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Hanna's councillors pledge support for Golding

Councillor of the Claremont Division in St Ann South Eastern, Lambert Weir, has made public his support for People's National Party (PNP) presidential candidate Mark Golding. In a video posted on social media, Weir...
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Hanna's councillors pledge support for Golding

Councillor of the Claremont Division in St Ann South Eastern, Lambert Weir, has made public his support for People's National Party (PNP) presidential candidate Mark Golding. In a video posted on social media, Weir...

Spillage at Ewarton Works effluent holding pond

Subsequent to continuous rainfall between Friday, October 23 and Sunday, October 25, there was a spill of the effluent holding pond at the Ewarton Works Plant leading to the Old John Gully in St. Catherine. As a result, areas in the vicinity of...
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Spillage at Ewarton Works effluent holding pond

Subsequent to continuous rainfall between Friday, October 23 and Sunday, October 25, there was a spill of the effluent holding pond at the Ewarton Works Plant leading to the Old John Gully in St. Catherine. As a result, areas in the vicinity of...

Russia seeks accelerated WHO registration for virus vaccine

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia has applied to the World Health Organization for accelerated registration and pre-qualification of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the country's sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday. Russia...
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Russia seeks accelerated WHO registration for virus vaccine

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia has applied to the World Health Organization for accelerated registration and pre-qualification of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the country's sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday. Russia...

GK Foundation awards over $21 million in scholarships

GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has awarded scholarships valued at over $21 million to 92 Jamaican tertiary students for the 2020/21 academic year. The 2020 GK scholarship recipients were announced during a virtual awards ceremony held...
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GK Foundation awards over $21 million in scholarships

GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has awarded scholarships valued at over $21 million to 92 Jamaican tertiary students for the 2020/21 academic year. The 2020 GK scholarship recipients were announced during a virtual awards ceremony held...

UWI, CCCCC sign agreement with PAHO

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 27, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), have signed  an agreement with the sub-regional office of the Pan American Health...
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UWI, CCCCC sign agreement with PAHO

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 27, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), have signed  an agreement with the sub-regional office of the Pan American Health...

Hanging by a thread! - Wigton residents call for help to stabilise breaking roadway

Wigton, South Manchester A compromised roadway caused by what residents believe to be caused from mining by bauxite company Alpart, has heightened the fears of residents in sections of Wigton in south Manchester, who feel they may soon be cut off’...
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Hanging by a thread! - Wigton residents call for help to stabilise breaking roadway

Wigton, South Manchester A compromised roadway caused by what residents believe to be caused from mining by bauxite company Alpart, has heightened the fears of residents in sections of Wigton in south Manchester, who feel they may soon be cut off’...

Jamaica gets multi-partner donation of Antigen Rapid Test

British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad has underscored the importance of maintaining the safety of front-line workers as they respond to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the island. At yesterday’s multi-partner donation of over 80,000...
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Jamaica gets multi-partner donation of Antigen Rapid Test

British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad has underscored the importance of maintaining the safety of front-line workers as they respond to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the island. At yesterday’s multi-partner donation of over 80,000...

Growth & Jobs | FAJ bolsters SME support with five months of virtual meetups

THE PANDEMIC has interrupted many activities, but First Angels Jamaica (FAJ) remains committed to founders of start-ups and early-stage companies, ensuring their exposure to valuable knowledge and new skills to support the growth of their...
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Growth & Jobs | FAJ bolsters SME support with five months of virtual meetups

THE PANDEMIC has interrupted many activities, but First Angels Jamaica (FAJ) remains committed to founders of start-ups and early-stage companies, ensuring their exposure to valuable knowledge and new skills to support the growth of their...

Growth & Jobs | J’can barbers open salon in the Cayman Islands

Three years after winning the JNSBL Barber and Beauty Battle, barber Damayo Riley has realised his dream of having his own salon. Riley opened his salon, Corporate Images, along with fellow barber Andrew Taylor, who placed fourth in the 2017...
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Growth & Jobs | J’can barbers open salon in the Cayman Islands

Three years after winning the JNSBL Barber and Beauty Battle, barber Damayo Riley has realised his dream of having his own salon. Riley opened his salon, Corporate Images, along with fellow barber Andrew Taylor, who placed fourth in the 2017...

Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 spurs new interests

The Script is the same everywhere around the world: the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented economic and social disruption for millions of persons as well as restriction of gatherings and some activities. Despite the unsettling results of...
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Growth & Jobs | COVID-19 spurs new interests

The Script is the same everywhere around the world: the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented economic and social disruption for millions of persons as well as restriction of gatherings and some activities. Despite the unsettling results of...

Police probing suspected suicide in Westmoreland

Twenty-eighty-year-old Troy Smith of Goldsmith Lane, Westmoreland is suspected to have committed suicide at his home. Reports from the Whithorn Police are that about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday., Smith was found hanging from the roof of his bedroom with a...
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Police probing suspected suicide in Westmoreland

Twenty-eighty-year-old Troy Smith of Goldsmith Lane, Westmoreland is suspected to have committed suicide at his home. Reports from the Whithorn Police are that about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday., Smith was found hanging from the roof of his bedroom with a...

JPS working to restore power to several communities

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says its teams continued to work this morning, restoring power supply to several customers who were affected by outages caused by persistent and heavy rain, wind, and lightning.  JPS says the...
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JPS working to restore power to several communities

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says its teams continued to work this morning, restoring power supply to several customers who were affected by outages caused by persistent and heavy rain, wind, and lightning.  JPS says the...

Alleged MoBay drug dealers for trial in February

The trial of four Montego Bay businessmen accused of being major players in a drug smuggling and money laundering ring between Jamaica and the United States has been set for February 22 to March 5 next year.
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Alleged MoBay drug dealers for trial in February

The trial of four Montego Bay businessmen accused of being major players in a drug smuggling and money laundering ring between Jamaica and the United States has been set for February 22 to March 5 next year.

Weise Road residents cleaning up mounds of debris dumped by swollen river

Residents of Weise Road in Bull Bay, St Andrew are cleaning up mounds of debris dumped by the Chalky River, which overflowed its banks around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night as the outer bands of Tropical Storm Zeta left devastation in its wake.
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Weise Road residents cleaning up mounds of debris dumped by swollen river

Residents of Weise Road in Bull Bay, St Andrew are cleaning up mounds of debris dumped by the Chalky River, which overflowed its banks around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night as the outer bands of Tropical Storm Zeta left devastation in its wake.

St Andrew man charged over gun seizure

The Vineyard Town Police have charged 24-year-old Dejoun Small, a customer service representative of Langston Terrace, Kingston 3, with illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. He was charged on Saturday, October 24. The...
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St Andrew man charged over gun seizure

The Vineyard Town Police have charged 24-year-old Dejoun Small, a customer service representative of Langston Terrace, Kingston 3, with illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. He was charged on Saturday, October 24. The...

4 more COVID-19 deaths, 35 new cases

Jamaica on Sunday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 192. The deceased are: A 48-year-old male from St Catherine. A 76-year-old female from St Catherine. An 88-year-old female from St Catherine. A 50-year-old male from St Mary...
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4 more COVID-19 deaths, 35 new cases

Jamaica on Sunday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 192. The deceased are: A 48-year-old male from St Catherine. A 76-year-old female from St Catherine. An 88-year-old female from St Catherine. A 50-year-old male from St Mary...

Several NWC systems still out due to impact of heavy rainfall

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that high turbidity issues, blocked intakes, and dislocated pipelines have forced the continued shutdown of a number of its water supply facilities in the eastern end of the island. The NWC says...
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Several NWC systems still out due to impact of heavy rainfall

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that high turbidity issues, blocked intakes, and dislocated pipelines have forced the continued shutdown of a number of its water supply facilities in the eastern end of the island. The NWC says...

Search on for businessman believed to have drowned in St Elizabeth

A search is now underway at Frenchman Beach in St Elizabeth for the body of popular entrepreneur Andre Burnett who is believed to have drowned yesterday. The police in the parish have confirmed the incident. It’s reported that his wife...
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Search on for businessman believed to have drowned in St Elizabeth

A search is now underway at Frenchman Beach in St Elizabeth for the body of popular entrepreneur Andre Burnett who is believed to have drowned yesterday. The police in the parish have confirmed the incident. It’s reported that his wife...

Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre gets a boost - Newport Mills Ltd partners with Ministry of National Security to provide impetus

Newport Mills Limited (NPM), manufacturers of Nutramix, has partnered with the Ministry of National Security to install two new 9,000-square- foot broiler units at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre (TFACC). The investment, valued at J$30...
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Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre gets a boost - Newport Mills Ltd partners with Ministry of National Security to provide impetus

Newport Mills Limited (NPM), manufacturers of Nutramix, has partnered with the Ministry of National Security to install two new 9,000-square- foot broiler units at the Tamarind Farm Adult Correctional Centre (TFACC). The investment, valued at J$30...

No bridge to cross - Slow pace of construction forces residents of Font Hill and surrounding communities in St Thomas to be marooned by rains

Displaced yet again by the floodwaters of the Dry River, despondent residents of Font Hill, Georgia and surrounding communities in St Thomas are at their wits’ end. Though grateful for the new bridge being built to replace the badly damaged Coley...
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No bridge to cross - Slow pace of construction forces residents of Font Hill and surrounding communities in St Thomas to be marooned by rains

Displaced yet again by the floodwaters of the Dry River, despondent residents of Font Hill, Georgia and surrounding communities in St Thomas are at their wits’ end. Though grateful for the new bridge being built to replace the badly damaged Coley...

Brand new beginning for Green Pond Primary and Infant School

Principal Venessa Popkin-Addison was elated as she looked at the newly renovated infant division at the Green Pond Primary and Infant School in St James. On Thursday, October 15, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Early Childhood...
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Brand new beginning for Green Pond Primary and Infant School

Principal Venessa Popkin-Addison was elated as she looked at the newly renovated infant division at the Green Pond Primary and Infant School in St James. On Thursday, October 15, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the Early Childhood...

Hope Pastures win over JPS cast as David against Goliath

Last Friday’s Court of Appeal ruling that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was under a statutory obligation to supply electricity by underground cables to the houses in Hope Pastures has been hailed by a resident, Dr Jennifer Mamby...
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Hope Pastures win over JPS cast as David against Goliath

Last Friday’s Court of Appeal ruling that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was under a statutory obligation to supply electricity by underground cables to the houses in Hope Pastures has been hailed by a resident, Dr Jennifer Mamby...

Kingston men on gun charges, following seizure of weapon

Two men are to face court on gun charges, following the seizure of a weapon in Kingston on the weekend. The incident happened in Victoria Town in western Kingston on Friday.  The men have been identified by police as 34-...
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Kingston men on gun charges, following seizure of weapon

Two men are to face court on gun charges, following the seizure of a weapon in Kingston on the weekend. The incident happened in Victoria Town in western Kingston on Friday.  The men have been identified by police as 34-...

Grenadian documents seized by US in 1983, now protected by police force

(CMC)- State documents pertaining to the People’s Revolutionary Government that were seized by the United States Military during the October 1983 Grenada intervention and was returned to the country more than a decade ago, are...
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Grenadian documents seized by US in 1983, now protected by police force

(CMC)- State documents pertaining to the People’s Revolutionary Government that were seized by the United States Military during the October 1983 Grenada intervention and was returned to the country more than a decade ago, are...

Thirty-four party goers in St Catherine to face court

Thirty-four party goers who were charged for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act on Heroes' Day last Monday in St Catherine, are to appear in court on November 24.   The police allege that the patrons ...
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Thirty-four party goers in St Catherine to face court

Thirty-four party goers who were charged for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act on Heroes' Day last Monday in St Catherine, are to appear in court on November 24.   The police allege that the patrons ...

Several roads island-wide impassable due to flooding, landslides, debris

As heavy rains pour across the island, the National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the several roads are impassable due to flooding.  The NWA says the following areas in Clarendon are flooded: Alley Bridge; the May Pen to Sour...
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Several roads island-wide impassable due to flooding, landslides, debris

As heavy rains pour across the island, the National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the several roads are impassable due to flooding.  The NWA says the following areas in Clarendon are flooded: Alley Bridge; the May Pen to Sour...

