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Motorists affected by 'bad gas' saga could get compensation in two weeks

Several motorists who were affected during the 2015 bad gas saga are currently being contacted and given a date to visit the offices of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), to begin the process of collecting their share of a $24.5 million compensation payou

88-year-old praises God for sending help

FORMER BASIC school teacher, 88-year-old Luna Hall, peered out of her board dwelling and shouted, “Thank you, Jesus, help is here,” as she received her care package on May 17. “This is meaningful and I really appreciate it, as I was asleep and...
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88-year-old praises God for sending help

FORMER BASIC school teacher, 88-year-old Luna Hall, peered out of her board dwelling and shouted, “Thank you, Jesus, help is here,” as she received her care package on May 17. “This is meaningful and I really appreciate it, as I was asleep and...

Digicel Foundation pumps $42m in humanitarian project

DIGICEL FOUNDATION has announced a significant investment in Jamaica’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of its $42-million islandwide humanitarian project, Operation SAFE, (Sanitising, Advocating, Feeding, and Enabling) in the fight...
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Digicel Foundation pumps $42m in humanitarian project

DIGICEL FOUNDATION has announced a significant investment in Jamaica’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of its $42-million islandwide humanitarian project, Operation SAFE, (Sanitising, Advocating, Feeding, and Enabling) in the fight...

Glenmuir High doubles efforts to help COVID-19 affected families

GLENMUIR HIGH School in Clarendon has merged efforts with donors, locally and overseas, to assist some families affected by the novel coronavirus. The disease has infected over five million people worldwide, caused over 300,000 deaths, and has had...
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Glenmuir High doubles efforts to help COVID-19 affected families

GLENMUIR HIGH School in Clarendon has merged efforts with donors, locally and overseas, to assist some families affected by the novel coronavirus. The disease has infected over five million people worldwide, caused over 300,000 deaths, and has had...

Basic-school principal hosts free online lessons

KEREEN HIBBERTS, principal of Marcus Garvey Basic School, Kingston, has been hosting free online reading lessons to assist students who are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools across Jamaica have been closed since mid-March. The...
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Basic-school principal hosts free online lessons

KEREEN HIBBERTS, principal of Marcus Garvey Basic School, Kingston, has been hosting free online reading lessons to assist students who are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools across Jamaica have been closed since mid-March. The...

New York Times devotes front page to victims of COVID-19

(AP)- The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. The names and brief descriptions culled from obituaries from around the country fill six columns...
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New York Times devotes front page to victims of COVID-19

(AP)- The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. The names and brief descriptions culled from obituaries from around the country fill six columns...

Former JFF president, Hugh Perry, dead

Former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Hugh Perry has died. Perry died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time.  Perry served as JFF president from 1981 to 1983. Last year, he was recognised by the...
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Former JFF president, Hugh Perry, dead

Former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Hugh Perry has died. Perry died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time.  Perry served as JFF president from 1981 to 1983. Last year, he was recognised by the...

Man in police custody following brother's death

A man who was allegedly involved in a dispute with his brother on Friday, is now in police custody, after his brother died following the incident.  The man was treated in hospital and released into police custody, the Jamaica Constabulary...
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Man in police custody following brother's death

A man who was allegedly involved in a dispute with his brother on Friday, is now in police custody, after his brother died following the incident.  The man was treated in hospital and released into police custody, the Jamaica Constabulary...

Former correctional officer killed in road crash

A former correctional officer died in a motor vehicle crash in Portland yesterday.  He has been identified as Rollin Brown, a former warden.  He was allegedly hit from his bicycle in Buff Bay as two motor vehicles sped and crashed into a...
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Former correctional officer killed in road crash

A former correctional officer died in a motor vehicle crash in Portland yesterday.  He has been identified as Rollin Brown, a former warden.  He was allegedly hit from his bicycle in Buff Bay as two motor vehicles sped and crashed into a...

