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Pan chicken vendor hopeful for COVID-19 cash grant

Rohan ‘Nackas’ Simmons has been perplexed since the closure of his food basket, a community jerk weekend pop up kitchen, over the last four weeks, due to the deadly coronavirus. The past weekend was a sombre moment for Simmons, who is accustomed to...
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Pan chicken vendor hopeful for COVID-19 cash grant

Rohan ‘Nackas’ Simmons has been perplexed since the closure of his food basket, a community jerk weekend pop up kitchen, over the last four weeks, due to the deadly coronavirus. The past weekend was a sombre moment for Simmons, who is accustomed to...

Guardsman senior management takes salary cut

The executive management of the Guardsman Group of Companies has agreed to a salary cut as the island’s largest security firm explores measures to provide greater support to its workforce comprising over 7,000 persons, amid the economic downturn...
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Guardsman senior management takes salary cut

The executive management of the Guardsman Group of Companies has agreed to a salary cut as the island’s largest security firm explores measures to provide greater support to its workforce comprising over 7,000 persons, amid the economic downturn...

Self-isolation – The why, do’s and don’ts

It is now established that the world is experiencing a pandemic of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19). The urgent need now is to mitigate the impact and spread of the COVID-19 virus, using appropriate public health measures. Self-isolation...
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Self-isolation – The why, do’s and don’ts

It is now established that the world is experiencing a pandemic of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19). The urgent need now is to mitigate the impact and spread of the COVID-19 virus, using appropriate public health measures. Self-isolation...

Earth Today | Adaptation Fund gets new chair

THE ADAPTATION Fund Board, from which Jamaica has benefited, held its annual change of leadership virtually earlier this month, with Ibila Djibril of Benin officially becoming the new board chair. The decision was made among a series of procedural...
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Earth Today | Adaptation Fund gets new chair

THE ADAPTATION Fund Board, from which Jamaica has benefited, held its annual change of leadership virtually earlier this month, with Ibila Djibril of Benin officially becoming the new board chair. The decision was made among a series of procedural...

Earth Today | Youths urged to see COVID-19, climate change link

EVEN AS countries work frantically to save lives, given the emergence and rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), already there are some important lessons for future efforts to address another pressing global challenge: climate...
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Earth Today | Youths urged to see COVID-19, climate change link

EVEN AS countries work frantically to save lives, given the emergence and rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), already there are some important lessons for future efforts to address another pressing global challenge: climate...

Three St Catherine men charged for breaching COVID curfew

The police are reporting that three men were charged for breaching of the Disaster Risk Management Act and Road Traffic Act in the Old Harbour Police area of St Catherine on Monday. They are: * Orville Wilkie, 30-year-old, mechanic of Church Pen...
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Three St Catherine men charged for breaching COVID curfew

The police are reporting that three men were charged for breaching of the Disaster Risk Management Act and Road Traffic Act in the Old Harbour Police area of St Catherine on Monday. They are: * Orville Wilkie, 30-year-old, mechanic of Church Pen...

Tighter screening as ‘quarantine’ passengers try to collect cargo

The Jamaica Customs Agency is tightening the screening of travellers seeking to clear domestic shipments as some of them are reportedly turning up at the ports before completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine.
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Tighter screening as ‘quarantine’ passengers try to collect cargo

The Jamaica Customs Agency is tightening the screening of travellers seeking to clear domestic shipments as some of them are reportedly turning up at the ports before completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Full List | Easter COVID curfew hours, markets and beaches to be closed

Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announces changes to the government’s orders to strict movement with the aim of limiting the spread of the coronavirus ( COVID-19). Please see details below: New curfew orders Wednesday, April 8 8:00 p.m....
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Full List | Easter COVID curfew hours, markets and beaches to be closed

Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announces changes to the government’s orders to strict movement with the aim of limiting the spread of the coronavirus ( COVID-19). Please see details below: New curfew orders Wednesday, April 8 8:00 p.m....

Drought conditions affecting water supply in sections of St Elizabeth

The National Water Commission (NWC) says operation at its Hannah Spring facility in St Elizabeth has been reduced to 50% of its capacity due to drought condition. As a result, customers served by the system will experience low...
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Drought conditions affecting water supply in sections of St Elizabeth

The National Water Commission (NWC) says operation at its Hannah Spring facility in St Elizabeth has been reduced to 50% of its capacity due to drought condition. As a result, customers served by the system will experience low...

