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Jamaican man charged for smuggling cocaine into US

NEW JERSEY, US, CMC – A Jamaican man faces the possibility of up to 40 years in prison in the United States and a massive fine after being charged with smuggling a kilogramme of cocaine in coffee bags and picture frames. Perez Omar Gibbs, 37...

Vaccine deployment under COVAX Facility to get under way by March

The deployment of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in countries across the Americas under the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility is anticipated to get under way by the end of March. Pan American Health...
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Vaccine deployment under COVAX Facility to get under way by March

The deployment of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in countries across the Americas under the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility is anticipated to get under way by the end of March. Pan American Health...

Direct deposit to transform payment system at courts

The Judiciary of Jamaica has introduced direct deposit payments as a more efficient and convenient way to collect maintenance, jury duty stipends, and reimbursement of bail bonds from the relevant courts. Director of Court Administration, Tricia...
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Direct deposit to transform payment system at courts

The Judiciary of Jamaica has introduced direct deposit payments as a more efficient and convenient way to collect maintenance, jury duty stipends, and reimbursement of bail bonds from the relevant courts. Director of Court Administration, Tricia...

CBU welcomes court ruling protecting journalists’ sources in Trinidad

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) is welcoming a ruling by the Supreme Court in Trinidad and Tobago which has struck down the use of search warrants obtained by the police and used to gain access to a journalist’s home and office from...
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CBU welcomes court ruling protecting journalists’ sources in Trinidad

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) is welcoming a ruling by the Supreme Court in Trinidad and Tobago which has struck down the use of search warrants obtained by the police and used to gain access to a journalist’s home and office from...

Police seeking man who robbed security guard at UWI

The public is being asked by the Half-Way Tree Police to share any information that can assist investigators to identify and arrest a man who robbed a security guard at gunpoint at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus on Tuesday. The man...
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Police seeking man who robbed security guard at UWI

The public is being asked by the Half-Way Tree Police to share any information that can assist investigators to identify and arrest a man who robbed a security guard at gunpoint at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus on Tuesday. The man...

One more COVID-19 death, 77 new cases

Jamaica on Thursday recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, pushing the total to 323. The deceased is a 42-year-old woman from Manchester. Two more cases were recorded as coincidental deaths. The health ministry says that one of the cases was...
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One more COVID-19 death, 77 new cases

Jamaica on Thursday recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, pushing the total to 323. The deceased is a 42-year-old woman from Manchester. Two more cases were recorded as coincidental deaths. The health ministry says that one of the cases was...

Kerr-Jarrett wants gun smugglers unmasked and prosecuted

WESTERN BUREAU: Businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett, who serves as a director and head of the crime portfolio at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), wants persons involved in the shipping of illegal guns and ammunition into the...
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Kerr-Jarrett wants gun smugglers unmasked and prosecuted

WESTERN BUREAU: Businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett, who serves as a director and head of the crime portfolio at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), wants persons involved in the shipping of illegal guns and ammunition into the...

You are ENOUGH! - UWI valedictorian reminds graduates they are Equipped, Necessary, Occupied with Unique tasks, Grateful and Humble

The 2020 graduating class of The University of the West Indies, Mona, were yesterday lauded for their resilience. Vice Chancellor Professor Hilary Beckles asserted that students were tested, not only by their professors, but by the COVID-19...
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You are ENOUGH! - UWI valedictorian reminds graduates they are Equipped, Necessary, Occupied with Unique tasks, Grateful and Humble

The 2020 graduating class of The University of the West Indies, Mona, were yesterday lauded for their resilience. Vice Chancellor Professor Hilary Beckles asserted that students were tested, not only by their professors, but by the COVID-19...

Uptick of COVID-19 cases in Clarendon concerns health officer

Medical Officer of Health for Clarendon Dr Kimberly Campbell is expressing concern with what is happening in the parish in relation to COVID-19 cases. During her report at the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation yesterday, Dr...
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Uptick of COVID-19 cases in Clarendon concerns health officer

Medical Officer of Health for Clarendon Dr Kimberly Campbell is expressing concern with what is happening in the parish in relation to COVID-19 cases. During her report at the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation yesterday, Dr...

