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Skool Juice still on recess

More than three months after two private-sector companies answered the Government’s call to quickly develop new food products in order to utilise the abundance of crops which farmers were unable to move, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, they...

8-month-old drowns in Clarendon

A probe has been launched into the death of an eight-month-old-boy, who is suspected to have drowned at his home in the rural community of Broomwell in Clarendon this morning. The infant has been identified as Aiden Rattray.  The police...
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8-month-old drowns in Clarendon

A probe has been launched into the death of an eight-month-old-boy, who is suspected to have drowned at his home in the rural community of Broomwell in Clarendon this morning. The infant has been identified as Aiden Rattray.  The police...

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa,...
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Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa,...

St James police optimistic about further crime reductions

With the latest data from the police force on serious crimes in St James showing a decline in all areas when compared with 2019, cops are optimistic that this year will see an even greater reduction. Murders have seen a 19 per cent decline, falling...
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St James police optimistic about further crime reductions

With the latest data from the police force on serious crimes in St James showing a decline in all areas when compared with 2019, cops are optimistic that this year will see an even greater reduction. Murders have seen a 19 per cent decline, falling...

Private school teachers to receive salary support

Teachers and support staff at private schools will benefit from financial assistance from the Government to help cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams made the...
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Private school teachers to receive salary support

Teachers and support staff at private schools will benefit from financial assistance from the Government to help cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams made the...

No driver's license renewal, no fitness certificate for unruly drivers – Minister Chang

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says motorists with outstanding traffic tickets will soon be barred from renewing their driver’s licence, as well as acquiring fitness certificates and similar services...
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No driver's license renewal, no fitness certificate for unruly drivers – Minister Chang

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says motorists with outstanding traffic tickets will soon be barred from renewing their driver’s licence, as well as acquiring fitness certificates and similar services...

Koffee gets Mastercard brand ambassadorship

Mastercard today announced that it is partnering exclusively with Grammy winning reggae artiste Koffee as its official brand ambassador in Jamaica. “Koffee is one of Jamaica’s youngest and most gifted musical talents and she...
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Koffee gets Mastercard brand ambassadorship

Mastercard today announced that it is partnering exclusively with Grammy winning reggae artiste Koffee as its official brand ambassador in Jamaica. “Koffee is one of Jamaica’s youngest and most gifted musical talents and she...

Jamaica records one additional COVID-19 death, 126 new cases

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded one additional COVID-19 death along with 126 new cases. The deceased is a 61-year-old St James woman who had multiple comorbidities. The death tally now stands at 76. Of the new cases, the patients range between the ages...
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Jamaica records one additional COVID-19 death, 126 new cases

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded one additional COVID-19 death along with 126 new cases. The deceased is a 61-year-old St James woman who had multiple comorbidities. The death tally now stands at 76. Of the new cases, the patients range between the ages...

$37 million repair for Flanker to Rock Spring roadway in Trelawny

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that southern Trelawny is receiving a major boost to its road infrastructure with the Flanker to Rock Spring corridor being upgraded. The project, which costs $37.7 million, is being...
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$37 million repair for Flanker to Rock Spring roadway in Trelawny

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that southern Trelawny is receiving a major boost to its road infrastructure with the Flanker to Rock Spring corridor being upgraded. The project, which costs $37.7 million, is being...

Court of Appeal President Dennis Morrison tests positive for COVID-19

President of the Court of Appeal Justice Dennis Morrison has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), Gleaner sources have revealed. Morrison is reportedly in isolation at his home. There are reports, too, that at least one police personnel...
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Court of Appeal President Dennis Morrison tests positive for COVID-19

President of the Court of Appeal Justice Dennis Morrison has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), Gleaner sources have revealed. Morrison is reportedly in isolation at his home. There are reports, too, that at least one police personnel...

Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans won’t be allowed to bring home cigars and rum from Cuba under measures President Donald Trump announced Wednesday to financially starve the island’s government, a move taken as he tries to boost his...
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Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans won’t be allowed to bring home cigars and rum from Cuba under measures President Donald Trump announced Wednesday to financially starve the island’s government, a move taken as he tries to boost his...

Glenmuir to host COVID fundraising telethon on Saturday

Glenmuir High School in Clarendon is set to host its first telethon on Saturday under the theme, «Rising above COVID for a better beyond.» Each year, the Florida chapter of the Past Student Association stages a myriad of events geared at...
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Glenmuir to host COVID fundraising telethon on Saturday

Glenmuir High School in Clarendon is set to host its first telethon on Saturday under the theme, «Rising above COVID for a better beyond.» Each year, the Florida chapter of the Past Student Association stages a myriad of events geared at...

Political candidates in Hanover taking down posters

WESTERN BUREAU: The four political candidates in Hanover who participated in the recent general election have all given commitments to remove election posters and flags they had mounted before the end of September. Their decision is in keeping...
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Political candidates in Hanover taking down posters

WESTERN BUREAU: The four political candidates in Hanover who participated in the recent general election have all given commitments to remove election posters and flags they had mounted before the end of September. Their decision is in keeping...

