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Gov’t to remove zinc fencing in Hardware Lane in Portmore

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says steps will be taken to remove zinc fencing in Hardware Lane in the community of Newland in Portmore, St Catherine as part of the transformation of the area. Holness, who visited the area yesterday, said...
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Gov’t to remove zinc fencing in Hardware Lane in Portmore

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says steps will be taken to remove zinc fencing in Hardware Lane in the community of Newland in Portmore, St Catherine as part of the transformation of the area. Holness, who visited the area yesterday, said...

Judge overrules prosecution’s decision in murder case

A judge last week overruled a decision by the prosecution that there was no case to answer for four men charged with murder. Defence lawyers had made no case submissions after the Crown closed its case. The lawyers argued that the identification...
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Judge overrules prosecution’s decision in murder case

A judge last week overruled a decision by the prosecution that there was no case to answer for four men charged with murder. Defence lawyers had made no case submissions after the Crown closed its case. The lawyers argued that the identification...

British man accused of murder to be extradited

A British man accused of murder who fled his country and was arrested on Wednesday at the Sangster International Airport in Jamaica is to be deported. The fugitive, Stasious Scott, is accused of choking a man to death and stuffing his body...
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British man accused of murder to be extradited

A British man accused of murder who fled his country and was arrested on Wednesday at the Sangster International Airport in Jamaica is to be deported. The fugitive, Stasious Scott, is accused of choking a man to death and stuffing his body...

Protesters weld shut gates at NWC plants, supply disruption for Manchester, Clarendon communities

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that normal operations at its facilities at the border of Manchester and Clarendon have been impacted by a demonstration in the area. The NWC says the gates of the affected facilities - Two...
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Protesters weld shut gates at NWC plants, supply disruption for Manchester, Clarendon communities

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that normal operations at its facilities at the border of Manchester and Clarendon have been impacted by a demonstration in the area. The NWC says the gates of the affected facilities - Two...

Johnson Smith calls for international action against illegal gun trade

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith has reiterated Jamaica's call for a concerted international effort against the illegal trade in firearms. Speaking at the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the...
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Johnson Smith calls for international action against illegal gun trade

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith has reiterated Jamaica's call for a concerted international effort against the illegal trade in firearms. Speaking at the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the...

Fraud case against attorney Anthony Armstrong transferred to Home Circuit Court

Jamaican attorney Anthony Armstrong, who is the Director of Public Prosecutions in Antigua and who is facing fraud-related charges in relation to three properties, has been taken back into custody and his matter transferred to the Home Circuit...
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Fraud case against attorney Anthony Armstrong transferred to Home Circuit Court

Jamaican attorney Anthony Armstrong, who is the Director of Public Prosecutions in Antigua and who is facing fraud-related charges in relation to three properties, has been taken back into custody and his matter transferred to the Home Circuit...

JMEA optimistic about economic growth

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) says it is optimistic that Jamaica will experience growth in the economy in 2023. At the same time, the association also expects that inflation will be contained within the low single...
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JMEA optimistic about economic growth

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) says it is optimistic that Jamaica will experience growth in the economy in 2023. At the same time, the association also expects that inflation will be contained within the low single...

Education Minister condemns death threats against student by Newell High teacher

Minister of Education Fayval Williams has condemned as unprofessional and inexcusable, the conduct of a teacher at the Newell High School in St Elizabeth who was seen in a video verbally assaulting, chasing, and threatening a student with death....
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Education Minister condemns death threats against student by Newell High teacher

Minister of Education Fayval Williams has condemned as unprofessional and inexcusable, the conduct of a teacher at the Newell High School in St Elizabeth who was seen in a video verbally assaulting, chasing, and threatening a student with death....

Health minister confident of country’s medical response services at the ports of entry

While inflight emergencies are rare, questions have been raised about the ability of Sangster International Airport to handle unexpected eventualities, but the operator of Montego Bay Jamaica Limited is expressing confidence in the system in place...
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Health minister confident of country’s medical response services at the ports of entry

While inflight emergencies are rare, questions have been raised about the ability of Sangster International Airport to handle unexpected eventualities, but the operator of Montego Bay Jamaica Limited is expressing confidence in the system in place...

