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Man charged for shooting in Norwood, St James

A near three-year-long investigation into the shooting of a man at Irie Drive in Hendon Norwood in St James has ended as sleuths from the Montego Hills Police Station have charged a man. Lenroy Martin, 48, otherwise called ‘Cedrick’,...

Oliver Clarke fondly remembered by Torontonians

TORONTONIANS ARE fondly remembering the late media magnate and banking pioneer Oliver Clarke former chairman of The RJRGLEANER Communications Group and Jamaica National Group. Emile Spence, interim head of JN Bank’s Canada Representative Office,...
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Oliver Clarke fondly remembered by Torontonians

TORONTONIANS ARE fondly remembering the late media magnate and banking pioneer Oliver Clarke former chairman of The RJRGLEANER Communications Group and Jamaica National Group. Emile Spence, interim head of JN Bank’s Canada Representative Office,...

MoBay mayor warns against COVID-19 discrimination

Western Bureau: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is calling for an immediate end to the stigmatisation of Jamaicans who contracted COVID-19 and have since recovered. Some communities are wary about interacting with such persons out of fear of catching...
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MoBay mayor warns against COVID-19 discrimination

Western Bureau: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is calling for an immediate end to the stigmatisation of Jamaicans who contracted COVID-19 and have since recovered. Some communities are wary about interacting with such persons out of fear of catching...

Farmers grateful for Gov’t help – Fulton

The Ministry of Finance has included $1 billion in the 2020-2021 Budget to assist farmers. Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton gave the information to The Gleaner in an interview at the Trelawny Farmers’ Market held at the...
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Farmers grateful for Gov’t help – Fulton

The Ministry of Finance has included $1 billion in the 2020-2021 Budget to assist farmers. Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton gave the information to The Gleaner in an interview at the Trelawny Farmers’ Market held at the...

Leap of faith - Special-needs school launches campaign to keep doors open

SCHOOLS ACROSS the island are set to physically reopen on September 7, but for the Faith Education Centre in Willodene, Spanish Town, St Catherine, the future hangs in the balance unless the institution is able to raise the funds needed to relocate...
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Leap of faith - Special-needs school launches campaign to keep doors open

SCHOOLS ACROSS the island are set to physically reopen on September 7, but for the Faith Education Centre in Willodene, Spanish Town, St Catherine, the future hangs in the balance unless the institution is able to raise the funds needed to relocate...

Municipal corporations to roll out disaster risk management programme

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says the island’s municipal corporations will be rolling out the first phase of their disaster risk mitigation programme in two weeks, for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane...
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Municipal corporations to roll out disaster risk management programme

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says the island’s municipal corporations will be rolling out the first phase of their disaster risk mitigation programme in two weeks, for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane...

Tributes pour in for late Shahine Robinson

Tributes are pouring in for late Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson who died today. Robinson passed away after ailing with cancer for some time. READ: Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson has died...
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Tributes pour in for late Shahine Robinson

Tributes are pouring in for late Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson who died today. Robinson passed away after ailing with cancer for some time. READ: Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson has died...

Jamaica records 20% decline in road fatalities due to COVID-19 - NRSC

  The National Road Safety Council is reporting that Jamaica recorded a 20% reduction in road fatalities islandwide compared to the corresponding period in 2019 due, in part, to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The council...
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Jamaica records 20% decline in road fatalities due to COVID-19 - NRSC

  The National Road Safety Council is reporting that Jamaica recorded a 20% reduction in road fatalities islandwide compared to the corresponding period in 2019 due, in part, to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The council...

Retired Immaculate principal Sister Angella Harris dies

Retired principal of the Immaculate Conception High School Sister Angella Harris has died. She passed away at 11 o’clock this morning after a long fight with cancer. Described as a great leader, mentor and supporter of student athletes,...
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Retired Immaculate principal Sister Angella Harris dies

Retired principal of the Immaculate Conception High School Sister Angella Harris has died. She passed away at 11 o’clock this morning after a long fight with cancer. Described as a great leader, mentor and supporter of student athletes,...

Tivoli incursion: ten years on | Soldier thought he’d never see kids again

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who was battling for the State and his own life during the May 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion says he thought he would never see his kids again. During a recent interview with The Gleaner, the military man, with...
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Tivoli incursion: ten years on | Soldier thought he’d never see kids again

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who was battling for the State and his own life during the May 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion says he thought he would never see his kids again. During a recent interview with The Gleaner, the military man, with...

Tivoli incursion: 10 years on | Footballer still grappling with 2010 trauma

Youth footballer Suen Gregory, who has represented Jamaica at the national Under-14, -15, and -17 levels, said she has been scarred by the events she witnessed as a child during the Tivoli Gardens incursion of May 2010. The now-19-year-old Tivoli...
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Tivoli incursion: 10 years on | Footballer still grappling with 2010 trauma

Youth footballer Suen Gregory, who has represented Jamaica at the national Under-14, -15, and -17 levels, said she has been scarred by the events she witnessed as a child during the Tivoli Gardens incursion of May 2010. The now-19-year-old Tivoli...

