Jamaica



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...

Deportee detained in connection with murder of three homeless men

One man has been taken into custody in relation to the brutal slaying of three of four homeless men in the Corporate Area on Monday.  The police theorise that the men were hacked to death while they were asleep.  Two others are...
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Deportee detained in connection with murder of three homeless men

One man has been taken into custody in relation to the brutal slaying of three of four homeless men in the Corporate Area on Monday.  The police theorise that the men were hacked to death while they were asleep.  Two others are...

Jamaican man sentenced to 35 years in US for shooting another man in Kroger store

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to 35 years in prison for shooting another man three times inside a Kroger supermarket in Fort Wayne. Marr Brown, 33, learned his punishment Monday after a jury in November convicted him of...
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Jamaican man sentenced to 35 years in US for shooting another man in Kroger store

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man to 35 years in prison for shooting another man three times inside a Kroger supermarket in Fort Wayne. Marr Brown, 33, learned his punishment Monday after a jury in November convicted him of...

Indemnity waiver forms not endorsed by Ministry of Education

Education Minister Fayval Williams has declared that schools have been given no permission to issue COVID-19 indemnity waiver forms to parents who have sent their children to face-to-face classes.  “The Ministry of Education Youth and...
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Indemnity waiver forms not endorsed by Ministry of Education

Education Minister Fayval Williams has declared that schools have been given no permission to issue COVID-19 indemnity waiver forms to parents who have sent their children to face-to-face classes.  “The Ministry of Education Youth and...

Eight schools impacted by coronavirus

Eight schools in four regions in the education sector have confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the reopening of face-to-face operations, Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams confirmed a short while ago in the House of...
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Eight schools impacted by coronavirus

Eight schools in four regions in the education sector have confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the reopening of face-to-face operations, Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams confirmed a short while ago in the House of...

Justice Ministry renews support for Drug Treatment Court and Rehabilitation Programme

The Justice Ministry has renewed its support for the Drug Treatment Court and Rehabilitation Programme with the signing of another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA). Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, who...
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Justice Ministry renews support for Drug Treatment Court and Rehabilitation Programme

The Justice Ministry has renewed its support for the Drug Treatment Court and Rehabilitation Programme with the signing of another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA). Justice Minister Delroy Chuck, who...

Grenada's curfew extended following COVID-19 spike in neighbouring islands

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — A spike in COVID-19 cases in neighbouring islands has prompted the government to hold back on plans to ease the existing 10 p.m to 5 a.m curfew, and the measure will remain in place for at least the next two...
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Grenada's curfew extended following COVID-19 spike in neighbouring islands

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — A spike in COVID-19 cases in neighbouring islands has prompted the government to hold back on plans to ease the existing 10 p.m to 5 a.m curfew, and the measure will remain in place for at least the next two...

Red Cross to train over 1500 volunteers in Psychological First Aid

The Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to train some 1500 volunteers in Psychological First Aid (PFA), to respond to the growing need for mental health support services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The PFA...
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Red Cross to train over 1500 volunteers in Psychological First Aid

The Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to train some 1500 volunteers in Psychological First Aid (PFA), to respond to the growing need for mental health support services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The PFA...

Vaccine appointments cancelled amid confusion over supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are cancelling appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout so rife with confusion that even the new CDC director admitted she doesn’t know exactly how many shots...
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Vaccine appointments cancelled amid confusion over supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are cancelling appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout so rife with confusion that even the new CDC director admitted she doesn’t know exactly how many shots...

Siblings murdered in Jones Town

The Kingston West police are probing the murder of a brother and sister who were killed at their home on Penn Street in Jones Town last night, just hours after another double killing on Ninth Street in Arnette Gardens. They have been...
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Siblings murdered in Jones Town

The Kingston West police are probing the murder of a brother and sister who were killed at their home on Penn Street in Jones Town last night, just hours after another double killing on Ninth Street in Arnette Gardens. They have been...

New UN report warns of ‘fragile, uneven economic recovery’ in the Caribbean

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26, CMC – A new United Nations report has warned that Latin America and the Caribbean will face a “fragile and uneven economic recovery” as the COVID-19 crisis may leave lasting scars on the region’s...
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New UN report warns of ‘fragile, uneven economic recovery’ in the Caribbean

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26, CMC – A new United Nations report has warned that Latin America and the Caribbean will face a “fragile and uneven economic recovery” as the COVID-19 crisis may leave lasting scars on the region’s...

Agriculture Ministry targets increased strawberry production

Farmers in South Trelawny are being encouraged to intercrop yam with the cultivation of strawberries, one of 12 crops being promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries under its Production Incentive Programme (PIP). Speaking at a...
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Agriculture Ministry targets increased strawberry production

Farmers in South Trelawny are being encouraged to intercrop yam with the cultivation of strawberries, one of 12 crops being promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries under its Production Incentive Programme (PIP). Speaking at a...

Jamaica gets $500M Tropical Cyclone Zeta/Eta payout from CCRIF policy

Finance Minister Nigel Clarke has announced that the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) received a payment of J$500 Million in December 2020 in respect of the GOJ’s 2020/21 Excess Rainfall policy, held with the Caribbean...
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Jamaica gets $500M Tropical Cyclone Zeta/Eta payout from CCRIF policy

Finance Minister Nigel Clarke has announced that the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) received a payment of J$500 Million in December 2020 in respect of the GOJ’s 2020/21 Excess Rainfall policy, held with the Caribbean...