Duggan ready for CMU challenge as interim president

The new captain appointed to steer the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) ship through choppy seas as a corruption probe engulfs the institution says he will not be going in blind when he takes up the post as interim president on June 1. “I have...
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Duggan ready for CMU challenge as interim president

The new captain appointed to steer the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) ship through choppy seas as a corruption probe engulfs the institution says he will not be going in blind when he takes up the post as interim president on June 1. “I have...

US Republicans could be key to resuscitating Caribbean tourism

WESTERN BUREAU: As Caribbean tourism rebounds, marketers are looking to Republican-leaning Americans to be among the first set of visitors to return to the region’s shores based on an in-depth social sentiment data analysis. The study of millions...
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US Republicans could be key to resuscitating Caribbean tourism

WESTERN BUREAU: As Caribbean tourism rebounds, marketers are looking to Republican-leaning Americans to be among the first set of visitors to return to the region’s shores based on an in-depth social sentiment data analysis. The study of millions...

‘It is safer to be in Ja right now’ - Younger Jamaicans turning down job offers, eyeing return to land of birth

Figures released by JN Bank in the United States indicate that Jamaicans who live in South Florida are making plans to return to the land of their birth and are putting their money where their mouth is. According to chief representative officer of...
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‘It is safer to be in Ja right now’ - Younger Jamaicans turning down job offers, eyeing return to land of birth

Figures released by JN Bank in the United States indicate that Jamaicans who live in South Florida are making plans to return to the land of their birth and are putting their money where their mouth is. According to chief representative officer of...

30-y-o grandmas helping to raise child criminals, says counsellor - Dozens of teens feature in serious crimes, including murder and buggery, since March

Sharon Hollister* is thankful her 15-year-old son has completed another month without having a run-in with the law. That is to her knowledge at least. Though still a student, the teenager has been arrested by the police at least seven times in the...
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30-y-o grandmas helping to raise child criminals, says counsellor - Dozens of teens feature in serious crimes, including murder and buggery, since March

Sharon Hollister* is thankful her 15-year-old son has completed another month without having a run-in with the law. That is to her knowledge at least. Though still a student, the teenager has been arrested by the police at least seven times in the...

$300m Tivoli bill - Figure set to increase with suits pending; public defender laments continued abuse of young men by cops, soldiers

Ten years after the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion, there has been no systemic changes within the Jamaican security forces to ensure there is no repeat of the catastrophic events, one state agency has asserted. Compensation payouts for the death and...
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$300m Tivoli bill - Figure set to increase with suits pending; public defender laments continued abuse of young men by cops, soldiers

Ten years after the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion, there has been no systemic changes within the Jamaican security forces to ensure there is no repeat of the catastrophic events, one state agency has asserted. Compensation payouts for the death and...

School leaders to receive training to manage institutions remotely

(JIS): School leaders across Jamaica are to participate in a Virtual Instructional Leadership (VIL) online course to equip them with the skills and competencies to effectively manage institutions remotely.
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School leaders to receive training to manage institutions remotely

(JIS): School leaders across Jamaica are to participate in a Virtual Instructional Leadership (VIL) online course to equip them with the skills and competencies to effectively manage institutions remotely.

Turbulence, warning before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

(AP): When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed...
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Turbulence, warning before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

(AP): When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed...

Protest in Spain over government's handling of COVID crisis

Thousands of supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party gathered today in their cars and on motorbikes in the centre of Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s COVID-19...
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Protest in Spain over government's handling of COVID crisis

Thousands of supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party gathered today in their cars and on motorbikes in the centre of Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s COVID-19...

Broken main leaves some downtown communities without water

The National Water Commission (NWC) says a broken main along Studio One Boulevard is the cause of service disruption affecting parts of downtown Kingston. 
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Broken main leaves some downtown communities without water

The National Water Commission (NWC) says a broken main along Studio One Boulevard is the cause of service disruption affecting parts of downtown Kingston. 

Final lap as Suriname votes on Monday

(CMC): More than 383,000 voters in Suriname will go to the polls on Monday to elect a new government amid predictions that voter turnout could decline. In 2015, 70 per cent of voters participated in the election. Political observers note that two...
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Final lap as Suriname votes on Monday

(CMC): More than 383,000 voters in Suriname will go to the polls on Monday to elect a new government amid predictions that voter turnout could decline. In 2015, 70 per cent of voters participated in the election. Political observers note that two...

