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08 Aug/2020

Francis replaces Malabver as PNP candidate for St. Thomas Western

The People's National Party's (PNP) Marsha Francis is again to contest the St Thomas Western seat, as the PNP readies for a general election.  Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that he may announce a date for the...
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08 Aug/2020

NCU lecturer found dead

A lecturer at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville, Manchester, was found dead at his home in Sedburgh district in the parish yesterday.  He has been identified as 62-year-old Dr Gordon Leighbourn.  His body was...
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08 Aug/2020

Condolence book to be opened for Owen Arthur at UWI tomorrow

A condolence book has been set up at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies in Mona, St Andrew, for the late former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur.  Arthur, who served as the country's prime minister...
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08 Aug/2020

Monument to be erected in memory of police killed in line of duty

Cabinet has approved the erection of a monument in memory of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who have been killed in the line of duty. The monument will be erected on the grounds of the National Heroes Park in Kingston....
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08 Aug/2020

POA insists on special compensation for officers in hazardous divisions

President of the Police Officers' Association (POA), Senior Superintendent Wayne Cameron, is again calling for special compensation for officers working in police divisions considered high risk.  Speaking at the funeral...
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08 Aug/2020

Police charge 41 for breaches of Disaster Risk Management Act

The police say they have charged 41 people, including the promoter of a party, who were at an event on St John's Road in St Catherine in the early hours of Friday morning, for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act....
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08 Aug/2020

Funeral Under Way for Leon Clunis

The funeral for Superintendent Leon Clunis, who led the fatal operation in Horizon Park, St Catherine on June 12, is now under way. The service is being held at the Church of the Open Bible on Washington Boulevard in St Andrew....
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08 Aug/2020

Giving back: Airy Castle volunteers host community fair

Signs mandated social distancing; masks were compulsory and while lollygagging was not restricted, there was little milling about as the community of Airy Castle in St Thomas hosted a small community fair last Saturday at the Airy Castle Basic...
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08 Aug/2020

Don’t silence us! - Lobby wants Canadian prime minister to intervene in the sale of black radio station

A Toronto-based black lobby has called on Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to intervene in the pending sale of a local radio station which has served as an important voice for the African-Caribbean community. The radio station – G98.7 FM...
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08 Aug/2020

We must continue to cherish our freedom – Johnson Smith

Fifty-eight years of Jamaican Independence was the focus of thanksgiving to God for Jamaicans across the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area who came together last Sunday via a virtual church service organised by the Embassy of Jamaica and the...
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08 Aug/2020

Jamaica Progressive Party candidate helps Clarendon mother of three

Cara Campbell-Ellis of Danks, Sangster’s Heights, Clarendon, has a heart filled with gratitude, so much so that she cannot contain her happiness. On August 3, her story was published in The Gleaner, highlighting her despair in not being able to...
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08 Aug/2020

Waterford residents get sign with JPs’ names

THE CONSTANT complaints by residents of the Waterford community in Portmore about not knowing the justices of the peace (JPs) who were appointed to serve the area were addressed by the unveiling of a sign with the names of all seven JPs. The sign...
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08 Aug/2020

We are a resilient people – Ranglin-Vassell

I send my heartiest congratulations to Jamaicans in the homeland and to those in the diaspora. As Jamaicans, we have been through so much, but we are a resilient people, and we always pull through. We stand tall and proud amid the challenges that...
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08 Aug/2020

Computerised system soon to replace ‘big book’ in police stations

Police Commissioner Antony Anderson is touting the pending end of the ‘big book’ in logging reports at police stations as part of the ongoing transformation of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) using technology. The statement book is one of the...
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08 Aug/2020

A sight to behold: Hope Gardens century palm blooms once every 100 years

A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies is how the Nature Preservation Foundation website describes the century palm. However, during its final rites, which can take up to a year and a half to be completed, the...
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07 Aug/2020

Jamaica records another COVID death, 29 more positive cases

Jamaica has recorded one more COVID-related death pushing the tally to 13. The deceased patient, an 88-year-old Clarendon woman, is among 29 new positive cases in the past 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, there are now 177 active...
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07 Aug/2020

CDC warns Americans against non-essential travel to Jamaica

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has recommended that Americans avoid all non-essential travel to Jamaica as it says the risk of the virus is high in the country. Jamaica yesterday recorded 30 new COVID-19...
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07 Aug/2020

St James man charged with child pornography, rape of underage sisters

A court date is being finalised for a St James man accused of having sex with two underage sisters against their will and taking pictures and videos. The man, whose name has not been disclosed because the complainants are minors, was formally...
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07 Aug/2020

41 charged for COVID breaches at St Catherine party

The police are reporting that 41 persons were arrested and charged this morning for breaches of COVID-19 restrictions. The arrests were made following an unauthorised street party on St John’s Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine shortly after...
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07 Aug/2020

Education Ministry to undertake phased introduction of electronic textbooks

The Ministry of Education will begin the phased introduction of electronic textbooks to replace printed versions during the 2020/21 academic year, which starts in September. Acting Chief Education Officer, Dr Kasan Troupe, said the process...
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