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ICT Authority to become operational by next financial year

The Government is working to get the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Authority up and running by the next financial year. Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Floyd Green, provided the update at the GOJ...

Men in Bog Walk Gorge gate breach case to return to court in January

The two St Catherine men who are charged for unlocking a safety gate near Dam Head in Spanish Town are set to reappear in the St Catherine Parish Court on January 25, 2023. They are 45-year-old excavator operator, Glenroy Denton, and 52-year-...
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Men in Bog Walk Gorge gate breach case to return to court in January

The two St Catherine men who are charged for unlocking a safety gate near Dam Head in Spanish Town are set to reappear in the St Catherine Parish Court on January 25, 2023. They are 45-year-old excavator operator, Glenroy Denton, and 52-year-...

American man's murder shocks St Ann community

The killing of 53-year-old American citizen, Phillip Bradley Crain in Shaw Park, Ocho Rios, on Monday has left residents who have known him over the past four years in a state of shock and sadness. Crain, from Garland, Texas was a licensed cannabis...
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American man's murder shocks St Ann community

The killing of 53-year-old American citizen, Phillip Bradley Crain in Shaw Park, Ocho Rios, on Monday has left residents who have known him over the past four years in a state of shock and sadness. Crain, from Garland, Texas was a licensed cannabis...

Cruise ship passengers convicted in $100m drug bust

The eight people who tried to smuggle cocaine worth over $100 million out of Jamaica on board a cruise ship have been convicted of drug charges. The seven Americans and one Jamaican, who resides in the United States, pleaded guilty in the St Ann...
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Cruise ship passengers convicted in $100m drug bust

The eight people who tried to smuggle cocaine worth over $100 million out of Jamaica on board a cruise ship have been convicted of drug charges. The seven Americans and one Jamaican, who resides in the United States, pleaded guilty in the St Ann...

December 7 mention date for Phillip Paulwell firearm case

The firearm case against Member of Parliament for Kingston Eastern and Port Royal Phillip Paulwell was today adjourned until next Wednesday, December 7. The matter was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this morning. Paulwell, who...
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December 7 mention date for Phillip Paulwell firearm case

The firearm case against Member of Parliament for Kingston Eastern and Port Royal Phillip Paulwell was today adjourned until next Wednesday, December 7. The matter was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court this morning. Paulwell, who...

St Mary man who shot, stabbed drinking partner over money gets life in prison

A man who shot and stabbed his drinking partner to death in St Mary in 2017 to avoid paying him $200,000 for a head injury was this morning sentenced to life in prison. The 36-year-old convict Bastene Gillespie will have to serve 27 years in...
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St Mary man who shot, stabbed drinking partner over money gets life in prison

A man who shot and stabbed his drinking partner to death in St Mary in 2017 to avoid paying him $200,000 for a head injury was this morning sentenced to life in prison. The 36-year-old convict Bastene Gillespie will have to serve 27 years in...

Legislative amendments to attract US$1 billion investment projects coming – Clarke

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says legislative amendments are soon to be made to allow Jamaica to bring in billions of United States dollars in potential investments. This will be made possible through changes to the Income Tax Relief (Large-...
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Legislative amendments to attract US$1 billion investment projects coming – Clarke

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke says legislative amendments are soon to be made to allow Jamaica to bring in billions of United States dollars in potential investments. This will be made possible through changes to the Income Tax Relief (Large-...

PAJ condemns attack on media workers in St Catherine

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) is condemning the attack on a Television Jamaica videographer and a Gleaner reporter in Homestead, Spanish Town, St Catherine on Tuesday. In a media release, the PAJ said it has received a...
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PAJ condemns attack on media workers in St Catherine

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) is condemning the attack on a Television Jamaica videographer and a Gleaner reporter in Homestead, Spanish Town, St Catherine on Tuesday. In a media release, the PAJ said it has received a...

Disgruntled teachers at Homestead Primary stage protest

Some teachers at Homestead Primary and Infant School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, this morning staged a walkout.  They have accused the school's principal Sophia Deer of bad treatment. The teachers also highlighted a recent incident...
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Disgruntled teachers at Homestead Primary stage protest

Some teachers at Homestead Primary and Infant School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, this morning staged a walkout.  They have accused the school's principal Sophia Deer of bad treatment. The teachers also highlighted a recent incident...

