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Traffic changes announced for Gibson-McCook Relays

The police have advised they will be implementing a number of traffic changes to facilitate hosting of the Gibson-McCook Relays on Saturday, at the National Stadium in St Andrew. They say vehicles travelling along Arthur Wint Drive towards Mountain...
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Traffic changes announced for Gibson-McCook Relays

The police have advised they will be implementing a number of traffic changes to facilitate hosting of the Gibson-McCook Relays on Saturday, at the National Stadium in St Andrew. They say vehicles travelling along Arthur Wint Drive towards Mountain...

Three policemen accused of soliciting a bribe granted bail

Three St Catherine-based policemen who were arrested on corruption charges were each granted bail in the sum of $700,000 when they appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court on Friday.  Corporal Stephen Peart and constables Morris Foster and...
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Three policemen accused of soliciting a bribe granted bail

Three St Catherine-based policemen who were arrested on corruption charges were each granted bail in the sum of $700,000 when they appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court on Friday.  Corporal Stephen Peart and constables Morris Foster and...

Farmer shot and injured in Bog Walk

The St Catherine North police are probing the drive-by gun attack on a farmer in Bog Walk in the parish on Thursday night. It is reported that about 7 p.m, the 32-year-old farmer was near Church Road in Bog Walk when he was shot and...
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Farmer shot and injured in Bog Walk

The St Catherine North police are probing the drive-by gun attack on a farmer in Bog Walk in the parish on Thursday night. It is reported that about 7 p.m, the 32-year-old farmer was near Church Road in Bog Walk when he was shot and...

NCB reassures on cybersecurity after making 14 IT posts redundant

National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica, the country's largest bank, says it is «confident» in its ability to safeguard customer data amid confirmation that it has made 14 information technology (IT) positions redundant. It said...
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NCB reassures on cybersecurity after making 14 IT posts redundant

National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica, the country's largest bank, says it is «confident» in its ability to safeguard customer data amid confirmation that it has made 14 information technology (IT) positions redundant. It said...

Jamaica closer to being removed from FATF's grey list

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has approved an on-site visit to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of the measures Jamaica has implemented to address deficiencies in its anti-money laundering and countering of the financing of...
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Jamaica closer to being removed from FATF's grey list

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has approved an on-site visit to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of the measures Jamaica has implemented to address deficiencies in its anti-money laundering and countering of the financing of...

Green opens rehabilitated road to Whitehouse fishing beach

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, opened a road leading to the Whitehouse fishing beach in Westmoreland on Friday, signalling it's part of a new holistic approach to addressing roads linked to the sector. Green said...
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Green opens rehabilitated road to Whitehouse fishing beach

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, opened a road leading to the Whitehouse fishing beach in Westmoreland on Friday, signalling it's part of a new holistic approach to addressing roads linked to the sector. Green said...

Reduced sentence for man who killed girlfriend at Manchester supermarket

The Court of Appeal has reduced the sentence of Andre Broomfield, the man who shot his girlfriend several times in the head at their supermarket job in Manchester. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter arising from the fatal shooting of Shantell Whyte...
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Reduced sentence for man who killed girlfriend at Manchester supermarket

The Court of Appeal has reduced the sentence of Andre Broomfield, the man who shot his girlfriend several times in the head at their supermarket job in Manchester. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter arising from the fatal shooting of Shantell Whyte...

April 15 trial set for Trade Winds Citrus oil spill case

An April 15 trial date has been set for the Rio Cobre oil spill case against Trade Winds Citrus Limited. The date was set in the St Catherine Parish Court today where the court was informed that the case file is now ready. Trade Winds is charged...
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April 15 trial set for Trade Winds Citrus oil spill case

An April 15 trial date has been set for the Rio Cobre oil spill case against Trade Winds Citrus Limited. The date was set in the St Catherine Parish Court today where the court was informed that the case file is now ready. Trade Winds is charged...

BOJ apologises for erroneous advice on JUTC fare reduction

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has admitted it overestimated the impact the reductions in Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus fares would have on inflation. In a statement released to the media on Friday afternoon, the BOJ said...
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BOJ apologises for erroneous advice on JUTC fare reduction

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has admitted it overestimated the impact the reductions in Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus fares would have on inflation. In a statement released to the media on Friday afternoon, the BOJ said...

