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Staff at Revenue and Commercial courts stay off the job over heat

Operations at the Revenue and Commercial divisions of the Supreme Court have been disrupted as employees did not turn up for work today over air-conditioning issues. The workers say the air-conditioning units in the offices have been out...
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Staff at Revenue and Commercial courts stay off the job over heat

Operations at the Revenue and Commercial divisions of the Supreme Court have been disrupted as employees did not turn up for work today over air-conditioning issues. The workers say the air-conditioning units in the offices have been out...

Cop dies while on duty at police station

Cops at the Half-Way Tree Police Station in St Andrew are mourning the death of a colleague who died last night while on duty at the station. Dead is Sergeant Christopher Gordon. It is reported that Gordon complained about being tired and went to...
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Cop dies while on duty at police station

Cops at the Half-Way Tree Police Station in St Andrew are mourning the death of a colleague who died last night while on duty at the station. Dead is Sergeant Christopher Gordon. It is reported that Gordon complained about being tired and went to...

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sets July 4 election date

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs the United Kingdom, choosing a day of good economic news to urge voters to give his...
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sets July 4 election date

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs the United Kingdom, choosing a day of good economic news to urge voters to give his...

PAJ condemns killing of journalist Job Nelson

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) says it is deeply shocked and outraged by the murder of Gleaner sports journalist Job Nelson. He was fatally shot on Spanish Town Road last night. The PAJ says his untimely death is a profound loss to the...
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PAJ condemns killing of journalist Job Nelson

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) says it is deeply shocked and outraged by the murder of Gleaner sports journalist Job Nelson. He was fatally shot on Spanish Town Road last night. The PAJ says his untimely death is a profound loss to the...

$530 million in judgment debt paid out in 2023 – Chuck

Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, says $530 million was paid out last year in judgment debt for 182 matters. Chuck made the disclosure during his contribution to the 2024/25 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Last year,...
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$530 million in judgment debt paid out in 2023 – Chuck

Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, says $530 million was paid out last year in judgment debt for 182 matters. Chuck made the disclosure during his contribution to the 2024/25 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Last year,...

FTC applies for financial penalties to be levied on Supreme Ventures

Competition regulator the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has asked the Supreme Court to impose financial penalties on gaming company Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) and a subsidiary for allegedly abusing their dominant position in the lottery market...
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FTC applies for financial penalties to be levied on Supreme Ventures

Competition regulator the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has asked the Supreme Court to impose financial penalties on gaming company Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) and a subsidiary for allegedly abusing their dominant position in the lottery market...

Police in St Ann probing suspected case of suicide involving 12-y-o

The Claremont police in St Ann are probing a case of suspected suicide involving a 12-year-old boy. The body of Aaron Richards was this morning found hanging from a piece of rope around his neck from the balcony of his home in Fort George district...
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Police in St Ann probing suspected case of suicide involving 12-y-o

The Claremont police in St Ann are probing a case of suspected suicide involving a 12-year-old boy. The body of Aaron Richards was this morning found hanging from a piece of rope around his neck from the balcony of his home in Fort George district...

Woman killed, several injured in gun attack at bar

A woman was fatally shot and nine others injured at a bar along Shortwood Road in St Andrew early this morning. The incident occurred about 12:20 am.  Her identity has not yet been ascertained.  “As many as 11 persons were possibly...
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Woman killed, several injured in gun attack at bar

A woman was fatally shot and nine others injured at a bar along Shortwood Road in St Andrew early this morning. The incident occurred about 12:20 am.  Her identity has not yet been ascertained.  “As many as 11 persons were possibly...

70 roads identified for repairs under SPARK programme so far

Approximately 70 roads identified during consultations on the Shared Prosperity Through Accelerated Improvement to our Road Network (SPARK) Programme have been referred to the National Works Agency (NWA) to be scoped and costed. Prime Minister...
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70 roads identified for repairs under SPARK programme so far

Approximately 70 roads identified during consultations on the Shared Prosperity Through Accelerated Improvement to our Road Network (SPARK) Programme have been referred to the National Works Agency (NWA) to be scoped and costed. Prime Minister...

Gleaner journalist Job Nelson killed in gun attack

The RJRGLEANER Communications Group is in mourning following the killing of journalist Job Nelson. Nelson, 53, of New Harbour Village in Old Harbour, St Catherine, was attacked by gunmen while travelling along Spanish Town Road in...
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Gleaner journalist Job Nelson killed in gun attack

The RJRGLEANER Communications Group is in mourning following the killing of journalist Job Nelson. Nelson, 53, of New Harbour Village in Old Harbour, St Catherine, was attacked by gunmen while travelling along Spanish Town Road in...

