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Technology in Focus | Are Jamaican businesses embracing the digital age?

The corporate world has come a long way since the days when doing business online meant treating your website as a virtual business card: “Here’s what we do and here’s how you can contact us. Have a nice day!” Instead, the digital age has upturned...

Venezuela focus has starved Caribbean at OAS table – Espinosa - Almagro has polarised region, says secretary general candidate

The Organization of American States (OAS) has expended too much time and effort on the Venezuelan crisis while paying scant regard to other pressing matters affecting the 34-member bloc, says María Fernanda Espinosa, one of three candidates vying...
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Venezuela focus has starved Caribbean at OAS table – Espinosa - Almagro has polarised region, says secretary general candidate

The Organization of American States (OAS) has expended too much time and effort on the Venezuelan crisis while paying scant regard to other pressing matters affecting the 34-member bloc, says María Fernanda Espinosa, one of three candidates vying...

Media urged to practise responsible journalism in run-up to elections

GEORGETOWN (CMC): A two-day training exercise to prepare media personnel for the upcoming General and Regional Elections began here on Saturday with President of the Guyana Press Association (GPA) Nazima Raghubir saying the training is necessary...
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Media urged to practise responsible journalism in run-up to elections

GEORGETOWN (CMC): A two-day training exercise to prepare media personnel for the upcoming General and Regional Elections began here on Saturday with President of the Guyana Press Association (GPA) Nazima Raghubir saying the training is necessary...

Country records highest visitor arrival in history

NASSAU (CMC): The Bahamas welcomed more than seven million visitors last year despite the setback caused by the passage of Hurricane Dorian when it swept through the archipelago, killing at least 70 people and causing damage in excess of US$3.4...
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Country records highest visitor arrival in history

NASSAU (CMC): The Bahamas welcomed more than seven million visitors last year despite the setback caused by the passage of Hurricane Dorian when it swept through the archipelago, killing at least 70 people and causing damage in excess of US$3.4...

PM Browne outlines foreign relations policy

ST JOHN’S (CMC): The Antigua and Barbuda government has welcomed the investments and financial aid being provided by China as it reiterated its foreign relations policy of maintaining “strong diplomatic and friendly relations” with a number of...
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PM Browne outlines foreign relations policy

ST JOHN’S (CMC): The Antigua and Barbuda government has welcomed the investments and financial aid being provided by China as it reiterated its foreign relations policy of maintaining “strong diplomatic and friendly relations” with a number of...

New Guatemala president seeks meeting with PM Barrow

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC): Belizan Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, says the newly installed president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei has indicated he wants to meet with Prime Minister Dean Barrow in a bit to strengthen relations between the...
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New Guatemala president seeks meeting with PM Barrow

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC): Belizan Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, says the newly installed president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei has indicated he wants to meet with Prime Minister Dean Barrow in a bit to strengthen relations between the...

Koffee wins Grammy Award

Koffee has become the first solo female to cop the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album at the 62nd ceremony for the coveted music awards.  Koffee, 19, took home the Grammy for her debut album, Rapture.  On accepting the...
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Koffee wins Grammy Award

Koffee has become the first solo female to cop the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album at the 62nd ceremony for the coveted music awards.  Koffee, 19, took home the Grammy for her debut album, Rapture.  On accepting the...

JTA to observe day of mourning tomorrow

President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Owen Speid, has declared Monday a day of mourning for its membership.  His announcement was in reaction to the shooting death of 36-year-old Carl Samuels, a teacher of...
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JTA to observe day of mourning tomorrow

President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Owen Speid, has declared Monday a day of mourning for its membership.  His announcement was in reaction to the shooting death of 36-year-old Carl Samuels, a teacher of...

Robinson criticises state of emergency in East Kingston

Julian Robinson, Member of Parliament for St Andrew South Eastern, has said that the state of emergency declared in East Kingston is motivated by a need to detain people.   He was speaking at a meeting of the People's...
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Robinson criticises state of emergency in East Kingston

Julian Robinson, Member of Parliament for St Andrew South Eastern, has said that the state of emergency declared in East Kingston is motivated by a need to detain people.   He was speaking at a meeting of the People's...

