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Education Ministry says its addressing mental health issues in schools

The Ministry of Education says it has noted recent media reports highlighting concerns about children with suspected Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and other mental health issues and the capacity of the public education system to...

Holness to co-host high-level UN meeting on COVID-19

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will on Thursday co-convene a special high-level panel to look at solutions to the development emergency of...
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Holness to co-host high-level UN meeting on COVID-19

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will on Thursday co-convene a special high-level panel to look at solutions to the development emergency of...

Opposition demands protocol for reopening economy

The Opposition has blasted the government for what it calls the ongoing failure to establish and make public the protocol to guide the re-opening of the economy, warning that this could lead to a disaster.    
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Opposition demands protocol for reopening economy

The Opposition has blasted the government for what it calls the ongoing failure to establish and make public the protocol to guide the re-opening of the economy, warning that this could lead to a disaster.    

FTC, CAC to merge

The Government is moving to ensure that consumers have increased protection, through the merger of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) and the Fair Trading Commission (FTC). In making the disclosure, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry...
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FTC, CAC to merge

The Government is moving to ensure that consumers have increased protection, through the merger of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) and the Fair Trading Commission (FTC). In making the disclosure, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry...

Quiet Labour Day in St James

While COVID-19 has resulted in restrictions on large public gatherings, residents of St James were still able to get in the spirit of Labour Day celebrations, which was held under the theme, Labour At Home: Clean Up, Fix Up, Plant Up!  
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Quiet Labour Day in St James

While COVID-19 has resulted in restrictions on large public gatherings, residents of St James were still able to get in the spirit of Labour Day celebrations, which was held under the theme, Labour At Home: Clean Up, Fix Up, Plant Up!  

Taxi driver reported missing

Thirty-seven-year-old Keith Allison, a taxi operator of Angels Drive, Harbour Heights, Kingston 17, has been missing since Friday, May 22. He is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 5 feet 4 inches tall. The police report that about 6:00 a.m...
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Taxi driver reported missing

Thirty-seven-year-old Keith Allison, a taxi operator of Angels Drive, Harbour Heights, Kingston 17, has been missing since Friday, May 22. He is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 5 feet 4 inches tall. The police report that about 6:00 a.m...

PNP pays tribute to late councillor Milton Brown

The People's National Party is expressing regret at the passing of sitting Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor for the Mineral Heights Division in Clarendon, Milton Brown.  Brown died yesterday. In a statement, spokesperson on local...
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PNP pays tribute to late councillor Milton Brown

The People's National Party is expressing regret at the passing of sitting Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor for the Mineral Heights Division in Clarendon, Milton Brown.  Brown died yesterday. In a statement, spokesperson on local...

Family, friends mourn late Milton Brown

LATE JAMAICA Labour Party Councillor Milton Brown has been praised as a committed community activist and a voice of fairness who sought to achieve bipartisanship amid fierce political rivalry. Brown, councillor for the Mineral Heights division and...
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Family, friends mourn late Milton Brown

LATE JAMAICA Labour Party Councillor Milton Brown has been praised as a committed community activist and a voice of fairness who sought to achieve bipartisanship amid fierce political rivalry. Brown, councillor for the Mineral Heights division and...

New Denham Town homeowners warned against fire hazards

WITH MORE than 500 residents of the Kingston Western constituency rendered homeless by fire in the last six years, four families who received keys to houses in Denham Town have been warned against the hazard of stealing electricity. Local...
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New Denham Town homeowners warned against fire hazards

WITH MORE than 500 residents of the Kingston Western constituency rendered homeless by fire in the last six years, four families who received keys to houses in Denham Town have been warned against the hazard of stealing electricity. Local...

Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 fast track digital transformation for business organisations

THE EMERGENCE of COVID-19 and the new normal have propelled many companies and organisations to fast-track plans to digitally transform their operations, said Colin McGann, assistant general manager for innovation at MC Systems, the technology...
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Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 fast track digital transformation for business organisations

THE EMERGENCE of COVID-19 and the new normal have propelled many companies and organisations to fast-track plans to digitally transform their operations, said Colin McGann, assistant general manager for innovation at MC Systems, the technology...

Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 pandemic: An opportunity to strengthen the micro sector landscape

Gillian Hyde, general manager, Jamaica National Small Business Loan (JNSBL), says the COVID-19 pandemic represents an opportunity for Jamaicans to include, high on the ­national agenda, plans to make it ­easier and cheaper for micro entrepreneurs...
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Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 pandemic: An opportunity to strengthen the micro sector landscape

Gillian Hyde, general manager, Jamaica National Small Business Loan (JNSBL), says the COVID-19 pandemic represents an opportunity for Jamaicans to include, high on the ­national agenda, plans to make it ­easier and cheaper for micro entrepreneurs...

Growth & Jobs | Spend wisely! - Conserving fuel during an economic downturn

WITH A number of employees across Jamaica working from home since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, many motorists have been driving less and are likely conserving fuel and money. Jason McNeish, deputy general manager at the Jamaica...
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Growth & Jobs | Spend wisely! - Conserving fuel during an economic downturn

WITH A number of employees across Jamaica working from home since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, many motorists have been driving less and are likely conserving fuel and money. Jason McNeish, deputy general manager at the Jamaica...

McKenzie saddened by passing of former May Pen mayor

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has expressed sadness at the passing of former Mayor of May Pen and Councillor for the Mineral Heights Division Milton Brown. Brown died today after a battle with cancer....
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McKenzie saddened by passing of former May Pen mayor

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has expressed sadness at the passing of former Mayor of May Pen and Councillor for the Mineral Heights Division Milton Brown. Brown died today after a battle with cancer....

St Catherine man listed as person of interest in murder probe

Detectives in the St Catherine South Division have named a man as a person of interest in relation to a murder in Naggo Head, St Catherine on Sunday. He is 23-year-old Shamar McDonald of Rosemarie Lane, Naggo Head in St Catherine. McDonald is being...
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St Catherine man listed as person of interest in murder probe

Detectives in the St Catherine South Division have named a man as a person of interest in relation to a murder in Naggo Head, St Catherine on Sunday. He is 23-year-old Shamar McDonald of Rosemarie Lane, Naggo Head in St Catherine. McDonald is being...

More than 50 rounds of ammunition seized in St Catherine, man arrested

One man is in custody following the seizure of a firearm and more than 50 rounds of ammunition in Lime Tree Grove, St Catherine. The police say 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 officers were on operation in the area when a premises was searched. One...
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More than 50 rounds of ammunition seized in St Catherine, man arrested

One man is in custody following the seizure of a firearm and more than 50 rounds of ammunition in Lime Tree Grove, St Catherine. The police say 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 officers were on operation in the area when a premises was searched. One...

Mitchell Town recreational park in Clarendon gets facelift

Residents of Mitchell Town in Clarendon joined hands on Labour Day to give a facelift to the rural community’s more than five-decades-old recreational park. 
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Mitchell Town recreational park in Clarendon gets facelift

Residents of Mitchell Town in Clarendon joined hands on Labour Day to give a facelift to the rural community’s more than five-decades-old recreational park. 

Labour Day project in St Catherine shut down by police

Residents of Pear Tree Grove and surrounding areas in the Troja Division in St Catherine are expressing shock and dismay that they were ordered to discontinue their Labour Day project by the Riversdale Police.  
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Labour Day project in St Catherine shut down by police

Residents of Pear Tree Grove and surrounding areas in the Troja Division in St Catherine are expressing shock and dismay that they were ordered to discontinue their Labour Day project by the Riversdale Police.  

