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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...

#SundayServiceJa: Police impose parking restrictions

The police will be restricting parking along Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard in the vicinity of Emancipation Park for Kanye West’s Sunday Service this evening. 
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#SundayServiceJa: Police impose parking restrictions

The police will be restricting parking along Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard in the vicinity of Emancipation Park for Kanye West’s Sunday Service this evening. 

Kingston pastor who impregnated 12-y-o gets total of 29 years imprisonment

The Kingston pastor who repeatedly had sex with a 12-year-old girl who he impregnated has been sentenced to a total of 29 years in prison. Kenneth Blake, 56, pastor of Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located on Slipe Pen Road, in St Andrew, has...
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Kingston pastor who impregnated 12-y-o gets total of 29 years imprisonment

The Kingston pastor who repeatedly had sex with a 12-year-old girl who he impregnated has been sentenced to a total of 29 years in prison. Kenneth Blake, 56, pastor of Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located on Slipe Pen Road, in St Andrew, has...

#SundayServiceJa: Concert to be live-streamed

The Culture and Entertainment Ministry is reporting that this evening’s Sunday Service concert by American rapper Kanye West will be live-streamed. Persons who want to watch can log on to www.sundayservice.com. The Ministry notes that while...
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#SundayServiceJa: Concert to be live-streamed

The Culture and Entertainment Ministry is reporting that this evening’s Sunday Service concert by American rapper Kanye West will be live-streamed. Persons who want to watch can log on to www.sundayservice.com. The Ministry notes that while...

#SundayServiceJa: Kanye West spending over US$1 million to stage concert

American rapper Kanye West is spending over US$1 million to stage his Sunday Service concert in New Kingston this evening. This was disclosed by the Minister of Culture and Entertainment Olivia Grange in a statement this afternoon. “It is at...
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#SundayServiceJa: Kanye West spending over US$1 million to stage concert

American rapper Kanye West is spending over US$1 million to stage his Sunday Service concert in New Kingston this evening. This was disclosed by the Minister of Culture and Entertainment Olivia Grange in a statement this afternoon. “It is at...

#SundayServiceJa: Fans ready for Emancipation Park concert

One hour before the scheduled 7 p.m. start of Kanye West's Sunday Service in Emancipation Park, hundreds patrons had already taken up the best viewpoints. And the threatening clouds and light drizzle would not dampen their spirits....
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#SundayServiceJa: Fans ready for Emancipation Park concert

One hour before the scheduled 7 p.m. start of Kanye West's Sunday Service in Emancipation Park, hundreds patrons had already taken up the best viewpoints. And the threatening clouds and light drizzle would not dampen their spirits....

UPDATE: St Thomas police exhume body found in shallow grave

Police investigators in St Thomas are seeking to determine the identity of a man whose partially decomposed body was found in a shadow grave. The body was exhumed yesterday afternoon, this after it was discovered near the Yallahs ...
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UPDATE: St Thomas police exhume body found in shallow grave

Police investigators in St Thomas are seeking to determine the identity of a man whose partially decomposed body was found in a shadow grave. The body was exhumed yesterday afternoon, this after it was discovered near the Yallahs ...

Heroes weekend traffic restrictions for Camp Road

Traffic restrictions are planned for sections of Camp Road over this Heroes Day Weekend in order to complete pipe-laying works and start the installation of sewer pipes under the Camp Road MIDP project. National Works Agency (NWA) Communication and...
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Heroes weekend traffic restrictions for Camp Road

Traffic restrictions are planned for sections of Camp Road over this Heroes Day Weekend in order to complete pipe-laying works and start the installation of sewer pipes under the Camp Road MIDP project. National Works Agency (NWA) Communication and...

Maritime Authority of Jamaica urges holidaymakers to take precautions

As the Heroes Day weekend approaches, the Maritime Authority of Jamaica is urging boaters to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures when traversing waterways. “The Maritime Authority of Jamaica takes the safety and protection of life...
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Maritime Authority of Jamaica urges holidaymakers to take precautions

As the Heroes Day weekend approaches, the Maritime Authority of Jamaica is urging boaters to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures when traversing waterways. “The Maritime Authority of Jamaica takes the safety and protection of life...