Sentencing of St Mary man charged with sex crimes again pushed back

A St Mary man who admitted to sexually assaulting seven minors was this morning further remanded after his sentencing was postponed to December 15 in the Home Circuit Court. Sheridan Shepherd, 38, previously pleaded guilty to six counts of buggery...
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Sentencing of St Mary man charged with sex crimes again pushed back

A St Mary man who admitted to sexually assaulting seven minors was this morning further remanded after his sentencing was postponed to December 15 in the Home Circuit Court. Sheridan Shepherd, 38, previously pleaded guilty to six counts of buggery...

Falmouth craft traders bemoan slow business

Craft traders who operate out of the Craft Market on Seaboard Street in Falmouth, Trelawny are appealing to the authorities to do more to increase business to the facility. The traders complain that not enough visitors are venturing to the market....
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Falmouth craft traders bemoan slow business

Craft traders who operate out of the Craft Market on Seaboard Street in Falmouth, Trelawny are appealing to the authorities to do more to increase business to the facility. The traders complain that not enough visitors are venturing to the market....

P.A. Benjamin warns about counterfeit products

P.A. Benjamin Manufacturing Company Limited is urging the public to be on the alert for counterfeit products during the festive season, particularly in the downtown Kingston area.  The company says it was informed that the police detained at...
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P.A. Benjamin warns about counterfeit products

P.A. Benjamin Manufacturing Company Limited is urging the public to be on the alert for counterfeit products during the festive season, particularly in the downtown Kingston area.  The company says it was informed that the police detained at...

Media workers attacked while covering protest at Homestead Primary

A Television Jamaica (TVJ) videographer and a Gleaner reporter were attacked by a community agitator while covering a protest by teachers at Homestead Primary School in Spanish Town, St Catherine this morning. The offender walked into the video...
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Media workers attacked while covering protest at Homestead Primary

A Television Jamaica (TVJ) videographer and a Gleaner reporter were attacked by a community agitator while covering a protest by teachers at Homestead Primary School in Spanish Town, St Catherine this morning. The offender walked into the video...

Growth & Jobs | Young entrepreneur turns hobby into holisic hair and skincare business

Forged from necessity, Shevielle Naturals was created by Candace Gordon as a solution to her need for holistic personal care products. The 24-year-old said that the idea for the company came while she was still a student at Wolmer’s High School...
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Growth & Jobs | Young entrepreneur turns hobby into holisic hair and skincare business

Forged from necessity, Shevielle Naturals was created by Candace Gordon as a solution to her need for holistic personal care products. The 24-year-old said that the idea for the company came while she was still a student at Wolmer’s High School...

Growth & Jobs | Push on for broadband network initiative to be national development project

THE Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology is to have the national broadband network being established declared a national development project. Portfolio Minister Daryl Vaz said that “currently, the ministry has crafted a submission, which is...
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Growth & Jobs | Push on for broadband network initiative to be national development project

THE Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology is to have the national broadband network being established declared a national development project. Portfolio Minister Daryl Vaz said that “currently, the ministry has crafted a submission, which is...

Growth & Jobs | NIC on a drive to make agriculture attractive to the youth

Modern technologies and emerging opportunities are at the forefront of the National Irrigation Commission’s drive to make agriculture attractive to the next generation of young Jamaicans. The National Irrigation Commission (NIC), an agency of the...
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Growth & Jobs | NIC on a drive to make agriculture attractive to the youth

Modern technologies and emerging opportunities are at the forefront of the National Irrigation Commission’s drive to make agriculture attractive to the next generation of young Jamaicans. The National Irrigation Commission (NIC), an agency of the...

Unanimous backing for more cadets in schools

The junior council of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has given overwhelming support for the establishment of cadet units in all schools to combat student violence. Friday’s unanimous vote at the first sitting of the...
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Unanimous backing for more cadets in schools

The junior council of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has given overwhelming support for the establishment of cadet units in all schools to combat student violence. Friday’s unanimous vote at the first sitting of the...

Heartbeat of surgery

Consultant anaesthesiologist Dr Suzanne McDonald’s eyes welled with tears not once, but twice last week as she talked about a patient who she fought hard to save - but failed, and another for whom she could do nothing but sit with him until he...
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Heartbeat of surgery

Consultant anaesthesiologist Dr Suzanne McDonald’s eyes welled with tears not once, but twice last week as she talked about a patient who she fought hard to save - but failed, and another for whom she could do nothing but sit with him until he...

