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'Shabby' Mandela Park is national labour day project

Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Olivia Grange, says some of the works to be done include, landscaping, masonry, carpentry, painting, electrical works, lighting as well as disinfecting and sanitising.  

Kingston vendor charged for deadly dispute

Detectives assigned to the Kingston Western Division have charged a man for the murder of Kemar Gordon who was killed along Spanish Town Road, Kingston 14 earlier this month. Sheldon Boyd, 36, otherwise called 'Juvenile', of Tivoli Gardens...
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Kingston vendor charged for deadly dispute

Detectives assigned to the Kingston Western Division have charged a man for the murder of Kemar Gordon who was killed along Spanish Town Road, Kingston 14 earlier this month. Sheldon Boyd, 36, otherwise called 'Juvenile', of Tivoli Gardens...

Police probing suspected drowning of infant in Portmore

The police in Portmore, St Catherine are probing the death of an infant at his home on Tuesday. It is reported that the one-year-old was found face down in water in a bath pan by his parent around 12:50 pm at their home in Bridgeport. The child was...
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Police probing suspected drowning of infant in Portmore

The police in Portmore, St Catherine are probing the death of an infant at his home on Tuesday. It is reported that the one-year-old was found face down in water in a bath pan by his parent around 12:50 pm at their home in Bridgeport. The child was...

Injunction sought to halt Noranda mining near Cockpit Country, hearing set for May 31

The Southern Trelawny Environment Agency and farmer Clifton Barrett are seeking an injunction from the Supreme Court to bar Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II and New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited from any mining activity until a case against them has
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Injunction sought to halt Noranda mining near Cockpit Country, hearing set for May 31

The Southern Trelawny Environment Agency and farmer Clifton Barrett are seeking an injunction from the Supreme Court to bar Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II and New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited from any mining activity until a case against them has been decided.

Jamaican man in Florida arrested for loan fraud

Forty-two-year-old Jamaica-born Omar Smith is facing the possibility of 30 years in prison in the United States after his arrest on bank and wire fraud arising from a payroll protection loan he received for his business. Federal prosecutors contend...
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Jamaican man in Florida arrested for loan fraud

Forty-two-year-old Jamaica-born Omar Smith is facing the possibility of 30 years in prison in the United States after his arrest on bank and wire fraud arising from a payroll protection loan he received for his business. Federal prosecutors contend...

UK endorses Johnson Smith for Commonwealth secretary general

The United Kingdom has endorsed Kamina Johnson's Smith bid to be the next Commonwealth secretary general. «She has vast experience & support to unite our unique family of nations and seize opportunities ahead,» UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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UK endorses Johnson Smith for Commonwealth secretary general

The United Kingdom has endorsed Kamina Johnson's Smith bid to be the next Commonwealth secretary general. «She has vast experience & support to unite our unique family of nations and seize opportunities ahead,» UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, tweeted today. 

23-y-o J’can surprised by US college’s top award

Twenty-three-year-old Jamaican Alex Ashley never imagined that he would one day be shortlisted for the Pepper Prize – the most prestigious award at the Pennsylvania-based Lafayette College – and certainly didn’t believe he could win it. Growing up...
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23-y-o J’can surprised by US college’s top award

Twenty-three-year-old Jamaican Alex Ashley never imagined that he would one day be shortlisted for the Pepper Prize – the most prestigious award at the Pennsylvania-based Lafayette College – and certainly didn’t believe he could win it. Growing up...

Earth Today | AOSIS welcomes dedicated climate money from UN fund

THE GLOBAL Environment Facility (GEF) has become the first UN climate fund with a dedicated window for the 30 small island developing states (SIDS) that are not also least developed countries (LDCs) to adapt to the impacts of climate change. “This...
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Earth Today | AOSIS welcomes dedicated climate money from UN fund

THE GLOBAL Environment Facility (GEF) has become the first UN climate fund with a dedicated window for the 30 small island developing states (SIDS) that are not also least developed countries (LDCs) to adapt to the impacts of climate change. “This...

