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4-year-old Manchester boy allegedly buggered by son of day care operator

The Manchester police are probing allegations that a four-year-old boy was buggered by a teenager at a daycare centre in the parish. The alleged perpetrator is a 14-year-old boy and is the son of the daycare operator. A police officer in the...
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Two policemen who robbed a Manchester businessman of his licenced firearm and an undisclosed sum of money in 2013, convicted in the Gun Court.

Cops who robbed Manchester man jailed

Two policemen who had held up and robbed a Manchester man of his licensed firearm and an undisclosed sum of money in 2013 are now serving time behind bars. The two lawmen, Constable Gary Gassop and Corporal Gregory Givans, were sentenced on Friday...
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Accused in Khanice Jackson’s murder remanded after first court appearance

Robert Fowler, the 50-year-old mechanic who has reportedly confessed to the murder of 20-year-old accounting clerk Khanice Jackson is scheduled to return to the Home Circuit Court on July 8, after he was remanded yesterday. The accused made his...
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High rate of absenteeism among students worries education minister

Education Minister Fayval Williams says that 25 per cent of Jamaica's students are not attending school consistently or at all owing to illness or lack of interest. At the same time, teachers are only conducting classroom management and engaging...
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Health ministry pushes to overcome vaccine hesitancy

The COVID immunisation programme has been going well but is still affected by ‘vaccination hesitancy’ which the government is planning to overcome with a greater public awareness drive, according to Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher...
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Reggae Girl Khadija Shaw (left) in action against Australia's Karly Roestbakken at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, France during the FIFA Women's World Cup on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Bob Marley Foundation's Bell aims to bring better relationship between JFF, Reggae Girlz Premium

Onaje Bell, Bob Marley Foundation's (BMF) Marketing and Development Strategist for Jamaica's senior women's football team, says his goal is to ensure it receives respect from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). Bell, who was designated the...
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Berger motivated by new female jockeys incentive

After the recent announcement by Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment that it will be awarding $100,000 to the female jockey with the most wins at the end of the quarter, Natalie Berger has signalled her intentions after her first win of the...
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Natalie Haynes, deputy governor of the Bank of Jamaica.

BOJ gives digital currency security assurance Premium

Recognising that one of the greatest risks to the planned roll-out of the central bank digital currency, CBDC, is lack of interest and therefore, slow or no take-up by the public, the Bank of Jamaica, BOJ, is seeking to give assurances that the...
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Jamaica pulled into ConocoPhillips, Venezuela battle Premium

An interim receiver has been appointed by the courts over some Venezuelan assets in Jamaica at the request of ConocoPhillips as part of a long-running, multi-jurisdictional bid by the American oil giant to get compensation for the expropriation of...
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Trinity (left), with London crew members, including Dennis Alcapone, Winston Francis and female Japanese sax player, Megumi.

Legendary deejay Trinity dies at 67

Legendary deejay, Wade Brammer, better known as 'Trinity', has died. His long-time friend, Rodguel 'Blackbeard' Sinclair, confirmed to The Gleaner that the entertainer, who also used to sing using the moniker, Junior Brammer, passed away this...
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Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end - family

NEW YORK (AP): DMX built a multiplatinum career as one of rap's stars in the 1990s and early 2000s. He made a splash in rap music in 1998 with his first studio album, It's Dark and Hell is Hot, which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart...
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Editorial | IMF forecast and vaccines

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) projection of a faster-than-expected recovery by the world economy from its COVID-19 slump should be good news for Jamaica, especially with the forecast for a strong resurgence by the United States, whose...
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Floyd Morris | What of COVID-19 vaccination for persons with disabilities in Jamaica?

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is currently implementing its COVID-19 vaccination programme. The programme is being implemented amid growing shortage of the COVID vaccines on the international market as selfish developed countries move to purchase...
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Letter of the Day | Can our leaders start being brutally honest?

THE EDITOR, Madam: While public relations (PR) is necessary for the many strategies that governments use to increase dialogue with citizens, when it comes to Jamaica, her people and the decades of mismanagement by successive administrations, there...
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Talkback Thursday

The second weekend lockdown ended on Tuesday, April 6. We asked The Gleaner’s social media followers what was their experience under the extended curfew. Here are some of the responses. Not good because me cannot go work. – Dyedye Queen Not so...
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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth dies at 99

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday.
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St Vincent warns of volcanic eruption, orders evacuations

Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent said on Thursday they believe an active volcano is in danger of exploding and have ordered mandatory evacuations. The island’s emergency management office switched the alert level to red and...
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