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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has used a last-minute digital press conference on Independence Day to warn that tighter COVID containment measures will soon be reimposed. Following a meeting of the Cabinet’s COVID Committee, Holness told reporters that the new measures will be disclosed between Friday and Tuesday when the Parliament is reconvened.

Another community has been placed under quarantine. Prime Minister Andrew Holness this evening confirmed that the measure has been imposed in a St Thomas community. There has been increased security presence and medical teams in Bamboo River near...

Jamaica has recorded 30 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally up to 958. Here’s a breakdown from the Ministry of Wealth and Wellness: ■ Of the newly confirmed cases, 19 are females and 11 are males, with ages ranging from...

Popular Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald is now in police custody in connection with the gruesome death of his wife last month, law-enforcement sources have revealed. Two other men, who investigators believe were...

Sprint legend Merlene Ottey is set to receive the nation’s fourth highest award at the National Honours and Awards ceremony in October. For her contributions to track and field, Ottey will be honoured with the Order of Jamaica. She will now be...

The four policemen shot in the deadly Horizon Park operation in June are to receive national awards for gallantry on Heroes Day. Superintendent Leon Clunis, Corporal Dane Biggs and Constable Decardo Hylton will be awarded posthumously, while...

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it continues to make significant strides in its streetlight repair programme following intense weeks of remedial works.   The company says it repaired over 1,700 lamps islandwide up the end of...

HAVANA (AP) — With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country’s struggling private sector. The island’s...

Hopeton Bucknor, Gleaner Writer The Trelawny police are set to interview two men, one of whom is the alleged contract killer in the murder of Tamara Geddes, who was gunned down at her home in Reserve district on June 19. "...

New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organisation out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal...

The Morant Bay Police seized thirteen .45 rounds of ammunition in Brown Gully, St Thomas on Tuesday. It is reported that about 2:30 p.m., the ammunition was found wrapped in tape on a playfield during a search of the area. No one was taken into...

Sandy Bay in Clarendon has been placed under a 14-day community quarantine due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases coming out of parish. The measure took effect today at 6:00 a.m. and will run until 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 20. The Ministry...

HOUSTON (AP) — When officers led them out of a detention facility near the United States-Mexico border and onto a bus last month, the 12-year-old from Honduras and his 9-year-old sister believed they were going to a shelter so they could be...

The St Elizabeth Police have listed 23-year-old Rascine Moxam, otherwise called ‘Bucks’, of Frenchman district, in Treasure Beach as a person of interest. Moxam is being asked to make contact with detectives at the Black River police...

Two men were arrested and charged on Tuesday with robbery with aggravation following an incident on Golf main road in Prospect, St Mary Charged are 24-year-old Anthony Gordon, otherwise called ‘Nedroy’, a farmer and 24-year-old labourer...

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England predicted Thursday that the economic downturn in the United Kingdom economy might be less severe than it thought at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic - even as it warned it would take a longer time to...
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