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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

Gov’t to assist with funeral expenses of 8-y-old St Catherine girl

Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams, has pledged continued support to the family of eight-year-old Naomi Jones who died tragically on the weekend at her home in Commodore, St Catharine. READ: 8-y-o girl found hanging During a...
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Gov’t to assist with funeral expenses of 8-y-old St Catherine girl

Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams, has pledged continued support to the family of eight-year-old Naomi Jones who died tragically on the weekend at her home in Commodore, St Catharine. READ: 8-y-o girl found hanging During a...

Gas prices up $0.10, diesel up $0.06

Gas prices will go up by $0.10 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $113.30 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $116.13. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $0.06 per...
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Gas prices up $0.10, diesel up $0.06

Gas prices will go up by $0.10 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $113.30 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $116.13. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $0.06 per...

Palace Amusement closes two cinemas due to COVID fallout

Palace Amusement has closed two of its cinemas as a result of the fallout from measures imposed by the Government to limit the spread of COVID-19. Palace says its cineplex at the Sovereign Centre in St Andrew and the multilpex in St James...
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Palace Amusement closes two cinemas due to COVID fallout

Palace Amusement has closed two of its cinemas as a result of the fallout from measures imposed by the Government to limit the spread of COVID-19. Palace says its cineplex at the Sovereign Centre in St Andrew and the multilpex in St James...

Five wanted men arrested

The police are reporting that five men wanted for serious crimes in the Corporate Area have been taken into custody. In custody are: • Ian Sommerville, otherwise called ‘Buju’, who was wanted for the murder of Jerome Harris on June...
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Five wanted men arrested

The police are reporting that five men wanted for serious crimes in the Corporate Area have been taken into custody. In custody are: • Ian Sommerville, otherwise called ‘Buju’, who was wanted for the murder of Jerome Harris on June...

Green hails Allan Rickards’ impact on agriculture

Agriculture Minister, Floyd Green, has hailed the late Allan Rickards as a passionate advocate of farmers and one who viewed the sector as a transformative tool.  “Allan dedicated his life to serving the farmers of Jamaica, especially...
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Green hails Allan Rickards’ impact on agriculture

Agriculture Minister, Floyd Green, has hailed the late Allan Rickards as a passionate advocate of farmers and one who viewed the sector as a transformative tool.  “Allan dedicated his life to serving the farmers of Jamaica, especially...

‘His voice and presence will be missed’…Phillips pays tribute to Rickards

President of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, says he’s saddened by the news of the passing of Allan Rickards. Rickards, who was ailing for some time, died on Tuesday night. He was 79....
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‘His voice and presence will be missed’…Phillips pays tribute to Rickards

President of the People’s National Party (PNP) and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, says he’s saddened by the news of the passing of Allan Rickards. Rickards, who was ailing for some time, died on Tuesday night. He was 79....

6 more COVID-19 deaths, 74 new cases

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded six more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 107. Four more fatalities are under investigation, increasing that figure to 10. Further, one case, a 28-year-old male from St Catherine, was listed as a coincidental death...
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6 more COVID-19 deaths, 74 new cases

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded six more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 107. Four more fatalities are under investigation, increasing that figure to 10. Further, one case, a 28-year-old male from St Catherine, was listed as a coincidental death...

$37 million welfare programme for health workers

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is to implement a $37-million staff welfare progromme for health workers. Portfolio Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, told Parliament on Tuesday that the one-year initiative will provide greater support to workers...
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$37 million welfare programme for health workers

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is to implement a $37-million staff welfare progromme for health workers. Portfolio Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, told Parliament on Tuesday that the one-year initiative will provide greater support to workers...

Ticketing system to be developed for COVID-19 breaches

A ticketing system is to be developed by the Government to enforce breaches of the COVID-19 restrictions. This was announced in Parliament on Tuesday by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton. Tufton said Prime Minister Andrew...
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Ticketing system to be developed for COVID-19 breaches

A ticketing system is to be developed by the Government to enforce breaches of the COVID-19 restrictions. This was announced in Parliament on Tuesday by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton. Tufton said Prime Minister Andrew...

