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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...

Editors' Forum | Cubans, Bangladeshis, Syrians seeking refugee status in Jamaica

While only around 20 people seek refugee status in the island annually, the Jamaica Red Cross has expressed concern about why some migrants travel thousands of miles from Asia and Africa to make the country their final destination. What has also...
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Editors' Forum | Cubans, Bangladeshis, Syrians seeking refugee status in Jamaica

While only around 20 people seek refugee status in the island annually, the Jamaica Red Cross has expressed concern about why some migrants travel thousands of miles from Asia and Africa to make the country their final destination. What has also...

PM pleased with progress at MoBay beach park

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that he is satisfied with the progress made by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) in transforming the 16-acre former ‘Dump-up Beach’ into a scenic closed harbour park. The legacy project is...
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PM pleased with progress at MoBay beach park

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that he is satisfied with the progress made by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) in transforming the 16-acre former ‘Dump-up Beach’ into a scenic closed harbour park. The legacy project is...

Tourism at risk if climate change not halted, activist warns

Environmental activist Leilani Münter has warned that small island states like Jamaica could suffer a collapse of their tourism industry because of climate change. Citing record temperature rises across the world as a litmus test of global warming...
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Tourism at risk if climate change not halted, activist warns

Environmental activist Leilani Münter has warned that small island states like Jamaica could suffer a collapse of their tourism industry because of climate change. Citing record temperature rises across the world as a litmus test of global warming...

My Healthy Day

This week, we continue with the final part of ‘My Healthy Day’, as we hear from Stephen Davidson (Head of Marketing and PR at JCDC) and Yoni Epstein (Founding Chairman...
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My Healthy Day

This week, we continue with the final part of ‘My Healthy Day’, as we hear from Stephen Davidson (Head of Marketing and PR at JCDC) and Yoni Epstein (Founding Chairman...

Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce throws exquisite awards banquet

Land baron and developer Mark Kerr Jarrett and Lloyd’s Department Store, one of the longest-serving entities in Montego Bay, were among the top honourees at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry awards banquet last Saturday night. Kerr...
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Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce throws exquisite awards banquet

Land baron and developer Mark Kerr Jarrett and Lloyd’s Department Store, one of the longest-serving entities in Montego Bay, were among the top honourees at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry awards banquet last Saturday night. Kerr...

WRHA gets vehicles worth $80M to boost vector control, mental healthcare

The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has acquired 12 new vehicles at a cost of $80.1 million to enhance vector control and the delivery of mental healthcare services across the region. The vehicles, purchased by the Ministry of Health and...
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WRHA gets vehicles worth $80M to boost vector control, mental healthcare

The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) has acquired 12 new vehicles at a cost of $80.1 million to enhance vector control and the delivery of mental healthcare services across the region. The vehicles, purchased by the Ministry of Health and...

Four charged following robbery on Deanery Road, St Andrew

Four men have been arrested and charged following a robbery on Deanery Road in St Andrew. Charged  with robbery with aggravation are Dantay Fraser, 18, of Wellington Street, Kingston 14, Dave Williams otherwise called ‘Nickoy’, 18...
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Four charged following robbery on Deanery Road, St Andrew

Four men have been arrested and charged following a robbery on Deanery Road in St Andrew. Charged  with robbery with aggravation are Dantay Fraser, 18, of Wellington Street, Kingston 14, Dave Williams otherwise called ‘Nickoy’, 18...

Three shot, one fatally, in Westmoreland, man charged

Detectives assigned to the Westmoreland Police Division have charged one man in relation to a shooting incident that claimed the life of a man and the injury of two women on Hudson Street, Savanna-la-Mar on Tuesday. The deceased has been...
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Three shot, one fatally, in Westmoreland, man charged

Detectives assigned to the Westmoreland Police Division have charged one man in relation to a shooting incident that claimed the life of a man and the injury of two women on Hudson Street, Savanna-la-Mar on Tuesday. The deceased has been...