PM shocked at use of non-disclosure agreements at CMU

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that he is shocked that non-disclosure agreements would be used at the level of a board.  The prime minister was responding to a question by Television Jamaica's Andrea Chisholm during this...
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PM shocked at use of non-disclosure agreements at CMU

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that he is shocked that non-disclosure agreements would be used at the level of a board.  The prime minister was responding to a question by Television Jamaica's Andrea Chisholm during this...

Basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant, 41, has reportedly died in a helicopter crash along with four others.  The incident took place in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, California this morning.  Reports say Kobe was travelling in his...
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Basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant, 41, has reportedly died in a helicopter crash along with four others.  The incident took place in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, California this morning.  Reports say Kobe was travelling in his...

Toronto records first case of novel coronavirus

Canada has had its first presumptive confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.  Toronto Public Health received notification of a resident who recently returned from Wuhan, China. The individual has been hospitalised and is in stable...
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Toronto records first case of novel coronavirus

Canada has had its first presumptive confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.  Toronto Public Health received notification of a resident who recently returned from Wuhan, China. The individual has been hospitalised and is in stable...

Police search for driver in St James crash

The police are appealing to the driver of the Toyota Mark X motor car that was involved in yesterday's fatal crash along Barnett Street in Montego Bay, St James, to turn himself in.   The crash happened about 3:00 am yesterday,...
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Police search for driver in St James crash

The police are appealing to the driver of the Toyota Mark X motor car that was involved in yesterday's fatal crash along Barnett Street in Montego Bay, St James, to turn himself in.   The crash happened about 3:00 am yesterday,...

Two killed in Portmore crash

Two people are dead after being hit from a pedal cycle early this morning in Portmore St Catherine, the police have confirmed. The Gleaner understands that a man and woman were travelling on a bicycle in the vicinity of the Portmore...
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Two killed in Portmore crash

Two people are dead after being hit from a pedal cycle early this morning in Portmore St Catherine, the police have confirmed. The Gleaner understands that a man and woman were travelling on a bicycle in the vicinity of the Portmore...

PM announces State of Emergency for East Kingston

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a State of Emergency for the Kingston Eastern Police Division. The Prime Minister made the announcement a short while ago Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson says there has been...
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PM announces State of Emergency for East Kingston

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a State of Emergency for the Kingston Eastern Police Division. The Prime Minister made the announcement a short while ago Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson says there has been...

East Kingston under State of Emergency

A State of Emergency is now in effect in East Kingston.  Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he petitioned the governor-general sometime after midnight to make the declaration. Holness made the announcement this morning at Jamaica House...
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East Kingston under State of Emergency

A State of Emergency is now in effect in East Kingston.  Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he petitioned the governor-general sometime after midnight to make the declaration. Holness made the announcement this morning at Jamaica House...

Teacher killed in confrontation with gunmen in East Kingston

The police have confirmed that a male teacher was killed during a confrontation with gunmen on Windward Road in East Kingston yesterday evening.  East Kingston is now under a state of emergency, announced a short while ago by Prime...
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Teacher killed in confrontation with gunmen in East Kingston

The police have confirmed that a male teacher was killed during a confrontation with gunmen on Windward Road in East Kingston yesterday evening.  East Kingston is now under a state of emergency, announced a short while ago by Prime...

Andrene Cole moves fearlessly for her family

Spaulding, Clarendon: “If I were to describe a woman’s strength. I will be talking about rocks, depths, fire, and warfare. A woman can withstand the harshest realities and still create a beautiful home.” Unknown Her personality screams boldness...
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Andrene Cole moves fearlessly for her family

Spaulding, Clarendon: “If I were to describe a woman’s strength. I will be talking about rocks, depths, fire, and warfare. A woman can withstand the harshest realities and still create a beautiful home.” Unknown Her personality screams boldness...