Coronavirus fears slow CRH blood donations – doc

WESTERN BUREAU: Fears emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic have caused concerns about blood donations to spiral at Cornwall Regional, the hospital’s senior medical officer has said. Dr Derrick Harvey made the observation during an interview with...
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Coronavirus fears slow CRH blood donations – doc

WESTERN BUREAU: Fears emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic have caused concerns about blood donations to spiral at Cornwall Regional, the hospital’s senior medical officer has said. Dr Derrick Harvey made the observation during an interview with...

Minister Marion Hall, Jermaine Edwards to lead soulful Digicel Unplugged

Minister Marion Hall and gospel sensation Jermaine Edwards will grace the Digicel Unplugged stage for another gospel edition this Sunday, May 24. The D’Music-powered event will be aired live on Digicel’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages @...
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Minister Marion Hall, Jermaine Edwards to lead soulful Digicel Unplugged

Minister Marion Hall and gospel sensation Jermaine Edwards will grace the Digicel Unplugged stage for another gospel edition this Sunday, May 24. The D’Music-powered event will be aired live on Digicel’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages @...

Appleton Estate showcases Jamaican excellence

For more than 200 years, one of the most beloved brands in Jamaica, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, has travelled the world in the form of some of the finest aged rums ever made, capturing the hearts and awakening the palates of rum lovers far and...
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Appleton Estate showcases Jamaican excellence

For more than 200 years, one of the most beloved brands in Jamaica, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, has travelled the world in the form of some of the finest aged rums ever made, capturing the hearts and awakening the palates of rum lovers far and...

FLA condemns malicious emails

Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is condemning what it says is defamatory information about the agency that is being circulated on social media platforms. The FLA says it has been made aware of emails said to be from concerned employees alleging...
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FLA condemns malicious emails

Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is condemning what it says is defamatory information about the agency that is being circulated on social media platforms. The FLA says it has been made aware of emails said to be from concerned employees alleging...

Former Government Minister Dr Neville Gallimore has died

Former Government Minister Dr Neville Gallimore has died.  Gallimore was also a former trustee of the Jamaica Labour Party of which he was a member for decades. He passed away at the age of 81 this morning in California in the United States....
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Former Government Minister Dr Neville Gallimore has died

Former Government Minister Dr Neville Gallimore has died.  Gallimore was also a former trustee of the Jamaica Labour Party of which he was a member for decades. He passed away at the age of 81 this morning in California in the United States....

Corrections department receives $1 million from UNICEF Jamaica for COVID-19

The Department of Correctional Services, through the Ministry of National Security, yesterday received a donation of $1,000,000 from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Jamaica for COVID-19 preparations in juvenile institutions....
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Corrections department receives $1 million from UNICEF Jamaica for COVID-19

The Department of Correctional Services, through the Ministry of National Security, yesterday received a donation of $1,000,000 from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Jamaica for COVID-19 preparations in juvenile institutions....

‘This is injustice’ … Gov’t reviewing complaints ship workers mistreated

Government officials are reviewing complaints of poor treatment of crew members who were yesterday released from the Bahia Principe Hotel into home quarantine after testing negative for the coronavirus. One of the crew members sent a video to...
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‘This is injustice’ … Gov’t reviewing complaints ship workers mistreated

Government officials are reviewing complaints of poor treatment of crew members who were yesterday released from the Bahia Principe Hotel into home quarantine after testing negative for the coronavirus. One of the crew members sent a video to...

Gov’t preparing guidelines for shelters, emergency operations

Special guidelines for shelters and emergency operations are being developed by the Government as it prepares for the upcoming hurricane season while concurrently managing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This was disclosed by Prime Minister...
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Gov’t preparing guidelines for shelters, emergency operations

Special guidelines for shelters and emergency operations are being developed by the Government as it prepares for the upcoming hurricane season while concurrently managing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This was disclosed by Prime Minister...

JDF probing shooting death of August Town woman

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says it is currently conducting a probe into the shooting death of a woman during a police-military operation in August Town, St Andrew on Wednesday. Residents reported that soldiers had chased someone into the yard...
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JDF probing shooting death of August Town woman

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says it is currently conducting a probe into the shooting death of a woman during a police-military operation in August Town, St Andrew on Wednesday. Residents reported that soldiers had chased someone into the yard...

Relief for heavily indebted countries like Jamaica needed now, urges UN head

Unless the world is unified in its outlook, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause unimaginable suffering across the world, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General has warned.
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Relief for heavily indebted countries like Jamaica needed now, urges UN head

Unless the world is unified in its outlook, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause unimaginable suffering across the world, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary General has warned.

