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Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 9:55 PM

Residents of Portmore, St Catherine are being encouraged to embrace the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Backyard Garden project. Making the appeal, member of parliament for South East St Catherine, Robert Miller, said that...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 9:14 PM

Five persons were shot, one fatally, by unknown assailants along the Hellshire main road in Portmore, St Catherine a short while ago. The Gleaner understands that the deceased is a male. Police investigators are currently on the scene. The...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 8:55 PM

The Montego Bay Examination Depot of the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) has been temporarily closed for deep cleaning and sanitisation following the confirmation of a positive COVID-19 case at the location. The depot is scheduled to be reopened to...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 7:31 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even though Mexico’s per capita death rate is...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 7:20 PM

A sum of $17.4 billion has been allotted in the 2021/22 Estimates of Expenditure to continue implementation of the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project (SCHIP). The project seeks to improve the alignment and capacity of the existing...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 6:26 PM

The St James police are reporting that prisoners at the Freeport Police Station lock-up, who were placed in quarantine on Saturday, January 9, were given clearance on Sunday, February 21 after completing the required quarantine period. The...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 6:10 PM

The police in Hanover have launched a probe into the shooting death of 17-year-old student and the injuring of his older brother at their home in Lucea on Tuesday morning. Reports are that the teen and his brother were at their...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 5:21 PM

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang, says the Government will not seek to declare another state of emergency (SOE) until its appeal is heard. At the same time, Chang noted that the security measure will be imposed only when absolutely...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 5:16 PM

The fleet of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to be boosted with the addition of fire pumpers in the new fiscal year, as the Government continues to equip the fire service to adequately respond to emergencies. A sum of $1.9 billion has been...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 4:47 PM

Dushyant Savadia, the founder and chief executive officer of the Amber Group, is describing recent reports alleging a second vulnerability on the JamCOVID website as "deeply concerning." "Amber remains very concerned...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 3:58 PM

Opposition Leader Mark Golding went on the attack today with a broadside against the Government, saying it has been grossly negligent in procuring COVID-19 vaccines for Jamaicans. Golding, speaking at a media conference at his West King’...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 3:24 PM

The Ministry of National Security is reporting that the investigation into the breach surrounding the JAMCOVID application has not revealed any evidence that the vulnerabilities identified were exploited for malicious data...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 2:56 PM

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says despite the current crunch facing some hospitals, no one will be turned away. He made the declaration at a press conference this afternoon where he revealed that several hospitals across...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 2:54 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods was injured Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in Los Angeles County, authorities said. Woods had to be extricated from the vehicle with the “jaws of life” tools, the Los Angeles...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 2:30 PM

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the present state of COVID-19 hospitalisations have become alarming with 13 of the 22 hospitals across Jamaica at red alert. Tufton explains that this means that these facilities have a...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 2:18 PM

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is reporting that its information technology unit has launched an investigation after its website was compromised. In a statement today, the agency said the probe is to...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 11:54 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says activities have now been ramped up significantly on the Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project and will remain so for the next three months. The heightened road construction works will be concentrated...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 9:53 AM

Jamaica on Monday recorded six additional COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 405. Those who have died are: An 88-year-old female from St Elizabeth. A 67-years-old woman from St Ann. A 63-year-old male from St James. An 81-year-old man from...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 9:36 AM

The Government has earmarked $320 million for the completion of renovation and construction works at Public Building West to facilitate the expansion of the offices of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The sum will also go towards...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 9:29 AM

The Government has set aside $1 billion to continue the buildout of cybersecurity initiatives of the security forces. The programme aims to facilitate the security force’s enhanced use of technology to ensure national security. In the 2021/22...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:20 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

“We are not safe anymore, whether we are involved or not,” were the words of the partner of 66-year-old businessman Maurice Clarke, who was shot and killed in his yard on the Innswood Estate, St Catherine, property by gunmen on Saturday night about...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:19 AM

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has said that further growth is projected for the agriculture sector, following a 1.8 per cent growth in the second quarter of last year. He said that the expansion in activity was achieved despite the challenges...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:19 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The National Water Commission (NWC) is seeking to add approximately 3,000 new customers to its database and provide temporary employment for thousands of young people in Westmoreland, noted Carole Fisher, NWC’s project manager for...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:17 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Concerned about the frequency of drought in the parish, councillor Dawnette Foster, who represents the Cornwall Mountain division in the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC), is reprimanding some of her senior colleagues for not...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:17 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: With over 1,000 children in foster care across the island, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is on a drive to recruit 150 new foster parents to take on the close to 2,000 children who now require foster...

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