The value of freedom

President Trump said during the United Nations General Assembly: “The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbours, and honour the differences that make each country special and unique.”...
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The value of freedom

President Trump said during the United Nations General Assembly: “The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbours, and honour the differences that make each country special and unique.”...

Justice delayed - Jamaican victim waiting 10 years for trial date in Barbados cops’ sex assault case

Almost a decade after accusing two cops of sexually assaulting her while she was detained at a police station in Bridgetown, Barbados, a Jamaican woman has grown “frustrated and tired” as she has yet be given an opportunity to tell her story in a...
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Justice delayed - Jamaican victim waiting 10 years for trial date in Barbados cops’ sex assault case

Almost a decade after accusing two cops of sexually assaulting her while she was detained at a police station in Bridgetown, Barbados, a Jamaican woman has grown “frustrated and tired” as she has yet be given an opportunity to tell her story in a...

The role of the Speaker of the House

This week, Legal Scoop will take a brief look at the Jamaican Constitution as it relates to the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to make a comparison with what exists in Britain. As is well known, the Jamaican...
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The role of the Speaker of the House

This week, Legal Scoop will take a brief look at the Jamaican Constitution as it relates to the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to make a comparison with what exists in Britain. As is well known, the Jamaican...

OUR offers cash prizes for new logo designs

Jamaicans here and abroad will get a chance to design the next logo for the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). After 20 years of using the same logo, the OUR is moving to review its logo with a view to determine whether it is time to re-brand...
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OUR offers cash prizes for new logo designs

Jamaicans here and abroad will get a chance to design the next logo for the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). After 20 years of using the same logo, the OUR is moving to review its logo with a view to determine whether it is time to re-brand...

Person of interest in murder of eight-year-old in police custody

The police have confirmed that a person interest in the kidnapping and murder of eight year-old Galen Buchanan is in custody.  The suspect was held in Trelawny earlier today, the Constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit...
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Person of interest in murder of eight-year-old in police custody

The police have confirmed that a person interest in the kidnapping and murder of eight year-old Galen Buchanan is in custody.  The suspect was held in Trelawny earlier today, the Constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit...

Exchange gets attention during National Clean-up

The St Ann Municipal Corporation today spearheaded the parish's leg of the National Clean-up initiative to rid communities of mosquito breeding sites and reduce incidents of mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue.    The country...
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Exchange gets attention during National Clean-up

The St Ann Municipal Corporation today spearheaded the parish's leg of the National Clean-up initiative to rid communities of mosquito breeding sites and reduce incidents of mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue.    The country...

Suspect in eight-year-old's murder arrested in Trelawny

The Trelawny police have said they arrested the man, known as Phillip Rose, who was wanted in connection with the murder of an eight-year-old boy in St Andrew, in a dragnet along the Daniel Town main road in the parish today.   Rose also...
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Suspect in eight-year-old's murder arrested in Trelawny

The Trelawny police have said they arrested the man, known as Phillip Rose, who was wanted in connection with the murder of an eight-year-old boy in St Andrew, in a dragnet along the Daniel Town main road in the parish today.   Rose also...

Data Protection Bill to go before parliament soon

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Fayval Williams, says the Data Protection Bill, now before a Joint Select Committee of Parliament, is expected to go before the House soon. Williams, who was speaking last week at the eGov Jamaica Limited (...
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Data Protection Bill to go before parliament soon

Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Fayval Williams, says the Data Protection Bill, now before a Joint Select Committee of Parliament, is expected to go before the House soon. Williams, who was speaking last week at the eGov Jamaica Limited (...

Davis urges caution when using public WiFi

Montego Bay’s mayor, Homer Davis, has urged citizens to exercise care to protect their identity when using the city's free public WiFi service. The free internet service was made available in Sam Sharp Square on Friday by the...
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Davis urges caution when using public WiFi

Montego Bay’s mayor, Homer Davis, has urged citizens to exercise care to protect their identity when using the city's free public WiFi service. The free internet service was made available in Sam Sharp Square on Friday by the...

