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Weekend traffic changes for Three Miles, St Andrew

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that traffic changes have been be implemented at Three Miles, St Andrew to facilitate critical waterline connection works within the interchange. Over the weekend, access will be restricted to the lower...
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Weekend traffic changes for Three Miles, St Andrew

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that traffic changes have been be implemented at Three Miles, St Andrew to facilitate critical waterline connection works within the interchange. Over the weekend, access will be restricted to the lower...

STATIN administering pretest II of 2021 census

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is administering pretest II of the Census 2021 questionnaire. A total of 20 communities from across the island have been selected to participate in the exercise, which got under way on Wednesday and...
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STATIN administering pretest II of 2021 census

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is administering pretest II of the Census 2021 questionnaire. A total of 20 communities from across the island have been selected to participate in the exercise, which got under way on Wednesday and...

'Mi wi kill yuh in yah'… Pembroke Hall teacher under probe after threatening student

The administration at the Pembroke Hall High School in St Andrew has launched a high-level probe into an incident in which a teacher threatened a child with violence yesterday. The incident was captured on video and is...
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'Mi wi kill yuh in yah'… Pembroke Hall teacher under probe after threatening student

The administration at the Pembroke Hall High School in St Andrew has launched a high-level probe into an incident in which a teacher threatened a child with violence yesterday. The incident was captured on video and is...

Recommendations on minimum wage to be submitted by January 2020

Chairman of the National Minimum Wage Advisory Commission, Dr Ronald Robinson, says recommendations on the national minimum wage and the minimum wage for security guards will be submitted to Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine...
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Recommendations on minimum wage to be submitted by January 2020

Chairman of the National Minimum Wage Advisory Commission, Dr Ronald Robinson, says recommendations on the national minimum wage and the minimum wage for security guards will be submitted to Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine...

UPDATE: 'I lost it,' says Pembroke Hall teacher after threatening student in viral video

The Pembroke Hall High School teacher at the centre of a probe for allegedly threatening a student with violence, has conceded that her behaviour was inappropriate. «I lost it,» said Marsha Lee Crawford in a voice note obtained by The Gleaner
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UPDATE: 'I lost it,' says Pembroke Hall teacher after threatening student in viral video

The Pembroke Hall High School teacher at the centre of a probe for allegedly threatening a student with violence, has conceded that her behaviour was inappropriate. «I lost it,» said Marsha Lee Crawford in a voice note obtained by The Gleaner.

Stop the gang violence, witness testifies at Tesha Miller trial

A self-proclaimed former gang member this morning offered words of advice to individuals involved in gang activity.  The witness was testifying in the trial of Tesha Miller, who is charged with accessory before and after the fact to the 2008...
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Stop the gang violence, witness testifies at Tesha Miller trial

A self-proclaimed former gang member this morning offered words of advice to individuals involved in gang activity.  The witness was testifying in the trial of Tesha Miller, who is charged with accessory before and after the fact to the 2008...

St Andrew business fined $25,000 for breaching plastic ban

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that St Andrew business Dragon Court Limited has been fined $25,000 or 30 days imprisonment at hard labour for breaching the plastic ban. NEPA says the sanction was imposed when the...
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St Andrew business fined $25,000 for breaching plastic ban

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that St Andrew business Dragon Court Limited has been fined $25,000 or 30 days imprisonment at hard labour for breaching the plastic ban. NEPA says the sanction was imposed when the...

Ardenne High past student is 2020 Rhodes Scholar

Samuel Bailey is the 2020 Rhodes Scholar. Governor General Sir Patrick Allen made the announcement moments ago at a ceremony at King's House. The 23-year-old attended Ardenne High School before moving on to the University of the West Indies,...
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Ardenne High past student is 2020 Rhodes Scholar

Samuel Bailey is the 2020 Rhodes Scholar. Governor General Sir Patrick Allen made the announcement moments ago at a ceremony at King's House. The 23-year-old attended Ardenne High School before moving on to the University of the West Indies,...

