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Students encouraged to get familiar with Google Suite

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is encouraging students and other relevant stakeholders to become familiar with the Google Suite Learning Management System, which is being rolled out across all educational institutions. The system...

COVID claims eight lives, as cases move closer to 6,000

Eight people died from COVID-19 on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed, moving the death toll from the disease to 88 people.  Seven of the eight had underlying medical conditions the ministry said. The...
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COVID claims eight lives, as cases move closer to 6,000

Eight people died from COVID-19 on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed, moving the death toll from the disease to 88 people.  Seven of the eight had underlying medical conditions the ministry said. The...

Alleged cop killer slain; hunt on for others

The hunt is on for killers of a policeman who was attacked last night in Maxfield, St Andrew and died early this morning from his injuries. The slain cop has been identified as Constable Kemar Francis. He was attached to the Hunts Bay Police...
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Alleged cop killer slain; hunt on for others

The hunt is on for killers of a policeman who was attacked last night in Maxfield, St Andrew and died early this morning from his injuries. The slain cop has been identified as Constable Kemar Francis. He was attached to the Hunts Bay Police...

Jamaican work permit holders in Cayman face deadline

Scores of Jamaican work permit holders in Grand Cayman could be heading home soon as a reprieve from immigration authorities, due to the coronavirus pandemic, expires at end of October. The island’s Customs and Border Control (CBC)reported on...
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Jamaican work permit holders in Cayman face deadline

Scores of Jamaican work permit holders in Grand Cayman could be heading home soon as a reprieve from immigration authorities, due to the coronavirus pandemic, expires at end of October. The island’s Customs and Border Control (CBC)reported on...

Timely gift - Marks praises US donation of field hospital, supplies

WASHINGTON, DC: Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has thanked the United States government for donating a 70-bed mobile field hospital to Jamaica, saying it is a timely gift that will help fight the coronavirus, especially...
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Timely gift - Marks praises US donation of field hospital, supplies

WASHINGTON, DC: Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has thanked the United States government for donating a 70-bed mobile field hospital to Jamaica, saying it is a timely gift that will help fight the coronavirus, especially...

NGO assists with back-to-school expenses

The non-profit organisation Young Men and Young Women of Purpose (YMOP/YWOP) has made the back-to-school financial burden on parents of 12 students a little lighter this year with scholarships and grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. YWOP/...
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NGO assists with back-to-school expenses

The non-profit organisation Young Men and Young Women of Purpose (YMOP/YWOP) has made the back-to-school financial burden on parents of 12 students a little lighter this year with scholarships and grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. YWOP/...

Rotary Club of Montego Bay gives 100 schoolbags to needy students

Western Bureau: With local schools slated to reopen on October 5, the Rotary Club of Montego Bay has come good for over 100 students in St James by equipping them with back-to-school supplies, including school bags and books. The students, who were...
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Rotary Club of Montego Bay gives 100 schoolbags to needy students

Western Bureau: With local schools slated to reopen on October 5, the Rotary Club of Montego Bay has come good for over 100 students in St James by equipping them with back-to-school supplies, including school bags and books. The students, who were...

Street People Liberation Foundation steps up to the plate - Fills outreach gap for shelters, homeless

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the homeless. Not only has it disrupted the philanthropic efforts of many charities and individuals, but it has also resulted in the downscaling of outreach and charitable projects. One organisation...
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Street People Liberation Foundation steps up to the plate - Fills outreach gap for shelters, homeless

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the homeless. Not only has it disrupted the philanthropic efforts of many charities and individuals, but it has also resulted in the downscaling of outreach and charitable projects. One organisation...

Virtual 'Nine Afternoon' for DK Duncan

A virtual remembrance will be held on Saturday, September 26, to commemorate the life of former Cabinet minister and People’s National Party (PNP) stalwart Dr DK Duncan. Duncan, 80, died last Thursday at The University Hospital of the...
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Virtual 'Nine Afternoon' for DK Duncan

A virtual remembrance will be held on Saturday, September 26, to commemorate the life of former Cabinet minister and People’s National Party (PNP) stalwart Dr DK Duncan. Duncan, 80, died last Thursday at The University Hospital of the...

