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March 13, 2019

Jamaica

SOE court challenge to be heard next year

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The High Court will, from April 27 to 29 next year, hear the claim by St James-based taxi operator Roshaine Clarke, 26, who is suing… Link: SOE court challenge to be heard next year

Don’t dilute quality assurance in education – Marshall

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Phylicia Marshall, assistant chief education officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says the quality assurance services offered by tertiary… Link: Don’t dilute quality assurance in education – Marshall

Finance ministry asked to review duty-free limits

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Customs Agency says it has sent to the finance ministry recommendations from travellers for an increase in the duty-free limit. It has also… Link: Finance ministry asked to review duty-free limits

$2b scanning system for Customs

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Customs Agency is procuring a $2-billion scanning system machine to be installed at the ports. According to the chief executive officer of the… Link: b scanning system for Customs

Coutinho still unable to show his worth at Barca

Source: Jamaica Star (AP): More than a year after arriving as one of Barcelona’s most expensive signings, Philippe Coutinho is still struggling to play up to expectations. The… Link: Coutinho still unable to show his worth at Barca

Rural communities facing water issues

Source: Jamaica Star The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that, due to operational challenges at the Great River Treatment Plant in St James, and the Spur Tree… Link: Rural communities facing water issues

Armed robbers weren’t ‘normal’ criminals

Source: Jamaica Star Based on the precision with which Sunday morning’s multimillion-dollar robbery and double murder in Montego Bay, St James, was executed, some persons, believe those involved… Link: Armed robbers weren’t ‘normal’ criminals

Jamaica Rum Festival unites two worlds

Source: Jamaica Star The Jamaica Rum Festival, presented by J Wray and Nephew Limited’s Appleton Estate brand, went off without a hitch (at least none that the attendants… Link: Jamaica Rum Festival unites two worlds

Arthur Williams appointed high commissioner to Trinidad

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Former senator and attorney-at-law Arthur Williams has been appointed Jamaica’s new high commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade… Link: Arthur Williams appointed high commissioner to Trinidad

Hotelier Wallace is new Negril Chamber boss

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Western Bureau: Prominent hotelier Richard A.M. Wallace is now the new president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce And Industry. Wallace was selected for the… Link: Hotelier Wallace is new Negril Chamber boss

Sector group wants urgent update on JamaicaEye cameras

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: Winston Lawson, the president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), wants a swift update on plans to install some… Link: Sector group wants urgent update on JamaicaEye cameras

MoBay madness – Guard, courier killed in daylight robbery

Source: Jamaica Star On the heels of a major robbery and fatal shooting yesterday in Montego Bay, St James, National Security Minister Horace Chang said that there is… Link: MoBay madness – Guard, courier killed in daylight robbery

Sickly 69-y-o seeks help

Source: Jamaica Star Uraline Smikley is battling a respiratory condition and is unable to breathe properly without the aid of a nebulizer. When THE STAR visited her last… Link: Sickly 69-y-o seeks help

Cops trying to find child in lewd video

Source: Jamaica Star The Child Protection and Family Service Agency (CPFSA) is urging persons to desist from sharing a video of a little girl giving graphic details of… Link: Cops trying to find child in lewd video

Twin girls to be buried on Sunday

Source: Jamaica Star The twin girls who perished in a fire on January 31, after their home that is located off Grants Pen Avenue was burnt to the… Link: Twin girls to be buried on Sunday

Youngster builds studio in Clarendon

Source: Jamaica Star Dannareo Fearon from Mineral Heights in Clarendon describes himself as a lover of music. The 23-year old said that he started playing his first instrument… Link: Youngster builds studio in Clarendon

‘Writing on the wall’ as Vaz team upbeat

Source: Jamaica Gleaner MANCHIONEAL, Portland: West Portland Member of Parliament Daryl Vaz has thrown cold water on the results of an internal poll by the People’s National Party… Link: ‘Writing on the wall’ as Vaz team upbeat

No surprise to latest US travel advisory; no fallout expected

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaican government officials say they are not surprised by the latest advisory issued by the United States (US) Department of State warning its citizens against… Link: No surprise to latest US travel advisory; no fallout expected

Poll: PNP has sway but Crawford in dead heat with Vaz

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Findings of a poll conducted by the Caribbean Research Development Services Inc (CADRES), which was commissioned by the People’s National Party (PNP) and released yesterday,… Link: Poll: PNP has sway but Crawford in dead heat with Vaz

UPDATED: PNP has sway but Crawford in dead heat with Vaz – poll

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Findings of a poll conducted by the Caribbean Research Development Services Inc (CADRES), which was commissioned by the People’s National Party (PNP) and released yesterday,… Link: UPDATED: PNP has sway but Crawford in dead heat with Vaz – poll

Fire Brigade board denies nepotism, favouritism charges

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The board of the Jamaica Fire Brigade has defended its promotion practices despite a damning revelation in the March 3, 2019, edition of The Sunday… Link: Fire Brigade board denies nepotism, favouritism charges

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Three persons died in a motor vehicle collision on the Melrose Bypass in Manchester on Thursday. Dead are 25-year-old Osheen Wint, seven-year-old Daniella Wint, and… Link:

Islam knocks violence against women – official

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A member of the Islamic Council of Jamaica has sought to invalidate the narrative of Muslim women as the victims of subjugation and degradation, arguing… Link: Islam knocks violence against women – official

Uchence Gang Trial | Cronies bathe in stolen cash

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Having already given testimony on about at least seven other robberies that took place across several parishes, a Crown witness yesterday said that he received… Link: Uchence Gang Trial | Cronies bathe in stolen cash

Long way to go to achieve gender equality in region – ILO

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The International Labour Organization (ILO) said that over the last 20 years, the inclusion of women in the labour market has been sustained in Latin… Link: Long way to go to achieve gender equality in region – ILO

JLP wants PNP to instruct Crawford to withdraw comments against Ann Marie Vaz

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wants the People’s National Party (PNP) to instruct its prospective Portland Eastern candidate Damion Crawford to withdraw comments he made against… Link: JLP wants PNP to instruct Crawford to withdraw comments against Ann Marie Vaz

Foreigners arrested for illegal fishing

Source: Jamaica Star Fifty-seven Dominican nationals have been arrested and charged by the police after they were caught fishing illegally in Jamaican waters last Saturday. The men, who… Link: Foreigners arrested for illegal fishing

INDECOM launches probe after body search leads to tussle

Source: Jamaica Star An investigation has been launched by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) after a woman reported to the security forces’ watch dog agency that she… Link: INDECOM launches probe after body search leads to tussle

