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MP’s store in St Elizabeth robbed

Member of Parliament for North East St Elizabeth, Evon Redman, is expressing shock at the robbery of his hardware and electrical store in Santa Cruz. Redman says the theft is a major setback for his business, as a safe containing a...
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MP’s store in St Elizabeth robbed

Member of Parliament for North East St Elizabeth, Evon Redman, is expressing shock at the robbery of his hardware and electrical store in Santa Cruz. Redman says the theft is a major setback for his business, as a safe containing a...

Two men charged with rape, abduction and human trafficking

Two men have been charged with rape, having sexual intercourse with a person under 16, abduction, grievous sexual assault, and human trafficking. Charged are 27-year-old Alwayne Kerr of Dawkins Avenue in Portmore, St Catherine and Andre Barrett of...
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Two men charged with rape, abduction and human trafficking

Two men have been charged with rape, having sexual intercourse with a person under 16, abduction, grievous sexual assault, and human trafficking. Charged are 27-year-old Alwayne Kerr of Dawkins Avenue in Portmore, St Catherine and Andre Barrett of...

Clarendon clergyman charged for having sexual intercourse with teen

Clarendon clergyman 32-year-old Ian Reid was on Tuesday arrested and charged for having sexual intercourse with a person under 16. Reid, who is from Treadlight district, is a church minister. According to the police, he called a 15-year-...
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Clarendon clergyman charged for having sexual intercourse with teen

Clarendon clergyman 32-year-old Ian Reid was on Tuesday arrested and charged for having sexual intercourse with a person under 16. Reid, who is from Treadlight district, is a church minister. According to the police, he called a 15-year-...

#JaVotes2020 | JPP reacts to being excluded from JLP, PNP campaign talks

The Jamaica Progressive Party (JPP), one of the four political parties given the go-ahead to contest the general election, is taking issue with being excluded from planned talks between the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the opposition...
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#JaVotes2020 | JPP reacts to being excluded from JLP, PNP campaign talks

The Jamaica Progressive Party (JPP), one of the four political parties given the go-ahead to contest the general election, is taking issue with being excluded from planned talks between the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the opposition...

Gas prices up $1.22, diesel up $1.43

Gas prices will go up by $1.22 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $115.97 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $118.80. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $1.43 per litre to...
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Gas prices up $1.22, diesel up $1.43

Gas prices will go up by $1.22 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $115.97 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $118.80. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $1.43 per litre to...

#JaVotes2020 | Parliament to be dissolved on Thursday

Parliament is to be dissolved on Thursday as the country goes into a general election. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that Jamaicans will go to the polls on Thursday, September 3. READ: Holness seeks second mandate...
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#JaVotes2020 | Parliament to be dissolved on Thursday

Parliament is to be dissolved on Thursday as the country goes into a general election. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that Jamaicans will go to the polls on Thursday, September 3. READ: Holness seeks second mandate...

We CARE payments to outstanding groups expected by next week

The Ministry of Finance is reporting that outstanding payments to persons under the government’s COVID-19 We CARE programme is expected to be made by next week. The Ministry says the process has been delayed due to the verification exercise....
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We CARE payments to outstanding groups expected by next week

The Ministry of Finance is reporting that outstanding payments to persons under the government’s COVID-19 We CARE programme is expected to be made by next week. The Ministry says the process has been delayed due to the verification exercise....

#JaVotes2020 | Seven MPs not seeking re-election

Seven current members of parliament are not seeking re-election at the September 3 polls. Among them is Pearnel Charles Sr, the speaker of the House of Representatives. Robert Pickersgill, Derrick Kellier, Ronald Thwaites, Noel Arscott, Evan Redman...
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#JaVotes2020 | Seven MPs not seeking re-election

Seven current members of parliament are not seeking re-election at the September 3 polls. Among them is Pearnel Charles Sr, the speaker of the House of Representatives. Robert Pickersgill, Derrick Kellier, Ronald Thwaites, Noel Arscott, Evan Redman...

Diplomatic vehicles robbed

Thieves broke into two diplomatic vehicles owned by the United States Embassy in St Andrew on Monday and made off with a number of valuable personal items, police sources have revealed. The robberies occurred after the drivers of the two sport...
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Diplomatic vehicles robbed

Thieves broke into two diplomatic vehicles owned by the United States Embassy in St Andrew on Monday and made off with a number of valuable personal items, police sources have revealed. The robberies occurred after the drivers of the two sport...

