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Woman who allegedly shot boyfriend at Oakland apartment charged

Vivia Martin, 27, otherwise called ‘Gilly’, of Oakland Apartment Complex Kingston 8, has been charged in relation to an incident at her home on Wednesday, March 4 in which she allegedly shot her spouse. She has been charged with...

WATCH: New IMF programme not on the cards, says Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has said a borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is «not on the cards» at this time but would not say whether it has been discussed.
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WATCH: New IMF programme not on the cards, says Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has said a borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is «not on the cards» at this time but would not say whether it has been discussed.

Elderly Portland man killed in house fire

Firefighters and police investigators are still trying to determine the origin of a blaze, which claimed the life of an elderly man in Muriton Pen near Long Road, Portland yesterday morning.  The charred remains of 79-year-old Solomon...
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Elderly Portland man killed in house fire

Firefighters and police investigators are still trying to determine the origin of a blaze, which claimed the life of an elderly man in Muriton Pen near Long Road, Portland yesterday morning.  The charred remains of 79-year-old Solomon...

COVID-19 a call for reflection, says Archbishop Gregory

The Most Rev Howard Gregory, Anglican archbishop of the West Indies and bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, says that the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, presents an inescapable call for citizens to reflect on how their...
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COVID-19 a call for reflection, says Archbishop Gregory

The Most Rev Howard Gregory, Anglican archbishop of the West Indies and bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, says that the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, presents an inescapable call for citizens to reflect on how their...

Running a business with jus’ your fingertips

Jus’ imagine a world that is so technologically advanced, you don’t have to physically go into your business place to interact with clients. A world that has become infected with a new, mysterious virus that’s more viral than memes or Tic Toc...
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Running a business with jus’ your fingertips

Jus’ imagine a world that is so technologically advanced, you don’t have to physically go into your business place to interact with clients. A world that has become infected with a new, mysterious virus that’s more viral than memes or Tic Toc...

Forced to live differently (Part 1) - COVID-19 stirs emotions, new outlook on life

It is like nothing anyone has experienced before in this lifetime. A virus that originated in Wuhan, China, about four months ago, that has brought the entire world to a grinding halt, changing life as we know it. Now, with all the uncertainties,...
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Forced to live differently (Part 1) - COVID-19 stirs emotions, new outlook on life

It is like nothing anyone has experienced before in this lifetime. A virus that originated in Wuhan, China, about four months ago, that has brought the entire world to a grinding halt, changing life as we know it. Now, with all the uncertainties,...

Scorn for COVID-19 suspect - Family outraged that hospital turned away elderly doctor with fever, cough

When a well-respected Manchester doctor suspected of having COVID-19 turned up at the privately owned Hargreaves Memorial Hospital last Sunday, it sent some nurses into panic mode, causing them to breach the protocols established for the treatment...
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Scorn for COVID-19 suspect - Family outraged that hospital turned away elderly doctor with fever, cough

When a well-respected Manchester doctor suspected of having COVID-19 turned up at the privately owned Hargreaves Memorial Hospital last Sunday, it sent some nurses into panic mode, causing them to breach the protocols established for the treatment...

JPS working to ease burden on customers during COVID-19 outbreak

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has put forward several crucial requests to the Government in a bid to lower the cost of electricity, as well as to allow the nation to continue to receive efficient service during the coronavirus disease...
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JPS working to ease burden on customers during COVID-19 outbreak

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has put forward several crucial requests to the Government in a bid to lower the cost of electricity, as well as to allow the nation to continue to receive efficient service during the coronavirus disease...

NAJ frowns at Opposition's claim allowances being deducted over new bus system

The Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has described as strange the Opposition’s demand for the government clarify whether health workers’ allowances are being deducted because state buses are now taking home night shift...
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NAJ frowns at Opposition's claim allowances being deducted over new bus system

The Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has described as strange the Opposition’s demand for the government clarify whether health workers’ allowances are being deducted because state buses are now taking home night shift...