88-year-old praises God for sending help

FORMER BASIC school teacher, 88-year-old Luna Hall, peered out of her board dwelling and shouted, “Thank you, Jesus, help is here,” as she received her care package on May 17. “This is meaningful and I really appreciate it, as I was asleep and...
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88-year-old praises God for sending help

FORMER BASIC school teacher, 88-year-old Luna Hall, peered out of her board dwelling and shouted, “Thank you, Jesus, help is here,” as she received her care package on May 17. “This is meaningful and I really appreciate it, as I was asleep and...

Digicel Foundation pumps $42m in humanitarian project

DIGICEL FOUNDATION has announced a significant investment in Jamaica’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of its $42-million islandwide humanitarian project, Operation SAFE, (Sanitising, Advocating, Feeding, and Enabling) in the fight...
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Digicel Foundation pumps $42m in humanitarian project

DIGICEL FOUNDATION has announced a significant investment in Jamaica’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of its $42-million islandwide humanitarian project, Operation SAFE, (Sanitising, Advocating, Feeding, and Enabling) in the fight...

Glenmuir High doubles efforts to help COVID-19 affected families

GLENMUIR HIGH School in Clarendon has merged efforts with donors, locally and overseas, to assist some families affected by the novel coronavirus. The disease has infected over five million people worldwide, caused over 300,000 deaths, and has had...
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Glenmuir High doubles efforts to help COVID-19 affected families

GLENMUIR HIGH School in Clarendon has merged efforts with donors, locally and overseas, to assist some families affected by the novel coronavirus. The disease has infected over five million people worldwide, caused over 300,000 deaths, and has had...

Basic-school principal hosts free online lessons

KEREEN HIBBERTS, principal of Marcus Garvey Basic School, Kingston, has been hosting free online reading lessons to assist students who are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools across Jamaica have been closed since mid-March. The...
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Basic-school principal hosts free online lessons

KEREEN HIBBERTS, principal of Marcus Garvey Basic School, Kingston, has been hosting free online reading lessons to assist students who are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools across Jamaica have been closed since mid-March. The...

New York Times devotes front page to victims of COVID-19

(AP)- The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. The names and brief descriptions culled from obituaries from around the country fill six columns...
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New York Times devotes front page to victims of COVID-19

(AP)- The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. The names and brief descriptions culled from obituaries from around the country fill six columns...

Former JFF president, Hugh Perry, dead

Former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Hugh Perry has died. Perry died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time.  Perry served as JFF president from 1981 to 1983. Last year, he was recognised by the...
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Former JFF president, Hugh Perry, dead

Former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Hugh Perry has died. Perry died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time.  Perry served as JFF president from 1981 to 1983. Last year, he was recognised by the...

Man in police custody following brother's death

A man who was allegedly involved in a dispute with his brother on Friday, is now in police custody, after his brother died following the incident.  The man was treated in hospital and released into police custody, the Jamaica Constabulary...
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Man in police custody following brother's death

A man who was allegedly involved in a dispute with his brother on Friday, is now in police custody, after his brother died following the incident.  The man was treated in hospital and released into police custody, the Jamaica Constabulary...

Former correctional officer killed in road crash

A former correctional officer died in a motor vehicle crash in Portland yesterday.  He has been identified as Rollin Brown, a former warden.  He was allegedly hit from his bicycle in Buff Bay as two motor vehicles sped and crashed into a...
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Former correctional officer killed in road crash

A former correctional officer died in a motor vehicle crash in Portland yesterday.  He has been identified as Rollin Brown, a former warden.  He was allegedly hit from his bicycle in Buff Bay as two motor vehicles sped and crashed into a...

Duggan ready for CMU challenge as interim president

The new captain appointed to steer the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) ship through choppy seas as a corruption probe engulfs the institution says he will not be going in blind when he takes up the post as interim president on June 1. “I have...
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Duggan ready for CMU challenge as interim president

The new captain appointed to steer the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) ship through choppy seas as a corruption probe engulfs the institution says he will not be going in blind when he takes up the post as interim president on June 1. “I have...