Jamaica embraces historic direct flight from Nigeria

As a means of (re)connecting with descendants, and strengthening bilateral relations, Nigeria embarked on a historic chartered flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica, in December 2020. Living caught up with the mastermind behind the pioneering initiative...
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Jamaica embraces historic direct flight from Nigeria

As a means of (re)connecting with descendants, and strengthening bilateral relations, Nigeria embarked on a historic chartered flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica, in December 2020. Living caught up with the mastermind behind the pioneering initiative...

Audre Wisdom grows hair story into business

Entrepreneur Audre Wisdom strongly believes that if you develop healthy hair habits, your hair growth will be inevitable. Her hair story began back in 2017, after doing the big chop and becoming a naturalista. She struggled to find appropriate...
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Audre Wisdom grows hair story into business

Entrepreneur Audre Wisdom strongly believes that if you develop healthy hair habits, your hair growth will be inevitable. Her hair story began back in 2017, after doing the big chop and becoming a naturalista. She struggled to find appropriate...

Islandwide curfew, COVID restrictions extended until January 31

The Government has extended the islandwide curfew and all other previously announced measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act until Sunday, January 31. The curfew was set to expire tomorrow. But, the Government says an extension is needed...
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Islandwide curfew, COVID restrictions extended until January 31

The Government has extended the islandwide curfew and all other previously announced measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act until Sunday, January 31. The curfew was set to expire tomorrow. But, the Government says an extension is needed...

St Thomas returning resident freed of assault charges

Forty-eight-year-old returning resident Carl Williams of Yallahs, St Thomas was this week freed of assault charges because there was no evidence to prove that the complainant was beaten. Williams was charged following an incident in 2018 when it...
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St Thomas returning resident freed of assault charges

Forty-eight-year-old returning resident Carl Williams of Yallahs, St Thomas was this week freed of assault charges because there was no evidence to prove that the complainant was beaten. Williams was charged following an incident in 2018 when it...

Stocks Round Up | Eppley today's top winner

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Thursday with a mild reversal of its losing trend, advancing marginally. The moderate trading ended with an advance/decline ratio of 42/27. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 464.82 points or...
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Stocks Round Up | Eppley today's top winner

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Thursday with a mild reversal of its losing trend, advancing marginally. The moderate trading ended with an advance/decline ratio of 42/27. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 464.82 points or...

Man charged with murder of four-year-old, wounding father in Trelawny attack

A man has been charged over the shooting death of four-year-old Chloe Brown and the injury of her father at their house in Freeman’s Hall in Trelawny. Thirty-six-year-old Kevin Williams, otherwise called 'Bug Head', a chef of Freeman...
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Man charged with murder of four-year-old, wounding father in Trelawny attack

A man has been charged over the shooting death of four-year-old Chloe Brown and the injury of her father at their house in Freeman’s Hall in Trelawny. Thirty-six-year-old Kevin Williams, otherwise called 'Bug Head', a chef of Freeman...

Health Ministry equips private labs with antigen testing

The Health and Wellness Ministry is reporting that six private laboratories now have the benefit of 30,000 antigen test kits to support national testing efforts for COVID-19 following a donation from the Ministry today. "This is another...
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Health Ministry equips private labs with antigen testing

The Health and Wellness Ministry is reporting that six private laboratories now have the benefit of 30,000 antigen test kits to support national testing efforts for COVID-19 following a donation from the Ministry today. "This is another...

Press on with school year – youth leaders

WESTERN BUREAU: Two youth leaders have pushed back at suggestions for the current school year to be cancelled due to myriad challenges affecting online classes and concerns over learning loss as many students have been unable to access lessons...
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Press on with school year – youth leaders

WESTERN BUREAU: Two youth leaders have pushed back at suggestions for the current school year to be cancelled due to myriad challenges affecting online classes and concerns over learning loss as many students have been unable to access lessons...

Trelawny laments trail of broken promises

Western Bureau: While Trelawny has benefited from significant infrastructural developments over recent years, including a multibillion-dollar cruise shipping pier in Falmouth, some residents are nonetheless disappointed with the growing list of...
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Trelawny laments trail of broken promises

Western Bureau: While Trelawny has benefited from significant infrastructural developments over recent years, including a multibillion-dollar cruise shipping pier in Falmouth, some residents are nonetheless disappointed with the growing list of...