Anglican priest found dead at home in Clarendon

Anglican priest Larius Lewis, Rector of St Paul’s Cure in Chapelton, Clarendon, was found dead at his home in the parish today.  This was confirmed to The Gleaner by Anglican Bishop of Jamaica, Reverend Dr Howard Gregory.  He said...
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Anglican priest found dead at home in Clarendon

Anglican priest Larius Lewis, Rector of St Paul’s Cure in Chapelton, Clarendon, was found dead at his home in the parish today.  This was confirmed to The Gleaner by Anglican Bishop of Jamaica, Reverend Dr Howard Gregory.  He said...

Tufton signs contracts for two additional field hospitals

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, today broke ground and signed contracts for the establishment of two additional field hospitals, in response to the treatment and hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients. One of the...
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Tufton signs contracts for two additional field hospitals

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, today broke ground and signed contracts for the establishment of two additional field hospitals, in response to the treatment and hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients. One of the...

Hanover man charged with rape of minor, procuring abortion

A 23-year-old Hanover man has been charged with three counts of rape and two counts of procuring drugs for an abortion. The police report that in February the man allegedly took the 14-year-old complainant to the parking lot of a...
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Hanover man charged with rape of minor, procuring abortion

A 23-year-old Hanover man has been charged with three counts of rape and two counts of procuring drugs for an abortion. The police report that in February the man allegedly took the 14-year-old complainant to the parking lot of a...

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two...
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NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two...

Repair works for Waterloo Rd this weekend, expect traffic delays

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that some of the worst-affected sections of Waterloo Road in St Andrew are to be repaired over the weekend. Pothole patch and repair works will be carried out between the Hope Road and West Kings...
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Repair works for Waterloo Rd this weekend, expect traffic delays

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that some of the worst-affected sections of Waterloo Road in St Andrew are to be repaired over the weekend. Pothole patch and repair works will be carried out between the Hope Road and West Kings...

St Catherine inmate dies at hospital

An inmate at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre died this morning while being treated at the Spanish Town Hospital. Leslie-Ann Brown, director of corporate communications at the Department of Correctional ...
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St Catherine inmate dies at hospital

An inmate at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre died this morning while being treated at the Spanish Town Hospital. Leslie-Ann Brown, director of corporate communications at the Department of Correctional ...

Virtual format for National Honours and Awards Ceremony

 The Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment & Sport, Olivia Grange, has advised that the Government will use a virtual format for the 2020 National Honours & Awards Investiture. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on ...
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Virtual format for National Honours and Awards Ceremony

 The Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment & Sport, Olivia Grange, has advised that the Government will use a virtual format for the 2020 National Honours & Awards Investiture. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on ...

Three more COVID-19 deaths, 135 new cases

Jamaica on Thursday recorded three new COVID-19 deaths, increasing the tally to 80. Two more cases are under investigation, moving that figure to seven. The fatalities are: An 84-year-old female of a St Catherine address. A 46-year-old female of a...
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Three more COVID-19 deaths, 135 new cases

Jamaica on Thursday recorded three new COVID-19 deaths, increasing the tally to 80. Two more cases are under investigation, moving that figure to seven. The fatalities are: An 84-year-old female of a St Catherine address. A 46-year-old female of a...

National epidemiologist optimistic about COVID curve being flattened

The number of days it took Jamaica to record 1,000 COVID-19 cases moved from 151 in the initial months of the pandemic to six days, but national epidemiologist Dr Karen Webster-Kerr is optimistic that there will be a flattening of the curve....
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National epidemiologist optimistic about COVID curve being flattened

The number of days it took Jamaica to record 1,000 COVID-19 cases moved from 151 in the initial months of the pandemic to six days, but national epidemiologist Dr Karen Webster-Kerr is optimistic that there will be a flattening of the curve....

