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Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 3:37 PM

A team of officers assigned to the Portland Police Division seized approximately 2,725 pounds of compressed ganja during an operation in Orange Bay district. The police report that about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a team was in the area when they...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 3:33 PM

Twenty-two-year-old Jessuse Mattadein of Rosemount district, Linstead in St Catherine was slapped with charges of robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition after robbing several persons. The police report that about...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Abraham Lawrence, the mentally-ill St Elizabeth farmer who had been behind bars for 25 years, was today granted $10,000 bail when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court. Attorney-at-law, Yushaine Morgan, who is representing the 49-year-...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 2:31 PM

Former Education Minister Ruel Reid, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Fritz Pinnock and their co-accused had their bails extended when they appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today. They were ordered to return to...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes today allowed the main witness in the trial of six alleged members of the Westmoreland-based Kings Valley Gang to be recalled following assertions by attorney-at-law Everton Bird that there were inconsistencies in his...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dr Morais Guy has asserted that the new COVID-19 pretesting protocol, which became operational on July 1, should not be limited to high-risk American states.

 

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:26 PM

Eighteen-year-old Kenroy Patterson of Hart Street, Old Harbour in St Catherine was arrested and charged with shop breaking and larceny after he was captured on a CCTV breaking into a store on East Street, Old Harbour. The police report that between...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:21 PM

A team of officers attached to the Falmouth Police arrested and charged 30-year-old Odane Allen with illegal possession of firearm following an operation in Granville district in Trelawny on Thursday.  It is reported that about 6:10 a.m., the...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The family of late Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Homestead Division in St Catherine South Central, Owen Palmer, has come out to defend his reputation amid allegations contained in a report by the Integrity Commission. The...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 10:28 AM

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be purchasing 13 drones that will help to bolster the capacity of extension officers in the field. The drones will be among other equipment and machinery, valued at a total of $230...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 10:22 AM

The security forces on Thursday recovered one AR 15 A2 rifle, one shotgun, one magazine, and fifteen 5.56mm live rounds in August Town, St Andrew. It is reported that a joint police-military team was conducting a search in the area when they found...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 10:15 AM

A 52-year-old Westmoreland farmer has been charged following the seizure of over $3 million worth of ganga in St Mary. His identity is being withheld by the police pending further investigation. The police report that about 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday,...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 9:38 AM

Murder accused Mark Stephens was yesterday granted $300,000 bail following an application by attorneys Peter Champagnie Q.C and Richard Lynch before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. In an impassioned plea, Champagnie argued that Stephens...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 9:29 AM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is reporting that a soldier is currently in critical condition after being wounded during a shootout with gunmen in the African Gardens community in August Town, St Andrew last night. It is reported that at about 9:...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:25 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

“A dream come true.” That was how Merrick McNaughton summed up the grant of roughly $600,000 in equipment and material he received from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) yesterday to invest in his apiculture business. McNaughton was one of...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Ten Jamaicans aboard the MSC Seaview cruise ship anchored in Brazil are growing weary of being at sea and are appealing to the Government to repatriate them in short order. The COVID-19 pandemic threw global travel and leisure into a tailspin in...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Woodstock, near Claremont in St Ann, are eagerly awaiting a breakthrough in the June 21 murder of community member, 54-year-old farmer Donovan Davis. Efforts on Wednesday to get an update from the St Ann police proved unsuccessful, but...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:19 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The son of a former St James politician is among a number of business persons taken into custody, following a joint police-military operation carried out by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Unit (C-TOC) in Catherine Mount and...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:19 AM

Cattle owners have been given six months to access the free ear tags provided by Government to be used in conjunction with a passport to positively identify animals under the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS) if they...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:18 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The national Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has defended its decision to grant a permit to Kumanda Park Limited, operators of Dovecot Memorial Park in St Catherine, for a proposed 72-acre expansion of the burial grounds. NEPA said that a...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:17 AM

A cheque valued at $200,000 was on Tuesday handed over to the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) to purchase tablet computers to enhance its academic programme. The donation, a gift from the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League, was...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:16 AM

RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited is continuing its efforts to help alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Jamaicans through a $2-million donation of sanitation products and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and residents of...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Dear Shannon, Is my insurance still in force when someone else drives my car? Dear Reader, Many people are of the common misconception that when a friend or family member is driving their car the coverage is impacted. They think that the...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Parliament Public Adminis-tration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) had difficulty on Wednesday in identifying the role of the Michael Lee-Chin-chaired Economic Growth Council (EGC) as it probed the reasons behind the low out-turn of growth since...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Kerry-Ann Aiken is the creator of it using her carefully arranged floral boxes. It was an idea to be different and stand out for Mother’s Day a year ago, but has thrived and is even managing...

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