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Weekend traffic changes for Three Miles, St Andrew

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that traffic changes have been be implemented at Three Miles, St Andrew to facilitate critical waterline connection works within the interchange. Over the weekend, access will be restricted to the lower...

Devon House party violators will be held accountable – McKenzie

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says those behind the staging of a party on Friday night at Devon House in St Andrew will be held accountable. Videos of the party are being circulated on social media...
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Devon House party violators will be held accountable – McKenzie

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says those behind the staging of a party on Friday night at Devon House in St Andrew will be held accountable. Videos of the party are being circulated on social media...

50 rounds of ammunition seized in St Ann, man charged

A man has been arrested and charged for illegal possession of ammunition in relation to the seizure of a cache of ammunition in Discovery Bay, St Ann. He is 35-year-old Shawn Smith, otherwise called ‘Rasta’, of a Discovery Bay address....
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50 rounds of ammunition seized in St Ann, man charged

A man has been arrested and charged for illegal possession of ammunition in relation to the seizure of a cache of ammunition in Discovery Bay, St Ann. He is 35-year-old Shawn Smith, otherwise called ‘Rasta’, of a Discovery Bay address....

Cayman Islands House Speaker McKeeva Bush denies assault charges

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, McKeeva Bush, denied charges of assault and being drunk and disorderly when he appeared via video link in court on Friday. Bush, 65, a veteran politician, is accused of...
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Cayman Islands House Speaker McKeeva Bush denies assault charges

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, McKeeva Bush, denied charges of assault and being drunk and disorderly when he appeared via video link in court on Friday. Bush, 65, a veteran politician, is accused of...

Gov’t pursuing tripartite stakeholder discussions on job security

Labour and Social Security Minister, Mike Henry, says the Government is pursuing tripartite stakeholder discussions on the current legislative and policy framework and response in relation to job security. This, he said, as part of ongoing...
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Gov’t pursuing tripartite stakeholder discussions on job security

Labour and Social Security Minister, Mike Henry, says the Government is pursuing tripartite stakeholder discussions on the current legislative and policy framework and response in relation to job security. This, he said, as part of ongoing...

Help! Young mother seeks to break the cycle of poverty

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Twenty-one-year-old Daniela Ewan has known struggle all her life. Having lost her father at age six, watched her mother go through numerous hardships, suffered domestic abuse, in every way possible, to make ends meet for the...
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Help! Young mother seeks to break the cycle of poverty

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Twenty-one-year-old Daniela Ewan has known struggle all her life. Having lost her father at age six, watched her mother go through numerous hardships, suffered domestic abuse, in every way possible, to make ends meet for the...

Future cut short - 11-year-old killed in car accident hours after PEP placement

A footballer? Or a scientist to develop his eco-friendly ‘Geo-Towns’ that would change the health of the world? The possibilities were endless for young Geovaughn Allen before he was struck dead by a motor car while celebrating his matriculation...
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Future cut short - 11-year-old killed in car accident hours after PEP placement

A footballer? Or a scientist to develop his eco-friendly ‘Geo-Towns’ that would change the health of the world? The possibilities were endless for young Geovaughn Allen before he was struck dead by a motor car while celebrating his matriculation...

Dreams of home, but … Jamaica’s COVID-19 regulations too strict, bemoan Jamaicans in the US

Some Jamaicans in the diaspora of the United States are apprehensive about returning to the land of their birth due to the COVID-19 restrictions implemented by the Government. They have dreams of home but the strict stipulations have them thinking...
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Dreams of home, but … Jamaica’s COVID-19 regulations too strict, bemoan Jamaicans in the US

Some Jamaicans in the diaspora of the United States are apprehensive about returning to the land of their birth due to the COVID-19 restrictions implemented by the Government. They have dreams of home but the strict stipulations have them thinking...

Paul Lowe – A victim of the justice system

Software developer Paul Lowe, who had been a victim of the justice system for 20 years, is very disappointed that he had to leave Jamaica, his homeland, to seek a living in Canada. “I used to say as a youngster that I am not leaving Jamaica, I am...
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Paul Lowe – A victim of the justice system

Software developer Paul Lowe, who had been a victim of the justice system for 20 years, is very disappointed that he had to leave Jamaica, his homeland, to seek a living in Canada. “I used to say as a youngster that I am not leaving Jamaica, I am...