Young farmer uses social media to push business

Source: Jamaica Star Farming is not often the career of choice for young Jamaicans, neither is it something many would choose to highlight on their social media pages.… Link: Young farmer uses social media to push business

Mayhem on our streets

Source: Jamaica Star The Jamaica Constabulary Force has a thankless task of policing a lawless society where anything goes and walking the straight and narrow is scoffed at.… Link: Mayhem on our streets

PATH benefits to jump

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Nearly 300,000 vulnerable persons, including children and the elderly, are to see an average 16 per cent increase in their cash grants under the Programme… Link: PATH benefits to jump

Almost $2b for MSMEs

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Holness administration has committed almost $2 billion in the upcoming fiscal year to provide a shot in the arm for the micro, small and… Link: Almost b for MSMEs

Compliant SLB borrowers to be rewarded

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Borrowers of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) who have been servicing their loans without falling into delinquency are poised to benefit from a reduction in… Link: Compliant SLB borrowers to be rewarded

1,000 cars for cops, facelift for stations

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Government plans to shell out close to $3 billion to acquire 1,000 new motor vehicles for the police and carry out much-needed repairs at… Link: 1,000 cars for cops, facelift for stations

Champions League history a warning for Madrid

Source: Jamaica Star (AP): When a period of Champions League success ends, it’s not always so easy to get back to the top. Real Madrid’s embarrassing 4-1 loss… Link: Champions League history a warning for Madrid

McCoy added to T20 squad

Source: Jamaica Star (CMC): Left-arm seamer Obed McCoy has been called up for the remaining two matches in the Twenty20 series against England. The 22-year-old has made two… Link: McCoy added to T20 squad

Chess programme launched in Denham Town

Source: Jamaica Star The community centre in Denham Town, Kingston, was filled with excitement yesterday when THE STAR visited as children and some older persons got the opportunity… Link: Chess programme launched in Denham Town

Campbell withdraws Bloomfield murder comments

Source: Jamaica Gleaner St Ann North West Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Dayton Campbell has withdrawn a controversial statement he made at a People’s National Party (PNP) mass… Link: Campbell withdraws Bloomfield murder comments

A matter of the heart – Kemoy Campbell’s date with destiny

Source: Jamaica Gleaner NEW ROCHELLE, New York: Twenty-six days ago, Kemoy Campbell’s heart stopped. Today, the Jamaican Olympian, who holds the national record in the 3,000m, 5,000m, and… Link: A matter of the heart – Kemoy Campbell’s date with destiny

My declaration issues have been cleared up – Smith

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Former St Ann South West Member of Parliament (MP) Ernest Smith has admitted that there was “some delay” in completing his declaration of assets and… Link: My declaration issues have been cleared up – Smith

Westmoreland man dies in Ash Wednesday bike crash

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Forty-one-year-old Damion Watt of Burnt Savannah, Westmoreland was this morning killed in a motor vehicle crash along the Frome main road in the parish. The… Link: Westmoreland man dies in Ash Wednesday bike crash

NWC says damaged Angels facility should be restored by Friday

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The National Water Commission (NWC) says the Angels #2 facility remains out of operation as a result of a damaged motor but should be restored by Friday.… Link: NWC says damaged Angels facility should be restored by Friday

Poaching catch 25,000lb and rising

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Officers from the Fisheries Division will return to the Coast Guard base at Cagway, Port Royal, this morning, to continue their inventory of conch, lobster,… Link: Poaching catch 25,000lb and rising

Dengue losing its sting – Tufton

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is reporting that the dengue virus peaked around two to three weeks ago and that normality could return to the… Link: Dengue losing its sting – Tufton

Inmate on trial for stabbing cop

Source: Jamaica Star WESTERN BUREAU: The trial of a St James man, who reportedly stabbed a police officer while he was in custody at the Freeport police lock-up… Link: Inmate on trial for stabbing cop

Man accused of stealing bag

Source: Jamaica Star WESTERN BUREAU: A St James man who was allegedly caught on video stealing another man’s bag last October had his bail extended until May 9… Link: Man accused of stealing bag

Brazilian hair goes missing from salon

Source: Jamaica Star WESTERN BUREAU: A St James man who reportedly stole several packs of hair extensions from a salon has been remanded in custody until today following… Link: Brazilian hair goes missing from salon

Reggae Girlz get big support in MoBay

Source: Jamaica Star Despite the rain before the game, patrons showed up in their numbers at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James on Sunday to support… Link: Reggae Girlz get big support in MoBay

East Portland by-election moved to April 4

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The by-election for the East Portland constituency has been shifted to April 4. The poll was initially announced for Monday, March 25 by Prime Minister… Link: East Portland by-election moved to April 4

Gov’t quizzed on continued support for horse racing

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke is to update Parliament on the extent of Government’s continued involvement in the local horse racing industry after a multimillion-dollar… Link: Gov’t quizzed on continued support for horse racing

NSC agrees on critical elements of Enhanced Security Measures

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The proposed Enhanced Security Measures legislation considered last Friday by the National Security Council (NSC) will include, among other things, a provision that will allow… Link: NSC agrees on critical elements of Enhanced Security Measures

Boards and public service politicised – Narcisse

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Civil-society advocate Carol Narcisse is adamant that administrative issues playing out at entities such as the Jamaica Fire Brigade and earlier at Petrojam Limited are… Link: Boards and public service politicised – Narcisse

One dead, three injured in shooting

Source: Jamaica Star The police have confirmed that one man was killed and at least three others injured during a shooting incident around 6:24 p.m. on Sunday in… Link: One dead, three injured in shooting

Man desperate to find money for eye surgery

Source: Jamaica Star In four years, 32-year-old Antonio Evans has done two eye surgeries. In 2015, he was diagnosed with panuveitis, which is inflammation of the uvea, the… Link: Man desperate to find money for eye surgery

Lifeguards want better treatment, respect from visitors

Source: Jamaica Star For lifeguard David Williams, gratitude is hard to come by despite the roles they play in ensuring that visiting locals or tourists have a safe… Link: Lifeguards want better treatment, respect from visitors

Games days to boost children’s fitness

Source: Jamaica Star Come Ash Wednesday, March 6, president of the Rose Hall/Free Town Community Development Committee, Floyd Smith, will be launching a games evening in Rose Hall.… Link: Games days to boost children’s fitness

PNP confident of by-election victory

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Port Antonio, Portland: Convinced that East Portland will again vote along party lines, the People’s National Party (PNP) is confident of victory in the March… Link: PNP confident of by-election victory