Sir Andy concerned about ‘lost’ Holder

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Former West Indies cricketer Sir Andy Roberts has described all-rounder Jason Holder as a “damn good cricketer” but says he is “lost” as a captain, and should look to the coaching staff for help during matches. Pointing...
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Sir Andy concerned about ‘lost’ Holder

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Former West Indies cricketer Sir Andy Roberts has described all-rounder Jason Holder as a “damn good cricketer” but says he is “lost” as a captain, and should look to the coaching staff for help during matches. Pointing...

Earth Today | New album raises money for birds

YOU HEAR the call of the Jamaican black bird while the keel-billed Motmot of Central America emerges from behind gentle rhythms, together with the cries of Mexico’s thick-billed Parrot, blended with a finger-snapping background. It is musical...
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Earth Today | New album raises money for birds

YOU HEAR the call of the Jamaican black bird while the keel-billed Motmot of Central America emerges from behind gentle rhythms, together with the cries of Mexico’s thick-billed Parrot, blended with a finger-snapping background. It is musical...

Earth Today | Hello Water - UNEP Cartagena Convention makes rainwater harvesting accessible to all

THE UNITED Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is seeking to broaden sustainable access to freshwater with the offer of a new training resource focused on water harvesting. This comes against the background of the need to bolster public health...
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Earth Today | Hello Water - UNEP Cartagena Convention makes rainwater harvesting accessible to all

THE UNITED Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is seeking to broaden sustainable access to freshwater with the offer of a new training resource focused on water harvesting. This comes against the background of the need to bolster public health...

Over 6,700 devices, $97M contributed to gov’t laptop/tablet initiative

Approximately 6,793 devices plus cash contributions of approximately $97 million have been donated under the ‘One Laptop or Tablet per Child’ initiative. Director of Donor and Partnership Management at the National Education Trust (NET...
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Over 6,700 devices, $97M contributed to gov’t laptop/tablet initiative

Approximately 6,793 devices plus cash contributions of approximately $97 million have been donated under the ‘One Laptop or Tablet per Child’ initiative. Director of Donor and Partnership Management at the National Education Trust (NET...

US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

Coronavirus deaths in the United States hit another one-day high at over 4,300 with the country’s attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol. The nation’s overall death toll from COVID-19 has...
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US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

Coronavirus deaths in the United States hit another one-day high at over 4,300 with the country’s attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol. The nation’s overall death toll from COVID-19 has...

Attorney in spat with Chuck vows to press for justice

Attorney-at-law Captain Paul Beswick has vowed to continue fighting for significant improvements in the justice system amid a tiff that has seemingly developed with the Justice Minister Delroy Chuck.
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Attorney in spat with Chuck vows to press for justice

Attorney-at-law Captain Paul Beswick has vowed to continue fighting for significant improvements in the justice system amid a tiff that has seemingly developed with the Justice Minister Delroy Chuck.

Gas prices up $3.06, diesel up $1.84

Gas prices will go up by $3.06 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $115.11 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $117.94. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $1.84 per...
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Gas prices up $3.06, diesel up $1.84

Gas prices will go up by $3.06 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $115.11 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $117.94. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $1.84 per...

Audit report highlights procurement deficiencies at Labour Ministry

An internal audit report has uncovered glaring deficiencies in the procurement practices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. Over the seven-month period April to December 2017, payments totalling $50 million were made to five suppliers...
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Audit report highlights procurement deficiencies at Labour Ministry

An internal audit report has uncovered glaring deficiencies in the procurement practices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. Over the seven-month period April to December 2017, payments totalling $50 million were made to five suppliers...

St Catherine man charged with murder

Twenty-eight-year-old Prince Levy, a customer service agent of Stanbury Grove, Sligoville in St Catherine, has been charged with murder. He is charged in relation to the death of 42-year-old Greg Boyden who was killed along the Michael Manley...
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St Catherine man charged with murder

Twenty-eight-year-old Prince Levy, a customer service agent of Stanbury Grove, Sligoville in St Catherine, has been charged with murder. He is charged in relation to the death of 42-year-old Greg Boyden who was killed along the Michael Manley...

