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Poor air quality affects staff comfort and productivity

Sophia Lindsay* is an employee in a large organisation, who for more than a year, experienced repeated sinusitis issues, constant headaches and nausea. She also observed that her colleagues often suffered from nasal congestion. When black phlegm...

PNP presidential elections for November 7

The People's National Party (PNP) is to elect a new president on November 7.  The date was set at today's meeting of the party's National Executive Council (NEC), it's most powerful body outside of the Annual...
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PNP presidential elections for November 7

The People's National Party (PNP) is to elect a new president on November 7.  The date was set at today's meeting of the party's National Executive Council (NEC), it's most powerful body outside of the Annual...

St James man in custody after being caught with gun, ammunition

A man is in custody and the nine millimetre pistol and several rounds of ammunition he was carrying have been seized by the St James Police, the Jamaica Constabulary Force reports.  The incident occurred in Hendon,...
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St James man in custody after being caught with gun, ammunition

A man is in custody and the nine millimetre pistol and several rounds of ammunition he was carrying have been seized by the St James Police, the Jamaica Constabulary Force reports.  The incident occurred in Hendon,...

Global partners pledge support for blue economy investments in the OECS

(CMC): The nine-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has unveiled several blue economy investment opportunities on the opening day of its Sustainable Development Movement (SDM 2020). The World Bank defines the blue economy as...
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Global partners pledge support for blue economy investments in the OECS

(CMC): The nine-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has unveiled several blue economy investment opportunities on the opening day of its Sustainable Development Movement (SDM 2020). The World Bank defines the blue economy as...

Police hunt man who attacked financial institution manager in parking lot

The police are on the hunt for a man who attacked a manager of a financial institution with a gun.  An image of the man obtained from security footage, has been shared by the police via Twitter.  The police say the incident...
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Police hunt man who attacked financial institution manager in parking lot

The police are on the hunt for a man who attacked a manager of a financial institution with a gun.  An image of the man obtained from security footage, has been shared by the police via Twitter.  The police say the incident...

Dexta Daps held packed 'secret' concert in Brooklyn, flouting COVID guidelines NY Post reports

The New York Post is today reporting that dancehall artiste, Dexta Daps, held a secret concert in Brooklyn last night, drawing a packed audience in contravention of New York's COVID-19 guidelines.  Video clips of segments of the...
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Dexta Daps held packed 'secret' concert in Brooklyn, flouting COVID guidelines NY Post reports

The New York Post is today reporting that dancehall artiste, Dexta Daps, held a secret concert in Brooklyn last night, drawing a packed audience in contravention of New York's COVID-19 guidelines.  Video clips of segments of the...

Julian Robinson to step down as PNP general-secretary

General-secretary of the People's National Party, Julian Robinson is to step down from his position.  He announced his intention to step aside to the party's National Executive Council, now meeting at the Jamaica Conference Centre...
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Julian Robinson to step down as PNP general-secretary

General-secretary of the People's National Party, Julian Robinson is to step down from his position.  He announced his intention to step aside to the party's National Executive Council, now meeting at the Jamaica Conference Centre...

69 year-old St Ann woman dies from COVID-19; 163 new cases

Jamaica, yesterday, recorded another death from COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths, since March, to 89 people, data from the Ministry of Health and Wellness shows.  A 69 year-old woman from St Ann died from the disease yesterday. There is...
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69 year-old St Ann woman dies from COVID-19; 163 new cases

Jamaica, yesterday, recorded another death from COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths, since March, to 89 people, data from the Ministry of Health and Wellness shows.  A 69 year-old woman from St Ann died from the disease yesterday. There is...

Police seize guns and ammunition in Port Royal; three men arrested

Three men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of two guns, including a high-powered weapon, and several rounds of ammunition. The police say on Friday it seized an AK-47 rifle along with 20 7.62 rounds of ammunition, as well as...
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Police seize guns and ammunition in Port Royal; three men arrested

Three men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of two guns, including a high-powered weapon, and several rounds of ammunition. The police say on Friday it seized an AK-47 rifle along with 20 7.62 rounds of ammunition, as well as...