GeoTech to take legal action against e-Learning Jamaica over contract termination

Information technology company GeoTechVision Jamaica is preparing to head to court as it seeks to take on the state-owned e-Learning Jamaica Company over its decision to terminate the company’s contract under the Tablets in Schools Programme...
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GeoTech to take legal action against e-Learning Jamaica over contract termination

Information technology company GeoTechVision Jamaica is preparing to head to court as it seeks to take on the state-owned e-Learning Jamaica Company over its decision to terminate the company’s contract under the Tablets in Schools Programme...

Standards set for the liquefied petroleum gas industry

The Government has established three standards for the liquefied petroleum gas industry. They were developed by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority, agencies of the Ministry of Industry,...
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Standards set for the liquefied petroleum gas industry

The Government has established three standards for the liquefied petroleum gas industry. They were developed by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority, agencies of the Ministry of Industry,...

Farmers reap success with mango exports to US - Hutchinson

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C. Hutchinson, says the export of mangoes to the United States earlier this year was a success for registered farmers. In an interview with JIS News,...
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Farmers reap success with mango exports to US - Hutchinson

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C. Hutchinson, says the export of mangoes to the United States earlier this year was a success for registered farmers. In an interview with JIS News,...

Gas prices down $0.15, diesel down $0.97

Gas prices have gone down by $0.15 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $129.41 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $132.24. Automotive diesel oil has moved down by $0.97 per...
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Gas prices down $0.15, diesel down $0.97

Gas prices have gone down by $0.15 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $129.41 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $132.24. Automotive diesel oil has moved down by $0.97 per...

$2.6M worth of ganja seized in Westmoreland, three Hondurans detained

Three Hondurans have been detained by the police following the seizure of approximately 656 pounds of ganja off the coast of Negril, Westmoreland. According to the police, the drugs have an estimated street value of approximately $2.6 million. The...
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$2.6M worth of ganja seized in Westmoreland, three Hondurans detained

Three Hondurans have been detained by the police following the seizure of approximately 656 pounds of ganja off the coast of Negril, Westmoreland. According to the police, the drugs have an estimated street value of approximately $2.6 million. The...

CASE students to benefit from advanced technology, agriculture training in Israel

Fifteen students from the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) will travel to Israel to pursue an 11-month international programme at the Ramat Nagev International Training Centre that is aimed at exposing them to advanced...
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CASE students to benefit from advanced technology, agriculture training in Israel

Fifteen students from the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) will travel to Israel to pursue an 11-month international programme at the Ramat Nagev International Training Centre that is aimed at exposing them to advanced...

VPA invites school to register for tree-planting competition

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is inviting schools islandwide to register for the 2019-2020 Trees for Peace Competition by November 30. To participate in this competition, schools are encouraged to share a picture of the planned area that...
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VPA invites school to register for tree-planting competition

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is inviting schools islandwide to register for the 2019-2020 Trees for Peace Competition by November 30. To participate in this competition, schools are encouraged to share a picture of the planned area that...

Don’t sulk if your first story flops, veteran tells rookies

Young journalists have been urged to put in the hard work in honing their craft and not be discouraged if they initially fail the high standards demanded in competitive newsrooms. The advice was offered by 24-year stalwart Enthrose Campbell, a...
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Don’t sulk if your first story flops, veteran tells rookies

Young journalists have been urged to put in the hard work in honing their craft and not be discouraged if they initially fail the high standards demanded in competitive newsrooms. The advice was offered by 24-year stalwart Enthrose Campbell, a...

Jamaica Observer to pay millions more to Matalon

The Jamaica Observer Limited will have to fork out almost $6 million more to business mogul Joseph M. Matalon after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the newspaper to overturn a Supreme Court decision that found it liable for defamation....
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Jamaica Observer to pay millions more to Matalon

The Jamaica Observer Limited will have to fork out almost $6 million more to business mogul Joseph M. Matalon after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the newspaper to overturn a Supreme Court decision that found it liable for defamation....

Persons with disabilities to access health services, climate info at expo - Nathan Ebanks expo will offer health ­services, ­climate info

THE DISABLED population in St Elizabeth will have increased access to vision and hearing screening among other health services, together with climate change education when the Nathan Ebanks Foundation hosts its first Family Expo and Special Needs...
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Persons with disabilities to access health services, climate info at expo - Nathan Ebanks expo will offer health ­services, ­climate info

THE DISABLED population in St Elizabeth will have increased access to vision and hearing screening among other health services, together with climate change education when the Nathan Ebanks Foundation hosts its first Family Expo and Special Needs...