Jamaica added to Switzerland mandatory quarantine list

Jamaica has been added to a list of 15 countries by Switzerland requiring mandatory quarantine for travellers. Switzerland says it moved to impose the requirement in light of the COVID-19 situation in these countries. Britain, Belgium, the...
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Jamaica added to Switzerland mandatory quarantine list

Jamaica has been added to a list of 15 countries by Switzerland requiring mandatory quarantine for travellers. Switzerland says it moved to impose the requirement in light of the COVID-19 situation in these countries. Britain, Belgium, the...

Education Ministry calls for probe into CXC exams anomalies

In light of public concerns, Education Minister, Fayval Williams, has written to chairman of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), Sir Hillary Beckles, requesting a thorough investigation into several anomalies in exam results. Preliminary...
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Education Ministry calls for probe into CXC exams anomalies

In light of public concerns, Education Minister, Fayval Williams, has written to chairman of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), Sir Hillary Beckles, requesting a thorough investigation into several anomalies in exam results. Preliminary...

Kartel, co-accused granted leave to appeal murder conviction at Privy Council

Vybz Kartel and his co-accused have been granted conditional leave to go to the Privy Council in the United Kingdom to challenge their murder conviction. The decision was handed down this morning by the Court of Appeal. One of the conditions is...
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Kartel, co-accused granted leave to appeal murder conviction at Privy Council

Vybz Kartel and his co-accused have been granted conditional leave to go to the Privy Council in the United Kingdom to challenge their murder conviction. The decision was handed down this morning by the Court of Appeal. One of the conditions is...

Provision of indigent houses still a priority – McKenzie

The provision of houses for the indigent remains a priority for the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry, says Minister Desmond McKenzie. McKenzie said that work is far advanced on a number of projects for the indigent. “We are...
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Provision of indigent houses still a priority – McKenzie

The provision of houses for the indigent remains a priority for the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry, says Minister Desmond McKenzie. McKenzie said that work is far advanced on a number of projects for the indigent. “We are...

SickKids, Scotiabank help children fight cancer

The SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI), funded in part by Scotiabank, continues to improve access to health services for children in six Caribbean countries who are diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. As telemedicine partner and key...
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SickKids, Scotiabank help children fight cancer

The SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI), funded in part by Scotiabank, continues to improve access to health services for children in six Caribbean countries who are diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. As telemedicine partner and key...

Pain and agony as toddler drowns in bucket

Peta-Gay Prince frantically performed CPR on the apparently lifeless body of her eight-month-old infant, Aiden Rattray, on Wednesday morning, attempting to breathe life into the child she had borne as a New Year’s blessing. But those desperate...
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Pain and agony as toddler drowns in bucket

Peta-Gay Prince frantically performed CPR on the apparently lifeless body of her eight-month-old infant, Aiden Rattray, on Wednesday morning, attempting to breathe life into the child she had borne as a New Year’s blessing. But those desperate...

‘Go look fi criminal. Party affi keep’ - Seaview cries foul as cops arrest 23 after being attacked at event

Residents of Seaview Gardens in St Andrew are up in arms over the manner in which they say the police went about bringing an end to a party during curfew hours there on Wednesday night. They also blame the cops for a resulting attack in which at...
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‘Go look fi criminal. Party affi keep’ - Seaview cries foul as cops arrest 23 after being attacked at event

Residents of Seaview Gardens in St Andrew are up in arms over the manner in which they say the police went about bringing an end to a party during curfew hours there on Wednesday night. They also blame the cops for a resulting attack in which at...

Tough times for Port Antonio craft vendors

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: REELING FROM the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled their livelihoods, craft vendors in Port Antonio are struggling to cope with the ongoing crisis and are now seeking new occupations. The picturesque...
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Tough times for Port Antonio craft vendors

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: REELING FROM the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled their livelihoods, craft vendors in Port Antonio are struggling to cope with the ongoing crisis and are now seeking new occupations. The picturesque...

Supermodel Francine goes ‘Volatile’

Francine James, one of the Caribbean’s top modelling stars from Pulse, has scored another cover to add to her illustrious body of work. The beauty graces the August issue of Volatile magazine, which also features her in a 10-page editorial. James...
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Supermodel Francine goes ‘Volatile’

Francine James, one of the Caribbean’s top modelling stars from Pulse, has scored another cover to add to her illustrious body of work. The beauty graces the August issue of Volatile magazine, which also features her in a 10-page editorial. James...

