Jamaica



Robust agriculture sector critical in building back economy – Green

From state minister for the former Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries where he served in the previous Jamaica Labour Party administration, Floyd Green has been promoted to take charge of the newly formed Ministry of...

Annotto Bay’s many rivers to cross

The Gleaner team stepped off the main road in Annotto Bay and headed down several flights of stairs into Vincent Maragh’s yard. We were now level with the Pencar River, which was just a mere three feet away from one of several houses in the yard...
News

Annotto Bay’s many rivers to cross

The Gleaner team stepped off the main road in Annotto Bay and headed down several flights of stairs into Vincent Maragh’s yard. We were now level with the Pencar River, which was just a mere three feet away from one of several houses in the yard...

Church warned not to silence critics - Bailey earns pastoral rebuke for call to rein in Cuthbert Flynn

In a staunch defence of press freedom, the Reverend Dr Peter Garth lobbied for the protection of media rights as he warned against a perceived worrying trend of influential figures seeking to silence voices with which they disagree. He also...
News

Church warned not to silence critics - Bailey earns pastoral rebuke for call to rein in Cuthbert Flynn

In a staunch defence of press freedom, the Reverend Dr Peter Garth lobbied for the protection of media rights as he warned against a perceived worrying trend of influential figures seeking to silence voices with which they disagree. He also...

Guyana condemns seizure of boats by Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed reports that two Guyanese-registered fishing vessels – the Lady Nayera and the Sea Wolf – operating off the coast of Waini Point within Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ...
News

Guyana condemns seizure of boats by Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed reports that two Guyanese-registered fishing vessels – the Lady Nayera and the Sea Wolf – operating off the coast of Waini Point within Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ...

Thousands call for impeachment of Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians took the streets for a second day on Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is under fire for his government’s response to rampant cases of COVID-19, which has claimed more...
News

Thousands call for impeachment of Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians took the streets for a second day on Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is under fire for his government’s response to rampant cases of COVID-19, which has claimed more...

Fourth cabinet member dies of COVID-19

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP): Four Zimbabwean cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19, three within the past two weeks, highlighting a resurgence of the disease that is sweeping through this southern African country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the...
News

Fourth cabinet member dies of COVID-19

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP): Four Zimbabwean cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19, three within the past two weeks, highlighting a resurgence of the disease that is sweeping through this southern African country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the...

Two injured after police car drives through crowd in Washington State

At least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race drove his car through a crowd of pedestrians that had gathered around him and were pounding on the car's windows in downtown Tacoma in Washington...
News

Two injured after police car drives through crowd in Washington State

At least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race drove his car through a crowd of pedestrians that had gathered around him and were pounding on the car's windows in downtown Tacoma in Washington...

Gun attack leaves one dead in Portland, another injured

Portland has recorded its first murder for 2021, following the shooting death of man in the farming community of Windsor Castle, West Portland.  The incident happened yesterday evening, shortly after 8:00 p.m. The victim has been...
News

Gun attack leaves one dead in Portland, another injured

Portland has recorded its first murder for 2021, following the shooting death of man in the farming community of Windsor Castle, West Portland.  The incident happened yesterday evening, shortly after 8:00 p.m. The victim has been...

Former Gleaner editor-in-chief Ken Allen passes

Former editor-in-chief of The Gleaner, Ken Allen, has died. He passed away earlier today at The University Hospital of the West Indies. He had been ailing for some time. Allen died five days shy of his 88th birthday, which he would...
News

Former Gleaner editor-in-chief Ken Allen passes

Former editor-in-chief of The Gleaner, Ken Allen, has died. He passed away earlier today at The University Hospital of the West Indies. He had been ailing for some time. Allen died five days shy of his 88th birthday, which he would...

Police searching for men allegedly assisted from plane at Rocky Point

The police say they are looking for two men who, residents informed them, were assisted from the plane that crash-landed on White Sand Beach in Rocky Point, Clarendon yesterday evening.  The men, who appeared Caucasian,...
News

Police searching for men allegedly assisted from plane at Rocky Point

The police say they are looking for two men who, residents informed them, were assisted from the plane that crash-landed on White Sand Beach in Rocky Point, Clarendon yesterday evening.  The men, who appeared Caucasian,...