The breakdown: Two more coronavirus cases in Jamaica push total to 32

Jamaica has now reported 32 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) up from 30 reported yesterday. So far there has been one death. The two newest cases involve a 70-year-old female from St Catherine with no travel history and a 67-year-old Kingston...
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The breakdown: Two more coronavirus cases in Jamaica push total to 32

Jamaica has now reported 32 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) up from 30 reported yesterday. So far there has been one death. The two newest cases involve a 70-year-old female from St Catherine with no travel history and a 67-year-old Kingston...

Several clinics in St Mary closed

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has closed several Type One health centres in St Mary “in order to mitigate the spread and manage our resources in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”. The authority said that the...
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Several clinics in St Mary closed

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has closed several Type One health centres in St Mary “in order to mitigate the spread and manage our resources in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”. The authority said that the...

Jamaican feels ostracised in South Korea over COVID-19

At least one Jamaican living in South Korea has reported that xenophobia in the South East Asian nation has increased tremendously since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, leaving her and other Jamaicans feeling ostracised...
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Jamaican feels ostracised in South Korea over COVID-19

At least one Jamaican living in South Korea has reported that xenophobia in the South East Asian nation has increased tremendously since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, leaving her and other Jamaicans feeling ostracised...

Orville Taylor: The coach with a big heart

Living in the Westchester community in Portmore, St Catherine, Orville Taylor has been the friendly neighbourhood coach for generations, giving free football training to the children on a weekly basis. Out of his love for the sport and children,...
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Orville Taylor: The coach with a big heart

Living in the Westchester community in Portmore, St Catherine, Orville Taylor has been the friendly neighbourhood coach for generations, giving free football training to the children on a weekly basis. Out of his love for the sport and children,...

Coronavirus fight: Chinese community donates $900,000 in aid to St Ann

The Jamaica Gangdong Association (JGA), which represents the Chinese community in Jamaica, has come to the assistance of efforts in St Ann to fight against the coronavirus, COVID-19. On Thursday, the group donated food items and other goods valued...
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Coronavirus fight: Chinese community donates $900,000 in aid to St Ann

The Jamaica Gangdong Association (JGA), which represents the Chinese community in Jamaica, has come to the assistance of efforts in St Ann to fight against the coronavirus, COVID-19. On Thursday, the group donated food items and other goods valued...

JN Group helps customers to find a way during COVID-19 outbreak

Given the uncertainties for Jamaica in the coming months, and the economic hardships some citizens have begun to experience as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Jamaica National Group has structured a comprehensive...
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JN Group helps customers to find a way during COVID-19 outbreak

Given the uncertainties for Jamaica in the coming months, and the economic hardships some citizens have begun to experience as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Jamaica National Group has structured a comprehensive...

Man charged with brother’s murder in Hanover

Fifty-three-year-old Aldon Shippy, otherwise called ‘Doctor’, of Success district, Hanover was on Thursday charged with murder. The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Dalton Shippy, a farmer of First Road in Success district in...
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Man charged with brother’s murder in Hanover

Fifty-three-year-old Aldon Shippy, otherwise called ‘Doctor’, of Success district, Hanover was on Thursday charged with murder. The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Dalton Shippy, a farmer of First Road in Success district in...

Teens among five charged in connection with murder of businessman Roger Chang

Detectives from the St Mary Division have charged five persons in connection with the murder of businessman Roger Chang. Charged are: Khadesha McKenzie 23, of a Kingston 11 address, Cebert Duggan, 60, a mechanic of Enfield St. Mary, and Three...
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Teens among five charged in connection with murder of businessman Roger Chang

Detectives from the St Mary Division have charged five persons in connection with the murder of businessman Roger Chang. Charged are: Khadesha McKenzie 23, of a Kingston 11 address, Cebert Duggan, 60, a mechanic of Enfield St. Mary, and Three...

Prison visit suspension extended, online money transfer system unveiled

The National Security Ministry has extended the suspension of prison visits. According to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Senator Matthew Samuda, the suspension will remain in effect until otherwise advised. In the...
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Prison visit suspension extended, online money transfer system unveiled

The National Security Ministry has extended the suspension of prison visits. According to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Senator Matthew Samuda, the suspension will remain in effect until otherwise advised. In the...