US is Caribbean’s best option despite COVID-19

Americans are commemorating their Independence Day holiday weekend under the cloud of record rises in COVID-19 cases and the number of deaths from the virus approaching 130,000, according to figures published by Johns Hopkins University. Several...
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US is Caribbean’s best option despite COVID-19

Americans are commemorating their Independence Day holiday weekend under the cloud of record rises in COVID-19 cases and the number of deaths from the virus approaching 130,000, according to figures published by Johns Hopkins University. Several...

Water lock-offs for some Corporate Area communities due to drought

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that effective today, it has implemented water supply lock-offs for areas served by the Seaview Treatment Plant in St Andrew.  The NWC is noting that these regulations have become necessary due...
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Water lock-offs for some Corporate Area communities due to drought

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that effective today, it has implemented water supply lock-offs for areas served by the Seaview Treatment Plant in St Andrew.  The NWC is noting that these regulations have become necessary due...

WHO ending hydroxycholorquine trial for COVID

BERLIN — The World Health Organization says it is ending a trial into whether anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps patients hospitalised with COVID-19. WHO said Saturday it has “accepted the recommendation” from the...
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WHO ending hydroxycholorquine trial for COVID

BERLIN — The World Health Organization says it is ending a trial into whether anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps patients hospitalised with COVID-19. WHO said Saturday it has “accepted the recommendation” from the...

Suspect in 2018 St Catherine double murder charged

The St Catherine South Police have charged a suspect with the 2018 murders of a man and a woman in Zambia, Central Village, St Catherine. His identity is being withheld at this time as investigations continue into other crimes. It is reported that...
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Suspect in 2018 St Catherine double murder charged

The St Catherine South Police have charged a suspect with the 2018 murders of a man and a woman in Zambia, Central Village, St Catherine. His identity is being withheld at this time as investigations continue into other crimes. It is reported that...

Jamaica Customs revamps arrangements for persons importing personal shipments

The Jamaica Customs Agency has revamped the arrangements for persons importing personal shipments valued up to US$5,000 to involve the mandatory use of the entity’s Express Clearance Process facility. The agency’s chief information...
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Jamaica Customs revamps arrangements for persons importing personal shipments

The Jamaica Customs Agency has revamped the arrangements for persons importing personal shipments valued up to US$5,000 to involve the mandatory use of the entity’s Express Clearance Process facility. The agency’s chief information...

Early encashment of NIS pension vouchers in July

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is advising National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pensioners that as of Monday, July 6 they will be able to encash all pension vouchers with payable dates in this month. The provision is available at post...
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Early encashment of NIS pension vouchers in July

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is advising National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pensioners that as of Monday, July 6 they will be able to encash all pension vouchers with payable dates in this month. The provision is available at post...

Health Ministry recruits community health aides to support COVID-19 fight

Fifty residents of St Catherine are being trained as community health aides in keeping with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ strategic framework to prepare the population to live with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The aides, who...
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Health Ministry recruits community health aides to support COVID-19 fight

Fifty residents of St Catherine are being trained as community health aides in keeping with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ strategic framework to prepare the population to live with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The aides, who...

Holness urges investors to recharge businesses

Prime Minister Andrew Holness used Thursday’s resumption of dining at restaurants in Jamaica to rally investors and entrepreneurs to reignite economic activity to emerge from recession. Lauding Thalia Lyn, founder and CEO of Island Grill, for...
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Holness urges investors to recharge businesses

Prime Minister Andrew Holness used Thursday’s resumption of dining at restaurants in Jamaica to rally investors and entrepreneurs to reignite economic activity to emerge from recession. Lauding Thalia Lyn, founder and CEO of Island Grill, for...

PM hands over new houses to St Mary sisters

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday handed over a new multifamily house to three sisters living in Annotto Bay, St Mary, under the social-housing component of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme. The seaside...
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PM hands over new houses to St Mary sisters

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday handed over a new multifamily house to three sisters living in Annotto Bay, St Mary, under the social-housing component of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme. The seaside...