Voter ID renewal exercise to begin November 4

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is embarking on a national voter identification (ID) card renewal exercise starting November 4. “We are encouraging all registered voters with ID cards issued 2015 and earlier to visit any EOJ...
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Voter ID renewal exercise to begin November 4

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is embarking on a national voter identification (ID) card renewal exercise starting November 4. “We are encouraging all registered voters with ID cards issued 2015 and earlier to visit any EOJ...

Court of Appeal overturns interim injunction granted to Mobay Pride

The Court of Appeal a short while ago overturned an interim injunction granted by the Supreme Court to gay-rights group Montego Bay Pride allowing the organisation to rent the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in St James so as to host a forum on same-sex mar
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Court of Appeal overturns interim injunction granted to Mobay Pride

The Court of Appeal a short while ago overturned an interim injunction granted by the Supreme Court to gay-rights group Montego Bay Pride allowing the organisation to rent the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in St James so as to host a forum on same-sex marriage.  

Revamp teaching models to drive tech jobs, expert urges

Jamaican schools and universities should overhaul their curricula and teaching methods to build local talent and competence in the emerging fields of software development and robotics, says an expert in automated and artificial intelligence....
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Revamp teaching models to drive tech jobs, expert urges

Jamaican schools and universities should overhaul their curricula and teaching methods to build local talent and competence in the emerging fields of software development and robotics, says an expert in automated and artificial intelligence....

Bartending duo talk ‘living behind the bar’

The JWN Academy’s Advanced Seminar and Convention, being held at the end of October in Kingston and Montego, has invited some interesting guests in the form of two of the world’s most renowned bartenders. Mixing drinks is nothing new to society,...
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Bartending duo talk ‘living behind the bar’

The JWN Academy’s Advanced Seminar and Convention, being held at the end of October in Kingston and Montego, has invited some interesting guests in the form of two of the world’s most renowned bartenders. Mixing drinks is nothing new to society,...

Flow hosts ‘Hustle On’ YouTube summit

Telecommunications firm Flow recently hosted local YouTube celebrities for the first-ever ‘Hustle On’ YouTube Summit. Six of the most popular YouTubers, which together have more than 1.5 million followers on the platform, converge at the UWI, Mona...
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Flow hosts ‘Hustle On’ YouTube summit

Telecommunications firm Flow recently hosted local YouTube celebrities for the first-ever ‘Hustle On’ YouTube Summit. Six of the most popular YouTubers, which together have more than 1.5 million followers on the platform, converge at the UWI, Mona...

PAN 2019 finalist overcomes nerves for St Elizabeth win

Entering a culinary competition was the furthest thing from Paulette Smith Wright’s mind. She enjoyed going to round robins and various events to showcase her skills. But competing against 27 other pan chicken men and women was not in her plans. “...
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PAN 2019 finalist overcomes nerves for St Elizabeth win

Entering a culinary competition was the furthest thing from Paulette Smith Wright’s mind. She enjoyed going to round robins and various events to showcase her skills. But competing against 27 other pan chicken men and women was not in her plans. “...

JWN Academy to host Advanced Mixology Seminar, Convention

Catering to the unique needs of the bartending community, the JWN Academy will be hosting an Advanced Mixology Seminar and Convention in Kingston on October 21 and 22, respectively, followed by an iteration of the events in Montego Bay on October...
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JWN Academy to host Advanced Mixology Seminar, Convention

Catering to the unique needs of the bartending community, the JWN Academy will be hosting an Advanced Mixology Seminar and Convention in Kingston on October 21 and 22, respectively, followed by an iteration of the events in Montego Bay on October...