Curfew imposed in Waterford, St Catherine extended

The curfew that was imposed in Waterford, Portmore, St Catherine on Monday has been extended for 48 hours and will now end at 6:00 p.m. Friday. The first curfew was imposed from 6:00 p.m Monday to  6:00 p.m on Wednesday. The boundaries of the...
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Curfew imposed in Waterford, St Catherine extended

The curfew that was imposed in Waterford, Portmore, St Catherine on Monday has been extended for 48 hours and will now end at 6:00 p.m. Friday. The first curfew was imposed from 6:00 p.m Monday to  6:00 p.m on Wednesday. The boundaries of the...

St Andrew farmer charged with shooting and arson

Detectives attached to the St Andrew North Police have charged 31-year-old Philindo Williams otherwise called ‘Lando’, a farmer of Red Light district in  Irish Town in relation to shooting and arson. The police report that about 8:...
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St Andrew farmer charged with shooting and arson

Detectives attached to the St Andrew North Police have charged 31-year-old Philindo Williams otherwise called ‘Lando’, a farmer of Red Light district in  Irish Town in relation to shooting and arson. The police report that about 8:...

Three-week water disruption for sections of St Elizabeth

Sections of St Elizabeth will be without regular water supply for more than three weeks as the National Water Commission will suspend operations at its Newton deepwell plant in the parish. The suspension, which will run from December 5 to...
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Three-week water disruption for sections of St Elizabeth

Sections of St Elizabeth will be without regular water supply for more than three weeks as the National Water Commission will suspend operations at its Newton deepwell plant in the parish. The suspension, which will run from December 5 to...

Earth Today | Extreme hurricanes forecast the future

FROM HURRICANES Irma and Maria in 2017 to Hurricane Dorian this year – all of which caused devastation in the Caribbean with their Category 5 strength – the future of a region marked by unprecedented climate is being foretold. Dr Tannecia...
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Earth Today | Extreme hurricanes forecast the future

FROM HURRICANES Irma and Maria in 2017 to Hurricane Dorian this year – all of which caused devastation in the Caribbean with their Category 5 strength – the future of a region marked by unprecedented climate is being foretold. Dr Tannecia...

Westmoreland man murdered in home invasion

The Westmoreland Police are probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man and the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Hertford on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Germain Thomas...
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Westmoreland man murdered in home invasion

The Westmoreland Police are probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man and the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in Hertford on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Germain Thomas...

Tufton: I don’t make up the figures - Tufton denies Opposition claim in dengue dispute

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday described as misleading Opposition claims that he has fudged data on the spiralling dengue fever epidemic, rejecting calls for his resignation as misguided. Tufton’s pushback was in...
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Tufton: I don’t make up the figures - Tufton denies Opposition claim in dengue dispute

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday described as misleading Opposition claims that he has fudged data on the spiralling dengue fever epidemic, rejecting calls for his resignation as misguided. Tufton’s pushback was in...

‘Writing was on the wall’ - J’cans react with mixed emotions to Kamala Harris’ exit

Jamaican expatriates have generally reacted with dismay to Democratic candidate Senator Kamala Harris’ decision to pull the plug on her presidential election race, but some believe that the pragmatism of money in politics and her failure to...
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‘Writing was on the wall’ - J’cans react with mixed emotions to Kamala Harris’ exit

Jamaican expatriates have generally reacted with dismay to Democratic candidate Senator Kamala Harris’ decision to pull the plug on her presidential election race, but some believe that the pragmatism of money in politics and her failure to...

Mission Music: Local artistes spread climate messages

KEMALY SIMPSON has two occupations: hard-working, young farmer from Red Bank, St Elizabeth, and the aspiring reggae artiste I-Knowledge who dreams of being a star in the music industry. Recently, he has been able to bring his two vocations together...
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Mission Music: Local artistes spread climate messages

KEMALY SIMPSON has two occupations: hard-working, young farmer from Red Bank, St Elizabeth, and the aspiring reggae artiste I-Knowledge who dreams of being a star in the music industry. Recently, he has been able to bring his two vocations together...