New boss for JPS

Michel Gantois, an investment banker turned energy tycoon who speaks four languages, will lead the country’s power utility company, Jamaica Public Service (JPS).  Gantois will replace Emanuel DaRosa,...
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New boss for JPS

Michel Gantois, an investment banker turned energy tycoon who speaks four languages, will lead the country’s power utility company, Jamaica Public Service (JPS).  Gantois will replace Emanuel DaRosa,...

Senate pays tribute to Oliver Clarke

The Senate on Friday paid tribute to the late former chairman of the RJRGLEANER Group, Oliver Clarke.     Clarke died last Saturday after a battle with cancer.     “The tongue of good report has been heard...
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Senate pays tribute to Oliver Clarke

The Senate on Friday paid tribute to the late former chairman of the RJRGLEANER Group, Oliver Clarke.     Clarke died last Saturday after a battle with cancer.     “The tongue of good report has been heard...

Holness to provide timeline for return of Jamaicans at sea

(JIS): Leader of  Government Business in the Upper House, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the government will be providing a time line for the return of all Jamaicans on board cruise ships.  The update will be given by Prime Minister...
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Holness to provide timeline for return of Jamaicans at sea

(JIS): Leader of  Government Business in the Upper House, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the government will be providing a time line for the return of all Jamaicans on board cruise ships.  The update will be given by Prime Minister...

Nine more cruise ships with homesick J’cans – Chang

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that like the 1,044 Jamaican crew members who returned to the island this week via the Adventure of the Seas, there are nine other cruise ships on the high seas with nationals...
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Nine more cruise ships with homesick J’cans – Chang

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that like the 1,044 Jamaican crew members who returned to the island this week via the Adventure of the Seas, there are nine other cruise ships on the high seas with nationals...

Some cruise-ship workers could go home tomorrow

WESTERN BUREAU: Some of the 200 crew ship workers who disembarked the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny could reunite with their families as early as Sunday. After watching the first group of 40 ship workers...
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Some cruise-ship workers could go home tomorrow

WESTERN BUREAU: Some of the 200 crew ship workers who disembarked the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny could reunite with their families as early as Sunday. After watching the first group of 40 ship workers...

New chair for Diaspora Education Task Force

DR DWAYNE Dyce, a Washington-based educator, is the new chair of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF), formerly headed by Leo Gilling. The change was formally announced during the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN)...
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New chair for Diaspora Education Task Force

DR DWAYNE Dyce, a Washington-based educator, is the new chair of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF), formerly headed by Leo Gilling. The change was formally announced during the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN)...

Bronx ‘city within a city’ shaken by sickness, fear

NEW YORK (AP) : Tarhia Morton and her family were planning to party this year. She is retired after 40 years with the US Postal Service. Her sister is turning 70. A birthday bash in Las Vegas was booked for August. That was before the coronavirus...
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Bronx ‘city within a city’ shaken by sickness, fear

NEW YORK (AP) : Tarhia Morton and her family were planning to party this year. She is retired after 40 years with the US Postal Service. Her sister is turning 70. A birthday bash in Las Vegas was booked for August. That was before the coronavirus...

Eternally grateful - GoFundMe campaigns give brilliant teens shot at dream universities

AS THEY campaign to raise funds to attend their dream universities, two Jamaican students are teaching the country an important lesson – there are no insurmountable boundaries or barriers to achieving one’s aims and objectives. Upper-sixth-form...
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Eternally grateful - GoFundMe campaigns give brilliant teens shot at dream universities

AS THEY campaign to raise funds to attend their dream universities, two Jamaican students are teaching the country an important lesson – there are no insurmountable boundaries or barriers to achieving one’s aims and objectives. Upper-sixth-form...

Kings House Avenue in St Andrew to be closed this weekend

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising commuters that Kings House Avenue in St Andrew will be closed to through traffic this weekend. The closure, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, is to...
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Kings House Avenue in St Andrew to be closed this weekend

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising commuters that Kings House Avenue in St Andrew will be closed to through traffic this weekend. The closure, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, is to...