69-year-old St James cargo handler charged with alleged rape of 7-y-o

A 69-year-old Montego Bay, St James cargo handler has been charged for the alleged rape of a 7-year-old girl. Paul Anderson has also been charged by detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA...
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69-year-old St James cargo handler charged with alleged rape of 7-y-o

A 69-year-old Montego Bay, St James cargo handler has been charged for the alleged rape of a 7-year-old girl. Paul Anderson has also been charged by detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA...

Taxi operator shot in Half-Way Tree by policeman

A taxi man was this morning shot in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew by a policeman. The incident happened about 7:15 in front of Brooklyn Supermarket on Hope Road. It is reported that the cabbie was instructed by the police to stop but he allegedly...
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Taxi operator shot in Half-Way Tree by policeman

A taxi man was this morning shot in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew by a policeman. The incident happened about 7:15 in front of Brooklyn Supermarket on Hope Road. It is reported that the cabbie was instructed by the police to stop but he allegedly...

NEPA inspector interdicted over controversial Charlemont complex back on the job

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) enforcement inspector who was the first to flag breaches at a controversial housing development undertaken by a senior public officer and his wife is back at work. The inspector, Rhyan Henry,...
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NEPA inspector interdicted over controversial Charlemont complex back on the job

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) enforcement inspector who was the first to flag breaches at a controversial housing development undertaken by a senior public officer and his wife is back at work. The inspector, Rhyan Henry,...

St Mary farmer charged in fatal apple picking shooting gets $300,000 bail

Bail in the sum of $300,000 with sureties was offered yesterday to 36-year-old Rayon McNish, a farmer of Bellfield, St Mary, who is charged with the murder of 22-year-old Rayon Prendergast. Prendergast was fatally shot on February 8 on the...
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St Mary farmer charged in fatal apple picking shooting gets $300,000 bail

Bail in the sum of $300,000 with sureties was offered yesterday to 36-year-old Rayon McNish, a farmer of Bellfield, St Mary, who is charged with the murder of 22-year-old Rayon Prendergast. Prendergast was fatally shot on February 8 on the...

Renovated Black River Fire Station officially reopened

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday officially reopened the rehabilitated Black River Fire Station in St Elizabeth, which was renovated at a cost of $60 million. The scope of works included the complete rehabilitation and expansion...
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Renovated Black River Fire Station officially reopened

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday officially reopened the rehabilitated Black River Fire Station in St Elizabeth, which was renovated at a cost of $60 million. The scope of works included the complete rehabilitation and expansion...

Three examination depots being used as polling stations to be closed on Monday

The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) is advising that three examination depots will be closed on Monday as the locations will be used as local government polling stations. They are the Swallowfield Service Hub in St Andrew, the Spanish Town Service...
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Three examination depots being used as polling stations to be closed on Monday

The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) is advising that three examination depots will be closed on Monday as the locations will be used as local government polling stations. They are the Swallowfield Service Hub in St Andrew, the Spanish Town Service...

Students urged to make use of mental health services in schools

Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams is encouraging students to take advantage of the mental health support services that are available in schools. She said that increased resources are being dedicated to addressing mental health and...
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Students urged to make use of mental health services in schools

Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams is encouraging students to take advantage of the mental health support services that are available in schools. She said that increased resources are being dedicated to addressing mental health and...

10th safe space for child crime victims opens

ANOTHER CHILD-FRIENDLY space has been opened by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), providing a warm and comforting environment where young victims of human trafficking and other serious crimes can receive support. The facility, located at the...
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10th safe space for child crime victims opens

ANOTHER CHILD-FRIENDLY space has been opened by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), providing a warm and comforting environment where young victims of human trafficking and other serious crimes can receive support. The facility, located at the...

Injured JLP candidate receives sympathy calls from both parties

Prospect, East Portland: After crashing to the turf on February 10, 2024, during a walk at Anchovy Gardens in East Portland, where she broke her ankle in two places, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Rosemarie Lindo, reportedly, is recovering...
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Injured JLP candidate receives sympathy calls from both parties

Prospect, East Portland: After crashing to the turf on February 10, 2024, during a walk at Anchovy Gardens in East Portland, where she broke her ankle in two places, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate Rosemarie Lindo, reportedly, is recovering...