‘Them deal with wi good’ - Greenwich Town residents commend security forces

A woman identified as Adaica ‘Poochie’ Lawrence of Fourth Street, Greenwich Town, in south-west St Andrew was taken into custody by the police on Thursday following a protracted search of the premises, a day after Prime Minister Andrew Holness...
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‘Them deal with wi good’ - Greenwich Town residents commend security forces

A woman identified as Adaica ‘Poochie’ Lawrence of Fourth Street, Greenwich Town, in south-west St Andrew was taken into custody by the police on Thursday following a protracted search of the premises, a day after Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Teachers wanted! - Jamaican educators needed to tutor US students online

Washington, DC: Community Scholar Inc, a United States (US)-based non-profit organisation, is seeking to recruit Jamaican teachers to tutor US students online. Although the main aim of the initiative is to increase the test scores of these US-based...
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Teachers wanted! - Jamaican educators needed to tutor US students online

Washington, DC: Community Scholar Inc, a United States (US)-based non-profit organisation, is seeking to recruit Jamaican teachers to tutor US students online. Although the main aim of the initiative is to increase the test scores of these US-based...

Hope Zoo reopens - Implements physical distancing and sanitisation procedures

The Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation has reopened to the public following an almost three-month closure of public gardens and zoos. To protect patrons and staff, the facility has implemented several physical distancing and sanitising measures,...
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Hope Zoo reopens - Implements physical distancing and sanitisation procedures

The Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation has reopened to the public following an almost three-month closure of public gardens and zoos. To protect patrons and staff, the facility has implemented several physical distancing and sanitising measures,...

King Valley Gang Trial | Main witness to be recalled

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes today allowed the main witness in the trial of six alleged members of the Westmoreland-based Kings Valley Gang to be recalled following assertions by attorney-at-law Everton Bird that there were inconsistencies in his...
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King Valley Gang Trial | Main witness to be recalled

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes today allowed the main witness in the trial of six alleged members of the Westmoreland-based Kings Valley Gang to be recalled following assertions by attorney-at-law Everton Bird that there were inconsistencies in his...

Man nabbed following St Catherine robbery

Twenty-two-year-old Jessuse Mattadein of Rosemount district, Linstead in St Catherine was slapped with charges of robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition after robbing several persons. The police report that about...
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Man nabbed following St Catherine robbery

Twenty-two-year-old Jessuse Mattadein of Rosemount district, Linstead in St Catherine was slapped with charges of robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition after robbing several persons. The police report that about...

$11 million worth of ganja seized in Portland

A team of officers assigned to the Portland Police Division seized approximately 2,725 pounds of compressed ganja during an operation in Orange Bay district. The police report that about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a team was in the area when they...
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$11 million worth of ganja seized in Portland

A team of officers assigned to the Portland Police Division seized approximately 2,725 pounds of compressed ganja during an operation in Orange Bay district. The police report that about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a team was in the area when they...

Bail extended for Ruel Reid, Fritz Pinnock and other co-accused

Former Education Minister Ruel Reid, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Fritz Pinnock and their co-accused had their bails extended when they appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today. They were ordered to return to...
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Bail extended for Ruel Reid, Fritz Pinnock and other co-accused

Former Education Minister Ruel Reid, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Fritz Pinnock and their co-accused had their bails extended when they appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today. They were ordered to return to...

JLP councillors want embattled St Ann’s Bay mayor to resign

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillors in St Ann have recommended that embattled St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis resign his post. Belnavis has been under intense scrutiny since a Sunday Gleaner investigation uncovered that he was a...
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JLP councillors want embattled St Ann’s Bay mayor to resign

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillors in St Ann have recommended that embattled St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis resign his post. Belnavis has been under intense scrutiny since a Sunday Gleaner investigation uncovered that he was a...

JDF soldier shot in August Town

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is reporting that a soldier is currently in critical condition after being wounded during a shootout with gunmen in the African Gardens community in August Town, St Andrew last night. It is reported that at about 9:...
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JDF soldier shot in August Town

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is reporting that a soldier is currently in critical condition after being wounded during a shootout with gunmen in the African Gardens community in August Town, St Andrew last night. It is reported that at about 9:...

