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Firearm and ammunition seized in St James, man arrested

One man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on the Sugar Mill main road in St James on Wednesday. The Montego Bay Police are that about 11:00 a.m., a team was on patrol in the area when the...
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Firearm and ammunition seized in St James, man arrested

One man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on the Sugar Mill main road in St James on Wednesday. The Montego Bay Police are that about 11:00 a.m., a team was on patrol in the area when the...

Supreme Court halts drug trafficking, money laundering trial of St James men

The trial of four St James men who are facing charges of drug trafficking and money laundering was halted on Thursday following an order granted by the Supreme Court. After hearing an application by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, Justice Courtney...
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Supreme Court halts drug trafficking, money laundering trial of St James men

The trial of four St James men who are facing charges of drug trafficking and money laundering was halted on Thursday following an order granted by the Supreme Court. After hearing an application by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, Justice Courtney...

Two construction workers charged for St Thomas robbery

The St Thomas Police have charged two construction workers with robbery with aggravation following the hold-up of a woman on the Belvedere main road in Morant Bay in the parish. Charged are 30-year-old Andre Marriott of Harriman Close,...
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Two construction workers charged for St Thomas robbery

The St Thomas Police have charged two construction workers with robbery with aggravation following the hold-up of a woman on the Belvedere main road in Morant Bay in the parish. Charged are 30-year-old Andre Marriott of Harriman Close,...

PAJ joins calls for repeal of law forbidding photography in court

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has joined the Media Association of Jamaica in its call for the repeal of section 33 of the Criminal Justice (Administration) Act, which prohibits photographing or sketching prisoners in court, or in the...
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PAJ joins calls for repeal of law forbidding photography in court

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has joined the Media Association of Jamaica in its call for the repeal of section 33 of the Criminal Justice (Administration) Act, which prohibits photographing or sketching prisoners in court, or in the...

Two men involved in deadly Manchester stabbing granted bail

Two men charged with the murder of a man during a domestic dispute in Manchester earlier this month have each been granted $300,000 bail with sureties. Farmer Colly Pennant and taxi driver Andre Newman, both of Silent Hill in Clarendon, who are...
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Two men involved in deadly Manchester stabbing granted bail

Two men charged with the murder of a man during a domestic dispute in Manchester earlier this month have each been granted $300,000 bail with sureties. Farmer Colly Pennant and taxi driver Andre Newman, both of Silent Hill in Clarendon, who are...

Man dies after freak accident at Riverton

Twenty-one-year-old Samoia Brown of Rushworth, West Bay Farm, St Andrew died from injuries he sustained at the Riverton Dump in the parish on Thursday. The Seaview Gardens Police that about 2:15 p.m., Brown was unloading a truck when he slipped and...
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Man dies after freak accident at Riverton

Twenty-one-year-old Samoia Brown of Rushworth, West Bay Farm, St Andrew died from injuries he sustained at the Riverton Dump in the parish on Thursday. The Seaview Gardens Police that about 2:15 p.m., Brown was unloading a truck when he slipped and...

Opposition wants more growth, less poverty

The parliamentary Opposition yesterday said that while it was commendable that Jamaica had completed the IMF programme, concerns still lingered over achieving stronger growth as well as reducing poverty. “The recent trends are not encouraging...
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Opposition wants more growth, less poverty

The parliamentary Opposition yesterday said that while it was commendable that Jamaica had completed the IMF programme, concerns still lingered over achieving stronger growth as well as reducing poverty. “The recent trends are not encouraging...

Devoted to the cause of Christ

I will die for you. I have asked the Lord, why more years? I am now 80 years – more than three score and 10. It is 80 years for those who are strong. I am not strong, Lord, and still, I am alive. If it pleases you, Lord, I will dance for my people...
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Devoted to the cause of Christ

I will die for you. I have asked the Lord, why more years? I am now 80 years – more than three score and 10. It is 80 years for those who are strong. I am not strong, Lord, and still, I am alive. If it pleases you, Lord, I will dance for my people...

Union leaders offer to mediate in Cockpit Country stand-off

Three trade union leaders have offered themselves as mediators in bringing all parties together to iron out vexed issues surrounding the Cockpit Country. In a release, Kavan Gayle of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, Lambert Brown of the...
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Union leaders offer to mediate in Cockpit Country stand-off

Three trade union leaders have offered themselves as mediators in bringing all parties together to iron out vexed issues surrounding the Cockpit Country. In a release, Kavan Gayle of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, Lambert Brown of the...

