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Firearm seized in St James, man arrested

The police are reporting the seizure of a Bersa Single Action 9mm pistol along with thirteen 9mm rounds of ammunition during a raid in St Johns, Retirement district, St James today. One man is in custody. The police report that about 1:05...

Cheyenne Brown takes the unconventional employment route

Taking the traditional route in life is not for everybody. A fact that young people are proving every day, as they try to innovate new ways to make a living; one similar to or better than what they grew up experiencing. Cheyenne Brown is one of...
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Cheyenne Brown takes the unconventional employment route

Taking the traditional route in life is not for everybody. A fact that young people are proving every day, as they try to innovate new ways to make a living; one similar to or better than what they grew up experiencing. Cheyenne Brown is one of...

AG warns some public officers could face corruption-related charges

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Attorney General Dale Marshall, guaranteeing that “some people will face the court”, says the government has employed the services of a British law firm to assist in the investigations of several state enterprises. Marshall told...
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AG warns some public officers could face corruption-related charges

BRIDGETOWN (CMC): Attorney General Dale Marshall, guaranteeing that “some people will face the court”, says the government has employed the services of a British law firm to assist in the investigations of several state enterprises. Marshall told...

Jamaica Rum Festival 2020 set to Excite

Green carpet paved the gastronomic gateway to a hidden tropical oasis at the launch of Jamaica Rum Festival (JRF) 2020, held on Wednesday night. Landmark for landmark, it was only fitting that the organisers kicked off the second staging of this...
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Jamaica Rum Festival 2020 set to Excite

Green carpet paved the gastronomic gateway to a hidden tropical oasis at the launch of Jamaica Rum Festival (JRF) 2020, held on Wednesday night. Landmark for landmark, it was only fitting that the organisers kicked off the second staging of this...

40 years of honouring excellence

When The Gleaner Honour Awards was conceptualised in 1979, no one envisioned its exponential growth and importance would make it the most prestigious national awards in the country. Now in its 40th year, the rebranded RJRGLEANER Honour Awards is no...
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40 years of honouring excellence

When The Gleaner Honour Awards was conceptualised in 1979, no one envisioned its exponential growth and importance would make it the most prestigious national awards in the country. Now in its 40th year, the rebranded RJRGLEANER Honour Awards is no...

Making Kingston the creative capital of the Caribbean

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 Recipient: Kingston Creative Category: Arts and Culture Water Lane in downtown Kingston is now a sight for sore eyes. The street that once housed dilapidated, abandoned buildings has now come alive through...
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Making Kingston the creative capital of the Caribbean

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards 2019 Recipient: Kingston Creative Category: Arts and Culture Water Lane in downtown Kingston is now a sight for sore eyes. The street that once housed dilapidated, abandoned buildings has now come alive through...

Five men charged over gun seizure in Manchester

Five Clarendon men were arrested and charged following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Mandeville, Manchester today. The police say the men were picked up during an operation on Manchester Road in the parish about 12:30 a.m., when the...
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Five men charged over gun seizure in Manchester

Five Clarendon men were arrested and charged following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Mandeville, Manchester today. The police say the men were picked up during an operation on Manchester Road in the parish about 12:30 a.m., when the...

PNP urges gov't to table Auditor General's report on CMU

The People’s National Party (PNP) says the Speaker of the House of Representative’s failure to table the Auditor General’s Special Report on the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is a disturbing development. The CMU report,...
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PNP urges gov't to table Auditor General's report on CMU

The People’s National Party (PNP) says the Speaker of the House of Representative’s failure to table the Auditor General’s Special Report on the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is a disturbing development. The CMU report,...

Firearm, ammunition seized in Kingston

A glock 9mm pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition were seized during a joint police-military operation at the intersection of Nelson Street and Wellington Street in Kingston 14 on Wednesday. The Denham Town Police report that about 11:20 p.m., a team...
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Firearm, ammunition seized in Kingston

A glock 9mm pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition were seized during a joint police-military operation at the intersection of Nelson Street and Wellington Street in Kingston 14 on Wednesday. The Denham Town Police report that about 11:20 p.m., a team...