Grenada reports significant increase in dengue cases

ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, Sep. 24, CMC – The Ministry of Health in Grenada is reporting a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases of dengue fever, with the parishes of St David, St George’s and St Andrew recording...
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Grenada reports significant increase in dengue cases

ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, Sep. 24, CMC – The Ministry of Health in Grenada is reporting a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases of dengue fever, with the parishes of St David, St George’s and St Andrew recording...

Back-to-school grants for basic schools

Minister of Education Fayval Williams has indicated that the Early Childhood Commission has commenced the provision of back-to-school grants for basic schools. Williams said a total of $13.5 million is being distributed to the Brain...
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Back-to-school grants for basic schools

Minister of Education Fayval Williams has indicated that the Early Childhood Commission has commenced the provision of back-to-school grants for basic schools. Williams said a total of $13.5 million is being distributed to the Brain...

St Catherine family appeals for return of missing teen

The sudden disappearance of 14-year-old Rihanna Thomas from her mother's home in Kitson Town, St Catherine, is creating anxious moments for her family. Rihanna's mother, Estella Whyte Facie, in an interview with The Gleaner recounted the...
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St Catherine family appeals for return of missing teen

The sudden disappearance of 14-year-old Rihanna Thomas from her mother's home in Kitson Town, St Catherine, is creating anxious moments for her family. Rihanna's mother, Estella Whyte Facie, in an interview with The Gleaner recounted the...

13 more charged for breaching COVID orders at another Seaview Gardens party

The Hunts Bay police say they have arrested and charged 13 more persons for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, following another incident on Mediterranean Sea Drive in Seaview Gardens, Kingston 11, on Wednesday, September 23....
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13 more charged for breaching COVID orders at another Seaview Gardens party

The Hunts Bay police say they have arrested and charged 13 more persons for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, following another incident on Mediterranean Sea Drive in Seaview Gardens, Kingston 11, on Wednesday, September 23....

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer...
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Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer...

Earth Today | Environment players welcome new climate change ministry

NEWS OF a new ministry focused on the environment and climate change has earned the approval of some local stakeholders who have championed the prioritisation of these areas together with the ongoing fight to beat COVID-19. Called the Ministry of...
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Earth Today | Environment players welcome new climate change ministry

NEWS OF a new ministry focused on the environment and climate change has earned the approval of some local stakeholders who have championed the prioritisation of these areas together with the ongoing fight to beat COVID-19. Called the Ministry of...

Update : Mother of child in viral video arrested

The parents of the child who was seen smoking and drinking what appeared to be alcohol in a video posted on social media, which has gone viral, are being asked to report to the nearest police station. They are being asked to...
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Update : Mother of child in viral video arrested

The parents of the child who was seen smoking and drinking what appeared to be alcohol in a video posted on social media, which has gone viral, are being asked to report to the nearest police station. They are being asked to...

Kingston man charged with larceny

Thirty-nine-year-old Dwayne Donaldson, a labourer of Love Lane in Kingston, was on Tuesday charged with house breaking and larceny. The police report that about 1:00 p.m on Friday, September 18,  Donaldson was allegedly seen fishing items...
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Kingston man charged with larceny

Thirty-nine-year-old Dwayne Donaldson, a labourer of Love Lane in Kingston, was on Tuesday charged with house breaking and larceny. The police report that about 1:00 p.m on Friday, September 18,  Donaldson was allegedly seen fishing items...

Penfield district in St Andrew to get new bridge

The National Works Agency (NWA) says works are to begin shortly to replace a compromised wooden bridge in Penfield district, Gordon Town, St Andrew. The NWA says it recently awarded a $23.3 million contract to undertake the works to...
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Penfield district in St Andrew to get new bridge

The National Works Agency (NWA) says works are to begin shortly to replace a compromised wooden bridge in Penfield district, Gordon Town, St Andrew. The NWA says it recently awarded a $23.3 million contract to undertake the works to...

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