Daughter offers US$5K reward for dad’s killers

Frustrated by the slow nature of investigations into her father’s death two years ago and the failure to apprehend the killers, Brittina Brooke has offered a US$5,000 reward for information on his murder. Devon Brooke was shot and killed on the...
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Daughter offers US$5K reward for dad’s killers

Frustrated by the slow nature of investigations into her father’s death two years ago and the failure to apprehend the killers, Brittina Brooke has offered a US$5,000 reward for information on his murder. Devon Brooke was shot and killed on the...

ADVERTORIAL | Education sector must digitally transform to address challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic revised the reopening date of the September school term to early October, as the country continues to battle to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which is in the community transmission phase. The pandemic has forced many...
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ADVERTORIAL | Education sector must digitally transform to address challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic revised the reopening date of the September school term to early October, as the country continues to battle to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which is in the community transmission phase. The pandemic has forced many...

Clarendon charity gives back-to-school supplies to needy students

The Free Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation in Clarendon on Friday distributed tablets, two laptops and back-to-school supplies to struggling students from the community and nearby areas. Director and pastor for the church, Dr Rev...
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Clarendon charity gives back-to-school supplies to needy students

The Free Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation in Clarendon on Friday distributed tablets, two laptops and back-to-school supplies to struggling students from the community and nearby areas. Director and pastor for the church, Dr Rev...

JHTA secretariat struggling to stay afloat

Western Bureau: Outgoing Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) President Omar Robinson is bemoaning the stranglehold the COVID-19 virus has had on the financial health and operations of his organisation. Speaking at the JHTA annual general...
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JHTA secretariat struggling to stay afloat

Western Bureau: Outgoing Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) President Omar Robinson is bemoaning the stranglehold the COVID-19 virus has had on the financial health and operations of his organisation. Speaking at the JHTA annual general...

St Mary man charged for shooting motorcyclist

Thirty-six-year-old Glendon White, a labourer of Islington, St Mary, was yesterday charged with wounding with intent, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition following an incident on Pimento Hill...
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St Mary man charged for shooting motorcyclist

Thirty-six-year-old Glendon White, a labourer of Islington, St Mary, was yesterday charged with wounding with intent, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition following an incident on Pimento Hill...

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060. Xi’s announcement during a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly is a significant step for the...
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China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060. Xi’s announcement during a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly is a significant step for the...

Man charged for barber's murder at plaza in Portmore

Twenty-five-year-old Gevin Gordon of a Bridgeport, St. Catherine address, has been charged with the August 9 killing of 27-year-old Ricardo Robinson, otherwise called ‘Razza’, a barber of Braeton, Portmore...
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Man charged for barber's murder at plaza in Portmore

Twenty-five-year-old Gevin Gordon of a Bridgeport, St. Catherine address, has been charged with the August 9 killing of 27-year-old Ricardo Robinson, otherwise called ‘Razza’, a barber of Braeton, Portmore...

Tourism Minister welcomes new JHTA president

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has welcomed newly elected president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader. Reader, who was elected during the associations' 59th annual general meeting, succeeded Omar...
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Tourism Minister welcomes new JHTA president

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has welcomed newly elected president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Clifton Reader. Reader, who was elected during the associations' 59th annual general meeting, succeeded Omar...

Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines

MOSCOW (AP) — What do you do when Vladimir Putin offers you Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine, for free? United Nations staff in New York and around the world are now facing that choice, after the Russian president offered...
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Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines

MOSCOW (AP) — What do you do when Vladimir Putin offers you Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine, for free? United Nations staff in New York and around the world are now facing that choice, after the Russian president offered...

Carpenter charged with unlawful possession of property

Twenty-one-year-old Demano Brissett, otherwise called ‘Pumba’, a carpenter of Peggy Barry district, Grange Hill, Westmoreland, has been charged with unlawful possession of property. Reports from the Savanna-la-Mar police are that...
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Carpenter charged with unlawful possession of property

Twenty-one-year-old Demano Brissett, otherwise called ‘Pumba’, a carpenter of Peggy Barry district, Grange Hill, Westmoreland, has been charged with unlawful possession of property. Reports from the Savanna-la-Mar police are that...

World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the U.N. chief exhorted them to unite and tackle the era...
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World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the U.N. chief exhorted them to unite and tackle the era...

Islandwide curfew extended to October 7

The islandwide curfew aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 will continue until October 7. The measure runs from 8:00 p.m to 5:00 a.m. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness urged Jamaicans to following  health protocols...
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Islandwide curfew extended to October 7

The islandwide curfew aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 will continue until October 7. The measure runs from 8:00 p.m to 5:00 a.m. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness urged Jamaicans to following  health protocols...

Portland rocked by spate of break-ins

The police in Portland have expressed concern over a series of break-ins that have taken place at various business establishments throughout the parish. Commanding officer for the Portland police division, Superintendent Duane Wellington...
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Portland rocked by spate of break-ins

The police in Portland have expressed concern over a series of break-ins that have taken place at various business establishments throughout the parish. Commanding officer for the Portland police division, Superintendent Duane Wellington...