Culture Ministry adds $78 million to Coral Gardens Trust Fund

Culture Minister Olivia Grange says her Ministry has contributed a further $78 million into the Trust Fund for victims of the 1963 Coral Gardens massacre. This pushes the Ministry’s contribution to more than $90 million into the Rastafari...
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Culture Ministry adds $78 million to Coral Gardens Trust Fund

Culture Minister Olivia Grange says her Ministry has contributed a further $78 million into the Trust Fund for victims of the 1963 Coral Gardens massacre. This pushes the Ministry’s contribution to more than $90 million into the Rastafari...

Jamaica records fourth COVID-19 death

Jamaica has recorded another coronavirus-related death, pushing the number of fatalities to four. This was disclosed by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton in a post on his Twitter account this afternoon. He said more details will be...
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Jamaica records fourth COVID-19 death

Jamaica has recorded another coronavirus-related death, pushing the number of fatalities to four. This was disclosed by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton in a post on his Twitter account this afternoon. He said more details will be...

Traffic changes for section of Constant Spring Road

A section of Constant Spring Road, in the vicinity of Eastwood Park Road, will be closed for two days commencing on Thursday night. The closure, which is to start at 10:00 p.m., is to facilitate the switching over of the National Water Commission...
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Traffic changes for section of Constant Spring Road

A section of Constant Spring Road, in the vicinity of Eastwood Park Road, will be closed for two days commencing on Thursday night. The closure, which is to start at 10:00 p.m., is to facilitate the switching over of the National Water Commission...

Actress Lois Kelly Miller has died

Actress Lois Kelly Miller has died. Miller, who was 102, died this morning. The former piano teacher appeared in several pantomimes and other local productions. She shared a great friendship with cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley and they both...
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Actress Lois Kelly Miller has died

Actress Lois Kelly Miller has died. Miller, who was 102, died this morning. The former piano teacher appeared in several pantomimes and other local productions. She shared a great friendship with cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley and they both...

4,500 passengers self-report to Health Ministry, 1,000 still being sought

Following intensified efforts by the government to locate persons who entered Jamaica between March 18 and March 24, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has indicated that about 4,500 of them have since come forward. An estimated 7,...
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4,500 passengers self-report to Health Ministry, 1,000 still being sought

Following intensified efforts by the government to locate persons who entered Jamaica between March 18 and March 24, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has indicated that about 4,500 of them have since come forward. An estimated 7,...

Reduction in backlog of garbage - NSWMA

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is reporting a reduction in the backlog of garbage collected over the last few weeks. “What we are finding is that we are receiving fewer calls and complaints. The trucks are actively...
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Reduction in backlog of garbage - NSWMA

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is reporting a reduction in the backlog of garbage collected over the last few weeks. “What we are finding is that we are receiving fewer calls and complaints. The trucks are actively...

Kari Douglas charged for curfew breach, disorderly conduct

Councillor for the Trafalgar Division in South East St Andrew, Kari Douglas, was last night charged for breaching the COVID curfew and disorderly conduct. The Gleaner understands that Douglas was driving along Meadowbrook Avenue in St Andrew around...
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Kari Douglas charged for curfew breach, disorderly conduct

Councillor for the Trafalgar Division in South East St Andrew, Kari Douglas, was last night charged for breaching the COVID curfew and disorderly conduct. The Gleaner understands that Douglas was driving along Meadowbrook Avenue in St Andrew around...

Hello Mi Neighbour | Cultivate an atmosphere of love at home

Hello mi neighbour! We are all feeling the pinch! Let’s not worsen a bad situation by pinching one another. Go slow with anger, quicken your steps with mercy, and be willing to forgive the misdeeds of others at the drop of a hat. This works for the...
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Hello Mi Neighbour | Cultivate an atmosphere of love at home

Hello mi neighbour! We are all feeling the pinch! Let’s not worsen a bad situation by pinching one another. Go slow with anger, quicken your steps with mercy, and be willing to forgive the misdeeds of others at the drop of a hat. This works for the...

