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Allman Town teen charged over shooting

Eighteen-year-old Aaliyah Bascoe has been slapped with gun-related charges following investigations that implicated her in the October 29 shooting incident in Allman Town, Kingston 4. Bascoe, who is from Stephen Street in Allman Town, is accused of...

Ammunition seized in Central Village, St Catherine

The police are reporting the seizure of 12 assorted rounds of ammunition at Bridge Mahon Crescent, Central Village, St Catherine on Thursday. The seized ammunition are: five 12 gauge cartridges, six .380 cartridges and one 5.56 cartridge The...
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Ammunition seized in Central Village, St Catherine

The police are reporting the seizure of 12 assorted rounds of ammunition at Bridge Mahon Crescent, Central Village, St Catherine on Thursday. The seized ammunition are: five 12 gauge cartridges, six .380 cartridges and one 5.56 cartridge The...

90 exploratory mining licences granted by gov't since March 2018

Mining Minister, Robert Montague, says the Ministry has granted some 90 exploratory licences for semiprecious minerals such as cobalt, copper, gold, silver and zinc, since March 2018. “Right now, almost every square inch of Jamaica is under a...
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90 exploratory mining licences granted by gov't since March 2018

Mining Minister, Robert Montague, says the Ministry has granted some 90 exploratory licences for semiprecious minerals such as cobalt, copper, gold, silver and zinc, since March 2018. “Right now, almost every square inch of Jamaica is under a...

Portmore taxi driver reported missing

Thirty-seven-year-old Kerrol Todd otherwise called ‘Plague’, a  taxi operator of  Westchester in Portmore, St Catherine has been missing since Sunday, November 10. The police say he is dark complexion, slim build and is about...
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Portmore taxi driver reported missing

Thirty-seven-year-old Kerrol Todd otherwise called ‘Plague’, a  taxi operator of  Westchester in Portmore, St Catherine has been missing since Sunday, November 10. The police say he is dark complexion, slim build and is about...

Egyptian woman fights unequal Islamic inheritance laws

CAIRO (AP) — One Egyptian woman is taking on the country’s inheritance laws that mean female heirs inherit half that of men. Since her father’s death last year, Huda Nasrallah, a Christian, has stood before three different judges...
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Egyptian woman fights unequal Islamic inheritance laws

CAIRO (AP) — One Egyptian woman is taking on the country’s inheritance laws that mean female heirs inherit half that of men. Since her father’s death last year, Huda Nasrallah, a Christian, has stood before three different judges...

Man charged in relation to fatal Manchester machete attack

Detectives assigned to the Manchester Division have arrested and charged 55-year-old Elvis Sergeant, otherwise called ‘Spider’, with the murder of 38-year-old Jermaine Chin, who was killed in a machete attack on Sunday, October 27 in...
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Man charged in relation to fatal Manchester machete attack

Detectives assigned to the Manchester Division have arrested and charged 55-year-old Elvis Sergeant, otherwise called ‘Spider’, with the murder of 38-year-old Jermaine Chin, who was killed in a machete attack on Sunday, October 27 in...

Jamaica Emergency Medicine Association condemns attack on doctors

The Jamaica Emergency Medicine Association, which represents emergency medical first responders, has come out in support of the medical doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children who was verbally assaulted by a mother with a sick child who...
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Jamaica Emergency Medicine Association condemns attack on doctors

The Jamaica Emergency Medicine Association, which represents emergency medical first responders, has come out in support of the medical doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children who was verbally assaulted by a mother with a sick child who...

3 men charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition

Investigators assigned to the St Andrew South Police Division arrested and charged three men for illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition on Tuesday. They are 32-year-old Konchella Fisher, 27-year-old Nakiki Fisher and 27-...
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3 men charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition

Investigators assigned to the St Andrew South Police Division arrested and charged three men for illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition on Tuesday. They are 32-year-old Konchella Fisher, 27-year-old Nakiki Fisher and 27-...

Decomposing body of teen found in Clarendon

The body of a female was found in an advanced state of decomposition along the Dawkins Pen main road, Lionel Town, Clarendon on Thursday. The body has been identified by the police as 19-year-old Shaida McKenzie of Mitchell Town in the parish. The...
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Decomposing body of teen found in Clarendon

The body of a female was found in an advanced state of decomposition along the Dawkins Pen main road, Lionel Town, Clarendon on Thursday. The body has been identified by the police as 19-year-old Shaida McKenzie of Mitchell Town in the parish. The...