Ownership of Old Steamer Beach in limbo

WESTERN BUREAU: ALTHOUGH representatives of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) held a community consultation meeting with the Hopewell community in Hanover, where the design of a multimillion-dollar development plan for the Old Steamer Beach in...
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Ownership of Old Steamer Beach in limbo

WESTERN BUREAU: ALTHOUGH representatives of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) held a community consultation meeting with the Hopewell community in Hanover, where the design of a multimillion-dollar development plan for the Old Steamer Beach in...

PM, leaders lament inefficiencies of public sector

Lamenting that Tuesday’s launch of the German Ship Repair Jamaica Limited project at Harbour Head in Harbour View, St Andrew, took 20 years from conception to fruition, Prime Minister Andrew Holness admitted that the country continues to pay dearly...
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PM, leaders lament inefficiencies of public sector

Lamenting that Tuesday’s launch of the German Ship Repair Jamaica Limited project at Harbour Head in Harbour View, St Andrew, took 20 years from conception to fruition, Prime Minister Andrew Holness admitted that the country continues to pay dearly...

‘Good ideas’ pitched as nat’l higher education policy takes shape

Nearly two years after Cabinet approved the development of a national higher-education policy, work is now being done on its framework, including ways to make it easier for students to fund tertiary-level studies. In April 2021, Education Minister...
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‘Good ideas’ pitched as nat’l higher education policy takes shape

Nearly two years after Cabinet approved the development of a national higher-education policy, work is now being done on its framework, including ways to make it easier for students to fund tertiary-level studies. In April 2021, Education Minister...

Pastor calls for national day of mourning

WESTERN BUREAU: REVEREND DAVEWIN Thomas, pastor of the Burchell Memorial Baptist Church in Montego Bay, St James, is suggesting that a national day of mourning be put in place for Jamaicans who have died under various circumstances, to allow for...
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Pastor calls for national day of mourning

WESTERN BUREAU: REVEREND DAVEWIN Thomas, pastor of the Burchell Memorial Baptist Church in Montego Bay, St James, is suggesting that a national day of mourning be put in place for Jamaicans who have died under various circumstances, to allow for...

FSC obtains court order to block wind up of SSL

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) has obtained a court order to block the directors of fraud-hit Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) from winding up the company or liquidating its assets. The order also blocks SSL's trustees and directors...
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FSC obtains court order to block wind up of SSL

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) has obtained a court order to block the directors of fraud-hit Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) from winding up the company or liquidating its assets. The order also blocks SSL's trustees and directors...

BOJ equipped for enlarged role – Byles

Central Bank Governor, Richard Byles, says the bank has the competence to take on its enlarged role, which involves regulating non-bank financial entities alongside deposit-taking institutions (DTI). “At the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), we accept...
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BOJ equipped for enlarged role – Byles

Central Bank Governor, Richard Byles, says the bank has the competence to take on its enlarged role, which involves regulating non-bank financial entities alongside deposit-taking institutions (DTI). “At the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), we accept...

Impatient motorists with outstanding tickets told they're going to court, not a cashier

The Court Administration Division has suggested some motorists who have been complaining about the wait to pay outstanding traffic tickets at the courts appear to be under the wrong impression they are there to simply pay the...
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Impatient motorists with outstanding tickets told they're going to court, not a cashier

The Court Administration Division has suggested some motorists who have been complaining about the wait to pay outstanding traffic tickets at the courts appear to be under the wrong impression they are there to simply pay the...

Air Canada hikes baggage fees for Kingston flights

Air Canada Passengers travelling from Toronto Pearson to Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport will now have to pay CAD$200 for an extra piece of checked luggage. The airline introduced the new baggage fees a week ago, penalising...
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Air Canada hikes baggage fees for Kingston flights

Air Canada Passengers travelling from Toronto Pearson to Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport will now have to pay CAD$200 for an extra piece of checked luggage. The airline introduced the new baggage fees a week ago, penalising...