Strong teacher presence among candidates out west

WESTERN BUREAU: Unlike some of their colleagues who have left their local teaching jobs to pursue more lucrative options in overseas classrooms, many teachers are targetting local politics, especially at the local government level, as an avenue to...
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Strong teacher presence among candidates out west

WESTERN BUREAU: Unlike some of their colleagues who have left their local teaching jobs to pursue more lucrative options in overseas classrooms, many teachers are targetting local politics, especially at the local government level, as an avenue to...

SRC to assist local innovators

Local innovators will soon benefit from the establishment of a technology commercialisation suboffice that will offer assistance in getting their products on the market. This follows a partnership between the Scientific Research Council (SRC) and...
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SRC to assist local innovators

Local innovators will soon benefit from the establishment of a technology commercialisation suboffice that will offer assistance in getting their products on the market. This follows a partnership between the Scientific Research Council (SRC) and...

Local stakeholders trained to combat hot pepper pests

SIXTY-FIVE LOCAL stakeholders in the agriculture sector have benefitted from training to better identify and tackle pests affecting hot pepper. The hot pepper quarantine pest identification and field simulation exercise was implemented by the Food...
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Local stakeholders trained to combat hot pepper pests

SIXTY-FIVE LOCAL stakeholders in the agriculture sector have benefitted from training to better identify and tackle pests affecting hot pepper. The hot pepper quarantine pest identification and field simulation exercise was implemented by the Food...

Reduction in complaints about JFB response time

COMMISSIONER OF the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), Stewart Beckford, says there has been a noticeable reduction in the number of complaints from citizens regarding the brigade’s response time. He noted that the acquisition of new fire units has...
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Reduction in complaints about JFB response time

COMMISSIONER OF the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB), Stewart Beckford, says there has been a noticeable reduction in the number of complaints from citizens regarding the brigade’s response time. He noted that the acquisition of new fire units has...

Vulnerable groups’ access to justice services being increased

THE GLOBAL Affairs Canada-funded Social Justice (SO-JUST) project will be partnering with civil society organisations (CSOs) to develop interventions tailored for increased access to justice services by vulnerable groups. Focus is currently being...
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Vulnerable groups’ access to justice services being increased

THE GLOBAL Affairs Canada-funded Social Justice (SO-JUST) project will be partnering with civil society organisations (CSOs) to develop interventions tailored for increased access to justice services by vulnerable groups. Focus is currently being...

Anne C. Bailey shattering the silence, vanquishing the shame

FOR 300 years Europeans transported West Africans to the West Indies to work on plantations under the inhuman system of chattel slavery, the narratives of which is told mainly by the Europeans themselves. The voices of the Africans – the ones who...
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Anne C. Bailey shattering the silence, vanquishing the shame

FOR 300 years Europeans transported West Africans to the West Indies to work on plantations under the inhuman system of chattel slavery, the narratives of which is told mainly by the Europeans themselves. The voices of the Africans – the ones who...

Road safety council wants better conduct on political motorcades to avoid deaths, injuries

The police are to continue to enforce the country's road rules against political motorcades and parties will similarly continue to encourage their supporters to observe proper conduct while campaigning. Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety...
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Road safety council wants better conduct on political motorcades to avoid deaths, injuries

The police are to continue to enforce the country's road rules against political motorcades and parties will similarly continue to encourage their supporters to observe proper conduct while campaigning. Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety...

Man charged over seizure of more than 100 rounds of ammunition in Old Harbour

The police in St Catherine have charged a man in connection with the seizure of more than 100 rounds of ammunition and a pistol at his home in Old Harbour. Charged with illegal possession is 51-year-old entrepreneur Charlie Michael Goodwin of...
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Man charged over seizure of more than 100 rounds of ammunition in Old Harbour

The police in St Catherine have charged a man in connection with the seizure of more than 100 rounds of ammunition and a pistol at his home in Old Harbour. Charged with illegal possession is 51-year-old entrepreneur Charlie Michael Goodwin of...

