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  • St Thomas police probing discovery of body in shallow grave
    on October 17, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    The St Thomas police are working to exhume the body of a man that was found buried in a shallow grave near the Yallahs Pond. The discovery was made yesterday afternoon and an alarm raised. The police were subsequently notified about the grave. The... […]

  • 14 delinquent drivers nabbed by traffic department, fined over $1 million
    on October 17, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Some 14 drivers with outstanding traffic tickets have been arrested by the police’s Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch and were fined a combined total of over one million dollars by the court. The motorists were nabbed by the... […]

  • Man charged following St James robbery
    on October 17, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    One of two men who robbed employees of a business establishment along Market Street in St James at gun point last month has been arrested and charged. The police are reporting that 21-year-old Ashton Danville of Norwood, St James has been charged... […]

  • Tourism Minister urges employers to fully participate in pension scheme
    on October 17, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging employers in the sector to participate fully in the Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme, which is scheduled to become operational early next year. The contributory scheme will embrace some 350,000... […]

  • PNP & JLP agree to political debates ahead of next general election
    on October 17, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    The Peoples National Party (PNP) and the 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 ahead of the nation’s next General... […]

  • Trailer overturns into Rio Cobre, Bog Walk Gorge closed
    on October 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the Bog Walk Gorge in St Catherine has been closed so as to remove the body of a trailer which overturned in a section of the Rio Cobre this morning. NWA Communication Manager Stephen Shaw says... […]

  • Kim rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions
    on October 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP): North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome US... […]

  • Thousands mourn those killed in protests to oust Moïse
    on October 17, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP): Thousands of people across Haiti attended funerals on Wednesday for protesters who have died in ongoing demonstrations aimed at ousting President Jovenel Moïse. The funerals for 11 of at least 20 people killed were held in six... […]

  • Brexit talks close in on tentative deal before summit
    on October 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    BRUSSELS (AP): French President Emmanuel Macron said he hopes the European Union and Britain were on the cusp of concluding a tentative Brexit deal that leaders would seek to complete at a summit Thursday, The French leader said Wednesday that “I... […]

  • Caribbean economies at risk
    on October 17, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    FROM TOURISM to agriculture and fisheries, shipping and trade, Caribbean economies hang in the balance from seemingly unrelenting changes in climate – a reality made worse if the planet is allowed to warm beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. “Small island... […]

  • CANARI moves to make Eastern Caribbean hurricane-ready
    on October 17, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    IN RECOGNITION of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) has announced a new three-year project to focus on improving local resilience to hurricanes and climate extremes in the Eastern... […]

  • Climate change: A chance for reimagined development options
    on October 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    CLIMATE CHANGE is a clear and present danger to Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS), but it also presents opportunities for reimagined sustainable development. This is the word from Dr Michelle Mycoo, in her 2017 research paper ‘Beyond... […]

  • New Foreign Affairs Ministry building formally handed over
    on October 17, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Construction work on a new building in downtown Kingston to house the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is now complete. Built on 11,700 square metres by the Jiangsu Jiangdu Construction Group Company Limited, of China,... […]

  • We are on the cusp of greatness – MoBay’s mayor
    by Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer on October 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Western Bureau: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is calling on Jamaicans to develop the requisite maturity to put aside their political and other persuasions so they can join together to build a productive and prosperous Jamaica. According to Davis,... […]

  • Jamaica struggling to find qualified workers – Negril hotelier
    by Albert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer on October 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    WESTERN BUREAU: Ian Kerr, managing director of Sunset at the Palms Resorts, in Negril, Westmoreland, says Jamaica’s tourism industry is struggling to find suitable hospitality workers to fill vacancies at all levels in the industry. “I think we... […]

  • Exporters must maintain high standards – Shaw
    on October 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has said the competitiveness of Jamaican goods and services in the global economy rests largely on the efforts of the export community in maintaining high standards. “The... […]

  • St James on recruitment drive in war against rats - Teaming up with businesses to battle scourge
    on October 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    WESTERN BUREAU: In a fresh effort to tackle St James’ worrisome rat-infestation problem, the St James Health Department is enlisting the help of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) to generate financial and community support.... […]

  • Shortage of qualified persons in tourism industry, bemoans hotelier
    on October 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    WESTERN BUREAU: Managing Director of Sunset at the Palms, Ian Kerr, is lamenting the fact that Jamaica continues to grapple with the unavailability of qualified and certified staff to undertake senior positions within the tourism industry. Speaking... […]

  • PM downplays recent dip in business, consumer confidence
    by Nickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer on October 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness has sought to allay concerns about Jamaica’s economic prospects following the release of a recent survey that showed a dip in business and consumer confidence. The business confidence index in the third quarter fell by... […]

  • St Ann farmers get tanks, irrigation system under climate change project
    on October 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    A total of 50 farmers from Cascade in St Ann have benefitted from the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Project, which seeks to enhance their capabilities in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Under the project, the Cascade farmers... […]