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‘Chucky’ Brown trial | Prosecutors unable to say when final witness will testify

Prosecutors in the trial for murder-accused police Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown have said that they cannot confirm when their final witness will be available to take the stand. They indicated last week that their two final witnesses...
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‘Chucky’ Brown trial | Prosecutors unable to say when final witness will testify

Prosecutors in the trial for murder-accused police Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown have said that they cannot confirm when their final witness will be available to take the stand. They indicated last week that their two final witnesses...

Fury over reported US federal plan targeting transgender people

WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the United States reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights...
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Fury over reported US federal plan targeting transgender people

WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the United States reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights...

T&T Prime Minister pleased with regional support following devastating floods

As Trinidad and Tobago picked up the pieces after undergoing unprecedented flooding, due to excessive rainfall in the last few days, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said he was pleased with the outpouring of support from regional counterparts....
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T&T Prime Minister pleased with regional support following devastating floods

As Trinidad and Tobago picked up the pieces after undergoing unprecedented flooding, due to excessive rainfall in the last few days, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said he was pleased with the outpouring of support from regional counterparts....

Antigua PM says US should invest in developing countries and not focus on China’s influence

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has advised the United States that instead of being concerned with China’s growing influence in developing countries, Washington should provide more aid...
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Antigua PM says US should invest in developing countries and not focus on China’s influence

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has advised the United States that instead of being concerned with China’s growing influence in developing countries, Washington should provide more aid...

$700M 'dump-up' beach project in Mobay to begin next January

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says construction of the state-of-the-art beach park at the Closed Harbour Beach in St James will begin in January 2019. The 16-acre property, also known as “Dump-up” Beach, will be transformed...
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$700M 'dump-up' beach project in Mobay to begin next January

The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) says construction of the state-of-the-art beach park at the Closed Harbour Beach in St James will begin in January 2019. The 16-acre property, also known as “Dump-up” Beach, will be transformed...

CBU shocked at the murder of former talk show host

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) says it is shocked at the killing of former talk show host Trinidadian, Ricardo Welch, also known as the “Gladiator”, who was attacked and shot to death last week in the twin-island republic....
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CBU shocked at the murder of former talk show host

The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) says it is shocked at the killing of former talk show host Trinidadian, Ricardo Welch, also known as the “Gladiator”, who was attacked and shot to death last week in the twin-island republic....

Green describes murder of St Ann teen as cruel, barbaric

Cruel, inhumane and barbaric are some of the words used by Floyd Green, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, to describe the killing of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, a third form student of Ocho Rios High School in St Ann. The mutilated body...
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Green describes murder of St Ann teen as cruel, barbaric

Cruel, inhumane and barbaric are some of the words used by Floyd Green, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, to describe the killing of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, a third form student of Ocho Rios High School in St Ann. The mutilated body...

EU delegation head welcomes plastic, Styrofoam ban

Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, has welcomed plans by the Government to introduce a ban on single-use plastic bags and straws and Styrofoam containers in an effort to reduce their impact on...
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EU delegation head welcomes plastic, Styrofoam ban

Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, has welcomed plans by the Government to introduce a ban on single-use plastic bags and straws and Styrofoam containers in an effort to reduce their impact on...

Haitian gov't condemns the treatment of dead bodies

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The Haitian government Monday denounced images on social media showing dead bodies being thrown into a garbage truck as a ploy to paint the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country as supporting...
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Haitian gov't condemns the treatment of dead bodies

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The Haitian government Monday denounced images on social media showing dead bodies being thrown into a garbage truck as a ploy to paint the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country as supporting...

Jamaica powerless in cases of child abduction to foreign countries

Child Protection and Family Services Agency's legal officer, Nichole Chambers, has said that the failure of key countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and Canada to recognise Jamaica's ratification of the Child Abduction Convention of...
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Jamaica powerless in cases of child abduction to foreign countries

Child Protection and Family Services Agency's legal officer, Nichole Chambers, has said that the failure of key countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and Canada to recognise Jamaica's ratification of the Child Abduction Convention of...

Steve Lyston | Parents, exercise your rights!

The rights of parents are coming under attack. There are international stakeholders that want to diminish the rights of parents. It is critical for parents to know their God-given rights and authority and that they are responsible for them and are...
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Steve Lyston | Parents, exercise your rights!

The rights of parents are coming under attack. There are international stakeholders that want to diminish the rights of parents. It is critical for parents to know their God-given rights and authority and that they are responsible for them and are...

Short-term rental boom adding to housing bane - Authorities urged to guard against community deterioration

The boom in the short-term rental market has created a new source of income for many Jamaicans, particularly in the Corporate Area and along the north coast. However, while it allows many homeowners to earn directly from the accommodation sector,...
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Short-term rental boom adding to housing bane - Authorities urged to guard against community deterioration

The boom in the short-term rental market has created a new source of income for many Jamaicans, particularly in the Corporate Area and along the north coast. However, while it allows many homeowners to earn directly from the accommodation sector,...