Category 5 events call for more mitigation, adaptation, research

THE THREE recent Category 5 hurricane events to affect the Caribbean call for more – more mitigation, more adaptation and more research. This is one of the messages to emerge from the recent Science for Today public lecture series of the Faculty of...
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Category 5 events call for more mitigation, adaptation, research

THE THREE recent Category 5 hurricane events to affect the Caribbean call for more – more mitigation, more adaptation and more research. This is one of the messages to emerge from the recent Science for Today public lecture series of the Faculty of...

Extreme hurricanes forecast the future

FROM HURRICANES Irma and Maria in 2017 to Hurricane Dorian this year – all of which caused devastation in the Caribbean with their Category 5 strength – the future of a region marked by unprecedented climate is being foretold. Dr Tannecia...
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Extreme hurricanes forecast the future

FROM HURRICANES Irma and Maria in 2017 to Hurricane Dorian this year – all of which caused devastation in the Caribbean with their Category 5 strength – the future of a region marked by unprecedented climate is being foretold. Dr Tannecia...

Fire victims get help from the Ministry of Education

WESTERN BUREAU: The Quality Education Circle (QEC) of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Region 4 came good for the family of two children, who perished in a fire which destroyed their home in the Norwood section of Montego Bay, St James, on November...
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Fire victims get help from the Ministry of Education

WESTERN BUREAU: The Quality Education Circle (QEC) of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Region 4 came good for the family of two children, who perished in a fire which destroyed their home in the Norwood section of Montego Bay, St James, on November...

Hemp industry in US cleared to do business with banks

The number of banks in the United States willing to lend to hemp producers can be counted on one hand. That is about to change. The New York Times is reporting that federal and state bank regulators announced Tuesday that they were scrapping a...
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Hemp industry in US cleared to do business with banks

The number of banks in the United States willing to lend to hemp producers can be counted on one hand. That is about to change. The New York Times is reporting that federal and state bank regulators announced Tuesday that they were scrapping a...

Permanent Secretaries agree to performance-based pay

Permanent Secretaries have agreed to the introduction of performance pay as part of their compensation package. This was announced earlier today by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, at a press conference at his Ministry...
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Permanent Secretaries agree to performance-based pay

Permanent Secretaries have agreed to the introduction of performance pay as part of their compensation package. This was announced earlier today by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, at a press conference at his Ministry...

Gas prices down $3.06, diesel down $1.99

Gas prices are to go down by $3.06 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $126.78 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $129.61. Meanwhile, automotive diesel will move down by $1.99 to sell for $133.59...
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Gas prices down $3.06, diesel down $1.99

Gas prices are to go down by $3.06 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $126.78 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $129.61. Meanwhile, automotive diesel will move down by $1.99 to sell for $133.59...

ECJ registers third political party

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is reporting that it has registered Jamaica’s third political party. The ECJ says the United Independents’ Congress (UIC) was registered and certified after it satisfied the requirements of the...
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ECJ registers third political party

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) is reporting that it has registered Jamaica’s third political party. The ECJ says the United Independents’ Congress (UIC) was registered and certified after it satisfied the requirements of the...

Gov’t working towards developing National Cyber Policy in 2020

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says that to further protect Jamaicans from the evolving threat of cybercrime, the Government is working towards the development of a National Cyber Policy in 2020. Speaking at a Cybersecurity and...
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Gov’t working towards developing National Cyber Policy in 2020

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says that to further protect Jamaicans from the evolving threat of cybercrime, the Government is working towards the development of a National Cyber Policy in 2020. Speaking at a Cybersecurity and...

EOJ officials to observe Dominica elections

Two officials from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will join the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Election Observation Mission to the General Elections in Dominica scheduled for Friday. Andrew Smith and Rohan Porter, Regional Managers in...
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EOJ officials to observe Dominica elections

Two officials from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will join the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Election Observation Mission to the General Elections in Dominica scheduled for Friday. Andrew Smith and Rohan Porter, Regional Managers in...

Canada announces new procedure for temporary, permanent resident status applications

OTTAWA, CMC – Building on a government commitment made earlier this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says it is now easier for foreign nationals, including Caribbean immigrants, to apply for temporary and permanent...
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Canada announces new procedure for temporary, permanent resident status applications

OTTAWA, CMC – Building on a government commitment made earlier this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says it is now easier for foreign nationals, including Caribbean immigrants, to apply for temporary and permanent...