Vaz: I have never practised discrimination

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) prospective candidate for the East Portland by-election, Ann-Marie Vaz, has rubbished claims of political victimisation levelled against her by People’s… Link: Vaz: I have never practised discrimination

East Portland experiencing financial windfall

Source: Jamaica Gleaner PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Sales have boomed at supermarkets, corner shops, and rum bars as activists and party workers from both sides of the political divide… Link: East Portland experiencing financial windfall

Umbrella Gang hit hard by killing, conviction

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Portmore’s notorious Umbrella Gang was hit hard by the justice system and crime-fighters within hours last Wednesday with the conviction and fatal shooting of two… Link: Umbrella Gang hit hard by killing, conviction

– Samuda fires back at Phillips’ claim of JLP neglect

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Government senator Matthew Samuda has fired back at the People’s National Party (PNP) over accusations that the Andrew Holness administration is neglecting East Portland. PNP… Link: – Samuda fires back at Phillips’ claim of JLP neglect

21-y-o charged with Bloomfield’s murder

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Portland: Simeon Anthony Sutherland, the 21-year-old man twice detained by investigators probing the death of East Portland Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale Bloomfield has… Link: 21-y-o charged with Bloomfield’s murder

ECJ: Candidates must declare campaign funding sources

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Ahead of the East Portland by-election, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has issued a reminder that candidates for parliamentary elections are now required to… Link: ECJ: Candidates must declare campaign funding sources

Cops probe triple murder in Clarendon

Source: Jamaica Star The May Pen Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are investigating the circumstances surrounding a triple murder, involving brothers, along Rose Avenue in the parish last night.… Link: Cops probe triple murder in Clarendon

Veronica Campbell-Brown, husband welcome first child

Source: Jamaica Star Jamaica sprint star Veronica Campbell-Brown, and her husband, Omar Brown celebrated the birth of their daughter Avianna Amora Brown on February 23. The couple shared… Link: Veronica Campbell-Brown, husband welcome first child

24 persons wanted in Westmoreland

Source: Jamaica Star Following several days of terror in Westmoreland, the police are now on the hunt for close to 40 individuals who are either wanted or listed… Link: 24 persons wanted in Westmoreland

Fun and exciting times by the Old Spanish Bridge

Source: Jamaica Star If you are looking for a one-stop, fun, and exciting getaway, where water, relaxation, sun, greenery, and adventures can, collectively, enhance your satisfaction, what are… Link: Fun and exciting times by the Old Spanish Bridge

Pundits applaud Becca’s great knock

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Veteran cricket commentators Andrew Mason and Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira said that Caribbean journalism has suffered a great loss following the death of legendary cricket writer… Link: Pundits applaud Becca’s great knock

Mahfood fingers Bloomberg among US anti-sugar donors

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The estimated multibillion-dollar campaign designed to influence policymakers to impose a minimum 20 per cent sugar tax on drinks is funded by external forces with… Link: Mahfood fingers Bloomberg among US anti-sugar donors

Don’t scapegoat Church for not passing laws, say clerics

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Church leaders in Jamaica are standing in the way of politicians making a change to the buggery and abortion laws, according to Justice Minister Delroy… Link: Don’t scapegoat Church for not passing laws, say clerics

Cracks force closure of Falmouth’s Rock Bridge

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: Structural damage to the Rock Bridge in Falmouth, Trelawny, has forced parish authorities to order its closure despite disapproval from and bewilderment of… Link: Cracks force closure of Falmouth’s Rock Bridge

Mavis Scarlett Foundation looks to help more youth

Source: Jamaica Star The Mavis Scarlett Foundation is looking to expand its reach in Jamaica. The NGO, founded by Stephanie Dunstan in 2016, became an official entity last… Link: Mavis Scarlett Foundation looks to help more youth

Woman seeks financial assistance for ill mom

Source: Jamaica Star The look of frustration was evident on Kerry-Ann Angus’ face when she spoke to THE STAR earlier this week. The 23-year old, who had a… Link: Woman seeks financial assistance for ill mom

GoFundMe account launched for Crawford’s election campaign

Source: Jamaica Star A GoFundMe account has been created to raise funds for the election campaign of Senator Damion Crawford, the People’s National Party candidate for the upcoming… Link: GoFundMe account launched for Crawford’s election campaign

Man found dead in bathroom

Source: Jamaica Star Sixty-four-year-old Clive Hughes died in a bar on Lower Harbour Street in Falmourh about 11 a.m. yesterday. The bartender, who requested that her name be… Link: Man found dead in bathroom

Lanz balancing producing and performing

Source: Jamaica Star Recording artiste Lanz came on to the music scene in 2017 with the single She Nah Leggo on his own label, Ubique Muziq. The song… Link: Lanz balancing producing and performing

‘Corruption’ label crippling local contractors

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaican construction firms are prejudicially labelled as corrupt and inept when their projects are hit by cost overruns and delays, but government and other stakeholders… Link: ‘Corruption’ label crippling local contractors

Death-penalty pressure to grow

Source: Jamaica Gleaner BRUSSELS, Belgium: Europe might step up the pressure on Jamaica for its retention of the death penalty, which remains high on bilateral and multilateral agendas,… Link: Death-penalty pressure to grow

Failed abortion brings family back together, says lobbyist

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A local charity group seeking to convince lawmakers to maintain the ban on abortion yesterday cited the story of an inner-city woman who tried three… Link: Failed abortion brings family back together, says lobbyist

Waller, eGov Ja sued for wrongful dismissal

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Former CEO of eGov Jamaica Ltd, Herman Athias, is taking the government-owned entity and its chairman to court over what he calls “unjustifiable termination and… Link: Waller, eGov Ja sued for wrongful dismissal

Men prefer bromance to romance, study says

Source: Jamaica Star A 2017 article suggests that men are more satisfied by ‘bromances’ than their romantic relationships with women, and one relationship expert has agreed wholeheartedly. Shelly… Link: Men prefer bromance to romance, study says

Cops find 20 guns at Kingston port

Source: Jamaica Star Up to press time yesterday, law enforcement groups were still gathered at the scene of a major guns and ammunition find at Port Bustamante in… Link: Cops find 20 guns at Kingston port

Police hunt Father Fowl’s killers

Source: Jamaica Star Following the death of 62-year-old Owen ‘Father Fowl’ Clarke last Friday, voice notes have surfaced with a male saying that 100 men are going to… Link: Police hunt Father Fowl’s killers

