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Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:26 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for St Catherine West Central Dr Christopher Tufton has suggested that an independent review be done of the technical study used by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to approve the permit for the 71-acre...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Walton Small, the opposition People’s National Party’s (PNP) deputy shadow minister for education and training, is calling for a revamp of public school boards, contending that more individuals with the qualifications to provide...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Summer is generally an exciting time for students, but can also be hazardous for their educational growth owing to a lack of learning new material and not reviewing the old. Former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Elaine Foster-...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:22 AM

Like many parents, Joseph Beckford took a relatively non-committal stance to the issue of children’s rights when it was raised by his 11-year-old daughter Kiara, who took an interest in an Instagram contest on the theme. When approached, Beckford...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:19 AM

Dear Shannon, I installed a new music system in my car. Is it automatically covered by my insurance policy? Dear Reader, Not necessarily. Accessories which were not fitted by the original manufacturer are not automatically covered. It is...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:18 AM

The last few months have seen several changes taking place in the local and global job market, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Locally, thousands of employees have been misplaced, online selling and delivery services have increased in...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:17 AM

“Serving you is all we do” has been the motto of this insurance giant for over 50 years, and despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the far-reaching economic effects it has had on business in Jamaica, The Insurance Company of the West...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Ex-convicts who have lived a crime-free life for more than 15 years and have demonstrated that they have turned over a new chapter in their lives could have the record of offences they committed expunged, if efforts to amend the Criminal Records (...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:14 AM

The People’s National Party said it is “gravely concerned” that the Government has not yet made a statement on the attempt by the United States to introduce legislation targeting countries that hire Cuban healthcare workers through medical missions...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMKaren Oliver/Gleaner Intern

With tracking dogs increasingly used in police searches, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is seeking to import 16 more canines to boost its complement of four-footed detectives. The dogs should be here by September and will be cross-trained to...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Construction of the highly anticipated St James roadworks projects, including the Montego Bay bypass, is slated to commence in 2022. The projects, which include the Long Hill bypass and the dualisation of upper Barnett Street, will...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture and Rural Affairs Victor Wright’s analogy of the police killing of American George Floyd with the Government’s “disgraceful removal” of small farmers from the former Bernard Lodge Sugar Estate failed to ignite a...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The Health Ministry has reported six new COVID-19 cases in Jamaica increasing the overall tally to 684. Four of the new patients recently arrived on flights from the United States while two are contacts of a confirmed case. Meanwhile, there were...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:16 PM

The Ministry of Transport is seeking public feedback on proposed increases to toll rates. Here are the proposed rates for Highway 2000: Spanish Town Toll Plaza Class 1  Current rate: $170 Proposed new rate:$190 Class 2 Current rate: $260...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 5:34 PM

The Ministry of Tourism is in discussions with Jamaica National Group Limited and the National Export-Import (EXIM) Bank to provide funding to enable small and medium tourism enterprises to secure COVID-19 personal protective equipment....

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 4:32 PM

People’s National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips says the plight of craft vendors across the island must be urgently addressed as the economic fallout from the coronavirus has left them and their families...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 3:31 PM

A total of 3,300 employees in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector have regained their jobs, which were lost as a result of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 3:08 PM

The Ministry of National Security has acquired four additional offshore patrol vehicles and two maritime aircraft to aid in improving border security, reducing transnational crimes and providing support to other small island developing states. This...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 2:53 PM

The St Ann Police have charged 28-year-old Kevin Mitchell, otherwise called ‘Frost’, a labourer of Retreat, St Mary with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition as well as three counts of shooting with intent. The police report...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:09 PM

The Southeast Regional Health Authority (SERHA) this morning began community surveillance in West Kingston following recent confirmation of five cases of COVID-19.  The persons are contacts of a confirmed case that recently returned to the...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 10:03 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company says it is undertaking an extensive vegetation management control programme, even as it remains in preparation mode for the Atlantic Hurricane season, which is expected to be extremely active.  The company...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 9:46 AM

Twenty-six-year-old Kemar Whyte, otherwise called ‘Brief Man’, a scrap metal worker of Riverton Meadows, St Andrew has been charged with robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm. The police report that about 9:30 a.m...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 9:42 AM

Gas prices have gone up by $1.03 as of today. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 is being sold for $112.89 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $115.72. Meanwhile, automotive diesel oil have gone up by $0.25 to sell for $110....

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 9:32 AM

One man was detained on reasonable suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a pedal cyclist on the Bounty Hall main road in Trelawny on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old Glenroy Williams, a mason...

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