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Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 10:08 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has charged just over $2 million to customer accounts found to be delinquent or by-passing metered supply during recent revenue recovery activities in Westmoreland. The NWC says since the start of the...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:23 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Fifteen students from the St Simon Primary School in Hanover are awaiting assistance from the Ministry of Education to repair their classroom, which sustained damage as a result of the 7 .7 strength earthquake that rocked Jamaica...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Victoria Mutual Money Transfer Services opened its sixth VM Money Express location at 1A Hendon Mall, Hendon Corner, Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoerland. The location was officially opened after a brief ceremony held on January 31 and was attended by...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:20 AMHuntley Medley/Senior Business Writer

Gassan Azan Jr is a businessman who is intent on making a major impact on the Jamaican economy, and the general society. One could say he has already achieved that. His flagship Bashco stores are well known for low-cost dry goods, a business...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:16 AM

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has paid tribute to Barbadian poet and academic, Kamau Brathwaite, who died Tuesday, aged 89. In a statement yesterday, UWI Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said Brathwaite had been known as...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:14 AM

The planned introduction by Hi-Pro of select breeds of goats and a total mixed ration to the local market have been hailed by both the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) and the Small Ruminants Association of Jamaica (SRAJ) as timely and necessary...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:12 AM

 Recipient: Ernest ‘Ernie’ Ranglin Category: Entertainment: Lifetime Achievement Award “I really had to go through some rough times to accomplish all that I have,” said Ernest ‘Ernie’ Ranglin of his noteworthy...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Dear Shannon, I am interested in purchasing a newer model vehicle, but I haven’t given much thought about insurance. Several persons are advising me that my premium will be very high, but this will be my first car and I would very much like to...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:08 AM

MPowered was an exciting and informative seminar for pharmacists, with presentations tailored to allow attendees the perfect mix of entertainment and edifying material. Combining delectable lunch and snack options with enlightening all-day...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Iranian authorities should cease raiding journalists’ homes and should return all material confiscated in recent raids, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said this week. On January 26 and February 3, intelligence agents of the Islamic...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:08 AM

The following are worldwide statistics for deaths among media workers since January 1, captured by Reporters Without Borders. n Journalists killed – 5 n Citizen journalists killed – 0 n Media assistants killed – 0

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:08 AM

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has condemned a new wave of Cuban government repression against independent journalists, including temporary arrests, interrogations, threats of trial, harassment, prohibition of travelling abroad,...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 9:00 PM

A Jamaica Defence Force soldier and two other people were today freed of the 2009 murder of Oshane Burke because of insufficient evidence. Kareem Campbell, business operator Nadine Moore and cashier Damion Smith were accused of conspiring to...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 4:57 PM

The Kingston East Police have listed two men as persons of interest. They are Ryan Thompson of Mountain View Avenue and Michael Ewan of Sirgany Drive and Goodwich Lane. The police believe that the men may be able to assist with ongoing...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 4:39 PM

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Pearnel Charles Jr is appealing to Jamaicans to be patient with the government as it moves to boost water production and supply across the country. Charles Jr, who has...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 3:28 PM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the long-stalled development plan to transform Dumfries, St James into a major township is being revived and will entail several projects aimed at developing several communities over the next two years....

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 3:11 PM

Effective Monday, the Post and Telecommunications Department will suspend the shipment of all outbound mail items to China and Hong Kong, with the exception of Fast Track service, until further notice in light of the fallout from the novel...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 2:47 PM

Minority leader in the Hanover Municipal Corporation Councillor Devon Brown is unhappy with the untidy state of the parish capital Lucea and has demanded that mayor Sheridan Samuels take immediate action to clean up the town. Brown, who...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 2:43 PM

The Jamaica Labour Party’s prospective candidate for Clarendon South East Pearnel Charles Jr has shrugged off criticisms that he is a reject in the constituency of Clarendon North Central which he had hopes of representing on the retirement...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 1:38 PM

Jermaine Rhooms, the Jamaican man who pleaded guilty in relation to a shipment of 15 guns and ammunition to Jamaica has been sentenced to four years and nine months in a United States prison. The sentence was handed down in a Tampa...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:57 PM

TransJamaican Highway Limited, which operates the East-West leg of Highway 2000, raked in just over $7.1 billion in toll collections in 2019. Most of the money, $3.6 billion, was collected at the Portmore Toll Plaza in St Catherine. That location...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:25 PM

Twenty-one-year-old Anniesha Ramsay, the woman charged with stealing baby Nyyear Frank was today denied bail when she appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Ramsay was charged last week by the police following a ruling from the...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 10:21 AM

Minister with responsibility for Education Karl Samuda says the Government is looking to provide the requisite resources to bolster security arrangements at schools in order to safeguard students, teachers, and other stakeholder users. “I...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 10:08 AM

Jamaican Leroy Headley is to be extradited to the United States to stand trial for second degree murder and sexual assault. Thirty-nine-year-old Headley, who also went by the name Owen Ewen, waived his right to an extradition hearing he appeared...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 9:48 AM

Reverend Peter Spencer, former president of the Missionary Church Association in Jamaica, has died. Spencer died at home on Sunday after a brief illness. He was 80. Spencer was widely regarded as a senior statesman of the Jamaican Church community...

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