Demand driving forex movement, expect normalcy in near future - BOJ

Bank of Jamaica says it has taken note of the recent movement in the exchange rate and the renewed expressions of concern by some participants about the pace of movement and the availability of foreign currency supply. READ: Opposition...
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Demand driving forex movement, expect normalcy in near future - BOJ

Bank of Jamaica says it has taken note of the recent movement in the exchange rate and the renewed expressions of concern by some participants about the pace of movement and the availability of foreign currency supply. READ: Opposition...

Five men charged over gun seizure in Clarendon

Five Clarendon men were arrested and charged following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Mandeville, Manchester today. The police say the men were picked up during an operation on Manchester Road in the parish about 12:30 a.m., when the...
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Five men charged over gun seizure in Clarendon

Five Clarendon men were arrested and charged following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Mandeville, Manchester today. The police say the men were picked up during an operation on Manchester Road in the parish about 12:30 a.m., when the...

Recycling company now offering $10 for plastic bottles

Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ) has doubled the amount of money they will pay for plastic bottles. Speaking in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz...
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Recycling company now offering $10 for plastic bottles

Recycling Partners of Jamaica (RPJ) has doubled the amount of money they will pay for plastic bottles. Speaking in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Daryl Vaz...

Land to be purchased for Manchester Parish Court

The Government will be spending $184 million for the purchase of land at 3 Brumalia Road in Mandeville for the relocation of the Manchester Parish Court. Speaking at Wednesday’s post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Minister with...
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Land to be purchased for Manchester Parish Court

The Government will be spending $184 million for the purchase of land at 3 Brumalia Road in Mandeville for the relocation of the Manchester Parish Court. Speaking at Wednesday’s post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Minister with...

Morant Bay to Cedar Valley, St Thomas to be reconstructed - NWA

National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the 27-kilometre corridor between the Morant Bay Roundabout and Cedar Valley in St Thomas is now under contract to be reconstructed. This follows the award of a contract to rehabilitate the...
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Morant Bay to Cedar Valley, St Thomas to be reconstructed - NWA

National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the 27-kilometre corridor between the Morant Bay Roundabout and Cedar Valley in St Thomas is now under contract to be reconstructed. This follows the award of a contract to rehabilitate the...

Opposition concerned about foreign exchange market woes

The opposition is contending that Jamaica’s foreign exchange market continues to be plagued with a chronically volatile exchange rate and an acute shortage of supply of foreign exchange to serve the real economy. Further, the opposition says...
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Opposition concerned about foreign exchange market woes

The opposition is contending that Jamaica’s foreign exchange market continues to be plagued with a chronically volatile exchange rate and an acute shortage of supply of foreign exchange to serve the real economy. Further, the opposition says...

St Catherine councillors want speedy garbage collection

Several councillors attending Thursday’s monthly general meeting of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation were displeased with the garbage collection in their respective divisions, and accused the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA)...
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St Catherine councillors want speedy garbage collection

Several councillors attending Thursday’s monthly general meeting of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation were displeased with the garbage collection in their respective divisions, and accused the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA)...

Auditor general defends report on RADA breaches

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has dismissed suggestions that her department may have muffed the findings of a performance management audit of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), which probed breaches of procurement guidelines...
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Auditor general defends report on RADA breaches

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has dismissed suggestions that her department may have muffed the findings of a performance management audit of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), which probed breaches of procurement guidelines...

JCF mum on Sykes’ rebuke over trial hold-up

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JFC) has declined to respond to a scathing rebuke by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, who, yesterday, accused the organisation of “incompetence of the highest order”. When The Gleaner reached out to head of the JCF’s...
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JCF mum on Sykes’ rebuke over trial hold-up

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JFC) has declined to respond to a scathing rebuke by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, who, yesterday, accused the organisation of “incompetence of the highest order”. When The Gleaner reached out to head of the JCF’s...

‘Green’ dreams for 2020

TWO WEEKS into the new year and stakeholders from the environment sector have itemised a range of issues on which they want progress in the coming months, including a decision on the fate of Jamaica’s ecological gem, the Cockpit Country. “I want...
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‘Green’ dreams for 2020

TWO WEEKS into the new year and stakeholders from the environment sector have itemised a range of issues on which they want progress in the coming months, including a decision on the fate of Jamaica’s ecological gem, the Cockpit Country. “I want...