Triple murder puts Westmoreland on edge

Source: Jamaica Star The Westmoreland police say they will be working assiduously to bring crime and violence in the parish under control in light of a triple killing… Link: Triple murder puts Westmoreland on edge

Drought conditions affecting water supply to central parishes

Source: Jamaica Star The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising that operations at some of its facilities in Manchester and St Elizabeth have been severely affected by drought… Link: Drought conditions affecting water supply to central parishes

Chuck gets ball rolling on updating outdated court fines

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Lawmakers yesterday began debate on proposed legislation to increase the fine from a paltry $40 to a maximum of $1 million for anyone found guilty… Link: Chuck gets ball rolling on updating outdated court fines

By-election could be announced Friday

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Having been convinced by the leadership of the party’s Area Council Two that East Portland is ready for a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wave, Prime… Link: By-election could be announced Friday

Massive gun find at Wharf

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Law-enforcement officials are tight-lipped about the details surrounding a massive gun and ammunition find at one of the country’s ports. Yesterday, 20 firearms and nearly… Link: Massive gun find at Wharf

Reid refers proposed code for teachers to NCE

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Education Minister Ruel Reid has referred a proposed code of conduct for educators and boards to the National Council on Education (NCE) for review, following… Link: Reid refers proposed code for teachers to NCE

1,500 to march against death penalty

Source: Jamaica Gleaner BRUSSELS, Belgium: More than 1,500 abolitionists will take to the streets of Brussels, Belgium on Friday to march for an end to the death penalty… Link: 1,500 to march against death penalty

Three persons murdered in Westmoreland

Source: Jamaica Star Three persons were murdered in Williamsfield, Westmoreland, on Monday night. The Whithorn Police have began a probe into the incident, which saw five persons being… Link: Three persons murdered in Westmoreland

LOVE TRIANGLE LEADS TO MAN’S DEATH?

Source: Jamaica Star Investigators attached to the St Andrew North Police Division believe that it is only a matter of time before they apprehend the prime suspect in… Link: LOVE TRIANGLE LEADS TO MAN’S DEATH?

Love triangle leads to man's death?

Source: Jamaica Star Investigators attached to the St Andrew North Police Division believe that it is only a matter of time before they apprehend the prime suspect in… Link: Love triangle leads to man's death?

Rain ruins third ODI

Source: Jamaica Star ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Feb 25, CMC – Persistent rain ruined West Indies’ hopes of building on their momentum, as it forced the abandonment of the… Link: Rain ruins third ODI

Eight shot, three fatally in Westmoreland attack

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Eight people were shot, three fatally, shortly after 11 o’clock last night in the volatile community of Williamsfield, Westmoreland. According to the police, the victims… Link: Eight shot, three fatally in Westmoreland attack

News Briefs

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Man’s body found in pit A body believed to be that of a man who was reported missing last Friday was retrieved from a pit… Link: News Briefs

Gag order – Ministry may muzzle politically active educators

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Seeking to make good on his promise to formulate a code of conduct for politically active public-sector educators, the Ruel Reid-led Ministry of Education has… Link: Gag order – Ministry may muzzle politically active educators

Crawford confirmed for East Portland

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday approved the candidacy of Damion Crawford for the impending East Portland by-election. In a statement yesterday evening, the party… Link: Crawford confirmed for East Portland

Pregnant woman survives being shot five times

Source: Jamaica Star Shaniece Robinson was spending the night with her boyfriend in Toronto, Canada, on July 2, 2017, when gunmen entered the house they were in a… Link: Pregnant woman survives being shot five times

Body of missing St Mary man found in pity

Source: Jamaica Star A decomposing body, which is believed to be that of Warren Henry, was found in a pit at his home in Three Hills, St Mary,… Link: Body of missing St Mary man found in pity

Transport operators want 100 per cent fare hike

Source: Jamaica Star Transport operators who last year applied for a 100 per cent fare increase are livid that it appears to be nowhere close to getting an… Link: Transport operators want 100 per cent fare hike

Holness: Don’t get comfortable

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: While the Holness administration is pointing to the Opposition’s vote against extending the now-defunct states of public emergency (SOEs) last December as the… Link: Holness: Don’t get comfortable

Tufton rejects mayor’s politicking claim

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Western Bureau: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has flatly rejected a claim by Lucea Mayor Sheridan Samuels that his recent trip to the parish, which… Link: Tufton rejects mayor’s politicking claim

Vaz: East Portland needs good leadership

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Port Antonio, Portland: Ann-Marie Vaz, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for East Portland, is throwing cold water on comments made by Opposition Leader Dr… Link: Vaz: East Portland needs good leadership

Conch crisis – Depleted stock forces ministry to order one-year fishing ban

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Exporters who invested heavily in retooling processing facilities to meet best-practice and traceability standards for entering the European Union (EU) and other lucrative conch markets… Link: Conch crisis – Depleted stock forces ministry to order one-year fishing ban

Health ministry: No sexual harassment policy

Source: Jamaica Gleaner There is no sexual harassment policy governing Jamaica’s public-health institutions, including at the Caribbean’s premier teaching hospital and at the Ministry of Health, despite that… Link: Health ministry: No sexual harassment policy

Hospital predators – Sex harassment rattles docs, nurses, others

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Sexual harassment is rampant throughout Jamaica’s public hospitals and clinics, and predators have been emboldened by a culture of impunity and a wall of silence,… Link: Hospital predators – Sex harassment rattles docs, nurses, others

From gang beatings to suicidal swings, bullying crisis worsens

Source: Jamaica Gleaner There are growing concerns that Jamaican school administrators are not doing enough to stem bullying within their walls, as dozens of parents whose children have… Link: From gang beatings to suicidal swings, bullying crisis worsens

We want Damion, Portland East Comrades chant

Source: Jamaica Gleaner While Portland East constituents are still mourning their slain Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, supporters say they are anxious for Opposition Senator Damion Crawford… Link: We want Damion, Portland East Comrades chant

Cannabis Licensing Authority issues conditional approvals

Source: Jamaica Star The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued 202 conditional approvals from a total of 563 applications since its establishment in 2015. The approvals fall under… Link: Cannabis Licensing Authority issues conditional approvals

Temporary injunction granted for Constant Spring Market vendors

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A temporary injunction has been granted by the Supreme Court preventing the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) from forcibly removing vendors at the… Link: Temporary injunction granted for Constant Spring Market vendors

PNP eyes Crawford for East Portland

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Port Antonio, Portland: While the People’s National Party (PNP) has not officially settled on a standard-bearer for Eastern Portland, the options could eventually narrow down… Link: PNP eyes Crawford for East Portland