Man charged following St James robbery

One of two men who robbed employees of a business establishment along Market Street in St James at gun point last month has been arrested and charged. The police are reporting that 21-year-old Ashton Danville of Norwood, St James has been charged...
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Man charged following St James robbery

One of two men who robbed employees of a business establishment along Market Street in St James at gun point last month has been arrested and charged. The police are reporting that 21-year-old Ashton Danville of Norwood, St James has been charged...

14 delinquent drivers nabbed by traffic department, fined over $1 million

Some 14 drivers with outstanding traffic tickets have been arrested by the police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch and were fined a combined total of over one million dollars by the court. The motorists were nabbed by the...
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14 delinquent drivers nabbed by traffic department, fined over $1 million

Some 14 drivers with outstanding traffic tickets have been arrested by the police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch and were fined a combined total of over one million dollars by the court. The motorists were nabbed by the...

Trailer overturns into Rio Cobre, Bog Walk Gorge closed

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been closed so as to remove the body of a trailer which overturned in a section of the Rio Cobre this morning. NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw says...
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Trailer overturns into Rio Cobre, Bog Walk Gorge closed

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been closed so as to remove the body of a trailer which overturned in a section of the Rio Cobre this morning. NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw says...

St Thomas police probing discovery of body in shallow grave

The St Thomas police are working to exhume the body of a man that was found buried in a shallow grave near the Yallahs Pond. The discovery was made yesterday afternoon and an alarm raised. The police were subsequently notified about the grave. The...
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St Thomas police probing discovery of body in shallow grave

The St Thomas police are working to exhume the body of a man that was found buried in a shallow grave near the Yallahs Pond. The discovery was made yesterday afternoon and an alarm raised. The police were subsequently notified about the grave. The...

UPDATE : Bog Walk Gorge reopens

The Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been reopened. The National Works Agency (NWA) says the body of a trailer which overturned in a section of the Rio Cobre this morning has been removed. The vehicle was blocking the Flat Bridge,...
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UPDATE : Bog Walk Gorge reopens

The Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been reopened. The National Works Agency (NWA) says the body of a trailer which overturned in a section of the Rio Cobre this morning has been removed. The vehicle was blocking the Flat Bridge,...

‘Rich buffoons’…US presidential candidate slams Trump’s ambassador appointment to JA, others

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has listed United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia among five persons whom she claims are “unqualified” and only got the job because they made financial donations to President...
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‘Rich buffoons’…US presidential candidate slams Trump’s ambassador appointment to JA, others

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has listed United States Ambassador to Jamaica Donald Tapia among five persons whom she claims are “unqualified” and only got the job because they made financial donations to President...

Cari-Med to construct $6 billion complex in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine

The Cari-Med Group this morning broke ground for the construction of a new $6 billion complex in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine. The 258,000 square foot facility will house the company’s administrative offices and warehouses for its consumer...
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Cari-Med to construct $6 billion complex in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine

The Cari-Med Group this morning broke ground for the construction of a new $6 billion complex in Bernard Lodge, St Catherine. The 258,000 square foot facility will house the company’s administrative offices and warehouses for its consumer...

Gov’t reviewing National Oil Spill Plan

The Government is in the process of reviewing and updating the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan in order to ensure that Jamaica can effectively respond to incidents. The review is in keeping with the country’s obligations under the...
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Gov’t reviewing National Oil Spill Plan

The Government is in the process of reviewing and updating the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan in order to ensure that Jamaica can effectively respond to incidents. The review is in keeping with the country’s obligations under the...

Grenada to ban importation of e-cigarettes

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government says it will ban smoking in public spaces as well as restrict the use and sale of electronic cigarettes on the island. Legal Affairs Minister Kindra Maturine-Stewart, speaking at the...
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Grenada to ban importation of e-cigarettes

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government says it will ban smoking in public spaces as well as restrict the use and sale of electronic cigarettes on the island. Legal Affairs Minister Kindra Maturine-Stewart, speaking at the...

