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Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 3:10 PM

A new $200-million police divisional headquarters is to be constructed in Westmoreland. For the fiscal year 2021/22, it is anticipated that 40 per cent of construction activities will be completed. Details of the project are outlined in the 2021/22...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 2:13 PM

BRUSSELS, Feb. 22, CMC – The European Union (EU) on Monday removed Barbados from the so-called blacklist of jurisdictions considered non-cooperative for tax purposes, but added Dominica because it said the island still does not fully meet...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 1:25 PM

The Government has earmarked more than $244 million for work to strengthen and increase Jamaica’s climate resilience across priority sectors. This is under the pilot programme for Climate Resilience 11 (PPCR11)-Adaptation Programme and...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 11:37 AM

Pensioners who have not yet submitted their life certificates for the first quarter of the year (January- March) are being remained to do so by the Accountant General’s Department. “Life certificates for the first quarter are due...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 9:50 AM

Jamaica on Sunday recorded three more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 399. The deceased are an 89-year-old woman from Kingston & St Andrew, a 73-year-old female from St James and a 66-year-old female from Westmoreland. Meanwhile, there...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 9:24 AM

The Government is expected to spend approximately $653 million on a project, titled Support to the National HIV/AIDS Response in Jamaica, during the 2021/2022 fiscal year. Details of this expenditure are outlined in the 2021/2022 Estimates of...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 9:12 AM

The Government is to spend approximately $7.9 million on its technical support to reduce teenage pregnancy project during the 2021/2022 fiscal year. This expenditure is outlined in the 2021/2022 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

No matter how small your backyard space, you can make a big contribution to the country’s food security as well as your personal health and development by planting vegetables like ockra, tomato, peas, beans, carrot, onion, callaloo, pepper, and...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:14 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

“We are very fortunate.” That is how Terron Henry, a Jamaican resident of Houston, described his ordeal with the wintry weather that has gripped Texas over the last week, bringing icy conditions, power outages, and water shortages. “If one thing...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite a positive forecast in the most recent business and consumer confidence surveys, operators of a wide range of commercial enterprises are pessimistic about an uptick in revenue amid tightened restrictions to rein in COVID-19. Jamaica has...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU Almost a month after several detainees tested positive for the coronavirus at the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, Yvonne White-Powell, a deputy superintendent of police at the St James Divisional Headquarters, says the...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Audley Gordon, executive director at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), says the new garbage-transfer station project in Trelawny is not dead, but the cost to build and retrofit it has increased significantly. “...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:07 AM

A number of key public bodies are projecting significant deficits for both the current financial cycle as well as the upcoming 2021-2022 fiscal year. Many of these public bodies have been hit hard by COVID-19-containment measures that have...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:07 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Vincent Gardner, parish manager at the Westmoreland Justice Centre, is appealing for more residents of the parish to serve as volunteer facilitators to settle disputes, as many of those who were previously trained have quit. “We...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Thomas producer who was caught riding on a motorcycle with a gun with 14 rounds, which he claimed he found while cleaning a senior citizen’s home, was last Thursday slapped with a four-year prison sentence. The sentence was handed...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 10:00 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-five-year-old farmer, Dwayne Richards of Crooked River in Clarendon has been charged with the February 15 murder of 61-year-old Sharon Cole of McDonald District, also in Crooked River.   The police report that the incident...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 6:42 PMShanna Monteith - Gleaner Writer

The Yallahs High School in St Thomas will again be suspending face-to-face classes this week, after two teachers and a student tested positive for COVID-19. The principal, Mark Malabver, told The Gleaner that at least two other teachers are...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 5:51 PM

Police today arrested four men who allegedly committed a robbery in the upscale area of Norbrook, St Andrew this morning.  In a thread on Twitter, the Jamaica Constabulary Force said technology aided in the swift apprehension of the men,...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 4:36 PM

The US journalist who broke the story about the exposed personal data of travellers to Jamaica, provided via the JAMCOVID website and application, is hitting back at the Government of Jamaica, suggesting that it has been...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 4:00 PMCMC

The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mauricio Claver-Carone, has collaborated with a coalition of 40 global corporate executives to launching a historic partnership to aid Latin America and the...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 3:29 PMThe Associated Press

The interior minister of Libya’s UN-backed government survived an ambush by gunmen on his motorcade on today. The brazen attack highlight the towering challenges that remain for the newly appointed government that is trying to unite...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 2:30 PM

Private sector professionals have been reacting to news about the death of Greta Bogues, the chief executive officer of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ).  She died earlier today. Her death was confirmed by president of...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 1:09 PMCMC

Investigations are continuing into a plane crash in waters off North Cat Cay in The Bahamas yesterday afternoon. Three people were on board. The Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) in The Bahamas says the three people were...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 10:54 AM

Five people died from COVID-19 in Jamaica yesterday, as the country recorded another deluge of positive cases.  Data from the Ministry of Health and Wellness shows Jamaica recorded 458 cases of the infectious and deadly disease,...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 9:56 AMRuddy Matthison/ Gleaner Writer

Restaurants of Jamaica, which operates the local KFC franchise, is maintaining that it conducted the necessary and thorough cleaning of its KFC Old Harbour branch, after an employee at the outlet tested positive for COVID-19.  It...

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