COJ unveils Online Beneficial Ownership Training platform

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), in a commitment to ensuring compliance through public education and engagement, earlier this month launched its innovative Online Beneficial Ownership Training (OBOT) Platform. The launch took place May 7 at...
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COJ unveils Online Beneficial Ownership Training platform

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), in a commitment to ensuring compliance through public education and engagement, earlier this month launched its innovative Online Beneficial Ownership Training (OBOT) Platform. The launch took place May 7 at...

Jamaica 4-H Clubs crowns 2024 Youth Ambassadors

The Jamaica 4-H Clubs has named 17-year-old Rhondre Elliott and 18-year-old Deneila Wright as its 2024 Youth Ambassadors. The announcement was made at the Club’s National Achievement Day, staged at the 4-H Training Centre in Denbigh, Clarendon, on...
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Jamaica 4-H Clubs crowns 2024 Youth Ambassadors

The Jamaica 4-H Clubs has named 17-year-old Rhondre Elliott and 18-year-old Deneila Wright as its 2024 Youth Ambassadors. The announcement was made at the Club’s National Achievement Day, staged at the 4-H Training Centre in Denbigh, Clarendon, on...

Passion for transforming cocoa beans into chocolate bars pays off Tjeertes

Transforming Jamaica’s finest cocoa beans into exquisite chocolate bars has been the passion of co-founder of Pure Chocolate Jamaica, Wouter Tjeertes. Tjeertes’ journey into the world of chocolate began long before the inception of Pure Chocolate...
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Passion for transforming cocoa beans into chocolate bars pays off Tjeertes

Transforming Jamaica’s finest cocoa beans into exquisite chocolate bars has been the passion of co-founder of Pure Chocolate Jamaica, Wouter Tjeertes. Tjeertes’ journey into the world of chocolate began long before the inception of Pure Chocolate...

Chuck urges JPs to combat misinformation

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is calling on justices of the peace (JPs) to play a greater role in tackling misinformation in society. Speaking on Saturday during a commissioning ceremony for 102 new justices of the peace (JPs) for St Andrew at Up...
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Chuck urges JPs to combat misinformation

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is calling on justices of the peace (JPs) to play a greater role in tackling misinformation in society. Speaking on Saturday during a commissioning ceremony for 102 new justices of the peace (JPs) for St Andrew at Up...

Suicidal pastor Kevin Smith caused fatal crash, inquest finds

A coroner’s inquest has cleared the cops who were transporting controversial pastor Kevin Smith, with the judge ruling that the clergyman caused the fatal 2021 accident along the Linstead bypass in St Catherine in a bid to commit suicide. Judge...
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Suicidal pastor Kevin Smith caused fatal crash, inquest finds

A coroner’s inquest has cleared the cops who were transporting controversial pastor Kevin Smith, with the judge ruling that the clergyman caused the fatal 2021 accident along the Linstead bypass in St Catherine in a bid to commit suicide. Judge...

Teen charged for allegedly stabbing schoolmate in Clarks Town

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with wounding with intent after he reportedly stabbed a schoolmate in Clarks Town Square in Trelawny on May 2. The Clarks Town police say about 3:00 p.m., the teen and his schoolmate got into a dispute which...
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Teen charged for allegedly stabbing schoolmate in Clarks Town

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with wounding with intent after he reportedly stabbed a schoolmate in Clarks Town Square in Trelawny on May 2. The Clarks Town police say about 3:00 p.m., the teen and his schoolmate got into a dispute which...

Sandals CEO Gebhard Rainer stepping down

Veteran hotelier Gebhard Rainer is stepping down as chief executive officer of Sandals Resorts International, six years after taking up the top post.  Rainer, is expected to embark upon new professional and personal opportunities overseas...
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Sandals CEO Gebhard Rainer stepping down

Veteran hotelier Gebhard Rainer is stepping down as chief executive officer of Sandals Resorts International, six years after taking up the top post.  Rainer, is expected to embark upon new professional and personal opportunities overseas...