Teen boy allegedly held with ammo, scissors at hospital charged

The police have charged a 14-year-old boy who was allegedly held with a bag containing ammunition and pairs of scissors while at a Corporate Area hospital. He was charged on Tuesday with unauthorised possession of ammunition and unauthorised...
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Teen boy allegedly held with ammo, scissors at hospital charged

The police have charged a 14-year-old boy who was allegedly held with a bag containing ammunition and pairs of scissors while at a Corporate Area hospital. He was charged on Tuesday with unauthorised possession of ammunition and unauthorised...

Kingston man charged for murder of nursing student

The police have charged a man in connection with the fatal gun attack on a female nursing student along Mitchell Street, Kingston 16 earlier this month. Twenty-one-year-old contractor Romario Walters, otherwise called 'Ants Man', was...
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Kingston man charged for murder of nursing student

The police have charged a man in connection with the fatal gun attack on a female nursing student along Mitchell Street, Kingston 16 earlier this month. Twenty-one-year-old contractor Romario Walters, otherwise called 'Ants Man', was...

Clarendon man charged for shop breaking

The police in Clarendon have charged a man in relation to a robbery at a shop in Palmers Cross. He is 22-year-old Karl Barnes, a driver assistant, who has been charged shop breaking and larceny. A date for him to appear in court is yet to be set....
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Clarendon man charged for shop breaking

The police in Clarendon have charged a man in relation to a robbery at a shop in Palmers Cross. He is 22-year-old Karl Barnes, a driver assistant, who has been charged shop breaking and larceny. A date for him to appear in court is yet to be set....

St Ann security guard charged over break-in

The police in St Ann have charged a security guard in connection with a break-in at a house in Dump Gate, Priory. Charged with burglary and larceny is 31-year-old Sacada Shelly, otherwise called 'Goosie', of Priory in the parish. The police...
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St Ann security guard charged over break-in

The police in St Ann have charged a security guard in connection with a break-in at a house in Dump Gate, Priory. Charged with burglary and larceny is 31-year-old Sacada Shelly, otherwise called 'Goosie', of Priory in the parish. The police...

Education Ministry places Homestead Primary on priority list for infrastructure improvement

Homestead Primary and Infant School in St Catherine will be prioritised for infrastructure improvement and greater interventions to improve staff relationships and student behaviour outcomes. Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval...
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Education Ministry places Homestead Primary on priority list for infrastructure improvement

Homestead Primary and Infant School in St Catherine will be prioritised for infrastructure improvement and greater interventions to improve staff relationships and student behaviour outcomes. Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval...

Gastroenteritis resurgence in Westmoreland

Gastroenteritis is on the rise again in Westmoreland, says Medical Officer of Health for the parish, Dr Marcia Graham. Gastroenteritis is a condition that causes irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines. The symptoms may include...
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Gastroenteritis resurgence in Westmoreland

Gastroenteritis is on the rise again in Westmoreland, says Medical Officer of Health for the parish, Dr Marcia Graham. Gastroenteritis is a condition that causes irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines. The symptoms may include...

Special police task force deployed in Manchester

Manchester: Commander of the Manchester police, Superintendent Shane McCalla, says members of the Specialised Operations and Joint Anti-gang Task Force have been deployed in crime hotspot communities across the parish to mitigate criminal elements...
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Special police task force deployed in Manchester

Manchester: Commander of the Manchester police, Superintendent Shane McCalla, says members of the Specialised Operations and Joint Anti-gang Task Force have been deployed in crime hotspot communities across the parish to mitigate criminal elements...

New mega cruise ship cancels Ocho Rios stop due to engine trouble

The world’s newest mega cruise ship, MSC Seascape, cancelled its Ocho Rios stop last Friday after developing engine trouble on leaving Grand Cayman on Thursday night. Problems with the ship’s engine actually began before it reached the Cayman...
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New mega cruise ship cancels Ocho Rios stop due to engine trouble

The world’s newest mega cruise ship, MSC Seascape, cancelled its Ocho Rios stop last Friday after developing engine trouble on leaving Grand Cayman on Thursday night. Problems with the ship’s engine actually began before it reached the Cayman...

