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The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has thrown its support behind Dean-Roy Ralston Bernard in his court battle with the Public Service Commission over his reassignment from the education ministry to the Ministry of Finance and the Public...

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WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay was plunged into mourning on Wednesday night when a member of the victorious 2018 Cornwall College daCosta Cup football team was shot and killed when gunmen sprayed his vehicle with bullets in the Catherine Hall section...

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American rapper Kanye West struck a pastoral figure as he and his 120-strong choir transformed Emancipation Park into an open-air church brimming with thousands of spectators and a galaxy of cell-phone lights that lit up the venue. The news-making...

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Middle-aged Sonya Johnson was seated on a bench at the Emancipation Park in New Kingston eagerly anticipating the performance of Kanye West at his Sunday Service Pop-up Concert on Friday evening. She had travelled with a group of friends to take...

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A gender-rights advocate has bemoaned the sentencing of Pastor Kenneth Blake, who, in July, pleaded guilty to having sex with a person under 16 years old. Blake, 56, pastor of Harvest Temple Apostolic Church on Slipe Pen Road in St Andrew, was...

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Stronger regulations and tougher enforcement are required to bring an end to environmental breaches, says Suzanne Stanley, CEO of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET). Stanley has thrown her support behind the legal action being pursued by St...

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WESTERN BUREAU: Nichala Facey, the St James man charged with the murder of 74-year-old Evelyn Blaire, who was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire, will have to wait until late November to know his fate as his lawyer was a no-show when...

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Michelle Scarlett became pregnant the summer after her grade nine year while she was attending Montego Bay High School in St James. She was only 14 years old and her father had thrown her out of the house. The Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation...

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The Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson has been hospitalised. Robinson has been battling an illness for some time, but The Gleaner understands that she become very weak yesterday.  Robinson, who is also the Member of...

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A national pain conference, the first of its kind, will be held here this Sunday, in search of a collaborative approach among health professionals to improve pain relief for the thousands of Jamaicans who suffer daily.

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – President David Granger said yesterday he will be travelling to Cuba on Saturday for a medical check-up after he had been diagnosed with non- Hodgkin Lymphoma last year.“I have to return to Havana on Saturday… every 90 days I have to go for a check-up,” Granger told reporters on the sidelines of the accreditation ceremony for Germany's first woman ambassador, Ute König.

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MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says all councillors from municipalities across the island are expected to participate in the upcoming Seventh Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP20).The three-day event, which is slated to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James from July 8 to 10 next year, is being organised by the Ministry of Local Government

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MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says all councillors from municipalities across the island are expected to participate in the upcoming Seventh Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP20). The three-day event, which is slated to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James from July 8 to 10 next year, is being organised by the Ministry of Local Government.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA — The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF) says it has made a commitment to support the hurricane recovery and restoration efforts in The Bahamas, and announced the donation of US$75,000 to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and US$50,000 to the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama.

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THE Opposition People's National Party (PNP) and the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have agreed, in principle, to participate in up to three political debates to be organised and staged by the Jamaica Debates Commission (JDC) ahead of the nation's next general elections.

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THE life of Winston Tenn, former haulage contractor, caterer and devout family man, was celebrated yesterday at St Luke's Anglican Church, Cross Roads.Tenn died on Saturday, October 5, after a protracted illness. Family member Steadman Fuller, custos rotulorum of Kingston, spoke of Tenn's devotion to family, his close bond with his siblings, his passion for entertaining friends, and his culinary prowess.

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WITH just two weeks to go before National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol) is slated to shut down, the union representing workers at the State agency fears that entitlements may not be settled in time for the October 30 deadline.

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THE Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) is urging boaters to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures when traversing the waterways this Heroes' weekend.“The Maritime Authority of Jamaica takes the safety and protection of life at sea very seriously,” said Rear Admiral (ret'd) Peter Brady, director general of the MAJ.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce.