Guyana's chief election officer out on station bail

(CMC): Guyana’s chief elections officer, Keith Lowenfield, is now out on station bail, after being arrested yesterday and questioned by police as investigations continued into alleged electoral fraud in the March 2 general and regional...
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Guyana's chief election officer out on station bail

(CMC): Guyana’s chief elections officer, Keith Lowenfield, is now out on station bail, after being arrested yesterday and questioned by police as investigations continued into alleged electoral fraud in the March 2 general and regional...

Colleagues hail slain priest as caring, compassionate

Friends and colleagues of Father Larius Lewis are still numb with shock, trying to make sense of the murder of someone who served the Church, community and had a positive impact on those he came in contact with. Lewis’ nude lifeless body was...
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Colleagues hail slain priest as caring, compassionate

Friends and colleagues of Father Larius Lewis are still numb with shock, trying to make sense of the murder of someone who served the Church, community and had a positive impact on those he came in contact with. Lewis’ nude lifeless body was...

COVID-19 no excuse to halt jury trials, lawyers tell chief justice

Several prominent defence lawyers are raising strong objections to any attempt to halt jury trials because of COVID-19 and replace them with trial by judge alone. Any decision for bench trials must be solely that of an accused person, the attorneys...
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COVID-19 no excuse to halt jury trials, lawyers tell chief justice

Several prominent defence lawyers are raising strong objections to any attempt to halt jury trials because of COVID-19 and replace them with trial by judge alone. Any decision for bench trials must be solely that of an accused person, the attorneys...

‘People are searching for new political hope’ - Analysts say voter apathy is right across the Caribbean

Despite the landslide 49-14 victory secured by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in this month’s general election, regional political scientists and observers warn of dwindling interest in the electoral process across the Caribbean. Citing the record...
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‘People are searching for new political hope’ - Analysts say voter apathy is right across the Caribbean

Despite the landslide 49-14 victory secured by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in this month’s general election, regional political scientists and observers warn of dwindling interest in the electoral process across the Caribbean. Citing the record...

Three-time young cancer survivor gets second chance - 28-year-old now on her way to achieving dream career

When a third cancer diagnosis forced Josan Sutherland to decline her first Chevening Scholarship offer in 2018, she was devastated. Not only would the practising physiotherapist have to fight the deadly disease for a third time, but her dream of...
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Three-time young cancer survivor gets second chance - 28-year-old now on her way to achieving dream career

When a third cancer diagnosis forced Josan Sutherland to decline her first Chevening Scholarship offer in 2018, she was devastated. Not only would the practising physiotherapist have to fight the deadly disease for a third time, but her dream of...

No guarantee - Companies could be shafted in COVID cleaning contracts, warns scientist

As Jamaica continues to grapple with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, a scientist is warning that companies could be sending millions of dollars down the drain as they engage some long-established and fly-by-night sanitation companies looking to...
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No guarantee - Companies could be shafted in COVID cleaning contracts, warns scientist

As Jamaica continues to grapple with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, a scientist is warning that companies could be sending millions of dollars down the drain as they engage some long-established and fly-by-night sanitation companies looking to...

Holness commits to providing computer for teen mother

Otisa Wilmouth, the former head girl at the Green Pond High School in St James who recently emerged that school’s top performer in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, is to receive a computer through...
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Holness commits to providing computer for teen mother

Otisa Wilmouth, the former head girl at the Green Pond High School in St James who recently emerged that school’s top performer in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, is to receive a computer through...

Consecutive attacks on security forces no coincidence says prime minister

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the country should not take what appears to be a series of attacks on the security forces as mere coincidence. He was reacting to the killing of Constable Kemar Francis of the Hunt's Bay...
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Consecutive attacks on security forces no coincidence says prime minister

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the country should not take what appears to be a series of attacks on the security forces as mere coincidence. He was reacting to the killing of Constable Kemar Francis of the Hunt's Bay...