Still no word on missing gun salute at cop’s funeral

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is still awaiting a report as to who was responsible for the failure of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to execute a 21-gun salute during the official thanksgiving service for Corporal...
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Still no word on missing gun salute at cop’s funeral

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is still awaiting a report as to who was responsible for the failure of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to execute a 21-gun salute during the official thanksgiving service for Corporal...

FLOW Qatar Spotlight | No Ronaldo, no Neymar, no problem and the excitement of African football

Portugal handling the business Portugal’s early qualification to the second round has very big implications, I believe. I’ve long thought, that whichever Star has the best ‘others’, has the best chances. Former Manchester United teammate Bruno...
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FLOW Qatar Spotlight | No Ronaldo, no Neymar, no problem and the excitement of African football

Portugal handling the business Portugal’s early qualification to the second round has very big implications, I believe. I’ve long thought, that whichever Star has the best ‘others’, has the best chances. Former Manchester United teammate Bruno...

Headless body of man found in Spanish Town

The headless body of a man was found in Eltham, Spanish Town, St Catherine, this morning. The body was wrapped in a tarpaulin. The discovery was made by residents, who alerted the police. Scene-of-crime investigators combed the scene for evidence...
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Headless body of man found in Spanish Town

The headless body of a man was found in Eltham, Spanish Town, St Catherine, this morning. The body was wrapped in a tarpaulin. The discovery was made by residents, who alerted the police. Scene-of-crime investigators combed the scene for evidence...

Sagicor parts company with Alysia Moulton White

Sagicor Group Jamaica announced today that, as part of its restructuring exercise announced in September, the position of Vice President - Head of Group Marketing, currently held by Alysia Moulton White, "will no longer form part of its...
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Sagicor parts company with Alysia Moulton White

Sagicor Group Jamaica announced today that, as part of its restructuring exercise announced in September, the position of Vice President - Head of Group Marketing, currently held by Alysia Moulton White, "will no longer form part of its...

Still no word on missing firing squad at cop’s funeral

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is still awaiting a report as to who was responsible for the failure of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to execute a 21-gun salute during the official thanksgiving service for Corporal...
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Still no word on missing firing squad at cop’s funeral

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson is still awaiting a report as to who was responsible for the failure of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to execute a 21-gun salute during the official thanksgiving service for Corporal...

Security guard linked to ‘Slickianna’ murder case offered $500,000 bail

Rohan Rose, the security guard charged alongside Rushawn Patterson in connection with the death of social media influencer Aneika 'Slickianna' Townsend, was today offered $500,000 bail when appeared before the St James Circuit Court. Rose,...
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Security guard linked to ‘Slickianna’ murder case offered $500,000 bail

Rohan Rose, the security guard charged alongside Rushawn Patterson in connection with the death of social media influencer Aneika 'Slickianna' Townsend, was today offered $500,000 bail when appeared before the St James Circuit Court. Rose,...

St Catherine husband accused of killing wife further remanded

The St Catherine husband accused of killing his wife during an alleged domestic dispute has been further remanded until December 5. The return mention date was set when 33-year-old tractor operator Peter Walters appeared before the St Catherine...
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St Catherine husband accused of killing wife further remanded

The St Catherine husband accused of killing his wife during an alleged domestic dispute has been further remanded until December 5. The return mention date was set when 33-year-old tractor operator Peter Walters appeared before the St Catherine...

Road users encouraged to heighten security awareness during Yuletide season

The police are encouraging commuters and transport operators to heighten their security awareness as the Yuletide season approaches. The police say members of the public should adopt safe practises as they traverse the nation's streets to...
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Road users encouraged to heighten security awareness during Yuletide season

The police are encouraging commuters and transport operators to heighten their security awareness as the Yuletide season approaches. The police say members of the public should adopt safe practises as they traverse the nation's streets to...

Financial controller freed of fraud charges

The Crown today offered no evidence against 54-year-old financial controller Garnett Gordon who had been appearing in court since 2018 on fraud charges involving $15 million. He was also freed of a charge of attempting to pervert the course of...
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Financial controller freed of fraud charges

The Crown today offered no evidence against 54-year-old financial controller Garnett Gordon who had been appearing in court since 2018 on fraud charges involving $15 million. He was also freed of a charge of attempting to pervert the course of...

UTech staff back on the job after protesting salary review 

The administrative staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) is back on the job after taking strike action this morning to protest a salary review that has been outstanding for more than five years.  President of the University of...
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UTech staff back on the job after protesting salary review 

The administrative staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) is back on the job after taking strike action this morning to protest a salary review that has been outstanding for more than five years.  President of the University of...

