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Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:20 AM

IN 2018, Jhannel Tomlinson declared her commitment to youth advocacy in the effort to contain climate-change impacts in the Caribbean. Fast-forward to 2020, and she is sticking to her guns and has the ‘receipts’ to show. Among other things, she was...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:16 AM

MISS UNIVERSE Jamaica 2019 Iana Tickle Garcia continues to make her mark as a philanthropist and environmental champion. The founder of the Crochet for Charity project, Garcia uses her crocheting skills to create handmade accessories and donates...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:11 AM
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Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Being a society with a social interaction tradition heavily based on physical contact, renowned western Jamaica-based family therapist Dr Beverly Scott says the sudden change in social norms, brought on by the onset of the COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 8:00 PM

The police say provisions under the law will be fully and strictly enforced during the nightly COVID-19 curfew. It will run from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day. On Wednesday night, the corporate area was bare as law enforcement authorities moved into the commercial districts.

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 5:45 PM

Gas prices will go down by $4.50 effective Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $119.70 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $122.51. Automotive diesel oil will move up by $0.03 per litre...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 5:06 PM

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton this afternoon reported that Jamaica has recorded an additional six cases of the coronavirus.​ Tufton says all six are linked to the case of the 79-year-old man from Corn Piece Settlement in Clarendon who became Jamaica's first COVID-related death.

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Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 4:34 PM

The police high command in Area One, which covers St James, Hanover, Trelawny and Westmoreland, has instituted a number of health and security measures to ensure the safety of prisoners, staff, and visitors amid the coronavirus crisis....

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 4:18 PM

Private school stakeholders, including teachers and parents, will have to wait until Thursday to known what agreements, if any, will be reached between the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA). This as a...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 3:56 PM

Normal operations are expected to return to Ocho Rios-based Irie FM Radio today after a dispute on Tuesday caused workers to withdraw their services, taking the radio station off the airwaves.

 

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 3:30 PM

A St Thomas motorcyclist remains hospitalised in serious condition following a crash along the Serge Island main road in the parish on Tuesday. It is reported that sometime after 4:00 p.m. the motorcyclist was heading in a south-easterly direction...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 3:02 PM

Police investigators in Clarendon are probing the shooting deaths of two men in two separate incidents in Lionel Town on Tuesday night. The first incident claimed the life of 56-year-old Everton Osbourne, a fisherman of Salt River district. The...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 2:15 PM

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has reported an additional COVID-related death. This is the third patient to have died. Tufton, in a post on Twitter did not reveal any detail saying further information will be presented at a press briefing. 

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 1:49 PM

The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it supports the call from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) for the government to temporarily suspend the General Consumption Tax (GCT) on electricity as well as remove the Special Consumption...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:45 PM

The People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Development, Victor Wright, says long-term support for agriculture must be provided now to ensure the nation's food security as we continue our battle with the...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:34 PM

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) says it will continue to operate as normal despite the all-island curfew. Yesterday, the state-owned bus company announced that it would implement operational changes effective Wednesday in light of...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:15 PM

The United States Government has committed $95 million or US$700,000 to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Jamaica. These funds will go directly toward the country’s emergency response. The US Agency for...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:08 PM

The driver who was being sought by the police in relation to Sunday’s crash that claimed the life of 38-year-old Leonie Smith-Wilson, a nurse at the St Thomas Infirmary, is now in custody. He was picked up at his workplace in the parish on...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 11:11 AM

Effective today, KingAlarm will be reducing prices on security guard services for an initial period of one month. Additionally, KingAlarm Managing Director, John P. Azar, indicated that for the month of April, the company would be foregoing...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 10:53 AM

Superintendent Kirk Ricketts, commanding officer for the Trelawny Police, has declared that cops in his division are ready to enforce the seven-day islandwide curfew, which starts later today. The measure will run from 8:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m....

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