JUST IN: Four more COVID-19 cases in Jamaica push tally to 30

Jamaica has confirmed four more cases of COVID19. This means there are now 30 confirmed cases here. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement a press conference at Jamaica House a short while ago. In the meantime, the Bull Bay,...
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JUST IN: Four more COVID-19 cases in Jamaica push tally to 30

Jamaica has confirmed four more cases of COVID19. This means there are now 30 confirmed cases here. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement a press conference at Jamaica House a short while ago. In the meantime, the Bull Bay,...

JN Bank adjusts business hours

JN Bank is to temporarily adjust its business hours for the safety of members, customers and its employees amid the COVID-19 situation. Effective March 30, 2020, branches will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday; while Saturday...
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JN Bank adjusts business hours

JN Bank is to temporarily adjust its business hours for the safety of members, customers and its employees amid the COVID-19 situation. Effective March 30, 2020, branches will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday; while Saturday...

Correctional centres get thermal scanners, COVID-19 protocol for personnel

The Department of Correctional Services, as part of its ongoing COVID-19 mitigation plan, has procured thermal scanners to assist with the prevention and/or detection of the virus among staff, inmates and children in its care. “In light of...
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Correctional centres get thermal scanners, COVID-19 protocol for personnel

The Department of Correctional Services, as part of its ongoing COVID-19 mitigation plan, has procured thermal scanners to assist with the prevention and/or detection of the virus among staff, inmates and children in its care. “In light of...

D-Day for filing annual income tax returns

Today is the deadline for persons to file their annual income tax returns for 2019 and estimated income tax returns for 2020. The cut-off should have been on Wednesday but Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) gave an extension to...
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D-Day for filing annual income tax returns

Today is the deadline for persons to file their annual income tax returns for 2019 and estimated income tax returns for 2020. The cut-off should have been on Wednesday but Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) gave an extension to...

No truth to Westmoreland COVID lockdown claims – Police

The police are reporting that there is no truth to claims that Westmoreland is slated to be placed under quarantine due to COVID-19. They say the false information is contained in a voicenote that is being circulated in the Westmoreland Police...
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No truth to Westmoreland COVID lockdown claims – Police

The police are reporting that there is no truth to claims that Westmoreland is slated to be placed under quarantine due to COVID-19. They say the false information is contained in a voicenote that is being circulated in the Westmoreland Police...

Reggae singer Bob Andy has died

Veteran reggae singer and prolific songwriter Keith ‘Bob Andy’ Anderson has died. He was 76. Glory Music principal, Tommy Cowan, confirmed to The Gleaner, that Anderson, who had been ailing for some time, passed away at 8:30 this...
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Reggae singer Bob Andy has died

Veteran reggae singer and prolific songwriter Keith ‘Bob Andy’ Anderson has died. He was 76. Glory Music principal, Tommy Cowan, confirmed to The Gleaner, that Anderson, who had been ailing for some time, passed away at 8:30 this...

Vybz Kartel to be sanctioned over contraband seizure

The Department of Correctional Services says sanctions are to be laid against murder convict Adidja Palmer, better known as Vybz Kartel, following the seizure of contraband in his cell. Penalties are also to be imposed against other inmates over...
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Vybz Kartel to be sanctioned over contraband seizure

The Department of Correctional Services says sanctions are to be laid against murder convict Adidja Palmer, better known as Vybz Kartel, following the seizure of contraband in his cell. Penalties are also to be imposed against other inmates over...

Local Chinese respond to COVID-19 relief effort

WESTERN BUREAU: With the nation seeing massive dislocations as a result of the global impact of the deadly COVID-19, the local Chinese community, which is oftentimes accused of not being receptive to integration, has joined the all...
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Local Chinese respond to COVID-19 relief effort

WESTERN BUREAU: With the nation seeing massive dislocations as a result of the global impact of the deadly COVID-19, the local Chinese community, which is oftentimes accused of not being receptive to integration, has joined the all...

King: Price-gouging law will worsen shortages

The anti-price-gouging law being implemented by the Government to protect consumers will worsen shortages, economist Damien King has said. King, who lectures at The University of the West Indies, Mona, has argued that the measure will fail to stop...
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King: Price-gouging law will worsen shortages

The anti-price-gouging law being implemented by the Government to protect consumers will worsen shortages, economist Damien King has said. King, who lectures at The University of the West Indies, Mona, has argued that the measure will fail to stop...