John Bassie: Flying the J’can flag high

JOHN BASSIE?S life is all about service. His footprints in arbitration saw him starting the Jamaica chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in the Caribbean in 2007 and going on to forming chapters in other parts of the Caribbean...
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John Bassie: Flying the J’can flag high

JOHN BASSIE?S life is all about service. His footprints in arbitration saw him starting the Jamaica chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in the Caribbean in 2007 and going on to forming chapters in other parts of the Caribbean...

Belnavis: Continue to be vigilant against dengue

MAYOR OF St Ann?s Bay Michael Belnavis is appealing for residents to continue to exercise vigilance against dengue, even as the country grapples with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mayor Belnavis argued that dengue remains ?a clear and...
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Belnavis: Continue to be vigilant against dengue

MAYOR OF St Ann?s Bay Michael Belnavis is appealing for residents to continue to exercise vigilance against dengue, even as the country grapples with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mayor Belnavis argued that dengue remains ?a clear and...

Earth Today | Caribbean fisherfolk take practical actions to sustain livelihood

FISHERFOLK IN Anguilla and Montserrat have successfully implemented practical action projects on climate change adaptation and ecosystem stewardship, and helped build the resilience of fisheries and marine resources and their livelihoods. These...
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Earth Today | Caribbean fisherfolk take practical actions to sustain livelihood

FISHERFOLK IN Anguilla and Montserrat have successfully implemented practical action projects on climate change adaptation and ecosystem stewardship, and helped build the resilience of fisheries and marine resources and their livelihoods. These...

Earth Today | New plastics pollution control project coming for Jamaica

THE UNITED Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its Caribbean Subregional Office, is looking to develop a new project for Jamaica, one with a focus on the sustainable consumption and production of plastics. The revelation has come from...
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Earth Today | New plastics pollution control project coming for Jamaica

THE UNITED Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its Caribbean Subregional Office, is looking to develop a new project for Jamaica, one with a focus on the sustainable consumption and production of plastics. The revelation has come from...

2,700 PATH families to get financial assistance

Approximately 2,700 families on the government’s Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) are to receive financial assistance as a part of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s COVID-19 Multi Partners' Trust Fund (MPTF).   
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2,700 PATH families to get financial assistance

Approximately 2,700 families on the government’s Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) are to receive financial assistance as a part of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s COVID-19 Multi Partners' Trust Fund (MPTF).   

Government to appeal historic Bahamian court ruling on citizenship

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government has hinted at filing an “immediate” appeal against a ruling by a Supreme Court judge that anyone born in the country to either a Bahamian mother or father is entitled to...
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Government to appeal historic Bahamian court ruling on citizenship

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas government has hinted at filing an “immediate” appeal against a ruling by a Supreme Court judge that anyone born in the country to either a Bahamian mother or father is entitled to...

US astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of...
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US astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of...

7,376 calls handled by UWI COVID-19 call centre

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that the coronavirus (COVID-19) call centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI) handled a total of 7,376 calls during its first month of operations from April 6 to May 6. Of the total calls,...
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7,376 calls handled by UWI COVID-19 call centre

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that the coronavirus (COVID-19) call centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI) handled a total of 7,376 calls during its first month of operations from April 6 to May 6. Of the total calls,...

UWI relaxes entry requirements for students amid COVID displacements

Amid the displacement caused by the coronavirus, the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be moving to relax the entry requirements for new students for the upcoming academic year, which begins in September. The Gleaner has learned that...
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UWI relaxes entry requirements for students amid COVID displacements

Amid the displacement caused by the coronavirus, the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be moving to relax the entry requirements for new students for the upcoming academic year, which begins in September. The Gleaner has learned that...

7,376 calls handed by UWI COVID-19 call centre

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that the coronavirus (COVID-19) call centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI) handled a total of 7,376 calls during its first month of operations from April 6 to May 6. Of the total calls,...
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7,376 calls handed by UWI COVID-19 call centre

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that the coronavirus (COVID-19) call centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI) handled a total of 7,376 calls during its first month of operations from April 6 to May 6. Of the total calls,...

JTA head hits back at ‘bitter’ Pembroke Hall principal

Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid has fired back at a public rebuke from Principal of Pembroke Hall High, Reverend Claude Ellis, saying the school leader is ‘bitter’ and should focus on fixing problems at...
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JTA head hits back at ‘bitter’ Pembroke Hall principal

Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid has fired back at a public rebuke from Principal of Pembroke Hall High, Reverend Claude Ellis, saying the school leader is ‘bitter’ and should focus on fixing problems at...

CMU failed to disclose bank accounts during AGD audit

Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) were told yesterday that the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) did not furnish information on all the bank accounts it had during a special audit by the Pamela Monroe Ellis-led Auditor General’...
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CMU failed to disclose bank accounts during AGD audit

Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) were told yesterday that the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) did not furnish information on all the bank accounts it had during a special audit by the Pamela Monroe Ellis-led Auditor General’...

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