#JaVotes2020 | USF dismisses claims that staff member is active in politics

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is dismissing claims that a member of its staff is in representational politics. The state agency says Delroy Dobney, who is the Jamaica Labour Party’s candidate in Southern St Catherine, is no longer employed...
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#JaVotes2020 | USF dismisses claims that staff member is active in politics

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is dismissing claims that a member of its staff is in representational politics. The state agency says Delroy Dobney, who is the Jamaica Labour Party’s candidate in Southern St Catherine, is no longer employed...

#JaVotes2020 | ECJ outlines campaigning guidelines

Following the announcement of the September 3 general elections, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica has outlined guidelines for the campaign period. The period runs from August 11 to September 2. Here are the guidelines: * All gifts, sponsorships...
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#JaVotes2020 | ECJ outlines campaigning guidelines

Following the announcement of the September 3 general elections, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica has outlined guidelines for the campaign period. The period runs from August 11 to September 2. Here are the guidelines: * All gifts, sponsorships...

Beecher Town charity group gives a decade of service

The Beecher Town Give Back Association (BTGBA) recently marked its 10th anniversary of serving the residents of Beecher Town, St Ann, in a subdued manner because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually a three-day event that would include a fun day, two...
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Beecher Town charity group gives a decade of service

The Beecher Town Give Back Association (BTGBA) recently marked its 10th anniversary of serving the residents of Beecher Town, St Ann, in a subdued manner because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually a three-day event that would include a fun day, two...

A change is happening in Trelawny – Holness

Western Bureau: Having lost the Trelawny Northern constituency by 449 votes in the 2016 general election, Andrew Holness, leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has said sweeping political changes are coming to the constituency. “... nothing...
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A change is happening in Trelawny – Holness

Western Bureau: Having lost the Trelawny Northern constituency by 449 votes in the 2016 general election, Andrew Holness, leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has said sweeping political changes are coming to the constituency. “... nothing...

Amos cracks the whip on PNP

Newton Amos, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer for St Catherine North West, is castigating Member of Parliament Robert Pickersgill for failing to maintain the Bramwell Clarke sporting complex, which has fallen in a state of disrepair....
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Amos cracks the whip on PNP

Newton Amos, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer for St Catherine North West, is castigating Member of Parliament Robert Pickersgill for failing to maintain the Bramwell Clarke sporting complex, which has fallen in a state of disrepair....

Ex-cop Amos vows to arrest PNP’s Graham

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The words of Thomas H. Palmer, an educator, has seemingly inspired retired senior cop Newton Amos as he takes aim at his political rival to snatch a seat in Gordon House, Jamaica’s Parliament. Twice...
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Ex-cop Amos vows to arrest PNP’s Graham

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The words of Thomas H. Palmer, an educator, has seemingly inspired retired senior cop Newton Amos as he takes aim at his political rival to snatch a seat in Gordon House, Jamaica’s Parliament. Twice...

7-y-o traumatised after finding grandpa killed in bed

Maya Robinson was forced on Sunday to send away her traumatised seven-year-old son from their Margaret Street home in east Kingston after he walked in to find his grandfather, 64-year-old Keith Robinson, dead in bed. The retiree was reportedly...
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7-y-o traumatised after finding grandpa killed in bed

Maya Robinson was forced on Sunday to send away her traumatised seven-year-old son from their Margaret Street home in east Kingston after he walked in to find his grandfather, 64-year-old Keith Robinson, dead in bed. The retiree was reportedly...

St Mary woman charged with arson

A woman has been charged with arson after she allegedly set a three-bedroom dwelling located on Burnside Road in Preston Hill, St Mary ablaze. She is 31-year-old Vanessa Haye of Hampstead Street in the parish. The police report that about 10:00 a.m...
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St Mary woman charged with arson

A woman has been charged with arson after she allegedly set a three-bedroom dwelling located on Burnside Road in Preston Hill, St Mary ablaze. She is 31-year-old Vanessa Haye of Hampstead Street in the parish. The police report that about 10:00 a.m...