Gov’t commits additional $200 million to help sugar cane farmers

The Government is providing an additional $200 million for the transportation of sugar cane from Monymusk in Clarendon to the Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine and Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth for the 2019/2020 crop season.   ...
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Gov’t commits additional $200 million to help sugar cane farmers

The Government is providing an additional $200 million for the transportation of sugar cane from Monymusk in Clarendon to the Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine and Appleton Estate in St Elizabeth for the 2019/2020 crop season.   ...

Curb rise in hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean – UN

Santiago de Chile: The prevalence of adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean has tripled since 1975, affecting one in four adults in a region where hunger has grown once again, reaching 42.5 million people, according to a new United...
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Curb rise in hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean – UN

Santiago de Chile: The prevalence of adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean has tripled since 1975, affecting one in four adults in a region where hunger has grown once again, reaching 42.5 million people, according to a new United...

Revellers get early taste of Xodus ‘Enchanted’

Carnival Band Xodus recently debuted its ‘Enchanted’ 2020 costume options with a grand celebration at 36 Hope Road, Kingston. The fully themed event attracted excited revellers, as the band brought to life fairytale characters through colourful,...
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Revellers get early taste of Xodus ‘Enchanted’

Carnival Band Xodus recently debuted its ‘Enchanted’ 2020 costume options with a grand celebration at 36 Hope Road, Kingston. The fully themed event attracted excited revellers, as the band brought to life fairytale characters through colourful,...

Chris Issa to be crowned Hospitality Personality of the Year

Hotelier Christopher Issa has proved himself to be adept at making power moves in the hospitality sector just as he has done in the field of law. The Campion College Hall of Famer’s law expertise spans, among other things, conveyancing, real estate...
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Chris Issa to be crowned Hospitality Personality of the Year

Hotelier Christopher Issa has proved himself to be adept at making power moves in the hospitality sector just as he has done in the field of law. The Campion College Hall of Famer’s law expertise spans, among other things, conveyancing, real estate...

Shaw: Stop flying in food with tourists - Minister raps hotels for import appetite

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican hotels have been urged to curb their appetite for imported foods and to build linkages with local farmers and distributors to provide tourists with island fare. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...
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Shaw: Stop flying in food with tourists - Minister raps hotels for import appetite

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican hotels have been urged to curb their appetite for imported foods and to build linkages with local farmers and distributors to provide tourists with island fare. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...

AC Hotel Kingston, where art matters

Visitors to the recently opened AC Hotel Kingston at 38-42 Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew cannot miss the eye-catching and engaging pieces of artwork in its lobby and dining space. The pieces are all over the place in their various media, sizes,...
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AC Hotel Kingston, where art matters

Visitors to the recently opened AC Hotel Kingston at 38-42 Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew cannot miss the eye-catching and engaging pieces of artwork in its lobby and dining space. The pieces are all over the place in their various media, sizes,...

Koffee to perform on Harry Styles' show in Mexico 2020

Jamaican reggae sensation Koffee has been booked by international rock artiste Harry Styles to open three of his shows in Mexico next year. Koffee, with a catalogue of just five songs, has spent the year travelling and performing for fans in all...
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Koffee to perform on Harry Styles' show in Mexico 2020

Jamaican reggae sensation Koffee has been booked by international rock artiste Harry Styles to open three of his shows in Mexico next year. Koffee, with a catalogue of just five songs, has spent the year travelling and performing for fans in all...

SERHA concerned about confrontation at Bustamante Hospital

South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) says it strongly opposes any form of abuse of public health staff. Recently, Councillor for the Trafalgar Division in South East St Andrew, Kari Douglas, and a medical doctor at the Bustamante...
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SERHA concerned about confrontation at Bustamante Hospital

South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) says it strongly opposes any form of abuse of public health staff. Recently, Councillor for the Trafalgar Division in South East St Andrew, Kari Douglas, and a medical doctor at the Bustamante...

Beheading Case | Witness details jailhouse confession by murder accused

A witness today recounted a jailhouse conversation in which an accused killer detailed how he and his cronies shot, chopped then beheaded a St Catherine woman and her teenage daughter.
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Beheading Case | Witness details jailhouse confession by murder accused

A witness today recounted a jailhouse conversation in which an accused killer detailed how he and his cronies shot, chopped then beheaded a St Catherine woman and her teenage daughter.