Investigators, residents trying to make sense of seven year-old girl's death

There was a mixture of grief, confusion and anger on the faces of residents of 15 Omara Road in St Andrew, as they tried to make sense of the death of a seven-year girl who allegedly died from a stab wound early this morning....
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Investigators, residents trying to make sense of seven year-old girl's death

There was a mixture of grief, confusion and anger on the faces of residents of 15 Omara Road in St Andrew, as they tried to make sense of the death of a seven-year girl who allegedly died from a stab wound early this morning....

UWI students to benefit from grant to support remote learning

(CMC): The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$200,000 to assist students across the region who lack access to technological devices and internet to support remote learning in the wake of the COVID-19...
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UWI students to benefit from grant to support remote learning

(CMC): The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$200,000 to assist students across the region who lack access to technological devices and internet to support remote learning in the wake of the COVID-19...

Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court

(AP): President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election...
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Trump nominates Barrett to Supreme Court

(AP): President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election...

Same-sex regulations to take effect in Cayman on Monday

Cayman's Human Rights Commission (HRC) has called for respect and civility, as the country proceeds to implement new regulations next week legalising civil partnerships between couples of the same sex.  The Cayman Compass reports...
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Same-sex regulations to take effect in Cayman on Monday

Cayman's Human Rights Commission (HRC) has called for respect and civility, as the country proceeds to implement new regulations next week legalising civil partnerships between couples of the same sex.  The Cayman Compass reports...

Holness calls for greater cooperation to reduce global inequalities and risks

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for greater investments and strengthened international cooperation to address significant global inequalities and to lower risks that continue to...
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Holness calls for greater cooperation to reduce global inequalities and risks

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for greater investments and strengthened international cooperation to address significant global inequalities and to lower risks that continue to...

COVID claims eight lives, as cases move closer to 6,000

Eight people died from COVID-19 on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed, moving the death toll from the disease to 88 people.  Seven of the eight had underlying medical conditions the ministry said. The...
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COVID claims eight lives, as cases move closer to 6,000

Eight people died from COVID-19 on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed, moving the death toll from the disease to 88 people.  Seven of the eight had underlying medical conditions the ministry said. The...

Alleged cop killer slain; hunt on for others

The hunt is on for killers of a policeman who was attacked last night in Maxfield, St Andrew and died early this morning from his injuries. The slain cop has been identified as Constable Kemar Francis. He was attached to the Hunts Bay Police...
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Alleged cop killer slain; hunt on for others

The hunt is on for killers of a policeman who was attacked last night in Maxfield, St Andrew and died early this morning from his injuries. The slain cop has been identified as Constable Kemar Francis. He was attached to the Hunts Bay Police...

Jamaican work permit holders in Cayman face deadline

Scores of Jamaican work permit holders in Grand Cayman could be heading home soon as a reprieve from immigration authorities, due to the coronavirus pandemic, expires at end of October. The island’s Customs and Border Control (CBC)reported on...
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Jamaican work permit holders in Cayman face deadline

Scores of Jamaican work permit holders in Grand Cayman could be heading home soon as a reprieve from immigration authorities, due to the coronavirus pandemic, expires at end of October. The island’s Customs and Border Control (CBC)reported on...

Timely gift - Marks praises US donation of field hospital, supplies

WASHINGTON, DC: Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has thanked the United States government for donating a 70-bed mobile field hospital to Jamaica, saying it is a timely gift that will help fight the coronavirus, especially...
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Timely gift - Marks praises US donation of field hospital, supplies

WASHINGTON, DC: Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has thanked the United States government for donating a 70-bed mobile field hospital to Jamaica, saying it is a timely gift that will help fight the coronavirus, especially...