Barbers worried as COVID-19 shaves earnings - Salons also feel heat as clients dry up

Barbers, hairdressers, cosmetologists and other beauticians are lamenting the heavy hit their operations have taken with the emergence of the deadly coronavirus in the island and the measures introduced by the Government to contain its spread. The...
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Barbers worried as COVID-19 shaves earnings - Salons also feel heat as clients dry up

Barbers, hairdressers, cosmetologists and other beauticians are lamenting the heavy hit their operations have taken with the emergence of the deadly coronavirus in the island and the measures introduced by the Government to contain its spread. The...

What about us? - Discontent brews as some St Thomas cane interests excluded from compensation

At least two cane farmers in St Thomas have raised concerns about their exclusion from the list of beneficiaries of the $200 million allocated by the Government to assist those who have been negatively affected by the closure of the Golden Grove...
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What about us? - Discontent brews as some St Thomas cane interests excluded from compensation

At least two cane farmers in St Thomas have raised concerns about their exclusion from the list of beneficiaries of the $200 million allocated by the Government to assist those who have been negatively affected by the closure of the Golden Grove...

Easter ‘postponed’ in Rocky Point - Fisherfolk reeling from COVID-19 woes

Fisherfolk in Rocky Point, Clarendon, are reeling from a dramatic decline in business in what is traditionally a high-sales period as many Jamaicans see fish as the protein of choice in the Lenten season. But with the deadly coronavirus which...
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Easter ‘postponed’ in Rocky Point - Fisherfolk reeling from COVID-19 woes

Fisherfolk in Rocky Point, Clarendon, are reeling from a dramatic decline in business in what is traditionally a high-sales period as many Jamaicans see fish as the protein of choice in the Lenten season. But with the deadly coronavirus which...

Peter Phillips receiving treatment for stage 3 colon cancer

The People’s National Party (PNP) is reporting that party president Dr Peter Phillips is receiving treatment for stage three colon cancer. The party says health evaluations completed yesterday afternoon by UHWI Professor,...
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Peter Phillips receiving treatment for stage 3 colon cancer

The People’s National Party (PNP) is reporting that party president Dr Peter Phillips is receiving treatment for stage three colon cancer. The party says health evaluations completed yesterday afternoon by UHWI Professor,...

COVID-19 cases up to 63, nine persons have recovered

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is reporting that Jamaica has recorded four more COVID-19 cases, pushing the country’s tally to 63. The new cases are three women, ages 48, 26 and 48 and a 26-year-old male. Tufton said they...
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COVID-19 cases up to 63, nine persons have recovered

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is reporting that Jamaica has recorded four more COVID-19 cases, pushing the country’s tally to 63. The new cases are three women, ages 48, 26 and 48 and a 26-year-old male. Tufton said they...

Digicel launches education plans to further support e-learning

In keeping with its pledge to keep everyone connected during Jamaica’s response to Coronavirus, Digicel has introduced the 14-day Education Plan - giving students access to their schools’ virtual learning sites. Students at all levels...
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Digicel launches education plans to further support e-learning

In keeping with its pledge to keep everyone connected during Jamaica’s response to Coronavirus, Digicel has introduced the 14-day Education Plan - giving students access to their schools’ virtual learning sites. Students at all levels...

Nightly COVID curfew to be extended

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will extend the current islandwide nightly curfew. The seven-day measure began last Wednesday, April 1 and was set to expire at 6:00 a.m tomorrow Wednesday, April 8. The curfew...
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Nightly COVID curfew to be extended

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will extend the current islandwide nightly curfew. The seven-day measure began last Wednesday, April 1 and was set to expire at 6:00 a.m tomorrow Wednesday, April 8. The curfew...

Parliament holds first virtual committee meeting

The Houses of Parliament made history on Tuesday when it held its first virtual Parliamentary meeting using the remote conferencing platform, Zoom.  The Special Select Committee reviewing developments relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)...
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Parliament holds first virtual committee meeting

The Houses of Parliament made history on Tuesday when it held its first virtual Parliamentary meeting using the remote conferencing platform, Zoom.  The Special Select Committee reviewing developments relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Fake cops rob Trelawny businessman of millions, licensed firearm

A Trelawny businessman was reportedly robbed of over $14 million in Jamaican and United States currencies, his licensed firearm and over 50 rounds of ammunition. According to the police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the incident...
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Fake cops rob Trelawny businessman of millions, licensed firearm

A Trelawny businessman was reportedly robbed of over $14 million in Jamaican and United States currencies, his licensed firearm and over 50 rounds of ammunition. According to the police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the incident...