Woman shot and killed in Commodore, St Catherine

Tragedy struck the Commodore district of Linstead in St Catherine late Monday night as 50-year-old Georgia Dwarka was fatally shot by unknown assailants, marking the third gun-related death in the area in three weeks. According to police reports,...
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Woman shot and killed in Commodore, St Catherine

Tragedy struck the Commodore district of Linstead in St Catherine late Monday night as 50-year-old Georgia Dwarka was fatally shot by unknown assailants, marking the third gun-related death in the area in three weeks. According to police reports,...

Cabinet approves increase in stipend for jurors

Cabinet has approved an increase in the stipend for jurors, says Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck. Making the announcement during his contribution to the 2024/25 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21, the minister informed that...
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Cabinet approves increase in stipend for jurors

Cabinet has approved an increase in the stipend for jurors, says Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck. Making the announcement during his contribution to the 2024/25 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21, the minister informed that...

Studio engineer charged for fatal stabbing of man during dispute

Thirty-three-year-old Tashwayne Todd, otherwise called 'Twayne', a studio engineer of Parry Town and Priory in St Ann has been charged with murder. Todd was charged following the stabbing death of 29-year-old porter, Ricardo McGhie, on...
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Studio engineer charged for fatal stabbing of man during dispute

Thirty-three-year-old Tashwayne Todd, otherwise called 'Twayne', a studio engineer of Parry Town and Priory in St Ann has been charged with murder. Todd was charged following the stabbing death of 29-year-old porter, Ricardo McGhie, on...

St Andrew higgler charged with murder, several other offences

A St Andrew higgler has been charged with murder and several other offences arising from an incident along Lamont Lane, Kingston 12, last Friday. Andrew Williams, otherwise called 'Danny', of Maxfield...
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St Andrew higgler charged with murder, several other offences

A St Andrew higgler has been charged with murder and several other offences arising from an incident along Lamont Lane, Kingston 12, last Friday. Andrew Williams, otherwise called 'Danny', of Maxfield...

NEPA renews warning against capturing or harming crocodiles

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is renewing its warning to the public against hunting, killing or possessing crocodiles, emphasising that they are endangered and are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act. Persons should...
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NEPA renews warning against capturing or harming crocodiles

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is renewing its warning to the public against hunting, killing or possessing crocodiles, emphasising that they are endangered and are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act. Persons should...

Portmore dedicates new municipal building to memory of late first mayor George Lee

The multimillion-dollar municipal building of the Portmore Municipal Corporation in St Catherine was on Monday dedicated to the memory of the municipality's first mayor George Lee. The building was officially opened at a ceremony yesterday,...
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Portmore dedicates new municipal building to memory of late first mayor George Lee

The multimillion-dollar municipal building of the Portmore Municipal Corporation in St Catherine was on Monday dedicated to the memory of the municipality's first mayor George Lee. The building was officially opened at a ceremony yesterday,...

Police federation pays tribute to 31 cops who have died

The Jamaica Police Federation this morning paid tribute to 31 rank and file cops who passed away between May 2023 and this year. It was noted that four of them died while in the line of duty including Constable Ricardo Fairclough who was fatally...
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Police federation pays tribute to 31 cops who have died

The Jamaica Police Federation this morning paid tribute to 31 rank and file cops who passed away between May 2023 and this year. It was noted that four of them died while in the line of duty including Constable Ricardo Fairclough who was fatally...

Kevin Smith caused fatal crash to commit suicide, coroner's inquest rules

A coroner's inquest has cleared the cops who were transporting controversial pastor Kevin Smith, with the judge ruling that the clergyman caused the accident in a bit to commit suicide. Judge Carol Hughes handed down her decision today at...
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Kevin Smith caused fatal crash to commit suicide, coroner's inquest rules

A coroner's inquest has cleared the cops who were transporting controversial pastor Kevin Smith, with the judge ruling that the clergyman caused the accident in a bit to commit suicide. Judge Carol Hughes handed down her decision today at...

Report of Constitutional Reform Committee to be tabled in Parliament

The report of the Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC) containing recommendations to Cabinet is be tabled as a Ministry paper in Parliament today. Cabinet met on Monday to discuss the recently submitted report from the 15-member body. “I am...
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Report of Constitutional Reform Committee to be tabled in Parliament

The report of the Constitutional Reform Committee (CRC) containing recommendations to Cabinet is be tabled as a Ministry paper in Parliament today. Cabinet met on Monday to discuss the recently submitted report from the 15-member body. “I am...