NGO assists with back-to-school expenses

The non-profit organisation Young Men and Young Women of Purpose (YMOP/YWOP) has made the back-to-school financial burden on parents of 12 students a little lighter this year with scholarships and grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. YWOP/...
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NGO assists with back-to-school expenses

The non-profit organisation Young Men and Young Women of Purpose (YMOP/YWOP) has made the back-to-school financial burden on parents of 12 students a little lighter this year with scholarships and grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. YWOP/...

Rotary Club of Montego Bay gives 100 schoolbags to needy students

Western Bureau: With local schools slated to reopen on October 5, the Rotary Club of Montego Bay has come good for over 100 students in St James by equipping them with back-to-school supplies, including school bags and books. The students, who were...
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Rotary Club of Montego Bay gives 100 schoolbags to needy students

Western Bureau: With local schools slated to reopen on October 5, the Rotary Club of Montego Bay has come good for over 100 students in St James by equipping them with back-to-school supplies, including school bags and books. The students, who were...

Street People Liberation Foundation steps up to the plate - Fills outreach gap for shelters, homeless

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the homeless. Not only has it disrupted the philanthropic efforts of many charities and individuals, but it has also resulted in the downscaling of outreach and charitable projects. One organisation...
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Street People Liberation Foundation steps up to the plate - Fills outreach gap for shelters, homeless

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the homeless. Not only has it disrupted the philanthropic efforts of many charities and individuals, but it has also resulted in the downscaling of outreach and charitable projects. One organisation...

Virtual 'Nine Afternoon' for DK Duncan

A virtual remembrance will be held on Saturday, September 26, to commemorate the life of former Cabinet minister and People’s National Party (PNP) stalwart Dr DK Duncan. Duncan, 80, died last Thursday at The University Hospital of the...
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Virtual 'Nine Afternoon' for DK Duncan

A virtual remembrance will be held on Saturday, September 26, to commemorate the life of former Cabinet minister and People’s National Party (PNP) stalwart Dr DK Duncan. Duncan, 80, died last Thursday at The University Hospital of the...

Anglican priest found dead at home in Clarendon

Anglican priest Larius Lewis, Rector of St Paul’s Cure in Chapelton, Clarendon, was found dead at his home in the parish today.  This was confirmed to The Gleaner by Anglican Bishop of Jamaica, Reverend Dr Howard Gregory.  He said...
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Anglican priest found dead at home in Clarendon

Anglican priest Larius Lewis, Rector of St Paul’s Cure in Chapelton, Clarendon, was found dead at his home in the parish today.  This was confirmed to The Gleaner by Anglican Bishop of Jamaica, Reverend Dr Howard Gregory.  He said...

Tufton signs contracts for two additional field hospitals

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, today broke ground and signed contracts for the establishment of two additional field hospitals, in response to the treatment and hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients. One of the...
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Tufton signs contracts for two additional field hospitals

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, today broke ground and signed contracts for the establishment of two additional field hospitals, in response to the treatment and hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients. One of the...

Hanover man charged with rape of minor, procuring abortion

A 23-year-old Hanover man has been charged with three counts of rape and two counts of procuring drugs for an abortion. The police report that in February the man allegedly took the 14-year-old complainant to the parking lot of a...
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Hanover man charged with rape of minor, procuring abortion

A 23-year-old Hanover man has been charged with three counts of rape and two counts of procuring drugs for an abortion. The police report that in February the man allegedly took the 14-year-old complainant to the parking lot of a...

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two...
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NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two...

Repair works for Waterloo Rd this weekend, expect traffic delays

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that some of the worst-affected sections of Waterloo Road in St Andrew are to be repaired over the weekend. Pothole patch and repair works will be carried out between the Hope Road and West Kings...
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Repair works for Waterloo Rd this weekend, expect traffic delays

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that some of the worst-affected sections of Waterloo Road in St Andrew are to be repaired over the weekend. Pothole patch and repair works will be carried out between the Hope Road and West Kings...

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