Earth Today | ‘Retreat from the coastline’

WITH SEA level rise and extreme ­hurricane events among the climate impacts facing Caribbean small-island developing states (SIDS), one researcher is championing a retreat from the coastline as one way to protect settlements and infrastructure. “...
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Earth Today | ‘Retreat from the coastline’

WITH SEA level rise and extreme ­hurricane events among the climate impacts facing Caribbean small-island developing states (SIDS), one researcher is championing a retreat from the coastline as one way to protect settlements and infrastructure. “...

Beheading case | Former assistant teacher freed

One of the two men on trial for the murders of a St Catherine mother and her daughter this morning walked free from the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Sanja Ducally, a former assistant teacher at the St Catherine Primary School, was...
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Beheading case | Former assistant teacher freed

One of the two men on trial for the murders of a St Catherine mother and her daughter this morning walked free from the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Sanja Ducally, a former assistant teacher at the St Catherine Primary School, was...

NWC gives new December deadline to complete Ferry pipeline project

The National Water Commission (NWC) now says it expects to complete the Ferry pipeline project in December. This means that although water storage systems across the island have increased significantly some people in the corporate area will be...
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NWC gives new December deadline to complete Ferry pipeline project

The National Water Commission (NWC) now says it expects to complete the Ferry pipeline project in December. This means that although water storage systems across the island have increased significantly some people in the corporate area will be...

Kingston man charged following shooting

Detectives assigned to the Kingston Central Police Division arrested and charged a man on Monday in relation to a shooting incident on Sarah Street in Kingston. Charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and shooting with intent is...
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Kingston man charged following shooting

Detectives assigned to the Kingston Central Police Division arrested and charged a man on Monday in relation to a shooting incident on Sarah Street in Kingston. Charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and shooting with intent is...

‘Take a Child Home for the Holiday' application now open

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), is now accepting applications from Jamaicans for its ‘Take a Child Home for the Holiday’ initiative. The annual programme provides an opportunity for families to open their homes...
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‘Take a Child Home for the Holiday' application now open

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), is now accepting applications from Jamaicans for its ‘Take a Child Home for the Holiday’ initiative. The annual programme provides an opportunity for families to open their homes...

Preemie Foundation donates equipment to Victoria Jubilee

The Preemie Foundation of Jamaica in collaboration with Friendly Lodge 239 handed over JA$500,000 worth of medical equipment to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital this afternoon. Founder, Serika Sterling, gave birth...
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Preemie Foundation donates equipment to Victoria Jubilee

The Preemie Foundation of Jamaica in collaboration with Friendly Lodge 239 handed over JA$500,000 worth of medical equipment to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital this afternoon. Founder, Serika Sterling, gave birth...

Ganja valued at $4.5M seized in St Ann, six men charged

Six men have been charged following the seizure of more than 1,000 pounds of ganja in Exchange, Ocho Rios, St Ann on Wednesday. The police say drugs have an estimated street value of $4.5 Million. Charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja...
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Ganja valued at $4.5M seized in St Ann, six men charged

Six men have been charged following the seizure of more than 1,000 pounds of ganja in Exchange, Ocho Rios, St Ann on Wednesday. The police say drugs have an estimated street value of $4.5 Million. Charged with possession of ganja, dealing in ganja...

Gov’t pushing for limestone production plant

The Government has heightened discussions with private-sector interests to develop a limestone production facility to boost export and to provide services to refineries. Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, who made the disclosure at...
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Gov’t pushing for limestone production plant

The Government has heightened discussions with private-sector interests to develop a limestone production facility to boost export and to provide services to refineries. Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, who made the disclosure at...