Elderly woman killed in Clarendon crash

A woman died as a result of injuries she received in a motor vehicle collision along the Swansea main road in Clarendon on Monday. She has been identified as 77-year-old Ophneth Ritchie, a retiree of Ontario, Canada and Knockpatrick in Manchester....
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Elderly woman killed in Clarendon crash

A woman died as a result of injuries she received in a motor vehicle collision along the Swansea main road in Clarendon on Monday. She has been identified as 77-year-old Ophneth Ritchie, a retiree of Ontario, Canada and Knockpatrick in Manchester....

NEPA probing possible fish kill in Rio Cobre

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is probing a possible fish kill in the Rio Cobre in the vicinity of the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine. NEPA says it received a report about the issue at approximately 8:00 p.m. last night. The...
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NEPA probing possible fish kill in Rio Cobre

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is probing a possible fish kill in the Rio Cobre in the vicinity of the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine. NEPA says it received a report about the issue at approximately 8:00 p.m. last night. The...

Guns and ammunition seized in St Mary, four arrested

Four persons are in police custody following the seizure of two firearms and 48 assorted rounds of ammunition on the Georgia main road in Annotto Bay, St Mary. The police say they recovered a Springfield 40 pistol; a Ruger 9mm pistol; three...
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Guns and ammunition seized in St Mary, four arrested

Four persons are in police custody following the seizure of two firearms and 48 assorted rounds of ammunition on the Georgia main road in Annotto Bay, St Mary. The police say they recovered a Springfield 40 pistol; a Ruger 9mm pistol; three...

Govt’ crafting infection prevention and control strategy

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is working to develop a National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) strategy as part of a comprehensive approach to strengthening healthcare safety and quality and improving health outcomes. Key...
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Govt’ crafting infection prevention and control strategy

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is working to develop a National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) strategy as part of a comprehensive approach to strengthening healthcare safety and quality and improving health outcomes. Key...

#TalkbackTuesday:

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has rejected the idea of introducing paternity leave in Jamaica saying what’s needed is paternal responsibility. What do you think about introducing paternity leave here? #GLNRTalk Paternal responsibility...they...
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#TalkbackTuesday:

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has rejected the idea of introducing paternity leave in Jamaica saying what’s needed is paternal responsibility. What do you think about introducing paternity leave here? #GLNRTalk Paternal responsibility...they...

Agriculture minister expects increase in cocoa yield

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says he expects an increase in the yield of cocoa for the fall crop, in areas where the frosty pod rot disease management programme has been implemented. Speaking at a recent media...
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Agriculture minister expects increase in cocoa yield

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says he expects an increase in the yield of cocoa for the fall crop, in areas where the frosty pod rot disease management programme has been implemented. Speaking at a recent media...

Don’t take the bait

QUESTION: Mr Smith, I just have a simple question for you. If an interviewer says to you: ‘We here in the company welcome any feedback in order to get better. What negative thing have you heard about our company? It doesn’t have to be something...
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Don’t take the bait

QUESTION: Mr Smith, I just have a simple question for you. If an interviewer says to you: ‘We here in the company welcome any feedback in order to get better. What negative thing have you heard about our company? It doesn’t have to be something...

‘A scary thought’ - Jamaican teachers reflect on passage of deadly typhoon in Japan

Some Jamaican teachers in Japan are reporting that they are safe after the passage of the worst typhoon to hit the Asian country in more than a decade last weekend. Seventy-four people reportedly died in the powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which roared...
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‘A scary thought’ - Jamaican teachers reflect on passage of deadly typhoon in Japan

Some Jamaican teachers in Japan are reporting that they are safe after the passage of the worst typhoon to hit the Asian country in more than a decade last weekend. Seventy-four people reportedly died in the powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which roared...

Government reshaping service delivery to private sector

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says public-sector service delivery is being reshaped to that of an enabler in the provision of goods and services to the private sector. “The role of the public sector is not what it was 20 to 40 years ago. The role...
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Government reshaping service delivery to private sector

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says public-sector service delivery is being reshaped to that of an enabler in the provision of goods and services to the private sector. “The role of the public sector is not what it was 20 to 40 years ago. The role...

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