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Update | Distressed whale in Negril freed, now back at sea

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that a sperm whale which was beached in shallow waters in Negril, Westmoreland this morning has been freed and is now back in open water. In a release this afternoon, NEPA said that...
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Update | Distressed whale in Negril freed, now back at sea

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that a sperm whale which was beached in shallow waters in Negril, Westmoreland this morning has been freed and is now back in open water. In a release this afternoon, NEPA said that...

Manchester man wanted over illegal gun arrested

A Manchester man who was reportedly wanted for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition was held on Saturday, the police report. The police say the man, who is of a New Hall address, was arrested following a joint police-military operation...
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Manchester man wanted over illegal gun arrested

A Manchester man who was reportedly wanted for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition was held on Saturday, the police report. The police say the man, who is of a New Hall address, was arrested following a joint police-military operation...

Jamaican Margaret Ramsay-Hale appointed Chief Justice of Cayman Islands

Jamaican jurist Margaret Ramsay-Hale has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands. In making the announcement, Governor Martyn Roper said the appointment will take effect on October 26. She is to replace Chief Justice Anthony Smellie,...
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Jamaican Margaret Ramsay-Hale appointed Chief Justice of Cayman Islands

Jamaican jurist Margaret Ramsay-Hale has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands. In making the announcement, Governor Martyn Roper said the appointment will take effect on October 26. She is to replace Chief Justice Anthony Smellie,...

Rescue effort for distressed whale in Negril

Environment stakeholders in Negril, Westmoreland are currently working with representatives from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to get a distressed sperm whale back out to sea. The whale became beached near the Azul Beach...
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Rescue effort for distressed whale in Negril

Environment stakeholders in Negril, Westmoreland are currently working with representatives from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to get a distressed sperm whale back out to sea. The whale became beached near the Azul Beach...

Full Text | West Indies Petroleum defends CET waiver, calls for level playing field in fuel market

West Indies Petroleum Limited (WIPL) has come out in defence of a decision by the Ministry of Finance to grant the company a waiver of the Common External Tariff on fuel imports. The company was prompted to speak out in response to questions...
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Full Text | West Indies Petroleum defends CET waiver, calls for level playing field in fuel market

West Indies Petroleum Limited (WIPL) has come out in defence of a decision by the Ministry of Finance to grant the company a waiver of the Common External Tariff on fuel imports. The company was prompted to speak out in response to questions...

Florida deaths rise to 47 amid struggle to recover from Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers evacuated stunned survivors on a large barrier island cut off by Hurricane Ian and Florida's death toll climbed sharply, as hundreds of thousands of people were still sweltering without power days after...
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Florida deaths rise to 47 amid struggle to recover from Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers evacuated stunned survivors on a large barrier island cut off by Hurricane Ian and Florida's death toll climbed sharply, as hundreds of thousands of people were still sweltering without power days after...

St Ann chamber hails late stalwart Dr Roosevelt Crooks

St Ann Chamber of Commerce President Dr Ransford Davidson has hailed medical doctor Roosevelt Crooks for his contribution to the parish. Crooks died on Wednesday after ailing for some time.  Crooks was well known for the services he offered...
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St Ann chamber hails late stalwart Dr Roosevelt Crooks

St Ann Chamber of Commerce President Dr Ransford Davidson has hailed medical doctor Roosevelt Crooks for his contribution to the parish. Crooks died on Wednesday after ailing for some time.  Crooks was well known for the services he offered...

JCF’s mobility further bolstered with new vehicles

The Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) mobility has been further bolstered with the handing over of 59 new vehicles for the organisation's fleet. The presentation was made on Friday during a brief handover ceremony on the grounds of the...
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JCF’s mobility further bolstered with new vehicles

The Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) mobility has been further bolstered with the handing over of 59 new vehicles for the organisation's fleet. The presentation was made on Friday during a brief handover ceremony on the grounds of the...

In sacred Brazil dunes, critics see evangelical encroachment

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP): The vast blanket of white sand overlooking Salvador is a place to escape rumbling traffic, pinging phones and crying children. A space to find solitude and, increasingly, God. Evangelicals have been converging on the massive...
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In sacred Brazil dunes, critics see evangelical encroachment

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP): The vast blanket of white sand overlooking Salvador is a place to escape rumbling traffic, pinging phones and crying children. A space to find solitude and, increasingly, God. Evangelicals have been converging on the massive...

