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Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commanding officer for the Westmoreland police, says high school students contributed to 29 per cent of the increase in the number of sexual offences committed in the western parish last year....

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:05 AMPhillip Mascoll/Contributor

For a nation and diaspora that routinely punch far above their weight class, 2020 was an exceptional year for Jamaica and Jamaicans at home and abroad. There was the scourge of COVID-19 and two national elections – in our beloved Jamaica and in the...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 8:33 PM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica is ready to meet the demand for COVID-19 testing for travellers to the United States. The new requirement becomes effective on Tuesday.  It demands that travellers to the US present a...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 7:19 PM

A Clarendon man has been charged with multiple offences following a series of robberies in the parish on January 14. Twenty-three-year-old Khamalie Dennis has been charged with three counts of robbery with aggravation, three counts of...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 5:05 PM

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has expressed sadness at the passing of former Reggae Boy Luton Shelton. Shelton, 35,  passed away today after suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 4:18 PM

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index advanced on Friday with an advance/decline ratio of 35/28. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 1,058.66 points or 0.28 per cent to close at 384,586.87. The JSE Main Market Index advanced by 1,017.06...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 4:31 PM

A Clarendon man has been charged with multiple offences following a series of robberies in the parish on Thursday, January 14. The charges include three counts of robbery with aggravation, three counts of illegal possession of firearm and...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 3:49 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan. 22, CMC – As health officials urged the population not to panic about the discovery of the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19, Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh on Friday said there would be no new...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 3:24 PM

LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death .than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 2:09 PM

Senator Lambert Brown, the Opposition spokesperson on the Public Service, has called on the municipal authorities in Westmoreland and Portmore to take remedial action to ensure that each municipal building is fully accessible to persons with...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 2:03 PM

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says the Criminal Records Office (CRO) will be relocating to 56 Duke Street in downtown, Kingston, as of Monday, February 1, 2020. JCF says that in order to facilitate the reopening, special...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 1:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation’s first Black secretary of...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) has advised that a section of Fletchers Street in Bog Walk, St Catherine will be closed to vehicular traffic for two days between 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23 and 9:00 a.m. Monday, January 25. The road...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:10 PM

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce says it is working with the Ministry of Health & Wellness to improve the capacity of local laboratories to undertake coronavirus (COVID-19) tests and clamp down on unauthorised facilities....

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 11:26 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA), is advising that traffic will be curtailed this weekend on three corridors in St Andrew. The Agency says Constant Spring Road, Woodglen Avenue and Omara Road will all be impacted by works. Manager of...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 11:10 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan. 21, CMC – Guyana continues to top the list of countries in the Americas that are most  affected by cervical cancer. According to the Ministry of Health, while figures for the last two reporting years...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 10:39 AM

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, says it is currently investigating the sale of certificates purporting to be undergraduate and post graduate degrees conferred by the institution. The University has condemned the actions of...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 10:06 AM

Jamaica on Thursday recorded one more COVID-19 death, pushing the tally to 332. The deceased is a 43-year-old female from Westmoreland. Three other deaths are under investigation, pushing that tally to 34. Meanwhile, there were 108 new cases...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 10:00 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens for the coronavirus is key. It’s an immense undertaking in the...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 9:52 AM

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jan 21, CMC  – British Airways (BA) has announced a further cut to service between Bermuda and the United Kingdom because of  the coronavirus pandemic. The airline – which had offered five...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 9:03 AM

Detectives assigned to the Kingston Central Police Division say they have seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on Prince of Whales Street, in Allman Town, Kingston 4, on Thursday, January 21. Reports are that about 1 p.m., a team of...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 9:11 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has implemented an Automatic Call Distribution and Interactive Voice Response system, to improve its customer service. Corporate Public Relations Manager, Andrew Canon shared the...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:13 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-five student athletes at the Foga Road High School in Clarendon were yesterday presented with tablets by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). Foga Road High emerged the winner in the region, having had the most participants in JADCO’s...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A veteran farmer in St Catherine has called for structural reform and increased capital investment in the agriculture sector to harvest greater revenue and export potential. Leroy Delahaye has posited that the haphazard framework of the farming...

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