'Ken Allen was one of the best' says Grandison

General manager of The Gleaner Company (Media) Company Limited, Garfield Grandison, has recognised former editor-in-chief, Ken Allen, as among the finest journalists to emerge from Jamaica and the Caribbean.  Allen passed...
News

'Ken Allen was one of the best' says Grandison

General manager of The Gleaner Company (Media) Company Limited, Garfield Grandison, has recognised former editor-in-chief, Ken Allen, as among the finest journalists to emerge from Jamaica and the Caribbean.  Allen passed...

No COVID deaths; 107 new infections

Fatalities from COVID-19 have not increased in the past 24 hours, as the Ministry of Health and Wellness recorded no deaths directly linked to the infectious disease. This means the death toll from the disease remains at 336. A total of 12 ...
News

No COVID deaths; 107 new infections

Fatalities from COVID-19 have not increased in the past 24 hours, as the Ministry of Health and Wellness recorded no deaths directly linked to the infectious disease. This means the death toll from the disease remains at 336. A total of 12 ...

Eleven workers rescued from China gold mine after being trapped for two weeks

Eleven workers trapped for two weeks inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface today- a landmark achievement for an industry long-blighted by disasters and high death tolls.  China's state broadcaster, CCTV...
News

Eleven workers rescued from China gold mine after being trapped for two weeks

Eleven workers trapped for two weeks inside a Chinese gold mine were brought safely to the surface today- a landmark achievement for an industry long-blighted by disasters and high death tolls.  China's state broadcaster, CCTV...

Barbados declares community spread of COVID-19

Barbados' Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt Col. Jeffrey Bostic, says the country is now grappling with community spread of COVID-19. Speaking during a COVID-19 management update late yesterday, Bostic confirmed what was widely...
News

Barbados declares community spread of COVID-19

Barbados' Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt Col. Jeffrey Bostic, says the country is now grappling with community spread of COVID-19. Speaking during a COVID-19 management update late yesterday, Bostic confirmed what was widely...

PLAYING FAVOURITES? - Cops accused of unfair enforcement of Disaster Risk Management Act

Nathalie Chevez* and Tia Griffiths* say they’ve lost faith in Jamaica’s justice system, and that it’s all because of an overzealous cop who has been plaguing sections of Maverley in St Andrew, using the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) as a tool...
News

PLAYING FAVOURITES? - Cops accused of unfair enforcement of Disaster Risk Management Act

Nathalie Chevez* and Tia Griffiths* say they’ve lost faith in Jamaica’s justice system, and that it’s all because of an overzealous cop who has been plaguing sections of Maverley in St Andrew, using the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) as a tool...

Bengal gets extension to pay $40m bond

Bengal Development Limited, the company which was controversially granted an environment permit to mine in the ecologically sensitive Dry Harbour Mountains, also called the Puerto Bueno Mountain, has been given an extra 60 days to pay a $40-million...
News

Bengal gets extension to pay $40m bond

Bengal Development Limited, the company which was controversially granted an environment permit to mine in the ecologically sensitive Dry Harbour Mountains, also called the Puerto Bueno Mountain, has been given an extra 60 days to pay a $40-million...

COVID protection - Some schools asking parents to sign indemnity waiver against virus

Amid the limited return to face-to-face classes in Jamaica’s public school system, some principals are quietly asking parents to sign a waiver indemnifying their institutions should students contract the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). But the use...
News

COVID protection - Some schools asking parents to sign indemnity waiver against virus

Amid the limited return to face-to-face classes in Jamaica’s public school system, some principals are quietly asking parents to sign a waiver indemnifying their institutions should students contract the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). But the use...