Professor calls for sugary drinks tax

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Government should move post-haste to levy a tax of at least 20 per cent on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) as a disincentive to consumption and… Link: Professor calls for sugary drinks tax

Int’l partners understand move on Petrojam shares, says Gov’t

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has said that Jamaica’s bilateral and development partners have told the Andrew Holness administration that they “understand” that the… Link: Int’l partners understand move on Petrojam shares, says Gov’t

Denham Town, other areas to have 'ZOSO Day'

Source: Jamaica Star Denham Town and surrounding areas in West Kingston will engage in sport, fun and entertainment at the ‘Denham Town ZOSO Community Day’, this Saturday. An… Link: Denham Town, other areas to have 'ZOSO Day'

Bartlett projects 41,000 new tourism jobs in three years

Source: Jamaica Star Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is projecting that the tourism sector will provide 41,000 new jobs in the next three years. Bartlett said that with the… Link: Bartlett projects 41,000 new tourism jobs in three years

Looming shutdown, layoffs prove Petrojam crisis – energy minister

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Newly installed Energy Minister Fayval Williams has defended the Jamaican Government’s decision to explore the possibility of shutting down Petrojam’s refinery portfolio and operating as… Link: Looming shutdown, layoffs prove Petrojam crisis – energy minister

Sangster arrivals take off with low-cost options

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: Inexpensive fares offered by low-cost carriers are the key reason for the steady increase in tourist arrivals into Sangster International, the airport operator… Link: Sangster arrivals take off with low-cost options

Vendor seeks to block market demolition

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels, who is representing at least 70 vendors at the Constant Spring Market, has once against filed an injunction to bar the Kingston… Link: Vendor seeks to block market demolition

Western cops muzzled after rat fiasco

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: Growing scrutiny on crime data and an embarrassing rat infestation exposé at the old Area One headquarters in Montego Bay have caused rank-and-file… Link: Western cops muzzled after rat fiasco

Sick of Cinderella treatment, say UTech students

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaican Government has come under scathing criticism from student and staff lobbyists of the University of Technology (UTech) who have condemned being treated as… Link: Sick of Cinderella treatment, say UTech students

Clarendon man charged for ganja

Source: Jamaica Star Narcotics detectives have charged a businessman with drug offences, following a ganja seizure in Andrew Hill district, Frankfield, Clarendon, on Tuesday. Lascelle Taylor, 57, businessman… Link: Clarendon man charged for ganja

Millions allocated to help returned migrants

Source: Jamaica Star A sum of $10 million has been budgeted by the Government to strengthen the policy, legislative and institutional framework that guides the management and treatment… Link: Millions allocated to help returned migrants

Sisters hit by car after crossing street

Source: Jamaica Star Up to press time last evening, two sisters, ages 10 and 16, were said to be in stable condition after they were mowed down by… Link: Sisters hit by car after crossing street

JDF goes platinum – Army wins top RG Award

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) last night received the RG Platinum Award for its sterling service to nation building through the Jamaica National Service Corps,… Link: JDF goes platinum – Army wins top RG Award

It’s JDF! – Army wins RG Award

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) last night received the RG Platinum Award for its sterling service to nation building through the Jamaica National Service Corps,… Link: It’s JDF! – Army wins RG Award

Lawyer: Petrojam maliciously harassed ex-manager after firing

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Painting a picture of cruel victimisation, former Petrojam human resource manager Roselee Scott-Heron felt wronged by her sudden dismissal two days before Christmas in 2016,… Link: Lawyer: Petrojam maliciously harassed ex-manager after firing

Denham Town standout aims to inspire women

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Carved out of the gritty concrete jungle of Kingston, Ionie Clarke’s big, broad smile is as disarming as her rock-solid confidence. The student leader, a… Link: Denham Town standout aims to inspire women

PIOJ predicts 2.5% growth for final quarter

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is projecting a 1.5 to 2.5 per cent growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) for the January to… Link: PIOJ predicts 2.5% growth for final quarter

Gas prices to go up by $3.07 Thursday

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Gas prices are going up for another week, the state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam has announced. Come Thursday, E-10 87 will sell for $127.49 per litre and a litre… Link: Gas prices to go up by .07 Thursday

Spalding man to pay $126,000 for damaging police vehicle

Source: Jamaica Star Rojay Brown, the man who was arrested and charged for damaging a police vehicle in Spaulding, Clarendon, has pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property.… Link: Spalding man to pay 6,000 for damaging police vehicle

Teenage girl jailed for illegal gun

Source: Jamaica Star A female teen was taken into custody by officers assigned to the St. Catherine North Police Division in relation a firearm seizure on Wellington Street,… Link: Teenage girl jailed for illegal gun

Payless has no plans to close Jamaican stores

Source: Jamaica Star Payless says it is not closing down its operations in Jamaica. The popular shoe store, which has locations in Canada, the US and Puerto Rico,… Link: Payless has no plans to close Jamaican stores

Needles and pins found in plantains

Source: Jamaica Star It’s not unusual for Donovan Palmer to travel from Manchester to Coronation Market in downtown Kingston to purchase ground provisions and other food items for… Link: Needles and pins found in plantains

Millions worth of tyres stolen

Source: Jamaica Star Thieves struck on separate occasions, days apart, at the BD Gregg and Bros Limited located on Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew earlier this month.They made… Link: Millions worth of tyres stolen

McBean challenges Police Fed ouster

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Corporal Arleen McBean, the recently booted chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, has filed an injunction in the Supreme Court to be reinstated as the… Link: McBean challenges Police Fed ouster

UTech on edge

Source: Jamaica Gleaner With disquiet growing among members of staff at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), its president, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, is urging them to remain patient… Link: UTech on edge

Gov’t to release sterile mosquitoes to combat dengue

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Come March next year, the Government will begin releasing half a million sterile male mosquitoes into the environment per week to help slash the population… Link: Gov’t to release sterile mosquitoes to combat dengue

Five critically injured in Montpelier crash

Source: Jamaica Gleaner WESTERN BUREAU: Five persons, including two children, were seriously injured yesterday morning in a three-vehicle collision along the Montpelier main road, which also left several… Link: Five critically injured in Montpelier crash

Petrojam's value eroded

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica’s sole oil refinery, Petrojam, has seen its market value eroded by nearly US$100 million because of a decade of broken promises, delays and inaction… Link: Petrojam's value eroded

Paulwell: Gov’t failed to implement bad gas recommendations

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Shadow Minister on Energy Phillip Paulwell is scolding the Government for what he calls a failure to implement recommendations from the 2016 bad-gas saga. In… Link: Paulwell: Gov’t failed to implement bad gas recommendations