Heart Smart Centre marks Wear Red Day with free heart health screening for women

The Heart Smart Centre in Montego Bay, St James, team led by cardiologist Dr Claudine Lewis, will offer free cardiovascular disease risk assessment exclusively to women in western Jamaica in observance of Wear Red Day ®, Friday February 3. Wear...
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Heart Smart Centre marks Wear Red Day with free heart health screening for women

The Heart Smart Centre in Montego Bay, St James, team led by cardiologist Dr Claudine Lewis, will offer free cardiovascular disease risk assessment exclusively to women in western Jamaica in observance of Wear Red Day ®, Friday February 3. Wear...

Herbert Morrison alumni chapter denies bankrupted by donation

Constance Finlayson, president of the Herbert Morrison Technical High School Alumni Tri State Chapter, has denied the reports of two inactive members that the association is bankrupt. The members, Althea Palmer and Dwight Meikle, told The Gleaner...
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Herbert Morrison alumni chapter denies bankrupted by donation

Constance Finlayson, president of the Herbert Morrison Technical High School Alumni Tri State Chapter, has denied the reports of two inactive members that the association is bankrupt. The members, Althea Palmer and Dwight Meikle, told The Gleaner...

Judge hints that some testimony about gang-linked soldier credible

Although there was no mention of the ex-soldier and his alleged membership in the Clansman-One Don Gang in statements given by one of the prosecution’s star witnesses, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes acknowledged that the evidence suggested some truth in...
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Judge hints that some testimony about gang-linked soldier credible

Although there was no mention of the ex-soldier and his alleged membership in the Clansman-One Don Gang in statements given by one of the prosecution’s star witnesses, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes acknowledged that the evidence suggested some truth in...

Retired cop suspected of committing suicide

Detectives attached to the Area Four police are reporting a suspected case of suicide involving a retired deputy superintendent of police. Reports are that Lloyd 'Patch a Grey' Wilson, 61, who is also known as 'Willo', was...
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Retired cop suspected of committing suicide

Detectives attached to the Area Four police are reporting a suspected case of suicide involving a retired deputy superintendent of police. Reports are that Lloyd 'Patch a Grey' Wilson, 61, who is also known as 'Willo', was...

Nephew charged for uncle’s murder at funeral

The police in St Mary have charged a man for the death of his uncle who died after being attacked while at a funeral. Charged is 33-year-old Ramone McLean, otherwise called 'Tilly', a truck driver of Huddersfield, Stewart Town in the parish...
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Nephew charged for uncle’s murder at funeral

The police in St Mary have charged a man for the death of his uncle who died after being attacked while at a funeral. Charged is 33-year-old Ramone McLean, otherwise called 'Tilly', a truck driver of Huddersfield, Stewart Town in the parish...

Our funds at SSL are safe – NHT

The National Housing Trust (NHT) says its funds held at beleaguered investment company Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) are in no way compromised amid a massive alleged fraud that has impacted several investors. In a statement this afternoon,...
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Our funds at SSL are safe – NHT

The National Housing Trust (NHT) says its funds held at beleaguered investment company Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) are in no way compromised amid a massive alleged fraud that has impacted several investors. In a statement this afternoon,...

Holness, JLP say they have no accounts at SSL

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he currently has no active account or funds at fraud-hit investment firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL). In a media release on Tuesday afternoon, Holness noted that he had disclosed in February 2016 that...
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Holness, JLP say they have no accounts at SSL

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he currently has no active account or funds at fraud-hit investment firm Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL). In a media release on Tuesday afternoon, Holness noted that he had disclosed in February 2016 that...

Committal hearing for cop who left daughter in car to continue on February 28

The committal hearing for Detective Sergeant Sheldon Dobson, the policeman whose infant daughter died after being locked in a car at the Black River Police Station last January, will continue in the St Elizabeth Parish Court on February 28....
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Committal hearing for cop who left daughter in car to continue on February 28

The committal hearing for Detective Sergeant Sheldon Dobson, the policeman whose infant daughter died after being locked in a car at the Black River Police Station last January, will continue in the St Elizabeth Parish Court on February 28....

Williams hoping for improved PEP results after COVID dampener

Education Minister Fayval Williams says she's hoping for better results in this year's Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams following her ministry's interventions to address the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. After meeting...
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Williams hoping for improved PEP results after COVID dampener

Education Minister Fayval Williams says she's hoping for better results in this year's Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams following her ministry's interventions to address the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. After meeting...

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