Earth Today | Climate change: Equal opportunity stressor

CLIMATE CHANGE, it appears, is an equal opportunity stressor – for humans and animals alike. This is reflected in research findings from the study titled Characterising heat stress on livestock using the temperature humidity index – prospects for a...
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Earth Today | Climate change: Equal opportunity stressor

CLIMATE CHANGE, it appears, is an equal opportunity stressor – for humans and animals alike. This is reflected in research findings from the study titled Characterising heat stress on livestock using the temperature humidity index – prospects for a...

Gov’t must resolve issues affecting operations at Integrity Commission – PNP

The People’s National Party (PNP) says the government needs to take immediate steps to resolve the issues affecting operations at the Integrity Commission so that outstanding corruption matters can be prosecuted and persons brought...
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Gov’t must resolve issues affecting operations at Integrity Commission – PNP

The People’s National Party (PNP) says the government needs to take immediate steps to resolve the issues affecting operations at the Integrity Commission so that outstanding corruption matters can be prosecuted and persons brought...

Security to be tightened as Port Royal prepares for first cruise ship on Monday

Senior members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have collaborated with security personnel from at least two government agencies to create a safety and security plan for Port Royal in Kingston, as the historic town prepares to welcome its first cruise s
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Security to be tightened as Port Royal prepares for first cruise ship on Monday

Senior members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have collaborated with security personnel from at least two government agencies to create a safety and security plan for Port Royal in Kingston, as the historic town prepares to welcome its first cruise ship on Monday.  

Recording artiste arrested for mob killing after schoolgirl's murder

Recording artiste Shaquelle Clarke popularly called ‘Quada’ has been arrested and charged with murder and arson. Clarke, accompanied by his lawyer, surrendered to the police yesterday. He had been declared a suspect in the 2019 mob...
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Recording artiste arrested for mob killing after schoolgirl's murder

Recording artiste Shaquelle Clarke popularly called ‘Quada’ has been arrested and charged with murder and arson. Clarke, accompanied by his lawyer, surrendered to the police yesterday. He had been declared a suspect in the 2019 mob...

Traffic lights at Harbour Street in St James out of commission

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that the traffic signals at the Harbour Street and Union Street as well as the Harbour Street and North Parade intersections in Montego Bay, St James are out of commission. Community Relations Officer at...
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Traffic lights at Harbour Street in St James out of commission

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising that the traffic signals at the Harbour Street and Union Street as well as the Harbour Street and North Parade intersections in Montego Bay, St James are out of commission. Community Relations Officer at...

Gas prices down $3.00, diesel down $2.91

Gas prices will go down by $3.00 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $121.22 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $124.04. Automotive diesel oil will move down by $2.91 per...
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Gas prices down $3.00, diesel down $2.91

Gas prices will go down by $3.00 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $121.22 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $124.04. Automotive diesel oil will move down by $2.91 per...

Gov't drafting law to penalise dog owners over attacks

The Government is taking steps to craft legislation that would impose criminal sanctions for the owners of dogs that attacks, injures and or causes death to persons. Minister with responsibility for information Karl Samuda said Cabinet has given...
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Gov't drafting law to penalise dog owners over attacks

The Government is taking steps to craft legislation that would impose criminal sanctions for the owners of dogs that attacks, injures and or causes death to persons. Minister with responsibility for information Karl Samuda said Cabinet has given...

‘Incompetence’…Sykes bashes JCF after gang trial forced to adjourn

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has criticised the Jamaica Constabulary Force for failing to assign one of its members to stand guard at the remote location where a Crown witness is testifying via link, forcing the adjournment of an alleged gang trial.  
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‘Incompetence’…Sykes bashes JCF after gang trial forced to adjourn

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has criticised the Jamaica Constabulary Force for failing to assign one of its members to stand guard at the remote location where a Crown witness is testifying via link, forcing the adjournment of an alleged gang trial.  