Constable on firearm and larceny charges to return to court in March

A policeman on firearm and larceny charges is set to return to court on March 4 after  granted bail when he appeared in court on Thursday. The policeman, Constable Ajani McBean of the Jamaica Constabulary's Operations Branch...
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Constable on firearm and larceny charges to return to court in March

A policeman on firearm and larceny charges is set to return to court on March 4 after  granted bail when he appeared in court on Thursday. The policeman, Constable Ajani McBean of the Jamaica Constabulary's Operations Branch...

Householders in Portland, St Mary urged to put out garbage for national clean-up

As Jamaica enters the second day of a major three-day clean-up aimed at destroying mosquito breeding sites, the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Portland and St Mary is urging residents to put out their garbage for collection.
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Householders in Portland, St Mary urged to put out garbage for national clean-up

As Jamaica enters the second day of a major three-day clean-up aimed at destroying mosquito breeding sites, the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Portland and St Mary is urging residents to put out their garbage for collection.

PAHO urges region to prepare for early detection of coronavirus

The Pan American Health Organization is urging countries in the Caribbean and Latin America region to be prepared for the early detection and isolation of persons infected who may be travelling from affected countries with the deadly...
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PAHO urges region to prepare for early detection of coronavirus

The Pan American Health Organization is urging countries in the Caribbean and Latin America region to be prepared for the early detection and isolation of persons infected who may be travelling from affected countries with the deadly...

Fatal Crash in Montego Bay

The police are still piecing together details of fatal crash along Barnett Street in Montego Bay early this morning.  The Gleaner understands that there were multiple fatalities, however, the police are yet to confirm the number of deaths...
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Fatal Crash in Montego Bay

The police are still piecing together details of fatal crash along Barnett Street in Montego Bay early this morning.  The Gleaner understands that there were multiple fatalities, however, the police are yet to confirm the number of deaths...

Davis urges caution when using public wifi

Montego Bay’s mayor, Homer Davis, has urged citizens to exercise care to protect their identity when using the city's free public WiFi service. The free internet service was made available in Sam Sharp Square on Friday by the...
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Davis urges caution when using public wifi

Montego Bay’s mayor, Homer Davis, has urged citizens to exercise care to protect their identity when using the city's free public WiFi service. The free internet service was made available in Sam Sharp Square on Friday by the...

Water disruption continues in parts of Kingston and St Andrew

The National Water Commission (NWC) says customers in some sections of Kingston and St Andrew will continue to experience water supply disruptions due to low inflows affecting operations at its Ferry System in St Catherine...
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Water disruption continues in parts of Kingston and St Andrew

The National Water Commission (NWC) says customers in some sections of Kingston and St Andrew will continue to experience water supply disruptions due to low inflows affecting operations at its Ferry System in St Catherine...

JET disappointed with deposit refund delay

Minister Without Portfolio in the Prime Minister’s Office Daryl Vaz, who has responsibility for the environment, has drawn the ire of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), which has expressed disappointment over his announcement last week to delay...
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JET disappointed with deposit refund delay

Minister Without Portfolio in the Prime Minister’s Office Daryl Vaz, who has responsibility for the environment, has drawn the ire of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), which has expressed disappointment over his announcement last week to delay...

Six police stations to be rehabilitated

Six police stations across the island are to be rehabilitated under the European Union (EU)-funded Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP) at a cost of approximately $235 million. They include Denham Town (Kingston) at a cost of $36.81 million; Franklyn...
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Six police stations to be rehabilitated

Six police stations across the island are to be rehabilitated under the European Union (EU)-funded Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP) at a cost of approximately $235 million. They include Denham Town (Kingston) at a cost of $36.81 million; Franklyn...

Samuda assures CMU stakeholders that university will not collapse

Karl Samuda, who has responsibility for the education ministry, met with stakeholders of the scandal-hit Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) on Thursday at its Kingston campus to address their concerns. “I don’t come here today with any...
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Samuda assures CMU stakeholders that university will not collapse

Karl Samuda, who has responsibility for the education ministry, met with stakeholders of the scandal-hit Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) on Thursday at its Kingston campus to address their concerns. “I don’t come here today with any...

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