ALS drug wins FDA approval despite questionable data

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — A much-debated drug for Lou Gehrig's disease won US approval Thursday, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines. The...
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ALS drug wins FDA approval despite questionable data

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — A much-debated drug for Lou Gehrig's disease won US approval Thursday, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines. The...

Black brothers going nuts over coconut

Growing up on his father’s 650-acre coconut farm in Nutts River, St Thomas, Stephen Black thought he knew everything there was to know about coconuts, having learnt from his father, Michael, who is regarded across the globe as an expert. However,...
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Black brothers going nuts over coconut

Growing up on his father’s 650-acre coconut farm in Nutts River, St Thomas, Stephen Black thought he knew everything there was to know about coconuts, having learnt from his father, Michael, who is regarded across the globe as an expert. However,...

UN slavery estimate raises question: Are 50 million people really enslaved today?

AP According to the United Nations, about 50 million people are enslaved worldwide. The report, released last month by the UN’s International Labor Organization, the International Organization for Migration, and the human rights group the Walk...
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UN slavery estimate raises question: Are 50 million people really enslaved today?

AP According to the United Nations, about 50 million people are enslaved worldwide. The report, released last month by the UN’s International Labor Organization, the International Organization for Migration, and the human rights group the Walk...

Haiti’s instability a threat to the entire Caribbean region, says Grenadian prime minister

It would not be the first, second, or third time that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has attempted to help the hemisphere’s poorest nation get a grip on its internal problems, which are reaping murder, mayhem, and kidnappings, exposing Haiti as...
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Haiti’s instability a threat to the entire Caribbean region, says Grenadian prime minister

It would not be the first, second, or third time that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has attempted to help the hemisphere’s poorest nation get a grip on its internal problems, which are reaping murder, mayhem, and kidnappings, exposing Haiti as...

Suspected suicide on 'Back Road' in Portmore

The police in Portmore, St Catherine are probing a case of suspected suicide.  The body of a man identified only as Omar was this afternoon found hanging by a belt at a section of an abandoned premises along Fort Augusta Drive. Residents say...
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Suspected suicide on 'Back Road' in Portmore

The police in Portmore, St Catherine are probing a case of suspected suicide.  The body of a man identified only as Omar was this afternoon found hanging by a belt at a section of an abandoned premises along Fort Augusta Drive. Residents say...

Man charged over removal of floodgate padlock at Bog Walk Gorge

One of two men seen in a video breaching the padlock of a floodgate in the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been charged. Glenroy Denton, 45, an excavator operator of West Prospect district in Bog Walk, was on Thursday charged with malicious...
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Man charged over removal of floodgate padlock at Bog Walk Gorge

One of two men seen in a video breaching the padlock of a floodgate in the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been charged. Glenroy Denton, 45, an excavator operator of West Prospect district in Bog Walk, was on Thursday charged with malicious...

Teen girl among several charged in public order clampdown in Ocho Rios

A 16-year-old St Mary girl was on Friday arrested and charged with indecent language during a police operation on public order in Ocho Rios, St Ann. The teen was among several persons who were held for offences during the operation. At least four...
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Teen girl among several charged in public order clampdown in Ocho Rios

A 16-year-old St Mary girl was on Friday arrested and charged with indecent language during a police operation on public order in Ocho Rios, St Ann. The teen was among several persons who were held for offences during the operation. At least four...

Fans and police among 127 killed at Indonesia football match

Clashes between supporters of two Indonesian football teams in East Java province killed 125 fans and 2 police officers, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday.
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Fans and police among 127 killed at Indonesia football match

Clashes between supporters of two Indonesian football teams in East Java province killed 125 fans and 2 police officers, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday.

Bulgin brothers remembered as 'destined for greatness'

The New Testament Church of God Convention Centre in Rhodes Pen, Old Harbour, St Catherine was transformed into a sea of sad faces on Saturday for the funeral of brothers Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin. While being a sad occasion, the praise and...
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Bulgin brothers remembered as 'destined for greatness'

The New Testament Church of God Convention Centre in Rhodes Pen, Old Harbour, St Catherine was transformed into a sea of sad faces on Saturday for the funeral of brothers Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin. While being a sad occasion, the praise and...