No child should go to court without a lawyer - Faulkner

The Legal Aid Council is reminding parents and guardians that no child should go before the court without legal representation, including children deemed uncontrollable. “Although a child being uncontrollable is not a criminal offence, we...
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No child should go to court without a lawyer - Faulkner

The Legal Aid Council is reminding parents and guardians that no child should go before the court without legal representation, including children deemed uncontrollable. “Although a child being uncontrollable is not a criminal offence, we...

Unions representing CIBC FirstCaribbean workers want rights protected

Unions representing workers across the region who are employed by CIBC FirstCaribbean say they are closely monitoring the majority sale of the bank to Colombia-based Gilinski Group. Further, the unions are calling for the respective regulatory...
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Unions representing CIBC FirstCaribbean workers want rights protected

Unions representing workers across the region who are employed by CIBC FirstCaribbean say they are closely monitoring the majority sale of the bank to Colombia-based Gilinski Group. Further, the unions are calling for the respective regulatory...

More than 3,300 persons receive assistance from Legal Aid Council

Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council (LAC), Hugh Faulkner, has reported that the LAC provided duty counsel to 3,331 persons for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. “For duty counsel, 3,331sessions were done to assist Jamaicans. In other words, 3,331...
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More than 3,300 persons receive assistance from Legal Aid Council

Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council (LAC), Hugh Faulkner, has reported that the LAC provided duty counsel to 3,331 persons for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. “For duty counsel, 3,331sessions were done to assist Jamaicans. In other words, 3,331...

Samuda joins EU Visitors Programme

Matthew Samuda, a strong advocate on environmental sustainability, has joined the list of outstanding Jamaican participants on the prestigious European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) that assembles young global leaders in Europe yearly for...
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Samuda joins EU Visitors Programme

Matthew Samuda, a strong advocate on environmental sustainability, has joined the list of outstanding Jamaican participants on the prestigious European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) that assembles young global leaders in Europe yearly for...

Hello Mi Neighbour | Be a faithful shoulder

Hello mi neighbour! As we speak, there are countless millions across the globe who have been knocked off their balance by circumstances and, to date, have not yet steadied themselves. Many persons seen as gadflies and sources of annoyance, do...
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Hello Mi Neighbour | Be a faithful shoulder

Hello mi neighbour! As we speak, there are countless millions across the globe who have been knocked off their balance by circumstances and, to date, have not yet steadied themselves. Many persons seen as gadflies and sources of annoyance, do...

Teen among three arrested in Westmoreland over gun, ammunition seizure

The Westmoreland Police have arrested and charged two men and a teenage boy in relation to an illegal firearm and ammunition seized during an operation in Chantilly Gardens on Tuesday. They are 27-year-old Nichodio Williams, otherwise called...
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Teen among three arrested in Westmoreland over gun, ammunition seizure

The Westmoreland Police have arrested and charged two men and a teenage boy in relation to an illegal firearm and ammunition seized during an operation in Chantilly Gardens on Tuesday. They are 27-year-old Nichodio Williams, otherwise called...

Low take-up of flu vaccine

There has been a low take-up of the influenza vaccine and Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is appealing to Jamaicans to protect themselves from the flu virus. Tufton, in a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday,...
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Low take-up of flu vaccine

There has been a low take-up of the influenza vaccine and Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is appealing to Jamaicans to protect themselves from the flu virus. Tufton, in a statement to the House of Representatives on Tuesday,...

Be a faithful shoulder

Hello mi neighbour! As we speak, there are countless millions across the globe who have been knocked off their balance by circumstances and, to date, have not yet steadied themselves. Many persons seen as gadflies and sources of annoyance, do...
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Be a faithful shoulder

Hello mi neighbour! As we speak, there are countless millions across the globe who have been knocked off their balance by circumstances and, to date, have not yet steadied themselves. Many persons seen as gadflies and sources of annoyance, do...

Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

LONDON (AP): When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a breath of fresh air for Britain’s fusty royal family. That honeymoon didn’t last. Now the couple wants independence, saying...
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Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

LONDON (AP): When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a breath of fresh air for Britain’s fusty royal family. That honeymoon didn’t last. Now the couple wants independence, saying...

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