Jamaica Prefects' Association relaunches

Several student leaders from across the country are to gather today for the relaunch of the Jamaica Prefects' Association.The event is being hosted at the Douglas Orane Auditorium, Wolmer's Boys' School, in Kingston.The Jamaica Prefects' Association...
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Jamaica Prefects' Association relaunches

Several student leaders from across the country are to gather today for the relaunch of the Jamaica Prefects' Association.The event is being hosted at the Douglas Orane Auditorium, Wolmer's Boys' School, in Kingston.The Jamaica Prefects' Association...

Short-term rental boom adding to housing bane - Authorities urged to - guard against community deterioration

The boom in the short-term rental market has created a new source of income for many Jamaicans, particularly in the Corporate Area and along the north coast. However, while it allows many homeowners to earn directly from the accommodation sector,...
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Short-term rental boom adding to housing bane - Authorities urged to - guard against community deterioration

The boom in the short-term rental market has created a new source of income for many Jamaicans, particularly in the Corporate Area and along the north coast. However, while it allows many homeowners to earn directly from the accommodation sector,...

Think tank to explore economic importance of millennials

For many Jamaicans, it is hard to understand 'the young people nowadays'.Generation gaps are nothing new, however. As technology evolves, the gaps between older persons and younger generations ( Y and Z) seem even wider than ever before and continue...
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Think tank to explore economic importance of millennials

For many Jamaicans, it is hard to understand 'the young people nowadays'.Generation gaps are nothing new, however. As technology evolves, the gaps between older persons and younger generations ( Y and Z) seem even wider than ever before and continue...

Head boy appeals to alumni to invest in youth

While it was an occasion to honour the late Coleridge Barnett, the Wolmer's Boys' School's longest- serving principal, it was head boy Shaquille Johnson's story of resilience and overcoming dreaded circumstances that resonated with the audience at...
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Head boy appeals to alumni to invest in youth

While it was an occasion to honour the late Coleridge Barnett, the Wolmer's Boys' School's longest- serving principal, it was head boy Shaquille Johnson's story of resilience and overcoming dreaded circumstances that resonated with the audience at...

Rape survivors, a tale of two sisters

The energy in the room is light and there is laughter. There are no hints that the young women gathered in this space are anything but ordinary. They are relaxed and open. Until the conversation turns to forgiveness.The girls suddenly flounder....
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Rape survivors, a tale of two sisters

The energy in the room is light and there is laughter. There are no hints that the young women gathered in this space are anything but ordinary. They are relaxed and open. Until the conversation turns to forgiveness.The girls suddenly flounder....

Homework for parents - Educators defend complex projects given to children under 12 years old

Whether it is creating a replica of a house or the solar system, teachers of primary and preparatory schoolchildren are sending them home to do complex projects for homework, and several parents are getting upset.A number of parents have complained...
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Homework for parents - Educators defend complex projects given to children under 12 years old

Whether it is creating a replica of a house or the solar system, teachers of primary and preparatory schoolchildren are sending them home to do complex projects for homework, and several parents are getting upset.A number of parents have complained...

Digital registries to improve health outcome

For years, we have been hearing of the inability of the Government and researchers to get adequate information on cancer in Jamaica.Sure, a registry exists, but the information it contains is apparently only for Kingston and St Andrew. That,...
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Digital registries to improve health outcome

For years, we have been hearing of the inability of the Government and researchers to get adequate information on cancer in Jamaica.Sure, a registry exists, but the information it contains is apparently only for Kingston and St Andrew. That,...

CRASH ZONE! - Engineer cites several factors behind frequent accidents on Mandela Highway

An improved Mandela Highway is expected to make life easier for motorists when the work is done in December but, concerns linger about the safety of the roadway at this time.Up to late last week, the police were unable to provide official figures on...
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CRASH ZONE! - Engineer cites several factors behind frequent accidents on Mandela Highway

An improved Mandela Highway is expected to make life easier for motorists when the work is done in December but, concerns linger about the safety of the roadway at this time.Up to late last week, the police were unable to provide official figures on...

The pride of Epson

The captain of the Reggae GirlzIt was tense time for Carlene Deacon, mother of Konya Plummer, the captain of Jamaica Reggae Girlz, and other residents of Epson, St Mary, as they awaited the results of a FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying game against...
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The pride of Epson

The captain of the Reggae GirlzIt was tense time for Carlene Deacon, mother of Konya Plummer, the captain of Jamaica Reggae Girlz, and other residents of Epson, St Mary, as they awaited the results of a FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying game against...

Cancer Society working to close urban vs rural gap

Recognising the need to close the gap of access to services between rural and urban areas, the Jamaica Cancer Society is exhausting every avenue to make sure all sections of the island are catered to.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner during the...
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Cancer Society working to close urban vs rural gap

Recognising the need to close the gap of access to services between rural and urban areas, the Jamaica Cancer Society is exhausting every avenue to make sure all sections of the island are catered to.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner during the...