Sagicor Life celebrates ‘High Flyers’ in style

Who wouldn’t want to soar to new and exciting professional heights? Last Tuesday, Sagicor Life Jamaica celebrated 121 top financial advisers who were inducted into the Sagicor High Flyers Club with a lavish luncheon at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel....
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Sagicor Life celebrates ‘High Flyers’ in style

Who wouldn’t want to soar to new and exciting professional heights? Last Tuesday, Sagicor Life Jamaica celebrated 121 top financial advisers who were inducted into the Sagicor High Flyers Club with a lavish luncheon at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel....

Marilyn Blake hopes to win, secure permanent home

Last month when her name was announced as the second-place winner for the parish of St Mary at PAN 2019 Regional 1 at Folly Oval, Portland, Marilyn Blake cried tears of joy. “I prayed about it because of some personal experiences that I have been...
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Marilyn Blake hopes to win, secure permanent home

Last month when her name was announced as the second-place winner for the parish of St Mary at PAN 2019 Regional 1 at Folly Oval, Portland, Marilyn Blake cried tears of joy. “I prayed about it because of some personal experiences that I have been...

Cinema Paradise 2019 shines from Trench Town to Portland 1 2 shines from Trench Town to Portland 2 19 9

The weekend of Friday, November 1, to Sunday, November 3 promises to be a paradisal one as Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival 2019 projects from screens in the throbbing city of Kingston and the verdant parish of Portland. It will be three...
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Cinema Paradise 2019 shines from Trench Town to Portland 1 2 shines from Trench Town to Portland 2 19 9

The weekend of Friday, November 1, to Sunday, November 3 promises to be a paradisal one as Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival 2019 projects from screens in the throbbing city of Kingston and the verdant parish of Portland. It will be three...

Union leaders offer mediation to end Cockpit Country mining protests

Three union leaders have offered to provide mediation services for the parties in the dispute over mining in the Cockpit Country. Kavan Gayle, president of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union; Lambert Brown, the head of the University and...
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Union leaders offer mediation to end Cockpit Country mining protests

Three union leaders have offered to provide mediation services for the parties in the dispute over mining in the Cockpit Country. Kavan Gayle, president of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union; Lambert Brown, the head of the University and...

Severe Weather Alert issued for eastern and central parishes

A severe weather alert is in place for eastern and central parishes. The alert was issued by the Meteorological Service yesterday afternoon and will remain in effect until 5:00 p.m. today. The Met Office says a broad trough, which has maintained...
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Severe Weather Alert issued for eastern and central parishes

A severe weather alert is in place for eastern and central parishes. The alert was issued by the Meteorological Service yesterday afternoon and will remain in effect until 5:00 p.m. today. The Met Office says a broad trough, which has maintained...

Sentencing of Victoria Jubilee baby snatcher pushed back

Today’s sentencing of the woman who pleaded guilty to the abduction of a day old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston had to be pushed back because of the unavailability of the judge. The hearing was subsequently rescheduled...
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Sentencing of Victoria Jubilee baby snatcher pushed back

Today’s sentencing of the woman who pleaded guilty to the abduction of a day old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston had to be pushed back because of the unavailability of the judge. The hearing was subsequently rescheduled...

Cocaine worth over $13 million seized at Sangster airport

Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division recorded a multimillion-dollar cocaine seizure at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Wednesday. The police report that about 1:30 p.m., police personnel were conducting...
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Cocaine worth over $13 million seized at Sangster airport

Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division recorded a multimillion-dollar cocaine seizure at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Wednesday. The police report that about 1:30 p.m., police personnel were conducting...

Discrimination based on hairstyles unacceptable says Grange

Culture Minister Olivia Grange says it is unacceptable for any person in Jamaica to be discriminated against, or denied services, on the basis of how he or she wears his or her hair. In a statement last evening, Grange underscored that the...
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Discrimination based on hairstyles unacceptable says Grange

Culture Minister Olivia Grange says it is unacceptable for any person in Jamaica to be discriminated against, or denied services, on the basis of how he or she wears his or her hair. In a statement last evening, Grange underscored that the...

