after being linked to another case

The St Catherine South Police are reporting that DNA tests have conclusively linked a man accused of being a serial rapist to another case. Twenty-eight-year-old Chaddane Harris of Bridgeport in Portmore, St Catherine has since been charged with...

COVID shell shock - Crawford mulls killing birds as outbreak causes egg sales slump

The economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to the operations of Crafton Holdings, the liquid egg plant run by Damion Crawford. The academic-and-politician-turned-entrepreneur said that his company might be...
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COVID shell shock - Crawford mulls killing birds as outbreak causes egg sales slump

The economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to the operations of Crafton Holdings, the liquid egg plant run by Damion Crawford. The academic-and-politician-turned-entrepreneur said that his company might be...

Bernard Lodge plan to move Portmore away from dormitory community – Shoucair

THE GOVERNMENT has presented a major development plan for the Bernard Lodge area of St Catherine that will result in more affordable housing, expansion of jobs, sustainable agricultural production, upgrading of roads and informal communities, and...
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Bernard Lodge plan to move Portmore away from dormitory community – Shoucair

THE GOVERNMENT has presented a major development plan for the Bernard Lodge area of St Catherine that will result in more affordable housing, expansion of jobs, sustainable agricultural production, upgrading of roads and informal communities, and...

Bartlett: Valuable lessons from COVID-19

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says there are some valuable lessons to be learnt from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which, if heeded, should make the world a better place. Bartlett, in a podcast on tourism resilience and recovery on...
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Bartlett: Valuable lessons from COVID-19

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says there are some valuable lessons to be learnt from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which, if heeded, should make the world a better place. Bartlett, in a podcast on tourism resilience and recovery on...

Growth & Jobs | Alex Morrissey: Young entrepreneur extraordinaire

STARTING A full-service digital media agency was nowhere near Alex Morrissey’s mind when he obtained his industrial design degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Now, seven years in as a young entrepreneur, the founder and...
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Growth & Jobs | Alex Morrissey: Young entrepreneur extraordinaire

STARTING A full-service digital media agency was nowhere near Alex Morrissey’s mind when he obtained his industrial design degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Now, seven years in as a young entrepreneur, the founder and...

Growth & Jobs | Pinching pennies during a crisis - JN manager advises Jamaicans to spend wisely amid COVID-19 pandemic

LIKE MANY Jamaicans, Millicent Powell*, a resident of Eight Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, is already feeling the economic crunch brought on by the ongoing restrictions on movement and social gatherings, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic....
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Growth & Jobs | Pinching pennies during a crisis - JN manager advises Jamaicans to spend wisely amid COVID-19 pandemic

LIKE MANY Jamaicans, Millicent Powell*, a resident of Eight Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, is already feeling the economic crunch brought on by the ongoing restrictions on movement and social gatherings, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic....

Time now for a comprehensive safety net - Golding

People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding is calling for  the Government to put in place a comprehensive safety net to protect vulnerable Jamaicans from the severe economic contraction now underway as a result of...
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Time now for a comprehensive safety net - Golding

People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding is calling for  the Government to put in place a comprehensive safety net to protect vulnerable Jamaicans from the severe economic contraction now underway as a result of...

Air Canada to temporarily lay off more than 15,000 workers

TORONTO — Air Canada will temporarily lay off more than 15,000 unionised workers beginning this week as the airline struggles with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs will continue through April and May amid drastically reduced...
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Air Canada to temporarily lay off more than 15,000 workers

TORONTO — Air Canada will temporarily lay off more than 15,000 unionised workers beginning this week as the airline struggles with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs will continue through April and May amid drastically reduced...

Closure of EOJ offices extended, publication of voters's list to be impacted

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of its offices islandwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic and alternative means of conducting business with the entity. “We closed them from the 14th of March and we had...
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Closure of EOJ offices extended, publication of voters's list to be impacted

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of its offices islandwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic and alternative means of conducting business with the entity. “We closed them from the 14th of March and we had...

JDF appeals for soldiers on leave to contact army

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has issued an urgent appeal for all soldiers on leave overseas to immediately contact their brigade. In a message posted on Twitter, the JDF did not say why the soldiers should make immediate contact. However, the...
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JDF appeals for soldiers on leave to contact army

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has issued an urgent appeal for all soldiers on leave overseas to immediately contact their brigade. In a message posted on Twitter, the JDF did not say why the soldiers should make immediate contact. However, the...

PM announces nightly curfew for Jamaica from April 1-8

Jamaica is to impose a nightly islandwide curfew from April 1-8 as the government seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the measure will run from 8:00 p.m and 6:00 a.m. This means...
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PM announces nightly curfew for Jamaica from April 1-8

Jamaica is to impose a nightly islandwide curfew from April 1-8 as the government seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the measure will run from 8:00 p.m and 6:00 a.m. This means...

Declare a State of Public Emergency in the nation's interest - PNP

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it believes that a state of emergency is the right legislative vehicle for the government to help fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The PNP argues that a declaration of a State...
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Declare a State of Public Emergency in the nation's interest - PNP

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it believes that a state of emergency is the right legislative vehicle for the government to help fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The PNP argues that a declaration of a State...

Zero-rated online access as ministry brokers deal

THE MINISTRY of Education, Youth and Information has moved to expand online teaching and learning opportunities in the continuing effort to minimise the disruption of normal school activities as a result of the COVID-19 threat. Effective Thursday...
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Zero-rated online access as ministry brokers deal

THE MINISTRY of Education, Youth and Information has moved to expand online teaching and learning opportunities in the continuing effort to minimise the disruption of normal school activities as a result of the COVID-19 threat. Effective Thursday...

A Matter of Land | Watch those restrictive covenants. They could cost you

In January, a developer was ordered to immediately demolish two two-bedroom town houses and apartments in the upscale Golden Triangle area of St Andrew. The properties cost more than $100 million to construct, it was reported. The Supreme Court,...
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A Matter of Land | Watch those restrictive covenants. They could cost you

In January, a developer was ordered to immediately demolish two two-bedroom town houses and apartments in the upscale Golden Triangle area of St Andrew. The properties cost more than $100 million to construct, it was reported. The Supreme Court,...

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