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Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:17 AM

WITH PERMANENT markers now in place for some 275 kilometres of ground to be included as part of the official boundary for the Cockpit Country, the Forestry Department is completing its report to inform final decision-making by the Government. “The...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:15 AM

THERE IS a new man at the helm of the island’s Forestry Department, the executive agency with the responsibility to manage and conserve Jamaica’s forest resources, and in particular those on public lands. Ainsley Henry – with a track record of...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:13 AM
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Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:04 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is reporting that five employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as of February 16. The Ministry says that it has alerted all relevant government authorities and the appropriate contact tracing in...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 3:01 PM

A meeting between Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on Monday has fuelled speculations that Jamaica is headed for a lockdown, but Tufton has assured that for now, the focus is on enforcing existing...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 2:17 PM

The Ministry of National Security is reporting that a security vulnerability associated with the file storage service on the JAMCOVID-19 application was discovered on Tuesday. Persons entering Jamaica are required to seek travel authorisation on...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 12:34 PM

Detectives assigned to the Clarendon Police Division are probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of 80-year-old Clifton Berry, a retired mason of Rhymesbury district in the parish early this morning.  The police report that...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 12:04 PM

A team assigned to the St Andrew Central Police Division seized three firearms and 32 assorted rounds of ammunition during three separate operations in the Corporate Area over a 24-hour period. Five persons are in custody. The police say the first...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 9:58 AM

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded three more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 381. The deceased are: A 74-year-old man from St Catherine. A 94-year-old man from Westmoreland. A 59-year-old man from St Catherine whose death was previously under...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 9:38 AM

Jamaica is benefiting from a bonus grant under the ninth cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF), being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, told JIS News that Jamaica qualified for...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 9:32 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that operations at its Aenon Town Water Facility in Clarendon have been suspended due to a mechanical fault with its pumping unit.  This has resulted in water supply disruption to customers...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:06 AM

Attorney-at-law Gavin Goffe has dismissed concerns highlighted by trade union leaders that workers could be disenfranchised if they are unable to take redundancy disputes to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT). President of the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:05 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A plastic bottle separation pilot project launched by the Western Parks and Market Waste Management (WPMWM) has been praised as a timely investment into environmental protection. Janique Harris, president of the Meadows of Irwin...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:04 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The daughter of 57-year-old Junior Williams, whose charred remains were found in his burnt-out home on January 17, is demanding justice even as investigations linger. The deceased, a resident of Ragsville in Guy’s Hill, St Catherine, had an ongoing...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:04 AM

Lawyers representing a 63-year-old man who escaped from prison after he had been convicted of murder and was on the run for 29 years withdrew, on Tuesday, his application before the Court of Appeal for immediate release. The appellant, Michael...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:04 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

A female pastor has expressed outrage at the sexual assault of two churchwomen in the full view of their mother and called for the Christian community to mount a prayerful war against criminals. Pastor Marlene Martin of the Faith Community Churches...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:01 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), Egeton Newman, is disappointed that cabbies and busmen have not been listed among the first recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine. Jamaica is expected to begin...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:01 AM

Jamaican Teas Limited (JTL), a leading manufacturer and exporter of teas, has received the globally coveted and recognised Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, after having achieved the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 4:59 AM

Senior citizens have been warned to guard against falling prey to scammers and losing their money. That sage advice came from Inspector Stacey-Ann Powell of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Unit while...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 4:59 AM

Konnex Limited, a Kingston-based telecommunications engineering company, donated a sanitisation machine valued at $850,000 to the May Pen Hospital on Monday. The machine is used for temperature checks, hand sanitising, and it can also conduct a...

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