Psych evaluation ordered for accused baby snatcher

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Parish Court Judge Vaughn Smith has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Peta-Gaye Ffrench, who is accused of stealing a day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on… Link: Psych evaluation ordered for accused baby snatcher

Former CHEC worker awarded $700K for injuries

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A former labourer at the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been awarded more than $700,000 for general damages resulting from his personal injuries, loss… Link: Former CHEC worker awarded 0K for injuries

Cops lose appeal in INDECOM ruling

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of eight former members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who were found guilty on July 28,… Link: Cops lose appeal in INDECOM ruling

Red Stripe Stand Up Award

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Standing up and standing out in a world that values sameness can be unnerving. To do so requires relentless pursuit, unswerving passion, resolute boldness, and… Link: Red Stripe Stand Up Award

Fayval summons Petrojam team over gas alarm

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Newly appointed Minister of Energy, Science and Technology Fayval Williams yesterday summoned Petrojam’s technical team following a Sunday Gleaner story citing fuel concerns at the… Link: Fayval summons Petrojam team over gas alarm

Not in departure lounge – Samuda aims for another term

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Veteran politician Karl Samuda has issued a warning to those jostling for his St Andrew North Central seat, declaring that he is not yet ready… Link: Not in departure lounge – Samuda aims for another term

Time come!

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Five subcontracts valued at more than US$22 million are to go to tender this week for roadworks in St Thomas and Portland, according to government… Link: Time come!

PNP’s Andrea Moore vows to campaign after Bloomfield’s burial

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Andrea Moore, the woman who has spent years positioning herself to be the People’s National Party’s standard-bearer for the constituency of Portland East, has made… Link: PNP’s Andrea Moore vows to campaign after Bloomfield’s burial

St Bess road tragedies leave four men dead

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Four persons are now dead and another four, up to yesterday afternoon, remained in hospital following their involvements in two separate road accidents along sections… Link: St Bess road tragedies leave four men dead

Dad blasts Harris for stereotyping J’cans

Source: Jamaica Gleaner United States (US) presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is facing scathing criticisms from her father for attributing her support for the legalisation of marijuana to her… Link: Dad blasts Harris for stereotyping J’cans

Fresh fuel fears

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Despite denials from Petrojam that its supplies are compromised, a source who has intimate knowledge of operational deficiencies at Jamaica’s sole oil refinery has explained… Link: Fresh fuel fears

RJRGLEANER Honour Awards gets ‘new look’ in 39th year

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Former governor general of Jamaica, Sir Florizel Glasspole, received the first Honour Award in 1980 – 39 years later, this award has proven to be… Link: RJRGLEANER Honour Awards gets ‘new look’ in 39th year

Alcohol manufacturers want say in crafting regulations

Source: Jamaica Gleaner As the Ministry of Health moves to create a national policy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages say… Link: Alcohol manufacturers want say in crafting regulations

Bloody Friday

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Western Bureau: Blood washed western Jamaica yesterday as fresh on the heels of Valentine’s Day, lovers’ quarrels ended in death for three persons in St… Link: Bloody Friday

Regional News Briefs

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Prince Charles for Caribbean tour next month CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC): Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are due have… Link: Regional News Briefs

RADA gets new chairman

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Agriculture specialist Nigel Myrie is the new chairman of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). Myrie replaces Michael Stern as chairman of the agency. J.C.… Link: RADA gets new chairman

Dispute between man and girlfriend ends in murder-suicide

Source: Jamaica Star A former nightclub operator shot and killed his girlfriend with his licenced firearm on Friday afternoon, before turning the weapon on himself in Flamstead Gardens… Link: Dispute between man and girlfriend ends in murder-suicide

Mike Henry, 83, to run Sigma on Sunday

Source: Jamaica Star Eighty-three year old Mike Henry says he is ready to participate in this Sunday’s Sagicor Sigma Run. The Central Clarendon member of parliament, this Friday,… Link: Mike Henry, 83, to run Sigma on Sunday

Partially nude body of female farmer found in Trelawny

Source: Jamaica Star The partially nude body of a female farmer from Clark’s Town, Trelawny, was found in a shallow grave in the parish on Thursday night. It… Link: Partially nude body of female farmer found in Trelawny

Project launched to reduce fire hazard in Children's homes

Source: Jamaica Star Following the deaths of several wards of the State in the nation’s children homes, some critical stakeholders have stepped forward to fund a project aimed… Link: Project launched to reduce fire hazard in Children's homes

I left my girlfriend for a gay man

Source: Jamaica Star STAR, sometimes we just never know who we are involved with. Here is my story. I was a lesbian for years, and although I liked… Link: I left my girlfriend for a gay man

From bus washer to front office

Source: Jamaica Star Jahseca Depass was 20 years old when she started working at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company as a bus washer. Her purpose, then, was to… Link: From bus washer to front office

HOOKER SEEKS RASTA HUSBAND

Source: Jamaica Star Berry sees many men every night, sometimes up to 15 different males. But the 38-year-old prostitute is still looking for that special man who will… Link: HOOKER SEEKS RASTA HUSBAND

JDF to spend $3.7 billion on aircraft

Source: Jamaica Star Months after a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) helicopter was damaged in a crash, the army is set to shell out J$3.7 billion to purchase an… Link: JDF to spend .7 billion on aircraft

Woman living in hut begs for help

Source: Jamaica Star It is almost impossible for two persons to fit inside Maxine Clinton’s little home in Grange Hill, Westmoreland.The 40-year-old woman said that she is pleading… Link: Woman living in hut begs for help

Petrojam to spend US$37m to diversify operations

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Andrew Holness administration intends to spend US$20 million to facilitate the commencement of construction of a vacuum distillation unit (VDU) at the state-owned oil… Link: Petrojam to spend USm to diversify operations

Bloomfield murder person of interest released

Source: Jamaica Gleaner A male person of interest who was picked up on Wednesday in Buff Bay, Portland, by senior investigators probing the murder of East Portland Member… Link: Bloomfield murder person of interest released

JUTC projects $9b in losses

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), the beleaguered state-owned bus company, has projected that it will rack up operating losses of just over $9 billion… Link: JUTC projects b in losses

Western children’s hospital closer to reality

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Ministry of Health is to complete designs and acquire the requisite regulatory approvals for the construction of the long-awaited 220-bed Western Children Adolescent Hospital… Link: Western children’s hospital closer to reality