Two more COVID-19 deaths, 92 new cases

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 317. The deceased are a 69-year-old woman from Hanover and a 71-year-old man from St James. The health ministry says the death of the 71-year-old was previously under...
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Two more COVID-19 deaths, 92 new cases

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 317. The deceased are a 69-year-old woman from Hanover and a 71-year-old man from St James. The health ministry says the death of the 71-year-old was previously under...

National Insurance Fund flagged for unauthorised $187M transfer

An internal audit report of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has revealed that $187 million was transferred from the National Insurance Fund (NIF) to one of the fund’s entities without the prior approval of the ...
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National Insurance Fund flagged for unauthorised $187M transfer

An internal audit report of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has revealed that $187 million was transferred from the National Insurance Fund (NIF) to one of the fund’s entities without the prior approval of the ...

Past students donate 80 laptops, tablets to Mt Alvernia High

WESTERN BUREAU: Some 80 students at the Montego Bay-based Mt Alvernia High School are now equipped to access online learning, thanks to a generous donation of laptops and tablets, valued at some US$20,000 (J$2.8 million), by members of the school’s...
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Past students donate 80 laptops, tablets to Mt Alvernia High

WESTERN BUREAU: Some 80 students at the Montego Bay-based Mt Alvernia High School are now equipped to access online learning, thanks to a generous donation of laptops and tablets, valued at some US$20,000 (J$2.8 million), by members of the school’s...

$382,000 housing dilemma - HAJ, homeowner in stand-off

A woman who purchased a house from the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) in the Savannah Vista development in Runaway Bay, St Ann, is blasting the agency for the deplorable condition the house was delivered in, and is adamant that she will not pay an...
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$382,000 housing dilemma - HAJ, homeowner in stand-off

A woman who purchased a house from the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) in the Savannah Vista development in Runaway Bay, St Ann, is blasting the agency for the deplorable condition the house was delivered in, and is adamant that she will not pay an...

Boy mauled by dog released from hospital, animal put down

Five-year-old Carson Lattibeaudiere, who was mauled by a mongrel dog belonging to a cousin, while he assisted his grandfather in taking out trash last December, has been released from hospital. Although scarred, his mother, Tamara Bonner, has...
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Boy mauled by dog released from hospital, animal put down

Five-year-old Carson Lattibeaudiere, who was mauled by a mongrel dog belonging to a cousin, while he assisted his grandfather in taking out trash last December, has been released from hospital. Although scarred, his mother, Tamara Bonner, has...

StJMC points finger at NHT for Cornwall Courts flooding crisis

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) has pointed angry residents upset at the latest flooding of sections of the Cornwall Courts housing scheme in St James last week to the National Housing Trust (NHT), which it says has not...
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StJMC points finger at NHT for Cornwall Courts flooding crisis

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) has pointed angry residents upset at the latest flooding of sections of the Cornwall Courts housing scheme in St James last week to the National Housing Trust (NHT), which it says has not...

Finance minister pushes for fiscal commission

Debate on a proposed new law to establish a fiscal commission to do independent analysis and give opinions and presentations on the country’s finances got under way yesterday, with Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke insisting that the country will...
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Finance minister pushes for fiscal commission

Debate on a proposed new law to establish a fiscal commission to do independent analysis and give opinions and presentations on the country’s finances got under way yesterday, with Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke insisting that the country will...

COVID alarm at Freeport Police Lock-up

There is now a COVID alarm at the Freeport police lock-up in St James. Health authorities have not yet released the details of their assessment. However, they have reportedly completed...
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COVID alarm at Freeport Police Lock-up

There is now a COVID alarm at the Freeport police lock-up in St James. Health authorities have not yet released the details of their assessment. However, they have reportedly completed...

'I was crushed'... PM heartbroken by murder of 4-year-old Trelawny girl

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said he has been left heartbroken by the murder of four-year-old Chloe Brown. Little Chloe was shot dead at her home on Monday night in a domestic dispute that involved her father and others. Her father was...
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'I was crushed'... PM heartbroken by murder of 4-year-old Trelawny girl

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said he has been left heartbroken by the murder of four-year-old Chloe Brown. Little Chloe was shot dead at her home on Monday night in a domestic dispute that involved her father and others. Her father was...

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