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Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 9:57 AM

One of the residents of The Golden Age Home in Kingston, who tested positive for COVID-19 has died.  Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie, has expressed regret at her passing. On October 21, a COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 9:27 AM

The two Jamaica Defence Force soldiers held earlier this month with more than 1500 pounds of ganja after a shootout with the police in St Elizabeth have now been charged.  They are Roan Mendez, 39, of a Kingston 10 address and Robert Smith, 38...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 9:09 AM

Dr Omar Davies, former member of parliament of South St Andrew has come out in support of Mark Golding as president of the People’s National Party (PNP). In a video posted on social media, the former Finance Minister and PNP...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 8:56 AM

Discussions are under way between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and several regional and global institutions to assist member countries that may require support in accessing approved coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines when these become...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Around noon last Friday, Sadesha McKenzie sat inside her beauty shop, Mummy’s Hair Spot, in Seaview Gardens, St Andrew, showcasing products when gunmen sneaked up on patrons, killing one man and injuring the proprietor. After being shot in the...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:17 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Ingrid Murray, who serves as president and director of facilities of the United States-based family-owned Prospect Cleaning Services (PCS), which she runs with her husband Courtney Murray, was earlier this year commissioned by the...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Several days of torrential rains have seriously impacted some roadways in west Portland, which are now being cleared by residents, even as they are still being affected by the inclement weather. Landslides and falling rocks, compounded by inundated...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Gleaner Writer

Some Jamaicans, especially the elderly, are fearful of leaving their homes due to COVID-19, but one local company is ensuring that this fear does not cause a deterioration in health by providing access to doctors, nurses and other health...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:14 AM
Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:06 AM

The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is advising persons to utilise this period of increased work from home to reduce fire hazards around the home, and be vigilant in identifying potential fire hazards. “During this time when we are working from home,...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:06 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-three students residing in St Catherine, Manchester and St Ann are beneficiaries of the 2020 annual Windalco local scholarship and grants programme. The programme, which has been running for more than a decade, has seen more than $100 million...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 5:09 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 27, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), have signed  an agreement with the sub-regional office of the Pan American Health...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 4:19 PM

GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has awarded scholarships valued at over $21 million to 92 Jamaican tertiary students for the 2020/21 academic year. The 2020 GK scholarship recipients were announced during a virtual awards ceremony held...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 3:51 PM

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia has applied to the World Health Organization for accelerated registration and pre-qualification of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the country's sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday. Russia...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 3:45 PM

Subsequent to continuous rainfall between Friday, October 23 and Sunday, October 25, there was a spill of the effluent holding pond at the Ewarton Works Plant leading to the Old John Gully in St. Catherine. As a result, areas in the vicinity of...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 2:45 PM

Councillor of the Claremont Division in St Ann South Eastern, Lambert Weir, has made public his support for People's National Party (PNP) presidential candidate Mark Golding. In a video posted on social media, Weir...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 2:34 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that it will be carrying out urgent pipeline interconnection works in Wakefield, Trelawny, tomorrow, October 28, 2020, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. As a result, customers in some...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 2:27 PM

PARIS -- At least four people, including two young children, died Tuesday when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France while trying to cross the English Channel to Britain, French authorities said. Fifteen migrants have been saved...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 1:02 PM

MONACO (AP) — Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years on Tuesday because of three violations of doping control rules. Track and field’s Athletics Integrity Unit said Coleman will be...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:36 PM

West Indies Alumina Company (WINDALCO) says it has invested $8 million dollars in support of tertiary education in Jamaica. Sixty-three students have benefited from financial grants this year. The investment forms part of the company’s...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 11:39 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Oct 27, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) is warning that La Niña conditions are in place and this could result in particularly high flooding, landslides and rock fall in several...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 11:26 AM

Two members of the Soroptimist Club have been selected to represent Jamaica to Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI), a global volunteer movement which operates in some 124 countries to educate, empower and enable...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 11:01 AM

Jamaica has developed the first end-to-end insurance programme for tourists travelling to the island – the Jamaica Cares Insurance Programme – which is to be officially launched in two weeks. The initiative, which comprises two...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 10:02 AM

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed that four more persons have died from COVID-19 on Monday, pushing the tally to 196. The deceased are: a 56-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew, a 57-year-old male from Kingston and...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 9:30 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that it will be suspending operations at the Old Pepper Well in St. Elizabeth, from 9: 00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. This is necessary to facilitate...

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