Patterson named Statesman in Residence at UWI

Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson has been named Statesman in Residence by the University of the West Indies (UWI). The creation of the new non-staff post was approved by the UWI’s Regional Finance and General Purposes Committee during a...
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Patterson named Statesman in Residence at UWI

Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson has been named Statesman in Residence by the University of the West Indies (UWI). The creation of the new non-staff post was approved by the UWI’s Regional Finance and General Purposes Committee during a...

Murder of former JUTC chairman was a contract killing, witness testifies

In a startling revelation, a self-proclaimed former gang member this afternoon testified that the 2008 murder of then Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Chairman Douglas Chamber was a contract killing.   
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Murder of former JUTC chairman was a contract killing, witness testifies

In a startling revelation, a self-proclaimed former gang member this afternoon testified that the 2008 murder of then Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Chairman Douglas Chamber was a contract killing.   

Health Ministry to review security protocols over Bustamante Hospital incident

The Ministry of Health & Wellness says it strongly condemns any act of violence towards members of the public health system, whether in word or action. The Ministry says it has come to the attention that abusive language and threats have been...
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Health Ministry to review security protocols over Bustamante Hospital incident

The Ministry of Health & Wellness says it strongly condemns any act of violence towards members of the public health system, whether in word or action. The Ministry says it has come to the attention that abusive language and threats have been...

HWT cabbies fined

The men charged in relation to the mowing down of two pedestrians on Eastwood Park Road in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on October 23 were fined a total of $110,000 in the Traffic Court on Tuesday. Chad Ingram pleaded guilty to the charges and was...
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HWT cabbies fined

The men charged in relation to the mowing down of two pedestrians on Eastwood Park Road in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on October 23 were fined a total of $110,000 in the Traffic Court on Tuesday. Chad Ingram pleaded guilty to the charges and was...

Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips for 3rd day

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut on Thursday and Friday after a thick gray haze of noxious air enveloped the city for the third consecutive day, and angry residents blamed authorities for holding an annual children...
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Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips for 3rd day

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut on Thursday and Friday after a thick gray haze of noxious air enveloped the city for the third consecutive day, and angry residents blamed authorities for holding an annual children...

Woman charged with Reggae Girl Tarania Clarke’s murder remanded

Twenty-year-old Russelle Foster, who was charged with the murder of 23-year-old national footballer, Tarania Clarke, was remanded in custody when she appeared before the court on Wednesday. Foster was ordered to return to court on Monday, December...
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Woman charged with Reggae Girl Tarania Clarke’s murder remanded

Twenty-year-old Russelle Foster, who was charged with the murder of 23-year-old national footballer, Tarania Clarke, was remanded in custody when she appeared before the court on Wednesday. Foster was ordered to return to court on Monday, December...

British man held with cocaine at airport charged

The Narcotics Police arrested and charged a British man on Tuesday at the Sangster  International Airport for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act. Charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine is 29-...
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British man held with cocaine at airport charged

The Narcotics Police arrested and charged a British man on Tuesday at the Sangster  International Airport for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act. Charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine and attempting to export cocaine is 29-...

Earth Today | Caribbean fisherfolk receive mentorship

STAKEHOLDERS FROM the Caribbean fisheries sector recently had the benefit of a mentorship workshop for capacity building in ecosystem stewardship and sustainable livelihoods, held in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The participant, among them...
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Earth Today | Caribbean fisherfolk receive mentorship

STAKEHOLDERS FROM the Caribbean fisheries sector recently had the benefit of a mentorship workshop for capacity building in ecosystem stewardship and sustainable livelihoods, held in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The participant, among them...

‘Earth Today | 100% renewables, a noble goal’

DEVELOPMENT Professional Eleanor Jones has put her stamp of approval on the recent proposal for Jamaica to press for 100 per cent renewables by 2055, while cautioning that it will take a lot more than words to make it happen. “It is a noble...
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‘Earth Today | 100% renewables, a noble goal’

DEVELOPMENT Professional Eleanor Jones has put her stamp of approval on the recent proposal for Jamaica to press for 100 per cent renewables by 2055, while cautioning that it will take a lot more than words to make it happen. “It is a noble...