Tension in August Town over police shooting

There is heavy police presence in August Town, St Andrew after residents mounted a fiery roadblock along the main road today over the shooting of a resident by the police. The man, who is reportedly aligned with the Opposition People's National...
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Tension in August Town over police shooting

There is heavy police presence in August Town, St Andrew after residents mounted a fiery roadblock along the main road today over the shooting of a resident by the police. The man, who is reportedly aligned with the Opposition People's National...

Slow pace at polling stations for essential services voters

Polling stations across the Corporate Area where members of the essential services cast ballots for the local government elections today reported a smooth, but slow process.  Only a handful of voters were observed at several polling...
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Slow pace at polling stations for essential services voters

Polling stations across the Corporate Area where members of the essential services cast ballots for the local government elections today reported a smooth, but slow process.  Only a handful of voters were observed at several polling...

Strategic partnership forged to combat climate crisis in Jamaica

Climate change remains a critical factor in global development, highlighting the urgent need for enhanced access to funding for projects and technological advancements to mitigate these challenges. In response to this imperative, the Development...
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Strategic partnership forged to combat climate crisis in Jamaica

Climate change remains a critical factor in global development, highlighting the urgent need for enhanced access to funding for projects and technological advancements to mitigate these challenges. In response to this imperative, the Development...

Bryan believes enough done to earn buy-in from Annotto Bay

Hugh Bryan, the incumbent councillor for the Annotto Bay division, is confident that his performance in the area is sufficient to convince residents to retain him as their representative in the St Mary Municipal Corporation. Bryan said his drive to...
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Bryan believes enough done to earn buy-in from Annotto Bay

Hugh Bryan, the incumbent councillor for the Annotto Bay division, is confident that his performance in the area is sufficient to convince residents to retain him as their representative in the St Mary Municipal Corporation. Bryan said his drive to...

Centenarian mourns wife of 50 years

Despite his strong and robust demeanour for his age, centenarian Sydney Francis remains a shadow of himself as the strength of his existence and life partner is gone forever. “We worked as a team. I do the farming, and she would sell the goods....
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Centenarian mourns wife of 50 years

Despite his strong and robust demeanour for his age, centenarian Sydney Francis remains a shadow of himself as the strength of his existence and life partner is gone forever. “We worked as a team. I do the farming, and she would sell the goods....

Ras Astor Black not contesting upcoming elections

WESTERN BUREAU: WHEN ELECTORS go to the polls on February 26 to cast their votes in the local government elections, one familiar face that will be missing from the list of 499 candidates is perennial independent candidate Ras Astor Black, the...
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Ras Astor Black not contesting upcoming elections

WESTERN BUREAU: WHEN ELECTORS go to the polls on February 26 to cast their votes in the local government elections, one familiar face that will be missing from the list of 499 candidates is perennial independent candidate Ras Astor Black, the...

Former Lucea mayor faces first-timer for representational rights in Chester Castle

WESTERN BUREAU: THE HANOVER Municipal Corporation’s (HMC) Chester Castle division in Eastern Hanover is noted for regularly changing its political representatives. No councillor in the recent past – except one of the persons on the 2024 ballot,...
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Former Lucea mayor faces first-timer for representational rights in Chester Castle

WESTERN BUREAU: THE HANOVER Municipal Corporation’s (HMC) Chester Castle division in Eastern Hanover is noted for regularly changing its political representatives. No councillor in the recent past – except one of the persons on the 2024 ballot,...

RJRGLEANER champions life-saving cause with blood drive

In a move to support local healthcare, the RJRGLEANER Communications Group last month hosted a blood drive to help the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) meet the demands for blood and blood products that are critical to saving lives. The...
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RJRGLEANER champions life-saving cause with blood drive

In a move to support local healthcare, the RJRGLEANER Communications Group last month hosted a blood drive to help the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) meet the demands for blood and blood products that are critical to saving lives. The...

Labourer charged for allegedly stabbing two men in Westmoreland

Twenty-six-year-old Christopher Campbell was charged with wounding with intent in relation to an incident that occurred in Petersfield district, Westmoreland, on January 21. The labourer, who is of Hatfield district, Savanna-la-...
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Labourer charged for allegedly stabbing two men in Westmoreland

Twenty-six-year-old Christopher Campbell was charged with wounding with intent in relation to an incident that occurred in Petersfield district, Westmoreland, on January 21. The labourer, who is of Hatfield district, Savanna-la-...