Four cops interdicted following viral gun salute video

Four members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been placed on interdiction after Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson ordered an investigation into a video posted on social media. Anderson ordered the probe, via the JCF...
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Four cops interdicted following viral gun salute video

Four members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have been placed on interdiction after Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson ordered an investigation into a video posted on social media. Anderson ordered the probe, via the JCF...

Police recover firearm, ammunition after alleged confrontation in Rollington Town

The police on Tuesday night recovered an illegal gun and several rounds of ammunition on Carmona Drive in Rollington Town. Reports are that about 3:27 a.m., officers were patrolling the area when they observed a man riding a bicycle...
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Police recover firearm, ammunition after alleged confrontation in Rollington Town

The police on Tuesday night recovered an illegal gun and several rounds of ammunition on Carmona Drive in Rollington Town. Reports are that about 3:27 a.m., officers were patrolling the area when they observed a man riding a bicycle...

Debate anger: Biden tells interrupting Trump, ‘Shut up, man’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Marked by angry interruptions and bitter accusations, the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden erupted in contentious exchanges Tuesday night over the coronavirus pandemic, city...
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Debate anger: Biden tells interrupting Trump, ‘Shut up, man’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Marked by angry interruptions and bitter accusations, the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden erupted in contentious exchanges Tuesday night over the coronavirus pandemic, city...

Jamaica's COVID-19 deaths pass 100 mark

Jamaica on Monday recorded eight new COVID-19 deaths, increasing the tally to 101. Another case was listed as a coincidental death, while two other fatalities are under investigation. The deceased are: * An 82-year-old female from St Ann. * A 28-...
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Jamaica's COVID-19 deaths pass 100 mark

Jamaica on Monday recorded eight new COVID-19 deaths, increasing the tally to 101. Another case was listed as a coincidental death, while two other fatalities are under investigation. The deceased are: * An 82-year-old female from St Ann. * A 28-...

JCF marks day of mourning for slain cop

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has designated today as a day of mourning in honour of the slain police Constable Kemar Francis of the St Andrew South Division who was killed in the line of duty. Francis was a member...
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JCF marks day of mourning for slain cop

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has designated today as a day of mourning in honour of the slain police Constable Kemar Francis of the St Andrew South Division who was killed in the line of duty. Francis was a member...

September 30 deadline to register for voters’ list

The deadline to register for the next voters’ list is Wednesday, September 30. The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says the list is scheduled to be published on November 30. Persons intending to register must apply in person at any EOJ...
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September 30 deadline to register for voters’ list

The deadline to register for the next voters’ list is Wednesday, September 30. The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says the list is scheduled to be published on November 30. Persons intending to register must apply in person at any EOJ...

Hanover bar operator fined $200,000 for breaching COVID restriction

Bar operator Jason Green was today fined $200,000 or three months imprisonment at hard labour in the Hanover Parish Court for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act. The police say Green, who is from Lances Bay in the parish, was warned...
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Hanover bar operator fined $200,000 for breaching COVID restriction

Bar operator Jason Green was today fined $200,000 or three months imprisonment at hard labour in the Hanover Parish Court for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act. The police say Green, who is from Lances Bay in the parish, was warned...

Juliet Holness among J’cans pledging to support teen mom

Following Friday’s publication in The Gleaner of the story featuring teen mom Otisa Wilmoth, there has been an overwhelming response from people willing to assist the struggling student to continue her education. Among the prospective donors are...
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Juliet Holness among J’cans pledging to support teen mom

Following Friday’s publication in The Gleaner of the story featuring teen mom Otisa Wilmoth, there has been an overwhelming response from people willing to assist the struggling student to continue her education. Among the prospective donors are...

Discover Jamaica by Bike Tour to focus on tourism products

Recreational cyclist and chartered accountant Dennis Chung is spearheading an initiative aimed at shining the global spotlight on Jamaica’s tourism product to give it a well-needed boost at a time when the sector is struggling to stay afloat, owing...
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Discover Jamaica by Bike Tour to focus on tourism products

Recreational cyclist and chartered accountant Dennis Chung is spearheading an initiative aimed at shining the global spotlight on Jamaica’s tourism product to give it a well-needed boost at a time when the sector is struggling to stay afloat, owing...

