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Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 5:02 PM

The Health Ministry is reporting that the COVID worry in the parish of Westmoreland has eased. However, there is now alarm about the "uncontrolled" increase in the number of confirmed cases in the parishes of Manchester and St Ann....

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 4:44 PM

Jamaica is pursuing plans to obtain safe vaccines from China, India, and Cuba to treat COVID-19. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton told Parliament a short while ago that the Government would be seeking to enter into bilateral...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 4:31 PM

After years of being closed due to a defect, the Sir John Golding Road in St Andrew, which runs parallel to the UWI Mona Campus and links the community of August Town to Papine, was today reopened to vehicular traffic. The popular thoroughfare...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 1:06 PM

Deported Jamaican Richard 'Storyteller' Morrison who was wrongfully extradited to the United States in 1991 has brought a constitutional motion in the Supreme Court. Morrison is seeking leave to go to the...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 10:13 AM

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Karl Samuda, is expressing disappointment and shock at reports of Saturday morning’s robbery of the Creative Craft Plus building on Hanover Street in downtown Kingston. The trade centre, which employs...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 9:49 AM

Jamaica on Monday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 315. Those who have died are a 69-year-old male from St Ann and a 43-year-old female from St Thomas. One other fatality is under investigation. Meanwhile, there were 123 new...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 9:36 AM

The police are reporting that a service vehicle was vandalised in Portland on Sunday as cops tried to shutdown an illegal party. They say the incident happened shortly after 10:00 p.m. in Sandshore district, Manchioneal. The police say over 150...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 9:05 AM

The police are reporting that there was a major firearm and ammunition bust at the wharf in St James on Monday. According to the police, 19 firearms, including six high powered rifles, and just over 470 assorted rounds of ammunition have been...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:11 AM

Rose Miller, head of the JN BeWi$e Financial Empowerment Programme, says that as the world welcomes 2021, many Jamaicans are looking carefully at their finances with the hope that this year will be more prosperous than the last. She noted that one...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Occupational health and safety has been catapulted to the top of the priority list for many businesses as the country continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), companies have...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Dear Ms Powell, I graduated with a postgraduate certificate from a college in Canada and although I have been blessed to have a job, it is not a job that falls within the required National Occupational Classification (NOC) so that I can apply...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, I am a medical professional and I am considering migrating to the United Kingdom to work there. I am told that persons in my profession are able to obtain visas, and I am hoping that you can advise me on the procedure. – F.Y...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2021 | 12:05 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I am a 34-year-old married man. My mother, daughter and one of my brothers are American citizens. My father is a green card holder. My mother has filed for me and my other brother (unmarried). My question is, can I...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 10:30 PM

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation will on Tuesday close its main offices on Church Street in Kingston for deep cleaning and sanitising. It follows Monday’s confirmation that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. The...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 6:06 PM

Sections of Hanover served by the Cascade Water Facility are now without water after the National Water Commission was forced to shut down the system.

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 4:14 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the Bulstrode Treatment Plant in Westmoreland continues to operate at 50 per cent of its capacity due to a reduction in storage tank levels following recent emergency pipeline repairs....

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 11:22 AM

The police in Trelawny have launched a probe into the death of four-year-old Cloey Brown and the injuring of her father at their home in Freemans Hall, Ulster Spring on Monday. The police say information received is that on Sunday, January 10...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 10:10 AM

The police are reporting that a man was charged following the seizure of a Smith and Wesson nine millimetre pistol along with eight 9mm rounds of ammunition on Delacree Lane, Kingston 11. Charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition is...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 9:56 AM

Jamaica on Sunday recorded an additional COVID-19 fatality, pushing the tally to 313. The deceased is a 64-year-old female from Kingston & St Andrew. Meanwhile, there were 89 new cases with ages ranging from four to 86 years, pushing the total...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 9:48 AM

The police in St Ann have charged 18-year-old Linchris McBean, otherwise called ‘Fras’, of Damhead, Steer Town in the parish in relation to a gun attack on New Year’s Day that left three injured and one dead. McBean has been...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:13 AM

The Government is looking to forge stakeholder partnerships aimed at maximising the potential of Jamaica’s bamboo industry. State minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr Norman Dunn, says discussions are under way with...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/ Gleaner Writer

A south Clarendon mother of a 10-year-old girl is lashing out at those she says are deliberately painting her as a bad mother. Photos have been circulating on social media of maggots in a child’s head, with the allegations that the child, who is...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Sheldon Muir, the grieving father of one of the teenage girls who drowned in a section of the Black River on January 2, is blaming the girls’ death on the negligence of Member of Parliament (MP) J.C. Hutchinson. Muir told The Gleaner that the...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:10 AM

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), which represents the Caribbean’s biggest industry, has made its case to the Government of Canada to reconsider new pandemic testing rules that will strain already stressed Caribbean public health...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie, on Friday received tablet computers valued at $500,000 for needy students living in west Kingston, for which he is the member of parliament. The devices, which were donated by...

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