Earth Today | Urban adaptation: Mongolia’s flood defence example

AS CITIES expand and climate change impacts worsen, urban adaptation is crucial. By 2050, around 68 per cent of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas, while more than 1.6 billion people in 970 cities will face regular heatwaves...
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Earth Today | Urban adaptation: Mongolia’s flood defence example

AS CITIES expand and climate change impacts worsen, urban adaptation is crucial. By 2050, around 68 per cent of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas, while more than 1.6 billion people in 970 cities will face regular heatwaves...

Earth Today | Private sector gets education in the race to net zero

JAMAICA’S PRIVATE-sector players were recently given an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences about their role in support of the race to net zero, as the island moves to build climate resilience. The opportunity came with the recent...
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Earth Today | Private sector gets education in the race to net zero

JAMAICA’S PRIVATE-sector players were recently given an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences about their role in support of the race to net zero, as the island moves to build climate resilience. The opportunity came with the recent...

Mechanic killed in MoBay crash

A mechanic died from injuries he sustained after his car ran under a parked flatbed trailer on Queen's Drive in Montego Bay, St James, this evening. The man has been identified as Ricky, of a Flanker address in the parish.
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Mechanic killed in MoBay crash

A mechanic died from injuries he sustained after his car ran under a parked flatbed trailer on Queen's Drive in Montego Bay, St James, this evening. The man has been identified as Ricky, of a Flanker address in the parish.

Hanover Infirmary listed as Labour Day project for 2022

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH LABOUR Day 2022 just days away, it has been revealed that Hanover’s Labour Day project for this year will be at the Hanover Infirmary. Mayor of Lucea and Chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), Sheridan Samuels,...
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Hanover Infirmary listed as Labour Day project for 2022

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH LABOUR Day 2022 just days away, it has been revealed that Hanover’s Labour Day project for this year will be at the Hanover Infirmary. Mayor of Lucea and Chairman of the Hanover Municipal Corporation (HMC), Sheridan Samuels,...

Hopewell police post hits snag

WESTERN BUREAU: PLANS TO establish a police post in the fast-growing town of Hopewell, Hanover, have hit a snag, which will lead to further delays in the implementation of the much-needed facility. The project, which has been in the making since...
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Hopewell police post hits snag

WESTERN BUREAU: PLANS TO establish a police post in the fast-growing town of Hopewell, Hanover, have hit a snag, which will lead to further delays in the implementation of the much-needed facility. The project, which has been in the making since...

Constitution Hill Primary School cops Brain Builder Centre award

Principal of Constitution Hill Primary and Infant School, Melicia Mathison, could not contain her excitement when the institution she leads was named Brain Builder Centre (BBC) of the Year. She screamed as she moved from her seat towards the...
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Constitution Hill Primary School cops Brain Builder Centre award

Principal of Constitution Hill Primary and Infant School, Melicia Mathison, could not contain her excitement when the institution she leads was named Brain Builder Centre (BBC) of the Year. She screamed as she moved from her seat towards the...

USF brings free Internet access to Tawes, Ellerslie Pen

Sixty-five-year-old Ethel Lawrence has been living in Tawes Meadows for most of her life and has been spending up to $1,000 weekly on cell phone data to pass on to her granddaughter to complete her schoolwork. Fast-forward to Friday, May 13, she...
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USF brings free Internet access to Tawes, Ellerslie Pen

Sixty-five-year-old Ethel Lawrence has been living in Tawes Meadows for most of her life and has been spending up to $1,000 weekly on cell phone data to pass on to her granddaughter to complete her schoolwork. Fast-forward to Friday, May 13, she...

Oral Heaven elected new MoBay chamber president

Financial advisor Oral Heaven has been elected the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He takes over from communications professional Janet Silvera.
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Oral Heaven elected new MoBay chamber president

Financial advisor Oral Heaven has been elected the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He takes over from communications professional Janet Silvera.

Police want motor vehicle scam victims to come forward

The police are appealing to persons who were scammed by motor vehicle fraudsters to come forward. The police say the scam operated in the vicinity of the Tinson Pen Aerodrome and Kingston Wharf on Marcus Garvey Drive. They say potential car buyers...
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Police want motor vehicle scam victims to come forward

The police are appealing to persons who were scammed by motor vehicle fraudsters to come forward. The police say the scam operated in the vicinity of the Tinson Pen Aerodrome and Kingston Wharf on Marcus Garvey Drive. They say potential car buyers...