CSEC, CAPE results to be released today

Students will receive their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results later today. Barbados Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, made the announcement this morning at...
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CSEC, CAPE results to be released today

Students will receive their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results later today. Barbados Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, made the announcement this morning at...

Williams: Don’t pressure parents for school fees

With classes being held online when schools reopen on October 5, Education Minister Fayval Williams says that no demand or pressure should be placed on parents to pay contributory fees. Speaking at a digital press conference this...
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Williams: Don’t pressure parents for school fees

With classes being held online when schools reopen on October 5, Education Minister Fayval Williams says that no demand or pressure should be placed on parents to pay contributory fees. Speaking at a digital press conference this...

Westmoreland wanted man nabbed in St Ann

A man who was wanted by the Westmoreland police for shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm, was arrested during an operation in St. Ann on Saturday, September 19. He is 28-year-old Ainsley Woodburn of Belfant district,...
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Westmoreland wanted man nabbed in St Ann

A man who was wanted by the Westmoreland police for shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm, was arrested during an operation in St. Ann on Saturday, September 19. He is 28-year-old Ainsley Woodburn of Belfant district,...

Five more COVID-19 deaths recorded, tally now 75

Jamaica on Monday recorded five additional COVID-19 deaths, increasing the tally to 75. The new fatalities are: * A 61-year-old female with a Kingston and St Andrew address. * A 54-year-old female with a Kingston and St Andrew address. * A 52-year-...
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Five more COVID-19 deaths recorded, tally now 75

Jamaica on Monday recorded five additional COVID-19 deaths, increasing the tally to 75. The new fatalities are: * A 61-year-old female with a Kingston and St Andrew address. * A 54-year-old female with a Kingston and St Andrew address. * A 52-year-...

Administrator-General's Department closed for cleaning

The head offices of the Administrator-General's Department in downtown Kingston has been closed for sanitisation. Operations are expected to resume tomorrow, September 23, 2020. Follow The Gleaner on Twitter and Instagram @JamaicaGleaner and on...
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Administrator-General's Department closed for cleaning

The head offices of the Administrator-General's Department in downtown Kingston has been closed for sanitisation. Operations are expected to resume tomorrow, September 23, 2020. Follow The Gleaner on Twitter and Instagram @JamaicaGleaner and on...

Manchester man freed of gun possession, robbery charges

Construction worker Rayan Parker, 31, has been freed of charges of illegal possession of firearm and robbery with aggravation. Parker was freed by the Manchester Parish Court last week Friday after the Crown offer no offer evidence. His attorney...
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Manchester man freed of gun possession, robbery charges

Construction worker Rayan Parker, 31, has been freed of charges of illegal possession of firearm and robbery with aggravation. Parker was freed by the Manchester Parish Court last week Friday after the Crown offer no offer evidence. His attorney...

Golding says he’s ready to rebuild PNP

Mark Golding has given the clearest indication yet that he intends to run for the presidency of the beleaguered Opposition People’s National Party (PNP)  In an Instagram post this morning, the St Andrew Southern Member of Parliament told...
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Golding says he’s ready to rebuild PNP

Mark Golding has given the clearest indication yet that he intends to run for the presidency of the beleaguered Opposition People’s National Party (PNP)  In an Instagram post this morning, the St Andrew Southern Member of Parliament told...

Blaine calls for action after abuse caught on video goes viral

Convener of children's advocacy group Hear The Children's Cry, Betty Ann Blaine, says she is furious and disgusted by a video that has gone viral of a young boy being made to smoke what appears to be a marijuana spliff.  
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Blaine calls for action after abuse caught on video goes viral

Convener of children's advocacy group Hear The Children's Cry, Betty Ann Blaine, says she is furious and disgusted by a video that has gone viral of a young boy being made to smoke what appears to be a marijuana spliff.  

Parties ignore MoBay mayor’s orders to remove campaign posters, flags

Western Bureau: A call by Montego Bay’s newly minted mayor, Leeroy Williams, for the removal of election paraphernalia from public spaces around the city has fallen on deaf ears. At his inauguration just over a week ago, Williams said one of his...
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Parties ignore MoBay mayor’s orders to remove campaign posters, flags

Western Bureau: A call by Montego Bay’s newly minted mayor, Leeroy Williams, for the removal of election paraphernalia from public spaces around the city has fallen on deaf ears. At his inauguration just over a week ago, Williams said one of his...

Father’s fears realised as cop dies riding bike

Knowing the opposition from his dad which would meet his decision to purchase a motorcycle, Constable Kamal Foster waited more than a month before breaking the secret to his dad. Last Saturday, roughly six weeks since the day of truth, the 29-year-...
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Father’s fears realised as cop dies riding bike

Knowing the opposition from his dad which would meet his decision to purchase a motorcycle, Constable Kamal Foster waited more than a month before breaking the secret to his dad. Last Saturday, roughly six weeks since the day of truth, the 29-year-...

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