David Salmon | Lessons from the Commonwealth Youth Parliament

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the quality of youth participation in programmes across the world. However, despite the lack of physical sessions, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) presents a model that governments...
News

David Salmon | Lessons from the Commonwealth Youth Parliament

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the quality of youth participation in programmes across the world. However, despite the lack of physical sessions, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) presents a model that governments...

‘America is back!’ - Jamaicans in the US looking forward to the return of decency

Jamaica-born mayor of Broward County in South Florida, Dale Holness, hails the inauguration of US 46th President Joe Biden as a return to decency for America. Biden was sworn in last week at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, marking the end of a...
News

‘America is back!’ - Jamaicans in the US looking forward to the return of decency

Jamaica-born mayor of Broward County in South Florida, Dale Holness, hails the inauguration of US 46th President Joe Biden as a return to decency for America. Biden was sworn in last week at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, marking the end of a...

Former CANA journalist found dead

Guyana-born regional journalist George Alleyne is dead. The Caribbean News Agency (CANA) says Alleyne was found dead at his home in Barbados on Friday.  He was a former employee of the Barbados-based CANA and the Caribbean Media...
News

Former CANA journalist found dead

Guyana-born regional journalist George Alleyne is dead. The Caribbean News Agency (CANA) says Alleyne was found dead at his home in Barbados on Friday.  He was a former employee of the Barbados-based CANA and the Caribbean Media...

Protests erupt across Russia demanding Navalny's release

Protests erupted in cities across Russia today to demand the release of Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe. Police have arrested more than 1,600 people, some of whom took to the streets in...
News

Protests erupt across Russia demanding Navalny's release

Protests erupted in cities across Russia today to demand the release of Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe. Police have arrested more than 1,600 people, some of whom took to the streets in...

Caribbean’s foreign trade at its worst since global financial crisis

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says the region’s foreign trade in 2020 had its worst performance since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, because of the economic crisis prompted by the global COVID-...
News

Caribbean’s foreign trade at its worst since global financial crisis

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says the region’s foreign trade in 2020 had its worst performance since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, because of the economic crisis prompted by the global COVID-...

Water restoration for Corporate Area communities this afternoon; scheduled supply for St Ann communities

Corporate Area communities affected by this morning's disruption due to emergency work near Mary Brown's Corner in St Andrew, should expect to have their water restored by 5:00 p.m., the state-run National Water Commission (NWC) says....
News

Water restoration for Corporate Area communities this afternoon; scheduled supply for St Ann communities

Corporate Area communities affected by this morning's disruption due to emergency work near Mary Brown's Corner in St Andrew, should expect to have their water restored by 5:00 p.m., the state-run National Water Commission (NWC) says....

Jamaican-born entertainer in Antigua found dead

The police in Antigua and Barbuda are probing the death of a Jamaican-born entertainer, whose body was found under a container yesterday morning.  She has been identified as Nicole Munroe-Baptiste. The police say they were called to the scene...
News

Jamaican-born entertainer in Antigua found dead

The police in Antigua and Barbuda are probing the death of a Jamaican-born entertainer, whose body was found under a container yesterday morning.  She has been identified as Nicole Munroe-Baptiste. The police say they were called to the scene...

Tea Cup Jamaica committed to helping CSEC students - Promoter sells masks and jump ropes to fund initiative

With the wearing of face masks being mandatory, in an attempt to reduce the spread of coronavirus, event organiser and registered dietician Terrel Pencle conceptualised a way to marry his passions for party planning, healthy living and giving back...
News

Tea Cup Jamaica committed to helping CSEC students - Promoter sells masks and jump ropes to fund initiative

With the wearing of face masks being mandatory, in an attempt to reduce the spread of coronavirus, event organiser and registered dietician Terrel Pencle conceptualised a way to marry his passions for party planning, healthy living and giving back...

Get vetted for COVID vaccine, elderly warned

Elderly Jamaicans have been urged by elder-care and medical experts to consult with their doctor about whether the fragility of their health may disqualify them from the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine in the spring. The warning comes amid an...
News

Get vetted for COVID vaccine, elderly warned

Elderly Jamaicans have been urged by elder-care and medical experts to consult with their doctor about whether the fragility of their health may disqualify them from the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine in the spring. The warning comes amid an...