Banana Board urges vigilance to prevent TR4 disease from entering Jamaica

Jamaicans travelling to countries where Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is present are urged to be cautious in their movements to prevent transmission of the disease. TR4 disease of banana or fusarium wilt is a deadly disease of bananas and plantains....
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Banana Board urges vigilance to prevent TR4 disease from entering Jamaica

Jamaicans travelling to countries where Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is present are urged to be cautious in their movements to prevent transmission of the disease. TR4 disease of banana or fusarium wilt is a deadly disease of bananas and plantains....

Growth & Jobs | Don’t take risks to your business lightly as hurricane season approaches

WITH THE imminent approach of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, an insurance expert is imploring business operators to take decisive action to protect their businesses against potential disruption and damage by...
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Growth & Jobs | Don’t take risks to your business lightly as hurricane season approaches

WITH THE imminent approach of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, an insurance expert is imploring business operators to take decisive action to protect their businesses against potential disruption and damage by...

Growth & Jobs | Maverley Primary empowering parents to become entrepreneurs

OVER THE years, the stigma as a volatile inner-city community has marred the outcomes of many residents of Maverley in western St Andrew. Their attainments are often stunted by the labels placed on them, and their success countered by high levels...
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Growth & Jobs | Maverley Primary empowering parents to become entrepreneurs

OVER THE years, the stigma as a volatile inner-city community has marred the outcomes of many residents of Maverley in western St Andrew. Their attainments are often stunted by the labels placed on them, and their success countered by high levels...

Growth & Jobs | Why 90 per cent of inherited wealth is lost by the third generation

MANY WEALTHY individuals prefer not to disclose their volume of wealth to their children and grandchildren. These individuals may fear that their family members will become lazy and entitled, so instead, they keep their bank account statements...
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Growth & Jobs | Why 90 per cent of inherited wealth is lost by the third generation

MANY WEALTHY individuals prefer not to disclose their volume of wealth to their children and grandchildren. These individuals may fear that their family members will become lazy and entitled, so instead, they keep their bank account statements...

Clarendonians get on board to ‘know their numbers’

Clarendon residents have lauded the initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, which aims to bring essential health screenings and services to communities. The ‘Know Your Numbers’ and ‘Second Chance Smiles’ campaigns encourage...
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Clarendonians get on board to ‘know their numbers’

Clarendon residents have lauded the initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, which aims to bring essential health screenings and services to communities. The ‘Know Your Numbers’ and ‘Second Chance Smiles’ campaigns encourage...

Jimmy ‘Vagabond’ James passes at 84

LONDON: Jamaican entertainer extraordinaire Michael James, better known as Jimmy James of The Vagabonds fame, passed away in London last week after a short illness. According to his wife of many years, Paula James, Jimmy was admitted to Northwick...
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Jimmy ‘Vagabond’ James passes at 84

LONDON: Jamaican entertainer extraordinaire Michael James, better known as Jimmy James of The Vagabonds fame, passed away in London last week after a short illness. According to his wife of many years, Paula James, Jimmy was admitted to Northwick...

Trade board says claims about non-approval of special import permit for taxi operators false

The Jamaica Trade Board is advising the public that information being circulated regarding the non-approval of special permits for 2015 cars or SUVs under the registered taxi operator programme, which ended on January 2019, is false. The...
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Trade board says claims about non-approval of special import permit for taxi operators false

The Jamaica Trade Board is advising the public that information being circulated regarding the non-approval of special permits for 2015 cars or SUVs under the registered taxi operator programme, which ended on January 2019, is false. The...

St James Municipal Corporation to install free car park spaces for the disabled

Mayor of Montego Bay Richard Vernon says the St James Municipal Corporation plans to install free public car park spaces across the Second City for the disabled who are registered members of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD...
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St James Municipal Corporation to install free car park spaces for the disabled

Mayor of Montego Bay Richard Vernon says the St James Municipal Corporation plans to install free public car park spaces across the Second City for the disabled who are registered members of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD...

Overseas Examinations Commission says it is working on SBA payments for teachers

The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) says it is working to have payments for teachers who marked School-Based Assessments (SBA) dating back to 2022 promptly resolved. The Jamaica Teachers' Association recently expressed frustration about...
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Overseas Examinations Commission says it is working on SBA payments for teachers

The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) says it is working to have payments for teachers who marked School-Based Assessments (SBA) dating back to 2022 promptly resolved. The Jamaica Teachers' Association recently expressed frustration about...

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