Men posing as cops in Clarendon SOE steal car, police issue warning

Jamaicans are being reminded by the police that it is their right to request an identification card from any member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force during the execution of their duties. The police issued the reminder after men posing as cops...
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Men posing as cops in Clarendon SOE steal car, police issue warning

Jamaicans are being reminded by the police that it is their right to request an identification card from any member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force during the execution of their duties. The police issued the reminder after men posing as cops...

Surinamese man allegedly held with cocaine valued at over $14M charged

A Surinamese man has been charged by the Narcotics Division for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act following the seizure of 25 pounds of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Tuesday. He is 29-year-old Wlodi Roche...
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Surinamese man allegedly held with cocaine valued at over $14M charged

A Surinamese man has been charged by the Narcotics Division for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act following the seizure of 25 pounds of cocaine at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Tuesday. He is 29-year-old Wlodi Roche...

September 30 deadline for voters’ list registration

The deadline for persons wanting to register for the next voters’ list is Monday, September 30. The next voters’ list will be published on November 30, 2019. Persons intending to have their name added to the voters’ list must...
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September 30 deadline for voters’ list registration

The deadline for persons wanting to register for the next voters’ list is Monday, September 30. The next voters’ list will be published on November 30, 2019. Persons intending to have their name added to the voters’ list must...

Two of four Kingston East wanted men surrender

The Kingston East Police have confirmed that Dwayne Willis and Jahlawni Green, who were listed as wanted, have turned themselves in. The police report that the men surrendered yesterday. The police say Willis and Green were accompanied by their...
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Two of four Kingston East wanted men surrender

The Kingston East Police have confirmed that Dwayne Willis and Jahlawni Green, who were listed as wanted, have turned themselves in. The police report that the men surrendered yesterday. The police say Willis and Green were accompanied by their...

Education Ministry says its addressing mental health issues in schools

The Ministry of Education says it has noted recent media reports highlighting concerns about children with suspected Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and other mental health issues and the capacity of the public education system to...
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Education Ministry says its addressing mental health issues in schools

The Ministry of Education says it has noted recent media reports highlighting concerns about children with suspected Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and other mental health issues and the capacity of the public education system to...

Kea Ann Codner: Finding purpose amid the silence

Kea Ann Codner could have easily been a statistic of someone who is stuck in bitterness, has an unforgiving spirit, wasting her life with negative emotions but for the grace of God. Codner, who hails from High Mountain, Bog Walk, St Catherine, had...
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Kea Ann Codner: Finding purpose amid the silence

Kea Ann Codner could have easily been a statistic of someone who is stuck in bitterness, has an unforgiving spirit, wasting her life with negative emotions but for the grace of God. Codner, who hails from High Mountain, Bog Walk, St Catherine, had...

Thank you, Jamaica! - Artist Phillip Robinson expresses gratitude to his supporters as he settles in at Edna Manley

A week after The Gleaner published a story on St Ann artist Phillip Robinson, highlighting his talent and his desire to attend Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, he was accepted at the college on a full scholarship. It has been...
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Thank you, Jamaica! - Artist Phillip Robinson expresses gratitude to his supporters as he settles in at Edna Manley

A week after The Gleaner published a story on St Ann artist Phillip Robinson, highlighting his talent and his desire to attend Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, he was accepted at the college on a full scholarship. It has been...

Earth Today | ‘Accountability partnership’ proposed for upcoming New York summit

THE NEED for some semblance of an accountability partnership for the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit in New York has been advanced by one local stakeholder as important to the effort to safeguard action to curtail climate change and its impacts...
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Earth Today | ‘Accountability partnership’ proposed for upcoming New York summit

THE NEED for some semblance of an accountability partnership for the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit in New York has been advanced by one local stakeholder as important to the effort to safeguard action to curtail climate change and its impacts...

Earth Today | Jamaica on track with plans for emissions reduction

JAMAICA IS on track with plans to enhance greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, in the wake of the Special Report on 1.5 degrees Celsius of Global Warming that reflects the need for ramped-up mitigation and adaptation actions, if the world is...
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Earth Today | Jamaica on track with plans for emissions reduction

JAMAICA IS on track with plans to enhance greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, in the wake of the Special Report on 1.5 degrees Celsius of Global Warming that reflects the need for ramped-up mitigation and adaptation actions, if the world is...