Police appeal for help with probe into controversial video of children

The police have launched an appeal for information that can help them with their investigation into events depicted in a video of children being circulated on social media. The video shows the children "engaged in violence and...
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Police appeal for help with probe into controversial video of children

The police have launched an appeal for information that can help them with their investigation into events depicted in a video of children being circulated on social media. The video shows the children "engaged in violence and...

Flash flood warning for several parishes, as heavy rains continue

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has maintained a flash flood warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of several parishes, as a trough continues to produce heavy rains, thunder storms and gusty winds across the country.  A flash...
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Flash flood warning for several parishes, as heavy rains continue

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica has maintained a flash flood warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of several parishes, as a trough continues to produce heavy rains, thunder storms and gusty winds across the country.  A flash...

Youth parliamentarians donate hundreds of books to rural schools

Last week, the National Youth Parliament Surrey County successfully donated over 1,350 books to schools across Portland and St Thomas. Organised by county coordinator, David Salmon, and his deputy, Nahjae Nunes, this project represented a...
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Youth parliamentarians donate hundreds of books to rural schools

Last week, the National Youth Parliament Surrey County successfully donated over 1,350 books to schools across Portland and St Thomas. Organised by county coordinator, David Salmon, and his deputy, Nahjae Nunes, this project represented a...

Murky waters! - Frustrated residents battle flooding that worsens dire living conditions

While Mark Golding and his campaign director, Dr Angela Brown Burke, were busy ramping up delegate support for the upcoming People’s National Party (PNP) presidential election last week, their constituents – some old and destitute – were occupied...
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Murky waters! - Frustrated residents battle flooding that worsens dire living conditions

While Mark Golding and his campaign director, Dr Angela Brown Burke, were busy ramping up delegate support for the upcoming People’s National Party (PNP) presidential election last week, their constituents – some old and destitute – were occupied...

...Virus fatigue taking a toll across the region

For 62-year-old shopkeeper June Findlay, the COVID-19 crisis can’t end soon enough, not because of the toll it has taken on her business, but due to the toll it’s taking on her. “I’m fed up of it,” Findlay, of Montego Bay, St James, told The Sunday.
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...Virus fatigue taking a toll across the region

For 62-year-old shopkeeper June Findlay, the COVID-19 crisis can’t end soon enough, not because of the toll it has taken on her business, but due to the toll it’s taking on her. “I’m fed up of it,” Findlay, of Montego Bay, St James, told The Sunday...

CXC reputation bruised but still strong, says former assistant registrar

Some shocking allegations of misconduct have been levelled at teachers across the Caribbean as the debacle over this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) exams takes an...
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CXC reputation bruised but still strong, says former assistant registrar

Some shocking allegations of misconduct have been levelled at teachers across the Caribbean as the debacle over this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) exams takes an...

COVID-19 survivors at risk of new health issues - Persons overmedicating to ward off disease

COVID-19 has not only claimed more than a million lives around the world, but it is waging a mental and physical war on humanity, creating new and long-term, life-threatening health issues in previously healthy individuals who contract the dreaded...
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COVID-19 survivors at risk of new health issues - Persons overmedicating to ward off disease

COVID-19 has not only claimed more than a million lives around the world, but it is waging a mental and physical war on humanity, creating new and long-term, life-threatening health issues in previously healthy individuals who contract the dreaded...

Jamaican ex-pastor in US gets 30-year sentence for raping girl

A Jamaican ex-pastor, could face deportation from the US after serving a 30-year sentence for rape.  The former minister of a Connecticut church, was convicted for repeatedly raping a girl, an incident that began when...
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Jamaican ex-pastor in US gets 30-year sentence for raping girl

A Jamaican ex-pastor, could face deportation from the US after serving a 30-year sentence for rape.  The former minister of a Connecticut church, was convicted for repeatedly raping a girl, an incident that began when...

Man killed near Waltham and Molynes intersection in St Andrew

Investigators are now at the scene of a murder near the intersection of Waltham Park Road and Molynes Road in St Andrew.  The Gleaner understands that the incident took place at a garage.  The police say the murder happened about 1:55 p.m...
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Man killed near Waltham and Molynes intersection in St Andrew

Investigators are now at the scene of a murder near the intersection of Waltham Park Road and Molynes Road in St Andrew.  The Gleaner understands that the incident took place at a garage.  The police say the murder happened about 1:55 p.m...

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