Kingston man charged following $215,000 robbery

Swift action by the police led to a robbery suspect being arrested moments after robbing a complainant of over $215,000 at West Parade in downtown Kingston on Sunday. Thirty-four-year-old Kemar Black of Luke Lane, Kingston has since been charged...
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Kingston man charged following $215,000 robbery

Swift action by the police led to a robbery suspect being arrested moments after robbing a complainant of over $215,000 at West Parade in downtown Kingston on Sunday. Thirty-four-year-old Kemar Black of Luke Lane, Kingston has since been charged...

Portland soldier accused of misusing licensed firearm charged

Investigators from the St Catherine South Police Division have arrested and charged a Jamaica Defence Force soldier with assault at common law and illegal possession of firearm in relation to an incident that took place in Bridgeport...
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Portland soldier accused of misusing licensed firearm charged

Investigators from the St Catherine South Police Division have arrested and charged a Jamaica Defence Force soldier with assault at common law and illegal possession of firearm in relation to an incident that took place in Bridgeport...

17 beaches and 19 rivers to be closed over COVID breaches

Amid concerns about COVID-19 restriction breaches, the Government is moving to close 17 beaches and 19 rivers. These include Alligator Pond Beach, Spanish Bridge River, Noisy River, Little Dunns River, Frenchman’s Cove, Blue Hole River, Ocho...
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17 beaches and 19 rivers to be closed over COVID breaches

Amid concerns about COVID-19 restriction breaches, the Government is moving to close 17 beaches and 19 rivers. These include Alligator Pond Beach, Spanish Bridge River, Noisy River, Little Dunns River, Frenchman’s Cove, Blue Hole River, Ocho...

Rastafarians mount protest at education ministry

Fed up with what they say is the systematic discrimination of children with dreadlocks by school administrators, several Rastafarians today staged a peaceful protest in front of the head offices of the Ministry of Education. They are calling for an...
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Rastafarians mount protest at education ministry

Fed up with what they say is the systematic discrimination of children with dreadlocks by school administrators, several Rastafarians today staged a peaceful protest in front of the head offices of the Ministry of Education. They are calling for an...

JTA postpones presidential elections over delegates' list

The highly anticipated election of the president-elect of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has been postponed because of issues surrounding the credibility of its delegates' list. The...
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JTA postpones presidential elections over delegates' list

The highly anticipated election of the president-elect of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has been postponed because of issues surrounding the credibility of its delegates' list. The...

Justice sector to be boosted with £1 million MOU between Jamaica and UK

Efforts to unify Jamaica’s prosecutorial services across the public sector is to be boosted with the provision of £1 million from the United Kingdom's Department for International Development.  
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Justice sector to be boosted with £1 million MOU between Jamaica and UK

Efforts to unify Jamaica’s prosecutorial services across the public sector is to be boosted with the provision of £1 million from the United Kingdom's Department for International Development.  

Traffic e-ticketing system being piloted

Jamaica is one step closer to the full introduction of electronic issuing of traffic tickets. The Ministry of National Security in partnership with eGov Jamaica Limited today launched the pilot for a new handheld e-ticketing system. The pilot will...
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Traffic e-ticketing system being piloted

Jamaica is one step closer to the full introduction of electronic issuing of traffic tickets. The Ministry of National Security in partnership with eGov Jamaica Limited today launched the pilot for a new handheld e-ticketing system. The pilot will...

New COVID-19 protocols for entertainment sector to stem breaches

The Government has introduced new protocols for the entertainment sector amid breaches of the COVID-19 guidelines. In making the announcement in Parliament this afternoon, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie said the move is aimed at...
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New COVID-19 protocols for entertainment sector to stem breaches

The Government has introduced new protocols for the entertainment sector amid breaches of the COVID-19 guidelines. In making the announcement in Parliament this afternoon, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie said the move is aimed at...

Questions raised after hydrant opened in Jericho, Hanover

Questions are being raised about how former Member of Parliament of Eastern Hanover, D K Duncan, along with fellow People’s National Party (PNP) supporters, were able to open the valve to a fire hydrant in the district of Jericho.  
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Questions raised after hydrant opened in Jericho, Hanover

Questions are being raised about how former Member of Parliament of Eastern Hanover, D K Duncan, along with fellow People’s National Party (PNP) supporters, were able to open the valve to a fire hydrant in the district of Jericho.  