Tufton eyes 50-room MoBay hotel for COVID-19

WESTERN BUREAU: Half of the 100 COVID-19 isolation rooms needed by the Western Regional Health Authority have been identified in Montego Bay, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said. The Government is seeking to rent, in the...
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Tufton eyes 50-room MoBay hotel for COVID-19

WESTERN BUREAU: Half of the 100 COVID-19 isolation rooms needed by the Western Regional Health Authority have been identified in Montego Bay, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said. The Government is seeking to rent, in the...

Restrictions could tighten, if ...

Jamaica having recorded its 26th confirmed case of COVID-19 infection, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is warning that the Government could imposed more stringent quarantine measures, if Jamaicans continue to flout the law in...
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Restrictions could tighten, if ...

Jamaica having recorded its 26th confirmed case of COVID-19 infection, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is warning that the Government could imposed more stringent quarantine measures, if Jamaicans continue to flout the law in...

Farmers planting more to offset COVID-19 effect

LOUIS O’CONNOR, a resident of Kentish in St Catherine, has planted more seeds on his farm to guard against food shortage amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Jamaica recorded its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus on March 10...
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Farmers planting more to offset COVID-19 effect

LOUIS O’CONNOR, a resident of Kentish in St Catherine, has planted more seeds on his farm to guard against food shortage amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Jamaica recorded its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus on March 10...

CXC announces new procedures for CSEC and CAPE exams

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says it has made a policy decision to offer a modified process for CSEC and CAPE examinations. Further, it wants to push back the exams from the usual May/ June to July. But, it says it will be guided by...
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CXC announces new procedures for CSEC and CAPE exams

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says it has made a policy decision to offer a modified process for CSEC and CAPE examinations. Further, it wants to push back the exams from the usual May/ June to July. But, it says it will be guided by...

Miami Herald ranks Jamaica among most prepared for COVID-19

Jamaica has been recognised among countries that were most prepared for the coronavirus by the United States-based newspaper the Miami Herald. The herald says Jamaica, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Peru and a handful of others responded to the...
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Miami Herald ranks Jamaica among most prepared for COVID-19

Jamaica has been recognised among countries that were most prepared for the coronavirus by the United States-based newspaper the Miami Herald. The herald says Jamaica, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Peru and a handful of others responded to the...

Gov't rescues Jamaicans stranded at Atlanta airport

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, says the government has stepped in to help Jamaican hospitality workers who were stranded at an airport in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States due to cancelled flights. The...
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Gov't rescues Jamaicans stranded at Atlanta airport

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, says the government has stepped in to help Jamaican hospitality workers who were stranded at an airport in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States due to cancelled flights. The...

Petrojam activates emergency response system amid COVID-19

The state-owned oil refinery Petrojam is reporting that it has activated its emergency response system as the country combats COVID-19. Petrojam says it has ensured that the agency has at least 21 days of inventory of crude oil and finished...
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Petrojam activates emergency response system amid COVID-19

The state-owned oil refinery Petrojam is reporting that it has activated its emergency response system as the country combats COVID-19. Petrojam says it has ensured that the agency has at least 21 days of inventory of crude oil and finished...

St James higgler charged with murder

Detectives from the Anchovy Police Station on Monday charged a man in relation to the death of 58-year-old Lenford Burchell, a farmer of Montego Hills in St James. Charged with murder is 33-year-old Davion Grant, otherwise called ‘Durby...
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St James higgler charged with murder

Detectives from the Anchovy Police Station on Monday charged a man in relation to the death of 58-year-old Lenford Burchell, a farmer of Montego Hills in St James. Charged with murder is 33-year-old Davion Grant, otherwise called ‘Durby...

Firearm and ammunition seized in Clarendon, five arrested

Five men were arrested in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition along the Lodge main road in Mocho, Clarendon on Wednesday. The police report that about 10:00 p.m., a team was on patrol in the area when they...
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Firearm and ammunition seized in Clarendon, five arrested

Five men were arrested in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition along the Lodge main road in Mocho, Clarendon on Wednesday. The police report that about 10:00 p.m., a team was on patrol in the area when they...

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