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Three students from the Lititz Primary School in St Elizabeth walk along the main road on their way home from school yesterday. Education Minister Fayval Williams has announced that only students who are to sit major examinations should be allowed to parti

Private schools will independently decide whether they will continue with face-to-face classes, dismissing the education ministry’s declaration that only exit exam students should attend in-person sessions as merely “an announcement”. A meteoric...
The old Forum Hotel in Portmore. A proposal has been made for more multi-storey residential and commercial buildings to be constructed in the St Catherine region.

The densely populated municipality of Portmore should transition to high-rise living as one of the fastest-growing regions in Jamaica. That is one of the proposals that is being mulled by a joint select committee examining the prospects of...
Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton examines syringes for Jamaica’s vaccination programme while Dwayne Linton, storage manager at the Shalimar storage facility, looks on. The minister was conducting site visits in Vineyard Town and on Marc

Jamaica has not yet ratified key documentation necessary for the fulfilment of its side of the bargain of the COVID-19 vaccine deal brokered with the COVAX Facility. Documents reviewed by leaders at a CARICOM Intersessional Meeting on Wednesday...

Tamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer Standing tall above young coders from 70 other countries, an 11-year-old innovator from Jamaica has copped the top prize in the international XPRIZE Code Games Challenge. One of 17 winners from across the world,...

WESTERN BUREAU: A new prison expected to replace the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre is to be constructed in St Catherine at an estimated cost of J$10 billion. The project will be executed by the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), which has...

The smuggling of firearms, long considered the lifeblood of marauding criminal gangs, as well as the making of home-made guns and ammunition, is to become a criminal offence under Jamaican law. The proposed new offences will be included in the...

The Jamaican Government has declined to confirm whether it had rejected a proposal for the JAMCOVID website to be managed by eGov, the state information systems agency. According to Matthew Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of...

WESTERN BUREAU: Parish authorities have expanded their blacklist on backyard burials to Norman Manley Boulevard in Negril, citing health and environmental concerns. The thoroughfare runs alongside Negril’s famous seven-mile white-sand beach. “...

Opposition Leader Mark Golding is demanding that Prime Minister Andrew Holness lay bare the contract it used to engage Amber Group to build out the JAMCOVID-19 application which is under increased scrutiny. Following reports that an alleged second...

WESTERN BUREAU: A 17-year-old student of Rhodes Hall High School in Hanover was shot dead and his older brother seriously injured when armed men kicked in the door to their two-room board house and opened fire in a predawn attack on Tuesday. The...
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