No charges against NJ trooper in death of Jamaican man during traffic stop

A state grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against a New Jersey state trooper who fatally shot a Jamaican man during a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway two years ago, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday....
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No charges against NJ trooper in death of Jamaican man during traffic stop

A state grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against a New Jersey state trooper who fatally shot a Jamaican man during a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway two years ago, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday....

Gas prices up $4.50, diesel down $0.25

Motorists will pay more for gas when they go to the pumps on Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 is to move up by $4.50 to sell for $207.14 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will go up by $4.50 to sell for $212.15....
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Gas prices up $4.50, diesel down $0.25

Motorists will pay more for gas when they go to the pumps on Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 is to move up by $4.50 to sell for $207.14 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will go up by $4.50 to sell for $212.15....

Soldier injured in checkpoint incident in Denham Town ZOSO - JDF

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is reporting that a servicemember was injured by a resident in the Denham Town Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Kingston on Monday. According to the army, the soldier was attempting to conduct a search of the...
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Soldier injured in checkpoint incident in Denham Town ZOSO - JDF

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is reporting that a servicemember was injured by a resident in the Denham Town Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Kingston on Monday. According to the army, the soldier was attempting to conduct a search of the...

US records case of monkeypox

The US state of Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada. Health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe.
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US records case of monkeypox

The US state of Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada. Health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe.

PPV operators in Spanish Town protest over vehicle seizures

Upset taxi operators today mounted a protest along St John's Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine over the seizure of vehicles by the authorities. The demonstration caused traffic delays. The Gleaner was informed that operators of public...
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PPV operators in Spanish Town protest over vehicle seizures

Upset taxi operators today mounted a protest along St John's Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine over the seizure of vehicles by the authorities. The demonstration caused traffic delays. The Gleaner was informed that operators of public...

CARICOM urged to reject US efforts to invite Venezuela's Guaidó to Americas summit - leaked paper

The CARICOM Secretariat has suggested that member states reject any attempt by the Biden administration to invite Venezuela’s Opposition Leader, Juan Guaidó, to next month's summit of the Americas. “That should be a red line for CARICOM, as well as fo
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CARICOM urged to reject US efforts to invite Venezuela's Guaidó to Americas summit - leaked paper

The CARICOM Secretariat has suggested that member states reject any attempt by the Biden administration to invite Venezuela’s Opposition Leader, Juan Guaidó, to next month's summit of the Americas. “That should be a red line for CARICOM, as well as for a number of countries in Latin America,” noted a leaked discussion paper prepared by internal analysts ahead of today’s start of a two-day meeting of the region’s foreign ministers.

Students protest tuition hike at UCC but university defends decision

Students of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) protested at the gates of the Worthington Avenue-based institution this morning over a hike in tuition fees, claiming that costs have risen by as much as 50 per cent.
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Students protest tuition hike at UCC but university defends decision

Students of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) protested at the gates of the Worthington Avenue-based institution this morning over a hike in tuition fees, claiming that costs have risen by as much as 50 per cent.

Fifth wave of COVID-19 now in Jamaica

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton this morning reported that Jamaica is now experiencing a fifth wave of COVID-19. Tufton said the wave is likely due to the high-transmittable Omicron sub-variant BA. 2.  which is present in...
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Fifth wave of COVID-19 now in Jamaica

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton this morning reported that Jamaica is now experiencing a fifth wave of COVID-19. Tufton said the wave is likely due to the high-transmittable Omicron sub-variant BA. 2.  which is present in...

Rise in COVID-19 cases in schools

Education Minister Fayval Williams is reporting that there has been an increase in confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in schools. In the first of May, there were a total of 108 suspected cases among students and teachers with 30 being...
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Rise in COVID-19 cases in schools

Education Minister Fayval Williams is reporting that there has been an increase in confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 in schools. In the first of May, there were a total of 108 suspected cases among students and teachers with 30 being...