Son of Susan Bogle granted bail in time to attend her funeral

Murder accused Mark Stephens was yesterday granted $300,000 bail following an application by attorneys Peter Champagnie Q.C and Richard Lynch before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. In an impassioned plea, Champagnie argued that Stephens...
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Son of Susan Bogle granted bail in time to attend her funeral

Murder accused Mark Stephens was yesterday granted $300,000 bail following an application by attorneys Peter Champagnie Q.C and Richard Lynch before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. In an impassioned plea, Champagnie argued that Stephens...

Westmoreland farmer charged following seizure of ganja valued at $3 million

A 52-year-old Westmoreland farmer has been charged following the seizure of over $3 million worth of ganga in St Mary. His identity is being withheld by the police pending further investigation. The police report that about 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday,...
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Westmoreland farmer charged following seizure of ganja valued at $3 million

A 52-year-old Westmoreland farmer has been charged following the seizure of over $3 million worth of ganga in St Mary. His identity is being withheld by the police pending further investigation. The police report that about 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday,...

JDF finds guns in August Town

The security forces on Thursday recovered one AR 15 A2 rifle, one shotgun, one magazine, and fifteen 5.56mm live rounds in August Town, St Andrew. It is reported that a joint police-military team was conducting a search in the area when they found...
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JDF finds guns in August Town

The security forces on Thursday recovered one AR 15 A2 rifle, one shotgun, one magazine, and fifteen 5.56mm live rounds in August Town, St Andrew. It is reported that a joint police-military team was conducting a search in the area when they found...

Agriculture Ministry to purchase drones

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be purchasing 13 drones that will help to bolster the capacity of extension officers in the field. The drones will be among other equipment and machinery, valued at a total of $230...
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Agriculture Ministry to purchase drones

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be purchasing 13 drones that will help to bolster the capacity of extension officers in the field. The drones will be among other equipment and machinery, valued at a total of $230...

Woodstock residents want breakthrough in murder case

Residents of Woodstock, near Claremont in St Ann, are eagerly awaiting a breakthrough in the June 21 murder of community member, 54-year-old farmer Donovan Davis. Efforts on Wednesday to get an update from the St Ann police proved unsuccessful, but...
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Woodstock residents want breakthrough in murder case

Residents of Woodstock, near Claremont in St Ann, are eagerly awaiting a breakthrough in the June 21 murder of community member, 54-year-old farmer Donovan Davis. Efforts on Wednesday to get an update from the St Ann police proved unsuccessful, but...

Jamaican cruise workers stuck in Brazil cry for help

Ten Jamaicans aboard the MSC Seaview cruise ship anchored in Brazil are growing weary of being at sea and are appealing to the Government to repatriate them in short order. The COVID-19 pandemic threw global travel and leisure into a tailspin in...
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Jamaican cruise workers stuck in Brazil cry for help

Ten Jamaicans aboard the MSC Seaview cruise ship anchored in Brazil are growing weary of being at sea and are appealing to the Government to repatriate them in short order. The COVID-19 pandemic threw global travel and leisure into a tailspin in...

JSIF props up 45 small businesses with $40m in grants

“A dream come true.” That was how Merrick McNaughton summed up the grant of roughly $600,000 in equipment and material he received from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) yesterday to invest in his apiculture business. McNaughton was one of...
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JSIF props up 45 small businesses with $40m in grants

“A dream come true.” That was how Merrick McNaughton summed up the grant of roughly $600,000 in equipment and material he received from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) yesterday to invest in his apiculture business. McNaughton was one of...

NEPA defends granting permit to Dovecot

The national Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has defended its decision to grant a permit to Kumanda Park Limited, operators of Dovecot Memorial Park in St Catherine, for a proposed 72-acre expansion of the burial grounds. NEPA said that a...
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NEPA defends granting permit to Dovecot

The national Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has defended its decision to grant a permit to Kumanda Park Limited, operators of Dovecot Memorial Park in St Catherine, for a proposed 72-acre expansion of the burial grounds. NEPA said that a...

Aiken creating beauty in a box

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Kerry-Ann Aiken is the creator of it using her carefully arranged floral boxes. It was an idea to be different and stand out for Mother’s Day a year ago, but has thrived and is even managing...
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Aiken creating beauty in a box

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Kerry-Ann Aiken is the creator of it using her carefully arranged floral boxes. It was an idea to be different and stand out for Mother’s Day a year ago, but has thrived and is even managing...

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