Man arrested after ammo allegedly found under bed in Portmore

A man was arrested by the St Catherine South police in relation to the seizure of a Glock magazine containing twenty-eight 9mm rounds of ammunition on Chepstow Road in Waterford on Friday. Reports from the Portmore Police are that about 4:00 a.m.,...
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Man arrested after ammo allegedly found under bed in Portmore

A man was arrested by the St Catherine South police in relation to the seizure of a Glock magazine containing twenty-eight 9mm rounds of ammunition on Chepstow Road in Waterford on Friday. Reports from the Portmore Police are that about 4:00 a.m.,...

$200-million damage to agricultural sector from Ian

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Pearnel Charles Jr., is reporting that damage to the agricultural sector by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ian is more than $200 million, and assistance will be provided to affected farmers. He said that...
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$200-million damage to agricultural sector from Ian

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Pearnel Charles Jr., is reporting that damage to the agricultural sector by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Ian is more than $200 million, and assistance will be provided to affected farmers. He said that...

Security guard charged for break-in at shop in St Catherine

The police have charged 69-year-old security guard Ruan Forbes in connection with a break-in at a business along the Newlands Road in Portmore, St Catherine. Forbes, who is of a Newlands Road address, was charged on Friday with shop breaking and...
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Security guard charged for break-in at shop in St Catherine

The police have charged 69-year-old security guard Ruan Forbes in connection with a break-in at a business along the Newlands Road in Portmore, St Catherine. Forbes, who is of a Newlands Road address, was charged on Friday with shop breaking and...

Vybz Kartel's lawyer Isat Buchanan found guilty of professional misconduct

A disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) today found attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan guilty of professional misconduct. The decision was handed down at a virtual hearing. Attorney Andre Earle, who is representing Director of Public...
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Vybz Kartel's lawyer Isat Buchanan found guilty of professional misconduct

A disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) today found attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan guilty of professional misconduct. The decision was handed down at a virtual hearing. Attorney Andre Earle, who is representing Director of Public...

Cook shop operator murdered in Hanover

A cook shop operator was shot and killed at his restaurant in Great River, Hanover, on Saturday morning. The incident happened about 6 o'clock. It is reported that the operator known as 'Spider' was in the process of preparing meals for...
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Cook shop operator murdered in Hanover

A cook shop operator was shot and killed at his restaurant in Great River, Hanover, on Saturday morning. The incident happened about 6 o'clock. It is reported that the operator known as 'Spider' was in the process of preparing meals for...

The Original Dumpling Shop - continuing the legacy

The Original Dumpling Shop, now located on Baychester Avenue, Bronx, New York, has come a long way from its start-up days of its chef/owners frying fish on a one-burner stove borrowed from a friend. Today, the successful Jamaican eatery, which...
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The Original Dumpling Shop - continuing the legacy

The Original Dumpling Shop, now located on Baychester Avenue, Bronx, New York, has come a long way from its start-up days of its chef/owners frying fish on a one-burner stove borrowed from a friend. Today, the successful Jamaican eatery, which...

‘Create your opportunities...’

TORONTO: It will not be business as usual for dentists worldwide if Dr Mark-Anthony Shepherd can help it. In fact, he’s on the threshold of making their lives easier by revolutionising the concept of dentistry globally, with his Smile Genius app....
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‘Create your opportunities...’

TORONTO: It will not be business as usual for dentists worldwide if Dr Mark-Anthony Shepherd can help it. In fact, he’s on the threshold of making their lives easier by revolutionising the concept of dentistry globally, with his Smile Genius app....

UN agencies to bolster Jamaica’s resilience to food, water insecurity

THE UNITED Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will implement a joint programme aimed at strengthening Jamaica’s resilience to food and water insecurity. The...
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UN agencies to bolster Jamaica’s resilience to food, water insecurity

THE UNITED Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will implement a joint programme aimed at strengthening Jamaica’s resilience to food and water insecurity. The...

Pan Caribbean shelves bio-energy project

WESTERN BUREAU: PLANS BY the Chinese-owned Pan Caribbean Sugar Company to produce energy for sale to the national grid have failed to materialise some eight years after the project was first announced. According to Delroy Armstrong, senior...
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Pan Caribbean shelves bio-energy project

WESTERN BUREAU: PLANS BY the Chinese-owned Pan Caribbean Sugar Company to produce energy for sale to the national grid have failed to materialise some eight years after the project was first announced. According to Delroy Armstrong, senior...