Get COVID booster shots, Tufton urges

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is urging vaccinated Jamaicans to get a booster shot. Tufton says this is important in light of the rise in infections and hospitalisation. He made the call at a press conference this morning as...
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Get COVID booster shots, Tufton urges

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is urging vaccinated Jamaicans to get a booster shot. Tufton says this is important in light of the rise in infections and hospitalisation. He made the call at a press conference this morning as...

COVID-19 under radar in Westmoreland as self-testers hide status

WESTERN BUREAU: MEDICAL OFFICER of Health at the Westmoreland Health Services, Dr Marcia Graham, has raised concern about the accuracy of coronavirus records in the parish because persons using self-testing kits are not turning over results to the...
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COVID-19 under radar in Westmoreland as self-testers hide status

WESTERN BUREAU: MEDICAL OFFICER of Health at the Westmoreland Health Services, Dr Marcia Graham, has raised concern about the accuracy of coronavirus records in the parish because persons using self-testing kits are not turning over results to the...

X-ray, A/C woes at Spanish Town Hospital

The main X-ray unit at the Spanish Town Hospital, which has been out of service for at least a month, is expected to be back in operation in the next two weeks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jacqueline Ellis has pledged. Ellis said that patients in...
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X-ray, A/C woes at Spanish Town Hospital

The main X-ray unit at the Spanish Town Hospital, which has been out of service for at least a month, is expected to be back in operation in the next two weeks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jacqueline Ellis has pledged. Ellis said that patients in...

Migratory criminals creating mayhem in St Elizabeth, says top cop

WESTERN BUREAU: Eonomic growth in fast-rising St Elizabeth towns has lured migratory criminals to the southwestern parish, which is a great concern for law enforcers. That’s presenting a threat to emerging hubs like Junction, where people are...
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Migratory criminals creating mayhem in St Elizabeth, says top cop

WESTERN BUREAU: Eonomic growth in fast-rising St Elizabeth towns has lured migratory criminals to the southwestern parish, which is a great concern for law enforcers. That’s presenting a threat to emerging hubs like Junction, where people are...

Lawyer gets green light to challenge AG

A government lawyer who claimed he was overlooked for promotion in the Attorney General’s Chambers for 10 years has been granted permission by the Supreme Court to challenge the decision of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to throw out his...
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Lawyer gets green light to challenge AG

A government lawyer who claimed he was overlooked for promotion in the Attorney General’s Chambers for 10 years has been granted permission by the Supreme Court to challenge the decision of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to throw out his...

Continued use of WJC’s facilities by CRH uncertain

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH REHABILITATIVE work on the Cornwall Regional Hospital’s (CRH) main building projected for completion in 2024, there is now uncertainty as to whether the neighbouring West Jamaica Conference (WJC) of Seventh-day Adventists (WJC...
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Continued use of WJC’s facilities by CRH uncertain

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH REHABILITATIVE work on the Cornwall Regional Hospital’s (CRH) main building projected for completion in 2024, there is now uncertainty as to whether the neighbouring West Jamaica Conference (WJC) of Seventh-day Adventists (WJC...

One killed in Manchester three-vehicle crash - Police

A man was killed in a three-vehicle collision on the Content Main Road in Manchester this evening, the police have confirmed. Several persons were reportedly injured and have been transported to hospital. 
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One killed in Manchester three-vehicle crash - Police

A man was killed in a three-vehicle collision on the Content Main Road in Manchester this evening, the police have confirmed. Several persons were reportedly injured and have been transported to hospital. 

Full enforcement of animal tagging requirements to start September - Agriculture Minister

Full enforcement of regulations requiring all cattle to be identified with ear tags and corresponding passports will start in September, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries says. 
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Full enforcement of animal tagging requirements to start September - Agriculture Minister

Full enforcement of regulations requiring all cattle to be identified with ear tags and corresponding passports will start in September, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries says. 

Two cabinet ministers test positive for COVID-19

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Horace Chang and Labour and Social Security Minister Karl Samuda have tested positive for COVID-19. However, Minister with responsibility for Information, Robert Morgan, said the cabinet ministers are «fine». 
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Two cabinet ministers test positive for COVID-19

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Horace Chang and Labour and Social Security Minister Karl Samuda have tested positive for COVID-19. However, Minister with responsibility for Information, Robert Morgan, said the cabinet ministers are «fine». 

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