Earth Today | Locals endorse UN Climate Summit goals

LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS have endorsed the call to action of this year’s United Nation’s Climate Action Summit for participants to come with plans to address ‘the global climate emergency’. UN Secretary General António Guterres has called specifically...
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Earth Today | Locals endorse UN Climate Summit goals

LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS have endorsed the call to action of this year’s United Nation’s Climate Action Summit for participants to come with plans to address ‘the global climate emergency’. UN Secretary General António Guterres has called specifically...

JUTC pulls leaking bus seen in viral video

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has pulled from its fleet a leaking bus captured in a viral video during a heavy downpour this week. Passengers were seen taking shelter, some under umbrellas, inside the bus as rainwater poured in....
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JUTC pulls leaking bus seen in viral video

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has pulled from its fleet a leaking bus captured in a viral video during a heavy downpour this week. Passengers were seen taking shelter, some under umbrellas, inside the bus as rainwater poured in....

Lloyd B Smith held up at knife-point in Half-Way Tree

Former deputy speaker of the House Lloyd B Smith escaped injury on Wednesday afternoon after being held up at knife point by two men during an attempted robbery in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew. Smith said, about 3:30 p.m, he was heading to a mobile...
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Lloyd B Smith held up at knife-point in Half-Way Tree

Former deputy speaker of the House Lloyd B Smith escaped injury on Wednesday afternoon after being held up at knife point by two men during an attempted robbery in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew. Smith said, about 3:30 p.m, he was heading to a mobile...

Business hours extended to 11 p.m. under Clarendon, St Catherine SOE

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has announced that the opening hours for businesses under the State of Public Emergency in Clarendon and St Catherine will be extended to 11 p.m. At present, some businesses are forced to close at 7 p.m...
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Business hours extended to 11 p.m. under Clarendon, St Catherine SOE

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has announced that the opening hours for businesses under the State of Public Emergency in Clarendon and St Catherine will be extended to 11 p.m. At present, some businesses are forced to close at 7 p.m...

ICE agents arrest Jamaican man in Connecticut, sparks protest

The arrest of a Jamaican man by immigration officers in Connecticut as he left a courthouse sparked a protest by concerned residents about the action of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The CTPost reports that the Jamaican man had just...
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ICE agents arrest Jamaican man in Connecticut, sparks protest

The arrest of a Jamaican man by immigration officers in Connecticut as he left a courthouse sparked a protest by concerned residents about the action of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The CTPost reports that the Jamaican man had just...

Trelawny escapee back in custody

Romario Green otherwise called ‘Boo’, of Tharp Street in Falmouth, Trelawny, who escaped from the Falmouth Parish Court on Monday, is now back in custody. Green, who is charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and wounding with intent...
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Trelawny escapee back in custody

Romario Green otherwise called ‘Boo’, of Tharp Street in Falmouth, Trelawny, who escaped from the Falmouth Parish Court on Monday, is now back in custody. Green, who is charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and wounding with intent...

Traffic cops on corruption charges granted bail

Three cops attached to the police traffic department who alleged solicited $6000 from a motorist who committed a road traffic violation have each been offered $200,000 bail with one or two sureties. Constable Kevon Fairclough was charged with...
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Traffic cops on corruption charges granted bail

Three cops attached to the police traffic department who alleged solicited $6000 from a motorist who committed a road traffic violation have each been offered $200,000 bail with one or two sureties. Constable Kevon Fairclough was charged with...

EU lawmakers vote to approve Brexit delay if UK requests one

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of another Brexit delay if Britain requests one and certain conditions are met, after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told...
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EU lawmakers vote to approve Brexit delay if UK requests one

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of another Brexit delay if Britain requests one and certain conditions are met, after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told...

Hagley Park Road project 85% complete - NWA

The Hagley Park Road Improvement Project is approximately 85 per cent complete. National Works Agency (NWA) Manager for Communication and Customer Services, Stephen Shaw, told JIS News in a recent interview that the drainage network is about 90 per...
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Hagley Park Road project 85% complete - NWA

The Hagley Park Road Improvement Project is approximately 85 per cent complete. National Works Agency (NWA) Manager for Communication and Customer Services, Stephen Shaw, told JIS News in a recent interview that the drainage network is about 90 per...

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