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Six shot, three fatally, in Enfield, St Mary

Three people are now dead and three others are in hospital following an attack by gunmen in Enfield, St Mary.  One of the individuals in hospital is in critical condition. A senior police source told The Gleaner that intelligence received so...
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MOE awaiting legal advice on Ruel Reid, Fritz Pinnock salary payments

Education Minister Fayval Williams says the ministry has sought legal advice on whether scandal-scarred former Education Minister Ruel Reid and Professor Fritz Pinnock should still be receiving multimillion-dollar salaries at the expense...
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Nutrition Products Limited, located at 6 Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, is embroiled in allegations of financial and procurement impropriety.

FEEDING TREE

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has urged the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to immediately call for full disclosure of all existing contractual and transactional arrangements with connected parties at Nutrition Products Limited (...
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Holness, Gov’t skid in popularity

Waves of deadly coronavirus infections and the attendant economic hardships from measures to rein in outbreaks have set Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his Government on a precipitous plunge in popularity, commentators agree. An RJRGLEANER-...
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Late head of Modern Ricam Construction, Devon Richards.

The ‘godfather’ of Greenvale Premium

GREEENVALE, Manchester: The death of founder of Modern Ricam Construction, Devon Richards, has left the community of Greenvale in mourning, with beneficiaries of his largesse and mentorship hailing him as a philanthropist. Richards succumbed to...
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Our mom did not die from COVID!

A Clarendon family is furious over allegations that their relative died after being deprived of oxygen at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, where she was admitted on September 6. Shericka Cameron, daughter of the deceased, told The Gleaner that a...
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I will be there for the Boyz – Nicholson Premium

Days after his jaw was broken during a Belgium Pro League match, in-form Jamaican striker Shamar Nicholson, who is set to undergo surgery tomorrow, says he will be available for the country’s next set of FIFA World Cup qualifiers (WCQ) in October...
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Harbour View battling history in Mt Pleasant clash

In their past Jamaica Premier League (JPL) two-legged play-off ties, fortune has not favoured Harbour View. Now facing a two-goal deficit, the ‘Stars of the East’s’ path to the semi-finals will require a bit of history when they face Mount...
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In this file photo, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Darly Vaz, unveils a Free Wifi sign at the launch of the Universal Service Fund (USF) Free public WiFi in May Pen, Clarendon in November 2020. He was accompanied by (from left)  Member of Parli

Revenues dip to $15b for telecoms during pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic having driven much of Jamaica’s business and social activities online, there has been a mere 4.5 per cent increase in the availability and use of broad internet service – both fixed and mobile – in the country over one...
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Changed retail dynamics, higher grocery prices after lockdowns

The world over, the dynamics of retail are changing, thanks to COVID-19. Supermarkets in Jamaica, too, have been forced to adjust their operational routines, some for the better, as a result of pressures brought by the pandemic in general, and more...
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The childhood home of Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley on Second Street in Trench Town, St Andrew was destroyed by fire on Saturday morning. Damages are said to total $300,000.

Fire leaves $300,000 worth of damage at Wailer’s childhood home

Saturday’s fire at the childhood home of reggae pioneer Bunny Wailer caused an estimated $300,000 worth of damage, Emeleo Ebanks, public relations officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, told The Gleaner. The house on Second Street in Trench Town, St...
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Jay-Z’s organisation seeks Kansas police agency’s documents

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP): An organisation run by rapper Jay-Z has filed a petition seeking records from the Kansas City, Kansas, police department related to what it calls a history of officer misconduct within the department. The request was...
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Editorial | Expand discussion on carbon trading

Last week’s announcement by Pearnel Charles Jr, the environment and climate change minister, of Jamaica’s intention to join the carbon trading market, revives an idea first floated eight years ago. The plan is another opportunity, an inflection...
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Elizabeth Morgan | CARICOM’s economic recovery: cause for concern

From August into September, I took the opportunity in my articles to look at the exports of goods and services from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states and the areas showing signs of growth or targeted for growth in diversification....
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Letter of the Day | The CXC tragedy: one year on

THE EDITOR, Madam: September 22 marks one year since the release of the Caribbean Examination Council’s 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results, and the start of a...
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Epitome of insanity

THE EDITOR, Madam: The Government’s handling of the vaccination drive aimed at taming the COVID monster has gone from the ridiculous to the sublime, lurching from one foul-up to the next. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, it...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right), greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on yesterday.

Trudeau’s election bet fails, but Tory rival might lose job

TORONTO (AP): Prime Minister Justin Trudeau secured victory in parliamentary elections but failed to get the majority he wanted, an outcome that threatened his Conservative rival with loss of his job after moving his party to the centre and...
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White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants

WASHINGTON (AP): The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the US southern border, after images of US Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this...
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Beating childhood cancer

SEPTEMBER IS Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognise the children and families affected by childhood cancers and to emphasise the importance of supporting research on these devastating conditions. This month, and throughout the year...
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Deaf awareness and COVID-19

DEAF AWARENESS takes centre stage this month as the community celebrates the rich cultural history of the Deaf community, and continues the work of advocating for the rights of deaf people everywhere. Activities and events throughout Deaf...
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Nutrition for Superhumans is another brand Barbee finds herself dabbling in, because fitness is nothing without eating well.

Barbee gets fit

It has been said that the pandemic resulted in a global athleisure boom, and that more and more fitness fashion brands are emerging that promote health, wellness, and deliver comfort as a result. Reggae-dancehall entertainer Barbee was not to be...

Something Extra | Wednesday

The Jamaican polo team represented the Rock at the Butler International Cup in Chicago, last Sunday, beating the US team 8-7. As five other nations compete in this tournament, Team Jamaica is determined to come home victorious and showed out with...
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