Firearm and ammunition seized in St Elizabeth, three in custody

The Santa Cruz Police have arrested three men after a firearm and ammunition was found in the motor vehicle car in which they were travelling. The incident took place on Sunday, January 24, along New River main road, Santa Cruz in St....
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Firearm and ammunition seized in St Elizabeth, three in custody

The Santa Cruz Police have arrested three men after a firearm and ammunition was found in the motor vehicle car in which they were travelling. The incident took place on Sunday, January 24, along New River main road, Santa Cruz in St....

No gov't support to invite key Labour Ministry officials to PAC meeting

Two key Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) officials will not appear before a parliamentary committee today to answer potentially embarrassing questions over an unfolding scandal. Julian Robinson, the opposition member who...
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No gov't support to invite key Labour Ministry officials to PAC meeting

Two key Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) officials will not appear before a parliamentary committee today to answer potentially embarrassing questions over an unfolding scandal. Julian Robinson, the opposition member who...

Fire victims appeal for help

Four persons, including an eight-year-old girl, who suffered losses in a fire which destroyed their dwelling last Thursday afternoon, are awaiting the findings from a report from the St Mary Fire Department to determine the way forward. Ann Marie...
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Fire victims appeal for help

Four persons, including an eight-year-old girl, who suffered losses in a fire which destroyed their dwelling last Thursday afternoon, are awaiting the findings from a report from the St Mary Fire Department to determine the way forward. Ann Marie...

Growth & Jobs | Maintain proper records – TAJ urges business

Business operators and entrepreneurs are being encouraged by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) to maintain proper records. Speaking at a ‘JBDC Virtual Biz Zone’ session, held recently under the theme ‘Statutory Obligations For MSMEs During COVID-19...
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Growth & Jobs | Maintain proper records – TAJ urges business

Business operators and entrepreneurs are being encouraged by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) to maintain proper records. Speaking at a ‘JBDC Virtual Biz Zone’ session, held recently under the theme ‘Statutory Obligations For MSMEs During COVID-19...

Dovecot threatens legal action - Memorial Park to sue St Catherine Municipal Corporation in ongoing expansion dispute

The continuing dispute over the proposed Dovecot Memorial Park and Crematorium’s expansion plan has hit another snag, and its operators are now threatening to sue the St Catherine Municipal Corporation after its latest intervention to block the...
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Dovecot threatens legal action - Memorial Park to sue St Catherine Municipal Corporation in ongoing expansion dispute

The continuing dispute over the proposed Dovecot Memorial Park and Crematorium’s expansion plan has hit another snag, and its operators are now threatening to sue the St Catherine Municipal Corporation after its latest intervention to block the...

Growth & Jobs | JN Group expects big results from tech investment

The Jamaica National Group has been, in the past year, deepening its investment in and deployment of technology to improve services to its members and employees, while increasing operational efficiency. Beyond deploying additional smart ATMs and...
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Growth & Jobs | JN Group expects big results from tech investment

The Jamaica National Group has been, in the past year, deepening its investment in and deployment of technology to improve services to its members and employees, while increasing operational efficiency. Beyond deploying additional smart ATMs and...

Growth & Jobs | Achieving vehicle ownership goal in 2021

Consistent with the start of a new year is the making of resolutions for things to be accomplished during the year. Resolutions range from breaking a bad habit to taking on a personal development initiative to acquiring assets. For some persons,...
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Growth & Jobs | Achieving vehicle ownership goal in 2021

Consistent with the start of a new year is the making of resolutions for things to be accomplished during the year. Resolutions range from breaking a bad habit to taking on a personal development initiative to acquiring assets. For some persons,...

Italian premier to offer resignation as government wobbles

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte intends to offer his resignation on Tuesday, his office said Monday, a move seen as gamble that the embattled leader will get a fresh mandate from the president to try to forge a more viable...
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Italian premier to offer resignation as government wobbles

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte intends to offer his resignation on Tuesday, his office said Monday, a move seen as gamble that the embattled leader will get a fresh mandate from the president to try to forge a more viable...

Agriculture Ministry develops national yam strategy

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has established a National Yam Oversight Committee with responsibility for charting the future of yam production island-wide through the development of a national yam strategy. This yam strategy is being...
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Agriculture Ministry develops national yam strategy

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has established a National Yam Oversight Committee with responsibility for charting the future of yam production island-wide through the development of a national yam strategy. This yam strategy is being...

Possible closure of Manchester schools being discussed amid COVID spread in the parish

A two week curfew imposed on Manchester that takes effect today, will not affect churches, but government officials are to meet to determine whether schools should be allowed to continue face-to-face classes given the spread of the virus in...
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Possible closure of Manchester schools being discussed amid COVID spread in the parish

A two week curfew imposed on Manchester that takes effect today, will not affect churches, but government officials are to meet to determine whether schools should be allowed to continue face-to-face classes given the spread of the virus in...

Grange: "Allen was among the best newspaper men in the world"

Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has paid tribute to veteran journalist Ken Allen. Allen passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Sunday after a long ailment. He was 87. "We...
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Grange: "Allen was among the best newspaper men in the world"

Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has paid tribute to veteran journalist Ken Allen. Allen passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Sunday after a long ailment. He was 87. "We...

House-to-house search in Rocky Point to locate occupants of crash-landed plane

Senior Superintendent Glenford Miller, commanding officer of the Clarendon Police, said that an intelligent-based operation involving a house-to-house search in Rocky Point, Clarendon will continue today. Miller told The Gleaner that the...
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House-to-house search in Rocky Point to locate occupants of crash-landed plane

Senior Superintendent Glenford Miller, commanding officer of the Clarendon Police, said that an intelligent-based operation involving a house-to-house search in Rocky Point, Clarendon will continue today. Miller told The Gleaner that the...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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'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 ...
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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 ...

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