Power of Pink - Breast cancer survivor becomes beacon of light for others

Sometimes it's in the face of tragedy that people often realise their true purpose.This was the effect that being diagnosed with breast cancer had on Kamala McWhinney when she was just 30 years oldFive years after her diagnosis and having...
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Power of Pink - Breast cancer survivor becomes beacon of light for others

Sometimes it's in the face of tragedy that people often realise their true purpose.This was the effect that being diagnosed with breast cancer had on Kamala McWhinney when she was just 30 years oldFive years after her diagnosis and having...

Police activate high alert for missing toddler

The police have activated a high alert for a one-year-old boy who has been missing since last Sunday. He is Jayden Elliot of Byles district, in Kitson Town, St Catherine. The Spanish Town Police reports that Jayden was last seen in the Cherry...
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Police activate high alert for missing toddler

The police have activated a high alert for a one-year-old boy who has been missing since last Sunday. He is Jayden Elliot of Byles district, in Kitson Town, St Catherine. The Spanish Town Police reports that Jayden was last seen in the Cherry...

SPORTS: City goes two points clear atop BPL

Manchester City opened up a two-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League (BPL) with a convincing 5-0 win over Burnley that maintained their 100 per cent home record this season. Pep Guardiola's team was briefly knocked off the BPL...
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SPORTS: City goes two points clear atop BPL

Manchester City opened up a two-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League (BPL) with a convincing 5-0 win over Burnley that maintained their 100 per cent home record this season. Pep Guardiola's team was briefly knocked off the BPL...

Increase in Beet Armyworm in St Elizabeth, Manchester

The Agriculture Ministry says there has been an increase in the Beet Armyworm population in sections of Manchester and St Elizabeth. According to the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA), the Beet Armyworm is an insect pest which affects...
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Increase in Beet Armyworm in St Elizabeth, Manchester

The Agriculture Ministry says there has been an increase in the Beet Armyworm population in sections of Manchester and St Elizabeth. According to the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA), the Beet Armyworm is an insect pest which affects...

'They might as well turn back', Trump tells migrants stuck at Mexican border

Thousands of people travelling across Central America en route to the United States (US) are now stuck on Mexico's southern border after a failed attempt to enter the country. The migrants include mostly women and children from Honduras who say...
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'They might as well turn back', Trump tells migrants stuck at Mexican border

Thousands of people travelling across Central America en route to the United States (US) are now stuck on Mexico's southern border after a failed attempt to enter the country. The migrants include mostly women and children from Honduras who say...

Review the Firearm Act to provide stiffer penalties for illegal gun importation - Sinclair

Government Senator Charles Sinclair has suggested that the Firearms Act be reviewed to provide stiffer penalties for persons who illegally bring guns into the island. The suggestion comes nearly three weeks after 26 guns, more than 600 assorted...
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Review the Firearm Act to provide stiffer penalties for illegal gun importation - Sinclair

Government Senator Charles Sinclair has suggested that the Firearms Act be reviewed to provide stiffer penalties for persons who illegally bring guns into the island. The suggestion comes nearly three weeks after 26 guns, more than 600 assorted...

Hoteliers endorse tourism certification

A call is being made for Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and other industry stakeholders behind the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) certification project to expand the programme to the thousands of entry-level and line staff employed in...
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Hoteliers endorse tourism certification

A call is being made for Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and other industry stakeholders behind the Jamaica Centre of Tourism Innovation (JCTI) certification project to expand the programme to the thousands of entry-level and line staff employed in...

Black River Primary creates 'Garden of Eden'

Black River Primary School emerged the parish champion for St Elizabeth in the Trees for Peace competition organised by the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Information, Youth and Culture."We worked...
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Black River Primary creates 'Garden of Eden'

Black River Primary School emerged the parish champion for St Elizabeth in the Trees for Peace competition organised by the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Information, Youth and Culture."We worked...

Port Maria drop-in centre to open next month

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The Port Maria Drop In Centre, now getting finishing touches, will be completed and open to coincide with the start of Local Government Month on November 1.The centre, located at Claude Stewart Park, next to the St Mary Parish...
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Port Maria drop-in centre to open next month

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The Port Maria Drop In Centre, now getting finishing touches, will be completed and open to coincide with the start of Local Government Month on November 1.The centre, located at Claude Stewart Park, next to the St Mary Parish...

Don't let dons spoil your community - PM Holness

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has issued a warning to the new homeowners at the Castlewood Housing Scheme in Granville, Trelawny, imploring them not to allow criminal dons to devalue the investment they have made in their dream homes...
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Don't let dons spoil your community - PM Holness

WESTERN BUREAU:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has issued a warning to the new homeowners at the Castlewood Housing Scheme in Granville, Trelawny, imploring them not to allow criminal dons to devalue the investment they have made in their dream homes...

Hope Zoo to be transformed for charity event

On October 27, Hope Zoo will be transformed into an unforgettable 'Spook-tacular' adventure for the annual charity festival 'Boo at the Zoo'. The calendar staple for fun and games, promises to be the most scary yet, with lots of games and sweet...
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Hope Zoo to be transformed for charity event

On October 27, Hope Zoo will be transformed into an unforgettable 'Spook-tacular' adventure for the annual charity festival 'Boo at the Zoo'. The calendar staple for fun and games, promises to be the most scary yet, with lots of games and sweet...

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