National Arena to become field hospital for COVID-19

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Dunstan Bryan says the National Arena in St Andrew will be used as a field hospital with 72 beds to respond to any surge in COVID-19 cases. He says the Government will be spending...
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National Arena to become field hospital for COVID-19

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Dunstan Bryan says the National Arena in St Andrew will be used as a field hospital with 72 beds to respond to any surge in COVID-19 cases. He says the Government will be spending...

Man charged for shopbreaking in Portland

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a case of shop breaking and larceny in Spring Hill, Portland. He is Omar McNaught of Olivere Housing Scheme in Buff Bay in the parish. The police report that about 8:00 p.m., on April 02,...
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Man charged for shopbreaking in Portland

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a case of shop breaking and larceny in Spring Hill, Portland. He is Omar McNaught of Olivere Housing Scheme in Buff Bay in the parish. The police report that about 8:00 p.m., on April 02,...

Man arrested in connection with Pink Lane robbery

A man is in police custody following a robbery and the seizure of five rounds of ammunition on Pink Lane in Kingston 11 on Monday. According to the Denham Town Police, about 9:35 a.m., a team was conducting patrols in the area when they responded...
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Man arrested in connection with Pink Lane robbery

A man is in police custody following a robbery and the seizure of five rounds of ammunition on Pink Lane in Kingston 11 on Monday. According to the Denham Town Police, about 9:35 a.m., a team was conducting patrols in the area when they responded...

Men held at Trelawny bar after COVID curfew charged

Detectives from the Trelawny Division charged six men for breaching the COVID curfew after they were found at a bar in Falmouth last night. Charged are: * Carlton Clarke, 53, businessman of Hague district, Trelawny, * Glenroy Jones, 53, Florence...
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Men held at Trelawny bar after COVID curfew charged

Detectives from the Trelawny Division charged six men for breaching the COVID curfew after they were found at a bar in Falmouth last night. Charged are: * Carlton Clarke, 53, businessman of Hague district, Trelawny, * Glenroy Jones, 53, Florence...

Two teens among five arrested in August Town

Five persons, including two teenagers, are in police custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition along Mall Road, August Town in St Andrew. The police report that about 8:45 Monday night a team was conducting...
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Two teens among five arrested in August Town

Five persons, including two teenagers, are in police custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition along Mall Road, August Town in St Andrew. The police report that about 8:45 Monday night a team was conducting...

Be a hero: Stay home, save lives

Emerging from China, this new member of the family of coronaviruses, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), has been wreaking havoc in over 100 countries, with nearly half a million confirmed cases and more than 20,000 deaths. Countries with varying...
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Be a hero: Stay home, save lives

Emerging from China, this new member of the family of coronaviruses, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), has been wreaking havoc in over 100 countries, with nearly half a million confirmed cases and more than 20,000 deaths. Countries with varying...

Samuda hails teachers for coronavirus response

KARL SAMUDA, the minister with responsibility for the education portfolio, has lavished praise on the nation’s teachers and technocrats within the ministry for quickly pulling together measures to keep children learning while schools remain closed...
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Samuda hails teachers for coronavirus response

KARL SAMUDA, the minister with responsibility for the education portfolio, has lavished praise on the nation’s teachers and technocrats within the ministry for quickly pulling together measures to keep children learning while schools remain closed...

Growth & Jobs | Short-term insurance available to motorists managing COVID-19 pressures

IN LIGHT of the economic pressures some motorists may now be facing as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, they are being advised to consider short-term insurance options to manage motor insurance expenses. “We are...
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Growth & Jobs | Short-term insurance available to motorists managing COVID-19 pressures

IN LIGHT of the economic pressures some motorists may now be facing as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, they are being advised to consider short-term insurance options to manage motor insurance expenses. “We are...

Growth & Jobs | Ricardo Allen: Revolutionising online education

WHEN RICARDO Allen declined his Fulbright Scholarship, little did he know he would be helping to further the educational development and achievement of thousands of secondary-school students across the Caribbean by creating One on One Educational...
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Growth & Jobs | Ricardo Allen: Revolutionising online education

WHEN RICARDO Allen declined his Fulbright Scholarship, little did he know he would be helping to further the educational development and achievement of thousands of secondary-school students across the Caribbean by creating One on One Educational...

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