Man charged following confrontation involving gun

The Kingston Eastern Police have charged a 29-year-old man in connection with the seizure of an illegal firearm and ammunition during an operation in Pleasant Heights, Harbour View, Kingston 17 on Monday. He is 29-year-old Jahborie Brown,  of...
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Man charged following confrontation involving gun

The Kingston Eastern Police have charged a 29-year-old man in connection with the seizure of an illegal firearm and ammunition during an operation in Pleasant Heights, Harbour View, Kingston 17 on Monday. He is 29-year-old Jahborie Brown,  of...

JTA president wants nurses in every primary school

President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association Owen Speid is insisting that primary schools need to be provided with school nurses. “The dengue virus is spiralling out of control,” Speid told The Gleaner on Monday. “Almost every day we are...
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JTA president wants nurses in every primary school

President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association Owen Speid is insisting that primary schools need to be provided with school nurses. “The dengue virus is spiralling out of control,” Speid told The Gleaner on Monday. “Almost every day we are...

PM orders fast-track to aspects of Road Traffic Act

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has ordered a fast-tracking of the implementation of certain aspects of the Road Traffic Act which specifically targets motorcyclists, according to Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (...
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PM orders fast-track to aspects of Road Traffic Act

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has ordered a fast-tracking of the implementation of certain aspects of the Road Traffic Act which specifically targets motorcyclists, according to Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (...

Twins credit late mom for degree success

As her name was called, right before her twin sister’s, Shannoya Roberts cast a longing look across the audience, hoping that she would have seen her mother cheering them on rapturously. But as she and her sister, Shanece Roberts-Morgan, glided on...
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Twins credit late mom for degree success

As her name was called, right before her twin sister’s, Shannoya Roberts cast a longing look across the audience, hoping that she would have seen her mother cheering them on rapturously. But as she and her sister, Shanece Roberts-Morgan, glided on...

Jamaican judge gets death threats

Jamaican judge Paul Harrison has reported receiving death threats in relation to his presiding over the trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands ex-Premier Michael Misick and others who are on corruption charges. Harrison told the court that he had...
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Jamaican judge gets death threats

Jamaican judge Paul Harrison has reported receiving death threats in relation to his presiding over the trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands ex-Premier Michael Misick and others who are on corruption charges. Harrison told the court that he had...

CC principal won’t press charges against mom

Western Bureau: Cornwall College principal Michael Ellis, who was forced to ditch his jacket last Wednesday after he was assaulted by an angry parent, says he has forgiven the woman but hopes she will seek professional help in anger management. “...
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CC principal won’t press charges against mom

Western Bureau: Cornwall College principal Michael Ellis, who was forced to ditch his jacket last Wednesday after he was assaulted by an angry parent, says he has forgiven the woman but hopes she will seek professional help in anger management. “...

Gender Ministry announces new programme to assist adolescent fathers

Gender Minister, Olivia Grange, has announced the start of a new programme to assist adolescent fathers to live up to their responsibilities. The Young Fathers Jamaica Initiative will be implemented by the Women’s Centre Foundation of Jamaica...
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Gender Ministry announces new programme to assist adolescent fathers

Gender Minister, Olivia Grange, has announced the start of a new programme to assist adolescent fathers to live up to their responsibilities. The Young Fathers Jamaica Initiative will be implemented by the Women’s Centre Foundation of Jamaica...

Jamaican ‘cassanova’ added to US Marshals top 15 most wanted list

Jamaican Leroy Headley, who has been wanted in the United States for the April 2018 murder of the mother of his two children, has been added to the US Marshals Service most wanted men list. The agency says Headley, 38, who has been dubbed a modern-...
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Jamaican ‘cassanova’ added to US Marshals top 15 most wanted list

Jamaican Leroy Headley, who has been wanted in the United States for the April 2018 murder of the mother of his two children, has been added to the US Marshals Service most wanted men list. The agency says Headley, 38, who has been dubbed a modern-...

St Mary police probing suspected suicide involving 9-year-old boy

The St Mary Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 9-year-old boy who was found at his house in Mason Hall district on Monday. He has been identified by the police as nine-year-old Jaden Grant. The police report that...
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St Mary police probing suspected suicide involving 9-year-old boy

The St Mary Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 9-year-old boy who was found at his house in Mason Hall district on Monday. He has been identified by the police as nine-year-old Jaden Grant. The police report that...

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