Alleged lottery scammer nabbed in St James

The coordinated efforts of personnel from Jamaica Customs and the Area One Lottery Scam Task Force led to the arrest and charge of an alleged lottery scammer in Anchovy, St James on Thursday. The man has been identified as 24-year-old Dario Davis...
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Alleged lottery scammer nabbed in St James

The coordinated efforts of personnel from Jamaica Customs and the Area One Lottery Scam Task Force led to the arrest and charge of an alleged lottery scammer in Anchovy, St James on Thursday. The man has been identified as 24-year-old Dario Davis...

Cocaine seized at Kingston airport

For the second time in just over two weeks, the work of the Canine Division has led to the seizure of illegal drugs, this time at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Thursday. The police report that about 3:30 p.m., a canine...
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Cocaine seized at Kingston airport

For the second time in just over two weeks, the work of the Canine Division has led to the seizure of illegal drugs, this time at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Thursday. The police report that about 3:30 p.m., a canine...

400 ship workers tested for COVID-19

The taking of COVID-19 samples by the Ministry of Health and Wellness from Jamaican ship workers who arrived in the island on Tuesday is to go on break on Saturday. The Ministry’s public relations officer, Mexine Bessasor, told The Gleaner...
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400 ship workers tested for COVID-19

The taking of COVID-19 samples by the Ministry of Health and Wellness from Jamaican ship workers who arrived in the island on Tuesday is to go on break on Saturday. The Ministry’s public relations officer, Mexine Bessasor, told The Gleaner...

Tucker main road in St James getting $114 million rehabilitation

A $114 million dollar road rehabilitation contract is now being executed along the Tucker main road in St James. The project is focusing on the section of the corridor between Taylor Avenue and the Friendship community.  This project...
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Tucker main road in St James getting $114 million rehabilitation

A $114 million dollar road rehabilitation contract is now being executed along the Tucker main road in St James. The project is focusing on the section of the corridor between Taylor Avenue and the Friendship community.  This project...

Grange announces national, parish projects for Labour Day

Culture Minister Olivia Grange has announced that the cleaning of the statues of the nation’s founding fathers — The Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante and the Right Excellent Norman Manley — at St William Grant Park in...
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Grange announces national, parish projects for Labour Day

Culture Minister Olivia Grange has announced that the cleaning of the statues of the nation’s founding fathers — The Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante and the Right Excellent Norman Manley — at St William Grant Park in...

Government rethinking field hospital at National Arena – Tufton

The Government is thinking about building a new health facility on the grounds of one of the country's existing hospitals instead of going ahead with its plan to set up a 72-bed field hospital at the National Arena in St Andrew. Speaking at a...
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Government rethinking field hospital at National Arena – Tufton

The Government is thinking about building a new health facility on the grounds of one of the country's existing hospitals instead of going ahead with its plan to set up a 72-bed field hospital at the National Arena in St Andrew. Speaking at a...

Bahamas to hold ecumenical service for Hurricane Dorian victims

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – An ecumenical service and burial for loved ones who lost their lives during Hurricane Dorian will take place on Friday. The service, to be led by religious leaders from the Abaco Christian Council and the...
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Bahamas to hold ecumenical service for Hurricane Dorian victims

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – An ecumenical service and burial for loved ones who lost their lives during Hurricane Dorian will take place on Friday. The service, to be led by religious leaders from the Abaco Christian Council and the...

Hanover man accused of abducting, robbing and raping woman charged

A Hanover man accused of abducting, robbing and raping a woman has been charged by the police. Forty-one-year-old Anthony McNaughton of Chester Castle was on Tuesday charged with rape, forcible abduction, grievous sexual assault, robbery with...
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Hanover man accused of abducting, robbing and raping woman charged

A Hanover man accused of abducting, robbing and raping a woman has been charged by the police. Forty-one-year-old Anthony McNaughton of Chester Castle was on Tuesday charged with rape, forcible abduction, grievous sexual assault, robbery with...

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