Digicel closes Kingston headquarters after employee tests positive for COVID

Digicel has closed its downtown Kingston headquarters after a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19. A company official said the building will be sanitised before staff returns tomorrow. In the meantime, the company said ...
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Digicel closes Kingston headquarters after employee tests positive for COVID

Digicel has closed its downtown Kingston headquarters after a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19. A company official said the building will be sanitised before staff returns tomorrow. In the meantime, the company said ...

Jamaicans encouraged to manage cancer risks

Regional Medical Epidemiologist at the Western Regional Health Authority Dr Maung Aung says Jamaicans have a personal responsibility to manage health risks that can lead to cancers. He pointed out that cancers are among the top-five leading cause...
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Jamaicans encouraged to manage cancer risks

Regional Medical Epidemiologist at the Western Regional Health Authority Dr Maung Aung says Jamaicans have a personal responsibility to manage health risks that can lead to cancers. He pointed out that cancers are among the top-five leading cause...

Back-to-school support for adolescent parents

The Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation has received a cheque valued at just over $1 million from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to support and offset back-to-school expenses for adolescent parents. This represents the AHF...
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Back-to-school support for adolescent parents

The Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation has received a cheque valued at just over $1 million from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to support and offset back-to-school expenses for adolescent parents. This represents the AHF...

OPM undertaking deep cleaning of building due to suspected COVID case

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is reporting that one of the buildings on the property has been closed temporarily for deep cleaning due to a suspected case of coronavirus. OPM permanent secretary Audrey Sewell says the move is out of an...
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OPM undertaking deep cleaning of building due to suspected COVID case

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is reporting that one of the buildings on the property has been closed temporarily for deep cleaning due to a suspected case of coronavirus. OPM permanent secretary Audrey Sewell says the move is out of an...

Childhood eye injuries

Trauma is a significant cause of visual loss in children in Jamaica. Prevention of eye injuries can go a long way to reducing the incidence of visual impairment. The most common causes of childhood eye injuries may be classified as follows: Eye...
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Childhood eye injuries

Trauma is a significant cause of visual loss in children in Jamaica. Prevention of eye injuries can go a long way to reducing the incidence of visual impairment. The most common causes of childhood eye injuries may be classified as follows: Eye...

Growth & Jobs | Local economic initiatives benefit from business support services

A total of 422 local economic initiatives (LEIs) have benefited from business support services under the Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP). This is contained in the Economic and Social Survey Jamaica 2019, which was tabled in...
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Growth & Jobs | Local economic initiatives benefit from business support services

A total of 422 local economic initiatives (LEIs) have benefited from business support services under the Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP). This is contained in the Economic and Social Survey Jamaica 2019, which was tabled in...

Growth & Jobs | Social enterprises to benefit from US$910,000 programme

Some 150 social service groups, including churches, foundations, non-governmental organisations and social enterprises, many of which are headed by females, as well as 10,000 poor and vulnerable persons are expected to benefit from the Jamaica...
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Growth & Jobs | Social enterprises to benefit from US$910,000 programme

Some 150 social service groups, including churches, foundations, non-governmental organisations and social enterprises, many of which are headed by females, as well as 10,000 poor and vulnerable persons are expected to benefit from the Jamaica...

Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO: More manufacturers entering cosmetics market

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has reported an increase in the number of manufacturers entering the cosmetics space, many of whom began exporting in 2019. This is contained in the Economic and Social Survey Jamaica 2019, which was tabled...
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Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO: More manufacturers entering cosmetics market

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has reported an increase in the number of manufacturers entering the cosmetics space, many of whom began exporting in 2019. This is contained in the Economic and Social Survey Jamaica 2019, which was tabled...

Growth & Jobs | Implement financial strategies to weather COVID-19, says banker

Ryan Parkes, chief of business banking and public-sector engagement at JN Bank, has recommended that businesses rationalise their operations and implement strategies to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Parkes made the suggestion while addressing the...
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Growth & Jobs | Implement financial strategies to weather COVID-19, says banker

Ryan Parkes, chief of business banking and public-sector engagement at JN Bank, has recommended that businesses rationalise their operations and implement strategies to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Parkes made the suggestion while addressing the...

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