Probe under way into death at Sangster airport

MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of the Sangster International Airport in St James, says it is still probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a worker. MBJ ​says information gathered so far indicates that an employee of a...
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Probe under way into death at Sangster airport

MBJ Airports Limited, the operator of the Sangster International Airport in St James, says it is still probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a worker. MBJ ​says information gathered so far indicates that an employee of a...

Unruly bus driver in viral video charged

An unruly bus driver who was caught on camera bad driving another motorist along a section of Half Way Tree Road in St Andrew has been arrested and charged by the police. The viral video shows the male driver and the female motorist in a...
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Unruly bus driver in viral video charged

An unruly bus driver who was caught on camera bad driving another motorist along a section of Half Way Tree Road in St Andrew has been arrested and charged by the police. The viral video shows the male driver and the female motorist in a...

No fees for voter ID card renewal, exercise to continue into 2020 -EOJ

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reminding the public that the voter identification card renewal process is free of cost and will continue into the year 2020. All electors, businesses and government agencies are also being reminded that...
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No fees for voter ID card renewal, exercise to continue into 2020 -EOJ

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is reminding the public that the voter identification card renewal process is free of cost and will continue into the year 2020. All electors, businesses and government agencies are also being reminded that...

Edna Manley lecturer in sex scandal to be dismissed

A committee has recommended that the lecturer at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts who has been accused of sexual harassment should be terminated.
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Edna Manley lecturer in sex scandal to be dismissed

A committee has recommended that the lecturer at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts who has been accused of sexual harassment should be terminated.

Gov't to spend $3.84 billion on housing in east Portland communities

An estimated $3.84 billion is to be spent to create housing solutions in the east Portland communities of Norwich and Passley Gardens. The announcement was made by Portland East Member of Parliament Ann-Marie Vaz who said the National Land Agency...
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Gov't to spend $3.84 billion on housing in east Portland communities

An estimated $3.84 billion is to be spent to create housing solutions in the east Portland communities of Norwich and Passley Gardens. The announcement was made by Portland East Member of Parliament Ann-Marie Vaz who said the National Land Agency...

$3.2 million worth of ganja seized in St Bess

A large quantity of ganja with an estimated street value of approximately $3.2 million have been recovered in Middlesex district, St Elizabeth. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure. The Area 3 Narcotics Division report that about midday...
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$3.2 million worth of ganja seized in St Bess

A large quantity of ganja with an estimated street value of approximately $3.2 million have been recovered in Middlesex district, St Elizabeth. No one was arrested in relation to the seizure. The Area 3 Narcotics Division report that about midday...

NWC warns public to lookout for criminals over yuletide season

The National Water Commission (NWC) is encouraging the public, especially during this yuletide season, to be on the lookout for unscrupulous persons who may pose either as employees or bill collectors acting on behalf of the agency. Jamaicans is...
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NWC warns public to lookout for criminals over yuletide season

The National Water Commission (NWC) is encouraging the public, especially during this yuletide season, to be on the lookout for unscrupulous persons who may pose either as employees or bill collectors acting on behalf of the agency. Jamaicans is...

Just In | Tesha Miller found guilty in relation to murder of former JUTC chairman

Tesha Miller has been found guilty in relation to the murder of former chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers. The decision was handed down a short while ago in the Home Circuit Court by a seven-member jury. The...
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Just In | Tesha Miller found guilty in relation to murder of former JUTC chairman

Tesha Miller has been found guilty in relation to the murder of former chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers. The decision was handed down a short while ago in the Home Circuit Court by a seven-member jury. The...

Curfew imposed in Waterford, St Catherine

A curfew has been imposed in Waterford, Portmore, St Catherine. The security measure comes after the community was rocked by the murders of three members of a family in a home invasion on Sunday night. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Monday and...
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Curfew imposed in Waterford, St Catherine

A curfew has been imposed in Waterford, Portmore, St Catherine. The security measure comes after the community was rocked by the murders of three members of a family in a home invasion on Sunday night. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Monday and...

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