Equipment valued at over US$23,000 donated to Black River Hospital

The Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth has received a donation of much-needed equipment valued over US$23,000. The equipment comprised 33 beds, two stretchers, one physician's scale, and a medical examination table. The donation was made by...
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Equipment valued at over US$23,000 donated to Black River Hospital

The Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth has received a donation of much-needed equipment valued over US$23,000. The equipment comprised 33 beds, two stretchers, one physician's scale, and a medical examination table. The donation was made by...

Four men charged in St Ann for alleged lottery scamming involvement

Four men have been slapped with lottery scamming charges following an operation in Steer Town, St Ann. Charged with possession of identity information are Alex McBean, 20, Neon McBean, 22, Kirkpatrick McLean, 24, all of Hollywood, Steer Town, and...
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Four men charged in St Ann for alleged lottery scamming involvement

Four men have been slapped with lottery scamming charges following an operation in Steer Town, St Ann. Charged with possession of identity information are Alex McBean, 20, Neon McBean, 22, Kirkpatrick McLean, 24, all of Hollywood, Steer Town, and...

JP Farms going after banana fraudsters in Canada

JP Farms, Jamaica's largest commercial grower of bananas, says it has moved to swiftly take legal action against fraudsters in Canada who have misrepresented its brand. JP Farms says it wants produce purporting to be “Jamaican bananas...
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JP Farms going after banana fraudsters in Canada

JP Farms, Jamaica's largest commercial grower of bananas, says it has moved to swiftly take legal action against fraudsters in Canada who have misrepresented its brand. JP Farms says it wants produce purporting to be “Jamaican bananas...

Disgruntled UTech workers mount protest over salaries

The administrative staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) took strike action on Monday to protest what they describe as the lackadaisical approach of the institution to conclude a salary review that has been outstanding for more...
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Disgruntled UTech workers mount protest over salaries

The administrative staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) took strike action on Monday to protest what they describe as the lackadaisical approach of the institution to conclude a salary review that has been outstanding for more...

Ceiling budget approved for Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project

WESTERN BUREAU: The Ministry of Finance has approved a ceiling budget of $4.3 billion during the 2023-24 financial year for Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project’s (EVADP) land irrigation development for Comma Pen, St Elizabeth. Petronia...
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Ceiling budget approved for Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project

WESTERN BUREAU: The Ministry of Finance has approved a ceiling budget of $4.3 billion during the 2023-24 financial year for Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project’s (EVADP) land irrigation development for Comma Pen, St Elizabeth. Petronia...

Youth benefit from entrepreneurship mentoring programme

As part of Youth Month 2022, the National Youth Council of Jamaica and Paramount Trading have partnered to mentor 25 youths in entrepreneurship. The participants drawn from several communities and schools in North West St Catherine are desirous of...
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Youth benefit from entrepreneurship mentoring programme

As part of Youth Month 2022, the National Youth Council of Jamaica and Paramount Trading have partnered to mentor 25 youths in entrepreneurship. The participants drawn from several communities and schools in North West St Catherine are desirous of...

Port Maria Hospital gets equipment from JN Foundation

JN Foundation recently made donation of equipment to the Port Maria Hospital, St Mary. The equipment, which comprise an ECG machine, 10 Pulse oximeters, six digital thermometers, a vital signs monitor and a hospital lamp and stand were funded by a...
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Port Maria Hospital gets equipment from JN Foundation

JN Foundation recently made donation of equipment to the Port Maria Hospital, St Mary. The equipment, which comprise an ECG machine, 10 Pulse oximeters, six digital thermometers, a vital signs monitor and a hospital lamp and stand were funded by a...

Pearnel Charles Jr honoured by City of Yonkers, NY

Minister of Agriculture and fisheries, Pearnel Charles Jr, was honoured with a proclamation that declared November 12 to be Pearnel Charles Jr Day in the City of Yonkers. The proclamation by Mayor Spano stated, “The City of Yonkers raises its...
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Pearnel Charles Jr honoured by City of Yonkers, NY

Minister of Agriculture and fisheries, Pearnel Charles Jr, was honoured with a proclamation that declared November 12 to be Pearnel Charles Jr Day in the City of Yonkers. The proclamation by Mayor Spano stated, “The City of Yonkers raises its...

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