Baxter’s Mountain Primary School ‘Haffi Mek It’

Top of the wish list for Sherene Harris, principal of Baxter’s Mountain Primary School in St Mary, is a literacy room for her students, who range from grades one to six. That wish is very closely followed by Internet connection, computers and...
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Baxter’s Mountain Primary School ‘Haffi Mek It’

Top of the wish list for Sherene Harris, principal of Baxter’s Mountain Primary School in St Mary, is a literacy room for her students, who range from grades one to six. That wish is very closely followed by Internet connection, computers and...

Opposition Leader files motion of no confidence against Cayman's McKeeva Bush

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Opposition Leader, Roy McTaggart, Friday filed a motion of 'lack of confidence' in the Speaker, McKeeva Bush, after the deadline given by Premier Wayne Panton for him to demit office passed without...
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Opposition Leader files motion of no confidence against Cayman's McKeeva Bush

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, CMC – Opposition Leader, Roy McTaggart, Friday filed a motion of 'lack of confidence' in the Speaker, McKeeva Bush, after the deadline given by Premier Wayne Panton for him to demit office passed without...

Portmore fish kill caused by low oxygen levels- NEPA

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says the recent fish kill at the Dawkins Pond in Portmore, St Catherine, was due to low oxygen levels in the water. NEPA announced the result of its probe of the September 21 incident in...
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Portmore fish kill caused by low oxygen levels- NEPA

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says the recent fish kill at the Dawkins Pond in Portmore, St Catherine, was due to low oxygen levels in the water. NEPA announced the result of its probe of the September 21 incident in...

Block makers urged to maintain standards

The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) is making a special appeal to block makers to ensure that standards are maintained when making their products. Inspector-in-Charge, Import and Domestic Commodities Inspectorate, NCRA, Dr...
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Block makers urged to maintain standards

The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) is making a special appeal to block makers to ensure that standards are maintained when making their products. Inspector-in-Charge, Import and Domestic Commodities Inspectorate, NCRA, Dr...

Security companies push for moratorium on statutory contributions, longer work week

Contending that they have been hit with an almost 50 per cent increase in costs arising from a recent court ruling, Jamaica's security companies are seeking a moratorium on payment of statutory contributions for their workers, until...
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Security companies push for moratorium on statutory contributions, longer work week

Contending that they have been hit with an almost 50 per cent increase in costs arising from a recent court ruling, Jamaica's security companies are seeking a moratorium on payment of statutory contributions for their workers, until...

Ransford Davidson is new St Ann Chamber president

Bank manager Dr Ransford Davidson is the new president of the St Ann Chamber of Commerce. He was elected at Thursday night's annual general meeting at the John McDowell Conference Centre in Ocho Rios.  Davidson who was previously...
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Ransford Davidson is new St Ann Chamber president

Bank manager Dr Ransford Davidson is the new president of the St Ann Chamber of Commerce. He was elected at Thursday night's annual general meeting at the John McDowell Conference Centre in Ocho Rios.  Davidson who was previously...

Education Minister bemoans tragic death of Kingston Technical student

Education minister Fayval Williams this morning called the stabbing death of Kingston Technical High School student, Michion Campbell, «a tragedy on so many levels». Addressing students as part of a series of consultation sessions on the...
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Education Minister bemoans tragic death of Kingston Technical student

Education minister Fayval Williams this morning called the stabbing death of Kingston Technical High School student, Michion Campbell, «a tragedy on so many levels». Addressing students as part of a series of consultation sessions on the...

Flooding forces classes at Unity Primary in Trelawny to go online

Face-to-face classes at Unity Primary School in Trelawny were abandoned for today due to widespread flooding in the community of Unity in Bunkers Hill. The area has been experiencing increased rainfall since yesterday. The school's principal...
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Flooding forces classes at Unity Primary in Trelawny to go online

Face-to-face classes at Unity Primary School in Trelawny were abandoned for today due to widespread flooding in the community of Unity in Bunkers Hill. The area has been experiencing increased rainfall since yesterday. The school's principal...

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