Chang backs increase in security spending

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Doubling of the capital expenditure for the security forces for the upcoming fiscal year will significantly boost their capacity to curb crime, National Security… Link: Chang backs increase in security spending

Go for growth – Sector leaders look to today’s tabling of 2019-2020 Budget

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Business leaders across several industries have suggested that this year’s Budget should signal the Government’s commitment to growth-inducing strategies, low inflation, crime reduction, social intervention,… Link: Go for growth – Sector leaders look to today’s tabling of 2019-2020 Budget

PAC questions if Ramharrack contract was doctored

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The employment contract for former Petrojam HR manager Yolande Ramharrack, which was made public this week, appears to contradict another job letter that executives at the scandal-scarred state-owned oil… Link: PAC questions if Ramharrack contract was doctored

Ja to lobby US over ganja funding

Source: Jamaica Gleaner With the local banking sector wary of getting involved in Jamaica’s emerging medical cannabis industry out of fear of the international repercussions, the Government will… Link: Ja to lobby US over ganja funding

$4m more

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Former Petrojam human resource manager Yolande Ramharrack received a gross separation payment that was nearly $4 million more than the figure disclosed by Prime Minister… Link: m more

Petrojam payout for escrow account

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Holness administration has signalled that it will press ahead with its compulsory acquisition of Venezuela’s stake in Petrojam, committing to put the funds in… Link: Petrojam payout for escrow account

Several detained in Central Village curfew

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Police in St Catherine South say they have detained several persons in a curfew aimed at quelling a deadly feud between gangsters in the Central… Link: Several detained in Central Village curfew

Ganja farmers could face insurance hurdles

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Local farmers seeking to operate large ganja farms as the country’s push towards developing a medical marijuana industry picks up momentum could find run into… Link: Ganja farmers could face insurance hurdles

Rats chase cops out of Area 1 HQ

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Western Bureau: A suspected outbreak of leptospirosis, which is being blamed for five of their colleagues suddenly falling ill, has forced police personnel operating out… Link: Rats chase cops out of Area 1 HQ

Man dies after being hit by JUTC bus

Source: Jamaica Star A man has died after he was struck by a JUTC bus early this morning in Kingston.The state-run bus company sent out a release a… Link: Man dies after being hit by JUTC bus

Theo KnightTomlinson: Striking a balance frame by frame

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Fifteen-year-old Camperdown High School student Theo KnightTomlinson has taken the next step to monetise his passion with the birth of his company, Knight’s Production. Launched… Link: Theo KnightTomlinson: Striking a balance frame by frame

Near miss for $17m MoBay sign

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Just hours after being declared a national disgrace by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips on Sunday night, the controversial $17-million ‘Welcome to Montego Bay’ sign came close… Link: Near miss for m MoBay sign

Mitchell: Low-wage trap, outdated skills holding back Ja

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica’s dependence on traditional and failed methodologies to support growth and development have placed the country at a disadvantage and that needs to be addressed… Link: Mitchell: Low-wage trap, outdated skills holding back Ja

Clarke: Keep prosperity train rolling

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The 15 consecutive quarters of economic growth achieved under the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is more than enough reason to keep it in power, Finance… Link: Clarke: Keep prosperity train rolling

Accused baby snatcher charged

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The woman who was arrested for the abduction of a newborn from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston on January 9 has been charged with… Link: Accused baby snatcher charged

Former coach hopeful that Campbell will recover

Source: Jamaica Star For eight years, coach at the Bellefield High school, Dean Tomlin, spent hours during the days helping Jamaican long distance runner Kemoy Campbell hone and… Link: Former coach hopeful that Campbell will recover

Family ofmissing taxi manoffers reward

Source: Jamaica Star The frustration level is at its peak for the family members of taxi man Kenneth ‘Twinnie’ Duncan, who said they are desperate to know whether… Link: Family ofmissing taxi manoffers reward

Sick Liam Hemsworth misses the Grammy Awards

Source: Jamaica Star Liam Hemsworth, the 29-year-old actor, was not the at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday to watch his wife, Miley Cyrus, perform with Shawn Mendes… Link: Sick Liam Hemsworth misses the Grammy Awards

Ariana Grande furious Mac Miller didn’t win

Source: Jamaica Star Singer Ariana Grande apologised after tweeting “f**k” and “trash” when Cardi B won Best Rap Album forInvasion of Privacy, insisting that she hadn’t meant to… Link: Ariana Grande furious Mac Miller didn’t win

Special tribute for Aretha Franklin

Source: Jamaica Star Aretha Franklin received a special musical tribute at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. The Queen of Soul passed away aged 76 last August, and her… Link: Special tribute for Aretha Franklin

Woman charged with stealing baby from Victoria Jubilee Hospital

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The police have now charged the woman who allegedly abducted baby Sae’breon from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston and a month later tried to… Link: Woman charged with stealing baby from Victoria Jubilee Hospital

Community shocked ‘stolen baby’ lived among them

Source: Jamaica Star Residents of a rural St Catherine community say they are shocked and depressed that a member of their small, close-knit area has been in the… Link: Community shocked ‘stolen baby’ lived among them

'I want answers'

Source: Jamaica Star Andre’ WilliamsStaff ReporterJohn John* is an angry man as he has spent the last month bonding with a child that he thought was his.Ultrasound examinations… Link: 'I want answers'

‘We keep our area safe’

Source: Jamaica Star Music is the driving force that keeps people together and keeps the peace in the community of Chalky Hill, St Ann, according to Dennis Stewart.The… Link: ‘We keep our area safe’

‘A mi alone and Jesus’

Source: Jamaica Star When The STAR team journeyed through Dyruple, St Ann, the sweet voice of Maizie Brown echoed from the hilltop.”Sweetest name that ever sung …” was… Link: ‘A mi alone and Jesus’

PNP saddened by ex-councillor’s murder

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Eastern Jamaica has been rattled by the murder of Madge Morris, former People’s National Party (PNP) councillor for the White Horses division, St Thomas, the… Link: PNP saddened by ex-councillor’s murder

Shaggy stings with second Grammy

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Last year, when Shaggy and Sting performed their just-released singleDon’t Make Me Wait live at the Grammy Awards ceremony, they had a short red-carpet interview… Link: Shaggy stings with second Grammy

‘Nothing to hide’

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The public will learn the full details of the severance package of Yolande Ramharrack, the former human resources manager at Petrojam whose non-disclosure agreement stoked… Link: ‘Nothing to hide’

Suspect passed off baby as her own – residents

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The woman accused of abducting a newborn from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston had been pregnant and passed off the child as her own… Link: Suspect passed off baby as her own – residents

