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Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The government says it will be directly apologising to nearly 1,800 JUTA, JCAL and MAXI transport operators, who erroneously received a message that they were ineligible for grants under the COVID-19 Allocation of Resources for Employees...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMCMC

(CMC): On Friday, four members of the United States Foreign Relations Committee described as “unacceptable” the non-release of the official results of the disputed March 2 regional and general election in Guyana. The statement issued by...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): Mississippi lawmakers could vote this weekend to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racial injustice. People for and...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Public backlash over his reaction to and subsequent comment about the time period in which complaints of sexual harassment should be made, has elicited an apology from Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck.  The...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

(JIS): Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) is being leveraged by stakeholders around the world in an effort to drive the industry’s full reopening and recovery from COVID...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMCMC

(CMC): Prime Minister of Barbados and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM),  Mia Mottley, yesterday, snubbed criticisms levelled at her for remarks she made earlier this week about the disputed March 2 regional and...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:19 AM

Two hundred and forty care packages, valued at more than $600,000, have been distributed to the families of needy students who attend the Chalky Hill Primary and Infant School in St Ann, as well as vulnerable residents of the community, through a...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:17 AM

A teen from the Kilmarnock district in St Elizabeth is being hailed as a hero after running inside a burning building to rescue an elderly man with a physical disability. The youngster is 18-year-old Aldain Daley, who, on May 17 of this year, ran...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:15 AMJamila Litchmore/Special Projects and Engagement Editor

When school resumes on September 7, some students will return with the help of UniCycle Jamaica. The school uniform-recycling initiative collects gently used uniforms and redistributes them to schools and students in need. Started in 2018 by...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Marks hails appointment of Jewel Scott as Clayton County judge Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks has praised the appointment of Jewel Scott, former honorary consul for Georgia, as superior court judge for the Clayton County...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:10 AM

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, has urged the government to learn the lessons of the Windrush scandal and take steps to end the ‘hostile environment’ faced by immigrants for good. Khan said it was imperative that ministers help Londoners secure...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:05 AMNadine Spencer/Contributor

While the world’s focus has been on the protests in the US related to the killing of George Floyd, Canadians have also been taking to the streets in droves demanding that justice be served in relation to police brutality. On May 27, Torontonians...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:05 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

ALTHOUGH DELAYED by over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Toronto Benefit Gala awards ceremony was held virtually via Zoom on June 13. Donette Chin-Loy Chang, co-patron of the gala, commended the...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:00 AM

A judge today ordered that details about the case of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who reportedly shot a policeman he caught in his home in a compromising position with his wife should not be shared with the media. 

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 4:50 PM

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, and Commissioner of Police, Major Antony Anderson, have met to discuss the state of readiness of Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) liaison officers in light of upcoming election campaigning activities...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Touting the benefits of the greater use of technology within the island’s courts, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck this morning said that with the donation of audiovisual equipment worth over $80 million from the European Union (EU), Jamaicans can look forward to saving time and money.
 

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Eighty per cent of the 39,689 grade-six students exiting the primary-school system have been placed in one of their preferred high schools. 

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:10 PM

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has directed telecommunications providers to give their customers clearer information about their offerings and packages. The OUR has determined that as a general rule, information provided to customers...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 11:13 AM

As the Saharan dust continues to linger over the island, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is indicating that it could have an impact on the reliability of power supply. According to JPS’ VP for Energy Delivery, Blaine Jarrett, the...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 10:25 AM

The Earthquake Unit is reporting that a magnitude 3.5 earthquake was felt in sections of the island this morning. The quake, which was felt at approximately 8:29, had an epicentre of 15km Southeast of Hellshire, St Catherine with a focal depth of...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 10:12 AM

Student scores and placement for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) will be available at primary schools today. The Ministry of Education says the results can be accessed starting at 2:00 p.m. Parents and guardians will also be able to access the...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 10:05 AM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is calling for persons to desist from the unsustainable harvesting of Pimento plants and the Bitterwood tree. Three species that are endemic to Jamaica – the Pimenta obscura, Pimenta...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 9:25 AM

Twenty new Geo-X tablet computers have been handed over to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the children of sanitation workers to aid in their access to online learning while schools remain closed. The devices, donated by...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 9:20 AM

The Manchester Police have charged 23-year-old Carey Simpson, otherwise called ‘Alex Scott’, a farmer of Prospect district in the parish with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. The police report that a team was  on...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:27 AM

A team in the College of Health Sciences (COHS) at the University of Technology has used its expertise in the development and production of a hand-sanitiser formulation to contribute to the university’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19...

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