St James farmer charged

A St James farmer who had been on the run from the police for most of last year has been caught and charged with wounding with intent, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition, following an incident in his community of...
News

St James farmer charged

A St James farmer who had been on the run from the police for most of last year has been caught and charged with wounding with intent, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition, following an incident in his community of...

High schoolers among Westmoreland rapists last year

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commanding officer for the Westmoreland police, says high school students contributed to 29 per cent of the increase in the number of sexual offences committed in the western parish last year....
News

High schoolers among Westmoreland rapists last year

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commanding officer for the Westmoreland police, says high school students contributed to 29 per cent of the increase in the number of sexual offences committed in the western parish last year....

Strathmore Gardens’ wishes come true - Spanish Town children’s home receives $850k donation from NCB Foundation

The 29 children and the 21 dedicated staff members at Strathmore Gardens Children’s Home got a huge surprise over the recent holiday season with a donation from the NCB Foundation, bringing a much-needed dose of holiday cheer to the home, based in...
News

Strathmore Gardens’ wishes come true - Spanish Town children’s home receives $850k donation from NCB Foundation

The 29 children and the 21 dedicated staff members at Strathmore Gardens Children’s Home got a huge surprise over the recent holiday season with a donation from the NCB Foundation, bringing a much-needed dose of holiday cheer to the home, based in...

Trinidad: No new protocols following discovery of UK COVID-19 variant

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan. 22, CMC – As health officials urged the population not to panic about the discovery of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19, Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh on Friday said there would be no new...
News

Trinidad: No new protocols following discovery of UK COVID-19 variant

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan. 22, CMC – As health officials urged the population not to panic about the discovery of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19, Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh on Friday said there would be no new...

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death .than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though...
News

UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death .than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though...

PNP calls for improved access for disabled at municipal buildings

Senator Lambert Brown, the Opposition spokesperson on the Public Service, has called on the municipal authorities in Westmoreland and Portmore to take remedial action to ensure that each municipal building is fully accessible to persons with...
News

PNP calls for improved access for disabled at municipal buildings

Senator Lambert Brown, the Opposition spokesperson on the Public Service, has called on the municipal authorities in Westmoreland and Portmore to take remedial action to ensure that each municipal building is fully accessible to persons with...

Criminal Records Office to relocate as of February 1

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says the Criminal Records Office (CRO) will be relocating to 56 Duke Street in downtown, Kingston, as of Monday, February 1, 2020. JCF says that in order to facilitate the reopening, special...
News

Criminal Records Office to relocate as of February 1

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says the Criminal Records Office (CRO) will be relocating to 56 Duke Street in downtown, Kingston, as of Monday, February 1, 2020. JCF says that in order to facilitate the reopening, special...

Gov't strengthening capacity of labs to undertake COVID-19 tests

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce says it is working with the Ministry of Health & Wellness to improve the capacity of local laboratories to undertake coronavirus (COVID-19) tests and clamp down on unauthorised facilities....
News

Gov't strengthening capacity of labs to undertake COVID-19 tests

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce says it is working with the Ministry of Health & Wellness to improve the capacity of local laboratories to undertake coronavirus (COVID-19) tests and clamp down on unauthorised facilities....

Trump impeachment to go to Senate on Monday, launching trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the...
News

Trump impeachment to go to Senate on Monday, launching trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the...

Fletchers Street in Bog Walk to be closed for the weekend

The National Works Agency (NWA) has advised that a section of Fletchers Street in Bog Walk, St Catherine will be closed to vehicular traffic for two days between 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23 and 9:00 a.m. Monday, January 25. The road...
News

Fletchers Street in Bog Walk to be closed for the weekend

The National Works Agency (NWA) has advised that a section of Fletchers Street in Bog Walk, St Catherine will be closed to vehicular traffic for two days between 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23 and 9:00 a.m. Monday, January 25. The road...

Get more results via ClueGoal