US Republicans could be key to resuscitating Caribbean tourism

WESTERN BUREAU: As Caribbean tourism rebounds, marketers are looking to Republican-leaning Americans to be among the first set of visitors to return to the region’s shores based on an in-depth social sentiment data analysis. The study of millions...
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US Republicans could be key to resuscitating Caribbean tourism

WESTERN BUREAU: As Caribbean tourism rebounds, marketers are looking to Republican-leaning Americans to be among the first set of visitors to return to the region’s shores based on an in-depth social sentiment data analysis. The study of millions...

‘It is safer to be in Ja right now’ - Younger Jamaicans turning down job offers, eyeing return to land of birth

Figures released by JN Bank in the United States indicate that Jamaicans who live in South Florida are making plans to return to the land of their birth and are putting their money where their mouth is. According to chief representative officer of...
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‘It is safer to be in Ja right now’ - Younger Jamaicans turning down job offers, eyeing return to land of birth

Figures released by JN Bank in the United States indicate that Jamaicans who live in South Florida are making plans to return to the land of their birth and are putting their money where their mouth is. According to chief representative officer of...

30-y-o grandmas helping to raise child criminals, says counsellor - Dozens of teens feature in serious crimes, including murder and buggery, since March

Sharon Hollister* is thankful her 15-year-old son has completed another month without having a run-in with the law. That is to her knowledge at least. Though still a student, the teenager has been arrested by the police at least seven times in the...
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30-y-o grandmas helping to raise child criminals, says counsellor - Dozens of teens feature in serious crimes, including murder and buggery, since March

Sharon Hollister* is thankful her 15-year-old son has completed another month without having a run-in with the law. That is to her knowledge at least. Though still a student, the teenager has been arrested by the police at least seven times in the...

$300m Tivoli bill - Figure set to increase with suits pending; public defender laments continued abuse of young men by cops, soldiers

Ten years after the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion, there has been no systemic changes within the Jamaican security forces to ensure there is no repeat of the catastrophic events, one state agency has asserted. Compensation payouts for the death and...
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$300m Tivoli bill - Figure set to increase with suits pending; public defender laments continued abuse of young men by cops, soldiers

Ten years after the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion, there has been no systemic changes within the Jamaican security forces to ensure there is no repeat of the catastrophic events, one state agency has asserted. Compensation payouts for the death and...

School leaders to receive training to manage institutions remotely

(JIS): School leaders across Jamaica are to participate in a Virtual Instructional Leadership (VIL) online course to equip them with the skills and competencies to effectively manage institutions remotely.
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School leaders to receive training to manage institutions remotely

(JIS): School leaders across Jamaica are to participate in a Virtual Instructional Leadership (VIL) online course to equip them with the skills and competencies to effectively manage institutions remotely.

Turbulence, warning before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

(AP): When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed...
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Turbulence, warning before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

(AP): When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed...

Protest in Spain over government's handling of COVID crisis

Thousands of supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party gathered today in their cars and on motorbikes in the centre of Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s COVID-19...
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Protest in Spain over government's handling of COVID crisis

Thousands of supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party gathered today in their cars and on motorbikes in the centre of Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s COVID-19...

Broken main leaves some downtown communities without water

The National Water Commission (NWC) says a broken main along Studio One Boulevard is the cause of service disruption affecting parts of downtown Kingston. 
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Broken main leaves some downtown communities without water

The National Water Commission (NWC) says a broken main along Studio One Boulevard is the cause of service disruption affecting parts of downtown Kingston. 

Final lap as Suriname votes on Monday

(CMC): More than 383,000 voters in Suriname will go to the polls on Monday to elect a new government amid predictions that voter turnout could decline. In 2015, 70 per cent of voters participated in the election. Political observers note that two...
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Final lap as Suriname votes on Monday

(CMC): More than 383,000 voters in Suriname will go to the polls on Monday to elect a new government amid predictions that voter turnout could decline. In 2015, 70 per cent of voters participated in the election. Political observers note that two...

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