Earth Today | Marine biologist says no to delay of styrofoam ban

MARINE BIOLOGIST Professor Mona Webber has added the weight of her own voice to the call to ignore appeals to delay the implementation of the January 2020 ban on styrofoam. According to Webber, director of the Centre for Marine Sciences at The...
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Earth Today | Marine biologist says no to delay of styrofoam ban

MARINE BIOLOGIST Professor Mona Webber has added the weight of her own voice to the call to ignore appeals to delay the implementation of the January 2020 ban on styrofoam. According to Webber, director of the Centre for Marine Sciences at The...

Gov’t to increase fines for theft of telecoms equipment

Telecoms provider Digicel says it welcomes plans by Minister of Science, Technology and Energy Faval Williams to push for stiffer penalties for the theft of network equipment. In a release on Wednesday, Digicel noted that the theft of valuable...
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Gov’t to increase fines for theft of telecoms equipment

Telecoms provider Digicel says it welcomes plans by Minister of Science, Technology and Energy Faval Williams to push for stiffer penalties for the theft of network equipment. In a release on Wednesday, Digicel noted that the theft of valuable...

Migration of teachers impacting schools severely – Speid

Western Bureau: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid said that the ongoing migration of the nation’s teachers to so-called greener pastures was having a negative impact on some schools, resulting in the merger of classes to make...
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Migration of teachers impacting schools severely – Speid

Western Bureau: Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid said that the ongoing migration of the nation’s teachers to so-called greener pastures was having a negative impact on some schools, resulting in the merger of classes to make...

Caribbean fisherfolk receive mentorship

STAKEHOLDERS FROM the Caribbean fisheries sector recently had the benefit of a mentorship workshop for capacity building in ecosystem stewardship and sustainable livelihoods, held in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The participant, among them...
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Caribbean fisherfolk receive mentorship

STAKEHOLDERS FROM the Caribbean fisheries sector recently had the benefit of a mentorship workshop for capacity building in ecosystem stewardship and sustainable livelihoods, held in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The participant, among them...

‘100% renewables, a noble goal’

DEVELOPMENT Professional Eleanor Jones has put her stamp of approval on the recent proposal for Jamaica to press for 100 per cent renewables by 2055, while cautioning that it will take a lot more than words to make it happen. “It is a noble...
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‘100% renewables, a noble goal’

DEVELOPMENT Professional Eleanor Jones has put her stamp of approval on the recent proposal for Jamaica to press for 100 per cent renewables by 2055, while cautioning that it will take a lot more than words to make it happen. “It is a noble...

Marine biologist says no to delay of styrofoam ban

MARINE BIOLOGIST Professor Mona Webber has added the weight of her own voice to the call to ignore appeals to delay the implementation of the January 2020 ban on styrofoam. According to Webber, director of the Centre for Marine Sciences at The...
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Marine biologist says no to delay of styrofoam ban

MARINE BIOLOGIST Professor Mona Webber has added the weight of her own voice to the call to ignore appeals to delay the implementation of the January 2020 ban on styrofoam. According to Webber, director of the Centre for Marine Sciences at The...

Gas prices down $0.09, diesel up $2.89

Gas prices will go down by $0.09 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $129.56 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $132.39. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $2.89 per litre...
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Gas prices down $0.09, diesel up $2.89

Gas prices will go down by $0.09 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $129.56 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $132.39. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $2.89 per litre...

Amaterra Group inks deal for first all-inclusive Marriott hotel in Jamaica

The Amaterra Group has signed a deal with Marriott International for the first all-inclusive Marriott resort in the Caribbean to be constructed in Jamaica. The 800-room hotel is to be built in Trelawny with completion set for 2022. Amaterra’s...
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Amaterra Group inks deal for first all-inclusive Marriott hotel in Jamaica

The Amaterra Group has signed a deal with Marriott International for the first all-inclusive Marriott resort in the Caribbean to be constructed in Jamaica. The 800-room hotel is to be built in Trelawny with completion set for 2022. Amaterra’s...

Constitutional Court hearing challenge to immunity certificates in Keith Clarke case

An attorney for the widow of slain businessman Keith Clarke has argued that the certificates issued to three soldiers shielding them from criminal prosecution are void because they “conflict with the Constitution.” That assertion was...
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Constitutional Court hearing challenge to immunity certificates in Keith Clarke case

An attorney for the widow of slain businessman Keith Clarke has argued that the certificates issued to three soldiers shielding them from criminal prosecution are void because they “conflict with the Constitution.” That assertion was...

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