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May 25 Celebrated as Africa Day

May 25 Celebrated as Africa Day

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says there are significant opportunities for lucrative trade, investment, and tourism links between Africa and the Caribbean. Holness says connectivity is the greatest link between the region and Africa. In his remarks during the Africa day webinar today, Prime Minister Holness Highlighted major bi-lateral agreements signed between the Republic of South...

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Linstead Residents Flout DRMA Despite Movement Restrictions

Linstead Residents Flout DRMA Despite Movement Restrictions

Police in St Catherine were out in their numbers on Labour Day as they sought to ensure there was compliance to the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) It was reminiscent of a ghost town when our news team traversed the old capital on Monday, with barely any signs of movement as all businesses were closed and a...

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Two Security Guards Gunned Down in St. James

Two Security Guards Gunned Down in St. James

In St James, two men are dead in separate incidents hours apart. Both men are security guards and were killed by unknown assailants. Up to news time, no motives were established for the killings. The Johnshall Community in St. James is now in mourning as 34-year-old security guard Jermaine Myrie otherwise called Nicky was gunned down Wednesday night. Reports are that at around 10:22...

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CSEC Student Returns School Ahead of Examinations

CSEC Student Returns School Ahead of Examinations

On Monday morning over 500 schools across the island resumed face-to-face learning. Stakeholders in the education sector visited one Technical High school in St. Andrew to observe the rollout. Education Minister Fayval Williams and other ministry officials visited the Dunoon Park Technical High School in St. Andrew Monday morning as schools across the island welcomed CSEC students ahead...

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JCC: Value in Curfew for Future Gains

JCC: Value in Curfew for Future Gains

One business stakeholder says while restrictions may affect small businesses, it is important that citizens adhere to the health protocols and curfew times. For six consecutive weekends, Jamaica faced a minor lockdown which was ordered by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. While the lockdown was in effect, COVID-19 cases were trending down.  In a response to...

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Parliamentarians Condemn Violence Against Women

Parliamentarians Condemn Violence Against Women

Over a week since the brutal killing of 20-year-old Khanice Jackson, Minister of Gender, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, speaking in parliament on Tuesday, sought to highlight the magnitude of heinous crimes against the nation’s women and girls.     She questioned the accountability of the government and the wider society. Minister Grange is also calling on entities to join the fight against violence against women and...

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Morgan’s Lane Residents Want Justice After Police Operation

Morgan’s Lane Residents Want Justice After Police Operation

Outraged residents of Morgan's Lane, off Old Harbour Road, St. Catherine are appealing for justice after the police conducted an operation in the area on Thursday. One resident who spoke off-camera alleges that the security forces mistreated her and other residents during an operation where a wanted man was captured and ammunition seized.