Growth & Jobs | Use social media to improve your offerings – Bluedot boss

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are being encouraged to utilise social media to collect primary data in order to gain a better understanding of, and serve, their target market. Chief Executive Officer of Bluedot Insights, Larren...
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Growth & Jobs | Use social media to improve your offerings – Bluedot boss

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are being encouraged to utilise social media to collect primary data in order to gain a better understanding of, and serve, their target market. Chief Executive Officer of Bluedot Insights, Larren...

Growth & Jobs | Businessman retains staff despite COVID-19

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: It is out of an abundance of love that businessman Telef Hall said that he still retains his employees despite the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall, who operates a fine-dining restaurant, Roots 21...
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Growth & Jobs | Businessman retains staff despite COVID-19

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: It is out of an abundance of love that businessman Telef Hall said that he still retains his employees despite the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall, who operates a fine-dining restaurant, Roots 21...

Growth & Jobs | Remittances give students lifeline

For the last 12 years, Amanda Collins has depended on remittances to assist her with back-to-school expenses. The funds, sent by both parents who live and work in the United States of America, provide support for the second-year university student...
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Growth & Jobs | Remittances give students lifeline

For the last 12 years, Amanda Collins has depended on remittances to assist her with back-to-school expenses. The funds, sent by both parents who live and work in the United States of America, provide support for the second-year university student...

Jamaica-born judge Sam Walker seeks NY Supreme Court re-election

Jamaica-born judge Sam Walker is seeking re-election to the New York Supreme Court 9th Judicial District on November 3. Walker, who currently sits on the court, is one of several candidates vying to fill four vacancies. The 9th Judicial District...
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Jamaica-born judge Sam Walker seeks NY Supreme Court re-election

Jamaica-born judge Sam Walker is seeking re-election to the New York Supreme Court 9th Judicial District on November 3. Walker, who currently sits on the court, is one of several candidates vying to fill four vacancies. The 9th Judicial District...

Slain cop missed out on firstborn

CHANTILLY, Manchester: In less than five months, 27-year-old Constable Kemar Francis would have had the opportunity to hold his firstborn and acknowledge his role as a father. But that will never be realised. The family of the young cop, who died...
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Slain cop missed out on firstborn

CHANTILLY, Manchester: In less than five months, 27-year-old Constable Kemar Francis would have had the opportunity to hold his firstborn and acknowledge his role as a father. But that will never be realised. The family of the young cop, who died...

Partygoers pelt police pickup with stones

An investigation has been launched after partygoers in breach of the 8 p.m. curfew damaged a police service vehicle in Parry Town, St Ann, on Saturday after lawmen tried to disperse the crowd. It was the second such attack on the police in less...
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Partygoers pelt police pickup with stones

An investigation has been launched after partygoers in breach of the 8 p.m. curfew damaged a police service vehicle in Parry Town, St Ann, on Saturday after lawmen tried to disperse the crowd. It was the second such attack on the police in less...

Jamaican eyes history as Florida mayor

Jamaican Kay Maragh is hoping that she will be the first woman, person of colour, and Caribbean immigrant to be elected mayor of Palm Bay in Florida. Maragh, a registered Democrat, will face off against a Republican opponent on November 3. The...
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Jamaican eyes history as Florida mayor

Jamaican Kay Maragh is hoping that she will be the first woman, person of colour, and Caribbean immigrant to be elected mayor of Palm Bay in Florida. Maragh, a registered Democrat, will face off against a Republican opponent on November 3. The...

Port Royal investors hunt payout from Gov’t

A group of private-sector shareholders involved in a longstanding plan to develop Port Royal as a heritage tourism destination have applied for leave to bring derivative action to the Supreme Court against the state-owned Urban Development...
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Port Royal investors hunt payout from Gov’t

A group of private-sector shareholders involved in a longstanding plan to develop Port Royal as a heritage tourism destination have applied for leave to bring derivative action to the Supreme Court against the state-owned Urban Development...

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...

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