‘Zandrea’s fight an inspiration to all’

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Remembered as much for her guts as her gusto, Zandrea Sidi-Al Bailey’s zest for life was equalled only by her dignity in death, friends and… Link: ‘Zandrea’s fight an inspiration to all’

Shaggy snags second Grammy

Source: Jamaica Star Jamaican superstar Shaggy is celebrating his second Grammy win, after his collaboration with music legend Sting,44/876, was earlier tonight named Best Reggae Album at the… Link: Shaggy snags second Grammy

Babies in demand

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The recovery of babe Sae’breon, who was abducted from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) on January 9, has sent senior police investigators probing the possibility… Link: Babies in demand

Violence interrupters put their lives at risk to keep the peace

Source: Jamaica Gleaner They are the violence interrupters who work through a programme organised by the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) in 20 communities in the Corporate… Link: Violence interrupters put their lives at risk to keep the peace

Violence Interrupters | Terry giving her all in Tel Aviv

Source: Jamaica Gleaner When Wendy ‘Terry’ McGlashan gets a barrel of goods, she knows its content will have to be shared with her four children and some of… Link: Violence Interrupters | Terry giving her all in Tel Aviv

Search for missing taxi man intensifies

Source: Jamaica Star The Kingston Western Police are appealing to persons who may have information on the disappearance of Jones Town taxi operator Kenneth ‘Twinnie’ Duncan to come… Link: Search for missing taxi man intensifies

Cocaine seized

Source: Jamaica Star The Narcotics Police are reporting that cocaine valued at little more than J$1 million was seized on Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston yesterday.Information received is that… Link: Cocaine seized

Debt still a millstone on economy – Henry

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Pressed for an explanation for the country’s lower-than-expected economic growth, despite booms in pockets across several sectors, director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica… Link: Debt still a millstone on economy – Henry

Ja in danger of corruption blacklist, Phillips warns

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Political leaders must come under greater scrutiny if Jamaica is to be wrested from the grips of corruption, Dr Peter Phillips has warned, predicting that… Link: Ja in danger of corruption blacklist, Phillips warns

Hill champions life over freedom

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Flaying the parliamentary Opposition for erring gravely in withdrawing its support for three states of public emergency (SOEs) credited for falling crime, government senator Aubyn Hill asserted… Link: Hill champions life over freedom

MOH cracks whip against mosquito delinquents

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The Public Health Department is preparing to serve 53 notices on owners/occupiers of premises in Kingston and St Andrew as it cracks the whip against… Link: MOH cracks whip against mosquito delinquents

‘Not a red cent’ for Portmore dengue fight

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Portmore has received no money from the Ministry of Health to tackle mosquito-breeding sites in the municipality amid a sharp rise in suspected dengue fever cases, Mayor… Link: ‘Not a red cent’ for Portmore dengue fight

Baby Sae'breon was well cared for

Source: Jamaica Star SIMONE MORGAN-LINDOSTAR WriterStaring intently and lovingly at her son, Suzett Whyte said it was evident that the woman who had the newborn really wanted a… Link: Baby Sae'breon was well cared for

Watchman found dead at courthouse

Source: Jamaica Star The watchman at the Sutton Street court in Kingston was found dead on the premises this morning. His death, according to the Court Management Services,… Link: Watchman found dead at courthouse

Cops to clamp down on Spaldings chaos

Source: Jamaica Gleaner SPALDINGS, Clarendon: The Manchester police have vowed to crack down on the traffic chaos that has seized the central Jamaica town of Spaldings. Link: Cops to clamp down on Spaldings chaos

Montague vows to price ‘robots’ into submission

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Transport and Mining Minister Robert Montague is hoping to price illegal public transport operators out of the industry or compel them to regularise their operations… Link: Montague vows to price ‘robots’ into submission

Cool head Horace saves the day!

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Jamaica Urban Transport Company (JUTC) bus driver Horace Bolton is being commended for his expert driving skills and calm amid yesterday’s harrowing morning ride for… Link: Cool head Horace saves the day!

Prove sources of wealth or be locked up – Mitchell

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Collaring corrupt criminal actors and untouchables will require the Government to adopt tougher legislation that forces them to prove their sources of wealth or be… Link: Prove sources of wealth or be locked up – Mitchell

GPS mandatory for PPVs by April 2020

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Transport Minister Robert Montague yesterday announced the roll-out of the Government’s Electronic Fleet Management System, which will make it mandatory for public passenger vehicles (PPV)… Link: GPS mandatory for PPVs by April 2020

Missing cabbie’s car found

Source: Jamaica Star The car that taxi man Kenneth ‘Twinnie’ Duncan was driving at the time he went missing was found yesterday.The police told The WEEKEND STAR that… Link: Missing cabbie’s car found

Wife leaves pastor caught in dildo video

Source: Jamaica Star Three months after ‘pastor’ Jean Clarke was seen in a video with a sex toy in his mouth, the man of God says the backlash… Link: Wife leaves pastor caught in dildo video

Probe launchedinto possible child stealing ring

Source: Jamaica Star As Suzett Whyte and Sinclair Hutton get set to reunite with their baby Sae’breon today, exactly one month since he was stolen from the Victoria… Link: Probe launchedinto possible child stealing ring

Man arrested for damaging police vehicle

Source: Jamaica Star The Manchester police have arrested one man and are on the hunt for two others who are believed to have caused extensive damage to the… Link: Man arrested for damaging police vehicle

There will be violence

Source: Jamaica Star Following an incident on Tuesday where a bus driver was shot and injured by a policeman he attacked in the town centre of Spaldings, Commanding… Link: There will be violence

Cops probe if two persons killed Bloomfield

Source: Jamaica Gleaner PORT ANTONIO, Portland: Police sleuths investigating the murder of Dr Lynvale Bloomfield are pursuing leads that more than one person may have attacked the 59-year-old… Link: Cops probe if two persons killed Bloomfield

Ramharrack deal an offer they couldn’t refuse – Ashley

Source: Jamaica Gleaner The non-disclosure agreement (NDA) between Petrojam and its former unqualified human resources manager, Yolande Ramharrack, was not only expensive hush money, but has shut down… Link: Ramharrack deal an offer they couldn’t refuse – Ashley

Darian shines as family eyes dynasty of spelling stars

Source: Jamaica Gleaner Darian Douglas was a portrait of cool confidence as he spelt his way to stardom, his victory at The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee almost… Link: Darian shines as family eyes dynasty of spelling stars

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