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THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is to establish a best practice training centre for infection prevention and control (IPC).The setting up of the centre is part of a raft of measures to be undertaken over the next two years, with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO), to strengthen the country's IPC strategy.

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WHEN word got out yesterday that retired track sensation Usain Bolt was in Ellerslie Pen, Spanish Town, St Catherine, the atmosphere in the inner-city community was at fever pitch.For residents, even those who care little about athletics, a legend had come to town. No one wanted to miss a piece of “history”.

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It will be a little easier to hold public officials to account with the rolling out of a website backed by a corruption watchdog, the Jamaica Accountability Meter Portal (JAMP). The organisation’s portal currently allows for the tracking of the...

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BRUSSELS (AP): Britain and the European Union (EU) have a Brexit deal – and if it is ratified, people and businesses will finally have a measure of certainty about what lies ahead. That’s a big if. This is not the first time the two sides have...

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GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on The Bahamas to refrain from deporting Haitians after Nassau earlier this month deported more than 100 Haitians less than two weeks after Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis warned illegal migrants they should either leave the country voluntarily or be “forced to leave”.

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The trial of eight people charged in connection with allegations of a $400-million fraud uncovered at the Manchester Municipal Corporation in 2016 went on a week-long break on Tuesday.

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Opposition spokesperson on science and technology Julian Robinson says while adopting 5G mobile networks is imminent, it comes with a number of risks.He is therefore urging Jamaica to look into the risks associated with the new technology as it mulls its adoption.

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips are expected to join representatives of civil society groups today to continue discussions on cooperation in tackling crime.The two leaders gave their blessings to the effort on Tuesday, as the House of Representatives debated and voted to extend the lives of five states of emergency (SOEs) by a further 90 days, and two zones of special operations (ZOSOs) by a further 60 days.

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Jamaican track and field sprint great Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce yesterday expressed pleasure at being named on the British Broadcasting Corporation 's ( BBC 's) 2019 list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.

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THE Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) says it has renewed its commitment to meeting the regional goal of 100 per cent air traffic flow management (ATFM), as stipulated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has finally taken control of its planned new headquarters on Port Royal Street in downtown Kingston, but it is unlikely to move in any time soon.The building was officially handed over yesterday to the foreign affairs ministry by the Chinese authorities, paving the way for Government to begin to acquire the furniture and fixtures to facilitate the staff to move in which is now set for March 2020.

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SOME vector control workers employed to the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) are up in arms about their current work situation, which they say has resulted in reduced and haphazard mosquito eradication activities for the region, and warned that this will have a direct and negative impact on the dengue outbreak now facing the island.

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A native of Annotto Bay, St Mary, Roger Williamson, after migrating to the United States, has returned to Jamaica with his family to open a business process outsourcing (BPO) company in his hometown.The company, NK Customer Solutions, which was officially opened last week Thursday, currently employs 25 people, but Williamson has his sights set on providing jobs for close to 500 people when it is fully operational.

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MONTEGO BAY, St James – Members of the Tarrant Baptist Church in Kingston yesterday demonstrated in the historic Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, in support of the city's Mayor Homer Davis and the St James Municipal Corporation who have refused to rent the Montego Bay Cultural Centre to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group, Montego Bay Pride, for meetings.

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SOME People's National Party (PNP) supporters in the key swing seat of St Andrew West Rural are questioning reports that president of the party's youth organisation Krystal Tomlinson is set to be named as its next standard bearer for the constituency.

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The proposed Bernard Lodge township hailed by the Holness administration as a model of mixed-use development will have 76 per cent more lands designated for farming, a senior government minister revealed yesterday. The St Catherine town, slated for...

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WESTERN BUREAU: Gay-rights campaigners should be allowed to use the Montego Bay Cultural Centre says Josef Forstmayr, a popular western Jamaica hotelier and chairman of the group that has oversight of the St James civic building. Forstmayr’s stance...